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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

TNT Hilariously Sums Up Michael Bay's Show The Last Ship In One Word

This summer, TNT will debut a new series called The Last Ship from producer Michael Bay. It is, of course, about the crew of a naval destroyer trying to find a cure for a plague that's killed off most of the rest of the world, while the rest of the world tries to steal said cure. But that's not that fun part. » 5/14/14 1:40pm 5/14/14 1:40pm

43-Year-Old Johnny Knoxville Is Now Voicing Leonardo In The TMNT Movie

Although everyone supposed that they would be voiced by their young mo-cap actors, the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie has just announced that it's recasting its voice roles. And now the teenage leader of the TMNT will be voiced by Jackass' Johnny Knoxville, who hasn't been a teen since 1990. » 4/03/14 5:30pm 4/03/14 5:30pm