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New Transformers 4 Rumor Possibly Identifies The New Robots In Disguise
We always knew that Michael Bay's Transformers 4 would include some brand new robots. After all, one of the movies' big selling points for Hasbro is the fact that it allows them to sells tons of new toys to young fans. What's been kept a mystery, however, which exploitable bots they would be introducing.
Transformers 4 Adds Chinese Actress Li Bingbing
We've known for a while now that there will be a significant Chinese influence on Michael Bay's Transformers 4, which is a result of the studio behind it appeasing to the giant Asian market, and now it seems that influence has grown a little stronger today.
Michael Bay's Sci-Fi Indie Almanac Adds Cast To Enter Its Time Machine
Details are sketchy on Almanac, beyond the central concept of it being a found footage film that centers on the creation of a time machine, and someone eventually uses an almanac to their advantage, which we’ve already made the comparisons to Back to the Future II.
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.
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