Even though I have no experience with these films (or whatever toy/cartoon/Tolstoy novel/12-year-old boy’s drawing they were based on), I feel it’s my duty to provide a helpful guide to understanding them since the new one’s out. It’s my way of letting other non-fans know that they’re not alone in their ignorance, while causing fan-fans to despise me with every fiber of their Transformers-understanding being. More
Careful, Shia LaBeouf. Some people might get the wrong idea. More
Matt Bomer‘s Glee character Cooper Anderson was such a hit that Fox posted this faux-audition tape where he tries out for Michael Bay‘s next Transformers film, complete with finger-pointing and a very convincing death. More
Instead of expanding their Wizarding World of Harry Potter park in Florida, as suspected, Universal Studios and Warner Bros have announced their plan to build a whole new park in Los Angeles! The project is only in the planning stages so far and wouldn’t open til 2015, but isn’t that awesome? More
With Transformers: Dark of the Moon getting released about a week ago, one eagle-eyed Redditor posted this photo comparing the big naval scenes from two of Michael Bay‘s big movies: Pearl Harbor and the first Transformers. Except for subtracting or adjusting a few pieces of machinery for the 66 years between battles, Bay clearly used the same footage.
While some users are laughing and calling “busted!”, most of them can’t be bothered to care. More
Last week I wrote about five unexpected cameos in the new Transformers movie, but I saved the best one for when I had proof to back it up. Do you remember Jesse Heiman, Hollywood’s go-to extra for background shots and bit parts in projects like Glee, Arrested Development, Old School, and The Social Network? Imagine my delight when, watching Shia LaBeouf‘s terrifying job interview with John Malkovich, I noticed Jesse walk by! More
Hear me out.
I’m probably the closest thing to a Megan Fox apologist: I’ll insist to anyone that she was one of the best things about Jennifer’s Body because of how she embodied the deadly teen queen but was still vulnerable and downright hilarious. Unfortunately, she’s received a ton of bad press lately, mostly for getting herself herself kicked off Transformers: Dark of the Moon after she complained about Michael Bay‘s dictatorial directing. Girlfriend, that is the smartest thing you could’ve done. More
What with Shia LaBeouf shooting his mouth off about on-set hookups and his poverty-inspired rage, you might forget there are other actors in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. However, even their attention is focused on the former Disney wunderkind; in an interview with Parade, Patrick Dempsey was asked what it’s like to work with LaBeouf, and shrugs off any and all bad behavior with a quote about growing up. More
According to Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is better at being sexy than her Transformers predecessor Megan Fox. Translation: She was willing to submit to the brusque, sexist will of director Michael Bay without complaint. Indeed, he hired the Victoria’s Secret model, despite her lack of any acting experience, after he shot her in a titties-and-explosions-laden VS ad in 2009.
If you don’t believe us, then take a look at the body language in these photos of Huntington-Whiteley and Bay promoting the movie, aided by LaBeouf’s dissertation on the sexuality of women on the silver screen. More
Yesterday we were blown away by how many big-name Hollywood actors had hitched a ride on Michael Bay‘s trigger-happy Transformers: Dark of the Moon. And while it was fun to see Patrick Dempsey as Rosie Huntington-Whitely‘s rich, smarmy boss, the real delight was picking out the lesser-known, or simply unexpected, actors who popped up on both sides of the Autobot/Decepticon fight. More
I managed to miss the first two Transformers movies, which means that I’m catching up thanks to Wikipedia for tonight’s screening of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. With that lack of knowledge, I was confused as to why Linkin Park of all bands performed a concert in Moscow’s Red Square as part of the movie’s premiere. It turns out that Linkin Park has supplied the lead singles for the past two movies — “What I’ve Done” and “New Divide” — and are continuing their winning streak with “Iridescent.” More
Seatbelt – Prius
Seatbelt went to college with Optimus Prime and the two were roommates sophomore year. He isn’t the toughest soldier, but he’s very introspective, so he knows it and it’s okay. His weapons include a Swiss Army knife, a vase, and startlingly loud public radio. Additionally, his right arm turns into a colander and he has really great gaydar.
Voiced by John Hodgman. More
Shia LaBeouf, what are you thinking? In an interview with Details, he acknowledged that he and Transformers co-star Megan Fox hooked up, and even justified it despite her committed relationship with now-husband Brian Austin Green. It makes for great press and makes my job easier — but Shia, what are you thinking? More
Transformers 3 is about to come out, which means star Shia LaBeouf is scheduled to do some interviews. In a chat with the L.A. Times, he sticks his foot in his mouth so many times he’s probably still tasting day-old socks. When asked how new love interest Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stacks up against former love interest Megan Fox, Shia said a bunch of convoluted and kinda-sexist crap, like:
Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael [Bay, the film's director], who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women.