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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.

'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.

Watch: Juvenile Refuge Sounds Like Jail In Clip From Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2012 5:57 PM
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This morning came the unveiling of the lineup at the Cannes Film Festival and among the surprises is the news that Wes Anderson's festival opener "Moonrise Kingdom" is also going to be playing In Competition as well -- the first time that's happened since Fernando Meirelles' "Blindness" in 2008. Will it have the juice to make it all the way to a Palme d'Or? The competition is fierce and we doubt it will happen, but at the very least, the film looks to have Anderson firing on all cylinders.

Take A Look At The Character Posters For Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2012 2:05 PM
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Usually we associate motion posters with a marketing campaign geared towards a blockbuster, not a sweet, low-key, auteur-driven indie. But if Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" marks his first period picture, then perhaps it's only fitting that he's changing his game up on the marketing end as well, with character-driven motion posters dropping on a variety of sites for the film.

Watch: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Can't Kill Himself In Full Trailer For Rian Johnson's 'Looper'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2012 7:18 PM
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Prosthetics, time-jumping, sci-fi, action...writer/director Rian Johnson certainly has a more than few balls in the air with "Looper" and after some tedious teasers for the trailer the whole magilla has finally be unveiled.

New Pics Of Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Jason Schwartzman, The Kids & More In 'Moonrise Kingdom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2012 2:41 PM
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We've deconstructed the trailer, explored the influences on the film as revealed yesterday by Wes Anderson and generally been a bit impatient for his latest, "Moonrise Kingdom," but this batch of new images should hold us over quite well.

Watch: Teaser Footage For 'Looper' Plus New Look At Joseph Gordon-Levitt In The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 1:15 PM
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Well, "Looper" is on the way but before we actually see the teaser trailer on Thursday, we will have to endure three days the latest hot marketing trend: teasers for the trailers. Yeah, we know...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Bruce Willis Are Hunted & Haunted In Poster For 'Looper'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 6, 2012 11:27 AM
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The slow-burn build to Rian Johnson's "Looper" continues, and aside from a couple of stills, we haven't seen much of the director's upcoming sci-fi film but that hasn't stopped the buzz from growing around this one. And while we'll have to patiently wait until next Thursday before the first trailer arrives, until then we'll have this poster to tide is over.

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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