Violent shaking, swirling winds, billowing smoke, and that’s just inside the movie theater. Since the opening of the United States’ first 4DX theater in Los Angeles, CA last year, there really hasn’t been quite as perfect a marriage of experience and material as that theater and San Andreas. Where a film like Transformers: Age of Extinction certainly works in 4DX, San Andreas is about characters being in an environment that moves around. (That being an earthquake.) So, unlike other action movies that have used the technology, it seemed like, at least on the surface, San Andreas would be the perfect film for /Film to use as our triumphant return to 4DX.
So, was it worth it? Find out in our San Andreas 4DX video blog. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
Posted on Monday, December 8th, 2014 by Angie Han
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 »