"Transformers: The Last Knight" earns the dubious honor of having the most nominations, followed by "Fifty Shades Darker."
As our list of the 50 best movies of 2017 attests, the year offered a truly outstanding selection of films. But clunkers are inevitable, and the past 12 months served up plenty — from franchise nonstarters (The Mummy, Baywatch) to painful cautionary tales against whitewashing (Ghost in the Shell, The Great Wall) to disastrous dramas from acclaimed filmmakers (The Snowman, The Book of Henry). Click through to see our picks for this year’s worst of the worst.
It seems the “Transformers” franchise is rusty. As of Sunday morning “Transformers: The Last Knight,” the fifth installment directed by Michael Bay, looks to bring in $69.1 million from 4,069 domestic locations during its five-day opening weekend. That’s a franchise low for the sequel from Paramount and Hasbro, behind the first in the modern series, which... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/box-office-transformers-the-last-knight-opening-weekend-2-1202477831/" title="Read Box Office: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Opens to Franchise Low $69.1 Million">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Long before she was dodging Decepticons alongside Mark Wahlberg as the tough and acerbic Izabella in the new sequel Transformers: The Last Knight, Isabela Moner made her stage debut in a musical-theater production of The Wizard of Oz. And no, the future Hollywood actor and singer was not Dorothy. “I was a Munchkin,” the 15-year-old Cleveland native told Yahoo Movies during a round of 15 Questions (watch above).
The Transformers are the stars of the Transformers franchise, but that hasn’t stopped director Michael Bay from being able to tempt some very familiar — and very surprising — human faces into appearing in each of his five films. From the original 2007 blockbuster to this summer’s Transformers: The Last Knight, which is in theaters now, the director has thought outside the box when it comes to casting supporting players and cameo parts. Here are some of the unexpected actors and personalities who have appeared alongside these robots in disguise over the past decade.
The 'Transformers' series has plenty of problems, but we identified what we think are the five "most very bad" moments from the first four films in the franchise.
Warning: This post contains spoilers for Transformers: The Last Knight. If pictures speak louder than words, then Shia LaBeouf is practically screaming while re-watching his three Transformers films during his 2015 career-encompassing piece of performance art, #ALLMYMOVIES. As photos illustrated at the time, the actor grew visibly distraught while the trilogy-capping Transformers: Dark of the Moon unspooled onscreen, even getting up and leaving the theater for an hour after it concluded.
The summer tentpole is banking on a strong run overseas to make up for franchise fatigue holding back its opening weekend in North America
Summer tentpole counting on strong run overseas, where it opened to rousing $48 million on Friday, the third-best start of all time for a foreign title
While Michael Bay has lately claimed that this is his final go-round with the robots-in-disguise franchise, a credit-sequence stinger suggests that Optimus Prime has yet another battle looming on the horizon.
The first film in Michael Bay’s blockbuster Transformers movie saga based on the robots-in-disguise toys opened 10 years ago this summer. With the fifth installment, Transformers: The Last Knight, blowing into theaters this week, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at a decade of star-studded Transformers premieres.
The good news about the latest Transformers movie is that — spoiler alert! — the world gets saved at the conclusion. The bad news is that it leaves the opportunity for more Transformers movies. This profitable franchise has not exactly enjoyed critical praise since its first installment in 2007, and Transformers: The Last Knight is unlikely to change that.
Turns out 'Transformers: The Last Knight' have been with us throughout pivotal points in history: Watch Anthony Hopkins explain in new TV spot
Michael Bay is the master of over-the-top movie mayhem, and he’ll once again be delivering it in spades with Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth movie based on the Hasbro toys. Bay has helmed every chapter of the franchise so far, but he recently hinted he may be getting ready to hand over the reins of his Autobots-vs.-Decepticons material to someone else. When asked on the CinemaCon red carpet by our own Kevin Polowy whether he was set to retire from the Transformers universe, Bay admitted he often feels like the sequel he just made is his last.
"This is not a number five. This feels like a brand new, fresh look into the Transformers," director told theater owners assembled in Vegas at presentation
The Kids’ Choice Awards was home to a kid-centered (if not exactly kid-friendly) clip from Transformers: The Last Knight.
The Super Bowl is the biggest game of the year, so it makes sense that a film that is all about spectacle is part of it. “You want to know don’t you, why they keep coming here, to Earth,” says Hopkins’ character, Sir Edmund Burton. After the ad airs during Sunday’s Super Bowl, an extended, 50-second spot will be posted online.
Video of our first encounters with fully functioning prototype of the home version of the new movie's rookie Autobot
Michael Bay is back for more robots-in-disguise action with Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth installment in the toy-based movie franchise, which is set to barrel into theaters on June 23. The film’s first trailer is expected to drop later on Monday, and we’ve got a host of new photos from the film, which promises to deliver considerable star power from the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Stanley Tucci and Sir Anthony Hopkins, as well as the same brand of movie mayhem that has defined the series.
It may be award season, but real-deal cinephiles are already looking forward to one of the big cinematic events of 2017: Transformers: The Last Knight. While details about the fifth installment in the franchise have been scarce, director Michael Bay announced yesterday that production has wrapped and that a trailer is forthcoming later on Monday. Via the official Transformers Twitter account, Bay let it be known that his latest Transformers sequel has moved on to the post-production phase and provided a rapid-fire montage (set to pounding drums) composed of behind-the-scenes footage and photos.
As the title suggests, Michael Bay is going back in time for part of Transformers: The Last Knight. “We are shooting with IMAX 3D and the results are phenomenal,” Bay says in the featurette (watch below). In addition to locales like Stonehenge, The Last Knight also shot at Winston Churchill’s boyhood home, causing some controversy in September.