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Miami New Times

Eyes on Miami: Maluma, Michael Bay, David Beckham, and Others

It's not easy having eyes all over the scene, being around to take in all the wild visuals at all the worthwhile places in the city. There are, however, those parties and gallery openings where a fortunate photographer can point and shoot. Every week, in collaboration with World Red Eye, New Times brings you a solid recap of all the recent experiences you might've missed around Miami. It's impossible to be everywhere, but, hey, we can try to keep our Eyes on Miami.
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gamepur.com

Live A Live feels like Michael Bay made a JRPG just for me – Hands-on impressions

On the surface, Live A Live might be the furthest thing from my gaming wheelhouse. It’s a JRPG that originally released back in 1994 but never made its way out of Japan. The grid-based combat is a step up from the turn-based combat I usually find boring, but it’s close enough to not really matter. And maybe worst of all — for my sensibilities — there are several anime boys with ridiculous hair and lots of dialogue. In spite of all that, I think Live A Live is one of the best games to come out in 2022.
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thedigitalfix.com

Michael Bay made Ben Affleck get $20,000 new teeth for Armageddon

Actors often have to undergo physical preparation for a part. This can mean working out, or adopting a different haircut. For Ben Affleck in disaster movie Armageddon, it was new teeth, at the absolute behest of director Michael Bay. Bay himself explains what happened in one of the film’s Criterion...
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15 years ago, Michael Bay made the most overrated sci-fi movie of the century

I wasn’t exactly proud of the fact that I’d never seen a single Transformers movie until Rolling Stone called The Last Knight 2017’s “most toxic movie.” By then, I was just relieved to have opted out. For the most part, I merely accepted their existence like I did many film series of the era. I'd given the first few Saw and Step Up movies a watch, and even the first Fast and Furious. But I never bothered with Michael Bay’s most profitable venture. 15 years later, I can’t decide if I should regret or celebrate that decision.

Michael Bay Resurrects Platinum Dunes, Signs First-Look Deal With Universal

Filmmaker Michael Bay has resurrected his Platinum Dunes banner and found a new home for the storied production company. The director, known for his Transformers movies and the Bad Boys franchise, has reunited with Brad Fuller, his former producing partner, in bringing Dunes back. The company has signed a first-look deal with Universal, the studio behind his most recent action movie, Ambulance.More from The Hollywood ReporterBox Office: 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' Booms With $72M Bow, 'Ambulance' DOAEvents of the Week: 'The Kardashians,' 'Ambulance' and MoreEiza Gonzalez on 'Ambulance,' 'Godzilla vs. Kong' Changes and the Ambitious 'Three-Body Problem' “Michael Bay is not only...
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5 years ago, Michael Bay made the most exhausting sci-fi blockbuster of the century

By the time Transformers: The Last Knight hit theaters in summer 2017, the Michael Bay-helmed toy franchise was in trouble. The previous movie had grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide back in 2014 — making it the highest-grossing movie of the year, and one of the 10 highest of all time — but it had also been roundly dismissed by critics. “A new franchise low, featuring flailing actors, dull, incomprehensible action and murderous Autobots that act like whiny, petulant dicks,” was a typical review. Peter Cullen, who voiced Optimus Prime, was publicly complaining about the direction of the series, and Hasbro had announced then abandoned plans for four Transformers movies without Bay.

How Michael Bay Ended Up Directing a Winger Video

Before directing Hollywood blockbusters like Armageddon and Transformers, Michael Bay was at the helm for a number of music videos. His cinematic aspirations were already apparent, when you look at his work on Poco's "Call It Love," one of the very first music videos Bay did in 1989. He would also direct clips for Meat Loaf and Aerosmith and numerous other superstars. But by the time he got to Winger, Bay was over it. "He wasn't a very happy person at the time," guitarist Reb Beach tells UCR, regarding the band's experience working with Bay on 1991's "Can't Get Enuff."

Michael Bay Delayed His Directorial Debut By Saying No To Steven Spielberg

Prior to his 1995 feature film debut, director Michael Bay helmed multiple notable music videos, including The Divinyls' "I Touch Myself," Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)," and Wilson Phillips' "You Won't See Me Cry." He also directed a notable ad in the "Got Milk?" ad campaign wherein a museum curator was unable to answer a trivia question about Aaron Burr due to a lack of the liquid in question. Looking back from 2022, it seemed inevitable that Bay should transition into feature films. He had a unique way of moving a camera, an eye for oversaturated photography, and skill with closeups and slow-motion. These things don't necessarily make for good movies in themselves, but they reveal a certain visual dynamism and filmmaking confidence.

How Michael Bay Ended Up Directing a Winger Video

Before directing Hollywood blockbusters like Armageddon and Transformers, Michael Bay was at the helm for a number of music videos. His cinematic aspirations were already apparent, when you look at his work on Poco's "Call It Love," one of the very first music videos Bay did in 1989. He would also direct clips for Meat Loaf and Aerosmith and numerous other superstars. But by the time he got to Winger, Bay was over it. "He wasn't a very happy person at the time," guitarist Reb Beach tells UCR, regarding the band's experience working with Bay on 1991's "Can't Get Enuff."
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At the movies: Ambulance is a better than average (though overlong) Michael Bay film

Will Sharp (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), the lead character of Ambulance, needs money. Fast. He’s a veteran who can’t get the healthcare he needs just as his wife (and the mother of his child) desperately requires an experimental surgery. This is when Will turns to his brother, Danny Sharp (Jake Gyllenhaal), a criminal that Will has become distant with. Will never wanted to get back into the game of robberies and crime, but with his bank account running so low, he has no choice. He joins up with Danny to rob a bank in Los Angeles, which should be an easy job. Unfortunately, things go south quickly and the duo end up hijacking an ambulance with EMT Cam Thompson (Eiza Gonzales) and a mortally wounded cop onboard. Now this unlikely quartet is trapped in an ambulance speeding down every road in Los Angeles pursued by an army of cops. There’s no easy way out here, if there is even a possibility of exiting.
Bowling Green Daily News

'Ambulance' brings out the best, and worst, of Michael Bay

“Ambulance” barely made a blip in theaters, opening the same weekend as “Sonic 2” last month. After a lackluster theatrical run, the latest from director Michael Bay made a quick jump to video on demand and is now available to watch in the comfort of your own home.
vanalstyneleader.com

Ambulance is a better than average Michael Bay film

Will Sharp (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), the lead character of Ambulance, needs money. Fast. He’s a veteran who can’t get the healthcare he needs just as his wife (and the mother of his child) desperately requires an experimental surgery. This is when Will turns to his brother, Danny Sharp (Jake Gyllenhaal), a criminal that Will has become distant with. Will never wanted to get back into the game of robberies and crime, but with his bank account running so low, he has no choice. He joins up with Danny to rob a bank in Los Angeles, which should be an easy job. Unfortunately, things go south quickly and the duo end up hijacking an ambulance with EMT Cam Thompson (Eiza Gonzales) and a mortally wounded cop onboard. Now this unlikely quartet is trapped in an ambulance speeding down every road in Los Angeles pursued by an army of cops. There’s no easy way out here, if there is even a possibility of exiting.
amtrib.com

Ambulance is a better than average (though overlong) Michael Bay film

Will Sharp (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), the lead character of Ambulance, needs money. Fast. He’s a veteran who can’t get the healthcare he needs just as his wife (and the mother of his child) desperately requires an experimental surgery. This is when Will turns to his brother, Danny Sharp (Jake Gyllenhaal), a criminal that Will has become distant with. Will never wanted to get back into the game of robberies and crime, but with his bank account running so low, he has no choice. He joins up with Danny to rob a bank in Los Angeles, which should be an easy job. Unfortunately, things go south quickly and the duo end up hijacking an ambulance with EMT Cam Thompson (Eiza Gonzales) and a mortally wounded cop onboard. Now this unlikely quartet is trapped in an ambulance speeding down every road in Los Angeles pursued by an army of cops. There’s no easy way out here, if there is even a possibility of exiting.
filminquiry.com

AMBULANCE: An Angry Auteur With Restraint (Or How Michael Bay Learns To Love People)

Throughout Michael Bay‘s latest outing, Ambulance, there is a scene where our protagonist, played by Yahya Abdul Mateen II calls his wife and lies about the work he has done. While not discussing what has occurred in his day, his wife feels proud of him, like he has a purpose in this world as an ex-military man. The reason I mention this aspect of the film is the breath of fresh air for humanistic care of people in a Michael Bay film in 2022. For those unaware, Bay‘s psychological thinking boils down to making movies to satisfy himself, not an audience. He frames his thinking within filmmaking like a maximalist with an almost narcissistic persona. An example of this thinking is, during a recent interview about Ambulance, Bay discussed the effects in the film, saying:
vanalstyneleader.com

At the movies: Ambulance is a better than average (though overlong) Michael Bay film

Will Sharp (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), the lead character of Ambulance, needs money. Fast. He's a veteran who can't get the healthcare he needs just as his wife (and the mother of his child) desperately requires an experimental surgery. This is when Will turns to his brother, Danny Sharp (Jake Gyllenhaal), a criminal that Will has become distant with. Will never wanted to get back into the game of robberies and crime, but with his bank account running so low, he has no choice. He joins up with Danny to rob a bank in Los Angeles, which should be an easy job. Unfortunately, things go south quickly and the duo end up hijacking an ambulance with EMT Cam Thompson (Eiza Gonzales) and a mortally wounded cop onboard. Now this unlikely quartet is trapped in an ambulance speeding down every road in Los Angeles pursued by an army of cops. There's no easy way out here, if there is even a possibility of exiting.