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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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Why Dodgeball 2 Will Never Happen

Dodgeball 2 will probably never happen. Long before director Rawson Marshall Thurber was making big blockbusters with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, such as this weekend's Skyscraper, he made a comedy called Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. The movie was released in 2004 and was quite successful. So why hasn't there been a sequel? Quite simply, Thurber has no interest in doing it.

The filmmaker has been making the press rounds promoting Skyscraper and he was asked about a Dodgeball sequel and why it never happened. Rawson Marshall Thurber makes it clear that he loves the fans and loves the movie, but he just doesn't feel he has any more story to tell. Here's what he had to say about it.

"I really appreciate how much people love that movie. It's near and dear to my heart, but I feel like I said everything I needed to say in one film."

Hollywood
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Skyscraper Director Talks The Rock, Burning Buildings and Red Notice | Exclusive

Skyscraper Director Talks The Rock, Burning Buildings and Red Notice | Exclusive
Rawson Marshall Thurber has had tremendous success in comedy. The writer/director is responsible for such hits as Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, We're the Millers, and Central Intelligence. Thurber tackles big-budget action for the first time in Skyscraper. Dwayne Johnson, his lead in Central Intelligence, stars as Will Sawyer; a former FBI agent turned building inspector who lost a leg in the line of duty. Sawyer is assigned to inspect the Pearl, the world's tallest building in Hong Kong. His family moves into a luxury apartment while he completes the job. Terrorists with an unknown motive attack the building, setting it on fire while pursuing its billionaire owner. Sawyer must rescue his family, fight the bad guys, and escape the burning behemoth.

Rawson Marshall Thurber developed Skyscraper during post production for Central Intelligence. The filmmaker was a fan of films like Die Hard and The Towering Inferno, but drew
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Review: Thurber's 'Skyscraper' is a Towering Achievement in Absurdity

With box office receipts exceeding $3 billion around the world so far, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has solidified himself as a global box office powerhouse. In recent years, the wrestler-turned-actor has earned a reputation as the hardest working man in Hollywood, starring in hits like Central Intelligence, Moana, The Fate of the Furious, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle from last fall. Even his misses are still massive successes — both San Andreas and Rampage earned over $400 million worldwide, despite underwhelming critical response. Now, only three months after his last theatrical release, Johnson continues his shock-and-awe campaign for box office supremacy with the action-packed, Hong Kong-set skyscraper disaster film Skyscraper; further testament to the movie star's enduring commitment to quantity over quality. Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, Skyscraper stars Johnson as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and Us war veteran Will Sawyer. Wounded in action and now ...
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‘Skyscraper’ Director Rawson Marshall Thurber on His Career, Nearly Directing a Marvel Movie, and More

Director Rawson Marshall Thurber has had quite the run with original narratives. It all started with his feature debut Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and now his fifth film, Skyscraper, is one of very few completely original wide release studio films we’ve seen in theaters in months. The movie stars Dwayne Johnson as a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader who now works as a skyscraper security analyst, and he’s about to score a very big gig. He takes his family to Hong Kong to inspect the tallest building in the world, The Pearl. The Pearl is also …
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10 Sweetest Donut Scenes in Movies and TV, from ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘Full Metal Jacket’ (Videos)

10 Sweetest Donut Scenes in Movies and TV, from ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘Full Metal Jacket’ (Videos)
Happy #NationalDonutDay, or as we like to call it, Friday. Whether it’s glazed, sprinkled, jelly filled, or in the case of those revolting eclairs from “Van Wilder,” (gulp) dog semen, we’ll take a donut over a croissant or the heartiest of bagels any day. And these colorful treats always look good on screen, so this round lifesaver has found its way into some particularly famous moments of movies and TV. To quote Homer Simpson, “Donuts, is there anything they can’t do?”

Full Metal Jacket

Rip R. Lee Ermey. Only he could find a way to make the donut the ultimate motivational tool in this chilling scene from Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket.”

Zootopia

Among all the creative, memorable moments in Disney’s “Zootopia,” this delightful one of Officer Hopps chasing down a robber through the tiny mouse town stands out for Officer Hopps’s donut heroics.
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‘Skyscraper’ Trailer & Poster Features Dwayne Johnson Jumping the Shark

Universal has released the full length trailer for ‘Skyscraper‘, and it sure is a doozie. We saw the first glimpses of the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson-led parody homage to 1980’s action movies in the film’s Super Bowl Trailer just a few days ago, but now the first full-length trailer gives a better look at what’s to come with ‘Skyscraper‘. The film stars The Rock as a U.S. war veteran how now serves as a security expert for skyscrapers. In a stunning turn of events, Johnson’s Will Ford and his family are trapped atop the world’s tallest building when it catches ablaze.

All kidding aside, the film has been described as a mixture of ‘Die Hard‘ and ‘The Towering Inferno‘, the film seems to be exactly what you would expect from a Johnson-led movie called ‘Skyscraper’. At this point, what really sells me is the self-aware
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Joel David Moore To Direct Cj Entertainment’s Horror-Thriller “Hide And Seek” Remake

Cj Entertainment Will Develop, Finance and Produce a Remake of New’s 2013 Hit Korean Movie of the Same Name Cj Entertainment, Korea’s leading entertainment conglomerate, revealed today that Joel David Moore (“Avatar” franchise, “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” “Grandma’s Boy”) has been tapped to direct the company’s remake of the 2013 hit Korean social horror-thriller …

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Joel David Moore to direct remake of Korean horror-thriller Hide and Seek

Cj Entertainment has announced that Joel David Moore (Avatar, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) has been tapped to direct the company’s remake of the 2013 hit Korean social horror-thriller Hide and Seek.

Moore, who most recently directed the dramedy Youth in Oregon starring Frank Langella, Billy Crudup and Christina Applegate, will write an adapted feature English-language screenplay for Hide and Seek in addition to directing.

The film is described as a social horror-thriller that builds upon themes related to the widening gap between the upper 1% and the lower class. It follows a man searching for his long-lost brother who stumbles upon a secret world of squatters living in the homes of unsuspecting tenants – a revelation that becomes all the more menacing when his home becomes the next target.

Hide and Seek is a sharp, sophisticated thriller that created a lasting imprint on me,” said Joel David Moore. “I wanted to
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Ben Stiller, Justin Long and Today Hosts Compete in Hilarious Charity Dodgeball Game

Ben Stiller, Justin Long and Today Hosts Compete in Hilarious Charity Dodgeball Game
Everyone's favorite Dodgeball teams are back. Ben Stiller stopped by Today on Tuesday to challenge the anchors to a game of dodgeball and raise money for a good cause. The White Goodman character partnered with online fundraising platform Omaze back in June to raise money for those impacted by the natural disasters in Puerto Rico. A few lucky donors even got to be a part of his team, the Globo Gym Purple Cobras. Just like in the 2004 film, the Globo Gym Purple Cobras faced off against the Average Joes, which consisted of anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah GuthrieHoda Kotb and Sheinelle Jones. Stiller's former co-star Justin Long also played with the Today hosts. Al Roker served as...
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Inhumans Season 1 Episode 7 Review – ‘Havoc In The Hidden Land’

Martin Carr reviews the seventh episode of Marvel’s Inhumans…

As expected things move at a glacial pace and nothing of substance really happens. There is teleportation, regal stand offs and cloak and dagger missions which serve to get us from point A to point B but feel shiny yet flat. Any sense of progression is scuppered by a transparent plot line, lack of resolution and waste of screen time. Once more Black Bolt, Medusa and their immediate family skulk in dark corners, plot within thick walls and inflict stylised damage with no emotional attachment.

Karnak, Medusa and Black Bolt get given the best scenes with a modicum of dramatic content but these actors feel wasted yet again. Having no character development whilst trying to engage in counterterrorism against a mutinous militia proves uninspired and wasteful. Inhumans has clearly had monies lavished on it and everyone looks so polished, tailored
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Five Reasons The Ben Stiller Show was Way Ahead of Its Time

The Ben Stiller Show” was a major influence on the future of sketch comedy programs. Ben Stiller is the well known actor, comedian and filmmaker who created classic comedy films including “Realty Bites”, “Zoolander”, “Tropic Thunder” and “Dodgeball”. He is also the son of the long time comedy duo, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. Ben Stiller would create short comedic films for “Saturday Night Live” and MTV which led to “The Ben Stiller Show”. The program featured sketch comedies and music videos. It lasted just 13 episodes in 1989 and 1990 but was picked up by Fox in 1992. After

Five Reasons The Ben Stiller Show was Way Ahead of Its Time
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Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: Brawl In Cell Block 99 Repeatedly Punched its Way into My Action-Loving Heart

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When we meet Bradley Thomas (Vince Vaughn) in Brawl in Cell Block 99, things could not be worse for our protagonist. A former boxer who has struggled to turn his life around by making an honest living has just lost his job due to the economy, and as he makes his way home early to lick his wounds, he discovers that his wife, Lauren (Jennifer Carpenter), has been having an affair. Not content with the direction his life is headed, Bradley decides to go back to being a drug runner for his dealer pal, Gil (Marc Blucas), but things go south after a pick-up goes badly, and Mr. Thomas finds himself being incarcerated for his crimes after he refuses to snitch on his boss.

All this seems like a rather run-of-the-mill set-up for a grungy revenge-fueled actioner, but what follows in Cb 99 is anything but predictable, as writer/director S. Craig Zahler
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Kristen Bell, Joel McHale and More Mock Castle-Like TV in Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television Trailer

Kristen Bell, Joel McHale and More Mock Castle-Like TV in Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television Trailer
“You’re not gonna shoot Kristen Bell.”

We’re not entirely sure why the Good Place star utters that line in the recently released trailer for Ryan Hansen Solves Crime on Television, or why she’s dressed as Frozen‘s Elsa while doing so, but who cares? We’re in.

The forthcoming comedy, starring Bell’s Veronica Mars co-star Ryan Hansen and The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Samira Wiley, follows a fictional Los Angeles Police Department program that pairs actors with homicide detectives so the former can use their “actor skills” to help solve murders. Hansen plays a version of himself,
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Samira Wiley Returns to Comedy in the Trailer for ‘Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television’ (Exclusive) — Watch

Samira Wiley Returns to Comedy in the Trailer for ‘Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television’ (Exclusive) — Watch
It’s been a breakthrough year for Samira Wiley; the explosive talent who first made a splash on “Orange Is the New Black” picked up an Emmy nomination for her sharp performance as Moira in Reed Morano’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” This fall, Wiley returns to her comedic roots with a Hollywood-set buddy comedy from the director of “Dodgeball,” “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television.” The Hollywood satire makes fun of its semi-unknown titular star while boasting guest appearances from Kristen Bell, Joe McHale, and Jon Cryer. The eight-episode, half-hour comedy released its first official trailer today, and it’s full of snappy jabs and famous people making fun of themselves.

The series stars Hansen (“Veronica Mars”) as himself, a member of an Lapd task force which partners actors with homicide detectives so they can use their “actor skills” to help solve murders. Wiley plays as his no-nonsense partner,
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The Cannonball Run: new details on the remake

Simon Brew Aug 7, 2017

The new take on The Cannonball Run will be making a few changes...

One of the many remakes the Hollywood is developing is a new take on The Cannonball Run, the series of films that saw assorted famous faces driving cars cross-country, and generating laughs as they did so. The remake to this one is in the hands of director Rawson Marshall Thurber, still perhaps best known for Dodgeball, but also the director behind Central Intelligence and the upcoming Dwayne Johnson vehicle, Skyscraper (that starts filming this month, for a release next summer).

Thurber has been chatting about the direction he’s looking to go with his version of The Cannonball Run, and it’s clear he’s not going for a straight remake. Chatting to Slashfilm he said that “I think we’re living in a post or current Fast & Furious world. So I don’t
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Game Grumps Offers Preview For ‘Good Game’ Ahead Of August 30 Premiere On YouTube Red

Two of the most popular creators on YouTube are ready to get their game on. Game Grumps, the channel hosted by wisecracking players Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan, has shared the trailer for its upcoming series Good Game, which will arrive for YouTube Red subscribers on August 30.

In Good Game, Hanson and Avidan will portray a pair of couch potatoes who decide to take charge of their lives by participating in a fictional e-sports tournament called "Blood Match." In order to vie for the title, they must first cobble together a team of misfits who can match the skills of the competition's robotic, precise favorites. The conceit sounds a lot like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, but with a modern day twist that could attract viewers from one of the entertainment industry's most passionate communities. Comedy nerds will also dig the presence of Community and Rick & Morty's Dan Harmon, who
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It Took 13 Years, But Espn Will Finally Debut The Ocho

The fictional ESPN8 depicted in the 2004 Ben Stiller-Vince Vaughn comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story will come to life — for one day at least — as Espn said today it will play along August 8 (8/8, get it?) to transform Espnu into ESPN8: The Ocho. Gary Cole and Jason Bateman scored some of the best lines as announcers Cotton McKnight and Pepper Brooks in the Fox movie, which centered on a ragtag group that banded together to compete in the annual Las Vegas Dodgeball
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It Took 13 Years, But Espn Will Finally Debut The Ocho

It Took 13 Years, But Espn Will Finally Debut The Ocho
The fictional ESPN8 depicted in the 2004 Ben Stiller-Vince Vaughn comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story will come to life — for one day at least — as Espn said today it will play along August 8 (8/8, get it?) to transform Espnu into ESPN8: The Ocho. Gary Cole and Jason Bateman scored some of the best lines as announcers Cotton McKnight and Pepper Brooks in the Fox movie, which centered on a ragtag group that banded together to compete in the annual Las Vegas Dodgeball
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Espn Launches ESPN8: ‘The Ocho’ Inspired by ‘Dodgeball’ Movie

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Espn Launches ESPN8: ‘The Ocho’ Inspired by ‘Dodgeball’ Movie
Espnu is transforming into ESPN8: ‘The Ocho,” the sports network announced on Thursday — for one day only. If you’re wondering about the origin of the new name and theme, look no further than the 2004 movie “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” starring Vince Vaughn, Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller. The faux network will feature a line-up of unconventional sporting events, from Disc Golf to Ultimate Trampoline Dodgeball and the Firefighters World Challenge playing off the mantra highlighted in the movie’s mantra of: “Bringing you the Finest in Seldom Seen Sports.” Also Read: Tom Brady Turns 40: See the Best Tributes,
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