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Michael Bay and Paramount Pictures jointly announced today that Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Resident Evil: Retribution”) has been cast in the eagerly awaited Transformers 4. The actress joins Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz and Sophia Myles in the fourth installment in the hit series of movies based on the best-selling Hasbro toyline. Paramount Pictures will release the film on June 27th, 2014.
“I am excited to have Li Bingbing join our cast and to be shooting portions of the movie in her native China. I have always aspired to work with the best actors and this cast is especially exciting now with the addition of Li,” said Michael Bay.
Li’s recent hits in China include the Tsui Hark-directed “Detective Dee And The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame” and “1911.” She has already begun to cross over into American films, most recently co-starring in the Paul W.S. Anderson »
- Michelle McCue
Michael Bay and Paramount Pictures jointly announced today that Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Resident Evil: Retribution”) has been cast in the eagerly awaited “Transformers 4.” The actress joins Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz and Sophia Myles in the fourth installment in the hit series of movies based on the best-selling Hasbro toyline. Paramount Pictures will release the film on June 27th, 2014. As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – »
- Keven Skinner
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Li Bingbing has joined the cast of Transformers 4 in what promises to be the first of many announcements in regards to Chinese stars being featured in the movie. The actress - perhaps best known to Western audiences for her role in Resident Evil: Retribution - will be joined by other well-known actors from the country as well as newcomers from a reality TV show competition. This is all part of Paramount's deal to co-produce the movie with China as it means they will ultimately take home far more money from the location which is now the second biggest box office in the world. In 2010, Transformers: Dark of the Moon earned $177.3 million in China and is still their second highest grossing foreign film of all-time. The fourth instalment is set to begin shooting this summer and is set for release on June 27th, 2014. »
Star Trek Into Darkness easily opened on top this weekend, though it wasn't the kind of box office sensation that many*including distributor Paramount*were expecting it to be. The J.J. Abrams-directed sequel took in an estimated $70.6 million for the three-day frame; add in its grosses from Wednesday night and all-day Thursday, and the movie has to-date earned $84.1 million. In comparison, 2009's Star Trek grossed $75.2 million for the weekend, and $86.7 million through its first four-and-a-half days.While it's usually unfair to knock a movie for opening in line with its predecessor, it certainly feels like the "disappointment" label is applicable in this case. All signs suggest the 2009 Trek is very well-liked (it has a strong 8.0 rating on IMDb) and Paramount's marketing did a decent job walking the sequel tightrope (a balanced approach of promising more-of-the-same and offering something new). Additionally, there was four years of ticket price inflation and »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Watch a kick-ass new red-band trailer for the upcoming film “The Hangover Part III” by director Todd Phillips (The Hangover Part II, Due Date, School for Scoundrels, Road Trip) and starring Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, Hit and Run, The Words), Melissa McCarthy (The Heat, This is 40, Identity Thief), Jamie Chung (7500, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Premium Rush), Zach Galifianakis (The Campaign, The Muppets, Puss in Boots), John Goodman (The Monuments Men, Flight, Trouble with the Curve), Heather Graham (About Cherry, 5 Days of War), Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong (Pain & Gain, Community, Burning Love, Transformers: Dark of the Moon). Film Synopsis: This time, there’s [ Read More ]
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- Brian Corder
After topping box offices around the world, and taking north of $175m. in its opening Us weekend, it very quickly became a question of not if, but when would Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 reach the $1bn. mark?
We’ve been expecting Iron Man 3 to become the latest member of that elusive club for some time now, and its early numbers across the globe confirmed that it was well on its way from the early stages of release. And now, twenty-three days later, it has officially joined the club and passed the threshold.
Black’s Iron Man 3 becomes the sixteenth member of the $1bn. club, joining the ranks most recently added to by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises, and (of course) The Avengers.
The latest blockbuster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe took the second-highest opening of all time in the Us, second »
- Kenji Lloyd
For fans of Marvel, the chance to see extended footage and flesh out their Cinematic Universe is always very, very welcome. It comes as no surprise that upset followers of Iron Man 3 kicked up a bit of a stink when scenes shot with a foreign audience in mind….were cut from the domestic release. To settle the matter, Marvel are to assemble the footage for U.S. audiences.
Taking the form of a short film called The Prologue, it will last approximately three minutes and contain scenes based around Dr. Wu. Wu receives only ten seconds of screen time in the U.S. version but his presence was extended for the Chinese release. It’ll most likely turn up on the film’s Blu-ray release in late September/early October. Nothing has been confirmed by the studio just yet though but it might even make an appearance online.
- Gem Seddon
My friend, actor/filmmaker, Jon Lee Brody ("Pawn," "Star Trek Into Darkness"), has created a short film called "Police Guys" that you guys should see! Brody wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the 15-minute film alongside Stephen Kramer Glickman (Big Time Rush), Shawna Waldron (Little Giants), Lester Speight (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls), Lisa Catara (Charlie Valentine), Gonzalo Menendez (Act of Valor), Alex Heartman (Power Rangers Super Samurai) and Christine Lakin (Step by Step, Valentine.s Day).
Here's more info on the project:
A pair of cops (Jon Lee Brody and Stephen Kramer Glickman) on a stakeout get much more than they bargained for! Police Guys is a fifteen-minute short film/pilot that was written, produced and directed by Jon Lee Brody.
The film was shot in 2 days with little to no budget. Brody sites Robert Rodriguez as his inspiration. .The book .Rebel Without a Crew »
For the Trekkie hard core, one of the things about Star Trek Into Darkness is how steeped it is in Trek Lore.
From the opening moments to the final sequence it oozes nods, winks and outright head-turns to Trek canon. The net result of this is that neophytes to the franchise may well find themselves sat next to a giggling geek in a cinema, wondering what’s so funny.
Fortunately we’re here to help, with our Star Trek Into Darkness primer.
At this point it’s worth giving a warning of possible minor spoilers. There are no plot details below, but if you do know the difference between a plasma conduit and a photon torpedo, you may want to delay reading this article until after you’ve seen the movie so that you get to enjoy the jokes for yourself.
An alien race of reptilian humanoids that »
- Ben Mortimer
Whether you love, hate or couldn’t give a monkeys about Transformers 4, the ever-growing bizarre list of actors attached to star is too intriguing to ignore. Last week it was announced that Kelsey Grammer had signed on as the film’s human antagonist. Now, The Wrap reports that British actress Sophia Myles has clambered aboard the fourth instalment.
According to the report, her role is being kept secret for now but The Wrap’s source who has read the script believes she is to play a scientist. She’ll join an entirely new band of cast members for what is being touted as a reboot to the franchise.
Myles’ breakout role was in 2002′s Underworld. She’s since followed that up with leading roles in Tristan and Isolde alongside James Franco, and the Jamie Bell vehicle, Hallam Foe. As the Transformers: Dark Of The Moon cast have been given the heave-ho, »
- Gem Seddon
The Underworld actress will play a scientist in the Paramount blockbuster sequel, which will be led by Bay's Pain & Gain star Mark Wahlberg.
Myles's involvement in the film was revealed by The Wrap.
Myles's other screen credits include Tristan + Isolde and BBC spy series Spooks.
Transformers 4 will open in cinemas on June 27, 2014.
Watch the trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon below: »
This summer will mark the return to film of the greatest superhero, Superman, in the much anticipated movie, Man of Steel. Superman is as close to perfection as a superhero can be given his remarkable abilities. Man of Steel has the potential to not only be the best Superman film but one of the best movies of 2013.
Expectations are high for the film, thanks not least to a smart trailer campaign. Those trailers have been thought-provoking and engaging, rather than explosive and eye-catching, and have sold an agenda that seems intent on asking interesting questions regarding an individual who is sent to Earth as an infant and is forced to adapt to living in a world where there is no one else similar to him.
Man of Steel, like the Dark Knight trilogy, is grounded in realism and rather than the all-guns blazing attitude of The Avengers, it seems as »
- Matt Grazel
Threequels are an interesting part of cinema, everyone can talk about the best and worst sequels, but third instalments are a little different. Firstly, not that many of them are made and those that are, are usually saved for only the most lucrative of franchises and superhero movies. Secondly, naming a good threequel is a very hard task. Outside of mega franchises such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, very few good threequels have been made. The Godfather Part III couldn’t live up to its predecessors, Back to the Future Part III is intrinsically flawed and Return of the Jedi is the consensus weak point in the original Star Wars trilogy. But films like Toy Story 3 and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade keep that fire burning for good threequels.
Threequels are so hard to get right because not only do you have to top the first film, »
- Sam Moore
Check out two new character posters for the upcoming comedy “The Hangover Part III” by director Todd Phillips (The Hangover Part II, Due Date, School for Scoundrels, Road Trip) and starring Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, Hit and Run, The Words), Melissa McCarthy (The Heat, This is 40, Identity Thief), Jamie Chung (7500, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Premium Rush), Zach Galifianakis (The Campaign, The Muppets, Puss in Boots), John Goodman (The Monuments Men, Flight, Trouble with the Curve), Heather Graham (About Cherry, 5 Days of War), Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong (Pain & Gain, Community, Burning Love, Transformers: Dark of the Moon). Film Synopsis: This time, there’s [ Read More ]
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- Brian Corder
The Autobots have gone up against Megatron. They've gone up against The Fallen (and Megatron), and they've gone up against Sentinel Prime (and Megatron). Now they're set to face their gravest threat yet, with Deadline revealing that director Michael Bay has found his baddie for the fourth instalment in the Transformers franchise. No, it's not Unicron (not yet, at least) - it's Frasier and X-Men: The Last Stand star Kelsey Grammer, who has signed on to play Harold Attinger, a human villain described as "a counter intelligence guy." Based on past form, he's probably in league with Megatron.
Transformers 4 is set to take place four years after the events of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and is intended as a "revamp" of the blockbuster movie franchise. Bay has jettisoned the entire cast of the original Transformers trilogy, with his Pain & Gain star Mark Wahlberg set to lead a new »
- Flickering Myth
The Decepticons are getting some competition in the bad guy category: Kelsey Grammer has signed on to play a villain in the next installment of the “Transformers” franchise. Grammer will appear in “Transformers 4” as a character named Harold Attinger, described as a counter intelligence agent and the main (human) antagonist in the movie. That's a bit of a role reversal for Grammer, who's known for playing affable characters like Frasier Crane on “Cheers” and “Frasier,” and Dr. Hank McCoy (a.k.a. Beast) in 2006's “X-Men: The Last Stand.” Grammer joins fellow new cast members Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci in the film, which takes place four years after “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” Director Michael Bay says the film will “start off smaller” than its predecessors. “To freshen the franchise we've redesigned everything from top to bottom,” Bay said. “The history of the first three movies is still »
- Katie Roberts
A "Transformers" movie will always feature the good robots, the Autobots, fighting some kind of evil machine, typically the villainous Decepticons, but, as is tradition in the Michael Bay films, there also has to be a human threat for the main characters to manage.
For "Transformers 4," Bay has enlisted the most dastardly bad guy from "The Simpsons" universe, Sideshow Bob himself, Kelsey Grammer. The "Frasier" and "Boss" star will play a man by the name of Harold Attinger, who according to the initial report from Deadline is a "counter intelligence guy."
Casting for the fourth installment in the ever-popular action series is now underway, and Grammer is the fifth actor cast in the last few months. The first official word on casting came when Bay revealed that he would be reteaming with his "Pain & Gain" star, Mark Wahlberg, for the start of a new "Transformers" trilogy.
- Kevin P. Sullivan
"Iron Man 3" posted the biggest opening day in Chinese box office history Wednesday, with $18 million according to the China Film Group. That's just better than $17.9 million that "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" debuted to in July of 2011. Disney and Chinese distributor Dmg Entertainment estimate that the final number will hit $21.5 million. It was also China's biggest opening in terms of scope, with the Marvel superhero sequel shown more than 33,000 times on more than 6,000 screens. It shattered the mark for an Imax opening, taking in $1.8 »
- Todd Cunningham
Michael Bay kept the budget down for "Pain and Gain" -- the film cost a reported $25 million, roughly $170 million less than "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" -- but the director didn't cut any corners when it came to sex toys.
As Bay told The Daily Beast in a new interview, he spent about $75,000 on sex toys to pepper the background of a warehouse where a trio of bodybuilders (played by Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie) hold a rich businessman (Tony Shaloub) hostage. If only that were the end of the story. Here's Bay:
I could have filmed the crew coming in that day because they’d stop and see these things—anatomically correct vajayjays and this butt (everyone would touch the butt because it felt real)—and it was hysterical. We were going to return all the sex toys to get three-quarters of our money back, but they started disappearing. »
- Christopher Rosen
With Michael Bay returning to the fold for Paramount to take the helm for Transformers 4, we were expecting the franchise to take things in a new direction for the upcoming movie – which is, itself, set to launch a new trilogy.
Exactly how different a direction that would be, we weren’t quite sure. But Deadline are now reporting that Kelsey Grammer has landed the key villain role in the upcoming, as-yet-untitled Transformers 4, and note that the role is for a human antagonist.
Until now, no humans have taken a leading role in Bay’s take on the franchise, with Megatron and Sentinel Prime being the big bads in the first three films. Naturally, with Grammer taking the lead villain role this time around, we’re expecting a different and exciting change of pace.
Grammer’s role is that of a man named Harold Attinger, a man in counter-intelligence. »
- Kenji Lloyd
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