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Entertainment Today and Beyond Radio: Summer 2010 Movie Reviews

Entertainment Today and Beyond Radio: Summer 2010 Movie Reviews with Chuck Curry and Michael Cooper LISTEN HERE

July 18, 2010 Posted by | Radio Shows | | Leave a comment

Chuck’s Top Ten Disaster Films of all time

With Roland Emmerich’s $260 million dollar disaster epic, 2012, crashing into theaters Friday, I thought I would take a look at my all time favorite disaster films, a genre I’m quite fond of.

CHUCK CURRY’S TOP TEN DISASTER FILMS 

10. DANTES PEAK -1997, I really liked the chemistry between Pierce Bronson and Linda Hamilton. The solid direction by Roger Donaldson makes this volcanic eruption in Washington State an enjoyable affair.

9. CASSANDRA CROSSING – 1976, Cheesy but FUN story about a viral outbreak on a transcontinental train ride. I love Richard Harris as the films lead! It’s a pretty exciting film.

 

8. DEEP IMPACT- 1998, The second asteroid related film released that year. Tea Leoni leads a solid character driven film that has real emotional power in its last half hour!

7. TWISTER – 1996, Great tornado special effects, a nice pairing of Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt and a sensational score make this film a winner!

6. INDEPENDENCE DAY – 1996, My favorite alien invasion movie. Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman lead a great cast! A truly terrific popcorn film!

5. THE DAY AFTER – 1983, Perhaps the most important Television film ever made. Jason Robards brought tremendous class to this project about the after effects of a nuclear explosion in Lawrence, Kansas. In its time, a true TV event!   

4. EARTHQUAKE – 1974, Storyline was pure soap opera, the SENSURROUND gimmick was really good, and how could you not love a disaster film with both Charlton Heston and George Kennedy as its stars! The special effects still hold up to this day!

3. TITANIC – 1997, I saw the film 7 times in a theater. Mixing two genres – love story and historical disaster, the film hit a nerve like few others in movie history. After this film’s immense success James Cameron was truly the king of the world.

2. TOWERING INFERNO – 1974, High Concept at its best. Irwin Allen was at the top of his game as he assembled two of the best actors of all time, Paul Newman and Steve McQueen, to head the cast. Robert Wagner’s character’s death sequence is one of the genres best. Nominated for best picture that year! Totally compelling!

1. THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE – 1972, Based on a gritty novel by Paul Gallico, Irwin Allen became the master of disaster with this terrific film about an ocean liner capsized on New Years Eve. Certainly a product of its time but, for me, the story still has tremendous power. From my side of the fence there’s never been a better character in a movie than Gene Hackman’s Rev Scott. My all time favorite film! Happy New Year!

 

November 12, 2009 Posted by | Radio Shows, Reviews | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

ETB Radio Reviews District 9 and The Time Traveler’s Wife

district-9Michael and Chuck Review District 9 and The Time Traveler’s Wife [with a splash of British perspective] LISTEN HERE and let us know what you want to hear about. email Chuck
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September 5, 2009 Posted by | Radio Shows | | Leave a comment

Harry Potter – Recap the Summer Movies so Far and talk about Comic-Con 2009

HarryPotterHalfBloodPrinceBMichael and Chuck Review Harry Potter – Recap the Summer Movies so Far and talk about Comic-Con 2009 LISTEN HERE and let us know what you want to hear about. email Chuck
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August 3, 2009 Posted by | Radio Shows | , , | Leave a comment

ETB Radio: Star Trek review plus top 5 Star Trek movies and classic TV episodes

star-trek-picCoop and Curry review Star Trek and their top 5 Trek movies and classic TV episodes of all timeLISTEN HERE and let us know what you want to hear about. email Chuck
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May 16, 2009 Posted by | Radio Shows | | 2 Comments

ETB Radio – Duplicity & Knowing Movie Reviews plus top time travel movies

Coop and Curry review Duplicity and Knowing and take a look at top time travel films LISTEN HERE and let us know what you want to hear about. email Chuck
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March 25, 2009 Posted by | Radio Shows | Leave a comment

ETB Radio – Bad remakes, DeVito’s Crazy Eddie & Stephen King’s IT and other classics

Race to Witch Mountain and other remakes panned, Devito/Depp do Crazy Eddie, Stephen King’s IT to hit the big screen along with a look at King’s best movie fare. LISTEN HERE and let us know what you want to hear about. email Chuck
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March 17, 2009 Posted by | Radio Shows | , , , | Leave a comment

ETB Radio – Watchmen Review – MUST SEE Cable Shows

Chuck and Michael loved the Watchmen – Find our why – plus, if you’re tired of paint by the numbers network programming – try these edgy cable choices… LISTEN HERE

March 12, 2009 Posted by | Radio Shows | , , | Leave a comment