Take Shelter

It may not be the end of the world, but you can see it from here.

Maybe.

Michael Shannon, one of my favorites, is plagued by increasingly unsettling dreams and hallucinations, driving him to feverishly construct a storm shelter for a coming apocalypse.

But…

His mother (Kathy Baker) suffers from schizophrenia, and there are hints son may be following mother down a rabbit hole of his own making.

Will he save his family, which includes wife Jessica Chastain and a young deaf daughter, or be their undoing?

Hunker down and wait out the storm as you prepare for the answer.

Legion (2010)

Hell is a place on Earth.

Still rockin’ heavenly abs, disgraced angel Paul Bettany stockpiles enough guns to satisfy Linda Hamilton in the Terminator series, then heads out to grab breakfast at a diner in the middle of nowhere.

Of course, he has an ulterior motive in this sometimes cheesy, but always-fun preview of the apocalypse.

Our ripped ‘n ready hero knows there’s a war brewing — set in motion by a pissed-off God and featuring hordes of angels rumbling while locals like Dennis Quaid just try and drink their morning OJ.

Oscar winner? Hardly.

Good-time brain cell melter? Absolutely.

 

Logan’s Run

Forever young.

Life’s a funky fantasy in this futuristic flick, with one small caveat.

The day you hit age 30, time runs out. Forever.

One moment you’re living the good life, in a supposed utopia, the next you’re discovering everything’s a dystopian sham.

Mondays…

That’s enough to send Michael York off on a walkabout, or, more appropriately, a mad run to save his life, when fellow special government cops come gunnin’ for him.

Winner of a special Oscar for Best Visual Effects, Logan’s Run is primo ’70s cheese which manages to be thought-provoking without actually straining your brain too badly.