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Wednesday
Oct062010

Shia LaBeouf is "super proud" of 'Transformers 3', claims it won't suck

(Did Michael Bay crush that little kid's dreams?)

I'm not all that familiar with Transformers, but from what I understand, those that are were rather disappointed with Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, to put it lightly.  Still, despite horrendous reviews, accusations of racism and sexism, and only a 20% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Transformers 2 grossed over $400 million in the United States and more than double that worldwide.  We all knew that Transformers 3 was coming.  It was only a matter of time.  After all, Michael Bay seems to have a pathological need to put out a film about explosions every few years.  

But should we automatically assume the worst of Transformers 3?  Maybe, maybe not.  Either way, star Shia LeBeouf (who plays Sam Witwicky in the movies) has been going out of his way lately to assure fans that Transformers 3 will not suck. 

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Wednesday
Aug042010

Transformers 3 stars filming in Detroit soon. Want to be an extra?

Michael Bay has chosen to destroy portions of Detroit in the climax of Transformers 3. As a lifelong Michiganian, I applaud this decision and I'd be more than happy to help him choose which places to level.

Filming in Detroit will start at the end of August and stay in the area for 2-3 weeks. If you'd like to be an extra in the film, follow the directions on MichiganActing.com. If not, you can join me in snooping around once filming starts. I'll need people with ladders, hard helmets, and fake mustaches.

Saturday
Jun192010

JONAH HEX lacks the cool space guns and rocking music of a Muse video (review)

Rating:  (Embarrassing)

Jonah Hex is an 80 minute (less if you don't watch the credits) eruption of Hollywood explosions, dumb dialogue, Megan Fox closeups, and hero-meets-villain confrontations. It's Hollywood's closest attempt at mimicking the Knights of Cydonia Muse video, but lacks the cool space guns and rocking music. 

If you don't believe me, see it. There are a few remarkable similarities. The villain (John Malkovich) kidnaps the hero's girlfriend and shoots him. The hero dies out in the woods, but is somehow brought back to life so he can gallop back to save his girlfriend to the beat of heavy rock music and stop John Malkovich from destroying the Fourth of July. If Hex were a feature length Muse video, I'd love it. Sadly, it isn't

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