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Movie review: Not even Dwayne Johnson can rescue 'Baywatch'

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has so much charisma it can be seen from space. His charisma should be considered a national resource and channeled to power homes and solve world hunger. It's a precious and powerful tool that has lifted middling comedies like "Central Intelligence" and revved up the "Fast and Furious" franchise. But with the sloppy, incoherent "Baywatch," that unstoppable force meets its match. Shockingly, The Rock's charisma just can't save everything.

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'Star Wars' author inspired by films, and vice versa

Timothy Zahn, who is 65 and bald and carries an ever-so-slight air of social anxiety, is nobody's image of a superstar. And yet as he sat behind table No. 26 and waited for fans, he did not wait long. The doors to the convention hall at McCormick Place opened at 10 a.m., and by 10:10 a.m. the line of people to meet Zahn was the second-longest at C2E2, the massive Chicago comic book convention held each spring. Only Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and the Hulk, could boast longer lines. This was a few weeks ago, just as "Thrawn," Zahn's latest "Star Wars" novel, was debuting at No. 2 on The New York Times' best-seller list.

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Movie trailer: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” written and directed by James Gunn, stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Laura Haddock, with Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell.
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Movie trailer: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' 2:30

Movie trailer: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

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Cher: 'Human suffering is human suffering no matter the people'

Movie trailer: 'The Promise' 2:31

Movie trailer: 'The Promise'

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Angela Sarafyan: I'm so, so proud.'