Entertainment Category

New image from the forthcoming Bumblebee live-action movie

Courtesy of Empire online.

New Empire day continues with this exclusive still from Transformersspin-off BumblebeeHailee Steinfeld is the latest sidekick for the vocally challenged, heroic Autobot. Bumblebee himself, meanwhile, is no longer the other movies’ Chevy Camaro, but a VW Beetle, as he was in the original cartoons.

(…more)

Posted in Entertainment on December 30th, 2017 by andersonh1

Transformers games delisted on Steam

Destructoid.com has some bad news to report if you’re a Transformers gaming fan:

Today marked the beginning of Steam’s Winter Sale and that means folks are poking around to potentially give older games a second chance now that they’re discounted. With that in mind, I hope you weren’t in the mood for Transformers over the holiday break. You’re going to come up empty-handed.

Transformers: War for CybertronFall of CybertronRise of the Dark Spark, and Devastation are no longer available for purchase on Steam, and that also goes for their DLC packs. What’s more, we’ve lost out on another (albeit much less fondly remembered) game from Platinum: The Legend of Korra.

These games have also vanished from PlayStation Network but, at the time of writing, are still available for purchase on Xbox Live. That said, it’s surely only a matter of time if this is a licensing issue.

It’s a shame Activision didn’t give an advance notice.

Posted in Entertainment on December 23rd, 2017 by andersonh1

Titans Return episode 5 is up

The latest episode of Titans Return, entitled “At the Last Second” can be found here.

Megatron uncovers a sinister plan after finding Mistress of Flame close to death, thanks to Overlord. Meanwhile, Hot Rod tries to rescue the Titan Master from inside Trypticon.

Past episodes have already been posted on the Go90 website.

Episode 3, The Fight Begins

Episode 4, Overlord and Emissary

 

Posted in Entertainment on December 6th, 2017 by andersonh1

Peter Cullen Answers Fan questions about playing Optimus Prime again

Collider.com has posted an interview with the legendary Peter Cullen, the original voice of G1 Optimus Prime, as well as the live action movies, Transformers Prime, and now Titans Return. In addition, Mr. Cullen answers some fan questions from Twitter as well.

What is one thing you look for in an offer to play Optimus Prime that makes you say, “Yes”?

Peter Cullen: It’d be no surprise to say that [it’s] the consistency of the character. As long as the character is the original, then it’s a go. If it varies from it, without good reason or explanation, then I would … I’ve never had to say, “No,” but I would if it didn’t meet those prerogatives.

What are the core values that make up Optimus Prime?

Cullen: Originally, the character stood out for his very demonstrative sense of trustworthiness and leadership qualities that were deeply embedded into this steel body, for one reason or another. It was the qualities of human leadership within that character, and they were all there: Strength, honesty, nobility, trustworthiness, a wonderful sense of courage that is not egotistical courage, it’s more of a giving courage, a caring courage. Those qualities really stood out back then.

Read the rest of the interview here.

Posted in Entertainment on November 15th, 2017 by andersonh1

Titans Return episodes 1 and 2 now live

“Titans Return” picks up the story where “Combiner Wars” ended. Peter Cullen returns to voice Optimus Prime in these opening installments of the second part of the trilogy, as the Titans return to life on Cybertron following the combiner wars.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Posted in Entertainment on November 14th, 2017 by andersonh1

Titans Return cast discuss their roles

Machinima have posted a short video with some of the cast of “Titans Return” discussing their roles. Of particular interest to G1 fans is Judd Nelson once again playing Hot Rod/Rodimus, as he did in the 1986 animated Transformers film.

Get to know the Transformers: Titans Return cast before the sh…

Get to know the Transformers: Titans Return cast before the show launches on go9011/14.

Posted by Machinima on Saturday, November 11, 2017

Posted in Entertainment on November 11th, 2017 by andersonh1

Transformers – Titans Return Official Trailer

Titans Return picks up where the destruction of Combiner Wars left off when a new threat is revealed in the form of the massive Titan named Trypticon, who has awakened under mysterious circumstances to wreak havoc on Cybertron. Witness the beginning of the end on November 14th when Transformers: Titans Return launches on go90: https://www.go90.com/shows/3OhDENwXXKe

Posted in Entertainment on November 8th, 2017 by andersonh1

Transformers: The Last Knight has lowest opening of series

By almost any measure, $69 million is a heck of a lot of money.

Not so for “Transformers: The Last Knight,” which is tracking to make that much in North America during its five-day opening frame. The problem isn’t just that it’s up against a $217 million production budget, although that’s part of it. With China powering an estimated $196.2 million international opening, Paramount and Hasbro are leaning on the film’s global appeal to justify its place in the series.

But the bigger red flag for “Transformers” No. 5 lies in the franchise’s history of opening at around $100 million domestically for the past three installments. This raises a lot of questions, all centering around who or what is to blame for “The Last Knight’s” lower numbers. Here are three reasons why the movie may have underperformed.

Follow the link for the remainder of the story.

Posted in Entertainment on June 25th, 2017 by andersonh1

Forbes Magazine reviews the Transformers blu-ray release

Transformers-the-Movie-1986-featureThe upcoming blu-ray release of “Transformers: The Move” gets a good review from Forbes magazine.

While there have been other Blu-Ray versions of the movie before this release, this version is based off a new 4K transfer. The results are incredible, as the level of detail is far higher than previous versions and the vibrancy of the colors are especially vivid. Screenshots also don’t do justice to this new remaster, as it looks far better in motion.

As this year also marks the 30th anniversary for the movie, this release also comes packed with all sorts of extras, from a new documentary about the making of the movie as well as other featurettes and new audio commentaries. This set also affords two discs, with the movie available in either full frame or widescreen formats.

Please follow the link for the full article, which includes comparison trailers for the new release.

Posted in Entertainment on September 3rd, 2016 by andersonh1

TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE 30TH ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY TRAILER

Thanks to comicbooknews.com for the following article:

30 years ago today saw the release of Transformers: The Movie, the animated film that saw the demise of Megatron and Optimus Prime, the introduction of Unicron, and the rise of Hot Rod, Rodimus Prime and Galvatron.

For the first time, Transformers: The Movie is available on Blu-Ray.

“The Transformers franchise has been part of American popular culture for more than 30 years, developing into one of the most recognizable brands around the globe,” said Stephen Davis, chief content officer and EVP of Hasbro. “The Transformers: The Movieplayed a huge role in the brand’s early success, laying the foundation for major motion pictures, several successful TV series, clothing and apparel, toys and much more. We are thrilled to work with Shout! Factory to deliver the original movie to fans in a completely remastered HD experience.”

Transformers: The Movie goes on sale September 13th starring the voice talent of Orson Welles, Leonard Nimoy, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson and Robert Stack.

Posted in Entertainment on August 9th, 2016 by andersonh1