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Ghost Canyon

(Diana Hopper, Joe Lando, Pressly Coker, Raffaello Degruttola, et al / DVD / NR / 2015 / Anchor Bay Entertainment)

Overview: As a rogue planet roars through our solar system, it acts as an intergalactic magnet that pulls Earth in its wake. Meteors destroy major cities. Fire and ice storms engulf the land. Casualties are in the millions. And as the situation grows even worse, Steve Lannon (Joe Lando of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) is determined to reunite with his wife (Michelle Stafford of The Young and the Restless and General Hospital) and teenage daughter (Denyse Tontz of All My Children).

DVD Verdict: WHERE DO YOU HIDE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD? That's the BIG question being asked by this movie from the off, as 'Earthfall' starts at a pace and never lets up. In movies such as these, the acting, the SFX, the script can seemingly have been written and thought up in a bathroom visit, but here on 'Earthfall' the action is actually very good, the special effects nicely done throughout.

That, and the fact that the young, mostly unknown actors did a great job with what they had script wise. Not that the script was bad, for the most part it was relatively decent, but, well, you know, there's always those few eye roll moments in any film of this "end of the world" ilk. That all said, and yup, here it comes, the down side to 'Earthfall' is that its ending was, well, quick and not really well thought out - in my humble opinion of course. I would have liked to have seen a better, more constructed, more thought out ending, but then again, perhaps time and money were against the director and crew, who knows. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.