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Armond White on Dwayne Johnson, 'Hercules' and Multiracial Men in Traditionally European Roles

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 30, 2014 2:39 PM
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  • 2 Comments
The often controversial critic put aside the barbs for a thoughtful essay on iconic figures and the men who play them.

Turns Out They Shouldn't Have Kept the Rock's 'Hercules' Away From Critics After All

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 25, 2014 1:03 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Paramount played Hot Potato with Dwayne Johnson's tongue-in-cheek Greek epic, but critics warm to it anyway.

Daily Reads: Faulty Science in "Lucy," Death to Frank Miller's Batman and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 25, 2014 9:29 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Plus: unexpected quotes from "Hercules" reviews, and whether or not critics are reluctant to admit when films turn them on.

First Reviews: The Rock's 'Hercules'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 23, 2014 10:05 AM
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  • 0 Comments
"Good, idiotic matinee entertainment" or "decidedly non-legendary"?

The (People's) Champion of the Movie Swerve

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 20, 2013 1:30 PM
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  • 2 Comments
The swerve is one of the basic units of professional wrestling storyteller. Former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has mastered the art of swerving movie audiences.