Dwayne Johnson

‘Jumanji’ Set Photo and Video Reveal the Difficulties of Movie Making (And Doritos)

by Britt Hayes October 4, 2016 @ 11:36 AM
It’s hard not to get a little bit excited for the new Jumanji movie — with a cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan, they could be making a live-action movie about Thomas the Tank Engine and we’d still watch it. So while we wait for the first official trailer, Johnson and Co. have been keeping us up to date with a steady stream of behind-the-scenes photos and videos, the latest of which offers some insight into the difficulties of filming a big budget movie in Hawaii (spoiler: it’s not that difficult).

‘Jumanji’ Set Videos Show the Rock and Kevin Hart Having Some Fun in the Jungle

by Emma Stefansky September 23, 2016 @ 6:22 PM
What do actors do between takes? Acting is hard work, but there’s also a whole lot of time when actors just have to sit there doing nothing while camera lenses are fixed or shots are set up or their co-stars are getting into position. After their hilarious dueling set videos during production of this summer’s Central Intelligence, it looks like Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson are back at it again during their downtime in the jungles of Hawaii while filming the Jumanji sequel.

‘Moana’ Trailer: The Rock and a Wacky Rooster Make Animated Waves

by Matt Singer September 15, 2016 @ 9:27 AM
Not long ago, Walt Disney Animation Studios was all but left for dead. Disney subsidiary Pixar was the animated world’s critical darling, and its frequent box office champ. As 2D animation began to lose favor with audiences, so did a lot of Disney proper’s offerings. But the last few years have seen the Mouse House rebound in a major way, with some of the biggest animated hits in the company’s history, including Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Zootopia, which made a whopping $1 billion worldwide earlier this year.

New ‘Moana’ Poster Hints at Moana’s Magical Powers

by Emma Stefansky September 12, 2016 @ 3:55 PM
Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a new poster for Moana, ahead of the new trailer that’s expected to debut on Good Morning America this Thursday. It shows the titular Pacific Islander princess and her demigod friend Maui, along with animal companions Pua, Moana’s adorable pet pig, and Hei Hei, a rooster voiced by Alan Tudyk.

‘G.I. Joe 3’ Is Caught Between The Rock and a Hard Place

by Matthew Monagle September 10, 2016 @ 4:34 PM
Paramount Pictures
In a hundred years from now, when some bespectacled historian sits down to write the story of the G.I. Joe film franchise, the first sentence he’ll write will be, “Why did Paramount Pictures want so badly to get rid of Channing Tatum?” Then he’ll underline that sentence about a hundred different times, crinkle the whole page up into a ball, and throw that ball back into his desk drawer. In hindsight, he’s got a lot of movies to write about and it wasn’t the brightest idea to start with G.I. Joe.

The Rock Revealed Concept Art for His ‘Jumanji’ Character, Who Looks Just Like The Rock

by Matt Singer September 1, 2016 @ 3:14 PM
New Line
2017’s summer movie slate includes Jumanji, which at first was announced as a remake and later revealed as a sequel, which means it should have been called 2manji, but whatever, no one listens to my amazing ideas. The cast for the legacyquel to the popular ’90s hit starring the late Robin Williams will feature Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, and the latest addition to the gang, Guardian of the Galaxy’s Karen Gillan.

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jumanji’ Sequel Adds Karen Gillan

by Britt Hayes August 30, 2016 @ 1:18 PM
John Phillips, Getty Images
Up until now, the cast of Dwayne Johnson’s new Jumanji movie (which he says is a sequel, not a reboot) has been dominated entirely by men, so today’s casting update is a fairly refreshing one. If you were concerned that Jumanji might just star a bunch of dudes (charming dudes, but still), you can stop worrying because Karen Gillan is officially the first woman to join the cast.

Jennifer Lawrence Is the Highest-Paid Actress in the World, Still Earns Less Than the Highest-Paid Actor

by Britt Hayes August 25, 2016 @ 12:16 PM
Columbia / Universal
For the second year in a row, Jennifer Lawrence tops the list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, while the impressively prolific Dwayne Johnson has unseated Robert Downey Jr. as the highest-paid actor. Unfortunately, the highest-paid actors still earn millions more than their female counterparts, proving that Hollywood’s gender disparity problem still needs some fixing.

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Fast and Furious’ Role Was Written For Tommy Lee Jones

by Britt Hayes August 23, 2016 @ 4:46 PM
Veteran actor and beloved curmudgeon Tommy Lee Jones has occasionally raised a few eyebrows over the course of his career with roles that defy his Quite Serious persona (Batman Forever, for example) and prove that he’s no different from any other working actor (he likes paychecks, for example). As it turns out, we were robbed of seeing Jones tackle another surprising role, but what we were given in exchange is so much better.