Articles tagged with: sequels
An homage to Sam Raimi’s cult horror trilogy, in the wake of the (inevitable, really) remake.
by David Baldwin
After years of rumors, the remake of Evil Dead is finally here. I thought it was well worth the wait, but obviously anything will be considered inferior to Sam Raimi’s original trilogy.
Shot between 1979-1980 but not officially premiered until 1982, Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead introduced the world to the now legendary Bruce Campbell, and his buffoonish jerk character Ashley J. Williams – but we all know him better as Ash. Although movies …
Justin Cronin’s despised sequel The Twelve, and a great literary tradition it might well uphold
by Kate Nagy
The Twelve, the sequel to Justin Cronin’s wildly popular 2010 vampire thriller The Passage, was published last fall to reviews that were, alas, rather less than ecstatic. “The Twelve bites,” was the succinct, if somewhat unkind, conclusion drawn by one waggish reviewer. Various critics have cited the book’s overpopulation, tissue-thin characterization, and surplus plot lines as flaws, and I have to concede that they have a point. There are too many characters, not to …
Written by: Skip Woods, Roderick Thorp
Directed by: John Moore
Starring: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch
In Short: Avoid if at all possible!
Recommended: Die first.
JOHN McCLANE: You wanna hug?
JOHN GENARRO: We’re not a hugging family.
JOHN McCLANE: Damn straight.
In case you’ve been on another planet since 1988, A Good Day To Die Hard is the fifth Bruce-Willis-as-New-York-cop-John-McClane movie. The same cop who in every one of the five movies just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time (or right place/right time) whenever there’s a worldwide nutcase psychopath bad guy planning …
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The Order of the Air, Book 2
Published by Crossroad Press
Release Date: Monday, February 11, 2013
Available in Hardcover and Kindle editions
In Short: The crew of Gilchrist Aviation embarks on a cross-country airplane race in order to keep themselves in business, and end up dealing with a stowaway Countess, magical subterfuge, a cursed necklace, and a mysterious killer haunting New Orleans.
Recommended: HELL YES!
The wind blew in through the hangar door, tinted with scents of a spring evening, lifting Lewis’ hair off his brow and teasing the edges of the flaps as …
Published by AmazonCrossing
Available in Paperback and Kindle editions
In the Stacks: Artificial Intelligence
In Short: A replicant private detective in 2109 Spain tries to find the people responsible for a recent surge in rep-deaths.
That was one of the few advantages of being different: she was despised because of it, but she was feared as well.
I wish I could tell you if this was a Blade Runner follow-up or continuation, but I’m still not clear. The title certainly implies it heavily enough, and the fact that the artificial humans are called replicants …
Yes, it’s another year end list!
by The Geek Speak Staff
The end of each year brings with it a time of joyous celebration and deep introspection. We get misty-eyed over the good times and maudlin over the bad, we think back to triumphs and disappointments and all the hot, hot people doing cool, cool stuff.
Nowhere is this spirit of retrospective analysis more in evidence than in the plethora of year’s best/worst lists that flood the media come December – and who are we to buck such a winning trend?
So here, Geek …
Based on Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry
Story by: Rick Berman, Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga
Written by: Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga
Directed by: David Carson
Starring: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Malcolm McDowell, Whoopi Goldberg
Movie Marathon: Prequels
In Short: The Next Generation farewell Kirk, the Enterprise-D and interesting plots…
Recommended: Not really.
KIRK: I take it the odds are against us in a situation this grim.
PICARD: You could say that.
KIRK: You know, if Spock were here, he’d say that I was an irrational, illogical human being …
Based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
Story by: Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris
Written by: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris
Directed by Bryan Singer
Movie Marathon: Prequels
In Short: Superman…er… returns. We wish he hadn’t bothered.
Recommended: Die first.
LOIS LANE: Well you’re back and everyone seems happy about it.
SUPERMAN: Not everyone.
Upon its release, Superman Returns was framed an “alternative sequel” to the original Superman and Superman II films – alternative as it completely disregards the third and fourth films. For the purposes of this particular Movie Marathon, then, I am going to …
Published by Tor
2012 (in Paperback – originally released in Hardcover, November 2011; yes, I’m cheating a bit for the ‘Best of 2012′. Deal with it)
Available in Hardcover, Paperback, Audio, Kindle, and the always-intriguing “Unknown Binding” editions
In the Stacks: Best of 2012
In Short: A well-written, (though too-short) follow-up to the excellent *Mistborn trilogy.
“Wayne’s a little attached to that hat,” Waxillium said. “He thinks it’s lucky.”
“It is lucky. I ain’t never died while wearing that hat.”
Marasi frowned. “I… I’m not sure I know how to respond.”
“That’s a common reaction to …
Written by: Michael J. Bassett
Directed by: Michael J. Bassett
Starring: Adelaide Clemens, Sean Bean, Carrie Anne Moss, Deborah Kara Unger, Kit Harington, Malcolm McDowell
US Release Date: October 26, 2012
In Short: When her father disappears, Heather Mason is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.
Recommended: Kind of.
HEATHER: Go to hell!
ALESSA: Can’t you see? We’re already here.
I was excited for Silent Hill: Revelation. I really liked the first movie. It felt like the game, even if it didn’t …