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Tim's Toons: Some voice actors you should know

11 September 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Tim here. Earlier today, we posted our Team Top 10 for the best voice performances in the movies, focusing on ten individual performances that impressed us the most. But as good as those vocal performances all are, I wanted to follow that post up by singing the praises of a different sort of voice acting. As great as any one performance in a single feature film can be, there’s also something truly exceptional about those people who have created entire careers out of voice acting without necessarily having the kind of showcase roles we were talking about today. With that in mind, I’d like to share this list of some of the most important contemporary voice actors that you should know about. 

Jim Cummings

Why you know him: He’s the current voice of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger for Disney. 

Where else you’ve heard him: An astonishingly prolific Disney workhorse, »

- Tim Brayton

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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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"You got The Touch!" 9 bits of Transformers: The Movie trivia

7 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Michael Bay's big-scale Transformers blockbusters might be hugely popular with today's cinemagoers, but for film fans of a certain generation there'll always be a special place in their hearts for 1986's Transformers: The Movie.

A big screen spinoff from the animated TV series, the film was epic when seen for the first time by young eyes. Spanning from the Cybertron to Earth, via the far reaches of space and a planet-eating villain voiced by Orson Welles! Describing it as a classic might be a stretch but this was an exciting war movie that taught us about loss and the fist-pumping stadium rock majesty that is Stan Bush's 'The Touch'.

Digital Spy takes a look back at 9 bits of trivia from Transformers: The Movie.

1. It was hard to hold back the tears when Optimus Prime bit the dust in Transformers's brutal Battle of Autobot City. The passing of »

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"You got The Touch!" 9 bits of Transformers: The Movie trivia

7 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael Bay's big-scale Transformers blockbusters might be hugely popular with today's cinemagoers, but for film fans of a certain generation there'll always be a special place in their hearts for 1986's Transformers: The Movie.

A big screen spinoff from the animated TV series, the film was epic when seen for the first time by young eyes. Spanning from the Cybertron to Earth, via the far reaches of space and a planet-eating villain voiced by Orson Welles! Describing it as a classic might be a stretch but this was an exciting war movie that taught us about loss and the fist-pumping stadium rock majesty that is Stan Bush's 'The Touch'.

Digital Spy takes a look back at 9 bits of trivia from Transformers: The Movie.

1. It was hard to hold back the tears when Optimus Prime bit the dust in Transformers's brutal Battle of Autobot City. The passing of »

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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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Movie Review – Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

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

Transformers: Age of Extinction, 2014.

Directed by Michael Bay.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Victoria Summer, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver and Li Bingbing and featuring the voice talents of Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe and Mark Ryan.

Synopsis:

An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots – and a paranoid government official – on them.

During my screening of Transformers: Age Of Extinction I could hear a man a few rows away from me talking out loud. I looked over and saw he was telling the kid behind him to stop kicking his chair; the kid didn’t hear him at first so he spoke a bit loud and the message was understood. It dawned on me at this point that this brief dialogue between two strangers had captivated my attention in a way the action on screen had failed »

- 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. »

- Movie Geeks

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Second Opinion – Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

2 July 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Transformers: Age of Extinction, 2014.

Directed by Michael Bay.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Victoria Summer, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver, Li Bingbing and featuring the voice talents of Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, and Mark Ryan.

Synopsis:

An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots – and a paranoid government official – on them.

Transformers: Age of Extinction follows a down and out inventor (Mark Wahlberg) and his daughter (Nicola Peltz) who are struggling to make ends meet. The Transformers have basically become an enemy of mankind and there’s a brutal scene involving the hunting down of an Autobot which is the most impactful scene in any Transformers movie. Even the handling of the Transformers mythology is better here, with the screenwriters taking advantage of the theme of extinction. It follows up on the climax of Dark of the »

- Gary Collinson

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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

Question »

- Gary Collinson

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