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DVD and Blu-ray picks for March 5 - 11

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Slow week for Blu-rays and DVD, but one of the fall's most charming films is hitting the format, along with one of Steven Spielberg's masterpieces. All that and a few others in this week's picks.

Box Office Predictions: Team Edward Wins Again

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So it's a holiday five day weekend, and there are three new wide releases. Rise of the Guardians, Red Dawn and Life of Pi. But with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 netting $140 Million last weekend, even a 70% slide would mean a $40 Million weekend, and it's doubtful that these new pictures...

Interview: Josh Peck Talks About 'Red Dawn'

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Leaping into action films isn't an easy task, yet most of the Red Dawn cast makes it look that way. It takes a lot of strength and stamina to keep up, but it can be done. One of the film's leading men, Josh Peck, spoke with ScreenCrave about getting in action hero shape, and Red Dawn's bumpy road to theaters.

Red Dawn: Movie Review

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No matter what people say, remakes and reboots are the same animal. Every once in awhile a reboot is justified, it makes sense. But the latest version of Red Dawn doesn't try to enhance much of the original story. We're not exactly sure what it tries to do. 

'Red Dawn' Remake Trailer: Thor Vs. North Korea Lacks The Subtle Charm Of...

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Oh, Red Dawn—that amazing slice of 1980s cheese in which the Soviet Union decides to kick off World War III with Nicaraguan and Cuban allies by invading small town America, only to be repelled by a group of high school kids calling themselves ‘The Wolverines’ and led by Patrick Swayze and C. Thomas Howell.  Yes, really.  And, of course, it’s...

MGM Splits Theatrical and Home Video to Stay Solvent

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When MGM shipwrecked last spring, it left the fate of The Hobbit, James Bond and two unreleased films in question (Cabin the Woods, Red Dawn). As of today, the company has figured out their release plans for the current and older titles. Sony will handle the theatrical distribution and Fox will handle their home video. Unknown in this split...

Red Dawn is a 21st Century Film

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Earlier this week it was made public that MGM's Red Dawn remake would change its villains from the Chinese to North Koreans. In damage control mode, one of the producers (Tripp Vinson) reached out to Jeremy Smith of Ain't It Cool News to offer the why of why this happened. He says it's because that's what game theorists thought was more likely.

MGM Alters 'Red Dawn' Remake To Avoid Offending China

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Realizing that in ten years China will own, well, everything, MGM has decided that it might not be the most advantageous idea in the world to have the increasingly super superpower invade the United States in its upcoming remake of Red Dawn (and yet, they somehow think it’s a good idea to actually remake Red Dawn, a Patrick Swayze film about high school...

Red Dawn Set Photos

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As a native Michigander, the current production of the Red Dawn remake is a little exciting. The film is being shot in Pontiac, Michigan and if you're familiar with the city, you know this is the biggest thing they've had going on for a while. Just like the original film, the remake will center on the invasion of a Communist regime on U.S. soil and this time China...

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Wants Lobo, Cast in Red Dawn

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is starting to get drunk with comic book power. The actor already starred as The Comedian in this year's Watchmen, he's currently shooting a role in The Losers, and now he wants in on Guy Ritchie's Lobo? According to Superherohype, the actor is interested in playing the lead role in the recently...

Tom Cruise's Son Cast in Red Dawn Remake

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The casting for the remake of 1984's Red Dawn has expanded significantly! As we previously reported, Chris Hemsworth, Adrianne Palicki, and Josh Peck signed on to star in the film, and now they will be joined by four more young actors. Connor Cruise, the son of Tom Cruise and...

Tony Gilroy's Rewriting Red Dawn?!

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How did the people behind the Red Dawn remake manage to swing this?! According to Latino Review, Tony Gilroy is on board to rewrite the screenplay for the film. That's right, two-time Academy award nominee Tony Gilroy will actually involve himself with such a thing. It turns out that the screenwriter has been brought in to polish...

Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki Join Red Dawn Remake

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Watch out everybody there is movement on the Red Dawn remake front. The 1980's film which is known for taking the Cold War to the classroom has just added two new cast members to it's roster. According to EW, Josh Peck, and Adrianne Palicki will join Chris Hemsworth in the remake of the 1984 feature. I'm...

Missing in Action... Again

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It wouldn't be a normal week in entertainment news if I didn't report on a film remake at some point. Today's target is the 1984 Chuck Norris vehicle Missing in Action. According to THR, MGM and the WWE are currently developing a straight to DVD version of the action flick. I'm happy that this won't be in theaters, because the WWE's films are less than stellar. I...