“Has anyone got an aspirin?” Transformers: the Last Knight review

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyBy Adam Brannon. Shhh! Don’t tell anyone I told you this but I’m a little bit of a Transformers fanboy. As a child I had many of the series’ toys and adored the animated series. Heck, I even have an Optimus Prime bobblehead next to my bed.

So when director Michael Bay announced in 2005 that he was planning a Transformers live-action movie with Steven Spielberg as producer, my heart skipped a beat. 2007 came and the film was everything I wanted.

Fast forward ten years and the series has, rightly or wrongly, become a laughing stock for critics the world over. Derided for nonsensical plots, messy special effects and in some cases racism, it’s been regarded as one of the worst film franchises of all time. Does the fifth entry in the franchise, The Last Knight redeem the series somewhat? Continue reading

MM Top 5: Transformers Movie Moments

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyBy Adam Brannon. If you’re not aware there’s a new Transformers movie coming out this week; where have you been?

The fifth film in the long-running franchise, The Last Knight sees Mark Wahlberg return alongside fellow Transformers alumni, Josh Duhamel and series newcomer Anthony Hopkins to kick more Decepticon butt.

Michael Bay’s popular series has taken over $4billion at the global box-office despite being absolutely slaughtered by critics the world over.

To celebrate the release of The Last Knight, I’ve been trawling through the Transformers archives to pick out five moments that stand out as the best things that have ever happened in Transformers. Continue reading

What’s On: Film 2017

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyBy Adam Brannon.

There are some great films coming to your local cinema over the next twelve months. In fact, 2017 may be one of the busiest years on record for massive blockbusters and those in the know are already saying it may produce more movies grossing over $1billion than any before it.

With that in mind, here are ten films to look forward to in 2017.

Please be aware that some of the trailers featured in this article may be unsuitable for children.

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“Terrible film-making at its best” Transformers 4 Review

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION   (UK CERT: 12A)

Director: Michael Bay  

Music: Steve Jablonsky

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer


Michael Bay’s Transformers series has received a huge amount of criticism since the first film was released back in 2007, some of it fair, and some of it not. Now, 7 years on and three films later, Bay returns to the helm of one of the biggest movie franchises of all time with Transformers: Age of Extinction, but can it silence his critics? Continue reading