For some viewers, just the word “sequel” is cringe-worthy. Whenever we venture out to the theaters to support the latest release from our favorite franchise, we’re armed with the knowledge that we’re either going to come out of it extremely let down and disappointed, or clawing our faces for more. Some of us are willing to take that chance, because while the formula for a successful sequel is tricky, it can be done right! Now You See It weighs in on the matter with a video essay: What Makes a Sequel Good? (more…)
Humanity’s understanding of reality was shattered when we received the news that a critically panned, yet highly profitable cinematic adaptation of a cartoon/toy line from the 1980s would get a sequel. Confused, panicked civilians took to the streets, looting and rioting as they screamed “WHY???” and asked what kind of God could allow this… (more…)
Remember the dignity and the gravitas of the above scene in Simon West‘s Con Air? Where madman Cyrus The Virus (John Malkovich) threatens the life of the stuffed rabbit badass Army Ranger Cameron Poe (Nicholas Cage) bought for his daughter?
Well, say goodbye to this kind of serious, intelligent filmmaking if West has his way. The director has recently admitted that he’d like to set a sequel to his modern classic in space!
1997’s Con Air made $223 mil. at the box-office worldwide, and has become utterly ubiquitous on cable and broadcast television–odds are, it’s playing right now somewhere. Follow me after the jump for the bewildering plans Simon West has for Con Air 2: (more…)
In just about 3 years, another film in the POTC franchise will take what it can–which, based on history, could be as much as a billion dollars worldwide–and give nothing back, except a reasonably entertaining two hours or so.
Perhaps solely to remind us that they STILL do things other than Star Wars and superheroes, Disney has decided to continue the lucrative franchise with a fifth installment tentatively subtitled “Dead Men Tell No Tales”.
As for who will make up this outing’s cast, we have no information as of yet–though all 4 installments have thus far starred Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa, so the return of one or both of them is more or less assured…..and frankly, I don’t see how you could even consider making a POTC film without Depp–but then, I didn’t think they could (or should) make one without Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley….More after the jump: (more…)
It’s still over a week until Transformers: Age of Extinction makes us fall in love with Bay-hem all over again, but rest assured, Trans4mers won’t be the last “robots in disguise” movie to roll out in the multiplex if Paramount Pictures has there way. At the CineEurope conference in Barcelona, Spain studio bigwigs laid out their plans, and future Transformers films have a big part to play in those plans. Yes fans, in 2016, it’s time to bring on Tran5formers. (Spelling intentional. And trademarked. Probably not by us.) (more…)
As James Cameron toils away in pre-production for the back-to-back-to-back Avatar sequels nobody asked for (can we even find a legit fan of these films any longer?), questions have swirled around the three upcoming pictures. What are they even about, and who from the original cast will even return for the second, third and fourth go-rounds?
Well, confirmation from one major cast member has come, as Sigourney Weaver says that she will, indeed, be returning for all three Avatar sequels.
Zack Snyder‘s highly anticipated Man of Steel sequel Batman Vs. Superman (as it is currently known) has just signed 300: Rise of an Empire‘s Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto of The Wolverine, and Oscar-winner Holly Hunter–best known for Raising Arizona, O Brother Where Art Thou?, and as the voice of The Incredibles‘ Elastigirl.
For further details, you know what to do. (more…)
With the newest and, so it seems, most ambitious entry in the X-Men film franchise less than two months away, six new featurettes have been released in anticipation of X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s imminent arrival. These featurettes are a combination of set tours, interviews, and explanations of plot details–with snippets of actual film footage sprinkled here and there.
See more after the jump–and beware of minor spoilers: (more…)
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog was judged by yours truly to be the nerdiest musical ever made. If you have not seen it, then look it up…NOW. It’s only about 45 minutes long–I’ll be here when you’re finished.
Aren’t you glad I made you do that? Want more? Of course you do. And while it’s old news that a sequel is in the works, there hasn’t been many updates from the filmmakers. Which is understandable, as Joss and Jed Whedon have been ridiculously busy as of late.
Today – February 11, 2014 – marks the beginning of production for the second most anticipated sequel to be released in 2015. (If you don’t know what the first is–welcome to the internet! How was life under that rock?) (more…)