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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

‘Sharknado 2’ with Tara Reid does shoot at Citi Field

“Nopliw”... it’s “Wilpon” spelled backwards!!!

The sequel to “Sharknado”—the cult TV movie you definitely watched but pretended you didn’t until everyone admitted they saw it—is filming at the Mets’ home. The production starring Tara Reid (“American Pie”) and Ian Ziering (of “Beverley Hills, 90210” fame) headed to Citi Field on Wednesday…because what’s more fitting than a disaster flick at the home of a team that went 74-88 last season?

 

The District Attorney Posted: February 26, 2014 at 10:46 PM | 42 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Yankee Clapper Posted: February 26, 2014 at 11:27 PM (#4663304)
Another thread for the BBTF cinema buffs?
   2. thok Posted: February 26, 2014 at 11:37 PM (#4663307)
If you're going to make a sequel to Sharknado, aren't you obliged to give more of a name than Sharknado 2? I mean, Sharknado 2: Shark Harder or Sharknado 2: Electric Boogaloo work as names without even trying to be clever.
   3. The District Attorney Posted: February 26, 2014 at 11:38 PM (#4663310)
The Desolation of Shamu
   4. boteman Posted: February 26, 2014 at 11:47 PM (#4663314)
Word has it that the Mets are pulling this stunt because they lost even more money when Mt. Gox shut down.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: February 27, 2014 at 12:18 AM (#4663324)
If you're going to make a sequel to Sharknado, aren't you obliged to give more of a name than Sharknado 2?

Sharknado II - The Dominican Mafia Story.
   6. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: February 27, 2014 at 12:20 AM (#4663326)
Look, when Sharknado swept the Oscars, there was no chance that the producers were going to pass on Sharknado 2. Business is business.
   7. jdennis Posted: February 27, 2014 at 12:41 AM (#4663331)
Tara Reid, makin' a comeback!
   8. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: February 27, 2014 at 01:08 AM (#4663338)
I thought she had been given the axe for the 2nd movie. Also an entire lounge exists of possible names much to otjers dismay. And younget to read about harveys kicking come corperate ass
   9. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 27, 2014 at 03:18 AM (#4663347)
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 27, 2014 at 09:06 AM (#4663380)
Weird this will be only the second most disastrous thing to occur at Citi Field this year.
   11. Rants Mulliniks Posted: February 27, 2014 at 09:15 AM (#4663392)
Tara Reid, makin' a comeback!


If she's ever going to make a comeback, it should be in the role of Bunny Lebowski.
   12. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: February 27, 2014 at 09:54 AM (#4663434)
If you're going to make a sequel to Sharknado, aren't you obliged to give more of a name than Sharknado 2?

The very title of the film is what made it "successful" in the first place.
   13. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: February 27, 2014 at 12:08 PM (#4663573)
I love that the production company behind "Sharknado" is shameless in its exploitation of Hollywood blockbusters. Here are some of their other films:

Android Cop
Atlantic Rim
Snakes on a Train
Transmorphers
The Day the Earth Stopped



   14. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 27, 2014 at 12:17 PM (#4663581)
Snakes on a Train


I wonder what the premise of this film is.
   15. Bourbon Samurai Posted: February 27, 2014 at 12:55 PM (#4663620)
The Desolation of Shamu


Fantastic
   16. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: February 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM (#4663623)
Shouldn't someone have rushed out "Gatorrcane" or "Grizzlyquake" or "Tscorpnami" or "Komodocano" by now?
   17. The District Attorney Posted: February 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM (#4663625)
I thought it was Cobras in the Cockpit? Maybe that was the board game.
   18. Jeltzandini Posted: February 27, 2014 at 01:00 PM (#4663628)
Sharknado 2: This Time He Chainsaws Through Four Sharks In A Row Or Something
   19. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: February 27, 2014 at 01:03 PM (#4663629)
Dude, Where's My Sharknado?
   20. Bitter Mouse Posted: February 27, 2014 at 01:06 PM (#4663637)
I do not see the attraction of Sharknado or its ilk. I can get the enjoyment of the title without wasting my time seeing a bad movie. But then again I hear I am a Whig, so there is that.
   21. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: February 27, 2014 at 01:16 PM (#4663648)
I would DVR "Tscorpnami."
   22. zonk Posted: February 27, 2014 at 01:18 PM (#4663651)
I do not see the attraction of Sharknado or its ilk. I can get the enjoyment of the title without wasting my time seeing a bad movie. But then again I hear I am a Whig, so there is that.


I think good fun camp has to happen almost accidentally -- or at least, more slyly -- to be good, fun camp.

When you make a film like 'Sharknado' -- you're intently, from the very beginning setting out to create artificial camp.

I compare this to the Evil Dead trilogy...

ED I was a genuine splatterfest horrorfilm with a sly bit of fun to it... Raimi and Campbell kind of knew what they had and went a bit further with ED II.... And then Army of Darkness was the full-on realization of it.

That's good, fun organic camp.

A bunch of studio execs - even from a low-tier, made-for-TV studio basically sitting around spitballing ideas that don't rise above the level of drunken stoner ideas, then starting their wholly-camp based marketing push, then finding a washed up actress to add to the buzz, then selling it gleefully to network execs who see the same viral buzz that was the very foundation to start with isn't real camp.

Good camp is like satire -- if you have to actually TELL people it's a really good bucketful of camp, it's actually not very good... just like if you find yourself explaining your satirical take, go back to the drawing board and try again because you missed the mark. But hey - here - I doubt they care... they set up to do a ridiculous piece that faux-hipsters would breathlessly write about, juicing the eyeballs, etc. It worked.
   23. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: February 27, 2014 at 01:24 PM (#4663658)
I do not see the attraction of Sharknado or its ilk.
I'd watch Elknado though. Or Bob Walknado.
   24. Accent Shallow Posted: February 27, 2014 at 01:29 PM (#4663666)
Dial M for Sharknado
   25. zonk Posted: February 27, 2014 at 01:32 PM (#4663668)
I am looking forward to the Cinemax after dark Boobnado.
   26. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: February 27, 2014 at 01:36 PM (#4663671)
Shartnado would be a big hit with some very specific demographics.
   27. Howie Menckel Posted: February 27, 2014 at 04:13 PM (#4663782)

At least the Mets have real boobs

   28. Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora Posted: February 27, 2014 at 04:46 PM (#4663798)
I confess, I watched Sharknado...

Some of it does fall into the "so bad its good" genre, much of it sucks.

It's hard to describe how bad Tara Reid was though, she appeared stoned/wasted much of her scenes- in many she was kind of standing around with the other actors, but not really interacting with the nor delivering any lines- the impression I got was either she had forgotten her lines or was incapable of delivering any, but they wheeled her out in front of the camera anyway.

There is one scene where, I swear, she's 1 of 4 characters outside discussing the approaching tornado, only she's not delivering any lines, but the other 3 are around her talking to each other, and she starts to slowly wander off from the group, but they follow her while delivering their lines to each other, at the very end the 3 people actually acting are facing each other while talking to each other- and the guy playing her character's husband kind of reaches out and grabs her arm to keep her from wandering off camera...

I half expected to see her character start wandering around with a hood hiding her face (like the guy who "replaced" Bela Lugosi in Plan 9)
   29. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: February 27, 2014 at 05:00 PM (#4663803)
I love that the production company behind "Sharknado" is shameless in its exploitation of Hollywood blockbusters. Here are some of their other films:

The term is mockbuster.

Snakes on a Train
I wonder what the premise of this film is.

It's actually a re-adaption of Strangers on a Train for the Liazrdpeople, who secretly rule our society.
   30. Bruce Markusen Posted: February 27, 2014 at 07:30 PM (#4663866)
Reid was just using some the method style of acting. She learned it from Brando.
   31. Zach Posted: February 27, 2014 at 07:50 PM (#4663868)
That's good, fun organic camp.

A bunch of studio execs - even from a low-tier, made-for-TV studio basically sitting around spitballing ideas that don't rise above the level of drunken stoner ideas, then starting their wholly-camp based marketing push, then finding a washed up actress to add to the buzz, then selling it gleefully to network execs who see the same viral buzz that was the very foundation to start with isn't real camp.


This is precisely how I feel about the Mets.
   32. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: February 27, 2014 at 07:51 PM (#4663870)
Snakes on a Train
I wonder what the premise of this film is.
Sequel: Throw Mamba From the Train
   33. NattyBoh Posted: February 27, 2014 at 07:53 PM (#4663871)
Sharknado is light years away from the glory days of the SyFy (SciFi) channel. You have to watch Savage Planet.
   34. asinwreck Posted: February 27, 2014 at 09:39 PM (#4663899)
Sweet Sharknado's Badasss Song
   35. jingoist Posted: February 27, 2014 at 10:03 PM (#4663905)
Reid was just using some the method style of acting. She learned it from Brando.

I think that should read as :she was using the meth style of acting"
   36. BrianBrianson Posted: February 28, 2014 at 08:08 AM (#4663969)
I do not see the attraction of Sharknado or its ilk.


You're not drinking hard enough. A couple 26ers of store brand whisky and you'll find yourself saying "Hey, I never did see Megashark vs. the 50 ft. Cheerleaders from Hell".
   37. zonk Posted: February 28, 2014 at 09:01 AM (#4663993)
Sharknado is light years away from the glory days of the SyFy (SciFi) channel. You have to watch Savage Planet.


The Lost Future was better...
   38. Pooty Lederhosen Posted: February 28, 2014 at 09:28 AM (#4664007)
The movie title is the same as an old Choose Your Own Adventure parody title. Whether the movie's authors knowingly used that as source material is something I don't know.

I know for a fact that Sharknado is HUGE in the 11-15 y.o. demographic, and Shane Dawson fans form a big subset of the crazy Sharknado fan group.
   39. cardsfanboy Posted: February 28, 2014 at 09:57 AM (#4664024)
I do not see the attraction of Sharknado or its ilk. I can get the enjoyment of the title without wasting my time seeing a bad movie. But then again I hear I am a Whig, so there is that.


I'm a fan of bad movies, as you can often find something good in them. But here you have an intentionally bad movie, where nobody took the craft seriously, and I'm not sure there is going to be good in it anywhere.

I think good fun camp has to happen almost accidentally -- or at least, more slyly -- to be good, fun camp.

When you make a film like 'Sharknado' -- you're intently, from the very beginning setting out to create artificial camp.

I compare this to the Evil Dead trilogy...

ED I was a genuine splatterfest horrorfilm with a sly bit of fun to it... Raimi and Campbell kind of knew what they had and went a bit further with ED II.... And then Army of Darkness was the full-on realization of it.

That's good, fun organic camp.


And the people making those movies still cared about their product. Even Snakes on a Plane, the people cared about the product, but kept the working title because it generated buzz. A movie like this, I don't think that there is anyone caring here. I've seen a lot of bad movies, that the producer had to know it was bad when they released it, but you can usually find something redeeming about them (this applies to most of the sci-fi /syfy movies) Sharknado falls into the category of "Ben Stiller's new movie" for me...something I'm not going to be remotely interested in seeing.

Android Cop
Atlantic Rim
Snakes on a Train
Transmorphers
The Day the Earth Stopped


I haven't seen those, but there was one called Robotropolis that had some redeeming characteristics. One thing about the syfy films(and their ilk) they don't let a lack of budget or talented special effects team prevent them from showing what little special effects they have. (there was a dragon movie which looped a group of dragons flying, but at least they showed the dragons...too often the medium budget movies don't want to show their effects, trying to ape Jaws in keeping them hidden.)
   40. if nature called, ladodger34 would listen Posted: February 28, 2014 at 11:25 AM (#4664087)
Back in our single days (probably about the same time I found this site, so like early 2000s) my buddies and I used to watch cheesy horror movies and review them on our now defunct website. This was of course a different time. We were kind of inspired by going to the video store and seeing movies like "Miner's Massacre" on the shelf and wondering who in the hell actually watched that stuff. Turns out, we ended up watching lots and lots of those videos during our run.

The vast, vast, vast majority of the movies we watched were just awful. Just terrible pieces of garbage. It was fun though when we found a diamond in the rough. One thing we did learn was that there was no steadfast formula for the "good" movies.

* since this is a baseball site, one of the better movies we watched was called "The Greenskeeper". Jon Rocker had a minor role in the flick.
   41. Monty Posted: February 28, 2014 at 02:03 PM (#4664200)
Legitimately terrible movies sometimes have something you've never seen before. Sure, that's because the filmmaker didn't know what they were doing, but I find it legitimately exciting to watch a Miami Connection and see a movie that doesn't follow the normal rules. It's like Outsider Art; the lack of polish can lead to an interesting experience.

However, movies like Sharknado are all bad in exactly the same way, which makes them less fun.
   42. The Yankee Clapper Posted: February 28, 2014 at 02:36 PM (#4664218)
So, putting all the BBTF threads together, the Mets have invested heavily in Sharknado 2 in a desperate attempt to recoup their Madoff-scale losses on their Bitcoin investments and repay their high interest loans from the Dominican Mafia? Sounds kinda dicey.

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