With Ouija the film hitting theaters this weekend, we’re reminded of the many things from our childhood that the movies have stolen from us and bastardized in the name of cheap profits. O.K., that was a bit dramatic but you get the idea. While some may not care for the Ouija board, it’s a childhood classic, just like Dr. Seuss books and the Scooby Doo cartoons. Unfortunately, all of those things have served as inspiration for a big screen adaptation with mixed results. The truly sad thing is knowing that some kids today will only know of The Cat In the Hat played by Mike Myers or a computer-animated version of Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. [Shudders]
By Christopher Rosa
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits theaters this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited to see one of our favorite franchises get the larger-than-life reboot it deserves. Seeing Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello reunite has us thinking about their celebrity doppelgangers. In other words, stars that look like turtles. Duh.
On Friday, America’s favorite mutant turtles are returning to theaters seven years after they were last seen on the big screen. Like the last time, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael, are going to be computer-animated but also sharing the screen with live-action stars, such as Meghan Fox and Will Arnett in Michael Bay’s big budget (read: big explosions) version.
Sadly, that means fans of Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, and Alan Ritchson, won’t get to see the young actors in person in the film. And for Ploszek, they will not even hear him voice Leonardo. (Johnny Knoxville is taking the lead on vocals.)
But thankfully, we have a look at all the actors — minus the CGI — for those not familiar with the dudes portraying the reptiles on the big screen.