Saturday, March 21, 2020

Announcing the Disaster Blogathon

Announcing the Disaster Blogathon.  My co-host, Dubsism, came up with this idea, and I am privileged to be asked to be a co-host on it. 

Disaster movies cover a wide spectrum of topics.  Earthquakes, floods, meteor strikes, volcano eruptions.

But "disaster" is not limited to natural occurrences.  Any movie in which a group of people deal with the stress of the coming (or aftermath) of a traumatic event could conceivably fall into the "disaster film" designation.  Thus, the 1970 film Airport falls into the category as a group of people deal with trauma aboard an airplane.

For this blogathon we are requesting you pick a movie involving a disaster and sign up for this blogathon.  If you are unsure if your choice qualifies just ask us.  There are lots of movies to choose from, but only two people will be allowed to choose a certain movie, so get your choices in early.  Need a suggestion?  Try one of these.

The Roster:

Dubsism: The Concorde: Airport '79 and an examination of the two movies spoofed by the movie Airplane! (Zero Hour and Airport)
The Midnite Drive-In: The Stand mini-series (1994)

Angelman's Place: Deep Impact (1998)

Realweegiemidget Reviews Airport (1970)
Caftan Woman: The Hurricane (1937)
Moon in Gemini: The Andromeda Strain (1971)
@KinoJoan: Titanic (1953)
Sports Chump Independence Day (1996)
MovieRob: (TBD)
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
The Oak Drive In: The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
The Spirochaete Trail: Hero (1992)
Cinematic Catharis: It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
Taking Up Room: The Towering Inferno (1974)
Silver Screenings: When Worlds Collide (1950)
Hollywood Genes: Melancholia (2011)
Hamlette's Soliloquy: The High and the Mighty (1954)
The Stop Button: Ashfall (2019)
John V.'s Eclectic Avenue: Miracle Mile (1988)
Pale Writer: Airport '75 (1975)
MovieFanfare: End Day (2005)
Horseback to Byzantium: Exit (2019)


  1. I'd like to join with The Hurricane, 1937.

  2. Hi, I'd like to cover The Andromeda Strain (1971).

    Moon in Gemini

  3. Hi, I'm Daniberry (@kinojoan). can I do Titanic (1953), please?

  4. Could you put me down for one post on both “The Poseidon Adventure” (1972) and “Beyond the Poseidon Adventure” (1979)? Thanks!

    1. Just added you on my site. Thanks for joining and that's a great set of picks!

  5. i'm definitely in..just need to decide on my 3 picks

  6. I'd like to do The Day The Earth Caught Fire 1961 if possible. Thanks!

  7. Could I maybe do "The High and the Mighty" (1954) starring John Wayne? Would that count?

    1. As I said in my own review earlier this month of it I think it is probably the grandfather to disaster movies. I'll add it to the list when i get a chance.

    2. Absolutely...since I may or may not be touching on that one as well :)

  8. Hello there!

    I'd like to join in with Miracle Mile (1988) featuring Anthony Edwards & Mare Winningham. Perhaps more apocalyptic film than disaster, but I think it fits the bill.

    John of John V's Eclectic Avenue

    1. I have wanted to watch that for years. Just haven't come across it yet in the stacks at Half Price Books (where I buy nearly all my DVDs...) Thanks for joining.

  9. Added you on my page as well! Welcome aboard!

  10. Man, this looks like a fun blogathon! I (Irene) would like to review 'Exit' (2019) for mine and my sister's blog.

  11. Yay, looking forward, hope the end of the world doesn’t come before our apocalyptic film festival begins! (Too soon for dark humor?)

    Stay home, stay safe, watch lots and lots of movies—-and write about them!
    - Chris

    1. Well. writing about them is turning out to be hard. Can't seem to get in the mood. But thanks.

    2. I know what you mean. But inspiration WILL come.


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