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The Trailer for Red Dawn is Online (Finally)!!

Back in 2009, 1984’s Red Dawn was remade but has remained out of our reach because of MGM’s bullshit money troubles. This delayed movies in the pipeline such as The Hobbit, Skyfall, Robocop, and even Cabin in the Woods so there were many projects that were sidelined in both the development and distribution stage. Luckily, the time has finally come for the Wolverines to rise as we finally get to see the release of the trailer into the internet!

The remake was filmed primarily in my home state of Michigan, which is exciting! Since it was filmed back in 2009, it’s like the casting director struck at rich as they got stars before they hit it big such as Chris Hemsworth, obviously most recently in Thor and The AvengersJosh Hutcherson also starred before he hit the jackpot in The Hunger Games. Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights), Connor Cruise (Seven Pounds, Being Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman’s Son), Isabel Lucas (Transformers 2, The Immortals), and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Watchmen, The Losers and Magic City) also get some screen time in the long-awaited remake. This time, it looks like the North Koreans are being dicks instead of the Russians although initially it was the Chinese that was going invade the United States but it was changed in the last year so we didn’t have to piss China off when the film was released over there. But enough talking, watch the trailer below!

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The REAL Reason “GI Joe: Retaliation” Was Delayed

Claiming that they needed to spend nine months to add 3D, a lot of people called BS on Paramount, and for good reason, too. I mean, come on, give me a break. Nine months to add 3D? Really? That’s a two or three month job at the most. I understand that most of the summer release spots were taken, but why not just release it in the fall?

CinemaBlend has the entire scoop, and instead of just rewriting it less eloquently for fear of committing plagiarism (and a general lack of motivation on my part), I’ll post what they had on their article regarding GI Joe: Retaliation:

“Paramount decided to shift G.I. Joe: Retaliation to next winter and the reason is because the studio wasn’t confident that the movie could compete with Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man. Set to be released on July 3rd, webhead would have only given G.I. Joe five days, at most. at the top of the box office, and many anticipate that the success of The Avengers will translate to greater success for all superhero movies, including our friendly neighborhood webslinger. Also helping out box office numbers next year will be the added 3D, which should pad Paramount’s international numbers quite nicely.

But the other reason for the move is Mr. Channing Tatum. Watching the trailers for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, it’s pretty clear that Tatum, who played Duke in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, bites the big one early in the film. With 21 Jump Street and The Vow performing as well as they did, however, the studio is thinking that killing Tatum off wasn’t the best idea in the world. It’s expected that in the next nine months Tatum will be brought in for re-shoots so that they can expand his part – which is a clean way of saying that he could be resurrected.”

This is both interesting and disappointing. Initially I loved the bold choice to kill of Tatum in the first act. Then again, considering both Bruce Willis AND The Rock are in this movie, bringing Channing Tatum back for a third act showdown might not be such a bad idea, but it’s just too predictable. I understand the attempt to make as much money as possible, but if you’re going to make a move as ballsy as that, at least have the nerve to stick through with it until the end.

And just because…

GI Joe: Retaliation – Redemption for ‘Rise of Cobra’?

Ok, so I think we can all agree that GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra was a horse shit movie, and this is a fact that apparently was not lost on the filmmakers. They took the opportunity to create a sequel and immediately killed off everyone from the first movie – Brilliant. Cut ties with that dog shit. They traded out Dennis Quaid for Bruce Willis – win. Replace Marlon Wayans with The Rock? Super win. Then you add in pieces like Boyd Crowder, The Punisher, and my girl Adrianne Palicki – I’m actually excited for the sequel to a movie I almost walked out on.

Adrianne Palicki - GI Joe Retaliation

Here is the official synopsis and new images for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, courtesy of Stark Industries:

A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with HASBRO and di Bonaventura Pictures, commences production on G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner, from a screenplay by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe(R) characters, the film is scheduled to be released on June 29,2012.

In addition to several more pictures (Below), and the trailer we already showed you, there is also a new trailer after the jump…

Movie looks pretty entertaining. Willis will be his usual wise cracking badass, and we’re sure to see Snake Eyes kicking some ass, and you can even argue that it is an upgrade at director with Jon M. Chu replacing Stephen Sommers. And seriously, how often can you can the Director of Step Up 3 and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is an upgrade over anyone? Well that is how much I despise Sommers, who is constantly handed awesome projects and consistently churns out mediocre films.

Anyhow, here are some more pictures from the movie, collected from around the web…

GI JoeGI Joe, Dwayne Johnson, The RockGI Joe, Bruce WillisLooks like most of this movie will be spent with people pointing their guns at stuff.

And now, just for fun, here are some important lessons from the Joes…

DOGS ARE RACIST:

DON’T BE A DICKHEAD

DEEP SIX & LEATHERNECK LIKE KIDS IN BATHING SUITS

IF YOU GIVE A STRANGER YOUR ADDRESS, THEY WILL RAPE YOU

YOU’RE MOM IS GONNA DIE ALONE

Toy Fair 2012: Lego, Hulk Hands, & HOVERBOARDS!

Toy Fair 2012 wraps up today in the city that never sleeps and from action figures to high-tech toys to creepy Barbies that take photos and then display them on their stomach there’s something for everyone.

Always staying relevant and taking it to the next level is LEGO who debuted a whole bunch of Lord of the Rings activity sets as well as sets for The Avengers and Deadpool.

LEGO’s ninja-themed playset NINJAGO Fire Temple was good enough to win Activity Toy of the Year award but makes me glad I don’t have kids yet when I see the $120 price tag. Yikes!

Perhaps one of the weirdest/coolest/most useless items available this year is the opportunity to pre-order an authentic replica Back to the Future hover board! It does disclaim actual hovering but does allow you to release your inner Marty McFly for what is still an undisclosed price until early March.

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Movie Trailer Roundup: MiB III, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Expendables 2 and MORE!

Men in Black III

 The MIB duo of Agent Jay and Agent Kay are back in action. When the world is threatened by an evil alien, Agent Jay travels back in time to 1969, where he teams up with the younger Agent Kay to stop an evil villain named Boris from destroying the world in the future. 

Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Emma Thompson, Josh Brolin, Alice Eve, Jemaine Clement

Release Date: May 25th, 2012

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