This Week in Movies - 5/26/15

In which our movie guru tells you what he really feels about what’s coming to the silver screen. Check in every Monday for the upcoming weekend’s releases, or grab a copy of our print edition to see the whole month.

 

SAN ANDREAS

Release date: May 29
Director: Brad Peyton
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Carla Gugino, Colton Haynes
Website: sanandreasmovie.com

The last time a professional wrestler faced off against an Earthquake, it was 1994, and the ground-shaking monster was vanquished by Yokozuna’s mighty Banzai Drop. Now, 20 years later, the natural disaster has returned, and it’s up to Yokozuna’s cousin, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to defend Earth and his family’s honor within the four-sided confines of an unforgiving movie screen. Johnson stars as a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter pilot, who sets out to find and rescue his estranged daughter (Daddario) after a massive earthquake nearly wipes out the state of California. Damn you, John Tenta!

 

ALOHA

Release date: May 29
Director: Cameron Crowe
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski
Website: alohathemovie.com

Cameron Crowe films fall into three categories: Say Anything, Almost Famous and everything else. From the looks of the Aloha trailer, which is chock full of longing gazes, single tears down rosy cheeks and cliché musings on love and life, we can dump this one with the other inane rom-coms in the “everything else” pile. Cooper stars as a military contractor who is assigned to oversee a project in Hawaii, where he reconnects with a former flame (McAdams) and falls for his fiery Air Force liaison (Stone). The film co-stars Bill Murray, who probably didn’t show up on set until Crowe said “action.”

 

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David Onda is Fly Magazine's movie guy. He is an entertainment writer for a national outlet. He's attended and covered the Academy Awards on several (well, 3) occasions for a national outlet. He once made Quentin Tarantino laugh. He has shared an elevator with Bruce Willis, sat in John Waters' living room and has flown in the same airplane as Joan Rivers.

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