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Paramount won't show 'G.I. Joe' to critics
LA Times ^ | August 5, 2009 | By Ben Fritz

Posted on 08/05/2009 8:34:41 AM PDT by Perdogg

With more than $300 million in production and marketing spending on the line for the opening of "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" on Friday, Paramount has a message for critics: Go see the movie with everyone else.

A spokesperson for the studio confirmed that there would be no screenings for reviewers at print and broadcast media outlets, meaning if they want to see the film, they will have to go Friday along with regular moviegoers.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: antiamerican; drones; obama; unitednations
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Sounds like Transformers 2.

And Laz... I don’t know how they’re hanging from a roof. I live in a villa. They’d have to get past the Rottweiler’s first.


51 posted on 08/05/2009 9:39:04 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: rarestia

Why base your viewing on what others say?


52 posted on 08/05/2009 9:39:51 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: rarestia
And Laz... I don’t know how they’re hanging from a roof. I live in a villa.

They just are. You gonna mess with THAT???!?

They’d have to get past the Rottweiler’s first.

That's what the upside-down axe guy was doin'.

53 posted on 08/05/2009 9:40:43 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("If they taxed condoms and toilet paper, they'd have us coming and going." - Lazamataz, 2002)
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To: Feasor13

Battle? Aren’t we just talking about a couple hours in a movie theater?


54 posted on 08/05/2009 9:41:34 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: the anti-liberal

I’ll make sure I have a guided idea when I go to see it.


55 posted on 08/05/2009 9:44:33 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: stuartcr
Why base your viewing on what others say?

I can think of a few dozen activities that would be better served by my $10. Hell, $10 serves 4 people at food pantry I work at on the weekends. I'd rather help the hungry than watch liberal claptrap.

56 posted on 08/05/2009 9:46:32 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: Malsua
Will they keep the slogan "G.I. Joe, a REAL American Hero?"

In "Superman Returns" I cringed when Perry White (Frank Langella)talking about a Superman story for the paper said "Truth, justice, and all that stuff..." instead of the American Way..

57 posted on 08/05/2009 9:48:00 AM PDT by FreeManWhoCan ("Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.")
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To: Lazamataz

I don’t know if I’ll “mess” with that, but a few .308 rounds would go through their BPVs and the nylon rapelling cords if properly aimed. They’re most likely using 9mm SMGs.

Not saying I’d live (both Rotties would), but I’ll go down fighting.

Bring it on Obama!


58 posted on 08/05/2009 9:48:06 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: Perdogg

All I know is the trailer looked like crap.


59 posted on 08/05/2009 9:49:33 AM PDT by Sloth (Irony: Freepers who call Ron Paul a "nut" but swallow all the birth certificate conspiracy crap.)
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To: rarestia

Good for you. Why even think about movies in the first place then, aren’t they all liberal claptrap?


60 posted on 08/05/2009 9:49:38 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Munson

Not really. The last critically acclaimed movie I watched was, “The Reader”. Filled with graphic sex, guilt, and sympathy for Nazi gaurds. Now that was a real turd of a movie. On the other hand, critics tend to hate the action adventure type movies because in general the critics themselves are sissy-lib journalist types.


61 posted on 08/05/2009 9:51:25 AM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: rarestia; Lazamataz
7-11 had a GI Joe promotion and they had a life size cut out of one of the team members. He was carrying a FN F2000
62 posted on 08/05/2009 9:54:34 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: rarestia
Bring it on Obama!

Here they come!


63 posted on 08/05/2009 9:54:59 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("If they taxed condoms and toilet paper, they'd have us coming and going." - Lazamataz, 2002)
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To: vpintheak
Filled with graphic sex, guilt, and sympathy for Nazi gaurds.

That sounds like my typical Saturday night!

64 posted on 08/05/2009 9:56:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("If they taxed condoms and toilet paper, they'd have us coming and going." - Lazamataz, 2002)
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To: OB1kNOb
i guess you didn't see the director's comments yesterday...

i think the quote was, 'it's an Obama world.' or something like that.

65 posted on 08/05/2009 9:57:15 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: vpintheak

Or because often times they aren’t good movies. Still entertaining sometimes, but rarely with anything but set pieces and poses from the actors.

On the other hand movies like The Dark Knight and The Matrix are both good movies with action and have good reviews from critics.


66 posted on 08/05/2009 9:58:28 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: Lazamataz

Behave!


67 posted on 08/05/2009 10:05:55 AM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Lazamataz

The Cthulu are coming for me?


68 posted on 08/05/2009 10:08:18 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: stuartcr
Why even think about movies in the first place then, aren’t they all liberal claptrap?

Yeah, pretty much. Last movie I saw in the theaters was Bee Movie with my psycho ex-girlfriend. It was def. not worth the $20 (the movie NOR the girlfriend!)

69 posted on 08/05/2009 10:09:53 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: rarestia
The Cthulu are coming for me?

Yes, and when they do, then we will have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and revelling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach us new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom.

You have been warned.

70 posted on 08/05/2009 10:13:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("If they taxed condoms and toilet paper, they'd have us coming and going." - Lazamataz, 2002)
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To: rarestia
Last movie I saw in the theaters was Bee Movie with my psycho ex-girlfriend. It was def. not worth the $20 (the movie NOR the girlfriend!)

Psycho girlfriends are the BEST GIRLFRIENDS OF ALL!

71 posted on 08/05/2009 10:14:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("If they taxed condoms and toilet paper, they'd have us coming and going." - Lazamataz, 2002)
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To: Lazamataz

Wow... that sounds fun. Will there be beer, buffalo wings, and plenty of ammo too?

Sounds like a machine gun shoot I went to a few years ago. Tons of fun, good food, good friends, and afterwards, we went to Sonny’s, at pulled pork and drank beer (this one served).


72 posted on 08/05/2009 10:25:52 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: Lazamataz

I’ve had one too many pieces of stemware thrown at my head for my liking. I’m a pretty passive guy. Just talking to an old girl friend from college brought about furious fits of rage. Couldn’t handle that; I don’t care how good the sex was.


73 posted on 08/05/2009 10:28:45 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: rarestia

Sorry to hear that. We go just for entertainment and popcorn, so any political or controversial stuff about movies or the producers/actors, doesn’t really bother us. I don’t look at the money I spend as supporting Hollywood or someone’s agenda, as it helps the local economy.


74 posted on 08/05/2009 10:31:50 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Unlikely Hero

The obama-based globalists behind this Globo Joe movie could never, ever compare with a great American like Charlton Heston.


75 posted on 08/05/2009 10:40:53 AM PDT by GI Joe Fan (GI Joe represents Real American Heroes, not a bunch of globalist drones.)
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To: Perdogg

Don’t blame me I voted for Cobra Commander.


76 posted on 08/05/2009 10:59:31 AM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: rarestia

Can’t hang ten on a placid ocean, dude.


77 posted on 08/05/2009 12:26:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: vpintheak
The last critically acclaimed movie I watched was, “The Reader”. Filled with graphic sex, guilt, and sympathy for Nazi gaurds.

I just rented "Defiance". No love for Nazis in that one. ;) (BTW Great Movie!!!)

78 posted on 08/05/2009 12:28:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SteelCurtain_SSN720

Grand Slam? I don’t think he was ever in any episode and barely mentioned in the comics. Sgt. Slaughter was not a favorite of mine.


79 posted on 08/05/2009 12:47:37 PM PDT by wally_bert (My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre)
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To: jyoders19

Why not make a movie called UNIT? I would want it based on the 70’s Dr. Who UNIT types like Lethbridge Stewart and Sgt. Benton. However, I do like the new UNIT a lot, no character to identify with.


80 posted on 08/05/2009 12:51:28 PM PDT by wally_bert (My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre)
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To: ReignOfError

No actually I haven’t been to a movie theater since Forrest Gump came out.


81 posted on 08/05/2009 1:52:24 PM PDT by Texas resident ( Boys and Girls, it's us against them.)
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To: dfwgator

Thanks, I’ll have to give that one a look.


82 posted on 08/05/2009 4:12:46 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Texas resident

So I guess you loved Ishtar since the critics hated it?


83 posted on 08/05/2009 6:35:03 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Melas

Don’t know that one.


84 posted on 08/05/2009 7:20:51 PM PDT by Texas resident ( Boys and Girls, it's us against them.)
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