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Sequels That Show What Happened Right After the First Film’s End Credits Rolled

Most sequels acknowledge the fact that a lot of time passes in between film productions by showing us familiar characters in new situations, a la Die Hard 2. After all, it probably wouldn’t have been much fun to see what … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Love Marc McClure in 1977’s The Phone Call

Did you know that one year before playing Jimmy Olsen in 1978’s Superman: The Movie, Marc McClure appeared in a little short film called The Phone Call? It was produced by my alma mater, Brigham Young University, so it has … 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 Good Sequels That Sowed the Seeds of Their Series’ Destruction

It’s really hard to make a good sequel to a hit movie. The filmmakers have to please fans of the first film while also adding something new to the mix to make the sequel stand on its own. But something … Continue reading

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8 Timeless Yet Dated Classic Films

Some movies, such as Star Wars, try to be as timeless as possible in their music, costumes, and sets. That way, they can be enjoyed by audiences for generation after generation and never get old. Other films aim for a … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Star Trek Generations through Star Trek (2009) vs. The Karate Kid Films

Last week I did a massive comparison of the first six Star Trek films and the Rocky series. Even though those two series seemed to have nothing in common on the surface, they turned out to have numerous similarities when … Continue reading

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