How It Ends

2018 Paul Schiff Productions/Netflix Directed by David M. Rosenthal Produced by Paul Schiff/Tai Duncan/Kell McCormick/Patrick Newall Written by Brooks McLaren Occasionally I’ll get an email from a Faithful Reader of my reviews that will ask me something along these lines; “Why is it that you never seem to write bad reviews? It’s as if you […]

Read More How It Ends

Skyscraper

2018 Legendary Pictures/Flynn Picture Company/Seven Bucks Productions/Universal Pictures Written and Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber Produced by Beau Flynn/Dwayne Johnson/Hiram Garcia/Mary Parent See, I’m about to waste your time taking 500 or so words to tell you about this movie when it can be summed up in the nine-word review Patricia gave me when the […]

Read More Skyscraper

Deepwater Horizon

2017 Participant Media/DiBonaventura Pictures/Summit Entertainment/Closest to the Hole Productions/Leverage Entertainment Directed by Peter Berg Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura/Mark Vahradian/Mark Wahlberg/Stephen Levinson/David Womark Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan/Matthew Sand Story by Matthew Sand Based on “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours” by David Barstow/David Rohde/Stephanie Saul If Irwin Allen had made DEEPWATER HORIZON he’d have given us […]

Read More Deepwater Horizon

San Andreas

  2015 Warner Brothers/New Line Cinema/Flynn Picture Company/Village Roadshow Pictures/RatPac-Dune Entertainment Directed by Brad Peyton Produced by Beau Flynn/Hiram Garcia/TrippVinson Screenplay by Carlton Cuse Story by Andre Fabrizio/Jeremy Passmore You know what SAN ANDREAS needed to be a real, Honest-To-Irwin-Allen Disaster Movie? Director Brad Peyton needed to have rounded up a dozen aging character actors […]

Read More San Andreas

Beyond The Poseidon Adventure

1979 Warner Bros. Directed and Produced by Irwin Allen Screenplay by Nelson Gidding Based on the novel by Paul Gallico It doesn’t surprise me at all that it took Irwin Allen seven years to come up with a sequel to his disaster movie masterpiece “The Poseidon Adventure.” He did come up with a story soon […]

Read More Beyond The Poseidon Adventure

The Poseidon Adventure

1972 20th Century Fox Directed by Ronald Neame Produced by Irwin Allen Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant and Wendell Mayes Based on the novel “The Poseidon Adventure” by Paul Gallico THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE didn’t create The Disaster Movie genre. If you go all the way back to 1937 you can find “The Hurricane” which I suppose […]

Read More The Poseidon Adventure

World War Z

2013 Paramount Pictures Directed by Marc Forster Produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner & Ian Bryce Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard and Damon Lindelof Story by Matthew Michael Carnahan & J. Michael Straczynski   Based on “World War Z” by Max Brooks Music by Marc Beltrami Cinematography by Ben Seresin Edited […]

Read More World War Z