This is going to be a busy weekend for movie lovers as two major releases hit theaters. Dwayne Johnson stars in the disaster movie San Andreas, in which the state of California is at risk. Also opening this week is the romantic comedy, Aloha, starring Bradley Cooper.
In San Andreas, Ray (Dwayne Johnson) is a helicopter rescue pilot with over 600 saves to his name. He’s unhappy that his wife Emma (Carla Gugino) has moved on during their separation. While she’s having lunch in a restaurant at the top of a building, an earthquake hits and her life is in danger. As Ray rushes to save her, a quake hits San Francisco, where their daughter Blake (Alexandra Daddario) has just arrived. It’s a race against the clock for Ray to save them both. For showtimes click here.
Trailer: San Andreas
Aloha is about military contractor Brian Gilcrest (Bradley Cooper), who blew an important mission and then returns on assignment to Hawaii where his former girlfriend Tracy (Rachel McAdams) still lives with her emotionally disconnected husband, Woody (John Krasinski). Things get complicated for Brian when he starts to develop feelings for his Air Force liaison Allison Ng (Emma Stone) and must decide what his future holds. For showtimes click here.
Releasing in Toronto and Montreal today and expanding to Halifax, Calgary, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Victoria on June 5 is the comedy I’ll See You in My Dreams. Carol Peterson (Blythe Danner) is a widowed songstress who has lost her zest for life. After some encouragement from her daughter (Malin Akerman) and best friend (Rhea Pearlman) she decides to get back out there and see what life has to offer. She meets a man named Bill (Sam Elliot) and they develop feelings for each other. For showtimes click here.
Trailer: I’ll See You in My Dreams
Opening in theaters in Toronto and Montreal today and on VOD July 7 is Survivor. After being framed for crimes she didn’t commit, Kate Abbott (Milla Jovovich) is forced to go on the run and is targeted for death by one of the world’s most wanted assassins, Nash (Pierce Brosnan), also known as “The Watchmaker.” With the help of her colleague, Sam Parker (Dylan McDermott), Kate must attempt to clear her name, stop Nash, find out who hired him and most importantly, why. For showtimes click here.
Opening in Calgary and Toronto is the horror film Debug. Six young hackers, led by a man named James (Adam Butcher), are forced to match wits with an angry artificial intelligence, Iam (Jason Mamoa), on an abandoned space station.
Opening in Toronto is the animated feature When Marnie Was There. A young girl named Anna (Hailee Stanfeld) moves to the country due to health concerns. She discovers a spooky old mansion in the middle of a marsh and makes a new friend, Marnie (Kiernan Shipka), who may not be exactly what she appears to be. For an animated and spooky good time, click here to find showtimes.
Trailer: When Marnie Was There
Also in Toronto only is the documentary I Am Big Bird: The Carol Spinney Story. It tells the story of Carol Spinney, who since 1969 has spent countless hours on Sesame Street entertaining children as the master puppeteer behind the famous characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. To find out his story, click here for showtimes.
Trailer: I Am Big Bird: The Carol Spinney Story
~ Greg Chisholm