Almost Equal Sequels Part XII: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

Ye gods, it has been a terrifically long time, hasn’t it?  I feel like I’ve finally awoken from hibernation as I make the long journey to Jupiter’s moons, I tell you!  Now that I coincidentally on purpose mentioned Jupiter’s moons, I think the time has come to talk about a sequel to an acclaimed and …

Almost Equal Sequels Part X: Ghostbusters II

1989.  Just 1989, I tell you.  Wow.  What a bursting at the seams, jam-packed year in film!  In retrospect, it just takes your breath away.  And me?  Well, I was there and I somehow survived.  You see, back in my ancient days, we were pummeled and bludgeoned by the unending supply of blockbusters.  Right when …

Almost Equal Sequels Part IX: Friday the 13th Part 2

(This wondrous sequel entry was inspired due to my being a guest on Yuri Wainwright’s podcast: The Decline and Fall of the Dead Teenager Movie. Yuri is also the author of The Decline and Fall of the Dead Teenager Movie, which is available over at Amazon.  Also, please be sure to check out his site …

Almost Equal Sequels Part VIII: After the Thin Man

Ah, can you smell the Spring in the air?  I know it is rather hard to detect because of the snow, but gosh, what a wondrous time of the year!  And it certainly makes one nostalgic.  I am not immune to Spring’s charm and that has made me nostalgic for the Golden Age of Hollywood!  …

Almost Equal Sequels Part VII: Magnum Force

Yet another dismal snow-filled week in February begins.  So let us gather around and warm not only the cockles of our hearts but cockles everywhere with throwing yet another wonderful sequel on the fire.  The fire of appreciation that is!  Let us stoke the furnace of love with these sequel logs, shall we? By the …

Almost Equal Sequels Part III: A Shot In The Dark

This sometimes updated, always indifferent series has been a tremendous success!  So because there’s precious little else to do in-between facing earth-shattering poverty or death by breathing or maybe both, I thought I’d upchuck another entry!  Perhaps I can generate even more enthusiasm by ending my third straight sentence with an exclamation point!  Yeah!  Actually, …

Almost Equal Sequels Part II: Fletch Lives

Given the rollicking (and by rollicking I flipping mean rollicking!) success of this half-hearted series, I have decided to go back to the well and bring out another earlier entry!  Yes, another sequel!  About sequels!  You see I too have fallen prey to the demands of the public and am going for the cash grab …

Almost Equal Sequels Part I: Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

(Yes, yes, I know, I know, this is Part 1, remodeled and reconfigured from my previous blog.  Reduce, reuse, recycle, right?  Oh and I’ve reedited a bit too.  You’re rewelcome!) In an effort to stand out from the protesting hordes who might be a trifle jaded about Hollywood’s love of sequels, I have decided to …

Almost Equal Sequels Part VI: Psycho II

Yet another week in October?  That means we need to take the time to focus on the reason for the season: horror sequels that aren’t that bad!  No, really!  They are a delight!  And thankfully, there are hundreds, if not billions of them to peruse. Again, thanks to those of you out there in the …

Almost Equal Sequels Part V: Dracula’s Daughter

Another week in October!  That means we need to take the time to focus on the reason for the season: horror sequels that aren’t that bad!  Oh and since you probably won’t have trick-or-treating, since the world has been taken over by the children of the town leaders in Footloose who somehow crossbred with the …