More Guardians, another Alien, and 27 other movies coming this May

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…

The hard bodies aren’t just on the beach in new Baywatch trailer

Even before the first teaser was released, we all had a pretty good idea what we’d be getting from a Baywatch movie led by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: The same beautiful people and pulse-pounding action of Baywatch the TV series and Baywatch Nights. The new film certainly appears to be delivering on the adrenaline, as…

Do not despair—look upon this GIF of The Rock and be at peace

Every now and then a GIF comes along that does more than slow down the speed at which a webpage loads—it takes you on a journey. It teaches you something not just about yourself but about the nature of the moving image and its capacity to tell emotionally resonant stories through the presentation and elision of visual…

Enjoy some sand, surf, and profanity in the Baywatch international trailer

For those who enjoyed the first Baywatch trailer, but thought it could use more profanity, the international version is here to help—because apparently nothing charms a global audience like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson intoning, “I’m Baywatch, motherfucker.” Aside from the notable uptick in profanity, the trailer also…

The writers of Baywatch would like to know more about rebooting Starship Troopers

Way back in 2012, producer Toby Jaffe explained that he was developing a Starship Troopers reboot that would be less violent, less satirical, and way more patriotic than Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 original, bringing it closer to the Robert Heinlein book it was based on. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Jaffe and…

When it comes to memes, Zac Efron is the new Leonardo DiCaprio

Zac Efron fell over in this hilarious and not-at-all staged photo from the set of Baywatch, which he posted to his Instagram like the self-deprecating bro he is. (Seriously, how does one possible trip while running and wind up in a somersault? We’re betting one of the gags in the film is that Efron’s character falls…

Weary nation can finally relax, as Pamela Anderson joins the Baywatch movie

The stalwart, well-toned sentinels that stand guard over America’s roiling ocean of ’90s nostalgia can finally rest their weary eyes. Their long vigil is over: Pamela Anderson has returned to Watch over the Bay. That news—as all news about the upcoming Baywatch movie apparently must—comes courtesy of Dwayne Johnson’s…

Priyanka Chopra to kick everyone’s sand castles in the Baywatch movie

As the new Mitch Buchannon, Dwayne Johnson has assumed some of the responsibility for casting announcements for the Baywatch movie that’s being made in swim-trunked earnest by Paramount. He’s already sounded off via his megaphone, i.e., Instagram account, on the casting of Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach, who…