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Tue Sep 5, 2017, 12:45 PM

Movies to watch while waiting for the hurricane

Hours (2013)
A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Director: Eric Heisserer
Writer: Eric Heisserer
Stars: Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez, Nancy Nave

Key Largo (1949)
Frank McCloud travels to a run-down hotel on Key Largo to honor the memory of a friend who died bravely in his unit during WW II. His friend's widow, Nora Temple, and wheelchair bound father, James Temple manage the hotel and receive him warmly, but the three of them soon find themselves virtual prisoners when the hotel is taken over by a mob of gangsters led by Johnny Rocco who hole up there to await the passing of a hurricane.
Director: John Huston
Writers: Richard Brooks, John Huston
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall

Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
A doctor who is traveling to see his estranged son sparks with an unhappily married woman at a North Carolina inn. Almost as soon as Adrienne gets to Rodanthe, a major storm is forecast and a guest named Dr. Paul Flanner arrive. The only guest at the inn, Flanner is not on a weekend escape but rather is there to face his own crisis of conscience. Now with the storm closing in, the two turn to each other and set in motion a life-changing experience that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives.
Director: George C. Wolfe
Writers: Ann Peacock, John Romano
Stars: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni

Sharknado (2013)
When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.
Director: Anthony C. Ferrante
Writer: Thunder Levin
Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard

Shutter Island (2010)
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. His shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo

Seven Days Six Nights (1998)
Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing during a tropical typhoon on a deserted South Seas island.
Director: Ivan Reitman
Writer: Michael Browning
Stars: Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer

Slattery's Hurricane (1949)
A former WW2 naval pilot employed by a Miami civilian company reminisces about his past and present sins while flying a plane into an incoming hurricane.
Director: André De Toth
Writers: Herman Wouk, Richard Murphy
Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Veronica Lake

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek across America to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
Director: Roland Emmerich
Writers: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum

The Guardian (2006)
A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's "A" School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice. After their initial training period, the young men undertake a daring rescue during a major hurricane.
Director: Andrew Davis
Writer: Ron L. Brinkerhoff
Stars: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward

The Impossible (2012)
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. On December 26th, 2004, the deadliest tsunami on record hit the South East Coast of Asia. The lives of countless families all over the world changed forever. This is the true story of one of those families.
Director: J.A. Bayona
Writers: Sergio G. Sánchez, María Belón
Stars: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland

The Perfect Storm (2000)
In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure. An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Writers: Sebastian Junger, William D. Wittliff
Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly

Twister (1996)
Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
Director: Jan de Bont
Writers: Michael Crichton, Anne-Marie Martin
Stars: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes

If anybody has movie suggestions - please add them below. Stay safe everyone!

PLEASE REC if you like these suggestions!

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Tue Sep 5, 2017, 01:07 PM

1. Insensitive post considering the destruction and loss of life sure to ensue ...

but that's just my opinion.

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Tue Sep 5, 2017, 02:02 PM

2. +1000

Insensitive to say the very least.
Feeble attempt at humor??

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