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110 Times Dwayne Johnson Made Our Hearts Skip a Beat

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110 Times Dwayne Johnson Made Our Hearts Skip a Beat
There's no denying that Dwayne Johnson is sexy no matter what he does. Whether he's flexing his muscles in the wrestling ring, walking the red carpet in a tailored suit, or flashing his signature smile, we simply can't get enough of The Rock. Sure, Dwayne is known for his incredibly chiseled body and movie-star good looks, but did you know he is also super funny and down to earth? On top of all that, he is a dedicated family man and pretty great boyfriend to longtime partner, Lauren Hashian. To celebrate the sexy renaissance man, we've rounded up every single time Dwayne looked so hot, he rocked our worlds (see what we did there?). Scroll through for 110 of his sexiest moments from over the years.
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Here’s Everything Coming to and Leaving Hulu in August

Documentary fans, get ready to queue up Hulu next month with the arrival of two originals on the streamer.

Minding the Gap” (pictured above) will drop on Aug.17, a documentary that compiles more than 12 years of footage in Rockford, Illinois, filmmaker Bing Liu looks at the correlation between skateboarders’ upbringings and the complex nature of modern masculinity.

Crime and Punishment” will follow, dropping on Aug. 24. Stephen Maing directed, produced and filmed this documentary that goes behind the scenes of discriminatory policing practices and corruption in the New York Police Department.

Also Read: Anne Rice's 'Vampire Chronicles' TV Series Heads to Hulu

Additionally, Hulu users can enjoy “10 Things I Hate About You” starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles on Aug. 1 (at least the ones who have the Showtime add-on), 2004’s “Hidalgo,” 2008’s “The Hurt Locker” and more throughout the month.

See the complete list of what’s coming to and leaving Hulu below.
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Here's Our First Look at Omega Red in Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 ended up bringing several mutant characters to the big screen for the first time including Cable, Domino, and a bunch of X-Force team members that were hilariously killed off.

Turns out that Omega Red was hidden among some of the mutants in the mutant prison, the Icebox, and he was played by NFL rookie Dakoda Shepley of the New York Jets. Today we have a first look of the character to share with you thanks to the film's makeup designer Bill Corso. It sounds like we'll actually get a chance to see Omega Red in the upcoming "Super Duper Cut" of the film that will screen at Comic-Con next week. Corso says:

“To celebrate the Comic-Con showing of our special, Mega Fan only, ‘Deadpool 2: the Unrated Cut’, I’ve decided to show the, blink and you’ll miss them, Mutant Villains of the Ice Box Prison,” Corso wrote.
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Dwayne Johnson Blasted by Paralympian for Playing Amputee In Skyscraper: We Are Being ‘Sidelined’

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is coming under fire from a Paralympian for playing a former FBI agent with a prosthetic leg in his new movie, Skyscraper.

On Monday, Katy Sullivan — a bilateral above knee amputee and four-time Paralympic Games champion who has appeared as an actress on shows like NCIS: New Orleans and My Name Is Earl — wrote an open letter to Johnson published by Deadline, asking the 46-year-old action star to “stop saying ‘Yes’ to roles” that involve putting on “the mask of disability.”

“Individuals with disabilities make up almost 20 percent of the world’s population,” she wrote in her piece,
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Criterion: ‘Princess Bride,’ Hal Ashby’s ‘Shampoo,’ Brian De Palma & More Highlight October Releases

Inconceivable! A mainstream, populist romantic comedy fantasy adventure film by Rob Reiner in the Criterion Collection? It’s happening, 1985’s “The Princess Bride” is coming to the esteemed Criterion Collection in October. Granted not all Criterion releases are formalist, chin-scratching, slow cinema longreads (jk)—Criterion released, Michael Bay‘s “The Rock,” Kevin Smith‘s “Chasing Amy,” “RoboCop” and most recently, John Hughes‘ “The Breakfast Club” — but this may be their most crowdpleasing release in some time.

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WWE ‘Extreme Rules': Watch Braun Strowman Throw Kevin Owens Off the Top of a Steel Cage (Video)

Poor Kevin Owens — he’s been through a lot lately. Though none of the previous recent assaults on the WWE Superstar compare to what Braun Strowman just did to him at “Extreme Rules.”

On Sunday’s pay-per-view event, the “Monster Among Men” tossed K.O. off of the top of a steel cage and through an announcers’ table some 20 feet below. It didn’t look like an easy bump to those of us watching at home on subscriber video on demand (Svod) service WWE Network — or, we imagine, for anyone in attendance at the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, arena.

Watch the scary moment below, courtesy of our friend Slice Wrestling:

Undertaker vs Mankind Part 2 #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/y4najBpahU

— Sw (@SliceWrestling) July 16, 2018

Also Read: Why WWE's The Miz Worked So Hard to Get New Daughter Monroe Sky's Name Over

And here is a second angle of tonight’s insanity:

Mick: "I
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4 Reasons Why ‘Skyscraper’ and Dwayne Johnson Couldn’t Scale Box Office

4 Reasons Why ‘Skyscraper’ and Dwayne Johnson Couldn’t Scale Box Office
Dwayne Johnson got his 2018 off to a huge start when “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” became Sony’s biggest hit in years with $961 million grossed worldwide. But he’s followed it with two straight box office underperformers: First New Line’s “Rampage” in April and now Universal’s “Skyscraper,” which opened this weekend to $25 million domestic and just $65 million worldwide from 57 countries.

With a $120 million budget before marketing costs, Universal and Legendary face an uphill battle toward profitability for this action film. (“Rampage” had the same reported budget and topped out under $100 million domestically — though it grossed an impressive $327 million overseas.”)

While audiences who did see “Skyscraper” were fairly positive with a B+ on CinemaScore, that’s below the A given to previous Johnson films like “Rampage” and “San Andreas,” meaning word-of-mouth is weaker.

What led to this disappointing result for Hollywood’s biggest box office star? There are several factors…
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Improbable’ Crane Jump in ‘Skyscraper': ‘We Did the Math,’ Says Director

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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Improbable’ Crane Jump in ‘Skyscraper': ‘We Did the Math,’ Says Director
The heart-pounding fun of Dwayne Johnson’s “Skyscraper” wasn’t just movie star bravado and CGI for director Rawson Marshall Thurber — it was math mixed with a little but of adrenaline.

“This is a thrill ride — you bought your ticket and here it is,” Thurber told TheWrap. “We didn’t consult with math professors to make sure it made sense, but we did the math with Ilm [Industrial Light & Magic] and we knew we were close. People aren’t buying tickets to see a documentary about a guy jumping a big jump. With any action sequence, you want it to feel believable — but 10 percent more. You want it to be improbable, but not impossible. You want it to feel insane, but not unachievable.”

In the movie, Johnson tries to get into a building that is engulfed in flames in order to save his family. The only way in is to jump from a crane into the burning building,
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‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Headed for No. 1 as ‘Skyscraper’ Struggles at Box Office

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‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Headed for No. 1 as ‘Skyscraper’ Struggles at Box Office
Dracula has taken a bit out of The Rock at this weekend’s box office, as Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” opened to $16.6 million from 4,267 on Friday and is estimated to take No. 1 this weekend with $41 million, nearly matching the $42 million of the first “Hotel Transylvania,” which came out in 2012.

While critics have been muted in their reviews of “HT3” (which currently has a tepid 59 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), family audiences have given it characteristically strong praise with an A- on CinemaScore. Sony has kept the budget for the film relatively low compared to their Disney/Pixar rivals with an $80 million price tag, as the film looks early on as though it will match the $150 million domestic run of its two predecessors.

Also Read: 'Hotel Transylvania 3' Film Review: Adam Sandler's Groovy Ghoulies Take a Wacky Vacation

Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson’s latest film, “Skyscraper,” is looking very
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Let’s rock! Why Dwayne Johnson is the new Schwarzenegger

The action hero dominates the box office, with his new film Skyscraper set to soar. From his apolitical attitude to his everyman heritage, we explore the magic behind the muscle

Modern Toss on The Rock

On 24 June , Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posted the following to his 109 million Instagram followers: “Starting off my Sat by reviewing new TV spots for Skyscraper. Note pad and pen at the ready and diggin’ in to my pre-workout breakfast of egg whites and flank steak aka dead cow. Bowl of cream of wheat mixed with pineapple and papaya.

#PreSquatSugarSpike

#DontLookDown

#SKYSCRAPERWillScareYa
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Movie Characters Ranked from Worst to Best

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Movie Characters Ranked from Worst to Best
Having long since conquered the box office — and our hearts — Dwayne Johnson (née The Rock) is back to scale a very tall building in “Skyscraper.” He’s been in starring in movies of his own for the better part of two decades, and shows no sign of slowing down; the only thing that seems likely to slow down Johnson’s career at this point is a bid for the White House.

Whether that happens in two, six, or 10 years, the wrestler-turned-actor-turned-maybe-politician will have built up an impressive body of work that rewards revisiting. Here are his best lead performances:

18. “Faster” (2010)

Character: James “Driver” Cullen

Carla Guginos: 1

Perhaps the most ridiculous movie Johnson has ever been in — and he was in “Doom” — this automotive revenge thriller finds its star at his most self-serious. It’s a virtually silent performance from the Rock, who has as much physical charisma as anyone on
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Movie Review – Skyscraper (2018)

Skyscraper, 2018.

Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Hannah Quinlivan, McKenna Roberts, Kevin Rankin, Byron Mann, Matt O’Leary, and Chin Han

Synopsis:

A father goes to great lengths to save his family from a burning skyscraper.

“This is stupid” – Dwayne Johnson’s hostage rescuer turned one-legged towering building inspector mutters to himself as he is about to rappel down the titular skyscraper. Yes folks, writer and director Rawson Marshall Thurber’s Skyscraper is self-aware; it’s loud, bursting with CGI, chaotic, dumb fun that seems to know exactly what to do with The Rock.

Skyscraper is the 80s/90s throwback action vehicle I, and assumedly many others, always felt the worldwide icon was suited for, yet for whatever reason never fully happened until now. He’s done everything from a string of Disney children flicks to more laid-back comedic affairs
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WWE news: Dwayne Johnson is ready to bring The Rock back to a WWE ring

Easily the biggest superstar to ever cross over from the WWE to Hollywood is Dwayne Johnson, known to wrestling fans as The Rock. After leaving the WWE, Johnson has starred in huge blockbusters like the Fast and Furious and G.I. Joe franchises as well as hits like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Moana and Rampage. Over his movie career, Johnson has appeared in movies that have made a lifetime gross of over $3.3 billion — making him one of the most successful actors in Hollywood financially. Meanwhile, the WWE clearly misses the charisma of The Rock. The good news is that Johnson […]

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Dwayne Johnson Turns His Big Movie Premiere Into a Family Affair

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Dwayne Johnson Turns His Big Movie Premiere Into a Family Affair
Dwayne Johnson hit the red carpet for the premiere of Skyscraper in New York on Wednesday, and he brought some of his best girls along for the ride. Though his partner Lauren Hashian was not at the event Dwayne was joined by his mom, Ata Johnson, and his 16-year-old daughter Simone, both of whom looked beautiful in blue gowns. Simone's mother, Dany Garcia, also posed for photos at the event: as Dwayne's manager and a co-executive producer on the film, his ex-wife still a big part of the business that is The Rock, and we frequently see this beautiful, blended family hanging out together. Keep reading to see all the best photos from their latest glamorous outing.
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The Rock Rules Out 2020 Presidential Run

The Rock Rules Out 2020 Presidential Run
The Rock has officially ruled out running for president during the 2020 election. The idea of the wrestler-turned-actor possibly running for president of the United States was first floated in 2016 and Dwayne Johnson began taking the idea seriously not long after. Johnson hasn't definitively ruled it out in the future, but 2020 is definitely off the table.

Dwayne Johnson has been promoting his latest movie Skyscraper, which is one of few original blockbusters hitting theaters this summer. During a recent interview, he was asked about possibly running against President Trump in 2020. Even though he ruled it out, one has to respect his reasoning as he appears to be taking the idea very seriously and doesn't want to do it unless he's absolutely prepared.

"Unfortunately I don't see it happening in 2020. It's a position that requires years of hard work and experience to learn the skills. There's a lot of ground to cover,
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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Reveals Why He Almost Gave Up His Wrestling Stage Name for Good

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Reveals Why He Almost Gave Up His Wrestling Stage Name for Good
“Do you smell what Dwayne Johnson is cooking?” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

EW premiered a sneak peek at an upcoming episode of the digital series Off Script by Grey Goose, in which the 46-year-old actor talks about temporarily dropping his well-known WWE stage name, “The Rock,” more than a decade ago.

“I was tired of trying to be something I wasn’t,” he tells Jamie Foxx. “I was told at that time, ‘Listen, you can’t talk about wrestling. You can’t go by ‘The Rock.’ You can’t be as big [physically].”

However, giving up
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Skyscraper’ Performance Praised by Critics as Support for ‘Silly’ Movie

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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Skyscraper’ Performance Praised by Critics as Support for ‘Silly’ Movie
In a July filled with sequels, “Skyscraper” is the only blockbuster coming out this month that isn’t part of a franchise. While critics weren’t impressed by the script by director Rawson Marshall Thurber, Dwayne Johnson earned praise for his performance as Will Sawyer, an amputee forced to save his family from terrorists on a prosthetic leg.

The film opens showing the hostage situation that cost Sawyer his leg while working as an FBI agent. Ten years later, he has married Sarah (Neve Campbell), the medic who treated him and has taken a job in Hong Kong as head of security at the tallest building in the world. But when the building is attacked and Will is framed for it, he must save his family before it’s too late. Reviews for the film have been mixed, with Rotten Tomatoes setting the score at 58 percent.

Also Read: 'Skyscraper
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‘Skyscraper’ Review: The Rock vs. World’s Tallest Building, Guess Who Wins?

‘Skyscraper’ Review: The Rock vs. World’s Tallest Building, Guess Who Wins?
Dwayne Johnson saves. It’s sort of his signature thing, really. An informal list of people, places and other miscellany that the man still known by many as “The Rock” has protected, defended and/or rescued: a young Polynesian woman, part of the Egyptian empire, ancient Greece, San Francisco, fellow video-game avatars, the World Wrestling Federation, the professional secrets of tooth fairies, a gang of internationally wanted outlaw street racers, Kevin Hart (numerous times), an albino gorilla, humanity, several franchises, the concept of the action hero specifically and movie stardom in general.
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Dwayne Johnson Explains Why He Stopped Going by ‘The Rock’ for a While (Video)

Dwayne Johnson Explains Why He Stopped Going by ‘The Rock’ for a While (Video)
For a short time there, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was just Dwayne Johnson, sidestepping the professional wrestling nickname that made the movie star a true WWE Superstar. So, what was that all about?

“I was tired of trying to be something I wasn’t,” Johnson told Jamie Foxx on an upcoming episode of digital series “Off Script.” “I was told at that time, ‘Listen, you can’t talk about wrestling. You can’t go by ‘The Rock.’ You can’t be as big (physically).'”

That advice came up just before the release of the 2005 movie “Southland Tales.” The name change didn’t feel right, and it didn’t last long.

Also Read: How a Hollywood Star Tour Made WWE's 'A-Listers' The Miz and Maryse Move to Texas

“So, finally I reached a point where I said, ‘Alright, two things have to happen: I’m gonna surround myself with
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‘Rampage’ Honest Trailer: A Video Game Movie Held Together by Duct Tape and Dwayne Johnson

‘Rampage’ Honest Trailer: A Video Game Movie Held Together by Duct Tape and Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson is officially starring in so many movies that the Honest Trailer for his video game adaptation Rampage has arrived the exact same week that his new action thriller Skyscraper hits theaters. That might just be because Screen Junkies is trying to capitalized on all of the chatter surrounding The Rock now that he […]

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