Sharknado 5: Global Swarming

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If you haven’t seen it, and you think it’s ridiculous, and probably you will see it Sharknado 5 on the Syfy channel. One thing it is a parody of one of the adventure movies from the 1980’s, well one of them. And they have very witty, clever lines and word play (more like Easter eggs in the movie or reference either to the actors or other movies.) And we were laughing at them. It was meant to do that. Make us laugh at them. We were their laugh track for the movie.

The main stars are Ian Ziering and Tara Reid. The story of the movie is quite simply Fin and April travel around the globe to save their son who’s trapped inside a Sharknado vertex porthole. April got eaten by a shark and turned into an indestructible android with nuclear powers.

This time the movie was much better than last year Sharknado 4: The Fourth Awakens. Crazy title, but the plot was when Fin and his family and the cosmos have been blissfully Sharknado-free in the five years (in the future) since the most recent attack, but now sharks and tornados are being whipped up in unexpected ways and places. You must see it.

The CGI was quite good too with the sharks and the tornado not realistic but appropriate realistic for the movie. Will it get nominated for an Emmy? I guess.

Anyway, the cameos are one of the who’s who in the entertainment business and they were:

Jena Sims as NATO Delegate Lee

Cassandra Scerbo as Nova Clarke

Masiela Lusha as Gemini

Olivia Newton-John

Dan Fogler

Charo as Queen of England

Lucy Pinder as Swedish Ambassador

Cody Linley as Matt Shepard

Gilbert Gottfried

Chris Kattan as British Prime Minister

Katie Price as Prime Minister’s PA

Caprice Bourret as Polaris

David Naughton as David Naughton

Margaret Cho

Chloe Lattanzi as Electra

Fabio as The Pope

Kathie Lee Gifford as Herself

Hoda Kotb as Herself

Al Roker as Himself

Bret Michaels

Tony Hawk

Greg Louganis

Russell Hodgkinson as Steven Beck

Ross Mullan as Dr. Wobbegon

Abby Lee Miller

Clay Aiken

And they were hysterical to watch, either they were eaten by sharks or if the sharks spit them out! It was funny.

Rent it if you get a chance. Or Netflix and chill for a date night in front of your TV, and watch it with the kids. They might like it too.  The encore for Sharknado 5 is on Saturday, August 12,  2017.

Notes:

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/sharknado-5-global-swarming-2017

http://tvline.com/2017/08/06/sharknado-5-recap/

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Ghostbuster Boo

You don’t have to stay in the whole day, just because Tropical Storm Hermine is gone and you have cabin fever the whole weekend on Labor Day weekend, your life isn’t over.

You can go out when the storms are over, and your life is back to normal until the power goes out! Then two hours later, you found yourself asleep with the book on your face.

There are some good movies out there in the multiplex theater in your town, in my town we have don’t have a multiplex theater. We need a better a movie theater that shows more than two screens in Elizabeth City, NC. Going out of town takes gas and it is hour away.

Anyway, if you have seen Ghostbuster is good to see it again. I give it 5 out of 10.  Great story and it’s an all-girl cast Staring Leslie Jones, Erin Gilbert, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnion and Chris Hemsworth ( he does dance at the end).  And they had a lot of cameo appearances such as  Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson,  Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, Ozzy Osbourne, (Why him?)  Al Roker, Pat Kiernan, Rosanna Scotto, and Greg Kelly.

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The only thing that is haunted is the fourth floor of Kilachand Hall (formerly Shelton Hall), Eugene O’Neill is said to haunt the building. However, it drew the team behind the new Ghostbusters reboot to BU. It was the gothic architecture of the BU Castle, which appears in the film as the Aldridge Mansion Museum, that captured the attention of the film’s location scout.

Go see it, tonight.

 

Ghostbuster 3: they are backk

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There’s something weird in the multiplex. Who you gonna call? Script doctors. Did you know Ghostbuster is number 1 this weekend trailing right behind is The Secret Life of Pets?

The movie wasn’t that bad, I just like the phrase, plus I needed to grab your attention to read my review.

Anyway, this movie takes you away from all the hoopla from the presidential candidates and family drama. The movie itself is silly and fun to watch.

Your children could clean up their room and one of them is cooking, which is good. Give the child who is cooking for you put them in your will, and give this child money when your child graduate from High School and a college fund. The other two, they have to earned your trust.

We wish they would grow up and they are teenagers! They make good grades but they are kind of slobs. Do you think? No offense.

My house is a mess from these two! Ugh! Teenagers when would they ever learned, hiring a maid is too expensive, last time we hired a maid and something got stolen!

We went to see Ghostbuster 3, the kids were quiet, and they watch the movie like normal adults. They behave properly at the theater but when they got home, they are a mess again! Calgon take me away!

Erin Gilbert (Wigg), of course. She’s a paranormal researcher and Columbia University instructor whose book, “Ghosts From Our Past: Both Literally and Figuratively,” was co-written with her childhood friend Abby (McCarthy). (Not an SNL Alumni, but she hosted the show) Although Erin has since recanted her belief in ectoplasmic life, Abby is still determined to catch and examine a real-life ghost — now with the help of her new research partner, Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon).

Leslie Jones is a freaked out MTA worker and aficionado of early Manhattan history. She joins the team, she brings along her own expertly delivered one-liners (not to mention her uncle’s hearse). Leslie Jones is hysterical to watch.  She made me laugh so hard, a popcorn got stuck in my nostrils and I did the Heimlich maneuver on myself and the popcorn landed on someone else popcorn and she ate it. She mumbled it was salty.

Chris Hemsworth played the male secretary for the paranormal team. What? Males can be secretary too and they are good at their job.

Oh by the way, they have a lot of cameos in the movie, that I was surprised to see. So it was not that bad, it was good.  The late Harold Ramis was honored in memoriam in an early scene. Cecily Strong played the Mayor, she was somewhat good.

The ghosts in the movie, maybe cheesy with CGI, it was okay.  They had slimmer, not so friendly like Casper the friendly ghost; I did not know that ghost shoots up slime when they exploded.

Don’t forget to watch the ending of the movie, there are some surprises at the end.

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The Late Grate Harold Ramis (November 21, 1944 – February 24, 201), he is being remembered. He won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for “Groundhog Day” which star his good buddy Bill Murray.

Overall, it was good to watch it. I give it 3 out 4.  Go see it. You would not be disappointed.

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Sharknado 2: The Second One

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Whenever a storm passes by, the first thing we are going to say. “There’s a tornado coming and it is full of sharks!”

Holly Sharks!!!

Hey right, like that’s going to happen.

Anyway, the opening scene of Sharknado was clever writing by Thunder Levin, it reminded me of a Twilight episode with William Shatner. The writing was ridiculous and funny with a good plot. The plot was a freaky weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado again in the Big Apple and taking a bite of the iconic sites. Only Fin and April can save the day – again!

Also, they had a lot of cameos and product placement in the movie. Cameos such as

  • Will and Anne Wheaton Santa Mira Flight 209 airline passenger he was eaten by shark
  • Robert Hays as Captain Robert “Bob” Wilson – Santa Mira Flight 209 pilot
  • Kelly Osbourne as Flight Attendant
  • Judah Friedlander as Brian
  • Andy Dick as NYPD officer
  • Judd Hirsch as Ben the cab driver
  • Billy Ray Cyrus as Doctor Quint
  • Kurt Angle as FDNY fire chief
  • Benjy Bronk as Homeless Guy
  • Jared Fogle as a man eating a sub on the subway
  • Downtown Julie Brown as an operating room nurse
  • Sandra Denton as Polly
  • Tiffany Shepis as Chrissy
  • Perez Hilton
  • Richard Kind as Harland “The Blaster” McGuinness
  • Biz Markie as Vinnie – a pizza chef; baked a shark!
  • Kelly Ripa as herself
  • Michael Strahan as himself
  • Michael Gelman as himself got eaten by shark
  • Daymond John as himself, from Shark Tank got attack by a shark.
  • Stephanie Abrams as herself
  • Rachel True as First Officer Jonni Valentine – Santa Mira Flight 209

Staring

Tara Reid as April Wexler

Ian Ziering as Finley “Finn” Shepard

Kari Wuhrer as Ellen Brody

Dante Palminteri as Vaughn Brody

Courtney Baxter as Mora Brody

Mark McGrath as Martin Brody

Vivica A. Fox as Skye

Al Roker as himself

Matt Lauer as himself

Overall, this movie was fun to watch, seeing all the cameos most of them were eaten, but al Roker and Matt laurer really did a great as actors, they played themselves as news reporter and weather reporter and they were believable. I really believe sharks were out there. It was a silly movie with big potentially as a low budget movie. They should have the third one on the big screen.

Encores of Sharknado 2: The Second One plays on SyFy