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Watch: 4 Minutes Of Ninja Fighting In New Clip From 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2013 4:00 PM
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There isn't much you need to actually know about "G.I. Joe: Retaliation." There are no books to read, or mythology to know and hell, you probably didn't even have to see its predecessor, "G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra." But one thing you should probably know as you make your decision to buy a ticket is this: the movie has ninjas. We know, ticket bought, right?

Watch: Get Drafted With 3 Clips From 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'

  • By India Ross
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  • March 12, 2013 11:37 AM
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Heavy on the brawn, light on the brains – the “G.I. Joe” franchise is back. Manned with the usual selection of muscle headed talent, and the odd addition of Bruce Willis (guess he had bills to pay), the second instalment, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” is stepping up its promotion with the release of three teaser clips While former G.I. Joe-ers Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Sienna Miller have wisely bowed out of round 2, Dwayne Johnson (or “The Rock” to testosterone enthusiasts) will be subbing in to take the lead alongside Willis, and Channing Tatum, who is returning to secure the female vote.

The Delayed Films Of 2013: Why They Were Pushed Back & Which Ones Will You Be Seeing?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 23, 2013 2:07 PM
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This Friday sees the release of "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters "starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the fairy tale brother/sister duo. The film shot in March 2011 (before Renner filmed either "The Avengers" or "The Bourne Legacy"), and was originally set to be released in March 2012, before Paramount pushed it back ten months to its current slot in the January wastelands. But 'Hansel & Gretel' is hardly the only case of a long-delayed film making it to theaters in 2013. For instance, "Gangster Squad" was pushed back from September 2012 to January 11th after the Aurora shootings, though it would have been a horrible film whatever time of year it was released. And the two are set to be followed by a fairly staggering twenty-five films from major studios that have already been pushed back somewhere between five and thirteen months, many of them accompanied by serious production troubles and well-publicized reshoots.

Watch: Ninjas Go Flying, Stuff Explodes In New 'G.I. Joe: Retalation' Spot; 4 Minutes To Screen In Front Of 'Hansel & Gretel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 23, 2013 1:13 PM
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For those of you dreaming about more Channing Tatum in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," guess again. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura recently revealed that despite all the rumors that the movie was undergoing reshoots to beef up the role of the suddenly hot star of "The Vow," "21 Jump Street" and "Magic Mike," that simply isn't the case. So what are we getting? Ninjas. Lots and lots of ninjas.

'G.I. Joe Retaliation' Producer Insists New Cut Won't Feature More Channing Tatum

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 13, 2013 12:42 PM
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Some potential *spoilers* may abound within this post, fyi. Let's revisit the spring of 2012. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" isn't testing well, and Channing Tatum, who's had two films surpass the $100 million mark domestically ("The Vow," "21 Jump Street") is quickly becoming a star. It's also just one month before "Magic Mike," a starring vehicle for Tatum, will be released and go on to cross the same $100 million threshold and become one of the most profitable movies of the year thanks to an inexpensive budget.  Everyone can feel there will be magic in 'Mike.' Hollywood can taste it. Paramount and 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation" producers come to the brilliant realization, "Hey! We've got Channing Tatum in our movie!"

Will These Films Suck? The Question Mark Films Of 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • January 4, 2013 12:00 PM
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Over the last few days, we've been pin-pointing 100 of the films we're most looking forward to over the next twelve months. Of course, they won't all be great -- and some will be terrible -- but they all give some reason for hope, to one degree or another.

Drive It Like You Stole It: New Trailer For 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Locks & Loads

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2012 12:09 PM
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Now arriving with more Channing Tatum and originally set drop this year but delayed until next, Paramount is starting anew on their campaign for "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," with a brand new trailer arriving to get you ready to go Joe.

Dwayne Johnson Flexes In New Posters Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain' & 'GI Joe: Retaliation'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 10, 2012 9:45 AM
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After making his big screen debut in the dismal “The Mummy Returns,” few thought that pro-wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was long for the acting world but the one-two punch of “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” and “Fast Five” last year -- which both saw more box office success than their predecessors -- has solidified himself as the latest action star. This year sees him in two high-profile projects and posters for the films have dropped.

Discuss: As 'World War Z' Gets Seven Weeks Of Reshoots, Why Are So Many Tentpoles Being Delayed & Reworked?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 1, 2012 10:01 AM
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Reshoots: they're the new principal photography, it would seem. Every so often, a story will crop up that some major movie has reassembled its cast and crew for what's usually referred to as "additional photography." And it's easy for that to be blown up into some kind of scaremongering story, when in actual fact, it's hard to find a film that doesn't go back for more after the main bulk of its shoot has wrapped. More often than not it's for "pick-ups" -- filling in some gaps, fixing some scenes that may have had some technical issues. Sometimes it's to add a new ending, or new scenes elsewhere in the picture, which may have occured to the filmmakers once in post-production. Virtually every major movie budgets and schedules for a week or two of additional photography, and almost every successful movie of the last few years -- "Avatar," "The Avengers," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2," "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" -- had some kind of reshoots.

Back From The Dead? 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Reshoots Add More Channing Tatum

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2012 9:22 AM
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Man, you gotta kind of be feeling for Paramount and their seemingly cursed "G.I. Joe" franchise. The first film by Stephen Sommers was a disappointment, to say the least, taking in a modest $300 million worldwide (not a great figure when the budget not including P&A was $175 million) but worst of all, it failed to capture the imagination of the fanboys in the first place. Nevertheless, a brand is a brand is a brand, and the studio forged ahead with a sequel, upping the ante with stars like Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis, but in what will be regarded as one of the worst decisions to be made in recent memory, they decided to kill off Channing Tatum early on in the movie. But with the late-stage decision to push the flick to 2013 under the cover of converting it to 3D, the studio is hoping to put some Tatum sauce back on their blockbuster steak.

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