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New in Theaters: 'Hercules,' 'Lucy,' 'And So It Goes'

1:09 PM 7/25/2014 by Logan Falk
This weekend is looking up a little from the last few weeks of mostly grim cinema—three new releases hit the theaters today, and while none are receiving rave reviews, they are certainly above the meager average ratings of the last few weekends.

Hercules Review

IGN Movies - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:00

Hercules Review Exploring a different look at the legend, Hercules offers a mix of action, laughter, and tragedy. This Hercules doesn't work alone; he's accompanied by a band of five companions. He's finished his infamous 12 Labors, and he's now become a mercenary taking gold for jobs. But, there's still room in his heart to be a good man once more. Played by Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock, this Hercules is haunted by a grievous event in his past. He has to overcome that in order to help end a civil war in Thrace.

Fourth 'Hercules' Clip Unleashes the Hydra on Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Johnson once again gets to flaunt his WWE Superstar skills as he goes toe-to-toe with a legendary sea beast, the Hydra, in this fourth scene from Hercules. In order to ensure his demi-god status, the iconic muscle man of Greek myth must defeat this nasty multi-headed serpent. Only problem is, cut off one of its heads and two more grow back...If Dwayne Johnson can't kill it, no one can!Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary.


Dwayne Johnson’s Quake Thriller ‘San Andreas’ Finally Shoots in San Francisco

variety.com – After serving as a rallying point for improving California’s film incentive program, Dwayne Johnson’s quake thriller “San Andreas” has started shooting its final scenes in San Francisco after most of the film was shot in Australia. The film’s first unit began shooting Sunday in San Francisco and will wrap on July 27. 5 days 21 hours ago via donnieyen

Dwayne Johnson Starts New 'Shazam!' Rumors

12:37 PM 7/21/2014 by Jeff Giles
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A few years ago, it seemed like Dwayne Johnson was set to star in a film adaptation of the DC-owned comic Shazam, about a kid named Billy Batson who's granted the cosmic power to transform into the well-muscled titular superhero. The project fell apart, but maybe not forever.

Dwayne Johnson reveals Shazam DC movie role? We've long known that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is keen to take on a big role in the DC movie universe. Yet while rumours have long been circulating that he could play Lobo or Green Lantern, we're pretty darn sure we've just nabbed the exclusive on who he'll be playing. During a chat about all things Hercules (lots of amazing videos coming soon), we tried to nail down who he's playing.


Dwayne Johnson Sort Of Admits He's Playing Shazam

cinemablend.com – Dwayne Johnson is such a tease. The guy's been talking up his involvement with DC for years, constantly implying that he would be playing a major DC Comics character in a movie. He's been through the philosophies of the modern movie star, which is all about keeping all doors open, which has led to heavy duty speculation as to whom he would play. 6 days 17 hours ago via jetli

Dwayne Johnson Assembles His Army in 4 New 'Hercules' TV Spots Dwayne Johnson has assembled quite an army, as seen in 4 new TV spots for Hercules. Joining him on this quest are Ian McShane as Amphiaraus, Joseph Fiennes as King Eurystheus, John Hurt as Lord Cotys and Rufus Sewell as Autolycus. Watch as these fierce warriors, kings and lords call on sword-for-hire Hercules to save Thrace from a tyrannical warlord.This latest preview brings plenty of new footage from director Brett Ratner's fantasy epic. We get to see Hercules race to his mens' rescue on numerous occasions, even saving Amphiaraus from a flaming spear.

Go Behind the Scenes of Brett Ratner’s Hercules Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson plays Hercules in this new retelling of the famous story. As is the case with a lot of big expensive visuals driven summer blockbusters, there’s a lot of cool stuff that can be seen behind the scenes, where the magic happens. The first featurette is called “Armed for Battle” and in […] Read Go Behind the Scenes of Brett Ratner’s Hercules on Filmonic.


Universal Wants Dwayne Johnson For Robert Ludlum's Bourne-esque Franchise 'The Janson Directive'

fb.indiewire.com – Tell me if this sounds familiar: a former special ops agent leaves his government gig and goes into business for himself, taking on cases that he believes will help those in need. So sort of a bit of Jason Bourne mixed with Jack Reacher? Sounds about right, and perhaps it's no shocker that "The Janson Directive" comes from the pen of 'Bourne' writer Robert Ludlum. 2 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan
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