Even with a much bigger building, Skyscraper falls way short of Die Hard

On this edition of Film Club, critics A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky sit down to discuss Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s latest star vehicle Skyscraper, the newest addition to Hollywood’s vast stable of Die Hard knockoffs, with the action in this entry taking place in The Pearl, a building that comfortably dwarfs Die…

On The Late Show, Dwayne Johnson sings, does shots, eyebrow wrestles, and talks Rock 2020

Attempting to pin his guest, former wrestler an current international move idol Dwayne Johnson, concerning the long-gestating rumors of his political aspirations, Stephen Colbert asked point-blank, “Do you actually take that possibility seriously.” “I absolutely do,” replied the former The Rock, once again raising the…

Idris Elba is the villain in Jason Staham and Dwayne Johnson's Fast And Furious spin-off

Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson are tough dudes, which is why they’re the only dudes tough enough to get their spin-off from the Fast And Furious movies, but that also means that they need a suitably tough villain to face off against. Short of having them fight Ultron or some other CG-heavy baddie, Universal seems to…

Gal Gadot teams up with Dwayne Johnson for a globe-trotting action movie

It seems like it has taken a long time, but Gal Gadot is finally getting her first starring film role since Wonder Woman. According to Deadline, she’ll be starring with Dwayne Johnson in Red Notice, a “globe-trotting, action-comedy, heist thriller” that is being kept vague beyond that. Gadot’s character will be a…

John Cena to replace Dwayne Johnson in Robert Ludlum adaptation The Janson Directive

Dwayne Johnson is a very busy man, what with the Welcome To The Jungle sequel, Disney’s Jungle Cruise, and whatever movies he’s working on that aren’t about jungles, so he has been forced to step back from the Robert Ludlum adaptation The Janson Directive. According to Variety, though, he has already found another big…

Weekend Box Office: Rampage gives Dwayne Johnson something new to brag about 

It’s a true testament to Dwayne Johnson’s charisma that even when he’s being totally cocky, it still comes across as charming. (Even the official Doom twitter account played along when he shit-talked the movie on Twitter.) Now Johnson has something new to endearingly brag about on social media, as his new film Rampage

Rampage is crazy violent for a movie sort of targeted toward kids

On this week’s episode of Film Club, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky take a look at the latest Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson vehicle, Rampage, loosely based on the arcade game of the same name. The Rock stars as Davis, a primatologist whose best friend—an orphaned albino gorilla named…

Deadpool 2's David Leitch confirmed as director for the Fast And Furious spin-off

As rumored back in February, Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde director David Leitch has now been confirmed as the director of the Fast And Furious spin-off starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. The movie still doesn’t have a name, but the working title for the beef-generating side story is apparently Hobbes And Shaw.…

Meet Tanoai Reed, Dwayne Johnson's cousin and longtime stunt double 

This may not be news for the specific subset of readers who are deeply plugged in to the stunt-double community—which, according to the laws of the internet, someone out there must be—but hopefully the rest of you will be as delighted as we were to discover that Tanoai Reed, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s stuntman of…

Let's all pray for a Dwayne Johnson/Joe Manganiello D&D movie, if only because it would drive Vin Diesel insane

Dwayne Johnson is a busy dude, something we’re mostly pretty grateful for. After all, Johnson’s well-regimented workload is generally stocked up with things that make his fans happy: Stuff like working out, talking shit, and making roughly 20 big action blockbusters a year, all of which inevitably end up making giant…

Dwayne Johnson confirms that he and Vin Diesel refused to film any scenes together on The Fate Of The Furious

Like an oncoming storm—or a movie character played by Dwayne Johnson, once he’s made the terrifying decision to chase you—it’s starting to seem like the Fast & Furious series’ #CandyAssGate might be truly inescapable. It’s now been nearly than a year and a half since Johnson first suggested that he was feuding with…

Watch Conan O'Brien pitch himself for a back-up career as Dwayne Johnson's hapless stunt double

Despite his intimidating physique—dude’s 6'4"—Conan O’Brien’s late-night career doesn’t leave much time for his obvious second calling, the world of high-profile action movie stunts. But—as O’Brien knows better than most—there’s no true job security in the talk show game, which might explain why this clip from his TBS…