Tag: Dwayne Johnson

NEWSFLASH! Fun in the sun ……
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NEWSFLASH! Fun in the sun ……

The countdown is on for the film event of the summer – namely the big screen treatment of hit TV series Baywatch.  Though the new film also features the stars of the original series David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, the hot totty – and be honest, that’s all anyone is […]

The Fate of the Furious (2017)
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The Fate of the Furious (2017)

It has been 16 years since The Fast & the Furious prompted one of the most successful film series of all time. The simple premise of an undercover cop investigating a street-racing criminal has evolved into an ever-expanding franchise with surprisingly entertaining cameos, ridiculous stunts, and indulgent high-speed car chases. […]

‘Sound bite’ of the week …..
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‘Sound bite’ of the week …..

“In my house, he’s Uncle Dwayne.”     Vin Diesel attempts to quash rumours of his on-going ‘feud’ with Fast & Furious co-star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, ahead of the release of the eighth instalment in the long-running action franchise.   If you found an error, highlight it and press Shift […]

Central Intelligence (2016)
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Central Intelligence (2016)

I really wasn’t sure whether or not I wanted to give my time over to Central Intelligence. Despite the fact that I’m a huge fan of Dwayne Johnson. And despite the fact that I always tend to at least chuckle at Kevin Hart’s small and ineffectually angry schtick. I just wasn’t […]

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(FILES) This October 2, 2012 file photo shows the iconic Hollywood sign  in Los Angeles, California.   Arnold Schwarzenegger famously made it big in Hollywood from humble -- and foreign -- beginnings. But he was hardly the first newcomer to strike gold in Tinseltown. From Charlie Chaplin's 1917 "The Immigrant" to 1990's "Green Card" and 2011's "A Better Life," the story of Tinseltown has long been a tale of immigrants, whose lives are reflected back on screen. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD **
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2015’s ‘Sound Bites’ of the year

It’s always good to hear other people’s views and opinions, and Hollywood celebrities are usually more than happy to share their sagely wisdom with the rest of us.  2015 was a vintage year for such anecdotes, so here are some of our favourites.  Reading these makes you realise how normal […]

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Fast approaching …….

With the release of Fast & Furious 7 (Furious 7 in the US) – the latest instalment in the blockbuster franchise – only weeks away, publicity for the film seems to be appearing on a daily basis. The latest taster of what fans can look forward to – in the form of […]

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California Screaming

A film is set to hit cinema’s this summer, which looks like reigniting the public’s passion for big budget disaster movies which reached its peak during the mid 1970s with films like 1974’s The Towering Inferno.  San Andreas, a Warner Bros release directed by Canadian Brad Peyton and starring all round […]

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Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast cars, muscular men and attractive women. It’s not hard to see the main appeal of the Fast & Furious movies, but I have to admit that it’s rare for a franchise to somehow keep managing to step things up a gear (no pun intended) with each subsequent instalment. While […]

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Pain & Gain (2013)

Sun-bathed Miami, men being as macho as can be, some ridiculous camera moves, fast cars and flash lifestyles, there’s a lot in Pain & Gain to remind viewers that it’s a Michael Bay movie. But this is also a very different type of movie when compared to his other outings. […]

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Pain & Gain (2013)

Michael Bay is infamous for his big blockbusters with an emphasis on entertainment value, mainly in the form of big explosions. After his efforts in bringing several live-action Transformers films to the big screen, his latest feature can be basically described as Goodfellas with steroids. Pain and Gain is based […]