Tag: dwaynejohnson

Review: SKYSCRAPER, You're Not Going to Believe This

"Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" Oh, if only Skyscraper displayed 1/10 of the furious intensity that consumed James Cagney in White Heat! But that's a ridiculous thought, almost as ridiculous as Skyscraper itself, which director Rawson Marshall Thurber...

Review: RAMPAGE Delivers The Monster Mayhem We Deserve

Rampage just might be the most entertaining video game adaptation ever made. It might have something to do with the fact that there is so little meat on the bones of the original property that writers Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse...

All The Big Game Spots in One Place! SOLO, A QUIET PLACE, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM And More

[Updated 2/5/18: The full teaser trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been added below.] The game of games. The opportunity for history to be made tonight. Or will it go to the underdogs? We will know in a...

Review: JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, Now Go Home

The days of direct sequels are still with us -- Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins practically at the next moment after The Force Awakens concludes -- but the major studios in Hollywood have concluded that there are other, possibly...

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...

FAST 8: Helen Mirren Buckles Into The FAST Franchise

The everlasting British actor Helen Mirren is going to grace the world of the popular Fast franchise. The Wrap is reporting that the admitted car enthusiast has signed to fill in a role of an undetermined nature in F. Gary...

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...