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Recap: 'Doctor Who' - 'Last Christmas' has a lot of layers, like an onion or parfait

8 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome back, Whovians! I hope everyone had a nice break, but it’s time to get back to it, at least for one episode. The last time we saw Twelve and Clara, they were recreating the darkest timeline version of “The Gift of the Magi.” The Doctor lied to Clara about finding Gallifrey so she’d want to stay with Danny and be happy, while Clara lied about Danny being alive so the Doctor would return home to his people on Gallifrey. Everyone’s a liar and everything hurts. Break out the tissues because you’re going to need them during “Last Christmas.” ******** Like countless holiday specials before it, and countless ones yet to come, the episode opens with a decorated Christmas tree framed by windows. Outside it is snowing and dark. Obviously Christmas Eve.  Clara is nestled all snug in her bed, when from outside she hears the sound »

- Donna Dickens

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8 family films in 2014 that didn't make adults want to claw their eyes out

21 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Family films can be divided into two loose categories: those made quick and cheap because children aren’t a discerning audience, and those that don’t hate adults. But with the slick marketing machine these days, a lot of the former can look like the latter until it’s too late. Taking a small child to a movie theater is playing Russian Roulette with your sanity. So no, there will be no Michael Bay movies here. Nor any straight-to-dvd cash grabs. Or soulless remakes that nobody asked for. Instead, this is a celebration of kids’ movies from 2014 that understand while tiny human may be their target audience, no 5-9 year olds (or most 10-14 year olds) go to the movies in a vacuum.  Thank you for making entertainment for kids without insulting adult intelligence. »

- Donna Dickens

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The Interview Review

24 December 2014 5:13 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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The Interview, now infamous as the comedy heard around the world, has made its way into the mainstream, against seemingly overwhelming odds. Embattled studio Sony Pictures Entertainment, despite originally pulling the movie and announcing that it had no further plans to distribute it in light of threats and a crippling hack from the so-called Guardians of Peace, executed a stunning U-turn just a few days ago and began plotting a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release for the controversial film. The launch today was a success, victory having been snatched from the jaws of defeat – or at least at this juncture, that’s how it appears. So, now that The Interview is here, what was all the fuss about? As it turns out, not much.

Unfortunately, no amount of build-up can change the quickly perceptible truth that The Interview »

- Isaac Feldberg

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My Top 10 Best Movies of 2014! Plus, Runners-Up and The Worst!

24 December 2014 4:54 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

From big-blockbusters to smaller independent films, 2014 was a good year for movie buffs like you and I! I compiled my Top 10 Best Movies of 2014, did your favorite make my list? Take a look at my Top 10 Best Movies of 2014 (scroll below for my runners-up and The worst!)

Click read more for Runners-up and the Worst!

Here are my Top 10 Best Movies of 2014:

1. Boyhood

2. Birdman

3. Selma

4. Whiplash

5. The Grand Budapest Hotel

6. Guardians Of The Galaxy

7. The Imitation Game

8. The Theory Of Everything

9. Nightcrawler

10. Foxcatcher

Runners-up:

The Babadook, The Lego Movie, American Sniper, The Fault In Our Stars, Big Hero 6, Top Five, Gone Girl, St. Vincent, John Wick, Captain America: Winter Soldier, X-men: Days Of Future Past, Force Majeur,Citizenfour, Mr. Turner, Ida,Dear White People, The Good Lie, The Skelton Twins,The Boxtrolls

The Worst:

1. Transformers: Age Of Extinction . I hated this last summer, and I still hate it now! »

- Manny

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Breaks DVD Sales Record

24 December 2014 9:46 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The fun-filled and action-packed blockbuster from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, packed a major punch with phenomenal sales during its first week of release on Blu-ray and DVD. Among all films theatrically released in 2014 that earned more than $100 million at the box office, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has the highest ratio of disc sales to theatrical ticket sales for its first week of release. Produced by Michael Bay with Platinum Dunes, the film has earned over $478 million to date at the worldwide box office.

Here's what Dennis Maguire, President, Worldwide Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures, had to say about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Blu-ray and DVD sales in a brief statement.

"The extraordinary performance of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a testament to the wildly-entertaining re-launch of this beloved franchise and a major success for Paramount. Consumers clearly still want to own high-quality, repeatable entertainment, »

- MovieWeb

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Just Got A 5-Minute Middle Finger From This Honest Trailer

24 December 2014 6:34 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Oh, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Where do we start with you? 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 the Honest Trailers series has arrived to drive the final nail into the coffin. Screen Junkies. latest video takes the words right out of our mouths when it proclaims: From the producer hellbent on taking all the fun out of your childhood toys [that.s Michael Bay] comes the reboot that somehow gets the spirit of the four heroes right but absolutely nothing else." When Michael Bay was announced as a producer on the Tmnt reboot way back when, so many people predicted it would bomb. And they »

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Why Hollywood Isn’t Freaking Over Bummer 2014 Box Office

23 December 2014 5:56 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

With the holiday season soft, it’s clear the 2014 domestic box office is going to wind up down from last year by nearly 5 percent. So why aren’t we hearing more groans and gnashing of teeth from Hollywood executives?

It’s because despite the downturn, the majority of the studios made money on their movies. Fox, Disney, Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros. and Sony should all — to varying degrees — wind up in the black on their film slates.

The fact that 2015 has a shot to be the biggest on record is brightening Hollywood’s mood, too. Among the heavyweight films set »

- Todd Cunningham

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TheWrap’s Film Critics Pick 10 Worst Movies of 2014

23 December 2014 5:29 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

For every year that is packed with awards season fodder and memorable movies that will go down in history, there is an equal number of films we wish we could erase from our memories.

The Worst of 2014 includes both people who should know better and repeat offenders, artists with a vision and hucksters out for a quick buck.

Here’s hoping the responsible parties resolve to do better in 2015.

Also Read: TheWrap’s Film Critics Pick 10 Best Movies of 2014

Below, TheWrap‘s Reviews Editor Alonso Duralde, and reviewers Inkoo Kang and James Rocchi present their worst films of the year. »

- Alonso Duralde, Inkoo Kang and James Rocchi

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Interview with William Fichtner | Exclusive

23 December 2014 5:13 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The hugely fun, visually-stunning and riotously entertaining blockbuster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has burst onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD and VOD from Paramount Home Media Distribution. In this eye-popping reimagining of the legendary heroes in a half shell, New York is under attack by the sinister Shredder, but fearless leader Leonardo, brilliant and brainy Donatello, rough and rebellious Raphael and wild and crazy Michelangelo take to the streets to defend their home with the help of intrepid reporter April O'Neil (Megan Fox) and their brilliant sensei, Splinter.

Packed with jaw-dropping action and special effects and loaded with the franchise's signature humor, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is just what the family ordered this holiday season. To celebrate the release, we caught up with main bad guy William Fichtner, who plays second in command of the Foot Clan Eric Sacks. He offers an insightful look into the production process, »

- MovieWeb

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Watch the Honest Trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

23 December 2014 4:19 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The folks at Screen Junkies have turned their attention to the Jonathan Liebesman-directed, Michael Bay-produced live-action reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the latest Honest Trailer, and you can check it out right here…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stars Megan Fox (Transformers) as April O’Neil, Pete Ploszek (Parks and Recreation) and Johnny Knoxville (Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa) as Leonardo, Alan Ritchson (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) as Raphael, Jeremy Howard (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) as Donatello, Noel Fisher (Battle Los Angeles) as Michaelangelo, Danny Woodburn (Seinfeld) and Tony Shalhoub (Monk) as Splinter, William Fichtner (The Dark Knight) as Eric Sachs, Will Arnett (The Lego Movie) as Vernon Fenwick, Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost) as Bernadette Thompson, and K. Todd Freeman (The Dark Knight) as Baxter Stockman.

You can listen to the Flickering Myth Podcast review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles using the player below:

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- Gary Collinson

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William Fichtner Talks Shredder and 'Ninja Turtles 2' | Exclusive

23 December 2014 3:56 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has arrived on Blu-ray and DVD just in time for Christmas. And it's sure to be played on repeat throughout the holiday season by its younger fan base. But there are those older fans who have been with the franchise since its inception, and while everyone agrees that producer Michael Bay and director Jonathan Liebesman got the four sewer-dwelling brothers right, there are a whole lot of other things they got wrong. One of those things is the way Shredder is handled. As Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles makes its way to the home market, we were able to catch up with star William Fichtner, who plays Eric Sacks in the remake, and he offered some new insight into the big screen evolution of the series' iconic villain, which he was at one time set to play.

It's no secret that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles went through some pretty intensive reshoots. »

- MovieWeb

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50 Top Cable Entertainment Channels of 2014 – From USA to IFC

23 December 2014 2:25 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

USA is the land of the free, and the home of the top ad-supported cable entertainment network — at least in terms of total viewers in primetime.

USA Network topped all other ad-supported cable entertainment networks in 2014 — again — averaging 2.138 million primetime total viewers. In doing so, USA was the only cable channel to make the two million mark in 2014. That said, second-place TNT came darn close, pulling in 1.997 million viewers throughout the calendar year.

This year marked the ninth consecutive one that USA topped this ranking. That said, ranking doesn’t include Espn, as that is generally considered a sports, not entertainment, »

- Tony Maglio

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Page 2: Star Wars, Matrix, District 9, Love Actually, Michael Bay, Noah, Bates Motel, Fincher, Big Hero 6, Interstellar

23 December 2014 2:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Popsicle Landspeeder t-shirt […]

The post Page 2: Star Wars, Matrix, District 9, Love Actually, Michael Bay, Noah, Bates Motel, Fincher, Big Hero 6, Interstellar appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Honest Trailer for Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

23 December 2014 1:42 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I not only refused to pay to see director Jonathan Liebesman and producer Michael Bay’s reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I skipped a free screening I was invited to as well. I had the tiniest glimmer of hope for the film after seeing some footage early on, but the progressively dull trailers and the dismal reviews around the release of the movie let me know quickly that this wasn’t worth my time. I’ll gladly spend 5-minutes with Screen Junkies, though, as they rip the film apart and spoil every convoluted change to the origins of the turtles. They also let a child chime in and point out that the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies we grew up with weren’t that great either, a sentiment they’ve covered quite thoroughly in their Honest Trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze. »

- Eli Reyes

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Hollywood’s Boldest Moves of the Year: TheWrap’s Best & Worst 2014

23 December 2014 12:34 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Another year in Hollywood is rapidly coming to a close, which means it’s time to once again look back at a busy year to determine what the boldest moves in the entertainment industry were.

From a studio wasting millions of dollars on a movie no one will ever see to a network completely dismantling a daytime television staple, there was no shortage of surprises on the big and small screen, as well as in music and media.

Also Read: Top 5 Media Winners of the Year: TheWrap’s Best & Worst 2014

The dice don’t always favor the roller, but at »

- Wrap Staff

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Gets An Honest Trailer

23 December 2014 9:49 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Screen Junkies has released a new "Honest Trailer" for the Michael Bay-produced and the Jonathan Liebesman-directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The film was loosely based on the comic book created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Check out the video below which addresses Master Splinter learning karate from a book and the complicated backstory of the Turtles involving April O'Neil's father and her childhood pets.  The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. »

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Transformers: Age of Extinction is the highest-grossing movie of 2014

23 December 2014 3:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Transformers: Age of Extinction is the biggest box office hit of 2014.

Michael Bay's fourth instalment in the robot action saga earned more than $1 billion from cinemas worldwide this year, easily securing it the top spot ahead of Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy.

Age of Extinction's earnings of $245,439,076 in the Us makes it the least successful domestic performer in the franchise, however it's huge foreign gross of $841,965,423 helped power it to the top of the charts.

Filming in Hong Kong, the movie was one of the few Hollywood blockbusters to benefit from a release in the fast-expanding Chinese market. It's $300 million gross made it the highest-earning film in the country's history, overtaking 2009's Avatar.

Despite its success in 2014, Age of Extinction is still only the second-biggest earner in the Transformers series behind Dark of the Moon, which earned $1,123,794,079 worldwide in 2011.

Elsewhere in 2014, Marvel registered two films in the top »

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The 10 Worst Movies of 2014, Featuring Lots of Michael Bay

22 December 2014 10:58 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

There are no better experts on truly terrible movies than the guys behind Mystery Science Theater: 3000, who now take on horrible A movies as well as awful B movies with Rifftrax. If you ever thought the Twilight series needed a running commentary skewering the ridiculous plot and acting, Rifftrax has got you covered. The Rifftrax team (Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett) has just released its worst movies of 2014 list, and (unsurprisingly) Michael Bay films appear not once, not twice, but three times. The guys polled their users and after hundreds of thousands of votes, we have our losers. Here it is, your worst movies of 2014, according to the guys who have seen The Room, Manos: Hands of Fate and Birdemic: »

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The 10 Worst Movies Of 2014, According To RiffTrax

22 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The guys at RiffTrax specialize in terrible movies. So when they compile a list of the 10 worst movies of any given year, it makes sense for us to pay attention. The editors of the site RiffTrax.com isolated this year.s top offenders, and they included several expected duds. Michael Bay takes a bit of a beating. Nic Cage continues to be the butt of the joke. And there.s at least one high-profile superhero movie on this list. Can you guess which one? Here, then, are the 10 Worst Movies of 2014, according to the people who get paid to heckle bad movies all year long. 10. 300: Rise of an Empire Box Office: $106.6M Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42% What RiffTrax Said: Finally, a 300 prequel to answer the question: what happened to all the shirts? Favorite scene: when all the guys start chanting "This Is Sparta!!...Well It Isn.T Quite Sparta Yet, »

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Isaac Feldberg’s 15 Worst Movies Of 2014

22 December 2014 7:57 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Here’s the sad truth about life as a film critic – in order to get to the good stuff, you have to sift through a whole lot of shit first. This year, that law held as true as ever, and though 2014 yielded some truly extraordinary works of cinematic decadence and beauty, it also gave us some real clunkers. For every Guardians of the Galaxy, there was an Amazing Spider-Man 2. For every Interstellar, there was a Transcendence. This year, Hollywood rained such an unrelenting deluge of crapola down on moviegoers that some still claim 2014 was one of the worst years for movies on record.

Without getting into whether or not that statement holds water, it’s true that, over the past twelve months, I went up against some of the most atrocious and meritless messes I’ve ever encountered. Fuming in my seat, I quietly endured all manner of shallow, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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