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Where has the 3D Gone in Shark Night's Video Release?: A Movie Review

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Director: David R. Ellis.

Writers: Will Hayes and Jesse Studenberg (screenplay).

Cast: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan and Chris Carmack.

If given the choice of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, a guide to these predators of the deep, or Shark Night in 3D, a third option is really required. An IMAX treatment can fare better at exploring the deep than a high budget exploitation of killer sharks. In what the home video release delivers is the lack of 3D. Where’s the splash?

According to multiple sources, this movie is shot in 3D. To not release a proper release is very suspicious. In amidst the fervor by industry to have a 3D television in the homes of entertainment enthusiasts by the end of last year, that penetration feels thinner than a pancake. The demand is only as good as those who want to own a 72” plasma high definition set over a liquid crystal display.
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Shark Night 3D Blu-ray Review

  • HeyUGuys
Shark Night 3D arrives almost a year after Piranha 3D reigned supreme on DVD/Blu-ray. Unfortunately, where Piranha 3D relished in its ridiculousness, Shark Night 3D tries to escape that by “elevating” itself to something more. Where it had the potential to be another gory-filled B-movie homage (the fact it was originally called Untitled Shark Thriller 3D was promise enough), it loses it almost instantaneously by failing to capitalise on its lucrative conceit.

The plot itself couldn’t be simpler: When seven college friends are invited by their friend Sara (Sara Paxton) to her parents’ idyllic lake house, they relish the chance for a weekend filled with sun, sea and sex. However, when the friends discover the water is shark-infested, their serene weekend soon turns into an all-out nightmare.

What follows is an idiot’s guide to the horror-thriller genre. Packed full of as many clichés and stereotypes as physically possible,
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Blu-ray Review: Shark Night 3D

Shark Night 3D

Stars: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Katharine McPhee, Chris Zylka, Joel David Moore, Donal Logue | Written by Will Hayes, Jesse Studenberg | Directed by David R. Ellis

The latest shlock-horror flick from director David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane, Final Destination 2), whose films never cease to disappoint me, is another slice of fun-filled fear frolics which sees Ellis do for sharks in freshwater as he did for snakes on planes. This time round a bunch of college students head out to the Louisiana Gulf and a friends lake-side cabin to enjoy a weekend of partying, only there’s a problem – the psycho redneck locals have let loose a bunch of man-eating sharks in the lake! Imagine if you will a slasher movie such as the classic Friday the 13th series with its lakeside woodland setting and strange locals, then replace its hockey mask wearing
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Shark Night (2011) review

  • MoreHorror
by Jesse Miller, MoreHorror.com

Can any of you recall 2010’s Piranha? I sure can.

There was a film that revelled in the fact that it was B-grade trash, unabashedly offering a filthy, sleazy and gory romp. And you know what? It was fun.

This is the main problem here with Shark Night: it takes itself way too seriously playing it straight-faced with minimal laughs, gore and zero over-the-top quirkiness when we all know this film is anything but.

It’s called Shark Night, for crying out loud - this title alone betrays the audience in a way, teasing it’s something akin to something gleefully wicked like Piranha.

The film’s director, David R. Ellis (Final Destination 2), has had a shot at a B-grade romp before with Snakes On A Plane, which also failed to live up to being a goofy, trashy exploitation film.

Now, I’m a
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Review: Shark Night 3D

Shark Night 3D

Stars: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Katharine McPhee, Chris Zylka, Joel David Moore, Donal Logue | Written by Will Hayes, Jesse Studenberg | Directed by David R. Ellis

The latest shlock-horror flick from director David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane, Final Destination 2), whose films never cease to disappoint me, is another slice of fun-filled fear frolics which sees Ellis do for sharks in freshwater as he did for snakes on planes. This time round a bunch of college students head out to the Louisiana Gulf and a friends lake-side cabin to enjoy a weekend of partying, only there’s a problem – the psycho redneck locals have let loose a bunch of man-eating sharks in the lake! Imagine if you will a slasher movie such as the classic Friday the 13th series with its lakeside woodland setting and strange locals, then replace its hockey mask wearing
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Shark Night 3D (2011)

  • Planet Fury
Directed by: David R. Ellis

Written by: Will Hayes, Jesse Studenberg

Starring: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Cormack

I didn't go into Shark Night 3D expecting another Jaws. I was hoping for something closer to Deep Blue Sea, but what ended up on screen was more akin to Jaws: The Revenge. This was evident during the opening credits, as a montage of real shark footage included a brief shot of an animatronic shark from Deep Blue Sea. And the shot was reused during the end credits. Not a good sign.

Of course, we have an opening attack before getting to our main characters, and it's a charmer. A girl is frolicking in the lake with her sleazy boyfriend, who removes her top against her expressed wishes, tosses it further off shore, then goes off to get a sandwich. Instead of following and kicking his ass, she swims out, retrieves her
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Tmp's Fall 2011 Movie Guide: September

  • Cinelinx
Well, I'm done being sentimental for the week.  Summer 2011 was awesome, but you know what's better?  Fall 2011.  Almost Fifty films are releasing this fall, and most of them look to be very, very promising.  This is the time of the year when the excellent Oscar bait hits the screen, in addition to numerous action films attempting to capture the box office glory of Avatar or Titanic. Basically, there's something for everyone this fall.  Whether you're a hardcore movie buff or just an occasional movie watcher, Fall 2011 is a fine time to be a filmgoer!  Hell, even the usual dump month of September looks pretty damn awesome!  So without further ado, here's Tmp's Fall 2011 Movie Guide for September!

Apollo 18

Release: August 26 (Wide)

Genre: Sci-Fi Horror

Rated: PG-13

Synopsis: A covered up mission to the moon that occurred in the 1970's is revealed in this sci-fi horror.

Cast: Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen,
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Film Review: ‘Shark Night 3D’ is Stupid Enough to Be a Cult Film

  • HollywoodChicago.com
Chicago – “Shark Night 3D” is at the top of the food chain when it comes to the people-so-stupid-they-lack-basic-survival-skills category of horror thrillers, and has so many wrong elements it nearly swings back to be right.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

The biggest problem with Shark Night is that it’s deadly dull in spots, and strangely judicious in how they show the actual sharks. The 3D per usual is useless, unless you like chunks of fish goo floating around your eyes. Believe it or not, the acting is quite sincere (and over the top), and some of the dialogue is of the so-bad-it’s-good variety, nominating it for future cult status. The production would have been improved by excising the dull parts, but then again if they were thrown out the film would have been about 30 minutes.

In a nod to its classic predecessor “Jaws,” Shark 3D starts out with the promise of obscure
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Shark Night 3D Review

  • FilmJunk
Shark Night 3D DIrected by: David R. Ellis Written by: Will Hayes and Jesse Studenberg Starring: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Joel David Moore, Katharine McPhee, Alyssa Diaz, Chris Zylka, Donal Logue, Sinqua Walls, Joshua Leonard and Chris Carmack I’m such a sucker for a creature feature. Alligators, snakes, bears, piranhas and wild boars, I watch them all. But I have a soft spot for sharks. I’ll watch anything with a shark in it. Deep Blue Sea is a particular treat for me when I catch it on cable. I was really hoping Shark Night 3D would be in the vein of last summer’s insanely fun Piranha 3D, but it was not to be. Even I have a threshold for dopey stories, and this one tried my patience. It’s not particularly fun, and there isn’t enough gore to satisfy gore hounds (no doubt due to the
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Shark Night 3D Movie Review

  • ShockYa
Shark Night 3D Movie Review
Title: Shark Night 3D Directed By: David R. Ellis Starring: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Katharine McPhee, Chris Zylka, Alyssa Diaz, Joel David Moore, Sinqua Wells, Donal Logue, Joshua Leonard While most movies require endearing characters to get you from beginning to end and make you feel invested in what’s happening on the screen, that’s not necessary here. Fun, good scares and some carnage are all that’s needed in this recipe and nothing more. However, writers Will Hayes and Jesse Studenberg attempt to take their story one step further by giving it some heart. Heart in a movie called Shark Night 3D? Emotion in the midst of a hyper...
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Shark Night 3D review

Snakes On A Plane director David R Ellis turns his attention to the ocean for Shark Knight 3D. Here's Ron's review of this toothsome horror thriller...

The weather’s starting to get a little bit cooler, school is back in session for everyone of school age, and the last official day of summer is probably happening now while you’re reading this. It’s Labor Day weekend here in the States, and that means we get one last good day of summer fun, frolic, grilling out, and spending time with our families and friends before winter comes. For a group of college friends, this Labor Day might be their last.

Sara (Sara Paxton) has graciously invited her college friends Nick (Dustin Milligan), Beth (Katharine McPhee), Blake (Chris Zylka), Maya (Alyssa Diaz), Gordon (Joel David Moore), and Malik (Sinqua Walls) back to her family’s home in the middle of a lake in Louisiana bayou country.
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Labor Day Weekend Box Office Ahead - Shark Night 3D opens with Apollo 18 and The Debt

Shark Night 3D looks for some box office bite over Apollo 18 on Labor Day Weekend. The Help may very well top the charts again. Two wide releases contend to try topple DreamWorks' The Help, which could very well end up holding top spot for a third weekend in a row. Relativity Media's Shark Night 3D starring Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Katharine McPhee and Joel David Moore, opens in over 3,500 theaters at 2,806 locations nationwide. The thriller helmed by David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane, Cellular, The Final Destination), from the writing by Will Hayes and Jesse Studenberg. Dimension Films' docu-horror Apollo 18 teasing with the found-footage style of The Blair Witch Project, finds 3,328 theaters under the helm of Spanish helmer Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego. The film's uncredited cast consists of two small names in Warren Christie and Lloyd Owen.
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Labor Day Weekend Box Office Ahead - Shark Night 3D opens with Apollo 18 and The Debt

Shark Night 3D looks for some box office bite over Apollo 18 on Labor Day Weekend. The Help may very well top the charts again. Two wide releases contend to try topple DreamWorks' The Help, which could very well end up holding top spot for a third weekend in a row. Relativity Media's Shark Night 3D starring Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Katharine McPhee and Joel David Moore, opens in over 3,500 theaters at 2,806 locations nationwide. The thriller helmed by David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane, Cellular, The Final Destination), from the writing by Will Hayes and Jesse Studenberg. Dimension Films' docu-horror Apollo 18 teasing with the found-footage style of The Blair Witch Project, finds 3,328 theaters under the helm of Spanish helmer Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego. The film's uncredited cast consists of two small names in Warren Christie and Lloyd Owen.
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Shark Night 3D Behind-the-Scenes Video Bonanza

Are you one of those folks who watch the making-of features on DVDs more often than the actual movie itself? If you are, have we got a treat for you. Get ready to dig on lots of behind-the-scenes goodies from Shark Night 3D.

As bonus, we even added below more behind-the-scenes videos that we featured many months ago when the movie was still referred to as David R. Ellis' Untitled Shark Thriller. Go feast your eyes on all eye candy in this one neat little package.

David R. Ellis directed Shark Night 3D from a screenplay by Will Hayes and Jesse Studenberg. Shark Night 3D stars Sara Paxton (The Innkeepers, Last House on the Left), Chris Carmack (“The O.C.”), Dustin Milligan (“90210,” Slither), Joel David Moore (Avatar, Hatchet), Chris Zylka ("My Super Psycho Sweet 16") and Katharine McPhee (The House Bunny).

Did you see our video interview series?

Part 1 - Chris Carmack,
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Shark Night 3D Video Interviews with Director David R. Ellis and Animatronics Supervisor Walt Conti

In this final installment of our Shark Night 3D video interview series, we bring you some words of wisdom from two behind the camera talents, director David R. Ellis and animatronics supervisor Walt Conti.

Shark Night 3D stars Sara Paxton (The Innkeepers, Last House on the Left), Chris Carmack (“The O.C.”), Dustin Milligan (“90210,” Slither), Joel David Moore (Avatar, Hatchet), Chris Zylka ("My Super Psycho Sweet 16") and Katharine McPhee (The House Bunny). David R. Ellis helms the movie as director while Will Hayes and Jesse Studenberg wrote the screenplay.

Animatronic effects supervisor Walt Conti waxes on about the details that went into making the animatronic sharks while David R. Ellis elaborates on the remoteness of the island where they shot the movie as well as how he chose which shark to use.

Watch the first part of our Shark Night 3D video interview series with Chris Carmack, Chris Zylka, Alyssa Diaz and Sinqua Walls.
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Shark Night 3D Video Interviews With Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Katharine McPhee and Joel David Moore

In this second part of our Shark Night 3D video interview series, we focus on the talents of Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Katharine McPhee and Hatchet favorite Joel David Moore. Dig on the goods below!

David R. Ellis directed Shark Night 3D from a screenplay written by Will Hayes and Jesse Studenberg. Shark Night 3D stars Dustin Milligan (“90210,” Slither), Sara Paxton (The Innkeepers, Last House on the Left), Chris Carmack (“The O.C.”), Joel David Moore (Avatar, Hatchet), Chris Zylka ("My Super Psycho Sweet 16") and Katharine McPhee (The House Bunny).

Watch the first part of our Shark Night 3D video interview series with Chris Carmack, Chris Zylka, Alyssa Diaz and Sinqua Walls, where they talked about working with animatronic sharks and filming in 3D.

Make sure to check out our complete gallery of official images from the movie.

Shark Night 3D opens in the theaters September 2nd, 2011.

Sara Paxton

Dustin Milligan
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Shark Night 3D Video Interviews With Chris Carmack, Chris Zylka, Alyssa Diaz and Sinqua Walls

As theatre-goers seek respite from the summer heat in those nice chilled movie theaters this weekend, they can expect to be terrorized by more creatures. This time, Relativity Media's Shark Night 3D offers up an up close view of nature's most efficient killers in action against those perfect beach bodies.

Shark Night 3D stars Sara Paxton (The Innkeepers, Last House on the Left), Dustin Milligan (“90210,” Slither), Chris Carmack (“The O.C.”), Joel David Moore (Avatar, Hatchet), Chris Zylka ("My Super Psycho Sweet 16") and Katharine McPhee (The House Bunny) and is directed by David R. Ellis from a screenplay written by Will Hayes and Jesse Studenberg.

In this first part of our video interview series, cast members Chris Carmack, Chris Zylka, Alyssa Diaz and Sinqua Walls are showcased.

After these interviews, go watch our large collection of video clips from Shark Night 3D.

Shark Night 3D comes out in the theaters September 2nd,
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Check Out All 6 Shark Night 3D Teaser Clips

Shark Night 3D is directed by David R. Ellis (Scareface), written by Will Hayes and Jesse Studenberg, and stars Sara Paxton (Last house on the Left), Dustin Milligan (Slither), and Alyssa Diaz (Red Dawn). The folks over at Relativity Media sent us some brand new Shark Night 3D teaser clips. We put all the teaser clips right here on one page so you don’t have to go searching all over the Internet to find them. Shark Night 3D follows a group of preppy college kids on summer break. They take their summer vacation at a lake house in the Gulf of Louisiana and their party is ruined >>
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New Game Tie-In Announced for Shark Night 3D: Hungry Shark Night!

Bikinis? Check. Jet skis? Check. Beautiful lake house in the middle of nowhere? Check. Bloodthirsty sharks in the lake? Double Check! Future Games of London, developer of the popular Hungry Shark games, and Relativity Media are bringing you something extra special: Hungry Shark Night!

From the Press Release:

The Hungry Shark Night game is an adaptation of this fall's sexy and terrifying release of Shark Night 3D. A sexy summer weekend turns into a blood-soaked nightmare for a group of college students trapped on an island surrounded by voracious underwater predators in Shark Night 3D, a terrifying thrill ride featuring a red-hot young cast including Sara Paxton (Superhero Movie, Last House on the Left), Dustin Milligan (“90210,” Slither), Chris Carmack (“The O.C.”), Joel David Moore (Avatar) and Katharine McPhee (The House Bunny). Shark Night 3D is directed by David R. Ellis (The Final Destination) and written by Will Hayes and Jesse Studenberg.
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Shark Night 3D Prizepack Giveaway!!

Hey shark enthusiasts, have we got a contest for you. In celebration of another of our favorite predators, Wamg has a chum-my (like that??) special giveaway before Relativity Media unleashes Shark Night 3D on September 2nd! Oh the glory of a summer weekend that turns into a chomping nightmare for a group of college students hunted by blood-thirsty underwater predators.

“Grab your friends, for one last bite of Summer!” and enter to win Roe passes/Prizepack Combo for Shark Night 3D.

Official Rules:

1. Roe passes: admit-two run-of-engagement passes to see Shark Night 3D at any area Wehrenberg Theatres location playing the film. (passes are valid Mon-Thurs beginning 9/5).

2. Fill Out Your Name And Email Address Below

3. Answer The Following: Tell us why you want to see Shark Night 3D? And what’s your favorite water-monster movie?

Winners Will Be Chosen Through A Random Drawing Of Qualifying Contestants

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