Alabama Shakedown: Why The Alabama Shakes Don’t Need Your Labels
The Alabama Shakes are being hailed as saviours of the Southern sound. They’re having none of it.
The Un-Cynical Sequel: The Coming of Super Troopers 2
Can you make a sequel of a movie that didn’t make any money? You can if you’re the guys from Super Troopers — as long as your fans are willing to help you out.
3 Rules for Making a Sequel
Ideally, audiences should feel like they’ve barely left the theatre before needing to go back in — how else could you get anyone to see 22 Jump Street? Then there are the follow-ups that arrive long after the original has receded into the mists of movie history…
Why George Miller Remade Mad Max
The Mad Max mastermind finally revisits his fire-spitting dystopia with Fury Road. It only took him three decades.
Why Sequels Matter
Earlier this year, American Sniper’s US box office haul pushed past the $337 million mark, making it the highest-grossing film released in 2014. To understand what an anomaly that is, you can round out to top 15 highest-grossing films of last year: all but one is a sequel…
10 Sequels To Watch This Summer
A list of ten summer sequels and whether or not you’ll regret watching them.
A Man Worth Listening to: Chuck Palahniuk
He’s penned both a Fight Club prequel — a short story, “Expedition,” in his new book Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread — and an upcoming sequel, Fight Club 2, in the form of a graphic novel. If it ain’t broke, keep beating it into a bloody pulp.
Fatherhood: Dealing with Death
One of the greatest life skills is talking about life’s end.