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Lauren Hashian Hercules Premiere - Photos of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Girlfriend Popular

11 hours ago | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Lauren Hashian looked great at the Hercules Premiere on the arm of the star of the movie, her hunky boyfriend Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The actor showed off his beautiful girlfriend as the movie opened and Ian McShane said he believed The Rock was the perfect choice to play Hercules. Former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson portrays Hercules in Brett Ratner's big-screen adaptation of the Radical Studios graphic novel, and McShane - who plays part seer, part warrior Amphiaraus - thinks no one else could have done the role justice. He told Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2: "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson plays Hercules. Well who else are you going to get to play Hercules? It has to be Mr Muscles." Although McShane, 71, enjoyed working on the movie, he admitted it was "a long slog". He explained: "They did most of the special effects afterwards but it was 19 weeks, »

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See the Power of Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules In New TV Spots

27 July 2014 6:43 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Dwayne Johnson is showing his strength as the title character in three new television spots for his latest adventure film, ‘Hercules.’ The videos, titled ‘Born,’ ‘Epic’ and ‘Rock,’ follows Hercules, the leader of a band of mercenaries, as he and his followers are fighting in action. The three clips are the most recent chronicle of the actor’s portrayal of the Greek hero in the film from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ director, Brett Ratner. The Paramount Pictures and MGM adaptation of ‘Hercules,’ which is now playing in theaters, also stars Ian McShane, Reece Ritchie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt. The epic movie is based on Radical Comics’ ‘Hercules’  [ Read More ]

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New Hercules 2014 Movie Delivered Great Action,Drama & More

26 July 2014 8:15 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

MGM and Paramount Pictures released their new "2014 Hercules" remake/action/fantasy flick into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out and thought it was very entertaining, serving up plenty of hardcore action, drama, and more. It stars: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie, and Reece Ritchie. In the new flick, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) is the leader of a band of mercenaries formed by the prophet Amphiaraus (Ian McShane), the thief Autolycus (Rufus Sewell), the warrior Tydeus (Aksel Hennie), the archer Atalanta (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) and the storyteller Iolaus (Reece Ritchie). Hercules is believed to be the demigod son of Zeus, who completed the legendary Twelve Labors, only to be betrayed by Hera, who drove him insane and caused him to murder his wife Megara and their children when he visited King Eurystheus. After that drama, Hercules »

- Andre

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Film Review: ‘A’ for Effort, ‘C’ for Execution in Dwayne Johnson’s Unmemorable ‘Hercules’

26 July 2014 5:47 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – I empathize with Dwayne Johnson and simultaneously don’t. Most people never get rich and famous once, let alone twice. Sure, it’s hard to re-brand people from the wrestling superstar you once were into the dramatic action star you’re trying to become, but your past is forever immortal.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

Like Jackie Chan wants to be viewed as a dramatic actor instead of a funny karate man, so too does Dwayne Johnson want to drop his wrestling image as The Rock and be taken seriously as a real actor. The problem is he’s all over the place. It’s hard to be Hercules when you’re being remembered as campy in films like “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” and the upcoming “Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon”.

This isn’t having actor’s range. Having real range is Charlize Theron successfully branching out with a challenging role in “Monster. »

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Movie Review: Hercules

25 July 2014 9:54 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Thankfully, Hercules is not an origin film. Though it is about the titular hero from Greek myth, The Legend of Hercules (2014) from earlier this year already took that approach so it is just as well. Here, the fabled strong-man (Dwayne Johnson) has already performed all but one of his legendary labors when the story opens.

The newHercules was directed by Bret Ratner of Rush Hour (1998) fame and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) infamy. The screenplay was written by Ryan Condal and Evan Spillotopoulus. This is the former’s first feature film. The latter has primarily worked on Disney animated films like Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007). The storyline the screenplay is based on is a comic by Steve Moore. You might be thinking that this combination of folks behind the camera is a bit like the “potpourri” category on Jeopardy, and you would not be wrong – sounds weird, could be awful. »

- Steven Gahm

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New Hercules 2014 Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Movie Critics

25 July 2014 2:22 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

MGM and Paramount Pictures released their new action/fantasy remake flick, "Hercules" into theaters yesterday, July 24th, 2014. And the top, major movie critics have submitted their reviews. It ended up, getting mixed results with an overall 49 score out of 100 at the site. The movie stars: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie and Reece Ritchie. We've posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below. Gary Goldstein at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a decent 70 score, stating: "The mythically powerful demigod is back on the big screen in the simply titled Hercules and the results are canny, fast-paced, and, for what the film attempts to accomplish, enjoyable." Stephen Farber at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 70 grade. He said: "It may sound like a backhanded compliment to praise this sometimes cheesy movie for never taking itself too seriously, »

- Eric

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'Hercules' IMAX Featurette with Director Brett Ratner

25 July 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Brett Ratner explains why you should see Hercules on the biggest screen possible in a new IMAX featurette for this action-adventure, which opens in theaters today. Dwayne Johnson stars as the mythical demi-god, who now serves as a mercenary, fighting battles for others alongside his five trusted warriors. Watch the latest footage as the filmmaker discusses how he created massive sets for this 3D epic and describes why the IMAX format is perfect for Hercules.

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend...

Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, »

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Ian McShane: 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked

25 July 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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This weekend sees the release of Hercules, the latest Hollywood attempt to cash in on the popularity of the Greek Myths in the absence of another Percy Jackson film. Picking up after his legendary twelve labours have been completed, the film sees Hercules (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) as a sword-for-hire to the King of Thrace (John Hurt). Directed by Brett Ratner of X-Men 3 notoriety, Hollywood executives will be hoping it fares a lot better (commercially at least) than The Legend of Hercules, which bombed back in January.

While other writers on WhatCulture! have already written the film off, there is one grain of hope for film fans: a supporting performance by the eminently watchable Ian McShane. The graduate of British TV may not have reached the stratospheric heights of Hollywood in the way that his early career may have suggested, but even in his seventies he is still capable of turning in eye-catching, »

- Daniel Mumby

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Exclusive IMAX Featurette For Hercules Released

25 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Paramount Pictures has released a new featurette "Bringing The Legend To Life: An Exclusive Hercules IMAX Featurette" for the film. Based on Radical Comics' Hercules by Steve Moore, the film is a new take on the classic myth. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John Hurt. The IMAX 3D release of Hercules will only be in theaters for one week, beginning today (July 25th). Tickets are on sale now!  For mor information and to purchase tickets, visit: »

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‘Hercules’ Reviews: Does the Dwayne Johnson Movie Rock or Is it More Brett Ratner Schlock?

25 July 2014 9:13 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Hercules,” the latest movie to send Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on a mission to wrestle bad guys on the big screen, is now playing in theaters and is being hailed as Ok, at best. The Paramount release directed by Brett Ratner (“Rush Hour”), a favorite target for critics, has garnered a 65 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, at the moment. Also read: ‘Lucy’ Review: Scarlett Johansson Grows Smarter As the Movie Gets Dumber Based on Radical Comics’ “Hercules” by Steve Moore, the PG-13 action flick follows Johnson and a few fighting friends (Ian McShane, Rufus SewellIngrid Bolsø Berdal) on a mission to. »

- Greg Gilman

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'Hercules' (2014) Movie Review

25 July 2014 8:18 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Originality in any form is not something you're going to find in Brett Ratner's Hercules. Take any PG-13 sword and sandal film you've seen lately -- glossy and gritty, drenched in black blood -- and add touches of Gladiator and Braveheart and you have this supposed "new" tale of the son of Zeus, or, as the film tells us... like... the real Zeus. You know, the Greek God and stuffc You know the one... rightc Yeah, we get it! The easiest comparison is to say Ratner has "updated" Hercules in the same way Marcus Nispel updated Conan, though this film does seem better than that one if only because it's shorter. The Nispel comparison seems apt, though, if you consider the visual palette Ratner is working with and the overall blunt force numbness of the plot. Adapted from Radical Studios' graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars", Hercules finds our »

- Brad Brevet

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Review: 'Hercules' Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane And John Hurt

25 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There are cheap costumes, cartoonish special effects and endless nonsense monologues in Brett Ratner's “Hercules." Ergo, there's also Ian McShane. HBO's "Deadwood" blew up the journeyman actor's career, making him a must-have accessory in the eyes of all casting agents. But since the end of that show, where he essayed the role of the iconic Al Swearengen, he's been lost in an increasingly inessential sea of special effects-heavy blockbusters, from “Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” to “Jack The Giant Slayer," from “The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising” to “Snow White And The Huntsman." You figure the qualifications for McShane appearing in your movie involve the least amount of acting possible. “Hercules” may be the first film where, finally, everyone is on the exact same page as McShane. Of course, if you don't know McShane, don't worry: he's in the bulk of scenes in “Hercules," and yet you »

- Gabe Toro

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Brawn Versus Brains at Box-Office! "Hercules" Versus "Lucy!" Which One Will Come Out On Top?

25 July 2014 5:23 AM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Two big films are out this weekend, which one is worth your time and money? First, we have .Hercules. starring Dwayne Johnson based on the graphic novel by Steve Moore. From director Brett Ratner, is this .Hercules. much better than .The Legend of Hercules. starring Kellan Lutz from director Renny Harlin?

We also have .Lucy. starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. This one.s from director Luc Besson who gave us memorable female characters in .La Femme Nikita,. .The Professional,. and .The Fifth Element.. Is .Lucy. worthy of Besson.s booty-kicking heroines? Find out in my movie review below:

Official .Hercules. synopsis

Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' film Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson, bows on July 25th. Based on Radical Comics' Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth, Hercules. The epic action film also stars Golden Globe Winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, »

- Manny

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Hercules (2014) – The Review

24 July 2014 11:14 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

For the last few years, Summertime has been super-hero time at the multiplexes. It seems ever other week another costumed character with incredible abilities is battling away for a big chunk of the box office pie. But what about the original amazing avenger? Sure the Man Of Steel was here last Summer and is gearing up for his return (when he’ll face off against another hero). Nope let’s go way, way back to the real original, that demigod Hercules. The superstar of Greek mythology has been a cinema staple since the late 1950′s when American Steve Reeves laced up his sandals in two surprise hits imported from Italy. Reeves was the first of many famed body-builders to portray him right through 1969 with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hercules In New York and 1983 with TV’s Hulk Lou Ferrigno in a pair of low-budget epics from Cannon Films. The man of muscle also went animated, »

- Jim Batts

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Review: Hercules, A Pretty Good Hot Dog

24 July 2014 11:07 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

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 a long time ago in a fantasy world far, far away from ancient Greece. Thrace is the place, a mythical land filled with warfare and strife, a land where a mercenary Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) can stride freely with his small band of warriors, including his trusted lieutenant (Rufus Sewell), his prophet and advisor (Ian McShane), his trusty archer and token female (the very fit Norwegian actress Ingrid Bolsø Berdal), his nephew and storyteller (Reece Ritchie), and his mute and loyal friend (the great Aksel Hennie,...

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Hercules Review

24 July 2014 5:50 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There aren’t many things less likely to inspire passion than the words “directed by Brett Ratner.” Say what you want about crowd pleasing blockbuster factories like Michael Bay, Zack Snyder or Justin Lin, but at least their work has a clearly defined style and inspires debate. Not Brett Ratner. Renowned as a workmanlike director, his main claim to fame is his ability to bring a project in on time and under budget. So the prospect of a new addition to the Ratner filmography wasn’t exactly setting my world on fire. Adding an additional note of sourness to proceedings is the widely publicized artist-led boycott of the film on the basis that the studio has bilked the late Steve Moore, (author of the comic books that this version of Hercules is based on), out of every penny he was due through sneaky contractual finagling.

Determined to stay optimistic, I »

- David James

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Review: Hercules

24 July 2014 4:29 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: Hercules (Dwayne Johnson), having completed his twelve labors, is now a sword-for-hire along with his comrades Autolycus (Rufus Sewell), Tydeus (Aksel Hennie), Amphiaraus (Ian McShane) and his nephew Iolaus (Reece Ritchie). He's recruited by a besieged king (John Hurt) to rescue his kingdom from a force of marauding warriors, but this latest task just may prove once-and-for-all whether or not he truly is the son of Zeus. Review: Brett Ratner's Hercules hits theaters »

- Chris Bumbray

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Dwayne Johnson Takes Hercules to Next Level in New Television Spot

24 July 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The countdown is on for the theatrical release of “Hercules.” The film, starring Dwayne Johnson, features the popular wrestler-turned-actor as one of Greek mythology’s greatest heroes. Johnson has already earned the right to be called “badass”–he is the The Rock, after all. But you’ll see in this new television spot that Johnson takes the role of Hercules to the extreme. As Fox Sports’ Mike Botticello writes, he “takes badass to the next level.” Take a look at the clip for yourself and see what you think. “Hercules” is presented by Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. The film, which also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John  [ Read More ]

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Irina Shayk Hot at Hercules Debut; Oozes Cleavage on Red Carpet (pics!)

24 July 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Irina Shayk, the fetching swimsuit and lingerie model, made her debut on the red carpet at the premiere of “Hercules” in Hollywood, her first feature role in a motion picture. Shayk is best known for her exotic looks in dozens of swimsuit and lingerie campaigns as well as seven straight appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue (2007-14). The action-adventure flick, directed by Brett Ratner also stars Ian McShane, Reece Ritchie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt. ...Read More »

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Two new clips from Brett Ratner’s Hercules

24 July 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Brett Ratner’s (X-Men: The Last Stand) comic book adaptation Hercules arrives in North American theaters tomorrow, and ahead of its release, we’ve got a couple of new clips for you below (and don’t forget to check out our review here)…

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.

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- Gary Collinson

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