When Bumblebee hit theaters towards the end of last year, one of the most exhilarating sequences for fans of the original Transformers was finally seeing Cybertron in all its wartorn glory. Helping that sequence stand out was an assembly of Autobots and Decepticons with their G1 character designs intact. There have been rumors of an animated movie tackling Cybertron at some point, but it sounds like a new animated series from Netflix and Hasbro might get there first. Read More »
Who’s ready for another animated musical about how your quirks are what make you stand out from the crowd? STX Entertainment is getting into the animation game with an UglyDolls movie, which is based on the popular plush toys that debuted back in 2001. And since this is a musical, they’ve gathered some big names in the music industry to lend their voices to these weird, wacky characters: Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Janelle Monae, and Nick Jonas. Check out the second trailer below. Read More »
The Masters of the Universe reboot that Hollywood refuses to let die has found new writers: Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, who are responsible for the script of another reboot: Men In Black International. Adam and Aaron Nee, who helmed the quirky indie flick Band of Robbers, are directing the movie, which will once again attempt to bring He-Man to the big screen.
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Hollywood has been trying to make a Barbie movie for a while now, with Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway both considered for the lead. Margot Robbie eventually signed on, and now, the movie is officially moving ahead as Warner Bros. closes a deal with Barbie owner Mattel. Hop in this tiny plastic convertible and follow me down below to learn more about the Margot Robbie Barbie movie.
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The Transformers spin-off Bumblebee hit theaters just before Christmas. While the film certainly didn’t bomb at the box office, debuting in the #3 spot, it’s having some trouble matching up to the success that Aquaman and Mary Poppins Returns have had on the charts. That’s a real shame, especially since this is easily the best film in the Transformers franchise, and a big part of that achievement comes from taking a step back from the Michael Bay movies.
Some new Bumblebee details reveal that the spin-off did everything they could to distance themselves from what Michael Bay brought to the Transformers movies and give fans something that felt new and refreshing. The changes made between a test screening of the movie and the final cut that ended up in theaters actually got rid of several details that would have linked the movie to the original Transformers movies much more. Read More »
There’s a large array of Transformers available for use on the big screen, especially after years of toy manufacturing, video games, comics and more. But there was one single character that was explicitly forbidden from appearing in Bumblebee. Sorry for being intentionally mysterious, but saying this character isn’t in Bumblebee might be considered a spoiler for some sensitive fans out there. So if you want to find out, keep reading. Read More »
The G.I. Joe franchise at Paramount Pictures has been dormant for over five years, but the studio is looking to revamp it with a more focused spin-off that stars one of the most popular characters from the Hasbro toy line.
As we learned this past spring, Paramount is working on getting a G.I. Joe spin-off focusing on the stealthy black ninja commando known as Snake Eyes. Now they have a director lined up, with RED and The Time Traveler’s Wife helmer Robert Schwentke in early talks to get behind the camera. Read More »
The Transformers franchise from Paramount Pictures saw a great deal of box office success, but it certainly wasn’t something that most fans of the original animated series and Hasbro toys found themselves loving. A large part of that disconnect came from the designs of the Transformers themselves, which went more for industrial realism by having hundreds of moving parts rather than adhering to any previous designs that fans loved.
But that problem is about to be rectified in the upcoming Transformers spin-off Bumblebee. A new featurette from behind the scenes of the film focuses on the updated designs of the Transformers, which aren’t really updates, but throwbacks to the original animated series. Will that be enough to bring fans back to this franchise? Read More »
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If we could have dancing Trolls and fighting LEGOs, why not singing UglyDolls? The line of plush dolls branded as weird, creepy-cute toys had no indication of any musical ability when they exploded in popularity in the mid-2000s, but here we are. But if you’re going to make UglyDolls into a musical, why not go all in, as STX did with the uber-talented voice cast including Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Janelle Monae, and Nick Jonas. See the UglyDolls trailer below.
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At one time, the Transformers movies were box office giants. However, as the sequels continued and Michael Bay got more and more careless with the universe of Autobots and Decepticons, fans lost interest and the most recent sequel was a huge disappointment at the box office. It sounds like Transformers fatigue is still in play, with the current long range box office tracking for the upcoming spin-off Bumblebee clocking in with what could be the lowest opening weekend in the entire franchise.
Find out the early word on the Bumblebee box office below. Read More »