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Why the Rock Is Charming, Even When His Films Are Not

Why the Rock Is Charming, Even When His Films Are Not
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle]

The opening scene of the underrated 2003 action comedy The Rundown features a bounty hunter named Beck walking into a nightclub, and passing an older man who wishes him good luck. This non sequitur might not be so noticeable, except the older man wishing Dwayne Johnson’s Beck luck is none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a symbolic passing of the torch, from an elder-statesman action star to an up-and-comer. Nearly 15 years later, Johnson remains one of the most reliable, widely loved action stars in modern movies. Like Schwarzenegger,...
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The Best New Opening Title Sequences of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best New Opening Title Sequences of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What’s the best opening title sequence for a show premiering in 2017? (And yes, this is an update of the earlier midseason survey.)

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

I’ll go with “Mindhunter.” There’s a cool juxtaposition of recording equipment used by weirdo FBI profiler Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and the corpse of a murdered woman, which just goes to show that Ford kind of looks at both as objects for his own research, instead of, you know, an ex-person who still has actual importance to people. It’s an effective way to get right into his somewhat sociopathic head and is a real treat for people who love pareidolia.
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The Predator Motion Poster Strikes Lightning on the Hunter

The Predator Motion Poster Strikes Lightning on the Hunter
Earlier this week, 20th Century Fox released a shocking still poster for Shane Black's The Predator, and now, the studio has surprised fans with a motion version of the very same image. The original Predator movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary and some theaters from around the world are scheduling screenings to celebrate the sci-fi/action classic. As far as the Predator franchise is concerned, the first movie is generally the only one that is celebrated, but Shane Black is aiming to breathe new life into the famous franchise that is sure to entice fans.

First found on the official Predator mobile app, the motion poster shows thunder cracking across the sky as bright blue and white bolts of lightning in the shape of the titular thermal-tracking Predator flash to illuminate a city below. The clip is 12-seconds long and definitely adds some anxiety into
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Great Job, Internet!: The Rock has beef with the emoji that looks most like him

Today, the trailer for the new Jumanji movie was released, revealing a vast new video-game lore and a bunch of zany hi-jinks from the cast, which includes Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The subtitle of the new movie is Welcome To The Jungle, which a few Rock superfans noted was also the title of The Rock’s sub-par 2003 action flick The Rundown until it got changed late in the game. This inspired some good-natured ribbing on America’s favorite forum for good-natured ribbing, Twitter!

Now why does the new Jumanji film featuring @TheRock sound and look familiar?...
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Are we suffering from Dwayne Johnson franchise fatigue?

Anghus Houvouras is suffering from Dwayne Johnson franchise fatigue…

We spend so much time analyzing franchises. That’s mainly because they make up such a high percentage of blockbuster cinema. If you look at the top 10 films of 2017 globally, only two films don’t fall under the franchise tag: The Boss Baby, an animated family film that is as close to the formulaic world of franchises as any movie can get and the Japanese anime Your Name. Everything else is a franchise film fare.

While discussing the bombs of 2017, Baywatch was brought up. The film drowned quickly at the box office and was universally panned. Like any good armchair pundit, we tried to assign blame for the failure. Most attributed the failure to poor marketing or the fact that Baywatch isn’t exactly a brand that audiences were hoping to see adapted to the big screen. The more I thought about,
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‘Doctor Who’ Review: The ‘End of the World’ Only Delayed Us From Getting Back to Missy

‘Doctor Who’ Review: The ‘End of the World’ Only Delayed Us From Getting Back to Missy
[Editor’s Note: The following review of “Doctor Who” Season 10, Episode 7, “The Pyramid at the End of the World,” contains spoilers.]

The Rundown

Last week’s excellent episode played mind games with us and “Doctor Who’s” characters when it was revealed that everyone’s journey that we were following (in that episode anyway) was fake, just part of an elaborate simulation of Earth by alien beings. While we know that they were all part of a program, it was nevertheless heartbreaking to see these “people,” who definitely seemed to have gained sentience, realize their lives were a lie. We also learned that the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) was supposed to execute Missy (Michelle Gomez), but instead agreed to watch over her for 1,000 years, presumably in the vault. We say “presumably” because, well, when Steven Moffat is writing, sneaky surprises might be in store.

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’: The Next Doctor Rumored to Be ‘Chewing Gum’s’ Black Female Star — Report

This week’s episode is the second part of a
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Dwayne Johnson Isn’t Your Average Superstar: How The Rock Has Built a Career With Smart Choices

Dwayne Johnson Isn’t Your Average Superstar: How The Rock Has Built a Career With Smart Choices
Like most famous people, Dwayne Johnson’s Wikipedia page includes a nifty sidebar that includes bare bones facts, like birthday and age, with a couple of lines reserved for “occupation.” Johnson’s “occupation” line is almost amusingly slim — it simply reads, “Actor, producer, singer, professional wrestler,” which is an understated way of saying “this guy does a lot.” And it doesn’t even mention his best-selling memoir, or his charity work, and “professional wrestler” hardly indicates the tremendous success he’s had in the ring.

And “actor”? That’s a very concise tribute to his blockbuster career on the big screen, one that’s amounted to dozens of credits and an estimated lifetime box office gross (domestic only!) that totals over $2.7 billion. With Johnson toplining the early summer’s biggest hit so far, the box office-dominating “Fate of the Furious” and a non-stop barrage of other features on the way,
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‘Patriots Day’ Soundtrack: Stream Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ Moody, Ominous Score

‘Patriots Day’ Soundtrack: Stream Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ Moody, Ominous Score
Today, Peter Berg’s latest ripped-from-the-headlines thriller “Patriots Day” enters wide release today, January 13. The film follows the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent terrorist manhunt. It stars Mark Wahlberg (“Boogie Nights”), John Goodman (“Barton Fink”), J.K. Simmons (“Burn After Reading”), Vincent Curatola (“The Sopranos”), Michelle Monaghan (“True Detective”) and more. Ahead of the film, stream the film’s soundtrack featuring a moody, ominous score composed by duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Listen to it below, courtesy of Spotify.

Read More: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Release New Nine Inch Nails Ep ‘Not the Actual Events’ — Listen

This is Reznor and Ross’ fifth film score collaboration. They first collaborated on David Fincher’s 2010 film “The Social Network,” about the founding of Facebook and the subsequent lawsuits that arose in its aftermath. The two won the Oscar for Best Original Score that same year. They later scored the following two
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Dwayne Johnson brings the smackdown to some thugs in Jumanji set pics

  • JoBlo
Please remember this holiday season to pay thanks to Dwayne Johnson, lest he rids us of his Instagram account out of vengeance. I for one have sung songs, offered foods on an altar and watched The Rundown on his behalf, and clearly my efforts have been rewarded. While Jumanji enters its production's final stretch, Johnson gave us a few behind-the-scenes pics of him doing what he was born to do: Bash... Read More...
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s five best movie roles to date

Central Intelligence, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, is a hilarious, action packed comedy that proves that heroes come in all shapes and sizes and it’s due to land on both Blu-ray and DVD come the 31st October 2016. To celebrate this upcoming release we’ve listed five of the Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s best movie roles to date below…

Central Intelligence (2016)

Central Intelligence is easily one of the most likeable comedies of 2016 – something more than verified by its global box office returns. The film takes the traditional buddy comedy and spins the usual tropes so that stand-up sensation Kevin Hart is ostensibly the straight man to Johnson’s leftfield CIA oddball. The film also explores the weight of expectation placed on High School successes as opposed to the cold, hard reality of life after education. Johnson is Bob Stone, formerly and quite literally the butt of every joke
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The Weekend Warrior 9/30/2016: Deepwater Horizon, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Masterminds

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.

This Past Weekend:

While the new movies reigned at the box office this past weekend, both Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven (Sony) and the animated Storks (Warner Bros.) didn’t fare nearly as well as our projections, both falling short by about $10 million. The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, fared decently with $34.7million, which is about the average for Washington’s films, but the fourth highest opening for a Western after last year’s The Revenant, the animated Rango, and Cowboys and Aliens. Storks’ $21.3 million opening wasn’t great compared to other animated September releases with Sony still holding the September opening record with Hotel Transylvania 2, but it should continue to do well with no other animated movies opening for another month.
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The Lrm Interview: Deepwater Horizon Director Peter Berg

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig stationed off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico caught on fire, leading to one of the worst ecological disasters and oil spills in U.S. waters. 11 men died during the fire, but a lot more survived as they tried to stop the spill before being evacuated.

Following their collaboration on 2013’s Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg and director Pete Berg have re-teamed for Deepwater Horizon, a recreation of the hours leading up to the fire and how engineer Mike Williams (played by Wahlberg) made sure that as much of his crew got off the rig safely as he could. Besides being an amazing recreation of the actual fire, the film also deals with some of the reasons why things might have gone wrong as Williams and the rig’s offshore installation manager “Mr. Jimmy” Harrell (Kurt Russell) butt heads with visiting Bp execs.
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Best of the Week: Toronto Film Festival Reviews, Batman's New Batsuit and More

  • Movies.com
The Important News DC Extended Universe: Zack Snyder unveiled Batman's new suit for Justice LeagueBilly Crudup will play Barry Allen's father in The Flash. Margo Robbie will produce her Harley Quinn spinoff. X-Men: Mr. Sinister will be the villain in Wolverine 3. Star Wars: Rogue One will be scored by Michael Giacchino instead of Alexandre Desplat. Sequels: Benicio Del Toro will star in The Predator. Peter Berg wants to make The Rundown 2. Cailee Spaeny will star in Pacific Rim 2. Remakes: Conrad Vernon will direct the Toxic Avenger remake. Alternate Cuts: The "black and chrome" version of Mad Max: Fury Road will hit video in December. Biopics: Stan Lee's life...

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Will Jonah Hill and Dwayne Johnson Team-Up for The Rundown 2?

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Will Jonah Hill and Dwayne Johnson Team-Up for The Rundown 2?
13 years later and both Peter Berg and Dwayne Johnson are still looking to revisit The Rundown. The original 2003 action/comedy was one of the movies that helped jump-start Johnson's career, even though it wasn't a massive success at the time. The movie was received well and he has gone onto become a huge star since, and now it looks like The Rundown 2 may happen if he and Berg can get the right pieces in place, namely Jonah Hill.

Collider recently caught up with Peter Berg at the Toronto International Film Festival where he talked a bit about his desire to make The Rundown 2 happen. He mentioned that he originally wanted to do the movie with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, but now he wants Superbad star Jonah Hill to star alongside The Rock. Here is what he had to say about it.

"We've been talking about it. You know, I
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Movie News: Director Peter Berg Wants to Make 'Rundown 2' with Jonah Hill

The Rundown 2: Director Peter Berg says he still wants to make a sequel to his 2003 action comedy The Rundown (above). The original 2003 adventure starred Dwayne Johnson as a bounty hunter who is hired to retrieve a mobster's son from a jungle in South America. Berg says that a sequel script has been written and that now he wants Jonah Hill (War Dogs, above right) to team with Johnson. "If Jonah Hill would do it, I'm in," he says. [Collider]   Winchester: Jason Clarke (Terminator Genisys, is in negotiations to star in Winchester. Helen Mirren is already set to star in the thriller as the heiress to a fireworks company. Believing herself to be haunted, she begins construction on an elaborate mansion designed to keep the spirits at bay. If things...

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The Rundown 2: Jonah Hill Wanted Opposite Dwayne Johnson For Long-Gestating Sequel

Cast a fleeting glance over Dwayne Johnson’s IMDb page at any given time and you’ll no doubt lay eyes on a slate crammed full of tentpole blockbusters – whether it’s upcoming creature feature Rampage or something more family-oriented in the vein of Sony’s Jumanji sequel.

In tracing back through the wrestler-turned-actor’s career – one that shot into the stratosphere following Fast Five – you’ll also stumble upon a handful of low-key action movies including Walking Tall and Peter Berg’s The Rundown. For years, Berg has been trying to engineer some form of follow-up to the latter, and it appears the Deepwater Horizon helmer has zeroed in on his candidate of choice for The Rundown 2: Jonah Hill.

Back in 2003, the original cult actioner featured The Rock as a musclebound bounty hunter assigned with a gig that involved locating his boss’ wayward son (Seann William Scott). Also
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Exclusive: Peter Berg Wants To Do The Rundown Sequel With The Rock & Jonah Hill

Dwayne Johnson’s been on a lot of minds lately. The actor was recently dubbed the highest paid actor in Hollywood for 2016 by Forbes, and for the past couple years has roughly attached himself to no less than ten separate franchises (that may or may not be an exaggeration). Given all the news surrounding the actor, my mind recently wandered to one of his first big project back in the early 2000s: The Rundown.

This was an action comedy film that starred Johnson in the lead role for the first time (he was still being credited as “The Rock” at the time), and co-starred Sean William Scott, Rosario Dawson, and Christopher Walken. Back then, I remember the conversation largely being if the Rock could actually lead a film. At that point, he’d had some experience in TV shows, a minor role in The Mummy Returns, as well as a
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News Briefs: Director Peter Berg Wants to Make 'Rundown 2' with Jonah Hill

  • Fandango
The Rundown 2: Director Peter Berg says he still wants to make a sequel to his 2003 action-comedy The Rundown (above). The original 2003 adventure starred Dwayne Johnson as a bounty hunter who is hired to retrieve a mobster's son from a jungle in South America. Berg says that a sequel script has been written and that now he wants Jonah Hill (War Dogs, above right) to team with Johnson. "If Jonah Hill would do it, I'm in," he says. [Collider]   Winchester:...

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Ready for more Rundown? Peter Berg wants to make a sequel with Jonah Hill

  • JoBlo
It's hard to imagine a time when Dwayne Johnson wasn't the biggest star on the planet, but as with most things in this world, you've got to start somewhere. Following his debut as Mathayus in both The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King, Dwayne Johnson starred in The Rundown as Beck, a bounty hunter who wants out of the game but agrees to take on one last bounty by... Read More...
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Peter Berg Wants to Make ‘The Rundown 2’ With Jonah Hill

Peter Berg Wants to Make ‘The Rundown 2’ With Jonah Hill
Fans of The Rundown have had their hearts played with more than once over the past few years. Ever since it was first talked about, a sequel to Peter Berg‘s excellent popcorn movie has almost sounded too good to be true. There’s never been any concrete news to make us think we’ll see Beck (Johnson) go on another […]

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