Dwayne Johnson

Jumanji: The Next Level

This time around, our teenaged heroes – geeky Spencer (Alex Wolff), athlete Fridge (Ser’Darius Blain), now-do-gooder Bethany (Madison Iseman) and now-confident Martha (Morgan Turner) – are all coming home from college for Christmas break and planning to meet up. But Spencer’s feeling down and defeated, and finds himself sucked back into the video game after …

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Yanking its two titular ensemble players out of the Furious fray and into their own reluctant-brothers-in-bickering-arms project, Hobbs & Shaw might just be the perfect summer blockbuster: it’s got high-octane action, crazy stunts, big laughs, a touch of sci-fi and two of the best – and best-kept-secret – uncredited A-list cameos in recent memory. Director …

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Skyscraper

Skyscraper is one of those movies where bad guys threaten to burn down a 200+ story super-skyscraper just to steal a thumb drive (ever hear of backing up more than one copy?). It’s also a movie that despite the futuristic high-techniness of the building (foolproof fire system, off-site security headquarters, magnetic elevators, a huge wind …

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Rampage

Dwayne Johnson is at the height of earnestness as Davis Okoye, a primatologist in San Diego. It is hammered home that he likes animals more than people, but it is more accurate to say that he likes George, a big albino gorilla that he rescued from poachers. Luckily for us, this duo can talk to …

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Hercules (2014)

Hercules (Dwayne Johnson), half-man/half-god (or so we are told), is famous across ancient Greece for his amazing feats of strength and badassery. Still, he doesn’t want the accolades or the fame, as he and his posse of warriors walk the land as mercenaries-for-hire. There’s Autolycus (Rufus Sewell), his childhood friend; Tydeus (Aksel Hennie), a strangely …

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Pain & Gain

All I can say is, thank goodness that I didn’t see until the END credits that Michael Bay directed Pain & Gain. It totally would have colored the way I looked at the film, because it has been duly noted that I’m not his biggest fan. So, count me surprised that I found this over-the-top …

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