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10 Christmas Jumpers Every Movie Lover Needs

Last Christmas we gave your our heart (even if the very next day you did give it away) but the one thing we absolutely, categorically won’t ever give away is our collection of movie-inspired Xmas jumpers. Not for all the egg nog in the world.

Because while festive season gets earlier every year, the selection of geek-tastic Christmas jumpers gets better and better. Here’s a round up of the our absolute favouites. They’re crackers. Ahem.

10. Die Hard

An absolute gem from Dark Bunny Tees. We have two ourselves. Rumour has it Arafat buys his there.

£20 – Darkbunnytees.com

9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

C-r-i-m-b-o power.

£27.99 – 80stees.com

8. Star Wars

Christmas goes to the Dark Side.

£29.99 – Truffleshuffle.co.uk

7. Friday the 13th

Your nan will enjoy this one around the Christmas dinner table. Nothing says festive cheer like a knife stuck in the eye.

£39.99 – mondotees.com

6.Elf

Smiling is our favourite.
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The Smurfette Principle: why can’t Hollywood accept gender equality?

As Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and It show, the problematic trope of token girls in all-male gangs endures

It has been a good year for women in cinema in many ways, with a high count of quality female-made and female-led movies, and the removal of an echelon of sexual predators from the industry. But by some metrics, there’s still a way to go. In particular, the Smurfette Principle. The phrase was coined back in 1991 by Us writer Katha Pollitt, who bemoaned the number of films and TV programmes that featured a group with one lone female. Not just The Smurfs but also The Muppets, Winnie The Pooh, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and so forth. “The message is clear,” she wrote, “... boys are central, girls peripheral.”

Related: Wonder Woman review – glass ceiling still intact as Gal Gadot reduced to weaponised Smurfette

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Neca Reveals Radical Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) Action Figures

Cowabunga! Neca recently revealed a radical baby turtles set featuring the pizza-hungry heroes from the 1990 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, complete with bodacious accessories that will be released with the full set early next year.

From Neca: “From the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie!

After wading in a puddle of radioactive waste, these radical reptiles are transformed into New York City’s greatest crime-fighting quartet! The Baby Turtles are still tiny but ready to train with their master Splinter. These detailed, posable figures stand 4” tall, making them perfectly in scale with Neca’s 1/4 scale Tmnt action figure line, and they come with plenty of accessories.

The set includes 4 Baby Turtles, pizza box, 4 slices of pizza, and a bag of corn chips, plus a cool bonus—nunchuks and alternate Nunchuk-spinning hand for Neca’s 1/4 Scale Michelangelo Action Figure (figure sold separately). Window box packaging.

Release Date: March 2018”

Photos from Neca:

The
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Horror-on-Sea 2018 Interview: ‘Dead Love’ director Chris Gallagher

Dead Love is new unorthodox love story from writer and director Chris Gallagher, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Friday 19th January. I got chance to ask Chris a few questions about making the film, working with Lloyd Kaufman and the seminal casting of Emily Booth whilst writing the script.

What can we expect from the film Dead Love?

Talking tables, cannibals, exploding hearts, an awesome soundtrack and many scenes of murder-sex (a term the actors coined on set). It’s essentially a love story concerning a man named Allan, a woman called Anne and a sentient piece of furniture! We’ve got all bases covered – if you want gore, we have scenes where some cast & crew had to watch through their hands. There’s a bit of comedy (hopefully) and underpinning that is the tale of two mismatched people finding love in an unlikely situation.
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The Atom joins Injustice 2, watch the gameplay trailer here

Injustice 2 will be adding a new character to its roster as the first of its Fighter Pack #3 Dlc. The Atom will soon be a playable character and WB Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios have released the gameplay trailer featuring the hero. It looks as though Atom’s unique ability to change sizes is going to be a huge part of many players’ technique. Watch the trailer below…

See Also: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to make an appearance in Injustice 2’s Fighter Pack 3

See Also: Read our reviews of Injustice 2 here and here

Build and power up the ultimate version of your favorite DC legends in Injustice 2. With a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Injustice 2 allows you to personalize every iconic character with unique and powerful gear. Take control over how your favorite characters look, how they fight, and how they develop across a huge variety of game modes.
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Preview of Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1

DC and Idw’s new crossover Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II launches tomorrow, and we have a preview of the issue for you here; check it out…

The team behind the smash-hit crossover series is back to reunite the Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Half-Shell. When Donatello goes looking for a new mentor to help him improve his fighting skills, he opens a doorway to another reality, hoping to summon the Turtles’ one-time ally, Batman. But instead, he gets sent to Gotham City and someone else comes through the open portal—Bane! Suddenly, there’s a new gang boss in New York and he’s out to unite all the other bad guys under him. Can Donnie get back in time and bring Batman with him to help his brothers before Bane causes irreparable destruction? Co-published with Idw.

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 is out on December 6th,
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Female Snake-Eyes Is a Hit, Will She Get Her Own G.I. Joe Movie?

Female Snake-Eyes Is a Hit, Will She Get Her Own G.I. Joe Movie?
Who is Dawn Moreno? She's the new Snake-Eyes and break-out character of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero! Scripted by legendary G.I. Joe writer Larry Hama, with art by incoming artist Netho Diaz (Aquaman), issue #246 marks the beginning of the "Dawn of the Arashikage" storyline, which sees Dawn, a Mexican-American teenager, take on the mantle of Snake-Eyes, one of the most iconic members of the G.I. Joe team. This pivotal issue in Hama's long-running G.I. Joe saga has now sold out at the distributor level, as have the preceding issues #244 (featuring Dawn's first appearance in costume) and #245 (Dawn's first cover appearance in costume as Snake-Eyes).

Dawn Moreno, who debuted in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #226, was once a gifted high school athlete whose unique physical abilities drew the attention of Cobra Commander. The Cobra elite put Dawn under intense experimentation, accidentally implanting the memories of the original
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Batman, X-Men and Tmnt voice actors teaming for The Gang’s All Here

THR is reporting that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voice actor Rob Paulsen has enlisted Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), Cal Dodd (X-Men: The Animated Series) and director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Animated Series) for the new animated project The Gang’s All Here.

According to the site, the project has been conceived as a comedic series targeted towards adults and adolescents, and “enters on an animal cast of actors as they star in their own films and navigate the pitfalls of the entertainment industry.”

Batman voice actor Conroy is set to voice two animals – a bookworm bear called Frances and a superhero dog called Barkley. Dodd – who voiced Wolverine on the 90s X-Men series – will portray a pig commando called Sargent Snout, with Paulsen playing the warthog Patches and Romano as Meryl, the feline sidekick to super-dog Barkley.

Paulsen has developed the project with up-and-coming screenwriter Byron Burton, and
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The Days Of Thunder vs Dick Tracy blockbuster rivalry

Simon Brew Dec 4, 2017

The summer of 1990 was supposed to be a showdown between Dick Tracy and Days Of Thunder. It was a bit of an odd rivalry...

It would be fair to say that the top five movies at the Us box office in 1990 didn’t follow the rule book. In fact, 1990 saw Hollywood’s blockbuster formula falter, to the point that conversations were rife about whether a sea change was coming. Dramtic changes in blockbuster mentality were certainly on the way, as it happened, but not for a decade or so. Yet the seed was planted in 1990 that sure-fire blockbuster hits weren’t always, well, sure-fire blockbuster hits.

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Not that many people saw it coming, Off the back of 1989’s blockbuster business, Hollywood was bullish.
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Preview of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters II #5

Idw’s crossover series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters II concludes this week with the release of the fifth and final issue; check out a preview here…

The climactic conclusion as the teams reunite to face their adversaries… and a long lost ally!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters II #5 is set for release on Wednesday, November 29th, priced $3.99.

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How ‘X-Men’ Became One of TV’s Best Animated Series (Flashback)

How ‘X-Men’ Became One of TV’s Best Animated Series (Flashback)
“Mankind has always feared what it doesn’t understand.”

Spoken by Ian McKellen’s Magneto in the first X-Men feature film adaptation in 2000, that pivotal theme has always illuminated a character’s stance in every medium of this particular Marvel universe. In 1992, an approximate version of the line was uttered by Storm (voiced by Iona Morris) in the pilot of the X-Men animated series, which premiered 25 years ago in October.

The Fox series’ influence also included pushing comic book stories into mainstream pop culture, as well as preparing future audiences with a story structure that challenged growing minds. As if pulling this off wasn’t a large enough challenge, X-Men concurrently offered hope and emotional refuge from the adolescent anxieties of its young viewers, which we all know (now) simply turn out to be simply less advanced versions of later adult anxieties.

The X-Men comics, originally created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1963, were a part of
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Injustice 2 to Introduce the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Upcoming updates divulge that Injustice 2 a famous fighting game will feature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It comes as an exciting surprise and the producers deserve credit for keeping the treat under wraps for very long. It was not until their official announcement that the world found out about the inclusion. Ed Bloom said in a tweet that he did not believe how he managed to keep the secret or not have characters leak before the company made an announcement. The new additions will appear in the Fighter Pack 3. Enchantress and Atom other DC Universe heroes will also be

Injustice 2 to Introduce the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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The Ninja Turtles join Enchantress and The Atom in Injustice 2!

  • JoBlo
So it looks like all my childhood "what ifs" are coming to fruition, as Injustice 2 adds more and more characters to its already impressive roster (which includes Hellboy and Mortal Kombat's Sub-Zero). The new Fighter Pack 3 Dlc will add Enchantress, Ray Palmer, and all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Cowabunga! I'm always excited about new Injustice 2 characters, as not only is the... Read More...
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The Lego Movie Franchise: The Marriage of Movies and Merchandising

Sarah Myles on The Lego Movie franchise and the marriage of movie merchandising…

Forty years ago, there was a seismic shift in the film industry, when Bernard Loomis of Kenner Toys decided that Star Wars was ‘toyetic.’ That shift, all those years ago, has led us on a journey of courtship between movies and merchandising, that has brought us to The Lego Movie franchise. There have been many diversions along way – perhaps, most notably, Hasbro and the Transformers film franchise – but Lego… well, Lego is different. Lego – with all its flexibility and trans-generational appeal – has created the ultimate marriage between movies and merchandise.

The rise of movie merchandising

Bernard Loomis was a toy development executive who had worked for Mattel during the introduction of its Hot Wheels line of toy cars in the late 1960s, and proposed the animated television show that subsequently went along with it. Such an endeavour proved problematic,
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Is Super Mario Bros. the worst adapted property ever?

Anghus Houvouras on Super Mario Bros., and whether it is the worst adapted property ever…

Like any publication or website, there are a number of daily discussions about hot-topics that should be featured on Flickering Myth. A good editor surveys the pop culture landscape and looks to see what the contributors can offer to generate excitement and opinions about what’s happening in the entertainment world. Just this week there were conversations around the forthcoming Netflix Punisher series and what supporting features could be written to capitalize on the buzz.

My first thought was to examine the previous attempts at adapting The Punisher. All three had something in common: they’re all terrible. And not just terrible, uniquely terrible. Dolph Lundgren’s Punisher is terrible in a completely different way than the Thomas Jane version, while there aren’t enough words to describe the ludicrous and hilarious Punisher: War Zone.
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Preview of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters II #2

Idw’s new crossover series continues this coming Wednesday with the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters II #2, and we’ve got a preview of the issue for you here; check it out…

As the teams split up to evade their spectral pursuers, Michelangelo and Peter Venkman enter a dimension populated by anthropomorphic animals… including Turtle Ghostbusters!

Preview of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters II #2 is out on Wednesday, November 8th, priced $3.99.
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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Nickelodeon Reveals Cast of New Animated Series

Who are the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Today, Nickelodeon announced the voice cast for their upcoming TV show Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.The animated series will follow "the band of brothers as they encounter new allies and villains and discover a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City." The voice cast includes Omar Miller as Raphael, Ben Schwartz (pictured, left) as Leonardo, Josh Brener as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith as Michaelangelo, and Kat Graham (pictured, right) as April O'Neil.Read More…
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‘Stranger Things 2’ Reinforced a Sexist and Ubiquitous Trope, But Season 3 Could Fix That

  • Indiewire
In the first season of “Stranger Things,” the quartet of young men (“the party,” to use the parlance of Dungeons and Dragons) is clearly a direct homage to the show’s love of Stephen King (many of King’s narratives revolve around similar friend groups). But it’s the addition of Eleven to the group — the “mage,” as Mike likes to refer to her — that aligns the show with an even more common trope.

Nearly any child of the ’80s and ’90s will fondly remember, as a part of their youth, watching cartoons. And for boys, there was a lot of fun to be had in identifying with certain characters. You could be a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” fan, but more intellectual types might consider themselves to be Donatello, while a more rebellious boy might prefer to don the red eye mask of Raphael.

Meanwhile, if you were a girl
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‘Stranger Things 2’ Reinforced a Sexist and Ubiquitous Trope, But Season 3 Could Fix That

‘Stranger Things 2’ Reinforced a Sexist and Ubiquitous Trope, But Season 3 Could Fix That
In the first season of “Stranger Things,” the quartet of young men (“the party,” to use the parlance of Dungeons and Dragons) is clearly a direct homage to the show’s love of Stephen King (many of King’s narratives revolve around similar friend groups). But it’s the addition of Eleven to the group — the “mage,” as Mike likes to refer to her — that aligns the show with an even more common trope.

Nearly any child of the ’80s and ’90s will fondly remember, as a part of their youth, watching cartoons. And for boys, there was a lot of fun to be had in identifying with certain characters. You could be a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” fan, but more intellectual types might consider themselves to be Donatello, while a more rebellious boy might prefer to don the red eye mask of Raphael.

Meanwhile, if you were a girl
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Megan Fox Regrets Getting Fired from Transformers Franchise

Megan Fox Regrets Getting Fired from Transformers Franchise
Megan Fox recently opened up about her diva-like behavior that got her fired from the Transformers franchise. The now 31-year old actress is currently filming her new movie, Shadow Girl, but back in 2009, she was the star of the hugely successful Transformers movie series. Fox now calls her experience working on those sci-fi-fi adventures, as well as the fallout, a giant learning experience, though she didn't see that at the time. Megan Fox now looks back at getting fired from Transformers as the low point in her career.

Megan Fox recently sat down for an interview with Cosmopolitan U.K. where she detailed why getting fired from Transformers and her diva-like behavior was the low point of her career. Fox had this to say.

"That was absolutely the low point of my career. But without, 'that thing,' I wouldn't have learned as quickly as I did. All I had to do was apologize,
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