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‘Uncharted’ Sequel Likely

The Uncharted movie starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg is a hit at the box office, which means a sequel is likely. The flick blew past expectations at the box office as it brought in $51 million domestically, way ahead of the low $30 million estimates. Add another $88 million from the foreign gross, and …

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Tom Holland’s ‘Uncharted’ Rotten Tomatoes Score, Box Office Is In

Uncharted, starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, is now out in theaters with its Rotten Tomatoes score made known, and its Thursday preview box office numbers have also been released. With 144 reviews currently accounted for, Uncharted has a Rotten Tomatoes Score of 39%. Update: With 179 reviews, the Critics Score is at 40%; Audience Score is …

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‘Uncharted’ Trailer, BTS Featurette Released: Stars Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg

Following the earlier leak, Sony has released the Uncharted trailer and a behind-the-scenes featurette starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg. Watch below. “Fortune favors the bold. Watch the official trailer for #UnchartedMovie, starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, exclusively in movie theaters February 18,” states the video description for the trailer. “Tom Holland and Mark …

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First Look At Mark Wahlberg & Jerrod Carmichael In Transformers: Last Knight Set Video

Check out two cool new videos released on the Transformers Facebook page.

The first features Michael Bay on the set of Transformers: The Last Knight in downtown Detroit where we get a first look at Mark Wahlberg, who returns as Cade Yeager, as well as newcomer to the franchise Jerrod Carmichael. Stick around until the end to see a scene filmed at what looks to be some sort of hospital with the two.

The second features highlights of Megatron from the previous movies. Speaking of the Decepticon leader, below you can also check out an image of Megatron’s new robot form in Transformers: The Last Knight.

“Transformers: The Last Knight” has a June 23, 2017 release directed by Michael Bay starring Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stephen Merchant, Isabela Moner, Tyrese Gibson, Jean Dujardin, Jerrod Carmichael, Allen Phoenix, with Peter Cullen returning as the voice of Optimus Prime.  

Megatron in Transformers: The Last Knight:


Transformers 5 Titled “The Last Knight”

The fifth movie in the franchise will be titled Transformers: The Last Knight.

Directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, Transformers: The Last Knight has a June 23, 2017 release date.

Michael Bay revealed the above image of Optimus Prime along with news Transformers: The Last Knight starts filming this week in Cuba: 

It’s been an amazing journey with Transformers. Ready for another ride, Optimus?

Transformers starts production this week in Cuba.

The Transformers social networks also released the following logo for Transformers: The Last Knight. Update: An announcement  teaser has been released (see below).

Also said to star in Transformers: The Last Knight is Stephen Merchant, Isabela Moner, Jean Dujardin, Jerrod Carmichael, with Peter Cullen returning as the voice of Optimus Prime.


Transformers 5 Films This Summer In Detroit


Michael Bay starts filming the fifth Transformers movie this Summer in Detroit.

The Michigan Film Office announced the news with confirmation that Mark Wahlberg returns as Cade Yeager, and also that Transfomers 5 will film in other parts of the world. See fulll details below.



‘Transformers 5’ lands in Detroit; big-budget film latest high-profile project attracted to Michigan Film office amended agreement with Paramount Pictures saves state $21 million


LANSING, MI – Michael Bay’s “Transformers 5,” the latest in the hit series of films from Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, and among the top box-office grossing franchises of all-time, will be filmed in Detroit this summer. Official confirmation comes as the result of modifying incentives from other approved Paramount Pictures projects into a single amended agreement for “Transformers 5.”

Restructuring the incentive agreements with Paramount saves the state $21 million, and speeds up the production of the next installment of one of next summer’s most-anticipated films.

Directed by Bay, “Transformers 5” will star Mark Wahlberg, reprising his role of Cade Yeager. In addition to Michigan, the movie will film in locations around the world.

“Having one of the highest-profile film franchises created in Michigan is a major economic boost and a testament to the talent of the state’s production community,” said Jenell Leonard, commissioner of the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office.

“The production and economic investment is now happening sooner rather than later, and obviously, the project is a certainty rather than merely a possibility,” she said.

The production anticipates an in-state spend of $80 million and projects making 850 cast and crew hires, 450 of which will be Michigan residents equating to 228 full-time positions. The production also expects to hire 700 extras.

The amended agreement between the film office and Paramount reallocates dedicated funds and meets all criteria for a qualified production in terms of expenditures and personnel hired in Michigan.

While in July the state legislature eliminated the film office incentive program which prohibits the film office from entering into new agreements, agreements with production companies approved before the abolishment of the program must be honored. Because approved Paramount projects had yet to begin production and receive the incentives, state statute allows for funds to be reallocated for qualified productions.

“Michigan has been so welcoming of Michael Bay and the ‘Transformers’ movies over the years and we are thrilled to be returning for this next incredible installment,” said Lee Rosenthal, president of Physical Production at Paramount Pictures.

Paramount had multiple preapproved applications with the Film Office, representing a total of approximately $42 million in eligible incentives. “Transformers 5” takes half the incentives already allocated for Paramount projects. The remaining $21 million will be returned to the state general fund at the end of the fiscal year.

The announcement of “Transformers 5” production comes a month after Viacom’s Comedy Central announced its “Detroiters” series would be filmed in Detroit beginning this summer. The television series did not receive an incentive. Rather, city of Detroit and film office representatives worked together to accommodate crews and budget for the television production.


Paramount Announces Release Date For Three Transformers Movies


Paramount announced released dates for three new Transformers sequels.

Transformers 5 will open on June 23, 2017; Transformers 6 will be released on June 8, 2018, followed by Transformers 7 on June 28, 2019. Update: Transformers 6 is a Bumblebee spinoff film.

In their article, Deadline notes Transformers 5 has been given the same release date as the Warner Bros. standalone Wonder Woman movie, and Transformers 6 is also due to be released the same time as Godzilla 2. The Transformers 7 release date is currently open.

In a recent interview, Michael Bay stated he would be directing Transformers 5, which would be his last; Mark Wahlberg has also stated he will be returning for Transformers 5.

Paramount is also said to be building a shared Transformers Universe as Akiva Goldsman was put in charge of a writers room to develop the three new Transformers films and possible spinoffs.

Recent Transformers news includes the announcement of the new mobile game, Transformers: Earth Wars, which features the voices of Peter Cullen and Frank Welker.


Watch: Mark Wahlberg Says Yes To Transformers 5


The Transformers Universe continues with Transformers 5 and Mark Wahlberg.

Wahlberg, who starred in Transformers: Age Of Extinction, confirms in the video below that he will be back for the fifth installment.

Brazil’s CinePOP asks Wahlberg if he will be back, in which the actor replies with a simple, “Yes.”

About a year ago also saw Wahlberg mention he is actually committed to doing two more films, which would make up a trilogy.

Paramount is presently developing their Transformers Universe, with Parts 6, 7 and 8 recently confirmed, and a Cyberton origin animated movie is said to be on the way.

Michael Bay is also said to be in talks to return for Transformers 5, which is thought to be due out in 2017.

Mark Wahlberg is currently starring in Daddy’s Home, which hits Christmas Day.


Watch: The Happening Honest Trailer

With M. Night Shyamalan’s latest movie, The Visit, hitting theaters this weekend, now seems like a good time for an honest trailer approach to The Happening, the 2008 film starring Mark Wahlberg.

The film made over $168 million on a $48 million budget and is ranked only at 17% positve over at Rotten Tomatoes.

Screen Junkies YouTube regularly puts out parody trailers which offer an in-depth look into various movies.


Watch: Ted 2 “Thunder” Trailer

Watch the “Thunder” trailer above for Ted 2, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane.

Ted 2 has a June 26, 2015 release.


Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.  Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.


Watch: Ted 2 Red-Band Trailer #2

A second Red-Band (mature) trailer has been released for Ted 2, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane.

Ted 2 has a June 26, 2015 release.


Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.  Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.


Watch: Entourage Trailer 2

Check out the second trailer above for HBO’s Entourage movie.

Doug Ellin is directing, with the movie getting released on June 5, 2015.

Entourage stars Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Perrey Reeves and features Mark Wahlberg, Liam Neeson, Ronda Rousey, Pharell, George Takei, Emily Ratajkowski, Billy Bob Thornton, Kelsey Grammer and Tom Brady.


“Entourage,” the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series, reunites the show’s original cast, led by Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven.

Movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven).  Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.

Also starring are Billy Bob Thornton and Haley Joel Osment as father and son, Larsen and Travis McCredle.  Returning cast from the series also includes Perrey Reeves as Ari Gold’s wife; Emmanuelle Chriqui as Sloan; Rhys Coiro as Billy Walsh; Debi Mazar as Vince’s publicist, Shauna; Rex Lee as Lloyd; Constance Zimmer as Dana Gordon; and Nora Dunn as Dr. Marcus.  Emily Ratajkowski appears as herself.  Rounding out the cast are Alan Dale, who appeared in the series, rapper Scott Mescudi, and Rhonda Rousey.

“Entourage” creator Doug Ellin is directing the feature film from his own screenplay, story by Ellin & Rob Weiss, based on characters created by Ellin.  Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Ellin are producing, with Wayne Carmona serving as executive producer.

The behind-the-scenes creative team reunites several key members who worked on the original series, including director of photography Steven Fierberg, editor Jeff Groth, production designer Chase Harlan, and costume designer Olivia Miles.



Watch: Ted 2 Super Bowl Spot

Ted 2 has a June 26, 2015 release.


Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.  Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.



Mark Wahlberg Will Be Back For Transformers 5


Mark Wahlberg reveals he will be back for the fifth Transformers installment and says he thinks filming will happen soon.

Wahlberg spoke with MTV promoting his latest movie, The Gambler, where he was asked about T5.

“I’m committed to doing a couple more,” he said. “I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon.”

Wahlberg was featured in Transformers: Age Of Extinction, with the movie making over a billion dollars at the box office.

T4 not only featured the Dinobots, but also left it open for a certain villain to return.

The Gambler has a December 25, 2014 release.


Mark Wahlberg Cast As Six Billion Dollar Man


It’s being reported that Mark Wahlberg has been cast as Steve Austin in The Six Billion Dollar Man movie, which will see the actor reteam with Peter Berg, who is serving as director.

The pair previously worked together on The Lone Survivor.

The new The Six Billion Dollar Man movie is a remake of the 1974-78 TV series (Six Million Dollar Man) and based on the science-fiction book Cyborg by Martin Caidi.

Deadline describes the film as: former astronaut Steve Austin who, after a horrific crash of an experimental plane, is saved by doctors when he is fitted with bionic replacements — both legs, his right arm and left eye. With super-human power, he becomes a force to be reckoned with for the government as a secret agent for the Office of Scientific Intelligence.

It’s said the movie has a potential 2016 release.


Review: Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)

A Decent Transformers Movie?  Maybe This is Why Shia Got Himself Arrested Last Thursday

A Film Review of Transformers: Age of Extinction



Michael Bay has a very acute style of filmmaking which has seen financial success and increased visibility with his helming of the Transformer movie adaptations.  Like it or not, his style has delivered predictably reliable profit to the Hollywood machine and the Age of Extinction will more than likely, be no exception.  Explosions, loud noises, oversaturated colors, annoying comic relief, women as mindless sex objects and what seems to be the same exact chord progression in every overture of every single Michael Bay film are rinsed and repeated.  Personally, I haven’t been too keen on these films primarily because they have basically been the same movies with the same bad guys enacting the same plots and woefully misplacing far too much importance on the human characters of every cast.  If nothing has really changed, then why on Earth would I find any improvement now?  The answer begins with the absence of Shia Labeouf’s Sam Witwicky, his ridiculous parents and his cosmically improbable girlfriends.  Bay may have been trading away a numbskull for a meathead in Marky Mark, but at least Wahlberg gives the audience something different to (possibly) roll their eyes at as we patiently await the Transformers to come back on the screen.  In a sea of similarity, ANY difference is a good thing.

Screenwriter Ehren Kruger returns to deliver a story that once again pays mere lip service to a rich Transformer mythos from the comics and animated series in favor of yet another derivative tale of “Transformers are cool pets for humans, oh wait they’re headed right for us, we gotta blow them up, yada, yada yada.”  If any of that sounds familiar, it should because it’s the same plot of the last two Transformer sequels for which Kruger is also responsible for.  Talk about a well oiled machine, despite a retooled cast and Autobots we’ve never seen before, Kruger is able to carbon copy a tried-and-true Transformer tale as if he were simply swapping out defective gears, shafts and valves.  I was perturbed by how Kruger introduces and utilizes the Dinobots.  First, don’t hold your breath folks because they don’t appear until very late in the film.  Second, some of them are dino-remixes of the classic forms fans may be familiar with and third, none of them are referred to by their proper names so if you’re waiting for someone to yell Grimlock, Snarl, Slag, Sludge or Swoop, expect disappointment.  One other thing about the story worth mentioning is a conscious choice regarding the evolution of the most important character of this franchise: Optimus Prime.  The years spent on Earth have yielded constant battle for the Autobot Leader and frustration is not only understandable, it is expected.  However, I have never seen Optimus Prime depicted with such darkness that I started feeling uncomfortable with his new attitude.  I’ve never heard Prime say the word “kill” as often and with such ferocity.

Action, effects and computer graphics are what Transformer films are all about.  They are the reason these films still retain summer blockbuster entertainment value which yields the kinds of dollars these films are made for in the first place.  For the life of me, I still cannot understand why none of the Transformers use energy-based weapons (as opposed to projectiles requiring bullets for instance), but rest easy knowing that there are plenty of ballistics, big guns and missiles riddling the screen at every turn.  I like how the camera doesn’t push in too close during the marquee action sequences, thus allowing the audience to fully appreciate the scale of the destruction.  I also enjoyed the aerial action which naturally features a multitude of dynamic angles, but also strikes a good balance with slow motion effects to maximize satisfaction without abusing it (typically another staple of Michael Bay productions).  Of course, I can’t discuss the eye candy without talking about the giant f’ing robots themselves who, by the way, still look so great that the audience is left wondering why anyone would want to cut away from them for any reason.  Autobot Hound is one of the standouts as his digital render obviously channels the real life human who voices him, John Goodman.  The Dinobots are intimidating in both robot and animal forms as their sizes may not be precisely to scale in reference to Optimus Prime, but they are noticeably larger, which makes sense seeing how they’re robotic dinosaurs.  It’s too bad Devastator was already disposed of in these films because I’d love to see the Dinobots take him on.  Maybe we could see Bruticus in the sequel?

The only real performance that matters in this film and every other live action Transformer adaptation is that of Peter Cullen and his legendary, lifelong, vocal performance of Optimus Prime.  Despite turning 74 this coming July 28th, Cullen’s unique voice retains the chivalrous charm fans of the animated Prime have always enjoyed to the point where we can feel the honor in the air whenever he speaks a word.  Cullen is called upon to produce more anger and aggression for this Prime than any other performance in his career, but the sheer sincerity in his voice continues to produce a transcendent experience.  Mark Wahlberg does another fine job performing as Mark Wahlberg, er … Cade Yeager, a Texas roughneck who struggles to make a living as an independent robotics engineer because in a reality where Transformers are walking the Earth, everyone and their mother is apparently better at building and programming robots than Marky Mark.  (Sigh)  Stanley Tucci does a fine job by filling the role of the charming comic relief, Joshua Joyce, which is most welcome seeing how the idiotic comic relief is thankfully eradicated earlier in the film.  Kelsey Grammer is a fine villain with his performance as Harold Attinger, but this is thanks mostly to his dulcet tones and less for his “physicality.”  Jack Reynor plays the character type Shia Labeouf used to, and Nicola Peltz plays the token sex appeal Megan Fox formerly represented in a movie franchise that’s really supposed to be about giant, transforming robots that happen to be alive.

2014 has not been a particularly effective year for a number of blockbusters to at least meet the hype that pumped them up in the first place.  In terms of raw action, even the Age of Extinction doesn’t come close to the action intensity of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but even Transformers walking down the street on film is more interesting than a majority of what Hollywood produces, and this is why there appears to be no end in sight for this franchise with or without Michael Bay.  Anyone with the team of digital artists and animators behind the CG magic of making the Transformers real with VO talent like Peter Cullen can make hundreds of millions of dollars leading a Transformer production.  There is a clear lead-in to another sequel, but there’s nothing to suggest that such a film would be a departure from everything we’ve seen thus far, until those pesky humans get cut loose from the plot entirely.  Despite it all, Age of Extinction, though far from a perfect production is entertaining enough for a standard admission.  Don’t even think about shelling out extra for IMAX or Real 3D admission because the 3D conversion is just plain irrelevant – waste of time, waste of money.  Trust me, Wahlberg’s deer-in-the-headlights face is far less annoying than Labeouf’s “no, no, no, no, no!”