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Japanese Rampage Trailer Unleashes Unstoppable Kaiju Carnage

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A new Japanese trailer for Rampage has arrived online. We’re just a couple of months away from Rampage arriving in theaters, which sees Dwayne Johnson not only having a crack at a giant monster movie for the first time in his career, but also tackling another video game adaptation, after having done Doom early on. This time around, we could actually be in for a good video game movie, as evidenced by all of the Kaiju action in this international spot.

This new Japanese Rampage trailer doesn’t offer a ton of new footage, but it does condense most of the monster action from pervious trailers down into one, jam-packed minute or so that shows just how fun this could possibly be. The best part is Dwayne Johnson, who introduces the trailer to his fans in Japan, speaking some seemingly well-rehearsed Japanese prior to the actual footage kicking in. It’s charming, but also shows just how dedicated The Rock is to his career and to his legion of followers all over the world. There’s a reason people show up to see his movies.

Rampage is a movie that, at this point, you’re either sold on or you’re not. Seeing the footage presented in this way isn’t likely to change your mind about it. Especially if you’re someone that’s looking for a little more depth beyond a giant monster movie. This explicitly paints Rampage as an all out, city-destroying blockbuster, with The Rock saying some quippy lines here and there. That’s either something you’re on board for or not. This feels like a movie that could really benefit from some positive buzz once screenings start to happen. Similar to what happened with Jumanji.

The 80s arcade game of the same name inspires the Rampage movie, but as anyone who has played the game can tell you, there isn’t much story to it. That means the creative team was able to craft whatever story they wanted around the idea of three giant monsters destroying cities across the world. Dwayne Johnson reteams with director Brad Peyton for a third time on Rampage, having previously worked with him on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas. The cast for the movie also includes Joe Manganiello, Malin Akerman, Jack Lacy, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Marley Shelton.

Warner Bros. is releasing Rampage in theaters on April 20, which is a somewhat crowded release date. Super Troopers 2 and the Overboard remake are both coming out that day as well, but luckily, they’re both going for a pretty different audience. At least Paramount decided to release The Cloverfield Paradox on Netflix. Otherwise, it would have been coming out on this date as well. Be sure to check out the new international trailer for Rampage, courtesy of the Comicbook.com YouTube channel, for yourself below.

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Who Won Season 14 of the Voice?

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Who won last nights, Season 14, of the Voice? In a rather shocking finale, BRYNN CARTELLI won season 14 of the Voice, making her the youngest contestant to win the competition.

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Are John Cena and Nikki Bella Back Together?

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Are John Cena and Nikki Bella Back Together?

Just over a month ago we revealed that WWE Superstars John Cena and Nikki Bella broke up ( you can click here to find out why Nikki Bella broke up with John Cena.)

Since their break-up both John Cena and Nikki Bella have been on a media frenzy, one for her reality TV show, and the other for his blockbuster movies.

John Cena has made it clear in these interviews, that he will stop at nothing to win Nikki Bella back, and it looks like it actually worked.

John Cena and Nikki Bella are finally back on the road to reconciliation!

A source told us that “they’re basically back together.”

“They both got a wake-up call once they canceled the wedding, and they both realized they could fix what was broken,” the source revealed.

“They never stopped talking,” a source told People Magazine. “Other than the actual wedding weekend, when they took some space, they have been talking.”

John had made it clear on NBC’s “Today” show that he wanted to have a family with Nikki and still wanted to marry her. If you watch Total Divas or Total Bella’s than you already know that this is exactly what Nikki wanted to hear.

“He has poured his heart out to her, and she was more than ready to take him back once she heard what she needed to hear,” the source from People Magazine added. “He’s been saying and doing all the right things.”

As seen below, TMZ spotted the couple in San Diego over the weekend, and it looks like we may see the power couple together again real soon for good!

 

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Andy Serkis’ ‘Mowgli’ Trailer: A Darker Look At ‘The Jungle Book’

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Andy Serkis’ ‘Mowgli’ Trailer: A Darker Look At ‘The Jungle Book’

With this morning’s trailer debut of Andy Serkis’ Mowgli, we now have a trailer for every major Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc. release for 2018 except for Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s A Star Is Born and James Wan’s Aquaman. I’m guessing we’ll get a Star Is Born trailer (the film opted to forgo Cannes in favor of the more Oscar-friendly Fall festival circuit) attached to Ocean’s 8 in early June. That Aquaman trailer will drop, I dunno, sometime next month with Incredibles 2 or Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom or with July’s Ant-Man and the Wasp just before SDCC?

Either way, this darker, PG-13 variation on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is going to have to justify itself 2.5 years after Disney beat them to the punch with a pretty acclaimed and $996 million-grossing version of the iconic story.  Yes, this one is presumably more faithful to the original book than the Disney toon, the 1994 Stephen Sommers actioner or Jon Favreau’s animated/live-action hybrid from 2016. But at the end of the day, it’s still another live-action/animated action drama set in the same general world and stemming from the same source material.

It’ll be an uphill battle, even if this does turn out to be essentially a Jungle Book movie with the tone, mood and flavoring of Matt Reeves’ recent Planet of the Apes sequels. To be fair, this looks pretty spectacular from a purely visual point-of-view. And the animal cast, including Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Eddie Marsan and Naomie Harris among others, is pretty impressive if not quite as conventionally star-studded as Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Walken and Idris Elba. If not for the fact that we just had a variation on this movie from a different studio two years ago, this one would probably be looked at as a much bigger deal.

But this isn’t 1998 where audiences necessarily want two loose copies of the same movie in a short period of time. Heck, even in 2013 there was only room for one “Die Hard in the White House” movie, as the underrated but overbudgeted White House Down fell to the cheaper and nastier Olympus Has Fallen. Of course, a 2.5-year difference is different than a six-month (or less) span between movies. So will audiences feel that enough time has passed in between Jungle Book movies, even if this one does look pretty neat and does feel closer in spirit to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes than Walt Disney’s (occasionally somber and arthouse-ish) Jungle Book adaptation?

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