Disaster flicks

Skyscraper (2018)

Johnson stars as Will Sawyer, a former FBI agent and military vet left an amputee after a harrowing hostage-rescue mission goes awry. Now resigned to a comparatively more hum-drum life as a security expert and family man, Sawyer is tapped by his former partner (Pablo Schreiber) to assess the security system of the world’s newest …

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Skyscraper

Skyscraper is one of those movies where bad guys threaten to burn down a 200+ story super-skyscraper just to steal a thumb drive (ever hear of backing up more than one copy?). It’s also a movie that despite the futuristic high-techniness of the building (foolproof fire system, off-site security headquarters, magnetic elevators, a huge wind …

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Geostorm

Now I love me a good disaster movie. What I kinda love more than a good disaster movie is a good-BAD disaster movie. Those are the ones with a certain amount of earnestness, as a usually decent actor (usually an appealing, rugged, All-American type) struggles to rise above a script that comes second to the …

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Titanic

Psst. Come on. You can admit it… after all, it was ten years ago. No matter how much you trash-talk the movie today, I’ll bet you saw it in the theater. Everyone did, and not just teenage girls. And I’ll bet you might have even choked up a little at the end. If not, I’m …

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World Gone Wild: A Survivor’s Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies

I often think the quality of genre specific books can be judged by the universality of their appeal. If a person who isn’t especially well versed or even that interested in the subject matter can pick it up and enjoy a something that’s essentially written for diehard fans, then I kind of feel like you’ve …

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The 11th Hour

Global warming isn’t funny. I’ve known this since elementary school, and have always been conscious about recycling, driving a fuel efficient car, etc. Even so, the trailer for The 11th Hour cracked me up. The flashing images of environmental disasters made me feel like I was watching a bad progressive rock video or some lame …

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