We have 3 big events in October:
We have 3 big events in October:
Doctor Butcher, M.D.
Not to be confused with Dr. Butcher, DDS.
Updated schedule of Kevin Maher Comedy Shows/Events:
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THE BROOKLYN BRAIN JAM
Sunday September 7th, 12 noon – 6:00 PM
at The Bell House, 149 7th Street in Brooklyn
What: A six-hour extravaganza, a buffet of entertainment from four distinct series KEVIN GEEKS OUT, THE STORY COLLIDER, NERD NITE and THE BIG QUIZ THING.
Tickets and details HERE.
I was recently guest on THE FLOPHOUSE podcast, where I talked about my most hated movie: WALKING WITH DINOUSAURS.
You can listen to it HERE.
My passion for shark movies outweighed my distrust of basic-cable talking-head clip shows and I agreed to appear on SyFy channel’s SHARKMANIA: THE TOP 15 BIGGEST, BADDEST, BLOODIEST BITES.
Here are some jokes that did not appear during the broadcast, but are good enough to blog.
(In the TV business, we call these “web exclusives!”)
FUN FACT: Killing a shark with a chainsaw was first seen in 2009’s MALIBU SHARK ATTACK.
CGI sharks can do things that would normally be impossible, like caring about the characters in SHARK NIGHT.
SHARKS IN VENICE was actually filmed in Bulgaria. But who’s gonna see a movie called SHARKS IN BULGARIA?
The lead shark in SHARKS IN VENICE was played by Gary Busey.
Humans kills 30 – 70 sharks per year in worldwide fisheries, so it makes sense that GHOST SHARK wants revenge.
GHOST SHARK can appear wherever there’s water, so I guess some nerd has written some GHOST SHARK/WATERWORLD fan fiction.
GHOST SHARK can appear wherever there’s water, so I guess the only safe place is Dune. Arrakis. Desert Planet.
The makers of the TV-movie SHARK KILL would like you to know that OPEN WATER is a rip-off of their JAWS knock-off.
OPEN WATER was based on a true story where all the character die. And yet, there is a sequel.
Downer movie OPEN WATER doesn’t rely on the standard ending of blowing up the shark. You can see why so many filmmakers stick to that formula.
A true JAWS rip-off, SWAMP SHARK features a small town that won’t let a killer shark cancel their local event. “I’m not canceling Gator Fest!”
The closing credits of BAIT say that no sharks were harmed in the making of the movie. That’s because all the sharks were CGI.
Sand Sharks have been around since that Huey Lewis & the News video “If This Is It.”
Sand-dwelling creatures were also the villains in the 1980 film BLOOD BEACH.
Odd that in these shark movies characters never mention the movie JAWS. Do they live in a world where JAWS was never released? Or no one saw it?
People forget that JAWS is a PG movie. The 70’s were a different time.
JAWS 2 is the only JAWS film to be adapted as a children’s coloring book.
The first JAWS featured complicated men going to sea to hunt a shark, but JAWS 2 is like “the cast of MEATBALLS goes sailing.”
JAWS 3 is so bad it makes JAWS 2 look like JAWS 1.
JAWS 4 is so bad it makes JAWS 3 look like JAWS 2.
I don’t want to sound like an imdb message board, but in MEGA SHARK VS. GIANT OCTOPUS, there’s just NOT ENOUGH MEGA SHARK!!
I hope Sam Jackson’s monologue in DEEP BLUE SEA is being used by high school drama students.
I hope Sam Jackson has a long life, but when he passes, I want DEEP BLUE SEA to be his clip at the Academy Awards.
SHARKTOPUS is the 2nd movie to feature a tentacled, mutant shark. The first is 1984’s DEVIL FISH, made popular by MST3K.
In 1975 the New York Times called JAWS “a big-budget Roger Corman film.” Since then Roger Corman’s made a number of low-budget JAWS films.
Corman is responsible for:
UP FROM THE DEPTHS
HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP
SHARKTOPUS VS. PTEROCUDA
SHARKTOPUS VS. MERMANTULA
Shark movies are like Tyler Perry movies, even when they’re terrible they still make money.
Previously I’d compared the two types of Shark movie posters (see the gallery HERE.)
But here’s another poster trope: HANDS GRASPING FOR DEAR LIFE.
The hands are always caucasian. And they frequently belong to men. (Otherwise the poster will show the woman in her bikini.)
Happy Blobfest Weekend!
Some of you are excited about Free Slurpee Day or the new Planet of the Apes movie.
But I’m excited to go to Phoenixville, PA — the town where THE BLOB (1958) was filmed.
Here’s a video I made for AMC back in 2008, my first Blobfest:
This year’s theme is Kaiju, and the organizers had a “Kaiju Haiku” contest. There was a different prize each week.
I was bummed that I didn’t win the King Kong pillowcases, but delighted to learn that my haiku won the grand prize: passes to Blobfest!
And my poem was turned into this 3-panel comic by Jason Deeble (of Monster Haiku)
Here’s the full schedule for this weekend’s Blobfest. (including appearances by Joel Hodgson and Ghoul a Go Go)
It’s worth the trip.
WEEHAWKEN, NJ – on Sunday July 13th @ 7:00pm
THE HAWK – Comedy, Music & Storytelling
ABOUT THIS SHOW:
Susie Felber’s new variety series features a variety of acts including music, storytelling and a rare stand-up performance by Kevin Maher.
For more about the show, read this article.
at the PARK AVENUE BAR & GRILL
3417 Park Avenue, Union City NJ 07087
Just $5 (and 2-items)
Kevin Maher and Tom Blunt co-host this new little film chat show at the Actor’s Fund Theater.
with special guests HARMON LEON (VICE, Esquire, Wired)
and FEM APPEAL (founder/producer of Kitty Nights Burlesque)
ABOUT THIS SHOW:
Two distinctive voices from NYC’s vibrant world of film appreciation prepare to join forces in an event that invites cinema junkies and curiosity-seekers to mingle, compare notes, and sample obscure film tidbits from the collections of odd-couple hosts Kevin Maher (Kevin Geeks Out) and Tom Blunt (Meet The Lady). Special guests: HARMON LEON and FEM APPEAL.
In conversations between film folks, “Have you seen this?” is a loaded question which can either illuminate a path toward common ground or kick off an endless cycle of one-upmanship — sometimes both! Enjoy as Maher and Blunt navigate this minefield in real-time, surprising each other with clips as a springboard into the sort of discussion and humorous observation that fans of “Kevin Geeks Out” and “Meet The Lady” have returned for year after year. One hour of show, plus one hour of after-party: a well-rounded evening of entertainment knitting together NYC’s artists and arts communities.
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS? with Kevin & Tom
At the Actors Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
The Actor’s Fund is right off the Hoyt/Schermerhorn stop of the A/C/G trains, Hoyt stop of the 2/3, Jay St. F, Borough Hall 4/5, Dekalb B/Q/R, and so forth.
YONKERS, NY – on Saturday, July 19th @ 8:00pm
Kevin & Matt Geek Out About Shark Movies at The Alamo Drafthouse-Trailer from Matthew Glasson on Vimeo.
KEVIN & MATT GEEK OUT
ABOUT SHARK MOVIES