#165 – Sequels

11 08 2010

As evidenced by how the bogan will only get its smoothies at Boost Juice, and only buy its fiction from Andrew Bolt, the bogan is deeply comforted by familiarity. The bogan will not embrace a new product or service, no matter how similar to its preferred variety, unless it comes recommended by Karl Stefanovic. The result, at least when it comes to film and television, has been the sequel.

Not that the sequel is a recent invention, but the bogan’s embrace of it has been nothing short of breathtaking of late. Indeed, the sequel originated with The Fall of a Nation, a 1916 paean to the Ku Klux Klan, when the maker of the original Birth of a Nation didn’t make any cash, so decided to repackage the same film, aimed more directly at racists. He made a great deal of money.

The modern bogan’s pining for “new familiarity” in visual and aural media knows no bounds, and its inability to process films, songs or television shows it has not seen before or been primed for by morning television means that the sequel reigns. The difference today is that, while The Fall of a Nation was the only sequel of its day, throughout 2010 we experienced A Nightmare on Elm Street, Sex and the City 2, Iron Man 2, Robin Hood, Shrek Forever After, Toy Story 3, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (this has officially reached ‘Saga’ classification, like Star Wars), Predators, Step Up 3, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Jackass 3D, Paranormal Activity 2, Saw VII, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt I (the creators having realised that it can in fact turn seven books into one film and seven sequels), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Tron Legacy and Little Fockers. In 2009, five out of the top eight Australian box office movies were sequels, the top three of 2008 were sequels or remakes of a stage show and the top three of 2007 were, funnily enough, sequels, as bogans flocked to see films which promised not to challenge them to undertake original thought.

Of course, it doesn’t matter if they choose to call these ‘remakes’ or ‘prequels’, because they essentially contain the same story – the story the bogan enjoyed when it was coerced by Richard Wilkins into seeing it in the cinema the first time. The most successful original film of the last 12 months was immediately signed on for two sequels, once the movie studio realised the extraordinary ability of giant blue aliens to extract three dimensional volumes of cash (the sequel to two dimensional volumes) from bogan pockets. It is the non-franchised movie that has become the bogan buck unobtanium.

If any evidence were needed that today’s bogan differs greatly from that of the past, imagine Fawlty Towers made today. It would be in its 17th season, John Cleese would have quit five years ago and Manuel would have his own spin-off called ¿Qué? The bogan simply cannot get enough of what it already likes. What is puzzling in all of this is how the bogan manages to find time to see the original versions of these films. Oh, wait, they came from a book…


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11 08 2010
Glass 'em all

The subtext of this article – that of celebrity recommendations – is probably worthy of a thread in itself. (Apologies if it’s already been done…)

11 08 2010
AlyssaKT

Hahaha – Superb.

Surely you’re missing The Karate (Kung Fu) Kid from that list though?! I’ve heard it’s a blatant rip-off and most disappointing (hard to imagine how someone who rushed off to see it at the cinema could be so critical!).

The only one I’ve seen is Toy Story 3 and it was definitely more of what I already liked 🙂

11 08 2010
Glass 'em all

Re Karate Kid, I guess a remake is a sequel of sorts. They’re getting closer together – apparently The Haunted Mansion is being remade already and Eddie Murphy is barely even old…

11 08 2010
Dgusten

Even the original Haunted Mansion (and Pirates of the Carribean) are sequels/remakes of sorts – they were inspired by rides at Disneyland. How lame is that?

11 08 2010
Brimstone

if they didn’t make them the original rides would have been dismantled

11 08 2010
Dgusten

The should have been anyway. Pirates is the lamest ride ever.

Meanwhile, coming soon from Disney Pictures: “Monorail: The Movie”.

Plus at least 2 sequels.

11 08 2010
pb

when can we see the thrilling adventure “merry-go-round”?

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Or the forth coming horror flick The Laughing Clowns.

11 08 2010
Dgusten

I don’t know but I’m going to reigster the demain name:

http://www.hotdogstandthemovie.com

quick smart…

11 08 2010
pb

as long as i get to do the australian sequel, dagwood dog.

11 08 2010
The Battlers Prince

Would that be released under different titles in each state, like Pluto Pup or Battered Sav? Much like 13 Going On 30 was released as Suddenly 30 here in Australia; or Airplane! was changed to Flying High…it goes both ways too: Mad Max changed to The Road Warrior. What does that really say about the value of a movie title?

11 08 2010
pb

that just gives us opportunities for more sequels.

11 08 2010
vivisection

“Battered Sav” would be a great title, you would expect it to be about the beating of a Greek guy called Savas, but no, you settle in with your pop corn (which I don’t approve of, at all) and it’s Jamie Oliver preaching at people about the offal contents of a savoloy sausage for two and half hours.

11 08 2010
pb

or a roy and hg-narrated film on mens gymnastics.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Or a polish porn flick.

11 08 2010
Jason

Um…I think “It’s a Small World” classifies as Lamest (and Most Disturbing) ride ever.

11 08 2010
Dgusten

At least it provides the amusement (bemusement) of seeing America’s stereotypes of other countries. Pirates offers nothing.

11 08 2010
Shirley M

Excellent work, boys. I especially liked the ‘only buys its fiction from Andrew Bolt’ bit.

There’s a Jackass 3D? I’d go see that.

11 08 2010
Dgusten

Please tell me you’re joking about Jackass 3D?
If this blog was started circa 2001, (shirley) that would have topped the list…

11 08 2010
Shirley M

I have a crush on Bam, ok?

11 08 2010
Fiona of Toorak, bestower of largesse

LOL. Who or what is Bam?

11 08 2010
Shirley M

Bam Margera. Pro-skater, member of Jackass and host of his own show, Viva La Bam.

http://tinyurl.com/2ezeh4l

11 08 2010
Fiona of Toorak, bestower of largesse

LOL. Pro-skater as in skateboards?

11 08 2010
Shirley M

Yep. I’m surprised you even know what a skateboard is Fiona.

11 08 2010
Fiona of Toorak, bestower of largesse

LOL. I’ve seen them, of course. I was not aware that skateboarding could be one’s chosen profession. How absurd!

11 08 2010
Miss Dahl

Sounds to me like unimaginative, re-hashings of the same story by the film-makers catering to unimaginative, lazy bogan minds = $$$$$$

11 08 2010
Fiona of Toorak, bestower of largesse

LOL. Did you come up with that all by yourself?

11 08 2010
Miss Dahl

Yep, it took me but a nanosecond to figure it out … but the bogans reckon they’re seeing something new every time! Can’t help it Fi, I’m a quick study.

11 08 2010
Fiona of Toorak, bestower of largesse

LOL. You didn’t figure it out. You paraphrased TBL’s post.

11 08 2010
Miss Dahl

If you got out and about more, Fi, you’d discover that life is all about compromise (and paraphrasing … for the dummies!);-)
Almost time for elevenses … go on Fi, fetch the drinks trolley!

11 08 2010
Fiona of Toorak, bestower of largesse

LOL. Did you have elevenses early, or do you always make very little sense?

11 08 2010
Miss Dahl

Now, now, Fi! Peevishness is very unbecoming …

11 08 2010
devil's advocate

Not so much peevishness but resentment mixed with unfulfilled aspiration.

11 08 2010
Miss Dahl

Sad, but true …

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

When I flipped onto Nein last night for Top Gear I was lucky enough to catch the final punchline of 2 1/2.

The fat kid was sitting on the couch eating lip gloss!!!! Oh how we laughed and laughed, you know because he is fat and eating lip gloss, ha ha ha, ooh f*ck.

Anyway the list of sequels with artistic merit is very short indeed. Toy Story does make the cut. Also Avatar was a successful remake of Dances with Wolves.

11 08 2010
Shirley M

I haven’t seen Avatar, but the synopsis is very reminiscent of Pocahontas to me.

11 08 2010
AlyssaKT

And Fern Gully…

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

True. Dances was a remake of Pocahontas, there are no new ideas just Hollywood.

11 08 2010
devil's advocate

Also, the last samurai. Basically the same premise except with a less hollywood-friendly ending than avatar.

They compensated by adding familiarity with Tom Cruise.

11 08 2010
Tone

You had me right up until the last paragraph. Fawlty Towers was never bogan.

Anyway, there was a much better example of something that actually DID happen: Happy Days. That was a show that went on for far too long. Indeed, it’s since become the benchmark for things that overstay their welcome. Does the phrase ‘Jump The Shark’ mean anything to you? It should, because – I’m sorry, TBL – but you’ve just made the same mistake the Fonz did on that fateful day.

Don’t think you quite followed that bit, there, Tone. We’re simply suggesting that IF Fawlty Towers was beloved by bogans, what would have happened. On that note, you’ve entered the illustrious ranks of those who take offence as soon as something on this blog touches a leeeeetle close to home…TBL

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Err Tone, oh never mind.

11 08 2010
Dgusten

Sorry Tone, the phrase “jumped the shark” itself jumped the shark about 5 years ago…

11 08 2010
Tone

… which means it is about time again for those at the bleeding edge of hipsterism to start trotting it out in an ironic fashion.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Well, the article does not say Faulty Towers is bogan. But that if it was made these days the Bogan would have stuffed it up. Thats all, sorry to be ironic.

11 08 2010
Tone

“If any evidence were needed that today’s bogan differs greatly from that of the past, imagine Fawlty Towers made today” sounds an awful lot like an implication that FT’s target market was OSBs, don’t you think?

A much more relevant example would be The Office. The original UK version is not bogan in the slightest. However, the US version is incredibly bogan. Bogans don’t generally watch British TV until the Americans get their paws on it, arserape it to an inch of its life, and spread a story that was beautifully told over 12 x 30 minute episodes over 10 long, gruelling years of canned laughter.

Dreadful.

11 08 2010
Dgusten

I gotta agree with Simon.

Meanwhile Tone, you’re correct about most US adaptations of UK shows, but I love both the UK and the US Office.

Clearly you haven’t watched much of the US version, or you’d know that it was filmed single camera style, with no laugh track (this has been increasingly common of late – other examples include Arrested Development and Scrubs).

The US Office got off to a shaky start (the first ep was almost a word-for-word remake of the first ep of the UK version), but has since grown into its own show. It’s hilarious and primarily makes fun of US-style bogans. It’s also way too smart for bogans, as evidenced by the fact that it didn’t rate well in Australia and was relegated to late night time slots. But its a box set favourite amongst people who like a bit more from their comedy than Two and a Half Men.

I must say it has been going on a bit too long now, and I’ve heard Steve Carrell is leaving, so hopefully they don’t try to continue without him…

11 08 2010
Shirley M

The problem with the US office is that it has continued on in the doco style for so many series. It doesn’t make any sense. It was completely plausible that the short run of the UK version could be a documentary.

11 08 2010
devil's advocate

Well, I think firstly, as a stylistic matter, the single-camera documentary style shooting, done as well as it was, was far superior to the “couch facing the camera” laugh-track laden dreck that is a mainstay of Australian network tv.

As far as the longevity of the series, I saw it kind of like a modern-day satirical analogue of the ‘seven-up’ series. You got to know the characters, they even followed them overseas where they showed the receptionists’ baby-sitting job in the US with her husband etc.

Clearly the US version was not as good as UK, but the US version was still head and shoulders above most other things from the US. Notable exceptions would be those mentioned above, being arrested development, curb your enthusiasm, etc.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

The Office is a great example. The question is why bother. the original was perfect. What is the point of a US version except money.

11 08 2010
martin

I actually prefer the US Office as well. I watched the first few episodes on TV and thought it kind of sucked. But then I got bored a few months ago and have watched it all. It’s better because it doesn’t have the sad and tragic undertones of the UK one.

11 08 2010
James Hunter

Simon,
Faulty Towers is to intelectual to appeal to bogans ?

11 08 2010
The Battlers Prince

I hear “Nuking the Fridge” is the phrase now replacing “Jumping the Shark”….those who have seen Indiana Jones 4 know exactly what I’m on about…

11 08 2010
Fiona of Toorak, bestower of largesse

LOL. You’re too stupid to post here.

11 08 2010
devil's advocate

Ah, the sweet irony of Fiona claiming that someone else is too stupid to post here. Or, indeed, too stupid to do anything.

11 08 2010
Brimstone

this better not imply that Iron Man 2, Empire Strikes Back, Spider-Man 2, or Dark Knight are bad movies

still haven’t seen Toy Story 3, but apparently it’s amazing

you also shouldn’t count series based on books – Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, etc

or Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

seems like this is more of a Stuff Geeks Like

11 08 2010
Brimstone

and since you had a dig at Avatar (which i haven’t seen) what about Aliens? amazing sequel

and they need to adapt the other two series of Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Aang

12 08 2010
Antosha

I’m still waiting for a Master and Commander sequel.

ALAS.. I fear it shall never come!

Totally agree US office is it’s own show. UK Office is neck and neck with Extras as to which one is my favourite. Both xmas specials are exceptional television.

12 08 2010
Antosha

Oh yes… Brim… Aliens… FANTASTIC !

game over man ! game over !

13 08 2010
James Hunter

Antosha,
Yes there is someone out there !
I say Aliens for the first time in the Old theatre at Inverell In winter.
When we all came out the town was covered in a very heavy fog and there was only one street light working. It realy added an unearthly atmosphere to go with the memories recent. Ridley Scott ast his best.

13 08 2010
Antosha

That’s like when I saw The Road in Prague a few months back. Mrs Antosha and I came out of the cinema and low, dark clouds had set in.. and it was drizzling.. and all the tourists had gone indoors.. and we were trudging along the street back to our hotel.. alone.. in the drizzle..

Very depressing stuff after such a movie!

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Dude, All the Spidermans sucked arse. Sorry but true. Dark Knight was good though.

11 08 2010
devil's advocate

I don’ think Batman begins should be counted as a sequel, because really it was a fairly serious ‘re-boot’ of the movies that came before.

Also the sequel (was the sequel called Dark Knight?) with Heath Ledger as the joker was quite good.

11 08 2010
Shirley M

I didn’t like Dark Knight. Heath was a good joker, but the storyline was lame.

11 08 2010
devil's advocate

I think it’s the best explanation I’ve seen so far for repeated interactions between batman and the joker, and batman not killing the joker when he easily could.

11 08 2010
Dgusten

Books can be counted because bogan book readers love sequels as much as bogan movie watchers do.

Having said that, Harry Potter rocks. Twilight is terrible (the movie – wouldn’t dream of reading the books after watching that tripe).

11 08 2010
pb

i don’t think books count int the same way – if the book series was already written as a series, then that is different to the cashing in sequels talked about here.

11 08 2010
Dgusten

That depends. I reckon Twilight woman had every intention of cashing in from the moment she started penning her “saga”.

As I said, I love Harry so I’m giving JK the benefit of the doubt and assuming that she was genuinely surprised when the series took off.

11 08 2010
pb

well, twilight’s inherent bogueness has already been covered, but you may be right about the cashing in from the start. i don’t know and don’t really want to know. the existence of twilight is bad enough.

11 08 2010
B starkey

I think the new twilight novella makes it count at shamelessly cashing in with an unnecessary sequel

11 08 2010
vivisection

I’m waiting with anticipation for for the Flowers in The Attic sequel to be made.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

And surely Famous Five movies are in the pipeline.

11 08 2010
Mandi

Flowers in the attic (the book) traumatised me enough as a child, not because of the incest but because at the tender age of 12 I realised that any badly written pile of **** could get published as ‘Young Adult Literature’. How that woman went on to get so many books published is beyond me. If they made that movie today I bet you the sex between brother and sister would be front and centre, there would be a big media circus about the graphic portrayal of incest in a movie for teens and the studio would make millions.

11 08 2010
11 08 2010
SD

Good God just googled Flowers in the Attic and it has a sequel titled “Petals on the Wind”. Is there a jail for people who commit book title crimes?

11 08 2010
Shirley M

If my memory serves me correctly there was also a ‘Seeds of Yesterday’ or some other bollocks.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

This was a kids book? Jesus tittie f*cking christ it’s his sister dude!

I had the strong dancer’s legs, he had the biceps and greater weight…and he had much more determination than I to use something hot, swollen and demanding, so much that it stole reasoning and sanity from him.

And I loved him. I wanted what he wanted — if he wanted it that much, right or wrong.

Somehow we wound up on that old mattress — that filthy, smelly stained mattress that must have known lovers long before this night. And that is where he took me, and forced in that swollen, rigid male sex part of him that had to be satisfied. It drove into my tight and resisting flesh which tore and bled.

Read more: http://jezebel.com/5040670/flowers-in-the-attic-he-aint-sexy-hes-my-brother#ixzz0wHFiCAYN

11 08 2010
SD

Incest aprt, intentionally prurient but unintentionally hilarious!

Do throbbing members and bleeding bits feature in fiction anymore?! Then again Mills and Boon sells.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Reads like Cosmo. (or playboy)

11 08 2010
Mandi

Newsflash, Twilight Breaking Dawn movie will not feature baby breaking its mothers spine and vampire daddy delivering baby by way of a C-section with his teeth (yes he tears open her uterus with his teeth, thats true love). The only reason I would have gone to see that movie.

11 08 2010
vivisection-Torn Assunder

Breaking Dawn sounds like teeth ripping a c-section porno.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

It’s a shame Peter Jackson does not make horror movies any more.

11 08 2010
vivisection

I am so setting up my video and watching the video again this weekend, I CAN NOT GET ENOUGH. Don’t forget her other series staring with My Sweet Audrina – the hillbilly chile who F#cks her uncles and gets a good wire brush scrubbin for her troubles. ooh and gates of Paradise. Why cant you buy these in hardcover still. It’s a crime

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Are there throbbing members in the video?

11 08 2010
SD

and heaving bosoms?

11 08 2010
vivisection

I cant remember? I haven’t watched it in years. Most likely not, because I saw it at the cinema and I would have been under 18? I remember Nurse Ractchett from One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest plays the Grandmother with “Bosoms like Twin Hills of Cement” – she was hard!

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

And innocent flesh rent and torn assunder?

11 08 2010
vivisection

and “Bosoms like Twin Hills of Cement” would require lots of heaving. Probably knowing glances too.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Nurse Ratchett, softest part of her is her teeth.

11 08 2010
vivisection

Tomorrow, I’m going to an op shop and buying a copy of the book. My current paperback trash “Snatch” from 1953 is good, but I need innocent flesh being rent and torn assunder (sounds ouchy).

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Thats what happens when it is tight and resisting.

11 08 2010
SD

It should have been flowers in the basement ala Lady C. Proper deflowering etc.

11 08 2010
James Hunter

No down cast eyes to go with the heaving boosoms and throbbing manhoods ?
Straight Mills and Boon
The Falconhurst series was similar but set in the deep south in slave and cotton days.
Them nigra girls sure took a lot of pleasuring

11 08 2010
Shirley M

Was that the ‘Heaven’ series, or was that another one all together?

11 08 2010
vivisection-Torn Assunder

Showertime epiphany!! It just occured to me in the shower just now, that kate Bush was ALSO Torn Assunder. In Running Up That Hill. Its a sign that I must change my name. I would prefer it if you didnt abbreviate it to Torn Ass. I’m better than that….

11 08 2010
vivisection-Torn Assunder

Showertime epiphany!! It just occured to me in the shower just now, that Kate Bush was ALSO Torn Assunder. In Running Up That Hill. Its a sign that I must change my name. I would prefer it if you didnt abbreviate it to Torn A$$. I’m better than that….

This will come up twice – darn that F#ckin Moderation business.

Ha, it happened because you changed your username. It’s one of the better moderating mechanisms – it means a fair bit of link spam from robot computer machines doesn’t end up on the blog. TBL

11 08 2010
vivisection

I have tried to change my name to T0rn A$$under , and everything I posted went to moderation. It’s an injustice.

11 08 2010
Rent and Torn Assunder

Like this?

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

I tried too. Everytime you change your name it goes into moderation. Not sure why?

11 08 2010
James Hunter

Viv there was an actor called Rip Torn

11 08 2010
Torn Assunder

I will be Torn Assunder!

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Did he do nasty things to his sister JH?

11 08 2010
SD

Is that your porn star name, Viv?! Its ace!

Where is Brimstone when we need him – we need to protest the TBL filter.

11 08 2010
vivisection

well, I tried changing my email , but alas, i cannot be T0rn A$$under.

11 08 2010
vivisection

It’s too late to change it for the electoral roll I guess. I’ll try and get it on my medicare card though.

11 08 2010
SD

Wow I am learning so much today. Here are the Falconhurst titles – a series described as “savage!” “shocking!”. It also features “hot black studs” and “wenches”. Plus I am going to change my name to Minx Lucretia.

MANDANGO (Onstott)
DRUM (Onstott)
MASTER of FALCONHURST, 1964 (Onstott)
FALCONHURST FANCY, 1966 (Horner, Onstott)
FLIGHT to FALCONHURST (Horner)
THE MUSTEE (Horner)
HEIR to FALCONHURST, 1968 (Horner)
MISTRESS of FALCONHURST (Horner)
ROGUE of FALCONHURST (Carter)
TAPROOTS of FALCONHURST (Carter)
SCANDAL of FALCONHURST (Carter)
Miz Lucretia of Falconhurst (Carter)
Mandango Master (Carter)

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Taproots of Falconhurst. Is that like tap out wrestling where you tap your partner into the ring.

God this is degenerating. Damn you ass tornassunder.

11 08 2010
vivisection

The Mustee – no way to speak abut a lady if you ask me. Though, she could probably get a pessary for that problem.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Mandango Master – an appeal to the gay audience?

11 08 2010
Mandi

I wonder if I can by a boxed set for my bookshelf? Taproots of Falcohurst, there’s a marketable title, sounds like a plumbing manual.

11 08 2010
vivisection

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=83312&id=713307482

Not sure if you will be able to access this – but here is a small part of my trashy book collection

11 08 2010
SD

Mandi, you can add the Mandingo film to the boxed set.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073349/

11 08 2010
Mandi

oh my god my cousins nickname is Suzie Wong! please god let it be a coincidence, it has to be a coincidence!

11 08 2010
SD

Wow I want posters of those.

And I want your frock!

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Cool collection Viv.

11 08 2010
vivisection

Susie Wong is for real Mandi – they made a film of it too. One of my fav books. Everytime we have a female asian Dr working at our clinic, someone ( who lived in the 50′ and 60’s) always accidently calls them Susie Wong – it is the quintessential Asian name in the minds of white bread baby boomers…

I have to scan in my most recent purchases. But need a free afternoon as my scanner is average…

11 08 2010
Mandi

Suzie and I had the misfortune of spending some of our childhoods in one nation voting country towns. For some reason we both apparently looked ‘half asian’ or at least ‘not quite dinky di’ to the locals. Maybe it just looks suspicious because the rest of our family is predominantly blonde haired and blue eyed, I’ll have to check out the local milkman. Actually I got the same thing recently at a job interview and on the bus.

11 08 2010
vivisection

Harden up Mandi – it’s good readin! 🙂

11 08 2010
Fev's Brain

“bogan book readers”?
Surely this was a typographical error.

11 08 2010
AlyssaKT

Not at all! Bogans love to (tell people that they) read any of the “best” authors. Like Dan Brown.

11 08 2010
Fiona of Toorak, bestower of largesse

LOL. You should read the ALL the words in the article.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Fi, Chef give you an extra helping of sarcasm in Breakfast this morning? Nice to see you on form.

11 08 2010
Fiona of Toorak, bestower of largesse

LOL. Thank you Simon, but it really has nothing to do with form. Some people make it all too easy.

11 08 2010
James Hunter

Fi,
and some are easy to make

11 08 2010
Dgusten

the ALL the words, huh?

11 08 2010
devil's advocate

Dgusten (09:56:48) said: the ALL the words, huh?

LOL.

11 08 2010
vivisection

The problem is , I really love some of the sequel franchises – My favs are Halloween – even the two recent remakes, Friday 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (esp the sequel) and Scream. Does that make me a bogan? I love them because of the ridiculous high campness of them. There is nothing as satisfying as seeing horny teenagers in white flares being chased through a forest by a maniac. I think horror films ought to be exempt. They need a long series of sequels to retell the tale with different hair and clothes. ie Halloween – see the fashions change as they move through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. How else would teens be taught not to root each other upon fear of certain death.

11 08 2010
Shirley M

I agree Viv. I love ALL the Halloweens and all the Friday the 13th’s, except the Freddy meets Jason one. I didn’t like the remake of the Omen, but I liked all of the original series.

I don’t care how many times I see the dirty slut in the opening scene of a horror movie get horribly dismembered etc. etc. I’ll never tire of it. NEVER!

11 08 2010
vivisection

And how good was H2O! Bringing Jamie- Lee back for more! That was a great remake – the only real shocker in the Halloween series was #3 with the stupid evil toys – no Michael Myers. 1nd 2 were the best though – in fact number 2 may be one of the best sequels ever made.

11 08 2010
vivisection

just read what i wrote – H20 wasn’t a remake, i meant sequel….

11 08 2010
James Hunter

Viv,
The remake of H2O would be H2O2 ?

11 08 2010
Bag O'Turnips

Maybe use that title to feature an ironic back-to-the-80s aesthetic…H2O2, of course being hydrogen peroxide! Yay!

12 08 2010
FT

“Back-to-the-80s aesthetic”… BOT, you just reminded me of a vital series of movies that we’ve neglected in this thread so far: Back To The Future I, II & III.
It may just be my fond childhood memories of a steady Michael J Fox talking, but I quite liked all three.

The Jaws and Gremlins sequels, on the other hand…

12 08 2010
AlyssaKT

I liked all of the Indiana Jones movies (of the 80s!**).

11 08 2010
Shirley M

I LOVED H20! Michael Myers has to be the coolest of all the horror villains.

11 08 2010
devil's advocate

I think the reduction of movie titles to alpha-numeric codes (Alien versus predator 2: AVP2, X-men 3: X3, 2 fast 2 furious: 2F2F, etc etc) is inherently bogan.

11 08 2010
Shirley M

Perhaps. It’s all too common nowadays, but H20 sounds better than ‘Halloween the 20 year anniversary release’.

11 08 2010
lol-plates

Would the evil dead series be bogan two? If so mega sad face! 😦

I think it could be a tad unfair to lump movies based on book series as bogan (although they are examples of lazyness).
Books like Narnia and Lord of the Rings aren’t exactly bogan books(too many big words and not enough action). I am interested in the adaptation of Tomorrow when the war began, I read those books when I was in High School.

WTF saw in in its SEVENTH iteration? Bloody hell the 1st one was boring, can’t imagine what the other six would be like!!!

12 08 2010
FT

@ lol-plates: I’m a tad concerned – I nearly wet myself when I saw the ads for the Tomorrow movie (being a fan of the books as a young’un, myself), yet the boyfriend and the housemate had no idea what the ad was for… they had never even heard of the series of books!!

Now, I can’t remember a whole heap of detail from the books, but I dare say that if kids today (especially young girls) were reading those books instead of the f***ing Twilight series, they’d be much better off. At least Elly would have been a stronger role model for them than that stupid Twilight chick.

12 08 2010
AlyssaKT

Definitely, FT.

I read almost all of the books (maybe all – I’m not sure: I grew up) and I wouldn’t call them boring in the least.

I’m very interested to see the movie. I hope they’ve done a good job.

I’m not really concerned about lol-plates’ opinion on literature though; anyone critical of “lazyness” (but who cannot spell it) mustn’t have read that many books…

12 08 2010
lol-plates

I am a scientist, english at school was spent drunk or skipped.

12 08 2010
lol-plates

My spelling and english skills have always been bad, give me numbers or chemicals and it is a different story.

12 08 2010
lol-plates

CS Lewis is a much better writer than Tolkein, I’ll put that out there. They were first books i read in primary school.

After being forced to read a Tim Flannery book in highschool I was turned off reading for sometime.
Half the books I read at school I would have enjoyed if I wasn’t forced to pull them apart and or read them.

12 08 2010
Antosha

I remember watching Army of Darkness on VHS with my school mates when we had recovered from our (rather tame by today’s standards) schoolies week.

11 08 2010
Matt

All very true, and something movie lovers have been lamenting for a decade (reaching an excruciating nadir with Revenge of the Fallen).

Which makes it slightly amazing and gratifying that Inception has done so well. I honestly didn’t expect the bogan to flock to it in such numbers.

11 08 2010
devil's advocate

they may flock to it. Doubtful they’ll get it, though.

They’ll be standing around with dumb looks on their faces just like at the end of “mullholland drive”.

11 08 2010
Shirley M

It wasn’t just the bogans who stood around with dumb looks on their faces at the end of Mullholland Drive.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Shirl, I got it on the third viewing. How smart am I!

11 08 2010
Shirley M

I didn’t think you had to ‘get it’. I thought everyone watched it for the lesbian / female masturbation scenes.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Yeh and that.

11 08 2010
vivisection

I made the executive decision that I will not waste any more time on David Lynch. I enjoyed Twin Peaks but find all of his films to be one big arty wank vision filled with recycled scenes consisting of:

1. shots of road traffic lines at night as car speeds down highway / windy road
2. crooning midgets / foreign trollops in front of velvet curtains.
3. ironic use of music against backdrop of violent / scary scenes.
etc

Why has no-one parodied this? If they can make Vampires Suck, surely a David Lynch spoof could be done? I felt so liberated after I realised I didn’t need to pretend I found his work overwhelmingly tedious as a whole.

11 08 2010
vivisection

again no sense from me today – the last sentence ???

11 08 2010
Shirley M

I’m a huge Twin Peaks fan, and I loved Wild at Heart and Blue Velvet. And while a lot of his work makes no sense, I’d rather watch a Lynch film that I don’t understand than a soulless, mind-numbing blockbuster.

11 08 2010
vivisection

I don’t mind a bit that it doesn’t make sense, its just all the farkin same after a while.

11 08 2010
SD

I don’t know – I write vicious reviews in my head when dragged along to a blockbuster – it can be quite entertaining.

With Lynch-just bored. Like viv I just find his films tedious, even though I love experimental films as a rule and don’t in the least bit look for sense.

11 08 2010
AlyssaKT

I agree – I’ve already noticed the common Facebook update to earlier “is going to see Inception” statuses is overwhelming underwhelment (sic).

I thought it was brilliant and the first DIFFERENT movie I’ve seen in a very long time.

Inception was far less wacky than Mulholland Drive though!

11 08 2010
Hardly Ed

Hi, I’m a short-time lurker here but am v suprised no one has mentioned the bogan’s lament of ‘not as good as the original’. The bogan knows the sequel has to be twice as good as the original to be considered half as good, but is genuinely disappointed when it is not.

11 08 2010
pb

goood point. and along with that they’ll still flock to see the sequels despite never thinking they’re as good.

11 08 2010
Shirley M

With the exception of Terminator 2, of course.

11 08 2010
pb

rare exception, but yes, it is the best. still, they’ll keep going to all following sequels no matter how bad they become.

12 08 2010
Antosha

Why am I the only person on the planet who likes Terminator much better than T2 ???

Is anyone else out there?

11 08 2010
Hardly Ed

Godfather 2, technically a prequel and a sequel at the same time, is another exception.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Good call Ed. How about the sequel to Dumb and Dumber?

11 08 2010
Hardly Ed

Sense and Sensibility?

11 08 2010
EddieH

Bogans would like inception the same way they liked the Matrix – It looks cool and shit.

11 08 2010
devil's advocate

Hrm. The matrix. Take some existentialism, a bit of wireworks, dumb it down for the mainstream and add some guns and keanu reeves.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

And the sequel, jesus, how bad was that. After the hippie festival they had the explanation bit, I fell asleep it was so tedious. Did not see part 3.

11 08 2010
Shirley M

I haven’t seen a Matrix film and intend on keeping it that way.

12 08 2010
FT

Whilst we’re on the topic of Keanu Reeves movies (although he wasn’t in the sequel), did anyone ever see Speed 2??? WORST MOVIE EVER!!

12 08 2010
pb

haven’t seen it, but when a movie script is so bad even keanu reeves won’t be in it that is a really really bad sign.

12 08 2010
Sten

So true. Keanu Reeves would have to be the most wooden actor I’ve ever seen. All he’s good at is looking confused.

12 08 2010
pb

i think bruce willis in armageddon is the most wooden acting ever. he’s standing on an asteroid about to die and his voice is more monotone and expressionless than if he were reading a bus timetable.

12 08 2010
Sten

Armageddon? Steve Buscemi must’ve been desperate for cash…

True about Bruce Willis though.

9 09 2010
Mick

Keanu is an actor?

I’ve seen some spurious claims in TBL but this is just outrageous. Sir, kindly withdraw your remark.

9 09 2010
pb

to be fair, there are many actors this point could be made about.

11 08 2010
devil's advocate

I think part 3 was the one with the zionist sub-plot that had all the subtlety of a sledgehammer.

11 08 2010
The Battlers Prince

…which leaves the common Bogue to utter that famous Keanu Reeves line “Whoa”; not “Whoa, what a brilliant commentary on exetential thought and the reliance of computers in modern society”, but “Whoa, kung fu and guns are awesome”….

20 08 2010
julie

Inception. Cheap-shot pop-psychology crap!

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

I can’t believe that Hollywood has not tried to remake The Wild Bunch. That being said if they do, I will travel to Hollywood and f*ck up anyone who tries.

11 08 2010
James Hunter

How about a sequell to “The Castle”

11 08 2010
The Quote Train

The Bourne trilogy is the only decent example of sequels I can think of

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

See I hated part 2. All that hand held crap made me feel sick. I’m sure there was a great car chase in there but buggered if I could work it out with all the wonky unfocused camera etc.

11 08 2010
11 08 2010
AlyssaKT
11 08 2010
James Hunter

Come on ironhalo, I reported that yesterday !

11 08 2010
SD

I thought Simon of South Yarra did?

11 08 2010
Tombarina

Simon’o’SY broke the marvellous news about Ed H; JH commented upon it.

Re sequels, sometimes right and goodness prevails. In the early 2000s, a sequel to the Breakfast Club was touted. Apparently, the cast members would all be at college (and aged about 43, by my calculations). However Emilio Estevez was the holdout, so nada…thank Christ.

If only the same fate had befallen The Lost Boys 2, Jaws 2-17, The Howling IV: The Marsupials.

And any of the lobotomised crap featuring sequel sluts Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and/or Mel Gibson.

However, I did enjoy Grease 2 (odd, because I despise G1) – I have fond memories of an impossibly gorgeous Michelle Pfeiffer singing “If you really wanna know…what I want in a guy….well I’m-a lookin’ for a dream on a mean machine, with hell in his eyes…”. Cheeseriffic.

11 08 2010
SD

Breakfast Club reached our shores in the 90s and we were mad for it (as also Molly Ringwald and that guy from 16 Candles) but now that I am grown up yes thank christ no one is remaking John Hughes.

11 08 2010
devil's advocate

hating on John Hughes? 4 words: Ferris Bueller’s day off.

11 08 2010
SD

Remaking Ferris would be travesty. The rest of Hughes – uncertain. Huge part of adolescence, don’t hate on him but…best left alone as an 80s relic.

11 08 2010
vivisection

Ally Sheedy’s character in Breakfast Club would most likely be dead, she ate the Sushi for lunch which she had kept unrefrigerated all day in her desk. Pity.

12 08 2010
FT

Viv, I’m pretty sure it was Molly Ringwald’s character that ate the sushi for lunch. From memory, Ally Sheedy had some sort of a chip sandwich that she sprinkled sugar all over and then crushed with her hands.

12 08 2010
vivisection

You’re right! . My memory isn’t what it used to be. It’s better that Molly be dead. I liked Ally more.

12 08 2010
Tombarina

Was inspired to watch The Breakfast Club again last night.

Still brilliant – Molly does indeed have the sushi, Judd Nelson’s delivery is still spot-on (“Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?”) and Don’t You Forget About Me right at the end remains the how-to poster child of using a pop song in a film.

Felt nostalgic and slightly depressed afterwards…..

12 08 2010
vivisection

Didn’t the teacher get busted for child pornography in real life – only a few years back. If you like these films, you should see Not Another Teen Movie. It is actually funny, considering it’s a spoof. And Molly Ringwald makes an appearance at the end. Normally I don’t watch spoof films, but this one actually nails it – including a perfect recreation of the library in BC.

12 08 2010
SD

Tombarina, I watched Some Kind of Wonderful (written by Hughes) last night and though I should not confess to this it still makes me feel a little gooey inside.

It’s better than Pretty in Pink (tho I like Duckie and its sad that he is in 2 1/2).

12 08 2010
Tombarina

SD, I’d forgotten about SKOW – must watch it again soon. Have St Elmo’s Fire to get through first!

Vivi, the teacher from TBC was Paul Gleason, who died a few years ago from mesothelioma. You’re thinking of Jeffrey Jones who played Principal Rooney in Ferris Bueller – he was busted for “lewd images” about 7 or 8 yrs ago….around the same time as Pee Wee Hermann.

(FOOTNOTE: Am now feeling deeply concerned that I actually know this stuff without Google…this, and the lyrics to virtually every bad 80s song….yet I can’t find my car keys. Time for a long hard look at myself re personal priorities….)

12 08 2010
brad

a masterpeice,but also liked 16 candles,wierd science and less than zero-James Spade was such a creepy asshole in it.

12 08 2010
brad

Dont know if anyone can remember a movie called Better off Dead with a very young John Cusack,i thought it was as hilarious as Ferris at the time.(fuck im old).Good too see John went onto bigger and better things ,eg;Con Air.

12 08 2010
Shirley M

Brad, Better off Dead is one of my favourite movies of all time.

I want my two dollars!

11 08 2010
Shirley M

Coo-oo-oo-oool rider….

And who could forget, ‘I’ll be your girl for all seasons’?

11 08 2010
Tombarina

You know it, Shirl!

11 08 2010
vivisection

Anything at all would be better than Grease 1, even this.

11 08 2010
The Battlers Prince

Who’s That Guy…that’s all I have to say about that…well, not really. Grease 2 was just a palette swap of Grease: motorcycles instead of cars, dude is the fish out of water, takes the Tuxedo Mask role and destroys the same acne scarred punk from the Scorpions in the first movie again (how is he still high school?). If Grease 2 was that good, then I’d be singing ‘Cool Rider’ rather than the Grease megamix at my local every Saturday night…

12 08 2010
brad

ha ha ha those paper boys were pretty persistent as was the Asian exchange student who learnt english from watching ESPN.

12 08 2010
brad

re; Shirley M

12 08 2010
Ironhalo

Ahhhh sorry lads/ladettes.

I missed his most, SImon, I doff my hat to you kind Sir.

12 08 2010
Ironhalo

By most, I of course mean ‘post’. Learn 2 English Ironhalo 😛

12 08 2010
James Hunter

Iron halo,
I just assumed you ment “him most”

11 08 2010
Hardly Ed

I think the counter bribe by Abbott for cheaper and faster porn downloads for bogue voters would be today’s numero uno topic.

11 08 2010
pb

it might be cheaper, but it won’t reach as many people – so less people able to get quick porn.

11 08 2010
The Battlers Prince

Less people with access to quick porn = more bogues born to infest the population…anyone see my logic here?

11 08 2010
pb

i think i do – so to hasten the decline of the bogue, we just need to ensure they have easy access to porn?

11 08 2010
The Battlers Prince

More splooge on the keyboard rather than in a Bogan womb…it’s so simple!

11 08 2010
AlyssaKT

they said that about anal – but apparently they keep slipping it in the ‘wrong’ hole because the baby business is booming!

that and all the bonuses…

11 08 2010
The Battlers Prince

Is that financial or bragging bonuses?

11 08 2010
AlyssaKT

Both!

11 08 2010
vivisection

Battlers Prince – you need to contact Dick Smith – curious this – surrounded by femme-bogues and with his new publicist – max marxson…….

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/dicks-blonde-ambition-1m-cash-to-save-civilisation-20100811-11z80.html?from=age_ft

11 08 2010
vivisection

I love the massive tits of doom!

11 08 2010
pb

well if they constantly grow they’ll destroy the world. ooh! new movie franchise! tits of doom – i see at least 5 movies in it.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Starring Pam Anderson and Jordan.

11 08 2010
vivisection

Norks of New Hope, The Final Chapter…

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Boobs Bust – The Silicon Crisis.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Tits in the Night – You’re Next!

11 08 2010
pb

melons of madness: the final showdown

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

LoL! Starring Pamelon Anderson.

11 08 2010
SD

Heidi’s Alps – The Final Conquest

Starring the Montag.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Jugs of Justice.

11 08 2010
pb

battle of the big baps

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Destruction in a D-cup – The Final Apocalypse.

11 08 2010
Shirley M

Breastageddon.

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Major Boobage – In the Army.

11 08 2010
The Battlers Prince

According to the criterion for the prize, I have to :

* be under the age of 30. (I’m 23)

* believe in maintaining stable population numbers and a sustainable consumption of energy and resources that do not reduce economic growth. (All for a NBN)

* come up with and communicate successfully about alternatives to consumption-driven economic growth. (Less banking, more wanking)

* get noticed in the media for campaigning on such issues (TBL counts I think as a start)

$1 million here I come, thanks Vivisection, how does $100 000 sound for your contribution?

11 08 2010
vivisection

I’ll be delighted with a hundred grand. Now, you just need to get yourself a few sets of the “tits of doom” beside you in a newspaper picture with your Porn for Population Control Policy. Ideally, i would recommend having your Tits of Doom come with different hair colours, one doesn’t want to be mistaken as a white supremacist (someone should have mentioned this to Dick, i’m talking to you Max Markson!).

Don’t worry too much about technical details of your pornography into every home policy – if queried, just remind them you aren’t Bill Gates (Steve Jobs is still relatively unknown to the bogans).

11 08 2010
The Battlers Prince

I’ll stay away from Kerry O’Brien and any questions about ‘peak speed’…

12 08 2010
Antosha

Was Rooting King known as the Battlers Prince?

11 08 2010
AlyssaKT

Enlisting Max Marxxxon is tacky but not dumb!
As we know, unfortunately this shit is what people need to get their attention!

11 08 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Bugger, I can’t enter as I am over the hill. But I am willing to help with ideas for anyone who can enter. Idea #1 Castration of all Bogues.

12 08 2010
James Hunter

Simon,
Castration or spaying of all politicians

11 08 2010
SD

Surprised that opening jibe didn’t result in Bolta’s rabid cohorts venting their rage here.

On the other hand today he (and Tim Blair) are preoccupied with fiction of a different sort – the fact that people with XX chromosomes are writing way too many books that get nominated. I suppose they wouldn’t mind if all were by Di Morrissey tho’……

11 08 2010
AlyssaKT

What would “Bolta’s rabid cohorts” be doing here??

11 08 2010
SD

Protesting Bolt’s “journalism” being called fiction.

11 08 2010
AlyssaKT

Haha – I wasn’t asking for an explanation of your comment – I was asking why you think they would be HERE! 🙂

11 08 2010
SD

Oh OK 🙂

11 08 2010
Steve

And let us not forget Backdoor Sluts 9, it makes Crotch Capers 3 look like Naughty Nurses 2!

12 08 2010
Tim

“…the top three of 2008 were sequels or remakes of a stage show”. When did bogans ever go to the theatre? Except to see the nudity in Hair or The Graduate.

12 08 2010
vivisection

Witches of Eastwick, that Abba crap that wouldn’t end, Mary Poppins, Oz, etc etc etc

12 08 2010
vivisection

Oz – the musical – it’s all jailhouse rape and stabbings, I’m sure you all know what i really meant – that Wizard of Oz crap that bogues flocked to see on bus tours from Ballarat

12 08 2010
pb

it would be funnny if oz: the musical was made and some bogans went along – imagine their confusion.

12 08 2010
AlyssaKT

Oz would be great! With intense music – like from MasterChef

12 08 2010
Tombarina

Ooooh, yes!

Emotion drums PLUS the Shoaolin-esque Japanese drummers currently touring. You’d need to put plastic covers on the seats….

And imagine if you up-bogued Oz, by including a soliloquy from a boogie board-clutching Schapelle, while Mercedes wordlessly strips off for Feral Nork Weekly under a single, solitary spotlight.

*goosebumps*
*vommy*

12 08 2010
pb

do you think the bogue could follow a double storyline? because i have visions of the carl williams story, culminating with golden coffin and dancing dummies lamenting this latter-day ned kelly.

12 08 2010
AlyssaKT

We’re on to a winner!

I call it Oz: Convictixx

12 08 2010
Tombarina

I like!

Could have both Mercedes AND Roberta getting their kit off, in an impassioned scene known as The Feral Norks Of Wrath.

ConviXXXXX – it’s a goer. If only Ed Hardy were still around to finance this cultural milestone…..

12 08 2010
pb

this can be a fundraiser to try and bring ed hardy back.

12 08 2010
vivisection

Mercedes – played by Marina Prior and and Roberta played by perennial fav Rhonda Burchmore. Lots of Teeth and Tits Dancing. They would be known as “ConnVixxens Feral Norks of Wrath Dance Troupe”.

I’ll gladly choreograph some L’Pole Dances for them, including a moving routine featuring them dancing around a massive exercise bike seat.

12 08 2010
Tombarina

As long as it’s dignified-like, Vivi.

Because that’s what we’re all about here – dignity. Grace. Sophistication. And dancing vintage norks.

12 08 2010
vivisection

Well of course it will be dignified. I’ll take out the part where Roberta’s Pussy gets a fright and runs up the pole. I’ll replace it with a moving “Car Wash” sequence across the gold coffin – the gals wear short tassled mini skirts and slide across the coffin as it moves into the crematorium. Clarsy and moving.

12 08 2010
pb

for costuming, i was thinking of having roberta in a very plunging black wrap dress – like a far too small kimono, and mercedes in sequined bikini. norks well and truly accentuated for both.

12 08 2010
AlyssaKT

Speaking of Carl Williams – did you hear he’s not really dead? He’s off with Michael Jackson, Elvis, Harold Holt et el

“They” (the police, I presume) faked his death because he was in danger as their informant and that was his condition for cooperation, puportedly.

Criminals across Australia are (nervously) rejoicing.

12 08 2010
SD

Good idea considering Roberta’s pussy will be put to other uses – one of those awful newstand mags whose covers you cannot escape has pronounced that she is carrying carl’s “gift”!!

12 08 2010
vivisection

Bacterial Vaginosis?

12 08 2010
SD

LOL

Is that what her twins are going to be called?!

12 08 2010
vivisection

Chlamydia is pretty – has bogue points for the H and Y too.

12 08 2010
pb

should be spelt with a k though – just gives it that extra unusual bogue edge.

12 08 2010
Mitch-Jay

Maybe that’s why they like James Cameron so much, not much changes from one film to the next.

12 08 2010
The Quote Train

Dear TBL,

Please do an article on “Going for a cruise” and car modifications.

13 08 2010
chubbybloodfart

chubbybloodfart live from a motel room in cairns.
I haven’t even read this post yet.

13 08 2010
AlyssaKT

was this post to demonstrate how behind Cairns is? 😉

23 08 2010
chubbybloodfart

“new familiarity”
another addition to
DSM V “Hyperboganism disorder” (defining characteristics)

gold.

24 08 2010
distinguished gentleman

So do I register with this blog with a name or just type it in every time I post a comment?

What? car mods has not been covered yet? There’s a Commodore with no wheels and up on bricks around the corner from me. It’s in someone’s front yard with grass growing up the sides……sorry for the off topic, as for sequels, The Chevy Chase Vacation movies are an exception.

18 10 2010
Emilie

May I add that the Harry Potter one is not really a sequel but is at the same time. I think to think of it as more as part of a story as everything kinda ties together at the end.

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