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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi review – a barrage of noise and posturing

31 January 2016 12:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Director Michael Bay checks nuance at the door for this politically slanted take on the 2012 Us compound attack in Libya

In a Wall Street Journal article entitled Hollywood Goes to Benghazi, former security contractor Mark Geist (whose real-life experiences partially inspired this film) recalls testing the seriousness with which ’splosions enthusiast Michael Bay intended to tell his story. Noting that “he always has a girl’s butt in every Transformers, Pearl Harbor, The Rock”, Geist jokingly suggested a moment in 13 Hours that might accommodate such a shot. But Bay’s mind was on higher things. “He’s like, ‘No, we’re not gonna do it’,” Geist told the WSJ. “That showed me how serious he was about this movie…”

The absence of gratuitous butt shots aside, 13 Hours is very much business as usual for Bay; a barrage of noisy and largely indecipherable action, most notable for an Adhd visual style »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Bayghazi

28 January 2016 11:37 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

I admire Michael Bay as a director, I really do. He is a filmmaker without guile, his images transparent in their vapid grandiloquence. The qualities and values of maximalism, crassness and jingoism that have consistently garnered mockery and acrimonious distain by many are not ones audiences are cleverly exposing, but most often are simply accurate characterizations of the attitudes such films as the two Bad Boys, Pearl Harbor, and his solely-helmed Transformers franchise directly espouse. It may be hard to imagine a film more gaudily self-evident in its values and the force of its aesthetics as the sprawling effects goliath and techno-anti-humanist Transformers: Age of Extinction, but in fact Bay’s most tidily budgeted and CGI free films of recent years, 2013’s true crime Pain & Gain and this year’s true war 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi are his most honest and perceptive, and, because of this, his best. »

- Daniel Kasman

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi review: “Bay’s best”

27 January 2016 11:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi review: Michael Bay tells the true life story of the 2012 attack on a U.S. compound – and it’s actually pretty good. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi review

It would be quite easy to dismiss Michael Bay‘s latest effort after the damp squibs that were the overblown Pain & Gain, most, if not all of the Transformers movies and, not forgetting, the awful Pearl Harbor – but 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi could just be his best film – yes, better than The Rock and Armageddon.

Okay, so we’re not measuring this up against much, as Bay has not had the best of luck when it comes to critical reception, but his films have grossed a combined amount of $5.7 billion worldwide. With 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi, Bay tells a true story about a group of six ex-miltary operatives who find themselves »

- Paul Heath

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi review

27 January 2016 3:38 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Michael Bay brings a true story to the big screen in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi. Here's our review...

This is a true story,” Michael Bay tells us via one of those military telex-style captions at the start of 13 Hours. Then he blows a lot of stuff up. It’s a misreading of the supposed impact of letting the viewer know they’re witnessing an account of true events. The point is that you then deliver something remarkable, stranger than fiction, leaving us shaking our heads in wonder that this really happened. But I can easily wrap my head around the premise that, in a collapsed Middle Eastern state with no government, overrun by mercenaries and Islamist extremists, a fair bit of stuff might get blown up. As early as the opening captions, Michael Bay has failed.

Some context: I think Michael Bay is great when »

- simonbrew

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Flickering Myth’s Big, Fat Movie Checklist of 2016

23 January 2016 1:31 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Now that 2015 is over, there are plenty of ‘Best Of’ lists pronouncing the movies you should have seen already. Hell, even we did it at Flickering Myth. But by the end of the year, it’s too late. You suddenly have 50+ films you missed out on to catch up with. Where were the ‘Best Ofs’ as the year was in progress? That’s where Flickering Myth’s Big, Fat Movie Checklist of 2016 comes in.

Suicide Squad is released on 5th August, 2016.

While there are many retrospective lists online, there are very few resources updated regularly for the movies of the year.

Below are the movies worth watching in 2016, based on their current UK release dates (which these days is pretty similar to the Us). Most of the January releases have already come out, many upcoming ones will be pushed back or brought forward. We’ll update the list monthly to »

- Oli Davis

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Round-Up: Fury Of The Demon, I’M Dreaming Of A White Doomsday, Alienween Trailer, Martin 35mm Screening, Frankenstein Blu-ray / DVD, Director’S Cut

19 January 2016 8:12 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hell hath no fury like a... demon scorned? In this round-up, we have a look at the official poster for Fury of the Demon. Also: an I'm Dreaming of a White Doomsday poster, a new Alienween trailer, details on the screening of Romero's vampire film, Martin, Frankenstein on Blu-ray / DVD, and Director's Cut.

Fury of the Demon: "An investigation that takes us on the traces of violent riots having taken place throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, caused by a rare, fascinating and dangerous film: Fury of the Demon (La Rage du Démon), attributed to French cineaste Georges Méliès. Through conversations with journalists, filmmakers, historians, experts and psychologists, this documentary pulls back the veil on the most cursed and disturbing movie ever made. From mysteries to mysteries, from questioning to questioning, discover the truth about the lost movie that has been shaking the film world for over a century! »

- Tamika Jones

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Harlem Globetrotters -- Droppin' Bombs On Alcatraz ... (Great Video)

14 January 2016 1:04 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_ry5itqoe"]] Screw Sean Connery ... 'cause this video might be the coolest that ever happened on "The Rock" -- with the Harlem Globetrotters hittin' some crazy trick shots Thursday on Alcatraz!  The hoop legends hit up the legendary prison early this morning (they're in town until Jan. 25th) -- and after dribbling around the cells ... they set up a hoop outside of the clink and fired some shots from a nearby boat.  Bang. Bang. Bang.  These guys are good. »

- TMZ Staff

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Michael Bay's 7 Best Guilty Pleasure Movies, Ranked by Explosions

14 January 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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Have a favorite city or landmark? Then chances are good that Michael Bay has blown it up.

From "The Rock" to "Transformers: Age of Extinction," Bay has never met a densely-populated area that he couldn't pyrotechnic into oblivion. Hell, the guy killed Chicago twice in two consecutive "Transformers" movies. Because reasons.

In honor of "13 Hours," which, ironically, is also the amount of time Bay wishes he could go without blowing something up, we're ranking his seven best guilty pleasures based on their explosion-y goodness. So strap on your Tac gear and turn up the Aerosmith -- S is about to get R.

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- Phil Pirrello

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As David Bowie's Blackstar Album Sales Soar, Late Legend is Also Remembered as a Financial Innovator

13 January 2016 2:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

David Bowie had a long and legendary career, but since his passing on Monday, his music is selling better than ever. The late rocker's death has pushed sales of his new album Blackstar to the No. 1 spot on iTunes and it's also expected to become the first No. 1 album of his career in the U.S. on the Billboard chart. And it's not just the new stuff fans are clamoring for. They can't get enough of his back catalog either. In addition to Blackstar, which was released on Jan. 8, just two days before Bowie's death, three other Bowie albums occupy the top 10 list on iTunes. »

- Danielle Anderson, @dak5000

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As David Bowie's Blackstar Album Sales Soar, Late Legend is Also Remembered as a Financial Innovator

13 January 2016 2:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

David Bowie had a long and legendary career, but since his passing on Monday, his music is selling better than ever. The late rocker's death has pushed sales of his new album Blackstar to the No. 1 spot on iTunes and it's also expected to become the first No. 1 album of his career in the U.S. on the Billboard chart. And it's not just the new stuff fans are clamoring for. They can't get enough of his back catalog either. In addition to Blackstar, which was released on Jan. 8, just two days before Bowie's death, three other Bowie albums occupy the top 10 list on iTunes. »

- Danielle Anderson, @dak5000

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