“G.I. Joe: Retaliation” trailer teases Bruce Willis and ninja fight scene

Dwayne Johnson in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation"

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A new trailer for “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” is here, and it continues to convince us that this is going to be one of the most fun films of the summer.

Running at about three minutes in length, this new look at the movie gives us a good sense of what the story is about. Cobra forces have infiltrated the White House and replaced the President with their own operative. It is that person who orders the attack that wipes out most of the G.I. Joe’s and sends them on the run for their lives.

Who are they to turn to other than the original Joe? Bruce Willis gets a lot more screen time in this trailer than he did in its predecessor, and hopefully that is indicative of the entire film. There are few things we love more than watching Willis kick ass. Who knows, maybe he’s one of the people involved in the cliff-face fight scene (though somehow we doubt it).

Speaking of that fight scene, director John M. Chu recently told Collider that it will pay homage to issue 21 of the “G.I. Joe” comic book. In addition, it will run about 10 minutes in length and not include any dialogue. That’s a pretty good portion of the movie’s run time, which is currently clocking in at about two hours.

“G.I. Joe: Retaliation” stars Channing Tatum, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Park, Byung-hun Lee, Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson, Willis and RZA. It’s directed by “Step Up 3D’s” Chu, which explains why the fight scenes are so well choreographed. The flick is due out in theaters on June 29.

What do you think of this latest “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” trailer? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”

Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”

But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.


It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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