Tuesday, December 1, 2020

MOVIE REVIEWS: RED DAWN

November 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sometimes when watching a movie, advises Roger Moore in the Orlando Sentinel, “it doesn’t pay dividends to think too hard about how what happens, happens.” He dishes out that counsel in his review of the remake of Red Dawn, which imagines an invasion of the U.S. by, among others, North Korea. (He notes that the […]

DAWN IS NO TWILIGHT; NEITHER IS GUARDIANS NOR PI

November 21, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Parents with teens and younger children may find themselves separating at the cineplex over the Thanksgiving holiday — mom, dad, and the younger ones heading for the theaters showing DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians; the teens and tweens, taking off to see the Twilight finale — some of them for the second — or […]

MGM REEDITING RED DAWN TO AVOID OFFENDING CHINA

March 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an apparent effort to placate Chinese officials, MGM is altering its upcoming thriller Red Dawn, erasing Chinese flags and other objects and substituting dialogue so that the invaders in the movie are transformed into North Koreans, the Los Angeles Times reported today. The alterations were undertaken without any official request by Chinese officials, the […]

FILM EXECS AVOID LIONS DEN

June 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

No prominent film industry executive is interested in taking the chief executive post at MGM, the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Wednesday), noting that former Viacom executive Jonathan Dolgen, and Fox veterans Peter Chernin and Bill Mechanic are among those who have turned down offers to run the debt-ridden studio. Meanwhile, MGM’s owners, who include Providence […]