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Re: All Things Sci-Fi...
« Reply #75 on: July 11, 2013, 09:17:08 am »
Tonight, July 11, 2013 at 8:00 PM CT

I don't see any repeats in the immediate future.
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Re: All Things Sci-Fi...
« Reply #76 on: July 11, 2013, 09:25:36 am »
Sand Sharks is pretty damn fun... it's so goofy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlWo6oF2lLk

kinda reminds me of this Outer Limits monster @ 5:00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUdmat1Env8
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Re: All Things Sci-Fi...
« Reply #77 on: July 12, 2013, 09:24:17 am »
Sharknado was a glorious guilty pleasure hit. The internet is pretty much a buzz about it.

It pretty much did things badly in the right way. The acting was gawd awful. The logic of the events that took place was non-existent, the special effects horrendous and the editing was pure crap.

Mix that all up and you have the epitome of pure cheesiness that you can grin at. It truly was unbelievable viewing experience. I would have loved to been around when decisions were made. What I’m thinking is some writers had some key milestones that were in a vacuum and they were then instructed to connect the dots with filler plot to get from Point A to Point B.

For instance, the hero of the story needs to get to his old house, now his ex-wife’s (Tara Reid) house, for higher ground because the streets of LA are flooding… with sharks. So the group in the jeep get to the house on the high hill, suddenly the sewer in front of the house explodes with water jetting out…. Filled with sharks. So they go into the house to be safe… right? Wrong. Apparently the water level for some reason flooded the front of the house and allow sharks to come in through the front window and flood the living room. Now the group has to fight off sharks in the living room. After a little chomping, they need to get out of the house. So they get their chance and go out the front door to their jeep where apparently water level by all miracles, disappears.

This kind of plot happens through the whole movie. It’s great.

See movie making at it’s worse. It makes Ed Wood look like a genius.

How, here are some very funny social network comments.

 Wil Wheaton        ✔ @wilw

I'm not so sure about the science in this movie you guys. #SharkNado

 Wil Wheaton        ✔ @wilw

Two commercials in, and #SharkNado is awesome. I wonder if I can get a cameo in the inevitable sequel.

 Wil Wheaton        ✔ @wilw

I don't think the writers of #SharkNado understand how flooding and fluid dynamics work.

 Damon Lindelof        ✔ @DamonLindelof

I am going to write the Sharknado sequel and I am going to do it before Shaknado is over.

 Damon Lindelof        ✔ @DamonLindelof

For those of you already maligning my ending for SHARKNADO 2, you should know 3 things: Henry Winkler. Leather jacket. Water skiis.


 Damon Lindelof        ✔ @DamonLindelof

Dammit, you idiots, JUST KILL THE QUEEN SHARK!!!

 Damon Lindelof        ✔ @DamonLindelof

This movie is such a ripoff of THE BICYCLE THIEF.

 Damon Lindelof        ✔ @DamonLindelof

"Mr. Mayor, I am an accomplished Meteorineologist. I know weather and I know sharks. And you, sir? Got BOTH."

 Greg Berlanti @GBerlanti

Somewhere in Hollywood there is a senior executive yelling at a junior executive for not coming up with #Sharknado first.


 Patton Oswalt        ✔ @pattonoswalt

.@DamonLindelof Why are you wasting time Tweeting me? Already starting my draft! #Sharknado

 Danny Zuker        ✔ @DannyZuker

Can't watch #Sharknado because I'm on the set of my new film Tsunamwolf.


 Eric Stangel        ✔ @EricStangel

You get the feeling they said this a lot during filming "Eh, we'll fix it later. It'll look fine." #Sharknado


 Eric Stangel        ✔ @EricStangel

If there isn't a channel showing #Sharknado on a loop until the end of time, we have failed as a society...


 rob delaney        ✔ @robdelaney

I usually hate Wes Anderson, but Sharknado's actually pretty good.


 Ben Hoffman        ✔ @thebenshow

East coast, please don't tell me how #SharkNado ends. Or starts. Or what happens in the middle.

 Patton Oswalt        ✔ @pattonoswalt

Dear @SyfyTV: please follow up SHARKNADO with PARTLY CLOWNY. Sky. Clowns. Michael Pare (probably)

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Re: All Things Sci-Fi...
« Reply #78 on: July 17, 2013, 06:03:51 am »
The very next day, my local News did a segment on the premiere and all the tweets. Sadly, I had forgotten to set my DVR to record that night, but they did say repeats were happening, but I haven't seen anything regarding day or time though.
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Re: All Things Sci-Fi...
« Reply #79 on: July 17, 2013, 06:21:14 am »
I'll try to keep an eye out for it.

I've fallen out of even checking out what's on that channel of late.

That being said, duh, tomorrow night is Blast Vegas
I may try to check this out... I might be busy to scratching my ass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYPocvi6t0A
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« Reply #80 on: July 17, 2013, 06:24:29 am »
I'm a sucker for any and all things Vegas. If I can remember, I will definitely check this out.
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Re: All Things Sci-Fi...
« Reply #81 on: July 17, 2013, 09:19:25 am »
Sharknado 2 is coming

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King Kong, aliens, meteorites, lizard-like monsters, New York has been terrorized by all these and more in the movies. And now, a new threat is hitting the Big Apple in 2014 — sharks.

Syfy announced on Wednesday that the network is going ahead with a sequel to its social-media sensation, "Sharknado." The made-for-TV movie drew 1.3 million viewers, and featured "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum Ian Ziering as a bar-owner who tries to save his loved ones as sharks are dumped in Los Angeles by a freak storm.

"Every once in a while, there is a perfect storm — on television," Thomas Vitale, Syfy's executive vice president of programming and original movies, said in a statement. "The fans are clamoring for a sequel. Or perhaps it will be a prequel. What we can guarantee is that 'Sharknado 2' will be lots of fun."

But the fun doesn't end there. Syfy is letting fans play a role in the TV movie's official title. Fans can tweet their title ideas to @SyfyMovies using the hashtag #Sharknado, and the network will use the best submission for the 2014 TV movie.

The opportunities for cheese-tastic title fun are endless! (And seriously, why not go as goofy as possible? You know the sequel is going to feature awesomely bad lines and impossible scenarios, just as the original did.) For starters, we like "Sharkapalooza," "Skarkpocalypse Now," "Sharkzilla," "Dawn of the Shark," "Shark Attacks!" "28 Sharks Later," "Armasharkdon," you get the idea!
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Re: All Things Sci-Fi...
« Reply #82 on: July 17, 2013, 10:00:33 am »
Sharknado 2 is coming


Given the low budget of the original movie and the even lower budget behind the script, shouldn't this have come out last week?  ;D
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Re: All Things Sci-Fi...
« Reply #83 on: July 17, 2013, 11:41:00 am »
Last week... lets be real.

It's gonna take 12 hours at least to write, produce, direct, shoot and put in the can. Give it to next weekend.
Oh, and 1-1/2 hours for special effects. Give it two weeks.
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« Reply #84 on: July 17, 2013, 11:42:44 am »
Ugh. Syfy is really getting lazy these days!
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Re: All Things Sci-Fi...
« Reply #85 on: July 17, 2013, 11:49:36 am »
So that's kind of related to what I've been reading online, especially about Sharknado and SyFy. A perfect storm? Brilliant business moves?

I tend to be in the camp, you can't plan a successful campy B-movie.
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« Reply #86 on: July 17, 2013, 11:54:04 am »
....you can't plan a successful campy B-movie.

A thing that Ed Wood knows all too well.
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« Reply #87 on: July 27, 2013, 06:10:57 am »
It's shark day on SyFy and yes, Sharknado at 8 CST
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« Reply #88 on: July 29, 2013, 10:34:43 am »
Wow, it's weird how this has snowballed.

Sharknado Coming To Theaters Near You

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The Huffington Post is reporting that with the astounding success of SyFy and The Asylum’s Corman-esque shlock fest, Sharknado, may have wondered what will happen next with everyones favorite predator filled twister. Well, naturally it would make it’s way to a cinema near you. In what can only be described as sheer genius, SyFy and The Asylum have teamed up with Regal Cinemas to bring Sharknado to the big screen for a one night only engagement.

Director of digital marketing for Regal Entertainment group Chris Sylvia compared “Sharknado” to another cult classic.

“You know how audiences have had fun with ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ over the years. If the internet reactions to this film are any indication, then our moviegoers are primed and ready to enjoy ‘Sharknado’ larger than life in cinemas,” Sylvia added.

“‘Sharknado’ has become a force of nature in its own right. This project transcends the original television platform and has created tremendous buzz,” stated Ken Thewes, chief marketing officer for Regal Entertainment Group, said in a statment. “There’s just something epic about watching these huge beasts on the big screen with your friends and family. The crowd reactions will make for a memorable experience in our theaters.”

So successful was Sharknado, that a sequel is already in the pipeline. No word yet on it’s release date, but you can be sure that it will be bigger and even sharkier.

I for one am really exited for this. Asylum could be hitting on something big here with midnight screenings. This actually seems like something that could really take off. Horror fans usually go nuts over this kind of theatricality. Just look at shows like Rocky Horror or Troll 2, which has lived on well past it’s expected shelf life thanks to small showings catering to the right crowd in the right markets.
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« Reply #89 on: July 29, 2013, 03:53:28 pm »
It's one thing to watch low budget movies with ridiculous plots on TV (which I enjoy like everyone else), but it's another thing to shell out 15 bucks a ticket per person at your local Multiplex. And I haven't even factored in the cost of food and drinks. That adds up really fast. I am interested to see how this plays out though.
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