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Since news are slow at the moment, I thought I could share an article Screen Rant just published on how the inclusion of Isabel’s character Alice in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” added legitimacy to, according to them, the weirdest Transformers toyline – the Pretenders.

With the inclusion of Alice (Isabel Lucas) in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Michael Bay’s movies redeemed the franchise’s weirdest toyline: the Pretenders. While the movie was not particularly well received and won the Razzie for Worst Picture, Alice’s inclusion was a great moment for fans of the series and viewers alike. The result was that it brought a level of modernity to that line of the robots in disguise.

Introduced in 1988 as part of the “G1” line in Marvel Comics UK, and adapted into the IDW and Super-God Masterforce continuities in subsequent years, the Pretenders focused on Transformers that could cover themselves in synthetic organic shells to hide the robot. Thus, they commonly took the form of human beings and would live like regular citizens until they had to attack. The shells on the tie-in action figures were removed from the front and back to reveal the robot within. Unfortunately, this line of Transformers was also met with confusion by many fans who didn’t understand the purpose they fulfilled, and so wouldn’t hide the real robotic characters within properly. Additionally, the subsequent waves of the Pretenders came with several quality issues, and were quickly written off. Ultimately, it was one of the Transformers’ weirdest and least successful subtoylines, but Michael Bay’s Transformers movie somewhat redeems it.

In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Alice plays a Pretender Decepticon who infiltrates the college attended by Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf). Like her comic/action figure counterpart, her robot self is also disguised by a synthetic organic tissue. However, the movie elevates the concept of the Pretenders and redeems their tarnished reputation among fans by giving the Pretenders a defined story purpose, and a reason for being. It also makes the transformation of the Pretenders conceptually a lot cooler by getting rid of the clunky execution of a removable shell. In Michael Bay’s sequel, Alice’s disguise is unnoticed by the entire college, until she reveals the robotic endoskeleton within, but she’s also able to easily transform back into a human to remain disguised.

Another issue that the movie fixed was that the construction of the Pretenders action figures often limited the mobility of the Transformers within. When removed, there wasn’t much the actual robot encased could do on its own, making the disguise seem more pointless. It also led to scale discrepancies, especially when characters like Bumblebee and Grimlock were added to later Pretender lines as they were far larger than human beings, thereby undermining the entire point of the Pretenders being able to pass as human. The shells themselves also varied in nature. With the Transformers Beast Wars Pretenders, the shells being in the form of animals on Earth addressed the unrealistic size problems, but the figures themselves provided no articulation or even weapons. In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, however, Alice is properly scaled, practical, and had self-contained weapons, giving her a full range of capabilities. The animal-like qualities in some of her movements was also a nice nod to the Beast Wars line.

While there is still overall some skepticism over the Pretenders and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as a movie, advances in figure technology and renewed interest in the line may still lead to a resurgence in their shelf lives. Many attempts since to bring back the Pretenders have been made, including the “Power of the Primes” line some years ago. Michael Bay’s Transformers movies are often criticized for making decisions many audiences didn’t enjoy. Still, it’s undeniable that they led to a resurgence of popularity for the franchise that continues to grow. Hopefully, that continues with the spinoff movies on the horizon, such as the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.

Isabel’s creative management company MissusM Creative shared some exciting news regarding Bosch & Rockit today! The film has been chosen for America’s prestigious Mammoth Film Festival, and will be screened during the event on February 4th. They also shared a stunning promotional photo of Isabel, which you can find in our gallery.

Some MAMMOTH news to share with you today: the gorgeous new Australian film Bosch and Rockit, starring MissusM’s Isabel Lucas, is set to be screened at America’s prestigious Mammoth Film Festival on February 4th! 🎞 This magical coming-of-age story, which also stars Friends of MissusM @hemsworthluke & @rasmusking, was shot in and around beautiful Byron Bay in 2020 and is the brainchild of brilliant Aussie writer-director Tyler Atkins. We’re incredibly proud of everyone involved in this beautiful film and can’t wait for American audiences to fall in love with it too!

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Isabel’s upcoming film Bosch & Rockit have been mentioned as one of the 10 biggest Australian movies coming out in 2022! You can view the full list here. We don’t have an official release date yet (there has been mentions of March 1st), but we will keep you updated.

It’s been a weird kinda year for Australian cinema—despite cinemas being crippled by COVID, we had a huge boost in production from companies all over the world, and even some homegrown hits.

You’ve barely had a chance to catch up on all the great local content of this year and it’s already time to look forward to 2022. Scroll to start getting hyped up for another year of idiosyncratic, curious Aussie filmmaking: from some star-studded titles arriving soon, to conceptually-fascinating projects that we don’t even have a date for yet!

Bosch & Rockit
A sun-drenched selection from the Sydney Film Festival, Bosch & Rockit stars Luke Hemsworth as a drug dealer on the run. His surf-obsessed son (Rasmus King) doesn’t know that, though: he’s convinced they’re just on the father-son trip of a lifetime, until reality cruelly catches up. It’s based on debut writer-director Tyler Atkins’ hometown, the gorgeous NSW north coast that’ll look splendid on the big screen.

Collider did a piece on Terrence Malick’s films this week, ranking all nine of his projects from worst to best. His 2015 film featuring our Isabel – “Knight of Cups” – ranked 6 on their list, and you can read their thoughts on the film below. See the full list here.

Terrence Malick is a fascinating filmmaker, as he’s influenced multiple generations of filmmaking throughout the different stages of his career. Malick was part of the landmark “New Hollywood” filmmakers who emerged in the 1970s, yet took a twenty year absence until he reemerged in the ‘90s. Malick’s work entered a third stage in the last decade, in which he seemingly abandoned all constraints of narrative structure, and pursued experimental work.

Malick’s work is often beloved, and his reclusive public persona is consistent with the mystery that surrounds each of his films. It’s never entirely clear when Malick’s next project is coming, as he often extensively retools his stories in the editing room, leading to many famous situations where storylines or entire performances are diminished, reframed, and even deleted.

Malick is currently working on his latest feature The Way of the Wind, which officially added Mark Rylance, Douglas Booth, Matthias Schoenaerts, Géza Röhrig, Joseph Fiennes, Lorenzo Gioielli, and Aidan Turner to its cast. Little is known about his next film other than it is a retooling of different chapters of the Christian religious text, and will surely generate the controversy that is inherent to adapting Biblical material.

Malick continues to fascinate, infuriate, and inspire film fans, and nearly fifty years after his debut, he remains one of the essential working filmmakers. Here are all nine Terrence Malick films, ranked worst to best.

6. Knight of Cups
Perhaps the most underrated film within Malick’s entire filmography, Knight of Cups shouldn’t have worked on paper. It actually couldn’t have worked on paper, as while Malick had loose story outlines, none of the actors received any actual pages. Malick frequently relied on improvisation, placing actors in unknown scenarios and gauging their authentic reactions. The result is a string of loosely interconnected realizations on the nature of healing.

Knight of Cups is a celebration of excess, and given the subject material, it’s appropriately a hard film to follow. Following the exploits of grieving screenwriter Rick (Christian Bale), the film’s story unfolds in eight mini-chapters as Rick reenters the world and experiences indulgence, pain, temptation, and ultimately love. The final chapter, in which Rick finally begins to see a path forward through the guidance of the enchanting Isabel (Isabel Lucas), is a surprisingly sentimental conclusion to the madcap insanity that preceded it. (View full list)