As a former pro wrestler, Dwayne Johnson has plenty of experience cutting promos where he lays the verbal smackdown on his opponents. But what if he took things a little too far? That’s the premise of this delightful SNL sketch, which finds The Rock cutting the promo that crosses the line early on and never strops running.
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It has been a regular joke for a few years now that any struggling franchise just needs to bring Dwayne Johnson into the fold if it wants to regain relevance, but thanks to SNL, we now know that he is very aware of the joke. While guest hosting the world’s most famous live sketch comedy show, Johnson devoted his entire monologue to crooning a song about how he’s “franchise viagra.”
There are few impersonations on SNL we enjoy as much as Jay Pharoah’s President Barack Obama, the chief subject of the latest episode’s cold open. But in a nice twist, the leader of the free world soon finds himself transforming into a monster of a man. Did you really think SNL would get Dwayne Johnson to guest host and not bring back The Rock Obama?
Between Maleficent and Cinderella, Disney has found a new way to print money by remaking their animated classics into live action films. And according to SNL, the upcoming Beauty and the Beast won’t be next. First, we’re getting the action-packed, Fast and Furious-inspired remake of Bambi that you never knew you wanted.
Somewhat unsurprising though FOX’s decision to revive The X-Files for an event series turned out, fans of the iconic sci-fi series all wonder where new episodes will pick up, and who beside David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and creator Chris Carter might return. Now, at least four famous alum have been targeted, while Carter himself has revealed several tantalizing new details.
We’re less than two weeks away from the Netflix debut of Marvel’s Daredevil, but the release of all 13 episodes can’t stop our hunt for new footage. The latest spot for Marvel’s man without fear dials up the action, as Matt Murdock kicks and flips his way through every evil-doer in Kingpin’s arsenal.
Arrow’s most recent Suicide Squad venture seemingly set up a larger team presence in the CW super-drama’s fourth season outing this fall, but DC may have taken Task Force X off the table. At least one fan-favorite Suicide Squad character may not return to Arrow in the near future, and he may have taken the team with him.
It was only just announced that Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s exceptional comic series Lazarus was being developed for television, but allow us to be bold: if done properly, this thing will be huge. It’s from the same publisher as The Walking Dead, features enough intrigue and deception to make Game of Thrones feel weak in the knees, and takes place in a brutal, science fiction dystopia where the hero is a tough woman capable of kicking all of the asses. It checks all of the right boxes.
The Walking Dead Season 5 shambled out its 15th and penultimate entry with Sunday’s latest “Try” but how did it hold up to the comic book continuity? Rick attempted to mediate the domestic abuse between Alexandria's Pete and Jessie, while Daryl and Aaron discovered a sinister group outside the gates, so let’s find out how close the source material stuck through Sunday’s latest!
TV returns seem all the rage these days, and while Heroes Reborn technically beat the current crop by months with its 2014 announcement, NBC remains bafflingly adamant it come to fruition. Original series star Masi Oka has been confirmed to return as the time-bending Hiro Nakamura, alongside a slew of new recruits and an apparent fall 2015 airdate.