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What Richard Did Exclusive Clip: See The Performance That Amazed Michael Bay
Can you tell that the kid in this clip has something to hide? In case the title didn't tip you off, this exclusive clip from What Richard Did will definitely tell you that our hero Richard is facing some serious consequences for his actions in this Irish drama, which opens at New York City's Cinema Village today, May 10. When I saw the film at the Tribeca Film Festival last month I sat in suspense for the first half of the film, terrified to find out what it is that Richard did
Michael Bay Forgives Shia LaBeouf And Reveals Dildo Thefts On The Pain & Gain Set
Costing just $25 million to produce, his latest, Pain & Gain, was practically low budget by Bay standards. Still, this comedic retelling of the heinous crimes of the Sun Gym gang, who kidnapped, tortured, and murdered in their insane extortion schemes, isn't short on Bay's trademark bravado. However this much smaller budget demanded Bay pay close attention to costs, and this led to his discovery of curious thefts on set.
Michael Bay Insists His Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Come From The Ooze
Said Bay, "It’s from the original source material. These are from the original writers, and I never went out to correct myself in the press. I do listen to the fans and I do want this to be authentic. I think they’re going to be really happy with this movie. When I see the digital stuff, the turtles look great."
Pain & Gain Leads Friday Box Office On Its Way To $20 Million Weekend
Michael Bay's Pain & Gain cost a hell of a lot less than any other movie he's made, which means that this opening weekend comes with much lower stakes. So while a $7 million Friday take-- including $750,000 from Thursday midnight shows-- would spell disaster for a Transformers movie, it seems to be positioning Pain & Gain for a pretty solid debut
The Rock Turned Down Transformers 4 Role
The Rock himself has admitted that he's "franchise Viagra," the vital force to add in to a series that seems to have lost its way. So we assumed he was right there with us in being confused when it was his Pain & Gain co-star Mark Wahlberg brought in to lead Michael Bay's Transformers 4 instead of The Rock. Wahlberg's great and all, but why wouldn't Bay at least try to get them both?
Why Pain & Gain Is A Masterpiece Of Star Power
Pain & Gain, which at $25 million is unquestionably Bay's smallest movie, relies entirely on the language of star power to make itself clear. A dark, dark comedy featuring startling violence and abhorrent behavior by nearly everyone involved, Pain & Gain threads a fine needle of satire that practically no one thought Bay could accomplish. But by casting nearly everyone in roles that comment on or subvert their public personas, Bay puts the satire entirely on the surface
Michael Bay Un-Apologizes For Armageddon
I love that Bay takes to the forums of his official site to set the record straight. And I adore that we are spending so much time on Bay’s bombastic Bruce Willis starrer … which came out 15 years ago!
Michael Bay Apologizes For Armageddon
There is something amazing about how Bay can include a name-drop even in the middle of an apology, so that even when he's recounting what sounds like an awful professional experience, he can remind you that he's personal friends with James Cameron anyway. And saying "the movie did fine" is a serious understatement
Michael Bay Inducted Into Tough Guy Hall Of Fame With Baymageddon Event
The Bay events, according to a release, will be held on Sunday, April 21, at Alamo Drafthouse locations in Austin and Houston, TX, Kansas City, MO, and Littleton, CO. Three “classic” Bay films will be screened, followed by an early screening of Pain & Gain.
Stanley Tucci Cast In Michael Bay's Transformers 4
Paramount held a presentation Las Vegas’ CinemaCon Monday night, where Michael Bay took the stage to help promote his body-building crime comedy Pain & Gain. But while entertaining the masses, Bay revealed that Stanley Tucci joined the cast of the upcoming Transformers 4 in an as-yet-undetermined role.
Transformers 4 And Interstellar Will Be Shot With IMAX Cameras
The news at Paramount's Cinema Con presentation tonight in Las Vegas that Nolan would be shooting a "significant" portion of Interstellar using IMAX cameras was not terribly surprising for anyone who has followed his career. The news that Michael Bay will also be using the cameras for the upcoming Transformers 4 was a bit more of a shock
Pain & Gain Clip Is The Beginning Of A Dumb Heist Gone Wrong
When you see tires squealing and muscled dudes jumping out of cars in a Michael Bay movie, you usually expect it to be followed by some giant robots, or aliens, or some combination of the two. But in Pain & Gain Bay is taking his familiar aesthetic of chaotic action cinema and bringing it into something he's usually been straight-up awful at: comedy
Pain & Gain Poster: The Rock's American Dream Is Bigger Than Yours
Michael Bay has a whole lot to make up for after three straight Transformers films, but we can't help but feel excited about his first movie in 8 years not to feature giant robots. Not only that, but it manages to feature two of the most lovable meatheads on earth-- Mark Wahlberg and The Rock-- plus a murderer's row of fantastic supporting players, from Anthony Mackie (featured on the poster above) to Tony Shalhoub to Rebel Wilson to Ed Harris
Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Finds Its Raphael
Michael Bay and the movie's helmer Jonathan Liebesman snagged Alan Ritchson to play the sai-wielding Raphael. You might be wondering what that means in the context of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie. Will he be a full-bodied puppeteer? Will he lend his voice? It's sort of both.
Transformers 4 Synopsis Makes Scientists And Businessmen The Bad Guys
The state of Michigan continues offering serious financial incentives for film productions to set up shop within their borders, and now they've landed a seriously big fish. The Michigan Film Office announced today at their website that Transformers 4 has been approved for a film incentive from the state, and will start shooting in metro Detroit this spring