Titanic II (2010 USA)

It sinks again? Maybe vessels this size should not be named Titanic. Just a thought. This was written by Shane Van Dyke – whoever he is. It was also directed by Shane Van Dyke. By a funny coincidence Mr Van Dyke also helps himself to the lead actor’s role as well. I guess he just wanted to keep things real. He’s certainly no James Cameron. And when you consider how mediocre Cameron is then there lies the indictment. Titanic II starts exactly one hundred years after the launch & sinking of the original Titanic in 1912. In 2012 a new luxury cruise liner christened the Titanic II is about to set sail on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic. From silicone breasts to even a toothless black guy, this disaster has nothing going for it. [Read more…]

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The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961 United Kingdom)

Remember when Britain produced really great motion pictures? OK, no one is that old who would visit this blog. Lucky for us there is dvd-blu ray to enjoy these hoary relics. Anyway, this was made decades before millions hated and distrusted the lame stream’s media lies that pass for “news.”  It is very rare that a film manages to capture the sweat, stress and panic of the newsroom (ho ho! – alright, I’ll reign in my cynicism for the duration of this post) where the workers gather round for quick meetings and discussions before frantically typing up a new story and making those all – important phone calls. And the decision to tell the whole story from the viewpoint of the Daily Express workers is a refreshing and exciting one. [Read more…]

Earthquake (1974 USA)

Earthquake-hestonphoneCo-written by Mario Puzo, the man who re-defined the gangster genre, `Earthquake’ is the quintessential disaster movie. The elements are all there: the large, all-star cast, the pathos, the massive devastation, the many intertwined subplots, the Wagnerian heroes and the ultimate banality. For those who find nothing to enjoy in soap operas, trashy romance novels, or depictions of mass destruction there is nothing here. But for the rest of us this is art. [Read more…]

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