Skip to Dwayne’s portion @ 39:15 – The Rock joins the show and Jim immedaitely asks him if he ever take s abreak from filming as he calls from the set of his next movie Fast and Furious 8
Central Intelligence, the other big release of the weekend, snagged a $13.005 million Friday, including $1.835m in Thursday previews. The Dwayne Johnson/Kevin Hart action comedy is a Warner Bros./Time Warner TWX -1.43% Inc. release in the states, although Universal/Comcast CMCSA -1.16% Corp. is distributing the $50m New Line Cinemas production overseas. The picture is banking on old-school star power, with two of the few “face in the trailer” movie stars around teaming up for what could be a new franchise.
The film stars Hart as a “peaked in high school” accountant who discovers that the class outcast has grown up into, well, someone who looks like The Rock and works for the CIA. It earned somewhat decent reviews. Heck, I might even argue that Warner Bros. erred by not letting the embargo drop sooner. The “wait until the last minute” embargo had us all thinking the worst. Continue reading
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is notoriously healthy: his commitment to fitness and balanced diet are well-documented (and pretty inspirational). So it should come as no surprise that the former wrestler and current action star has eschewed the sweet taste of candy for over 25 years — going back to a Twizzler he consumed in 1989.
“I’m just not a big candy guy,” he told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Thursday night.
But his nearly-three-decades of cavity-free living came to a crashing halt during his chat with Fallon, who brought out Ring Pops, Nerds on a Rope, Twizzlers and a (horrifyingly) giant gummy worm.
“Wow, you tempt me — look at that!” The Rock joked. Continue reading
Fans are thrilled over the news that one of the world’s biggest action stars, Dwayne Johnson, will be taking on the role of the world’s first superhero, Doc Savage. The actor made the announcement via Instagram, expressing his excitement by saying: “But here’s the No. 1 reason I’m excited to become Doc Savage. HE’S A F*CKING HILARIOUS WEIRDO!” He added: “Can’t wait to sink my teeth into this one-of-a-kind character.”
Few people realize that Superman was largely based on Doc Savage, who was trained from infancy to be the perfect human specimen. In many ways his father and the team of scientists who developed his physical and mental abilities succeeded. With his genius level IQ, the character became a brilliant scientist. He had heightened senses and amazing strength, but he lacked Superman’s charm. One of the most endearing things about Savage was his lack of social graces. He had a tendency to be shockingly direct, not unlike a version of The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper, with super powers.
The former wrestler and super-sized actor is bulking up his big-screen presence
Look around and suddenly it seems like Dwayne Johnson is everywhere. Back on TV in Ballers. Starring in a new comedy with Kevin Hart. Every month there’s another announcement concerning Hollywood’s favourite post-millennial action hero.
Oh, and have you downloaded his alarm clock yet?
But flash back a few years, and it was Johnson’s career that needed a wake-up call. He’d gone from being the wrestler known as The Rock to a big man in a series of smaller and smaller roles. Remember Doom?Race to Witch Mountain? Get Smart?
Before he even set foot on a film set, Dwayne Johnson was creating great characters in the wrestling ring, perhaps none better than the eyebrow-raising, People’s Elbowing “The Rock.” He was so naturally likable that the cocky villain quickly turned into a beloved antihero. Everybody smelled what The Rock was cooking.
Johnson carried that never-ending charisma to the big screen and it’s in full gear in his new Central Intelligence (in theaters Friday). Amid an anti-bullying message and “Be the hero of your own story” theme, the buff actor plays a former chubby kid turned rogue CIA agent who disrupts the life of a former classmate (Kevin Hart) on the eve of their 20-year high school reunion.
How does he rate in the definitive ranking of best and worst Johnson movie roles? Let’s break it down. (No uncredited cameos, straight-to-video releases or animated parts are counted. But we still love you, Planet 51.)
21. Sarge (Doom, 2005)
An action-packed video-game adaptation may have seemed like a good idea at the time. We’re giving The Rock a mulligan for this one.
20. Derek Thompson (Tooth Fairy, 2010)
Goonish hockey enforcer doesn’t believe in the tooth fairy, gets wings as his punishment and receives a stern talking-to from Julie Andrews.
19. Hank (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, 2012)
The mission: To break some codes and save an old man on a wondrous island. What actually ensues along the way: battles with killer eels, campfire songs and Johnson bouncing berries off his flexing pectorals.
18. Mathayus (The Scorpion King, 2002)
On their first day shooting “Central Intelligence,” their new spy-themed action comedy, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart were given an extremely difficult scene.
Difficult, meaning it was impossible not to break up laughing and ruin the shot. They were playing doctor and patient in a therapist’s office, and they were staring at each other, real close, trying not to blink or speak. For Hart especially, this was very hard to do.
“Kevin could just not keep a straight face,” says director Rawson Marshall Thurber. “We had 12 minutes of him laughing, and I was like, ‘Oh man, I don’t know if we’re ever going to finish anything!’ Kevin is an assassin; he WILL make you laugh. Dwayne was a good sport, he held it together, but there’s only so much a dam can hold before it breaks.” Continue reading
In 2007, director Richard Kelly released a follow-up to his metaphysical head-scratcher/late-bloomer cult classic Donnie Darko — a paranoid satire titled Southland Tales that was so weird and staggeringly dense that it made his previous film look like a sitcom.
For the full article go to Rollingstone.com
Predator 4’s filming will begin during autumn this year in Vancouver, Canada, writer-director Shane Black has said. Black, who previously helmed Lethal Weapon, Iron Man 3, wants to keep the plot and cast details a top secret but at the same time teased a future meeting with Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson.
For the full article go to IBTimes.co.uk
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson could be following in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s footsteps!
In a new interview with GQ, the 44-year-old shared his desire to move his career from Hollywood stardom to political platforms in the future — even admitting that he’d like to be president.
For the rest of the article click on Radar Online
Watch the brand new teaser trailer for Disney’s Moana! See the film, starring Dwayne Johnson & Auli’i Cravalho, in theaters this Thanksgiving!
Photos: Movies > Moana 2016 > Teaser Trailer 1