Michael Bay

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Examining ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ (2014): Not a Review

In light of Michael Bay’s fifth (5th!) upcoming robot-sex movie, Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), I thought it appropriate to look back on Bay’s previous work on the franchise that has become synonymous with big, loud, brain-dead Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking, as well as obnoxious product placement and blatant, shameless international pandering. I have made my … Continue reading

Rules Aren’t Always Made to be Broken: Top Five Filmmaking Pet-Peeves

The bigger the cinephile you become, the more specific and technical your filmmaking preferences and opinions grow. Movie-buffs become more nuanced in their evaluations of their favorite and least favorite films, picking out distinct filmmaking techniques that they notice, time and time again, which can either elevate a film’s material or drag it down into the … Continue reading

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ (2014): It’s Not Directed by Michael Bay, OK?

Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman || Produced by: Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller, Galen Walker, Scott Mednick, Ian Bryce Screenplay by: Josh Appelbuam, Andre Nemec, Evan Daugherty || Starring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Danny Woodburn, Abby Elliott, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Whoopi Goldberg, Taran Killiam Music by: Brian Tyler … Continue reading

My Take on Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers’ (2007, 2009, 2011, 2014) Franchise… and Big, Dumb, Loud Blockbusters in General: Not a Review

If you follow movies at all or are even mildly aware of what’s being released at the summer box office this year, you probably noticed that Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) came out a couple weeks ago and is making a ton of money. Sure, its domestic take in its second and third weeks fell … Continue reading