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Predator WidgetsPredator is an all action adventure thriller. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and undoubtedly helped his rising career after the success of The Terminator and Conan the Barbarian. The story follows what happens when a team of crack commandoes encounter an unknown force killing people in the So...12:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers WidgetsInvasion of the Body Snatchers is an all time classic science fiction disaster film. It is in fact a remake of an older film of the same name made in 1956 which was in turn based on the novel by Jack Finney. The film stars Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldbloom and Leonard Nimoy and was d...12:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

War Of The Worlds WidgetsWar Of The Worlds is one of the ultimate alien invasion films. Based on the classic novel of the same name by H.G Wells this spectacular remake was directed by Steven Spielberg. The lead role is filled by Tom Cruise with a strong supporting cast including Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins and is narrated...12:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind WidgetsClose Encounters Of The Third Kind is one of the all time greatest alien first contact films. It was written and directed by Steven Spielberg and the film was one of his first big box office hits and undoubtedly helped launch his directorial career. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffa...12:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Avalanche (1978) WidgetsAvalanche is a classic disaster movie. Produced by Roger Corman and directed by Corey Allen, the film stars Rock Hudson, Mia Farrow, Robert Forster and Jeanette Nolan. The film was shot at a ski resort in Durango, Colorado but also includes real footage of avalanches and follows the aftermath of a ...12:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

The Night The World Exploded WidgetsThe Night The World Exploded is one of the earliest disaster movies. The film was produced by Sam Katzman and directed by Fred Sears and stars Kathryn Grant and William Leslie in the lead roles. The world is being threatened by increasingly violent earthquakes and the two lead scientists have to fi...12:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Poseidon WidgetsPoseidon is a classic disaster film. It is loosely based on the original film The Poseidon Adventure and the book of the same name by Paul Gallico written in 1969. The film stars Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, Jacinda Barrett and Richard Dreyfus and was directed by Wolfgang Petersen.Initially Poseidon d...12:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain is a science fiction disaster movie. The film is based on the book of the same name by Michael Crichton and was directed by Robert Wise who went on the direct Star Trek The Motion Picture. The film stars Arthur Hill, James Olson, Kate Reid, and David Wayne.The film did reasonably well at the box o...12:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

The Day After Tomorrow WidgetsThe Day After Tomorrow is a science fiction disaster film. The story is based on the idea that global climate change will eventually create a super storm which will send tidal waves across the oceans and send the temperature plummeting. The film stars Dennis Quaid as a paleoclimatologist and Jake G...12:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Volcano WidgetsVolcano is a true disaster film. Based on the premise that a volcano could form underneath Los Angeles the film follows the efforts of an emergency task force to stop the spread of the lava and reduce damage to the city. The film stars Tommy Lee Jones as the leader of the task force and Anne Heche ...12:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Deep Impact WidgetsDeep Impact is science fiction disaster film. It was the first DreamWorks film to be co-produced with another major studio, Paramount and was directed by Mimi Leder who also worked on The Peacemaker. The solid cast includes Morgan Freeman as the US president, Tea Leoni as a journalist and Elijah Wo...12:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Twister WidgetsTwister is a disaster film about storm chasers. The film is based on a script written by the bestselling author Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin. Steven Spielberg was one of the producers of the film which stars Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as storm chasing meteorologists in the trail of the fa...12:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Earthquake WidgetsEarthquake is one of the all time great disaster movies. It was directed by Mark Robson and had an all star cast including Charlton Heston, Ava Gardener, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene and Victoria Principle. The film is set in Los Angeles when a huge earthquake hits and follows the survivors as they...12:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

The Towering Inferno WidgetsThe Towering Inferno is an all time classic disaster movie. The film has an all star cast including Steve McQueen and Paul Newman and was produced by Irwin Allen. The story was based on the two novels The Tower by Richard Martin Stern and The Glass Inferno by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson...11:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Top Ten Separation Romances

What makes a good romantic comedy Well the man has to be handsome even if he is older; he should also be worthy, bordering on honourable, and with maybe some humour thrown in for good measure. Our heroine should be beautiful, of course, but she should also have some substance and not just be eye candy for the male vie...11:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

50 First Dates Widgets50 First Dates is an unforgettable romantic film. Most of the film was shot on location in Hawaii and stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. The supporting cast includes Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Lusia Strus, and Dan Aykroyd. The movie is dedicated to the memory of Stanley Sandler, Adam Sandler's ...11:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

P.S. I Love You WidgetsP.S. I Love You is a romantic tragic-comedy. The film is based on the award winning novel of the same name by Cecelia Ahern and stars Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. The film explores how hard it can be to cope when your partner suddenly passes away and suggests a possible way to deal with life.The...11:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Letters To Juliet WidgetsLetters To Juliet is a romantic comedy. The film is set in Verona, Italy the supposed setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The film stars Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan, Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero and was directed by Gary Winick who is an old hand at the quirky romantic comedy.The ...11:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

While You Were Sleeping WidgetsWhile You Were Sleeping is a romantic comedy with a twist. The film was directed by Jon Turteltaub and stars one of the ultimate romantic actresses Sandra Bullock as a lonely railroad clerk. Alongside Bullock is Bill Pullman as the brother of the man whose life she saves. The film, along with Speed...11:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

You’ve Got Mail WidgetsYou’ve Got Mail is a romantic comedy. Another rematch of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, the film was directed by Nora Ephron and is a remake of the Ernst Lubitsch film The Shop Around the Corner. The film, according to the director, is as much about the Upper West Side of New York and the ‘small town ...11:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

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