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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(...)

Steve Martin and Michael Caine are rival con artists scamming wealthy marks on the French Riviera in 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. Their one-upmanship makes for one of cinema’s great comic rivalries

A few years ago, we published a guide to the best films available on Netflix. It proved to be one of our most popular stories ever. Since then many n(...)

 Luc Besson: “the number of connections in the human body is insane”

Luc Besson is discussing a car-chase scene from his new blockbuster, Lucy. Plus ça change, right? Mais non. The sequence in question featur(...)

It was impossible not to smirk upon hearing Irina Shayk, girlfriend of Cristiano Ronanldo, say that she had no problem taking her kit off for her (nan(...)

Pain and Gain
Pain and Gain

Michael Bay’s broad comic account of roided-out wannabe gangsters and their crass attempts at extortion begins in media res as keystone criminal Danie(...)

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