Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comic-Con

Since the mid 1980s, every new generation of kids has grown up with their own version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. What started out as a grittier comic book property became much more kid-friendly when an animated series took off in 1987 and launched a somewhat less kid-friendly feature film adaptation that eventually steered more towards live-action cartoon territory with its big screen sequels. Since then, there has been a live-action TV series and two additional animated series. Now a fourth attempt at a new animated version of the heroes in a half-shell is arriving in September.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is Nickelodeon’s latest revamp of the popular mutant heroes, and this is quite a different approach to the signature characters than what we’ve seen before. As we learned at the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comic-Con panel, the show has some new supernatural ninja elements at play, slight shifts in personality traits, stylized animation, brand new weapons, and quite an impressive line-up of villains for the turtles to take on. Read More »

The Predator Comic-Con

At San Diego Comic-Con, director Shane Black brought a new sneak peek of the latest entry in the Predator franchise that he was part of all the way back in the 1980s. But rather than slinging some inappropriate jokes in the jungle as a supporting star, this time he’s behind the camera for The Predator, bringing the galaxy’s most dangerous hunter to a new generation of audiences. So is The Predator up to the task of slaying in 2018? We attended The Predator Comic-Con 2018 panel in Hall H to find out. Read More »

LAIKA Missing Link

Before San Diego Comic-Con truly kicked off, the folks at LAIKA were treating San Diego to a new exhibition showcasing the incredibly hard work that goes into creating their stop-motion animated films like Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings. Now LAIKA is busy preparing their next movie, Missing Link, and their Comic-Con installation provided us with a fascinating new development of how they’re animating their characters to give them a bit more life. Read More »

A Quiet Place Honest Trailer

A Quiet Place is a certified hit. The movie that started off as another possible Cloverfield anthology film turned into one of the biggest successes of the spring. Now that it’s available on home video, an Honest Trailer can dive into every single near soundless frame of the movie that, on one hand, depicts a terrifying dystopian world, but on another, has inadvertently created a father’s paradise for John Krasinski. Because where can you demand quiet all the time, go fishing and keep your kids from watching all your televisions. Read More »

Conan - Batman Joins Marvel

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Conan kicks off a Comic-Con run of episodes by having Batman try to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, check out a roundtable discussion with buzzed about TV comedy actresses like Tracee Ellis Ross and Rachel Brosnahan, and take a look at the visual effects work that went into the sci-fi thriller Life. Read More »

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Mondo Avengers Infinity War Poster

Mondo has plenty of new items coming to both their online store and their booth at San Diego Comic-Con, and we’re doing our best to keep up with all of them. You’ve already heard about the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World items that are arriving later this week, not to mention some other remarkable prints being released. And of course, several other new Mondo posters have just surfaced.

Since this is Comic-Con we’re talking about, it would be a travesty if there wasn’t an Avengers: Infinity War print coming from Mondo, so you’ll be able to get your hands on one of those if you’re lucky enough. Meanwhile, you arthouse fans out there might be more interested in the new selection of vibrant Drive prints to choose from. See all of these new Mondo posters below. Read More »

Hocus Pocus Retrospective

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, director Rawson Marshall Thurber breaks down a sequence from Skyscraper that isn’t the cornerstone crane jump. Plus, check out a retrospective on Disney’s beloved supernatural comedy Hocus Pocus, and dance your way through nearly 300 movies in an energizing supercut of dance scenes from the big screen. Read More »

Marvel Rising: Initiation Trailer

How many bricks does it take to build a life-size LEGO version of Thanos? Who will play Elasti-Woman in the Titans and Doom Patrol shows on the DC Universe streaming service? Wanna see the first trailer for the animated Marvel Rising: Initiation? How are fans playing with the new Aquaman teaser poster online, and why is Jason Momoa wearing leather pants underwater? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Assassination Nation Red Band Trailer

Prepare for something totally insane coming to theaters this fall.

The Sundance selected thriller Assassination Nation turns a small town into a bloodbath when a hacker starts leaking the most intimate e-mails, texts, pictures and internet search histories of a few key community figures before unleashing an absolute barrage of hacked goods. It turns the entire town upside down, and four teenage girls are getting blamed for all of it. But they’re not taking this shit lying down. Watch the Assassination Nation red band trailer to see how insane things get. Read More »

Rugrats Reboot

One of Nickelodeon’s crown jewels from their library of Nicktoons is undoubtedly the quirky animated series Rugrats. The series followed the imaginative antics of a group of toddlers who got into mischief and could talk to each other when their oddball parents weren’t around. Now there’s a Rugrats reboot in the works at Nickelodeon, both in the form of a new movie and a new animated series.

Nickelodeon has ordered 26 episodes of a Rugrats reboot that will bring back beloved babies Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica for a series of brand new adventures. On top of that, there’s also a new Rugrats movie in the works. Both projects will also introduce a new world of characters with the babies everyone already loves.  However, unlike the original series, the new movie will feature a blend of live-action and computer animation, and if the character designs carry over from the original series, this has the potential to have horrifying results. Read More »