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The Movie: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max
The Pitch: A crime wave is sweeping over New York City thanks to an underground criminal organization known as The Foot Clan. Led by a terrifying, mysterious figure known as The Shredder, The Foot is turning teens to a life of crime, and threatening anyone who stands in their way. The only people with the courage to stop them aren’t people at all, but rather four anthropomorphic young reptile brothers trained in martial arts by a mutated rat living in a sewer. They’re the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Did you know that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles became the highest grossing independent movie of all time when it was released in 1990? It’s a title the movie would hold until The Blair Witch Project came along in 1999, and this was at a time when superheroes were just barely starting to become cool thanks to the arrival of Tim Burton’s Batman the year before. This is a movie that could only be made as we emerged from the 1980s, a decade when audiences were willing to buy into all sorts of monsters and creatures, including The Thing, Gremlins, Predator, and everything in between. It still holds up to this day, and feels even more realistic and gritty than some of the most grounded, dark superhero movies of the 21st century. Read More »
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Since we’re all stuck at home right now, there’s no better time to start collecting some new pop culture art for your walls. If you’re a fan of Lord of the Rings and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bottleneck Gallery has you covered with a collection of outstanding new prints from artists Gerry Cleary, Matt Dye, Cliff Cramp and James Bousema.
The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles prints feature both the original 1990 live-action movie and the beloved animated series. Meanwhile, a batch of Lord of the Rings prints give a stunning tribute to the breathtaking landscapes of the Middle-earth trilogy while another set features the fiery Balrog from the Mines of Moria. Check out all of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Lord of the Rings prints below. Read More »
This past weekend, Saturday Night Live attempted their quarantined version of a new episode with the show’s cast providing sketches from the homes they’re currently stuck in. It was a delightfully fun experiment that will hopefully continue in the coming weeks that we’ll likely still be stuck at home. And one of the most surprising and outstanding parts of the show was an impressive animated sketch imagining what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are up to now that they’re Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles. Read More »