Guest / Limited Access /

If you've were on Twitter at all this weekend, you probably saw some weird tweets ending with the hashtag "#sharknado." The bizarre film exploded all over social media, but you won't find it playing at your local theater. A release on the Syfy television channel, Sharknado was produced by The Asylum, a production company that specializes in "mockbusters"—B-movie mock-blockbusters, often parodying recent films. Asylum partners David Rimawi and Paul Bales were recently interviewed by GQ. "The only we haven't done is straight drama," said Rimawi. "In other words, good films," said Bales. According to Syfy's website, the film will be re-aired tonight at 9/8 c, so tune in and join the tweeting. Read more here.

Despicable Me 2 dominated the box office for its second weekend running, beating out the openings of Grown Ups 2 and Pacific Rim. (If you're having trouble deciding between which of the three to see, go read our review of Pacific Rim and Grown Ups 2here, and then stick with the yellow minions.) Grown Ups followed Despicable Me with a $42.5 mil opening, and Pacific Rim came in at $38.3 mil.

A small specialty opening, Fruitvale Station, pulled in $377,285 from the seven theaters it opened in this weekend. That makes it one of the best per-theater-averages of 2013. Fruitvale, a production of The Weinstein Company, won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance this year. It's based on the true story of Oscar Grant, a young black man living in the Bay Area who was unjustly shot by a police officer, and the reeling impact the incident had on the community. The uncanny timeliness of the story—in light of the Zimmerman trial—has ...

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.

Support Christian thought journalism. Donate to our nonprofit ministry today.
Read These NextSee Our Latest
Current Issue
Subscriber Access Only Gleanings: January/February 2017
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our January/February issue).
RecommendedScorsese’s ‘Silence’ Asks What It Really Costs to Follow Jesus
Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Asks What It Really Costs to Follow Jesus
Martin Scorsese adapts Shusaku Endo’s acclaimed novel about faith, mission, and suffering.
Trending‘Worst Year Yet’: The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Hardest to Be a Christian
‘Worst Year Yet’: The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Hardest to Be a Christian
Islamic extremism now has a rival, according to 2017 World Watch List.
Editor's PickWomen’s March Sets Out to Exclude 40 Percent of American Women
Women’s March Sets Out to Exclude 40 Percent of American Women
What pro-life feminists actually have in common with their pro-choice counterparts.
Christianity Today
The Latest in Movie News, July 15, 2013
hide thisAccess The Archives

In the Archives

July 2013

To continue reading, subscribe now for full print and digital access.