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  • Transformer Explosions Create Colorful Light Display As High Winds Hit Louisiana

    12/28/2018 8:16:52 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 16 replies ^ | December 27, 2018 | Robbie Cagle
    Transformer explosions sparked by high winds created a colorful light display above Kenner, Louisiana before dawn and left the town without power on December 27.
  • ‘Bumblebee’ Review: Toy-Driven Franchise Miraculously Transformed Just In Time For Holidays

    12/19/2018 6:14:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | December 18, 2018 | Pete Hammond
    After five bruising and very loud Transformers movies, each with diminishing returns even for fans of the Michael Bay-directed series, I assumed we were done with the toy-turned-franchise. Well, it turns out Bay was done, but the series lives on in another form as a prequel and origin story for its most lovable piece of heavy metal, Bumblebee, the B-127 robot disguised as a Volkswagen. Considering my lack of admiration for the previous editions, I had zero expectations for this one despite the fact it had a new, and very talented, director at the helm in Travis Knight (Bay is...
  • Box Office: 'Transformers 5' Posts Series-Low Opening Day With $15.7M

    06/22/2017 8:19:26 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 22, 2017 | Pamela McClintock
    The summer tentpole is banking on a strong run overseas to make up for franchise fatigue in North America. Paramount and Hasbro's Transformers: The Last Knight easily topped the Wednesday box office chart with $15.7 million from 4,069 theaters, but that's the lowest opening day for any film in the franchise, including those titles that likewise debuted midweek. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) grossed $37.7 million when launching on a Wednesday, while Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) took in $62 million on its first Wednesday. Pre-release tracking suggests Transformers 5 will post a five-day domestic debut in the...
  • Shia LaBeouf Kicks Off 4-Year Live Stream to Protest Trump Presidency (freep opportunity!)

    01/22/2017 7:19:41 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | Jan 21 2017 ast | by DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Actor and performance artist Shia LaBeouf is back with his latest art installation — a four-year-long live-stream set up at a New York City museum at which Americans concerned by Donald Trump’s presidency can film themselves speaking out in protest. The 30-year-old Transformers star unveiled his latest project Friday morning — hours before Trump swore the oath of office to become America’s 45th President — at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The installation consists of a camera set up on a wall, with the phrase “He Will Not Divide Us” scrawled on...
  • The Complex 'Military-Style' Raid on California Power Station Spooks U.S.

    12/28/2013 2:15:07 PM PST · by Daralundy · 78 replies
    Financial Post ^ | December 13, 2013 | Shane Harris
    When U.S. officials warn about "attacks" on electric power facilities these days, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a computer hacker trying to shut the lights off in a city with malware. But a more traditional attack on a power station in California has U.S. officials puzzled and worried about the physical security of the the electrical grid--from attackers who come in with guns blazing. Around 1:00 AM on April 16, at least one individual (possibly two) entered two different manholes at the PG&E Metcalf power substation, southeast of San Jose, and cut fiber cables in the...
  • Transgender advocates wary of Bruce Jenner spectacle

    04/12/2015 7:42:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 4/11/2015 | Hailey Branson-Potts
    ....The video game “Dragon Age: Inquisition” soon introduced a transgender character, Amazon’s “Transparent” picked up a Golden Globe for its take on a transitioning retired professor, and even “South Park” won praise for an episode on gender identity. And then the Bruce Jenner story happened.
  • How to Kill a Transformer

    03/10/2014 9:10:50 AM PDT · by null and void · 113 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | Mar. 5, 2014 | Lou Frenzel
    Transformers are the most vulnerable components in the power grid and they are under attack. The main components in our power grid distribution system are transformers. They step up the generated voltage to a higher level for more efficient transport over very long lines. Then they step the voltage back down in several stages for final consumption. These transformers are located at the power plants and thousands of substations. They are big and right out in the open. Weather does not bother them, but bullets do. They are the weak links in our power grid. Last year someone decided to...

    02/03/2014 10:18:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | February 2, 2014 | Staff
    The first footage from Michael Bay's fourth entry in the Transformers feature film franchise—Transformers: Age of Extinction—debuted Sunday night in a TV spot trailer which aired during Fox's Super Bowl broadcast.
  • New Transformers Flick Costs Each Michigan Taxpayer $1.36

    07/11/2011 1:48:49 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/11/2011 | James Hohman
    The third live-action "Transformers" movie hit theaters this week and is sure to have a decent opening. Regardless of whether any Michigan resident chooses to watch it or not, as a taxpayer, they’ve already been forced to support it. That’s why Michigan residents should ask for a discount when purchasing their tickets. Michigan offers qualified and approved film productions refundable tax credits based on how much they spend in the state to make the movie. Since the tax credit is refundable and has little to do with the company’s tax liability, it is effectively a subsidy check from the state...
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon: Movie Review

    06/29/2011 6:54:11 AM PDT · by Neoavatara · 334 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | June 29, 2011 | Neoavatara
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third in the Transformers series, is in some ways the perfect summer movie. A movie where you can turn off your brain, ignore reality, and simply enjoy sugar sweet Hollywood mayhem. The movie starts with a basic concept: that the space race in the Cold War was focused on reaching the moon first, not for its scientific achievement, but to obtain alien technology that both the Soviets and Americans secretly knew had crashed on the dark side of the moon millenia ago. Americans, led by Neil Armstrong, get there first...but keep the information hidden.
  • Obama in Transformers 3

    06/27/2011 8:52:21 AM PDT · by erod · 12 replies ^ | June 27, 2011 | Harry Knowles
    According to, Obama will present Shia LaBeouf's character, Sam Witwicky, a medal in Transformers 3. Excerpt bellow Meanwhile, for the very first time Shia LaBeouf finally wrestles a bit of respect for his character. And for the name of Sam Witwicky. You see – here’s a character that has saved the world twice from the nightmare of Decepticon rule – but has never been given any real world respect. *****You’ll see Obama give him a medal – but he can’t explain what it is for.******** Saving the world curiously doesn’t have any real world applications, beyond prepping you for...
  • Michael Bay: Megan Fox Fired for Hitler Comment [Bimbo Babbles, Gets Bounced]

    06/21/2011 7:21:15 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 93 replies
    NBC ^ | 06/20/12 | Eric Alt
    In May 2010, as production geared up for the third installment in the "Transformers" franchise, Megan Fox's publicist released this statement. “Megan Fox will not be starring in Transformers 3, It was her decision not to return. She wishes the franchise the best.” Well, that statement may not jive with reality. "Transformers" director Michael Bay recently told the Daily Mail that Fox was fired from the production after she gave an interview comparing Bay to Hitler. The comparison, to put it mildly, did not sit well with executive producer Steven Spielberg. "You know the Hitler thing?" said Bay. "Steven said,...
  • CA Senate bill mandates gay history in schools

    04/15/2011 5:44:17 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 4/14/11 | lisa Leff/AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people would be added to the lengthy list of social and ethnic groups that public schools must include in social studies lessons under a landmark bill passed Thursday by the California Senate. If the bill is adopted by the state Assembly and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, California would become the first state to require the teaching of gay history.
  • DC Police SUV Hits Bumblebee at 'Transformer 3' Filming in DC

    10/13/2010 12:38:31 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 26 replies ^ | October 12, 2010 | Fox 5 News
    A D.C. Police SUV was involved in a wreck at the filming of "Transformers 3" in Washington D.C. While the movie was filming a car chase scene on 3rd Street and Maryland Ave in southwest D.C., the police SUV collides with a yellow Chevy Camaro, which in the movie series is known as the character Bumblebee. The police SUV was not supposed to be there and the wreck itself was not scripted. The police officer driving the SUV is a 25-year veteran senior explosive ordnance technician. He was taken to a local hospital and sustained minor injuries. Law enforcement sources...
  • Transformers 3 Studio Contradicts Police In Skull-Slicing Incident

    09/04/2010 12:33:56 PM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 6 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 09/04/2010 | Matt Hardigree
    As investigators attempt to determine the cause of the Transformers 3 accident that sent a 24-year-old extra to hospital with brain injuries, Paramount, the studio behind the film, is suddenly contradicting eyewitness and police reports. Michael Bay's Transformers 3 was wrapping up filming in Hammond, Indiana — after spending the past few weeks shooting throughout the Chicago-land area (the photo above is from earlier in Chicago shooting, and not from the incident in question) — when a stunt reportedly malfunctioned. The result? 24-year-old first-time extra and aspiring actress Garbiela Cedillo was sent to the hospital with serious head trauma in...
  • Director Michael Bay Named in Pistol-Whipping Lawsuit

    08/25/2010 8:58:37 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | 25 Aug 2010 | Matthew Belloni
    "Transformers" director Michael Bay has been sued by two men who claim they were pistol-whipped by his security guard outside a trendy nightclub. The complaint, for battery and negligence, was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Joshua Stewart and Paul Klimczak. The men say that exactly two years ago they were struck in their heads with a handgun by Bay's unidentified security guard after being booted from Kiss nightclub adjacent to Beso restaurant in Hollywood. They were treated at a hospital for broken teeth and bones, according to the lawsuit. Bay is not claimed to have participated in...
  • Battle of the Transformers starts even before the opening credits (Bay Wants to Blow up DC)

    06/11/2010 6:53:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies · 290+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 7, 2010 | Jonathan O'Connell
    As the story goes, the Transformers -- enmeshed in intergalactic battle -- traveled from the far-off planet of Cybertron all the way to earth in pursuit of an all-powerful talisman. They are having trouble handling the National Park Service, however. .................................................... Kathy Hollinger, director of the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, acknowledged that the plans amounted to "a lot more than D.C. has ever been accustomed to in terms of scale and impact," including, for instance, simulated explosions and pyrotechnics at locations along Pennsylvania and Independence avenues.
  • MICHAEL BAY'S REVENGE! No More Megan; UPDATE: Suggested Replacements

    05/20/2010 6:35:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies · 554+ views
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | May 20, 2010 | Nikki Finke
    I can tell you that this new statement from Megan Fox's PR flack about why the actress won't be appearing in Transformers 3 is absolutely untrue: "It was her decision not to return. She wishes the franchise the best." What a pantload. I stand by my scoop that Paramount and Michael Bay kicked her to the curb by not picking up her option to do the threequel.
  • Megan Fox Dropped From 'Transformers 3'

    05/19/2010 9:32:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies · 1,516+ views
    Access Hollywood ^ | May 19th 2010
    Megan Fox Dropped From 'Transformers 3' Megan Fox has been axed from "Transformers 3," Access Hollywood has confirmed. A source at Paramount, the studio behind the film, told Access that Megan, who played star Shia LaBeouf's love interest in the franchise, would not return for the third movie. VIEW THE PHOTOS: 'Transformers' Sexy Siren Megan Fox The source said that in order to take Shia's character - Samuel James Witwicky -- in a new direction, it was better if Sam wasn't tied down to a love interest. On Wednesday night, however, reps for the actress told People that it was...
  • Hollywood poised for record-breaking year at the box office (Best ever $9.682 BILLION)

    12/10/2009 5:24:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies · 1,582+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/10/09 | Amy Eisinger
    Hollywood poised for record-breaking year at the box office; 2009 set to best 2007's record intakeBy Amy Eisinger DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Thursday, December 10th 2009, 3:26 PM The Hollywood box office is having its best year in history, reports Box Office. This week the box office grand total for 2009 is expected to hit $9.682 billion -- surpassing previous record holder 2007, when the tally was $9.68 billion. With potential top-grossing holiday films still to come, Hollywood is bracing for their first $10 billion year ever. Movies that are still on the way this year include James Cameron's...