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Fans of the pizza-loving heroes in a half shell can rejoice: There appears to be a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game on the way. The Australian Classification Board has listed a new game titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan on their database, which received a certificate of M yesterday. This is the second sighting of the game on such a site, with Gematsu finding a posting on a Brazilian classification site earlier in the month, listing the game as being available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360.
Now, you may be thinking that this isn’t that big of a deal; there have been many Tmnt games before, with the latest being released only last year as a tie-in to the 2014 film. While some of the numerous video game outings for the sewer-dwelling crime fighters have been good, the majority of them are terrible »
- Joseph Banham
We already know there’s going to be a trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse attached to Star Wars: The Force Awakens this December, with Captain America: Civil War also likely, and it seems we’ll be getting our first look at another of 2016’s big comic book movie sequels.
Speaking at the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest, Arrow star Stephen Amell has suggested that the first trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will be attached to the Disney blockbuster, stating that: “If you’re a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan, then you’re going to want to go to the theater in December before a relatively big movie that’s being released for a fantastic trailer.
See Also: New details about Bebop and Rocksteady in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
- Gary Collinson
The parameters, mutually agreed upon by my editor Danny Kasman and myself, are these: A bi-weekly (every two weeks) column, entitled "On Mubi / Off," covering two films—one currently available on the Mubi streaming platform in the United States, the other screening offsite (in theaters, on VOD, Blu-ray/DVD, etc). The movies may share some similarities in approach, execution and theme, or they may not. Mostly, my own interests and curiosity will dictate what films are covered and in what way, and I hope you'll find the prose, the pairings, and/or the analysis compelling enough to follow along.On MUBITerminal Island (Stephanie Rothman, 1973)Sight unseen, I thought Stephanie Rothman's 1973 exploitation cheapie Terminal Island would make for a good inaugural article lead-off—something Z-grade disreputable to complement the A-level sleaze (not necessarily a criticism) of the other movie covered in this column. (We'll get to you momentarily, Mr. Bond. »
- Keith Uhlich
They came via hyperdrive and warp speed, and even by New Jersey Transit, these devotees of Stars both Trek and Wars to mix with the high-rolling, arts-underwriting swells at a benefit performance for the Montclair Film Festival. But mostly, these disciples of sci-fi's top-shelf franchises made a pilgrimage to the Garden State to watch Stephen Colbert host a two-hour "celebrity nerd-off" with director J.J. Abrams, just three-and-a-half weeks before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you listened closely on Saturday night, you could hear a million-ish »
This summer, Paramount and Hasbro put together a team of writers to come up with new ideas for the Transformers franchise, which yielded at least three new movies that are in development. Deadline reports that the studio is continuing this writers room experiment with two more franchises, G.I. Joe and the upcoming Micronauts. Akiva Goldsman, who supervised the Transformers writers room, is now set to come up with ideas and oversee both of these new writers' rooms as well.
This new development means that Akiva Goldsman won't be available to write Transformers 5, which he had originally planned to do. Now he will be supervising the writing process, with Paramount currently in negotiations with Transformers writers room participants Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and the writing team of Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man) to write the sequel. This change was approved by Paramount, Hasbro and producers Michael Bay, »
Is Universal on its way to botching its planned series of Universal Monster reboots? Based on a piece published yesterday in Variety, it's certainly starting to sound that way. According to the article, which features interviews with Universal head Donna Langley and writers Alex Kurtzman ("Transformers") and Chris Morgan ("Furious 7"), the studio has hired a stable of storyboard artists, designers and writers to bring such characters as Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Mummy and the Wolfman to life for contemporary audiences. The iconic monsters, each of which has a specific writer or writers attached, will inhabit a "shared universe" in a series of interconnected films set in modern day. As Kurtzman put it: “The idea is that we have a deep bench of brains to consult with about how their monster fits into our world as we go forward." Added Morgan: ““This is not a heightened world. We’re exploring »
- Chris Eggertsen
Michael Bay is known far and wide for a couple of things. One is making movies with gigantic explosions in them. Another is co-opting 1980.s nostalgia properties...and putting giant explosions in them. There.s another thing that he.s done quite a lot of in his career that he.s probably less well known for, however. All those reboots of classic horror franchises that you.ve seen over the last 10 years? He.s produced nearly every single one. From The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to A Nightmare on Elm Street, Bay has mutilated, sorry, produced all of them. He was not, however, a fan of all of them. He reportedly walked out of the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th and, interestingly, it wasn.t because it was terrible. There are a number of reasons a producer might distance themselves from a movie. Significant changes take the film in a different »
Directed by Michael Bay
Say what you will about Michael Bay—and people have said a lot about Michael Bay—the man knows how to make an action movie. Bad Boys, from 1995, his first feature film, and its sequel, from 2003, which is making its Blu-ray debut as part of a 20th anniversary collection from Sony Pictures, are just two notable examples. These films are bursting at the seams with car chases, gunfights, explosions, and more, much more. There isn’t a whole lot beneath the surface, but there doesn’t really need to be. What these two films set out to do, they do very well, and what Bay does best, he does better than anybody. That may not always (hardly ever) be critically acceptable in terms of “quality cinema, »
- Jeremy Carr
During Hasbro’s Investor Day, CEO Brian Goldner has given fans of the Transformers franchise their first look at the early placeholder logo design for the as-yet-untitled fifth instalment in the series, which you can see here courtesy of TFW2005…
So far, details on Transformers 5 are scarce, although it is thought that Michael Bay will be returning to direct once more, and will reunite with Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg. It is slated for release in 2017.
- Gary Collinson
Shia Labeouf won me over this week. Like most of you, I.d grown tired of the once-popular actor.s public stunts, from the paper bag on his head at a world premiere to the screaming of motivational phrases at random audience members. Enough was enough. But the #AllMyMovies project, which let us watch Shia watching all of Shia.s movies, was just interesting enough to lure me back into Labeouf.s web of crazy. especially because the experiment revealed that he hates the Transformers movies as much as we do. Part of the fun of watching Shia Labeouf watch his movies was to gauge his reaction as you played along from home. Sometimes, as when he watched The Even Stevens Movie, he appeared to be having the time of his life. However, during the screenings of Michael Bay.s Transformers trilogy . of which Shia Labeouf played an integral part »
Schreiber portrays a former one-hit wonder who finds himself out of a job when the record store he works at, owned by Springfield’s character, suddenly closes. During a chance meeting at a showcase with an up-and-coming music artist, played by Bacon, he is asked to produce and record her debut album.
Schreiber received an Emmy nomination for “Orange Is the New Black” and stars in Michael Bay’s upcoming “13 Hours.” Springfield was seen in the second season of “True Detective” and “Ricki and the Flash.”
Schreiber is repped by ICM and Circle of Confusion, »
- Dave McNary
While Paramount focused on the high-octane nature of Michael Bay’s high-profile thriller 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi for last week’s explosive trailers, this time around the studio is drawing attention to the harrowing stories of the real-life American who experienced the controversial event first-hand, and how their tales of bravery will be depicted in January’s thriller.
Featuring the voices of Mark ‘Oz’ Geist, Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto and John ‘Tig’ Tiegen, today’s featurette pairs their accounts of the events that unfolded in Libya circa 2012 with never-before-seen footage from the actioner, along with a peek behind the scenes of Michael Bay’s latest feature film. Putting the politics to one side, as one voice reveals, 13 Hours is really a story about what happened for the boots on the ground, and such an approach has garnered their backing: “We decided that the story that was being told wasn’t what happened that night. »
- Michael Briers
Ravi Patel’s first role as a call-center operator in Michael Bay’s Transformers had him working the notorious “Apu” accent. Eight years on and the actor is in the midst of his own transformation, from token Indian to charming disruptor. Patel’s splashy 2015 documentary (and soon, feature film) Meet the Patels features his actual family weighing in as he tries to find a wife the vintage, arranged way. He parlayed that naturalism into TV ubiquity of a kind typically elusive to brown men in Hollywood: as an unaccented sous chef on the ABC comedy Grandfathered, and a struggling, lovable — and very real — Indian-American actor on Aziz Ansari’s bingeable new comedy, Master of None. Vulture recently talked to Patel about working with Ansari, marriage, and his conflicted relationship with the infamous accent.Ravi Patel: From your name, I’m guessing you’re Indian. It’s true. Meet the Patels is real for me. »
- Mallika Rao
A new featurette has arrived online for Michael Bay’s upcoming action thriller 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, which features interviews with the real life heroes portrayed in the film, along with behind the scenes footage. You can watch it below after the official synopsis…
See Also: New poster and trailer for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the Us State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.
This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack. »
- Amie Cranswick
In an alternate dimension with no Pam, Jim Halpert and Roy Anderson have grown epic beards and decided that nobody should mess with them. (Actually, there are a lot of beards in here. How many can you count?) That's kind of how this trailer goes — plus some cryptic teasers ("When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right"), and the wonderfully explosive montages of Michael Bay doing his thing sans robots. The film, based on Mitchell Zuckoff's Thirteen Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, is already generating politically charged articles, as well as comparisons to American Sniper (wow, that was fast!). Timing-wise, it makes sense: The film is slated for the same release window as Sniper, and it'll come as a Benghazi reminder right as the 2016 election kicks into gear. As with the book, Bay's 13 Hours will retell the true story »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
The latest featurette for Michael Bay‘s Benghazi movie “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi ” brings the horrors of war to life through interviews with the real-life soldiers portrayed in the film. In a clip titled “The Men Who Lived It,” the voices of Mark ‘Oz’ Geist, Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto and John ‘Tig’ Tiegen are heard along with never before seen footage from the film and behind-the-scenes video from set. “’13 Hours” tells the minute-by-minute story of what happened that night — “what we all did, what we went through,” one soldier says in a voiceover. Also Read: Michael Bay's Benghazi »
- Debbie Emery
This past Sunday November 8th, the three real Security Operators behind 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi – Kris “Tanto” Paronto, John “Tig” Tiegen, and Mark “Oz” Geist – along with John Krasinski, as the Grand Marshall, attended the Aaa Texas 500 Race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas, Texas.
Grand Marshalls Actor John Krasinski and U.S. Security Team members Mark “Oz” Geist, John “Tig” Tiegen and Kris “Tanto” Paronto deliver the starting command during the Nascar Sprint Cup Series Aaa Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 8, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
Actor John Krasinski (R) meets Carl Edwards (C), driver of the #19 Sport Clips Toyota, and Annex Security Team members Mark “Oz” Geist and John “Tig” Tiegen prior to the Nascar Sprint Cup Series Aaa Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 8, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt »
- Michelle McCue
Michael Bay's latest film, 13 Hours, follows the true story of the attack on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, after which a team of six American security operators attempted to repel the attackers and save as many lives as they could. A new featurette has hit that shows us Kris “Tanto” Paronto, John... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Sneak Peek footage from the Starz original 'pirate' drama TV series "Black Sails: The Complete Second Season", executive produced by Michael Bay, now available in a 3-disc set on Blu-ray + Digital HD, Ultraviolet and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment:
"...in Season 2, the 'Walrus' crew is stranded with an army of Spanish soldiers standing between them and their precious 'Urca' gold.
" And with their crimes against their brethren no longer a secret, 'Flint' and 'Silver' must join forces in a desperate bid for survival.
"Meanwhile, 'Eleanor Guthrie' struggles to maintain her grip on Nassau, as a new breed of pirate arrives in the form of 'Ned Low', a man for whom violence isn’t just a tool, it’s a pastime.
"As blood is spilled and tensions mount, 'Charles Vane' must decide which he values more: Eleanor’s life or the respect of his men.
"And unbeknownst to all of them, »
- Michael Stevens
A new featurette has come online for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi.
The new video features interviews with the real life American heroes portrayed in the film: Mark ‘Oz’ Geist, Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto, and John ‘Tig’ Tiegen, never before seen footage from the film and behind-the-scenes footage from set.
Paramount Pictures will be releasing 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi – based on the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff and members of the Annex Security Team – on January 15th, 2016.
Before seeing the film, read the story of these brave Americans who put themselves in harm’s way, served their country honorably and died serving others.
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- Michelle McCue
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