Directed by Brad Peyton; Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, and Paul Giamatti are the stars of San Andreas – that California earthquake movie you may have heard about over the summer.
You may also have heard that the visual effects are breathtaking and they are. However, the thing I enjoyed most is actually the unique father daughter relationship. San Andreas isn’t a bad movie, there’s just nothing that feels particularly new about it, therefore making it feel not quite as epic as I’d hoped.
Some random things came to mind as I watched:
On account of all the dust, running, falling and screaming, how much fun was being an extra on this movie, really?
I honestly don’t recall the last time I saw such excellent mother/ daughter casting.
You’d have to be blind not to notice Alexandra Daddario’s eyeballs. If you’ve seen the film, I know you noticed!
I better be careful because I don’t know anyone that would come and rescue me at a time when the traditional emergency services cannot. But then again… you never know. Just don’t rely on it, of course. But still, you never know…
If by this point you’re still curious, watch it for the impressive visual effects and all else that appeals.
It’s hard not to pay attention when there’s a new trailer for a Tom Hanks movie. Particularly when said movie is directed by Steven Spielberg…
Should the mention of Hanks and Spielberg not be enough, the Coen brothers, Ethan and Joel Coen make up two thirds of the writing team. Of course this can only mean good things for this ‘based on a true’ story film.
I can’t wait to hear Hanks deliver the fighting dialogue as Lawyer, James Donovan.
Apocalyptic films are here to stay people! Here comes one more starring Chloe Grace Moretz…
The 5th Wave is intriguing, though I love Moretz best in the original Kick-Ass (2010) movie. I found her performance just so, so inIfI Stay (2014). My fingers are crossed that The 5th Wave surprises me most pleasantly.
Live Schreiber, Maika Monroe, Ron Livingston, Maria Bello and Nick Robinson also star.
Release Dates: January 15th 2016 (U.S.), January 22nd 2016 ((U.K.)
There’s a modern interpretation of Lord Of The Flies, William Golding’s classic novel of survival and savagery. This time it’s directed by Shyam Madiraju and features a cast that includes Nate Parker, Jessica Lowndes, Diego Boneta, James Remar and Rob Mayes…
Even though I’m definitely scared to think about a situation where cannibalism is a seemingly legitimate option in order to survive, I have to see Eden because the trailer has convinced me. That said, I probably won’t be doing that a few days before having to get on a plane.