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You Have To Wait Another 9 Months For 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation': Film Moves To March 29th, 2013

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 23, 2012 5:27 PM
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Update: Very wisely, Universal have swiftly reacted to Paramount's move and moved Seth MacFarlane's R-rated comedy "Ted" onto the June 29th date left by the "G.I. Joe" move. This gives it an extra two weeks before expected juggernaut "The Dark Knight Rises" hits theaters, and is likely a good thing for the film.

Deconstructing The New (And Final) 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2012 2:27 PM
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Boom! That sound you hear is Paramount pretty much destroying any memory of "G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra." The moderately successful movie was pretty much hated by critics (with good reason), and the fanboy core were also disappointed and probably didn't buy as many action playsets as Hasbro had hoped. But hey, a brand is a brand is a brand, and it must be continued, public indifference be damned! So here we have "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (see, it already sounds edgier!) and now, the final poster has been unleashed on the masses. Can you handle it?

Watch: International Trailer For 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Still Kinda Dumb, But It Does Have Ninjas

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2012 1:01 PM
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While "Battleship" will probably still be the dumbest movie of the summer by a country mile (though with $129 million in the bank already thanks to international ticket sales, it's Universal who's laughing last), "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" could be coming in at close second.

Watch: New Trailers For 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Look Like The First One, But With More Bald People

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 24, 2012 8:40 AM
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Three years back, Paramount hoped that "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra" would follow in the footsteps of their other toy-based franchise, "Transformers," and become a giant blockbuster. The film did ok -- $300 million worldwide is nothing to sniff at. But given that the film cost a little more than $200 million, excluding marketing, it wasn't the kind of profit machine that they'd hoped for. Unbowed, the studio have ripped it up and (almost) started again, bringing a new director, "Step Up 3D" helmer Jon M. Chu, and essentially restarted the cast, with Dwayne Johnson now heading up the film (after he helped make "Fast Five" by far the biggest in the series), and Bruce Willis added to the mix as well.

Posters: New One Sheets For 'Jack and Diane,' 'Rock of Ages,' 'The Fourth Dimension' & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 23, 2012 11:18 AM
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With summer nearly upon us, studios are heavily pushing their upcoming genre fare with gaudy orange/blue-gradient posters, but among the slew of studio material trying their hardest to stand out, the names Kilmer and Korine together seem the most exciting.

'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Unleashes 8 Character Posters On The World

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2012 11:43 AM
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Yesterday, the marketing team behind "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" synchronized their watches and unveiled eight character posters for the upcoming sequel on film sites around the world, making sure every territory got a taste of the upcoming Mattel movie. And it seems that "Magic Mike" won't be the only movie this summer offering hunky slabs of man meat.

New Images From 'The Expendables 2,' 'The Bourne Legacy,' 'Dark Shadows,' 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation,' & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 16, 2012 12:56 PM
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The summer movie season is only a few weeks away. Indeed, in some parts of the world, it's already underway. Due to the Euro 2012 football tournament, the rest of the world are getting several films, including "The Avengers" and "Prometheus" early, and many territories were unlucky enough to get "Battleship" in their multiplexes last week. But things kick off in the U.S. on May 4th with "The Avengers," with roughly one massive tentpole following every week after that.

Bruce Willis Practices For 'Die Hard 5' In New (Fairly Generic) Pic For 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 22, 2012 6:11 PM
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Paramount's "G.I. Joe" franchise is a bit like the Canadian rock band Nickelback: no one admits to liking them, not one person we know listens to or enjoys them, but clearly someone is buying their pedestrian CDs and attending their concerts in droves. And like the band's poor reception from anyone resembling critics yet still just doing fine thank you, despite being thrown together before the late 2008/2009 writer's strike, and generally receiving poor reviews (34% RT score, 32 Metacritic score, even a 5.6 out of 10 from the perpetually forgiving, easy-to-please and populist IMDB crowd), "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" went on to gross $302 million worldwide (thanks, international market).

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