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JAWS Floating Roadshow on Lake Travis

Check this out – the legendary Alamo Drafthouse will be showing JAWS on the water:

UPDATE! The Friday July 2 show sold out in record time, so they added a Saturday, July 3 show as well! TIX ON SALE TUES 6/22 at NOON!

The most legendary Rolling Roadshow event in history is BACK!

“We’ve been doing Rolling Roadshows for years now, showcasing the finest films under the night sky in glorious 35mm, and Austin has been home to many of our very greatest events. But when people reminisce about Roadshow history, one show comes up without fail: The Ultimate JAWS Experience!”

“Well, we’re fearlessly returning to the depths with a full-scale white-knuckle no-babies FLOATING JAWS SCREENING where YOU can watch the most terrifying aquatic horror film in history while adrift on an inner tube (supplied by us) in beautiful, deep, dark Lake Travis. We hereby guarantee the most heart-stopping screening on Earth, with a few added surprises to make sure you’re awake and alert. Plus, every ticket includes a bowl of shark gazpacho, just like mom used to make.”

“This event is limited, and considering the 2004 screening was the movie event of the year, we recommend you nab those tickets quick!”

Screenings (click on a show time to buy tickets):

  • Friday, July 02, 2010
  • Saturday, July 03, 2010

Dinoshark Premieres March 13th on SyFy

Fans of JAWS ripoffs and cheesy SyFy movies won’t want to miss “Dinoshark“, premiering March 13th 9:00/8:00 Central on the SyFy Channel. The “film” stars Eric Balfour (“Six Feet Under”, “24”) and Iva Hasperger and was produced by the legendary Roger Corman. Check out this plot:

A frozen Plesiosaur-shark baby is released as a glacier falls into the sea, and the freed fish grows to epic proportions, heading from Alaska south to Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Dinoshark wreaks havoc on coastal dwellers and meets his match with American Trace McGraw, a pleasure boat captain working in the Mexican resort.

What do you think JAWS fans?  Leave your comments below.

According to Corman, “Dinoshark” will be followed soon after by “Sharktopus” (with Eric Roberts), then “Dinocroc vs Supergator,” and then maybe “Dinoshark vs Sharktopus.” “The chances are 100% that you will get ‘Dinocroc vs Supergator.’ We’re working on that right now,” Corman said. “If people like it, we’ll probably do ‘Dinoshark vs Sharktopus.'” Corman explained that Dinoshark made sense; it is a prehistoric dinoshark whose sperm got trapped in ice. The ice melts after many years and dinoshark attacks. Sharktopus, on the other hand, is a bit more complicated.

He explained: “There are Somali pirates or terrorists operating in local waters in small boats. The Navy has the assignment to wipe out these Somali pirates and/or destroy the boats of these terrorists, but they cannot send in a Navy ship, because that would be a violation of territorial waters.”

“So [fictional company] Blue Water has been given the assignment to create a super-deadly but controllable — through electronic implants in its brain — creature that’s half-shark and half-octopus and can go in the waters where we’re not supposed to be. The creature can use its tentacles to grab the boat and overturn it, and the shark eats the pirates or the terrorists.”

Source: Sci-Fi Wire

Star in your own JAWS Spoof! – JOWLS by JibJab

Funny video makers JibJab have created a very funny short parody of JAWS called JOWLS. You can substitute the heads of Brody, Quint, and Hooper with your own photos. Try it out and post yours in the comments below!

National Lampoon’s JAWS 3, People 0 – Script and Review

One of the best things about Pat Jankiewicz’s new book Just When You Thought it Was Safe: A JAWS Companion is that has a reprint of the proposed movie poster for JAWS 3, People 0, the JAWS comedy/parody sequel that never happened.

In 1979, JAWS Producers David Brown and Richard D. Zanuck partnered with National Lampoon of Animal House fame, commissioned a script and signed on as Executive Producers. Joe Dante (Piranha, Gremlins, Innerspace) was to direct.

Matty Simmons, Producer of Animal House and Vacation came up with a story idea and the screenplay was by John Hughes (Vacation, The Breakfast Club, Home Alone) and Tod Carroll. The script involves a shark causing mayhem while a film company tries to shoot “JAWS 3”, and begins with JAWS writer “Peter Benchley” being devoured by a shark in his swimming pool while he is working on the script for “JAWS 3”. All the villains are film execs and the whole thing is very corny. According to Simmons, Steven Spielberg was not happy about the sequel and JAWS 3-D was made instead. Forces of Geek has uploaded the script for all to read at the link below:

The True Tale of National Lampoon’s JAWS 3, PEOPLE 0

Another blogger did a review of the script, and that is available here:

Jaws 3/People 0 – Script Review

New JAWS Book Now Available!

Just When You Thought It Was Safe: A JAWS Companion

The book, by Pat Jankiewicz, takes an in-depth look at JAWS and its sequels.  Each film is covered, with inside stories, trivia, body counts and more. Learn why John Hancock’s more bloody version of JAWS 2 was scrapped, personality conflicts between Roy Scheider and eventual JAWS 2 director Jeannot Szwarc, the proposed JAWS 3, People 0 comedy sequel, and which sequel was to begin with the death of Brody. The book also covers JAWS knock-offs such as Piranha, Grizzly and others.

To buy the book, click the link below:

JAWS Event/Screening April 30th with Carl Gottlieb

On Thursday, April 30th, Jaws Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb will add his hand prints to the cement of the
historic Vista Theater in Los Angeles prior to a 9:30 special screening of Jaws.

 

See Steven Spielberg’s classic “Jaws” on the big screen at the Los Angeles
United Film Festival
and witness how movie making was forever changed. It’ll prepare you for The Shark is Still Working uncovering the
impact and legacy of Jaws. Movie introduction by special guests. Tickets
for Thursday, April 30th’s showing are on sale for $5. (35mm print)

 

The Los Angeles United Film Festival is excited to announce that both the 9:45pm World Premiere and Midnight Encore screenings
of “The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact and Legacy of Jaws” are SOLD OUT.
Purchase tickets for the newly added Sunday morning, 10:00am Encore screening.
In attendance for the Saturday screenings will be the Jaws Screenwriter, Carl Gottlieb and Production Designer, Joe Alves.
Plus Legendary Makeup Effects Artist, Gregory Nicotero will be bringing a Jaws shark head like the one shown at JAWSFest.

Pictures from the Roy Scheider Tribute in Beverly Hills

On April 4th, an event honoring the late Roy Scheider was hosted by his wife Brenda Siemer Scheider and Joshua Newton, British writer-director of Iron Cross, Roy’s last film. The event was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and was attended by the stars of Iron Cross, as well as Roy’s children and some of his friends, including Richard Dreyfuss.

More pictures here:

Smile from the Stars: A Celebration of the Life of Roy Scheider

JAWS RiffTrax Released!

RiffTrax for JAWS is now available!

RiffTrax are comedic MP3 tracks that you play in-sync with your favorite movies. Written and performed by the stars of the award-winning TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000, RiffTrax brings the unique humor of “Satellite of Love” partners Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett to Hollywood’s hit movies.

“Long before blockbusters like Spider-Man 2, Shrek the Third, or Garden State there was Jaws, the story of small town mayor Larry Vaughn (played by the magnificent Murray Hamilton) and his quest to find the perfect jacket to wear while resisting the whining of Richard Dreyfuss. There is also a shark. ”

You can check out a sample and/or purchase JAWS RiffTrax here:

JAWS RiffTrax

Roy Scheider Event in LA April 4th


From Entertainment Hollywood Magazine:

February 10, is the 1-year anniversary of Roy Scheider’s death and while Hollywood is still mourning the loss of a great actor,- we’re pleased to announce that there will be a big event held in his honor on April 4th in Los Angeles with all of his celebrity friends, “A Celebration of Roy Scheider.” In addition, he also has a film coming out posthumously that will be completed this summer called “Iron Cross” – they’re going to preview the trailer of his film at the event. The event will then be followed by a series of screenings throughout the month of April of Roy’s most famous films.

More details to come!

Surfers Have Close Call With Jumping Shark (video)

Full story here:
http://www.wptv.com/news/local/story/Local-surfers-close-call-with-a-jumping-shark/aHY7h6tKVkmqoASvFNT3EA.cspx

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