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It’s never easy to cast young actors, but when John Carney found Ferdia Walsh-Peelo and Lucy Boynton to play Conor Lalor and Raphina in his new film “Sing Street,” he struck gold. Set in inner-city Dublin in 1985, the film follows Conor as he enters Synge Street CBS, a free state school, after his parents can no longer afford to pay for his private school education. While Conor encounters bullies and pedophiles in the institution, he catches the eye of Raphina, a beautiful girl who sits across the street. In order to impress her, he tells her that he has a band and needs a model for a music video. Soon, Conor starts a band called Sing Street with other friends and the group starts writing and recording songs, all the while Conor and Raphina start to fall in love and contemplating leaving Ireland for better pastures. Watch an exclusive »
- Vikram Murthi
Simon Brew Published Date Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 08:00
I think the new Jason Bourne movie had me when, early in the film, Julia Stiles’ returning Nicky unpacks what looks like a Russian Zx Spectrum 48k and starts using it to hack an otherwise impenetrable computer network. I’d like to think she has a quick go on Manic Miner on it when the cameras were off.
Still, by then we’d already had a ‘previously on Jason Bourne recap’, giving a brief overview of the first three films in the series. And we’d had further evidence that director Paul Greengrass – returning with Matt Damon, after the pair (wisely) skipped The Bourne Legacy – has an unmatched ability to make gazing at computer screens the most thrilling and tense thing in the world. For the umpteenth time in Greengrass-directed movies, I nearly yanked the armrests off my seat, as little graphics blipped across a monitor. »
TNT has released a Comic-Con trailer for the second half of season three of its post-apocalyptic drama The Last Ship; check it out here…
The wait is nearly over. TNT’s epic drama The Last Ship – one of basic cable’s Top 5 summer dramas – is preparing to set sail again in its quest to save humanity after a devastating pandemic. Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy), Bridget Regan (Agent Carter), Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck), Travis Van Winkle (Heart of Dixie), Marissa Neitling (Leverage) and Jocko Sims (Masters of Sex) star in the high-impact series, which is produced by Platinum Dunes, with its partners – blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form – serving as executive producers. Co-creators and showrunners Hank Steinberg (creator of Without a Trace, The Nine) and Steven Kane (The Closer) are also executive producers, along with executive producers and directors Paul Holahan and Michael Katleman. The third season »
- Amie Cranswick
There's a reason why Transformers movies do so well at the box office. Yes, they pretty much fail on all story and character fronts, but more than anything, those films are built on spectacle. If you're in love with explosions, fluid and beautiful cinematography, and topnotch visual effects, these films are probably up your alley, if nothing else than to feel that rush of adrenaline from each action scene.
Of course, the man behind the camera, Michael Bay, is synonymous with explosions and crowd-pleasing action. Even if you thoroughly dislike every aspect of the Transformers movies, it's hard to argue against his mastery of the Hollywood spectacle. With that in mind, it's any visual effects junkie's dream to get a peek behind the scenes of such films, and the studio understands that fact. As such, they've taken to Facebook to post a behind-the-scenes look at a car chase and explosion »
- Joseph Medina
The first trailer is out for the action thriller "Skiptrace" starring Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, and Bingbing Fan. The Renny Harlin-directed film follows a detective from Hong Kong who teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal.
Cj Entertainment has premiered the U.S. trailer for "Operation Chromite," the Korean War story tale in which Liam Neeson stars as General Douglas MacArthur, who led the attack against the North Koreans in the Battle of Incheon. The film will open in North America on August 12th.
Relativity Studios has released the new trailer for the supernatural thriller "Before I Wake" which, though shot several years ago, is finally arriving on September 9th.
Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) are parents who adopt an eight-year-old boy, Cody (Jacob Tremblay), who is terrified of falling asleep because his dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. »
- Garth Franklin
Land ahoy! Starz has announced the fourth season of its Black Sails TV show will be the last, leaving Black Sails effectively cancelled. The Treasure Island prequel series was renewed for its fourth and now final season, this time last year. The 10-episode season season four will premiere in 2017.A pirate drama, Black Sails stars Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper, Zach McGowan, and Ray Stevenson. Black Sails is created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine. They exeuctive produce with Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form . Chris Symes, Brad Caleb Kane, and Dan Shotz also executive produce.Read More… »
See Also: Transformers: The Last Knight surprise billboard on display in Times Square
Transformers: The Last Knight reunites Michael Bay with franchise veterans Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and Peter Cullen, who will once again voice Autobot leader Optimus Prime. New additions to the cast include Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School), Jerrod Carmichael (Bad Neighbours), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy), Santiago Cabrera (Merlin) and Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World). The film hits theaters on June 23rd, 2017.
- Gary Collinson
Transformers: The Last Knight will find Optimus Prime going back to Cybertron to learn more about its fate, which will in turn lead him back to Earth to search for a hidden artifact (of course). We know Megatron will be back and in case you wanted to see what almost every Michael Bay set looks like, I give you this behind the scenes clip! Did anyone place any bets on how long it would take... Read More »
- Sean Wist
The upcoming fourth season of Starz’s “Black Sails” will be its last, the premium cable network announced Wednesday. “Black Sails” was created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine, and executive produced by Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, as well as Chris Symes and Dan Shotz. “It’s a rare privilege in television to be given the kind of creative freedom we’ve enjoyed on this show over the last four years. While it was a difficult decision for us to make this season our last, we simply couldn’t imagine anything »
- Linda Ge
If Universal has a stranglehold on the tail-end of the week with Fast Fridays, Tuesdays are traditionally the day when Paramount’s Transformers franchise takes center stage on social platforms.
And sure enough, just yesterday the studio pumped out an all-new set video for Transformers: The Last Knight, Michael Bay’s 2017 blockbuster that represents a defining turning point in the franchise. That’s because, early on in development, Paramount formed a writers room with the sole intention of pumping new blood into its box office juggernaut, eventually mapping out plans for new sequels through 2019.
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The Last Knight will get the ball rolling in June of next year, followed swiftly by a rumored Bumblebee spinoff in 2018 and a new, as-yet-untitled sequel the following year. Ambitious though that may be, Transformers is one of the very few cinematic franchises that continues to muscle its way past »
- Michael Briers
When Universal's Fast & Furious 8 started production earlier this summer, the sequel started a tradition known as Fast Fridays, where the filmmakers would share a special behind-the-scenes video that offers a glimpse at what scenes they shot that particular week. It seems Paramount's Transformers: The Last Knight is starting a new tradition of their own dubbed Transformers Tuesday, where they will share a new video each week for Transformers 5.
This week's video, which debuted on the Transformers Facebook, reveals a scene that features a number of vehicles travelling down a highway, before a massive explosion takes out three of these SUV's, which are seen rolling end over end on this desolate stretch of road. This video also gives us brief glimpses of Michael Bay in action, setting up this explosive scene. We don't know where exactly in the movie this scene will take place quite yet, but hopefully we'll get »
Not a day goes by without Twitter, Instagram and other social feeds taking time to celebrate some form of holiday – no matter how obscure. Over the weekend, World Emoji Day had its turn in the limelight, and Sony took the opportunity to announce Deadpool star T.J. Miller will headline The Emoji Movie (you can check out his cheeky audition tape above).
News arrives in tandem with an official title for the feature film, which will hit theaters in 2017 bearing the name EmojiMovie: Express Yourself.
Miller, meanwhile, has clinched the role of Gene, a ‘meh’ emoji who is designed to display but one emotion much like his parents. An unexpected glitch in his system flips the table, though, opening up a host of expressions for Miller’s cutesy protagonist to experience.
Here’s the all-too-brief logline for Sony’s flick: “Inside your phone, there’s a secret world – and we enter »
- Michael Briers
In this edition of Sequel Bits: Michael Bay welcomes Laura Haddock to the Transformers: The Last Knight set as a new billboard appears in Times Square. A new Jason Bourne featurette explores a gigantic car chase sequence. Dave Franco would like to make Now You See Me 3, of course. Check out the stuff that […]
- Jacob Hall
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Paramount plans to dominate the box office next summer with its latest ‘bot outing Transformers: The Last Knight. Shooting is well underway on the sequel, which is supposedly director Michael Bay’s final turn behind the lens, and so far, everything we know about the blockbuster has stemmed from his social media.
If you’ve an ounce of knowledge about the franchise, you might know what to expect, though. It’ll feature two brigades of sparring robots and a bunch of humans unwillingly caught in the middle. By the looks of this latest marketing reveal, The Last Knight is also aiming to throw in some sort of triple-headed monster-thing.
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The banner, spotted in Times Square, features the resurrected Autobot leader sparring with what appears to be a dragon-bot? Or could it be another dinobot leftover from Age of Extinction? It »
- Gem Seddon
Netflix’s “Master of None” got a lot of critical praise last year, but Alan Yang, who created the show with Aziz Ansari, almost didn’t watch the livestream of Thursday’s Emmy nomination announcements. He was afraid the show might not get any recognition, and of course, he was very glad to be wrong. “Master of None” was nominated in the best comedy category, as well as for the writing and directing of the “Parents” episode, and for Ansari’s performance.
Yang talked about his reaction to the nominations, and about how he and Ansari feel lucky to be working in the industry right now.
What were you doing when you heard the news?
We’re on the East Coast, so it was around 11:40 a.m., people were getting ready to eat lunch. Aziz was like, “Should we watch the Emmy nominations?” I was like, “No! I don’t want to do that!” And »
- Maureen Ryan
About two years ago, I wrote a book on the films of Michael Bay. This unauthorized critical examination saw release in November 2014 under the title Michael F-ing Bay: The Unheralded Genius in Michael Bay’s Films. I knew I was throwing down a gauntlet with a provocative title like that and the reaction to that mere declaration. One troll kept loudly accusing me of writing the book so Michael Bay would hire me. He must have really liked this joke because he made it on several posts, across many websites that carried the announcement of my book. (The Broken Projector was one such outlet and I had a very interesting conversation with Scott Beggs about the book.) This suggested to me that not only did he have no understanding of how Hollywood worked, he almost certainly hadn’t read the book.
That question “Why would someone write a book about Michael Bay?” has »
- The Bitter Script Reader
At a time when many civilized film fans would love to see the Transformers franchise wind down, the Paramount Pictures production only seems to be getting bigger. With a storyline that involves outer space, possible time travel, and the incorporation of the legendary King Arthur mythos, as well as a cast that includes faces both new and old from the previous four entries, it's clear that Transformers: The Last Knight is brimming with ambition.
A new super-sized poster in Times Square billboard gives us a good look at some of what's in store for us when Transformers: The Last Knight comes out next year:
A few things that jump out from this Transformers: The Last Knight billboard:
It looks like Optimus Prime will be facing off against a three-headed foe that looks like something out of a Godzilla movieWhile a portion of the plot is rumored to be set in space, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
In a rather surprise move, a billboard for Transformers: The Last Knight has popped up in New York City’s Times Square. The image features Optimus Prime engaging an unknown enemy. This is a surprise because the movie isn’t even a year out yet and filming is currently underway, though the image could give us a small hint at the film’s villain.
Though we don’t know what Optimus is fighting, it certainly looks like a rendition of the giant-sized planet eater Unicron. After Megatron, Unicron is the most recurring and ultimate villain in nearly iteration of the Transformers franchise, eating planets to turn into fuel for his massive body and seeking the destruction of the Autobot’s Matrix of Leadership. Tansformers: Age of Extinction ended with Optimus going in search of his ‘creators’ and Unicron is one of the oldest transformers to have ever existed, in some »
- Ricky Church
Y'know, it's hard not to like John Krasinksi. After watching him come into his own as Jim from The Office, Krasinski has been working to forge his own path in Hollywood, even being in contention for Captain America before Chris Evans took the shield. Earlier this year he took a great step forward in Michael Bay's 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (a highly underrated flick) and... Read More »
- Paul Shirey
Michael Bay is currently knee-deep in production on the fifth installment of the Transformers franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight. The movie isn't due out until next summer, but Bay has been very active on social media, sharing set photos, videos and even a brand new Transformer named Squeeks. But now it looks like the marketing campaign for the movie has officially kicked off, as the first billboard for Transformers: The Last Knight has surfaced.
The Transformers fan site Seibertron got wind of the new billboard in Times Square in New York City, and posted some pictures to their site and their social media channels. Paramount just recently put up the massive billboard for the movie on 47th Street in Midtown Manhattan. It prominently features Optimus Prime wielding his sword, facing off against what looks to either be a single robot with three heads, or three different robots with the same head. »
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