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Every Pixar movie is compared to those immediately before it.
A Bug’s Life? “It’s good, but it’s no Toy Story.”
The Incredibles? “Even better than Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc.!”
Brave? “Hey, at least it’s better than Cars 2.”
Finding Dory, the animated studio’s 17th feature and their fourth sequel in five years, isn’t as good as last year’s Inside Out. Compared to Pixar’s other recent efforts Brave, The Good Dinosaur, and Monsters University, however, the sequel succeeds adequately enough to make for a fun, forgettable film. Continue reading
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Before his career fizzled following a DUI and an anti-Semitic rant in 2006, Gibson was the proud director of the most successful independent film of all time, The Passion of the Christ.
A decade later, plans have come out that Gibson and Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace are writing a follow-up to the Biblical tale, which will focus on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Continue reading
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The longest length of time between an original movie and a theatrical sequel is 49 years, between 1953’s Peter Pan and Return to Never Land. Disney will soon break that record with the just-announced Mary Poppins Returns, a follow-up to the beloved family classic. Continue reading
Some sequels remain dormant and teased so endlessly, it becomes a boy-who-cried-wolf situation when they actually become realities. So it is with Danny Boyle’s sequel to 1996’s Trainspotting, which has been rumoured ever since the indie film took the world by storm twenty years ago.
By this point, it had become hard to believe Boyle’s assurances it would eventually happen, but a teaser trailer has just been released, marking it officially confirmed. Continue reading
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Universal “indefinitely” halted plans for Pacific Rim 2 last year, but lo and behold, the slumbering giant is stirring beneath the water.