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Cowabunga Dude! First Trailer is out For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Question, did you grow up in the 80’s? Well then you’re in for a treat, and I don’t mean pizza! I mean a big old slice of nostalgia, served up fresh courtesy of Jonathan Liebesman. The first trailer is out for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! That’s right, another one of your beloved childhood memories brought to the big screen (again) (well, again, again)! If TMNT has a familiar look to it, its because it was produced by none other than Michael “I’m gonna blow shit up so much” Bay, who as you may know, is in love with Transformers, and you can see the same look and feel translate to this trailer as well.

Check out the first trailer below… Some are calling it more of a teaser trailer, but I think its your basic set-up trailer… you be the judge!

Let us know what you think in the comments! Paul and I will give you our thoughts on the new trailer on the upcoming show this weekend where we are going to review Sabotage and Noah, but wanted to get this up for you all to see!

Episode 03/25/12

Today on the show, Paul, Jake, and Cassie are locked in an all-out battle to the DEATH, using only their wits and some face paint to survive!  It’s the Cinema Recon review of The Hunger Games!  (07:25)

In the news…

  • The Hunger Games is apparently feasting on everyone’s wallets at the box office!  (1:27:20)
  • “Winter is coming”…so bundle up for Season 2 of Game of Thrones!  (1:33:05)
  • Michael Bay says get ready for the Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles!  (1:44:00)
  • Eddie Murphy scores a perfect “0” on the Tomometer(c)! (2:00:00)
  • To absolutely no one’s surprise, Tom Cruise will sprint in yet another Mission Impossible!  (2:05:10)
  • Paul and Jake repeatedly endure head explosions during the newest Prometheus trailer!  (2:09:50)

Listen Below:

Download Here (by right clicking, then “save as”):  CR: Episode 03/25/12

CR Has Seen The Hunger Games!

The Cinema Recon Studios have been extremely busy as of late.  Now that we are back from Austin, TX, we have nearly 20 hours of content to pour over and prepare for pod-pressing.  As we have been mentioning through Tweets, FaceSpaces, and posts to the website, we have many excellent movie reviews and interviews with bands from the 2012 SXSW event!  Look for some very special CR podcasts to land on the internets very soon…

In the meantime, business is back to normal for us in terms of show scheduling.  You may have heard of a little film called The Hunger Games, yes?  Well, the film earned a paltry $155 million this weekend, which was enough to crown it the 3rd biggest weekend opening of all time.  You can count Jake, Cassie, and myself as contributors to that giant pile of money, and we have the newest episode of Cinema Recon to prove it!

In the latest and greatest episode, you will hear:

  • Our review of The Hunger Games, with Cassie returning as guest!
  • How Lionsgate is celebrating the huge success of its latest release
  • Why we can’t wait for Season 2 of Game of Thrones
  • Our thoughts on the TMNT-aliens-Michael Bay controversy
  • Why we can’t stop watching the newest Prometheus trailer
  • The questionable sounds of Paul’s new clipboard

Check back soon to stream or download the 3/25/12 show!!

This would be easier if 'American Woman' wasn't stuck in my head ... thanks Lenny


Teenage Mutant Ninja Reboot

This is the type of news that has potential to be insanely awesome…or simply inconsequential.  Collider reports that Paramount’s live action reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is courting a new director.  As of now, Jonathan Liebesman is in negotiations to helm the Heroes in a Half Shell.

In my professional opinion as “A random dude on the internet,”  I think Liebesman would be a good choice for this project.  All too often we see these “reboot” projects getting a tiny budget and are then thrown to an unproven or first time director.  Here, Liebesman has some credentials that should excite you if you are an old school Turtle fan.  Sure his movies haven’t all been stellar, but he’s cut his chops on more than a few big budget action films (Battle: L.A., the upcoming Wrath of The Titans).  Above all else though, he’s done R rated films.  If you are a classic TMNT fan, then you know where I am going with this.  You have been BEGGING for a remake of the Turtles that would see them back amidst their hardcore origins:

Wait, no…that’s not what I meant.  THOSE are the Turtles of the 1980’s Saturday morning cartoon, and while many might remember them as the very first incarnation of the Turtles, they are not the original amphibious ninjas.

Here we go, THESE are the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!  No colorful bandanas, no pizza boxes lying around, and no Krang (sorry Krang, you were admittedly fun).  These Turtles were created in the original 1984 comics.  They were brutal, violent, and awesome.  Remember in the 80’s cartoons how the Turtles never really used there sharp, pointy weapons, like the sais or katana blades?  Yeah, well the O.G. Comic Turtles used to decapitate fools like it was going out of style!  THESE are the Turtles we should see in an upcoming reboot.  I think Liebesman, if nothing else, is a small step in that direction and should be encouraging to fans.

We also have quite the backing on board with Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form of Platinum Dunes all producing.  If you recall, they have been bringing us reboots of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.  Say what you will about the quality of these remakes, but at least they didn’t cop-out and go PG-13 on any of them.

All that being said, I could easily write another several paragraphs on how this can go straight down shit creek, but I’ll spare you.  Let’s be optimistic for today!  Will we see a hard R-rated TMNT movie?  Meh, probably not.  But here’s to hoping the cartoons get ditched and the bad ass comics get their time on-screen!

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