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Patrick Dempsey Recalls Getting Yelled at by Michael Bay on 'Transformers 3' Set (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 30th 2011 3:23AM
Patrick Dempsey, 'Late Show with David Letterman'Patrick Dempsey was apparently new to the Michael Bay experience when he started working on 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon.' He told David Letterman on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS) that he was given pointers by Shia LaBeouf on how to avoid getting yelled at by the director.

"Shia told me never get in his eyeline, always stay behind him," Dempsey said. "So I always put my chair right behind his, so I could see what he was up to and be one step ahead of him."

This worked out pretty well, until one day Dempsey rounded a corner after lunch and got right into Bay's eyeline. "He went off on me for a few minutes," Dempsey admitted, before quickly qualifying his statements by adding, "it's not a bad thing."

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Shia LaBeouf Talks About Riling Up Michael Bay on Set With Pranks (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 28th 2011 3:01AM
Shia LaBeouf, 'Late Show with David Letterman'While we'd love to be insulted by Don Rickles during one of his sets, we're not so sure getting yelled at by Michael Bay on one of his sets would be a comparably enjoyable experience. Nevertheless, Shia LaBeouf equated the two on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS).

He said "it's a dream to get screamed at by Bay" for the interns that come on set. LaBeouf used the word "aggressive" several times to describe Bay's now notorious off-screen antics.

But that didn't keep LaBeouf and others from tampering with Bay's stuff just to trigger that yelling tendency of his. One prank had them replacing his health drinks with cigarette butts and other things to rile him up just to watch him freak out and go into "megaphone time."

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Imagine's Howard, Grazer Make 'Great Escape' to Reality TV

by Harley W. Lond, posted Apr 19th 2010 11:45PM
More high-profile Hollywood A-listers are jumping on the reality bandwagon. Just last week director Michael Bay announced he was working on a reality series called 'One Way Out,' and now Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are mounting an action-adventure reality show for TNT.

Called 'The Great Escape,' the series will challenge contestants to escape from big-screen-inspired situations. According to The Hollywood Reporter, each week teams of ordinary people will be dropped off, blindfolded, in different extreme environments -- lost in the desert, trapped in the mountains, locked in a prison or marooned on an island -- and they'll have to rely on their everyday skills and experiences to escape and win cash rewards.

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Michael Bay Finds His 'Way' to Realty TV Series

by Harley W. Lond, posted Apr 14th 2010 7:30PM
Not content with wreaking havoc on the big screen, Michael Bay is making a foray into television with a reality TV adventure series called 'One Way Out.'

The director of 'The Rock,' 'Armageddon' and three 'Transformer' movies (No. 3 is in pre-production and is due out next year) is teaming with 'Top Chef' producers Magical Elves to create a series that co-producers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz say will take the reality adventure genre to the next level.

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If more '80s cartoons were given to movie directors

by Brad Trechak, posted Jun 21st 2009 11:02AM

The TransformersWith childhood animated icons such as Transformers and G.I.Joe getting the movie treatment (sadly done by Michael Bay), Atom Films put together an animated montage of hypothetical '80s characters (cartoon and otherwise) if they were redone by current directors. I think the sketch would have a little more impact if they did it live-action for each segment rather than animated, but I could be in the minority opinion.

I'm not sure which one is my favorite. The Smurfs done by Peter Jackson is certainly up there. Teddy Ruxpin by Wes Anderson is also a hoot. There are a few that aren't mentioned in the video that I think should have been mentioned:

Which franchises have I forgotten? And which directors do you think can cover these franchises? Which directors would piss on the memory of them and utterly obliterate them?

Video is after the jump.

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Transformers movie now has more ties to the cartoon

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 29th 2009 10:03AM
TransformersWhile the first Transformers movie was, in my opinion, several different kinds of suck, I give props to Michael Bay and company for doing one good move (and quite possibly the only one) with regards to the sequel. Frank Welker will be doing the voice of Soundwave. For those who are unaware, Welker did the voice of the same character in the 1980's cartoon. He'll be joining Peter Cullen (the voice of Optimus Prime) as one of the only two voices from that series that is involved with the movie franchise.

While I have less hope for the sequel then I did for the original, I do recall Soundwave's eerie metallic voice back when I used to watch that cartoon, and cannot help but think that it would be appropriate for a giant robot bad guy in any series about giant robots. Now if only Michael Bay would make other good decisions to go along this one and not continue to screw up one of my favorite childhood icons.

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Transformers 2?

by Adam Finley, posted Jul 4th 2007 5:40PM

transformersBoth Toon Zone and ICv2 have written of a supposed Entertainment Tonight report that there will be a sequel to the recently-released Transformers movie (which has already been a line of toys, several animated TV series, a comic book and a feature-length animated film).

However, my scan of the ET site has not brought up anything of the sort, and while a couple articles from other sites do allude to the possibility of a sequel, I see nothing that could be construed as an official announcement.

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