Thursday, March 3

Thursday Movie Picks: Storms/Adverse Weather

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope the weather’s fine in your area because this week’s Thursday Movie Picks (hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves) is all about storms/adverse weather movies! I tried this week, but I don’t watch a lot of storm/weather-centric movies. Here are my picks for the week.


NOAH
Weather forecast: heavy rains/flood
Noah and his family build an arc because God decided to flood the earth. He saves two animals of each kind, it rains for days, they find dry land. This version has a villain, and some prophecy about humans that has Noah’s mind in tangles. I didn’t like this movie; the effects were great but I found it so dull.

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW
Weather forecast: snowstorms, floods
When the ice caps melt in the North Pole and upset the balance of weather, this will happen. This has Dennis Quaid’s character going to New York to save his son, and his son (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) trying to survive the cold. I like this movie, and I still get wrapped up in the events even if I’ve seen it many times before.

TWO NIGHT STAND
Weather forecast: snowstorm
I’m just racking up my brain, but the events of this movie transpire because of bad weather! Megan and Alec engage in a one-night stand, but because of a snowstorm, she is now stuck inside Alec’s apartment. The two get to know each other through the course of the day and, as romantic comedies go, they fall in love. I did not enjoy this well, although I know some people who liked this.

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    Why didn't I think of Noah!?!?! It would have perfectly fit into the 'theme' I chose to follow for tomorrow, too.

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  2. I'm so glad there's someone else out there who likes The Day After Tomorrow! I've lost count of how many times I've watched it now, and it's a great choice for this week's theme :)
    - Allie

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    1. Thanks! It's a fun, popcorn flick kind of movie.

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  3. Noah was such a weird movie. Unfortunately, that weirdness didn't work. Not a fan of TDAT, either. I'm feeling like such a spoil sport this week.

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    1. I was expecting Noah to be good. It looked good onscreen but it was so dull.

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  4. Ah, yes...Noah...I agree with what you wrote even though I love Rusell Crowe. I picked Day After also which I think will be he popular pick for today. I haven't seen the last film

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    1. The Day After Tomorrow is certainly popular this week!

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  5. I also chose The Day After Tomorrow, and I haven't seen the other two.

    I can't believe I didn't think about blizzards a little more, that would've broadened my horizon for picks this week. Damn. lol

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    1. My picks were limited this week, I don't watch a lot of weather-centered movies.

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  6. YES! Finally somebody that agrees with me on Noah. It bored me to death. It has great special effects, but damn it's boring!

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  7. Terrific picks! I felt the same way about Noah, a shame too-I'm a Crowe fan and the story is certainly dramatic but it was a slog. I've never heard of Two Night Stand but it sounds like one worth pursuing. I picked The Day After Tomorrow as well, I suspect it might be the title of the week. It's goofy in many ways but I love it.

    Into the Storm (2014)-Soggy in every way movie about a mega-storm front that lays waste to a Midwest town. Like many current disaster movies this puts a group of people that the audience knows nothing about in peril and then expects them to be invested in their plight. Some good special effects but that’s about all. Starts out okay but quickly slips into absurdity.

    The Day After Tomorrow (2004)-Big, dumb but fun cautionary tale. Climatologist Dennis Quaid and his team witness a huge crack in an ice shelf and warn the world authorities that it’s a sign of a coming cataclysm but no-one’s listening. Next thing you know superstorms start forming and causing havoc and who should be stuck right smack dab in the middle of the biggest? Why Quaid’s son Jake Gyllenhaal of course! Hits its fever pitch when Quaid outruns the ice age!

    The Rains Came (1939)-In Ranchipur, India the faithless Lady Edwina Esketh (Myrna Loy) and her cruel husband Lord Esketh meet Major Rama Safti (Tyrone Power) a doctor and heir presumptive to the throne and Edwina renews her acquaintanceship with artist Tom Ransome (George Brent), a former lover. Bored she sets out to seduce the principled Safti as a distraction but finds herself falling in love. It’s high class soap opera with good performances until the seasonal rains come and then watch out! An earthquake hits during the heaviest downpour causing a dam to collapse followed by a cholera epidemic while the water keeps rising! Winner of the first Oscar given for special effects.

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    1. I haven't seen Into the Storm and The Rains Came, though Rains sounds very dramatic!

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  8. Yeah. I agree with you on Noah, I too found it a tad dull. Great special effects though as you said.


    and...yeah...Two Night Stand sounds the opposite of my thing.

    My geography teacher hates The Day After Tommorow. I kinda have a soft spot for it.

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    1. I didn't like Two Night Stand, not a movie for me. Noah was really dull.

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  9. I kind of agree with you on Noah: good, not great, very cool effects. I don't love The Day After Tomorrow, though. It's a bit TOO ridiculous.

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  10. The Day After Tomorrow is one of my favorite weather movies. It's one of those blockbuster-y a bit-bad-it's-good flicks that are fun to watch. Nice list!

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