Transformers

Powerglove's Saturday Morning Apocalypse

Start with Danny Elfman's Batman theme + Heavy Metal + 8 bit platformer = Epic Fun!

I have not laughed that hard in a really long time.

Did they stop at Batman? No!  They covered all the classic:

Their cover of the X-men theme is amazing, and the Transformers, wow.  I feel guilty I didn't know about this sooner. 

Thanks to Badass Nerd for sharing the video.  This is in rotation for me now.

Review: Transformers 3

Transformers 3 is awesome movie. My expectations for a giant killer robot movie are simple. First, giant robots. Secondly, stuff blowing up. Thirdly, see the first two and do many of it lots of robots and tons of explosions. Thats it. As expected Transformers 3 had lots of giant killer robots and stuff blowing up. The pleasant surprise and bonus came in the form of a good storyline that did not seem out of place with nor detract from all of the explosions and giant robots. After the film I discovered that Orci and Kurtzman had nothing to do with the writing, a smart choice by Bay since the writing on this film is way better then the first two. Another pleasant deviation from the first two Transformers movies was being spared the bad acting of Megan Fox. In Transformers 3 we get to meet the beef's new love interest played beautifully by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. I would even go so far as to say her screen presence helped the beef with his performance. The effects look great. This is a must see and the best of the Transformers movies not counting the 80's animated one which will be incredibly hard to beat.

Starscream and his followers

Otakon Pool on Flickr, and kind of fell in love with it.  They don't say if it was a costume or not, but based on the arms, I presume it is someone on stilts.  Too bad he is about to die.  I mean everyone knows that Starscream donned the crown moments before Galvatron showed up and killed him.  Poor Starscream.

SF News Bites: Avengers, Transformers 3, Conan The Barbarian and Mortal Kombat

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Avengers

Producer Kevin Feige confirms the main characters in the Avengers movie.  "It’s three people – four including the Hulk; five including Nick Fury – who you’ve seen before in other movies, coming together for the very first time.”  I can only hope that this movie is as good as Ultimate Avengers animated movie.  (via Gay Sci-Fi Nerds)

Transformers  3

In the works as expected.  Currently Michael Bay is moving along with the script and scouting locations for Transformers 3: Chicago, Detroit, and Washington D.C.  I really enjoyed the first two Transformers movies my main concern is in the script. (via SCI FI Wire)

Conan the Barbarian

Jason Momoa has been cast as the New Conan The Barbarian.  I'm excited with that pick.  Jason's a great guy, talented actor and can physically fill the role of Conan.  Most are familiar with him playing as Ronon Dex from Stargate: Atlantis  (via /Film)

Mortal Kombat

A Mortal Kombat redo is in the works, they have selected a writer Oren Uziel.  The hope at /Film is that he will bring more depth to the Mortal Kombat movies then the previous films.  I like the idea of adding more story depth to the Mortal Kombat movies but that can not be at the cost of loosing what made the series so great.  They are so much fun to watch.

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Will Aliens Be the New Vampires?

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With the success of recent films like the Transformers movies and District 9 (and to a lesser extent, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which is the 26th highest grossing film worldwide), it seems like Hollywood is going alien crazy, giving the green light and putting a lot of alien-based stories in development — more than ever before. In a couple years, will aliens be the new vampires?  -(via /Film)

Will Aliens be the New Vampires?

No, the rise in interest in alien movies is just part of the Hollywood system.  The very same system that will also decide people aren’t interested in Aliens as much as Vampire’s.

Hollywood has a past track record for starting many projects to hedge their bet on what the next big fad will be.  Many of these projects get dumped or shelved after the sales numbers come in.

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The sales numbers are not so good for alien movies.  Transformers and Indiana Jones are franchises in their own right and won’t be thought of by the studios as alien movies.

There are also a lot of superhero movie projects in the works.  Could the superhero movie be the next thing?  With such a diverse story and setting potential there is a lot more that could be explored in this area on the big screen.

Vampire movies are still bringing in a lot for the studios.  Do you think they will continue doing more of them?  I hope not, it pains me to say that but with so many bad ones out there I would like for it to be given a rest.

What would you like to see as the next movie phase?

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DVD Releases: October 20th 2009

Out this week we have three DVDs to feature:  Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Blood: The Last VampireBlood+: Part Two.  Do we Love It, Rent it, or Avoid Like Plague?  [reus name="Transformers revenge of fallen iFrame"]

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  • Blood+: Part Two is a series based on the 2000 anime film Blood: The Last Vampire about a little girl vampire hunter.  The 2000 animated film of Blood didn't spark my interest but the new movie that came out this year looked interesting and is a renter.  My interest in the movie is why this is a renter.  It will sit low on my rental list though I'm still unsure about it and will wait to watch the movie first.  If you have any comments on the Blood movie's or this series please let me know.

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Review: Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

Review of: Transformers Revenge of the Fallen transformers-2-posterOverall Rating: 10

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is everything I expected it to be… A giant robot action film and a rip roaring wild ride.  I particularly enjoyed how the story focused on the robots while Sam Witwicky’s story takes on the role of supporting story line.  The pacing is swift and the immaculate reality is maintained throughout the movie to the point that it feels like a short movie even though it runs for almost three hours.

The effects looks great, they continued and improved upon all of those wonderful little moving parts that thrilled us in the 2007 Transformers movie.  There are many intense fight scenes that not only featured the spectacle of the fight but also demonstrated style and strategy which gave more depth.

The Plot / Story: Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about an energon source. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle.

Likes

  1. [reus name="Transformers revenge of fallen iFrame"]The story focuses on the robots not the people
  2. The pacing is swift, follow able, and without sags
  3. Maintains immaculate reality
  4. The effects looks great
  5. I really enjoyed the comedic antics from Wheelie and the twins: Mudflap and Skids
  6. how the fight scenes also showed different fighting style and strategy
  7. Some nice emotional twists
  8. at several points in the story the writers avoided taking the obvious path with Sam’s Allspark shard.

Dislikes / Concerns

  1. none, I really like this movie and will own it.

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Brian's Top 10 Movies

It's very hard to pick only 10 movies so I went with the top 10 but at the moment that I would pick:

  1. star-wars-yoda-lightsaberStar Wars all of them:  Big fan of the setting, story, and myth.
  2. The Matrix Collection: The great way this series gets one to give a second look at the systems that they exist in, how to bend the rules and evolve.
  3. Transformers: (80's animated and the live action one)  Giant Robots Fun
  4. Harry Potter films:  what a wonderful story arc, the books are better
  5. Star Trek in particular Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Khan
  6. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  7. Serenity
  8. V for Vendetta:  the political exploration and the exploration of the power of symbolism and symbols.
  9. Planet of the Apes: the 1968 version it's a great social exploration.
  10. Frank Herbert's Dune: kind of a fudge because it aired on TV but I watch all of them as a long movie

What are your top 10 movies at this moment?

See John The Rogue Demon Hunter’s top 10 picks here

Exploring: Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

transformers-2-posterA must see in the theaters for me mostly for the giant killer robots.  I really liked the first Transformers movie, read my review here, and with this one promising to have even more robots it can only get better.

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Let me know what you think.  Will you go to see Transformers Revenge of the Fallen in the theater on June 24th or rent it?  If you have seen it in the theater should I go see it and why?


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Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Round Up

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Movie Facts

  • Theater or Renter: June 2009 (via dashPunk)

Videos

Character Exploration

  • The Fallen:
    • Transformers Revenge of the Fallen: Meet The Fallen (dashPunk)
    • A Better Look at The Fallen (via /Film)
  • Frank Welker will voice Soundwave in Transformers 2 (via SCI FI Wire)
  • Transformers 2 Character CGI Concept Art (via /Film)
  • Transformers 2 Pretenders (possible footage of the filming of Transformers 2) (via Transformers 2 Trailer)[reus name="Transformers revenge of fallen iFrame"]

Posters

  • International Transformers 2 Poster (via /Film)
  • Transformers 2 Character Posters and New Plot Info (via /Film)
  • Final Transformers 2 Poster (via /Film)
  • A Better Look at the Transformers 2 Teaser Poster (via /film)

Pictures

  • Six New Photos From Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (via /Film)
  • 10 New Photos from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (via /Film)
  • 55 Photos from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (via /Film)
  • Early Pictures of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (dashPunk)

Costumes

  • Transformer: Bumblebee Costume (dashPunk)
  • Cosplay: Transforming Transformers (dashPunk)

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Best of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Videos

Watch the best of the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Videos below and get a good look at what's to come in the movie.

Trailers

  • Trailer 1

  • Features a train transformer, a swarm of micro transformers but my favorite part is watching Devastator put himself together.

  • Greatest Enemy

  • Devastator Teaser Trailer

  • Crying Bumblee Trailer

  • Superbowl Trailer

Clips

  • Wheelie Clip

Interviews

  • The Beef talking about the Fallen

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DVD Releases: June 16th 2009

Out this week we have two DVDs to feature:  Transformers: The Complete First Season, and Hydratransformers-season1

  • Hydra: I have not watched this but after watching the trailer I think it's a renter... Warning if you are not a fan of bad big monster movies this is not for you.  It looks bad, bears the taint of being a Sci-Fi Channel special movie yet I laughed throughout the entire trailer.  Watch the trailer below.


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No one writes alone

I need some book recommendations.
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I have a lot in common with David Halpert over at Scifi Watch.

I have always been a writer too.  For me, It started when I was a kid watching He-man and the Transformers.  I started writing and drawing my own comics.

I fell in love with books when my sister bought me the works of Edgar Allen Poe and Mark Twain.  I started telling stories for my AD&D club, and my preferences were always Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance.

I never thought about writing a book before I read Dragon Singer by Anne McCaffrey.  That book changed the way I saw novels.

The Internet changed my writing

Before I wrote Liquid Sky, I agreed with David:

Realistically I’m all alone when it comes to achieving my goals of getting published (and hopefully to one day write full-time) [SciFi Watch].

Now, I see the error in that way of thinking.  I am not alone in my writing goals.  I have my readers, friends, and fans to help me get where I want to go.

It depends on your goals

If your goal is to garner the approval of publisher so a corporation will pat you on the head and say, "Good job." at least once, then this system might not work for you.  But if your like me, with a compulsion to write and a desire to get your stories out for others to read in the hopes that it will become a full time career, then give it a try.

Writing and fandom...

are forever connected one with the other.

If you have a story to tell:

  • write it
  • edit it
  • polish it
  • share it for the world to read
  • connect with your readers
  • grow your readership
  • hone your writing
  • repeat

You are not alone in your writing.  Today, there is a cloud of readers who can and will help you build and audience and support your work.

Never believe that you are alone.

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No one writes alone

I need some book recommendations.
Image by classicrockrox via Flickr

I have a lot in common with David Halpert over at Scifi Watch.

I have always been a writer too.  For me, It started when I was a kid watching He-man and the Transformers.  I started writing and drawing my own comics.

I fell in love with books when my sister bought me the works of Edgar Allen Poe and Mark Twain.  I started telling stories for my AD&D club, and my preferences were always Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance.

I never thought about writing a book before I read Dragon Singer by Anne McCaffrey.  That book changed the way I saw novels.

The Internet changed my writing

Before I wrote Liquid Sky, I agreed with David:

Realistically I’m all alone when it comes to achieving my goals of getting published (and hopefully to one day write full-time) [SciFi Watch].

Now, I see the error in that way of thinking.  I am not alone in my writing goals.  I have my readers, friends, and fans to help me get where I want to go.

It depends on your goals

If your goal is to garner the approval of publisher so a corporation will pat you on the head and say, "Good job." at least once, then this system might not work for you.  But if your like me, with a compulsion to write and a desire to get your stories out for others to read in the hopes that it will become a full time career, then give it a try.

Writing and fandom...

are forever connected one with the other.

If you have a story to tell:

  • write it
  • edit it
  • polish it
  • share it for the world to read
  • connect with your readers
  • grow your readership
  • hone your writing
  • repeat

You are not alone in your writing.  Today, there is a cloud of readers who can and will help you build and audience and support your work.

Never believe that you are alone.

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Theater or Renter: June 2009

Theater or Renter: June 2009 includes five SF movies Land of the Lost, Imagine That, Year One, Dead Snow: (Død snø), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.  Will we watch? Will we rent? or do we even care? Rules of the Game: Watch the trailers. Rate the Trailer. Then share with us your comments: does the movie, it’s trailer and buzz make you want to watch it in the theater, rent it, or not interested at all, and why?

Land of the Lost:

Release Date: JUNE 5th

Listed as: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Studio: Universal Pictures

Director: Brad Silberling

Produced by: Sid and Marty Krofft, Jimmy Miller

Written by: Chris Henchy, Dennis McNicholas, Television Series: Sid and Marty Krofft

Stars: Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride, Jorma Taccone

The Plot / Story: A disgraced paleontologist, his assistant, and a macho tour guide who find themselves in a strange, alternate world inhabited by dinosaurs, monkey people and reptilian Sleestaks.  Land of the Lost is a parody retelling of the original 1974 TV series Land of the Lost.  They changed the Holly character into a research assistant to allow for more risque humor and Will becomes an unrelated survivalist.(Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

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Imagine That:

Watch Imagine That: TV Trailer #2 here

Release Date: JUNE 12th

Listed as: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Studio: Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies

Director: Karey Kirkpatrick

Produced by: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ed Solomon

Written by: Ed Solomon, Chris Matheson

Stars: Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Martin Sheen

The Plot / Story: A financial executive who can't stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

Year One:

Watch another Year One Trailer here

Release Date: JUNE 19th

Listed as: Adventure, Comedy

Studio: Apatow Productions

Director: Harold Ramis

Produced by: Harold Ramis, Judd Apatow, Clayton Townsend, Nicholas Weinstock

Written by: Harold Ramis, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg

Stars: Jack Black, Michael Cera, Hank Azaria

The Plot / Story: When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers are banished from their primitive village, they embark on a journey through their ancient world. Along the way, they encounter Adam and Eve, Cain and Abe, and Abraham. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

Dead Snow:  (Død snø)

Release Date: JUNE 19th  [limited]

Listed as:  Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror

Studio: IFC Films

Director: Tommy Wirkola

Produced by: Harald Zwart

Written by:

Stars: Jeppe Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan

The Plot / Story: A group of Norwegian medical students go to a cabin up in the mountains for an Easter vacation. Unfortunately, the area they are staying in was used by the Nazis in the German occupation of Norway during World War II. The Nazis raped and pillaged the locals and stole all their gold, until the locals chased the Nazis up the mountains, where they supposedly froze to death. The medical students find a box of gold in the cabin they are staying in, which had belonged to the Nazis. As a result, Nazi zombies come back to reclaim their gold, with a deadly result.(Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen:

Watch some awesome Transformers Revenge of the Fallen New TV Spots here

Watch Meet The Fallen here

Release Date: JUNE 24th

Listed as: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Studio: DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures

Director: Michael Bay

Produced by: Steven Spielberg (executive), Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Don Murphy

Written by: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Ehren Kruger

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro

The Plot / Story: Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

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Transformers Revenge of the Fallen: Meet The Fallen

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Have you wondered who the Fallen is from the next Transformers movie?  Meet the Fallen,the neanderthal version of the Transformers.  He is the first version of the robots which all others came from.  His transportation style and fighting style are different from other robots.  I wonder if that means that he gallops and transforms into a mounted means of travel, like horses before the automobile.

Wouldn't it be cool if the Fallen fights by pouncing on it's opponent clawing and tearing at them in a more savage manner like an tiger would.

Watch The Beef reveal info about the Fallen in an interview below.

(via Transformers 2 Trailer)

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Transformers Revenge of the Fallen New TV Spots

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Michael Bay added 3 new TV spots to the web to wet our appetites for the next Transformer movie.  A lot of the footage is included in previously movies but each one does have a little treat in it, that and the quality of the players is really nice.

The first video features some new transformers not previously shown in other clips:  what looks like a train transformer and a swarm of micro transformers but my favorite part is watching Devastator put himself together!

(via /Film)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Teaser Trailer

Yet another trailer for Transofrmers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.  Most of the clips have already been featured in previous trailers, what sets this one apart is this trailer gives us more of a look at Devastator.  I'm really excited to see how he looks in the movie but the little teaser bits here have me hopeful.

Devastator also known as the Constructicons is a 120 foot tall robot warrior formed by combining construction vehicles.  The Constructicons are:

  • Scavenger a Terex O&K RH 400 hydraulic mining excavator. He forms Devastator's torso.
  • Hightower a yellow Kobelco CK2500 crawler crane and forms the left arm.
  • Long Haul a green Caterpillar dump truck, which forms the right leg.
  • Mixmaster a black and silver Mack concrete mixer truck. He forms the head.
  • Rampage a yellow Caterpillar D9 bulldozer who forms the left leg.
  • Scrapper a yellow Caterpillar 992G scoop loader who forms the right arm.

(via Wikipedia)