I remember the exact day I found out about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I was sitting in kindergarten about to play Batman with my friend as we always did when he says to me “you ever heard of Ninja Turtles?”. I immediately got it. I knew nothing about the show or the comics, all I knew was:
- They were Ninjas. I knew what a ninja was.
- They were Turtles. I knew what a turtle was.
GOD I LOVE BEING A TURTLE!
And you know what? It was really fun. Those two things are all you NEED to know about TMNT. From that day forward I was a die hard Turtle Fan. I had all the toys, I doodled turtles on my homework, I watched the show, I saw the movies, I played the video games, I had the cardboard cutouts on my wall, and all I wanted to eat was pizza. I remember seeing Turtles 2 on opening day with my best friend and coming out of the theater thinking I was a ninja! Hell I loved the turtles so much I even watched that god awful ‘coming out of their shells’ musical they did… and liked it. I even had the soundtrack cassette to all the movies. I was a flat out turtle geek and now that I’am 27 with a movie website, I can finally share the love with my tens of fans! Continue reading “Explanation Marathon: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” »
James Bond 007
When it comes to secret agents, nothing can hold a candle to the awesomness that is James Bond 007. James Bond is the most recognized spy character by far and his legendary missions to save the world are some of the most ridiculous and most memorable scenes in action movie history. James Bond has it all, cool gadgets, expensive cars, beautiful women, and a license to kill. 00 agent James Bond is a literary character from author Ian Flemming which based the super spy character off of a friend and real life spy named Dusko Popov. Even though most of the exploits of Flemmings’ super spy seem far fetched, some of the story is seeded in truth. The role of James Bond has been played by several men and many fans are fierce fans of their favorite ‘Bond’ actors. Many Bond fanatics are Sean Connery fans because he was the first actor to portray the famous secret agent, although this is not entirely true. The actual title for the first Bond on screen goes to actor Barry Nelson and his 1954 television portrayal that pre-dated the first big screen Bond film by 8 years. Read the Explanation of Every Bond Film
The Back Story
Back in 1977 a book was published by Prentice Hall that was titled “The Amityville Horror: A True Story”. It was a horror book written by author Jay Anson and it was about one couple’s honest to goodness story of a demonic entity inside their newly purchased home. There has been large amounts of controversy about the validity or truthfulness of their claims but no matter how you feel about the book or the movies one thing holds true, The Amityville Horror is one of the most if not THE most famous “true” haunted house stories in circulation. Now I personally don’t believe in ghosts or UFO’s or the Easter Bunny at all so I see it as a cool story, but others that have seen this that do believe in ghosts or demonic houses have found it pretty creepy, and thats OK. Continue reading “Explanation Marathon: The Amityville Horror Series” »
Star Wars is famous… like crazy famous. This is a film series that needs no introduction, but in case you have been living under a rock lets bring you up to speed. When Star Wars came out in 1977 it spawned a nerd phenomenon that lasted until its (alleged) last film was released in 2005. The movie series has 6 live action movies, a tv series, loads of books, and tons of video games. This however doesn’t begin to scratch the surface and I’m not here to tell you a long winded story about every detail of Star Wars because we’re at Nutshell-Movies. Continue reading “Explanation Marathon: Star Wars 1 2 3 4 5 6” »
Providing you aren’t a Star Wars or die sort of fan, Indiana Jones was some of Harrison Ford’s most memorable roles. I remember watching the original 3 movies when I was a kid and thinking they were awesome! Running from the huge boulder, escaping in mine carts, the holy grail, and that weird guy that could snatch out your heart… that stuff was amazing! Indiana Jones was definitely was a part of my childhood and everyone I talk to about the series doesn’t really have anything bad to say… That was, until the 4th movie hit us out of nowhere. Continue reading “Explanation Marathon: Indiana Jones” »
The Rocky series started in 1976 and has spanned 30 years over the course of 6 movies. This series has to be one of, if not THE most famous sports movie series ever. What makes the Rocky movies so great is the foundation and principles of the films. It tells the story of an underdog boxer named Rocky, an average Joe with a lot of heart and his full circle story of his path to and from wealth and fame. It shows you that if you work hard and never give up, you can be anything you set your mind to. It also shows you to follow your heart and do what you think is right. This series is one of the ones that peaks after the original. In my opinion Rocky 3 and 4 were the best in the series, which to me is odd because most movie sequels suck. Continue reading “Explanation Marathon: Rocky” »
To celebrate this special day why not explain the famous ‘Halloween’ film franchise. Halloween was originally directed by John Carpenter and helped define the horror slasher movie. No matter how you may feel about the original film, it’s been used as the template for almost all slasher movies to follow it. A lot of people compare Halloween to the ‘Friday the 13th’ franchise, but it should really be the other way around. Halloween was released October 25th 1978, and the first ‘Friday’ film was released in 1980. Friday the 13th grew to be campy but Halloween stood steadfast in it’s seriousness. Halloween had an Identity crisis with it’s second sequel titled ‘Halloween III: Season of the Witch’ where they strayed from the Michael Myers story line to focus on something entirely different. The ‘House’ movies had a similar crisis with ‘The Horror Show’, the 3rd film in the series. They strayed from their formula and dropped ‘House’ in the title and then without missing a step made ‘House 4′. Continue reading “Happy Halloween!” »