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Leonard Nimoy Boldly Goes To The 'Dark Of The Moon'; New 'Transformers' Pics Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2011 7:08 AM
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Frankly, we've kind of been ignoring the plethora of "what-robot-will-appear" reports for "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" mostly because it's so fucking boring and it doesn't really matter when 90% of the people going to watch this thing will be there to see Michael Bay blow up some shit real good, not find out if Bumblebee's story arc will be completed.

Michael Bay Says He Was "2 Martinis" In When Talking About "Small" 'Pulp Fiction'-Like Movie

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 9, 2011 3:19 AM
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Tentpole Director Says Paramount President Begged Him To Direct 'Transformers 3,' Plus The Dos & Donts Commandments Of 'Dark Of The Moon'In the spring of 2009, just two months before "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," hit theaters and was roasted alive by critics (but succeeded massively at the box-office -- $836 million globally that year, but was a big Razzie winner too, including Worst Picture), director Michael Bay said he wanted to take a year off before making 'Transformers 3,' and make a "small" movie that was "Pulp Fiction"-like.

Watch: 'Cars 2' & 'Transformers: The Dark Of The Moon' Daytona 500 Spots

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2011 12:56 AM
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While we don't get the appeal of sitting down for four hours and watching a bunch of cars drive around in a circle, apparently, a lot of other people love it so no surprise that the Daytona 500 has -- this year at least -- become a mini-Super Bowl of sorts. During yesterday's broadcast of the race, two short, new trailers for a couple of the summer's biggest sequels dropped with enough new footage in each to make them worth a moment of your time.

Michael Bay Blows Up Earth & Everything In 'Transformers 3' Super Bowl Spot

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  • February 7, 2011 12:49 AM
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Man, watching the reactions to this one on Twitter was epic and awesome. It was like the sound of 5,000 nerd boners just light up your feed. Love your shit blowed up real good? Michael Bay certainly delivers with this Superbowl ad from "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." Fanboys are in a tizzy right now and yes, it looks impressive, it's well cut and there's mega explosions, etc. But like "Transformers 2" will it be even semi-coherent? Like that picture, will it make you want to punch someone, perhaps yourself for having paid $12 bucks, in the face? Remains to be seen, but geeks will surely be frothing at the mouths for the next few weeks. The 3rd -- and final? -- "Transformers" film hits July 1, 2011 in the 3D-filming that Bay previously hated. Watch it below.

Bumblebee Roughs Up Local Car Dealer Mascot In 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' GM Tie-In Ad

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2011 9:40 AM
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Can't wait to see some actual footage from "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" instead of whatever is in that overly self-serious teaser spot? Then this car ad might fit the bill.

'Transformers 3' Will Be Better Than 'Transformers 2' Says Director Of Terrible 'Transformers' Movie

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 17, 2011 1:07 AM
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“It was kind of a mess, wasn’t it?” says director Michael Bay in an LA Times profile about "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon,", one of the expected blockbusters of next summer's blockbuster season. He's referring to the second film in the series, subtitled "Revenge Of The Fallen." It made $836 million worldwide. You probably saw it. It was popular. We don't need to say it was a raging piece of shit but, oh, well, it seemed to slip out.

The Leftover Question Marks Of 2011 - Can These Films Possibly Be Any Good? Part 1

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  • January 14, 2011 6:22 AM
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The Answer Is Probably Not, But Hey, What The Hell...Our exhausting coverage of the films coming out in 2011 continues and yes, we're tired, hungry and a bit cranky. We used to call this our Least Anticipated Films feature, but this year our New Year's resolution was to be a tiny bit more positive. Frankly, the sentiment applies, but this is also the leftover films of 2011 we just don't know what to do with. Many of them look abysmal, some of us glass-half-full Playlist types (yes, there are a few among us) think, "hey, that picture might not be so bad," while other members of the group stare in shock that such an idea could be possibly floated. So yes, basically these are the films that we don't hold out too much hope, the ones we think look downright cheap and dreadful, made only to turn a buck and the occasional few that look half-decent (and may just not have fit in the character count of our Escapist Features, sue us) --- though before you bombard our comments section, please actually read what we have to say about these films before assuming we're completely writing them off. Also, while it wasn't intentional, some of us do find it amusing that most of the cast of "Twilight" fill these halls. Another trend we just realized? Leighton Meester pretty much means box-office poison (poor cute, "Gossip Girl"). Also, Hollywood seems to be banking on the mostly unknown Alex Pettyfer, but he truly looks like a charisma-free zone of blandness. Onwards to 2011, though, not necessarily upwards in this case....

'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' To Feature Sequences Shot In IMAX

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 12, 2011 5:53 AM
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Paramount Slate For Imax In 2011 Also Includes 'Super 8,' 'Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn' & ' Transformers: Dark Of The Moon'Tom Cruise is looking to bring back his bread and butter franchise with all the bells and whistles possible. The plot is being kept under lock and key and the film is in the midst of a worldwide shoot with "The Incredibles" director Brad Bird at the helm. But just to make sure audiences get as much bang for their hard earned buck as possible, "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" will feature scenes shot in IMAX. Yes, just like Christopher Nolan did for "The Dark Knight."

Watch: Announcement Trailer For 'Transformers 3' Has Lens Flare, Clanking Noises & Lame Backstory

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2010 3:36 AM
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So, when is a teaser trailer not a teaser trailer? When it's an ANNOUNCEMENT TRAILER. That's right fools, Michael Bay plays by his rules and he's not gonna call the first trailer for "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" something sissy like a "teaser trailer." Sounds like the name of a backwoods brothel or something that only dorks and losers who've never felt up a girl in the backseat of a Camaro would think of.

Michael Bay Does Full 180 On 3D, Says He Loves The Technology

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2010 3:10 AM
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"I think 3-D is going to be a fad. I personally don't like 3-D. The glasses impair your peripheral vision. If the studios want to push any technology, it should be IMAX. That's much more immersive." -- Michael Bay, April 2009

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