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…

Ant-Man, The Wasp, and Ethan Hunt are back in action this sequel-heavy July

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

Dwayne Johnson gets his own high-flying Die Hard in the Skyscraper Super Bowl trailer

Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming action flick Skyscraper seems like a pretty obvious no-brainer, on a variety of levels. Sure, a movie about Johnson playing a rogue FBI agent saving his family from a massive burning building doesn’t exactly sound like Shakespeare, but it’s not like we don’t want to see the movie that…