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Sharknado (spoilers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. Jul 16, 2013 #41 of 159
    mr.unnatural

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    Ellicott...
    I watched it for about 30 minutes and then promptly deleted it. An absolute stinker. I ended up watching Stand Up Guys on Blu-Ray instead (not a particularly great flick, but it seemed like an Oscar winner after this turkey).

    I think SyFy should change the format of their movies and reintroduce Mystery Science Theater 3000, using their own productions as fodder for the robots. The only decent things they've produced in the way of feature length programs is the mini-series' they show in December each year, and even those are waning in quality.

    Personally, I'd like to see SyFy start up a new series late at night that showcases old horror and Sci-Fi movies like they used to do on the local TV stations on Saturday nights hosted by Vampira or some other local ghoul. They could bring back Alf or some other character to host it.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2013 #42 of 159
    Alfer

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    I'm free, where do I sign?? :)
     
  3. Jul 16, 2013 #43 of 159
    cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    Except nobody would watch it or at least not enough people for them to make money off of it.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2013 #44 of 159
    mr.unnatural

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    Ellicott...
    There would be little overhead involved and certainly wouldn't cost them as much to produce as original feature length movies. Saturday night is pretty much purgatory for any programming except for this type of schlock. I think it would probably attract more viewers than you realize, but hey, I'm no programming expert (then again, neither are most of the network execs :rolleyes: ).
     
  5. Jul 17, 2013 #45 of 159
    Hoffer

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    Bierboy

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  7. Jul 18, 2013 #47 of 159
    mr.unnatural

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    Ellicott...
    The only thing worse than a SyFy original movie is a SyFy original movie with a "2" after the title. :eek:

    OTOH, this one is supposed to drop sharks on New York. They ought to have a shark wearing a "I Heart NY" tee shirt while he's enjoying some Bronx sushi.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2013 #48 of 159
    cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    lambertman

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    I'm more worried that the sequel won't suck as much!
     
  10. Jul 18, 2013 #50 of 159
    sieglinde

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    ABC news mentioned it and they are not related to Syfy
     
  11. Jul 18, 2013 #51 of 159
    Hoffer

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    I heard a good amount of talk about this movie before it was on. For some reason, it seems to have blown up. I listen to Howard Stern and he talked about the show everyday and multiple times everyday and he hasn't even seen it. I listen to the How Did This Get Made podcast. It is a podcast where a couple people watch bad movies and then make fun of them. They did like an emergency podcast for this movie.

    So, now I'm recording Sharknado tonight so I can catch up. :)
     
  12. Jul 18, 2013 #52 of 159
    Bierboy

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    Trying to resist.....very.....difficult.....help.....me.....PLEASE!!
     
  13. Jul 18, 2013 #53 of 159
    aaronw

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    Props, my good sir.
     
  14. Jul 18, 2013 #54 of 159
    zordude

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    "How Did This Get Made" is my favorite podcast. I listened to the whole podcast for Sharknado, and now am recording the movie tonight as well.

    if you enjoy that format also be sure to check out "Yeah, It's That Bad" - although they aren't quite as professional.
     
  15. Jul 18, 2013 #55 of 159
    Hoffer

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    I have not listened to "How Did This Get Made" yet for Sharknado. I kinda figured I'd wait to listen until after I watch the movie.
     
  16. Jul 19, 2013 #56 of 159
    Steveknj

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    That is ALL kinds of awesome!! Someone just looked at me as if I was crazy I was laughing so hard!!
     
  17. Jul 19, 2013 #57 of 159
    bigpuma

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    As Joel McHale pointed out on The Soup she is also available for Sharknado 3 and 4. :D
     
  18. Jul 19, 2013 #58 of 159
    Donbadabon

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    I made it about 20 minutes before I bailed. Not seeing the love, at all.
    And they also had tweets popping up during the show, which I can't stand. Not sure why people have to read what other people think about the show as they are watching it. That is what TCF is for.
     
  19. Jul 19, 2013 #59 of 159
    Hoffer

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    I watched half of it earlier today. I didn't find it as awful as I thought. I've tried watching other shows like Megashark vs Giant Octopus and some other one about a giant alligator. I don't think I lasted 30 minutes on those.
     
  20. Jul 19, 2013 #60 of 159
    Rob Helmerichs

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    No sound on my recording, so I'm out unless they reshow it.

    And what are the odds of that?

    :D
     

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