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  • Film Review: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

    It's not just that the Autobots look more distinctive and easier to tell apart than ever in "Transformers: Age of Extinction" -- as Optimus Prime never tires of reminding us, these robots have actual souls. So who cares if the human characters are even more dispensable and the plot even more scattershot than usual? Resurrected to take on man-made knock-offs of themselves, these metallic superheroes cause so much destruction, it's as if they're trying to find a literal new definition for the term "blockbuster" -- and indeed, as in the 2007-11 trilogy, which raked in $2.6 billion globally, helmer Michael Bay continues to evolve ways to make robotic shape-shifting look increasingly seamless and realistic in 3D. Extensive location shooting in Hong Kong and China provides a colorful new battlefield as well as an opportunity to cash in on the franchise's second most lucrative market, and boffo B.O. is expected globally following the pic's world premiere in Hong Kong and its public unveiling at the Shanghai Film Festival.
  • In 'Transformers: Age of Extinction,' things get Bayed — big time

    In 'Transformers: Age of Extinction,' things get Bayed — big time
    After nearly three hours in the crucible that is "Transformers: Age of Extinction," a sort of shorthand might be helpful to discuss the fourth edition of the ginormous action franchise ruled by the iron fist of director Michael Bay. To that end, let's...

    John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

    John Goodman and Ken Watanabe are on board to voice new autobots in Paramount's "Transformers: Age of Extinction." Michael Bay is directing the movie with Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor starring. Goodman will play Autobot Hound, Watanabe will play Drift,...

    Curious George: Endangered Species?

    Count Frank Welker among the number of people who think the world needs more "Curious George." Welker is a renowned voice actor who helped create such notable tones as the voice of Fred in the long-running adventures of "Scooby-Doo"; Slimer in a 1980s...

    Universal notebook: Transformers post-mortem, more on Springfield, new hotel

    Universal notebook: Transformers post-mortem, more on Springfield, new hotel
    Cleaning out my notebook of various Universal Orlando facts culled from media previews and observations this week. + I think the visual that will to stick with me from Thursday's grand opening of Transformers: The Ride -- 3D is the Black Diamond Jet...