Disaster Movie World

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Coming Attractions: Wall of Fire

Wall of Fire, a new disaster movie from Imagination Worldwide, is going into pre-production. Read on for plot details and the incendiary poster.

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2010/10/19 Posted by | News | , | 3 Comments

Landslide a.k.a. Buried Alive (2004)

Directed by: Neil Kinsella
Starring: Vincent Spano, Alexandra Paul, Jay Pickett, Luke Eberl, Robert Pine

Let’s see, how should I put this? Oh, right: Landslide, re-titled Buried Alive when released on dvd in the U.S., is a snooze-inducing crapfest to make you long for the straightforward, unapologetic so-dumb-it’s-funny badness of a film like 2012: Supernova.

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2010/10/17 Posted by | Reviews | , , , | 2 Comments

Warners goes to Galveston

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. are planning a movie about the deadliest natural disaster to ever hit the United States: the 1900 Galveston hurricane.

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2010/10/13 Posted by | News | , , | Leave a comment

Music for the End of the World

This may be a low-frequency blog, but it’s not supposed to be quite this irregular. Beg pardon. Stuff is going on, though. I am working on a major redesign of the site, and will also move it to a proper, fancy domain. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, I offer you some musical entertainment. I have put together a couple of playlists featuring scores from a bunch of well-known disaster films. Unfortunately, wordpress.com won’t let me embed them here in the post, so I can only give you the links.

If you have Spotify, click here.

If you don’t have Spotify, here’s the MixPod version.

Which track is your favorite?

2010/10/12 Posted by | General | | 2 Comments

The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

The Day the Earth Caught Fire

Directed by: Val Guest
Starring: Edward Judd, Leo McKern, Janet Munro, Michael Goodliffe

Admit it: Deep inside you’ve always wondered what His Girl Friday would be like if it had been a disaster movie. Well, here’s your chance to find out. The Day the Earth Caught Fire is largely set in a newsroom, and features lots of quick-fire witty banter between our hero and his love interest. Plus it has the cyclones that Hawks’ classic sadly lacked.

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2010/09/26 Posted by | Reviews | , , | Leave a comment

Hard Rain (1998)

Directed by: Mikael Salomon
Starring: Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman, Minnie Driver, Randy Quaid, Ed Asner, Richard Dysart, Betty White

One could argue that Hard Rain shouldn’t be called a disaster movie because, plotwise, the disaster is incidental to the heist thriller. But since there is barely a scene in the entire movie where the pouring rain and the flooding of the town don’t play an integral part, I think it deserves to be included in the genre.

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2010/09/11 Posted by | Reviews | , , , | 1 Comment

Coming Attractions – CineTel Special Edition

Just a quick post to tell you about three upcoming made-for-tv movies, promising to bring global destruction to your home screen in the not too distant future.
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2010/08/19 Posted by | News | , | 1 Comment

Titanic II trailer online

As previously reported, The Asylum decided to go where no-one else dared and make Titanic II. Yesterday, the “new and improved trailer was released online. Enjoy:

The movie will be released on dvd August 24.

2010/08/05 Posted by | News, Trailers | , , | 7 Comments

Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004)

Category 6: Day of Destruction

Directed by: Dick Lowry
Starring: Thomas Gibson, Nancy McKeon, Chandra West, Brian Dennehy, Randy Quaid, Dianne Wiest, Ari Cohen, Nancy Anne Sakovich

The two-part miniseries Category 6: Day of Destruction was a big success for CBS at its original airing in 2004; the first part attracted about 19 million viewers, 17 million of whom tuned in for the second part. Sadly, a decent lineup of well-known actors can’t hide that this is a weak hodge-podge of genre clich├ęs, cloying sentimentality and really terrible dialogue. When the show goes on for three hours (four if you add commercials) you have time to notice such things.
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2010/07/08 Posted by | Reviews | , , , | 7 Comments

Today is Airline Disaster day

As I haven’t yet seen it, I’m not sure how much of a disaster movie this is (as opposed to your standard action/thriller), but any film that features a jumbo jet slamming into the Washington Monument tickles my curiosity. The Asylum releases Airline Disaster today. Just thought you’d like to know.

2010/06/29 Posted by | News, Trailers | , , | 1 Comment