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BREAKING NEWS: G.I. Joe: Retaliation Pushed Back to 2013

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I have just recently learned that GI Joe: Retaliation, the sequel to 2008's GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, has been pushed back almost an entire year to March 2013. It was originally slated to come out next month. Why the last minute release change? Paramount states that the reason is because the want to convert the film to 3D and that they are also hoping that in March it can gross an opening like The Hunger Games got this past March.

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Hunger Games

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Life imitates art and, invariably, art imitates life and the cycle continues. In 1982 Stephen King published an early novel he had written while he was still in high school as a paperback original under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. In 1987, this book was adapted into a film starring Arnold Schwarzenneger called The Running Man (also the title of the novel). The Running Man told the story of a sort of reality game show where prisoners are forced to outrun gladiators or die trying. Two decades after the novel was published, the idea of reality game shows was, in itself, a reality with television shows like Survivor, American Idol and, God help me I can't make this up, The Real Gilligan's Island. These games don't involve prisoners and are a competition for money, not life and death, but hey, it's fiction, right? Now, art once again imitates life with The Hunger Games, also, ironically enough, based on a novel.

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