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Where's The Damn Sequel?!

Where's The Damn Sequel?!

By Luwd Media
A podcast about movies that were disenfranchised. From expensive flops to burnout brands, Lucien and a rotation of guests discuss the Hollywood movies - both famous and forgotten - that never achieved the fullest of their franchise potential.
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Artemis Fowl w/Shane Kelly and Eoghan Dobey
Where's The Damn Sequel?! is back, live from COVID lockdown, and ready to discuss the year's most baffling, awful and hopeless franchise starter: Disney's big-budget Irish fairy fantasy Artemis Fowl, directed by Kenneth Branagh and produced by... Robert DeNiro?? We break down the film's incoherent plot, paddywhackery script and the horror show that is Josh Gad as a giant dwarf.
49:46
June 19, 2020
Top 10 Films of the Decade w/Shane Kelly
Lucien and Shane sit down to reveal their respective lists of the best films of 2010-2019. From stories of childish wonder to spectacular blockbusters and sunny romances, it's a varied list that reflects the last ten years beyond the world of cinema. 
01:08:24
January 3, 2020
Muppets Most Wanted - 50th Episode w/Shane Kelly
It's the 50th episode of Where's The Damn Sequel?! and what better way to celebrate two years of great movie podcasting than by discussing perhaps our signature film, the source of our theme song: James Bobin's Muppets Most Wanted! Shane Kelly returns for this landmark edition of the podcast.
30:14
October 17, 2019
In Time w/Eoghan Dobey
Would that this podcast were a time podcast! Lucien is joined by longtime podcast collaborator Eoghan Dobey to discuss Andrew NIccol's 2011 sci-fi thriller In Time, featuring time heists, time pirates and time banks. Would In Time make a better TV series? Why was the marketing so vague about the fabulous premise? And can anyone, literally anyone, remember the Puss In Boots spin-off?
22:21
September 16, 2019
The Judge w/Shane Kelly
Shane Kelly returns to cross-examine one of Lucien's weird favourites: David Dobkin's 2014 legal melodrama The Judge. We discuss the film's bonkers incest subplot, Robert Duvall shitting himself, an early standout turn from Succession's Jeremy Strong and the film's touching use of Coldplay and Thomas Newman. You're about to be Judged. 
33:08
September 9, 2019
Doctor Strange w/Mick Barrett
Lucien and returning guest Mick Barrett enter the Sanctum Sanctorum for the podcast's first MCU episode! Why is Doctor Strange one of the only Marvel movies Lu cares about? What can we expect from the Multiverse of Madness? Plus discussion of Marvel Studios' entire Phase 4 announcement and the last pre-Trump weekend in the Box Office Game!
37:60
August 26, 2019
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping w/Mick Barrett
Incredible thoughts, incredible minds, so many great ideas inside, it's a miracle this podcast can contain them. Mick Barrett joins the show to celebrate The Lonely Island's 2016 mockumentary masterpiece Popstar and deliberate the comedy trio's next project. Style boyz 4 life. 
38:30
August 19, 2019
The Cat in the Hat w/Rob Cleaver-Redmond and Brendan Fernando Kelly Palenque
You're not just wrong, you're stupid. And you're ugly, just like your mum. In a special bumper-sized episode, Lucien is joined by Rob and Brendan to discuss the most unhinged and unique family comedy of the century: Mike Meyers in The Cat in the Hat: a film so twisted it caused Dr Seuss' widow to ban any other live-action adaptations of his work. We dig into the film's numerous great visual gags, glorious production design and Alec Baldwin performance. Plus: the Spies in Disguise challenge and the Box Office Game!
51:30
August 12, 2019
Hobbs and Shaw w/Shane Kelly and Gemma Robocop
Hobbs... AND Shaw? In this economy?? In a special emergency episode (a nice way of saying "sorry for the poor audio"), Lucien is joined by Shane and Gemma for instant reaction to David Leitch's Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw. From Dwayne Johnson's Samoan self-mythologising to the film's contradictory gun politics and cameos from some truly insufferable comedy superstars, we dig (kinda) deep on the summer's biggest action movie. But believe us, it's no Mission: Impossible - Fallout.
22:36
August 5, 2019
Mad Max: Fury Road w/Joe Moran
So shiny, so chrome! Lucien is joined by Immortan Joe Moran to talk George Miller's petrol-fuelled dystopian epic Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. Why did Warner Bros fund such an audacious project, and - in lieu of this movie's Best Picture nomination - what future potential does this franchise have? Plus we learn Joe's thoughts on Fred Durst's directorial debut, and we play the Box Office Game!
23:47
August 1, 2019
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium w/Cian Hade
If Walter White can own two copies, we definitely deserve a sequel. Cian Hade returns to talk 2007's touching fantasy starring Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman and Jason Bateman. We dig into the bizarre decision to cast Hoffman in an expensive family movie, conceive of a genuinely brilliant sequel premise and play the Box Office Game!
39:39
July 25, 2019
Click w/Brendan Fernando Kelly Palenque
Lucien and Brendan grab a universal remote and jump into Adam Sandler's 2006 high concept comedy Click, co-starring Christopher Walken(!), David Hasselhoff(!!) and... Dolores O'Riordan(!!!). What crazy antics could ensue in a Click sequel, and are there any comedy stars left in Hollywood who could get it made?
22:50
July 12, 2019
The Mummy + Dark Universe w/Shane Kelly
This week, Lucien and Shane are discussing the first movie in one of Hollywood's greatest crossover franchises. Yes, it's Universal's monster mash Dark Universe, which began in 2017 with The Mummy starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe and... uh... never continued. What great DU movies have we been deprived of? Would we date The Mummy? And why are all action scenes filmed at night so completely uninteresting? 
26:02
July 5, 2019
Inception (Part 2) w/Shane Kelly
We're doing a dream heist. We're back by popular demand. Come on everybody, strike up the band! Shane Kelly returns for Part 2 of our mega-sized Inception episode, where we dig into potential plot and casting for an Inception sequel and play the Box Office Game for July 2010.
27:55
June 24, 2019
Inception (Part 1) w/Shane Kelly
Shane Kelly returns from limbo for a special two-part episode discussing Christopher Nolan's 2010 masterpiece Inception. In this first part, Shane and Lucien break down the original film and its various interpretations. Tune in for Part 2 where we dig into potential sequels and play the Box Office Game! 
28:16
June 22, 2019
Step Brothers w/Brendan Fernando Kelly Palenque
Boats N Hoes! Lucien is joined by Brendan Fernando Kelly Palenque to discuss Adam McKay's beloved Will Ferrell/John C. Reilly farce comedy. We analyse the film's unique rewatch appeal, the decade-long rumours of a sequel, McKay's development as a 'serious filmmaker' and remember just what a phenomenal period the Summer of 2008 was for American cinema.
38:29
June 14, 2019
Men, Women and Children w/Hannah Friedel
Men, women AND children? In this economy?? Hannah Friedel is back to discuss 2014's internet-panic ensemble drama starring Adam Sandler, Ansel Elgort, Timothée Chalamet and Dean "Sex GIFs" Norris. We cover the various sexual issues explored by the film, the proceeding careers of its young cast, and Hannah turns the tables on Lucien for the Box Office Game (yes, we mention The Judge). Get ready to dive into the preachiest possible outcome of the premise "American Beauty meets Magnolia", from the director of Juno.
29:03
June 7, 2019
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader w/Sally Dobie
Sally Dobie joins Lucien to dissect the most recent big-screen Narnia adventure: 2010's scarcely-remembered Voyage of the Dawn Treader. They discuss the Christian overtones of Aslan, a Narnia-themed scandal in Lucien's primary school, casting suggestions for Puddleglum The Marshwiggle and whether Netflix's proposed CS Lewis adaptation will have the poor production value of its recent Lemony Snicket efforts.  Where's The Damn Sequel?! is a Luwd Media production. Producer: Lucien WD. Executive Producer: Shane Kelly. All rights reserved.
36:56
June 1, 2019
The Polar Express w/Hannah Friedel
Christmas comes early to the podcast! Hannah Friedel returns to dive into Robert Zemeckis' holiday favourite.  Is this Tom Hanks' best performance? How does the film tackle class and poverty in modern America? And is Zemeckis' 2009 A Christmas Carol effectively his version of a Polar Express sequel?
30:51
May 25, 2019
Get Smart w/Michael McAndrew
Bring out the cone of silence, cause Lucien and returning guest Michael McAndrew are discussing the 2008 Get Smart movie starring Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway! Plus: Bernie Sanders shares his thoughts on Detective Pikachu, and we play a fabulous 2008 edition of the Box Office Game.
40:20
May 18, 2019
The Spiderwick Chronicles w/Sally Dobie
Lucien is joined by friend and colleague Sally Dobie to talk 2008's Mark Waters-directed adaptation of The Spiderwick Chronicles, starring Freddie Highmore as twin brothers in a masterful Winklevossian performance. How does the film diverge from the books? Why can't Freddie do an American accent without smiling? Plus discussion of new releases Tolkien and Long Shot, and much more!
46:56
May 13, 2019
Shrek Forever After w/Hannah Friedel
We've covered many DreamWorks animated classics on the podcast, but never their most iconic brand... this week we're diving into the inferior fourth Shrek movie with returning guest Hannah Friedel. What makes Rumpelstilskin such a compelling antagonist? Can Shrek ever recover from this existential crisis (for the character and franchise? And what are these movies without their trademark postmodern humour?
17:56
May 6, 2019
Over The Hedge w/Hannah Friedel
Lucien is joined by California Queen Hannah Friedel to discuss 2006's charming animated comedy Over The Hedge. Is this Bruce Willis's last great performance? What sort of animal could Christoph Waltz voice in the (damn) sequel? And is it enjoyable (or indeed possible) to have sex with a box turtle?
39:19
April 29, 2019
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D w/Cian Hade and James Kavanagh
On April Fools Day, Lucien is joined by Cian Hade and James Kavanagh to discuss Robert Rodriguez's classic multi-dimensional kids adventure Sharkboy and Lavagirl: its early starring role for Taylor Lautner, use of 3-D and George Lopez's online dating life. Bring your red and blue glasses, it's gonna be a wild one!
34:51
April 1, 2019
The Boss Baby w/Rob Cleaver-Redmond
What if a baby.... was a boss?! That's the question posed by DreamWorks' 2017 animated masterpiece The Boss Baby, starring Alec Baldwin, a favourite of Lucien's which Rob Cleaver-Redmond returns to help him discuss on this episode. What can we expect from The Boss Baby 2? What's Lucien's take on the Netflix spin-off Back In Business? And is this baby REALLY the boss?
30:34
March 22, 2019
Scooby-Doo w/Rob Cleaver-Redmond
Lucien and and first-time guest Rob Cleaver-Redmond head to Spooky Island to discuss the 2002 live-action Scooby-Doo movie, from its brilliant ensemble to the direct-to-DVD prequel that starred Hayley Kiyoko as Velma. 
44:46
March 14, 2019
The Oscars 2019 w/Cian Hade and Amy Colgan
Where's The Damn Sequel is back with a hot new look for 2019! In a special episode to kick off the year, Lucien is joined by Cian Hade and Amy Colgan to discuss our predictions and personal picks for the 91st Academy Awards: how are there two great actors called Jim Cummings, and What About WIDOWS Tho?? 
35:60
February 20, 2019
The Magic Roundabout w/Cian Hade
Where's the damn sequel to the godawful 2005 CGI reboot of the beloved British cartoon, a film with three different titles and dub-jobs, and some of cinema's spookiest skeletons? Cian Hade returns for a brief episode on The Magic Roundabout.
08:23
December 2, 2018
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit w/Eimear Kelly, Clodagh Read and Cian Hade
Where's the damn sequel to Aardman's feature-length stop-motion adventure, which was bizarrely one of the most highly-anticipated movies of 2005. Lucien is joined by Eimear, Clodagh and Cian to discuss The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
25:08
November 27, 2018
Twilight 10th Anniversary Special w/Eimear Kelly, Clodagh Read and Cian Hade
Lucien and guests discuss the Twilight franchise, a pivotal game-changer for teen blockbusters that began in November 2008. How did the Twilight franchise run out of steam, how do the movies hold up a decade on, and is there potential for more film content adapted from Stephenie Meyer's vampire romance novels?
35:54
November 24, 2018
Looney Tunes: Back in Action w/Cian Hade
Where's the damn sequel to Joe Dante's totally bonkers, Brendan Fraser-starring cartoon caper; at once a meta-commentary on Warner Brothers itself, a James Bond homage and an effort to capitalise on the success of Space Jam?! Cian Hade returns to dive into the madness of Looney Tunes: Back in Action.
26:50
November 8, 2018
Tomorrowland w/Cian Hade
Where's the damn sequel to Brad Bird & Damon Lindelof's 2015 mega-budget sci-fi; one of the most fabulous failures in recent Hollywood memory; a film that sees George Clooney in a romantic relationship with a young robot girl and Britt Robertson show the world how wonderful she is, even in the most problematic of films. Lucien is joined by Cian Hade to discuss Disney's Tomorrowland.
38:14
November 5, 2018
Mission: Impossible - Fallout w/Shane Kelly
Straight after attending an opening night screening, Lucien and Shane sit down to freak out over the astonishing masterpiece that is Chris McQuarrie's Mission: Impossible - Fallout. Prepare to hear two boys get very, very excited about a very silly film.
42:39
July 25, 2018
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again w/Gemma Robotham
Lucien and returning guest Gemma discuss the totally inessential new sequel to 2008's hit ABBA musical from its kick-ass Cher performance to bizarre Godfather Part II-esque manipulation of time and character. And what of a Mamma Mia 3? Contains spoilers.
33:37
July 21, 2018
Incredibles 2 w/Shane Kelly
On a special episode, Shane Kelly joins Lucien to discuss (friend of the show) Brad Bird's long-awaited animated sequel. Did Incredibles 2 fulfil our crazy expectations, and what could Bird bring to a third Incredibles adventure? Contains some spoilers.
38:20
July 17, 2018
Jumper w/Cian Hade
Lucien is joined by Cian Hade to discuss the disenfranchisement of Doug Liman's 2008 proto-superhero thriller JUMPER starring Hayden Christensen in his only post-Star Wars blockbuster role. Where, we ask, is the sequel to JUMPER?!
27:52
June 18, 2018
Interstellar w/Shane Kelly
Where's the damn sequel to Christopher Nolan's 2014 wormhole wonder, the film that taught us the meaning of Murphy's Law? Shane Kelly joins Lucien to discuss Nolan's most evocative movie and the potential for an In2stellar.
35:37
June 13, 2018
Men in Black 3 w/Michael McAndrew and Shane Kelly
Where's the damn fourth movie in the Men In Black franchise, dormant since 2012's MIB3? Michael McAndrew joins us to discuss the infamously expensive, Stuhlbarg-starring threequel, and whether the new Chris Hemsworth/Liam Neeson reboot will be any good.
23:11
June 8, 2018
Shark Tale w/Shane Kelly
Where's the damn sequel to Dreamworks Animation's 2004 Goodfellas parody/Will Smith reggae rhapsody that ruined the song "Car Wash" for a whole generation?! With a vintage VHS tape in hand, Lucien and guest Shane Kelly discuss the legacy of Shark Tale.
28:08
June 5, 2018
The Simpsons Movie w/Eimear Kelly
Where's the damn sequel to the big-screen spin-off of the biggest TV show in history?! Lucien and special guest Eimear Kelly discuss Spider-Pig, Springfield Under The Dome and several potential premises for The Simpsons Movie 2.
34:38
May 9, 2018
Shia LaBeouf Retrospective w/Gemma Robotham
On a special episode of Where's The Damn Sequel?!, Lucien and special guest Gemma discuss the various false-start franchises of Mr. Shia LaBeouf, from HOLES and THE EVEN STEVENS MOVIE to his roles in INDIANA JONES and NYMPHOMANIAC.
34:22
April 25, 2018
Spider-Man 3 w/MIchael Culloty
Where's the damn sequel to Sam Raimi's profoundly misunderstood trilogy closer, the most expensive film ever made about Evil Goo, featuring the greatest jazz club sequence in movie history?! Lucien and Michael Culloty debate Sony/Marvel's Spider-Man 3.
33:30
April 21, 2018
Borat w/Eimear Kelly and Michael Culloty
Where's the damn sequel to Sacha Baron Cohen's classic 2006 mockumentary, the story of one Kazakhstan newsman with big dreams and bigger prejudices? Lucien, Michael and special guest Eimear discuss the potential for another Borat adventure.
32:15
April 10, 2018
Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging w/Eimear Kelly, Michael Culloty and Gemma Robotham
Where's the damn sequel to the charming adaptation of Louise Rennison's coming-of-age novels, starring Georgia Groome and a fresh-faced Aaron Taylor-Johnson? Michael and Lucien are joined by Eimear and Gemma to discuss the 2008 beloved(ish) teen comedy.
27:19
April 7, 2018
High School Musical 3 w/Michael Culloty
Where's the damn sequel to the threequel to the defining teen movie of the 2000s?! Michael and Lucien discuss how Troy, Gabriella and friends could return for a potential High School Musical 4.
43:56
March 27, 2018
Megamind w/Michael Culloty
Where's the damn sequel to DreamWorks Animation's brilliant 2010 supervillain comedy, starring Will Ferrell and David Cross: a classic overshadowed by the success of Despicable Me?! Lucien and Michael discuss Megamind (from the director of The Boss Baby).
20:56
March 23, 2018
Scott Pilgrim vs The World w/Michael Culloty
Where's the damn sequel to Edgar Wright's cult favourite, a surreal slacker comedy/martial arts/video game mashup starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and the wonderful Mae Whitman. Lucien and Michael dive deep on Scott Pilgrim vs The World.
27:51
March 11, 2018
Enchanted w/Michael Culloty
Where's the damn sequel to the beloved 2007 Disney musical starring Amy Adams in her greatest role?! (hint: it's currently in the late stages of development). Lucien and Michael discuss the classic that spawned no less than 3 Oscar-nominated songs!
29:49
March 9, 2018
Eragon w/Jordyn Mulvey and MIchael Culloty
Where's the damn sequel to the close-to-unwatchable 2006 dragon fantasy, starring a scene-stealing John Malkovich and Also Some Other Actors Who Are Less Interesting. Lucien, Michael and Jordyn discuss the enigma of Eragon.
45:06
February 28, 2018
Stardust w/Jordyn Mulvey and Michael Culloty
Where's the damn sequel to Matthew Vaughn's spellbinding 2007 adaptation of the Neil Gaiman fantasy, starring Robert DeNiro as a gay pirate? Michael Culloty and Jordyn Mulvey join Lucien to ponder why a Stardust sequel was never made.
27:49
February 23, 2018
National Treasure: Book of Secrets w/Shane Kelly
Where's the damn sequel to the endlessly-rewatchable alt-history adventures, starring Nicolas Cage at his very best? Shane Kelly joins Lucien to ponder why a third movie was never made, and if it still could be.
39:52
October 14, 2017