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‘Bumblebee’: First Trailer For ‘Transformers’ Spinoff Released
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Bumblebee Movie

Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Bumblebee, a spinoff of the Transformers franchise.

The spinoff is an origin story for the Bumblebee character, set a couple of decades before the events of the first Transformers movie. It stars Hailee Steinfeld as a girl who discovers that the yellow Volkswagen Beetle she found at a junkyard in California is so much more than she first thought it was.

Continue below to check out the trailer and a new poster.

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‘Transformers 7’ Pulled Off Paramount’s Release Schedule
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Transformers: The Last Knight

While the Transformers film franchise has brought in the bank for Paramount, it looks like it will be heading for a stall. The largely forgettable franchise has gone on for five films – all of which were directed by Michael Bay. Its sixth would be a Bumblebee spinoff.

Now there is trouble for the Autobots and Decepticons. According to various reports, Transformers 7 has been pulled from Paramount’s schedule. More on the story below.

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‘Star Trek 4’: Paramount To Hire First Female Director For The Franchise
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Chris Hemsworth in Star Trek

Paramount Pictures will be taking their Star Trek film franchise to some interesting places. First there is the R-rated Star Trek being penned by Quentin Tarantino, and now the studio is looking to hire the franchise’s first female director. Reports are saying S.J. Clarkson, who directed Marvel’s Jessica Jones pilot for Netflix, is in talks to direct Star Trek 4. More on the story here below.

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‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel In The Works
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A Quiet Place

John Krasinski‘s A Quiet Place was already predicted to be a hit with audiences even before it was going to be released. And now that the relatively low-budget film is one, it should come as no surprise that Paramount has already greenlit a sequel.

The studio made the announcement during their panel at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, yesterday. More on the story below.

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Paramount and Hasbro Hire F. Gary Gray To Direct ‘M.A.S.K.’
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F Gary Gray

If you are looking for a big screen adaptation of a forgotten ’80s cartoon, then M.A.S.K. might be just your fix.

Paramount has been working on one for quite some time, and now they have found a new director. The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray will now helm the film, which features heroes wearing, you guessed it, masks. More on the story, below.

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‘Action Point’ Trailer: Johnny Knoxville Is Up To His Old Tricks Again
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Johnny Knoxville has made a name for himself by subjecting himself to insane stunts that probably no one else but him would perform. Sometimes these daredevil schemes work better as a reality show, and other times, if you can figure out how to weave them into a plot, it can make for an interesting film.

That’s what we could get in Action Point. The film, which is based on a true story, sees Knoxville play the owner of a low-rent amusement park where the rides are not designed with safety in mind. But when a competing amusement park threatens to shut them down, it is up to the Action Point team to draw in more guests by any means necessary. Check out the full trailer below.

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‘Transformers’ Movie Franchise Could Be Headed For A Reboot
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Transformers: The Last Knight feat Bumblebee

Never underestimate how convoluted the entire Transformers Cinematic Universe is. With each new installment, the franchise finds a way to disregard all of its rules and canon. Nothing makes sense. The only consistent thing about it was the Bayhem — explosions, sexual exploitation, racism, and the usual nonsensical material that comes with a Michael Bay film. But now that the director is out, we can hopefully look forward to something new for Transformers.

Especially when Paramount brought in a group of writers to pen up to 12 possible Transformers films. It’s still unclear if that is the number the studio is targeting. But if it is, then a possible reboot could just be the thing to help the franchise achieve Marvel Studios-like success. And that reboot may be in the works. More on the story below.

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Official Trailer For John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ Released
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A Quiet Place

Back in November we saw the first teaser trailer for A Quiet Place, an upcoming horror movie written by, directed by, and starring John Krasinski (The Office, 13 Hours). Then we saw a Super Bowl TV spot and interview with Krasinski earlier this month.

Now Paramount Pictures has released an official trailer for the film, which also stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe. The story involves a family who is forced to live in a secluded area and in complete silence in order to avoid attracting the attention of a mysterious danger, which thrives on any sounds someone might make.

Continue below to check out the official trailer.

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Movie Review: The Cloverfield Paradox
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The Cloverfield Paradox

The Cloverfield Paradox
Director: Julius Onah
Screenwriter: Oren Uziel and Doug Jung
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, David Oyelowo, and Zhang Ziyi
Distributor: Netflix
Rated TV-MA | 102 Mintues
Release Date: January 4, 2018

One thing you have to appreciate about the Cloverfield franchise is that it is building its own mythology without the films’ actually knowing its a part of J.J. Abrams’ grand mystery box scheme. Cloverfield was a sci-fi romp that drew its found-footage inspiration from films like Blair Witch. 10 Cloverfield Lane was a more focused offering that was like a theatrical play set almost entirely in an underground bunker. And both are somehow loosely connected to each other without the characters of those films knowing it. However, Netflix surprised us all on Sunday night by releasing The Cloverfield Paradox, the latest installment of the Cloverfield franchise, this time set in space.

Unfortunately, the entire film is a disjointed mess that haphazardly throws in dated and familiar plot devices and twists for the sake of being “Cloverfield In Space.”


My full review below.


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‘A Quiet Place’ Super Bowl Spot: John Krasinski and Emily Blunt Learn The Value Of Silence
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A Quiet Place

It’s ironic that Paramount Pictures would drop A Quiet Place TV spot during what could be the loudest game of the year, but that’s what they did during tonight’s Super Bowl broadcast. The entire film’s characters’ survival hinges on their ability to stay as quiet as possible. If they don’t, they risk being killed by shadowy hunters who hear like a bat. The film comes from director John Krasinski, who also stars in the film with his real-life actress wife Emily Blunt. While the first trailer gave us a small glimpse of what family life is like when living in silence, this new trailer throws in all the scares at you, and never misses a beat. Check out the Super Bowl spot and featurette here below.

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