#Masters Of Disaster

MASTERS OF DISASTER – TWO-MINUTE WARNING (1976)

MASTERS OF DISASTER – TWO-MINUTE WARNING (1976)

Masters Of Disaster returns and this time Dawn Dabell examines Two-Minute Warning (1976) starring Charlton Heston and John Cassavetes. This week Masters Of Disaster returns with a review of Two-Minute Warning (1976) starring Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Gene Rowlands, Jack Klugman and Beau Bridges. In light of the spate of terrorist (and in some cases […]

MASTERS OF DISASTER – AIRPORT ’77 (1977)

MASTERS OF DISASTER – AIRPORT ’77 (1977)

Masters Of Disaster returns with Jonathon Dabell taking a look at Airport ’77 (1977) starring Jack Lemmon, James Stewart and Lee Grant. The Airport franchise began in 1970, in a film which many consider to be the starting point of the whole disaster sub-genre (although films like The High And The Mighty, Zero Hour!, and […]

MASTERS OF DISASTER – ROLLERCOASTER (1977)

MASTERS OF DISASTER – ROLLERCOASTER (1977)

In this week’s Masters Of Disaster, Dawn Dabell takes a look at Rollercoaster (1977) starring George Segal, Timothy Bottoms and Richard Widmark. In this instalment of ‘Masters Of Disaster’ we take a look at Rollercoaster, a well-regarded offering in the 70s disaster cycle. Although for the purpose of this article I’m categorising it as a […]

MASTERS OF DISASTER – METEOR (1979)

MASTERS OF DISASTER – METEOR (1979)

Masters of Disaster returns and this time Jonathon Dabell turns his attention to Meteor (1979) starring Sean Connery, Natalie Wood and Henry Fonda. There must have been something in the water in 1979! I noticed this recently when looking up some of the films that major movie stars made in that year. It seems remarkable […]

MASTERS OF DISASTER – THE TOWERING INFERNO (1974)

MASTERS OF DISASTER – THE TOWERING INFERNO (1974)

Masters Of Disaster returns and this week Jonathon Dabell takes a look at one of the biggest all-star disaster spectacles of the 70s – The Towering Inferno, starring Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and a galaxy of supporting superstars. The Towering Inferno was such a colossal undertaking that it marked an unprecedented first: Warner Bros. and […]

MASTERS OF DISASTER – DAYLIGHT (1996)

MASTERS OF DISASTER – DAYLIGHT (1996)

Masters Of Disaster is back and this week Jonathon Dabell takes a look at Daylight (1996), starring Sylvester Stallone and Amy Brenneman. Way back in 1972, when the disaster genre was still relatively new, there was a small TV movie called Short Walk To Daylight, about eight survivors trapped in a New York subway following […]

MASTERS OF DISASTER – BEYOND THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1979)

MASTERS OF DISASTER – BEYOND THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1979)

Masters of Disaster is back, and this week Jonathon Dabell gives his thoughts on Beyond The Poseidon Adventure (1979) starring Michael Caine, Sally Field and Telly Savalas.  After the smash-hit movie The Poseidon Adventure (1972), author Paul Gallico (who’d written the original novel) did something rather unusual and unprecedented. He wrote a sequel… but not […]