Tag Archive: franchises

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

10 Highest Grossing Movie FranchisesSpies, space, and spiders have all claimed their places in this list of the 10 highest grossing movie franchises ever.

Spider-Man 2 Train

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?