Priyanka Chopra, the Bollywood star who now appears weekly on the ABC show Quantico and is set to terrorize the crew as the villainous Victoria Leeds on Baywatch, was conspicuously missing from much of the advertising for the Dwayne Johnson action comedy. She wasn’t on the posters, and she was barely in the official trailer or TV spots.
But that’s finally changed, with the latest trailer for Baywatch, which features Chopra finally catching some sun as the drug-dealing club owner who seeks to shut Baywatch down — all while keeping her fabulous hair intact.
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The big screen has seen its fair share of giant movie monsters lately. Pacific Rim had humanity fight them off with giant robots called Jaegers, Godzilla returned to crush buildings and more in 2014, Kong: Skull Island pitted the giant ape King Kong against a slew of creepy monstrosities just last month, and even the indie world is bringing a huge creature into play controlled by Anne Hathaway in Colossal. And there are only more massive monsters coming.
Rampage is a new movie starring Dwayne Johnson based on the Midway arcade game of the same name from the 1980s. The game has players controlling humongous versions of an ape, a wolf and a lizard, all trying to cause as much city destruction as possible while avoiding the military trying to take them down with tanks, helicopters and more. That game is being turned in to a movie, and if you were somehow expecting it to be anything less silly than the game itself, we have some bad news. Read More »
Buckle up, Fast family. There’s a new Fast and Furious spin-off in the works, and it features two of the series’ biggest names and breakout stars: Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw. Hit your NOS tank and read all of the Fast and Furious spinoff details below.
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Late last summer, there was word that a feud had sparked between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel on the set of The Fate of the Furious. Supposedly, Johnson didn’t think that Diesel was conducting himself professionally, frequently delaying production simply because he was still relaxing in his trailer.
At the same time, there was another rumor saying that the feud was nothing more that a publicity stunt that would come to a head at Wrestlemania 33. However, that clearly didn’t come to fruition, and recent word of Vin Diesel axing a Fate of the Furious credits scene with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham only lent further credence to the existence of the feud.
Thankfully, it sounds like Johnson and Diesel have ended their feud so that they can both return for Fast and Furious 9 and not have to worry about any bad blood still brewing between them. Find out more about the resolution of the Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson feud below. Read More »
Here’s a passage from A Wanted Man, where author Lee Child describes the character of Jack Reacher: “He was one of the largest men she had ever seen outside the NFL. He was extremely tall, and extremely broad, and long-armed, and long-legged. The lawn chair was regular size, but it looked tiny under him. It was bent and crushed out of shape. His knuckles were nearly touching the ground. His neck was thick and his hands were the size of dinner plates…A wild man.”
But when it came time to bring the character to the big screen, the lean, short, and far more composed Tom Cruise was cast in the part, leading to much eye-rolling from longtime readers of Child’s novels. In fact, many people wondered why they didn’t just cast Dwayne Johnson. Well, it was on the table: Johnson says he went after the part.
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If you head out to see The Fate of the Furious this weekend, there won’t be a credits scene teasing the next installment of the high-speed franchise. However, there were plans in place for for a credits scene that would have featured Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) as a way of hinting that a spin-off might be coming featuring the adversaries forced to be allies. So what happened to it?
Reportedly, Vin Diesel had the credits scene pulled after it was shot without his knowledge. But there’s another side of the story that indicates there wasn’t really a confrontation reason behind The Fate of the Furious credits scene being axed. Find out more below, but beware of some minor spoilers for the sequel. Read More »
The Fate of the Furious is a disappointing setback for the series, but as you all probably know, it’s still on its way to another massive opening weekend at the box-office. While box-office analysts don’t see it surpassing Furious 7‘s opening in the United States, director F. Gary Gray‘s sequel is expected to land somewhere between $110 million to $125 million. The sequel may double that number worldwide, although some speculate it’ll make even more than $280 million this weekend.
Let’s delve into the Fate of the Furious box-office tracking.
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Even though blockbuster season doesn’t technically kick off until May with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Universal is shifting things into gear a little early with the release of The Fate of the Furious this weekend. It’s the eighth installment of the franchise that began all the way back in 2001, and it’s still unbelievable to me that the franchise has come this far. However, it will be up to audiences to determine whether that’s still a good thing or not.
As for The Fate of the Furious reviews, they are torn as to whether this is one of the best films in the reinvigorated franchise so far, or one of the worst. Reviews go from one extreme to the other, and some of the naysayers are those who have enjoyed the hell out of the recent run of sequels in the film series. We highlighted some brief Twitter reactions from CinemaCon a little while back, but the full reviews give us a more complete picture of the sequel. Read More »
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Director F. Gary Gray knows how to shoot a good car chase. When he took on The Italian Job remake, the bar was set high for the third act mini cooper chase. In the end, he directed a chase that didn’t completely pale in comparison to the original film. No small feat. With the eight addition to the Fast and Furious franchise, he’s again facing high expectations.
Based on a new The Fate of the Furious featurette, which teases the set piece in New York City, it doesn’t look like Gray’s action is, at the very least, going to lack scope.
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Years ago, the Jungle Cruise movie was a Tim Allen and Tom Hanks project. A lot has changed since then, but Disney’s big screen adaptation of its beloved theme park ride is finally looking to leave port. As previously reported, the film will star Dwayne Johnson, who has somehow found time in his increasingly busy schedule to officially sign on the dotted line and confirm his involvement.
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