Sorry "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" Fans -- You Have to Wait 9 More Months! Why Did Paramount Change Release Date?
We were all getting ready to watch "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" on June 29th, but then, Paramount decided the last-minute to change the sequel's release date exactly 9 more months (like birthing a baby) to March 29, 2013.
Why? Deadline tells us that it's because of that really irritating reason -- to add 3D!
One of the studio execs told Deadline, “We’re going to do a conscientious 3D job because we’ve seen how it can better box office internationally...Jim Cameron did all of Titanic‘s 3D in post – and look how well that movie turned out.” Um, but that was "Titanic!"
In recent memory, Paramount had done this date-change-thingie before and it worked to the studio's advantage! Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" was delayed. The result? The director's biggest hit ever! And supposedly, March is a perfect month to release a movie according to the studio. Remember "The Hunger Games?" Yes, that one was released on March 23rd of this year.
So now, we all have to wait before we see Channing Tatum, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Bruce Willis in action for director John Chu. But I wonder what's the real reason behind the date change?
Could it be that Paramount is afraid to go head-to-head with another Tatum-starrer, the male-stripper dramedy "Magic Mike?" Because if I had to pick, I'd watch "Magic Mike" first, then "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" second. But now, we're free to admire Steven Soderbergh's upcoming flick.
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Here's more on "The Great Gatsby" from Yahoo:
Would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin Daisy and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
In Theaters -- December 25, 2012
MPAA Rating -- Not Rated
Genres -- Drama, Adaptation
Director -- Baz Luhrmann
Leonardo DiCaprio -- Jay Gatsby
Tobey Maguire -- Nick Carraway
Carey Mulligan -- Daisy Buchanan
Joel Edgerton -- Tom Buchanan
Isla Fisher -- Myrtle Wilson
Elizabeth Debicki -- Actor
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"Men in Black III" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Do Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin Get?
“Men in Black” takes a cue from “Back to the Future” for the franchise’s third installment. This one’s a time-traveling romp and I’m happy to report that it’s a journey worth taking.
“Men in Black III” was plagued with production problems namely script rewrites and reshoots. I had no faith for the threequel but to my amazement, my doubts were erased just like how the movie’s neuralyzer would. Read More...
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Walt Disney Pictures, fresh from the billion-dollar success of "The Avengers," has canceled "Order of the Seven," a revisionist take on Snow White. Why? Because Walt Disney Pictures is abandoning everything we know and love about the studio and is embracing the superhero genre hook, line, and sinker.
Deadline tells us the reason is its way-out-of-control budget in the $150 million range or higher! Saoirse Ronan was attached to star as the female lead and the movie was supposed to be set in Asia with a Samurai theme.
That's kind of sad. I could already picture Ronan as a fierce Snow White. (Check out my review with the fantastic young actress for "Hanna" right here)
But really, after the lukewarm "Mirror Mirror" and the upcoming "Snow White and the Huntsman," do we really need another Snow White? I'd rather stay home and watch the classic "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," right Disney?
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I can't wait to see "Moonrise Kingdom!" I adore director Wes Anderson ("The Fantastic Mr. Fox," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Rushmore," "Bottle Rocker" among many others) and I trust that his latest is a worthy addition to his impressive work. I will be interviewing the cast next week, so I'll give you an update!
For now, let's see the great Bill Murray (Anderson's lucky charm) give us a tour of the "Moonrise Kingdom" set. True to the actor's wry wit, this one is an entertaining production visage. He claims co-star Bruce Willis is "typecast" and calls Tilda Swinton "pretty...and can do whatever she likes."
"Moonrise Kingdom" opens in limited release this Friday. Click here for more info on the movie.
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