Archive for September, 2009

  • Atomic twisters sounds cool enough, but this made-for-tv movie doesn't quite live up to the promise of the title.

    Atomic Twister (2002)

    Atomic twisters sounds cool enough, but this made-for-tv movie doesn't quite live up to the promise of the title.

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  • Yes, folks, the MTV Movies Blog got their hands on the trailer for the upcoming made-for-tv disaster flick Megafault. First impression is Emmerich on a shoestring. If done right, I still think it might be the kind of dumb fun the disaster genre seems to specialize in.

    Megafault trailer online

    Yes, folks, the MTV Movies Blog got their hands on the trailer for the upcoming made-for-tv disaster flick Megafault. First impression is Emmerich on a shoestring. If done right, I still think it might be the kind of dumb fun the disaster genre seems to specialize in.

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  • "How much EXCITEMENT can explode in 91 minutes?" asks the trailer. Well, not that much, to be honest. The Last Voyage has some nice moments but is overall a rather pedestrian affair as disaster movies go.

    The Last Voyage (1960)

    "How much EXCITEMENT can explode in 91 minutes?" asks the trailer. Well, not that much, to be honest. The Last Voyage has some nice moments but is overall a rather pedestrian affair as disaster movies go.

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  • One of the classic disaster movies of the 1970's, The Poseidon Adventure, starring Gene Hackman, is still one of the best in the genre.

    The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

    One of the classic disaster movies of the 1970's, The Poseidon Adventure, starring Gene Hackman, is still one of the best in the genre.

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  • So here it is, the film that is arguably the major classic of the disaster movie genre. Certainly, The Towering Inferno is the finest example of the 70's style of disaster cinema: big all-star cast, multiple storylines, a spectacular central event, and an all-around massive production (Inferno was at the time the biggest film produced on the 20th Century Fox lot by virtue of its 57 sets and four camera crews.)

    The Towering Inferno (1974)

    So here it is, the film that is arguably the major classic of the disaster movie genre. Certainly, The Towering Inferno is the finest example of the 70's style of disaster cinema: big all-star cast, multiple storylines, a spectacular central event, and an all-around massive production (Inferno was at the time the biggest film produced on the 20th Century Fox lot by virtue of its 57 sets and four camera crews.)

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  • Sony recently released three new posters for Roland Emmerich's upcoming disaster extravaganza 2012. You can see them all over on SlashFilm, among other places. This looks like it's going to be awesome and ridiculous all at once. I can't wait!

    2012: New posters released

    Sony recently released three new posters for Roland Emmerich's upcoming disaster extravaganza 2012. You can see them all over on SlashFilm, among other places. This looks like it's going to be awesome and ridiculous all at once. I can't wait!

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