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Sharknado 2 director Anthony C. Ferrante is so unassuming that when he sits down at a table full of journalists, one of them (not me) tells him, "That seat's reserved for talent." His response, a matter-of-fact "I know," both informs us who he is and indicates the relative lack of glory that the social-media phenomenon has shone (or not shone) upon its humble auteur.
But rest assured, he's serious about this business of fun. "The key to this movie, I mean, you've seen movies that try to do campy, and everybody's over the top, and the idea is over the top. I think what we did is we wanted everything grounded," he says. "If you ground the characters - you have your comic relief characters, like Judd Hirsch or John Heard in the first movie - but if the action and the jeopardy is there, then you kind of buy it. Or at least you forget how ridiculous the stuff is that's going on. But I think that's part of the joke. In horror movies - I've done a lot of horror films as a director, I've written them - you get one gimme. You can have a ghost, but you can't have a vampire too, unless it's a mash-up. You pick one, and that's how you do it. Here, the crazy thing is the sharknado. If suddenly we start throwing other things, like, 'Here's a squid,' or something else, it takes away from the fact that it's a sharknado."More >>
-Billy Barty fans rejoice - Mattel will be immortalizing him in plastic as Masters of the Universe's Gwildor, this November. Moo!
-Sam Raimi is making a movie out of The Last of Us.More >>
A veteran of the LAPD, widow of a Green Beret and self-described crazy cat lady, Luke's Mother-in-Law fears no questions. Ask her anything in the comments section - no issue is too big, too trivial or too weird for her to tackle, but if you get out of line, she will let you know!
All questions and answers are real.
Hello all. We are in another excessive heat warning period. Weather is, they say, 116 degrees for today thru the end of the week - joy of joys. Still have not heard anything from Contact in the Desert as to if I am going to volunteer. I almost assume by now that I am not. I really hate, however, that people have gotten really rude and or stupid. If you ask for volunteers would not it be nice to let people know that they are not needed? Another pet peeve: I waited to pick up a key to do an appraisal for a sale this week. Had asked the agent if she could put a lock box on the property and she said no. So I pick up the key, it is already 100 outside, get to the house and guess what there is a lock box on the back door. How rude. Anyway, it has been one of those weeks in the appraisal business.More >>
This is gonna be a big year for television. Three new comic book shows, Game of Thrones catching up to the books, and digital platforms giving us more new shows in an instant are things I never would have imagined growing up programming my VCR to record The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and taping a note on the TV warning my parents not to change the channel. We're going to get a peak at a lot of these shows this weekend at Comic-Con, but for an even more in-depth television preview, I spent the last two weeks with the Television Critics Association.
Fox Gotham, Det. Jim Gordon vs. Batman Villains
Following the limited-edition Undertaker from last year, McFarlane Toys and WWE's second 20-inch resin statue was expected, based on a listing at Bigbadtoystore, to be Stone Cold Steve Austin. But while we waited for pics, WWE Shopzone just quietly went ahead and revealed the tower of power, too sweet to be sour, funky like a monkey, oooh yeah! Dig it!
Featuring a rotating base and a piece of arena banner from WrestleMania V, this statue runs around $300 and that price ain't slim, Jim. But if you wanna get hearts a' pumpin' and the party jumpin', this Mega Power will certainly impress on your shelf.
Right in the childhood...I always remembered this particular show as actually being popular, though apparently it was not at the time. Then again, in Ireland we'd get these things after they'd already been not-renewed - had my childhood friend been the arbiters, Automan and the Blue Thunder TV show with Dana Carvey would also have been huge hits.
Will Ferrell and his Anchorman director Adam McKay will presumably not be 100% faithful, but can they be funnier than the actual intro of the original show (which also flirts with borderline racist mumbo-jumbo at one point)? Check it out below...More >>