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Based on actual events that happened during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the harrowing book Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital won a Pulitzer Prize for author Sheri Fink. …
The Burning Sea is a solid disaster flick that seems like it is missing its final act. Not necessarily because of plot and build up, but simply because it is called, well, The Burning Sea. I wanted to…
Moonfall is a big, dumb movie, that I enjoyed on a big awesome screen, with a big, stupid grin on my face the whole time. It's the type of movie that is so silly that the crowd both laughs at the movi…
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 e…
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 d…
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 …
I don't know about you, but I enjoy a good disaster movie. I love to see landmarks explode, tidal waves roar through cities, and the earth swallow cars. Deepwater Horizon is indeed a disaster movie. I…
Now, people who know me well know that I have a soft spot for disaster movies. I want to see that tidal wave destroy a major coastal city! I want to see famous landmarks topple, blow up, or crack in h…
Disaster film formula: Heal a broken family by putting them in the middle of a disaster. Estranged father makes up for past of broken promises by saving estranged teenage child, while mom (who is an u…
I count myself lucky to live in the Great Northwest, as far as natural disasters go. People from other parts of the country say with wide eyes, "But what about earthquakes? What about volcanoes? What …
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…
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 m…
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