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Back to the Future is having its 30th Anniversary this month, and the film is on such a high in 2015 as one of simply the most beloved, classic, and near perfect blockbusters so rare today. It has something to do with the fact that the sequel had a portion set in today’s 2015 and even got a few of those predictions correct (still holding out for that Cubs World Series though). But it also has to do with the fact that as we’ve turned every started reading every show and movie as though it were filled with all the little clues and Easter Eggs of Lost, we’ve come to realize just how well constructed a screenplay Back to the Future truly is.
So it seems like now would be a great time to talk remake. Think about it: 2015 movie in which a new Marty McFly with a Justin Bieber »
- Brian Welk
Director Marcus Nispel might be primarily known for helming 2003’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and 2009’s Friday The 13th remakes, as well as being in my opinion, one of the best music video directors of all time, but this week sees the release of Exeter, a film that has went through three years of shuffled release dates and name changes. Originally titled Backmask, Exeter is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the exorcism subgenre, a film that knows what its audience is, and revels in that self aware approach.
Nispel was nice enough to chat with us for a bit, regarding the long journey of Exeter and its do it yourself approach, the difference between a film like this and a big studio reboot, and…Charles Manson? Read on for one entertaining conversation with one of the nicest filmmakers working today, and catch Exeter when it hits »
- Jerry Smith
There’s a scene just before the third act climax in Michael Bay’s magnum opus Bad Boys II where Marcus and Mike are about to head out on a suicide mission, against strict orders, to rescue Marcus’s sister/Mike’s girlfriend Syd. Suddenly, some Swat members walk in and one says, “I don’t know you, but you look like you’re about to do something stupid.” The Swat members then help them on their ridiculous suicide mission.
My name is Dylan Moses Griffin. You don’t know me, but I’m about to do something stupid, and I’m hoping you’ll join me on this ridiculous suicide mission. I am here today to plead the case of Michael Bay as being great in his own totally unlikable way.
There’s hardly a director more disliked, it seems, than Michael Bay. It’s understandable, as the man »
- Dylan Griffin
Every time it feels like Hollywood has decided to remake a property that couldn’t be more sacred, they one up the ante. Michael Bay has been prepping a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense/horror classic The Birds, and Variety reports that the project has now found its director: Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen. Van Rooijen has directed the thrillers Tape and Daylight previously, but never a film in the English language.
Hitchcock’s film from 1963, arguably his last great movie and the story of how birds terrorized a small town in Northern California, has never been officially remade, but its influences are everywhere. Heck, even Jurassic World has a scene with pterodactyls worthy of Hitch.
No details on additional plot points or when production is expected to begin have yet been revealed.
So far the list of movies based on board games includes Clue, Battleship, Jumanji, and maybe someday, »
- Brian Welk
The original film, based on the shorty story by Daphne du Maurier, followed a San Francisco socialite who moves to a small northern California town that suddenly comes under attack from various types of birds.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
The remake of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds is still very much an active project...
To answer your question: no, nothing's sacred.
There's not a great number of people who get to the end of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and reckon that it needs a fresh approach. But the team at Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes appear to be on that very short list.
For some time now, there's been talk of a remake of The Birds, but after hearing nothing for a while, we thought the idea had been quietly dropped. Yet we thought wrong. News now reaches us that the new The Birds has found a director, and very much remains an active project.
Little is known thus »
It takes a bold individual to think to themselves, "You know, Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds could use a remake," and a bolder one still to put that plan into motion. Enter Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes production company, who have teamed up with Peter Guber's Mandalay Pictures to revisit and remake the 1963 horror classic. Along with Universal, the production companies have now tapped director Diederik Van Rooijen (Daylight) to helm the picture. Variety reports that Van Rooijen is leading the flock on The Birds remake, but no new plot details are available at this point. The original film, adapted from Daphne Du Maurier's short story, centered on a San Francisco socialite who moves north to a small California town, only to find that it's come under attack from various types of birds. If you're unfamiliar with the picture, this trailer should help give you a general idea »
- Dave Trumbore
Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense has a long filmmography to pick and choose from. With Hollywood remaking just about everything in sight, it's no surprise that The Birds is up next. Michael Bay is producing the upcoming flick, and today, Variety has revealed that there's a director lined up and ready:
After successfully remaking several 80s slasher films, Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes banner look ready to remake one of the master of suspense’s classic films alongside Peter Guber’s Mandalay Pictures.
Rooijen doesn't have a very large body of work, so it's »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
See Also: First look at Bebop and Rocksteady in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is once again produced by Michael Bay, with David Green (Earth to Echo). directing. Megan Fox (April O’Neill), Will Arnett (Vernon Fenwick), William Fichtner (Eric Sacks), Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Jeremy Howard (Donatello), Pete Ploszek (Leonardo) and Noel Fisher (Michelangelo) all return to the cast, while new additions include Stephen Amell (Arrow) as Casey Jones, Tyler Perry (Gone Girl) as Baxter Stockman, Brian Tee (The Wolverine) as The Shredder, Gary Anthony Williams (Boston Legal) as Bebop and WWE’s Sheamus as Rocksteady with Alessandra Ambrosio (Casino Royale) and Laura Linney (The Fifth Estate) in unconfirmed roles. The »
- Gary Collinson
Director: Alan Taylor; Screenwriters: Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier; Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith; Running time: 125 mins; Certificate: 12A
Terminator Genisys says and does nothing new, preferring instead to exhume the past and take one almighty metallic dump on it. Relentlessly dull and lacking any entertainment value beyond a solitary penis-themed one-liner from Arnold Schwarzenegger, it's hard to fathom how badly they've rewired rather than rebooted this ailing franchise.
The plot is an utter mess, throwing together Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), her son John Connor (Jason Clarke) and nondescript soldier Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) in various timelines that rewrite history and feature multiple incarnations of Schwarzenegger's iconic, leather-clad figure. By the end, you'll be wishing he could travel back in time and terminate the franchise after T2. That's if you're still capable of rational thought. It's a very tough two hours.
The unengaging, unintelligible story »
Michael Bay will never be one of my favourite directors and I've never been particularly enthralled when a new Bay project is announced, but I do feel a slight sense of relief that Michael Bay won't immediately be jumping back into the Transformers universe. The director's next film will be the political drama 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi, a true story which... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Michael Bay has shot his Benghazi movie, based on the Mitchell Zuckoff‘s book about the dual 2012 attacks on American compounds in Libya that took four American lives and created a political firestorm that continues to burn even after official inquiries have been handed down. The film, formerly called simply 13 Hours, now has a longer title. It also […]
The post Michael Bay’s Benghazi Movie Gets an Early 2016 Release Date appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Paramount Pictures has announced a release date and expanded title for director Michael Bay’s next film, which does not involve robots. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi will hit theaters on January 15, 2016, which is the same weekend that this year’s American Sniper went wide and subsequently became the highest grossing film of 2014 (it counts as a 2014 movie because it first opened in limited release on Christmas). It is currently unclear if Bay’s film will—gasp—get an Oscar-qualifying run in December, or if it’ll simply open everywhere in January. Regardless, it’ll be facing off against the comedy sequel Ride Along 2, the animation sequel The Nut Job 2 (this exists?!), and the Ya film The 5th Wave. As the subtitle suggests, 13 Hours tells the story of the six members of the security team that fought to defend the Americans stationed at the embassy in Benghazi when it came under attack. »
- Adam Chitwood
Paramount just slotted Michael Bay’s anticipated Benghazi siege pic 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi for early next year, on January 15, setting up a box office showdown with New Line’s comedy sequel Ride Along 2, Open Road’s kiddie follow-up The Nut Job 2 and Sony’s Ya franchise hopeful The 5th Wave.
Bay, in a change of pace from the Transformers franchise, directed the action-heavy drama, which unfolds at a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, after an American ambassador is killed during a brutal attack. The cast includes John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, Max Martini, David Denman and James Badge Dale.
13 Hours is based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, about the September 11, 2012 attacks that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith and two CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The next “Star Trek” adventure has been christened.
The third film in the rebooted adventures of James Kirk and crew has been dubbed “Star Trek Beyond,” Paramount said Tuesday. Justin Lin, the “Fast & Furious 6″ auteur who is taking over directing duties from a “Star Wars”-bound J.J. Abrams, tweeted the new title along with a sneak peek at the new Starfleet Uniform.
“Star Trek Beyond” continues a directional approach to titling, following 2013’s “Star Trek Into Darkness.” The film brings back Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, along with series newcomer Idris Elba. It hits theaters on July 8, 2016.
In addition, Paramount said it will release Michael Bay’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” wide on Jan. 15. The picture stars John Krasinski (“The Office”), Pablo Schreiber (“Orange Is the New Black”), and James Badge Dale (“World War Z”). It centers on the attack on the 2012 American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, »
- Brent Lang
Director Michael Bay's geopolitical drama has an expanded title,13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, and an official release date of Jan. 15, 2016, Paramount announced Tuesday. The project, previously titled 13 hours, is based on Mitchell Zuckoff's book about the 2012 attack on an American compound in Libya that left U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens dead. The story centers on the special forces team that attempted to rescue Stevens. Read More Comic-Con Preview: The Film Lineup (Updating) John Krasinski, Dominic Fumusa, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and Pablo Schreiber star in the film. Erwin Stoff is producing 13 Hours, which has a script by Chuck Hogan. 13 Hours opens over the long
- Pamela McClintock
Paramount has announced it will release Michael Bay‘s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” on Jan. 15 and Justin Lin’s “Star Trek Beyond” seven months later on July 8, 2016. “13 Hours” stars John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, Max Martini, David Denman and James Badge Dale. The action movie will open against the Ice Cube-Kevin Hart comedy “Ride Along 2,” Chloe Moretz’s Ya sci-fi movie “The 5th Wave” and the animated sequel “The Nut Job 2.” Also Read: 'Star Trek 3' Director Justin Lin Reveals New Title, Starfleet Uniform First Look (Photo) “Star Trek Beyond,” which was previously titled “Star Trek 3, »
- Jeff Sneider
In 2012, the adorable, foul-mouthed teddy bear, Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane), made his film debut and quickly became the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Now, the outrageous Ted and his thunder buddy John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) are back in Ted 2, as Ted finds himself in a fight to be declared human, and not the property of someone else. In an attempt to sue the state and win Ted the rights that he deserves, they enlist a young, medical-marijuana aficionada named Samantha L. Jackson (Amanda Seyfried) who believes that Ted is entitled to the same freedoms as any American. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, done while he was in London to promote the film, Mark Wahlberg talked about how the edgy humor combined with heart really won over audiences of the first film, why he was initially hesitant about signing on for such an absurd-sounding idea, »
- Christina Radish
How many Mark Wahlbergs are there? I ask because I like the guy who showed up in this week's "Ted 2." I like goofball Mark Wahlberg. I like belligerent Boston Mark Wahlberg. I like dancing silly Mark Wahlberg. I like dim bulb but well-meaning Mark Wahlberg. I do not, however, care for "I'm smarter than I look" Mark Wahlberg. I do not like humorless Mark Wahlberg. I do not particularly care for serious action mode Mark Wahlberg. And when I look at the ones I don't like side-by-side with the ones I like, I find it hard to reconcile that this is all one person. So again… I ask… how many Mark Wahlbergs are there? When Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights" was released, it was a breakthrough for the young actor, part of a banner year in his nascent acting career. He had made a few films before that, including »
- Drew McWeeny
Transformers: Age of Extinction was supposed to right the wrongs of the blockbuster franchise, with Michael Bay promising something different. He claimed it would be a better movie. That didn't quite turn out as planned. While Transformers 4 has it's moments, it is the lowest earning movie in the series, and the lowest rated as well. People hated this latest installment, even though it was meant to be a reboot with all new characters, a new setting, and a smaller, more intimate band of Autobots. Heck, it even introduced the Dinobots. But that did little to shake fans out of their explosion-induced coma. These monstrous metal beasts came in too late in a movie that was already over stuffed with insanity. So, with Transformers 5, Paramount is going to try once again to make something that is awesome, amazing, and everything we'd want in a Transformers movie. They've even set »
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