Seven new official images from Transformers: Age of Extinction offer up a little something for everyone.
Well, maybe not everyone, but certainly everyone who dreams of riding shotgun in Bumblebee.
A big and bold magazine cover is online to show off the first look at Optimus Prime in robot form as he'll appear in Transformers: Age of Extinction and on countless toy store shelves next summer.
Spoiler alert: the newly redesigned Autobot leader has upgraded to a huge broadsword.
A featurette for Lone Survivor mingles new footage from Peter Berg's upcoming dramatic actioner with information from Marcus Luttrell, the man who actually lived through pitched combat to tell this tale of modern warfare.
An official image from next year's Transformers sequel introduces the new human characters who will ally themselves with Optimus Prime and his fellow Autbobots in Transformers: Age of Extinction.
It's a whole grab bag of Transformers 4 news, kicking off with the fact that the sequel doesn't want to be called Transformers 4 any more. It's new name, according to the first teaser poster, is Transformers: Age of Extinction.
That certainly makes it sound like Dinobots will join the next Hasbro party, doesn't it?
That's probably the idea, since producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has apparently confirmed that the Autobots in disguise as dinosaurs will appear in Michael Bay's next orgy of explosions. He has also commented on the casting of four roles via the reality competition series Transformers 4 Chinese Actor Talent Search.
One of the most distinctive and successful actors working today is Tony Shalhoub!
He first gained attention on the small screen for his role as Antonio Scarpacci on the popular sitcom Wings, and eventually went on to appear in a string of successful films like Barton Fink, Big Night, Men in Black, The Siege, A Civil Action, Primary Colors, Galaxy Quest, The Man Who Wasn’t There, and Spy Kids. But it was his breakout role as eccentric detective Adrian Monk on the long-running TV series Monk, which earned him three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, and cemented him as a household name. After eight seasons on Monk, Shalhoub recently returned to the big screen with an impressive performance opposite Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson in director Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain, which will be available on Blu-ray and DVD beginning August 27th.
Pain & Gain, which is actually based on a true story, follows a trio of Florida bodybuilders (Wahlberg, Johnson, and Anthony Mackie) who get caught up in an extortion and kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong. Shalhoub plays Victor Kershaw, a despicable tycoon that Wahlberg’s character trains and then decides to abduct for ransom. Kershaw eventually escapes and turns to former private investigator Ed DuBois (Ed Harris) for help in order to bring the bodybuilders to justice. In addition to Wahlberg, Johnson, Mackie, Harris, and Shalhoub, the film also stars Rob Corddry (Warm Bodies), Rebel Wilson (Bachelorette), Ken Jeong (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), and Michael Rispoli (The Rum Diary).
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Tony Shalhoub about his work on Pain & Gain, and his new TV series – We Are Men. The acclaimed veteran actor discussed Pain & Gain, the hard to believe true story it is based on, researching his character, the challenges of the role, working with Ed Harris, being on a Michael Bay set, Walhberg and Johnson’s impressive careers, what he looks for when choosing projects, and returning to TV with We Are Men.
Daniel Lugo, the musclebound hero of Pain & Gain, believes in fitness. He's all about maximizing his potential.
And Lugo would be proud of the totally ripped Pain & Gain Blu-ray arriving on shelves nationwide this Tuesday, August 27th. This disc will give your home entertainment system a workout that will leave it sore, blasting the sound system and making the HD television look more ripped than ever before.
An official image from behind the scenes of next summer's Transformers 4 might as well come with a sign reading, "No Girls Allowed."
The picture features a bunch of manly men being manly in their manliness, including the sequel's male leads in cool jackets and Michael Bay himself making like Superman on a big hunk of Cybertronian hardware.
America, it's been pointed out many times, loves its guns. America also tends to love Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.
So we can do some basic arithmetic here and determine that a movie titled 2 Guns starring Washington and Wahlberg opened in first place at the domestic box office this weekend.
Universal Pictures isn't dribbling out promotional material from this winter's Lone Survivor.
Instead of whetting our appetite for Peter Berg's based-on-a-true-story Navy SEAL tale, the studio has instead opened up the Lone Survivor floodgates, revealing a full-on theatrical trailer, official poster, and no fewer than ten stills highlighting the cast.