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Why I Wrote a Book About The Unheralded Genius in Michael Bay’s Films

14 July 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

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About two years ago, I wrote a book on the films of Michael Bay. This unauthorized critical examination saw release in November 2014 under the title Michael F-ing Bay: The Unheralded Genius in Michael Bay’s Films. I knew I was throwing down a gauntlet with a provocative title like that and the reaction to that mere declaration. One troll kept loudly accusing me of writing the book so Michael Bay would hire me. He must have really liked this joke because he made it on several posts, across many websites that carried the announcement of my book. (The Broken Projector was one such outlet and I had a very interesting conversation with Scott Beggs about the book.) This suggested to me that not only did he have no understanding of how Hollywood worked, he almost certainly hadn’t read the book.

That question “Why would someone write a book about Michael Bay?” has »

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Damon Expects Bourne Series To Go The James Bond Route In Future, Talks Recasting Role

11 July 2016 8:38 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

I'll never forget seeing the first trailer for The Bourne Identity. It was 2001 and, up until that point, Damon had acquitted himself quite nicely as a dramatic actor-writer in high-minded productions like Good Will HuntingSaving Private RyanThe Talented Mr. Ripley, and The Legend Of Bagger Vance. He and pal Ben Affleck crossed over into the A-list at the same time, thanks to their work as writers/actors in 1996's Good Will Hunting, but they seemingly split after that. Damon went serious, and Affleck went big. While Damon worked on the kinds of films mentioned above, Affleck ran around making bombastic blockbusters like Armageddon, Reindeer Games, and Pearl Harbor.

So the idea, as a follower of films, was that- of the two of them- Damon was more of the thoughtful artiste, while Affleck was more the celebrity movie star. 

That's what made the debut trailer for The Bourne Identity so attention-grabbing. »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Ice Age: Collision Course review

7 July 2016 3:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Published Date  Friday, July 8, 2016 - 05:26

It might not be a popular critical view, but I’ve always quite enjoyed the Ice Age films. I can’t work out if their refusal to abide by natural laws of logic is arrogance, convenience or sheer chutzpah. But I like the fact that they ignore it nonetheless, whilst preserving the internal logic of the films themselves. Dinosaurs in the ice age? Yeah, we can do that. Let’s just chuck in a quick line to explain it and move on. They got a whole third film out of that idea.

For film five, which follows the chucklesome Ice Age: Continental Drift, the series decides to channel Michael Bay’s Armageddon a little bit, at one stage bringing in Trevor Rabin’s thumping score for a key sequence.

As per normal, we get the peerless Scrat the squirrel, and his fixation on grabbing an elusive acorn, »

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Signal Pictures Targets Asian Superhero Segment

16 June 2016 1:13 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Signal Pictures, a new production company that is jointly owned by Korean investors and “Batman” producer Michael Uslan’s Uslan Entertainment, is kicking off with a trio of superhero and action movie projects. A significant portion of its slate will include China-focused projects.

Signal Pictures is headed by Kathy Kim, former CEO of Cj Entertainment, and veteran producer Jonathan Kim (no relation) as president of production. Jonathan Kim, CEO of HanMac Culture, is this week on the Asian film jury at the Shanghai International Film Festival.

The Signal Pictures production slate is headed by its stake in current Uslan Entertainment project “East Dragon, West Dragon,” an animated feature directed by Tony Bancroft, previously director of Disney’s “Mulan.”

It will also board “The Luckiest Man,” a drama the story of New York Yankees baseball player Lou Gehrig, who fought and lost a heroic battle against a form of motor neurone disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) that was subsequently named after him.

A third project, soon to be announced in detail, will be scripted by top Hollywood screenwriter/director Jonathan Hensleigh, who has credits including “Armageddon” and “Die Hard With a Vengeance.”

Uslan Entertainment is the company controlled by Michael Uslan and producer David Uslan.

Signal Entertainment has previously worked with HanMac on several Korea-China and global movie projects. Among these, “Making Family”, starring Kim Ha Neul and Aarif Lee, will be released during China’s Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept. 15.

At a launch event in Seoul Kathy Kim said that the Chinese film market is not only growing in size, it is also now maturing. Different genres are being sought by audiences, and she expects this expansion trend to include Asian-themed superhero and animation movies.

“We will be identifying successful IP and creating strong stories with deep characterizations, in order to appeal to the global market. The content will possess uplifting and universal themes that will transcend not merely borders, but cultures as well,” said Michael Uslan.

“What we’re trying to do is not about trying to take a piece of the China market. Instead, we’re trying to work together for Chinese cultural products to have more global appeal and international success,” Jonathan Kim told Variety in Shanghai. “By widening the horizons, we can afford the ever rising production cost and talent prices in China, and making this into a real business, not a gamble.”

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- Patrick Frater

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Ben Affleck Mocks The “Logic Stretch” Of Michael Bay’s ‘Armageddon’ In DVD Commentary Track [Watch]

6 June 2016 8:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While this past spring Ben Affleck reacted to the negative reviews for “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” with a meme seen ’round the world, there was a time when the actor more easily shook off crappy blockbusters. Back in 1998, Affleck starred in Michael Bay‘s bloated, Criterion Collection-approved blockbuster “Armageddon,” and on one of the […]

The post Ben Affleck Mocks The “Logic Stretch” Of Michael Bay’s ‘Armageddon’ In DVD Commentary Track [Watch] appeared first on The Playlist. »

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Michael Bay casts ‘Britain’s loneliest dog’ in Transformers 5

6 June 2016 4:28 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Director offers film role and a new home to Freya, an epileptic Staffordshire bull terrier who has spent her life in an animal shelter

He helped launched the careers of Megan Fox, Jack Reynor and Shia Labeouf, now Michael Bay is playing starmaker again: for a dog.

Bay, the director of Bad Boys, Pearl Harbor and Armageddon, has cast Freya, a six-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier in Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth instalment of the action franchise, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Best Military Movies To Watch on June 6, D-Day

6 June 2016 3:44 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

June 6, 1944. Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day.

On June 7th, Paramount Home Media Distribution will release director Michael Bay’s remarkable 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi.

Hailed as “powerful” (Kyle Smith, New York Post), “engrossing” (Soren Andersen, Seattle Times) and “full of explosive action” (Dan Casey, Nerdist), the film arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand this Tuesday. (Review)

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi tells the incredible true story of six elite ex-military operators who fought to protect the CIA against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. The film stars John Krasinski (TV’s “The Office”), James Badge Dale (World War Z) and Pablo Schreiber (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”), and is based on the nonfiction novel 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by New York Times best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff with »

- Movie Geeks

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Episode 172 – Michael Bay’s Armageddon

4 June 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

This time on the podcast, Scott is joined by David Blakeslee, Ryan Gallagher, and James McCormick to discuss Michael Bay’s Armageddon.

About the film:

Bruce Willis and an all-star cast of roughneck oil drillers blast off on a mission to save the planet in Michael Bay’s doomsday space epic.

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Armageddon (1998) – The Criterion Collection Armageddon – From the Current – The Criterion Collection Armageddon (1998) – IMDb Armageddon (1998 film) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Bay Watch – Film Comment Michael Bay – What is Bayhem? Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy: Review: Armageddon Deep Impact Opens Before Armageddon, May 8, 1998 | Collider The Criterion Contraption: #40: Armageddon Criterion’s Little Fuck-Ups | Vice Michael Bay >> Criterion’s Peter Becker Defends Armageddon Transformers: The Premake (a desktop documentary)

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Scott Nye (Twitter / Battleship Pretension) Ryan Gallagher (Twitter) David Blakeslee (Twitter / Criterion »

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Remember When... 'Pearl Harbor' Tried to Be Michael Bay's 'Titanic'?

25 May 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Michael Bay. In 2016, the name conjures thoughts of loud, chaotic Transformers movies that earn near-universal scorn and billions of dollars. But when Pearl Harbor came out, 15 years ago this week, Bay was the semi-respectable director of three hit films -- Bad Boys, The Rock, and Armageddon -- that had gotten mixed reviews but were considered, at worst, harmless trifles. Pearl Harbor was an ambitious new step for Bay: a three-hour epic based on real (and very serious) events that some audience members would remember firsthand and that everyone else would have learned about in school. It was a fraught subject that would bring up issues of patriotism, war, and racism. The model to emulate, especially in the early stages, when Bay wanted Pearl Harbor to be an R-rated portrayal of...

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Michael Bay to Develop Biopic on Drone Warfare Fighter (Exclusive)

12 May 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael Bay’s production company Bay Films is developing the action-packed biopic of former U.S. Army Delta Force fighter and drone warfare expert Brett Velicovich for Paramount Pictures.

The true story of how the Iraq War vet and onetime U.S. intelligence specialist used his drone skills to fight terrorists contains never-before-revealed details about Isis’s rise to power, and could be one of the first major projects to accurately portray the group onscreen.

Paramount optioned Velicovich’s life rights and upcoming memoir (co-written with Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal reporter Christopher S. Stewart) for Bay Films to develop. The studio’s six-figure preemptive deal came amidst heavy interest from Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions, and Brett Ratner and James Packer’s RatPac Entertainment, who were circling the project.

It offers a suspenseful account of Velicovich’s special ops drone strikes, which targeted some of the world’s most wanted terrorists. »

- Gregg Goldstein

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The Bourne Identity: the battle to make the first film

26 April 2016 9:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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It was the spy thriller that revitalised the genre. But the production of 2002’s The Bourne Identity was far from an easy one...

Like so many budding filmmakers of his generation, Doug Liman got his start in movies by fiddling with his father's Super 8 camera. Then aged eight, Liman "Picked it up, started making movies with it, and never stopped."

By the time he'd reached his early 30s, Liman's ambitions had finally paid off. His films Swingers and Go, released in 1996 and 1999, were made cheaply and recouped healthy profits. Urgent and effervescently told, they were the product of a young, talented filmmaker on the rise. Liman's rising profile soon saw him land the kind of deal that a few dozen other hopefuls would have sold their souls for - Universal signed him up to make a film based on Robert Ludlum's spy thriller, The Bourne Identity. »

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17 movie sequels that are stuck in development hell

19 April 2016 1:51 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Meet the films sequels that might not be dead, but are certainly stuck in some kind of limbo...

Every now and then, a sequel that appears to have been in the cooker for a while – Zoolander 2, Dumb And Dumber To, Anchorman 2 – finally escapes into the wild. But the journey to the screen can be a very lengthy one, and this little lot are still trying to find their way to your local multiplex…

Dick Tracy 2

Disney gambled hard on bringing Dick Tracy to the screen in the summer of 1990, backing the vision of director and star Warren Beatty, and hoping to ape the success that Warner Bros had enjoyed the summer before with Batman. Yet whilst Dick Tracy hit, it didn’t hit too hard. The studio adjusted its-then blockbuster strategy accordingly, and it wouldn’t really be until it got to the likes of »

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Avatar: The Franchise That Keeps on Spawning

18 April 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on James Cameron’s ever-expanding Avatar series…

James Cameron just won’t let this go, will he? Having spent the last decade almost in development and finally pre-production on a sequel to Avatar, his 2009 3D science-fiction epic which remains the most lucrative film ever made (only second even to Gone With the Wind, adjusted for inflation) what then expanded to three sequels making up a trilogy has now expanded to four, a quadrilogy, all of which presumably will shoot simultaneously and leave Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and co. effectively locked up for surely a couple of years reacting to green screen (to which Twitter reacted wonderfully, incidentally). Who’s to say Cameron will stop at four? Before now and the start of filming, this could spawn the Avatar Extended Universe the way the self-professed ‘King of the World’ is going. The strange thing about the Avatar sequels is »

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Does Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’ Success Spell Trouble for Warner Bros. Version?

17 April 2016 1:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the battle between the two “Jungle Book” movies, Disney appears to have the upper hand.

The studio just enjoyed a massive $103.6 million opening weekend for its live-action update of its 1967 animated classic and is already hard at work on a sequel that would bring back director Jon Favreau and focus on more of Mowgli’s adventures. Warner Bros. won’t counter with its own version of the Rudyard Kipling tales until 2018, 30 months after the Disney version took multiplexes by storm.

Warner Bros. has to be really concerned,” said Jeff Bock, an analyst with Exhibitor Relations. “It could spell disaster.”

The history of competing studio projects with similar story lines is nearly as old as the movie business itself. Think of how 1938’s “Jezebel” and 1939’s “Gone With the Wind” pitted two scheming Southern belles (Bette Davis and Vivian Leigh) against each other, or when 1964’s “Dr. Strangelove” and the »

- Brent Lang

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10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in April

1 April 2016 6:40 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

They say that April showers bring May flowers, but this month is bringing a veritable downpour of excellent things to stream. The eagerly anticipated second seasons of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Amazon's Catastrophe top the list of new arrivals; on the film front, we've got a high-school thriller for the ages and a gangster saga worthy of The Godfather. Here are our picks for the 10 best things to queue from your couch this month. 

Breathe (Netflix, 4/1)

American viewers might know her best as the girl who burned down the »

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‘Extraction’ DVD Review

13 March 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Bruce Willis, Kellan Lutz, Gina Carano, D.B. Sweeney, Joshua Mikel, Steve Coulter, Dan Bilzerian, Heather Johansen, Roman Mitichyan, Christopher Rob Bowen, Rob Steinberg, Lydia Hull, Tyler Jon Olson | Written by Max Adams, Umair Aleem | Directed by Steven C. Miller

I have a love/hate relationship with Bruce Willis these days. On the one hand he stars in films I love such as the Red, G.I. Joe and The Expendables; and on the other he appears in direct to market dross like The Prince, Set-Up and Vice. Now don’t get me wrong, some of the direct to DVD titles Willis has appeared in are pretty good, Fire With Fire for example, but he’s been batting way below average on the Dtv front recently.

Extraction sees a ruthless terrorist group kidnap retired spy Leonard Turner (Bruce Willis; GI Joe: Retaliation, Die Hard, Armageddon), and threaten to unleash a »

- Phil Wheat

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What Happens in the Bunker Stays in the Bunker: People Reviews the Delightfully Insane 10 Cloverfield Lane

11 March 2016 8:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If it's a kidnapping, it's an odd one, as Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) awakens from a car accident to discover that she's tethered to an IV in her arm and a cinder-block wall at her leg. But then, everything about the underground bunker at 10 Cloverfield Lane is a little off. There are movies on DVD and VHS, board games to pass the time, a fully stocked kitchen, and Michelle is soon free to walk around as she pleases. She just can't leave. A cinematic cousin of 2008's Cloverfield (also produced by J.J. Abrams), 10 Cloverfield Lane is creepy and campy all at once. »

- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat

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What Happens in the Bunker Stays in the Bunker: People Reviews the Delightfully Insane 10 Cloverfield Lane

11 March 2016 8:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If it's a kidnapping, it's an odd one, as Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) awakens from a car accident to discover that she's tethered to an IV in her arm and a cinder-block wall at her leg. But then, everything about the underground bunker at 10 Cloverfield Lane is a little off. There are movies on DVD and VHS, board games to pass the time, a fully stocked kitchen, and Michelle is soon free to walk around as she pleases. She just can't leave. A cinematic cousin of 2008's Cloverfield (also produced by J.J. Abrams), 10 Cloverfield Lane is creepy and campy all at once. »

- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat

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Win Extraction On DVD

10 March 2016 11:58 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment is pleased to announce the UK release of Extraction, available digitally on 7th March and on DVD and Blu-ray from 14th March 2016.

When a terrorist group kidnaps retired CIA field operative Leonard Turner (Bruce Willis, GI Joe: Retaliation, Die Hard, Armageddon) his son Harry Turner (Kellan Lutz, The Legend of Hercules, The Twilight Saga, The Expendables 3) a government analyst who has been repeatedly turned down for field service, launches his own unsanctioned rescue operation.

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Extraction stars Kellan Lutz, Bruce Willis and Gina Carano and to celebrate the release, we’re giving away 2 copies on DVD.

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Liv Tyler and Ben Affleck Are Too Cute in This Armageddon Throwback Snap

7 March 2016 10:00 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

A photo posted by Liv Tyler (@misslivalittle) on Mar 7, 2016 at 6:23am Pst Throwback Thursday came a little early for Liv Tyler, who took to Instagram on Monday to share an adorable snap of herself with Ben Affleck on the set of Armageddon back in 1998. The actress, who is currently pregnant with her third child, posted a photo of Ben playfully kissing her head with the caption, "Ohhh Monday." In case you forgot, Liv and Ben played couple Grace and A.J. in the science-fiction film, which also featured the iconic theme song "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" performed by Liv's dad, Steven Tyler, and his band Aerosmith. Even though Ben's former onscreen love had nice things to say about him, a couple of his real-life exes haven't been as complimentary. His estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, opened up about his "cold, complicated" personality in her recent Vanity Fair interview, »

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