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Sharknado's Writer Thunder Levin Dishes On Sharks And Tornados for Sharknado 2: The Second One

July 25, 2014

When writer of Sharknado, Thunder Levin, was asked what to expect in the sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One, he said, “Well, I think there might be some tornados…and we might have a few sharks.” He paused and then released a chuckle. It’s certainly this type of deadpan humor that made the first movie such a success and almost hard to top. Almost. “This one is even bigger and better,” Levin said. “It takes place in New York City, which automatically makes it bigger and better.” Spoken like a true New Yorker. (I won’t even get into our rather “amicable” pizza debate.) “And that includes a bigger and better chainsaw wielded by …  Read more

What If…You’re Not a Cynic After All?

By: Symone Tripodis

July 11, 2014
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After a total of eight Harry Potter movies, we thought it would be impossible to see Daniel Radcliffe as anything other than an awkward teenager with round-framed glasses and a wand (not the most attractive scenario). Although, against all odds, Radcliffe has broken down our pre-c0nceived notions and, well, has become a real stud muffin. We know, it’s hard to believe. So see for yourself in this summer’s famed rom com, What If. Besides Radcliffe’s distracting good looks and accent (did he always have that?), What If is a movie about testing the waters. Radcliffe’s character, Wallace, is a heartbroken med school dropout and finds himself as a romantic cynic before …  Read more

Feel Good Friday: Obvious Child

By: Symone Tripodis

May 30, 2014
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Many of us may know Jenny Slate from her comedic stand-up or her ridiculous role in NBC’s Parks and Recreation, but in Obvious Child, Slate performs like you’ve never seen her before. This short film turned feature film opens with Slate’s character, Donna Stern, a soon-to-be out of work bookstore clerk and unpaid comedian, reciting some pretty uncomfortable stand-up material in a bar setting. After just a few minutes into the movie, you realize this is going to be one of those films and you accept the fact that you may be a little offended by the end of it. Although, the cringe-worthy truth is definitely where the comedy stems and …  Read more