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John Cena, foreground, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are U.S. soldiers in The Wall.

John Cena talks about his indie war drama 'The Wall,' getting work in Hollywood

  JOHN CENA:BEHIND 'THE WALL' Pro wrestling legend and Land O'Lakes resident John Cena adds an indie dimension to his acting career in The Wall (R ), an Iraq War nightmare in broad daylight. This isn't the gung-ho war movie Cena's WWE fans might expect. Director Doug Liman crafts a sparse, deadly dilemma of two U.S …

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  1. The new 'Baywatch' movie is basically about hot people in swimsuits

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    Baywatch is a running gag in slow motion, a thong-in-cheek TV retread swapping wholesome jiggles for dirty giggles. There are places for such humor but beaches don't have gutters.

    Kelly Rohrbach as CJ Parker, Alexandra Daddario as Summer, Ilfenesh Hadera as Stephanie Holden, Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon, Zac Efron as Matt Brody and Jon Bass as Ronnie in the film, "Baywatch."
  2. Tampa teenager gets rescued by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in 'Baywatch'

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    For child actor L.J. Ruth, meeting his idol was easy as falling off a pier.

    L.J. Ruth, 13, was born and raised in Tampa. He is a child actor/model/voice artist and is currently in the movie Baywatch alongside Dwayne Johnson. Courtesy of Ruth family.
  3. Debra Winger talks about shunning celebrity and why she's back for 'The Lovers'

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    Fifteen years ago, Rosanna Arquette's documentary went Searching for Debra Winger, or more accurately why a bankable Oscar nominee in her prime (or any woman) found less opportunity than men.

    Debra Winger, who turned her back on her career after performing major roles in several 1980s classics, has come to terms with celebrity and at 61 stars in the new film The Lovers.
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  4. 'Chuck' tells the story of what happened to Chuck Wepner, boxer who inspired 'Rocky'

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    Chuck Wepner was a tomato can, a heavyweight boxer who practically bled at the opening bell. The pride of Bayonne, N.J., could really take a punch as he proved time after hemorrhaging time.

    Liev Schreiber as Chuck Wepner in Philippe Falardeau’s “Chuck.” 
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  5. This weekend in theaters: 'Alien: Convenant;' 'Everything, Everything;' 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul'

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    OPENING THURSDAY:

    Alien: Covenant

    Perfecting outer space terror with 1979's Alien wasn't enough for director Ridley Scott. Now he's reshaping the franchise into sci-fi theology with Alien: Covenant (R), five years after the sideways prequel …

    Katherine Waterston stars in Alien: Covenant.
  6. New 'Alien: Covenant' is a gift to fans who hated 'Prometheus'

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    In 2012, Ridley Scott puzzled viewers with Prometheus, a sideways prequel to Alien posing grandiose questions of sci-fi creationism without answers. Or as much face-sucking, flesh-bursting goo, as it turned out.

    A scene from "Alien: Covenant."  (Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
  7. VIDEO: Oscar winner Jon Landau stops by a preview of Pandora, Disney's 'Avatar' land

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    Oscar-winning film producer Jon Landau stopped by a media sneak preview of Pandora, the new land at Disney's Animal Kingdom based on the film Avatar.

    Na'vi Shaman of Songs celebrates with music in Na'vi River Journey ride at Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. [Associated Press]
  8. Interview: Paula Hawkins on 'Girl on the Train' and the new 'Into the Water'

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    Paula Hawkins' thriller The Girl on the Train was one of the biggest publishing success stories of 2015. A novel by an unknown author, built on a plot involving domestic violence and substance abuse recounted by several unreliable narrators, it sold more than 20 million copies and became a hit movie starring …

    Paula Hawkins’ last novel, The Girl on the Train, sold 20 million copies. Her new thriller is Into the Water.
  9. The King Arthur myth needs a movie makeover. 'Legend of the Sword' is not it

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    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword isn't a movie as much as a feature length montage of bastardized lore and rejected Game of Thrones pitches.

    Charlie Hunnam has the title role in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
  10. John Cena talks about his indie war drama 'The Wall,' getting work in Hollywood

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    Pro wrestling legend and Land O'Lakes resident John Cena adds an indie dimension to his acting career in The Wall (R ), an Iraq War nightmare in broad daylight.

    John Cena, foreground, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are U.S. soldiers in The Wall.
  11. Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn make beautiful F-bombs together in 'Snatched'

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    Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn's dream pairing in Snatched is an Evolution of Funny Women poster waiting to happen. You won't find a missing link between them.

    Dumped by her boyfriend  right before leaving for their romantic vacation, Emily (Amy Schumer) convinces her helicopter mom (Goldie Hawn) to come instead. The two wind up kidnapped by sweaty, swarthy stereotypes. Twentieth 
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  12. First look: Photos of Disney World's upcoming 'Avatar' land

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    LAKE BUENA VISTA — It's not a movie set, but visitors to Disney World's new Pandora-World of Avatar land are in for a cinematic experience.

    A water creature floats in a pond at Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 12-acre land, inspired by the "Avatar" movie, opens in Florida at the end of May at Walt Disney World. [Associated Press]
  13. Movie Planner: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,' Richard Gere's 'The Dinner'

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    OPENING Thursday: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars, from left, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista and Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper).
  14. Review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' is everything fans expect — and that's not a good thing

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reveals an inherent flaw in the Marvel universe-building blueprint. Getting to know these sleeper-hit misfits is much more fun than revisiting them.

     Zoe Saldana, from left, Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista and Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) in  “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.” (Disney-Marvel)
  15. Helpful conversation starters about the McDonald's frork and more

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    You're going to want to know what a "frork" is.

    Sponge up your sauce with fork prongs made of fries, a “frork.”