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Michael Bay Threatens To Make Two More ‘Transformers’ Movies For A New Trilogy

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 11, 2014 5:30 PM
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Transformers: Age of Extinction
Uh oh. Remember when Michael Bay said T4, aka “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” would likely be his last Transformers movie? Well, it still might be his last Transformers film, but the plan (like usual) is for another new trilogy.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' Brings Together Man, Machine And Dinobots

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2014 7:34 PM
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Transformers: Age of Extinction
“It’s a bit more of a darker vision of the Transformers world… It’s not a kids movie, I’ll tell you that much,” Titus Welliver told Nerdist recently about "Transformers: Age Of Extinction," sending certain corners of fandom into a tizzy. But less reported was Welliver's subsequent clarification, which definitely wasn't written by studio publicists.

Jack Reynor Rumored For 'Star Wars 7,' Matthias Schoenaerts Goes To 'Belgica' And More

  • By Ben Brock
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  • February 18, 2014 9:07 AM
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We hope you enjoyed you President's Day holiday, and we welcome you back into the world of film new with a "Star Wars: Episode 7" rumor. Joining the ever growing list of actors who have met/been considered/thought about starring in the sequel — which has included Gary Oldman, Zac Efron, Michael Fassbesnder, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan, Jack O’Connell, Alex Pettyfer, Saoirse Ronan, Sullivan Stapleton and Jesse Plemons — rising actor Jack Reynor has been cast in the J.J. Abrams film.

Fassbender's 'Macbeth' Adds Cast, Katherine Heigl Is In 'Your Right Mind,' Glenn Close Joins 'Gilly Hopkins' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2014 12:33 PM
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Berlin starts today as such, there is an eruption of casting news, so let's get to it. Most excitingly, Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth" starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard has kicked off its seven week shoot, and revealed the rest of the cast and it's a good one.

Watch: 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' Activates Super Bowl Spot & First Look At Dinobots

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2014 7:30 PM
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Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, skip
The cars might be new and the cast might be different—but under the hood, the engine is the same: director Michael Bay. And for his fourth go at the "Transformers" franchise, you can expect bigger and badder. But better?

Josh Gad Heads To 'Gilligan's Island,' James Franco Is 'The Fixer' & More

  • By Ben Brock
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  • December 18, 2013 11:35 AM
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James Franco
Amid all the insane speculation about the awards chances of a half-dozen movies that are probably all coming out this month, it's nice to be reminded that there is life after January. There are always films on the way and here's news on five of them, new projects all.

For Your Consideration: 10 Overlooked Actors Who Deserve Some Awards Season Attention

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 26, 2013 4:17 PM
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  • 35 Comments
Oscars: 10 Overlooked Actors
In the few weeks since we put a spotlight on the Best Actor race, a competitive field has only tightened further. Robert Redford, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew McConaughey and Tom Hanks have only firmed up their status as near-certain nominees, and if there was any doubt that Bruce Dern would pick up a nod, the actor's fierce campaigning makes it more and more likely that it'll come to pass. Short of a real shock, or a swell of momentum for late entrants Christian Bale ("American Hustle") or Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf Of Wall Street"), those will likely be your five nominees come January.

Review: ‘Delivery Man’ Starring Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders & Chris Pratt

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 20, 2013 4:30 PM
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Delivery Man
Few actors carry the ability of Vince Vaughn in conveying an unique type of smooth-talking weariness, but 51 films into his career that expression has seeped over into the work itself. The jittery wiseguys of “Swingers” and “Return to Paradise” have aged into truly desperate futures; the films that they now inhabit carry only a high-concept logline, a new, forgettable occupation for Vaughn to try, and hopefully a few laughs to render the whole thing serviceable. To the credit of “Delivery Man,” which sees NYC schlub David Wozniak (Vaughn) discovering that his old sperm bank haunt has erred and resulted in 533 of his biological children being produced, Vaughn’s occupation is a little more memorable this time.

Tribeca Review: 'What Richard Did' Is A Stark, Sobering Drama Of Guilt And Regret

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 26, 2013 6:02 PM
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Last week, Matt Singer wrote a solid Criticwire piece on spoilers and film reviews, discussing the right, or lack thereof, of readers complaining about spoilers in reviews. I don't subscribe to the theory of spoilers because films aren't simply a cherry-picked collection of moments: it makes no difference whether you say if Tom Cruise survives at the end of "Oblivion" compared to sharing with someone the content of his dubious opening narration (side note: you can't spoil a Tom Cruise movie anyway). So, look, if you're marching headfirst into a review for a movie called "What Richard Did" and you don't want to know what Richard did, then wait for us to build a Complaint Dept. and we will forward your emails there.

On The Rise: 11 Actors To Watch In 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 11, 2013 12:16 PM
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It's a pretty exciting time to watch the current crop of leading men emerge. Names like Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy are some of the most interesting actors to follow these days, each them choose to work with great talent and take on fascinating roles. Their stars are still in ascendance, but they've certainly proved a breath of fresh air to the movies in the last few years.

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