Monday, January 12, 2009

An Alan Smithee Podcast Does Sequels!

Hello, readers!

If you enjoy my reviews, you're sure to enjoy my witty banter with Andrew Wickliffe of The Stop Button in our semi-regular podcast An Alan Smithee Podcast!

In our new episode we discuss Hollywood sequels - the big movers and shakers like Jaws 2, The Empire Strikes Back, Aliens, The Godfather Part II and Rambo: First Blood Part II.

How did these sequels popularize the standard convention of sequels? When did it become common practice to make "trilogies"? When did sequels peak, and at what point did they essentially get replaced by remakes?

All kinds of theories and snide remarks, PLUS a hilarious voicemail decrying our unfair review of the greatest sequel - nay, the greatest film ever made - The Dark Knight.

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