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"If there is one thing worse than being offered bad scripts it's being offered none at all," Michael Caine once noted - an admission that might explain some of the roles he's taken on over his long and often wonderful career.
Michael Caine may have attained national treasure status now, but from the late 70s to the middle of the 90s, classic roles like Dr Frank Bryant in Educating Rita and Scrooge The Muppet Christmas Carol were interspersed with some - shall we say - less acclaimed movies. Yet even when the production values were awful, the script stank and the films flopped, Michael Caine's performances often remained fascinating. This isn't to say he was necessarily putting his heart and soul into them - »
Disaster movies typically don't get sequels. Granted there are exceptions (Beyond the Poseidon Adventure), but for the most part they just don't happen. There's no Day after The Day After Tomorrow. People would have a hard time buying Dante's Peak destroying a town a second time. The Towering Inferno can only burn down once. But nobody has told that to Dwayne Johnson and the rest of his team behind the smash hit San Andreas. The movie made a nice chunk of money not just in the U.S., but also around the world. Naturally Warner Bros. would be interested in a sequel and thankfully San Andreas has something going for it that most disaster movies don't: an event that can happen anywhere at any time. THR broke the news that WB is now actively prepping...
- Peter Hall
2 items from 2016
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