Articles tagged michael bay

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s 10 Best Film Roles

He may seem like nothing more than muscles and machismo, but this former WWE superstar is on path to be an equally popular player in feature films.

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7 Jul 2014 // 10:00 AM

Jumping Off the Bay-Wagon

With his picture postcard imagery and similarly shorthanded scripting, Michael Bay's movies may be nothing more than a colorful crib mobile.

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Manning Up in ‘Pain & Gain’

The kidnappers are caught up in a mutual druggy, aspirational haze: when any one of them feels apprehensive, the nearest buddy encourages him to "get a pump", as they lose themselves in frenzy of bicep-curling and self-distraction.

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Robot Dreams: ‘Transformers’ and ‘Sex Kittens Go to College’

Retro Remote nominates Sex Kittens Go to College as Transformers' true precursor. The problem with Tranformers-type franchises is that the criticisms can only annoy people by reminding them of what they have chosen to ignore.

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Michael Bay and the Five Tricks Up His Sleeve

Five ways the infamous director gets us to watch his awful movies again and again and again...

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (US Premiere): 28 June 2011 – New York

Instead of splurging for 3-D screenings, it is wiser to use the extra cash to upgrade your concessions. Transformers is 2011’s blockbuster summer popcorn film.

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Was Megan Fox Right? The Women of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

Transformers: Dark of the Moon is another exercise in the one-dimensional portrayal of women for Michael Bay.

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The Changing Nature of the Nature of Art

As artists have become less concerned with telling stories and more concerned with creating emotional connections and mimicking experiences, art has shifted from creating beauty to expressing the heady nature of 'truth'.

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One of the finest actors of our time, Sir Ben Kingsley, shows all the young Hollywood starlets exactly how you nail an audition…in less

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25 Oct 2007 // 9:58 PM

Transformers

Consider the patience and time it takes to build a ship in a bottle. Now imagine a fully functional Spanish Armada in a snow globe.

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3 Jul 2007 // 3:29 AM

Will the new ‘Transformers’ film have ‘The Touch’?

As someone who spent much of his childhood collecting and breaking Transformers, I’m approaching next week’s movie version with a feeling that veers

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3 Jul 2007 // 2:00 AM

Transformers (2007)

The point here is excess. For 144 minutes, the film pummels and pounds, delivering explosions, combat troops, speeding vehicles, computer codes, giant robots -- and more explosions.

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3 Jul 2007 // 1:58 AM

Transformers (2007)

Without the weight of an already formed franchise to pull it down, this filmic funhouse is allowed to spin wildly out of control. We simply sit back and enjoy the operatic ride.

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21 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Island (2005)

Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson run around in an efficiently digitized near-future scary-scape, occasionally propelled by ethical questions about cloning.

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9 Dec 2003 // 12:00 AM

Bad Boys II (2003)

In almost every way, Bad Boys II is larger, louder, and longer than the original. It is also more of the same.

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17 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

Bad Boys II (2003)

For this invasion, they need extra firepower and get it, including useful high tech surveillance courtesy of the CIA: this is Bad Boys II's most outrageous fantasy, that this agency has its act together.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor's endorsement of military ideals and barely submerged nostalgia for the war's anti-Japanese racism only abates for a half hour of stunningly rendered shoot-em-up as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and its surrounding airfields takes place.

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Could 'Heroes Reborn' Be the Stealth Reboot the Series Always Needed?

// Channel Surfing

"Heroes: Reborn looks like what the original Heroes could have been in an alternate, better universe.

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