Friday, March 27, 2015

Paramount Prepping Transformers Cinematic Universe; Bay Up for TF5?

Deadline is reporting that Paramount Pictures has hired Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, Fringe, Insurgent, Angels & Demons, etc) to create a a cinematic universe road map for Transformers. The writer/producer would work with current Transformers executive producers Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura to determine a "potential multi-part Transformers sequel and come up with potential spinoff films based" on the franchise and then use multiple writers to hammer out the various scripts.

Monday, March 23, 2015

IDW June 2015 Transformers Comics

IDW Publishing has released their publishing plans for June 2015. Three floppies and one trade are coming out that month. The Combiner Wars concludes. For the full details of IDW's other books including GI Joe, Star Trek, and more click here.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Free Digital Copy of Transformers 1 from Google Play

For probably today only (3-5-15), Google Play is offering a free digital copy of the first Transformers movie from the Google Play store. To redeem you will need a Google/Gmail account and either a credit card or Pay Pal account tied into the account. However, nothing is charged. The idea is probably to encourage those that have not done that will go ahead and add a payment record of some kind to facilitate future impulse buying. Personally I recommend doing it anyway because every few months Google Play offers a free movie and about once a month a free album. Any case click here to add Transformers to your Google Play digital collection.

Transformers Humble Bundle 2 Charity Available Now

For the second time Hasbro and joined with Humble Bundle to create a DRM free Transformers comic collection to benefit the Hasbro Children's Fund. Available from now until Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11am Pacific you can get nearly the entire current run of Transformers/Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1-37 and Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #1-34 assuming you decide to go at least $5 above the donation average. At a value of $155 you can't beat the deal. These purchases are not tied into Comixology or other online retailer.

If ordering I recommend creating a Humble Bundle account first and then log in before donating. That way it automatically ties your purchase to your account to re-download if need to in the future. After donating you will receive an email that directs you to the site to download the books in your preferred format. If interested in the .cbz format of the books, the readers I use is ComicGlass for iPad/iPhone, Cover for Windows 8 and Perfect Viewer for Android. If go with epub format, Play Books from Google will probably more that meet your needs in most cases and includes syncing across devices.

The press release is here. The donate for the Transformers Humble Bundle 2 click here.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015

Today marks the passing of an entertainment legend. Leonard Nimoy died this afternoon at the age of 83 at his home due to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that the actor freely admits was probably caused by his years of smoking.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Michael Bay Scores Razzie Award for Transformers: Age of Extinction

Last night the Razzie Awards announced the "winners" for the worst theatrical movies and actors of the year. Transformers: Age of Extinction was nominated in seven categories and "won" the Worst Director with Michael Bay with a mention for Worst Supporting Actor with Kelsey Grammer. Other "winners" are below.

Worst Director: Michael Bay, Transformers: Age Of Extinction
Worst Actor: Kirk Cameron, Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Worst Actress: Cameron Diaz, The Other Woman and Sex Tape
Worst Supporting Actor: Kelsey Grammer, Expendables 3, Legends Of Oz, Think Like A Man Too and Transformers: Age Of Extinction
Worst Supporting Actress: Megan Fox, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel: Annie
Worst Screen Combo: Kirk Cameron & His Ego, Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Worst Screenplay: Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas, Written by Darren Doane and Cheston Hervey
Razzie Redeemer Award: Ben Affleck, From Razzie “Winner” for Gigli to Oscar darling for Argo and Gone Girl

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