Judah Friedlander Says ‘Sharknado 2’ Is the ‘Most Important Film Ever Made About Climate Change’


You thought Sharknado 2: The Second One was just gonna be a big bunch of pretty, washed-up faces, huh? HA. Judah Friedlander’s report from ground zero: “This to me is the most important film ever made about climate change.” Also: it features “some of the top shark actors in the world.” Get the hell ready.

Boots, the producer who came out of nowhere to rock a ton of Beyoncé, released two new solo tracks. Here’s one. It’s all over the place, and it’s frigging great. [via]
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Drake’hosting the ESPYs.

Paramount TV — which relaunched a year ago — is doing a Truman Show show.

Frank Ocean’s close to finishing his second album. That is a momentous factoid.

Watch Studio 8H transform over the course of last week’s Saturday Night Live taping.

Coloring book pages from uplifting movies like Se7en, Requiem for a Dream, and The Shining. [via]

Amazon’s third pilot season will feature The Cosmopolitans (half-hour comedy, Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny in Paris) and Hand of God (hour-long drama, Ron Perlman “as a hard-living judge who uses visions he believes are sent by God as leads in his vigilante mission to track down the rapist who destroyed his family,” first TV project from director Marc Forster [Monster’s Ball, World War Z, Quantum of Solace]).

Mars Volta dudes Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López and Flea have formed a band called Antemasque. [via]

Broadway’s hipsteriest moment — a revival of 1996 play This Is Our Youthwill feature Michael Cera (making his Broadway debut), Kieran Culkin, teen-journalism icon Tavi Gevinson, and music from Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij.

Oscar Nuñez (The Office) and Kerri Kenney (Reno 911!) will visit New Girl.

FX CEO John Landgraf: We do a fair amount of business with Netflix. One of the things that bothers me about Netflix is they make darn sure when they make an original series like Orange Is the New Black or House of Cards that is identified with the phrase ‘A Netflix Original Series.’ [But] they are equally staunch about totally stripping ‘AMC’ off of Mad Men or ‘FX’ off of Sons of Anarchy.”

New York mayor Bill De Blasio called CBS’s Les Moonves to ask that Late Show remain in the city.

And from the Sure, Why Not? Department: Firefly’s theme song redone in the style of yacht rock. [via]

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