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What Happens When You Bring a Classics Scholar to ‘Hercules’

How does Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's “Hercules” measure up to the observant eye of a Classics PhD? We brought a date to see the film: Columbia University professor of classics Elizabeth Scharffenberger, a Hellenist scholar and specialist in Greek and Roman drama.

'Lucy': 5 reasons the Scarlett Johansson film ruled the box office

Brains prevailed over brawn at the box office this weekend (in a manner of speaking) as the Scarlett Johansson action-thriller "Lucy" collected $44 million, handily beating Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's sword-and-sandals movie "Hercules," which earned $29 million.

Hercules Was A Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson-Sized Disappointment

You have to steel yourself before going to see a new movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. It's an intense feat of mental conditioning, on par with the way Mr. Johnson hyped himself up before stepping into the ring during his glory days as a professional wrestler. Read more...

Strap On Your Loin Cloths, It’s Time for a Hercules Gif Review - Pure Oscar material.

3 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

After a weekend of intense internal debate, yesterday I decided to hop on the bus, schlep to the theater, and see Hercules. After all, I justified to myself, it has Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson! Surely it will at least be entertaining! My subconscious was screaming in the background—But Brett Ratner. Show More Summary

How Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Went From WWE Wrestler To Hollywood's Box Office Champ

During his wrestling days, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was known as the "People's Champion." But thanks to franchises like "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "Fast and the Furious," Johnson is now better known as Hollywood's box office champion. Show More Summary

Never Meet Your Hero Unless It's Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

The old saying goes: You should never meet your heroes. Why? Because they couldn't possibly live up to your expectations. That is unless your hero is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. ScreenJunkies.com contributor (and my wildly enthusiastic friend) Nick Mundy sat down with his idol at the Hercules press junket. Show More Summary

Scarlett Johansson's Superhero Movie 'Lucy' Had A Killer Weekend At The Box Office

Scarlett Johansson commanded the box office this weekend with $44 million easily taking out Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Hercules." The movie about a woman who gets injected with a drug that allows her to unlock 100% of her brain cost Universal Pictures about $40 million to make. Show More Summary

Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Lucy’ pulls in $44 million for top spot at box office

Scarlett Johansson’s “Lucy” outsmarted Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson’s “Hercules” for the box office’s top spot this weekend.

Scarlett Johansson's Lucy Took Down Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Hercules At The Box Office This Weekend!

Ding! Ding! This weekend had two heavyweight stars battling it out for box office supremacy, and now we know there has definitely been crowned a winner! In one corner was Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson who got into ridiculously good shape for his movie Hercules. And in the other corner was the sultry and sexy Scarlett [...]

Weekend Box Office: Lucy Triumphs Over Less Than Legendary Hercules

The big summer blockbuster heading to theaters this weekend ended up washing out, leaving room for number one to go to a quirky director who hasn't had a movie in the top spot in almost twenty years. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has long...Show More Summary

Scarlett Johansson's Lucy Kicks Hercules' Butt at the Weekend Box Office

The weekend box office pitted Scarlett Johansson against Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson; a female action hero versus a mythological Greek warrior; Luc Besson of The Fifth Element versus Brett Ratner of...Rush Hour. Ultimately, it wasn't even close: Johansson's Lucy, a movie about a woman dosed with a drug that allows... More »

The Rock Wants To Take Down The Expendables And Other Things Learned From His AMA

Who would have thought back in 2001 that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would not only defy the fate of most wrestlers turned actors, but he'd turn out to one of the biggest franchise players ever! The man who has been dubbed as "franchise Viagra" brought both the Fast And Furious and G.I. Show More Summary

The Rock: Anthony Johnson Will Be Light Heavyweight Champ in 2015

Former WWE heavyweight champion/action movie star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is an avid fan of mixed martial arts, which was evident in a recent question and answer with UFC: The Official Magazine. Johnson says he keeps a close eye on...Show More Summary

Paul Walker's Death Was 'Heartbreaking' Says Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson; 'Audience Will Be Happy, Emotionally Moved by Fast 7'

In a Reddit AMA Wednesday to promote his latest movie "Hercules," which opens in theaters Friday, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson revealed that losing actor Paul Walker for "Fast and Furious 7" was "heartbreaking," but fans will be happy and emotionally moved by the movie when it's released next April.

Dwayne Johnson Continues to Tease a ‘Shazam’ Reveal

Will he play the titular Shazam or will he play the nemesis Black Adam? That seems to be the question of the day for DwayneThe RockJohnson, who is either giving the world insight about an upcoming DC superhero role via his Twitter account or trolling everyone during the week of Comic-Con. Show More Summary

The Evolution of Hercules in Pop Culture

Over the past seven decades, the hero has transformed from an Italian Stallion of the 1950s to the Blockbuster Beefcake we see today thanks to DwayneThe RockJohnson and Kellan Lutz. With the former’s film (Hercules directed by Brett Ratner) opening this weekend, we thought it was a good time to look at the evolution of Hercules on the big screen.

A Salute To The Rock, The Most Wonderfully Absurd Actor In Hollywood

Dwayne Johnson. Better known as The Rock. Dwayne, "The Rock," Johnson. Need I say more? Read more...

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Slams An Interviewer’s High School Bullies With A Shocking Twist!

Can you smell what the Rock is cooking? Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was interviewed by longtime fan, Nick Mundy, who took his time with the action star to have him call up some old bullies from his past! But before you watch the Rock wreck some gebronis, know that there's some surprises in store. Well done, ScreenJunkies! Well [...]

The Rock Makes His Presence Known at Comic-Con! (Video)

DwayneThe RockJohnson shouts into the microphone to make his presence known while attending the Paramount Studios presentation during 2014 Comic-Con on Thursday (July 24) at the convention center in San Diego, Calif. “The Rock has come back to Comic-Con,” the 42-year-old actor told the crowd to a huge round of applause. PHOTOS: Check [...]

[UPDATE] DwayneThe RockJohnson Admits To DC Hero Role, Kinda

last weekOdd : Nerd Bastards

Editors Note: Original article from June 21st. Scroll down for UPDATE! With the recently hot topic of Marvel posting release dates of a plethora of future flicks, everybody forgets that Warner Brothers has 11 comic book movies also in development. Like that bald-headed stepchild its parents keep ditching at the mall, DC has a habit […]

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