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FilmVerse Summer ’12 Theatre Of Shame – Round 1

FilmVerse Summer ’12 Theatre Of Shame – Round 1

Polls are now closed.  Please go to Round 2. Few filmmakers strive to make a bad movie, yet succeed just the same.  In order to celebrate all the terrible motion pictures that have been forced upon an unsuspecting audience through the decades, FilmVerse presents its Summer 2012 edition of the Theatre of Shame.  This is […]

Poll: What Sequels Do You Wish Were Never Made?

Poll: What Sequels Do You Wish Were Never Made?

Despite the fact that everyone seems to bemoan sequels, excitement grows when it is announced that a follow-up is in the works for a popular movie.  The Avengers has not even been in American theaters a week, and yet Disney has already announced plans for a part 2–and it’s unlikely that many people are protesting […]

Poll: Sequels to Modern Classics

Poll: Sequels to Modern Classics

Everyone knows it, Hollywood is franchise-happy.  Any movie that could possibly have a follow-up has one, even if it is illogical (Jaws 2, Jaws 3, Jaws: the Revenge), if the stars refuse to return (The Sting II where Paul Newman and Robert Redford were replaced with Jackie Gleason and Mac Davis), if the heroes are […]

Rob Zombie Should Have Stuck with a Prequel to Halloween

It seems everyone nowadays wants to remake John Carpenter films.  We’ve had remakes of Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog, a prequel to The Thing (itself a remake), and talks of a remake of Escape from New York.  When will we get new versions of Prince of Darkness or Starman?  In 2007, rock musician-turned-filmmaker […]

Sequels That Ignored Previous Films in a Series

Every time you turn around nowadays a movie series is being “rebooted” or “reimagined.”  Basically, that’s the filmmakers saying they don’t care about what came before and will do whatever they want to do with this movie.  Ignore the first Hulk’s origin story, because The Incredible Hulk gives us a brand new one during the […]

Annoying Trends in Movie Titles

Coming up with a name for anything is hard.  Just ask any parents of newborns–why do you think the world is full of Juniors?  With movies, it’s tough because it has to fit the plot, theme, and feel of the film and be marketable and memorable.  At least, you’d think so.  It would seem that […]

Movies That Are Surprisingly Sequels

We all know that Hollywood is sequel-happy.  In 2011 alone, there are 27 sequels planned for release, constituting over a fifth of all movies on the year’s slate.  Everyone expects that when a film does well, a sequel is soon to follow.  However, a few movies slip by that no one ever realizes is really […]