Paramount Thinks Transformers 4 May Be The Best Picture Of The Year

Because they've just taken out an ad asking the Academy to consider the movie about giant robots blowin' shit up for Best Picture, as well as pretty much every other available Oscar. Transformers 4 was the least egregiously awful movie in the franchise, but does that achievement make it Oscar-worthy? I say thee nay. » 12/09/14 6:40am 12/09/14 6:40am

Is This Concept Art From The Teenage Mutant Ninja Alien-Turtle Movie?!

Artist Tsvetomir Georgiev just released a bevy of unused villain concept art for the Michael Bay-produced TMNT movie, seemingly back from the first draft when the Turtles were going to be aliens. Which means this may be the first look at "Schrader," the soldier-Shredder William Fichter was supposed to play. » 10/14/14 6:48am 10/14/14 6:48am

Michael Bay Is Bringing This Breathtaking SciFi Book To Life

Cosmic Motors is one of those coffee table books that seems kinda cool, you pick up on a whim, then unwittingly read cover-to-cover before it burrows into your brain meat forever. It's cars and planes and racing all rolled into a thin sci-fi storyline, and now Michael Bay is making a movie out of it. » 9/03/14 3:03am 9/03/14 3:03am

The New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Fails In Every Possible Way

It's not enough to say that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is kind of a lousy movie. You want to be able to draw some kind of lesson from its crapness, or at least pick through the debris for some hint of what it could have been. To that end, here are all the ways that TMNT 2014 fails. » 8/08/14 9:00am 8/08/14 9:00am

Michael Bay Movies, Or: Why Your Eyes Love What Your Brain Hates

We're big fans of Tony Zhou's cinematic analyses, but we're especially fond of his recent breakdown of Michael Bay's visual approach, which manages to acknowledge the director's knack for spectacle while identifying him as a slave to his own system – a gratuitous, over-evolved action style we love to hate. » 7/05/14 10:03am 7/05/14 10:03am

"Destruction Supervisor" On Transformers And Pacific Rim: Best Job Ever

Say what you want about the Transformers sequels: they give good mass destruction. We spoke to Industrial Light and Magic's Michael Balog, who was "destruction supervisor" on the last two Transformers movies, plus Pacific Rim. And he told us the secrets of making destruction look real. And real awesome. » 6/30/14 12:31pm 6/30/14 12:31pm

In Transformers 4, Michael Bay Urges You To Smash The Patriarchy

The new Transformers movie expertly duplicates the experience of taking an endless road trip with your father, who refuses to see you as a separate person and who is also quietly falling apart. It's dull, horrifying and miserable. But after nine hours, you realize you're seeing the failure of patriarchy, in miniature. » 6/27/14 9:00am 6/27/14 9:00am

All The Secrets Of The Last Ship's Devastating Plague Apocalypse


The Last Ship
, the Michael Bay-produced show about the disease that wipes out most of humanity, and the one Navy vessel that can save us, premieres Sunday on TNT. The pilot was touted as the biggest TNT has ever done, but can the show sustain that level of action for the rest of the season? We visited the set to find… » 6/18/14 10:06pm 6/18/14 10:06pm

New International Transformers 4 Trailer Features Way More Transformers

If you thought the latest Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer was surprisingly light on Autobots and Decepticons, this new international trailer contains a lot of new footage or robots in... well, not disguise, actually, because they're too busy blowing stuff up to stay hidden. Robots in action, I guess. » 5/19/14 12:30pm 5/19/14 12:30pm