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Review: In ‘The Last Knight,’ round 5 for the Transformers

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A concussed serenity sets in somewhere in the middle of the ceaseless ballet of metal and machismo in Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight.” Freed of concerns like plausibility or story, you can simply gape in wonder at the ruthlessly thunderous images in front of you. Maybe that’s the feeling of brain cells dying a painful, anguished death. It’s a sensation I imagine cornered boxers sometimes experience while blow after blow rains down upon them. Dazed by the unrelenting digital…

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Jack Latvala says Michael Bay’s ’13 Hours’ one of two reasons he’s voting for Donald Trump

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Nationally and in Florida, there are many, many Republican elected officials who seem to equivocate when asked whether or not they’ll support Donald Trump for president. Jack Latvala is not one of those Republicans. The always-irascible Pinellas County lawmaker made it clear Friday morning that while the Manhattan real estate developer is hardly his cup of tea, there are two reasons why he won’t be holding his nose when he pulls the lever for him this fall (or scribbles in a…

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Pinellas lawmakers talk 2016 Session, advice for Rick Scott, and who they think will be president

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With the 2016 Florida legislative session now in their rear view mirrors, the entire Pinellas County delegation – sans HD 65 Republican Chris Sprowls – discussed various aspects of what just went on in Tallahassee on Wednesday before a robust Suncoast Tiger Bay Club audience at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. The delegation skews heavily Republican, with only Dwight Dudley and Darryl Rouson the lone Democrats on the panel. Dudley is a committed progressive, and he disrupted the relative bonhomie when arguing about the hot button issues of abortion and school choice…

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Transformers 3 details revealed

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Director Michael Bay and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura recently did an interview with USA Today in which they explain what went wrong with Transformers: Revenger of the Fallen, and in the process revealed a few little nuggets of information regarding Transformers 3. Here are some of the major points from the article. They are hoping give the next film a major upgrade. Apparently they have a more coherent story, less goofball humor and the characters that die, will stay dead. The villain in Transformers…

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In another surprise victory, Barack Obama wins Academy Award for cameo in Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

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President Barack Obama was greeted with a second major award in as many weeks, this time winning an Oscar for his cameo work in Michael Bay’s Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Obama’s Academy Award for the Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role comes on the heels of his winning of the Nobel Peace Prize, a recognition which surprised the President’s most ardent supporters. But as the news from Hollywood reached Washington, those close to the President could not contain…

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Optimus Prime versus Megatron

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Counting down the hours to Transformers: The Revenge of the Fallen has me watching this, dare I say AMAZING, scene from the cartoon movie that was released in the ’80s. With references to Shakespeare and set to Stan Bush’s power ballad “The Touch,” this battle between Optimus Prime and Megatron brought a movie theatre, if not an entire generation, to tears when both towering figures died after the battle. One of the few tributes Michael Bay, director of the live-action…

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Countdown to Transformers begins

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When Michael Bay, cinema’s reigning champion of vehicular carnage, thinks your idea for an explosive, special-effects-laden blockbuster is lame, you’ve got problems. A few years ago Mr. Bay, the director of “Armageddon,” “The Rock” and “Bad Boys,” was in his editing room when Steven Spielberg called to offer him a new project: an action movie about giant robots that metamorphose into cars, trucks and planes. As Mr. Bay recalled in a recent interview, “I’m like, ‘O.K., great, great, great.’ And…

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