12 Lost Movies You May Never Get to See
Sometimes a movie gets made (or mostly made) but never released. Here are 12 films that still haven’t seen the light of day.
5 Awesome Trailers for Awful Horror Films
Sometimes great movies have terrible trailers, and you wind up never seeing a movies that eventually win Oscars, and then you have nothing to talk about at dinner parties for half a year. On the other hand, sometimes terrible movies have GREAT trailers, and when all is said and done you wind up wondering why you just wasted 92 minutes of your life. These are those trailers. Consider yourself warne
The Oddest ‘Hobbit’ Moments in Pop Culture
J.R.R. Tolkien published 'The Hobbit' in 1938 and for decades fans have obsessed over Middle-Earth. Here are just a few highlights of "Hobbit fever" throughout pop culture.
12 Sequels You Probably Didn’t Know About
Years from now, 'Raging Bull 2' (aka 'The Bronx Bull') will be the stuff of obscure trivia. The follow-up to Martin Scorcese’s Oscar-winning drama is part of a long-standing Hollywood tradition: the unwanted/unnecessary sequel. Here are some other examples that you might have forgotten about:
Beyond Comic Con: 8 Great Pop Culture Gatherings to Attend This Summer
When tickets went on sale for San Diego's Comic-Con they sold out in record time. But don't worry -- there are plenty of other fan festivals and geek gatherings where you can fly your freak flag. Here are eight great events that rival Comic Con for their nerdy spirit.
9. ‘Making the Grade’ (1984) — Sequels That Never Happened
This Prince-and-the-Pauper movie follows a prep school snob (Palmer Woodrow the III) trading places with a street kid (Eddie, played by Judd Nelson). Hilarity ensues with plenty of belching, breakdancing and a standout performance by then-unknown Andrew “Dice” Clay. During the closing credits, viewers are informed that Palmer and Eddie will be back in 'Tourista.' But the poor box office killed th
8. ‘Doctor Detroit’ (1983) — Sequels That Never Happened
Another fish-out-of-water comedy was 1983’s 'Doctor Detroit,' in which Dan Aykroyd plays a nerdy college professor who assumes the role of a freaky urban pimp with a metal hand. At the film’s end, after Dr. Detroit defeats his rival pimp (an older woman named “Mom”) the closing credits warn us that there’s to be a sequel titled 'Doctor Detroit II: The Wrath of Mom.' (A play upon the Star Trek seq
7. ‘Airplane III’ — Sequels That Never Happened
After the credits roll, an advertisement appears for 'Airplane III' and William Shatner (who had a cameo in 'Airplane II: The Sequel') says, “that’s exactly what they’ll be expecting us to do.” For all the gags in 'Airplane II: The Sequel,' one thing was serious-- Paramount wanted to make a third film, to be directed by David Zucker, who co-wrote and co-directed the first movie. But lead actor Ro
6. ‘History of the World: Part I’ (1981) — Sequels That Never Happened
Okay, Mel Brooks was probably kidding about making a follow-up to 'History of the World,' but we’d still love to see more of "Jews in Space."
5. ‘Lord of the Rings’ (1978) — Sequels That Never Happened
The original title of Ralph Bakshi’s animated epic was 'The Lord of the Rings: Part One.' The 'Fritz the Cat' director had negotiated to produce all three of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books into two films. But the studio believed no one would pay to see half of a movie (unless that movie was 'Harry Potter 7'). Consequently, the film ends without a satisfying resolution and there was no sequel. Years later,
4. ‘Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins’ (1985) — Sequels That Never Happened
When MGM adapted the 'Destroyer' book series, they must have been confident that the 140+ books would create the next James Bond. In fact, they were so confident they titled their film 'Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.' But a lukewarm performance at the box office ended the movie series. Surprisingly the adventure continued on television. In 1988, ABC aired the pilot for a 'Remo Williams' TV s
3. ‘Masters of the Universe’ (1987) — Sequels That Never Happened
Spoiler Alert: The live-action 'Masters of the Universe' movie ends with Dolph Lundgren’s He-Man defeating the evil Skeletor (Frank Langella) by throwing him into a pit of doom. The credits roll and all’s right with the world. But then, Skeletor pops his ugly skull out of the boiling waters and he tells viewers “I’ll be back!” (Watch him say it in German above. You can watch the actual scene here.
2. ‘Bubba Ho-Tep’ — Sequels That Never Happened
'Bubba Ho-Tep' is a horror-comedy that pits an elderly Elvis Presley against a soul-sucking Mummy in a West Texas nursing home. Director Don Coscarelli added a gag at the end of the film, claiming that there’d be a prequel: “Elvis returns in 'Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires.'” Fans took it seriously, including actor Paul Giamatti who volunteered to play Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parke
1. ‘Mac & Me’ (1988) — Sequels That Never Happened
At the end of the 'E.T.' rip-off, er, homage 'Mac & Me ,' a family of Coke-lovin’ space-aliens drive along the highway in a pink convertible while young Mac blows a bubble which reads, “We’ll be back.” Once again, there was no sequel. Yo...
10 Movies That Promised Sequels That Never Happened
The 1978 'Superman' film made a bold move. During the closing credits, four words appear on screen "NEXT YEAR: SUPERMAN II." Over the next three decades, this gimmick was used time and time again. More often than not, when a movie boasts a sequel, it never happens. Here are 10 examples of sequels we were promised, but never got to see.