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WINNER: Michael Bay
Dismal reviews did nothing to slow the onslaught of the director loud, flashy, '80s-era nostaligia machines: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.' The fourth 'Transformers' film is the summer’s highest-earning movie, while 'TMNT' had such a killer opening weekend that Paramountannounced a sequel for 2016.

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Summer Movies 2014: The Winners and Losers

Gwynne Watkins
Writer
August 19, 2014

As Labor Day looms closer and kids count down the days to the beginning of school, Yahoo Movies's Gwynne Watkins takes a look back at another summer-movie season — and adds to her selections that made her mid-season report. It's a mixed bag, represented by some names that should be instantly recognizable (like Angelina and Scarlett and Tom) — and a few that are less known (hello, James Gunn). You'll find some mega-budgeted films, and more than a few indies (including the first English-language film from a South Korean director). From Michael Bay to Spider-Man, here are the season's winners and losers...