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Here’s A Breakdown Of Michael Bay’s Visual Style

Posted by Matthew on September 23, 2014
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Michael Bay has a … distinct visual style. Here’s a breakdown of that style which is actually more than a little fascinating. “Bayhem” as it’s called is all about making every shot look epic and amazing and dynamic and no one quite does it like the man himself.

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New ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Trailer Features New Ninja Rap! Also See The New Poster

Posted by Matthew on July 22, 2014
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

There’s a new TV spot for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and it’s the first spot for this movie that makes me think I might like to see it! More importantly it features a new ninja rap. Unfortunately it’s not by Vanilla Ice like it was in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 back in the 1990s but it’s a nice little callback whether they meant it to be or not. Who knows maybe this song will embody the style of the 2010s in the same way Ninja Rap did the early 1990s?

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Watch This Stop-Motion Transformers Battle And Forget About Michael Bay

Posted by Simon on July 06, 2014
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If you’re of a certain age, the modern Transformers films leave a very bitter taste in the mouth. Michael Bay’s re-imagining of the classic characters has robots with ridiculous racial stereotypes, body designs that are far too busy to be memorable, and fights that largely leave you confused and disorientated.

Well, filmmaker Harris Loureiro has spent the best part of a year making a film with his Optimus Prime and Constructicons fighting the way we always imagined as we threw our fantastically colourful and chunky toys across the playground. Watch!

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Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction Is Bad

Posted by Matthew on June 27, 2014
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Transformers: Age of Extinction

There’s going to be a vocal contingent that argues that Age of Extinction is the best Transformers movie. It isn’t. It’s not the worst (here’s looking at you Revenge of The Fallen) but it’s really not the best either. That whole discussion is kind of ridiculous though because when you stop and think you’ll realize that you’re arguing which f these terrible movies is the least terrible. If you think that’s _Age of Extinction more power to you because the movie does fix a few of the problems that the previous three had but it also introduces a bunch more problems to deal with.

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Something for the Weekend: Pain & Gain

Posted by Matthew on June 20, 2014
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Pain & Gain

Say what you will about Michael Bay. His style is shallow. He focuses too much on style over substance. He’s rather choreograph an explosion than direct and actor. Much of this is likely true when he’s making action films. Turns out though that when you take his shallow, vapid style and apply it to a story about shallow, vapid people things crystallize in a way that I don’t ever remember them doing so for Michael Bay in the past.

Pain & Gain is the story of three body builders in Miami who kidnap and torture a local businessman until he signs over all of his assets to them. Mark Wahlberg plays the ringleader Danny, a sociopath who thinks he’s both a winner and a nice guy but is actually a despicable asshole, Dwayne Johnson plays Paul, the dumb but nice one who gave up cocaine in prison for Jesus but then found cocaine again once out of prison, and Anthony Mackie plays Adrian, the one with ‘rood rage who ends up liking beating up on Tony Shaloub’s Victor Kershaw, the victim. Ed Harris rounds out the cast as the private investigator who eventually cracks the case.

I want to tell you more about this movie but I don’t want to spoil anything if you haven’t seen it. You can look up the actual events if you want to but I would do that after (the events in the movie are fictionalized). It’s really something to see Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson’s performances here clean, they’re both great as Wahlberg is fantastic and making terrible thing he does seem like he’s trying to do it from a good place and Johnson is hilarious as dumb and high for most of the movie.

Next week we’re all going to see Transformers: Age of Extinction and likely go back to not really liking Michael Bay so in the mean time you should check out Pain & Gain to remind yourself he’s capable of making… well maybe not great works of art but certainly films to which his voice and style is suited perfectly and if you use the links below you’ll help us keep the lights on here at our World Headquarters.

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New Transformers: Age of Extinction Poster:

Posted by Matthew on May 20, 2014
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Finally, a poster for this movie.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Trailer: We Need A New Army

Posted by Matthew on May 15, 2014
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Transformers: Age of Extinction

Holy shit this actually looks good.

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Awesome: Ken Watanabe + John Goodman Join ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’; Galvatron Confirmed

Posted by Matthew on May 11, 2014
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Ken Watanabe

John Goodman

Whether or not they get turned into ridiculous racial stereotypes remains to be seen.

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Another Transformers: Age of Extiction Poster: Run away!

Posted by Matthew on March 31, 2014
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Transformers: Age of Extinction

The bad guys are huge.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teaser: Don’t Freak Out

Posted by Matthew on March 27, 2014
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Jonathan Liebesman has directed, with Michael Bay producing, a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Let’s take a look at the first trailer.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Posters Are Interesting AND Boring.

Posted by Matthew on March 13, 2014
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Transformers: Age of Extinction

There’s a few posters for Transformers: Age of Extinction and they’re kind of boring but also have a few interesting tid bits to mull over. Let’s take a look!

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Trailer + Viral Poster Are Getting My Hopes Up

Posted by Matthew on March 06, 2014
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Optimus Prime + Grimlock Transformers

Transformers 4 is happening and now there’s some marketing so we can get a sense of whether the people selling it are any good at sales. They kinda are. Let’s watch.

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Great Moments Of The Generation: Pressing Split/Second’s Button

Posted by Simon on November 27, 2013
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The fatness of Split/Second‘s cars perfectly captures the spirit of the game. Bright, colourful and ridiculously wide, they are quick to slam into anything that dares to get in their way,  growling all the time like caffeinated angry tigers. At the risk of actually creating a genre, this is a determinedly Michael Bay racing game full of sparks and popcorn, a plump hog that has eaten the extra American fat and wants to drag you along screaming behind it.

So what does a Michael Bay game absolutely need?

Explosions.

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Transformers 4 Teaser Poster and Title Revealed! Oh, and Dinobots!

Posted by Matthew on September 03, 2013
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Transformers 4

Transformers 4 is still a thing that’s moving forward, and now it has a subtitle and a teaser poster. Let’s take a look!

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Not Awesome: New Camero for Bumblebee in Transformers 4

Posted by Matthew on July 03, 2013
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Transformers 4

Transformers 4 is supposedly part reboot, part sequel. Don’t ask me how that works. In fact, don’t ask me how anything works in a Michael Bay film.

Anyway, a new image of Bumblebee has been released and it’s a brand new Camero Concept. Let’s take a look.

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