Michael Bay played footsies for a while with doing more 'Transformers' movies, but has signed up for a fourth film, because... well, money. Lots and lots of it. Bay earned $80 Million from the first film (which is the lowest grossing film of the franchise), and gets 8% of the merchandising money, so it's safe to assume that he makes over $100 Million a sequel. But it looks like he's bringing in a new lead.
Meet a most unlikely box office champion: a foul-mouthed teddy bear from Boston. ' Ted' seemed a strange proposition from the get-go, but the little guy with a big heart and extensive vocabulary (courtesy of writer-director-star Seth MacFarlane) made a hefty splash when he burst onto the scene in late-June with a $54 million opening. And now, four months later, he's the King of the R-Rated Comedies.
In the 'Broken City' trailer you'll see Mark Wahlberg being the usual Mark Wahlberg ("Yauh gonna wawk away..."), Russell Crowe being the aging bad guy (when did become the actor playing the bad guy in a Mark Wahlberg action movie?) and Catherine Zeta-Jones as a slut. Can all these moving parts come together to make an effective political conspiracy action suspect thriller?
After spending the last five years making three 'Transformers' movies, Michael Bay decided to take a break and make his "Small" movie. Considering it's Michael Bay, and stars Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg, we're curious to see how small his 'Pain and Gain' is. We'll know for sure April 26, 2013, when it hits theaters.
Mark Wahlberg and his producing partner Stephen Levinson picking up the rights to a dystopic science fiction comic book series called 'Armory Wars' is the exact kind of news you'd expect to hear in the current franchise-heavy Hollywood climate. What makes this a unique situation is that 'Armory Wars' is not just a comic: it's the backstory to a series of concept albums from the band Coheed and Cambria and it's written by the group's lead singer, Claudio Sanchez.
'Ted' is getting great reviews from those who have already seen it. Fans of 'Family Guy' are sure to be in for a raunchy, laugh out loud treat when they go the the film in theaters this Friday. But how did they get that talking bear on screen? They didn't use a real teddy bear, so how was it done? Take a look at a video showing the motion capture process used for this upcoming Mark Wahlberg comedy.
When I was a little kid I prayed to any deity that would listen to grant my dog the power of speech. I was pretty sure my dog would be chock full of witticisms and would be a nice additional voice in family affairs.
The dream never came true, but the character of Brian on all 652 seasons of 'Family Guy' have made for a nice substitute. And I'm fairly certain that some dorm room kids crunked on the chronic (or whatever the younger generation calls it these days) have sat glassy-eyed in front of their TVs, watched Brian the dog and wondered what it would be like to actually see an anthropomorphized character like, you know, for real man.
Seth MacFarlane's very entertaining 'Ted' is the closest we'll get to that in a long time.