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Jerry Bruckheimer has just announced a new, three-year deal to make movies at Paramount, following TheWrap’s break of the news earlier this week. The legendary Hollywood producer talked to TheWrap on Friday about the change, saying he looked forward to having newfound “freedom” at Paramount that he lacked at Disney, where he made “The Rock,” “Pearl Harbor” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. In an interview with TheWrap, Bruckheimer discussed his upcoming departure, a “Top Gun” sequel and some other movies he might make. Also read: If PG-13 Is the Moneymaker, Why Is Hollywood Cranking Out So Many R-Rated Movies? »
- Lucas Shaw
TheWrap reports that Bruckheimer has officially signed a three-year deal with Paramount Pictures. The producer's relationship with Disney -- which yielded "Pearl Harbor," "The Rock," and the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise -- ended in September.
"I will have the freedom and opportunity to make various kinds of pictures, which I didn't have at Disney," he told TheWrap of his decision.
However, Deadline reports that a reboot of "Cop" will likely come first, under director Brett Ratner, »
- Kelly Woo
"Transformers" series director Michael Bay has vowed that the upcoming fourth film, "Transformers: Age of Extinction", will try and steer away from the "goofy" tone of the previous entry "Transformers: Dark of the Moon". He tells Yahoo:
"I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool. This is a much more cinematic one. I focused on keeping this one slick. There won't be any goofiness in this one. We went a bit too goofy [on the last one].
It feels like a new chapter, this movie. But it's not a reboot. This movie lives in the history of the Transformers movies, and this one starts three years after the last. It feels fresh... I'm feeling really good about this one. I love my cast. There's a huge scale to this, but also huge soul."
One thing Bay is proud of is employing visual effects specialist John Frazier to deliver as many »
- Garth Franklin
Transformers: Age of Extinction director Michael Bay revealed several new details about his upcoming action sequel, admitting that 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon was too "goofy," and that they steered clear of that aspect in this movie.
"I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool. This is a much more cinematic one. I focused on keeping this one slick. There won't be any goofiness in this one. We went a bit too goofy [on the last one]."
The filmmaker also revealed that, despite a brand new cast and characters, Transformers: Age of Extinction is not a reboot.
"It feels like a new chapter, this movie. But it's not a reboot. This movie lives in the history of the Transformers movies, and this one starts three years after the last. It feels fresh."
We also have new details on the story, which centers on Mark Wahlberg's Cade Yeager, an »
When you think about it, the furore that surrounded Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman not so long ago can probably be pinned down to the fact that some of his earlier film work didn’t match up to the catastrophically lofty expectations that fans of Batman movies will inevitably place on the star of their favourite property.
He might be on a high now, but Bat-fans will never forget his the bad moments – the Giglis and the Paychecks – that gave him an unwanted, and often unwarranted bad name. For Affleck, occasionally, he will only be as good as his worst films, and Batman needs to be a paragon of virtue, and an island of cool. Gigli does not fit that image.
But this won’t be the first time that Batman actors have been associated with awfully bad movies that should have been beneath someone of the calibre needed to play the Dark Knight. »
- Simon Gallagher
Lone Survivor Universal Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on RottenTomatoes.com Grade: B- Director: Peter Berg Screenwriter: Peter Berg, based on Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson’s book “Lone Survivor” Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Emilie Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana, Alexander Ludwig Screened at: Universal, NYC, 11/14/13 Opens: December 27, 2013 When Touchstone Pictures released “Pearl Harbor” in 2001, the studio was apparently so afraid of the impact on Americans of the Japanese victory over our naval shipyard that director Michael Bay tacked on a feel-good ending. Specifically, by adding the Doolittle Raid, a big American success on April 18, 1942 on Tokyo and Honshu Island, we showed [ Read More ]
The post Lone Survivor Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Harvey Karten
Odd List Simon Brew 15 Nov 2013 - 07:08
Lots of films are dedicated to, or in memory of someone. But it's not always clear why. We've been finding out...
Back when Breaking Bad returned for its final batch of episodes in August 2013, it had a dedication at the end of it. The card read 'Dedicated to our friend Kevin Cordasco'. As it turned out, Kevin Cordasco was a 16-year old who had been battling cancer for seven years, who had met both Bryan Cranston and Vince Gilligan. Cordasco died before he could ever get to see the episode dedicated to him.
I found this such a moving story, that it got me wondering about the dedications that appear on films, and what the story behind them was. After all, the dedications are there for a reason. What I uncovered was some funny stories, mainly extremely sad ones, and some extremely moving dedications. »
[Spoilers ahead for a movie that was released 12 years ago.]
I have the distinct memory of being 12 years old in a packed theater watching Ben Affleck die in Pearl Harbor and thinking I would never cry that hard again in my life. And then, of course, Josh Hartnett died. And things got a lot worse. I mean, deep, guttural, weeping sobs. I am not over, and will never be over, the heartbreaking Affleck-Beckinsale-Hartnett love triangle in Pearl Harbor.
- Jodi Walker
Washington, Nov 11: Ben Affleck paid 58 dollars for a parking ticket, while rolling up to Starbucks in Brentwood for a cup of coffee.
The 41-year-old actor was unable to find a spot to park and therefore risked and put his lexus in a yellow zone, which is only used for loading and uploading, and has a stay time of maximum 5 minutes, TMZ.com reported.
However, the 'Pearl Harbour' star was gone for long and a parking enforcement officer fined the car. (Ani) »
- Abhijeet Sen
Screening at cinematography festival to be Polish Premiere.
The Camerimage Film Festival is to open with the Polish premiere of Disney’s Saving Mr Banks, the story of how Mary Poppins was brought to the big screen.
John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) directs Emma Thompson as the author of Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers, and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney. Supporting cast includes Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti and Ruth Wilson.
The gala screening will take place on Nov 16 at Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, Poland – just three weeks before the film’s Us wide release.
The 21st edition of Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, will run from Nov 16-23.
Click here for the competition titles and more details. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Michael Bay is the victim of a lot of vicious hatred, and most of it is pretty much entirely justified. Over the years, this filmmaker has given the world more hogwash than all of Mills and Boon put together.
There’s a Facebook page titled ‘Michael Bay sucks,’ a Youtube video dedicated to understanding this suckiness and something called Michaelbay-sucks-ass on Deviantart that leaves very little up to imagination. An entry on Urban Dictionary describes him rather succinctly as ‘An untalented director… His inability to improvise, his lack of creativity and his need for a big budget makes him the most pointless and deficient person in this business.’
So much for universal peace and love.
But it’s not difficult to see where the animosity towards this man stems from: his films lack emotions, any semblance of a plot and are often based on the bulwark of exploding buildings, machines and inanimate objects in general. »
- Saahil Dama
By Lee Pfeiffer
Last evening I attended a rather remarkable event: the world premiere screening of the new highly-touted National Geographic Channel TV movie Killing Kennedy. (The program will be telecast on November 10.) What made the evening remarkable was the fact that, instead of premiering the film in a New York or L.A. prestigious venue, National Geographic in association with Cablevision, chose Greenbriar, a senior citizens community in the central New Jersey town of Marlboro. It seems the channel is taking a populist approach to publicizing their most prestigious productions and it was decided to premiere the Kennedy film before an audience of people who were alive during the events recounted on screen. Several politicos were on hand (there is an election in New Jersey next week, after all) including Jonathan Hornki, the mayor of Marlboro -who used some clout to get the event held at Greenbriar- and state »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, already slated to accept an American Cinematheque award in December, will be feted again with the Honorary Golden Nymph Award at the 54th annual Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
Fest CEO Laurent Puons made the announcement Tuesday that H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco will present the award during the opening ceremony of the festival, which runs in June 7-11 in Monte Carlo.
Bruckheimer’s films, which include “Top Gun,” “Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, have culled $16 billion worldwide. His television work includes the long-running “CSI” franchise, “Without a Trace,” “Cold Case,” “Dark Blue,” “The Amazing Race” and “Hostages.”
Bruckheimer’s films and movies have also earned 41 Academy Award nominations with six wins, 118 Emmy noms with 22 wins and 23 Golden Globe noms with four wins.
“If it is possible for a producer to become a worldwide brand, Jerry Bruckheimer is that producer,” Puons said in a statement. »
- Alex Stedman
Did you want to punch Michael Bay in the face when it was announced that he was going add an alien element to the “Ninja Turtles” origin? Did you want to slap him upside the head after sitting through “Pearl Harbor”? Or maybe you wanted to tackle him to the ground and demand a refund after “Transformers 3″? Well, Reuters is reporting that someone actually got their hands on the director on the set of “Transformers 4.”
In a bizarre encounter on location in Hong Kong, two brothers approached him and the younger one demanded a specific sum of money. As things progressed, the older brother stepped up and assaulted Bay before turning around and fighting off three police officers that tried to intervene.
At this time it’s unclear what they were demanding money for. Both men were arrested at the scene, one for suspicion of assault and the other »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Director finds himself in a Michael Bray. In scenes that many people who sat through Pearl Harbor will welcome, explosion-loving director Michael Bay has found himself at the receiving end of some real-life violence. During filming in Hong Kong for the fourth installment of the juggernautian Transformers franchise, a couple of Bad Boys who were hoping to extort money from the crew broke onto set and gave the director a bit of Pain and Gain, according to local news reports. »
According to the Hollywood Reporter, two brothers approached Bay during production of "Transformers: Age of Extinction." After one of them demanded $12,900 from Bay, the other brother assaulted the director. Eventually, three police offers stepped in to break up the altercation. The younger brother was arrested on charges of blackmail and assault and the other was arrested for assault (there was a third man who was also arrested at the scene).
While the three police officers were hospitalized, Bay declined treatment and kept working (hey, that summer 2014 release date isn't going to meet itself).
It's occasionally fun to make fun of Michael Bay, and we're sure that there are going to be endless jokes about how people have wanted to knock him out for years (namely anyone who saw "Pearl Harbor"), but you've got to hand it »
- Drew Taylor
Following his tonally inconsistent The Look of Love, director Michael Winterbottom is using another real life figure as the inspiration for a new drama. The filmmaker is set to direct The Face of an Angel, an adaptation of Barbie Latza's Nadeau book Angel Face, with a story that is seemingly inspired by the trial and conviction of Amanda Knox, an American exchange student who, along with her boyfriend, were accused and imprisoned for killing her housemate Meredith Kercher in Italy. Knox served four years in prison before the conviction was overturned, and now the story inspired by her trial has just gained Kate Beckinsale. The star of Underworld and Pearl Harbor won't be playing Knox though. Instead, Deadline reports Beckinsale will be playing a journalist covering the case. In addition, Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina) will play one of the murder suspects and Daniel Bruhl, fresh off his film-stealing performance in Rush, »
- Ethan Anderton
Michael Bay is going to take another shot at directing a World War II film. For those of you who forgot, Bay previously directed Pearl Harbor, which looked cool, but could have been awesome had he built a great story around it. Maybe he will redeem himself with his this new project, called Sabotage.
The movie is set up at Paramount Picture, and it's an action thriller about the Norwegian heavy water sabotage during World War II. It will be based on Neal Bascomb's upcoming nonfiction book, Sabotage: A Genius Scientist, His Band of Young Commandos, and the Mission to to Kill Hitler's Super Bomb. Here's the description of the story, thanks to The Wrap,
Set in 1942, the story follows a brilliant scientist who flees the Gestapo to inform the Allies that the Nazis are secretly developing a nuclear program at an industrial fortress called Vermork deep in the mountainous »
- Joey Paur
The X Factor's first 2013 finalist has been eliminated.
Lorna Simpson's time in the competition came to an end following a sing-off with Shelley Smith. The result means that Sharon Osbourne has already lost one of the three contestants from her Overs category.
Smith became the series' first 'Flash Vote' nominee during Saturday's (October 12) 1980s-themed show.
Osbourne immediately abstained from voting, declining to choose between her two acts. Louis Walsh elected to send home Simpson, while Barlow sent home Smith, giving Scherzinger the casting vote. She chose to send Simpson home.
All three hailed the quality of the sing-off performances, with Barlow advising Smith that song choice is "key" for her.
Smith performed 'One Night Only' from the Broadway musical Dreamgirls as her 'save me' song, while Simpson's chosen track for the sing-off was Faith Hill's 'There You'll Be' from the soundtrack to Pearl Harbor.
Immediately following her elimination, »
Once he finishes up his work on Transformers: Age of Extinction, Michael Bay looks to be heading back to World War II for the first time since 2001's Pearl Harbor, linking up with Paramount for the WWII action thriller Sabotage.
Based on a proposed non-fiction book from former journalist Neal Bascomb entitled Sabotage: A Genius Scientist, His Band of Young Commandos, and the Mission to Kill Hitler's Super Bomb, Sabotage will tell the story of a group of Norwegian commandos as they launch a daring raid on a Nazi fortress in order to put a stop to a Hitler's nuclear weapons program. Bay has signed on to produce and will develop the film adaptation as a potential directing vehicle.
Meanwhile, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Bay also expressed interest in stepping away from the big-budget action genre (only briefly, naturally) to direct a horror movie, stating that "I have a »
- Gary Collinson
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