(1997) - In my head this film had a better-than-average
reputation. But that may have been phantom hype from 20 years ago when the standards were different, and I've just held on to that expectation ever since. Whatever the case, watching it today, for the first time, was a very uninspiring experience. I gave it 10 or 15 minutes to get a taste... I just wanted to see if there was anything there that would make me give it one of these
. There wasn't. It wasn't terrible but there was no reason to keep watching. Hard Rain
(1998) - Does anyone remember this is? Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater... another post-Twister weather disaster film. I'd never heard of it. It also happens to be heist film. This one was
terrible. I stopped at the ski-doo chase through a flooded school. I was just like "is this it? Is this really the premise that's meant to sustain me for an entire film?" A disappointment coming from the writer of Speed and Broken Arrow. On an Unknown Beach
(2016) - just some garbage doc from the bottom of the Amazon Prime barrel. Though if you enjoyed that other crappy documentary called Leviathan, the one that feels like 37 hours of ugly, dark, pointless GoPro footage from aboard a fishing boat, than this might be your thing. You will see a soggy pulley dangle from hook for 3 minutes, water lap up against the hull of a ship for 5 minutes, grainy footage from some deep sea drone narrated, perhaps fittingly, by a person who drones on about how little they see. It's such a low effort presentation of someone in love with their own footage. I don't understand the point of even bothering to assemble it.