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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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Friday
Sep242010

WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS is more reaction than action, but a good story nonetheless

Rating:  (Good)

It serves as a sign of the times that the villain in Wall Street, Gordon Gekko, is now the hero in its sequel. He hasn't changed all that much either; the world has just gotten greedier around him. "Greed is good," he says in a lecture, "and now it seems it's legal." In 1987, Oliver Stone made a bold statement about greed and where we were headed as a society; he was ahead of his time. Unfortunately, instead of killing greed since the 80s, Wall Street simply got quieter and more clever about it, inventing new ways to play its game.

In Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Stone shows he still understands the subject and has something to say, but he's late to the soap box. The biggest financial meltdown in history has already happened. Why didn't we get a new Wall Street 3-4 years ago, when it might have made a difference? Stone didn't see the financial market meltdown coming either; Now, instead of making a bold statement on greed, he's filmed a somewhat tame reaction to catastrophe. 

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Wednesday
Jun242009

Review - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen **

Watching Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is like having a friend clang all of your silverware together a few inches from your face, and yell sexist jokes in a racially stereotypical voice for 2 1/2 hours, all while you watch the last Transformers.

The plot as I understand it: Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) is leaving for college and his parents are having a hard time letting go. He’s still dating Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox) who is extremely hot, or so the camera constantly reminds us, but he won’t say the “L” word (love). When he gets to college, he’s treated to an extremely realistic depiction of dorm life and its temptations. This section of the movie might as well be a documentary; my first day of college was exactly the same—full of Playboy models who all want my body and sex parties.

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