Stormageddon (2013) may have an attention grabbing title, but this film is far below even the worst of the SyFy Channel productions, with a horribly padded script and terrible CGI effects. Certainly one to miss.
Space Films from 1999 - 12.12.14
A pair of space-bound Sci-Fi films from 1999 Escape Velocity is set aboard a remote space station where a convicted killer shows up, interesting but often slow and drawn out. Space Fury is set aboard the International Space Station and almost has too much storyline with a whole load of competing plot strands.
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The actor known as John Drew Barrymore was born John Blyth Barrymore, Jr in 1932 in Beverley Hills, California, son of the silent movie star John Barrymore (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)) and his third wife, the actress Dolores Costello.
Instead of spending his youth in Hollywood, Barrymore was sent away to a series of private schools including the St John's Military Academy in Wisconsin where he attempted to sign up for the Navy in the latter days of the Second World War, despite his youth. In 1949 he decided to follow the family profession and become an actor - he was quickly offered stage parts but instead chose to make his film debut in a Western filmed on location in Texas, The Sundowners (1950) playing alongside Robert Preston (This Gun for Hire (1942)) as feuding brothers. Producer George Templeton quickly commissioned a follow-up film with Barrymore in the lead role and heavily promoted this on the posters for High Lonesome (1950).
Two more parts followed, as a young man forced to grow up fast to avenge his father in Joseph Losey's Film Noir The Big Night (1951) and as a member of the Oaklahoma National Guard in the Second World War film Thunderbirds (1952). However as well as a career in acting, Barrymore had inherited his father's temperament and began to descend into alcoholism and later drug use. He eloped to Las Vegas to marry the actress Cara Williams with whom he fathered a son, John Blyth Barrymore (who had a brief acting career).
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