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'Sharknado 2' storms Hudson River with N.J.'s Ian Ziering, Tara Reid
The Star-Ledger ^ | July 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM | Amy Kuperinsky |

Posted on 07/29/2014 4:57:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Sharknado 2: The Second One," set in New York, premieres July 30 on Syfy. The cable movie, which will also be in theaters for one night on August 21, is part of a whole "Sharknado Week" that kicked off Saturday, beating Discovery’s Shark Week to the bloody punch.

... The actual ratings — 1.4 million for the premiere — weren’t great.

... The TV movie "Sharknado," which was about exactly what it sounds like — a storm in which sharks funnel out of tornadoes to rain down on horrified victims — drew 318,232 tweets during its premiere last July.

Nielsen Social proclaimed the Syfy channel film the "most social TV movie of 2013," a piece of entertainment that seemed crafted for the online peanut gallery.

Well, rev up your chainsaws, because we have a sequel.

"Sharknado 2: The Second One," set in New York, premieres July 30 on Syfy. The cable movie, which will also be in theaters for one night on August 21, is part of a whole "Sharknado Week" that kicked off Saturday, beating Discovery’s Shark Week to the bloody punch.

A year on, it’s actually feasible that the original shark-infested romp, for all its horrible-on-purpose effects and referential one-liners ("We’re gonna need a bigger chopper!"), could actually join "Jaws" in the pantheon of must-see aquatic horror movies. The actual ratings — 1.4 million for the premiere — weren’t great.

Not long after the premiere, "Sharknado" hit theaters nationwide for a single night, a rarity for a TV movie. There were "Sharknado" figurines and Halloween costumes.

Acknowledging its schlocky success, a troupe of comedians from the "Mystery Science Theater 3000" crew — RiffTrax — brought the movie back to the big screen for some advanced wisecracking.

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


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Ms. Reid, if you ever want a lifestyle change -- come hang out at old Ben's hovel.
I'll do the cooking, if you do the cleaning.

1 posted on 07/29/2014 4:57:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Trust me Ben, Reid today looks about as hot as that other Reid occupying the Senate.


2 posted on 07/29/2014 5:04:52 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

She’s only 38. That’s young to me!


3 posted on 07/29/2014 5:07:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

38 can look 50. The reverse is true, as well. Hard living ages a girl.


4 posted on 07/29/2014 5:26:10 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: BenLurkin

5 posted on 07/29/2014 5:43:59 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

6 posted on 07/29/2014 5:45:16 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

High mileage for model year.
Will need extensive reconditioning prior to resale.


7 posted on 07/29/2014 5:47:44 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: BenLurkin
Yeah, that picture is quite out of date. I think she popped up (out?) in a "bad plastic surgery" article about a decade ago.

I missed seeing Sharknado, and I thought she was not asked back for the sequel.

The SyFy channel has been doing everything it can to kill my enjoyment of SciFi, so I'll plan ahead for Sharknado 2, and try not to leave any wet paint around to grab my attention while it dries.

8 posted on 07/29/2014 5:52:19 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke
Tara Reid as she currently looks


9 posted on 07/29/2014 6:02:03 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Calvin Locke

I haven’t watched SyFy in a long time for more than some Warehouse 13 that got old for me.

We went to the Riff-Trax theatre presentation of Sharknado with the MST3K guys offering their slams. I haven’t laughed so hard in years.


10 posted on 07/29/2014 6:23:34 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: BenLurkin

Do any of the sharks chomp Chris Christie? They should have some heavyset guy cast as the “Governor of New Jersey”. Oh the possibilities.


11 posted on 07/29/2014 7:11:42 PM PDT by tellw
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To: tellw

Have a shark choke on the fictional governor by trying to swallow too fast— that would work.


12 posted on 07/29/2014 7:18:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: wally_bert
NBC/Universal has done for its offerings what BHO is doing to the country.

Warehouse 13 is but one of the shows they doomed to an early, whimpering demise.

With your MST3K reminder, I'm wondering if somebody at "SyFy" saw what crap they were going to be foisting on viewers, and decided to kill MST3K before it had a chance to rip the upcoming Original Movie offerings while part of the SyFy "family".

13 posted on 07/29/2014 7:43:16 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

Defiance is not a bad series, neither is Legion. They also have an alternative future show coming out about a generation ship launched in the 60’s, that sounds interesting.


14 posted on 07/29/2014 8:31:33 PM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: PapaBear3625

Uh huh. Hit it like the hammer of thor I once heard. Sitting in Sac at 100*, a little company and this sailor jerry w coke would make a fine evening right about now


15 posted on 07/29/2014 8:49:08 PM PDT by enraged
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To: null and void

Your ping, sire


16 posted on 07/30/2014 7:07:29 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Ok, the joke's over. Bring back the Constitution.)
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To: BenLurkin; Red Badger; AceMineral; Aevery_Freeman; a fool in paradise; Alex Murphy; Altariel; ...
Sharknado! ping...


17 posted on 07/30/2014 8:28:03 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: null and void

Was that that Kate Hudson River?


18 posted on 07/30/2014 8:30:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: null and void

I recognized Robert Hays as the pilot right away.

The co-pilot and the air marshal looked familiar but wasn’t quite sure.


19 posted on 07/30/2014 9:41:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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I recognized Robert Hays as the pilot right away.

I sure hope he conquered his drinking problem.

20 posted on 07/30/2014 9:45:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

Always have the chicken on an airplane...

(unless there’s lasagna!)


21 posted on 07/30/2014 9:46:06 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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