The Bad Boys movies aren’t just Michael Bay movies—they are the definitive Michael Bay movies. The first installment marked Bay’s film debut, which he now thinks looks like an indie compared to his subsequent work, and the sequel was the movie that showcased Michael Bay in all his most creative and insipid ways. The sequel showed Bay’s true self as an artist, the full id of his sensibilities. Through the beloved and scolded sequel’s aesthetic, its sense of humor, and its utter disregard for both human life and more broadly, the mere concept that “less is more.” Bay proudly proclaims for two and a half self-indulgent hours, “Here… I … am.”
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This weekend brings the release of Bad Boys for Life, but before the movie hits theaters, we’ve got a surprising bit of trivia that just came to light about Michael Bay‘s Bad Boys II.
Even though the script for Bad Boys II was written by Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, White Men Can’t Jump) and Jerry Stahl (Moonlighting, Twin Peaks), there was a rewrite done by The 40-Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up writer/director Judd Apatow, and he asked Superbad and Pineapple Express writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to help him out. Yeah, shit just got real. Read More »
Bad Boys for Life arrives in theaters this week, but before you see Will Smith and Martin Lawrence back in action, you can see them making the publicity rounds to promote the movie. In a little Bad Boys video round-up, we’ve got the dynamic duo attending a therapy session in character as Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett, their Hollywood alter egos going shopping for some sweet kicks, and a Bad Boys Honest Trailer taking us all the way back to the start. Read More »
Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition asks “What is your favorite car chase scene in the movies?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team, along with a special guest. This week, we are joined by The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray.
If you’d like to share your favorite movie car chase, please send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our favorite movie car chases below!
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We’ve previously shown you The Bayhem, a custom RED camera that was created for director Michael Bay. Today we want to introduce you to the Baybuster, a custom car rig created for the filmmaker that allows him to get crazy car flips. If Michael Bay had his own tricked out Mad Max-style Batmobile, the Baybuster would be it. Hit the jump to watch some videos showing the Baybuster in action.
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You probably know Michael Bay for his work behind the camera as a blockbuster action director of films such as the Transformers and Bad Boys movies, The Rock, and Armageddon. Did you know that he’s actually appeared on screen more than a handful of times?
Notably, Michael Bay appears on screen in a brief speaking role in Kinka Usher‘s 1999 superhero comedy film Mystery Men, which starred Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria and William H. Macy. This obviously isn’t new, but its one of those things that has recently bubbled up on the social sharing websites. I thought it might be interesting to show you Michael Bay’s acting history. See Michael Bay acting in five different movies and two TV shows, including one episode of Miami Vice, after the jump.
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