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‘Blade Runner 2049’ and 31 Other Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit Screen (Photos)

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ and 31 Other Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit Screen (Photos)
Long-gestating followups include blockbusters like “Jurassic World” and famous flops like “Blues Brothers 2000George Miller took nearly 30 years to follow up “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” with the Tom Hardy-Charlize Theron thriller “Mad Max: Fury Road.” “The Odd Couple II” is among the sequels with the biggest gaps between films. Twenty-nine years after the 1968 original, Jack Lemmon returned as Felix Unger and Walter Matthau was Oscar Madison in their last film together. “Tron: Legacy” came 28 years after the original, and featured Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner. Shot in 3D, the film featured extensive visual effects and a score by.
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‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ and 29 Other Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit Screen (Photos)

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‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ and 29 Other Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit Screen (Photos)
Long-gestating followups include blockbusters like “Jurassic World” and famous flops like “Blues Brothers 2000George Miller took nearly 30 years to follow up “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” with the Tom Hardy-Charlize Theron thriller “Mad Max: Fury Road.” “The Odd Couple II” is among the sequels with the biggest gaps between films. Twenty-nine years after the 1968 original, Jack Lemmon returned as Felix Unger and Walter Matthau was Oscar Madison in their last film together. “Tron: Legacy” came 28 years after the original, and featured Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner. Shot in 3D, the film featured extensive visual effects and a score by.
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Do sequels ever really work when decades have passed since the first film?

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Do sequels ever really work when decades have passed since the first film?
I still haven’t seen Independence Day: Resurgence, and there’s a good chance I won’t. When 20th Century Fox made the decision not to screen the film for Us press in advance of the film’s opening, they sent a very clear message to anyone paying attention, and it’s a message that I believe more and more studios would love to send to critics, especially on their giant event films: not only do we not need you, but we don’t want you. At all. And it’s true. Studios don’t really need to screen movies for critics. It’s a professional agreement that we all participate in, but more and more often, studios screen later and almost begrudgingly. I am amazed how many times this year alone I’ve had to basically beg to even find out when or if a screening is happening. The
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New on Netflix: June 2016

Get out those orange jumpsuits: Season 4 of "Orange Is the New Black" debuts on Netflix on June 17.

Also new in June: The first three "Jurassic Park" films, "Life" (starring Robert Pattinson as a Life magazine photographer and Dane DeHaan as James Dean) and Best Picture Oscar winner "Spotlight." ("The Big Short" arrives in July.)

Here's the complete list of what's new on Netflix streaming in June 2016:

Available June 1

"7 Chinese Brothers" (2015)

"72 Cutest Animals:" Season 1

"72 Dangerous Places:" Season 1

"A Walk to Remember" (2002)

"Big Stone Gap" (2014)

"Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere (1990)

"Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed:" Season 1-2

"Cold in July" (2014)

"Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land On The Moon?" (2001)

"Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution" (2015)

"(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies" (2015)

"El Libro de Piedra" (1969)

"Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007)

"Extraordinary Tales" (2015)

"The Fear of 13" (2015)

"Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez" (2015)

"Gentlemen and Gangsters:" Season 1

"The Good Witch
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The 1990s comedy sequels that deserved better

Bill & Ted, Addams Family Values, Wayne's World 2 - the 1990s wasn't short of good comedy sequels. It's just not enough people watched them.

In recent times, Hollywood has enjoyed going back into the 1990s to come up with belated sequels to previous hit movies. So, we finally got Dumb & Dumber 2, for instance, whilst a third Clerks, a second Mallrats, a new Sister Act and a Naked Gun reboot are being cooked up somewhere. Further belated sequels? Zoolander 2 finally arrives next year, and Anchorman 2 celebrates, quietly, its second birthday this Christmas.

It was only at the end of the 1990s that comedy sequels suddenly really took off. There were exceptions beforehand of course, but few things raise the eyebrows of Hollywood high brass than lots of cash. This, whilst the enormous box office takings of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me were in part down to an utterly inspired marketing campaign,
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The Summer That Rebooted the Reboot

Does Hollywood try to remake/sequelize/franchise-extend every single one of its successful movies? Sometimes it feels that way, but there’s a little more nuance to studio practices than that. If you’re looking for meaning in this summer’s blockbuster season – not always easy – you could call it Dr. JurassicMax or How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Reboot. Rebooting franchises isn’t as common, well-received, or lucrative as you might think. Today let’s look briefly at the history of the reboot – and how this summer changed it.

First, what technically counts as a reboot? One school would say that anytime the cast shuffles, it’s a reboot, meaning we’re now on the second reboot (and third iteration) of Spider-Man films. That’s pretty rare; far more often, duration between films is the deciding factor, and it just doesn’t feel right to slap
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Matthew Perry to Headline CBS' New Take on The Odd Couple

CBS is planning a new television series based on Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple." Deadline reports that "Friends" star Matthew Perry will co-write, produce and headline the series in the role of Oscar Madison, the laid-back half of the classic mismatched duo. The straight-laced Felix Ungar role has not yet been cast. The play published in 1956, "The Odd Couple" was turned into a feature film in 1968 with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in the Oscar and Felix roles. They also reprised their parts for The Odd Couple II thirty years later. The property was also famously developed for television in 1970 with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall as Oscar and Felix. The show ran for five seasons and was bookended with a telefilm reunion in 1993. Perry will...
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American Horror Story Coven episode 9 review: Head

Review Ron Hogan 12 Dec 2013 - 07:45

Ron salutes American Horror Story: Coven's determination to be brain-meltingly crazy. Here's his review of Head...

This review contains spoilers.

3.9 Head

One of the more interesting aspects of this week's episode of American Horror Story is behind the camera, and I'm not talking about another great, demented script from Tim Minear. I'm talking about the presence of director Howard Deutch. The name won't be familiar, but for most people who grew up in the 80s, you know his movies. In three years, he did three classic John Hughes movies: Pretty In Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, and The Great Outdoors. He also did The Odd Couple II with Neil Simon (as well as The Replacements with Keanu Reeves), so he must be nothing but a comedy guy, right? Well, as seen in this episode, very wrong.

Deutch has a couple of episodes of
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Jack Black To Sow 'Wild Oats' With Shirley MacLaine, Alan Arkin And Jacki Weaver

Clearly, Jack Black made one too many "Gulliver's Travels" or "A Big Year" -- in the last twelve months or so, the comic star (who just released  a new record under his Tenacious D guise) has veered mostly away from big studio comedies to more interesting sounding indie-type projects, like Richard Linklater's recent, and very charming "Bernie," prospective Michael Winterbottom project "Bailout," and Charlie Kaufman's "Frank or Francis." And now, there's another one on his dance card that sounds pretty promising, all in all.

Screen Daily report that the actor is in talks to join Howard Deutch's "Wild Oats," which would see him reteam with his "Bernie" co-star Shirley MacLaine, as well as the great Alan Arkin and "Animal Kingdom" Oscar-nominee Jacki Weaver. The film stars MacLaine and Weaver as two best friends who leave their small Ohio town for Las Vegas after MacLaine's character accidentally receives
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"Step Up 4Ever" and Suggested Future "Step Up" Titles

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When Summit Entertainment releases a fourth "Step Up" film in 2012, it will be an impressive accomplishment for at least two reasons. First of all, at four entries,"Step Up" is the longest running dance movie franchise in history. Second, they've managed to maintain a nearly impossible feat: giving their sequels ridiculous names that incorporate a numeral into the title. "Step Up 2: The Streets" begat "Step Up 3D" which begat "Step Up 4Ever."

The question of what to name sequels is always an interesting one. There's just so many options to choose from. Do you go with the plain old number ("Lethal Weapon 2") or use a Roman numeral ("The Odd Couple II") for a touch of class? Should you add a "part" ("The Godfather Part II") to make it sound like the sequel was always intended as part of the plan? Should you spell out the number ("The Ring Two
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How Many 'Great' Comedy Sequels Can You Name? One? Two? More?

Today Universal released Get Him to the Greek, a sort-of sequel to 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall as it uses Aldous Snow who had a small role in the original. Beyond that, there is only a brief reference to Sarah Marshall, which has me thinking it's not really a sequel as much as it is a spin-off. The same could be said for a movie like Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)... Same characters, but not really a sequel to Clerks, which ended up having its own sequel in 2006.

In a debate with a group of fellow Seattle critics trying to decide if Get Him to the Greek was a sequel to Forgetting Sarah Marshall or not, the topic turned to comedy sequels in general and I was asked to name a great comedy sequel. Should be easy... right?

I started mining my memory banks, and started thinking of movies with
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