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    Starz Sets January Premiere Date, Releases New Poster For Michael Bay-Produced Pirate Series 'Black Sails'

    After releasing a first-look trailer for their upcoming pirate prequel series "Black Sails" a few weeks back, Starz has returned a new poster for the Michael Bay-produced series, in addition to announcing an official air date of January 2014 for the eight-episode first season.

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    This Week's Most Divisive Film

    On both sides of the critical divide of this polarizing Michael Bay movie.

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    Thank Goodness! Michael Bay Says 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Won't Be Aliens

    Certain corners of the internet get worked up about silly things. For example: a year ago, when Michael Bay (who is producing "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles") said that, “These turtles are from an alien race, and they’re going to be tough, edgy, funny, and completely lovable,” nerds lost their shit. ...

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    Box Office: 'Pain & Gain' Takes Top Spot; 'Iron Man 3' Earns $195 Million Overseas, On Track For $1 Billion

    One could argue it was the under-performance of "The Island" that led Michael Bay into the world of "Transformers" but whatever it was, Bay has not made a film outside of that franchise in eight years. The three films in that series collected $2.6 billion worldwide, however, giving him the freedom t...

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    J.J. Abrams Says Directing 'Star Trek 3' Still A Possibility & More From His Playboy Interview

    In the latest issue of Playboy Magazine, which people still totally buy for the articles, there's a lengthy interview with J.J. Abrams, cinematic wizard behind "Mission: Impossible III," "Super 8" and the "Star Trek" reboot. Abrams' second foray into the "Star Trek" cosmos, "Star Trek Into Darkness,...

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    Weekend Preview: Michael Bay's Latest a 'Pain'-Filled Experience; Jeff Nichols' 'Mud' Captivates Critics; Skip 'The Big Wedding'

    Fans of Michael Bay and his cast of beefy cohorts will likely flock to dumb male comedy "Pain & Gain," a soulless, "low-budget" exercise in machismo that has appalled critics. Those looking for lighter fare might seek solace in "The Big Wedding," which has earned universal pans despite its top-d...

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    Review: Potentially Dumb & Fun 'Pain & Gain' Overstays Its Welcome With Unrelentingly Dumb & Unfun Tale

    Big, dumb, ridiculously over-the-top fun. When all else fails, filmmaker Michael Bay, perhaps one of the most unfairly maligned directors of the last two decades, can make it rain and bring the entertaining thunder like no one else. If not the inventor of the modern day supernova-esque blockbuster, ...

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    Review Roundup: Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain' Is a Soulless Macho Farce

    I had the misfortune of seeing Michael Bay's "Pain & Gain" at CinemaCon, which Paramount mystifyingly screened to the nation's exhibitors, who tend to be a conservative family-oriented bunch who are always begging the studios to release less R-rated fare. Don't get me wrong.

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    Michael Bay Retracts 'Armageddon' Apology, Says He's Proud Of The Film

    It seems Michael Bay and the media aren't having the best relationship at the moment. Yesterday, he squashed the supposed beef he had with Guillermo Del Toro, blaming the media for taking his quotes out of context and spinning a narrative around them. And d'oh! It's happened again!

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    The Best Commercials & Music Videos Of Michael Bay

    Michael Bay is an auteur. He's a director with a unique visual style all his own and a grasp of cinematic language (by the balls) unlike anyone else in the business. In fact, he may be the cinematic auteur who most accurately represents our day and age in the film industry. Notice the use of the wor...

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