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Biz Break: 6 Things You Need to Know As You Rebuild Your Lives The Morning After Sharknado

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | July 12, 2013 | Comments ()


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Did it take me longer to watch the Netflix season of “Arrested Development” than it took to watch the previous three seasons? Yes. That doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. Quite the contrary, in fact. So I’m pleased that Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment are negotiating the return of the Bluths. The only thing holding me back from pure joy is be the next to impossible feat of getting all of the cast together at once, allowing for more family scenes to occur. It’s really the chemistry of the entire cast together, playing off one another, that makes “Arrested Development” so great. I think that’s why the Netflix season was so tedious in places. Still, more of this isn’t so bad:

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I, Frankenstein, starring Aaron Eckhart as the creature named Adam, has been sitting for quite a while. Kevin Grevioux’s graphic novel depicts Frankenstein’s monster in present day, fighting in the middle of a quarrel between two clans of immortals. The film adaptation is set to hit Comic Con next week and then theaters in January, 2014. Eckhart is Adam, of course. Bill Nighy is a demon prince. Yvonne Strahovski is a scientist made to assist Nighy in raising his army. We also have Miranda Otto as a queen of gargoyles and Aden Young as Dr. Frankenstein. Let us have a look at Adam.

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I think we all just became necrophiliacs.

Speaking of Comic Con, Marvel is continuing its release of shorts with Agent Carter premiering there next week. Hayley Atwell returns as Agent Peggy Carter, working for Strategic Scientific Reserve one year after Steve Rogers got flash frozen. Agent Carter is tracking the Zodiac in this short, which also stars Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark and Bradley Cooper as Carter’s boss Agent Flynn. The short will be included in Iron Man 3’s special features upon its DVD and Blu-ray release.

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Speaking of changing subjects, Sam Mendes has been confirmed to direct Bond 24. Skyfall writer John Logan is also returning, as is Daniel Craig. The film is set to be released November 6, 2015.

The David Fincher film Gone Girl, based on Gillian Flynn’s novel, has found its lead actor in Ben Affleck. Affleck will star as Nick, a man who becomes a suspect when his wife disappears on their fifth anniversary. The role of the wife, Amy, has yet to be cast, though Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, and Natalie Portman are rumored to be under consideration.

Last of all, if you didn’t watch SyFy’s Sharknado last night, I feel badly for you. You missed Tara Reid emoting like an elephant after it’s been hit with a tranquilizer dart, sharks popping out of rain gutters, setting a pool on fire, and glorious moments like the one below. Have a great weekend by watching Sharknado. YOU’RE WELCOME.

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  • Dave Dorris

    Did everyone just skip over the part about Bradley Cooper being a supporting player in a Marvel short? Shouldn't that be bigger news, or did I totally miss something?

  • e jerry powell

    "I think we all just became necrophiliacs."

    And seriously, those of us who didn't need ECT.

  • emma852

    just as Carrie answered I'm surprised that some one can profit $4137 in 1 month on the internet. did you see this web page w­w­w.K­E­P­2.c­o­m

  • Captain D

    Any word whether Keifer Sutherland will be involved with stopping Bond in this movie?

  • I, Frankenstein, starring Aaron Eckhart as the creature named Adam

    Adam? Subtle. Just once I wish someone would name their first creature Marduk or Parusha or something.

    Actually, Parusha would be quite relevant here I think.

  • DominaNefret

    Got 6" of rain in something like five hours last night. Pretty sure the Sharknado had something to do about it.
    I'll watch it in repeats. The utterly torrential rain turning my street into a river and cracking thunder were too distracting to let me concentrate on a movie.

  • Bananapanda

    DC area?

  • DominaNefret

    Yup!
    Reston. My phone screamed an emergency warning at me at 10:30, and the most torrential rain I've ever seen in my life came down constantly from then until 3:00am, when it petered off to just heavy rain.

  • Anthony D Fresh

    Is it just me or did the actual tornado itself fail to present any danger to the people, houses, cars and trees on the ground?

  • Kendra, Warrior Babe

    Some of us weren't so lucky. Due to a freak storm/power outage, I missed both the first and second showings of Sharknado. And it is no where to be found in repeats. And I was planning to hold a screening party on Saturday!

    Oh, the humanity.

  • Drake

    I heard from a facebook friend that it will be repeated on Aug 22.

  • Irina

    You'll just friend ANYONE on facebook, won't you? :)

  • Jenn TheYellowDart

    Just not Amanda Bynes.

    ...I am the queen of bad jokes today.

  • I dunno, Eckhart's not Frankenstein looking enough for my taste in that picture. He's only got one faded scar across his chest. That doesn't say 're-animated from the pieces of dead bodies' that says 'recovered from a bad waxing accident.'

  • klingonfree

    To me it says, "I'll be in my bunk."

    Because YEAH, baby.

  • koko temur

    in fairness, most of things mean that to you. The bunk is where you shine. (slut)

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Hayley Atwell. Shit, why is it only five freebies?

    Oh, wait, solution. I'll just marry her. Boom.

  • Kathleen Allen

    NO. let us look at aden young as dr frankenstein (that's frahnkensteen). he can raise me from the dead any damn time he wants.

  • birdgal

    I am also very disappointed by the lack of Aden Young. *sadface*

  • Fabius_Maximus

    "(that's frahnkensteen)"

    *Sigh* No, it's not.

  • Artemis

    I loved Gone Girl, and the casting news really disappoints me. The difference in Nick and Amy's ages (he was 34, she was 4 or 5 years older) is crucial to the story, it played a huge role in their relationship dynamic. But sure, go ahead and cast 41 year old Ben Affleck as Nick and then only look at actresses who are 4-11 years younger than him for Amy.

    It's not like there are a ton of 40 year old actresses who are very talented and would be great in that part. It's not like there are a ton of 35 year old actors who would be much better than Ben Affleck. And it's definitely not like anyone could believe that a guy would actually marry a woman who is older than he is, even if she's a Hollywood-level hottie.

  • WhoDeyKY

    I'm still trying to come to terms with the ending of it. I can't decide if I'm super pissed off about it or if it's the only possible way the book could end.

  • Artemis

    I didn't like the ending all that much, because it didn't feel like a satisfying conclusion, but I don't really know how else it could have ended. The first half is definitely stronger than the second.

  • WhoDeyKY

    Exactly! I feel a better ending could have possibly been crafted, but then at the same time I really can't think of an alternative ending! So.... does that feeling you and I have mean it WAS a good ending? AGHhhhh.

  • Sherry

    It...was an ending? How's that?

  • Sherry

    I don't know, given all the ambiguity, I think the end works. I loved the book (ironically am re-reading it now) and was originally thrilled about the casting news because I would love to see how it translates as a movie. But then I read your comment about the age differences and totally agree. So...boo. :(

  • Mrs. Julien

    "Sam Mendes has been confirmed to direct Bond 24. Skyfall writer John Logan is also returning"

    So this time will it be the Home Alone where Bond stays at the Plaza Hotel on M's credit card and foils a plot by SPECTRE to steal money from an international children's charity based in a toy store? I love me some Pesci.

  • Fredo

    I still want to know how Bikini Bartender managed to come out unscathed from the belly of the Great White Shark to caught her in her mid-air fall from the helicopter and that Ian "The Chainsaw" Ziering jumped into with the chainsaw leading the way.

  • bleujayone

    Bah! A pox on your infernal need for this witchcraft called "logic".

  • Batesian

    The narrative power of boobs.

  • Fredo

    Obviously, boobs > logic.

    As was and shall ever be.

  • But...boobs didn't save '80s icon Tiffany in MegaPython vs Gatoroid. And she had BOOBS.

    Why do I remember that?

  • NoPithyName

    So say we all.

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