Topic: Transformers

Snap This: Michael Bay Used Footage from ‘Pearl Harbor’ in ‘Transformers’

Snap This: Michael Bay Used Footage from 'Pearl Harbor' in 'Transformers'

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 »

Super Extra Jesse Heiman Is in ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

Super Extra Jesse Heiman Is in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'

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 »

Girl Crushable: Megan Fox

Girl Crushable: Megan Fox

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 »

Crushable Quotable: Patrick Dempsey Runs Damage Control for Shia LaBeouf

Crushable Quotable: Patrick Dempsey Runs Damage Control for Shia LaBeouf

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 »

Gallery: New ‘Transformers’ Babe Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Is Good at Being Dominated

Gallery: New 'Transformers' Babe Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Is Good at Being Dominated

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 »

The 5 Best Cameos in ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

The 5 Best Cameos in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'

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 »

Linkin Park, the Official Band of ‘Transformers,’ Plays the ‘Dark of the Moon’ Moscow Premiere

Linkin Park, the Official Band of 'Transformers,' Plays the 'Dark of the Moon' Moscow Premiere

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 »

Fan Fiction: Rejected ‘Transformers’ Characters

Fan Fiction: Rejected 'Transformers' Characters

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 Says Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Is Better at Being Sexy Than Megan Fox

Shia LaBeouf Says Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Is Better at Being Sexy Than Megan Fox

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.

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Terrible Summer Movie Sequels Need A Drink(ing Game)

Terrible Summer Movie Sequels Need A Drink(ing Game)

It’s summer. That means that it’s the time of summer movies. Many of these movies will be terrible; and yet, we will all go see them anyway. This is a strange phenomenon that scientists have yet to figure out. In the meantime, though, all of these terrible movies can be made much more palatable with the judicious application of alcohol. Also, not that this game is applicable to any sequel to any movie that has already come out or will be coming out in the near future: Pirates 4, The Hangover: Part II, Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, and so on and so forth. Now pick your poison, head to the cinema, and hope for the best! More »