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Other Things Michael Bay Can Transform

If you haven’t turned on a TV, been online, or glanced at a billboard in the past six months, you’ve probably missed this little indie movie opening this weekend called Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

However, if you have done one of those things, and are between the ages of 0-145, you know that Michael Bay’s newest film, aka “Boobies and S**t that Explodes,” is coming out this 4th of July weekend. Exciting stuff!

In light of the film’s opening, we’ve compiled a list of things that Michael Bay can turn into Transformers and then give to us for free.  We think you’ll agree.

1. Printer

Printers. The bane of our collective existence. Believe it.  Never once has a printer run smoothly in a time of dire need, which, in the time of email, is the only time we use them. Need to print your transcript? Printer’s not connected to your computer.  Need pictures to decorate your clipboard? Out of ink. Need to get all the documents together for your citizenship test? Paper jam. It’s 2011.  How is an iPhone able to search cats and make reservations, but a printer can’t do the one damn thing they were designed to do...PRINT!

The only power the printer needs is to work, and I’d be a happy camper. But if it could transform into an actual camper, then I’d literally be a happy camper. Plus I'd be able to drive across country not thinking about printing things. Something to ponder.

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300 Prequel Xerxes To Be Directed By Guy Ritchie?

The long-discussed 300 prequel, which was to be titled Xerxes, is not only still alive, but it's got a new title and its potential directors narrowed-down.

While the film's purpose of telling the origin story of 300's (historically-based, albeit loosely) Persian overlord, Xerxes remains, the title of the film will now be called 300: Battle of Artemisia.

Additionally, it seems that the list of potential directors have been narrowed-down to two. Noam Murro and Jaume Collet-Serra.

What can we expect from this bizarre prequel that, for a time, appeared to be dead in the water.

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The Wolverine Gets James Mangold As Director

The Wolverine has finally found its director. James Mangold (Knight and Day, 3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line) is reportedly on the verge of helming the franchise follow-up after the abrupt departure of Darren Aronofsky earlier this year. With the momentum that the film seemed to have going into 2011 dissolved, months of hiatus would lead to Mangold's name emerging last month on a short-list of candidates for the job.

With this news, it appears that The Wolverine can proceed as planned for shooting possibly in the Fall. Star, Hugh Jackman, who is supposedly set to put on more weight for the role than ever to pull-off a more comic book-accurate look, should now likely continue that task.

Will it have any affect on the film?

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Hangover 2: Screenwriter Craig Mazin Lists His Favorite Hangover Games

The Hangover Part 2 opens in theaters today, and I'm going to encourage you to just go out and see this right now. Don't read any reviews, because you know what? Haters gonna hate. I'm not sure why The New York Times is expecting Citizen Kane out of this sequel, but it's exactly what you expect from a followup to 2009's The Hangover sleeper hit. We went to screenwriter Crag Mazin, who not only sat down for a full interview, but also listed his five favorite games to play when you have a hangover. First up, Grand Theft Auto 4:

When you’re hung over and you’re just looking for some brainless fun, one of the most fun things to do…because when you’re hung over you just hate the world. You just regret everything and you just hate life. When the hangover is really bad, and you find yourself saying, "I wish I were dead" in between dry heaves, go ahead and load up a save where Niko has loads of weapons. Zip on body armor, find a great corner of a building or storage container to defend, then start killing people. When the cops come, unleash all of your self-loathing on them as well. When you finally can't take the amorality and head-pounding, rush out and get blown to shit by a hundred NOOSE guys. Oddly comforting. That’s fun. That’s a great way to just work through a miserable headache. 

Keep reading for the rest of Craig's Hangover game picks, and a full interview where he talks about Billy Joel, Ed Helms' singing ability, more video games, a possible Hangover 3, Rocketman, Game Boys, and more.

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Wolverine 2: Screenplay Finished, Shooting In January

Apparently, The Wolverine has narrowed-down its list of potential new directors to eight candidates to replace the exiting Darren Aronofsky.

According to Variety, directors Jose Padilha (Elite Squad 1 & 2), Doug Liman (Jumper, The Bourne Identity), Antoine Fuqua (Shooter, King Arthur), Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go, Locke & Key), Justin Lin (Fast Five, Annapolis), Gavin O'Connor (Warrior), James Mangold (Knight and Day, Walk the Line), and Gary Shore (The Draft.)

It's clear that this is quite a diverse list of established action helmers, along with some buzz-heavy, up-and-coming indie talent. In a sense, it's a list that still somewhat reflects the mentality 20th Century Fox studio had when Aronofsky, director of dark, surreal dramas like Black Swan, The Wrestler, and The Fountain was brought aboard to helm this latest outing of Marvel's claw-wielding adamantium-lined ass-kicker. However, it could be sign that the studio is now exploring other creative options.

Where is The Wolverine heading?

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Star Wars in 3D with George Lucas on AOTS Tonight

Tonight on Attack of the Show, George Lucas and Disney's Tom Fitzgerald returns to the studio to talk about how they're upconverting the Star Wars saga into 3D for its theatrical re-release and what's going on with the Star Wars TV show. We also share our wish lists for E3 2011 because it doesn't hurt to dream about Valve announcing Half-Life 2: Episode 3, right? DVDuesday returns with Chris Gore while Morgan Webb checks out the Maker Faire in Northern California. See you at 7PM!

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Attack of the Show Hearts Japan Tonight 7PM!

As you know, Attack of the Show has been running a series of auctions to help donate to the American Red Cross effort in Japan, in the wake of the tsunami that hit the island nation a couple of months ago. Those auctions closed today, and we are pleased and honored to report that, in total, your bids have raised $22,933.97!

Just to give you some idea of what some of the items went for, here's a list:

  • The Ultimate WWE Fan Bundle - $1025.00
  • Mt. Midoriyama Experience - $3050.00
  • Sara Underwood Reads The Feed At Your House - $7300,00

Thank you so much to all of you who bid. It will be donated via the American Red Cross, and every dollar helps to rebuild Japan after the disaster. For those who want to donate, you can still do so until Sunday, via our Red Cross page.

Go there now to help. And, again, thank you.

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Stormtrooper Motorcycle Helmet

Unlike South Park, we certainly don't recommend going up to big scary bikers and calling them derogatory names that rhyme with "rag." However, if all of them wore helmets like this, then the only thing you'd have to convey, is mad props.

The folks at EpicLeather make custom leather biker helmets, one of which, is this half-face "Steampunk" style Stormtrooper helmet.

And for those wondering; yes, it does come in traditional white, as well.


Health Alert For The Obvious-Impaired

I get that (for whatever reasons,) they may have just been covering their bases. But, if that was the case, then how does "have a throat or mouth" fall to the second spot on the list?

I suppose they could have also gone even farther with: "if you are an organic, carbon-based construct with sentience in the metaphysical classification."



Justice League Movie On Tap At Warner?

Could a Justice League mega movie be in the works over at Warner Bros.?

A long-popular pipe-dream of a project may have finally arrived in the realm of possibility, due to an impending transition of power at the top of the studio executive branch. The soon-retiring Alan Horn will be handing the magic power of "the greenlight" to the younger Jeff Robinov.

Assuming the top mantle amidst an industry that's witnessing declining box-office ticket and DVD sales, due to the growth of the Internet radically alter consumer behavior, Robinov's vision for the studio is calling for anything but subtle, art house flicks. Rather, he's ready to get behind the massive momentum that's currently in effect for superhero movie properties. For Warner Bros. and its fellow Time Warner subsidiary, DC Comics, the "big one" is undoubtedly The Justice League.

So, how did this speculation come about?

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