8 items from 2017
We reported late on Friday that Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are to go head to head in a spin-off from the Fast & Furious movies, and now the actor has teased the forthcoming film via his highly-followed Instagram account.
“A very very special shout out to a certain bald-headed, English tea drinkin’, crumpets eatin’, God Save The Queen singin’ suuuuuum bitch, Jason Statham. One fine day, we will give the audience what they want and fight. And it will be the greatest fight in the history of movies. We will then drink like brothers as you nurse your wounds, because I’m gonna knock your teeth so far down your throat, you’re gonna have to stick a toothbrush up your ass to brush ’em. »
- Paul Heath
Everyone at Universal is likely popping a few bottles of champagne, and celebrating the strong performance of Fate of the Furious at the box office the past couple weekends. No, it may not have done anywhere near as well as Furious 7, but when all said and done, no one could have expected it to do as well, given the circumstances surrounding that particular film.
With Fate of the Furious currently at just north of $900 million, it’s pretty much guaranteed to hit $1 billion this week at some point, which is a huge success by any measurement. Even when you take into account the massive $250 million budget, the cost in print and advertising, and the cut for theater chains, the movie will be making plenty of cash for studio.
Related: Fate Of The Furious Wins For A Second Weekend
Actor Dwayne Johnson, social media master, and one of the hardest »
- Joseph Medina
In 2016, Dwayne Johnson became the highest grossing actor of the year. In a world where Robert Downey Jr, Tom Cruise, and Johnny Depp, that’s a huge deal. Even more impressive is when you look at the man’s WWF (pre-wwe) beginnings. Sure, he was a huge deal in his early wrestling career, but that doesn’t necessarily make for a good actor, or even a good action star.
However, with a whole lot of elbow grease, and the can-do attitude that only The Rock can exude, he’s launched himself all the way to the top. But it wasn’t always peaches and roses for the actor. Nor does he get everything he wants, even when auditioning, as evidenced by a recent reveal on Twitter. According to the actor, he actually auditioned for the role of Jack Reacher.
Yup, luv the character. Bout 10yrs ago I went after the role, »
- Joseph Medina
Dwayne "Formally-the-Rock" Johnson. What a turnaround his acting career has managed. Johnson has transformed from a CG mess with no acting skills in 2001's The Mummy Returns to A-list movie star and comedy god, with upcoming releases including Baywatch, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and Rampage. Now he's the latest actor to be cast as the lead in a Disney movie based on a theme park ride. More over, Johnny Depp.
Though he has been attached to the project since 2015, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Dwayne Johnson has officially come on board Jungle Cruise as an actor and producer with a production date now set for Spring 2018. Based on one of Disneyland's original rides that takes park-goers on a journey through environments made to look like the Nile, Congo, and Amazon rivers, Johnson will have to brave natives, crocodiles, and horrifying hippos.
Johnson already has a busy schedule with Baywatch, »
- Nick Doll
At this point in our lives some of us are beginning to roll our eyes every time Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is cast in a lead role for a film. From The Mummy Returns to the upcoming The Fate of the Furious we have all got our fair share of The Rock in many different roles. Today we are going to focus our attention on his first lead role in the film The Scorpion King.
Believe it or not The Scorpion King came out 15 years ago. It was made by Universal Pictures and was directed by Chuck Russell. The film also starred Steven Brand as Memnon, Michael Clarke Duncan as Balthazar and Kelly Hu as The Sorceress. It was released a year after his first appearance as an actor in The Mummy Returns.
With this month being it's 15 year anniversary, Dwayne Johnson released a video on his Youtube channel where »
- Emmanuel Gomez
Everyone needs to start somewhere, including Dwayne Johnson, who, believe it or not, wasn't always the franchise-saving charisma machine we know today. After appearing in The Mummy Returns as Mathayus, Dwayne Johnson got the chance to tackle his first leading role by reprising the character for a spin-off, The Scorpion King. Johnson's career has grown significantly in the fifteen years which has... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
With Tom Cruise ready to battle a new Mummy this summer, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is dipping into their monster catalog and will re-release the Brendan Fraser-starring The Mummy Ultimate Trilogy May 16th in a six-disc 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray box set.
Bonus features from the previous Blu-ray release will carry forward for each movie on an inclusive Blu-ray Disc. Universal is also including a Digital HD copy of each of The Mummy films.
The Mummy Ultimate Trilogy 4K Blu-ray box set carries an Srp of $79.99 and is currently available for pre-order at Amazon. »
There’s no end of videos shitting on bad movie CGI, but this new video from the YouTube channel Looper takes the opposite approach. Rather than make fun of The Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns or the plane crash in Air Force One, it celebrates the practical movie effects that still hold up today. Clocking in at six and half minutes, the video manages to cram in a ton of details and behind-the-scenes shots of half a dozen practical movie effects.
The effects in question include the semi-truck flip in The Dark Knight, the anti-gravity fight in Inception, the blood geyser in Nightmare On Elm Street, the werewolf transformation in An American Werewolf In London, the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, and the hobbits in The Lord Of The Rings. From rotating rooms to forced perspective to detailed puppets to simply playing film backwards, there are a lot of simple »
- Caroline Siede
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