Saturday, July 12, 2008

Conversations from the Living Room, Part 3: Dante's Pique

"What's it about?"
"There's this volcano and it's going to blow up and this guy knows it's going to blow up and there's somebody who has a financial interest in the town who fights getting the news out because his financial interest will suffer if people hear about it so a few random people get killed and then a few more until they can't ignore it but they don't evacuate in time so it's up to the hero to save the day."
"OK. Sounds like fun."
"Maybe. I've never seen it."


  1. Isn't that the one where they throw Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in the Volcano? I wish they had really done that. We would have been spared a lot of over praised dreck if they did.

  2. Heheh.

    Joe vs. the Volcano.

    Meg Ryan's best role evah.

    Under-rated movie. Not funny enough but amusingly quirky (which was real big in the early '90s).

    Dante's Peak has very little to recommend it, actually. It's oddly clumsy. Volcano is far superior.

    Neither, however, follow the classic Irwin Allen disaster-movie formula.


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