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“G.I. Joe: Retaliation” moves to 2013 for 3D conversion

Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson in GI Joe: Retaliation

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We were happy enough just to see “G.I. Joe: Retaliation’s” epic ninja cliff sequence on the big screen. But now it seems like we’re going to have to wait eight months more so we can see it in 3D.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Paramount Pictures has opted to push “Retaliation” back from its June 29 release date to a March 29, 2013 release instead. In the time in between, the studio plans on doing a total 3D conversion.

This decision make sense, but it still has us rolling our eyes. Considering the way “The Avengers” is dominating the box office right now and “The Amazing Spider-Man” will likely do the same when it comes out on July 3, “Retaliation” won’t get much of a chance to flex its muscles on the big screen before bigger movies steal it’s audience. This summer’s blockbuster season is pretty crowded, and it is a smart move for Paramount to move “Retaliation” back to a later date when it can get more attention.

But it’s a shame that they had to wait so long to do so. “Retaliation” was generating a great buzz with fans and it really did look great. That’s why the news that the movie is going to be post-converted into 3D when it wasn’t planned on being shown that way has us really nervous. As one person said on Twitter, what is this, 2010?

It’s clear that this choice was made with nothing but dollars in mind. Movies like “Titanic,” “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” and “The Lion King” all made plenty of money when they were rereleased in 3D, making studios think that audiences are willing to give the medium a shot again. And with big budget movies like “John Carter” and “Battleship” being massive box office disappointments, it makes sense for studios to be cautious.

But we’d rather have them move “Retaliation’s” release date back to August, at the tail end of the summer movie season, and just skip the 3D altogether. Because, really, when has watching a movie in three dimensions ever made you forget that you were watching a movie? In our experience, it’s been never.

Are you disappointed “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” is being moved back? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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