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Sharp's Guide to Sequels

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In the Pantheon of Bad Sequels, Where Does ‘Bad Santa 2’ Rank?

A scientific inquiry.

Culture

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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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10 Sequels To Watch This Summer

A list of ten summer sequels and whether or not you'll regret watching them.