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Scream and shout

The novel Fifty Shades of Grey did not become a best seller because of its subtlety and good taste.

(From what I’ve heard)

But I have to admit, the first poster for the movie — set to premier in 2015 — is remarkably restrained…

Fifty Shades poster…except for the lettering at the top, which I understand to be a direct quote from the book.

Did Mr. Grey shout it at Anatasia?  It certainly looks like it, in that large, all-caps font.  Everyone knows all-caps means somebody’s yelling.

But considering the film’s subject matter, maybe that was the producers small nod to all the screaming that lies ahead.

Wink, wink, nudge, nudge — know what I mean?

Wait Until Shark

Sharknado?

Yeah, I’ll bite.

sharknado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m half-watching it right now.

I say ‘half-watching’ because the Twitter and Facebook commentary about Sharknado‘s flaws and scientific inaccuracies is more entertaining than the film itself.

And if you are laughing at the title Sharknado, producers The Asylum  have also brought  Sharktopus, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, and Two-Headed Shark Attack to the big screen.

I wonder what is next?

Sharktuplets?

Sharkenstein?

The Shark Knight?

(c) Carla Curtsinger

Not again

Making movies cost the big bucks, it’s true.

So perhaps we shouldn’t judge producers too harshly when they remake blockbusters from years past to ensure box office success…like The Great Gatsby or Footloose.

This may also explain ‘sequel-itis’…although quality seems to figure less in that equation.

Case in point:  New Year’s Eve from director Garry Marshall.

New Year’s Eve is the sequel to last year’s horrible Valentine’s Day, a romantic comedy jam-packed with stars, cliched story lines and performances that were shallow to say the most.

(Sorry; it was that bad.) 

I’m not surprised actors are drawn to the sequel; it’s the easiest money they’ll ever make.  And Garry Marshall probably just used the Valentine’s Day shooting script and changed the California locations to New York City.

But why do it at all?

Critics skewered the first film, and audience reviews were only slightly warmer.  And while Valentine’s Day did break $100 million at the box office, there were a lot of celebrity salaries to pay.

Well, after seeing the trailer, I think I’ve figured it out.

Garry has directed a train wreck of a film…and we all know how hard it is not to look at one of those.

Cha-ching!

Something wicked…

Do you realize “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” is only a month away?

I am so excited, my tingly parts have tingly parts!!

In an attempt to build this anticipation to an even more feverish pitch, the movie producers just released “Harry Potter” character artwork to local theaters.  Ginormous banners  will soon be adorning the walls and hallways of your local movie house…and they are frickin brilliant.

If you didn’t already know how dark and foreboding the final installments are gonna be, the artwork certainly tells the tale.  Take a look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think they really capture the personalities of the characters. You can even sense Snape’s duality (maybe I just looked at it a bit too long.)  Hermoine seems seriously pissed, though… this last book must really take a toll.

Which character banner is your favorite?  Cast your vote in The Sticky Egg’s very first fan poll.  And meet me in the theater November 19th at midnight for the opening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”