I hate to be a killjoy (or a buzzkill). But if you thought this weekend at the box office was bad, wait til Friday. Things are about to get worse.
Friday brings only two new films to wide release, and each are dogs you wouldn’t want at Best in Show.
“San Andreas” stars The Rock and no one else, basically. It could have been called “Earthquake” or “2012” or “The Day After Tomorrow.” It’s a lot of special effects detailing the world exploding, imploding, etc. A few decent actors were thrown in to divert attention from Dwayne Johnson– Carla Gugino, Paul Giamatti, Ioan Fruffud. But basically, UK pop star Kylie Minogue is in this.
Also come Friday is Cameron Crowe’s “Aloha.” Aloha means goodbye. In the hacked Sony emails, there was plenty of discussion about this movie having no script. Now there are protests about having an all white cast in a modern movie set in Hawaii. Cameron Crowe made four of the best movies ever– Say Anything, Singles, Jerry Maguire, and Almost Famous. But the buzz on this is bad. Crowe has got to get back to making personal statements. Even with Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, and Emma Stone, this may go down as a mistake.
Well, I await June 3rd and “Entourage” like it’s the second coming. And Pixar’s “Inside Out” comes June 12th. Hope springs eternal!