End of the World
We live in truly odd times, so why not ride the wave and tack on some additional existential dread with cinema's various takes on the end of the world. From the calm, grim acceptance of On the Beach (pictured) to the shrieking takeover of Invasion of the Body Snatchers to the playful road trip in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, we all handle oblivion a little differently.
Staff Pick of the Day
Directed by James Cameron
Sci-Fi Action - Rated R - 108 Minutes - 1984
As relentless as the taciturn titular villain, The Terminator (1984) established James Cameron as a master of action, special effects, and quasi-mythic narrative intrigue, while turning Arnold Schwarzenegger into the hard-body star of the 1980s. With a budget well under $10 million, Cameron created a dystopic, trashed future world ruled by sinister robots, before returning to a darkly ominous 1984 Los Angeles where Schwarzenegger's leather-clad cyborg fits right in. (Available on the Roku Channel)