These YA Book Sequels Get Better by Going Darker

Three young-adult novels that made a splash in 2012 are back for another helping. But now that so many YA books are spawning trilogies, septologies and sequels, how do these second installments keep your interest? By throwing their protagonists for loops, and revealing some dark truths about their respective worlds. » 12/27/13 9:52am 12/27/13 9:52am

Which movie do you desperately wish would get a sequel?

The world is full of movie sequels that nobody asked for. But then, there are some other films, which charmed us once and then disappeared without overstaying their welcome. Which movie would you actually pay good money to see a sequel to? » 11/20/13 4:00pm 11/20/13 4:00pm

Upcoming Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Aren't Remakes,…

They're rebooting Spider-Man. They're remaking Total Recall. Sometimes, when you're in the middle of summer movie craziness, it can seem like every movie is based on an already-existing movie. But that's not really true — there are actually tons of genre movies in development that are new concepts, at least as far as… » 6/27/12 11:15am 6/27/12 11:15am

Best and Worst Movie Threequels of All Time

When it comes to movie series, the third time is definitely not the charm. Some of the best movies ever made are the second films in a franchise — but it's a rare third film that achieves true greatness. This Friday sees the release of Men in Black III, and everybody's wondering if it can be better than the… » 5/23/12 11:00am 5/23/12 11:00am

Disney to film 5th and 6th installment of Pirates series

It looks like your grandchildren will be watching Pirates of Caribbean sequels. Disney is looking into making a fifth and sixth film back-to-back. » 12/03/10 10:40am 12/03/10 10:40am

What will the next Star Trek movie be about? Our predictions!

The screenplay for the sequel to J.J. Abrams' better-than-we'd-dared-hope Star Trek is almost done, and news has been trickling out. We dig through all the evidence, and ask whether this film could avoid the dreaded ailment of sequel-itis. » 11/19/10 4:21pm 11/19/10 4:21pm

Ten Movies That Should Never Get Sequels

It's a Hollywood rule: If a movie does well, make a sequel. Occasionally it works — Aliens, The Road Warrior, Dawn of the Dead — but too often it leads to disaster. Here are 10 that should be left alone. » 4/22/10 10:00am 4/22/10 10:00am

Roberto Orci: Star Trek 2 Won't Follow Transformers 2 Formula

We cornered Roberto Orci last weekend and asked him whether the second Star Trek would follow the same pattern as Transformers 2: the hero refuses the call to heroism. He explained why Trek will be different, and talked Fringe. » 7/29/09 1:33pm 7/29/09 1:33pm

Why Are Movie Threequels Always So Terrible?

Movie sequels that don't suck are rare creatures — like flying unicorns — but they do exist. But it's almost impossible to find an example of a third movie in a series that didn't self-immolate. Why is that? » 7/07/09 4:04pm 7/07/09 4:04pm

15 Science Fiction Movie Sequels That Don't Utterly Suck

Transformers 2 suffered from a terrible case of sequel-itis, raising our fears that upcoming Star Trek and Iron Man sequels will contract this deadly ailment. But it doesn't have to be that way: Here are 15 sequels that didn't suck. » 7/06/09 12:47pm 7/06/09 12:47pm

Keep Khan Out Of Star Trek 12

Will J.J. Abrams really make Star Trek 2: The Rehash Of Khan? Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman told an interviewer there's "a 50/50 chance" Khan will show up in their sequel. Here's why it's a terrible idea. » 6/29/09 12:50pm 6/29/09 12:50pm

Major Outbreak Of Sequel-Itis At Fox

If you love reheated and recycled entertainment, then your heart will thrill to a recent interview with Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman. Coming off an apocalyptically bad summer (including Space Chimps, X-Files 2, The Happening, Meet Dave » 10/15/08 9:00am 10/15/08 9:00am and ) Fox seems to be looking backwards. Rothman told IESB he's optimistic about…

Movie Sequels: Ripped From the Science Headlines!

Sometimes a movie premise is so absurd that the plot must've been hastily cobbled together after reading a sensational headline. With this in mind, we asked ourselves: Just how hard can it be to come up with the plot to a scifi sequel? We scanned some recent real-life science headlines for inspiration and drummed up a… » 9/24/08 2:00pm 9/24/08 2:00pm

The Cure For Rampant Sequel-Itis

We don't need our future-scope to know what the future of mass entertainment holds: more sequels. Every hit movie has to spawn more movies with colons or numbers in their titles. Every awesome book has to become a series. And every great TV show has to go on and on. And on. There's no stopping the deluge of… » 7/22/08 5:04pm 7/22/08 5:04pm