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I have written previously in this space about my unabashed adoration of Howard Stern, but even casual fans know that the King of All Media's skillful long-form interviewing style is one of his most enduring qualities. He conducts hard-hitting interrogations that feel like casual conversations, leading normally guarded celebrities to offer revelations and opinions they would probably never utter in another forum. This year alone, he has helped draw out newsworthy bites from a number of big stars, and with 2015 more than half over, I thought I'd recap the wildest, most revealing quotes that have come out of Studio 69 in the past six months and change (with attendant clips). Here we go... 1. Jason Alexander tells the real story behind Susan's "Seinfeld" demise Date: June 3 Behind-the-scenes dish on famous TV shows never gets old, and Alexander's tidbit about actress Heidi Swedberg (who played George's ill-fated fiancee Susan) was particularly juicy. After »
- Chris Eggertsen
Channing Tatum speaks his mind, and we love it. When asked about Jupiter Ascending during a recent Reddit Ama, he professed to be just as baffled as the rest of us were by that movie. And today, talking to Howard Stern, he was very clear about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, saying “I fucking hate that […]
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- Russ Fischer
Channing Tatum hates GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
The 35-year-old actor starred as Duke in the 2009 action film, but has admitted it represents one of his biggest career regrets, and also revealed he was always reluctant to appear in the movie.
Reflecting on the film, Channing confessed: “I f***ing hate that movie. I hate that movie.
“I was pushed into that movie. From ‘Coach Carter’, they signed me to a three-picture deal. They give you the contract and they go, ‘Three-picture deal, here you go’. And as a young [actor] you’re like, ‘Oh my god, that sounds amazing, I’m doing that’.”
Channing was a fan of the cartoon growing up and admitted that, in a lot of senses, he was fortunate to be given the opportunity to star in a movie of that magnitude. »
- Paul Heath
It would be fair to say that Channing Tatum is not a fan of G.I.Joe: The Rise Of Cobra...
As he hits the promotional trail for the upcoming Magic Mike Xxl, Channing Tatum has appeared on the Howard Stern radio show, and, er, was fairly candid when the host raised the subject of G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra. This was the first G.I. Joe movie, back in 2009, released before Tatum's star and box office clout suddenly rocketed.
"Look, I'll be honest", Tatum said to Stern, "I fucking hate that movie. I hate that movie".
So, er, what happened?
"I was pushed into that movie", he explained. "From Coach Carter, they signed me to a three picture deal. They give you the contract and they go 'three picture deal, here you go'. And as a young [actor] you're like 'oh my god, that sounds amazing, I'm doing that'. »
Years before becoming a box office sensation, Channing Tatum starred as Duke in Paramount's 2009 action-thriller G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which grossed more than $300 million worldwide and helped show that he could carry a big action movie. He also reprised his role in 2013's sequel G.I. Joe Retaliation, although his character was killed fairly early on. As it turns out, though, the actor didn't really want to play Duke in the first place, forced into the role as a part of a three-picture deal that he signed with Paramount after his feature film debut role in 2005's Coach Carter. During an appearance on the Howard Stern Show earlier today, Channing Tatum revealed that he "f---ing hates" the movie, and that he originally wanted to play Snake Eyes.
"I'll be honest, I f---ing hate that movie. I was pushed into doing that movie. From Coach Carter, they signed me »
Whatever our thoughts about Channing Tatum may have been in the past, it's hard to deny that the actor has definitely stepped up his game in the last few years; but for a while there, Tatum was simply that guy from G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra. Tatum stopped by The Howard Stern Show and revealed how he felt about the film that helped shoot him in stardom. Look, I’ll be honest. I... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Talking to Howard Stern earlier today, Channing Tatum didn't hold back when asked for his feelings on G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, a movie which Rotten Tomatoes sums up as, "a cartoonish, over-the-top action fest propelled by silly writing, inconsistent visual effects, and merely passable performances." The actor doesn't seem to disagree with their assessment, as he told the host the following about how he really feels about the movie. "Look, I’ll be honest. I f**king hate that movie. I hate that movie. I was pushed into doing that movie. From Coach Carter, they signed me to a three-picture deal […] They give you the contract and they go, ‘Three-picture deal, here you go.’ And as a young [actor], you’re like, ‘Oh my god, that sounds amazing, I’m doing that!’" As for what he believes was wrong with the 2009 movie, Tatum added: "The script wasn’t any good. »
Channing Tatum fans who fell in love with his abs post–Magic Mike probably don't remember he once starred in 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. And he'd like to keep it that way. During an interview with Tatum on Howard Stern's radio show, Stern referenced the film as a turning point in Channing's career. And while he meant it as a compliment, Channing couldn't stop laughing. Why the awkward reaction? "Look, I’ll be honest. I fucking hate that movie," he confessed. "I was pushed into doing that movie." Going into it, he explained, he was hot off the heels of Coach Carter (in which he apparently played the "token white kid") and signed a three-picture deal because he was young and needed the money. Years later, when Paramount called him during the writer's strike to fulfill his contract, he says that's when G.I. Joe came into his life. »
- Dee Lockett
I used to have Sirius satellite radio, but that was back when I had to commute to my job. Now, I roll out of bed, pick myself up off the ground, stagger into my little office and the work day begins. So, I've been without Howard Stern for several years now, not because I ever tire of listening to his show (it is the best radio out there by a mile) but because it just wasn't worth paying for something I'd only be able to listen to while driving five minutes to the gym. That said, it's nice to see Stern is still delivering with his celebrity interviews and at this point a celeb has to realize if they're going in to talk with Stern they better be ready to discuss details. Not only does Stern discuss Tatum's movies as he's out promoting Magic Mike Xxl, he asks about a »
- Brad Brevet
It.s always good to hear actors say how they really feel about previous projects that we.ve always assumed they secretly hated. It.s refreshingly human. And so hearing Channing Tatum.s declaration that he hates G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra will probably make you love the aesthetically pleasing thespian even more. Channing Tatum felt open enough to make this admission during his appearance on the Howard Stern Show, where he gave some surprising insight into how he was really pushed into taking the leading role as Duke in the Stephen Sommers-directed film. As soon as Howard Stern even mentioned G.I. Joe, Tatum declared, "I fucking hate that movie." This led the recording studio to erupt with laughter, but Stern was immediately intrigued as to why he despised the action adventure - especially since it was really the film that propelled Channing Tatum into mainstream Hollywood »
Channing Tatum didn’t pull any punches when discussing his starring role in “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” saying, “I f—ing hate that movie.” The “Magic Mike Xxl” star told Howard Stern on Tuesday, “I was pushed into doing that movie … they give you the contract and they say, ‘Three-picture deal, here you go.’ And as a young — you’re thinking, ‘Oh my god, that sounds amazing. I’m doing that!'” But Tatum said he was reluctant to take the part after he found success with other films. “The script wasn’t any good … I watched it every morning, »
- Joe Otterson
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra may have been a success by box-office standards, but not so much in Channing Tatum's eyes. According to the Magic Mike Xxl hunk, who talked about the film on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show on Tuesday, June 23, he was forced to take the role because of a contract with the studio — and he's still not thrilled about it. "Look, I'll be honest. I f--king hate that movie. I hate that movie," he told Stern of the 2009 blockbuster, which [...] »
Star Wars Celebration surely has something for every type of Star Wars fan, even those who love the prequel trilogy. Earlier this week, we reported that select Star Wars Celebration panels and events will be streamed live to the fans, and the second live stream for today celebrates martial artist/actor Ray Park, who played Sith warrior Darth Maul in 1999's Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. We'll have to see what the actor has in store for the Celebration crowd, but at least you can see it live right here, with the panel running from 11:30 Am Pt to 12:30 Pm Pt.
Before he became the iconic Sith Darth Maul, Ray Park was an internationally-renowned martial artist, holding a second-degree black belt in Wushu. After serving as a martial arts adviser to the stunt coordinator on Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, and also playing one of the Reptiles, he »
Movie sets can be tense places full of heightened emotions and raw nerves, so it.s not uncommon for actors and other players to freak the hell from time to time. Recently, a video of Dennis Quaid in the midst of an expletive-filled tirade started making the rounds, but it.s so over the top that some people have questioned it.s authenticity. The video, taken with what appears to be a smartphone, show the 61-year-old G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra star losing his damn mind after being interrupted on set for what sounds like the umpteenth time. He certainly lets loose, unleashing a tidal wave of curse words and insults, not only at whoever he.s talking to, but everyone around. At one point he says, "I have a bunch of pussies starring at me." This footage arrived online a few days ago with little to no »
With D.J. Caruso now locked in to direct G.I. Joe 3, after entering negotiations back in January, Paramount has brought on writer Aaron Berg to redraft the script. Jonathan Lemkin came aboard in July to pen the original sequel screenplay, but it isn't known if Aaron Berg is using elements of his draft, or starting over from scratch. Aaron Berg will work with D.J. Caruso to try and "revamp" the G.I. Joe action franchise.
The sequel has been in various stages of development over the past few years, with Martin Campbell once in talks to direct, but a deal never came together. The story will reportedly center on the Roadblock character played by Dwayne Johnson in 2013's G.I. Joe Retaliation, but it's possible the project is going in a completely different direction with this new writer and director team involved. It isn't known if any of the other G. »
If the lead characters of Suicide Squad weren’t enough for you, the film is rapidly filling up with more villains that aren’t even members of the titular team. Over the past several weeks, reports have trickled in about bad guys from all around the DC universe who will be making appearances in the movie, from demented psychiatrist Hugo Strange to mercenary Deathstroke. Now the latest criminal to join the film’s ensemble is evidently Batman adversary Killer Croc. The Wrap has learned that G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has been cast as the reptilian villain in Suicide Squad. The article doesn’t specify what role he will play in the film’s plot, but if it’s similar to what we’ve heard about El Diablo and King Shark, then Killer Croc may end up being »
Last month it was revealed that the long-gestating big screen adaptation of Robotech had secured a screenwriter in Michael Gordon (300, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), and now comes word that Sony has picked up the rights to the project and is looking to launch a potential franchise.
Variety is reporting that the studio is looking to fast track the live-action feature and views the property as having the necessary appeal to launch a blockbuster series with an “Independence Day meets Star Wars vibe”.
“Robotech is unique in that it has always been a marriage of spectacle with human characters that seem drawn from life,” said Columbia Pictures Production Chief Michael De Luca. “That’s why we are so excited to be working with Mark and Gianni as we move forward on this project. With a history that offers an epic love triangle, a renegade hero, and a world on the brink of extinction, »
- Gary Collinson
After offering an assist on the upcoming Ant-Man, Marvel reportedly wants to get Adam McKay into the director chair for one of their upcoming movies with speculation the likely film is Inhumans. Latino Review Sony Pictures Animation has announced an Untitled Animated Smurfs movie will be released globally on March 31, 2017 with Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo and Juliet) directing. Asbury added on the film's production blog, "Since this new film has no connection to the previous live-action hybrids, we have a whole new world to create and it is critical to me and my crew that we deliver a movie that will enchant families and fans worldwide for years to come." Iron Man screenwriters Art Marcum and Matt Holloway are set to write a script for a reboot of the late 1980s sci-fi feature Alien Nation for 20th Century Fox. THR Sony Pictures has secured rights to the popular anime series "Robotech »
- Brad Brevet
Last month we learned 300 and G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra scribe Michael Gordon had been hired to write the script for Warner Bros.' live-action Robotech movie, but now Variety is reporting Sony Pictures has picked up the film rights to the animated series. Gordon will still pen the script for the adaptation, and Hollywood Gang's Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton are also still attached to the planned film as producers. Sony is reportedly fast-tracking Robotech, and »
- Jesse Giroux
A big screen adaptation of Robotech has been in various stages of development for the best part of a decade, and it now looks like the movie version of the classic 80s anime series is finally moving forward.
According to Deadline, 300 and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra screenwriter Michael Gordon has signed on to write the feature, which is being produced by Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari. A director is yet to be secured, but the report goes on to state that the producers are keen on Mama helmer Andres Muschietti, who is also attached to the video game adaptation Shadow of the Colossus.
The sci-fi franchise launched in 1985, with Harmony Gold USA editing together content from three Japanese anime series in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber Mospeada. It spawned the theatrical release Robotech: The Movie in 1986, and was followed by several direct-to-video releases, »
- Gary Collinson
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