Bill Simmons on Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Athletes Turned Actors

“It’s the same thing that goes wrong if you’re going to ask actors to play in the N.B.A. or the N.F.L.,” Bill Simmons says. “It’s a little unrealistic.”

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Watch Dwayne Johnson Chase Ryan Reynolds in ‘Red Notice’

The director Rawson Marshall Thurber narrates a sequence set in a museum.

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The ‘Rust’ Shooting Spurs a Debate Over Using Guns on Film Sets

Alec Baldwin, who fatally shot a cinematographer with a gun he had been told was safe, has called for productions to hire police officers to monitor gun safety.

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‘Jungle Cruise’ Review: Amazon Subprime

Not even Emily Blunt, doing her best Katharine Hepburn impression, can keep this leaky boat ride afloat.

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Could ‘Young Rock’ Be Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Apprentice’?

A wrestler’s job is to sell an absurd fiction, and make it reality — maybe it’s not so different from politics.

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Dwayne Johnson Finds Room to Grow in ‘Young Rock’

The new NBC comedy, based on Johnson’s real life, chronicles him at three different ages on his journey to adulthood and stardom.

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Fighting Covid-19, With Dolly Parton and The Rock

Nothing says Peak 2020 like donating antibodies while watching someone get married on your phone.

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Dwayne Johnson, the Rock, Tests Positive for the Coronavirus

The actor and former wrestler known as the Rock said on Instagram that his entire family had tested positive. “It has nothing to do with politics,” he said. “Wear your mask.”

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As Trump Praises Plasma, Researchers Struggle to Finish Critical Studies

Thousands of Covid-19 patients have been treated with blood plasma outside of rigorous clinical trials — hampering research that would have shown whether the therapy worked.

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Does Blood Plasma Work for Covid-19 Patients? No One Knows.

Thousands of Covid-19 patients have been treated with blood plasma outside of rigorous clinical trials — hampering research that would have showed whether the therapy worked.

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Body of Former Pro Wrestler Shad Gaspard Found on Beach

Shad Gaspard, 39, was caught in a rip current with his 10-year-old son, Aryeh. His last words were “just secure my son, rescue my son,” the authorities said.

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2002: When the Rock Went Hollywood and Movie Stars Still Ruled

Two decades ago, the box office glittered with Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Jodie Foster and a certain pro wrestler. Now it’s all about the franchise.

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Coronavirus Critics’ Picks

Now is an excellent time to read about the 1918 flu. Or maybe just watch the Fast & Furious movies.

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