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From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg, in association with Hasbro, Paramount Pictures' global smash hit Transformers: Dark of the Moon returns to Earth January 31, 2012 in a four-disc Ultimate Edition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD combo pack with UltraViolet and a Digital Copy. A must-own film for every home media collection, Transformers: Dark of the Moon features "jaw-droppingly amazing 3D" (Harry Knowles, AintItCool.com) and fan-favorite characters Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Sam Witwicky amidst bigger and more spectacular action in an adventure that surpassed its predecessors to earn over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office and become the #4 biggest movie of all time at the global box office.
Bursting with nearly four hours of sensational behind-the-scenes footage, cast and crew interviews and more, the Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD combo pack delivers blockbuster entertainment.
"This Blu-ray 3D of Transformers: Dark of the Moon will blow you away. »
7-Disc Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of All Three Films Also
Blasts Off for a Limited Time in a Spectacular Deluxe Package
Including a Plaque of Movie Images Signed by Michael Bay
From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg, in association with Hasbro, Paramount Pictures’ global smash hit Transformers: Dark of the Moon returns to Earth January 31, 2012 in a four-disc Ultimate Edition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD combo pack with UltraViolet. and a Digital Copy. A must-own film for every home media collection, Transformers: Dark of the Moon features “jaw-droppingly amazing 3D” (Harry Knowles, AintItCool.com) and fan-favorite characters Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Sam Witwicky amidst bigger and more spectacular action in an adventure that surpassed its predecessors to earn over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office and become the #4 biggest movie of all time at the global box office.
Bursting with nearly four hours of sensational behind-the-scenes footage, »
- Michelle McCue
Forget 3D. IMAX is the big industry buzz  this season thanks to the great audience and critical response to the early IMAX rollout of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. A few filmmakers, notably Christopher Nolan and Michael Bay, have made tentpole films with sequences shot in IMAX, and J.J. Abrams is hinting that he might follow suit with his Star Trek sequel. One big director that isn't likely to shoot a few isolated sequences in IMAX is David Fincher. No real surprise, as he is a filmmaker that is very dedicated to providing a detail-oriented view of the world. He doesn't seem like the sort of filmmaker that would want aspect ratio and resolution changes as a film went from 35mm to full-frame IMAX and back. When asked about shooting in IMAX that's exactly what he says; get his take below. MTV  asked Fincher about shooting in IMAX, and he »
- Russ Fischer
By Scott Mendelson
HollywoodNews.com: This was a weekend where two films gave the strongest evidence yet that there may be some kind of ‘slump’ in domestic box office while a third stood as a firm ‘It’s the movie, stupid!’ rebuttal. The two main wide releases, heavily marketed sequels to exceptionally popular originals, opened at levels far below their predecessors. The top film of the weekend was Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows (review), which debuted with a seemingly solid $40 million. But the sequel opened 36% lower than the first Sherlock Holmes opened with over Christmas weekend two years ago ($62 million). That’s a pretty big drop, especially when it wasn’t exactly contending with the $75 million-grossing second weekend of Avatar this time around. I’ve long been of the opinion that the pre-Christmas weekend is among the strongest to open a film, as you can parlay your opening weekend »
- Scott Mendelson
Starring Kristen Stewart as a pregnant human, Robert Pattinson as a vampire, and Taylor Lautner as a six-packed werewolf, Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is now the third-biggest blockbuster at the North American box office, having surpassed Todd Phillips' comedy sequel The Hangover: Part II last weekend. According to figures found at Box Office Mojo, The Hangover 2, which stars Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms stranded in Thailand, has collected $254.46 million in the domestic market. After 27 days (up until Dec. 14), Breaking Dawn 1 has raked in $261.45 million. No wonder Star Trek's George Takei is terrified of the Twilight menace.
- Zac Gille
With Tsr Buzz, you’ll find links to articles, videos and other random things that will help you waste your time just a little bit more.
When the news came down that NBC didn’t have a spot in it’s schedule for Community for the rest of the season, the internet cried. But the cast and crew aren’t going down without a fight. Check out their “Save Greendale” video.
Home for Actresses from Megan Mullally Bon Iver’s new self-titled album might be my favorite of the year. It’s been nominated for a bunch of Grammys, including for this video for “Holocene.” It’s really beautiful.
The Tindersticks are an old favorite, »
- Megan Lehar
Yesterday the Academy announced their shortlist of 15 films competing for Best Visual Effects. Laremy and I briefly discussed the contenders on the podcast as they arrived in our inbox and last night I added my predictions for the category to my Oscar Predictions page. Now, we will discuss... First for the list: Captain America: The First Avenger Cowboys & Aliens Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Hugo Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Real Steel Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Sucker Punch Super 8 Thor Transformers: Dark of the Moon The Tree of Life X-Men: First Class The next step will be for the members of the Academy's Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee to narrow this list down to ten in early January, before the nominations are announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Of those ten, five will »
- Brad Brevet
[Update: Michael Bay himself is speaking out about his involvement with TF4. See quote below.]
Yesterday we rehashed some old thoughts from the summer where we discussed our belief that Michael Bay could return to the Transformers franchise to direct a fourth installment. Since before Transformers: Dark of the Moon released this summer, Michael Bay and series star Shia Labeouf adamantly claimed that this trilogy-concluding film would be the last for the both of them for the franchise.
Of course, money talks, and Michael Bay is far from denying he’ll return now. The latest reports go as far as saying Bay’s almost signed a deal with Paramount Pictures for him to return to direct Transformers 4.
Click to continue reading Michael Bay in Final Negotiations For ‘Transformers 4′ [Updated]
- Rob Keyes
After directing the universally-panned Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, a sequel that suffered for being rushed and being in production just after the writer’s strike, Michael Bay was dead set on tackling a personal project of his instead of his usual big budget summer blockbuster fare.
That indie film of his would be called Pain & Gain and it’s something Bay has had his eye on for a decade. After meeting with Steven Spielberg, an executive producer on the Transformers films, Bay was persuaded to again push that film back and work on Transformers 3 next, a movie that lit up the box office this summer and introduced 3D to the series. After claiming that would be the end of his spot in the director’s chair for the series, could Bay be back again for Transformers 4? Probably.
Click to continue reading Michael Bay Will (Probably) Direct Transformers 4
- Rob Keyes
The director everybody loves to hate returns for a third instalment of the Transformers franchise as Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is released on Blu-ray and DVD today. Despite stellar box-office receipts, the abysmal second film Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, much derided for featuring big swinging robot balls and dubious racially stereotyped bots, it was agreed that Bay would have to go a long way to make a film worse than that this time around. Thankfully, Dark Of The Moon is much better than the last film but that’s not to say it is without faults.
Opening with a nice prologue that suggests that the space race was started in the ‘60s as a result of a Transformer crashing on the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s moon landing was in fact an elaborate mission set-up to investigate the wreckage before the Russians got to it first. »
- Chris Wright
Michael Sheen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Breaking Dawn As of Tuesday, Nov. 22, Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, has collected $311.87 million at the worldwide box office as per Box Office Mojo. The actual box-office cume for the Breaking Dawn movie is actually higher, as international figures for Monday and Tuesday aren't available. In North America, the film's cume currently stands at $158.97 million, after earning $9.85 million on Monday and $11 million on Tuesday. This past weekend, Breaking Dawn Part 1 opened with an estimated $152.9 million in 54 overseas markets. The top territory for the latest Twilight movie was the United Kingdom, with $21.9 million. (Now, it's debatable whether that's in fact the best opening for an American movie in the UK.) Next in line were Russia ($16.1 million), France ($16.1 million), Italy ($12.16 million), Australia ($12.12 million), Spain ($11.9 million), Brazil ($10.8 million), and Mexico ($8.39 million). In Spain, Breaking Dawn is »
- Zac Gille
Unfortunately, despite taking its opening weekend, Tarsem Singh's Immortals seems likely to go as under-appreciated as his masterpiece, The Fall. Whether or not it manages to hold onto a solid fanbase, as is the case with the quite similar 300, remains to be seen, but critics have not taken to the film generally.
Usually, the overall consensus of critics at large is something that I'm only accidentally aware of at all, and the fact that moviegoers rate a film in the polar opposite direction simply the natural course of events, but in this case I find it rather perplexing. I say that because the film is so brilliant in so many ways, and at the same time so convoluted and disinterested in explaining itself that you would think the action-adventure would hardly make up for it to Mr. and Mrs. 18-35 year old American. No offense.
Our story, in the »
- Marc Eastman
Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Bill Condon's poorly received The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, starring favorites Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, ended up a notch behind Chris Weitz's The Twilight Saga: New Moon on Friday, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo: $72 million vs. $72.7 million. If higher ticket prices are taken into account, Breaking Dawn was further behind than just a few hundred thousand dollars, as New Moon would have earned approx. $77 million today. Even so, Breaking Dawn Part 1 has helped to — however temporarily — lift the doom and gloom that have been plaguing the North American box office through much of 2011. Not accounting for inflation, Breaking Dawn 1 had the third-largest single-day take ever, after David Yates' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (with a 3D enhanced $91.2 million) and New Moon, and ahead of no. 4 entry The Twilight Saga: Eclipse »
- Zac Gille
It's not a bad week to be 14-year-old Asa Butterfield. He's the star of a brand new Martin Scorsese movie, Hugo, that hits screens in less than a week and he's just landed one of the most coveted child roles in recent memory. He'll play Ender Wiggin, the child prodigy, military leading star of Ender's Game directed by  Gavin Hood. Read more after the jump. Deadline  first broke this huge casting news, which is another major step after Summit set a March 15, 2013 release date  for the film a few weeks ago. Ender's Game, a book by Orson Scott Card, is my favorite book of all time and I know I'm not the only one. The story is about a future where genius kids are sent into space to train as the military leaders of tomorrow. One of those boys, Ender, stands out from the rest despite being so small. He »
- Germain Lussier
Thanks to Adam Sandler, Armond White is back in the news . The former New York Press film critic who notoriously loves almost universally panned movies like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Jonah Hex while hating, and often being the sole voice of opposition against , beloved films like Inception and Toy Story 3, last week published a rave review  for Jack & Jill, Sandler's latest film which has gotten some of the worst reviews of his career. That film currently stands at a putrid 3%  on Rotten Tomatoes but White's review has not been included. In fact, he hasn't been featured on the site for a few months. Has Rotten Tomatoes finally kicked off Armond White for being controversially  contrary? It depends on who you ask. Read more after the jump. If you ask White himself, the answer is yes. In an interview with the critic  on Sirius Xm's Ron and Fez show, »
- Germain Lussier
Relativity Media’s visually-stunning epic 3D adventure Immortals exceeded both internal and external industry estimates leading the company to its highest box office opener as an independent distributor, taking in an estimated $32.2mm in 3,112 locations in North America and $38mm internationally from opening in 35 countries, it was announced today by Kyle Davies, Relativity’s President of Worldwide Distribution. Opening on 11-11-11, the film impressively took the # 1 spot in America and became the highest R-Rated action film this year and the third highest-grossing R-rated film debut in 2011 behind The Hangover 2 ($85.9mm) and Paranormal Activity 3 ($52.6mm). Directed by Tarsem Singh, and from the producers of 300 Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari and Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh, Immortals is completely original and not based on a comic book, novel or a previous film.
Relativity mounted a robust marketing and publicity campaign toward a broad audience, beginning by targeting the elusive under 35 male demographic, »
- BollySpice Editors
#1 Film In America Brings in $32.3mm Domestically and $38mm Internationally
Relativity Media.s visually-stunning epic 3D adventure Immortals exceeded both internal and external industry estimates leading the company to its highest box office opener as an independent distributor, taking in an estimated $32.3mm in 3,112 locations in North America and $38mm internationally from opening in 35 countries, it was announced today by Kyle Davies, Relativity.s President of Worldwide Distribution. Opening on 11-11-11, the film impressively took the # 1 spot in America and became the highest R-Rated action film this year and the third highest-grossing R-rated film debut in 2011 behind The Hangover 2 ($85mm) and Paranormal Activity 3 ($52mm). Directed by Tarsem Singh, and from the producers of 300 Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari and Relativity.s Ryan Kavanaugh, Immortals is completely original and not based on a comic book,novel or a previous film.
Relativity mounted a robust marketing and publicity campaign toward a broad audience, »
- Michelle McCue
Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Bitter King Hyperion has declared war on humanity and the Gods, and is after the Epirus bow in order to unleash chaos and war upon the heavens and earth.
The Epirus bow is a magical thing capable of unleashing powerful ethereal arrows that strike with the impact of a divine bazooka. It's good at killing people and blowing things up; but, it's also the one thing on earth capable of breaking the lock to the imprisoned Titans, and so setting free an ancient enemy of the Gods.
Zeus has chosen Theseus - for some unspoken reason - to lead humanity against the bitter King. The Gods themselves are precluded from directly interfering from some sort of bizarre 'Prime Directive' style law, and so »
- Tristan Sinns
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Isabel Lucas probably isn't whom you'd first picture playing Athena, the goddess of wisdom: In fact, the Aussie actress tells us she had a different Australian actress star in mind to play Zeus's daughter in 'Immortals.' All part of director Tarsem Singh's vision of younger than usual Olympian gods, as Lucas told Moviefone. The actress spoke to us about her new film, the differences between Tarsem and Michael Bay (who directed her in 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'), and what's going on with the long-delayed 'Red Dawn.'
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- Sharon Knolle
Australian actress Isabel Lucas broke onto the American scene in 2009 with roles in the blockbuster sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and in the underrated vampire drama Daybreakers. This weekend, audiences get to see Isabel Lucas in a whole new light as Athena, the Goddess of War, in Immortals, which opens in theaters nationwide November 11. I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Isabel Lucas to discuss taking on this character, working with visionary director Tarsem Singh, and much more. Here's what she had to say below.
I have always been interested in mythology, and I enjoyed that this world of Immortals had these gods and goddesses from the myths, but with a new and original story. Did you actually dig into the mythology at all for research?
Isabel Lucas: Yeah, I did. »
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