Dwayne Johnson

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Director and writer Stephen Merchant at the TV Empire Awards in London last year. Photograph:  John Phillips/Getty Images

There’s no missing Stephen Merchant. When The Office, which he co-wrote with Ricky Gervais, first arrived on BBC2 he was, to most viewers, no more tha(...)

Illustrator/ scientist/ writer Maria Boyle  at her home in Glasnevin. Photograph: Alan Betson

For most mothers, pregnancy and motherhood are heady brews of excitement and anticipation and, often, loneliness. And, as illustrator/cartoonist/scien(...)

Main attractions: Avengers: Endgame (centre), along with Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Lion King, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and The Secret Life of Pets 2

In one sense, cinema has never been healthier. Thanks in part to growth in the Asian market, the worldwide box office hit a record-breaking $41 billio(...)

I’m being followed by a foreshadow… foreshadow, foreshadow. Cross my palms with silver and I will tell you of a film with more foreshadowing than a we(...)

GLOW: Kate Nash, Jackie Tohn, Kimmy Gatewood, Betty Gilpin, Shakira Barrera. Photograph: Netflix

GLOW Friday, Netflix Get out your spandex bodysuits and your favourite 80s mixtape : Zoya the Destroyer, Liberty Belle, Junkchain and the other Gorgeo(...)

Incredibles 2: Mr Incredible struggles as a stay-at-home dad in this sequel to Pixar’s 2004 hit

Lessons have been learnt. Back in 2014, some weeks after Brazil were thoroughly spanked by the Germans, Hollywood’s summer sputtered to a halt after t(...)

Workers carry a FIFA World Cup trophy replica at a small factory in the outskirts of Shanghai, China in May 2018. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

This week, The Irish Times will publish our much-anticipated big summer preview. You can peruse all the titles that are going to biff the box office d(...)

Rampage: barely a third as much fun as it ought to be

Are a giant albino ape and the artist formerly known as the Rock enough in themselves? That is the philosophical question posed by the latest film fro(...)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

One might reasonably imagine that future US president Dwayne Johnson might be wary of unwanted reboots after last summer’s pointless excavation of Bay(...)

Steve Carrell. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Eight years ago the actor Steve Carell went into a recording booth to adopt a cod eastern European accent for the first time. The role was Gru, the he(...)

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