Film preview: A watchable blockbuster

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SAN ANDREAS (12A), SHOWCASE CINEMAS PETERBOROUGH, FROM TODAY

When it comes to Hollywood disaster movies they’re usually more ‘miss’ than ‘hit’ – but with reliable action-man Dwayne Johnson headlining, this could prove to be watchable blockbuster fare, writes Gavin Miller. In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California – so large that the tremors can be heard on the East Coast – a rescue-chopper pilot (Johnson) makes a dangerous journey into the disaster zone in order to rescue his estranged daughter. Carla Gugino (Sin City), Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four) and Oscar-nominee Paul Giamatti (Sideways), co-star.