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Sequel-Proof Movies That Somehow Got Sequels

There are some movies that you can tell the filmmakers never intended to make a sequel to. They either just wanted to tell a solid, self-contained story or they wanted to eliminate the possibility that anyone would even attempt to … Continue reading

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For Every Director in the Alien Series, Their Best Work Was Yet to Come

The Alien series should be revered as the proving ground for future greatness, not necessarily as perfection in and of itself. Continue reading

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The Return of ‘The Return of’ Movie

It’s back. On January 20, 2017, xXx: Return of Xander Cage will debut in theaters, marking actor Vin Diesel’s return to the series 15 years after he appeared in the first xXx film in 2002. That film was a surprise … Continue reading

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Unceremonious Ways Sequels Dump the Previous Film’s Love Interest

Sequels are never easy. They have to continue where the last film left off and add something new to the mix so they don’t feel stale. Frequently this involves writing out the previous love interest in order to make room … Continue reading

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10 Movies About Aliens That Don’t Have Any Language Barriers

Science fiction is a funny business. You want to have just enough scientific realism to be believable, but you don’t want to spend the whole film talking about hardware or the linguistics problems involved in human-alien communication. Some movies manage … Continue reading

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What Makes the Trailer for Aliens (1986) Perfect

Are you in the mood for a perfect movie trailer? Look no further than the trailer for the 1986 masterpiece Aliens: The first time I saw this trailer was on a VHS copy of Aliens: Special Edition, which includes deleted … Continue reading

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10 Directors Who Seamlessly Transitioned to Sci-Fi on Their First Try

Great directors are ones who thrive even when making films in genres they’re not particularly familiar with. Science fiction is a great one to test a director’s mettle because films in this genre could so easily be dismissed as mindless … Continue reading

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