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We actually got a reboot of the beloved franchise after more than two decades, but it completely fell flat on its face under the weight of CGI and Megan Fox’s so-called “acting.” Now, as if to kick an enemy in the stomach when he’s down, a new installment of Honest Trailers series has arrived to drive the final nail into the coffin.
Megan Fox has been an open book on this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles publicity tour. She has professed love for Secret of the Ooze, and Vanilla Ice’s “Ninja Rap” (because, duh). And she just revealed a hidden cameo, despite admitting in an interview that she’s probably not supposed to give it away.
The new reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been surrounded by controversy from the very beginning. To start, of course, there were those who didn’t feel like a reboot was really necessary, but then the project started dealing with public minefields regarding Michael Bay’s involvement, alien origins, misleading quotes identifying William Fichtner as Shredder, snoutless Turtles, and more.
Dressed in April O'Neil's trademark yellow -- or a yellow jacket, anyway -- Megan Fox stares down at a table of weapons in the latest image from Jonathan Liebesman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The new photo comes almost exactly three months ahead of the live-action film's anticipated arrival in theaters.
Like it or not, Megan Fox is April O'Neil, the fearless and open-minded human buddy of the titular teens of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action movie. But she's claiming nerd cred on this one, insisting she's loved the turtles since she was a kid, just like the rest of us.
When it comes to voicing opinions about all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the millions of hardcore fans – and the millions who have left it behind like old pizza crust – will never be more outspoken than the half-shelled heroes’ co-creators Peter Laird or Kevin Eastman, who have rarely been shy about letting their feelings known about current projects
The Ninja Turtles project was put on ice at Paramount and shifted back to a 2014 release date. The Fox news is the first sign that the wheels on the production are spinning, even though Bay himself will be shifting into Transformers 4 mode very quickly. But what do you think Fox will do in a new TNMT movie?
From the looks of this clip, Fox has been cast to serve a similar purpose to hers in Friends With Kids, where her youth, flexibility, and perky breasts became a point of envy to the comedy's older female lead. In the red band featurette, Leslie Mann's age-fearing Debbie full-on feels up Fox over these anxieties. And here we see how the dudes react, which is to say predictably by gawking.
The women are doing it for themselves! What's not to like about that, right? Of course, when Saldana took maters into her own hands and starred in the action vehicle Colombiana it didn't turn out that well. But while we continue knowing virtually nothing about Swindle, why not assume it will be great?
Kids focuses on writer-director Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein) and the always funny Adam Scott as best friends who try to pro-create without committing to a long-term relationship. If you think that sounds sitcom-ish … well, wait until you see the trailer.
It's a far more egalitarian execution than the film's first promo poster, which debuted earlier this month. There Westfeldt and Scott, who are the leads, are relegated to tiny windows off to the sides while Megan Fox, who has a minor role in the narrative, is front and center along with Wiig and Hamm. I understand the promotional strategy behind highlighting Friends With Kids' most famous (thereby most marketable) cast members, but the image below totally distorts the focus of the film.
Billy Crystal has hosted the Academy Awards eight times, but, in poetic fashion, it's also been 8 years since he last did it. But it's not only from the Oscar stage that he's disappeared. With the exception of his uncredited role in 2010's Tooth Fairy, Crystal hasn't been in a live-action movie since 2002's Analyze That. For that reason, it's totally understandable why William Fichtner had to send Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox to Mongolia to hunt him down.
Megan Fox became famous as the beautiful girl who teamed up with Shia LaBeouf to fight the robots from outer space in the first two Transformers movies, but she's stuck around in the public eye partly because she's a great interview, willing to talk about most anything in a frank and funny way. Now, here at the Toronto Film Festival she's getting a chance to show off that sense of humor onscreen in Friends With Kids
Because the next Judd Apatow film, currently titled This Is Forty, is a spin-off from the 2007 hit Knocked Up, there's a solid chance that the movie will contain cameos by characters from the first movie. While it's hard to imagine that Katherine Heigl will show up (she famously called Knocked Up "a little sexist), the door is open for other Apatow regulars, such as Seth Rogen, Martin Starr, and Jay Baruchel, to make an appearance.
When it came down to casting Fox’s replacement, he was hoping Bay would have gone in the opposite direction and hired someone “more bookish” for the role of his Transformers love interest. Shia, have you ever seen a Michael Bay movie?
With neither action (Jonah Hex) nor drama (Passion Play) nor horror (Jennifer's Body) panning out as Megan Fox hoped in her post-Transformers career, it seems as though she now wants to be a comedian. Already on her in-development list is Jennifer Westfeldt's Friends With Kids and Judd Apatow's This is Forty, but now she's adding another laugher to her resume.
I guess we’re supposed to think that Spielberg is Jewish and thus really touchy about Hitler stuff, but he’s also an adult and I’d hope that would mean he’s able to, you know, apply logic to a situation. What Fox originally said was that Michael Bay, “…wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he’s a nightmare to work for.”
The proposed remake of Carrie has more than enough things working against it, but towards the top of that list is finding another actress to play the lead role. Sissy Spacek's performance in Brian De Palma's 1976 film is truly iconic and even earned the actress her first Oscar nomination. Needless to say she's left some gigantic shoes to fill, but apparently Megan Fox - of all people - wants to give it a go.
If it doesn't make any sense, I promise that's not because it's a bad trailer, but the movie is exactly as bizarre as it seems. And if you're drawn in by the inexplicably strong cast-- Mickey Rourke, Bill Murray and Rhys Ifans surrounding the surprisingly intriguing Megan Fox-- well, I'm not going to stop you from seeing it
While covering the Toronto Film Festival last year, own our Katey Rich had the opportunity to see a film titled Passion Play, starring Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox and Bill Murray. To put it mildly, the whole thing sounds like a masterpiece of awful. The movie was so incredibly bad, in fact, that Katey actually decided not to write a standard review, and instead wrote up a list of 15 things you need to know about it
I've always found Doug Liman to be a strange filmmaker. After kicking off his feature career with the fantastic comedies Swingers and Go, he decided to try his hand at a career as an action director. But while his first go at it was the great Bourne Identity, he followed it up with the impressively lame Jumper and the exceedingly mediocre Mr. And Mrs. Smith.
If this comes to fruition, it’ll be nice to see Megan Fox play a character that’s more human than sex symbol. I don’t expect her to age as well as Helen Mirren, so implementing a little more realism into her work might be the right call.
Despite having no box office draw outside of the Transformers franchise and having two straight flops on her record, studios aren't ready to give up on Megan Fox. It explains why the incredibly bizarre Passion Play
The Megan Fox and Mickey Rourke starring Passion Play, which was so odd and widely loathed at the festival I predicted no one would ever distribute it, has been picked up for a theatrical release
This afternoon I saw Mitch Glazer's directorial debut Passion Play, and judging by the number of critics who walked out halfway through, I may