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FROM MTV MOVIES: There's no hiding the success of the "robots in disguise" franchise: "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" enjoyed the highest-grossing Fourth of July film debut ever over the weekend.

Summer sequel mania was in full swing over the Independence Day holiday as the latest "Transformers" movie took in an estimated $97.5 million. "Transformers" beat the 2011 opening-weekend record previously set by "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," which just crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide.

Continue reading 'Transformers' Sequel Sets Box-Office Record at Movies.MTV.com.

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The third and possibly final installment of Michael Bay's "Transformers" movie franchise arrived in theaters this week, and just like many of the superhero movies we cover here on Splash Page, it's full of call-outs to the cartoons and comics that inspired it.

That's why we decided to give "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" the same treatment as "X-Men: First Class," "Thor," and "Green Lantern," and identify some of the cool, under-the-radar elements you'll want to look for when you head the movies. (Oh, and I'm a big nerd for giant robots, too. That's the other reason.)

Not able to watch the video? Don't worry — I've highlighted each of the elements I call out in the video below. Read More...

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FROM MTV MOVIES BLOG: Since their debut in 1984, the Transformers have seen many incarnations throughout the full range of media, from comics to cartoons, to toys and, of course, live-action film.

With the latest installment of their big-screen franchise, "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon," rolling out into theaters today (June 29), we’re taking a look at the key characters in this summer blockbuster, and seeing how they developed from their classic forms in the original animated series and the comics into the big-screen blockbuster stars they are today.

Continue reading 'Transformers' 101: Secret Origins From The 'Dark Of The Moon' at MoviesBlog.MTV.com.

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TransformersIt's always fun when a package from Hasbro arrives at MTV Splash Page HQ, and today's delivery of "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" toys was no exception.

As you've probably learned by now, I don't mind setting aside my pride for the opportunity to show off all of the cool stuff that these packages contain (and if you haven't learned that, I encourage you to check out the "Thor" and "Iron Man 2" toy write-ups). However, since the bulk of our "Dark Of The Moon" coverage will be happening on MTV Movies Blog, I asked Movies Blog editor Josh Wigler to star in the necessary — and unabashedly nerdy — swag photo. Read More...

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Transformers comicWe still have a few months before "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" hits theaters, but fans of Hasbro's famous robots in disguise don't have to wait that long for a taste of what's to come in Michael Bay's third installment of the blockbuster movie franchise.

IDW Publishing brings not one but two official "Dark Of The Moon" prequel comics to shelves this week, and we have an exclusive preview of one of them, "Transformers: Rising Storm," and an interview with "Transformers" editor Andy Schmidt.

The first issues of both "Transformers: Rising Storm" and "Transformers: Foundation" hit shelves today, so read on for a brief interview with writer Andy Schmidt and an exclusive seven-page preview of "Rising Storm." Read More...

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A teaser trailer for Michael Bay's third "Transformers" movie debuted online today, and it offers a pretty good indication why the film is titled "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon."

Apparently, our speculation that it had something to do with Pink Floyd was a little off. Read More...

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