7 Movie Franchises With Way Too Many Sequels

Now that Disney owns George Lucas’s Star Wars franchise, we already know that Episode VII is a done deal and that VIII and IX are coming unless something unexpected happens. It’s also quite likely that before long the series will see ...

How Bad Can It Be?: “Star Trek: The Animated Series”

My usual modus operandi with this column — and the reason why its title is phrased as a question — is to look for signs of quality in cultural products for which I have no reasonable expectation of finding ...

Film Review: “The Day The Earth Stood Still”

Before we begin, allow me to state for the record that I hate remakes. With very rare exceptions, they tend to be lifeless, pale imitations of the classics which came before them.

The remake of the 1951 classic The Day The Earth ...