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Summer TV 2014's Top Villains!

August 17th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
Summer TV 2014's Top Villains!
You can’t have a good TV show without a villain. Even if it’s a reality show about making widgets, there’s got to be an evil widget in the mix making trouble for the rest of em’. With Summer 2014’s television season just about to set, we thought it would be fun to talk a look back and see which television evil-doers positively sizzled!

In no particular order (here there be spoilers!) …

Thomas Eichorst - The Strain (FX)

If you've been watching FX’s schlocky end-of-the-world vampire drama The Strain you've probably enjoyed Richard Sammel's chilly portrayal of the head vamp’s slithery ass...
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Want To Smell Like A Shark? Tara Reid Has Got You Covered With 'Sharknado' Inspired Fragrance

August 3rd, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Tara Reid To Make A 'Sharknado' Inspired Perfume
That's right - Tara Reid is further cashing in on the 'Sharknado' phenomenon with her new perfume cleverly titled 'Shark.'

Despite what you might think Eau d' Sharknado might smell like (notably human viscera and chum) Tara insists that her upcoming fragrance will be "…incorporate a plethora of “lavender” colored flowers, which is Tara’s favorite color.” So, disappointingly, this actually has nothing to do with Sharks (false advertising at its finest.)

It won't make smaller fish swim away when they smell you, and it won't cause cyclonic devastation to cities or towns. Also, it probably wo...
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'Sharknado 2' Explodes On Twitter, Is Syfy's Most Watched Original Film Ever

July 31st, 2014 7:03pm EDT
'Sharknado 2' Explodes On Twitter, Is Syfy's Most Watched Origin
Nearly 4 million viewers tuned in to "Sharknado 2: The Second One" on Syfy on Wednesday night, making it the most watched original movie ever in the network's history.

"Sharknado 2" jumped 183 percent in viewership compared to the first film.

The shark-tastic program garnered a staggering 1 billion impressions on Twitter, according to a Syfy press release. More people chatted about Sharknado 2 than Miley Cyrus during MTV’s 2013 Video Music Awards, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on their wedding day or Transformers, The Lego Movie, Godzilla and 22 Jump Street on each of the film's worldwid...
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'Sharknado 2' -- How Epic Will It Be?

July 30th, 2014 8:43am EDT
'Sharknado 2: The Second One' Includes More Sharks, More Chainsa
Only time will tell whether "Sharknado 2: The Second One" will have the cultural significance as its predecessor, but we'll know tonight after it airs on Syfy.

During a press call with actors Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Vivica A. Fox and director Anthony C. Ferrante, the group talked about the highly anticipated sequel and what fans can expect this time around.

Reid promised "more sharks," while Fox said there will be a lot of action and cameos. "I was really pleasantly surprised how many people wanted to be a part of this film when they saw it. It's like, famous faces just keep popping u...
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7 Ridiculous Movies That Are Crazier Than 'Sharknado'

July 28th, 2014 9:00am EDT
7 Ridiculous Movies That Are Crazier Than 'Sharknado'
Sharknado took Twitter by storm last August and has given the SyFy network an unexpected ongoing franchise. The latest installment hits the U.S. July 30 with Sharknado 2: The Second One. Yes, that's really the subtitle.

What's really amazing about Sharknado, even to SyFy executives, is that there have been countless other intentionally awful movies that mix monsters with disasters but Sharknado was the first to become a global phenomenon. If you're looking for a fix of the ridiculous, here are some of our favorite monster mashups.

Anonymous Rex

This 2004 film imagines a world where ...
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12 Things We Learned From NBCUniversal's Cable TCA Press Tour

July 16th, 2014 9:39am EDT
12 Things We Learned From NBCUniversal's Cable TCA Press Tour
Summer is here, and that means it's also time for the Summer TCA Press Tour, when TV networks to show off their latest slew of shows to a crowd of film critics.

But the days are long and stuffed with television. Hours upon hours, days upon days. A lot of TV. So for convenience's sake, we've shortened things down to only the most important parts of each presentation- this time, from NBCUniversal, and all the many cable channels currently in their employ.

12. "Mr. Robot" is the Real Title of a Real Pilot on USA

USA was quick to announce two new pilots it had just ordered. One, "Complicatio...
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Lev Grossman's 'The Magicians' Heading To The Small Screen

July 12th, 2014 11:28am EDT
Lev Grossman's 'The Magicians' Heading To The Small Screen
Syfy announced earlier this week that it has greenlit a pilot of "The Magicians," a series based on the hugely popular fantasy books by Lev Grossman.

"Lev Grossman's dazzling blend of magic and realism will capture the imagination of a new generation of viewers and further strengthen Syfy's ownership of premium quality sci-fi fantasy drama," explained Dave Howe, President of Syfy.

The one-hour drama will center on Quentin and his 20-something friends who, while studying magic in New York, discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is actually real.

Grossman is al...
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5 TV Shows For Your 'Game Of Thrones' Withdrawal

July 9th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
5 TV Shows For Your 'Game Of Thrones' Withdrawal
Admit it, you have Game of Thrones withdrawal. It's OK, we're not judging you here at Starpulse, mainly because we're in the same boat! We miss Game of Thrones as much as you do, and the idea of waiting for season 5 when it airs sometime around April 2015, well, is tearing us up inside. After four years of investing our time, patience, love, hate and endless fan chatter about the characters of Game of Thrones, to have them snatched away from us yet again is genuinely cruel.

However, there is hope! While you may have to wait just under a year until you get your Game of Thrones fix, there ...
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9 Best TV Series' Adapted From A Feature Film

April 30th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
9 Best TV Series' Adapted From A Feature Film
More often than not, a popular television series will be capitalized upon in a quick-release feature film that often becomes a forgotten fragment of an actor or actresses work. But, there are even fewer great television series that are based on a movie. In fact there are so few that 9 was the magic number for this list. A great television series has to capture the audience's attention and make them want to tune in weekly, despite the myriad of choices they have. These in particular, did the job and well.

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Series and Film)

There are very few people who recall th...
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Rutledge Wood, Sam Witwer Set For 2014 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

April 12th, 2014 12:01pm EDT
Rutledge Wood, Sam Witwer Set For 2014 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
By the time you're reading this, the 2014 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race will be just hours away. At yesterday's practice and qualifying day, BFTV finally caught up with our friend and defending champion Rutledge Wood - who by virtue of his victory now starts in the Pro category - and newcomer to the field, but not to our audience, Sam Witwer. Here's what Rut and Sam had to tell us about their plans for handling this race and their future projects.

Rutledge is being a little, shall we say, cautious about his chances. "I think the only way that we'll have a shot is if we steal the keys to Al Uns...
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