April 29, 2013
Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Lee Byung Hun, Mary-Louise Parker, Red 2
The new trailer for “Red 2” looks great.
Maybe a little too great as it shows a lot and I’m hoping this isn’t a case where we’ve already seen the film’s best jokes. Still, I’m very intrigued with the dynamic of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Mary Louise Parker and the pairing of Helen Mirren and Byung hun Lee (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”).
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Helen Mirren as Victoria in “Red 2.”
“Red 2″ comes to theaters July 19.
April 8, 2013
3D, Adrianne Palicki, Bruce Willis, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Paramount Pictures
UPDATE: I originally wrote this May 24 and for Paramount, the big gamble definitely paid off.
While “Retaliation” is not quite the domestic juggernaught of its predecessor, “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” – earning about $20 million less –but it’s already well on the way to outperforming “ROC” on the international market by a wide margin. Worldwide, “Retaliation” has earned $232 million in only two weeks and will easily surpass “ROC’s” worldwide take of $302 million. This doesn’t count major markets China and Japan, which have yet to open the film.
That headline probably works best if said while imitating The Rock…
G.I. Joe — Hasbro’s Real American Hero — is switching its red, white and blue motif for the sake of a little more green. More
March 29, 2013
Adrianne Palicki, Bruce Willis, D.J. Cotrona, Dwayne Johnson, Elodie Yung, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Jon M. Chu, Lee Byung Hun, Ray Stevenson
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Director Jon M. Chu, actors Byung-Hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Bruce Willis and D.J. Cotrona attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures’ “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 28, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
On what I assume has to be the final stop in the “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” promotional efforts since the film opened in the U.S. on Thursday after roll-outs worldwide earlier this month, the cast came out to Los Angeles to greet fans and get dolled up one more time. More
March 28, 2013
Action/Adventure, Comic Book, Movie Reviews
Adrianne Palicki, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, D.J. Cotrona, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Firefly, Jinx, Jon M. Chu, Jonathan Pryce, Lee Byung Hun, Luke Bracey, Ray Stevenson, Snake-Eyes, Storm Shadow
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Jinx (Elodie Yung), Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), Snake-Eyes (Ray Park) and Flint (D.J. Cotrona) in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.”
After the criminal acts committed to my childhood by the first attempt at a live-action G.I. Joe movie, “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” I questioned why Paramount Pictures thought there was still a future in the Joe-moviemaking business and green lit a sequel.
Turns out it was a good thing they decided to take another stab at doing it right this time as “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” is like a Joe movie made by actual fans of the property. While it’s not perfect, “Retaliation” fully captures the fun spirit and excitement of the source material. More
March 19, 2013
Adrianne Palicki, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, D.J. Cotrona, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Elodie Yung, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Jon M. Chu, Lee Byung Hun
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The cast of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” at Empire Leicester Square in London.
In sharing the pictures from the Sydney, Australia premiere of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” I wondered when we’d start to see the other cast members join their co-stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, D.J. Cotrona, Lee Byung-hun and director Jon M. Chu in promoting the film. More
February 24, 2013
Box office roundup
A Good Day to Die Hard, Bruce Willis, Dark Skies, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Identity Thief, Jason Bateman, Julianne Hough, melissa mccarthy, Safe Haven, Snitch
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JASON BATEMAN and MELISSA MCCARTHY lead the cast of “Identity Thief”, an all-star comedy in which a regular guy is forced to extreme measures to clear his name. With everything to lose after his identity is stolen, he’ll find out how crazed you can get trying to settle a bad credit score.
1. Identity Thief – $14.1 million [3rd week; $94 million in total] The year’s highest-grossing film returned to the top of the box office and is maintaining its hold on audiences. This was definitely solid scheduling for Universal, which took advantage of the male-action star heavy January and February to slot its uncontested comedy. Audiences who just wanted to laugh have no other option and as a result, are flocking to catch this Jason Bateman-Melissa McCarthy collaboration.
February 17, 2013
Box office roundup
A Good Day to Die Hard, Beautiful Creatures, Bruce Willis, Identity Thief, Jai Courtney, Safe Haven
1. A Good Day to Die Hard – $25 million [debut week; $33.2 million total] Call this the strength of a solid brand name. Sylvester Stallone’s “Bullet to the Head” only was able to muster $4.5 million its opening weekend while Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “The Last Stand” earned $6.2 million, marks Bruce Willis’ fifth turn in the “Die Hard” series surpassed with its $7.2 million haul on Friday despite far less favorable reviews. “Stand” scored 59% on rottentomatoes.com and “Head” managed 49% while “Die Hard” scored a pitiful 17% rating. The morale of the story? Schwarzenegger is already set to return to familiar franchises “The Terminator” and “Conan” while Stallone is starting work on “The Expendables 3.” As for “Die Hard 5?” This will struggle to match “Live Free or Die Hard’s” franchise best $134.5 million and have trouble reaching the $100 million threshold. More
February 14, 2013
Action/Adventure, Movie Reviews
A Good Day to Die Hard, Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, John McClane, John Moore, Radivoje Bukvic, Sebastian Koch, Skip Woods, Yuliya Snigir
To say “A Good Day to Die Hard” is the worst of the series doesn’t give its unique level of awfulness justice. That’s largely because the franchise hasn’t had a stinker up to this point, but this is certainly the “Rocky V” of the beloved Bruce Willis franchise and it reeks. More
February 12, 2013
Action/Adventure, Film Flashbacks
Bruce Willis, John McClane, Justin Long, Len Wiseman, Live Free or Die Hard, Maggie Q, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Timothy Olyphant
2013 FF- Arguably there’s few franchises that have been as consistent as the “Die Hard” series. Four installments in and you know exactly what you’re gonna get and if you’re like me, you’re gonna love every minute of it. Here’s a look back at the fourth film in the series, the even better than expected “Live Free or Die Hard.” More
January 23, 2013
Cinema Convo, Trailers
Bruce Willis, Cobra, Colton, Dwayne Johnson, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Roadblock, The Rock
We’ve seen trailers for it, but for those checking out “Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters” this weekend, there’s going to be a special 3D four-minute preview of “G.I. Joe Retaliation.”
Dwayne Johnson (left) plays Roadblock and Bruce Willis (center) plays Colton in “G.I. JOE: RETALIATION” from Paramount Pictures, MGM, and Skydance Productions.
In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra, they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, Elodie Yung, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner of Hasbro, from a screenplay by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe® characters.
“G.I. JOE: RETALIATION” is in theaters everywhere March 29th, 2013.