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Hasbro to Develop Big Screen Adaptation of Gobots?

5 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The GoBots are a staple of my childhood. I think I own more GoBots toys than I did Transformers because they were cheaper. With all of the 1980s cartoon and toy properties being developed as feature films, I guess it was only a matter of time before GoBots joined in on the party. 

The property never really caught on like Transformers did, so it eventually died off. One thing that GoBots and Transformers had in common, though, was the voice of Peter Cullen, who played both  Optimus Prime and Tank. Now, thanks to TFW2005, we've learned that Hasbro recently filed documents to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a new GoBots trademark under "distribution of motion pictures, ongoing television programs" and "Toys, games and playthings, namely, toy vehicles and accessories for use therewith."

They are obviously interested in resurrecting the GoBots, but who knows if anything will actually happen with it. »

- Joey Paur

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Revenge Never Tasted Sweeter Than in This Scene From 'Project Almanac' (Exclusive)

6 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In "Project Almanac," a twisty time travel thriller produced by "Transformers" overlord Michael Bay that opens this Friday, a group of teens stumble across a time machine, although it may as well be Aladdin's lamp, the way that they devise new and increasingly clever ways of utilizing folds in the space-time continuum for their own personal gain. In a way, it is one of the more believable time travel stories out there, because if teens were to gain access to this technology, chances are they'd use it to win the lottery or go to Lollapalooza and not, say, kill Hilter or prematurely end Vietnam.

In our exclusive clip, you get to see the kids really playing around with their newfound powers in a way that only kids would.

This clip shows the group getting back on some bullies that dump a giant soda on Christina (Virginia Gardner), since apparently this »

- Drew Taylor

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‘Sniper’, ‘Boy Next Door’, ‘Mortdecai’ Up In Actuals; ‘Taken 3′ Cume Shifts: Intl Bo

7 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

2Nd Update, Tuesday 4 Am Pt: Actuals are in for the international weekend with no major discrepancies save for a big drop on Taken 3. After Sunday’s report of a $57.2M total in non-Fox markets, the confirmed total came in at $39.8M. The difference was down to an incorrect cume provided to Fox by EuropaCorp for those territories. The overseas total is now a corrected $134M. In new pics, both JLo-starrer The Boy Next Door and Johnny Depp’s Mortdecai saw small bumps (up a respective $23K and $70K). American Sniper reloaded to $18M from a previously projected $17.6M.

Updated below are final numbers on those films along with: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, Penguins Of Madagascar, The Theory Of Everything, Unbroken, Seventh Son, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Into The Woods, Ouija, The Imitation Game, Birdman, Ex Machina, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Joss Whedon Confirms It's Highly Unlikely He'll Direct the Next 'Avengers' Movies

14 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Every big franchise director has that moment where, after a movie seems like it cannot possibly be topped but everyone knows the franchise is going to keep going, they say they're not going to direct the next movie. Michael Bay is perhaps the worst at this. He's played a "Nah, not doing another Transformers" for three sequels now, even though he inevitably comes back each time. Well, now Joss Whedon has confirmed speculation that he is not going to direct Avengers: Infinity War, which will be broken up into two parts. But don't take this as him playing the "Will I? Won't I?" game in the press; his reasoning here is actually very understandable. From Empire Magazine, via ComicBookMovie: "I couldn't imagine doing this...

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- Peter Hall

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Wait, Go-Bots Might Get Their Own Movie?

20 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After the massive success that has been had thanks to Michael Bay's Transformers movies, Hasbro is looking to bring a brand new set of robots to the big-screen - this time in the shape of the Go-Bots. According to TFW2005.com, which is a Transformers fan page, Hasbro is hoping to compliment the huge success of Michael Bay.s hugely divisive franchise with these Go-Bots movies. The aforementioned publication has learned that on January 21st and January 24th, Hasbro applied for a new Go-Bots trademark that suggests they are looking to expand that franchise to cinemas. This new trademark would allow them to make money from the "distribution of motion pictures, on-going television programs" as well as "toys, games and playthings, namely toy vehicles and accessories for use therewith." But who exactly are the Go-Bots? Well, they are a bit of a cult commodity nowadays. Between 1984 and 1985, there were »

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Transformers Explosions: How Many Times Does Michael Bay Go Boom? [Votd]

26 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Last week we posted Dylan Browne’s video which counts the lens flares in Jj AbramsStar Trek films. This week we return with another one of Browne’s videos, this one counting exactly how many explosions are in Michael Bay‘s Transformers. So how many Transformers explosions happen in Bay’s original 2007 film? Do you think its over […]

The post Transformers Explosions: How Many Times Does Michael Bay Go Boom? [Votd] appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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American Sniper Still Dominating at Box Office, Johnny Depp's Mortdecai Flops

26 January 2015 2:25 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" remained at the top of the domestic box office this weekend, grossing another $64 million to bring its worldwide total to almost $250 million. Domestically, "American Sniper" earned $200 million, which is more than other other war movies, except for one. The film recently surpassed Michael Bay's "Pearl Harbor" ($198.5 million) and will soon overtake Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" ($216.5 million). Taking second place at the box office was Jennifer Lopez's "The Boy Next Door" thriller. The $4 million film opened to $15 million, but has a lousy 13% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. Landing in seventh place was George Lucas' animated "Strange Magic" movie, which grossed just $5.5 million, one of the worst openings ever for a film released in over 3,000 locations. The new movie has a terrible 11% fresh rating. Meanwhile, Johnny Depp has another flop on his hands after "The Lone Ranger" and "Transcendence." Landing in ninth place is Depp's "Mortdecai" comedy, »

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‘American Sniper’ Shoots Past $200M, ‘Mortdecai’ Nosedives At $4.1M – Sunday Final

25 January 2015 7:43 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Final Update, Sunday Am: Warner Bros. is reporting that American Sniper will raise its domestic cume to $200.1M through Sunday after a massive $64.4M weekened at 3,705 theaters, the third-highest weekend ever in January, behind Sniper’s opening last weekend, and Avatar’s third Fss of $68.5M.

That figure, should it hold into tomorrow, marks a mere 28-percent slip – the best second-week hold for a wide release ever for a film that debuted with more than $85M. Previous to this, the best big debuts to hold an audience were 2004’s Shrek 2 (down 33 percent in its second frame) and 2002’s Spider-Man (down 38 percent). American Sniper is marching toward $300M, a mark only six Warner Bros. films have passed.

“Many exhibitors are hearing from their theater managers that the infrequent moviegoers who go only two to three times a year, are coming out to see this movie,” said Warner Bros. distribution chief Dan Fellman. »

- Anthony D'Alessandro

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Movie Review – Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

23 January 2015 9:14 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

Directed by Matthew Vaughn

Starring Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Sofia Boutella, Sophie Cookson, Michael Caine, Mark Hamill, Tom Prior and Jack Davenport

Synopsis:

A veteran secret agent takes a young upstart under his wing.

Marking the second time Matthew Vaughn has directed a comic book created by Mark Millar, Kingsman: The Secret Service is a ridiculously fun movie with a wonderful sense of comic violence and a sweet heart. It’s a film that never takes itself too seriously, but treats its subject matter with respect to ensure the best cinematic experience. It may have some flaws, but there is so much to love about Kingsman: The Secret Service that they can be overlooked. Or shot at.

Matthew Vaughn left X-Men: Days of Future Past to direct Kingsman: The Secret Service based on a script he wrote with writing partner Jane Goldman »

- Luke Owen

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Project Almanac Cuts Out Controversial Scene One Week From Release

23 January 2015 12:45 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

The upcoming "Project Almanac" movie features a bunch of kids traveling back in time that results in changes to the present time. But even though the film is set to hit theaters on January 30th, Michael Bay just requested for Paramount Pictures to cut out one of the scenes. In the film and in the trailer there's a scene that shows a plane crash. It turns out that director Dean Israelite used footage of an actual plane crash. The footage is of a B-52 crashing at the Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington back in 1994. There were two victims, Col. Robert Wolff and Lt. Col. Mark McGeehan. Their families saw the trailer and immediately demanded for the footage must be removed. Bay, who produced the film, quickly apologized, expressing his support for the military and vowed that Paramount will delete the scene. The studio has now confirmed that the scene is gone. »

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Michael Bay Cuts Controversial 'Project Almanac' Scene

22 January 2015 9:57 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The trailer released in November for producer Michael Bay's Project Almanac showed the main characters watching footage of a plane crash on TV, which was caused by them using a time travel device. As it turns out, first-time director Dean Israelite used footage from an actual 1994 B-52 plane crash at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington state, which killed four Air Force officers. Family members of two crash victims, Col. Robert Wolff and Lt. Col. Mark McGeehan, reached out to Air Force Times, saying they were "outraged" that the footage was used in a completely different context from what happened to their loved ones.

Paramount is responding by removing the footage from the film and all of the promotional materials, with a studio spokesperson confirming that this will not affect the January 30 release. Michael Bay also responded with a statement to Air Force Times on why he made the decision to cut the scene, »

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Michael Bay apologises for plane crash scene in Project Almanac

22 January 2015 8:52 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael Bay has apologised for allowing a scene of a real-life plane crash into his upcoming film Project Almanac.

The trailer for the time-travel thriller, produced by Bay's Platinum Dunes company and directed by Dean Israelite, features footage of a fatal B-52 Air Force crash that occurred in 1994.

According to Air Force Times, families of two victims - Col Robert Wolff and Lt Col Mark McGeehan - expressed concern about the inclusion of the clip.

Bay claimed that he was unaware that the footage used was real and not computer-generated, adding that he has asked Paramount to remove the scene from the final cut.

"I let film directors make their movies at Platinum Dunes and give them tremendous responsibilities," he said. "Well, unfortunately a very bad choice was made to use a real crash instead of creating a VFX shot, without realising the impact it could have on the families. »

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The film critics who turned to filmmaking

22 January 2015 8:46 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From the Pudsey The Dog movie to Joe Cornish and Roger Ebert, what happens when critics make films themselves?

Arts critics tend to get a rough time of it in the movies. Even looking at this year's awards season hopefuls, Birdman casts a wonderfully scabrous Lindsay Duncan as a theatre critic who is determined to kill the hero's play, and Mr. Turner presents John Ruskin as a lisping, pretentious fop, a representation that has led some to take mild umbrage.

To look even further back, at Ratatouille's sneering Anton Ego, or Lady In The Water's film-savvy 'straw critic', or Theatre Of Blood's gleefully murderous tract, there's not a whole lot of love for critics in film. Any of this might give way to the preconception that critics, especially film critics, don't actually like films and that they're out of touch with both the filmmakers whose works they »

- simonbrew

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How Michael Bay's New Movie Is Pissing Off Military Families

21 January 2015 6:11 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Michael Bay-produced time travel film Project Almanac is set to come out in less than 10 days, but pressure has been applied to have the movie changed before its release. It turns out that one scene,in the film features footage extremely similar to a fatal B-52 crash that occurred back in 1994, and families of two of the victim have requested that it be removed. The families of Col. Robert Wolff and Lt. Col. Mark McGeehan recently got in contact with Air Force Times after seeing the Project Almanac trailer, which features a scene of actors watching crash footage that looks "nearly identical" to what occurred in 1994. They were reportedly outraged by the clip and felt disappointed that it would be used outside of its original context. In a statement to the Air Force Times, Michael Bay said that he was unaware that the two-second shot in the movie »

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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening Of Project Almanac In St. Louis

21 January 2015 12:54 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sam Lerner is Quinn Goldberg, Jonny Weston is David Raskin, Allen Evangelista is Adam Le, and Virginia Gardner is Christina Raskin in Project Almanac.

A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.

The film is produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, written by Jason Harry Pagan & Andrew Deutschman and directed by Dean Israelite.

Project Almanac opens in theaters on January 30th.

Wamg invites you to enter for a chance to win passes (Good for 2) to the advance screening of Project Almanac on Jan. 28th at 7Pm. We will contact the winners by email.

To Enter, Add Your Name, Answer And Email In Our Comments Section Below.

Answer the following:

If you could back, what would you redo?

Head over to ProjectAlmanac.com/Redo  and let em know what you would redo. Your Redo could »

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Redford on TCM: Dismal 'Gatsby,' Oscar winner 'Africa'

20 January 2015 7:10 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Robert Redford: 'The Great Gatsby' and 'The Way We Were' tonight on Turner Classic Movies Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month Robert Redford returns this evening with three more films: two Sydney Pollack-directed efforts, Out of Africa and The Way We Were, and Jack Clayton's film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. (See TCM's Robert Redford film schedule below. See also: "On TCM: Robert Redford Movies.") 'The Great Gatsby': Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby Released by Paramount Pictures, the 1974 film version of The Great Gatsby had prestige oozing from just about every cinematic pore. The film was based on what some consider the greatest American novel ever written. Francis Ford Coppola, whose directing credits included the blockbuster The Godfather, and who, that same year, was responsible for both The Godfather Part II and The Conversation, penned the adaptation. Multiple Tony winner David Merrick (Becket, »

- Andre Soares

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Redford on TCM: Dismal 'Gatsby,' Oscar winner 'Africa'

20 January 2015 5:59 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Robert Redford: 'The Great Gatsby' and 'The Way We Were' tonight on Turner Classic Movies Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month Robert Redford returns this evening with three more films: two Sydney Pollack-directed efforts, Out of Africa and The Way We Were, and Jack Clayton's film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. (See TCM's Robert Redford film schedule below. See also: "On TCM: Robert Redford Movies.") 'Out of Africa' Out of Africa (1985) is an unusual Robert Redford star vehicle in that the film's actual lead isn't Redford, but Meryl Streep -- at the time seen as sort of a Bette Davis-Alec Guinness mix: like Davis, Streep received a whole bunch of Academy Award nominations within the span of a few years: from 1978-1985, she was shortlisted for no less than six movies.* Like Guinness, Streep could transform »

- Andre Soares

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New clip from Project Almanac

20 January 2015 2:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than a fortnight to go until its release, a new clip has arrived online for the Michael Bay-produced found footage sci-fi Project Almanac, which you can check out here after the official synopsis…

A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.

Project Almanac is directed by Dean Israelite, and features a cast that includes Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-d’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista and Ginny Gardner.

Project Almanac is set for release in the States on January 30th and the UK on February 6th.

The post New clip from Project Almanac appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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New Power Rangers Movie "Is Being Filmed This Year"

19 January 2015 4:01 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In May of last year, Saban Brands and Lionsgate officially announced a new Power Rangers feature film was in the works. Then Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz were hired to write the screenplay. They're writing credits include X:Men: First Class, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Fringe. Roberto Orci, who co-wrote J.J. Abrams' Star Trek films and Michael Bay's Transformers films, was brought in to be the film's executive producer, but he left because he was too busy getting ready to Star Trek 3. Welp, he's free now. Outside of all of that, we really haven't heard anything new regarding this Power Rangers reboot. Actor/professional martial arist Jason David Frank, who still has strong ties to Saban Brands has said in the past that he will more than likely have a cameo in the new film. In a recent interview with comicbook.com, Frank reiterates his interest »

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Watch the trailer for Black Sails season 2

19 January 2015 1:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its premiere later this month January, Starz has released a new trailer for the second season of the Emmy Award-winning Black Sails, the high seas drama from creators Jonathan E. Steinberg (Human Target) and Robert Levine (Touch) and executive producer Michael Bay (Transformers: Age of Extinction).

The ten-episode second season of the series follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), and also features Hannah New (Maleficent), Luke Arnold (Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of Michael Hutchence), Jessica Parker Kennedy (The Secret Circle), Zach McGowan (Shameless) and Tadhg Murphy (Vikings).

1715. The Golden Age of Piracy. New Providence Island is lawless territory, controlled by notorious pirate captains. The most feared—Captain Flint.

Driven by ulterior motives, Flint hunts the ultimate prize. But first he must overcome rival captains, the local smuggling kingpin, and a young sailor new to his crew—John Silver.

Black Sails »

- Gary Collinson

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