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Did Michael Bay Recycle Old Footage For Transformers 3??

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Well, it certainly does look that way.

Check out the above clip that shows a comparison of Michael Bay's 2005 film The Island and his current release Transformers 3.

The action shots look very familiar. Sure, some of the shots are different, but if you look closely, you can see that that some of the same background cars and explosions are identical.

What do U think? Is it a cop out or just an interesting way to save money in post production??

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Check Out The New Trailer For Green Lantern!

We can certainly see why they're putting a lot more money into the special effects at the last minute, but damn, does this look epic or what?!

Check out the latest, just-released trailer for Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds in the title role, alongside Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard (above)!

Visuals still look a little too cartoonish for us - which doesn't help the already-out-there storyline - but we have a feeling that once the footage is displayed on the big screen, it's going to have a completely different feel!

Here's hoping, at least!

What do U think?? Do U want to see Green Lantern?

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Watch It Here! Conan The Barbarian Teaser Trailer!

Is it bad that we still wish Kellan Lutz had gotten this role? Oh well.

Check out the newly released teaser trailer for Conan the Barbarian. (above)

Arnie sure didn't have special effects like these!

Thoughts?

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More Werewolves Coming Soon To Theaters DVD!

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Universal just won't give up on The Wolf Man!

While last year's Wolf Man reboot was less-than-phenomenal, it DID win the Oscar for Best Makeup, and the studio has decided to give the franchise another shot…on DVD.

The new Wolf Man will be a "period piece reboot" of the 1941 Lon Chaney Jr. classic film, and Universal is reportedly aiming for the new movie to be the beginning of a direct-to-dvd franchise for the werewolf series.

Universal is currently looking for writers for this reboot of the VERY recent Wolf Man film, which was also a reboot. Ha!

Let's hope they find someone skilled this time around…the last one had great actors and really impressive makeup work. The main problem there was definitely in the script.

Are U ready for another Wolf Man? Or do U think the franchise should be put down with a silver bullet?

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George Lucas Wants To Bring Back The Dead!

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Something about this makes us feel extremely uncomfortable.

Director and special effects king George Lucas has reportedly starting buying the rights to deceased film legends like Orson Welles and Barbara Stanwyck so he can use the old footage, and combine it with technology to digitally place them in a new feature!

According to Lucas' friend Mel Smith:

"George has been buying up the film rights to dead actors in the hope of using computer trickery to put them all together, so you'd have Orson Welles and Barbara Stanwyck alongside today's stars."

Doesn't seem very respectful to the actors and their memory!

Just because you have the technology to do something doesn't mean you should!

Hasn't anyone seen Jurassic Park?! LOLz!

But in all seriousness, we hope that whatever he's planning on doing is taken with the utmost care and respect to their families. We all saw what happened to the new Star Wars trilogy when he focused on the CGI instead of, you know, the actual actors.

Thoughts??

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Officials Investigate The Safety Of Special Effects In Spider-Man Musical!

Filed under: Broadway Babies

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Smart move!

The New York State Department of Labor will be examining the safety of various special effects in Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, after two castmembers suffered broken bones from a 'flying mechanism' being employed in the new Broadway production!

However, according to department spokesman Leo Rosales, this is standard procedure, as all stage productions with special effects must be approved by state inspectors.

He explains:

“The flying in this musical is unprecedented for Broadway, and we’re going to urge the producers to make sure everything is as safe as possible.”

However, Actors Equity has also gotten involved, and reportedly forced the production to shift rehearsal schedules when they realized that various cast members were practicing the flying stunts in close proximity of one another!

Spokesperson Maria Somma explains:

"When a show is preparing to debut a lot of technology, especially flying over stage and audiences, we keep a close eye.”

Good! We're happy to hear that this is being taken so seriously!

Accidents happen, and thankfully no one was too seriously injured, but we want the production to go safely AND smoothly, so it's important that these officials are present to oversee that the proper regulations are in place!

Thoughts??

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