Articles tagged the rock

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s 10 Best Film Roles

He may seem like nothing more than muscles and machismo, but this former WWE superstar is on path to be an equally popular player in feature films.

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Manning Up in ‘Pain & Gain’

The kidnappers are caught up in a mutual druggy, aspirational haze: when any one of them feels apprehensive, the nearest buddy encourages him to "get a pump", as they lose themselves in frenzy of bicep-curling and self-distraction.

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25 May 2011 // 10:00 PM

When Superheroes Die

The death of Randy Poffo, aka Macho Man Randy Savage, once again revealed the dark history of professional wrestling. A history replete with drug abuse, murder and suicide. In this essay a writer and fan explores the varied reactions to Savage's death; a death which created more questions than answers.

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Homophobia Is Alive and Well on TV at the WWE

With the WWE's biggest event of the year on the horizon, fans and sponsors might want to take a closer look at its blatant homophobia and reconsider the wisdom of handing over their money to a bigoted and retrograde institution.

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25 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Doom (2005)

The marines' mission is one of those 'bug hunts' made spectacular and more or less requisite for these sorts of movies by James Cameron's Aliens.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Be Cool (2005)

Utterly out of place, the Rock is the most convincing character in sight.

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1 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Walking Tall (2004)

Kevin Bray sees his Walking Tall as a series of fight sequences, a simplification that leaves it open to interpretation as a barometer of our political climate.

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29 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Walking Tall (2004)

As the Rock puts it, 'If you wanna sit back and relax, and crack open a cold one, you sit back and relax. We're gonna be entertained.'"

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1 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Walking Tall (2004)

Charming and correct, a savvy media star and self-incorporating product, The Rock embodies our own cynical moment, when the show is what matters.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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