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Optimus Prime Rides A Robot Dragon In Transformers: Age of Extinction Poster

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Int. Living Room – Snowy Evening

Girl: Grandpa, what’s the damnedest thing you’ve ever seen?

Me: Oh, it’s definitely the poster for Transformers: Age of Extinction, where the main hero, Optimus Prime, is carrying a sword and riding on the back of a robot dragon.

Girl: You mean the one hanging over the fireplace right there?

Me: That’s the one. Now be a doll and get your grandfather another eight fingers of bourbon.

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction Cast Adds John Goodman And Ken Watanabe

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TF4-Logo-980-400Michael Bay’s latest giant robot adventure, Transformers: Age of Extinction, is now less than two months away. While you normally think that a big, tentpole movie like this would have all of its ducks in a row, so to speak, by this point in the game, that doesn’t mean every last bit is in place. In fact, two notable actors have just joined the party. Reports say that both John Goodman and Ken Watanabe have been added to the cast in voice only roles.

This news comes directly from Bay’s website. In an era in Hollywood where secrecy is king—just think of the layers of security surrounding every last detail for movies like J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar—the report actually says exactly what characters each actor will play.

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Three-Boobed Plastic Surgery And Other Faux Sci-Fi Businesses

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total recallMost of our favorite characters in sci-fi have distinct jobs that are almost as important as the characters themselves. Dr. Peter Venkman was a Ghostbuster. Rick Grimes was a cop. Malcolm Reynolds was a badass ship captain. But there’s an entire labor industry embedded Hollywood films that you may have never noticed before. And design studio Invasione Creativa has scoured the cinematic landscape to create faux business cards. I don’t see any business cards for whoever would actually be selling these things though, as they’re definitely welcome to fill up my wallet since there’s no money in there to keep them company or anything.

Speaking of companies, I’m not quite sure that it’s the greatest idea for a successful plastic surgery practice to offer the world triple boob surgeries. As inspired by Total Recall, this strange end of the medical spectrum would be off-putting to some, but I bet a large enough client base would form that might keep them in business for a while, especially those of who were adolescent boys in 1990.

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction Imports An International Trailer

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If Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction doesn’t close out the summer as the highest grossing movie of the blockbuster season, a lot of people are going to be very surprised. And that’s regardless of whether or not it’s any good or whether or not critics savage it. Over time, the films have proven entirely immune to reviews and have raked in billions of dollars around the world. In that spirit, we have a new Japanese trailer, complete with a half-hearted sounding introduction from star Mark Wahlberg.

This video plays like a more stripped down, action packed version of the official American trailer. In large part this strips away all of the superfluous stuff—you know, like story and character—and show you what you came to see, giant robots fighting giant robots, and that’s okay with us. The movies have never been known as a bastion of stellar character work or for displays of acting chops. And you have to worry that Stanley Tucci is going to hurt that bit old robot’s feelings when he tells the Transformers that we, as humans, no longer need them.

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Animator Turns Massive Land Mover Into Unstoppable Transformer

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bagger 288The Bagger 288, also known as the Excavator 288, is the largest land vehicle in the world. Somehow, I hadn’t heard of it until now—probably because it’s hanging out in Germany, where it was built by Krupp AG, one of the biggest steel and arms manufacturers in the world through World War II when it then switched to making industrial machinery. The Bagger was completed in 1978, and surpassed NASA’s Crawler-Transporter as the most massive terrestrial vehicle known to man, weighing in at 13,500 tons. Here’s the real thing, which inspired a music video that will leave you scratching your heads, it also features a bunch of animals head banging to its sheer awesomeness.

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction TV Ad Claims The Transformers Are Over

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We all know that director Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction is going to be a huge hit this summer. And now that we know for sure it’s the start of a new trilogy, there is going to be a ton more robot action in our future. Even though Paramount could probably just dump a new Transformers movie in the theater and bring in an absurd amount of money, that’s never stopped them from going all out on the promotion end of things. Last night, during the MTV Movie Awards, the studio debuted a new TV ad for Age of Extinction, and today they’re right back at it with three new photos.

This video plays like many of the other spots and trailers we’ve seen. It introduces us to the new hero of the franchise, an inventor/mechanic named Cade, played by Mark Wahlberg. As indicated, some time has past since the last movie, Dark of the Moon, and Transformers themselves have, apparently, become a thing of the past. We’ll get to the reality of that claim in a moment.