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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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 O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Based onthe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters Created by PETER LAIRD and KEVIN EASTMAN with a Screenplay by JOSH APPELBAUM & ANDRÉ NEMEC and EVAN DAUGHERTY, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is produced by MICHAEL BAY (director and executive producer of the blockbuster Transformers franchise), Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Galen Walker, Scott Mednick and Ian Bryce, and directed by JONATHAN LIEBESMAN (Wrath of the Titans).(c) Paramount

Scott’s Take

I used to love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I even enjoyed The Secret of the Ooze. Yes, I was a kid but it was nevertheless enjoyable. Watching the new revival of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I felt as if all of the joy I experienced as a kid was sapped out of my soul.  The new version is heavy on special effects (mostly Megan Fox’s plastic surgery) and just plain annoying. I think there is a chance that kids will enjoy the movie, but for adults, it is eye rolling. Then again, what did we expect?

Steve’s Take

I missed the screening for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I am really sorry I did. Despite the current 16% rating it has on Rotten Tomatoes, I am more than willing to look past it and see this one. That being said, please let us know what you thought about it!

Step Up: All In

In the next exciting chapter of the international phenomenon STEP UP, all-stars from previous installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers. (c) Lionsgate

Scott’s Take

I’m all out, sorry!

Steve’s Take

No, thank you. Please do us all a favor and skip this one.

Into The Storm

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, “Into the Storm”throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme. (C) Warner Bros

Scott’s Take

I was going to review this one, but when I got the call from Steve saying he would handle it, I almost forgave him for making me see The Host and Blended. Almost. Into The Storm is Sharknado without the sharks. It is one long scene with a bad screenplay and horrid characters. This is something I could have watched on a Tuesday night at home on the Sci-Fi channel. Avoid at all costs.

Steve’s Take

Check out Steve’s review here!

The Hundred Foot Journey

In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award (R)-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing. (c) Disney

Scott’s Take

if I had to see one movie this week, this would be the one I’m going to check out.  Just watching the trailer makes me hungry and I love me some Helen Mirren. Check out Natalie’s review, she says it is delicious.

Steve’s Take

I’m not big into movies like The Hundred Foot Journey, but this one looks innocent enough. It actually looks like a pretty good time, but again, I will wait for Red Box. Go watch Guardians of the Galaxy one more time instead.

Next Week

That’s all we have for this week. Honestly your best bet is to go check out Guardians of the Galaxy and if you have seen it, go see it again. Otherwise you are lighting money on fire with Into The Storm and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Next week we have The Expendables 3, Let’s Be Cops and The Giver. Have a great weekend everyone.