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DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON , Kevin Hart - Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Central Intelligence' - Arrivals at Westwood Village Theatre - Westwood, California, United States - Friday 10th June 2016

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Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson and Kevin Hart
Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson and Kevin Hart
Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson and Kevin Hart
Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson and Kevin Hart
Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson and Kevin Hart

Dwayne Johnson - Premiere of 'Central Intelligence' at the Regency Village Theatre - Arrivals at Regency Village Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 10th June 2016

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Kevin Hart , Dwayne Johnson - 'Central Intelligence' photocall at Villamagna Hotel in Madrid - Madrid, Spain - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson
Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson
Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson

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

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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

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'Spy' Is Melissa McCarthy's Big Break Out


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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.

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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."

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Is On A Roll With 'San Andreas'


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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'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."

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San Andreas Review


OK

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.

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The Rock Shows His Softer Side: 'I Know What It's Like To Struggle'


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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 in 'San Andreas'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.

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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

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Alexandra Johnson, Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson and Dinah-jane Hansen Of Fifth Harmony
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Alexandra Johnson, Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson and Dinah-jane Hansen Of Fifth Harmony

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

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DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON - Los Angeles premiere of 'San Andreas' held at TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 27th May 2015

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Alexandra Johnson, Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson and Ata Johnson

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Sets World Record For Most Selfies In Three Minutes


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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.

the rock dwayne johnsonJohnson 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.

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Dwayne Johnson Surprised His Biggest Fan By Officiating His Wedding


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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.

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Carla Gugino, Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the World Premiere of 'San Andreas' which was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 21st May 2015

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Carla Gugino, Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario and Kylie Minogue - the World Premiere of 'San Andreas' held at Odeon cinema - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 21st May 2015

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Carla Gugino, Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario and Kylie Minogue
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Carla Gugino

Kylie Minogue, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario and Dwayne Johnson - San Andreas world premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals. at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 21st May 2015

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Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario and Kylie Minogue
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Kylie Minogue

Dwayne Johnson - The World Premiere of 'San Andreas' held at Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals at Leicester Square, Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 21st May 2015

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Dwayne Johnson Reprising Hobbs Role In 'Furious 8'


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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 JohnsonDwayne Johnson is returning as Hobbs in Furious 8.

Read More: Furious 7 Breaks American And International Box Offices. 

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Cements Hollywood Status With Hand And Footprints Ceremony


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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.

the rock dwayne johnsonDwayne ‘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.

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Brad Peyton, Dwayne Johnson and Toby Emmerich - American actor and WWE wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was photographed as he attended his hand and footprint ceremony which was held in the forecourt of the Chinese Theater and IMAX in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 19th May 2015

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Brad Peyton, Dwayne Johnson and Toby Emmerich

Adam Levine Sugar Thrower Given Three Years Probation


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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 LevineAdam Levine (in white shirt) was left covered in sugar after Farsi threw a bag at him

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Dwayne Johnson - Shots of a host of stars as they arrived for the 2015 CinemaCon which was held at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 22nd April 2015

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - A host of celebrities were snapped as they attended Warner Brothers' The Big Picture which was held at CinemaCon 2015 in Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Tuesday 21st April 2015

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'Furious 7' Wins The Box Office Race For A Second Weekend Taking $60.6 Million


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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 7Furious 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.

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'Furious 7' Vrooms Into Cinemas


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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'
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.

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'Furious 7' Breaks American And International Box Offices


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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.

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The 'Furious 7' gang, including the late Paul Walker (2nd R)

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Furious 7 Set To Top All Predecessors


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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.

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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.

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Dwayne The Rock Johnson Lays The Smackdown On 'Lip Sync Battle' With Epic 'Shake It Off' Performance


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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 dwayne johnsonThe 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.

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Furious 7 Review


Very Good

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.

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Dwayne Johnson - World premiere of 'Furious 7' at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX - Outside Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 1st April 2015

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Dwayne Johnson - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the world premiere of "Furious 7" which was at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 1st April 2015

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Dwayne Johnson - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the world premiere of "Furious 7" which was at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 2nd April 2015

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Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson
Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson
Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson

Dwayne Johnson Turns SNL On Its Head


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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."

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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.

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American Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson also known as WWE wrestler 'The Rock' was photographed as he arrived to the Jimmy Kimmel studios ahead of his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 9th March 2015

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Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian - Hollywood's biggest stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the 87th Annual Oscars awards ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 201

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Lauren Hashian and Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian

Furious 7 - Super Bowl TV Spot


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.

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San Andreas Trailer


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.

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Blake Emory and The Rock Artist Floyd - Blake Emory pictured with his works during his highly anticipated trademark collection of 'Zebra Love'. in Optic Modernism at this year's Spectrum Miami exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach. at Spectrum Miami exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach - Miami, Florida, United States - Friday 5th December 2014

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The Rock and Blake Emory

The Rock of Ages band - Photographs from Broadway's Rock Of Ages cast change party as the stars arrived for the party which was held at Planet Hollywood, New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 11th November 2014

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Furious 7 - Featurettes


The cast of 'Furious 7' talk about their favourite moments from the 'Fast & Furious' franchise, including favourite car, favourite locations, favourite fight and favourite stunt. Among them are Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Ludacris.

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Fast & Furious 7 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?

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"Furious 7" Trailer Revealed: Is This The End Of An Era?


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The first trailer for Furious 7  (aka the seventh Fast & Furious) is out and here’s the good news – it’s faster and furious-er than ever. The late Paul Walker takes the honorary spot in a trailer that features him dangling off a cliff and then running up a bus dangling from that same cliff and into a truck... oh, you’ll just have to watch the trailer. Also, camels.

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Almost a year after Paul Walker's death, the actor received another tribute at the trailer launch.

No, I’m not even kidding. Featuring the ominous line “One last ride.” And Vin Diesel’s epic “I don’t have friends. I have family,” this one might actually be a tear-jerker. In some of the last material he filmed before his shocking death – in a car crash, of all things – last year, Paul Walker returns as Brian O’Connor, partnering with Vin Diesel’s  Dominic “Dom” Torretto for one final heist.

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Dwayne Johnson Will Star In A "Baywatch" Movie. Everything Is Beautiful And Nothing Hurts.


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You know when you hear about a combo and it’s so painfully perfect, you wonder why it hasn’t been done before? Picture this – Dwayne Johnson in Baywatch. Now stop imagining because this is actually happening, probably. Paramount, the marketing geniuses that they are, are moving forward with a Baywatch movie and Johnson is “loosely attached”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The Rock will star in Baywatch. This is just too perfect for words.

Rounding out the team so far are Justin Malen, who will re-write (well, write) the story and  the comedy writing team of Sean Anders and John Morris (the guys behind We’re The Millers) to direct.

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Will Play The Bad Guy In DC Comics' 'Shazam'


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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will finally star in a superhero movie, and it is fair to say he is the perfect man for the job. However, any fans getting excited about his upcoming role may be surprised to hear he won't be playing the good guy.

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Johnson will play the villianous Black Adam in the upcoming DC Comic flick

Johnson hinted he has part of upcoming flick based on DC Comics' 'Shazam' late last month, but did not specify on the character he would be playing. Although many expected the former wrestling champion to take the lead in the adaptation, it has finally been confirmed he will become the superhero's arch nemesis, Black Adam.

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Dwayne Johnson IS In Superhero Movie Shazam, But He's Not The Good Guy...


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It was only a matter of time before Dwayne Johnson got a superhero makeover, and many expected him to take the lead in the new movie based on DC's Shazam adaptation, but the story's taken a twist- The Rock won't be the hero, he's going to be the villain.

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Things are going to be getting villainous for Johnson, more used to playing heroes

On Tuesday Johnson tweeted a picture of the villain Black Adam and made the announcement, saying it was his "honor to become..#BlackAdam". The wrestler turned actor has played a wide variety of roles, from an animated astronaut to a hockey playing tooth fairy, and fans have wondered for a long time when he would turn his hand to a superhero project. His latest project was the epic Hercules, in which he took on the role of the eponymous Greek hero.

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Dwayne Johnson and Irina Shayk - European premiere of 'Hercules' at CineStar IMAX im Sony Center in Berlin - Arrivals - Berlin, Germany - Thursday 21st August 2014

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Confirms He Will Star In DC Comics' 'Shazam'


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It was only a matter of time before Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson would star in a superhero movie, and the 42 year-old star recently revealed that the production he will be part of is an upcoming Warner Bros. and DC Comics flick based on 'Shazam.'

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Johnson confirmed he will star in a  Warner Bros. and DC Comics flick based on 'Shazam'

While promoting 'Hercules' in Mexico City, the former WWE superstar confirmed that he will have a starring role in the superhero film, but admitted to not knowing which character he will be portraying. It will either be the protagonist Shazam or his nemesis Black Adam, according to the Associated Press.

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Dwayne Johnson Indicates Involvement With 'Shazam' Movie Project


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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has finally confirmed his involvement with DC Comics and Warner Bros. on an upcoming movie about the superhero Shazam.

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Dwayne Johnson has indicated his involvement with a future movie about DC Comics' 'Shazam'

In an interview with Spanish website La Nacion, Johnson said (according to the Google translation) “Interpret a character in DC Comics. It's the story of Shazam, but I cannot say now if (my role) is Shazam and Black Adam. We've been developing for some time and have been a fan of anti-heroes. And this particular I think that we will make justice. I'm putting my heart and soul into this role.”

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Greets Mother Being Released From Hospital After Drunk Driving Crash


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Even though Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is one of the toughest, biggest and muscle-bound actors in Hollywood, he is still a mommy's boy at heart, and this is clearly obvious when the 41 year-old picked up his mom from hospital after she was involved in a car accident.

Johnson's 65 year-old mother, Ata Johnson, and his cousin, WWE NXT Diva Lina Fanene, were hospitalized after getting hit head on by a female drunk driver who was speeding away from the police, on August 2nd in Clermont, Florida. The intoxicated woman was also reportedly checked into hospital and later charged with driving under the influence.

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Drunk Driver Who Collided With Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Mother And Cousin Slapped With DUI Charge


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The female drunk driver, who crashed head on into the vehicle carrying Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's mother and cousin, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence on Monday (Aug 11th).

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Johnson's mother and cousin were in the car at the time of the crash

The horrific car crash occurred on August 2nd in Clermont, Florida, even though Johnson only revealed the news Sunday (Aug 10th), and prior to the incident the drunk woman had already ran two red lights, TMZ reports.

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Dwayne Johnson Preaches Road Safety After Mother's Severe Car Crash


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Dwayne Johnson had some unfortunate news for his fans today – the Hercules star’s mother and cousin were struck head on by a drunk driver. Johnson didn’t go into too much detail, but he did tweet about the accident. The wrestler turned movie star is very close to his mother, Ata Johnson and his cousin, Savelina Fanene.

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You do not want to mess with Johnson's family.

Johnson posted a picture of the terrible aftermath of the crash. The fronts of both cars are smashed almost to bits, but his family managed to escape relatively unscathed. He used the traumatic moment to spread a message of love to his Twitter and Instagram followers – more or less. "First reaction was to find the person who did this and do unrelenting harm to them."

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Confirms Mother And Cousin Collided With Drunk Driver


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This driver may have made the worst mistake of his life! Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson recently revealed some very scary news concerning two very close family members. The professional wrestling star's mother, Ata, and cousin, WWE NXT Diva Lina Fanene, were involved in a severe car crash earlier this week.

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Johnson revealed the scary news via Instagram 

The pair were travelling in the same vehicle when a drunk driver collided head on with them, Johnson confirmed on Sunday morning (Aug 10th) by posting a snap of the wreckage on Instagram. However, they fortunately survived the accident and only suffered fairly minor injuries.

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With Dave Bautista In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy', Here’s 10 Other Wrestlers In Movies To Watch Out For


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Hoping to follow in the footsteps of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Dave Bautista, better known to WWE fans as Batista, is currently flexing his acting muscles on the big screen in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. But the former WWE champ is just the latest in a long line of wrestlers who have made the leap from the ring to movie theatres. Alongside Batista, here’s our pick of 10 wrestler movie appearances you need to watch out for.

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Dave ‘Batista’ Bautista -Guardians of the Galaxy 
After a few direct to video movie appearances, Batista first properly hit the big screen in The Man with the Iron Fists alongside Russell Crowe. However his big break has come with the role of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. His next starring role will be in a remake of 1989 martial arts movie Kickboxer, originally starring Jean Claude Van Damme.

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"Hercules" Falters, While "Lucy" Shines At The Box Office With $44 Million


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This week at the box office, the sci-fi thriller Lucy won out over slim competition – Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson and the holdover hit from last week Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took second and third, respectively. Deservingly or not – the reviewers have questioned everything about Lucy from the plot, to the execution, to most of the action. Even Scarlett Johansson’s acting barely gets a pass, thanks to the godawful material she’s working with, according to The Atlantic. Humans only use 10% of their brain? This Luc Besson sci-fi thriller uses even less. Regardless, whatever limited brain capacity Lucy was working with, propelled it to a $44 million weekend, well beyond critical predictions, which put it somewhere around $40 million.

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Only an intense love for Johansson's screen presence can save viewers from scoffing their way through this one.

 

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Brainy "Lucy" Outsmarts Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" At The Box Office


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Despite lukewarm reviews, the Scarlet Johansson starrer Lucy has gone on to best Dwayne Johnson’s latest crack at a franchise starter, Hercules. Lucy, a sci-fi flick about a woman with unlimited mental capacities is on track to finish the weekend past its projected $35 million. The movie registered $17,1 million on Friday and has seen Johansson’s star rise even higher. With films like 2013’s Under the Skin and Her, her Avengers role as Black Widow (the character is soon to have her own film) and now Lucy, the savvy actress has flexed both her acting brains and brawn in the sci-fi genre.

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Scarlett Johansson is only going up.

Though he definitely has a lot of power in his own way, Dwayne Johnson didn’t have enough strength as Hercules at the box office. The eponymous flick, based on a 2011 graphic novel and directed by Brett Ratner took in a disappointing $11 million on Friday. However, as these types of film often do, Hercules fared much better internationally. It was released in 19 markets this week and still may do better than originally projected. Lucy won’t open internationally until next week.

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Two 'Hercules' Movie Releases This Year. One Is Very Good.


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It happens almost every year: two films are released with virtually the same premise. Generally, one of them goes on to box office glory while fans remember the lesser-known film with fondness. This year, we have two incarnations of Hercules battling it out for supremacy.

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Kellen Lutz played the demigod in The Legend of Hercules, released in America in January and in Britain in March. Directed by Finnish action maestro Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger), the movie was shot in Bulgaria and earned a paltry $61 million at the global box office (it cost more than $70 million to make). Even worse, the film has a dire 3% positive rating from Rotten Tomatoes critics, and a slightly better 35% of audiences that liked it.

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Hercules Review


Very Good

Far more entertaining than it has any right to be, this is a big, messy blockbuster retelling of the Greek myth that thankfully has a sharp sense of humour and some surprising twists up its sleeve. The cast is also packed with veteran performers who know how to make the most of some eyebrow-raising innuendo, generating intrigue while keeping the audience laughing with them rather than at them.

The premise takes a revisionist approach, grounding the legend of the demigod Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) in real stories that have been exaggerated by his nephew Iolaus (Reece Ritchie), who travels with him as a kind of toga-era marketing expert. Their team of mercenaries includes wryly fatalistic seer Amphiaraus (Ian McShane), quick-witted blade-thrower Autolycus (Rufus Sewell), bow-wielding amazon Atalanta (Ingrid Bolso Berdal) and loyal mute warrior Tydeus (Aksel Hennie). When they're offered a fortune by Lord Cotys (John Hurt) to quell a rebellion, they find themselves in the middle of a massive battle that doesn't go the way they expected. And as events take unforeseen turns, Hercules and his gang have to dig deep to turn the tide in their favour.

Johnson is a natural in the role, so massively pumped up that he looks like he could be popped with a pin. His hulking physique and just enough back-story give the character's reputation some weight, both literally and figuratively, so even if he's not half-god his achievements are still pretty impressive. (There are also plenty of hints that he may turn out to be a god after all.) And the surrounding characters add to this with cleverly written roles that are expertly played by British scene-stealers Hurt, McShane, Sewell, Mullan and Fiennes. McShane is so good that he essentially walks off with the whole movie. But relative newcomers Ritchie, Hennie and Berdal more than hold their own.

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Dwayne Johnson Battles His Way Through Non-Stop Absurdity In "Hercules"


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It’s Hercules time! So we know that Dwayne Johnson made a lot of money off the mythical epic. And let’s be honest – it’s Dwayne Johnson and Greek myth, we’re definitely going to enjoy this. But is it actually a good movie? That’s the million – or in this case $110 million – question. Sadly, it looks like a firm “no” at this point.

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Well, if there's anyone who could pull off Herc, it's this guy.

Critics from the UK, where the film has been out for a week, have already panned it as not worth the ticket. So far it’s been called “an artistically bankrupt misfire” (Digital Spy) and “crude, calorific and full of half-jokes” (The Telegraph).

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Robert Downey Jr Is The Biggest Earner In Hollywood, Again


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Robert Downey Jr. is the highest paid actor in Hollywood for a second year running, Forbes has announced, putting Iron Man star top of the list with earnings totalling around $75 million. It is his involvement with the Marvel franchise that boosts his position to pole – the movie bagged around $1.2b when it was released last May and comprises the bulk of his counted earnings.

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Given Iron Man’s heavy involvement with the Avengers team – the highest grossing single film in the entirety of the company’s output – Downey Jr. presence in the upcoming instalment, Age of Ultron, means he’ll be ‘there or there abouts’ for a few years to come, we’d predict. 

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Robert Downey Jr Crowned King Of The Box Office


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With an estimated income of $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014, Downey Jr. shows that he's somewhat similar to his onscreen counterpart, billionaire superhero Tony Stark. 2014 has actually been a fairly quiet year for Downey Jr. considering there is no Marvel blockbuster hitting our screens (featuring him, at any rate) but he still managed to maintain his spot at the top.

Robert Downey JrIt's been another great year for Robert Downey Jr.

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A Week In Movies: Stars Stage Photo-Calls As Apes, Greek Gods And Musicians, While Will Ferrell Films In Los Angeles


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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

It was a week for photo-calls, as the cast of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes gathered in San Francisco. Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell and director Matt Reeves were all on-hand to premiere the film and then pose for some picturesque shots in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. The film opens next week in the US and July 18th in the UK. Watch 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' trailer.

Dwayne Johnson and his costars in the blockbuster retelling of the Hercules myth gathered in London this week to meet the press. Director Brett Ratner introduced the cast and showed a new clip-reel before heading out into Trafalgar Square for a photo op with Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Reece Ritchie, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolso Berdal and Irina Shayk. The film opens at the end of the month. Take a look at some photo's from the Hercules Photocall taken in London on Wednesday 2nd July 2014.

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‘Fast & Furious 7’ Release Pulled Forward To April 3rd After Paul Walker Death Delay


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The release date of the next Fast & Furious movie has been pulled forward by a week from the 10th April to the 3rd April 2015, Universal Pictures has announced. According to THR, the decision was made to allow the action sequel to have "more international playdates."

The movie was originally scheduled for release this summer but actor Paul Walker's tragic death last November meant the filmmakers had to reconfigure some of the scenes he was scheduled to shoot. Walker died in a high speed Californian car crash along with his friend Roger Rodas and was killed instantly on collision with roadside obstacles.

Walker will still be featured in Fast 7 but some of his scenes will have been edited to account for his unfinished filming. He will be seen starring alongside franchise returners Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster.

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Kylie Minogue Is Joining The Rock For Earthquake Movie 'San Andreas'. Why? The Money.


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Just to set the tone of this article: Kylie Minogue doesn’t have to do disaster movies with Dwayne The Rock Johnson. 

But she is; Minogue has decided that her third major dramatic role will be in ‘San Andreas – an earthquake thriller starring The Rock. The film is being shot in in Queensland at the moment, but is obviously set in California along the San Andreas Fault – establishing shots will take place in San Francisco.

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Does Dwayne Johnson Have The A-List Clout To Carry 'Hercules'?


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Despite packing a pretty tremendous supporting cast including Ian McShane, John Hurt and Rufus Sewell, Brett Ratner's 3-D epic Hercules is about only one actor: Dwayne Johnson. The former WWE superstar has proved his clout in the blockbuster box-office game, though Paramount's new big-budget action is almost certainly his biggest test yet.

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A second trailer for Hercules rolled out online this week, with the divine hero on the hunt for revenge against the gods who murdered his family. He battles both man and beast, including the multi-headed serpent Hydra and the hellhound Cerberus. 

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Fifty Fired For Taking 'Hercules' Photos - We've Got Official Snaps [Trailer]


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Dwayne Johnson has hammered home the secrecy behind Paramount and MGM's new Hercules movie by claiming that almost fifty crew-members were fired for attempting to take pictures of him in full regalia. 

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Johnson himself was guilty of tweeting numerous pictures from the set of the Greek epic, though always teased his own character without giving too much away. This, he suggested, was part of his social master-plan.

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Hercules - Trailer Trailer


Hercules is a bitter and haunted demi-god filled with resentment for the people and the gods (including his father Zeus) who put him through the Twelve Labours; a series of arduous tasks that saw him dance with death on a number of occasions. Now, alone and with no family of any kind to turn to, his only comfort in the world is fighting to the death in battle, alongside a group of other like-minded warriors who similarly have nothing left to live for. However, they face a challenge of a more ominous kind when the King of Thrace enlists them to train up as the most formidable army ever created in a bid to overthrow a powerful general. This is a fight of a different kind for Hercules; he may have more strength than the average man, but just how far will that take him?

Dwayne Johnson stars as Hercules in the latest adaptation of the Greco-Roman myth. Based on the graphic novel 'Hercules: The Thracian Wars' by Steve Moore, the movie has been directed by Brett Ratner ('Rush Hour', 'X-Men: The Last Stand', 'Red Dragon') and written by Ryan Condal ('The Sixth Gun') and Evan Spiliotopoulos ('The Nutty Professor', 'Battle for Terra'). 'Hercules' is scheduled for UK cinematic release on August 8th 2014.

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Opens Up About Paul Walker's Death As Filming For 'Fast & Furious 7' Recommences


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DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON is preparing to step back into the role of 'Luke Hobbs', a no-nonsense DSS agent, after filming for 'Fast & Furious 7' was postponed in November (2013).

The shoot of the seventh instalment of the car-racing franchise was halted due to the tragic death of co-star Paul Walker.

The 40 year-old actor was killed in a car crash when visiting a charity event in Valencia, California, this past November (2013).

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The 10 Worst Films Of 2013


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10. A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III
10. A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III - 
Charlie Sheen exploits his bad-boy image in this fractured comedy in which he plays a paranoid idiot who thinks his ex is trying to kill him. But the story is wafer-thin, and the film is almost overpoweringly indulgent.
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Pain & Gain

9. Pain & Gain - Michael Bay's comedy may feature enjoyably offhanded performances from Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, but it's also the year's most offensive movie. Playing a true-life murder for laughs is only the first mistake.
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Plot Twist: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Tops Forbes Highest Grossing Actors List


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Let’s talk about how Dwayne Johnson was named the highest grossing actor of 2013. No seriously, you did not misread that. Thanks to profits from the incredibly successful Fast & Furious 6, The Rock has topped Forbes’ list of biggest earners for this year with his films making $1.3 bn this year. That’s cool, since Johnson seems like a pretty chilled and hardworking guy, etc.

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That is what you would call a $1.3 billion smile.

But what about Robert Downey Jr. or F&F co-stars like Vin Diesel? Surely the man who starred in the highest grossing film of 2013 (Iron Man 3, in case you’ve spent most of this year in a cave with no wi-fi) must be somewhere around the top? That he is, in fact Downey took second place. This maybe because, while Iron Man 3 was a huge success at the box office, it was the actor’s only film this year, while Johnson starred in four, including blockbuster G.I. Joe: Retaliation and of course Fast & Furious 6.

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Paul Walker Dead At 40: Hollywood Remembers The Fallen Star


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Following the tragic passing of actor Paul Walker earlier this week, there has been an outpouring of emotion from Hollywood on behalf of the 40-year-old actor. A number of celebrities have taken to their social media accounts to send their condolences to Walker's family and pay tribute to the fallen star.

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Paul's death has shocked Hollywood, and the rest of the world

Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, both died in the fiery crash on Saturday, 30 November, after Rodas lost control of his Porsche Carrera GT and crashed it into a light post and a tree. The car burst into flames upon impact and both Walker and Rodas were pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred as the pair were leaving a fundraising event for Walker's charity Reach Out Worldwide, which was aiming to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan at the time.

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Justin Lin To Follow Up 'Fast & Furious' Success With 'Bourne Legacy' Sequel


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Justin Lin has been signed on to direct the next instalment of the Bourne franchise, which will see Jeremy Renner return as the star of the show. Filming for the fifth Bourne film is due to begin next year, with the movie expected to arrive in cinemas in summer 2015.

Lin, who masterminded the Fast and Furious franchise - which has become one of the most successful film series in history - was announced as the director of the next Bourne film via Deadline, who also revealed that Renner will be returning as Aaron Cross. The 2015 release is being written by Invictus and Sherlock Holmes writer, Anthony Peckham.

The fifth Bourne film will be Lin's first project since stepping down as the head of the Fast and Furious franchise - which grossed over $1 billion from the last three films alone - in place of James Wan. Universal have enlisted the help of Lin to hopefully propel the Bourne series to similar heights enjoyed by F&F.

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Pain & Gain Review


Good

Spirited and very funny, this movie should actually be rather disturbing since it's a true story about torture and murder. But director Michael Bay is so slick with the action and comedy elements that he lulls audiences to sleep, entertaining us with events that really should send chills down our spines. So the movie feels rather tasteless when you begin to think about it.

Wahlberg stars as Daniel, an obsessive bodybuilder in 1990s Miami who works as a personal trainer at a local gym. But he's becoming increasingly annoyed by the fact that his clients are much wealthier than he is. So he convinces his steroid-addicted colleague Adrian (Mackie) to help him kidnap a customer (Shalhoub) and steal his fortune. Realising that they need some help, they enlist born-again ex-con Paul (Johnson) in their plan. But none of them is very smart, and the kidnapping goes badly wrong from the start. Still, they manage to steal quite a lot before a tenacious private detective (Harris) notices something isn't right.

For a story that deals with such intensely serious themes, this is an oddly broad comedy. Bay never even tries to find dark irony here; he just focusses on how stupid these criminals are, convinced that they are as cool as the characters from their favourite movies and eerily unbothered by the fact that they are inflicting pain and even death on people for their own greedy ends. The actors inhabit the roles with a disarming naivete, so we can't help but laugh at their idiotic actions. Wahlberg plays Daniel as a muscle-head so focussed on getting what he wants that he doesn't notice the carnage in his wake; Mackie at least gives Adrian a sense of self-doubt, plus some comical romance (with scene-stealer Wilson); and Johnson has a tricky role as a religious guy with a weakness for drugs and women.

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Snitch Review


Very Good

Dwayne Johnson tries to flex his acting muscles in this smarter-than-usual action movie, based on a true story that gets under our skin. He's never played someone as fragile as this, which is fascinating even if the film ultimately can't resist cranking up the action while turning rather preachy.

Johnson plays John, a construction company owner whose bright 18-year-old son Jason (Gavron) is caught in a drugs sting by an undercover agent (Pepper). Jason is facing 10 years in prison, and offered a way out if he can finger another drug dealer. But he doesn't know any, since he was set up himself. So John makes a deal with a federal prosecutor (Sarandon) to find a big dealer himself. He convinces reluctant ex-con employee Daniel (Bernthal) to work with him, contacting a local dealer (Williams) before going after the kingpin (Bratt). But of course things get increasingly dangerous the deeper they go.

While Johnson's acting chops aren't terribly subtle, he's such a charismatic screen presence that we are fully engaged with him from the start. The tender scenes between him and Gavron add weight to the whole story, while the tetchy connection between him and Bernthal keeps the film on a knife edge. By contrast, Sarandon and Pepper are pretty much just scene-stealing sharks using innocent people to do their dirty work.

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Box Office Biggies: After Earth Flounders, While Fast & Furious Dominates


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The critics definitely aren’t favoring After Earth this week and for ones, movie-goers seem to agree. M. Night Shyamalan’s crack at sci-fi, starring Will and Jaden Smith is hemorrhaging money at this point, with a measly taking of $10 million on Friday (according to The Chicago Tribune) and looking at an unimpressive $25 million in weekend takings. That’s definitely not enough to justify Sony’s $130 million investment in a project, which, it is becoming increasingly obvious, could turn out to be the year’s biggest flop. Of course, this might not be the final curtain for After Earth, but with earnings at less than half what the studio predicted (After Earth was predicted to debut at somewhere between $30 to $40 million) it isn’t looking good for the lackluster sci-fi adventure.

Meanwhile, the unlikely success of Fast & Furious 6 continues. This weekend the Dwayne Johnson flick isn’t quite putting the pedal to the metal like last week, but it’s still going at a steady $40 million on its second week of release. Then again, Fast & Furious definitely has the formula for a summer blockbuster – namely, cars, quips and scantily-clad people – down pat, while After Earth – a Frankenstein-like mix of sci-fi, drama and comedy – struggles to find its audience.

"Fast & Furious 6," will likely stay at No. 1 in its second weekend with an estimated $50 million over three days. Previous "Fast" movies have dropped sharply in their second weekends, but the strong opening for the sixth installment shows that the series may have hit its peak later on in the game.

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What Is It About Fast & Furious Six That Makes Us See It Again And Again?


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Throughout the surprisingly long life of Fast & Furious, we’ve come to think of the franchise as something of a joke. Macho men and beautiful women revving up engines and performing absurd stunts, with barely a thread of plot to hold the whole thing together. And yet, not only is Fast & Furious still around, but the sixth installment in the series is geared up to take the weekend box office charts by a landslide. The film grossed over $38 million domestically on Friday and is projected to cash in at $120 million by the end of the holiday weekend (according to USA Today) and it miraculously earned the approval of 75% of critics and 95% of fans on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Pardon us while we stop and wonder: how on earth did this happen?

Well, there’s obviously the very enticing presence of both Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel – both of whom look like your stereotypical tough guys, but turn out to be surprisingly relatable and have really good comedic pacing. Then there are of course the members of the supporting cast – Paul Walker, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster – who’s clever and well-timed quips make this highly watchable. Then there are, of course, the machines, the explosions, your typical action flick fodder, which this franchise takes very seriously. But all that just makes for an entertaining, easily forgettable movie, perhaps one sequel. What Fast did and what’s helped the franchise not only live on, but become bigger and better, with the sixth installment being the best yet, where normally a franchise would be on its last leg, was to stop taking itself seriously. Somewhere around Fast Five the producers realized the ridiculousness of the whole premise and, instead of trying to disguise it, decided to just go for the full monty (we presume that’s how it was mentioned in meetings.)

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Fast And Furious 6 Is Released Today, And It Might Be The Best One Yet!


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Fast and Furious 6 gets it's U.S. release today and whilst many are scratching their heads at how the franchise ever managed to get to six films, critics and audiences alike are in agreement with each other that the big wigs behind the franchise have left the best film until last (Though there's probably going to be a seventh).

With original stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker joined by the likes of franchise regulars DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON and Ludacris (as Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges), the latest release is still very much a Fast & Furious film, but don't let that put you off just yet. With all the usual motoring chaos and carnage to expect, only this time round with a little added spice, the film is everything you could from a F&F movie, with added va-va-voom.

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Fast & Furious 6 Trailer


Dom, Brian and Mia may be living it up with $100 million dollars in their back pockets, but living the fast life hasn't been entirely beneficial as a hole in the lives has been left by the fact that they cannot return home after the trouble they got in with the law. When DSS agent Luke Hobbs approaches Dom to ask for his help nabbing a gang of highly-trained drivers who are leaving a trail of destruction everywhere they go, Dom is less than tempted by the offer. However, when Hobbs shows him a week old photograph of Dom's former love Letty who he thought was dead, he takes on the job with his friends, determined to find out the truth even if it's the last thing he wants to hear. In return for the capture of this gang of road miscreants, the trio are offered a full pardon for their own crimes. However, with the stakes this high, survival becomes the most sought after prize for their latest challenge.

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'He Needs To Grow Up' - Michael Bay Explains Dwayne Johnson's Absence From Pain And Gain Premiere


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Dwayne Johnson had to miss the premiere of his latest movie Pain & Gain because of a hernia operation, E! News reports. The Rock – as he is otherwise known – was notably absent from the red carpet premiere in LA last night (April 24, 2013) but the movie’s director Michael Bay was on hand to explain why.

“Dwayne's hurt tonight," Bay told E! News "He was pushing it too hard. [ He] needs to grow up and stop wrestling 300-pound men." Tough love from Mr Bay, there. Apparently, the 40 year old actor / wrestler had to undergo an emergency hernia operation last night, taking him out of the celebrations for the movie’s release. He’s said to be resting up at home now. Johnson was hardly backwards in coming forwards when it came to sharing the details of his unfortunate wrestling-related problem, as he tweeted on Sunday (April 21, 2103) “Saw my Dr who had to push my intestines back thru the tear in my abdomen. Kinda romantic. Surgery is next week. ‪#BringItOn‬.” Ugh.

It sounds as though the surgery was a success though, as he tweeted on April 23, “Surgery a success! Dr repaired 3 hernial tears (fun pain). Superman is on the mend.. ‪#WeFallWeRise‬,” accompanied by a photo of himself in a hospital bed, wearing a Superman t-shirt and a hair net. Great sartorial combo, there, Dwayne. Pain & Gain also stars Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Mackie. 

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Dwayne Johnson's Emergency Operation Didn't Harm The Wrestler's Good Spirits


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Everyone breathe easy, Dwayne Johnson is recovering after his hernia surgery. The wrestling star was rushed to hospital on Monday and had an emergency operation, but The Rock isn’t one to mope at all. He suffered three hernial tears while wrestling John Cena earlier this month. The debate over the “realness” of wrestling is still ongoing, but Johnson is living proof that you can get some pretty real injuries doing it.

Because of the emergency, Mr Johnson had to miss the premiere of his latest flick – the pretty aptly titled, given the circumstances, Pain & Gain. The flick co-stars Mark Wahlberg and opens across theatres this Friday. Director Michael Bay chided the wrestler for risking his health with the sport. But it looks like The Rock’s wellbeing is no longer in danger and neither is his good mood, as he tweeted a picture of himself in the hospital, flexing in his Superman T-shirt, accompanied by the caption: "Surgery a success! Dr repaired 3 hernial tears (fun pain). Superman is on the mend.. #WeFallWeRise."

A bit over-confident perhaps, but that’s the recovery spirit none the less. Johnson’s publicist, Alan Nierob, revealed for The Associated press that The Rock is now anchored at home, recovering. We’re sure that with Johnson’s rock solid good spirit, the recovery will be a breeze.

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How John Cena Left Dwayne Johnson Needing Grisly Emergency Surgery


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Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock was unable to make the Los Angeles premiere of his new movie Pain & Gain on Monday, after receiving an emergency operation for three hernial tears. The actor and wrestler is doing fine now after a successful operation, though it's unlikely he will return to the promotional rounds for Michael Bay's movie, also starring Mark Wahlberg.

"Surgery a success! Dr repaired 3 hernial tears (fun pain). Superman is on the mend.. #WeFallWeRise," Johnso tweeted on Tuesday with a photo of himself in a hospital bed, flexing in a Superman T-shirt. His publicist Alan Nierob told the Associated Press that he is now recovering at home. 

The injury occurred when Johnson wrestled John Cena at Wrestlemania 29 on April 7, losing his championship title. "In the middle of last night's Wrestlemania match I tore my abdomen & abductor muscles off the bone. Just part of the job," he wrote April 8, adding, "But as we know... It's all about #JustBringIt. WWE Universe, THANK YOU for all the love & well wishes. Means everything to me. #LeaveItAllInTheRing."

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Dwayne Johnson Misses 'Pain And Gain' Premiere After Emergency Operation


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The reasons Dwayne Johnson missed the Pain & Gain premiere has been revealed by Michael Bay, who told the crowds in Los Angeles that the wrestler-turned-actor had to go have emergency surgery, after suffering an injury wrestling as The Rock at this year’s Wrestlemania in New Jersey.

"Dwayne's hurt tonight," Bay told E! Online on the red carpet. "He was pushing it too hard. [ He] needs to grow up and stop wrestling 300-pound men." The 40 year-old wrestled in the former World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment) between 1996 and 2004 before leaving the business to concentrate fully on his movie career. However he has been back with the WWE part-time since 2011 and most recently fought John Cena at Wrestlemania 29 – a match he lost. The subsequent injury meant he had to duck out of the company’s Raw program the night after, and the severity of the situation became clear as he also missed the Pain & Gain premiere.

"Saw my Dr who had to push my intestines back thru the tear in my abdomen. Kinda romantic," Johnson had tweeted recently. "Surgery is next week. #BringItOn." However he ended up needing the operation to take place somewhat sooner. Given that Pain & Gain focuses on a group of bodybuilders, the star’s been really pushing at the gym of late, perhaps this is his body’s way of telling him to slow down.

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Channeled His Inner Superman After Hernia Operation


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After coming out of emergency hernia surgery, actor/wrestling star Dwayne Johnson remained rock solid. 

Johnson posted a twitpic of himself in a Superman T-shirt in his hospital bed, accompanied by the following caption: "Surgery a success! Dr repaired 3 hernial tears (fun pain). Superman is on the mend.. #WeFallWeRise."

According to E!News, a rep for The Rock stated that the star is now back home and recovering from the operation on Monday night. Yet more proof that you can’t keep the man down for long. The only consequence was that Johnson reportedly missed the Los Angeles premiere of his new film, Pain & Gain. There’s an appropriate title, if we ever did see one. On the premiere’s red carpet director Michael Bay commented that it may be Johnson’s wrestling exploits that are endangering his health. "He was pushing it too hard," Bay told E! News. "[He] needs to grow up and stop wrestling 300-pound men.”

Continue reading: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Channeled His Inner Superman After Hernia Operation

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