This week’s column talks about a variety of diverse movie genres including action, drama and animation. San Andreas is an action/disaster movie that follows one man’s harrowing ordeal in the terrifying aftermath of a devastating California earthquake. The Walk is a drama about a French high-wire artist’s walk across the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in the 1970s. Finally, Inside Out is an animated film told from the perspective of a little girl as viewers see five specific emotions in her mind as their own individual characters, trying to lead her through life. All three of these movies have powerful plots with talented actors and actresses playing them out with their boundless talents. In addition, each is replete with intense feelings including panic, distress, anxiety, fearlessness as well as naivety and innocence. Plus, all three films deal with unique locations and the actors & actresses interactions with them.
San Andreas is an action/adventure/thriller starring Dwayne Johnson, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’ Alexandra Daddario, Carla Gugino, Iaon Gruffudd of the ABC hit fantasy crime drama television series Forever, Paul Giamatti and Kylie Minogue. Johnson’s character, Ray, a rescue chopper pilot, must make the dangerous trek across what’s left of California after an incredibly destructive earthquake to rescue his estranged daughter. The movie’s trailer displays unbelievable special effects mimicking the sheer terror of an off the Richter Scale earthquake in “The Golden State.” It opens in theaters on Friday, May 29.
The Walk is a drama starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ben Kingsley. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film is based on the true story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. The film’s trailer shows the immense height the towers were and one’s man dream to cross them. It opens in theaters on Friday, October 2.
Inside Out is an animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. The motion picture is set inside the head of a young girl, named Riley, where the five emotions of fear, anger, disgust, joy and sadness attempt to lead the girl through life. The characters are voiced by Diane Lane, Saturday Night Live alum Amy Poehler of the NBC hit sitcom Parks and Recreation, Kyle MacLachlan, who has a recurring role on the ABC superhero drama television series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Mindy Kaling of the smash Fox sitcom The Mindy Project, Bill Hader, another SNL alum and comedian Lewis Black. The movie’s trailer illustrates the goings on inside the heads of Riley and her parents, with each emotion being portrayed by a distinct animated character. It opens in theaters on Friday, June 19.