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    Sharknado Twittertude

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by GingerCoffee, Jul 13, 2013.

    You gotta love social media.

    'Sharknado' Was an Enormous Ratings Bust
    But a social media blockbuster of incredible proportions.


    Well, I don't know about "incredible proportions" but it definitely created some Twittertude.
    I think I need to add a tad more social media to my future-verse.
     
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    I bet it will do better in subsequent airings, though. I am watching it now. Wow is it awful.
     
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    That was already being mocked on Wordpress and other sites too. John Scalzi and I had a humorous exchange over that movie the other day. Suffice to say SyFy is doing a good job ruining Science Fiction...
     
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    Social media and blogs are deathly important these days. I've been growing views steadily since creating mine but once I posted about Pacific Rim, it's been up 100% and staying there. Just shows that the right idea and/or post hitting the net can grow your product.
     
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    That's one of those movies that is so ridiculously fun to watch in a group - be it friends or in a social media sense of the word - because it's such a terrible movie. It's like setting up your own personal MST3K viewing.
     
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    I even heard about this on both of the movie forums I frequent, although television movies are almost unknown there.

    Guess it's nice to see the living Frankenstein experiment that is Tara Reid is still alive, and oh hey, that guy from Beverly Hills 90210 is almost 50 and badly balding!

    By the way, what the fuck happened to the SyFy channel? I remember back in the mid-90s, my family was actually happy to get that channel. They used to show actual science fiction movies too, whether it was "The Last Man on Earth" with Vincent Price, childhood favorites like "Krull", "Stargate", and "Bladerunner". Then, at some point, they decided to buy up the worst, dumbest, cheapest movies with the most pathetic CGI.
     
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    so, is 'idiotically awful' the new 'great!'?
     
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    I believe the term is, movies so bad they're good.
     
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    It was slightly gratifying to see that Ian Ziering has less hair than I do these days. ;) :D
     
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    I believe the term is "craptastic."

    I actually thought Ian Ziering looked pretty good for his age. Tara Reid, however, looked terrible.
     
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    Yup. Poor Tara. She looks like milk that's been left out. :(
     
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    I didn't see the movie, what is the premise? I assume its a tornado filled with sharks. I would be interested to know how they made that even remotely plausible.

    Imagine being a writer for the SyFy channel? Every dumb thing you think of would hailed as genius. (They already did Sharktopus...)
     
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    The tornados are waterspouts and there is a hurricane that floods the city, giving the sharks a place to play. That's the extent of making things at all plausible in the film.. :)
     
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    SyFy is a disaster...
     
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    Tara didn't look all that happy in 'The Devil's Tomb,' which is the only movie I've seen where she's even been worth a hoot in. Poor girl needs to stick to music.
     
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    That's putting things mildly...
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    :eek: :D
     
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    they cancel the delightfully fun 'eureka' and bombard us with those merde-y movies!
    the inmates are clearly running the asylum...
     
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    Plausibility (or logic, for that matter) was not at all a consideration in making this film. The pinnacle scene features Ian Ziering chainsawing his way out of a shark. But it gets even more ridiculous. (I know -- you would think that it could not possibly get more ridiculous than that, but just wait and see!)


    I didn't know she was doing music. I never saw The Devil's Tomb. I think the only movies I've seen her in were American Pie and American Pie 2, and she was fine in those. But those weren't exactly challenging roles. (Although I have to admit that I liked those movies very much.)
     
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    Sing it Boss! (I help at the end...Just me and Bruce jamming.)

    I bought a bourgeois house in the Hollywood hills
    With a trunkload of hundred thousand dollar bills
    Man came by to hook up my cable TV
    We settled in for the night my baby and me
    We switched 'round and 'round 'til half-past down
    There was fifty-seven channels and notin' on

    Well now home entertainment was my baby's wish
    So I hopped into town for a satellite dish
    I tied it to the top of my Japanese car
    I came home and I pointed it out into the stars
    A message came back from the great beyond
    There's fifty-seven channnels and nothin' on

    Now there's fifty-seven hundred and all the same
    Its total frigging garbage made by shit-for-brains
     
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    My theory is that SyFy has hired the program directors rejected by MTV.
     
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    Halfway through your sentence I thought you were going to say SyFy hired social media spikers. It is plausible.
     
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    Oh dear dear dear dear.... it's on, I'm watching it, for the moment, and I've never seen a more hilarious premise.:p
     

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