Disaster Movie World

Oh my God, we're all gonna die!

Earthquake (1974)

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Directed by: Mark Robson
Starring: Charlton Heston, George Kennedy, Ava Gardner, Richard Roundtree, Genevieve Bujold, Lorne Greene, Victoria Principal.

Earthquake may not be as well known today as, say, The Poseidon Adventure or The Towering Inferno, but it should be. As an all-out disaster extravaganza, it is second to none.

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2009/04/21 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , | 6 Comments

Titanic (1997)

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Directed by: James Cameron
Starring: Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Bill Paxton

Though rarely referred to as a genre flick – and if so, most often categorized as a romance – the biggest movie in the world is nothing but a very, very expensive disaster movie. Yes, that would be James Cameron’s Titanic, which not only became the highest-grossing movie ever to date but also scooped the Oscars with 11 wins, giving Cameron himself opportunity to proclaim himself “king of the world”.

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2009/04/12 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , | 4 Comments