Alert! Alert! SHARKNADO Warning!

sharknado2posterThe hotly anticipated followup to SyFy’s instant classic, SHARKNADO, has been rescheduled to run a day earlier than previously announced. SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE will premiere Wednesday, July 30, at 9 p.m.

The cast includes original SHARKNADO survivors Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, along with newcomers Vivica A. Fox as an old friend of Ian’s Fin; Judd Hirsch as a NYC cabbie  (typecast much?); Andy Dick as a police officer; Judah Friedlander (30 ROCK) as a guy named Brian; Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) as Fin’s brother-in-law; and Kelly Osbourne (THE OSBOURNES) as a flight attendant.




Preview Clips of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

The latest from quirky master filmmaker Wes Anderson is called The Grand Budapest Hotel, and it bows on March 7. Here are a pair of clips that tease the typically odd experience in store for fans.

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Look! Up on the Screen! It’s a Crappy Movie!

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Here is a complete list of losers hacks nominees for 2013. You can find out who blew the biggest chunks when the losers winners are announced online March 1, the day before the Oscars.


After Earth

Grown-Ups 2

The Lone Ranger

A Madea Christmas

Movie 43
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The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders

Saturday Night Live has been so hit-and-miss for the last few decades years that it’s easy to forget to watch, but I remembered that Edward Norton was hosting this weekend, so I made sure to watch. (I’ve found something to like in each episode this season, including the overpraised Tina Fey and overly despised Miley Cyrus and Bruce Willis installments.)

The best thing about this week’s episode was also by far the best thing about this entire season so far: the dead-on pastiche of director Wes Anderson’s  highly mannered filmmaking style, called The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders. Watch:

Everything about this was perfect, from Norton’s wonderful Owen Wilson impression to Kate McKinnon’s Tilda Swinton to the sets and Alec Baldwin as the turtleneck-wearing Narrator. If you’ve never seen a Wes Anderson film before, well, you’ve just seen one. It’s a shame this isn’t a real movie…

Introducing Burt Wonderstone

Well, the apocalypse of stupidity swirling about 12/21/12 has come to naught, so that means there will be movies to watch in 2013.

In a switch (for me), this trailer for the new comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone looks kinda fun, and this clip actually contains a couple of funny lines — which is rare, as far as I’m concerned. I am rarely impressed by comedy trailers, so this one is worth a look.

I’m starting to get tired of Steve Carrel’s gallery of “funny because they’re totally oblivious” characters, but it looks like Burt could be a funny satire of those glossy Las Vegas magicians. And I like seeing Steve Buscemi back in a comedy role. Jim Carrey hasn’t done anything for me in years, so I’m hoping this will be a comeback of sorts for him. And Olivia Wilde ensures that any movie she’s in is never a total waste.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone opens March 15.