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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Release Date: 2014-08-08 Nationwide
  • Running Time: 101 min.
  • Director: Jonathan Liebsman
  • Cast: Megan Fox, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Johnny Knoxville, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Shalhoub, Jeremy Howard, Abby Elliott
  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Official Site: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Official Site

At the risk of overly romanticizing the original film -- a movie I saw 20 times when I was 11 and haven't dared watch since -- 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had grime and a sliver of soul. Its New York was wet and dirty, the streets lined with manholes shooting up geysers of gross steam and bad guys who committed crimes kids understood: stealing purses, attacking innocents, and ominous loitering. In fact, the bad guys were kids themselves drawn to the Foot Clan's Pleasure Island-like hideout to smoke, shoot pool, and play poker--a child's fantasy of thug life--and the scariest thing was that we could see ourselves stumbling after them into the world of crime.

Director Jonathan Liebesman's generic TMNT is bigger and emptier, a wasteland of pixels. Instead of the visceral chills of alleyway crooks, the evil master scheme is, er, pharmaceutical fraud--terrifying to anyone with an HMO, none of whom will buy a ticket to the movie. It doesn't help that producer Michael Bay has shoe-horned in his sexual tics: Victoria's Secret billboards, Megan Fox, and rampant product placement, including a soliloquy from Splinter on the glory of Pizza Hut's mythical 99-cheese pizza. Bay and company have even amped-up lead villain Shredder, a karate expert who wears a pagoda made of knives, into, well, a Transformer. It begs the question: Why introduce Shredder sans-suit as a brawler who can literally knock a man unconscious while on his knees with his hands tied behind his back, and then make him rely on magnets and gizmos?

Amy Nicholson
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    AMC Ahwatukee 24

    4915 E. Ray Road Ahwatukee, AZ 85044
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 1:15 PM, 3:45 PM, 9:00 PM
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    AMC Arizona Center 24

    565 N. 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:40 PM, 4:45 PM, 6:15 PM, 8:55 PM, 10:05 PM
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    AMC Arrowhead 14

    7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center Glendale, AZ 85308
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating 2:15 PM, 7:25 PM, 9:55 PM
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    AMC Deer Valley 30

    3033 W. Agua Fria Freeway New River, AZ 85027
    623-434-0300
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 12:15 PM, 5:30 PM
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    AMC Desert Ridge 18

    21001 N. Tatum Phoenix, AZ 85050
    480-606-0803
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 9:00 PM
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    AMC Esplanade 14

    2515 E. Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85016
    602-667-0330
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation;Fork & Screen;Reserved Seating 4:15 PM, 7:00 PM
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    AMC Mesa Grand 24

    1647 S. Stapley Mesa, AZ 85204
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 1:15 PM, 6:25 PM
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    AMC Westgate 20

    9400 W. Hanna Drive Glendale, AZ 85306
    888-262-4386
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 1:20 PM, 6:35 PM
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  • Cinema Latino De Phoenix

    7611 W. Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85033
    888-588-CINE
    (12:20 PM), (5:00 PM), 7:20 PM, 9:40 PM
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    Dickinson Palm Valley 14

    1325 N. Litchfield Road Goodyear, AZ 85338
    623-535-4000
    Stadium (1:35 PM), (4:15 PM), 7:00 PM
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    Harkins Arizona Mills Luxury 25 with IMAX

    5000 Arizona Mills Circle Tempe, AZ 85281
    480-820-0387
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    16046 Arrowhead Fountns Center Drive Peoria, AZ 85382
    623-412-0122
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 10:25 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:35 PM, 6:05 PM, 8:40 PM
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    2980 E. Germann Road Chandler, AZ 85286
    480-963-1502
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 10:40 AM, 4:10 PM, 9:30 PM
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    3159 W. Chandler Blvd. Chandler, AZ 85226
    480-732-0110
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption (9:55 AM), (12:00 PM), (2:55 PM), 6:15 PM, 10:15 PM
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    1620 W. Montebello Phoenix, AZ 85015
    602-222-4275
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 10:45 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:40 PM, 6:15 PM, 9:20 PM
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    2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ 85281
    480-557-0027
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 10:20 AM, 12:50 PM, 4:30 PM
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    Harkins Gateway Pavilions 18

    10250 W. McDowell Road Avondale, AZ 85323
    623-478-9411
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 11:00 AM, 1:40 PM, 4:10 PM, 6:50 PM, 9:10 PM
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    9615 Metro Parkway W. Phoenix, AZ 85051
    602-216-6781
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption (10:10 AM), (12:50 PM), (3:30 PM), 6:05 PM, 8:35 PM, 11:00 PM
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    2550 W. Happy Valley Road Phoenix, AZ 85085
    623-582-2020
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 10:25 AM, 1:05 PM, 3:40 PM
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    Harkins North Valley 16

    3420 E. Bell Road Phoenix, AZ 85032
    602-482-4083
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    9804 W. Northern Ave. Peoria, AZ 85345
    623-772-0707
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    480-821-3198
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    6950 E. Superstition Springs Blvd. Mesa, AZ 85207
    480-641-4603
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption (11:05 AM), (1:45 PM), (4:15 PM), 6:55 PM, 9:25 PM
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    West Wind Glendale 9 Drive-In

    5650 N. 55th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301
    623-939-9715
    Digital Projection;Doublefeature: Guardians of the Galaxy with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 9:55 PM
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