A couple weeks ago, we brought you a non-spoiler review of The Flash on our YouTube channel. Now that the movie is out, Keith and Swara dig into all of the spoilers and top secret cameos they couldn’t divulge before on this week’s Hard NOC Life!Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 317: Is ‘The Flash’ Better Than Ezra?”
On Hard NOC Life, Keith and Britney roll out a review of the latest Transformers film, Rise of the Beasts. Britney also celebrates the 30th anniversary of Jurassic Park, while Keith previews The Flash.Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 316: ‘Rise of the Beasts’ Maximizes the ‘Transformers’ Franchise”
This week, the Transformers return to the big screen in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts! And I have to say folks, this one truly is more than meets the eye. I personally dug the heck out of this movie. Part of the reason was the way director Steven J. Caple (Creed II) subtly brings up POC themes throughout the movie. And one of the others was its charismatic star Anthony Ramos!Continue reading “‘Transformers’ Star Anthony Ramos Discusses POC Themes in ‘Rise of the Beasts’”
Let’s be honest, we all wrote off the Transformers franchise long ago. As soon as they stopped the entire Age of Extinction movie to try and justify why it was okay for one character to date a minor, I instantly noped out. I didn’t even bother with The Last Knight, and it seems I was right not to. But then something funny happened. Bumblebee hit theaters, and ended up being a really charming movie.Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ is a Worthy Successor to ‘Bumblebee’”
Last night during the MTV Movie and TV Awards, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro unveiled a sneak peek at a scene from the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Beasts!Continue reading “Prime Meets Primal in New Clip from ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’”
Paramount Pictures and Hasbro have unleashed the beasts in the official trailer for this summer’s Transformers: Rise of the Beasts! Check it out below!Continue reading “Latest ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ Trailer has Been Unleashed”
I am really excited for A Quite Place: Part 2! The first film had an amazing premise with enormous thrills and chills of suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat! I cannot wait to see what the story lies ahead for the Abbott Family! After being delayed for over a year, the sequel is finally here.Continue reading “The Wait is Over: The Final Trailer to ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ is Here”
Several years ago, I wrote about the Transformers movie that broke me. Revenge of the Fallen wasn’t just a bad movie, it soured me on Transformers altogether. I was resigned to let the iconic toys and cartoons of my youth stay there in the past, and accepted that Michael Bay’s overindulgent vision for Transformers — awash in testosterone and jingoism — would never sync with my memories of the property.
Then I saw Bumblebee.
Very rarely do the things we cherish as youth hold up over time. By the 1980s, the cartoons my generation watched were mostly extended commercials to sell toys. Nevertheless, the lasting ones all seemed to have a good spirit. There were lessons to be learned about teamwork, camaraderie, and leadership. And, then we would go buy some toys.
The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action reboot is a hollow Makerbot rendering of a movie. It is a garbled pastiche of disconnected pop culture references crudely assembled, as if by not-yet-ready-for-Skynet A.I. trying to calculate the best ratio of human enjoyment vs product placement.
Originally posted at You Offend Me You Offend My Family
Select Offenders will be reviewing this summer’s crop of Hollywood tentpole films with a scientifically tested set of criteria that was vetted, nurtured, dissected, and regurgitated through the pop-culture gadflies who have nothing better to do than annoy other productive people in the YOMYOMF office. So, we channeled their nitpicks of the incessant reboots, remakes and rehashes that are part and parcel with Hollywood summer movies into this ongoing summer blog series called the Summer Blockbuster Showdown. You can read previous roundtable reviews, which are all archived here.
In this edition, we tackle Michael Mr. Stage Fright Bay’s latest masturbatory opus, Transformers: Age of Extinction! BTW, this roundtable review is chock full of spoilers. You’ve been warned!
I’m out of town, and there’s a movie theater a block from my hotel. As a father, I don’t get to the moviehouse often unless it’s a kid’s movie. So over the weekend, I figured I’d treat myself to a movie. What’s the worst that can happen? The answer to that question: the theater is only showing Transformers: Age of Extinction.
So there’s a new Transformers movie coming out today.
There are two ways to react to these things: IRATE FANRAGE or blissful ignorance.Continue reading “The Only Way to Enjoy a Michael Bay ‘Transformers’”
So, all of Nerdom is up in arms over the new Michael Bay Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Here’s my stance: “Bring it on.” I am a comic book geek, if you cut me, I bleed four color ink. So, when Hollywood wants to make a movie that’s based on a comic book, I’m all for it.
Listen, I know this TMNT is not “your TMNT.” Heck, it’s not even the Turtles cartoon from the late 80s or the movies from the 90s. It’s not based on Eastman and Laird’s revolutionary vision of four radioactive turtles that were raised by a rat who knew martial arts. No, this is different. And that’s okay.
In case you missed it, the trailer for the latest iteration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise has hit the web.
So if you haven’t heard, there’s a new Transformers flick coming out this summer. The fourth in the franchise, this will be the first without Shia LeBeouf (since he’s “no longer famous,” Mark Wahlberg’s the new male lead), but Michael Bay is still behind the camera.
Back in February, Paramount teased the flick with a big Super Bowl spot. Your Facebook feed was probably full of images of Optimus Prime riding on Grimlock. The other day, the studio unveiled its first full trailer for the movie that’ll likely rule the summer box office: