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.
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?
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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…