This week at the movies, Dwayne Johnson faces disaster in “San Andreas” and Bradley Cooper takes an emotional trip in “Aloha.” Here’s a sneak peek at new movies opening wide in theaters. Movies opening in limited release this week include “Survivor,” “Results” and “Gemma Bovery.”
PG-13 for intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language | In Theaters 5/29 | Ok for Kids 13+ | New Line, Warner Bros., Village Roadshow | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels | San Andreas | Facebook | Twitter
It’s been a while since we’ve had a good disaster movie, and I love disaster movies! Especially starring Dwayne Johnson!
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Johnson) and his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter (Alexandra Daddario).
Directed by Brad Peyton (“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”), this action thriller also stars Kylie Minogue, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi and Paul Giamatti.
PG-13 for some language, including suggestive comments | In Theaters 5/29 | Ok for Kids 13+ | Columbia Pictures | Reel Preview: 4.5 of 5 Reels | Facebook
In this comedy-drama from Cameron Crowe (who helmed such standouts as “Say Anything,” “Jerry Maguire” and “Almost Famous”), Bradley Cooper plays a celebrated military contractor who returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs – the U.S. Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He reconnects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him.
In play is a complex satellite system being launched by an enigmatic billionaire with suspicious intentions (Bill Murray). Also stars John Krasinski, Alec Baldwin, Danny McBride and Emma Stone.
JANE’S REEL RATING SYSTEM
One Reel – Even the Force can’t save it.
Two Reels – Coulda been a contender
Three Reels – Something to talk about.
Four Reels – You want the truth? Great flick!
Five Reels – Wow! The stuff dreams are made of.
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I had a whale of a time with San Andreas.