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Summer Box Office Winners and Losers: 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'Lucy,' 'Sin City 2'

3 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In case you hadn't heard, Hollywood would like everyone to forget the summer of 2014 ever happened. Sure, there were some notable exceptions such as "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Lucy," "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and "22 Jump Street," but for the most part it was a summer of disappointment. The laundry list of films that did not live up to their expectations is cringeworthy this season.  "Amazing Spider-Man 2" (the better sequel that wasn't), "Edge of Tomorrow" (the great thriller that couldn't overcome a weak opening), "Tammy" (the end of Melissa McCarthy's $100 million run), "A Million Ways to Die in the West" (Seth McFarlane is not a leading man), "Sex Tape" (bad in and out of bed), "Million Dollar Arm" (should have thrown in September), "Deliver Us From Evil" (not enough of "The Conjuring") and "The Giver" (needed bigger teen stars), among others, just didn't cut it.  Now, in the last »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Adhd’s Unexpectedly Heartfelt Studio Ghibli Tribute

13 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

As we’ve previously reported, Studio Ghibli is currently having financial issues and may cease production. There has, of course, been an outcry from fans over the sad news that the animation studio may close up shop. The most touching tribute so far, however, has come from a very unexpected place… Fox’s Animation Domination High-Def. Adhd is mostly known for skewering properties, with their Scientifically Accurate Spongebob Squarepants video and their imagining of a Michael Bay-directed Beavis and Butthead. So this genuine and heartwarming message to Studio Ghibli is pleasantly surprising, and it still manages to be humorous in the process.

Thanks to io9 and AnimeNewsNetwork. »

- Eli Reyes

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Votd: Everything Wrong With Michael Bay’s Armageddon

18 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The guys at CinemaSins have returned with a new Everything Wrong With… video essay. This time the video takes a look at Michael Bay‘s 1998 feature film Armageddon. Some people seem to hate these videos, but it seems like few can resist from clicking through and hitting the play button. I’m sure we’ll see fewer complaints in […]

The post Votd: Everything Wrong With Michael Bay’s Armageddon appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Hello Kitty isn't a cat, but is anything really anything anymore, man?

27 August 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Bombshell news from today’s La Times! Hello Kitty—a brand beloved by innocent children and sarcastic teenagers—is not actually a cat. This from Christine R. Yano, anthropologist and Hello Kitty scholar. “Hello Kitty is not a cat,” she clarifies. “She’s a cartoon character.” Sure, sure, you’re saying to yourself, I get it, the representation of a thing is not the thing itself, images are treacherous, Ceci n’est pas une kitty. But this goes deeper than a philosophical argument. I’m saying that, in the fictional universe inhabited by Hello Kitty, she is not a cat. »

- Darren Franich

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Blu-Ray Cover Art And Full List Of Special Features For Transformers: Age Of Extinction

27 August 2014 5:34 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

• Bay On Action—In-depth interview with Michael Bay about his vision and approach to the film’s mind-blowing action sequences. Evolution Within Extinction: • Generation 2—A look at where the fourth film picks up as we meet new faces—both man and machine—and a Transformers world after the Battle of Chicago. • Drive Like Hell—Two entirely re-envisioned models of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee appear in the film, along with an intimidating new nemesis, Lockdown, as a Lamborghini Aventador plus other incredibly cool cars including a sophisticated Bugatti Veyron and a sleek Pagani Huayra. Check them out and see how actor Jack Reynor learned how to drive his Sonic rally car for the intense chase sequences. • Small Town, Big Movie— When Transformers rolls into some small Texas towns, the normally quiet and picturesque countryside is suddenly alight with explosive action. Explore the different locations with members of the show’s art »

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DC superhero movies that never got the greenlight

27 August 2014 3:26 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We may be in the golden age of superhero cinema, but here are some DC movies that never made it…

Naysayers would have you believe that Hollywood chucks bucket-loads of cash at any old comic book movie pitch that happens to float through their corner-office window, get stuck to their shoe or come to them miraculously as an on-the-toilet epiphany.

However, this is not the case, particularly with DC comics characters. While some films that do get made may seem like bog-fodder (oh hey, Green Lantern), there are plenty of comic adaptation pitches, in-development scripts and passion projects that have ended up not getting made for various reasons.

We had a rummage through the aeons of DC cinema history (also known as extensive Googling) and pulled together all the comic book movie projects we could find that ended up in the bin of crushed dreams for Batman, Superman and more. »

- ryanlambie

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‘The November Man’ is all filler and no killer

27 August 2014 12:09 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The November Man

Written by Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek

Directed by Roger Donaldson

USA, 2014

Back in February, it seemed almost unfathomable that 2014 could produce a more listless spy thriller than 3 Days to Kill.  Oh, for a return to those bygone days of innocence.  There’s a new kid on the block and he looks a lot like the guy who used to be James Bond.  Based on a popular series of ‘80’s espionage novels, The November Man feels less like an adaptation and more like the outtakes from some mediocre made-for-television movie.  It’s a Frankenstein creation of re-cycled plots and villains, pieced together with lethargic pacing and turgid action sequences.  Where are the invisible cars when you need them?

We open things with Devereaux (Brosnan) dutifully training a gifted but undisciplined protégé, Mason (Luke Bracey).  As often happens with gifted but undisciplined protégés, something goes horribly wrong and people get dead. »

- J.R. Kinnard

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"Transformers: Age of Extinction" Blu-ray Details

26 August 2014 6:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Paramount Pictures has announced the home video release of Michael Bay's "Transformers: Age of Extinction" which is set to hit Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and VOD on September 30th. You can pre-order now on Amazon.

The film will also available to own two weeks earlier on Digital HD on September 16th 2014. The Blu-ray sets include a three-disc set, a four-disc 3D set, and a Limited Edition Gift Set with Grimlock and Optimus Collectible Statue. Here's a breakdown of the special features:

Bay On Action

In-depth interview with Michael Bay about his vision and approach to the film's mind-blowing action sequences.

Generation 2

A look at where the fourth film picks up as we meet new faces—both man and machine—and a Transformers world after the Battle of Chicago.

Drive Like Hell

Two entirely re-envisioned models of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee appear in the film, along with an intimidating new nemesis, »

- Garth Franklin

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New Transformers: Age Of Extinction Blu-Ray Featurette Released

26 August 2014 3:43 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Paramount Pictures’ $1 billion Transformers: Age of Extinction makes its way to Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and VOD on September 30, 2014. The film will be available to own two weeks earlier on Digital HD September 16, 2014.   The Transformers: Age of Extinction four-disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack feature more than three hours of illuminating bonus content.  From selecting fierce new cars and designing new Transformers characters to constructing elaborately detailed sets, this comprehensive footage truly takes viewers inside the fun, hard work and excitement of making an electrifying global blockbuster film.     The spectacular Combo Packs also include an in-depth interview with Michael Bay about his approach to the film’s action sequences, a crash course on the “Bayhem” of being on set for the massive, global production, a revealing look at the design process inside Hasbro Headquarters, and more. Plus there’s even more than meets the eye »

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'Transformers 4' DVD and Blu-ray Releases September 30

26 August 2014 2:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg and in association with Hasbro, Inc., Paramount Pictures' $1 billion worldwide blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction makes its highly-anticipated debut September 30, 2014 on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and VOD. The film will be available to own two weeks earlier on Digital HD September 16, 2014.

The Transformers: Age of Extinction four-disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack feature more than three hours of illuminating bonus content.&#160 From selecting fierce new cars and designing new Transformers characters to constructing elaborately detailed sets, this comprehensive footage truly takes viewers inside the fun, hard work and excitement of making an electrifying global blockbuster film.&#160

The spectacular Combo Packs also include an in-depth interview with Michael Bay about his approach to the film's jaw-dropping action sequences, a crash course on the "Bayhem" of being on set for the massive, global production, a revealing look at »

- MovieWeb

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Rejected Concept Art For "Ninja Turtles"

26 August 2014 2:01 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Long before the Michael Bay-produced "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot went into production, various visual effects houses met with the filmmaker to determine who might work on the film along with suggestions of potential turtle designs.

Illusion Industries concept artist Anthony Francisco has now shared the concept artwork he created as a part of the company's pitch to work on the film. The company wasn't hired, but the art shows you just what kind of ideas were being floated.

Source: io9 »

- Garth Franklin

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD Coming September 30

26 August 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Paramount Home Entertainment has formally announced a September 30 release date for Transformers: Age of Extinction on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD following a tweet announcement earlier in the day by star Mark Wahlberg and our own sources revealing the date several days ago. The Digital HD version will bow two weeks earlier on September 16.

Transformers: Age of Extinction stars Wahlberg along with Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz and Kelsey Grammer as the fourth film in the franchise from director Michael Bay. As with each previous installment it has done explosive box office business, thus far to the tune of $1.065 billion in worldwide ticket sales. No doubt the introduction of the Dinobots helped sell a few extra tickets.

Paramount will be offering separate Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD combo versions of the film. The Blu-ray 3D combo will include Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, while the Blu-ray combo includes DVD and Digital HD. »

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You don't want to miss a thing...that's wrong with Michael Bay's 'Armageddon'

26 August 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When "Armageddon" was released in theaters in 1998, one might have thought audiences were done with asteroid movies. After all, "Deep Impact" had just come out two months before. But never underestimate the power of Michael Bay to inexplicably be a box office draw despite little to no care for things like pacing or plot. CinemaSins took a bullet (in space) for the team and counted up everything wrong with this film. But I take umbrage with the sentencing. I grew up in that town and quite frankly, haven't they suffered enough lately? »

- Donna Dickens

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These Alternate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Designs Will Haunt Your Dreams Forever

26 August 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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Wtf: Creepy Unused Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Designs

26 August 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

When the first tv spots and trailers hit, fans were very upset with the new designs for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — but they had no idea what kind of atrocities could have been. A number of unused Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles designs have leaked out following the release of the Michael Bay-produced reboot, showing […]

The post Wtf: Creepy Unused Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Designs appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Movie Review – Lucy (2014)

26 August 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lucy, 2014.

Directed by Luc Besson.

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton, Amr Waked, Choi Min-sik, and Pilou Asbæk.

Synopsis:

When forced to partake in a drug-dealing operation across countries, student Lucy is harassed and beaten, only to have the drugs seep into her system. Chased by cops and gangsters, Lucy begins to use the deepest, darkest parts of the brain to escape and control the world around herself.

Here’s a classic example of a single high concept idea which has no right being turned into a feature length film. The fact that Lucy offers the viewer nothing new in terms of storytelling, visuals, and action might not be quite so unforgivable if the film actually had something to say about its concept, but it doesn’t, and as a result we’re left with one of the worst films of the year.

At only 89 minutes, Lucy is at »

- Gary Collinson

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Hoodie Allen Takes Us To The Movies With Brand New Single

25 August 2014 9:55 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With the release of his brand new album, People Keep Talking, slated for October 14th, it looks like Hoodie Allen wants to butter us up with a date to the movies before the big day hits. Allen has already shown us what he’s made of with the release of his first single off the upcoming album, aptly titled “Show Me What You’re Made Of,” and today Hoodie celebrated People Keep Talking‘s pre-order date by unleashing a second unheard single, “Movie.”

Accompanying the brand new single is a film-inspired music video that runs a gamut of genres, because as you can guess, “Movie” is absolutely loaded with references to popular cinema and television. While most of the video showcases Hoodie wooing his “leading lady beauty,” he does so by recreating genres such as film noir, romance and action – more specifically The Shining, Wes Anderson, and Michael Bay. As a film critic, »

- Matt Donato

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Doctor Who blogging: “Deep Breath”

25 August 2014 5:52 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

[previous: “The Time of the Doctor”]

warning: spoilers!

I’m going to have to resign myself to the fact that I am never going to like Steven Moffat’s idea about what Doctor Who is. Like: I want stories that actually make sense and satisfy as fiction. Moffat obviously is all about spectacle. A dinosaur next to Big Ben? It looks cool, so why not?

I like dinosaurs, too, and as a kid I used to have nightmares — nightmares that I loved — about dinosaurs roaming city streets. But a dinosaur in 19th-century London? That doesn’t freak out the entire city? Hell, people today, in the 21st century, would doubt that an invisible fence would contain an enormous vicious predator like a T. rex, but we’re supposed to believe that 1880s Londoners didn’t run away as fast and as far as they could because “lanterns” emitting a “signal” were holding it at bay?

And »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Rejected Turtle Designs

25 August 2014 8:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got off the ground, the producer met with several different visual effects houses to determine which companies will work on the film. Over the weekend, concept artist Anthony Francisco shared the concept artwork he made for Illusion Industries, as a part of the company's pitch to work on the project.

While the company wasn't hired by the producers, this artwork shared on Anthony Francisco's Facebook page is much different than the finished look of these heroes in a half-shell. Take a look at the illustrations below, along with the artist's comments.

"When Martin Astles (Head Sculptor at Illusion Industries) told me that Michael Bay wanted to do a Tmnt movie, I started doing these concepts to help Illusion get the project. We did get a chance to meet with the producers and the meeting went well but we did not get the gig. »

- MovieWeb

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Box Office Weekend: Guardians Retake Lead and Summer Honors

25 August 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

It may have not been the most likely contender for the title, but Guardians of the Galaxy did the near impossible and dethroned Transformers: Age of Extinction for highest earning domestic release of the summer box office. With an estimated $17.6 million this weekend, it pulled ahead of both the Michael Bay directed robot smash fest as well as the Bay-produced mutant fest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. While already a minor success, with an estimated $16.8 million it trails Guardians of the Galaxy by over $100 million in gross earnings, though both films remain the highest earning films of the top ten. None of the remaining movies have broken the $100 million line, but that does not mean they have not been successes on their own terms.

If I Stay, the latest young adult novel-turned-movie, debuted in third with an estimated $16.4 million, not enough to turn many heads but enough to make back its $11 million costs and then some. »

- Seth Paul

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