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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 pic.twitter.com/ZgfwtrsMJl

Michael Bay (@michaelbay) March 22, 2017

Mercy has always been for the weak. #Transformers pic.twitter.com/cgpr9jT9Yl

Michael Bay (@michaelbay) March 22, 2017

Your most loyal and deadly servant. #Transformers pic.twitter.com/mP1kNlF6VR

Michael Bay (@michaelbay) March 22, 2017

Lights up. Barricade has his own version of justice. #Transformers pic.twitter.com/5EaehDb0Xd

Michael Bay (@michaelbay) March 22, 2017

Guns blazing, engines roaring. Hot Rod’s on fire. #Transformers pic.twitter.com/FdFKebiUXC

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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Quad Cinema Will Relaunch with Films from Yang, Rivette, Kubrick, Fassbinder, Wertmüller, Coppola & More

21 March 2017 12:58 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Next month will mark the return of New York City’s Quad Cinema, a theater reshaped and rebranded as a proper theater via the resources of Charles S. Cohen, head of the distribution outfit Cohen Media Group. While we got a few hints of the line-up during the initial announcement, they’ve now unveiled their first full repertory calendar, running from April 14th through May 4th, and it’s an embarassment of cinematic riches.

Including the previously revealed Lina Wertmüller retrospective, one inventive series that catches our eye is First Encounters, in which an artist will get to experience a film they’ve always wanted to see, but never have, and in which you’re invited to take part. The first match-ups in the series include Kenneth Lonergan‘s first viewing Edward Yang‘s Yi YiNoah Baumbach‘s first viewing of Withnail and I, John Turturro‘s first viewing of Pather Panchali, »

- Jordan Raup

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Noah Baumbach and Kenneth Lonergan Want to See Movies They’ve Never Seen Before With You

20 March 2017 12:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Noah Baumbach has never seen “Withnail and I.” Kenneth Lonergan has always wanted to see “Yi Yi.” Sandra Bernhard hasn’t had the chance to catch “Lola.” As part of New York City’s Quad Cinema’s newly announced “First Encounters” screening series, they (and more creative types) are going to finally remedy that — and they’d like you to join them.

The newly revamped four-screen theater — set to reopen in less than in a month — has announced the first lineup of their newest series, which sees notable New Yorkers (helped by programmers Christopher Wells and Gavin Smith) picking a film they’ve never seen (but have always wanted to) to show on the big screen, complete with a post-showing Q&A with the rest of audience.

Check out the first official lineup for First Encounters below, with descriptions and other information provided by Quad Cinema.

Read More: New York »

- Kate Erbland

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Tribeca Film Festival Sets Talks With Lena Dunham, Kobe Bryant, Jon Favreau

20 March 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival has lined up a slate of public talks with names including Lena Dunham, Kobe Bryant, Jon Favreau, Common and Bruce Springsteen, among others, joining a roster of talks that already includes Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Barbra Streisand.

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Tribeca Film Festival Unveils 2017 Feature Film Slate (Full List)

Oscar winner Inarritu is part of the directors roster for this year’s Tribeca Talks, along with events that feature Favreau (“The Jungle Book”) in a conversation with Scarlett Johansson (with whom he worked in the “Iron Man” movies) and Noah Baumbach (“The Squid and the Whale”) in a talk with Dustin Hoffman.

Dunham, in a talk with “Girls” exec producer Jenni Konner, is on board for the storytellers section of Tribeca Talks. Also on that slate are Streisand in a conversation with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez; Springsteen, talking with Tom Hanks (whose film “The Circle” premieres at Tribeca); Common »

- Gordon Cox

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Film Festival Roundup: Sarasota Announces Complete Slate, Sfiff Unveils Full Lineup and New Launch Program, and More

17 March 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– The Sarasota Film Festival has announced its full lineup, including its Narrative Feature Competition, Independent Visions Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, World and Us Cinema Narrative, World and Us Cinema Documentary, Spotlight, and Short Films. The festival also announced its three Sff Focus Panels–Lgbtq Community; Environment, Science, & Sustainability; and Sports In Cinema – along with its Closing Night Awards. The 19th annual Sarasota Film Festival will take place from March 31 – April 9. You can find out more information at their official site.

“Film has an integral role in helping us analyze social and political issues in our society that demand attention, thought and dialogue” said Mark Famiglio, President of the Sarasota Film Festival. “Our program is designed to use the art of cinema as a catalyst for important conversations, »

- Kate Erbland

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

16 March 2017 6:13 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net 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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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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Movie Theaters and Filmmakers Team Up Against Islamophobia With The Seventh Stand Initiative

16 March 2017 3:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In May, some 30 locations, including movie theaters, community centers and museums, across the United States will be screening films from the countries affected by the Muslim travel ban, as part of The Seventh Art Stand initiative. The goal of this initiative is “to elevate the cinemas and stories” of the people from the countries affected by the travel ban set by President Donald Trump: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Filmmakers Ramin Bahrani and Jonathan Demme, and actors Woody Harrelson, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro and Debra Winger are among the supporters of The Seventh Art Stand.

Read More: ‘The Secret Life of Muslims:’ Reza Aslan and Iqbal Theba Sound Off on Hollywood’s Portrayal of Muslims — Watch

“We believe it is crucial to build a tradition of sharing more stories, voices, and faces on our screens,” lead organizers Courtney Sheehan, Executive Director of the Northwest Film Forum (Nwff), and Richard Abramowitz, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Woody Harrelson joins anti-Islamophobia arts initiative

16 March 2017 3:03 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stars align for The Seventh Art Stand series of events in Us set for May.

A coalition of theatres across the Us announced on Thursday a series of screenings of films from countries affected by Islamophobia including those covered by President Trump’s second travel ban that has been blocked by a district judge in Hawaii.

At time of writing it was understood more than 30 venues in 18 states were confirmed in The Seventh Art Stand, organised by distributor and Abramorama founder Richard Abramowitz and executive director Courtney Sheehan of Seattle-based film arts organisation Northwest Film Forum.

Participating theatres, community centres and museums will screen films from the six countries listed in Trump’s revised travel ban: Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen.

Screenings will include recent Oscar-winner The Salesman by Iranian Asghar Farhadi, Fishing Without Nets from Somalia, Karama Has No Walls and The Mulberry House from Yemen) and About Baghdad from Iraq, which is no longer »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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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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Nationwide Screening Series to Showcase Films From Travel Ban Countries

16 March 2017 12:35 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A screening series is in the works that will showcase films from the countries that are part of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

The Seventh Art Stand is a nationwide event of screenings and discussions that will take place in May 2017, across 30 locations in 18 states. The series is meant as an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia.

John Turturro, Ramin Bahrani, Paul Haggis, Debra Winger, Steve Buscemi, Woody Harrelson and Mary Harron are among the filmmakers and artists throwing their support behind the effort.

The 2017 Oscar-winning foreign-language feature from Iran The Salesman, will be among the films »

- Mia Galuppo

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Jenny Slate's 'Landline' to Open San Francisco International Film Festival

15 March 2017 6:05 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Gillian Robespierre’s Landline, the story of a Manhattan teenager who discovers her father is having an affair, will open the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival, which is set to run April 5-19 at venues throughout San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif. The film, written by Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm, stars Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, John Turturro, Jay Duplass and newcomer Abie Quinn. Amazon will release Landline on July 21.

The festival’s 2017 award recipients will include Eleanor Coppola, who is set to receive the George Gund III Craft of Cinema Award, which will be presented to her after her new »

- Gregg Kilday

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Jenny Slate Comedy ‘Landline’ to Open San Francisco Film Festival

15 March 2017 1:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jenny Slate’s drama-comedy “Landline” will open the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival on April 5.

Slate, director Gillian Robespierre and producer and co-writer Elisabeth Holm will attend the event at the Castro Theatre and participate in a post-screening Q&A.

“It is a very special moment for Sf Film to welcome back this talented group of filmmakers, whose debut ‘Obvious Child’ received a special grant from our artist development program,” said Executive Director Noah Cowan. “Their new film ‘Landline’ builds significantly on the promise of that terrific first feature, yielding impressive wisdom and humor from the painful process of growing up and, sometimes, apart.’

Landline” captures a dysfunctional family that grows closer when long-buried infidelities come to light across generations, set in 1990s New York. Edie Falco, John Turturro, Jay Duplass, and newcomer Abby Quinn also star.

Amazon Studios will release “Landline” on July 21. Amazon acquired U.S. rights »

- Dave McNary

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Damien Chazelle Sells Black List Script ‘The Claim’ for Release in 2018

13 March 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scott Clayton’s Oceanside Media has optioned movie rights to the mystery thriller “The Claim,” written by “La La Land” writer-director Damien Chazelle.

Clayton will produce the movie alongside Route One Entertainment’s Russell Levine and Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital. Clarance’s Motion Picture Capital will fully finance the film, slated to begin production this year. Producers said they are in discussions with an unidentified U.S. distributor to release the film in 2018.

The thriller, which made the Black List in 2010, centers on a single father with a criminal background who must uncover the whereabouts of his kidnapped daughter while fighting the mysterious claims of another couple who insist that the child is theirs.

“I am excited to be partnering with Route One and Motion Picture Capital to produce this amazing project from Damien Chazelle,” Clayton said. “He has written a mesmerizing and bone-chilling thriller confirming his talent as a truly versatile screenwriter. »

- Dave McNary

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Transformers: The Last Knight: New Trailer & TV Spot Show Ed-209 From Robocop?!

12 March 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Unicron??

It is no secret that Michael Bay (director of the Transformers films) has been criticized from day one over his interpretation of this legendary franchise. We may be in for more of that with Transformers: The Last Knight, however there is a possibility that this film may actually be decent. There are definitely positives and negatives, as it seem Optimus Prime will travel back to the King Arthur days and speak with Sir Lancelot and other knights, as evident in the IMDb listings. Of course, the knights could simply be new versions of Transformers. The upside is that we believe that we will finally, after long wait, get Unicron.

We got a new trailer at the Kids Choice Awards on Saturday night, that apparently shows a post-apocalyptic Earth where the Decepticons have won. Check it out.

My first question is, "Um, isn't that the robot from Robocop?" I actually had to look this up, »

- Drew Carlton

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First clip and new TV spot for Transformers: The Last Knight

12 March 2017 1:09 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday at the Kids’ Choice Awards, Paramount Pictures unveiled the first clip from Transformers: The Last Knight which sees Isabela Moner and friends receiving a little bit of help from an Autobot friend after running into trouble; take a look below, along with a new TV spot which gives us another look at the returning Dinobot Grimlock…

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. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer #2 Has Tons of Dinobots

11 March 2017 6:26 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Get ready for lots of robots, explosions and Mark Wahlberg with really long hair, because a brand new trailer for Transformers 5 has arrived online. Michael Bay is back at it again with the Transformers franchise for the fifth and likely final time, at least as far as his tenure is concerned. Will this be the Transformers movie fans have been dying to see? Recent history tells us probably not, but hey, this one has Merlin in it!

Paramount decided to drop the trailer online today, giving us a more in-depth look at Transformers 5. Like most movies in the franchise, despite the final products not wowing fans or critics, Michael Bay knows how to cut together a solid trailer for these things. Or at the very least he knows how to shoot enough cool stuff so that someone else can cut together a great trailer.

All fans can do »

- MovieWeb

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Film Review: ‘Uncertain’

10 March 2017 10:49 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The southern town of Uncertain sits on the border between Texas and Louisiana, so named because early surveyors couldn’t be sure to which state this out-of-the-way burg actually belonged. The population, mostly poor or in some way seeking to avoid the law, hovers in the double-digits — 94, according to a sign on the city limits, although it seems that residents are either dying or leaving faster than they can be replenished.

Like a documentary version of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” complete with the looming threat of a surreal environmental catastrophe (in this case, an invasive fern-like plant called salvinia that’s “swallowing up” the lake and suffocating the fish), “Uncertain” focuses on a handful of these locals, individuals whose fates mirror the town’s name. In another director’s hands, the residents might be labeled “eccentric” and condescendingly depicted for laughs, but Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands approach this »

- Peter Debruge

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