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It was horrifying to hear back in 2010 that an extra in a car scene of Transformers: Dark of the Moon had been seriously injured when a cable carrying a stunt car snapped and cracked the windshield of her car. The woman, Gabriela Cedillo, was left with permanent brain damage, and as you might expect
With its globe-trotting scope and masterful manipulation of motion-capture animation, it's little wonder that Steven Spielberg's Golden Globe nominated epic The Adventures of Tintin leads the race with six nominations.
On September 30, Paramount will release the low-end Blu-Ray and DVD of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The date falls exactly three months after the movie premiered in theaters. Unfortunately, the disc will be bonus featureless, but Blu-Ray copies will come with a DVD and digital copy. Running at $19.99 for DVD copies and $29.99 for Blu-Ray copies, the early set may be basic, but it wonít be expensive.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon made a proverbial ton of money (in reality, a ton of dollar bills equals about $908,000). The film managed to bring in $348.5 million domestically and more than a billion internationally on a $195 million budget. Apparently. however, that's not quite enough for Paramount as the studio has announced that the third film in the Transformers franchise will be making its way back to theaters, but only in IMAX form.
Summer took a box office breather this weekend, letting a couple of non-blockbuster comedies take the lime light before another string of big-budget sequels and franchise entries storm theaters over the next few weeks.
Movies? On the fourth of July? When there are burgers to be grilled, ice cold beverages to be enjoyed, and fireworks to be set off and watched? The fact that the holiday falls on a Monday helped boost sales a bit on this Independence Day, but overall sales were still only slightly bumped up from usual summer weekday numbers.
Was the action everything you wanted it to be? How was Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as a replacement for Megan Fox? Was Shia LaBeouf at least a little less annoying this time? Were you able to follow this plot better than Revenge of the Fallen? How good was the 3D? Were you upset Sam's mom didn't have anymore pot brownies? How many times did you have to run to the bathroom over the course of the 157 minute runtime?
Over the course of the last 16 years Bay has made billions off of lowest common denominator filmmaking and has exploited audiences desire for movies that completely abandon story and logic in favor of chaos and explosions. It's been known for months that despite the backlash against Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen...
The Island does a lot of things wrong, but one of the things it did right was a pretty spectacular freeway chase sequence involving massive car crashes and bouncing debris. Transformers: Dark of the Moon contains a similarly impressive highway scene but, oh wait, itís not just similar itís the same scene.
To no oneís surprise, Transformers: Dark of the Moon is already blowing up at the box. The third entry in Michael Bayís Transformers has only been out for a day, and it has already earned $37.3 at the Stateside box office. That number is big enough to give it the sixth highest grossing opening Wednesday of all time.
I'm also curious if the lower expectations for this film are somehow related to the miserable reviews for the second movie, which still turned out to be one of the highest grossing films of 2009. Deadline writes that Paramount "is expecting this latest installment in the franchise to open less than the last one in the U.S. but play to better multiples,"
Does Michael Bay's final installment in the Transformers franchise really demand that you see it in the third dimension? To answer that burning question, we're back with our regular feature To 3D Or Not To 3D, in which we weigh all the pros and cons of strapping on the glasses and let you know exactly where your movie ticket money ought to go this weekend
The box office has a little for everyone this week. Tom Hanks returns to the directing chair so he can hook up with Julia Roberts, Michael Bay brings us more Autobots and Decepticons, and Selena Gomez gets the tweeners all worked up. Whatever your fancy.
Proponents of 3D desperately need people to go see Transformers: Dark of the Moon in the third dimension. In the past few months box office numbers for 3D screenings have been dwindling, with audiences finally getting fed up with studios robbing them of the extra $4 just so that they can see movies through a dim haze.
If youíve seen any of the Transformers: Dark of the Moon trailers, you may have noticed that Megan Foxís replacement, Rosie Huntington-Whitely is never allowed to be speak. To be fair, thereís not a lot of talking going on in those trailers anyway, but since sheís never done any acting before thereís good reason to be curious.