The classics of this genre featured danger and destruction on a scale a guy could wrap his head around; a hijacked airplane, a skyscraper on fire, a capsized ocean liner filling with water. But when you live by spectacle, you die by it too. And so the disasters got bigger and bigger, one movie trying to top the next, until it became an arms race of planetary devastation. One movie blows up the White House, the next one washes it away in a tidal wave. Where do you go from there? An exploding tidal wave? At this point, if your disaster movie isn’t eradicating a large portion of the globe, don’t even waste your time.
It’s The Rock versus The Fault this week, as San Andreas rumbles into movie theaters across the country. The film stars Dwayne Johnson as Chief Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot with the Los Angeles Fire Department; after Southern California is decimated by “The Big One,” Gaines and his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) must travel to San Francisco to find and save their daughter (Alexandra Daddario). Along the way, many buildings will topple, many cracks will rip the Earth apart, and many extras will die. It’s a disaster movie; that’s what happens.
HBO’s upcoming geopolitical comedy (come on, how often do you get to say that?) The Brink has already stirred up international trouble by its first teaser, but with a June 21 premiere fast approaching, the Jack Black-Tim Robbins venture has declared open season. Check out the longest look yet at The Brink with a new trailer and photo set!
It’s been a good long while since we checked in with FOX’s twisty upcoming mystery-drama Wayward Pines, but consider the mystery officially out of the box. We’ve all taken a knee on M. Night Shyamalan‘s film career, but does the newest full trailer for Wayward Pines feel original enough to escape the Twin Peaks comparisons?
Director M. Night Shyamalan's most recent film venture, 'After Earth,' may have arguably bombed harder than 'The Last Airbender,' but we're interested to see what the genre director will bring to TV for FOX's upcoming limited series 'Wayward Pines.' After the major casting of Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino has joined the event series in a leading role, but as whom?
Boy, that Schmidt sure has it in with the cougars. Where earlier it was announced for 'New Girl' season 2 that 'This is 40' star Leslie Mann would portray a shot girl for Schmidt (Max Greenfield)'s re-launch party, a role that had to be swapped out for Parker Posey, now another lovely lady has walked into his life. Carla Gugino will take a role in the coming season, to begin on September 25, but how contractually steamy are things going to get?
When the news broke that Sigourney Weaver would finally throw her metaphorical hat into the TV ring for a political drama that sadly lacked any towering aliens, we drew a sad face. Now that another major sci-fi and nerd-friendly babe has joined the cast, we find ourselves with a much deeper need to watch USA's upcoming political drama. Now if they just moved the setting to space, we'd be hooked!