Kevin Smith Stan Lee Cameo School

Let’s be honest. When you think of cameos in movies today, you think of Stan Lee. The Marvel legend obviously didn’t invent the cameo, but he’s made it his own over the past twenty years in everything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the Spider-Man films, X-Men films and even Mallrats. That last one, more of an extended cameo, was directed by Kevin Smith who himself has had a good run with cameos both as an actor and director.

So what better combo than Lee and Smith to do a quick short called Cameo School which itself features some funny cameos? Smith directed Lee, who stars, but Smith also appears. Check it out below. Read More »

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Ghostbusters New York

There are some big updates on some really big sequel in this edition of Sequel Bits. Below, read about the following.

  • Paul Feig says his Ghostbusters reboot will take place in New York and include winks to the original.
  • Don’t fret, Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are returning for Sharknado 3.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 starts filming in April.
  • There’s still no script for latest Friday the 13th sequel.
  • See a new poster for Hot Tub Time Machine 2.
  • Eddie Murphy sounds less than optimistic about Beverly Hills Cop 4.
  • See an image of Roland Emmerich location scouting for Independence Day 2.
  • New images of the evil D-Rex from Jurassic World have hit the web.

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Ever wondered how one might bottle the sweet scent of a Sharknado? Tara Reid has the answer with her new fragrance, Shark By Tara. Really. Also after the jump:

  • Simon Pegg reveals where and when M:I 5 will shoot
  • Zoe Saldana talks a tiny bit about the Avatar sequels
  • Also, Zoe Saldana hopes Spock and Uhura don’t break up
  • The new Texas Chainsaw will follow Leatherface’s teen years
  • Paranormal Activity 5 may be coming in 2015, not 2016
  • Lorde will curate the Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack
  • Iggy Azalea will have a cameo in Fast & Furious 7
  • William Shatner might make an appearance in Ted 2

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Sharknado 3

Syfy stumbled into a monster hit with Sharknado, a joke of a thriller created by The Asylumn — a company best known for their mockbuster direct-to-video b-movies starring c-level stars. The ridiculous concept of Sharknado took the twittosphere by storm (pun intended) and has, like it or not, now become a modern cult classic. A sequel was quickly announced, and Sharknado 2: The Second One is set to air on Syfy on Wednesday, July 30 at 9/8c. But it doesn’t stop there, The Asylum and Syfy want to make it a trilogy, today announcing that Sharknado 3 will be released in Summer 2015. No word on a title or if “stars” Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will return.

The first film destroyed Los Angeles and the sequel is set in New York City, but we don’t know which city will be destroyed in the third installment. We only know that the story will be set in a new city. One would assume that the movie needs to be set in a big city near a ocean. Possible options include Atlantic City, Miami, Palm Beach, Honolulu, Orlando and many others. New Orleans might be in very bad taste. Its also possible the series could go international with the third film. Read the full press release after the jump, and let the speculation begin.

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Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Don’t worry, everyone: Tara Reid is probably coming back for Sharknado 2. At the very least, the producers are saying they want her back for Sharknado 2, along with Ian Ziering, Cassie Scerbo, and everyone else. Also after the jump:

  • Super Troopers 2 could look to Kickstarter for funding
  • It’s a wrap for The Raid 2: Berandal, reports Gareth Evans
  • Phil Lord and Chris Miller drop hints about 22 Jump Street
  • Sigourney Weaver joins the Mortal Instruments sequel

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If you have to ask what Sharknado is about, perhaps it’s time to brush up on your reading skills. The title may be an ungainly combination of “shark” and “tornado,” but it does get the idea across. There’s some plot, I suppose, as suggested by this synopsis: “Super tornadoes suck sharks up from the ocean floor, hurling them at LA.” A tornado in LA? That’s just crazy.

But who cares about the story? There’s a tornado full of sharks. As the poster says, enough said. Now there’s a trailer, which you can see below.

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As someone who was roughly the same age as the American Pie gang when the first film dropped — and who then followed the group through 2001’s American Pie 2 and 2003’s American Wedding — I’m finding it tough to separate American Reunion from the haze of nostalgia surrounding it. But that’s part of the point, of course. Much like an actual reunion, American Reunion exists for no other reason than to check back in with the East Great Falls Class of ’99. While it falls flat as a standalone film, for fans of the series, the pleasure of spending time with familiar faces once more outweighs the movie’s many flaws.

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As someone who was almost the same age as the central characters when the first American Pie was released in 1999, I am totally, unironically excited to see the East Great Falls crew together again for American Reunion, even as I suspect I’ll find the franchise has lost some of its charm over the past decade. Still, the marketing so far has been pretty solid, and I’m thrilled to see that even as some things have changed — they’re no longer virgins, for one — others have remained exactly the same.

The new international trailer sees returning stars Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid, John Cho, Eugene Levy, and Jennifer Coolidge all coming back home for the all-important high school reunion, while franchise newcomers Dania Ramirez and Katrina Bowden make appearances as well. Watch the (NSFW) video after the jump.

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Since so much of the appeal of American Reunion lies in whatever lingering affection you have for 1999’s American Pie, it’s only natural that the marketing folks would try at every turn to remind you of how much you loved the first movie. That tactic is especially evident in the film’s just-released poster, which recreates the one from the original.

Sure, Jim (Jason Biggs) has clothes on, Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) is holding a baby bottle instead of a flute, Oz (Chris Klein) has way less hair, and the gang is apparently eating pies now instead of fucking them — but the overall picture looks very familiar. Check it out after the jump.

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