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William Fichtner Talks 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and Coming Back for the Sequel

16 December 2014 8:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

William Fichtner is the man. He's been in Heat, Armageddon, Contact, Go, The Perfect Storm, Black Hawk Down, Elysium, The Dark Knight and so, so much more. His latest role is in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (available now on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD), where he plays Eric Sacks, a maniacal businessman who sets the stage for Shredder and his Foot clan to take over the turtles' home town of New York City. That may seem like an odd role for Fichtner, a great character actor who tends to pop up more in adult fare than he does movies for kids, but that's partially what attracted him to it. Plus, as you'll see in our below interview, it's really not that uncommon for him to receive a last minute call to join a movie (or TV...

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- Peter Hall

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Blu-Ray Featurette Clip Tackles Motion Capture Process

15 December 2014 6:45 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles features: Director: Jonathan Liebesman Pete Ploszek/Johnny Knoxville as Leonardo Alan Ritchson as Raphael Noel Fisher as Michelangelo Jeremy Howard as Donatello Megan Fox as April O'Neil William Fichtner as Eric Sacks Danny Woodburn/Tony Shalhoub as Splinter Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick Minae Noji as Karai Whoopi Goldberg as Bernadette Thompson Abby Elliott as Taylor Tohoru Masamune as Oroku Saki/Shredder Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits Blu-ray/DVD December »

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Broken Projector: Filmmakers Who Made Their Mark in 2014

12 December 2014 8:08 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This post is in partnership with Cadillac This summer, Cadillac and the Producers Guild of America launched Make Your Mark, a short film competition that challenged producers to create compelling content with limited resources. Contestants made a short film over a single weekend in late June, and you can watch the semi-finalists’ films at the Make Your Mark website. The 30-second Cadillac spot featuring the grand prize winner’s film will air during the 2015 Academy Awards. Luckily, we’ll be speaking with one of the semi-finalists, Alvaro Ron, whose short film To Kill or Not to Kill earned him one of the top spots and a chance to compete for the grand prize. He’ll share his experience as a filmmaker, the challenges of the competition, and how he overcame those obstacles. Plus, Geoff and I will offer up four directors, four screenwriters and four actors who broke through this year, delivering »

- Scott Beggs

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Blu-Ray Featurette Clip Takes A Look At Leonardo

11 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles features: Director: Jonathan Liebesman Pete Ploszek/Johnny Knoxville as Leonardo Alan Ritchson as Raphael Noel Fisher as Michelangelo Jeremy Howard as Donatello Megan Fox as April O'Neil William Fichtner as Eric Sacks Danny Woodburn/Tony Shalhoub as Splinter Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick Minae Noji as Karai Whoopi Goldberg as Bernadette Thompson Abby Elliott as Taylor Tohoru Masamune as Oroku Saki/Shredder Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits Blu-ray/DVD December »

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Why William Fichtner Will Be Back, And What He'd Like To Change

10 December 2014 12:58 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Actors never like to talk about sequels until they know that the film they have worked on is a bona-fide hit. During the pre-release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, for example, the great William Fichtner deflected sequel questions by saying that they.d wait to see if people liked the first one before they put too much attention on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Well, the summer blockbuster proved to be a smash, earning $477 million worldwide. The film is already available on Digital HD and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on Dec. 16. So when we spoke with Fichtner this afternoon, I mentioned the sequel. and he was happy to share details. Paramount already circled a June 3, 2016 release date for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, and the screenwriters are hard at work figuring out who will be involved and what the sequel will entail. "I don.t think our writers are »

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Bebop And Rocksteady For ‘Turtles’ Sequel

10 December 2014 7:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

When the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot was first announced we were all dubious. When released it was disappointing to see that although the film captured some of the spirit of the cartoon series it was lacking in many aspects, namely the titular turtles. Unfortunately the foursome were kept predominantly  in the shadows leaving Megan Fox’s April O’Neil to carry the film. Despite this the movie took a whole lot of box-office cash, even managing to temporarily topple Guardians Of The Galaxy from the Us number one film spot. These days money of course equals sequels and work on a Turtles follow-up in already well underway.

The biggest news so far? Well it has to be the fact that Shredder’s bumbling henchmen, punks turned Rhino and Warthog, BeBop and RockSteady will feature. When we spoke to William Fichtner before the first films release, we of course asked »

- Kat Smith

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Bebop and Rocksteady confirmed for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2; Casey Jones could feature

8 December 2014 2:31 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We reported last week that David Green (Earth to Echo) would be replacing Jonathan Liebsman as director for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, and we can now confirm some of the previous rumours surrounding new character additions.

According to Omelete (via Collider), long-time adversaries Bebop and Rocksteady will appear in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, possibly alongside Casey Jones. A few months back we posted some concept artwork for Bebop and Rocksteady and were asked to remove them, prompting speculation that they would feature in the sequel.

“We can say that Bebop and Rocksteady are in the film, and Casey Jones is a character that we love and we’re trying to fit him in as well,” said producer Andrew Form at Ccxp.

Co-producer Brad Fuller also confirmed the return of April O’Neil, Vernon Fenwick and Shredder. No word yet on Krang.

This will be Bebop and Rocksteady’s first big-screen appearance. »

- Luke Owen

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3 New Characters You'll See in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

5 December 2014 1:14 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Earlier today we learned that Earth to Echo director David Green is in talks with Paramount Pictures to direct Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. After seeing what producer Michael Bay and director Jonathan Liebesman did with the first film... ugh. 

The studio can't seem to get their '80s properties right. As you know, they also destroyed G.I. Joe, which is unfortunately getting a third film, and then there's Transformers. In a recent interview with Omelete (via Collider), Andrew Form revealed some new characters that will make and appearance in the movie. 

“We can say that Bebop and Rocksteady are in the film, and Casey Jones is a character that we love and we’re trying to fit him in as well”

I love these characters, especially Casey Jones, who I think deserves his own movie. It's cool that these characters will be included in the story, but after seeing »

- Joey Paur

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 May Gain David Green

5 December 2014 6:51 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Alright, who was it who plunked down their hard-earned cash to watch the painfully dull CGI-fest that was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back in August? Come on, fess up. I’ll wait… It was you?!? Gah, I thought so. Someone must have seen it, because somehow the franchise reboot grossed $477 million worldwide, leading Paramount to eagerly greenlight (*shudder*) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Now, we’re hearing that another key piece of the puzzle is about to fall in place for the fast-tracked sequel, with Earth to Echo director David Green reportedly in early talks to direct.

It’s a little surprising that Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles), the director of the first installment, wasn’t asked back, especially given how excited he appeared to be about the prospect of turning Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into a bona fide franchise. However, it seems evident that Paramount wanted to go in »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 finds its director

4 December 2014 5:07 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite all the claims and promises Jonathan Liebesman made about a sequel for this summer’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it seems as though he won’t be back for another outing.

Instead, Variety are reporting that David Green (Earth to Echo) will take over the director’s chair for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles earned around $477 million worldwide and Paramount announced a sequel for the movie on its weekend opening, despite not having the cast confirmed to return, a director, or a script in place.

No details on plot for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 have been announced, but Megan Fox, who played April O’Neil in the original, hinted that there were Easter Eggs in the movie to suggest that Bebop and Rockstead would feature. In fact, concept art was leaked online a few months back that suggested both Bebop and Rocksteady would be in the sequel, »

- Luke Owen

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Movie Review – The Homesman (2014)

23 November 2014 7:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Homesman, 2014.

Directed by Tommy Lee Jones.

Starring Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, Meryl Streep, John Lithgow, Jesse Plemons and William Fichtner.

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Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her.

The old adage ‘they don’t make them like they used to’ could be applied to pretty much most genre film making depending on your outlook of American cinema in 2014, but never more so could that be said of a genre than the Western. Westerns, like too many films not based on established properties, have been pushed away and forgotten in favour of the easy sell and easy buck. Sure, there’s always a True Grit which shows a brief spike in audience »

- Gary Collinson

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Awfully Good: Ultraviolet

19 November 2014 2:24 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Katniss Everdeen isn't the only badass female hero trying to take down a dystopian government. Ultraviolet (2006) Director: Kurt Wimmer Stars: Milla Jovovich, William Fichtner, Nick Chinlund In the distant future, a blood disease turns part of the population in to vampire-like mutants called Hemophages. One former human named Violet must protect the cure and bring down the authoritarian government trying to kill her species. Equilibrium was the movie I made all my »

- Jason Adams

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The Homesman Review

18 November 2014 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Tommy Lee Jones.

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, David Dencik, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, Meryl Streep, Jesse Plemons, William Fichtner.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 122 minutes.

Synopsis: Accompanied by the gruff George Briggs (Jones), Mary Bee Cuddy (Swank) agrees to transport three women who have lost their minds in the wild west, back to Iowa.

Tommy Lee Jones returns to the director’s saddle after his amazing The Three Burials Of Melquiadas Estrada way back in 2005. Once again he’s taking us on a journey through the brutal west, and once again he is giving it a unique spin. Based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout, The Homesman is a film devoid of traditional heroes or glorified outlaws, and instead focuses on very real people in a very inhospitable time and place.

Hilary Swank is once again on top of her »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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The Homesman review: Tommy Lee Jones film is tainted at heart

18 November 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Tommy Lee Jones; Screenwriters: Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald, Wesley A Oliver; Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, William Fichtner; Running time: 123 mins; Certificate: 15

Tommy Lee Jones directs and stars in a far-out western, taking a radically different view on the macho politics of expansion with Hilary Swank co-starring as one of many unsung female pioneers. In one sense, it's a western in reverse as they're both headed back east with a wagon-load of women who have become unhinged by life in the dustbowl. But there's an eerie, haunting feel to the action that leaves a question mark hanging over what Jones is really trying to say about the female condition.

Swank must have seized upon the chance to play Mary Bee Cuddy and trade on the androgynous image that earned her Oscars for Boys Don't Cry and Million Dollar Baby. Again, she's »

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The Homesman Review

9 November 2014 9:01 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While age is nothing but a numerical label, one has to admire Tommy Lee Jones for actively seeking out passion projects this far into his career. After a storied legacy that includes an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and even an Emmy, Jones could simply sit back and let the offers roll in, but that’s not how this hard-working Hollywood maverick rolls. The Homesman is only Jones’ second directorial feature, adapted from Glendon Swarthout’s novelization, yet it’s a confident period piece harnessed through years of experience both on and behind the all-seeing camera lens. It’s a simple story about how cruel Western territories could be back in the gun-slinging-cowboy days, playing directly into Jones’ gruff and straight-shooting nature, but The Homesman also reveals a societal culture that’s incredibly foreign to today’s equal-opportunity world. Heavy on drama and light on shoot-outs, Jones certainly has an intriguing second effort on his hands, »

- Matt Donato

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42 upcoming comic book movies - and when to expect them

5 November 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

When’s that comic book movie coming out, with the ant-sized man? This and all similar questions answered in our comic book movie calendar.

Comic book fans of the world - were you planning on spending your spare cash on anything other than cinema visits and DVD box-sets for the next six years? Well tough, because Hollywood has other ideas.

Ever since Bryan Singer’s X-Men movie jump-started the comic book movie trend in 2000 (building on the stellar work of Richard Donner and Tim Burton in the decades prior), Fox, Sony, Warner Bros., Disney and Marvel Studios have all been repeatedly cashing-in on the resurgent popularity of capes, cowls and anything ending in ‘Man’.

Now, the sheer size of the comic book movie-making world has reached a critical mass. There are now seven such films (at least) slated for every year between 2016 and 2019. There’s also a few confirmed for 2020 already, »

- rleane

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China Box Office: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Triumphs in Strong Week for Foreign Movies

3 November 2014 9:57 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles took $26.51 million in its opening weekend in the world's second largest film market, knocking Lucy out of the top spot in what was a strong week for overseas movies in China. In its first three days, Turtles had 121,951 screenings and notched up 4.39 million admissions, according to the research outfit Entgroup. Megan Fox, William Fichtner, producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form and Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore all came to town to promote the movie, and their presence surely gave it a lift. Fox developed a skin allergy during a promotional

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- Clifford Coonan

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Megan Fox Missed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Premier Because of an Allergic Reaction

30 October 2014 6:01 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Megan Fox missed the Beijing premiere of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' after being stricken by an allergic reaction. The 28-year-old beauty - who plays April O'Neil in the new movie - had joined co-star William Fichtner, producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form and Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore at a press conference early on Sunday (26.10.14) but was absent from the premiere later that day, prompting speculation she had suffered a reaction to the heavy pollution in China. However, her spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter: ''She had an allergic reaction but not because of the pollution.'' On Sunday, the air quality in the city was more than 20 times higher than the recommendation for 24-hour exposure by the World Health Organisation. Megan recently admitted she hopes appearing in the movie will impress Noah, two, and Bodhi, seven months - her kids with husband Brian Austin Green - when they grow up. »

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Megan Fox Misses Beijing 'Ninja Turtles' Premiere With Skin Allergy

27 October 2014 1:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Megan Fox developed a skin allergy during a promotional visit to Beijing for the Chinese launch of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which ruled her out of attending the film's premiere, although her people insisted her allergy was not caused by terrible pollution in Beijing. Fox joined fellow cast member William Fichtner, producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form and Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore at a press conference in the Shangri-La hotel in Beijing early on Sunday. At the news conference, she spoke of how when she opened the windows of her hotel, she was able to see how beautiful

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- Clifford Coonan

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Second Opinion – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

24 October 2014 6:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 2014.

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman.

Starring Megan FoxAlan RitchsonJeremy HowardPete PloszekNoel FisherWill ArnettDanny WoodburnWilliam FichtnerJohnny Knoxville, and Tony Shalhoub.

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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 O’Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan

I’m a huge Tmnt fan. If you visit this site regularly you’ll know that. The original 1990 live action film is one my all time favourites. Faithful, funny, and surprisingly adult; it’s highly under appreciated.

Putting aside my love for that film, there are »

- Chris Cooper

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