Top 10: Movies Where the World Ends

WatchMojo is another great YouTube channel.  Alongside CineFix and WhatCulture, it produces the best lists on YouTube.  In honor of Geostorm hitting the box office amidst a sea of ACTUAL natural disasters that are horrible enough, I thought why not shoot the moon and feature a list where the entire planet actually ends?  It goes without saying that if you haven’t seen any of these films…..well, the world DOES in fact end in them.  Bang.  Gone.  Spoiler.  They include some interesting films I haven’t seen and I love that they picked the criminally underrated Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, but how is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy only an honorable mention???  I cannot argue with their #1 pick and the only Kubrick film I could watch on a loop: Dr. Strangelove.  So sit back, DON’T PANIC, and watch the world end a dozen or so times.  Then real life won’t seem quite so dire (probably, I haven’t seen the news today so don’t hold me to that).

Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar

Movie Review: Only the Brave (2017) *Fitting Tribute to the Granite Mountain Hotshots*

Josh Brolin in Only the Brave

With wildfires continuing to rage in Northern California and across the Western United States, Only the Brave is a timely reminder of those who stand on the front lines of battling those blazes.  The film is a primer on the life of a hotshot (a specialist in literally fighting fire with fire by setting controlled burns to rob wildfires of fuel) and a tribute to the Granite Mountain Hotshots.  Based on the GQ article “No Exit”, the film is an excellent look at the life of the men who made up the unit, their families, and the circumstances that culminated in the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire disaster.  If you don’t know anything about those events, the film is absolutely worth checking out and stop reading here if you don’t want to know more about what happened.

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