jungle cruise set

The Jungle Cruise ride was one of Walt Disney’s first pet projects, a Disney Parks attraction that simulated a riverboat cruise down several major rivers of Asia, Africa and South America. And legend has it that Walt Disney himself was the very first skipper for the ride’s opening day — which is probably why Dwayne Johnson and the team behind the upcoming Jungle Cruise movie have put so much heart and soul into the live-action adaptation of Disney’s beloved attraction.

In a new teaser video from the set, Johnson hypes up the movie once again, giving viewers a sneak peek of the awe-inspiring Jungle Cruise set.

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jungle cruise announcement

Welcome aboard Jungle Cruise, where Dwayne Johnson wears a tiny captain’s hat, Emily Blunt is elegantly disheveled, and Johnson totally messes up Katherine Hepburn’s name. He insults a legend! How dare he! But we’ll forgive him this once because of that adorable little captain’s cap that looks too tiny atop the Rock’s giant body — which isn’t wearing a khaki shirt for once!

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Deadpool The Musical 2

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, check out an impressive and funny Deadpool musical that finds the Merc with a Mouth borrowing from Disney songs. Plus, watch as Skyscraper director Rawson Marshall Thurber breaks down the big jump Dwayne Johnson makes in the action thriller, and see how an episode of Rick and Morty evolves as the writers try to crack it. Read More »

Rampage Honest Trailer

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 has a new movie coming out, but Rampage does come to Blu-ray and DVD next Tuesday, so it all kind of works out.

Anyway, the Rampage Honest Trailer does exactly what you’d expect it to do with a video game movie that has one of the weakest stories, some of the cheesiest one-liners, and truly awful dialogue. Oh, and did we mention the action sequences are totally bonkers? Read More »

skyscraper box office tracking

Skyscraper is aiming for some sky-high box office numbers. The early box office tracking numbers suggest that the Dwayne Johnson movie could become the highest-grossing original live-action movie of 2018. Not just of the summer — of the entirety of 2018.

Those are some towering box office expectations for the Rawson Marshall Thurber-helmed movie, but it’s something that the action film could potentially, maybe pull off.

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skyscraper trailer

At this point, we know the gist of what happens in Dwayne Johnson‘s latest movie, Skyscraper. The Rock is working at the highest tower in the world, that tower gets set on fire, and he must save his family from certain death and fight off some terrorists. It’s a mash-up of Die Hard and The Towering Inferno. Dwayne Johnson jumps a lot.

But the latest Skyscraper trailer knows what we really want to see: one of the most suspenseful scenes from the movie, played out in full.

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Jumanji sequel release date

Sony is very happy with the surprise success of their sequel/reboot Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. So happy, in fact, that they’re willing to put the release of the next Jumanji film up against a fierce competitor: Star Wars: Episode IX. The official Jumanji 3 release date has been set for one week before the next Star Wars.

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skyscraper featurette

It’s no secret that action thrillers like Die Hard and The Towering Inferno are heavy influences on this summer’s new Dwayne Johnson action movie Skyscraper. But a new Skyscraper featurette explains exactly how the new movie differs from the action disaster dramas that came before it.

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Gal Gadot Joining Red Notice

The box office better prepare itself for a team-up of Wonder Woman and The Rock.

Gal Gadot, the saving grace of the DC Extended Universe, is teaming up with box office superstar Dwayne Johnson for an action comedy called Red Notice. You might remember this title being at the center of a bidding war that Universal Pictures won, and the project has only gotten more intriguing with the addition of Gal Gadot. Read More »

skyscraper trailer

Not content with simply watching Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson fight giant flying wolves and genetically mutated gorillas? Can’t wait for the more “grounded” Fast and Furious spin-off movies starring Johnson and Jason Statham? Well, Hollywood’s hardest-working actor has got you covered. The new Skyscraper trailer promotes Johnson’s latest film, whose premise boils down to “the Rock vs. giant thing.” And in this case, that giant thing is a building.

Never one to slack off on his hectic filming schedule, Johnson is about to pump out another high-octane action film that will be sure to satiate all your summer blockbuster needs. And from the looks of the latest Skyscraper trailer, it does all that and more.

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