Meet the Ninja Turtles… again… In this new TMNT: OUT OF THE SHADOWS trailer!

In case you missed their names the last 27 times, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer re-re-re-reintroduced Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo and Raphael.

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. My biggest complaint about the last Ninja Turtles movie was that it was too scared to go weird. Not so much with the sequel. They’ve got Rocksteady and Bebop complete with ’80s punk glasses and purple mohawk, they’ve got evil brain aliens and they’ve got a van that shoots manhole covers, just like the toy I had as a kid.
So, congrats on getting funky, Team Bay. Maybe because of that they’re worried it’s too weird for mass audiences so they feel the need to make sure the new trailer introduces the TMNT team… again. In the sequel. To the reboot. Of the adaptation of the cartoon. Which itself was an adaptation of a comic book. That came out over 30 years ago.
Being a Ninja Turtle obsessed kid you’d think I’d be more into these movies, but for me this is just another big, busy CGI action tentpole thing coming out this year. I know others feel the same way, but I also know there’s an audience waiting to eat this up.
For instance, when I went to see Jungle Book an entire row of teenage girls sat behind me. All through the trailers they were shouting at each other and laughing and loudly calling each other “homo.” When the previous TMNT: OUT OF THE SHADOWS trailer came on they got really excited and a couple announced to the theater that “I’m going to see that!” It’s an annoying audience, but it’s there.
Anyhoo, here’s the new trailer.

Whatchu think?

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CNN Wins White House Correspondents’ Dinner

CNN ranked No. 1 in the news demo among cable news networks in primetime last week, Monday through Sunday. That makes it three consecutive wins, which CNN has accomplished just three times in the past 15 years.
CNN’s coverage of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Barack Obama’s last and possibly Larry Wilmore’s too, ranked No. 1 in both overall audience and in the news demo through Saturday evening.
From 7-11:30 PM Saturday night, CNN clocked 1.9M viewers…


Miles Teller Boxing Drama ‘Bleed for This’ Gets November Release

Open Road Films has given an awards-season limited release of Nov. 4 to its Miles Teller boxing drama “Bleed for This” with a wide release on Nov. 23. Teller stars as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a local Rhode Island boxer who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights but was told he… Read more »

Caveman share “Never Going Back” video; T5 show w/ Frightened Rabbit this week

Brooklyn’s Caveman have shared the video for “Never Going Back” a song off their forthcoming album, Otero War which is out June 17 via Cinematic Music Group. It was directed by Steven Sebring (who made Patti Smith documentary Dream of Life) and you can watch it below…

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CNN Draws 3 Million Viewers for Obama Speech at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

President Obama’s final chance to roast celebrities, journos and politicos at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner produced strong ratings for CNN on Saturday night. The annual event, in which reporters mingle with a mix of administration officials, lawmakers and Hollywood and sports stars, averaged 2.313 million viewers from 9 to 11:30 p.m. ET, according to… Read more »

Tony Awards Could Rebuke #OscarsSoWhite With Historic Wins

#TonysNotSoWhite? After a notably diverse season on Broadway, the 2016 Tony Awards nominations set up the real possibility that for the first time in Tony history, all four musical acting categories will be won by actors of color. In the lead actor in a musical race, Leslie Odom, Jr. is seen as the frontrunner for… Read more »

Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Video: ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ Krysten Ritter & EP On Building Netflix Character

“What I loved about Jessica,” says Marvel’s Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter, “was how informed she is by her past, how vulnerable she is, how strong she is, how powerful she is.” The actor then added, “also she’s very cool, way cooler than I am.” Joined by EP Melissa Rosenberg, Ritter about was speaking onstage about the first season of the acclaimed and renewed Netflix series at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys all-day event on April 10.
Based on the Atlas comic…


NewFronts: Conde Nast Backs 3 Filmmaker Incubator Programs, Renews 98 Digital Series

Conde Nast Entertainment is throwing its weight behind three incubator programs aimed at finding next-generation filmmakers, as the publishing firm’s video production arm continues to pump fuel into its content pipeline. At its Digital Content NewFronts presentation in New York, CNE also said it’s bringing back 98 original short-form online series for the 2016-17 season — 62%… Read more »

Miles Teller Boxing Pic ‘Bleed For This’ Set For November Bow

Open Road Films has set a November 4 limited release for Bleed For This, the biopic of boxer Vinny Pazienza that stars Miles Teller. After the platform bow the pic from writer-director Ben Younger will expand to wide release on November 23. That puts it in that fall corridor where distributors put movies they feel will be knockouts during awards season.
Bleed For This tells the true story Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza (Teller), who shot to stardom after winning two…