11 Great Actors Who Slummed It in Transformers Movies

11 Great Actors Who Slummed It in Transformers Movies

The Transformers movies have a peculiar habit of attracting world-renowned thespians to help bring to life the story of giant, alien robots who transform into cars and fighter jets. That trend dates all the way back to 1986’s Transformers: The Movie, which proved to be one of the last gigs in Oscar winner Orson Welles’ long, storied career. These days, it seems like the best and brightest in Hollywood are practically falling over themselves to appear in one of Michael Bay’s live-action Transformers movies. Whatever their motivations for joining the franchise, here are 11 decorated actors who decided to slum it in this critically reviled franchise. Transformers: The Last Knight is in theaters now. The film is directed by Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Josh Duhamel, Jerrod Carmichael, Isabela Moner, and John Turturro. Continue reading…
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Spider-Man: Homecoming First Reactions From Critics

Spider-Man: Homecoming First Reactions From Critics

Sony has lifted the social media embargo for critics who’ve already seen Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the initial response on Twitter is overwhelmingly positive. IGN Movies executive editor Jim Vejvoda shared his thoughts about Holland’s solo debut on Twitter: Continue reading…
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'The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin': Film Review | Provincetown 2017

'The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin': Film Review | Provincetown 2017

Jennifer M. Kroot’s affectionate portrait, ‘The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin,’ traces the author’s evolution from proud son of Southern conservatives to chronicler of alternative San Francisco through the 1970s and ’80s.read more
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Turns Out Harry Potter Isn't the First "Harry Potter"

Turns Out Harry Potter Isn't the First "Harry Potter"

Even if you aren’t into Harry Potter, you are at least familiar with the name. The character, written by J.K. Rowling and portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe on screen, is one of the most iconic in pop culture. However, it turns out that the Harry Potter we all know and love isn’t even the first wizard to be named Harry Potter. We know this thanks to the latest history dump provided by Rowling over at Pottermore. If you keep up with Rowling at all, you are probably aware of her tendency to continue to provide additional information about the world she created, and the characters therein. While she hasn’t written a new book about Potter and company for quite some time, Rowling can’t seem to help revisiting Potter and company. This time around, she went into the history of the Potter family lineage, where she dropped the news about the first Harry Potter. Continue reading…
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Wonder Woman Is The Highest-Grossing Movie by a Female Director

Wonder Woman Is The Highest-Grossing Movie by a Female Director

Wonder Woman is a hit with both critics and audiences, and now it’s busy breaking box office records as well. The latest film in the DC Extended Universe is officially the highest-grossing live-action movie directed by a woman. The woman in question is Patty Jenkins, who, along with star Gal Gadot, helped bring Wonder Woman to the big screen with flair. The movie has made $609.8 million worldwide, which helped Jenkins and the film surpass previous record holder Mamma Mia!, which was directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Continue reading…
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Start a CoderDojo and teach young people to code with Raspberry Pi

Start a CoderDojo and teach young people to code with Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi Foundation and the CoderDojo Foundation recently announced a merger, with Raspberry Pi Foundation CEO Philip Colligan joining the CoderDojo board. So if you ever wanted to teach kids coding, now is a great time to start a CoderDojo in your local  area. We caught up with Raspberry Pi’s CEO, Philip Colligan and CoderDojo spokesperson Rosa Langhammer to talk about the proposed merger. The two Foundations will share back-office resources and expertise to deliver more quickly on their shared goals. CoderDojo fans won’t see any change at the Dojos, however. CoderDojo spokesperson Rosa Langhammer tells us that “CoderDojo is and will always remain 100% content, software and hardware neutral! “The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world,” continues Rosa, “and the CoderDojo mission is to give every young person an opportunity to learn and create with technology. By combining our efforts we get closer to these shared goals.” Start a CoderDojo in your area and teach kids to code

The merger will allow CoderDojo to reach even more young, enthusiastic makers and coders. We’ll hear more about these plans in the summer, but Rosa did reveal that part of the strategy review includes “mapping the path to 5,000 Dojos [worldwide] by 2020.” But, “the first priority,” Philip tells us, “is to make it as easy as possible to start a CoderDojo. That means investing in the tools and resources that CoderDojo champions and mentors need.” Enabling more people and businesses to set up Dojos won’t be easy. That’s why the Raspberry Pi Foundation will be “bringing all of the capabilities and expertise of the Raspberry Pi Foundation to support the growth of the CoderDojo movement around the world.” “The CoderDojo Foundation team is really excited,” says Rosa, “and is looking forward to working with a wider team of people with similar goals, cooperating on new projects and pooling all our experiences and talents to give more people the opportunity to learn and be creative with technology.” Raspberry Pi and CoderDojo working together Why now? “In a word: demand,” Philip explains. “We know that young people all over the world are crying out for places they can go to learn how to get creative with digital technologies. Education systems aren’t responding quickly enough to that demand, so we decided that we should join forces to accelerate…
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Nex Machina Review

Nex Machina Review

When a top-down shooter like Nex Machina comes along, I’m reminded that even in this age of procedural open worlds and emergent storytelling, you don’t need a lot of buzzwords to have a good time. Its five stages of simple, fast, sometimes frantic bot-blasting can be daunting to the unprepared. But when I got a good run going, the responsive controls and exciting, sci-fi graphics made my frustrations with its sometimes nasty death penalty worth it. Each stage is divided up into rooms where you have to defeat several waves of robotic enemies, optionally saving defenseless humans to increase your score, before proceeding to the next. The baddies are both visually interesting and clever in their design, and every world introduces new ones so the combat never feels repetitive. Like in one of developer Housemarque’s previous games, Resogun, saving the human hostages adds a sense of urgency and encourages you to take risks and get aggressive. Continue reading…
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