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Reeling it in: 'Mad Max' blazes down 'Fury Road'

...or excessive dialogue.I can see lesser films trying this and coming off as bombastic, empty, or just plain ugly. Michael Bay comes to mind. But master filmmaker George Miller manages to effortlessly weave those lighter moments, those bits...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-05-20/reeling-it-in-mad-max-
Arts & Entertainment
Reeling it in: Amped-up action, heavy moments in 'Furious 7'

...similar to this, with the sweeping, spinning cameras and sexy girl montages, but had very different reactions to them. Michael Bay makes films exactly like this, but somehow the "Fast and Furious" production team (there've been a few different...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-04-08/reeling-it-in-amped-up
Arts & Entertainment
Reeling it in: Moviegoers could do far worse than 'Insurgent'

...with "Neighbors," nor did I feel like the filmmakers have contempt for the audience, like I do whenever I see a Michael Bay movie. The point is that the "Divergent" series are dumb, but harmless dumb. And, as my English teacher wife pointed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-03-25/reeling-it-in-moviegoe
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Less pain, more to gain from this Bay film

...about my feelings toward director Michael Bay. His body of work is fairly repugnant...hygienic place compared to the mind of Michael Bay. With that in mind, I had just...I don't feel any better about Michael Bay. Wahlberg is Daniel Lugo, a bit...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-05-01/less-pain-more-to-gain
Arts & Entertainment
New Transformers movie, same disappointment

...testicles, and humping dogs from a Michael Bay movie? You might imagine you'd...egregious element of the equation: Michael Bay.I don't know why I get my hopes...early reviews that proclaimed, "Michael Bay has finally grown up!" but I...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2011-07-07/new-transformers-movie
Arts & Entertainment
Reeling It In: New 'Planet of the Apes' film impresses

...movie. If there were any group of films that was the absolute antithesis of all that I've written here it would be Michael Bay's despicable giant robot series. In just a few minutes I was treated to Bay's trademark bombastic cinematography...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-07-16/reeling-it-in-new-plan
Arts & Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) - The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as the Michael Bay sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and the Melisa McCarthy comedy "Tammy" led the weakest summer holiday weekend in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-06
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Movie review: 'Lone Ranger' a little odd and flawed, but still fun

...Director Gore Verbinski, the man who also brought us the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, is kind of like Michael Bay in his inability to rein in his own imagination, the difference being that Bay's imagination has a kind of sweaty...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-07-10/movie-review-lone-rang
Arts & Entertainment
Movie review: Explosive fun in 'Pacific Rim'

...and it immediately becomes obvious that this director has a much defter hand than the loud, abrasive stylings of Michael Bay. Not only is the entire world meticulously realized - the production design is outstanding - but the human characters...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-07-17/movie-review-explosive
Arts & Entertainment
TRANSFORMERS: Not much more than meets the eye

...then, that, though I despise Michael Bay and I was too old to ever get into...attention-deficit kid he is, Michael Bay can't stand to delay gratification...can get a girlfriend. Suddenly, Michael Bay is all about setup, although he...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/071207/pulse_3082.shtml

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