Tag Archives: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

San Andreas review — California screaming

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Directed by Brad Peyton, Written by Carleton Cuse from a story by Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore A question came to mind while I took in the trailer for this movie: What distinguishes San Andreas from a previous disaster picture like 2012, beside the fact that Dwayne Johnson is a lot more fun to watch these days than John… Read More

Furious 7 review — More is more, more or less

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Directed by James Wan, written by Chris Morgan, from characters by Gary Scott Thompson Hot Car: Lykan Hypersport, the $3.4 million supercar. If the successive entries in this increasingly popular franchise have shown us anything it's that more is more. More cars, more stunts, more characters, more arm butter, more slo-mo, more macho attitude, and more… Read More

Blockbuster Blues 2014: The Good and The Grim Prospects for This Season at The Movies

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This summer's blockbuster selection looks pretty dire, I gotta say. In April we had Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Transcendence. This month we've got The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla and X-Men: Days of Future Past. These are big-budget science fiction and fantasy films, highly anticipated, which make all in the Nerd Nation very happy—and me too. But the first three are… Read More

The Fast and the Furious series review

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The sixth entry in this wildly successful action franchise came out recently, a franchise I've pretty much ignored. Why? Though I met Vin Diesel one time and he was friendly enough, I was never a huge fan of the guy onscreen. And I never much liked his pal, Paul Walker. The real appeal of these… Read More