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Fire In The Sky ... Huge Meteor Lights Up Argentina

31 July 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Argentina looked like the set of Michael Bay's "Armageddon" Thursday night when a fiery meteor streaked across the night sky of the South American country. Pics and videos of a meteor illuminating the skies of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, have been popping up all over social media with the hashtag #cieloverde … Spanish for #greensky. Local newspapers reported the astronomical event happened around 9 pm local time. Check out the video that would freak out any dinosaur. »

- TMZ Staff

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'13 Hours' Trailer: John Krasinski Leads Michael Bay's Benghazi Movie

29 July 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Paramount Pictures just shared the first trailer for Michael Bay's "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," which is scheduled for release on January 15, 2016. (Should somebody pre-order a ticket for Hillary Clinton?)

The action thriller is based on the non-fiction book "13 Hours," which chronicled the September 2012 attack by militants at the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. John Krasinski -- given no dialogue in this trailer, but clearly leaving "The Office" far behind -- stars with James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa, and Freddie Stroma.

Here goes:

Michael Bay is best known for popcorn blockbusters like "Armageddon" and "Transformers," but he did give his trademark treatment to another real-life story in "Pearl Harbor," so it's possible he'll be doing something similar here. Is that a good thing?

Watch the trailer.

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- Gina Carbone

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Billy Bob Thornton: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

24 July 2015 5:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

I sat down with Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor, director and musician Billy Bob Thornton for Venice Magazine in October of 2001. He had a slate of very diverse projects he was promoting: his first solo music album, "Private Radio," as well as the films "Monster's Ball," "Bandits," and "The Man Who Wasn't There." My strongest memory is of Thornton's quiet intensity and an undercurrent of Southern affability, which came out once he decided you were okay. He seemed to feel that way about me after I shared with him my idolatry of legendary filmmaker Fred Zinnemann, something we shared. I also remember his unusual diet, when our lunch was served. Thornton got the biggest plate of sliced papaya I've seen to date, artfully presented. I got a seafood salad. He looked at my plate, smiled, and told me about the horrible shellfish allergy he'd been saddled with all his life, and how »

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Ridley Scott set to direct The Cartel, Leonardo DiCaprio linked to lead

24 July 2015 5:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox and director Ridley Scott (Exodus: Gods and Kings) are set to continue their long association with an adaptation of acclaimed novel The Cartel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The novel, written by Don Winslow, offers “a fictional take on the notorious Sinaloa drug boss whose daring July 18 escape from a Mexican prison dominated international news headlines.” Scott will direct the film and also produce through his production company Scott Free Films. Shane Salerno (Armageddon) is set to write the scrip.

In addition to the news of Scott’s involvement, Deadline is reporting that Leonardo DiCaprio may be in the running to take on the film’s lead role. No official word on any casting has been forthcoming, but if the deal is closed it would become DiCaprio’s second collaboration with Scott after Body of Lies.

Ridley Scott’s next film, sci-fi thriller The Martian, is released this Autumn, »

- Scott J. Davis

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50 forgotten sci-fi films from the 1990s

16 July 2015 3:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We may remember Independence Day, The Matrix, The Phantom Menace. But what about these forgotten 90s sci-fi films? And are any worth seeing?

Think back to the science fiction cinema of the 1990s, and some of the decade's biggest box-office hits will immediately spring to mind: The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Men In Black, Armageddon and Terminator 2 were all in the top 20 most lucrative films of the era.

But what about the sci-fi films of the 1990s that failed to make even close to the same cultural and financial impact of those big hitters? These are the films this list is devoted to - the flops, the straight-to-video releases, the low-budget and critically-derided. We've picked 50 live-action films that fit these criteria, and dug them up to see whether they're still worth watching in the 21st century.

So here's a mix of everything from hidden classics to forgettable dreck, »

- ryanlambie

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Image Comics announces a slew of new creator-owned titles

3 July 2015 2:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Image Comics has unveiled a slew of new creator-owned titles today at Image Expo, and we’ve got the full details for you right here…

Invincible: Reboot

The Walking Dead editor and Skybound Entertainment’s Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz announced the forthcoming reboot of Kirkman’s long-running superhero series, Invincible.

In this new direction for Invincible, Mark suddenly finds himself without powers. Back home… but aware of everything he’s lived through. What does he change, who can he save… and how will he deal with his father now that he knows what’s coming?

The Invincible reboot will begin with issue #124 and is set to launch on October 21 and will retain the same creative team with The Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman and art by Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn, and Jean-Francois Beaulieu.

Codename Baboushka: The Conclave Of Death

What if the sexy Russian Bond girl was actually the hero? »

- Gary Collinson

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Michael Bay Hears You, He’s Just Not Listening: In Defense of the 6.4 Billion Dollar Man

2 July 2015 10:06 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There’s a scene just before the third act climax in Michael Bay’s magnum opus Bad Boys II where Marcus and Mike are about to head out on a suicide mission, against strict orders, to rescue Marcus’s sister/Mike’s girlfriend Syd. Suddenly, some Swat members walk in and one says, “I don’t know you, but you look like you’re about to do something stupid.” The Swat members then help them on their ridiculous suicide mission.

My name is Dylan Moses Griffin. You don’t know me, but I’m about to do something stupid, and I’m hoping you’ll join me on this ridiculous suicide mission. I am here today to plead the case of Michael Bay as being great in his own totally unlikable way.

There’s hardly a director more disliked, it seems, than Michael Bay. It’s understandable, as the man »

- Dylan Griffin

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Trevor Rabin’s Rousing Scores a Testament to Life After Yes

23 June 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Trevor Rabin had no idea that, on Nov. 4, 2008, he was about to be immortalized.

Barack Obama had just been elected president of the United States, and as he finished his acceptance speech, the music that began to play was Rabin’s inspirational theme from the football movie “Remember the Titans.”

For a white South African whose family fought against apartheid when it was not just unfashionable but downright dangerous, this prominent showcase of his music — written for a movie about black and white high-school players learning to get along and win the season — was especially meaningful.

“I was happy I was on the winning ticket,” Rabin says with a laugh.

Yet that’s just one moment in a long, strange trip that began in Johannesburg and ended in Hollywood, where Rabin is now an in-demand film composer with no fewer than 13 Jerry Bruckheimer movies under his belt (including “Titans,” “Armageddon »

- Jon Burlingame

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25 Years In La Part 4: 'Masters Of Horror,' Revolution, and getting Foxed

18 June 2015 1:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Like all superheroes (or anyone else who uses a secret identity), there came a moment when someone finally cracked the code and published my real name. To be fair, my identity was a pretty poorly-kept secret by that point. The first time I went to an actual press event, I used my real name, and anytime I met someone, I used my real name. "Moriarty" was a fun identity to slip into, and especially in the early days of the site, we played up the mythology of things. My friends all got their own spy names and would show up in the reports in the form of Henchman Mongo and Segue Zagnut and Harry Lime and more. From my end, it was silly and fun, and not something to be taken seriously. But when Film Threat ran a fairly vicious hit piece on Harry, I was also a target, and »

- Drew McWeeny

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Bradley Cooper, Graham King, Todd Phillips Adapting ‘Hyperion’ as Syfy Event Series

10 June 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In another example of Syfy upping its star wattage, the cabler announced today that it is partnering with Bradley Cooper, Graham King and Todd Phillips to develop an event series based on Dan SimmonsHugo Award-winning bestselling novel “Hyperion.”

The three men will exec produce. Itamar Moses (“Boardwalk Empire”) will write the screenplay and serve as co-executive producer. Universal Cable Productions will serve as the studio. “Hyperion” will be a production of King’s Gk Films and Cooper and Phillips’ 22nd and Green.

“It is an absolute honor to enter into the world created by Dan Simmons that is arguably one of the greatest works of science fiction, and help realize it for television audiences,” said Cooper.

Set on the eve of Armageddon with the entire galaxy at war, “Hyperion” follows seven pilgrims who set forth on a voyage to seek the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Matt Damon Is Stranded on Mars in Intense First Trailer for 'The Martian'

8 June 2015 3:50 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Never mind little green men, there's only one man we need to worry about in "The Martian": Matt Damon's astronaut Mark Watney. During a manned mission to Mars, he's left behind and presumed dead. But he's not dead. He's just stuck there. So he's forced to use Bourne-level smarts to survive and signal home that he's still alive.

20th Century Fox just released the first 3-minute, 17-second trailer for "The Martian" and -- prepare to cringe at this, but dammit it's still true -- it's out of this world. Just watch:

"The Martian" is directed by Ridley Scott, so it's already off to a great start, and it's based on the novel by Andy Weir. Matt Damon is the headliner, but he's joined by A-listers Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Donald Glover, and ... Kristen Wiig? Yeah, she's branching away from just comedies, »

- Gina Carbone

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Independence Day 2 casts William Fichtner as a general

29 May 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Independence Day 2 has got its latest cast member - William Fichtner joining as a general.

Shooting has already started on the sequel to the 1996 film, with Roland Emmerich returning to direct.

Deadline reports that the actor is playing a "top general", with that turning into an even bigger role in the two films to follow this first sequel.

Fichtner is known for movies including Heat, Armageddon, The Dark Knight and Black Hawk Down.

Emmerich's creative partner Dean Devlin recently posted a picture of himself with Jeff Goldblum, who is back as computer whizz David Levinson.

Co-lead Will Smith isn't returning with him but Brent Spiner, Vivica A Fox, Bill Pullman and Judd Hirsch are all taking up their roles from the first film.

New cast members to the film series include Jessie Usher, Liam Hemsworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sela Ward as the new female Us president.

Independence Day 2 will arrive »

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The 'Armageddon' Honest Trailer Will Give You More Respect for Ben Affleck

27 May 2015 5:40 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The only thing more fun than watching a movie like "Armageddon" is making fun of it later. It's even better when Ben Affleck is doing the dissing, so props to Screen Junkies for including the actor's commentary in the new "Armageddon" Honest Trailer.

"Gear up for the best film about drilling into an asteroid and nuking it since the one that came out two months earlier," the trailer begins, giving a nod to "Deep Impact." "And let yourself enjoy this guilty pleasure that's the movie equivalent of Taco Bell. Looks Ok on the surface, but for the love of God, don't think too hard about what's inside." Just sit back enjoy a movie where everyone is always yelling, the clock is always ticking, Michael Bay works at Nasa, and "everything that can go boom will go boom," including the title of the movie itself. Oh, and don't forget that "space dementia" is a thing. »

- Gina Carbone

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Armageddon Honest Trailer: Michael Bay Directed the Movie Equivalent of Taco Bell

27 May 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

With the natural disaster thriller San Andreas on the way to theaters this weekend (watch the latest trailer here), there’s no better time to take a look at another film that threatened humanity on a massive scale. Armageddon had plenty of mass destruction on Earth before sending a team of oil drillers and astronauts to […]

The post Armageddon Honest Trailer: Michael Bay Directed the Movie Equivalent of Taco Bell appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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The Armageddon Honest Trailer Is One Big Middle Finger To Michael Bay

26 May 2015 7:34 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Ah, Summer 1998 . a box office stuffed with would be hits and surprising misses all making their own deep impact on the consciousness of moviegoers. Among them was the second biggest film of the year, directed by a man we've all come to associate with summer blockbusters dumb as a box of rocks. That film was Armageddon, and it's the subject of this week's installment of Honest Trailers! Screen Junkies threw it back to the past like it was Thursday, as their latest video took the almost 20 year old blockbuster down a couple of well deserved pegs. Sure, we were just as excited as anyone else was when Armageddon dominated the summer heat relief options of the year that brought us another asteroid picture whose name escapes us at the moment. But as Honest Trailers was eager to point out, Michael Bay's supposed masterpiece is similar to that of a »

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‘Armageddon’ Is the ‘Movie Equivalent of Taco Bell’ in New ‘Honest Trailers’ (Video)

26 May 2015 1:45 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

You definitely don’t want to miss a thing in the newest episode of “Honest Trailers,” which contends that Michael Bay‘s 1998 hit “Armageddon” is essentially “the movie equivalent of Taco Bell.” “It looks Ok on the surface, but for the love of God, don’t think too hard about what’s inside,” the narrator says. The new episode of the popular ScreenJunkies web series tackles the constant ticking-clock references, plethora of explosions, and “asteroids that look like they were designed by Tim Burton.” See photos: Ben Affleck Is Batman: 16 Actors Who Played the Dark Knight Before Him The »

- Joe Otterson

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Watch: Honest Trailer For Michael Bay's Last Fun Movie 'Armageddon'

26 May 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Summer means blockbusters, which means explosions, and no one does them bigger than Michael Bay. For all their technical virtuosity, his string of "Transformers" flicks have also been ridiculous, silly and tedious, but there was a time when his movies were ridiculous, silly and fun. And according Screen Junkies, the last time that happened was 1998's "Armageddon" and they've got the Honest Trailer for the film to make their case. Sure, "Armageddon" is a movie where space dementia is a real thing, and it's somehow easier to train oil workers to go into outer space and drill a hole rather than teach astronauts to use a drill, but that's neither here nor there. The bottom line is shit blows up real good, including the title of the movie, and it's still somehow enjoyable no matter how ludicrous it becomes. Also, I totally forgot that Bay pops up as a Nasa scientist in his own movie. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Top 20 Most Profitable Movies That Are Terrible

25 May 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Movies that make money don’t always do so because they’re good. Here’s our list of underwhelming movies that happened to overwhelm the box office.

While the box office is a good, general representation of the popularity of a film, it is not necessarily an indicator of quality. Yes, it is true that most of the highest grossing movies have also received favorable reviews from critics and audiences alike, that’s often what makes them a hit, but there are some exceptions. This is a list of those exceptions. This is a list of those movies that did spectacularly well at the box office, but ended up being an inferior product.

So why would so many people want to see a terrible film? Why would they waste their hard-earned money and fleeting free time? The answer is actually pretty simple. Many of these films share a lot of common traits. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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‘Dig’ Finale: Jason Isaacs on That Shocking Twist, Season 2 Potential

8 May 2015 4:03 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen the “Dig” season one finale, titled “Armageddon Protocol.”

After navigating a labyrinthine journey across the globe (both on- and off-screen) and a quagmire of apocalyptic conspiracies, USA Network’s “Dig” finally revealed its secrets in the May 7 finale. In the final installment of Gideon Raff and Tim Kring’s thriller, Peter (Jason Isaacs) discovered that Alison Sudol’s Emma Wilson (aka Rebecca Donaldson) had been manipulating him in a revenge plot against Ian Margrove (Richard E. Grant), for his betrayal of her father many years earlier. Luckily, Peter is an adept multitasker, meaning he was able to thwart the Order of Moriah’s plans to destroy the Temple Mount and figure out Emma’s secret without inadvertently kickstarting Armageddon — although sadly not in time to save Golan Cohen (Ori Pfeffer), who uncovered the truth about Emma just in time for »

- Laura Prudom

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Today in Movie History: Deep Impact Opens Before Armageddon in Asteroid Movie Race

8 May 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Hollywood ripping itself off is nothing new. In fact, at this very moment, we have two Jungle Book movies in production, and no less than four takes on Robin Hood in development at various studios. Of course it’s only natural for competition to set in when a “hot” idea gets traction, though some similarly plotted films are borne out of more duplicitous motives than others (see: Antz vs. A Bugs Life). But one of the most memorable “dueling movies” of the past couple decades came in 1998, which saw the release of two films in which an object from space is hurtling towards Earth, and only a team of astronauts can stop it. It’s fitting, then, that we look back on this event today, since Deep Impact was released in theaters exactly 17 years ago on May 7, 1998. [caption id="attachment_455463" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Paramount Pictures[/caption] Directed by Mimi Leder, who was just »

- Adam Chitwood

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