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Red Dawn' is another casualty due to MGM's financial troubles
Examiner ^ | 06.10.10

Posted on 06/13/2010 6:23:39 AM PDT by Perdogg

Well this should not be a surprise to anyone but Red Dawn is the latest film to be put on hold due to MGM’s financial status. With no executives to control the studio, creditors have placed the responsibility of the once great film company on themselves. This move has affected all the movies it was tied to, from the twenty-third Bond film to The Hobbit. Because of MGM’s financial problems Daniel Craig left Bond 23 for Girl with a Dragon Tatoo and Gullimero Del Toro left The Hobbit.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: babylon; bondjamesbond; hollyweird; mgm; reddawn; snore; thehobbit; yawn
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1 posted on 06/13/2010 6:23:40 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: GSP.FAN; Young Werther; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; Impy; ...

ping


2 posted on 06/13/2010 6:25:13 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Perdogg

Financial woes my perfectly formed rear end.

They caved to China.


3 posted on 06/13/2010 6:25:36 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Let me know when they run out of old Jimmy Stewart movies...


4 posted on 06/13/2010 6:26:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Perdogg

they would have screwed it up anyways!
Jed would have”come out” when they were all in hiding....


5 posted on 06/13/2010 6:26:45 AM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: Perdogg

Oh, too bad.


6 posted on 06/13/2010 6:28:47 AM PDT by Tax-chick (A cat may look at a queen.)
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To: Perdogg
Dear MGM,

If you want to crawl out of your financial troubles, invest enough money now in a pro-American, pro-Freedom, pro-Individualist remake of Red Dawn that remains true to the original, and you will make so much money in ticket sales that you will, once again, be in the black.

me

7 posted on 06/13/2010 6:30:33 AM PDT by Washi
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To: Perdogg

there is no need to remake this....it stands on its own as is....

...though I question their motives.


8 posted on 06/13/2010 6:33:33 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Washi

I thought Red Dawn was horrible. Not because of it’s political message but simply because I thought it was ridiculous and poorly made.


9 posted on 06/13/2010 6:33:55 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: Perdogg
2009 link here with some interesting tidbits on MGM's financials...

Harry Sloan out as CEO at MGM

10 posted on 06/13/2010 6:35:06 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: Perdogg

That’s ok...I have the original “Red Dawn” and I hate “remakes”.


11 posted on 06/13/2010 6:36:11 AM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: Washi

I take that back. Red Dawn was not very good but it wasn’t terrible.

(Iron Eagle was TERRIBLE)


12 posted on 06/13/2010 6:36:20 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: Perdogg
Oooh, this is interesting...

Another reason why Sloan may have been on the outs...

Political constributions for Harry Sloan MGM chairman, CEO

13 posted on 06/13/2010 6:37:51 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: FrankR

I honestly cannot think of any remake that was as good as the original.


14 posted on 06/13/2010 6:39:13 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
They caved to China.

Gold star for you.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

15 posted on 06/13/2010 6:41:36 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: mewzilla

MGM is largely conservative?


16 posted on 06/13/2010 6:43:15 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Perdogg

What????? No more Leo roaring on the screen????


17 posted on 06/13/2010 6:43:23 AM PDT by screaming eagle2 (bama)
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To: Artemis Webb

One possibility - the Marlon Brando/Trevor Howard version of “Mutiny on the Bounty” was a pretty good remake of the original (Charles Laughton and Clark Gable).


18 posted on 06/13/2010 6:43:47 AM PDT by happyathome
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To: Artemis Webb
My best pal's father, a former U.S. Army Forward Observer/Sniper who served at and IN the ROK/DPRK De-militarized Zone in 1968, asked where the men were after seeing Red Dawn for the first time in 1984.

Good question since they all could not have been captured and locked up in the Colorado gulag, especially the veterans.

19 posted on 06/13/2010 6:44:07 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Artemis Webb
I honestly cannot think of any remake that was as good as the original.

How about "The Maltese Falcon"?
20 posted on 06/13/2010 6:44:25 AM PDT by WackySam (To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead.)
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To: Perdogg

Screw Red Dawn, no new Bond??? WTF


21 posted on 06/13/2010 6:44:36 AM PDT by NCBraveheart (BARACK OBAMA....A GIANT SACK OF SUCK!)
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To: Artemis Webb

We watched Iron Eagle last week. It was terrible, but my 13-year-old liked it.


22 posted on 06/13/2010 6:45:06 AM PDT by Tax-chick (A cat may look at a queen.)
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To: Perdogg

MGM: ‘Red Dawn’ Remake Still Slated for November..
So, has MGM’s “Red Dawn” remake been shelved or not?

The L.A. Times says yes; TheWrap is being told no by the studio.

According to a report in the Times Friday morning, Dan Bradley’s redo of John Milius’ 1984 original is in the can but has been delayed indefinitely from its scheduled Nov. 24 release due to MGM’s uncertain future.

But when TheWrap contacted the studio, its head of marketing, Mike Vollman, was adamant the the movie is “still dated for Nov. 24.” He had no comment regarding the Times report besides pointing out that it didn’t quote anyone from MGM.

http://www.thewrap.com/ind-column/mgm-red-dawn-remake-still-slated-for-november-18293?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thewrap%2Flatest-news+%28The+Wrap+RSS%29


23 posted on 06/13/2010 6:47:02 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Perdogg

They’re never as good as the old version by the same title, anyway!


24 posted on 06/13/2010 6:47:13 AM PDT by gunnyg (Surrounded By The Enemy Within--~ Our "Novembers" Are Behind Us...If Ya Can Grok That!)
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To: happyathome; WackySam

Ok...suggestions from my movie buff wife:

The Thing
3:10 to Yuma
The Fly
Ocean’s 11


25 posted on 06/13/2010 6:47:36 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: WackySam; cardinal4

“Crocodile Dundee II” was better than the original, IMHO.


26 posted on 06/13/2010 6:48:26 AM PDT by Ax
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To: NCBraveheart

I can’t wait to see the remake of Total Recall!!! LOL!


27 posted on 06/13/2010 6:49:45 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

...good question. Maybe it was a liberal area of Colorado? that they were operating and the native males were all cooperating.


28 posted on 06/13/2010 6:49:59 AM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: Tax-chick

>>>>We watched Iron Eagle last week. It was terrible, but my 13-year-old liked it.<<<<<<<<<<

It was made with your 13 year old in mind.

It appears that most movies made today are about the mind set of the 13 year old.

How many Die Hards have there been and they all suck. How many Rambo’s. The worst spin off ever was the Gone With the Wind one. That truly sucked. I could have done better writing myself.


29 posted on 06/13/2010 6:50:46 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Artemis Webb
(Iron Eagle) was TERRIBLE

Now that we can agree on ,it was pure make believe

30 posted on 06/13/2010 6:50:54 AM PDT by piroque (God bless Lee and the rest of the True Americans. . . The Confederates!!”)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

That was my first thought too.


31 posted on 06/13/2010 6:51:13 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Beowulf9

Well, Sloan is a big Pubbie donor at any rate.


32 posted on 06/13/2010 6:55:18 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: happyathome

Except that it was an hour too long.


33 posted on 06/13/2010 6:55:38 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Venturer

I’ve never seen a Rambo or a Die Hard. Just not my idea of fun. Except for a bit of that Rambo movie that had Afghan cavalry in it, because a friend of mine was a horseback-extra and he made all of us watch the few milliseconds when he and his horse were visible in the mob ;-)l.


34 posted on 06/13/2010 6:56:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick (A cat may look at a queen.)
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To: Artemis Webb
I honestly cannot think of any remake that was as good as the original.

The Fly.

The Magnificent Seven.

OK, I'm tapped out.

35 posted on 06/13/2010 6:58:43 AM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: Tax-chick
That was Rambo III when John had to go to Afghanistan to rescue the Colonel. It came out in the summer of 1988. The most popular one was Rambo:First Blood II that came out in 1985.
36 posted on 06/13/2010 7:04:36 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Perdogg

No worries, the non-fiction version is coming soon to a neighborhood near you


37 posted on 06/13/2010 7:08:34 AM PDT by Flightdeck (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: Artemis Webb
I honestly cannot think of any remake that was as good as the original.

Many critics argue that the remakes of "The Ten Commandments," "Ben Hur," and "The Wizard of Oz" were better than the orignals, yet I still prefer the originals.

38 posted on 06/13/2010 7:10:44 AM PDT by Rufii
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To: Rufii

I considered “The Ten Commandments” but I wasn’t sure if it was fair to compare a silent film to a “talkie”. Still I would like to see the silent version someday. I know it’s available.


39 posted on 06/13/2010 7:15:11 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: Artemis Webb

The 1923 version of “The Ten Commandments” is considerably different from the 1956 version. I saw it in the 1980’s at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. It was accompanied by a very competent organist who had accompanied films during the silent era.

I have only seen “The Wizard of Oz” with “canned” music, and have yet to see it accompanied by a live organist. This film, staring Larry Seman and Oliver Hardy—before he teamed up with Stan Laurel—is also much different from the 1939 remake, but it is considerably funnier.


40 posted on 06/13/2010 7:31:25 AM PDT by Rufii
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To: Perdogg

41 posted on 06/13/2010 7:38:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: screaming eagle2
What????? No more Leo roaring on the screen????


42 posted on 06/13/2010 7:38:39 AM PDT by Rufii
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To: Washi

Most people in Hollywood don’t understand what freedom is and wouldn’t do the original movie justice.


43 posted on 06/13/2010 7:43:17 AM PDT by Dayman
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To: Perdogg

A remake would be a watered down movie anyway. PC Hollywood changed Tom Clancy’s The Sum of All Fears from Palestinian Terrorists to Russians to be PC, they’ll neuter a remake of Red Dawn too.

Just as well there’s no remake.


44 posted on 06/13/2010 7:48:20 AM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: Perdogg

Methinks their Chinese overlords were displeased...


45 posted on 06/13/2010 7:50:25 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: The Comedian

“Gold star for you”

Hey, maybe some people didn’t know about that...


46 posted on 06/13/2010 7:56:00 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Rufii
"The 1923 version of “The Ten Commandments” is considerably different from the 1956 version. I saw it in the 1980’s at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. It was accompanied by a very competent organist who had accompanied films during the silent era."

I'm genuinely envious!

47 posted on 06/13/2010 7:59:47 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: happyathome

I would like Warner Bros. to purchase MGM. They are good about films. After all they own Turner Classic Movies, which is one of my favorite channels.

In addition, TimeWarner already has the rights to pre-1986 MGM films.


48 posted on 06/13/2010 8:02:00 AM PDT by archivist007
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Who made Independence Day?

Great movie because they blew up DC.

49 posted on 06/13/2010 8:05:56 AM PDT by AGreatPer (America elected a Prince and got a Princess)
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To: Perdogg

There should be an effort to redo some of the classic Ealing Studio comedy films. British comedies with superb story lines that were made on shoestring budgets. Ironically, Ealing Studios are still around.

This was already tried by Americans, and failed, with the remake of The Ladykillers (1955). The 2004 version had top directors, top actors, and a big budget, but still failed terribly. This pretty well proves that the British have to make their own remakes.

But, if they do so, they could choose from a fine selection:

Whiskey Galore! (1949)
Passport to Pimlico (1949)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

And they then might re-remake The Ladykillers.


50 posted on 06/13/2010 8:36:07 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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