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Days of Franchise Past: 10 forgotten movie franchises

Days of Franchise Past: 10 forgotten movie franchises

Wang Dexian - 24 June 2016 4:20 PM
Franchise – it's the magic word Hollywood is fixated on. A string of bottom-line guaranteed sequels, along with potential diversification in the form of video games or television shows? Sounds like an executive's dream. However, the real world doesn't always work according to the machinations of executives and suits.

 

In a world where everyone's hoping to create the next money printing Harry Potter or Marvel universe, there've been plenty of promising flash in the pans that have fallen by the wayside along the way.

 

Couple that with a lack of originality and the general audience's tendencies to not reward studios taking risks with new ideas, it's not hard to see exactly why ‘Ghostbusters’ and 'Independence Day', two franchises that have beloved original movies, are brought back.

 

In light of that, we take a look at some franchises that have fizzled out along the way, but yet may live to see another day.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

17 November 2015 11:46 AM
The film is a continuation of the saga first created by George Lucas, set 30 years after the events in "Return Of The Jedi" where Darth Vader had been defeated. It features a mix of the original stars of the franchise along with a new batch of young actors.
The evolution of sexy in movie posters

The evolution of sexy in movie posters

Wang Dexian - 29 July 2015 5:53 PM
From sultry and sexy to everything in between...
Ant-Man

Ant-Man

14 July 2015 3:10 PM
When Dr. Hank Pym makes a discovery that enables one to get the abilities of an ant; which is to shrink in size but greatly increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang becomes Ant-Man. Scott has to embrace his inner-hero and along with Dr. Hank, have to protect the secrets behind his new-found capabilities as the duo plan a heist that may just save the world.
Hollywood couples: 11 hot leading men and their wives

Hollywood couples: 11 hot leading men and their wives

Deborah Wee - 26 June 2015 10:32 AM
For some spouses of Hollywood big names, walking down the aisle can spell an end to their privacy if they are not in showbiz, or give their own profiles a fresh boost if they are already living under the lens. We check out 11 couples in the news of late, and how they hooked up
5 things to know about 'Ant-Man'

5 things to know about 'Ant-Man'

Zaki Jufri - 09 June 2015 2:16 PM
Everything you need to know about Marvel’s tiniest superhero
The babes of 'Fast and Furious'

The babes of 'Fast and Furious'

Wang Dexian - 08 April 2015 2:21 AM
These women can blaze a trail faster than you can turn off a signal light
Asian celebrities transform into Disney princesses

Asian celebrities transform into Disney princesses

inSing Editor - 09 January 2015 3:13 PM
Thai photographer Michael Chevas has photographed nine Southeast Asian celebrities as iconic Disney princesses from its animated films as part of a 2015 'Disney Princess Calendar' shoot
10 badass Liam Neeson roles

10 badass Liam Neeson roles

Wang Dexian - 06 January 2015 12:23 PM
He is so good at being bad
The rom-com king: Hugh Grant's romantic comedies

The rom-com king: Hugh Grant's romantic comedies

Deborah Wee - 15 October 2014 9:38 AM
UK's most bankable actor is practically synonymous with this film genre. We list our favourites