July 29, 2016
        "Jason Bourne" brings back Matt Damon to the franchise                Mike Mills' "20th Century Women" is the Centerpiece of the 2016 New York Film Festival                A Teaser Trailer for "Justice League" suggests a really fun blockbuster                "Blair Witch" and "Wonder Woman": Comic-Con unleashes a ton of buzz worthy Trailers                Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Actress contenders                "Star Trek Beyond" is a rare success for the 2016 summer movie season                The 2016 New York Film Festival will open with Ava Duvernay's documentary "The 13th"                Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone make us swoon as "La La Land" drops a luminous Teaser Trailer                "Loving" announces itself as an awards player with a great Trailer                Hollywood Contenders: New Oscar Predictions for July                Woody Allen has another crowd pleaser on his hands with "Cafe Society"                Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Actor contenders                Kristen Stewart shines in the sci-fi love story "Equals"                'Ghostbusters' is an excellent re-invention of the classic franchise                Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Director contenders        

“Transformers” image tells us very little (and that’s good)


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: So much has been written so far about the onslaught of superhero movies coming our way this summer – from “Thor” to “Captain America” and “X-Men: First Class” – that it’s almost easy to forget that Michael Bay and his “Transformers” franchise own the July 4 weekend.

The sure-to-be-blockbuster is flying under the radar, at least in terms of the amount of exposure most of Bay’s previous films have received.

Then again, that might be for the best. Though it made a boatload of cash, the second “Transformers’ wasn’t well received, with both Bay and lead Shia LaBeouf bashing it to the press. They each have said they are getting the franchise back on track with “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” and so far, they seem content to let a few clips and a Super Bowl TV spot do the talking.

Paramount (via HitFix) just released a new still from the film, but it doesn’t say much. Again, subtle, keeping most of the Bay-hem under the hood.

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” opens nationwide on July 1, and I’ll tell you, the less I know about it, the more excited I’m becoming.

Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.

Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


UPDATES BY EMAIL

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.