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Stormy Weather Flicks, from 'Twister' to 'Noah' and 'Into the Storm' (New Trailer, CLIPS)

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 27, 2014 at 1:25PM

With Darren Aronofksy's "Noah" storming into theaters this weekend, plus the arrival of a new trailer for the latest weather disaster entry "Into the Storm," we've rounded up some clips from titles in the Meteorologic Mayhem genre dominated by prescient disaster king Roland Emmerich ("Day After Tomorrow" and "2012").
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Richard Armitage in 'Into the Storm'
Richard Armitage in 'Into the Storm'

With Darren Aronofksy's "Noah" storming into theaters this weekend, plus the arrival of a new trailer for the latest weather disaster entry "Into the Storm," we've rounded up some clips from titles in the Meteorologic Mayhem genre, dominated by prescient disaster king Roland Emmerich ("The Day After Tomorrow," "2012").

Russell Crowe as 'Noah'
Russell Crowe as 'Noah'

Non-Emmerich entries include Wolfgang Petersen's "The Perfect Storm," Kevin Costner headliner "Waterworld," animated "Ice Age: The Meltdown," Juan Antonio Bayona's emotion-wrenching portrait of the Thailand tsunami "The Impossible" (starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts) and that flying-cow ILM classic "Twister," which helped to inaugurate sell-the-VFX-before-the-movie marketing. 

What's your fave weather disaster film? What have we left out? 

For its part, "Into the Storm" is helmed by Steven Quale ("Final Destination 5").  Richard Armitage (Thorin from the "Hobbit" films) stars. Here's the official synopsis:

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes.  The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come.  Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, “Into the Storm” throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.

This article is related to: Video, Video, Trailers, Trailers, Roland Emmerich, Noah


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.