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  • San Andreas:  

    In the style of the disaster movies of the ‘70s, but with better special effects, Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson is Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who can do just about anything when the Big One strikes. His ex-wife (Carla Gugino) and his early 20s daughter (Alexandra Daddario) are in Los Angeles and San Francisco respectively, and despite the carnage that has buildings toppling and the earth separating, leaving bottomless caverns, he is somehow able, with his trusty helicopter, to find and rescue both of them. A little hokey in places, but a great popcorn movie with excellent effects.

     

    Rated 14A.

  • Tomorrowland:  

    George Clooney’s character is a recluse with a secret when he is approached by a young woman (Britt Robertson) who needs, really needs to see him.  Full of all kinds of Disney trivia, androids, a timeline that may be here and may be there, and special effects that take us into a future that isn’t quite what we expect, this is a chase movie, a race against time, and a race to save the future of humanity. Clooney is fine as always, but the movie really belongs to Disney, whose stamp is on almost everything we see. It’s fine for sci-fi buffs, and a good thriller, that will make you think just a little too!

     

    Rated18A.

  • The Gallows:  

    So, why would you do this anyway? Why? Because it’s a horror movie, that’s why – common sense takes a back seat. A terrible accident occurred during the performance of a play in the high school gym 20 years ago.  A student, who was supposed to be hanged by the neck until dead as part of the plot, actually lost his life when the prop gallows malfunctioned. So two decades later, students are putting on the same play, using the same set.  What are the odds that life is going to be in danger for whomever puts their neck in the noose? About 100% I would say. While the new play is being worked on, someone or something is in the background murdering those who “know” the truth. Silly premise, doesn’t hang together well, but if it’s a horror movie you want … well, this is one.

     

    Rated 18A.


  • Interstellar (2014):

    A fine piece of cinematic sci-fi as Matthew MacConaughey leads a solid cast in film that does much more than just tip its hat to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Several of the scenes, and at least two of the movie's major set-pieces are clearly inspired by the Stanley Kubrick film from 1968. Here, MacConaughey is Cooper, a one-time NASA astronaut now living in a climate-change-challenged earth in which everything is a dustbowl, crops are failing everywhere, and the fate of the human race is precariously perched on the edge of extinction. His daughter Murph, well-played by MacKenzie Foy in her 10 year-old version, later by Jessica Chastain in her adult version, believed as a child that there was a ghost in her room. That belief comes back to haunt her adult life in a most intriguing way as Cooper heads back to space, this time to find inhabitable worlds to which humanity can migrate. This is both a visual experience and a think-piece as worlds unfold before us. Michael Caine also stars. Terrific movie in my opinion!

     

    Rated 14A.  




EASY RIDER (1969): 

The late Dennis Hopper co-wrote (along with Peter Fonda) and starred in what is surely the classic road picture as two guys hit the roads of American on their choppers.  Watch for a supporting role by music producer Phil Spector.

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