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spider man%202 train The Geek Beat: How Comic Franchises Escape the Sequel Curse

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

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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?

Nearly $5.8 billion is spent on Halloween each year. What better way to get in season’s spirit than watching your favorite horror film. We’re taking an in depth look at the most successful movies and franchises, courtesy of our friends over at Managed VPS. Be sure to click the image to see the entire infographic.Click [...] Continue reading Horror Films & Franchises That Made a Killing (Infographic)