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Big E's “Bad” Movies That Hurt So Good: “Curse Of The Black Widow” (1977, TV Movie)

9 November 2014 10:44 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

“If a movie makes you happy, for whatever reason, then it’s a good movie.”

—Big E

*******Warning: Review Contains Spoilers*******

By Ernie Magnotta  

If there’s one thing I love, it’s 1970s made-for-tv horror films. I remember sitting in front of the television as a kid and watching a plethora of films such as Gargoyles, Bad Ronald, Satan’s School for Girls, Horror at 37,000 Feet, Devil Dog: Hound of Hell, Scream Pretty Peggy, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Moon of the Wolf and The Initiation of Sarah just to name a few. Some of those are better than others, but all were fun.

When I think back, there have been some legendary names associated with small screen horrors. Genre masters John Carpenter (Halloween), Steven Spielberg (Jaws), Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street), Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Joseph Stefano (Psycho) all took shots at television »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Damien: Omen II (1978) review

19 August 2014 7:33 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com

Damien: Omen II (1978)

Written by: Harvey Bernhard, Stanley Mann, Mike Hodges

Directed by: Don Taylor

Cast: William Holden (Richard Thorn), Lee Grant (Ann Thorn), Jonathan Scott-Taylor (Damien Thorn), Sylvia Sidney (Aunt Marion), Robert Foxworth (Paul Buher), Lance Henriksen (Seargent Neff), Meshach Taylor (Dr. Kane)

I know it may be a bit peculiar to review a sequel without doing a retrospective of a whole series of films, but I actually have never seen this one. I watched it and the third movie “The Final Conflict” with Sam Neill back to back. While I haven’t seen the fourth entry, I can say this is probably the last one that has the feel of the original. I can compare this to “Jaws 2”. While not as powerful as the original, it still seems like it exists in the same world. Also like all the “Jaws” sequels after part two, »

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Fmtv – Marvel’s new movie and Batman v Superman set photos in the Movie Newsgasm!

15 August 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this week’s episode of Flickering Myth TV’s Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys takes a look at what Marvel Studios’ next big movie might be, the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set photos, Jason Momoa officially announced as Aquaman, Michael Bay leaving the Transformers franchise and the already-announced sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Somebody call Vanilla Ice!

For all that and more, watch this week’s Movie Newsgasm below…

Fmtv will be back next week with another installment of Movie Myths and Movie Newsgasm. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. See below for more information on the films discussed…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016, with Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, »

- Oliver Davis

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Transformers: Age of Extinction is the first movie of 2014 to hit a billion at the box office

3 August 2014 9:07 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Marvel celebrates another huge opening for Guardians of the Galaxy, with the film pulling in a hefty $160 million debut at the global box office, Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction has hit a landmark, with the fourth instalment in the blockbuster Transformers franchise becoming the first movie of 2014 to cross $1 billion worldwide. Age of Extinction has earned $241.1 million domestically and $763.8 million from international markets for a combined gross of $1.004 billion to date, which makes it the second-biggest earner of the series behind Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($1.123 billion), as well as the eighteenth-highest grossing movie of all time.

Transformers: Age of Extinction sees Michael Bay directing a cast that includes Mark Wahlberg (Pain & Gain), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Li Bingbing (Resident Evil: Retribution), Sophia Myles (Underworld), Victoria Summer (Saving Mr. Banks), Titus Welliver »

- Gary Collinson

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Transformers: Age of Extinction heading to $900 million worldwide

20 July 2014 9:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It may have lost top spot at the box office to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction has pushed its worldwide haul to a whopping $886 million this weekend, further extending its lead as the highest-grossing movie of the year as well as surpassing the $709. million of the original Transformers and the $836.3 million of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. A billion looks all but assured for Age of Extinction, while the franchise high of $1.123 billion set by Transformers: Dark of the Moon is certainly an achievable target.

Transformers: Age of Extinction sees Michael Bay directing a cast that includes Mark Wahlberg (Pain & Gain), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Li Bingbing (Resident Evil: Retribution), Sophia Myles (Underworld), Victoria Summer (Saving Mr. Banks), Titus Welliver (Lost) and T.J. Miller (She’s Out of »

- Gary Collinson

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Transformers: Age of Extinction becomes the highest-grossing movie of 2014

13 July 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Well, X-Men: Days of Future Past’s stay as the biggest earner of the year didn’t last long, with Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction shrugging aside almost universal negative reviews to become the highest-grossing movie of 2014 so far, with a whopping $752 million worldwide just three weekends after its release. The fourth instalment in the Hasbro franchise looks set to become the first (and only?) release of the year to crack a billion – although The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies may have something to say about that.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is out now, with Bay directing a cast that includes Mark Wahlberg (Pain & Gain), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Li Bingbing (Resident Evil: Retribution), Sophia Myles (Underworld), Victoria Summer (Saving Mr. Banks), Titus Welliver (Lost) and T.J. Miller »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch Fmtv Movie Newsgasm #3 – Batman v Superman, Jurassic World and Transformers updates!

11 July 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this week’s episode of Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys looks at the alleged ‘leaked script’ of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (read our breakdown of it here), reveals which former-Superman is joining the cast of Arrow, has a tantalising first dinosaur glimpse of Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World, and sees how well those other, more mechanical dinosaurs are doing in Transformers: Age of Extinction. Here’s a clue: box office record-breakingly well.

That’s all the biggest film stories of the week in one easy-to-digest Movie Newsgasm video! Call a friend directly after to impress them with your new-found knowledge (it won’t annoy them, honest). Watch the video below…

Fmtv will be back next week with another installment of Movie Myths and Movie Newsgasm. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. And see below for more information on the films discussed…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice »

- Oliver Davis

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Transformers: Age of Extinction crosses $600 million at the global box office

9 July 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The box office juggernaut that is Transformers: Age of Extinction just keeps on rolling. One day after becoming China’s highest-grossing movie ever, the Michael Bay-directed sequel has now passed the $600 million mark worldwide, with a domestic haul of $185 million and an international take of $421.2 million giving the film a whopping $606.5 million already. It’s surely only a matter of time before Age of Extinction overtakes Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past to become the biggest earner of the year so far, and at this stage it looks all but assured that it will go on to become the first billion dollar release of 2014.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is out now, with Bay directing a cast that includes Mark Wahlberg (Pain & Gain), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Li Bingbing (Resident Evil: Retribution), Sophia Myles (Underworld), Victoria Summer »

- Gary Collinson

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Transformers: Age of Extinction concept art of unused Transformers

8 July 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Prior to the production of Transformers: Age of Extinction, there was a deal in place between Paramount and motor vehicle company Polaris for them to create Transformers based off their machines. These would have included ATVs, snowmobiles etc. For whatever reason, the deal didn’t go through and the characters were scrapped.

Michael Hirtz (via Cbm) has now shared some of his concepts for what those Transformers would have looked like. They also write, “he informs us that these robots would’ve been relatively small as compared to the normal-sized Transformers. Somewhere around 8-10ft max, based on the types of vehicles Polaris manufactures. Hritz’s designs also do a great job of incorporating the look of Polaris’ vehicles by ‘exposing shocks and linkages, using roll-cages and vehicle structure, aggressive/colorful forms floating over blacked-out mechanical parts.’”

See the images below:

 

Transformers: Age of Extinction is currently out in North America »

- Luke Owen

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Transformers: Age of Extinction breaks Chinese box office records

8 July 2014 1:37 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been top of the Us box office for two weeks and it looks to be taking the crown from Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie when it’s officially released here in the UK this Friday, but it looks like Transformers: Age of Extinction has broken new ground in China already, knocking Avatar from its box office record spot.

The film has grossed RMB740 million ($119.8 million) in its opening week to combine with the RMB628 million ($101.7 million) it took in its opening weekend. That gives Transformers: Age of Extinction a 10-day total of RMB1.37 billion ($221.9 million).

Avatar‘s has held the box office record since its release in 2009. The press release given to Flickering Myth also states that the Chinese currency is appreciated more, which means it has made more dollars per Rmb than James Cameron’s movie.

Paramount are yet to confirm these figures.

The movie has also way-surpassed its predecessor, »

- Luke Owen

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The Flickering Myth Podcast – Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

7 July 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth Podcast is more than meets the eye….

Perhaps the most critic proof franchise in the history of cinema is back with a bang as Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction has landed! The movie has made nearly $600 million worldwide in around 10 days which is a staggering achievement, but what did our writers think?

In what is perhaps our most hotly-debated podcast in recent memory, Flickering Myth co-editor Luke Owen is joined by staff writers Amon Warmann, Anthony Stokes, Rohan Morbey and Scott Davis to discuss Transformers: Age of Extinction – what was good, what was bad, laughing at product placement and the “Bayhem” and asking why there was a joke about statutory rape in a movie made to sell toys for children.

Warning – this podcast contains strong language, strong opinions and some spoilers.

You can read our three – count ‘em Three – ★ reviews of Transformers: Age of Extinction here, »

- Luke Owen

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Transformers: Age of Extinction hits $575 million worldwide

6 July 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like X-Men: Days of Future Past is on borrowed time as the highest-grossing movie of the year so far, with Michael Bay’s latest Transformers: Age of Extinction shaking off a mauling from critics [read our ★ reviews here, here and here] to hit $575 million at the worldwide box office just 12 days after it starting rolling out across the globe. By close of play this weekend, the fourth instalment in the Transformers franchise will be sitting on $175 domestically, with a further $400 million from international markets.

All this is despite a delayed release schedule across Europe and Latin America (it came out here in the UK just yesterday), and is due in no small part to its terrific performance in China, where it’s made $212 million alone so far. At this rate, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Age of Extinction hitting Transformers: Dark of the Moon numbers, with the third movie currently the highest »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch this brilliant Transformers stop-motion animation

6 July 2014 3:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Not happy with Michael Bay’s latest interpretation of The Transformers? Then you may find a bit more joy in this 4-minute stop-motion animation from Harris Loureiro which sees Optimus Prime take on the Constructicons and Devastator. It’s pretty awesome.

According to Loureiro, he shot the short in September last year and then started the edit in May 2014, which took him around a month. Some impressive work for just a month of editing!

The short is very reminiscent for those who loved the 1986 The Transformers: The Movie as it features classic Vince Dicola scoring and Stan Bush’s iconic The Touch.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is currently out in North America and is released in the UK on July 5th, with a cast that includes Mark Whalberg (Pain & Gain), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Li Bingbing (Resident Evil: Retribution »

- Luke Owen

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Fmtv Movie Newsgasm #2 – Star Wars: Episode VII, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Transformers: Age of Extinction

4 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Might there be a new Princess Leia?

In this week’s episode of Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys finds out if the negative critical reaction to Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction has affected its box office takings, discusses one big(ish) confirmation and one intriguing rumour from Star Wars: Episode VII and checks out Mark Ruffalo’s thoughts on a standalone Incredible Hulk movie after Avengers: Age of Ultron.

That’s all the biggest film stories of the week in one easy-to-digest Movie Newsgasm video! Watching it will make you 15% cooler (effects noticable immediately). Check it out here…

Fmtv Movie Newsgasm #2

Fmtv will be back next week with another installment of Movie Myths and Movie Newsgasm. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. And see below for more information on the films discussed…

Transformers: Age of Extinction is currently out in North America and is released in the UK on July 5th, »

- Oliver Davis

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Michael Bay responds again to critics who didn’t like Transformers: Age of Extinction

4 July 2014 1:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week, Michael Bay spoke out about critics who didn’t like this latest blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction, which has been panned by almost every critic under the sun. In the interview, Bay essestinally said, “haters gonna hate”. While promoting the film in Dublin ahead of its release tomorrow here in the UK, Michael Bay once again called out the critics.

“I work as hard as I can and I’m glad that people are liking the movie besides the critics, let’s just forget the critics,” he said, adding that “the people in the audience are liking the movies – that’s what I make movies for.”

Bay also thinks “critics only screenings” should be changed saying, “I think that they should make it mandatory for reviewers that they sit in the audiences – just be themselves surrounded by a real audience”.

What Michael Bay doesn’t realise is »

- Luke Owen

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Win Run-Of-Engagement Passes To Transformers: Age Of Extinction In St. Louis

2 July 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Transformers: Age Of Extinction took in whopping $300 million worldwide at the Box Office over the weekend.

Within the first three-day weekend, it has already shattered several records and made history in China’s movie industry.

TF4 broke three records already:

1) Gross box office receipts was over Us$3,202,000.00(¥20million) for the midnight showing,breaking the record of Iron Man 3 in 2013(Us$1,985,240.00)

2) The box office of the first five days totaled Us$ 134,484,000.00, which broke the record of Monkey King (Hong Kong, 2014)(11-day gross of Us$ 133,043,100.00) as the movie exceeded the benchmark of \ 800 million ($128,080,000.00)in the shortest period of time.

3) It is on course to overtake Avatar’s China box office record at $217,736,000

Didn’t catch it last weekend?  No worries, we got ya covered!

Wamg is giving away Run-Of-Engagement Passes (Admit Two) to see director Michael Bay’s film in the St. Louis Area.

For A Chance To Win, Enter Your Name And Email Address Below. »

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Sunday Quiz: Do You Know Your Generation 1 Transformers?

29 June 2014 3:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To coincide with the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction – which opened in the States this past Friday [read our ★ review here] – we’ve turned our attention to the Robots in Disguise for the latest Sunday Quiz here at Flickering Myth. However, rather than Michael Bay’s interpretation of The Transformers, we’re putting your knowledge of the original Generation 1 Autobots and Decepticons to the test. So, take the quiz below, and see if you’ve got the Touch

Question 1 Optimus Prime Rodimus Prime Orion Pax

Question 2 Galvatron Megatron Cybertron

Question 3 Sunstreaker Bumblebee Goldbug

Question 4 Dinobot Grimlock Sludge

Question 5 Laserbeak Ravage Rumble

Question 6 Shockwave Soundwave Galvatron

Question 7 Hound Ironhide Sideswipe

Question 8 Starscream Buzzsaw Laserbeak

Question 9 Slag Sludge Swoop

Question 10 Ironhide Cliffjumper Ratchet

Question 11 Galvatron Cyclonus Scourge

Question 12 Hot Rod Optimus Prime Ultra Magnus

Question 13 Mirage Hound Ratchet

Question 14 Soundwave Shockwave Megatron

Question 15 Grimlock Goldbug Bumblebee

Question 16 Hot Rod Rodimus Prime Optimus Prime

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- Gary Collinson

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Bay's Latest Transformers Flick Is 'Least Aggravating' to Date

27 June 2014 9:56 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Transformers: Age of Extinction’ review: Michael Bay’s latest ‘Transformers’ movie is ‘the least aggravating of a very aggravating lot’ (photo: Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’) Suffice it to say, there are many special effects in the Transformers movies of which Transformers: Age of Extinction is the latest and, get ready for some high praise, the least aggravating of a very aggravating lot. In fact, its greatest special effect, much like the previous three films, is its ability to deflect all criticism; these movies are not just critic proof, they’re quality proof. As long as the Autobots or Decepticons or emoticons or Comic-Cons or whatever they’re called keep laying waste to cities and brain cells, its target audience of global fanboys and Viacom shareholders will be sated and the rest of us can go down with the ship watching some arthouse limited release. »

- Mark Keizer

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Reviews - What Did You Think?!

26 June 2014 8:43 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Paramount Pictures' Transformers: Age of Extinction is now playing in theaters and we've created this spot for you to tell us and your fellow moviegoers what you thought about the Michael Bay film, starring Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng, Titus Welliver, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, John Dimaggio, Mark Ryan, Robert Foxworth and Reno Wilson. »

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction – The Review

26 June 2014 8:41 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Review by Dana Jung

Well, Michael Bay has done it again. The master of “Bayhem” has pulled out all the stops in the latest of the Transformers series, with several gigantic setpieces, at least 5 villains, Hong Kong action, car chases, new robots, new sports cars, and an all new cast.   From 2007 to 2011, we got a new Transformers installment every other year, all of which followed the story of the Witwicky character portrayed by Shia Labeouf. These films are famous for their incredible robot battle scenes, big explosions, and for introducing the world to Megan Fox. Borrowing many storylines directly from the cartoon series, the trilogy was a hugely successful franchise due mostly to the vision of Bay and his talent for making visual chaos fun and entertaining. The first Transformers film in particular was a crowd-pleasing mixture of realistic depictions of infantry warfare, a nice sense of humor, and fanboy fantasy. »

- Movie Geeks

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