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FILM REVIEW: Skyscraper (2018)

The Rock continues to cash in with his latest blockbuster, Die Hard Skyscraper. Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (DodgeballWe’re the MillersCentral Intelligence), Skyscraper sees The Rock defy the odds to save his family who are trapped above the fire line in the biggest skyscraper in the world. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Skyscraper (2018)

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FILM REVIEW: Rampage (2018)

Without even seeing this film there is a lot to be surmised on the facts alone. Rampage stars The Rock and a giant gorilla, is directed and written by those responsible for San Andreas, and is based on a video game. Brace yourself for the horrors ahead. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Rampage (2018)

FILM REVIEW: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017)

It’s a common complaint that cinema has nothing new to offer these days. And that’s wrong, because if you care to expand your viewing horizons there are plenty of fantastic films out there. Still, there is a lazy kind of cinema that offers reboot after reboot in the quest of the big bucks, and it can be quite tiresome. Many argue that some original films should never be touched again for fear their nostalgia will be thwarted by a less than stellar reimagining with a subpar cast. Sometimes these complaints are just fanboys crying salty man tears – particularly with any reboot that recasts male roles with women. But sometimes the concern is real. Case in point: remaking a Robin Williams film without Robin Williams. And recasting it with The Rock and Kevin Hart. Many groaned at the prospect, this reviewer included. Nevertheless, films are (sometimes) remade for a reason other than money, and sometimes it’s fun to see what 20+ years does to a concept. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017)

FILM REVIEW: Baywatch

Baywatch (Seth Gordon, 2017)

Beach. Babes. Bronzer. We all know the Baywatch drill. Arriving on the big screen this week, Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff step aside for the new kids on the beach, led by none other than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Solving crimes, saving lives, and looking smoking hot while doing it, Baywatch is an utterly ridiculous romp that’s good mindless fun. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Baywatch

FILM REVIEW: San Andreas

San Andreas (Brad Peyton, 2015)

If anyone’s going to save you from the most devastating earthquake the world has ever seen, it makes sense that it would be The Rock. But his star billing probably means that audiences won’t be holding out too much hope for a high quality movie. And they would be correct. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: San Andreas