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Join Michael and Claire as we discuss the movie follow-ups that flopped so hard their bellies still hurt. If it bombed at the box office or got crapped on by the critics we're here to watch, discuss and maybe find some small redemption... maybe!
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Evolution will make a last stand. In this episode Michael & Claire are back from the dead, but with a malevolent alter-ego hell-bent on destroying the very people we once called family - all whilst wondering whether it's better to be true to oneself or to be accepted by the wider world. Featuring an exclusive deep-dive interview with X-Men x-perts …
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Angels are like diamonds. They can't be made, you have to find them. Each one is unique. In this episode Michael & Claire are discussing a contemporary (at the time) reboot of a classic entertainment franchise - which has since had its own, more contemporary, reboot. Although whether this middle pair of instalments can be considered classics is ver…
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Born into Wealth. Groomed by the Elite. Trained for Combat.In this episode Michael & Claire are visiting an iconic video game crossover - complete with skin-tight lycra and fake nipples - to save the world from Pandora's Box and the epic destruction contained therein.Remember that "no gun" rule? She reconsidered for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cr…
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History has a nasty way of repeating itself.In this episode Michael & Claire are escaping to a small-town island community for some much-needed R&R, only to find themselves caught up in an incredibly familiar series of inexplicable bird attacks.Imagine the terror that lies ahead - it's The Birds II: Land's End!At time of recording The Birds is avai…
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The devil walks the world! In this episode Michael and Claire are checking in on baby Andy thirty years later to see just what happens when Satan's spawn comes of age. Not much, as it turns out... This is the shocker you've been waiting for since the day he was born (according to the movie's taglines, at least) - it's that made-for-TV classic Look …
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Journey to the most wonderful place in the universe... home. In this episode Michael and Claire are bringing our alien friends back to Earth to rescue their long-lost kin, only to find ourselves facing an existential crisis over whether a life without our own loved ones is any life at all. Five years have passed, yet somehow it only feels like thre…
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The Machines Will Rise In this episode Michael and Claire are facing the realisation that the globally apocalyptic event that we averted a decade ago was, in fact, inevitable and is coming back to bite us on the bum. Oh, and that kid we haven't seen since making out with them back in high school is destined to become our spouse. And, as promised, A…
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Something has survived... In this episode Michael and Claire are heading to Site B, only to find that in a completely unpredictable turn of events the secret creatures living there are not as harmless as everyone thought. If only Jeff Goldblum had warned us it was a bad idea... Once again life has found a way in The Lost World: Jurassic Park! At ti…
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She's been frozen for a thousand years... now it's time to break the ice. In this episode Michael and Claire discuss a centuries-old curse that happens to manifest in exactly the same way, and in exactly the same place, as a completely different centuries-old curse had done just a few years before. This is a lively comedy about a living doll - it's…
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The world's favourite family is back! In this episode Michael and Claire end 2023 the same way they started it - with a shoddy sequel to 1989's John Travolta/Kirstie Alley classic romcom. But this time it's Christmas. And there are dogs. It's our last episode of the year so grab a glass of something festive, get comfy and join us for Look Who's Tal…
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No smoking. No littering. No red meat. No freedom of religion. Marriages must be approved. In this episode Michael and Claire visit yet another dystopian future, except this time it's strangely familiar in a sequel that certainly isn't vastly different from its first instalment... Snake is back in Escape From LA! At time of recording Escape from Ne…
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Nuclear Power. In the best hands, it is dangerous. In the hands of Lex Luthor, it is pure evil. In this episode Michael and Claire discuss a movie that's part morality tale, part ego trip and killed off the franchise for almost two decades. This is Superman's greatest battle. And it is for all of us in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. At time of r…
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He's Back... And It's About Time In this episode Michael and Claire are marking the 60th anniversary of an iconic British TV institution that never quite made it to the big screen but did have a TV movie instalment. Featuring an exclusive interview with writer Matthew Jacobs, time waits for no man - except one - in Doctor Who: The Movie. At time of…
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Rules of a trilogy: Chapter one sets the rules. Chapter two bends the rules. But in the finale...forget the rules. In this episode Michael and Claire are tackling another threequel, but this time it's Hollywood-style. The most terrifying scream is always the last in Scream 3! At time of recording Scream, Scream 2 and Scream 3 are available to strea…
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The evil lives on... can it be stopped? In this episode Michael and Claire are revisiting a past trauma in the hope of solving the mystery of a priest's sudden death, via a trip to Africa and a swarm of locusts - it's Exorcist II: The Heretic! At time of recording The Exorcist is available to stream on BBC iPlayer in the UK and Exorcist II: The Her…
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It's not over yet. October is almost here, which can only mean one thing - it's time to start on the spooky sequels!!! In this episode Michael and Claire are crossing the border into Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia to take on a pack of lusty lupines, hell-bent on taking over the world and destroying humanity - it's Howling II: Your Sister is a Werew…
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𝗚𝗼 𝗯𝗲𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗶𝗿𝘆 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗲... In this episode Michael and Claire are sharpening their cheekbones and spreading their wings - just don't ask us to cover our horns! Evil never looked so good in 𝗠𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁: 𝗠𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗘𝘃𝗶𝗹! At time of recording Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil are available to stream on Disney+ in the UK. Maleficent: Mistres…
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Yabba-Dabba-Doo! We're back, and in this episode Michael and Claire have even more to say about The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas! Our two-part episode continues, with an exclusive interview with director Brian Levant. At time of recording The Flintstones and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas are available to rent and buy from most streaming plat…
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In this episode Michael & Claire are going waaaaaaay back in time, and then going back a bit further for the prequel! One of the great love stories of our time, or at least of their time - it's The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas! Part one of a two-parter, featuring an exclusive interview with composer David Newman. At time of recording The Flintsto…
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In this episode Michael & Claire are conducting unauthorised experiments with the children in tow - what could possibly go wrong?! You'd think they'd have learned from the first time but clearly not because it's Honey I Blew Up the Kid!At time of recording Honey I Shrunk the Kids and Honey I Blew Up the Kid are available to stream on Disney+ in the…
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It dies with us (the franchise, that is) In this fun-sized episode Michael & Claire revisit a long-forgotten urban legend and, in doing so, unintentionally manifest and undead killer. No, really. Keep those 4th of July celebrations going because it's I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer! At time of recording I Know What You Did Last Summer, I …
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Some secrets will haunt you forever. In this episode Michael & Claire are haunted by secrets long thought forgotten and a man long though dead. Twice. Make sure you know the capital of Brazil because it's I Still Know What You Did Last Summer! At time of recording I Know What You Did Last Summer and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer are availab…
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Let the ritual begin. In this episode Michael & Claire delve into the mysteries of the occult and uncover secrets long thought forgotten. Look to the north, south, east and west - it's The Craft: Legacy! At time of recording The Craft and The Craft: Legacy are available to rent or buy from most streaming platforms,…
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🏳️‍🌈 It's Pride Month - and whilst there aren't that many unloved Queer movie sequels we've chosen titles in June that we feel offer representation of the LGBTQIA+ community, even if that's not the central theme of the movieIn this episode Claire & Michael are struggling to get over the end of an unfeasibly short relationship, so head to Vegas to r…
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The adventure continues... (whether you want it to or not!) In this episode Claire & Michael set off on an adventure through the 50's, in search of inter-dimensional beings and their psychic powers. Hold on to your fedoras - it's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull! From 31st May 2023 the first four Indiana Jones movies will be avail…
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Never tell him the odds (yes, that really is the tagline for this movie...) In this episode Claire & Michael are making the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs (if you round down) to celebrate Star Wars Day with an origin story that no-one asked for. May the Fourth be with you, it's Solo: A Star Wars Story! At time of recording Solo: A Star Wars Story, and th…
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Man's deepest fear has risen again (is that the shark, or the franchise...?)In this episode Claire & Michael are racing to the Bahamas, one in a plane and one swimming, to see who gets there first. This time it's personal in Jaws: The Revenge! Featuring an interview with Paul Downey, author of The Shak is Roading - The Story of Jaws: The Revenge At…
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The third dimension is terror... In this episode Claire & Michael head to SeaWorld for another undersea adventure - but something's definitely a bit fishy in Jaws 3-D! Featuring an interview with Mike Ballew, film 3-D historian and author of forthcoming book Close Enough to Touch: 3-D Comes to Hollywood. At time of recording Jaws, Jaws 2 and Jaws 3…
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Christine! Christine! Always Christine!In this episode Claire & Michael unleash their inner Prima Donnas to discuss one of the UK's most famous theatrical flops which, after some well-publicised spit & polish, somehow still managed to get made into a movie (of sorts).The Angel of Music is reigniting old flames in Love Never Dies.Featuring an interv…
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Far up! Far out! Far more! James Bond 007 is back! (yes, that really was the tagline...) Events don't get any bigger than... BOND vs BOND! In this episode Michael & Claire go head to head with their favourite bad Bond sequels. In the red corner the first Bond recast takes us back to the 60's in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. In the blue corner is…
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Mikey's back and about to face his greatest challenge... His new baby sister. In this episode Michael and Claire are living in a world of voiceovers and dream sequences, all in the pursuit of domestic bliss. Hold on to your diaper bags - it's Look Who's Talking Too! At time of recording Look Who's Talking and Look Who's Talking Too are available to…
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The Superstars of the Supernatural are back. And this time, it's no marshmallow roast. In this episode Michael and Claire round off the year being haunted by a new wave of spooky spectres, with the end of the world only days away! Who're they gonna call? It's Ghostbusters 2! At time of recording Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 are included in Prime…
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'𝗧𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀... In this episode Michael and Claire invite the in-laws round, but get a nasty shock when that old friend who's invited himself round for the festive season turns out to have been plotting their downfall all along - it's The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause! At time of recording The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause …
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Two Dads. One Mission. Double the Holiday Fun! It's not long till Christmas now, so we're diving into the eggnog-muddied waters of festive sequels... First up, Claire & Michael discuss a seasonal sequel that went straight to home release. Form an orderly queue, it's Jingle All the Way 2! At time of recording Jingle All the Way and Jingle All the Wa…
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Happily Never After... Fresh from the House of Mouse, in this episode we're talking about a sequel so new we had to wait a week after release to record, to see if it would qualify as Unloved. It does. Close your eyes and make a wish, it's Disenchanted! At time of recording Enchanted and Disenchanted are available to stream on Disney+…
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The forces that made them fantastic, will give rise to a new power, and nothing will ever be the same. Superhero month wraps up as Claire & Michael discuss a Marvel sequel from before Marvel was making ALL the sequels. Hold on to your superpowers, it's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer! At time of recording Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silve…
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The next generation of mischief...Superhero month continues as Claire & Michael dive to the bottom of Rotten Tomatoes' ratings list for a CGI-fuelled follow up to a massive box office hit.Yes, Loki's mask is back and causing more trouble in Son of the Mask!At time of recording The Mask is included on Prime Video in the UK, while Son of the Mask is …
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Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. It's a bird! It's a plane!!! NO!!! It's just Superman's first flight into the world of Unloved Sequels, amid falling box office numbers and terrible reviews.... In this episode, Michael and Claire put on their red capes and take to the air over to Metropolis to discuss Richard Pryor's …
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Evil Never Dies. You can burn it, you can shoot it, you can lock it up forever, but evil never dies. In this episode Claire & Michael are heading back to Haddonfield, where horror meets reality TV in the form of Dangertainment - good thing we've been practising our Kung Fu! Michael Myers' work is not done yet as evil finds its way home in Halloween…
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What if you had the power to move objects with your mind? What if everyone around you gave you a reason to use that power? In this episode Claire & Michael use their latent telekinetic powers to wreak revenge on their high school bullies, and discover some unspoken family history along the way. Terror runs in the family in The Rage: Carrie 2! Featu…
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Trick or Treat. Kill or Die. It's That Time of Year Again. In this episode Claire & Michael have moved away, changed their names and started a new life safe from harm. Or so they thought... The face of pure evil is back for Laurie Strode - it's Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later! At time of recording Halloween and Halloween II are available to stream on…
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Lock up your children! Yes, Salem, they're back! In this episode Claire & Michael are heading to the Forbidden Woods and forming a calming circle to discuss the latest sequel to hit Disney+ Sistaaaaaaaahs -it's Hocus Pocus 2! At time of recording Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2 are both available to stream on Disney+ in the UK and USA…
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Anyone who loves a sequel as much as we do will have something to say about Hocus Pocus 2, which lands on Disney+ on 30th September - here at Unloved Sequels, Michael & Claire have been eagerly awaiting this movie, and ahead of release here's what they have to say about it...At time of recording Hocus Pocus is available to stream on Disney+. Hocus …
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It's Not A Sequel... It's Not A Prequel... It's An Equal In this episode Claire & Michael visit Denton USA, the town that doesn't just love television - they LIVE it! It's time to cover Claire's favourite Unloved Sequel, the follow up to cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show - it's Shock Treatment! At time of recording The Rocky Horror Picture…
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"The Plastics are back!" In this episode Michael & Claire head back to High School - but are they Preps, Desperate Wannabes, Sexually Active Band Geeks, Girls Who Eat Their Feelings or Actual Human Beings? It's time to find out with Mean Girls 2! At time of recording Mean Girls and Mean Girls 2 are available to stream on Paramount+ in the UK.…
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It's been a busy few weeks for our hosts with not much time for recording, so we've had a rummage through the archive and pulled you out a treat - our first ever recording!!! At the time we weren't quite happy with it so it never got released, but we've given it a spit & polish and here it is for your ears to enjoy. It's still a bit rough around th…
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"Down to the sea we go, down to a world I know..." In this episode Michael & Claire don their diving gear and plunge back into the cool waters of Atlantica for this straight-to-video Disney classic - The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea. At time of recording The Little Mermaid and The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea are available to stream…
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