Coming off Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, director Jon M. Chu is making the natural next step in his career and directing a sequel to Stephen Sommers‘ G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra. Kidding aside, this actually looks to be a perfect fit for the man who was able to make dancing exciting in the Step Up series.
It looks like he is also able to stage a proper action scene in the first trailer for G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation. Judging by just this piece, it looks like Dwayne Johnson is stepping in as our lead for Channing Tatum, who has barely a line here. And of course Bruce Willis has to be in this with his cringe-worthy “I’m too old for this sh*t, but I’m still doing it!” shtick.
All I ask from this film is that it has a sense of fun Sommers showed for a brief second during the car chase in his film. And it looks to have that, especially in a mountain-side cliff fight scene. We also have a script from Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, so there is some promise there. Check out the trailer below for the film also starring Adrianne Palicki, D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, RZA, Joseph Mazzello, Elodie Yung and Walton Goggins.
The G.I. Joe team faces off against Zartan, his accomplices, and the world leaders he has under his influence.
G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation hits theaters June 29th, 2012.
When discussing the “merit” of titles joining The Criterion Collection, it seems like a no brainer to see Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor’s Safety Last! as the latest masterpiece to get a spine number. The Harold Lloyd-starring comedy remains an endlessly delightful romp, as inventive as well as relatable as it must have felt in [...]
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
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