Posts Tagged ‘Dwayne Johnson’

LanternCast Episode #505- The Dawn of the Gunn/Safran DCU!

Mark and Chad discuss the first wave of DCU projects announced by James Gunn and Peter Safran as their “Gods and Monsters” Chapter begins! Be sure to email us your thoughts or call/text us on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

Time Stamps for this Episode!

  • Intro/Prologue!- 00:49
  • Lanterns!- 03:15
  • Creature Commandos/Waller!- 16:23
  • Superman: Legacy!- 25:25
  • The Authority!- 30:41
  • Paradise Lost/Brave and the Bold!- 32:53
  • Booster Gold/Supergirl!- 45:14
  • Swamp Thing/General Thoughts!- 56:56

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LanternCast Episode #371 – Regal Unlimited/Hobbs & Shaw!

With Chad on the shelf due to allergies, Jim Ford graciously steps in to join Mark in an unconventional episode!  We discuss the inner workings of the new Regal Unlimited movie subscription plans, pros and maybe some cons, before discussing Stranger Things, Season 3. Finally, we wrap with conversation about the Fast and Furious spinoff, Hobbs and Shaw, and the ongoing feud between franchise stars Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel! Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN

Time Stamps for this Episode!

  • Intro/GL Talk- 00:56
  • Regal Unlimited- 09:25
  • Stranger Things- 41:13
  • Hobbs & Shaw 1:14.45

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Brett Ratner’s “Hercules” is a solid if unspectacular swords and sandals epic that rises and falls on the broad shoulders of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. While the movie is slow to develop and the creative decision to attempt to demystify the beginnings and labors of Hercules is questionable, the film does pick up considerable steam in its second half.

Many of the twists in the final act are predictable, though Johnson’s presence is able to still make the experience fun and as believable as possible.  It is also a testament to his popularity and his relentless use of social media that “Hercules” has even been as moderately successful as it has (considering an overall lack of interest in the project by movie-goers).

Dwayne Johnson has proven to be a shot-in-the-arm to many existing franchises, but creating one of his own has thus far been elusive.  “Hercules” is unlikely to change his fortunes anytime soon.

Mark J. Marble

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