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Exclusive: ComicBookMovie Sits Down With The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

20 December 2014 12:00 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Earlier this week, I had the chance to sit down and chat with three of the stars from Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The Michael Bay-produced film was a success at the box office grossing over $477M and was quickly given the go ahead for a sequel, which is due out June 3, 2016. Take a look below at my extensive conversation with Pete Ploszek (Leonardo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello), and Noel Fisher (Michelangelo). Unfortunately, Alan Ritchson (Raphael) was unavailble, as he was hard at work on his upcoming film, Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland. Also, don't forget that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, so if you haven't picked it up already, you can do so by clicking Here! Rohan (Cbm): Hey guys, hope you're all doing well. It's great to speak with you. Just wanted to start off by saying »

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20 Worst Movies Of 2014

20 December 2014 11:31 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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For some the trend of sequels, franchise films and comic book movies dominating the highest box office performers of the year is a terrible thing; an indication that sh*t floats, to put it crudely, but that’s not the issue with cinema right now. The problem is the idiots.

As empty-headed blockbusters from the likes of Michael Bay continue to drag in hundreds of millions and paint by numbers models replace creative thought and smart writing it becomes increasingly easy to make bad movies. That’s not to say that blockbusters are unwelcome or universally bad – far from it in fact – but when bad films or poorly thought-out ones do well, it breeds a culture of corner cutting and the dilution of substance.

The end result of that is what happened in 2014: a worrying number of mainstream movies that ended up feeling like they completely missed the mark, »

- Simon Gallagher

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Movie News: See Jessica Chastain Go Gothic for 'Crimson Peak'; Watch Jonah Hill and James Franco in First 'True Story' Trailer

19 December 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Crimson Peak: Jessica Chastain looks properly gothic in the first image from Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, due in theaters on October 16, 2015. The movie is a ghost story, set in a large, spooky old house; Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska also star. [The Film Stage]   Transformers 5: Mark Wahlberg, star of this summer's blockbuster smash Transformers: Age of Extinction, says he has "committed" to doing a "couple" more movies in the series, and thinks the next one will be going into production "soon." But what about director Michael Bay, who has hinted that he wants do other types of movies? Wahlberg would only say that he can't speak for Bay. [MTV]   David Fincher: Director David Fincher is now...

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- Peter Martin

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Mark Wahlberg to star in "couple more" Transformers films

19 December 2014 11:03 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mark Wahlberg has confirmed that he will continue to star in the Transformers franchise.

The Departed actor said that he is returning for "a couple more" films in Michael Bay's action series.

"Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more," he told MTV.

"You know I can't speak for Mr Bay, but something tells me [that] we'll be on the set soon."

The fourth instalment in the franchise - which stars Wahlberg as Cade Yeager - has made more than $1 billion (£640 million) in worldwide ticket sales.

The next Transformers film is scheduled for 2016.

Watch Mark Wahlberg in Transformers: Age of Extinction below: »

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No Surprise Here, Mark Wahlberg Will Return for 'Transformers 5'

19 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Transformers: Age of Ultron -- er, wait that ain't right. Let's start over. Transformers: Age of Extinction -- ah, that's better -- is still the highest grossing movie of 2014, raking in nearly $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office, so of course there is going to be a fifth film in the series. Although it seems franchise helmer Michael Bay is looking to pass off the series to a new director, we now know one person intends to be back for the followup, and it's none other than star Mark Wahlberg. "I committed to doing a couple more," Wahlberg told MTV, before going on to say, "I can't speak for Mr. Bay but, you know, something tells me we'll be on the set soon." No word exactly on what he means by "soon", but Ehren Kruger is back writing the script, so I guess "soon" is basically however long it »

- Jordan Benesh

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Mark Wahlberg Committed To Transformers 5, Filming May Begin “Soon”

19 December 2014 7:34 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Irrelevant of what critics or moviegoers thought of Transformers: Age of Extinction, when a film pulls in a billion dollars at the global box office, the possibility of a sequel is almost a by-gone conclusion. The franchise is, without doubt, one of Paramount’s biggest cash cows — warts and all — so news of a Transformers 5 should come as no surprise to anyone, really.

But the status of the fifth iteration in the financial juggernaut was thrown into question during the production of Age of Extinction when director Michael Bay claimed he wouldn’t return to helm the next installment. Whether Bay stays true to this or not remains to be seen, but one key member of the team who will be returning for Transformers 5 is Mark Wahlberg, who stated that he is committed to doing “a couple more.”

“Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more,” says Wahlberg »

- Michael Briers

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Ilm's VFX Breakdown For Michael Bay's Transformers: Age Of Extinction

19 December 2014 4:46 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction grossed over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office this year. Its closest competitior, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, trails the current champ by as much as $300 million. Bay has received a lot of credit for the film's box office success, but I would argue that the 400 artists at Industrial Light & Magic (Ilm) did most of the heavy lifting. Below, is a newly released visual effects breakdown showcasing their efforts. Enjoy! Transformers: Age Of Extinction - The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their »

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Ilm's VFX Breakdown For Michael Bay's Transformers: Age Of Extinction

19 December 2014 4:46 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction grossed over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office this year. Its closest competitior, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, trails the current champ by as much as $300 million. Bay has received a lot of credit for the film's box office success, but I would argue that the 400 artists at Industrial Light & Magic (Ilm) did most of the heavy lifting. Below, is a newly released visual effects breakdown showcasing their efforts. Enjoy! Transformers: Age Of Extinction - The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their »

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Mark Wahlberg Will Return for Transformers 5

19 December 2014 2:48 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Michael Bay was planning to quit the "Transformers" franchise after the third installment, but ended up returning for the fourth film, "Transformers: Age of Extinction," which was released in June and grossed over $1 billion in theaters. It was recently reported that "Transformers 5" is being planned and that Bay may once again return to direct. And now that "Transformers: Age of Extinction" star Mark Wahlberg is promoting "The Gambler," he revealed that he'll return for "Transformers 5" as well. "Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more," Wahlberg told MTV. "You know I can't speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we'll be on the set soon." »

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Mark Wahlberg committed to Transformers 5 (and 6)

19 December 2014 2:06 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in October it was confirmed that Michael Bay will not return to the director’s chair for the fifth instalment of the Transformers franchise, but it seems that Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg will be back for the next movie, and the one after that too…

“Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more,” Wahlberg told MTV during a promotional interview for his new film The Gambler. “I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon.”

Previous reports have suggested that Paramount has set a 2016 release date for Transformers 5, so if that’s the case you’d have to imagine the project will need to come together quickly… beginning with a new director.

See Also: Paramount campaigning for a Best Picture nod for Transformers: Age of Extinction

Who would you like to see taking over the reins on Transformers? »

- Gary Collinson

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Transformers: Mark Wahlberg committed to "a couple more"

18 December 2014 11:06 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Wahlberg is on board for Transformers 5, and says "something tells me we'll be on the set soon".

The biggest box office hit of the year on planet Earth has been Michael Bay's Transformers: Age Of Extinction. The widely-maligned Transformers 4 may have seen its Us takings fall after the previous film, but the fact that it was such a huge hit in China helped power it to a $1.087bn gross. Second place Guardians Of The Galaxy sits a long way behind on $772m worldwide.

While on the promotional trail for his new film, The Gambler, Mark Wahlberg was asked if his appearance in Transformers: Age Of Extinction was to be his only one. Or would he be returning for Transformers 5?

"Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more", he confirmed to MTV. As for when? "I can't speak for Mr Bay, but something tells me we'll »

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Dear Twitter: Sony and Theater Owners Aren’t to Blame

18 December 2014 5:02 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s been a rough month for Sony Pictures Entertainment, to say the least.

First came the calamitous hack, then came damaging leaks, which were amplified by massive media coverage and, finally, the withdrawal of “The Interview” from theaters (and any other kind of release).

All of this was unavoidable. But what came next wasn’t.

News of the pullout was greeted by a flurry of derisive tweets from high-profile talent who ripped the decision for many different reasons. Comedy stars should know a thing or two about bad timing, but it came across as insensitive given that the studio — as well as the exhibitors — were trying to do the right thing.

Take your pick of the nitpicking (some excerpted below): An act of cowardice. A victory for censorship and a loss for freedom of speech. A bad setting of precedent that invited other terrorists to do same.

They’re entitled to their opinions, »

- Andrew Wallenstein

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Big Surprise: Mark Wahlberg Confirms Return for 'Transformers 5'

18 December 2014 3:30 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After the disaster that was Transformers: Age of Extinction, we know you're just chomping at the bits to get Mark Wahlberg back on the big screen as an inventor and friend of the Autobots. Well, the good news is that the actor is currently making the publicity rounds for this month's release of The Gambler, and of course he was asked about the future of the toy-selling franchise. MTV asked if he was coming back for the inevitable Transformers 5, and Wahlberg said, "Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more… you know I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon.” Wait, what's that about Bay now? Back in 2012 we heard that Age of Extinction would be the last Transformers movie that Michael Bay would direct (though he said that for Dark of the Moon too). However, just this past spring, »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Transformers 5' Begins Shooting Soon Says Mark Wahlberg

18 December 2014 3:04 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Despite a spate of negative reviews, and with just a few weeks left in 2014, Transformers: Age of Extinction remains the only movie all year to crack $1 billion at the box office worldwide, even though it is in fifth place on the domestic charts. With grosses like that, Transformers 5 is likely not too far behind. Though, it still isn't known who will direct, since Transformers franchise director Michael Bay revealed in August that he is not coming back. Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg has confirmed that he is committed to doing "a couple more" Transformers sequels, with the next movie shooting soon. He even hints that Michael Bay may be returning after all.

"Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more. I can't speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we're going to be on the set soon."

Mark Wahlberg isn't the only actor who wants Michael Bay to return as director. »

- MovieWeb

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Mark Wahlberg Says He’ll Probably Be Back for Transformers 5

18 December 2014 2:49 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Despite being one of the more underwhelming films released this year (though not as bad as Need for Speed), the fourth Transformers movie made a lot of money.  Like, over $1 billion worldwide a lot.  Needless to say, Paramount Pictures will be making Transformers 5; that much was never in doubt.  What is up in the air is whether Michael Bay will return to direct.  Paramount and the producers will be doing everything they can to get Bay back (after all, under his stewardship this franchise has made them insane amounts of money), but Bay has yet to officially commit to returning.  He recently entered talks to helm 13 Hours, a film about the embassy attack in Benghazi, but the filmmaker has yet to announce his next movie. Though Bay may or may not be back, it appears that the franchise’s new star, Mark Wahlberg, will indeed be returning for Transformers 5, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Obviously: Mark Wahlberg Will Star In ‘Transformers 5’

18 December 2014 2:15 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Already committed to a new trilogy from the outset, as per the standard contract of all Hollywood tentpoles, actor Mark Wahlberg confirmed he will fulfill his obligation to star in “Transformers 5” by starring in “Transformers 5.” "Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more... you know I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon," he told MTV today. Michael Bay will not be coming back to direct the fifth installment of the series. No director has been named yet. Watch the riveting confirmation below. »

- Edward Davis

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Judd Apatow, Steve Carell, and More Stars React to Sony Canceling 'The Interview'

18 December 2014 12:20 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Did America just lose its first cyberwar?

Sony announced Wednesday that The Interview will not be released after a hack leaked embarrassing executive emails, full-length movies and threatened Americans in theaters with 9/11-like attacks if they went to see it.

The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, and in the comedy, North Korea's Kim Jong-Un is assassinated. But the actors need not worry as their famous friends are standing up for them and their right to creative expression.

News: Here is Sony's statement about canceling 'The Interview'

Taking to Twitter, everyone from Judd Apatow to Rob Lowe to Mitt Romney are blasting Sony's decision to cancel the controversial comedy's theatrical release.

I think it is disgraceful that these theaters are not showing The Interview. Will they pull any movie that gets an anonymous threat now?

Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 17, 2014

This only guarantees that this movie will be seen by more people on Earth than it »

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Mark Wahlberg Is Committed To Transformers 5

18 December 2014 11:05 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth installment in Paramount's billion-dollar Transformers franchise grossed over $1.08 billion at the box office, easily making it the highest grossing film of the year. Following its success, plans for the fifth and sixth installments were set in motion with Paramount setting an expected 2016 release date for the fifth film. After Michael Bay, director of the first four films, chose to just produce and not direct the fifth film, it was uncertain whether or not star Mark Wahlberg, who played Cade Yeager, would return to the franchise. While promoting his upcoming release The Gambler, Wahlberg spoke with MTV about the future of the Transformers franchise and seemingly confirmed his involvement in the upcoming sequel as well as possibly another sequel or two: "Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more... you know I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be »

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Sony Pictures Has 'No Further Release Plans' for 'The Interview'

18 December 2014 5:56 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Following news that Sony Pictures had canceled the December 25th theatrical release of The Interview, it was still unclear if the film was simply postponed until a later date while authorities investigate the veracity of the hacker group's threats of terrorism or if it would instead be released via video-on-demand or DVD. Now it appears that Sony Pictures might be shelving the film for good.

"Sony Pictures has no further release plans for the film," the studio told Deadline when asked if a home release for The Interview was in »

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10 Most Shockingly Brilliant Movie Moments In 2014

18 December 2014 5:01 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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There were some painful inevitabilities in 2014: Michael Bay’s films made a bucket-load of money despite being mostly terrible, South Korean (Allegedly) didn’t take too kindly to Sony’s The Interview and the last Hobbit movie proved that Peter Jackson unnecessarily over-reached. In terms of the front-runners of the year, it was no surprise that comic book movies basically ruled the box office, or that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Imitation Game was little more than Oscar bait, but amongst the clanging inevitabilities and the lack of surprises there were some revelations.

Despite the high frequency of comic book movies, sequels and franchise starters, the filmic landscape of the last twelve years packed a variety of surprises: some meant that films were over-rated, some under-rated, and some were so atypical that they utterly defied most expectations that came with them pre-release. This was the year of a talking tree, »

- Simon Gallagher

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