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  1. No Brain, No Gain

    Wesley Morris

    Lovers of Scarlett Johansson, savor the opening minutes of Lucy. She's sucking on a straw outside a bank in Taipei. Her haircut is short but big and curly and entrancingly blonde. The mischief in her eyes matches the tinge of trouble in her...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  2. ‘Hercules’ Trailer: More Like ‘The Rock–u...

    Zach Dionne

    You still remember The Scorpion King? Dwayne T. Rock-Johnson's big break from elbow drops into the land of movie magic, back in '02? Great. Cherish that memory, because in 122 days, it's going to be completely cleansed fro...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  3. The 20 Overlooked Performances That Should (But Won't) Get Oscar ...

    Wesley Morris

    Academy Award voters have until tomorrow at 5 p.m. to turn in their nomination ballots, and when the nominations are announced on January 16, there will be six whole weeks to cry and carp about who was robbed. The following list isn't intended to rem...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  4. The Rock. HBO. Miami. Do We Have Your Attention?

    Amos Barshad

    Well, this is certainly a surprise. THR reports that Dwayne Johnson is cashing in on his hard-earned box-office cred and nailing down a flashy HBO show with all kinds of big names involved. We're talking Peter Berg as director, Mark Wahlberg as produ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  5. The Rock Has Surgery, Confirms Membership of the Human Race

    Amos Barshad

    Has Dwayne Johnson been looking particularly extraterrestrial these days? Bulking up for Pain & Gain, he appears to have gone beyond your basic creatine-aided swelling and passed into some kind of advanced, superior non-human realm. But, sadly, w...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  6. A look at the career of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on the eve of W...

    The Masked Man

    How Dwayne Johnson went from being Warren Sapp's college backup to the biggest WWE superstar of his generation to a bona fide Hollywood movie star.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2013
  7. G.I. Joe Retaliates All Over the Weekend Box Office

    Amos Barshad

    In the grand tradition of pumped-up, misplaced American exceptionalism, G.I. Joe: Retaliation steamrolled over its inherent terribleness (our own Wesley Morris called it "self-congratulation that's too brain-dead to know that it's farce") to go big a...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  8. Afternoon Links: The Rock's Pitch to Reboot Twilight

    Tess Lynch

    De-extincting your franchise with Dwayne Johnson: The Rock, otherwise known as "Franchise Viagra," imagines defibrillating Star Wars, James Bond, Batman, Shrek, and Twilight. ("We would introduce the biggest, baddest, most manliest vampire the world ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  9. Snitch: The Rise of the Action Tragedy

    Wesley Morris

    There's a moment in Snitch that, if the world were different, you'd probably miss. But given all the talking we've been doing about guns, it stands out. Dwayne Johnson stands in the middle of an ammo shop. The camera spins around him the way cameras ...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  10. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to Finally Make Use of His Muscles

    Amos Barshad

    Can you smmmmmeeeelllllllllll what The Rock is cooking?* It's a Hercules movie directed by Brett Ratner! Dwayne Johnson is now in talks for the project, which is written by Ryan Condol (who also had a credit on the Bradley Cooper Paradise Lost movie ...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  11. Arrested Development 2.0 Finds a Home

    Amos Barshad

    Netflix has beat out Showtime for the return of Arrested Development, and the new episodes will be available to subscribers in early 2013. The plan is to make nine to ten episodes, each focusing on a different member of the Bluth family, before headi...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  12. Ben Affleck to Make a First-Person Shooter

    Amos Barshad

    Ben Affleck is in talks to direct and star in Line of Sight, an action flick about an elite squad of commandos charged with transporting cargo while dealing with some kind of global threat. The title of the movie apparently refers to the fact that it...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  13. Bruce Willis is a Real American Hero

    Lane Brown

    Bruce Willis is negotiating to star in the increasingly weird-seeming G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation as Joe Colton, the original Joe. He'd join Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, and RZA, and be inexplicably directed by Jon M. Chu, the guy who made the Step ...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  14. The Rock's Brilliant Career Strategy: Other People's Sequels

    Andy Greenwald

    By any conceivable metric, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has had an extremely successful career. From champion wrestler and catchphrase-ologist to big-screen action star, self-effacing comedian, and, ultimately, family-friendly lug, he's managed to stay ...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  15. Your Inevitable Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson/Terminator 5 Rumors A...

    Amos Barshad

    On Thursday, directed our attention to wrestling site WWE Examiner, which earlier this month unearthed a little rumor about The Rock and the newly confirmed Terminator 5. Word is, The Rock will be missing WrestleMania 30 next April in order...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  16. Started From the Bottom, Now He's the Rock ... and Other Inspirat...

    Molly Lambert

    Star The Rock Had a Tough Childhood: "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has a reputation for being the ultimate showman, playing badass tough guys in movies like G.I. Joe Retaliation and The Scorpion King, and winning over WWE wrestling fans with his char...

    Blog | April 25, 2013