The Cold War was one of the most frightening periods of American history, a roughly 44-year period marked by tense relations with the Soviet Union and the constant threat of mutually assured destruction. During the 13-day Cuban missile crisis, the standoff between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. brought the world closer to the brink of global nuclear war than ever before or since, with President Kennedy and Soviet Premiere Khrushchev "eyeball to eyeball" until Khruschev "blinked" and war was averted.
By the '80s, economic stagnation and the rise of strong nationalist and separatist moviements combined to tear the Soviet Union apart, finally putting an end to the Cold War. But, would Khrushchev have blinked at all if he had had an army of obedient, tireless, super-strong soldiers at his command? The world we live in today would be a very different place indeed had the Soviet Union's experiments in breeding humans with non-human apes come to fruition. Think Red Dawn meets Planet of the Apes, but for real! Hybrid humanzees and chumans! Oh, my! >> Posted 03.21.13 by BrentJS
Looks like this Thanksgiving is going to forgo the turkeys for some wolverines instead.
After spending years on the shelf due to MGM's financial issues, the first trailer for the remake of Red Dawn debuted in August, but promotion of the movie has been mostly quiet of late. That is, until a new TV spot arrived online. While we realize that remakes are often given a bad rap, the TV spot continues to tease the movie's action, which could please audiences looking for some escapism while they digest their Thanksgiving dinners.trailers to invade your brain
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It's taken some time — years, actually — but audiences finally have their first look at the remake of Red Dawn with Yahoo's release of the first trailer.
A victim of studio MGM's financial meltdown, Red Dawn was actually shot back in 2009, back before Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson became the respective stars of Thor and The Hunger Games. The remake is still about a group of young kids coming together to protect their town from a foreign invasion, this time from North Korea (after original aggressor China was removed in post-production). The trailer shows that the remake retains much of the explosiveness of the original (both literally and figuratively), with Hemsworth rallying a band of teenagers including Hutcherson, Connor Cruise (Seven Pounds), Adrienne Palicki (the upcoming G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation), Josh Peck (ATM) and even Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), who explained in 2010 that he plays "the old man" in the movie. watch the trailer and see the poster >> Posted 08.10.12 by Ryan
The Red Dawn remake was actually shot back in 2009, years before Chris Hemsworth became a comic book hero in Thor and The Avengers and Josh Hutcherson was cast as Peeta Mallark in The Hunger Games. However, MGM's infamous financial troubles kept Red Dawn on the shelf with no release date in sight, until FilmDistrict picked up the remake last year for a planned fall 2012 release.
Like the 1984 original, a group of high school students decide to protect their town against a foreign invasion. Russia was aggressor in the original, while the remake originally intended for China to be the invaders until it was digitally changed to North Korea last year. With Red Dawn's November release still a few months away, FilmDistrict is still promoting the remake with a couple new photos of Hutcherson and Hemsworth in action, and a trailer sneak peek that aired on Enertainment Tonight. see the new photos and trailer sneak peek >> Posted 08.03.12 by Ryan
The Wolverines have successfully fought back against the oppressive studio debt that has kept them on the shelf for years and will finally reach theaters, The LA Times reports. Next year, anyway.
Originally shot in 2009, the Red Dawn remake was scheduled to open in November of last year, but with studio MGM collapsing financially, the movie was delayed indefinitely. While other studios could have snatched up the remake — which stars now-established actors Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Adrienne Palicki (the upcoming G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation), and Josh Hutcherson (the upcoming The Hunger Games) — but the chosen enemy in the remake scared off potential studios. more on the Red Dawn remake >> Posted 09.28.11 by Ryan
The much-delayed The Cabin in the Woods isn't the first movie to unjustly sit on a movie studio's shelf for what seems like an eternity (Warner Bros.' Trick 'r Treat comes to mind), but considering the horror/comedy was written by Joss Whedon (Serenity, the upcoming The Avengers) and stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor) one would think that the movie might actually get a release date.
Cabin in the Woods began as a part of MGM's slate and finished shooting back in 2009, long before Hemsworth was declared the god of thunder. Initially scheduled for an October 23, 2009 release, it was rescheduled for February 5, 2010, after casting was completed in early 2009. By October 2009, MGM decided to delay the release until January 2011 so that Cabin could be converted to 3-D. Then the troubles really began. it gets worse >> Posted 04.15.11 by Ryan
MGM's recent financial crisis left a few of its upcoming slate in the dark, particularly the Red Dawn remake. Shot in 2009, the remake was scheduled to open on November 26 of last year, but, until MGM managed to climb out of debt, the release date was erased in exchange for a date to be determined.
MGM emerged from bankruptcy in December, and immediately set to work on more lucrative projects like James Bond 23 (working title) and Peter Jackson's two-part adaptation of The Hobbit. Once the studio began looking at distributing Red Dawn, however, it became apparent that the villain of the movie would have to be changed entirely. who's invading now? >> Posted 03.16.11 by Ryan
While MGM may prevail in climbing out of its deep, cavernous hole of debt, the same cannot necessarily be said of two of the studio's upcoming movies whose release dates have been pushed into the unknown.
ComingSoon reports that the remake of Red Dawn, starring Thor's Chris Hemsworth and originally set for a November 26 release, will now open at a date to be determined.
Similarly, The Cabin in the Woods, written by The Avengers director Joss Whedon and also starring Hemsworth, will not open on January 14, 2011, but instead will sit on the shelf along with Red Dawn until MGM can regain financial solvency.
Also wallowing in MGM's financial woes are The Hobbit and James Bond 23, which are both arguably more of a priority for the studio. Posted 09.17.10 by Ryan
- It's fall (aka queue up the Oscar movies), so not surprisingly there are more dramas headed into theaters than this past summer. Also on the upswing are 3-D movies — in fact, nearly 1/3 of the fall titles boost the extra dimension, with 100 percent of the Kids/Family movies playing in 3-D.
By the numbers, here's how the season breaks down: fans of action/adventure (7), horror (6), drama (6), and comedy (5) are in luck, with the offerings fewer and farther between for kids (4) and mystery/thriller fans (3). Get details on all of them, including who stars, and check out the trailers and photo galleries.
see our 2010 Fall Movie Guide >> Posted 08.11.10 by reelz
The Red Dawn remake is set for a November 24 release date, but it may not stay that way. The LA Times reports that the movie has been indefinitely delayed, for no other reason than the studio has no money. This isn't the first project affected by MGM's financial woes.
Sam Mendes was set to direct the next James Bond movie, until MGM had to put the project on hold. The Hobbit has yet to receive a greenlight, a move that caused director Guillermo Del Toro to leave the movie. MGM did release Hot Tub Time Machine, but it made only $59 million worldwide at the box office (on a $36 million budget), likely not enough to fund a marketing campaign for Red Dawn and bankroll Bond 23 and The Hobbit. MGM told The Wrap the release date hasn't changed >> Posted 06.12.10 by Ryan