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Cyberstorm, by Matthew Mather

5 stars Apparently this book is to be made into a film by 20th Century Fox.  I will certainly watch it. The thing I like best about this book is that the characters are so well fleshed out.  They make … Continue reading

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Absolute Zero 57.8%

With Jeff Fahey and Erika Elleniak Story  1.5 “because science is never wrong”…  The biggest problem with that is all the ‘science’ in the movie. Direction (incl cinematography) 1.5 nice helicopter shots Acting 2 David x (Jeff Fahey?) … Fahey is slightly … Continue reading

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AW awards 2014 Announced!

AWful… congratulations to Faultline for being voted the best worst disaster movie reviewed at On That Note in 2014. and AWsome… congratulations to Nuclear Hurricane for ranking as the most awesome disaster movie reviewed at On That Note in 2014. The list … Continue reading

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Catastrophic, by Dustin Stevens

4.5 stars This is not an apocalypse story.  Not quite even a medical thriller (which I also enjoy).  This is more of a court room drama / action story. I like the way Stevens writes though, and stayed up way … Continue reading

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Last Woman 2, by Jacqueline Druga

4.5 stars Despite some concern I’d forgotten what happened in the first book, due to the delay between reading, I was immediately back into the story.  But not due to any boring, repetitive text. Druga reunited me with her characters … Continue reading

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Sea Ghost (49%)

With Billy Warlock, Jim Thorburn, Kiara Hunter It appears that this movie might have cost quite a lot, but a good film isn’t all about the money.  I think this would have been a much better film if all the … Continue reading

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Supershark (43%)

With John Schneider, Sarah Lieving and Jimmie Walker Story – 0 This film’s level of credulity is well established before the opening credits.  I kept watching for the sheer fun of it. Direction (incl cinematography) – 1 Acting – 2.5 … Continue reading

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Lava Storm (38%)

With Valerie Valois and Ian Zierling. This movie is a contender! Story – 1 The sea of lava prompted Emergency Response people to go into a tight cave??  And then underground again… It is painful to watch their bad decisions.  … Continue reading

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Nuclear Hurricane (83%)

with Jamie Luner, Jack Scalia, David Millbern & Meredith McGeachie. Story – 4 Ah, rogue “intelligent” computers have long been scary to humans in sci fi, and these days I’d agree that there are some situations to which ‘learning’ software should never … Continue reading

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Solar Destruction (79%)

Tracey Gold & Michelle Clunie I thought this movie was far better than the sum of its parts.  My teenaged daughter and I were totally enthralled.  There are some laughs, some tension, some corny moments, and an awesome ‘gay’ moment … Continue reading

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The Apocalypse: The day heaven and earth collide (51%)

With Rhett Giles, Jill Stapley and Kristen Quintrall Story – 4 The rating states “religious themes”, and the movie is made by Faith Films, but I still didn’t expect this to be more than an asteroid movie.  Despite being someone … Continue reading

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Meteor Apocalypse (80%)

With Joe Lando & Claudia Christian Story – 4 I’m not sure why such a strange conversation with the president happens after the launch is “good to go”, and I’m curious as to why ALL the meteors would head toward … Continue reading

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Faultline, starring Brandy Ledford & Doug Savant (35%)

Apparently a 2004 TV Movie. More info at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402175/ Continue reading

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Movie Review Criteria & Rating System

Reviewers should recognise that the period the movies were produced will of course be limited by the technology (etc) available at that time.  HOWEVER, in the fun spirit of things, we will of course evaluate  all movies according to our … Continue reading

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Announcing the AW(ful/some) Awards!

These light-hearted informal Awards are more importantly a forum for those who make/watch/enjoy disaster movies to get even more fun out of them. Readers’ reviews are important so that we can collectively include loads of movies for acknowledgment each year. … Continue reading

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The Atlantis Plague: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 2), by A.G. Riddle

Reviewed at Amazon on 29 August, 2014 (4 stars): This second book was as full of twists and turns as the first. I’ve realised that the thing I think is most unique to Riddle is his willingness to write his … Continue reading

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The Atlantis Gene: The Origin Mystery (book 1) by A.G. Riddle

Reviewed at Amazon on 26 August, 2014. This is the first of Riddle’s books that I have read, and it won’t be the last.  I’ve already downloaded the Kindle edition of the second offering in the Atlantis series, The Atlantis Plague, … Continue reading

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Obliterated: Would you know how to survive?, by C.J. Hall

  Reviewed at Amazon, 2 May 2014: I awarded 5 stars to this novel because it kept me thoroughly entertained from the outset.One of the best aspects, for me, is that the reader does not know more about what is … Continue reading

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Sedulity (Book One) Impact, by David Forsyth & William Rosenthal

Reviewed at Amazon, 1 May 2014: This story is given 5 stars because I could not put it down. And because it does not have zombies. I liked the way the author interwove the characters’ stories, and the characters themselves … Continue reading

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Obliterated 2: Violent Nature, by C.J. Hall

Commented at Amazon, 20 April 2014: Not an ordinary post-apocalypse novel context; nor is it written from any of the usual extreme perspectives of prepper, gun-toter or ignoramus. And, to my great approval, no zombies!The characters develop well over time, … Continue reading

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Mind Plague, by Kyle Kirkland

Commented at Amazon, 19 November 2013: I very much liked this story; so much that I’ve already bought another Kirkland ebook. The characters are fallible/believable and the story is interesting, with enough twists and turns to keep things interesting – … Continue reading

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Random Survival, by Ray Wenck

Commented at Amazon, 30 October 2013: What I liked most about this book were the characters – in that I found the ‘good guys’ likeable, and it wasn’t difficult to accept the assumption that all the ‘bad guys’ were in … Continue reading

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The Prepper Part 1: The Collapse, by Karl A.D. Brown

Commented at Amazon, 30 October 2013: I thought this book started well enough, but then it changed from a story to be more of a blog on gun lobbying, political conspiracy and greed, and pointing the finger at whoever is … Continue reading

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No Normal Day IV (Travelers), by J. Richardson

Commented at Amazon, 30 October 2013: I think this fourth book is the best in the series, because for the first time I was starting to get concerned that perhaps things would not turn out okay for everyone in the … Continue reading

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No Normal Day, by J. Richardson

Commented at Amazon, 15 October 2013: I chose four stars because I enjoyed reading the book. It’s a very calm and unchallenging read, and things tend to work out well – which was just the thing after a tough week … Continue reading

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This is England, by Barry Budden

Amazon Review, 15 October 2013: I VERY much want to give this book five stars because it has such a great story-line, with beautifully developed characters. However, there were also way too many commas that should have been full stops, … Continue reading

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Society’s Collapse: The Bug Out (Book 1), by Jeremy Lock

Amazon Review, 15 October 2013: I liked this book very much. The characters developed well over time, and there were plenty of twists in the plot to keep things moving along. There’s a huge amount of action, so I think … Continue reading

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Homeostasis Lost, by Kyan Yauchler

Commented at Amazon, 6 October 2013: I am a huge fan of this genre, but sadly that often means wading through some rather rough writing. Not this time though!The character development is just beautiful. All the characters – good and … Continue reading

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Emergence – A Post-Apocalyptic Novel (Humanity Abides), by C.A. Bird

Commented at Amazon, 6 October 2013: I am a fan of book 1, so despite some initial reluctance to read what would inevitably be more of a monster story, I couldn’t resist. And I was once again engrossed.I like the … Continue reading

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