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‘Trans4fers’ and Crazy Christians Lead Razzie Noms

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It was a great day for Michael Bay! That is if getting an award nomination regardless of the implications of said award is cause for celebration. Still, seven nominations is nothing to sneeze at, and Transformers: Age of Extinction is the most honored movie of the year for the 35th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards. Compounding the laurels (darts) for Bay is that his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, which he co-produced, received five nominations including the coveted Worst Picture trophy. Other top nominees include Saving Christmas and The Legend of Hercules, which received six nominations, but it seems that the Razzies are also losing some of their vitriol in the second half of its fourth decade as, for the first time this year, their giving out an award for coming back after multiple Razzie nominations and/or wins. This year’s Worst of the Worst is compiled below. (more…)

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Coming off the back of a cumulative worldwide total of just over a billion dollars, fuelled by the predictable ‘ending-that-screams-out-sequel’ fare, we were all expecting the announcement of a sequel to the critically panned, Transformers: Age of Extinction. It came as no surprise Paramount fast-tracked the follow-up to the Box Office behemoth, adding in a tentative 2016 release date for good measure. The business model is sound: you keep lapping up the goods; we’ll keep producing the material –  in other words, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. However, a few questions still remain… and one of the big ‘uns is whether Michael Bay is returning to direct the follow-up. (more…)

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You’ve probably heard that a lot of the films released over the weekend tanked big time at the box office. Frank Miller‘s Sin City followup being the costliest of the weekend opening floppers. Those box office results are interesting, but what really ices my cupcake, marshmallow’s my Hot Chocolate, and Baby Powders my tushie is that James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy is back in the number one spot!  (more…)

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Transformers: Age of Extinction is out this week and with it, viewers are in store for more of “tough guys acting tough, hot girls being hot, giant robots fighting, and stuff blowing up real good” (a line taken from our recent Review, which you should check out). It also means, a barrage of new toys and collectibles. There can’t be a new Transformers movie and there not be another assortment of transforming plastic play things for kids and young adults to enjoy. The cynics out there will undoubtedly roll their eyes at the overwhelming and sometimes unnecessary slew of merchandise, but when it comes to HASBRO toys, you cannot argue that they make options for every type of fans – from the adult collector, easy to please idyllic youths and everyone in between.

With the release of the film, HASBRO has been kind enough to send us a sampling of their latest Transformers toy offerings. Its to serve as a preview of  their wide array of new products, which like I said, are meant for varied age groups and interest levels. You can check photos and descriptions below. More importantly, however, we’re giving you the chance to WIN the whole kit and caboodle! 12 items valued at over $200! All yours!

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This far into the Transformer series of films by Michael Bay you know exactly what you’re going to get, so you’re either going to see Transformers: Age of Extinction and enjoy it, see it and hate watch it, or just ignore its passing and seeing something more engaging to your personal taste at the multiplex. If I could describe Age of Extinction in two words, they would be “too much,” too much exposition, too much action, too much plot, too much Bay-hem… And although it’s not as noticeable, too much silliness mixed in with all the hardcore action. In other words, it’s everything you like, or hate, already about Transformers films, just more of it. (more…)

Don’t Worry, ‘Tran5formers’ is on the Way!

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It’s still over a week until Transformers: Age of Extinction makes us fall in love with Bay-hem all over again, but rest assured, Trans4mers won’t be the last “robots in disguise” movie to roll out in the multiplex if Paramount Pictures has there way. At the CineEurope conference in Barcelona, Spain studio bigwigs laid out their plans, and future Transformers films have a big part to play in those plans. Yes fans, in 2016, it’s time to bring on Tran5formers. (Spelling intentional. And trademarked. Probably not by us.) (more…)

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What the fuck is an Imagine Dragon anyway? Aren’t all dragons imaginary? What a redundant name for a band.

Sorry. I couldn’t help but vent there, as I honestly can’t fathom how these ‘musicians’ became popular. Now that they’re contributing their muzak-ready drivel to Transformers: Age of Extinction, I guess we can use them as a baseline for whether or not the person sitting next to you has taste that jives with the lowest common denominator. It’s kind of like that moment when emo music went totally mainstream via Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 and that awful Fantastic Four movie. From that day forward, if you listened to anything remotely resembling Dashboard Confessional or Taking Back Sunday, your taste was automatically “corporately influenced”. (more…)

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As the Michael Bay money machine rolls on, Transformers: Age of Extinction continues its marketing deluge. With little over a month to go before it hits the big screen, the powers-that-be would like to fill as many seats as possible. And so, we present to you three new TV spots along with a brand new poster for the film. Scroll on to drown in all the Transformers explody-ness that you can possibly handle. (more…)