Toronto’s never seen anything like this! Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson electrified the City last night in support of DC Comics’ upcoming release, BLACK ADAM in which he both stars and produces. Cineplex‘s The Rec Room housed 900+ fans and Media tonight as Johnson took to the stage with Producer Hiram Garcia to give a quick overview what to expect of this upcoming Blockbuster. Following this, he spoke to select Media outlets from across the country on the Red Carpet, before surprising even more fans at the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Home Opener at Scotiabank Arena.
Johnson took to the stage, declaring “Finally, The Rock has come back to Toronto!”, drawing cheers from the crowd before reminding us that his father is actually from here. On “Black Adam”, he says unlike Superman, his character “will kill your ass just like that”! He clarifies that the Film centers on the Justice Society of American (The JSA) whom actually preceded the famed Justice League which is comprised of among others, Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman. Garcia also says, “Black Adam” is about the usher-in a while new generation of characters and storytelling into the DC Universe… in a big way!”. And big this whole affair was indeed.
Not only did one fan get awarded a free trip to Hollywood to visit Warner Bros.’ Studio, Johnson stated that “Black Adam never goes by the rules”, then dropping the surprise that two winners in fact, will get to go on this amazing trip!
Other fans got to play “Rock, Paper, Scissors” on-stage for a chance to win Toronto Raptors tickets, and stays at the Fairmont Royal York and Shangri La Hotels. Other prizes included CineClub Memberships (courtesy of Cineplex) and a one-year supply of ZOA, Johnson’s sugar-free energy drink. The event, fittingly titled BLACK ADAM ROCKS CANADA, was brought to us by Audi, Rogers Sports and Media and Cineplex.
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Dwayne Johnson stars in BLACK ADAM, coming to theatres this October. See the new Trailer about this latest superhero to hit the big screen in the DC Universe!
Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.
Johnson stars alongside Aldis Hodge (“City on a Hill,” “One Night in Miami”) as Hawkman, Noah Centineo (“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”) as Atom Smasher, Sarah Shahi (“Sex/Life,” “Rush Hour 3”) as Adrianna, Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express,” “The Mummy”) as Ishmael, Quintessa Swindell (“Voyagers,” “Trinkets”) as Cyclone, Bodhi Sabongui (“A Million Little Things”) as Amon, and Pierce Brosnan (the “Mamma Mia!” and James Bond franchises) as Dr. Fate.
Collet-Serra directed from a screenplay by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, screen story by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, based on characters from DC. Black Adam was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. The film’s producers were Beau Flynn, Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia and Dany Garcia, with Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Chris Pan, Eric McLeod, Geoff Johns and Scott Sheldon
“Black Adam” smashes into theatres and IMAX internationally beginning 19 October 2022 and in North America on October 21, 2022. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win a JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Prize Pack. Packs include a copy of the Blockbuster on Blu-Ray, official Note Pads and Compass Keychains! Audiences cannot get enough of this thrill ride!
Four teenagers — Spencer (Alex Wolff), Bethany (Madison Iseman), Martha (Morgan Turner) and Anthony a.k.a. “Fridge” (Ser’Darius Blain) — are given detention and told to clean out the school’s basement. Fridge discovers an old video game console with a game called Jumanji, and the kids set it up, pick characters and begin to play.
They’re immediately sucked into the game’s jungle setting — and into the bodies of their avatars. Spencer becomes Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson), Fridge turns into Moose Finbar (Kevin Hart), Martha is Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan) and gorgeous Bethany is horrified to find she’s an overweight middle-aged man named Professor Shelly Oberon (Jack Black). They discover what their special skills are in order to survive the game.
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Canada release JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLEMarch 20, 2018.
The new Trailer for JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE has just surfaced and we can’t wait for its holiday release!
In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji -Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…
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Sony Pictures Canada release JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLEFriday, December 20, 2017.
Paramount Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to take Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa Readers to an Advance Screening of BAYWATCH! The Screening takes place Monday, May 22, 2017.
Synopsis: BAYWATCH follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Zac Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
BAYWATCH also stars Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera and Jon Bass.
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Paramount Pictures Canada release BAYWATCH Thursday, May 25, 2017.
Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to see this spring’s most-awaited Blockbuster, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS. Screenings take place on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 as follows:
Toronto 7:00 PM Scotiabank Theatre Toronto IMAX
Vancouver 7:00 PM Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
Montreal 7:30 PM Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal
Edmonton 7:00 PM Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton
Calgary 7:00 PM Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum
Ottawa 7:00 PM Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa tbc
Winnipeg 7:00 PM SilverCity St.
The eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise has Dom (Vin Diesel), Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris) and Luke (Dwayne Johnson) settling into their new team dynamic, without Brian (Paul Walker) or Mia (Jordana Brewster). However, when Dom suddenly betrays them — and sends Luke to jail — to team up with a dangerous criminal terrorist named Cipher (Charlize Theron), their “family” as they know it is thrown into disarray.
The Fast and Furious crew is recruited by a top secret government ops team led by Frank Petty (Kurt Russell), in order to help stop Dom and his new boss from committing unspeakable acts of terror.
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Universal Pictures Canada release THEFATE OF THE FURIOUSFriday, April 14, 2017.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada + Mr. Will want to win a MOANA Blu-ray Combo Pack!
Synopsis: Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana,” the sweeping story of a spirited teenager who sets sail on a daring adventure to save her people, starring newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho as the voice of brave and tenacious Moana and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (HBO’s “Ballers,” “Central Intelligence”) as the larger-than-life demigod Maui, has dazzled both critics and audiences. The film earned a 95% critics’ consensus on Rotten Tomatoes.
NOTE: These are estimates. Final totals to come Sunday.
If there ever were any doubt that Dwayne Johnson was a big Movie Star, this oughta settle it! SAN ANDREAS debuts at number one this weekend with a stellar $46.5 million for Warner Bros. from 3,777 theatres. As a Leading Actor, this would be his highest debut yet, besting 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which opened with $40.1 million. Critics were on-the-fence with a 49% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences were pleased with an A- CinemaScore.
TOMORROWLAND after debuting on-top last weekend lands in second his weekend with $16.5 million for Disney, from 3,972 theatres. In its two weeks domestically, it has made $64 million.
PITCH PERFECT 2 won’t quit singing in third for Universal Pictures, with $13.9 million in its third week out, well on its way to surpassing $150 million early this week.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD continues to do well in fourth this weekend with $11.6 million for Warner Bros., a three-week tally of $114 million.
ALOHA is Cameron Crowe‘s latest and despite a superb Cast including Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams, it missed he mark among Critics, getting 18% only on the Tomatometer. Audiences were more forgiving with a B- CinemaScore. It opens in 2,815 theatres with $10.4 million, placing sixth.
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD continues to hang-on to the Top Ten with a smart release strategy from Fox Searchlight. In its fifth week out, it has made $1.2 million, good enough for eighth. Thus far in a limited number of theatres, it has made $8.2 million.
HOT PURSUIT rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.1 million for Warner Bros., in its fourth week out. Its total is at $32 million in North America.
The name Carla Gugino might have an odd familiarity to it, but it’s only when you see her face that you recognize the impeccable body of work the Florida-born Actress has built. Not only did she have a recurring role in HBO‘s Entourage (coincidentally her Co-Star Adrian Grenier also is in the City) but also Blockbusters like the Spy Kids Trilogy, American Gangster, Watchmen and Night at the Museum.
Although it isn’t out for another couple weeks, Gugino is in Toronto promoting SAN ANDREAS, a new Action-Disaster Flick in which she stars opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The Movie centers around a Rescue Pilot (Johnson) and his Ex-Wife (Gugino) who head to San Francisco to find their Daughter (Alexandra Daddario) after a devastating Earthquake hits Los Angeles.
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Gorgeous Gugino was kind to stop amidst her busy Press Day at Breakfast Television, snapping Photos and signing Autographs for Fans. She loved little Billy, giving him a bit of extra love!