New Battleship Clips: A Warning From Rihanna And Brooklyn Decker’s Quest For A Burrito

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We don't know which is weirder: that Universal sunk over $200 million into a movie about the board game battleship or that it opened in the #1 spot in 24 out of 26 countries overseas.


Universal is getting out of the board game business

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Hasbro and Universal: A Match Made in Candy Hell There's a really interesting story over at NY Mag about the colossal failure of the partnership between Hasbro and Universal.


The Most Devastating Taylor Lautner News You’ll Read All Year

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With Battleship set to open on May 18, it would seem that Universal is full steam ahead (*tugboat horn*) with the threat of producing a series of films based on Hasbro games.

#shia labeouf

Michael Bay Is Being Coy About The Transformers 4 Rumors


EXPLOSIVELY COY The third Transformers film grossed $1.

unnecessary sequels

Paramount wants back-to-back Transformers sequels starring Jason Statham. …Is this real life?

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I don't know what to make of this Variety article, because it says "nothing is set in stone," and some of the facty statements are prefaced by awesomely unattributable phrases like "it's said," but it seems to suggest that Paramount might shoot Transformers 4 and 5 back-to-back.

#shia labeouf

Two More Transformers Movies Could Be Coming Without Shia LaBeouf

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[via] Transformers: Pump Up The Jam Dark of the Moon earned $1.


Shocker: Universal Drops Ouija Board Movie

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Battleship (with its rumored $200 million budget) doesn't open for almost another year (May 2012), and already the other BOARD GAME ADAPTATIONS (I still can't f*cking believe I'm typing that phrase) are dropping like flies.

why god why?

Michael Bay’s Angry Birds might be funny if it weren’t true

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Here's the trailer for "Michael Bay's Angry Birds" that's been going around for the last two days.


Hasbro Renames “Spastic” Transformer

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"Spastic" is very different word in America and Great Britain.


Rihanna in ‘Battleship,’ Tom Hardy joins awful McG turd

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Casting Updates: According to Variety, Rihanna will be making her acting debut in Battleship, the Peter Berg-directed, Universal-Hasbro co-production based on, yes, the board game. Set to co-star Alexander Skaaaaåaårsgååärd of True Blood and Taylor "The Canadian Gambit" Kitsch, last we heard, the premise was an international, five-ship fleet engaged an intense naval battle with.


‘Hasbro Factory’ to be ‘The Avengers’ of board-game movies. No, seriously.

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(*breathes into paper bag*) Folks, nothing makes me feel like reality is all just a cruel hallucination like reading about the latest Hasbro film project in development.

why god why?

Ridley Scott’s Monopoly is ‘a nightmare of greed’

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One of the great mysteries of Hollywood is how Hasbro and Universal got a respected director like Ridley Scott, who has three Best Director Oscar noms, a Best Picture, a knighthood, and presumably a lot of money already, to agree to direct a movie about a board game.



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If you're a fan of Marvel action figures, you know all about Hasbro's 3 3/4" Marvel Universe figures - especially how annoyingly hard it can be to find some of them.



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Man, the execs who thought this one up deserved to be held down while we all line up to hit them with socks filled with dog poop.

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