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To Be or Not To Be DTV: The films of WWE Studios - Part 2

After the WWE's success with The Call, they would stay in thriller territory for the much darker No One Lives (2013), an extremely violent genre movie from director Ryuhei Kitamura. Like The Call, No One Lives only features a wrestling...

To Be or Not To Be DTV: The films of WWE Studios

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is no doubt the most famous wrestling organisation in the world. Formerly known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), the company has gone through many ups and downs before becoming the company it is today. In...

Review: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS Hits the Accelerator

Vin Diesel and his gang are back for yet another round of supercharged ridonkulousness with The Fate of the Furious, the eighth film in the ever-expanding, infectious cars and crime franchise. Like a boisterous but fun relative who keeps rolling...

Review: MOANA, Stereotypes Are Overturned, and Also Reinforced, on the High Seas

Spectacular beauty is on display throughout Moana, the 56th theatrical feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Even better, the film's protagonist is an admirable young woman who is determined to come of age on her own terms, without any adolescent...

The Many Faces Of Dwayne Johnson

This week sees worldwide premieres of Rawson Marshall Thurber's Central Intelligence, starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Peter Martin didn't slag the film in his review, and included the following bit about Dwayne: "Johnson has always threatened to...

Review: CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE, Lowbrow Comedy Hijinks

Exceedingly silly, Central Intelligence survives a rough start to achieve at least one of its evident goals, namely, to be a lowbrow comedy for audiences with low expectations. Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart star as an updated pair of 1980's...

The Rock To Adapt 80s Video Game RAMPAGE, Because, Why Not!

Deadline is reporting that Dwayne Johnson is getting back together with the team behind the action disaster flick San Andreas to adapt the 80s video game Rampage to the big screen. Because, hell, why not! If The Rock can turn...

Review: SAN ANDREAS, Disastrous To A Fault

Look out, earthquakes! Mess with Dwayne Johnson's family and he will punch you in the nose. Completely divorced from reality, San Andreas is a large-scale, family-first action movie that stars Dwayne Johnson and millions, perhaps billions, of pixels, all gathering...

SAN ANDREAS: New Trailer Shows The Rock Rocked, As Seen By The Rock

After having directed several Disney sequels like Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, director Brad Peyton cracks California in his earthquake-disaster thriller San Andreas. And he is reunited with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who he previously directed...

FURIOUS 7: Big Game Spot Takes Crazy To A Whole 'Nother Level

So as the Big Game goes on tonight we get our godly share of Big Game promos and the one for Furious 7 is just bonkers. Bonkers in such a good way. Vin Diesel jumping from one building to another in...

Review: HERCULES, A Pretty Good Hot Dog

Brett Ratner may have finally found his niche. Freed of a modern-day setting and any thought of realism, the director's inclination toward outlandish action takes flight almost immediately. The opening moments of Hercules are narrated efficiently; the story takes place...

Here Comes Another HERCULES: Dwayne Johnson Gives It A Go In First Trailer

Just two months ago, Kellan Lutz made for a wan half-god, half-man in The Legend of Hercules, directed by Renny Harlin. Now comes the first trailer for the other 2014 Hercules, this one played by Dwayne Johnson and directed by...

Dwayne Johnson And McG Take A Leap For THE FALL GUY

It would appear that the attempt to get a movie version of the 80s television show The Fall Guy may have just the star power it needs to get up off the ground. Word today is that Dwayne Johnson is...

Review: FAST & FURIOUS 6 is Faster, Furiouser

Only a week or so ago I'd never seen any of the series that I've dubbed the Fast Furii. Sure, I knew them to be a bunch of eye candy racer movies with action interspersed, but somehow the travails of...

Review: PAIN & GAIN Mocks Meatheads, Is Meatheaded

Pain & Gain is a brash, puerile action-comedy of errors about a trio of muscle-obsessed idiots who set out to extort money from a sleazy Miami businessman by kidnapping and torturing him. Michael Bay, who directed it, is almost the...

Review: G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Kicks Way More Ass Than It Needs To

G.I. Joe: Retaliation is not the toy-line adaptation movie we deserve. A market that allows for studio execs to even bat around the idea of dropping more than $100 million dollars on a consumerist nostalgia cash-in based on a bunch...

Review: SNITCH Doesn't Reveal Anything Except Its Good Intentions

A well-meaning but lumbering drama that feels like an extended prologue in search of an action movie, Snitch represents a good-faith attempt by Dwayne Johnson to stretch himself as an actor. Johnson became an action star based on his affable,...

Aksel Hennie Joins Ratner's HERCULES

Aksel Hennie is going Hollywood.We've been vocal fans of the Norwegian star here at Twitch since first coming across him in a pair of 2004 films - Uno and Hawaii, Oslo - and have tracked his career with great interest...

With Michael Bay's PAIN AND GAIN Getting Back To Basics Means Muscles, Bikinis And Perhaps A Bit Of Gunfire

Much has been made of Michael Bay's move away from the big budget, CGI driven spectacle of the Transformers movies for something smaller and more intimate with the Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson starring Pain And Gain. But what many...

New Release Date, New Trailer For GI JOE: RETALIATION

Hey, everybody remember GI Joe: Retaliation? Pulled from the schedule shortly before it was supposed to be released earlier this year for reasons that have never been particularly clear, the film has been pushed to a late March release and...