Michael Bay

Pain & Gain Review

Welcome to Michael Bay’s American dream.The world of the thoroughly batshit insane and coal black comedy Pain & Gain is one of dreamers who are willing to cause abject nightmares to those around them to achieve their ends, and there’s no better vulgar auteurist capable of bringing this South Florida sleaze-fest to the big screen than Bay.

Countdown to Armageddon with TIFF

Time to gear up for the end of the world, and thankfully the TIFF Bell Lightbox has all your post-Apocalyptic film-going/research needs covered.

Battleship Review

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Wrath of the Titans Review

Wrath of the Titans shows marked improvement in terms of acting and the use of 3-D over its predecessor, but it's really still just a bunch of ugly looking crap happening for no reason courtesy of the man tapped to helm the Michael Bay Ninja Turtles reboot.

The Nic Cage Project: The Rock

To celebrate TIFF’s ongoing Bangkok Dangerous: The Cinema Of Nicolas Cage series, Alan Jones has resurrected his retrospective of the actor’s work entitled The Nic Cage Project. In this edition, Jones takes on 1996′s Michael Bay-tastic The Rock – playing tonight at the Lightbox.

Man on a Ledge Review

Ostensibly a cross between Inside Man and The Negotiator with a healthy dose of Michael Bay style ridiculousness, Man on a Ledge might be the most fun to be had in cinemas this January. It’s an unabashed crowd pleaser that really doesn’t care that it doesn’t make an iota of logical sense.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Review

I will keep it brief since Transformers: Dark of the Moon director Michael Bay can't seem to do it himself. Do you just want to see some shit blow up? If you answered in the affirmative, then you will probably greatly enjoy this film a whole lot more than the second entry in the franchise since you will actually be able to SEE what is happening for a change. Everyone else looking for anything more than that can look elsewhere because that is all you are going to get from this astoundingly pretty, but astoundingly empty, incoherent, nonsensical and excessive film.

Podcast 12: Transformers

To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jeff, Joel, Lucas and Will discuss all things Transformers. From the original 80's cartoon and comics to the toys and the recent live-action films we've got our giant shape-shifting alien robot bases well covered.

How Transformers 2 Should Have Ended

The folks over at How It Should Have Ended are best known for their hilarious animated alternate endings to popular films.  They have finally tackled the cinematic abomination that was Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, showing the many different ways the film probably should have ended. The HISHE team clearly has a love for Transformers, […]

Review: Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

I had been debating whether or not I should even bother reviewing Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen; the new Transformers film has been almost universally panned by critics, but is doing gangbusters at the box office.  Should people even try to critique a film like Transformers 2?  It is a film almost entirely bereft of any […]

Transforminators Trailer

Director’s Michael Bay and McG have been exchanging words over whose giant robot movie will come out on top this summer: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen or Terminator Salvation. At one point McG even challenged Michael Bay to a penis-measuring contest to settle the argument once and for all. Can’t we all just get along […]

My Little Pony Live-Action Film Trailer

With live-action iterations of Transformers and G.I. Joe both hitting theatres this summer, it’s easy to forget the other 1980’s cartoon/toy-line adaptation that will be coming to a theatre near you in the coming months.  I am of course referring to My Little Pony: Reign of Buttercup Sprinkles. What a delicious little send up of […]

Transformers 2 Trailer

The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen trailer made its debut on the internet today, featuring more robot-on-robot violence than you can shake a stick at and even more gratuitous shots of a scantily clad Megan Fox.