I’m in England now and honoring their Remembrance Day — while my heart is back home honoring our own men and women… https://t.co/zp6myPbEs1
Priyanka Chopra has vowed to stay in touch with her 'Baywatch' co-stars because she had a bundle of laughs shooting scenes with Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson.
Priyanka Chopra has vowed to stay in touch with her 'Baywatch' co-stars.
The 34-year-old actress plays the role of Victoria Leeds in action comedy, and the star had so much fun working with fellow actors Zac Efron and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson she wants to continue their friendship even now filming has finished.
Speaking about the cast of the upcoming movie, which is set to be released in May this year, the brunette beauty said: ''It's a really funny movie - I was laughing all the time while I filmed it. Dwayne Johnson is such a gentleman and one of the nicest people I've met. He's so hard working - Zac Efron is too. It was a lot of hours in the sun and water, and wonderful to see such a professional bunch of people have a great time.
Continue reading: Priyanka Chopra Promises To Stay In Touch With Baywatch Co-stars
The film marks his first role voicing an animation.
After conquering movie genres from action to comedy, Dwayne Johnson is finally getting around to voicing an animated character in Disney's new hit Moana. And what he liked about this film is the way it avoids the usual stereotypes of your average animated Disney movie.
Dwayne Johnson plays Maui in 'Moana'
"There is no love interest. And there's no damsel in distress character in here. She represents so many 15, 16-year-old girls out there," he says of the title character, who reminds him of his own 15-year-old daughter. "She's ambitious and has a really strong point of view. She wants to tackle the world. She loves tapping into her own identity and putting me in my place!"
Continue reading: Dwayne Johnson Was Challenged And Moved By 'Moana'
The first publicity shots of the 2017 follow-up to 'Jumanji' showed Gillan dressed in what she called "child sized clothes" - but said that all would become clear.
Former ‘Doctor Who’ star Karen Gillan has replied to criticisms that the first promotional shots from the new Jumanji movie are sexist because of the (extremely) tight clothes she’s wearing.
The new movie, which has been in production for the last four years, is intended as a sequel to the 1995 family favourite movie of the same name. Its release is currently set for July 28th, 2017 and work on the project has accelerated considerably in the last few months.
Continue reading: Karen Gillan Defends Her Outfit In 'Jumanji' Publicity Photo
Gillan has been cast in the upcoming film after a long search to fill the female role.
Dwayne Johnson has announced that he’s cast former ‘Doctor Who’ star Karen Gillan in the upcoming Jumanji movie. Gillan joins the cast alongside Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas, in what’s been described as a ‘continuation’ of the original 1995 film.
Continue reading: Dwayne Johnson Finds His Girl For 'Jumanji' With Karen Gillan
Here's a snippet of what to expect in the near (and not so near) future.
Walt Disney Pictures have been having a field day with the amount of fairytale re-makes and endless sequels being released and announced recently. No doubt one of the most prestigious film companies in Hollywood, being nearly 100 years old, the unit and its studio parent Walt Disney Studios are responsible for some of the greatest classics ever produced - but what can we expect on our screens in the next 5 or so years?
The Jungle Book is set for release next year
Everyone's excited to see Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the 2017 live action re-make of 'Beauty and the Beast', and we've already received a teaser for Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book' starring Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba and Bill Murray. But did you know Disney are also re-launching the likes of 'Mary Poppins', 'Winnie The Pooh', and 'Pinocchio' with a script from Peter Hedges? As for sequels, 'Toy Story 4' is a no-brainer, and 'The Incredibles 2' and 'Frozen 2' already have a buzz about them, but what about 'Wreck-It Ralph 2', 'National Treasure 3' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'?
14-year-old Auli'i Cravalho from Oahu, Hawaii opens up about being cast in her first ever acting role as the voice of Moana in the upcoming animated Disney film of the same name, which has been directed by Ron Clements and John Musker and co-stars Dwayne Johnson. The movie depicts a young explorer on her way to a mysterious island with her friend, the demi-god Maui.
Continue: Moana - Who Is Moana Featurette
Dwayne Johnson , Lauren Hashian - 'Hercules' Los Angeles Premiere on July 23, 2014 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. at TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Dwayne Johnson , Lauren Hashian - Los Angeles premiere of 'Hercules' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Dwayne Johnson A.K.A. The Rock is officially a hero after rescuing one of his puppies from drowning over the Labor Day weekend.
Dwayne Johnson proved he’s as much a hero off-screen as he is in the movies. The 43-year-old American actor shared a picture of himself teaching his two new French Bulldog puppies, Brutus and Hobbs, to swim after one of them nearly drowned.
Dwayne Johnson at the premiere of San Andreas in Los Angeles, May 2015.
Johnson has just added another movie to his packed shooting schedule which also includes ‘Baywatch’ and ‘Rampage’.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson signed on for new Disney movie Jungle Cruise, based on the classic theme park attraction. The move puts the long-in-development ride based movie finally in motion, after over a decade of Disney trying to get the project afloat.
Dwayne Johnson has signed on for Disney’s Jungle Cruise movie.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, the duo behind the Will Smith’s heist movie Focus, have been tapped to write the script, while its not yet known if they pair will also direct. Producing will be John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment, who recently worked on the Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie.
Continue reading: Dwayne Johnson Set To Star In Disney's 'Jungle Cruise' Movie
The former teen star and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will star in the big screen version
Who doesn’t like 1990s Baywatch complete with Pamela Anderson’s audacious curves and David Hasselhoff’s oddly attractive chest? Well it seems that Zac Efron may not with the actor, who is involved with a film reboot of the franchise, explaining that the new venture will be nothing like its predecessor.
Zac Efron is rating the new Baywatch movie R for Raunchy
After news broke of the former High School Musical actor’s involvement with the project, Efron told Reuters: "It’s going to be R-rated and it’s going to be badass."
Zac Efron is in talks to star in a movie version of ‘Baywatch’, reports suggest.
Zac Efron is reportedly in talks to star in a big screen version of Baywatch. The former High School Musical star is in negotiations with producers for the upcoming Paramount Pictures film. Dwayne Johnson is also reportedly on board and the pair will be directed by Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon.
Zac Efron at the L.A. premiere of Neighbors in April 2014.
Dwayne Johnson is to take the lead in 'Rampage'.
Dwayne Johnson is about to protect America from a gorilla, a lizard and a wolf in a big-screen adaptation of the 1980s arcade game Rampage. Johnson is reteaming with his San Andreas producer Beau Flynn for the action movie, which is set to start production next summer.
Dwayne Johnson is to battle some unusual enemies in Rampage
The script is to be written by Ryan Engle, who penned the Liam Neeson thriller Non-Stop, though a director is yet to be announced.
Continue reading: Dwayne Johnson To Battle Gorilla, Lizard And Wolf In 'Rampage'
The Rock clipped somebody's wing mirror on the way to the set of his new movie 'Central Intelligence' back in May, but he managed to charm his way out of it.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was fortunate to get away pretty lightly when he hit another car a few weeks ago after the owner of the other vehicle refused to accept payment – because he was a huge fan of the actor!
The Furious 7 and San Andreas star took to Instagram on Monday (June 16th) to tell followers about the fender bender, in which the rock clipped the parked car’s wing mirror with his truck. “Here's a fun story to start your week off...” he writes. “I'm driving to set in my pick-up truck - music blasting - I'm singing away like I'm having a one man party in my truck - then I hear a loud BANG.”
'Jurassic World' has knocked it out of the park, passing the $200million mark in its opening weekend in America.
We all knew it would be big. Bring back the Jurassic Park franchise after a gap of 14 years, add Chris Pratt and a fearsome new dinosaur into the mix, and push the Steven Spielberg connection (albeit as executive producer), and Universal has undoubtedly got a hit on its hands.
Chris Pratt: now one of Hollywood's most bankable stars
But it's not until after Jurassic World's opening weekend that anyone knew quite how big it would be. The film has debuted in the US with a whopping $204.6million, doubling the studio's original weekend estimate, Box Office Mojo reports.
Continue reading: 'Jurassic World' Claims Second-Biggest Weekend Ever In America
The long-awaited fourth film in the 'Jurassic Park' franchise is smashing expectations at the US box office.
Dinosaurs ruled the earth 65 million years ago, and now they're ruling the box office, with Jurassic World making an estimated $82.8million in America by the end of Friday.
Chris Pratt and his wife Anna Faris at the Jurassic World premiere
Outperforming most analysts' predictions, the film has scored the third-best Friday opening on record, according to Box Office Mojo, placing it behind only Avengers: Age of Ultron ($84.4m) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($91m).
Continue reading: 'Jurassic World' Roars Into Cinemas With Monster Opening
The star-studded special was announced during Saturday night’s Spike TV Guy’s Choice Awards.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson had a very special announcement during Saturday night’s Guy’s Choice Awards on Spike TV, as the action star unveiled his latest project, a star packed variety show titled 'Rock the Troops'. The show, which will air on Veteran’s Day next year, will entertain and support U.S. troops stationed overseas and will be filmed on location at a military base to be announced soon.
Dwayne Johnson will be rocking the troops next Veteran’s Day.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly backstage at the awards Johnson explained, “It is so important to me to give back to the troops. I really want to create something special for our boys and girls who are overseas and hopefully we do such a good job that we can do it again and again. I have military in my family, some vets and two Navy SEALs. That was the genesis of that.”
Horror takes on comedy in cinemas this weekend, but there's no clear winner based on Friday's estimates.
As ticket sales for Dwayne Johnson's San Andreas cool off a little, two very different films are vying for the number-one spot this week: the third (but probably not the last) instalment of the Insidious horror series, and Melissa McCarthy's crime comedy Spy. And they're neck and neck after one day in cinemas according to Box Office Mojo - Insidious has made $10.4million, while Spy is slightly behind with $10.25m.
Lin Shaye (the one on the right)
The directorial debut of actor-writer Leigh Whannell, Insidious: Chapter 3 has received a warmer critical reception than many people expected, but its opening-day haul is roughly half what the second film in the series made in its first 24 hours, meaning it will likely end the weekend with a considerably lower total than Chapter 2's $40.3m.
Continue reading: 'Insidious' And 'Spy' Are Neck And Neck At US Box Office
The ‘San Andreas’ star is said to be in talks to take on Kurt Russell’s 1986 role.
After dominating the box office at the weekend with San Andreas, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is already eyeing his next big screen role which looks set to be in a remake of 80s cult classic, Big Trouble in Little China.
Johnson is currently riding high at the box office with San Andreas.
According to The Wrap, Johnson is already in talks to star in and produce the remake, which will be scripted by X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. The film will be produced by 20th Century Fox, who are yet to comment on the rumours.
Dwayne Johnson has done it again at the box-office.
The earthquake disaster movie San Andreas has stormed the U.S box office, taking $53.2 million to further establish Dwayne Johnson as one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood. San Andreas knocked last week's number-one, Tomorrowland, into third place, with Pitch Perfect 2 in second.
San Andreas is now Dwayne Johnson's biggest non-sequel debut at the box-office
San Andreas' success allayed fears that audiences in quake-prone regions would actively avoid the film.
Continue reading: 'San Andreas' Does Huge $53.2 Million To Storm U.S Box Office
Let The Rock teach you a thing or two about earthquakes.
This year’s recipe for a successful movie really has only one ingredient: The Rock. I don’t know when a former WWE wrestler-turned-comic-relief-go-to became The Guy to call for a blockbuster project, but it is what it is. Case in point: San Andreas, which scored an easy victory at the box office this weekend.
The Rock is here to save everyone (well, a couple of people anyway.)
With $53,2 million in domestic earnings, the earthquake disaster flick brought the thunder (or the shake, if you will) to the box office over the last weekend of May. According to Forbes, the movie went above and beyond early tracking predictions.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will certainly be this weekend’s box office champ after Bradley Cooper’s ‘Aloha’ bombs.
After taking a massive $18.2 million on Friday, including $3.1m after Thursday previews, earthquake disaster movie San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson, looks on course to take $48 million this weekend. The disaster flick is way ahead of Bradley Cooper rom-con Aloha which also opened this weekend and suffered dismal reviews from the critics.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson stars in disaster flick San Andreas.
According to Forbes, San Andreas crushed the competition on Friday and is now on course for a weekend debut as high as $48 million, with audiences giving the movie a resounding thumbs up. It seems US audiences can’t help but be enthralled by the idea of The Rock taking on an earthquake and the box office receipts will speak for themselves.
Melissa McCarthy made a name for herself in 'Bridesmaids', and is now getting a chance to hold a movie up on her name alone.
Melissa McCarthy's new action-comedy 'Spy' marks a leap in her career from supporting goofball (she was Oscar nominated for 'Bridesmaids') to co-lead (alongside Sandra Bullock in 'The Heat') and now to carrying a major blockbuster on her own shoulders. It's no coincidence that all three of these movies are directed by Paul Feig, a filmmaker who has long thought that more films should be centred on strong, funny women.
Melissa McCarthy in 'Spy'
McCarthy grew up in Illinois, and describes her family as "a bunch of funny men who think women are really funny. I didn't grow up with a sense that people thought any differently."
Continue reading: 'Spy' Is Melissa McCarthy's Big Break Out
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has been on fire this summer, with multiple box-office smash-hits and a Guinness World Record - where can it go from here?
Dwayne Johnson has already conquered the 2015 box office with 'Furious 7', and now his next huge blockbuster 'San Andreas' is rumbling into cinemas. He also just set a Guinness World Record by taking 105 selfies in three minutes at the film's premiere. Clearly life is good for the 6-foot-4 former wrestler, who at 43 shows no sign of slowing down.
Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino in 'San Andreas'
Johnson enjoyed the challenge of making 'San Andreas'. "It's been a long time since there had been an earthquake movie - 1972 was the last Earthquake movie," he says. "There's an expectation, so we want to meet that expectation in terms of heroic characters across the board, all of them having the core of heart. But we also wanted to exceed the expectations too."
Continue reading: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Is On A Roll With 'San Andreas'
Set up as an old-style disaster movie with only a fraction of the plot, this earthquake action adventure is preposterous enough to just about work as a guilty pleasure. Everything else about the film is simply absurd, from the fake science to the simplistic family dynamic that strains to hold the story together. But it's definitely a big-screen spectacle, and Dwayne Johnson was made to fill the big screen.
He plays Los Angeles Fire & Rescue chopper pilot Ray, who is going through a divorce from Emma (Carla Gugino) after the death of his young daughter. Now his older daughter Blake (Alexandra Daddario) needs help moving up the coast, but Ray has been called to respond to a freak quake in Nevada. So she travels instead to San Francisco with her mother's millionaire boyfriend (Ioan Gruffudd). Then jittery Cal Tech scientist Lawrence (Paul Giamatti) works out that this temblor is heading for L.A. and will move up the coast to San Francisco, perhaps creating the biggest seismic event the world has ever seen. As he issues urgent warnings, Ray rescues Emma from a collapsing L.A. skyscraper, and they both head north to save their daughter. Meanwhile, Blake has teamed up with sexy Brit Ben (Hugo Johnstone-Burt) and his perky little brother Ollie (Art Parkinson) to survive the chaos in San Francisco.
Despite the filmmakers' stated goal to recreate a classic disaster epic like The Poseidon Adventure (1972) or Earthquake (1974), this film doesn't bother to feature an ensemble cast with complex intertwined storylines. Instead, it heaps all of the drama onto Johnson's beefy shoulders. He has more than enough charisma to hold it together, even if his one big emotional scene feels a bit, well, stony. Everyone else provides a masterclass in panic-stricken acting, running and screaming and fearing for everyone's lives even though it's clear from the start that very few characters will die. Hundreds of thousands of anonymous digitally rendered victims perish, but the movie doesn't bat an eyelid about them.
Continue reading: San Andreas Review
Dwayne Johnson connects with 'San Andreas' character on many levels.
Dwayne Johnson opens up about how events in his personal life helped him connect to the problems of single father rescue pilot Ray Gaines in his new earthquake thriller 'San Andreas'; his second movie with director Brad Peyton which hits the UK today.
Dwayne Johnson says 'San Andreas' role was 'meant to be'
The movie sees a first responder helicopter pilot on a journey to rescue his estranged daughter following a devastating earthquake along the San Andreas fault in California. And while Dwayne Johnson might never have been stuck in a natural disaster of this scale himself, he certainly knows what it's like to experience the deeper issues that Ray Gaines is going through.
Continue reading: The Rock Shows His Softer Side: 'I Know What It's Like To Struggle'
Dwayne Johnson - The Warner Bros. Pictures world premiere of 'San Andreas' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 26th May 2015
Carla Gugino, Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario - Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'San Andreas' at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theater IMAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 26th May 2015
The Rock was cooking a whole load of selfies at the London premiere of ‘San Andreas’.
Movie star, pro wrestler and now undisputed selfie king!! Yes move over Kim Kardashian, because when it comes to selfies, DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON officially rules. At the London premiere of his new movie San Andreas on Thursday, Johnson entered himself into the record books, breaking the Guinness World Record, for most selfies taken in a three minute period.
Johnson now holds the world record for most selfies in three minutes.
Johnson managed to snap 105 selfies in the three minutes, posing with fans who had queued for hours to get an up close look at the action star. But before you think that getting a record breaking amount of selfies in just three minutes was an easy task, let us assure you it what all very scientific.
Dwayne Johnson made a fan's day when he got ordained in order to officiate his surprise wedding!
Dwayne Johnson surprised one of his biggest fans by officiating his wedding. Johnson has frequently been interviewed by comedian Nick Mundy for the online magazine and YouTube channel, Screen Junkies. Mundy was in for the biggest surprise of his life when his co-workers at Screen Junkies set up Mundy and secretly arranged his wedding with a little help with Johnson.
Dawyne Johnson was ordained so he could officiate a fan's wedding.
Continue reading: Dwayne Johnson Surprised His Biggest Fan By Officiating His Wedding
Dwayne Johnson is returning to the 'Fast and Furious' films, reprising his role as Hobbs in the eighth instalment.
Dwayne Johnson has confirmed he will be appearing in the eighth instalment of the Fast and Furious movie franchise. The 43-year-old actor, also known as The Rock, will be reprising his role as Hobbs in the upcoming Fast and Furious film. Hobbs, a bounty hunter and member of the Diplomatic Security Service, has appeared in the past three Fast & Furious movies: Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7.
Dwayne Johnson is returning as Hobbs in Furious 8.
Continue reading: Dwayne Johnson Reprising Hobbs Role In 'Furious 8'
The star of ‘Furious 7’ and ‘San Andreas’ is the latest Hollywood star to be immortalised outside the TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
WWE wrestler turned movie star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was immortalised in Hollywood on Tuesday, with a hand and footprints ceremony at the famous TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson leaves his hand and footprints outside the Chinese Theatre.
Along with his hand and footprints Johnson also singed his name in the wet cement outside the legendary theatre, as well as writing the word ‘blessed’. In his speech the actor thanked his friends and family and spoke of how he needed time to process just what was happening.
The man who threw sugar at the Maroon 5 singer this week was sentenced with three years of probation and counselling sessions.
Navid Farsi, the man who struck Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine in the face with a bag of sugar this week, has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to one charge of battery.
The singer was arriving at a studio near Hollywood Boulevard to appear ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Wednesday (May 6th), and was greeting fans when Farsi lobbed a bag of confectioner’s sugar at him, hitting him in the face and bursting, leaving Levine covered in white powder. He was immediately wrestled to the ground and detained until the police showed up to arrest him.
Adam Levine (in white shirt) was left covered in sugar after Farsi threw a bag at him
Continue reading: Adam Levine Sugar Thrower Given Three Years Probation
‘The Longest Ride’ provide no match for the seventh ‘Fast and the Furious’ instalment.
Furious 7 is still sitting on top of the US box office, after taking $60.6 million in its second weekend. The action packed sequel opened last weekend to a record-breaking $147.2 million and has fallen just 59% in week two.
Furious 7 looks set to become the biggest of the Fast and the Furious series
The film is now well on the road to become the highest-grossing film in the history of the Fast and Furious franchise. The seventh instalment stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and also deals with the death of star Paul Walker, who was killed in a car accident in 2013 before the film was completed.
Despite being the seventh addition in the franchise, 'Furious 7' opened to the highest box-office for the first week in the franchise.
In less than a week, the seventh film in the 'Fast & Furious' franchise has passed $500 million at the global box office, and doesn't look likely to slow down until the end of the month, when 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' arrives. 'Furious 7' is poised to not only maintain its dominance on box office charts, but the movie is certain to become 2015's biggest hit next weekend when it passes the global total earned by 'Fifty Shades of Grey' ($566 million). And it hasn't opened yet in major markets like China, Russia or Japan.
Dwayne Johnson in 'Furious 7'
In North America, 'Furious 7' had the fourth best opening of all time, after two 'Harry Potter films' and 'The Avengers'. In the UK, 'Furious 7' opened bigger than any 2014 release, and has already outgrossed the lifetime UK totals of all previous films in the franchise.
Continue reading: 'Furious 7' Vrooms Into Cinemas
Projections had forecast that 'Furious 7' would enjoy a nine-figure opening weekend in America, but its success across the globe has been astonishing.
As widely predicted, Furious 7 romped to victory at American box offices this weekend, but what wasn’t expected was the scale of its success internationally. Incredibly, the film has debuted at number one in every single territory in which it’s been released thus far.
The Universal flick, starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and the late Paul Walker, has taken a staggering $240.4 million from international box offices. Added to the receipts from the American domestic audience, that makes a total of $384 million in ticket sales since the release date of April 3rd, CNN Money reports.
The 'Furious 7' gang, including the late Paul Walker (2nd R)
Continue reading: 'Furious 7' Breaks American And International Box Offices
The movie could be headed for a $150+ million weekend.
The Fast & Furious franchise is going out with a bang. Or, if we’re talking sounds, it’s probably more of a ka-ching. Since its release on Thursday, Furious 7 has already recorded the highest opening of 2015. On Friday, the flick made a spectacular $67.3 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
Furious 7 gave Paul Walker a final tribute.
The numbers put it on track to close the weekend past the $150 million mark. Of course, we won’t know until Monday morning. According to BOM’s stats, this puts the flick in tenth place for all-time biggest opening, on par with The Hunger Games and The Dark Knight. It's up 74 percent on Fast & Furious 6, which was the previous best debut in the 14-year-old franchise. In a single day, Furious 7 has already earned more than the third instalment in the franchise (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) grossed during its entire run.
Continue reading: Furious 7 Set To Top All Predecessors
Dwayne Johnson miming and dancing to Taylor Swift? Yep this actually happened.
The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson, stole the show in the first episode of Spike’s ‘Lip Sync Battle’ which pits a pair of celebs against each other every week in the ultimate miming contest. The former WWE champ teamed up with rapper Common to take on Jimmy Fallon and John Legend on Thursday evening, demonstrating his miming skills to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’.
The Rock is now a champion of the 'Lip Sync Battle'
Johnson performed Swfity’s modern pop classic, as well as donning the infamous John Travolta white suit for a rendition of the Bee Gee’s ‘Stayin’ Alive’. The 42 year old’s partner Common also performed Lionel Richie’s 'All Night Long' and 'I Want You Back' by The Jackson 5, helping to secure victory for the pair.
For their seventh adventure, the Fast & Furious cast and crew continue to outdo themselves with mind-boggling stunt driving and outrageous action mayhem, this time infusing everything with emotion as a way of honouring late actor Paul Walker. The rip-roaring pace and more internalised drama combine effectively to create a riotous thrill ride that might actually bring a lump to the throat. Even if it's all utterly preposterous, it's solidly entertaining.
Things pick up right where Part 6 left off, with former black-ops killer Deckerd Shaw (Jason Statham, who else?) determined to avenge his fallen brother. As he tracks them down, Dominic and Brian (Vin Diesel and Paul Walker) have reassembled their team (Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges) to take a job with shady government agent Mr Nobody (Kurt Russell). Their target is the even shadier villain Jakanda (Djimon Hounsou), who has kidnapped a genius hacker (Nathalie Emmanuel) to get his hands on her all-seeing gadget. But Shaw is on their trail as they track Jakanda to the mountains of Azerbaijan, and he interrupts their mission there as well as in the deserts of Abu Dhabi and the streets of downtown Los Angeles.
The double-edged premise offers all kinds of opportunity for plot twists, but of course the main point of these movies is to create increasingly insane set-pieces. This time, the film opens with Brian explaining to his young son that cars can't fly, after which director James Wan proves otherwise, flinging our heroes' hot rods into the sky from airplanes, tower blocks and cliff tops. Amazingly, they seem able to steer even in mid-air! But never mind, it looks so painfully cool that there's little do do but sit back and enjoy the chaos, knowing that even though a flashy vehicle is destroyed every minute, there's a newer, more awesome car coming in the next scene.
Continue reading: Furious 7 Review
Dwayne Johnson hosted SNL and got up really, really close with the cast.
Saturday Night Live came back with a bang (you'll see what I mean) last night, with an episode hosted by Dwayne Johnson himself. Clearly, any attempts at subtlety were thrown out the window. Basically, Johnson spent a significant chunk of the show with his face thrust in another man's crotch in a "standing 69."
Remember, guys, the Rock is a serious actor now.
Yep, it was one of those episodes. The golden moment came during a segment depicting an "Indiana Jones" knockoff movie, "Escape From Jungle Island." Johnson, playing "Dr. Bones" - get it? Huh? You got it - plays an adventurer who finds himself on an island with a male companion, Shortlong, and a female companion, who's desperate for Dr. Bones' attention.
Continue reading: Dwayne Johnson Turns SNL On Its Head
The sins of London have followed them home. After throwing Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) out of a cargo plane, his brother, Ian Shaw (Jason Statham), is out for revenge. When Shaw kills Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang) in a brutal car-crash, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) are forced back behind the wheel for one last ride, in order to find the man who killed their friend before he can get to them. This investigation will see the team dropping their cars out of planes and driving between buildings to prove that they are the Furious 7.
Continue: Furious 7 - Super Bowl TV Spot
California is well-known for playing host to regular earthquakes, being located right on top of the San Andreas fault; in other words, the tectonic plate boundary that separates the Pacific and the North American Plates. However, rarely have earthquakes been seen that have reduced whole cites to rubble, caused huge chasms in the Earth and deadly tidal waves through streets killing thousands of people. The only option for residents is to get as far away as possible, though with such a huge disaster ripping through the state, this one is still going to have an effect on the other side of the country. Meanwhile, chopper pilot Ray and his estranged wife are desperate to find their missing daughter Blake first, and use a Fire Department rescue helicopter to search high and low throughout the state.
Continue: San Andreas Trailer
There's ever more death-defying stunts to be had with this crack team of vehicular warriors, who reunited after a brief retirement when DSS agent Luke Hobbs enlisted them to help catch former soldier Owen Shaw and stop his rampage of terrorism. After he is spectacularly defeated, the team, led by Dominic Toretto, are faced with another potentially fatal situation as his brother Ian Shaw is dead-set on revenge. Somehow, the team find themselves parachuting from an aeroplane in their respective cars, hanging off the edge of cliffs and various other deadly exploits as Shaw and his men ruthlessly hunt them down. Danger and disaster might be what these guys live their lives by, but have the team finally met their match?
Continue: Fast & Furious 7 Trailer
Dwayne Johnson, Chris Rock and Caesars Palace - Dwayne Johnson, Chris Rock Monday 23rd April 2012 Paramount Pictures Host Opening Night Presentation & Party at CinemaCon 2012 at Caesars Palace Resort and Casino
Dwayne Johnson, Justin Lin and Paul Walker - Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, Director, Justin Lin and Paul Walker Amsterdam, Netherlands - attend a Photocall for Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist Tuesday 26th April 2011
Dwayne Johnson - Sweet Honey In The Rock New York City, USA - Opening night after party for the Lincoln Center Theater Broadway production of 'A Free Man of Color' held at Avery Fisher Hall Thursday 18th November 2010
Date of birth
2nd May, 1972
I’m in England now and honoring their Remembrance Day — while my heart is back home honoring our own men and women… https://t.co/zp6myPbEs1
Oh they’re coming my friend. The DJ gluttony will commence shortly and unfortunately, pics of cheat meals have beco… https://t.co/P6xQHBKPma
For my new @underarmour #ProjectRock #VeteransDayCollection 🇺🇸 I wanted it to support and donate money to a militar… https://t.co/AMPdk081Yr
We look back at 100 years with honor in our eyes. Thank you to ALL OUR U.S. VETERANS — the warrior men and women wh… https://t.co/cMROBAPRDG
Still runnin’ against the wind.. with 405lbs. Puttin’ in the hard work as we just reached the midway production po… https://t.co/DhJALQHtjb
*Link in bio Our NEW #ProjectRock @underarmour collectors edition CAMO 🎧 have arrived. My goal was to make the wo… https://t.co/hbtqgdGdpm
Warm up & focus before the storm called LEG DAY. After all my fun lower body injuries/surgeries (5 knee surgeries,… https://t.co/fgmQSaLLZ1
Thank you sir. My latest @underarmour collection is proud to support @TeamRubicon. Going directly to disaster reli… https://t.co/KzPUyNJFqq
@dezrossette @annieleibovitz Haha love it! Wait til she sees the movie
👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Holy shit incredible shot @annieleibovitz! Blunty shot this cover while we were shooting Jungle Cruise toget… https://t.co/OzUMrNELoq
RT @nbctitangames: .@therock brings you the #TitanGames, an epic competition where athletes become legends. 💪 Coming in January to @nbc.…
Thanks @VICE. “Completely unhinged” was my nickname in college after tequila shots. In a lovable way of course. Enj… https://t.co/ymEy0BDnpG
It’s official/ JANUARY 3rd our @nbctitangames debuts. This passion project’s been quite the journey to produce &… https://t.co/zWQxWoQhwF
RT @DanyGarciaCo: The power of partnership @therock @underarmour. It’s so gratifying to be part of this movement as we pledge to bring our…
Enjoy my new @UnderArmour #VeteransDayCollection and thank you for making #ProjectRock the company’s top seller. T… https://t.co/nQWp4fGCAB
I ain’t a poet, but heres our @SevenBucksCr original to honor our Vets. My new @UnderArmour collection is inspired… https://t.co/iRMcSPG4dd
In honor of our veterans - the most badass people on the planet. New camo colorway of my #1 PROJECT ROCK 1 shoe. Th… https://t.co/NhEAuA3dDn
Warriors, come out to play. This Veteran’s Day, we honor the hardest working men and women in America. Soldiers t… https://t.co/Ue8rlTT7H1
RT @UnderArmour: Respect from @TheRock is respect well earned. On 11/8, we show our gratitude and appreciation for the men and women who ha…
Get out and VOTE. Don’t do it for me. Do it for our little ones. #vote 🇺🇸 https://t.co/JbKddkMBa2
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