Not long ago, I sat down to watch ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’, a movie which proved that knowing your audience, telegraphing your jokes and refusing to let even a semblance of reality enter your story are by no means fatal flaws.  It was a funny movie, filled with cameos that made me smile and moments of utter stupidity that were somehow still endearing.  When it comes to sequels, you could do much worse.  Remember when Tony Manero made it to Broadway in the sequel to ‘Saturday Night Fever?’  No, you don’t, because nobody saw that movie, and those that did won’t admit it.  Remember when Jeff Goldblum died but Eric Stoltz somehow managed to be the son he didn’t have and carry on the curse of The Fly?  Remember when Superman fought Richard Pryor and Napoleon Solo?  When it comes right down to it, if I’m given a choice between breaking no new ground and destroying what I liked about the original, I’ll laugh along with the Sex Panther grenade, which leads us to today’s 24-hour news query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) enjoys ‘Chamber Of Secrets’ most of all the Harry Potter films, even that one where Edward Cullen gets murdered, asking: What’s the best sequel of all?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


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