15 items from 2017
Rob Leane Jul 20, 2017
The latest Transformers movie may have received a critical drubbing, but that isn't going to stop Machinima's online-only animated output.
Transformers: Titans Return will be the next short series from Machinima. It will follow on from Combiner Wars, which has apparently garnered over 125 million views worldwide since its debut last year.
An impressive, geek-friendly cast has been assembled for the series. The original Optimus Prime voice actor, Peter Cullen, is joining the show, as is Judd Nelson, who voiced Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime in the 1986 animated movie.
Alongside these veteran Autobot voice boxes, fans will also get to hear Michael Dorn as Fortress Maximus, Wil Wheaton as Perceptor, Nolan North as Metroplex and Jason David Frank as Emissary. Exciting times!
Reprising roles from Combiner Wars will be »
Hasbro, a global play and entertainment company, and Machinima, the premiere digital video programmer of gamer and fandom-focused content, announced the launch of the second chapter of digital series, Titans Return. The companies have confirmed that Peter Cullen, who originated the voice of Optimus Prime in the 1980s animated Transformersseries, will be making his Prime Wars Trilogy debut in the upcoming installment as the voice of Optimus Prime. Cullen will be joined by a host of fan favorites including Judd Nelson, who is reprising his roles of Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod from the 1986 animated Transformers movie, Michael Dorn as Fortress Maximus, Wil Wheaton as Perceptor, Nolan North as Metroplex and Jason David Frank as Emissary.
They are joined by returning talent from Combiner Wars, including Abby Trott (Windblade), Jason Marnocha (Megatron), Frank Todaro (Starscream), Lana McKissack (Mistress of Flame), and DashieGames (Menasor), as well as a new set of »
- Gig Patta
- Dusty Stowe
Set to reprise the role of Optimus Prime is Transformers legend Peter Cullen, while he’ll be joined by his The Transformers: The Movie co-star Judd Nelson, who reprises the roles of Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime from the 1986 animated classic.
Also set to feature are Michael Dorn as Fortress Maximus, Wil Wheaton as Perceptor, Nolan North as Metroplex and Jason David Frank as Emissary, while Abby Trott (Windblade), Jason Marnocha (Megatron), Frank Todaro (Starscream), Lana McKissack (Mistress of Flame), and DashieGames (Menasor) all reprise their roles from Transformers: Combiner Wars alongside a new set of influencers like MatPat (Computron), Rob Dyke (Devastator) and Tay Zonday (Chorus of the Primes).
Picking up right where the destruction of the Combiner Wars left off, Transformers Titans Return takes the »
- Gary Collinson
Last year, digital media company Machinima and toy maker Hasbro teamed up for Transformers: Combiner Wars, which delivered big numbers on Go90. Now, the second part of what those companies are billing as the “Prime Wars trilogy” is on its way, and it features some prime additions to its voice cast. An animated series called Titans Return is set to arrive on Go90 in November, and its voice cast will feature a combination of 80s and 90s TV notables, YouTube stars, and other performers.
As per usual, Titans Return will feature tussles between the benevolent Autobots and the wretched Decepticons, who have repeatedly done battle since first locking horns as part of a 1984 toy line. Despite their longevity, the Transformers remain popular. According to Machinima, the first third of Prime Wars has received 125 million views.
The actor receiving top billing in a Machinima press release is Peter Cullen, who first »
- Sam Gutelle
Ever wonder what the stars of your favorite movies and TV shows got up to when the cameras weren’t rolling? Well, we have some partial answers for you.
Keep scrolling to see the best behind-the-scenes shots from decades past. They’re totally phat, gnarly, groovy and … you get the idea:
- Lydia Price
Was it the jock? Was it the nerd? The answer to which member of the legendary ’80s movie-star posse, The Brat Pack, got “laid” the most might not surprise you: the bad boy.
“I’ll go with Judd Nelson,” he said.
That wasn’t all Hall had to say about his former castmates during Cohen’s “Plead the Fifth” segment, in which stars can choose »
- Liam Berry
Written by Dennis Hopeless, Ross Thibodeaux | Art by Serg Acuna, Rob Guillory | Published by Boom Studios
At first glance, the idea of a WWE comic seems pretty absurd. It is not super surprising it exists as we live in a world where any licensed property is bound to have some version of a comic, but the more you look at this pairing the more it ends up making sense. Professional wrestling and comics have a lot in common with their over the top characters, larger than life storylines, and their ability to be self-aware in a humorous manner. Dennis Hopeless is able to use that common ground and make this comic much better than it has any business being.
In this issue, we get a heavy dose of the Lunatic Fringe Dean Ambrose. Even if you never watched an episode of WWE before you’ll get a solid understanding of »
- Dan Clark
[[tmz:video id="0_enwh6x50"]] Michael Rapaport says the scumbag who hurled racist taunts at Orioles star Adam Jones should be banned from all Mlb games for life ... period. Rapaport is really pissed off about the situation -- with Jones claiming Red Sox fans yelled the n-word at him during the Monday night game at Fenway Park. Rap -- a huge Yankees fan -- said the fans behind the taunts are disgusting and should never step foot inside an Mlb stadium ever again. »
- TMZ Staff
We prefer to remember these monumental moments in teen film makeouts instead of our own high school experiences. Please join us on a butterfly-inducing trip down memory lane.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Shortly before making us collapse in tears, A Walk to Remember has us swooning at the sight of Jamie (Mandy Moore) and Landon’s (Shane West) first non-theater obligated kiss. Like the entirety of the first date Landon planned, the kiss is perfect.
Never Been Kissed (1999)
- Lydia Price
With a multi-generational reunion of sorts between Brat Pack alum Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy’s son in the works, we’re taking the opportunity to catch up with all of the former ’80s teen phenoms — and their offspring — over 30 years after they first earned their iconic nickname.
During a recent appearance on The Moms, McCarthy revealed that his 15-year-old son, Sam, will appear in an upcoming movie called All These Small Moments alongside the famous red-head.
“She emailed me on the first day and she said, ‘Your son just did a scene and when he walked away, it was »
- Mike Miller
In the farthest corner of a wedding reception sit the undesirables: the Kepps, Bina (Lisa Kudrow) and Jerry (Craig Robinson), a passive-aggressive couple invited by the father of the groom; Jo (June Squibb), the elderly former nanny of the bride’s family, almost swallowed by her hot-pink cake hat; the bride’s creepy cousin Walter (Stephen Merchant), on parole for crimes unknown; Renzo (Tony Revolori), the sex-obsessed teenage son of a deceased family friend; and Eloise (Anna Kendrick), the ex-girlfriend of the best man, deposed from her original spot at the front by a new flame. Yes, it’s The Breakfast Club remade with adults, complete with secrets waiting to be spilled, a soundtrack of ’80s hits (performed by a tireless wedding band), and a pot-smoking interlude. Kendrick even has Molly Ringwald’s slightly open mouth, minus the full lips, and Revolori could pass for a dorkier Judd Nelson. And »
- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Over the past several years, filmmaker Kevin Smith has been talking about making sequels to his first two films, with Clerks III and Mallrats 2 both being developed extensively. At one point, the Mallrats sequel was going to become a TV show, but today the filmmaker announced that his next project will actually be a remake of his 2001 comedy Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. The filmmaker announced the news with a lengthy statement on Instagram. Here's the first half of that statement below, where he reveals what happened to both the Clerks III and Mallrats 2 projects.
"This is not a drill! This is an actual image from my laptop! Yes, Kids - @jayandsilentbob are coming back! Here's the story: Sadly, Clerks III can't happen (one of our four leads opted out of the flick). So I worked on a #Mallrats movie instead... which also didn't happen because it turned into a #Mallrats series. »
Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers — American Sons, American Murderers aired last week, and even if you were familiar with the case, you still may have been surprised by some of the more grisly details. One of the strangest things about the case, in which Erik and Lyle Menendez brutally murdered their parents, is that the crime was inspired by a TV miniseries . . . which was inspired by a real murder case. The film is called Billionaire Boys Club, and it stars Judd Nelson as a rich La playboy who runs a Ponzi scheme. It begins as a "get rich quick" scam, but eventually the crimes become more serious, and the need for cash leads to murder. Here's a poorly recorded video of the trailer: It sounds like a ridiculous story, but the movie is based on a real organization. The Billionaire Boys Club was founded in the '80s by Joseph Henry Gamsky, »
- Maggie Pehanick
You all remember 2012’s comic adaptation of Bad Kids Go To Hell, right? Probably not. Most seem to have missed Matthew Spradlin’s under-the-radar private school thriller, but – nevertheless – Ben Browder makes his directorial debut with the film’s follow-up sequel, Bad Kids Of Crestview Academy. Once again, a handful of rebellious, not-so-angelic students find themselves serving a deadly detention sentence where anything goes. Sex, drugs and adorable kitten videos – these kids are anarchists to the core, soaked in spoiled-teens-so-rotten-you-want-them-dead appeal. Welcome back to creator Barry Wernick’s educational house of horrors, just don’t mind the stripped-down nature of this barebones continuation.
Sammi Hanratty stars as Siouxsie Hess, a Crestview student seeking vengeance after the death of her sister Alyson (Ashlyn McEvers). Not too long ago, the academy held a party where Siouxsie’s sister supposedly committed suicide. A handful of students corroborated the same story, all of whom »
- Matt Donato
15 items from 2017
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