San Andreas

There are certain aspects of San Andreas that ring true. The fault, for example, is real, as is the idea that California is long overdue for “the Big One.” But it probably won’t surprise you to learn that much of the rest of it is Hollywood fantasy.

U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones took to Twitter to help separate fact from fiction, pointing out the myriad ways in which this movie makes absolutely no sense — and also highlighting a few instances in which it’s dead on. Read about San Andreas fact or fiction after the jump.  Read More »

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Last summer, /Film checked out the first 4DX screen in the United States. 4DX is a theater that shows 3D movies, but also incorporates physical experiences to make the audience member feel like they’re experiencing the film in a new way. We concluded it was an interesting idea, but the first movie we saw – the long, boring Transformers: Age of Extinction – might not have been the best film for the format. We thought something that was shorter, and a bit more directly tied to physical movement, would be better. Something like San Andreas.

Well, San Andreas opens next month and 4DX is launching some new in-theater effects – snow, rain and warm air – just in time for the summer movie season. Below, read more about the new 4DX effects and see a clip from San Andreas, which stars Dwayne Johnson. Read More »

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This past Saturday, Warner Bros. had the honor of hosting the most anticipated and speculated about movie panel of WonderCon 2015. Would the studio show anything from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will be debuting a trailer in May? The answer was “No.” They did, however, show some incredibly impressive footage from two of their huge May releases: George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road and Brad Peyton’s San Andreas.

Part of the /Film team, in this case myself and Peter Sciretta, were on hand and recorded a video blog minutes after the panel to give you our impressions of the brand new footage from both Mad Max and San Andreas. Watch it and read more below. Read More »

Most Anticipated Movies of Summer 2015

April isn’t even 48 hours old but at the movie theater, summer has already begun. With tonight’s opening of Furious 7, the trend of major blockbusters opening well before the first weekend in May continues. Fast Five, The Hunger Games and Captain America: The Winter Soldier are a few recent examples; next year, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will open over a month before the traditional first weekend of summer. Let’s face it. It might be Spring outside, but it’s Summer at the movies.

With that in mind, the /Film crew decided to rank our most anticipated films of the season. Everyone on staff (Peter, Russ, Angie, David, Devindra, Angie, Chris, and myself) ranked their 20 most anticipated movies of summer 2015, those rankings were given point values, and then an overall list was created.

Below, read /Film’s most anticipated movies of Summer 2015. Read More »

San Andreas trailer Dwayne Johnson

This summer, a lot of superheroes and sequels will hit the big screen. But one man is bringing an old fashion, high concept action movie to the table. That man is Dwayne Johnson and the movie is San Andreas, directed by Brad Peyton. It’s a big budget disaster movie showing what an emergency rescue pilot will do to save his daughter when a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hits California. Written by Lost executive producer Carlton Cuse, San Andreas opens May 29 and a new trailer is now online. Watch the new San Andreas trailer below. Read More »

San Andreas trailer

They say you always hurt the one you love, and movie studios love to destroy the town in which they reside. San Andreas is the latest film in which a studio throws huge money at an opportunity to demolish Los Angeles. Did that one restaurant’s valet scratch your Bentley? Reduce it to (virtual) rubble! Did that Starbucks mess up your latte again? Drop it into a chasm! Here, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a search and rescue pilot who has to put in overtime when the Big One finally rocks California to its foundations. The film looks like disaster porn in the grand old mode; check out the San Andreas trailer below. Read More »

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New ‘San Andreas’ Images Put the Rock in Peril

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Californians have been waiting decades for the Big One, the massive earthquake expected to rock the San Andreas fault at a magnitude of 7.0 or greater on the Richter scale. As of now, there’s no telling when the event might hit — at least in real life. In the movies, we already know there’s a catastrophe due to land next summer.

Dwayne Johnson leads Brad Peyton‘s San Andreas as Ray, a helicopter rescue pilot who’s in the air when the Big One arrives. He tries to track down his daughter Blake (Alexandra Daddario) along with his ex-wife Emma (Carla Gugino), as destruction rains down around them. See the new San Andreas images after the jump. Read More »

First Look: Dwayne Johnson in ‘San Andreas’

Dwayne Johnson San Andreas

Many Southern California residents were awoken this morning by a 4.4-magnitude earthquake, so it seems entirely appropriate that we’ve just received some updates on a movie that’s all about a massive California earthquake.

Directed by Brad Peyton, San Andreas stars Johnson as a man who must rescue his daughter when the ground in California starts shaking. Though the movie isn’t due for another year, it’s coming along nicely. Carla Gugino recently signed on to play Johnson’s ex, and now Johnson has unveiled a sneak peek image from the film. Hit the jump to get an eyeful.

 

 

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Dwayne Johnson Fast Five

Yet another massive movie has joined the packed slate of Summer 2015. This one, however, isn’t a sequel or a franchise film. It isn’t even based on a prior property. It’s an old school, original high concept Hollywood pitch starring the most in-demand action star of the decade. Like summer movies used to be.

Dwayne Johnson‘s upcoming film, San Andreas, a 3D action film about a major earthquake in California is now set for release June 5, 2015. Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which Johnson also starred in) is directing from a script by Carey and Chad Hayes. Read More »