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Not too long ago I was in communiqué with an ex-Asylum director and joked about pitching them my idea for Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark. Yesterday The Asylum announced the third installment in their Mega Shark franchise… Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark. I think The Asylum might be tapping my phone, hacking my emails, or jacking directly into my brain.

Or it could just be that Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark is such a natural progression for this franchise that I’m hardly the only one to come up with such an obvious premise? Think about it.

The Mega Shark is kind of to The Asylum what Godzilla is to Toho. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus was their Godzilla, King of the Monsters. Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus could be any one of a myriad of Godzilla vs. sequels. Mega Piranha is their Rodan. 2012: Moby Dick is their Mothra. Mega Python vs. Gatoroid is their War of the Gargantuas. Two-Headed Shark Attack is their Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster. Following the formula of classic Godzilladom, it was only a matter of time until the Mega Shark fought its robot doppelganger.

That’s exactly what will happen in Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark when the US military builds a cyborg shark to hunt down and kill the Mega Shark once and for all.

Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark Getting Ready to Rumble

The Asylum’s Paul Bales had the following to say about the cult phenomenon that is Mega Shark:

“The fan response to the MEGA SHARK franchise has been rabid. In addition to a very persuasive on-line petition, we found that Mega Shark has taken on a life of her own. We’ve received photos of Mega Shark cakes, toys and games on a near-daily basis, and we thought it was high time she did battle with an iconic Mecha monster.”

Too soon for any word on what stunt casting they’ll pull off for this third installment, but I’m willing to bet anyone that was ever a cast member on “The Surreal Life” should be sitting by their phones in anticipation this very moment.

If the Mega Shark franchise continues to parallel the Godzilla series, then the logical follow-up to Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark should have aliens trying to conquer Earth by taking control of the Giant Octopus, Crocosaurus, Mega Piranha, Moby Dick, Mega Python, Gatoroid, Two-Headed Shark, Mecha Shark, and some new aquatic space creature they bring in, and the human race is forced to turn to the Mega Shark to save them. You know what I’m talking about.

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Did You Catch Chucky and King Kong’s Cameo in the Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s New Movie?

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You may remember a few months back there was a kick-ass trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure flick Ready Player One that sported a quick glimpse of not only Freddy Krueger, but Stephen King’s Christine as well.

If those slick horror nods weren’t enough for you, today we have the new trailer for the film and guess who shows up? Yep, you guess it (from the headline) but Mr. Charles Lee Ray lends a helping knife to a battle, and the king of the jungle, Kong himself!

Very cool.

The cameos in the trailer is one of those “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” things, but let’s hope he has a bit more screentime in the actual movie. By the way, is Ready Player One reminding anyone else of the “Imagination Land” episode(s) of “South Park”…?

You can check out the trailer below and then make sure to let us know what you think!

The film is directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernie Cline, and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, T.J. Miller, Hannah John-Kamen, and Letitia Wright.

Ready Player One hits theaters March 30, 2018.

Synopsis:

In the near future, outcast teenager Wade Watts escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.

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The Shape of Water Scores 7 Nominations at This Year’s Golden Globes

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Earlier today we let you know Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller Get Out scored nods at this year’s Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture and Best Actor – both in the Comedy category.

Strange.

That said, another film from our beloved genre is getting some love in the form of writer-director Guillermo del Toro’s new creature feature The Shape of Water.

The film was given nominations in a staggering 7 categories including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Sally Hawkins, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Octavia Spencer, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Richard Jenkins.

Del Toro also scored nods for his work as director and co-screenwriter for the film.

You can check out the full list of nominations right HERE.

The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by Vanessa Taylor and del Toro, and stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stulbarg, and Doug Jones.

The Shape of Water is currently playing in theaters.

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In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

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Get Out Scores Golden Globe Nominations… as a Comedy

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It was a few weeks back now when we let you guys in on the rather puzzling news that the Golden Globes was considering Jordan Peele horror-thriller Get Out as a nominee…

As a comedy.

As strange as that news was, it seems it wasn’t a joke in its own right as Jordan Peele’s Get Out has scored a nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The news broke this morning with the full release of this year’s nominations via EW.

You can check out the full list HERE.

One cool thing is that actor Daniel Kaluuya also scored a nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – again, Musical or Comedy. Sad and borderline ridiculous that Peele didn’t score nods as director OR screenwriter. For shame, Golden Globes.

What do you think of this news? Are you just glad Get Out got SOME love from this year’s Gloden Globes, or could you care less about awards season? Let us know below!

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Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship; but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined.

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