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Box Office: 'Twilight' Shimmers Over Record-Breaking Thanksgiving Weekend

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 25, 2012 2:03 PM
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Nothing says Thanksgiving like turkey, football, and Michael Sheen’s wildly inappropriate laughter. Minor anomalies amidst the numbers suggest there is a chance we’re looking at the biggest 'Twilight' film thus far, as “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2“ dominated the marketplace once again to lead the biggest Thanksgiving weekend in box office history. Its pace remains slightly below series best 'New Moon,' but it looks like it should finish ahead of the other films in the franchise.

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Red Dawn' Breaks For 'Rust & Bone' 'Life Of Pi,' 'Hitchcock' & 'Guardians'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • November 23, 2012 11:05 AM
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Happy Thanksgiving, friends! And happy Big Movie Season too! "Life of Pi" kicked things off this past Wednesday, and is joined by the first of the holiday flicks and the year's second film about the Master of Suspense. So if you're not too worn out from Black Friday shopping, or still sleeping off the tryptophan, get your Turkey Day fix at the multiplex this weekend.

Review: 'Red Dawn' Intermingles Inept Jingoism With Casual, Wrongheaded Racism

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 20, 2012 11:40 AM
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Why is it that films that spend the longest time on the shelves feel so unfinished? Reportedly filmed three years ago, Dan Bradley’s strikingly incompetent “Red Dawn” is now being dumped in theaters, stitched together with scotch tape and falling apart at the seams, letting casual racism and misanthropy to spill out the sides.

Wave Your Flag: Somber Patriotic Trailer For 'Red Dawn' Plus A New Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2012 3:48 PM
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America, WOO! With Barack Obama back in the White House, if you're still feeling the high of election fever, then you might want to hit your local multiplex. Nah bro, we ain't talkin' about that musty dusty "Lincoln" shizz, we're talkin' the rootin' tootin' pickup-truck-driving, beer-can-crushing, red-blooded, non-Socialist "Red Dawn." BOOM. A new trailer has dropped, so get ready to salute, broseph.

Watch: Flirt & Fight With 2 Clips From 'Red Dawn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 4:08 PM
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Oh, hey, "Red Dawn." This is coming out next week? Or wait, the week after? We can't really remember, but a half-hearted campaign is sort of happening for the movie and a couple of clips landed this week in case you missed it.

Watch: The Invasion Begins In Clip From 'Red Dawn'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 1, 2012 9:36 AM
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To say that the infamous “Red Dawn” remake has been long delayed is an understatement -- Chris Hemsworth has been in three successful blockbusters since the remake was first completed -- but FilmDistrict is finally releasing the small-town USA invasion film next month in time for the second-most American holiday, Thanksgiving. In an effort to make sure all that time and effort (the villains were changed from an invading Chinese force to a North Korean one long after principal photography had wrapped) were worth it, the company is waging a campaign of its own to lure audiences to the theater and has released a brand new clip from the film.

Fantastic Fest Review: The Kids Are Alright In Dan Bradley's Sturdy Remake of 'Red Dawn'

  • By William Goss
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  • September 27, 2012 9:00 PM
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After North Korean forces set foot on American soil in a clandestine invasion, one character utters that “this was bound to happen sooner or later.” He may just as well be referring to the fact that yet another beloved ‘80s title has been tapped for a remake by Hollywood; this time around, it’s “Red Dawn,” John Milius’ moderately beloved 1984 paean to small-town might and Soviet panic. Dan Bradley’s version won’t sway anyone who already construes the mere prospect of an update as something resembling sacrilege, and it’s unlikely to leave as potent an impact on its current generation, but it stands well enough on its own as an efficient, exciting tale of teenage insurgency.

'Red Dawn' To Premiere & Close Fantastic Fest, Plus Three New Images Of The Cast

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 5, 2012 1:22 PM
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"Red Dawn," the 1984 John Milius film, is a '80s cold-war classic. Not because it's amazing (it's a fun teen actioner), but because of the nostalgia factor involved. And hell, arriving in the heart of the tense Regan/Gorbachev years, it spoke to a lot of us growing up in the era of potential nuclear-war anxiety.

New Photos From 'The Silver Linings Playbook,' Jessica Chastain in 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Argo' & 'Red Dawn'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 20, 2012 12:23 PM
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Entertainment Weekly's Fall Film Preview is generally the gift that keeps on giving and after two weeks on newstands, photos from the latest issue have begun to surface. The recent crop we found centers on three highly anticipated films by acclaimed helmers such as David O. Russell, Kathryn Bigelow and actor/director Ben Affleck.

Team America: Trailer For 'Red Dawn' Remake Lands With Flag-Waving Fury

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2012 1:38 PM
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America, fuck yeah! Are you wearing your stars-and-stripes underoos? If so, then get ready for a healthy dose of patriotism the only way Hollywood knows how -- by remaking a movie and blowing shit up real good.

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