Dwayne Johnson

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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(...)

Hunker down: Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in Baywatch

It’s not unreasonable that Seth Gordon’s mercilessly rubbish reboot of the 1990s TV show expected to get by on the collective charms of Zac Efron and (...)

Get to the car: Dwayne Johnson ploughs through the opposition in Fast and Furious 8

The Fast and Furious team must answer to God for not ending episode eight with a submarine ploughing its way down the Las Vegas strip. Yes, I know Nev(...)

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