Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
Dwayne Johnson‘s reputation as “franchise Viagra” is well earned, but can he bring a 73-year-old children’s movie back to life in an era of PG-13 blockbusters? Answer: You bet he can.
As part of his Saturday Night Live hosting gig, Johnson starred in the trailer for Disney’s gritty live-action retelling of Bambi. In this version of the story, the traumatized young buck grows up and fights back. Watch the Dwayne Johnson Bambi skit after the jump. Read More »
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Furious 7, directed by James Wan, opens in a couple weeks, and Universal has dropped a new clip. We saw the film last weekend at SXSW, and didn’t love it, but can’t argue with the fact that it gives some fans what they want, and acts as a respectful send-off to the late Paul Walker.
But this clip has nothing to do with the latter, and everything to do with the former. It shows off an encounter between Jason Statham, playing the film’s big bad, and The Rock, playing the film’s sweatiest law-enforcement machine. Read More »
Universal Studios Hollywood has released the first video of the upcoming Fast and the Furious Supercharged ride. In February Universal aired the first Fast & Furious Supercharged commercial during the Super Bowl, but this is the first time we actually get to see some of the ride being filmed with Fast and the Furious franchise stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Luke Evans. Watch the Fast & Furious Supercharged ride first look video embedded after the jump.
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This summer, a lot of superheroes and sequels will hit the big screen. But one man is bringing an old fashion, high concept action movie to the table. That man is Dwayne Johnson and the movie is San Andreas, directed by Brad Peyton. It’s a big budget disaster movie showing what an emergency rescue pilot will do to save his daughter when a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hits California. Written by Lost executive producer Carlton Cuse, San Andreas opens May 29 and a new trailer is now online. Watch the new San Andreas trailer below. Read More »
Hosting the Oscars is no easy task. You have to be entertaining, funny, and upbeat, but not too offensive. Pop culture savvy, smart, engaging, but not off-putting. Plus you have to do it in front of literally the most famous audience of people ever assembled, every single year. Many have tried and succeeded. Others have crashed and burned. Some do fine, and then quietly go off into the sunset.
Most people feel that’s what’ll happen to Neil Patrick Harris after hosting the 87th annual Academy Awards this year. His hosting duties received reviews that were all over the map, all but guaranteeing producers don’t ask him back. If they don’t go with one of their tried and true standbys like Billy Crystal, Steve Martin or Ellen DeGeneres, who could be next? Below, we pick 15 people who would make a great 2016 Oscar host. Read More »
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Dwayne Johnson won’t be playing Black Adam for several years. The movie, Shazam, isn’t scheduled to come out until April 5, 2019 which conservatively means it won’t start filming until early 2018. Maybe three years from now. And in the meantime, the action superstar will be in many other movies. Nevertheless, he’s thinking a lot about playing the super villain or, as he calls him the “anti-hero.”
In a new interview, Johnson talked about the character, and the character’s potential to show down with Batman and Superman. Read the latest Dwayne Johnson Black Adam quotes below. Read More »
When you think “movies” and “Super Bowl commercials,” in recent years that meant one thing: The Fast and the Furious. The sixth film had a huge Super Bowl spot in 2013 and in 2015, the gang is back.
The Furious 7 Super Bowl commercial is now online. And it’s EPIC. Directed by James Wan, the film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky, Lucase Black and Jason Statham. It opens April 3. Read More »
You expect to see Super Bowl commercials for big movies, but how often do you get them for theme park rides? Well not every theme park ride is centered on a major franchise like Fast and Furious: Supercharged is. The brand new, action-packed thrill ride comes to Universal Studios Hollywood later this summer. It features cameos by Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans. Check out the Fast and Furious Supercharged Super Bowl commercial below. Read More »
They say you always hurt the one you love, and movie studios love to destroy the town in which they reside. San Andreas is the latest film in which a studio throws huge money at an opportunity to demolish Los Angeles. Did that one restaurant’s valet scratch your Bentley? Reduce it to (virtual) rubble! Did that Starbucks mess up your latte again? Drop it into a chasm! Here, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a search and rescue pilot who has to put in overtime when the Big One finally rocks California to its foundations. The film looks like disaster porn in the grand old mode; check out the San Andreas trailer below. Read More »