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Movie-A-Day #1: The Poseidon Adventure (1972).

January 1, 2011

Happy 2011 everyone! For the new year we’re adding a new feature here at the Movie Spot: the Movie-A-Day Calendar. There will be a new topical movie recommendation for every day in 2011. The recommendations will be based on whatever is appropriate for that day – holidays, anniversaries, birthdays, current events, or sometimes just because. The one thing they’ll all have in common is that they’re movies worth watching.

So we start off 2011 with a New Year’s favorite, “The Posiedon Adventure.” As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s, a rogue wave capsizes the cruise ship S.S. Poseidon, so our ragtag group of celebrity survivors must spend the first day of the new year climbing through the upside down ship to reach safety. It’s ’70s disaster moviemaking at its best – fun, dumb and cheesy –  perfect for nursing that next day hangover. Because, after all, there has to be a morning after.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 1, 2011 10:13 am

    Any thoughts on the remake? I’ve seen neither, but I’m curious.

    • January 1, 2011 10:21 am

      Haven’t seen the remake yet. The original is such a perfect cheeseball classic that I almost don’t want to. But you definitely should check out the original. One of the defining ’70s disaster movies.

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