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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the busiest people in Hollywood. He just wrapped production on the R-rated Baywatch reboot with Zac Efron, and is currently filming Fast 8 with director F. Gary Gray. Meanwhile, his action comedy Central Intelligence is set to hit theaters in a few weeks, and he’ll be back on the small screen for the second season of HBO’s Ballers.

Birth.movies.death broke exclusive news today that Tom Hiddleston is in talks to take over the role of James Bond in the series’ 25th feature. A source close to the actor shared the news with Phil Noble, BMD’s resident Bond expert, who has been following the news and rumors of Daniel Craig’s expected departure from the series. “Choosing words carefully, our source confirms that while talks have indeed taken place, and that Hiddleston very much wants the job (a fact of which he’s made no secret), no official offer has been made – yet.” Before we discuss Hiddleston-as-Bond, think about what his casting…

I reviewed The Finest Hours for its theatrical release back in January, but my affinity for the charms of Chris Pine prompted me to give the film a second opportunity to win me over with the Blu-ray release. Regrettably, another viewing only worked to solidify my original opinion, so here’s what I said back at the beginning of the year:

Back in 2005, I was living in a four-bedroom townhouse on the west side of Indianapolis with three of my closest friends – one of whom had the complete collection of Preacher graphic novels. I remember picking up the first volume and being flabbergasted at the amount of profanity, violence and blasphemy pouring off the pages – surely this couldn’t actually have been published and released for public consumption, right?

As Walt Disney Pictures continues its trend of generating live-action remakes of its most iconic animated films, the one I’ve been most anticipating has been Beauty and the Beast. The cast – which includes Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor and Ian McKellen – is absolutely phenomenal, and the original film is an incredibly special piece of cinema that was not only a major part of my childhood, but also my relationship with my wife.

With so many summer blockbusters on the horizon and so much marketing being churned out by the Hollywood machine, it feels kind of strange that we’ve only seen a single trailer for Star Trek Beyond – and that was all the way back in December. But now, after a massive fan event that took place in Los Angeles, we finally have more footage to check out – and it looks spectacular.

Shane Black may have run afoul of comic book fans by making some creative changes to an iconic Marvel Comics villain in Iron Man 3, but his latest effort finds the accomplished writer (and director) back in familiar territory, putting together a pair of unlikely allies – in this case, Russell Crowe’s tough-guy-for-hire and Ryan Gosling’s inept, alcoholic private eye – and sending them after a missing actress, who may or may not be mixed up with a recently deceased porn star.

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