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Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)

Review by CJ

Sharknado 2

Director:
Anthony C. Ferrante

Starring:
Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer, Vivica A. Fox, Courtney Baxter, Dante Palminteri

Other notable appearances:
Kelly Osbourne, Wil Wheaton, Anne Wheaton, Naked Cowboy, Andy Dick, Billy Ray Cyrus, Judd Hirsch, Richard Kind, Jared Fogle (the Subway guy), Biz Markie, and probably lots more that I missed or didn’t recognise

Running time:
100 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Sharknado, Sharktopus, Deep Blue Sea, Bait, Dinoshark etc

 

The tagline for this much anticipated film is ‘shark happens’ and does it ever.

Fin Shepard (Ziering) and his ex-wife now girlfriend April Wexler (Reid) are flying to their childhood home, New York City. As they are flying their plane encounters a storm. A storm filled with airborne sharks.

With sharks causing havoc to the plane, its passengers, and the pilots, it falls to Fin to land the plane. As he does this though, April has her hand bitten off by a shark. Once he has landed the plane and made sure April pulls through her surgery, Fin must brave the storm to reunite his brother-in-law (McGrath) and nephew (Palminteri) with their family.

Of course, it is also up to Fin to stop the three sharknadoes that are on courses to collide before they merge into a super-mega-sharknado. A storm of ‘biblical proportions’.

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Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (2013)

Review by CJ

2013 - Doctor Sleep

This sequel to Stephen King’s The Shining returns us to the life of the gifted Dan Torrance almost right from where the original story finished. Throughout the beginning of the book we see Dan, haunted by both real and emotional ghosts from his past, fall down the same abyss of alcoholism that plagued his father.

After spending decades homeless, drunk and desolate, Dan gets himself in a situation that forces him to reevaluate his life choices. He moves to a new town, joins AA and begins work at a hospice where, with the help of a prescient cat, he uses what’s left of his supernatural mental abilities (“Shining”) to comfort the dying patients.

As he settles in his new life, Dan begins to pick up mental signals from a girl named Abra. A girl with the strongest Shining Dan has ever encountered. A girl who has witnessed things she shouldn’t have witnessed. A girl who desperately needs Dan’s help to stay alive.

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