July 24, 2014
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's 10 Best Movies
From the football field to the professional wrestling arena to the big screen, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has dominated every field he's entered -- and with his latest action outing, Brett Ratner's Hercules, flexing its way into cineplexes this weekend, we figured now would be a pretty good time to honor that success by taking a fond look back at what he's been cooking at theaters since breaking into the movie business. Oil up those pecs, because it's time for Total Recall!
May 20, 2014
Now Streaming: RoboCop, The LEGO Movie, The HBO Collection, and More
Lots of good choices on streaming video this week for action fans, including a remake of a beloved 1980s classic, a based-on-true-events story starring Mark Wahlberg, and the latest thriller featuring Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. Then, we've also got the biggest animated movie of the year so far, another '80s remake (this time a romantic comedy), a thriller with a creative premise, and an animated feature starring the Justice League. To cap things off, we've got a few new noteworthy films on Netflix, and Amazon Prime begins offering some of HBO's most popular and acclaimed television series. Read on for details.
August 14, 2013
Digital Multiplex: The Great Gatsby, Pain and Gain, and More
This week in streaming video, we've got Baz Luhrmann's lush but uneven adaptation of an F. Scott Fitzgerald classic and a Mark Wahlberg/Dwayne Johnson team-up based on a strange but true story, as well as some choice picks newly available on Netflix. Read on to find out what's available to watch right now.
April 28, 2013
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Pain & Gain Tops Wimpy Weekend
For the ninth time in ten tries, Michael Bay saw his latest directorial effort open at number one as the action-comedy Pain & Gain debuted on top of a sluggish box office frame with an estimated $20M. Headlined by Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, the R-rated Paramount release averaged a respectable $6,103 from 3,277 theaters. The action director's only film to not hit number one was his 2005 disaster The Island. He then made only Transformers movies until Pain.