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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Deepwater Horizon

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. It has all the criteria of a classic popcorn flick, where an everyday guy become heroic as the world goes …

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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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San Andreas

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 half! I want to see the earth open up and swallow token ethnic characters! I …

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Into the Storm (2014)

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 about tsunamis??!?!” and my answer is always, “Well, we don’t have THAT…” (making swirling tornado gestures). Recently I was in …

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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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