It seems pretty safe to say that Mad Max: Fury Road is a bona fide success at this point. The new installment of director George Miller’s post-apocalyptic wasteland saga is earning near-universal praise from critics while raking in box-office revenue, and yet the most impressive aspect of Fury Road‘s success just might be the fact that it’s the follow-up to a film released… Continue reading The Geek Beat: 7 Classic Geek-Friendly Franchises That Deserve A Sequel
Spies, space, and spiders have all claimed their places in this list of the 10 highest grossing movie franchises ever.
Conventional wisdom regarding most franchises is that the sequels are never quite as good as the original. With rare exceptions, each installment is sort of like a recording of a recording from the analog days – diminishing with each iteration. After seeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier over the weekend, though, I couldn’t help thinking that the geekier side of Hollywood might be… Continue reading The Geek Beat: How Comic Franchises Escape the Sequel Curse
Paranormal Activity 4
The Paranormal Activity film series continues with this fourth entry from Paramount Pictures and returning directors of the p… Read More
In 2009, the trailer for a film called “Paranormal Activity” began making the rounds on both the Web and TV. The two-minute clip billied “PA” as one of the scariest movies of all time, and soon enough, the film gained traction with… Continue reading 'Parnormal Activity' Trailers: A Look At The Horror Franchise's Best Teasers And TV Spots
They say if you want to get something done, you should give the task to a person who’s already busy. Maybe that explains the deal announced earlier Wednesday for Robert Downey Jr. to possibly star in a newly-launched ‘Perry Mason’ movie franchise. For those keeping score at home, this would be the actor’s third active franchise, after ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes.’ Which made us wonder: does RDJ really have… Continue reading Can Robert Downey Jr. Handle Three Franchises?