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15 Underseen And Overlooked Dystopian Futures In Film

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 19, 2014 1:19 PM
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15 Underseen Sci-Fi Dystopian Films
It's not easy creating a dystopian future on film. Ask the producers of "Divergent," which opens this week (read our review). Not only do they need to establish a demented future where we live under draconian rules, but they must do so over multiple films. Given that there are several different elements to this type of future, from corrupt governments to alien intervention to dizzying technology, it can be like mapmaking in an uncharted area. Sooner or later, you get lost and can't circle back.

Rumor: 'Justice League' Co-Starring The Rock Planned For 2016, Will Shoot Back-To-Back With 'Batman Vs. Superman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 7:46 PM
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You might have missed it, but Dwayne Johnson kicked off the New Year teasing that he was meeting with Warner Bros. about a DC Comics project that would be in the works in 2014. Of course, this sent people digging for info and some rumors are surfacing of what it could be all about.

Women Out Earn The Men In Forbes List Of Hollywood's Best Actors For The Buck Led By Emma Stone

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2014 10:07 AM
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While Hollywood's current formula is focused on the lucrative model of making sequels and reboots, the always difficult to decipher question is figuring who to lead these valuable properties. And while the industry continues to present more complex, interesting leading opportunities to men (particularly when it comes to blockbusters), it might be time to change their thinking.

Marvel One-Shot ‘All Hail The King’ Will Hit 'Thor: The Dark World' Blu; Dwayne Johnson Teases DC Comic Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 12:26 PM
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Welcome to 2014, and the more things change, the more they stay the same. In fact, our first post of year was the latest tease from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," and considering some of the top grossing movies of 2013 were franchises and comic movies, it's not a surprise that today brings with it even more superhero news.

Dwayne Johnson Basically Making His Own 'All Is Lost' With 'Not Without Hope'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 3:54 PM
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Survival movies are having a moment this fall with "Gravity," "Captain Phillips"and the recently premiered "Lone Survivor" (read our review) but of course, as our feature 20 Survival Films That Will Take You Into The Abyss points out, it's not exactly new cinematic territory. Still, one has to wonder how recently Dwayne Johnson saw the Robert Redford starring "All Is Lost" before signing onto this project (or maybe he's just a big fan of "The Perfect Storm").

Dwayne Johnson Joins 'Seal Team 666,' Sienna Miller Does The 'Mississippi Grind,' Aaron Eckhart Will 'Fade Out' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2013 5:43 PM
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The American Film Market is now underway, which means lots of casting and updates to projects that are looking to get sold over the next week. And so, let's just dive into some of the movies that will be hawked on the sales floor....

Dwayne Johnson Rocks 'San Andreas,' Kate Beckinsale Has 'The Face Of An Angel' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 16, 2013 9:19 AM
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Dwayne Johnson, it seems, cannot be contained by two dimensions alone. Variety is reporting that Johnson is returning to the 3D world with the earthquake movie “San Andreas” and reuniting with his “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”—also in 3D!—director Brad Peyton for the 3D earthquake movie, “San Andreas." Or is it called “San Andreas 3D?” While Allan Loeb and Carlton Cuse both penned earlier drafts, the film will go into production with a script from “The Conjuring” duo Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes. The film will focus on Johnson as an estranged father trying to rescue his daughter after a massive quake at the titular fault.

Dwayne Johnson To Star In McG-Directed Big-Screen Version Of 'The Fall Guy'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 5, 2013 6:00 PM
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The Toronto International Film Festival is seen as a bastion for artistically adventurous films that tackle tough social, thematic and cultural issues, which is the perfect forum to announce a movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, directed by McG, produced by WWE Studios and based on a decades-old television series. That's right – the director of "This Means War" and one of the muscle bound stars of the "Fast and the Furious" franchise are teaming to bring the Lee Majors series "The Fall Guy" to the big screen.

Stream This: 'Tapeheads,' 'Bad Milo!,' 'Boy A' & More On VOD This Week

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • August 30, 2013 1:56 PM
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Happy Labor Day weekend, stream fans! Summer may be drawing to an official close, but there's nothing withering about the content we're highlighting for you this week. With "Passion" out in theaters today, we'd like to give Brian De Palma a high five: over forty years of filmmaking, and the director remains as polarizing as ever, continuing to delight and disappoint audiences with his unique style and scandalous content. Check out one of his earlier films below, followed by an homage to "Closed Circuit" director John Crowley with the inclusion of his feature debut. Also, a pre-theatrical release of a horror-comedy with the most disgustingly awesome villain we've ever heard of, a long-forgotten comedy with Tim Robbins and John Cusack, and a straight-to-DVD release of The Rock and Liam Hemsworth's latest vehicle. Okay, so maybe that last pick is a little withering. But the leaves have to fall sometime, right? And, of course, we have another treasured title from the bastion of goodness that is The Criterion Collection. Enjoy!

Denzel Washington Turned Down Small Role In 'Fast & Furious 7'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 1, 2013 11:10 AM
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During a longwinded, occasionally entertaining rant about how studios can't seem to formulate new intellectual properties, Deadline's Mike Fleming, Jr. let some biggish news slip: Denzel Washington, who can be seen in this weekend's oddly satisfying shoot 'em up "2 Guns," turned down a "small role" in the next "Fast and Furious" movie (currently titled "Fast & Furious 7"), to be directed by James Wan ("The Conjuring," "Insidious: Chapter 2"). No details on who Denzel would have played or why he turned down the role, but Fleming is still hopeful that a major star can fill the void before Wan starts shooting. Considering Universal has already set a July 6th, 2014 date for "Fast & Furious 7," they'd better hurry up and find someone.

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