The Nudist and the Neurotic
Extreme relaxation, it turns out, isn’t for everyone. Our Editor-at-Large, Jeremy Freed, attempts to enjoy the freedom of a nude beach.
EDITOR’S LETTER: Stories of Summer
I think the nostalgia that summer inevitably breeds is deeper for people like us, who understand with a chilling poignancy how brief the season is. Summer love is deeper, more rash and wild.
A Man Worth Listening To: Adrian Grenier
It’s hard to think of Grenier as anyone but the narcissistic playboy/movie star he played for eight seasons on HBO’s male-bonding comedy-drama Entourage—a role he reprises this summer in the movie version of the series.
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…