The Apocalypse! “Transformers: The Last Knight” (@transformers) is The Holy Grail of “Robots In Disguise!”

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The Transformers are back! Yep it is time to witness another slap down between the heroic Autobots and their human allies against the villainous Decepticons.

This time around, however, there really is “more than meets the eye” as Optimus Prime has gone rogue, becoming a “Nemesis” to all mankind in Transformers: The Last Knight!

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The story picks up where the last film left off with Prime heading to Cybertron to meet his maker–literally. He arrives on his dying world to meet Quintessa, a female transformer and his creator. With a slap she seemingly brainwashes him into helping her revive Cyberton at Earth’s expense. Back on Earth, war rages between the world’s militaries and Transformers as waves of them continue to come to the planet. All Transformers, including, the Autobots are deemed enemies. Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), continues to stand by his Autobot comrades, finding refuge in a junkyard on Indian territory by “hiding in plain sight.” However, uneasy alliances are formed when an ancient Cybertronian staff that grants its wielder immense power comes into play. Quintessa wishes to use it to restore Cybertron while Cade, Bumblebee, and a few ancient Transformers must come together to literally keep worlds from colliding!

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#GirlPower! We Are Here For “Cars 3 (@pixarcars)!”

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It has been quite awhile since visited the world of Disney and Pixar’s Cars–six years to be exact! It is is no secret that we love ourselves some animated movies here at HeyMikeyATL, and the Cars franchise is definitely close to the top of the list of our favorite animated films of all times.

Well the resident champion of Cars 3, Lightning McQueen, is back and this time around he is in a race against an entity he probably can’t beat…TIME.

Lighting’s latest racing season begins as usual with him reminiscing on his mentor Doc, and preparing with his hometown friends for the biggest races in the world of Cars. As always, racing season is a time of celebration, fun, and reunions with old friends and rivals. However, all familiarity is shaken–and begins to crumble–with a surprising win from rookie, Jackson Storm. Jackson is haute, disrespectful, and most of all the face of a new wave of racers designed to be sleeker, stronger, and of course faster! Lightning and his compatriots soon find themselves left in the dust. After a tragic accident, Mr. McQueen finds himself back at the drawing board, itching for a comeback. However, it will not be easy with “youngsters” like Jackson in play. It will take all of Lightning’s skills, knowledge, and a surprising new, heroine, to set the world Cars back on track!

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Honestly, we have to say WE LOVE CARS! This film is yet another in a wave of Summer 2017 films that are showcasing Girl Power! Wonder Woman will have every little girl in the world begging for a sword and shield, but Cars will have them storm the gateways of Nascar and be looking to drive their own Cruz Ramirezes! If this is the last film in the franchise we are happy to see it end on an amazingly sweet and powerful note! Let here it for the girls AND LIGHTNING MCQUEEN!

You can catch Cars 3 in theaters everywhere Friday, June 16th!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[VIDEO] “I believe in love.” Wonder Woman Movie (@WonderWomanFilm) is The BEST Superhero Film to Date!

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Kudos, Kudos, and more KUDOS to the Zack Snyder, DC Comics, and the folks at Warner Bros. Entertainment!

The Wonder Woman movie is a mega-hit!

The action, the casting, story, and drama all mix together for one hell of a film that surpasses anything DC, or Marvel, for that matter has released. After attending an Atlanta screening we see why it has earned a whopping 97% rating from Rotten Tomatoes!

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The film is an origin story of Princess Diana, the only child of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, a race of immortal, warrior women created by the Olympian gods. The Amazons reside on Themyscira, a mystical island, hidden from the outside the world where men are forbidden. Diana, despite her mother’s initial wishes, is trained by her aunt, Antiope, to become the greatest warrior among them. It is hinted that she is no regular Amazon and is thus trained ten times harder than the rest of her people.

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[VIDEO] “Everything, Everything” (@everythingfilm) Illustrates Love At Its Purest Form!

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I had one of the biggest epiphanies I’ve experienced of my adult life watching the Atlanta screening of Everything, Everything.

Life affords all of us scars and delivers packaged fear by way of experience and heartbreak. While watching this beautifully shot film based on a simple but beautiful young adult novel with the same title, I was suddenly aware of how much life and more importantly my life’s experiences robbed me of faith and hope in the greatest power we as humans possess. The film reintroduced me to the young girl I was before I’d experienced my first kiss. Back to a time when my only reference of how magical it felt to be held or touched was in daydreams or when I went to sleep and was lucky enough to dream the entire night about the boy I had a crush on. You know those magical butterflies that let loose in your stomach whenever your eyes catch the sight of your crush? The same butterflies that flutter and swirl until your palms are sweaty, you can’t breathe and your mouth is dry, so you to pick at something as minute as a random curl in your face trying not to look silly. While it sounds ridiculous, I remember all of that as being absolutely delicious and Everything, Everything re-introduced me to that feeling. It was 96 minutes of kismet, an hour and a half in a time machine transporting me back to a time when love was innocent, it was undeniably beautiful and it was everything.
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Initially, I attended the screening expecting to be inspired by the excellence of Black girl magic present in the film. Directed by a gifted Black woman in Stella Meghie, starring an amazing Black woman in Amandla Stenberg and written originally by a talented Black woman, Nicola Yoon, I expected to leave the screening boasting and bragging about #blackgirlmagic and how my sisters as a whole dominated Hollywood less than two years after we cried about Oscar snubs and Golden Globe exclusions. Instead Everything, Everything didn’t act as an underlying testament to black women’s superiority, no the message was far bigger than that. The message of Everything, Everything was love and love isn’t exclusive or restrictive. It has no boundaries, no color, no creed. It doesn’t brag or yell or “stunt”.  It’s simply Everything.

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Amazing Movie & Awesome Cast! Power Rangers (@ThePowerRangers) FOREVER!

Lionsgate knew it had a hit on its hands when it greenlit the reboot for Saban’s Power Rangers movie.

This film plays off our nostalgia for the simpler, cooler time of 1992 when “five teenagers with attitude” were granted amazing powers and even more amazing costumes and vehicles (Zords) to save the world from the evil sorceress, Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks). Flash forward twenty-five years to the rebooted film and Jason (Dacre Montgomery), Zack (Ludy Lin), Billy (RJ Cyler), Trini (Becky G), and Kimberly (Naomi Scott) are still teenagers, but rebels and outcasts as well. We officially have “The Breakfast Club meets super-heroism” in the latest addition of Power Rangers!

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Much of the series is the same. The Power Rangers are still defending Angel Grove, they still have their dino-themed zords (The Tyrannosaurus, Mastodon, Triceratops, Sabertooth Tiger, and Pteradactyl), Zordon, and Alpha 5. However, Rita, Goldar, and the Putty Patrol are bigger, badder, and deadlier than ever. This time around the The Power Rangers are a freshly chosen team of recruits brought together by mischief and happenstance rather than true friendship. Just as they learn of their amazing new powers, Rita Repulsa, a former Ranger a resident villainess, has been reanimated a hungry for the power of The Zeo Crystal; a rock that apparently ceded Earth with the ability to create life. It is up to the Rangers to overcome their own insecurities and teenage angst to stop Rita from retrieving the crystal and destroying all life on Earth.

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“Tale As Old As Time…” Disney’s “Beauty & The Beast” (@beourguest) Is EPIC!

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Disney has truly found itself a new niche with these amazing live action films over the last few years.

Maleficent definitely led the way, but the company’s current live action feature, Beauty and The Beast takes the cake!

This film is nothing short of epic and does an amazing job of adapting the original animated film to a live action format!

The film is based on Belle (Emma Watson), a “funny girl,” and inventor who shares her love for art, learning, and invention with her doting father, Maurice. Belle tires of her “provincial life” in her little village where everything is the same day to day. She longs for adventure and something more than a regular life. Beautiful and intelligent, her attributes earn her the affections of the arrogant and narcissistic village “hero,” Gaston (Luke Evans). However, Belle soon gets more than what she bargained for out of life when she finds her father has been imprisoned by The Beast (Dan Stevens) and selflessly takes his place. Whereas Belle sees herself as his prisoner, she is single-handedly the last best hope The Beast and his servants have to regain their humanity.

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Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning attending #BeOurGuestATL’s screening of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

A special screening of the film, the #BeOurGuestATL event, was hosted by Rolling Out correspondent, Romeo International, with artist and dancer, Saidah Nairobi; who has performed with mega artists including Beyoncé, Ciara and Usher. Saidah Nairobi recently released her debut single “We Are” available now.

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[VIDEO] You Can’t Help But Love It! The “Hidden” Blessings of “Hidden Figures! (@HiddenFigures)”

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We at Kontrol Magazine love movies–action, romance, horror, sci-fi–you name it! However, there are very few films we would say you HAVE to see and Hidden Figures is definitely one of them!

Hidden Figures is based on a true untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), who are three incredibly intelligent and talented African American women who managed to land jobs at NASA back in the 1960’s when they were often discriminated against for both their race and gender.

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