A black hole is crushing St. Louis and an energy creature's nomming people, so the army, of course, goes nuclear, in 2006's Black Hole. Note, also, that cable news is still keeping tabs on the Federal Reserve during all this.
What can we say about Black Hole that hasn't already been said by the irate commenters over on its imdb page? (Sample comment: "I paid 25 cents to watch this, and I WANT MY MONEY BACK.") We bought this on DVD (in a two-movies-on-one-disc deal) for a couple bucks, and didn't realize it was a Syfy (or SciFi, back then) Original Movie until we watched it. On the plus side, Kristy Swanson, the original Buffy, is a scientist.