Director: Michael Bay

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Film:Transformers

Transformers

Michael Bay

From director Michael Bayand executive producer Steven Spielberg comes a thrilling battle between the heroic Autobots(R) and the evil Decepticons(R). When their epic strugglecomes to Earth, all that stands between the Decepticons(R) and ultimate power is a clue held by young Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf). Unaware that he is mankind’s last chance for survival, Sam and Bumblebee, his robot disguised as a car, are in a heart-pounding race against an enemy unlike anything anyone has seen before. It’s the incredible, breath-taking film spectacular that USA Today says “will appeal to the kid in all of us.”

Film:Armageddon

Armageddon

Michael Bay

The latest testosterone-saturated blow-’em-up from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay (The Rock, Bad Boys) continues Hollywood’s millennium-fueled fascination with the destruction of our planet. There’s no arguing that the successful duo understands what mainstream American audiences want in their blockbuster movies—loads of loud, eye-popping special effects, rapid- fire pacing, and patriotic flag waving. Bay’s protagonists—the eight crude, lewd, oversexed (but lovable, of course) oil drillers summoned to save the world from a…

Film:The Rock

The Rock

Michael Bay

Between his high-octane debut, Bad Boys, and 1998’s wannabe blockbuster Armageddon, hotshot director Michael Bay forged his dubious reputation with this crowd-pleasing action extravaganza. In it a psychotically disgruntled war hero (Ed Harris) seizes the island prison of Alcatraz and threatens to wage chemical warfare against nearby San Francisco unless the government publicly recognizes the men who were killed under Harris’s top-secret command. Nicolas Cage plays the biochemist who teams up with the only man ever to have escaped from Alcatraz (Sean…

Film:Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Michael Bay

Two years have passed since Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and the Autobots saved the human race from the invading Decepticons. Now he's preparing for the biggest challenge of his life: leaving home for college.

Leaving home is something the Autobots understand only too well. With the destruction of the Allspark, the Transformers home planet of Cybertron, is uninhabitable and the Autobots make the best of their lives on earth, working in league with the military as part of a top-secret team called NEST.

Meanwhile, the Decepticons learn what Sam doesn't know: he alone holds the key to the outcome of the struggle between evil and the ultimate power of good. A normal life will have to wait.

With the help of the Autobots, the soldiers of NEST, and an old adversary-turned-ally, former Sector 7 Agent Simmons, Sam and his girlfriend Mikaela must uncover the secret history of the Transformers presence on earth, and the sacrifices that have to be made to save it from an ancient threat sworn on returning here for revenge—an ancient Decepticon named The Fallen.

Film:The Island

The Island

Michael Bay

When you add up all the best things about The Island, you might just conclude that there’s hope yet for Hollywood’s most critically reviled hit-maker, Michael Bay. Recruited by Steven Spielberg to direct this lavish and often breathtaking sci-fi action thriller, Bay rises to the occasion with an ambitious production that is, by his standards (and compared to Bay’s earlier hits like The Rock and Armageddon), surprisingly intelligent as it explores the repercussions of cloning in a sealed-off society where humans are cultivated for spare parts,…

Film:Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Michael Bay

To call Pearl Harbor a throwback to old-time war movies is something of an understatement. Director Michael Bay’s epic take on the bombing that brought the United States into World War II hijacks every war movie situation and cliché (some affectionate, some stale) you’ve ever seen and gives them a shiny, glossy spin until the whole movie practically gleams. Planes glisten, water sparkles, trees beckon—and Bay’s re-creation of the bombing itself, a 30-minute sequence that’s tightly choreographed and amazingly photographed, sets the action movie bar up quite…

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