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Review: Only the Brave

PLOT: The true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite crew of firefighters dedicated to fighting wildfires all over the United States. REVIEW: Watching ONLY THE BRAVE I couldn’t help but think that twenty years ago this would have been a Jerry Bruckheimer-level A-list tentpole summer release. It’s so seemingly commercial it hurts. It’s a star-laden...
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Josh Brolin & Miles Teller battle wildfires in Only The Brave trailer

As someone who lives in British Columbia, which just experienced its worst wildfire season on record, the threat of an uncontrollable fire hits all too close to home. Josh Brolin , Miles Teller , Jeff Bridges , James Badge Dale , and Taylor Kitsch star in ONLY THE BRAVE, which tells the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite fire-fighting unit who battled the...
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Peter Cullen to return as Optimus Prime in Bumblebee solo film!

So the TRANSFORMERS Cinematic Universe is actually going to be a thing, with the first spin-off film - BUMBLEBEE - coming out next year. But how connected will it be to the original five (!) TRANSFORMERS films? Will he finally talk for a whole film (even though he got his voice back at the end of the first film?) Will it answer some plot-holes about the timeline (unlikely)? Or, most...
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Transformers all-star writer's room led by Akiva Goldsman has disbanded

While I was never a big fan of the TRANSFORMERS series (though I'll go to bat for the first one), I admit I was kind of optimistic about the idea of a TRANSFORMERS "Writer's Room" with the likes of Steven DeKnight, Robert Kirkman, Zak Penn , Jeff Pinkner, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway , Lindsey Beer, and Christina Hodson . Hell, even though it was headed by BATMAN &...
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The Right Stuff & Black Hawk Down actor Sam Shepard has passed away

Oscar-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard passed away on July 27 after complications of ALS, public relations firm Boneau/Bryan-Brown confirmed today. He was 73. The multi-talented actor/writer/director/playwright won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama back in 1979 for the play “Buried Child”, and would get nominated for two more Pulitzer’s...
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Updated: LaBeouf can come back to Transformers if he stays out of jail

UPDATE: Shia has taken to Twitter to issue an apology for his recent behavior during his arrest. Let's hope he can get it together. We're pullin' for ya, Shia. — Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) July 12, 2017 The original TRANSFORMERS was an unexpected megahit, making over $700 million globally back in 2007,...
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Michael Bay is Kinda Crazy (video)

Director Michael Bay is one of the most divisive figures in cinema. His films are regularly bashed by film snobs yet he has two in the Criterion Collection. Sometimes he can be an easy go to joke but you can't deny that his images look amazing. The behavior and life of Michael Bay is almost as infamous as any of his action films. Some of us grew up on TNT midnight showings of...
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Weekend Box Office Report: June 23-25, 2017

Transformers on top! Director Michael Bay 's seemingly interminable robot war hit theaters once more this weekend and put TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT in first place at the box office with an estimated $45.3 million ! The fifth chapter in the ongoing battle between Autobots and Decepticons has a domestic total of $69 million since it launched on...
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Top 10 Directors Who Should Take Over The Transformers Franchise

Michael Bay recently announced that he was stepping down from the director's chair after TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT. While he said similar things before this film went into production, it does feel like it is time for fresh blood to step behind the camera on the billion dollar franchise. Here is a list of suggestions for ten filmmakers who have the right resume to take on the next...
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Mark Wahlberg doesn't think Michael Bay is done with Transformers

Last week Michael Bay came out and reaffirmed that this latest TRANSFORMERS film, THE LAST KNIGHT, would indeed be the last time he directed alien-robot-fueled carnage. Star of the last two films, Mark Wahlberg , also announced his retirement from the smashing and transforming, but according to him only one of them is truly finished with the franchise. Speaking briefly with...
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Review: Transformers: The Last Knight

PLOT : The battle between man and machine continues. This time one of the good guys, Optimus Prime, finds that he has the chance to rebuild his own world. Will he sacrifice the planet Earth and all of humanity in order to do so? Or will he team up with inventor Cade Yeager to save mankind from destruction? REVIEW : For a brief period of time, it appeared as though...
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Mark Wahlberg says Last Knight will also be his final Transformers film

Late last week we got further confirmation that Michael Bay would be leaving the TRANSFORMERS series after the current film, THE LAST KNIGHT. As the series approaches the new path it's setting itself on ( with 14 new movies planned ) we now have confirmation that another star of the franchise, Mark Wahlberg , also plans to leave behind the world of robots after this latest...
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