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Film Review: ‘Power Rangers’ Reboot is a Stunning Bore

24 March 2017 5:21 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – The big budget “Power Rangers” reboot tests the limits of just how pedestrian a supposed $100 million dollar blockbuster can be. Part of that is due to the fact that superhero movies are a dime a dozen these days, and a movie has to have something more than just silver screen quality special effects to set it apart.

But looking at the finished project – with its flat performances, sluggish pace, and ho-hum-yet-costly effects, it’s hard to see who was exactly asking for this anyway?

Rating: 1.5/5.0

The Power Rangers are so anonymous they make the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles look richly textured and fleshed out by comparison. And this cast seems to have been assembled in a focus group, with no considerations for chemistry whatsoever. It opens with a tired prank where star high school quarterback Jason (Dacre Montgomery) sticks a cow in the locker room, and then gets put »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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There Are Secrets To Be Uncovered In This IMAX Poster For Transformers: The Last Knight

23 March 2017 9:59 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you’re still pining for more Transformers: The Last Knight content following yesterday’s deluge of motion posters, Paramount has just the answer: the official and downright mythic IMAX poster for Michael Bay’s blockbuster sequel.

Rather than shining the spotlight on an eye-popping set piece, or franchise veteran Optimus Prime striking a battle pose, this evocative one-sheet is actually engraved onto a colossal Arthurian shield. First spotted by TFW2005 (via /Film), if you lean close enough you’ll be able to pinpoint some of The Last Knight‘s major story elements, including the advent of Dragonstorm, a Cybertronian Knight capable of morphing into a mechanical three-headed dragon that was first teased almost a year ago. Other narrative clues include a nod to Unicron (or is that Cybertron?) on a collision course with planet Earth, not to mention Optimus and Megatron presiding over two separate armies of robots.

One way or another, »

- Michael Briers

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Power Rangers Movie Review: Why ’90s Kids (and Marvel Fans) Need to See This Reboot

23 March 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

To any ’90s kid who raced home after school for morphin’ time: Put those L.A. Lights back on and get ready to run to a movie theater.

When candy-colored Mighty Morphin Power Rangers premiered on Fox in 1993, the TV show’s central characters were spandex-clad “teenagers with attitude” who — in addition to dealing with high school romances and bullies — were tapped by an alien life force to protect Earth from extraterrestrial evildoers.

That premise remains intact in the new big-screen reboot, but both the teens and the action have been upgraded inside and out.

Gone are the TV show’s low-budget fight scenes. »

- Patrick Gomez

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What Is Hidden In This Intricate ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ IMAX Poster?

22 March 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Paramount Pictures and Hasbro held a fan event for Transformers: The Last Knight on their studio lot, which treated fans to a behind-the-scenes looks at the upcoming Michael Bay sequel, a Paramount studio tour, an exhibit showcasing the film’s car,s and more. Fans who attended the event were given an exclusive Transformers: The Last Knight IMAX poster that features […]

The post What Is Hidden In This Intricate ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ IMAX Poster? appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Motion Posters For Transformers: The Last Knight Gather Old Friends And New

22 March 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Optimus Prime, Barricade, Hound, Megatron, Hot Rod, Bumblebee, Sqweeks and Anthony Hopkins’ all-new Cogman each get their own fleeting character profiles in today’s series of Transformers: The Last Knight motion posters. Unveiled via Michael Bay’s personal Twitter feed, you’ll be able to find them all above. Those iconic robots in disguise will be at loggerheads come June 23rd, and previous trailers have teased the ways in which Bumblebee and Optimus – arguably the two robotic mascots of Paramount’s live-action universe – lock horns in The Last Knight.

Circling back to those two newcomers, though, and Sqweeks and Cogman couldn’t be more different. The former is a pint-sized moped able to transform into a bipedal assistant, while the latter has been described as a “centuries-old manservant with anger issues.” Adding to that, Bay’s Tweet goes on to claim that Anthony Hopkins’ tenacious droid is simultaneously “your most loyal and dangerous servant. »

- Michael Briers

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Motion character posters for Transformers: The Last Knight reveal old and new bots

22 March 2017 10:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Director Michael Bay has revealed via Twitter a set of motion posters featuring new and old characters for his next film in the Transformers franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight. Optimus Prime, Megatron, Barriacde, Hound and Bumblebee feature in these posters while we get additional looks at newcomers Sqweeks, Cogman and Hot Rod. Check out the posters here…

His absolution is found at then end of his sword. #Transformers

Michael Bay (@michaelbay) March 22, 2017

Mercy has always been for the weak. #Transformers

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Your most loyal and deadly servant. #Transformers

Michael Bay (@michaelbay) March 22, 2017

Lights up. Barricade has his own version of justice. #Transformers

Michael Bay (@michaelbay) March 22, 2017

Guns blazing, engines roaring. Hot Rod’s on fire. #Transformers

Michael Bay (@michaelbay) March 22, 2017

Big things come in small packages. »

- Ricky Church

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Transformers 5 Motion Posters Introduce New Autobots and Decepticons

22 March 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just days after the Transformers: The Last Knight trailer offered a new glimpse at the villainous Megatron, we have yet another look at this villain, along with other robots in disguise courtesy of new motion posters. These living one-sheets feature returning robots in disguise such as Bumblebee, Megatron, Hound, Barricade and Optimus Prime, along with new additions such as Hot Rod, a fan favorite from the original animated series, making his live-action debut in this movie, the "British" robot Cogman, and the tiny Vespa Transformer Sqweeks. We've heard about all of these robots before, but these motion posters give us a better look at what they bring to the table when this movie hits theaters this summer.

Director Michael Bay debuted all of these motion posters on his Twitter account this morning. The filmmaker previously debuted a first look photo with Sqweeks alongside new star Isabela Moner while production was under way. »

- MovieWeb

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Captain America: Steve Rogers #14 Review

22 March 2017 7:53 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sigh. What happened to you, Captain America: Steve Rogers? You used to be so interesting and so good. Every issue was a mystery and an action-packed adventure like no other. Now, you’re…this. A shadow of your former beautiful self. In what’s quickly descended into a tragic fall from grace, Captain America: Steve Rogers #14 has pulled up a chair and comfortably settled in the throes of mediocrity. Even the big reveal at the end does nothing to salvage this issue from its own lethargy.

Once again, this book becomes about another character despite its title. This time, the focus is firmly on Elisa Sinclair, aka Madame Hydra, as we explore her history with Steve and her formation of the new High Council of Hydra. There are a couple of returning and familiar faces, which should delight fans, but I wonder why this enlistment process took up the bulk of the story. »

- Sergio Pereira

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Ghost in the Shell: Check Out This Extended Clip From The Film’s Opening!

22 March 2017 6:40 AM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

Paramount has a bit of an uphill battle with a film like Ghost in the Shell. Even setting aside the whole whitewashing controversy, it has a bit going against it. Sure, the film is sort of a hard sci-fi that a specific audience will be up for checking out, but is it too dry and too serious for your average, everyday moviegoer? In addition, while anime has its place in the American subculture, it’s by no means a big draw to the theaters.

As a result, the filmmakers had a tough balance to hit with Ghost in the Shell. Could they remain faithful enough to the manga and anime to satisfy fans, all while drawing in mainstream moviegoers? That remains to be seen, as the film is still over a week away. However, the trailers they have thrown together have shown plenty of promise. However, in order to convince any final, »

- Joseph Medina

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Power Rangers review

21 March 2017 10:33 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Power Rangers reboot has problems, certainly, but it's a whole lot of fun. Here's our review...

I’ll lay my cards on the table: I’m a Power Rangers fan. From the moment I first saw it, it ensnared me; when I wasn’t watching Power Rangers I was out with friends playing Power Rangers. And it’s never really left me - whilst I can’t say I’ve seen even half of the output after around 1997, I’ve kept it close to my heart.

That said, there’s a bit of a negative perception around the franchise; for everyone who remembers it fondly, there’s someone else who remembers it as a campy load of rubbish. And that may explain why Power Rangers - Lionsgate’s reboot of the franchise for the Marvel Studios generation - is afraid to be a Power Rangers film. Barring a giddy-yet-traumatic pre-credits sequence, »

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Review: ‘Power Rangers’ Is a Mega-Budget Reboot That’s Embarrassed of the TV Show It’s Based On

19 March 2017 8:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It really isn’t that weird that someone spent $105 million on a “Power Rangers” movie in 2017. What’s weird is that someone spent $105 million on a “Power Rangers” movie in 2017, and then decided that it should open with a gag about a teenage boy inadvertently masturbating a bull.

Yes, we live in an an infantilizing age of blockbuster cinema that sustains itself by selling people overpriced echoes of the songs they sang as kids. Yes, Hollywood is growing desperate for previously established properties it can exhume, refurbish, and sell back to the public as mega-budget franchises with international appeal. And yes, the studios are starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel, throwing money at anything that boasts even the faintest glimmer of brand recognition (the next few months alone will see big screen versions of “CHiPS,” “Ghost in the Shell,” and “Baywatch”). But “Power Rangers,” which feels so distant »

- David Ehrlich

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New Trailer For Transformers: The Last Knight

18 March 2017 9:14 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

While it doesn’t shed on any light on how Nazis and King Arthur (the two elements that have me most intrigued about this movie) factor into proceedings, a new trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight has come our way, giving us our best look yet at this CGI heavy slice of bayhem, teasing a much darker tone and introducing us to the movie’s bad-ass little girl, Izzy (Isabela Moner). The structure of this trailer, with Izzy talking directly to camera amongst all the explosions and robots fighting each other, is a bit odd, but it does it’s job showing off the spectacle of what is said to be Michael Bay’s last go around in the Transformers universe. We all know to expect at this stage, and those who are going to see it have already mentally spent their money on their tickets. Released: June 23rd »

- (Tom White)

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Exclusive: Meet Isabela Moner, the Scene-Stealing Breakout Star of 'Transformers: The Last Knight'

17 March 2017 3:34 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Isabela Moner just might be a household name after Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters.

The 15-year-old actress holds her own against the evil robots in the action movie, as Et's Cameron Mathison found out when he visited the set.

Watch: Behind the Scenes With Mark Wahlberg as 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Lays Waste to Stonehenge

In the fifth Transformers film, we catch up with Mark Wahlberg's character, Cade Yeager, a couple years after the big battle in Chicago. Now a man on the run, Yeager finds himself being dragged to England, where he meets up with new characters played by Laura Haddock and Moner.

Moner admits that she was initially intimidated by Wahlberg.

"I couldn't tell if he liked me or not, becuase he's low key," Moner told Mathison. "Later on throughout the movie, we got to be friends. We're friends. We're cool."

Despite the age difference (Wahlberg is 40 years her senior), Moner »

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Yoda in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Aquaman pushed back, Venom movie gets release date, Guardians Vol. 3 confirmed and more – Daily News Roundup

17 March 2017 12:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Rounding up yesterday’s big news stories…

Yoda In The Last Jedi?

It’s been rumoured on several occasions that the Jedi Master Yoda will be making an appearance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (as a Force Ghost, presumably), and Frank Oz has further fuelled the speculation in an interview where he revealed he’s been asked not to discuss the possibility. Read Oz’s comments here.

Aquaman Pushed Back Again

Having already been pushed back once, DC fans will have a little longer to wait before they get to see Jason Momoa’s Aquaman in his solo movie, as Warner Bros. has decided to move the film from its October 5th 2018 date to December 21st 2018, taking advantage of the lack of a Star Wars movie, and James Cameron’s recent comments that Avatar 2 won’t make that date. Read more here.

Sony Sets Date For Venom Movie »

- Gary Collinson

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New ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Trailer Wants You To Fight Like A Girl

16 March 2017 7:48 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Director Michael Bay said he wouldn’t be back, but here we are, “Transformers: The Last Knight” is in the can and hits theaters this summer. But by all accounts, this Really is Bay’s final movie as it appears that Paramount is looking to go all Marvel Cinematic Universe with the franchise and essentially set up a Tcu with a Bumblebee spin-off and more. Will it work? Surely the groundwork is laid for it in what is the fifth “Transformers” film.

Continue reading New ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Trailer Wants You To Fight Like A Girl at The Playlist. »

- Edward Davis

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For the Kids - Second Trailer for Bay's 'Transformers: The Last Knight'

16 March 2017 6:13 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

"You think I'm afraid of you?!" Paramount has launched a new full-length trailer for Michael Bay's latest Transformers sequel, titled Transformers: The Last Knight. This new trailer is totally focused on the kids in the movie, a cast of youngsters who have to deal with the Decepticons coming back for revenge. Why the focus on the kids? Because this trailer was created exclusively to run in theaters with Beauty and the Beast, of course. The full cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, John Goodman, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Isabela Moner, Santiago Cabrera, and Liam Garrigan as King Arthur; plus the same voices as before: Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and Ken Watanabe. This is a very odd trailer, I don't think I like it much, but points for doing something different. Here's the new official trailer for Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight, direct from »

- Alex Billington

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Transformers: The Last Knight - Trailer #2 Drops

16 March 2017 5:50 PM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

Fresh off the clips from The Kid's Choice Awards we got a small tidbit of Canopy, and also a teaser trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight that was not long enough to get a good feel of what is going on. This new trailer changes all of that. The trailer is over two minutes, and we see the kids, Marky Mark, and quite a few Autobots and Decepticons. Check out the trailer!

We also wee what appears to be Unicron sinking its mandibles into Earth, and Bumblebee Fighting Optimus Prime. Also seen, is a huge T-Rex robot eating a car (that I am so hoping is Grimlok), and spitting it back out, and a minuature Hunger Games version of Katniss who seems to be the badarse of this movie. Also, we see Hound tearing it up with his arsenal.

My biggest question here is, "Why did Optimus Prime turn evil? »

- Drew Carlton

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Megatron Returns in New Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

16 March 2017 4:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last weekend, Paramount debuted a new Transformers: The Last Knight trailer at the Kids' Choice Awards, but for fans who want even more new footage, an extended version of this trailer has just arrived. Actress Isabela Moner debuted this footage on social media, while revealing that, if you want to see this footage on the big screen, it will be attached to prints of Beauty and the Beast, which opens with sneak preview screenings tonight. This new trailer also reveals that the iconic Megatron is back, while shedding new light on Isabela Moner's character, Izabella.

Isabela Moner took to Facebook today to unveil this trailer, which reveals how her character has been living among these robots, ever since her "world fell apart." We also see that Mark Wahlberg's Cade Yeager has taken her under his wing, and made her a part of his family. We also see footage »

- MovieWeb

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Watch the new trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight

16 March 2017 4:32 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following last week’s clip and TV spot [watch them here], a new trailer has now arrived online for the upcoming fifth instalment of Michael Bay’s blockbuster Transformers franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight; check it out here…

The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).

There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Second Trailer For Transformers: The Last Knight Is All About Isabela Moner’s Badass

16 March 2017 2:53 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Isabela Moner’s fearless newcomer takes center stage in the pulse-pounding new trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight.

Set to screen before Disney’s Beauty and the Beast this coming weekend, it’s no wonder Paramount has cut together a more family-oriented preview of Michael Bay’s blockbuster sequel and, frankly, it works remarkably well. By focusing on Moner’s Izabella and her small pocket of friends, as opposed to the signature Bayhem the franchise is celebrated/denounced for, audiences are able to see The Last Knight through a human lens.

It’s an area in which previous Transformers movies have come up short, to say the least, and Isabela Moner’s impassioned speech – “yeah, I fight like a girl…don’t you?” – coupled with the moments of her waging a guerrilla war against the invading Decepticons, leaves us feeling cautiously optimistic that The Last Knight will introduce the kind of compelling, »

- Michael Briers

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