‘Bond 24′ – Four Tips on How to Make It Even Better Than ‘Skyfall’
'Bond 24' isn't going to have it easy. With all its critical acclaim and box office success, ‘Skyfall’ will be pretty hard to top. But it won't be impossible. We know the untitled 'Bond 24' is coming in 2014 and will return 'Skyfall' writer John Logan and possibly director Sam Mendes, so we have a very good shot at this new era of Bond getting even better. What we presume about the future of the
‘Paranormal Activity 5′ – What’s Next For the Horror Franchise?
'Paranormal Activity 5' is happening - that much we know. The 'Paranormal Activity' franchise is a huge hit at Halloween and with the latest sequel 'Paranormal Activity 4' now in theaters (and likely to do big business), the found footage action has returned. Though the story expands to add seemingly unrelated characters, it once again fails to fill in all the gaps of our understanding how the 'Pa
‘Sinister 2′ – Is This the Start of a New Horror Franchise?
'Sinister 2' looks like an almost certain possibility even though ‘Sinister’ finished the weekend in third place. The horror film still made money ($18 million) given its low budget ($3 million). While not a sensation on the level of ‘Paranormal Activity,' the profit margin makes ‘Sinister 2’ look likely from a business perspective. But could it work from a storytelling perspective?
‘Taken 3′ – Liam Neeson Says No, But Can It Still Happen?
The fictional family at the center of the ‘Taken’ movies joins the Freelings (‘Poltergeist’), the Brodys (‘Jaws’), the Connors (‘The Terminator’) and the McClanes (‘Die Hard’) as those which will never be free of their respective threats. Sharks and Grubers and robot assassins and cult leader ghosts just don’t rest as long as their and Hollywood’s objectives remain unfulfilled, and the same goes f
‘Looper 2′ – Going Back to the Future With a Sequel
The success of Rian Johnson’s ‘Looper’ is great news for fans of wholly original movies, because the Sony-distributed, time travel-based hit is not based on a novel or comic book or toy or anything else, and hopefully it is a harbinger of things to come. But that originality may spawn unoriginality as the success of the film may dictate a 'Looper 2.' Should there be a 'Looper 2?' Could there be a
‘Dredd 2′ Should Happen and Here’s Five Reasons Why
For all the bad rap that remakes and sequels get, ‘Dredd 3D’ proves that some material deserves a second chance and that not all potential comic book movie franchise foundations must be all set-up and origin story. Writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis’s re-take was enough for us to forget the terrible ‘90s adaptation of ‘Judge Dredd’ starring Sylvester Stallone, and it gave us something to
‘Resident Evil 6′ – What to Expect From the Next ‘Resident Evil’ Movie
The ‘Resident Evil’ movies could probably go on forever. There’s seemingly no serious narrative goal, and each installment is little more than a guilty pleasure for its fans. While the latest sequel, ‘Resident Evil: Retribution,’ debuted to the lowest numbers since the first film, its opening weekend box office take is still not much lower than the series best. They’re not huge money makers, but t
Can ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2′ Succeed Without Snow White?
Imagine a movie just about the Temple of Doom, no Indiana Jones. How about one solely following the Prisoner of Azkaban with no Harry Potter in sight? Having a ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2’ without Snow White just sounds odd. She is the brand. As 'Snow White and the Huntsman' hits home video, it’s worth taking another look at where the property will go next. Since my last column devoted to pla
Which 2012 Movies Deserve a Sequel the Most?
Now that the summer movie season is winding down, we can look back on the the past few months and see what did well and what everyone liked. And for Hollywood that means seeing what’s worth holding onto. It’s impossible for the studios to look at either a box office hit or an audience favorite and not at least consider sequel potential. Even without their big plans or their pre-written material, ‘
‘The Expendables 3′ – Will the Next Sequel Go Sci-Fi?
With talk of 'The Expendables 3' going back to early this year, the film has already been discussed at length. Time to start contemplating the stunt casting for ‘The Expendables 4’ already, right? But even though it seems ‘The Expendables 3’ was getting more coverage than the sequel at hand last week, most of that was all speculation and wishful thinking along with some humorous lists of unlikely