16 Sequels Nobody Has Ever Heard Of

In honor of the trailer for Jingle All the Way 2 starring Larry the Cable Guy, here's a look back at other sequels people refuse to acknowledge.

1. Ace Ventura, Jr.

Josh Flitter played Ace Ventura, Jr. in this 2009 spin-off of the original series that starred Jim Carrey. While Carrey isn't in this film, he and Flitter do share one movie credit: both were in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

2. American Psycho 2

Mila Kunis and William Shatner star in this straight-to-DVD sequel to the Christian Bale hit.

3. Road House 2

This straight-to-DVD sequel, which clocks in at under 90 minutes, came out seventeen years after the original.

4. Legally Blondes

Reese Witherspoon, the star of the first two Legally Blonde movies, produced this third film but did not act in it. Instead, the film stars British twins who play cousins of Witherspoon's original character.

5. Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House

Supposedly, this film would have led to a Home Alone TV series had it been well-received.

6. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure

In an informal survey done here at the office, a few people admitted to knowing this film exists, but nobody has actually seen it. Can anyone share a review?

7 & 8. Cruel Intentions 2 & 3

Amy Adams starred in Cruel Intentions 2, which was supposed to be a prequel of sorts to the original. Meanwhile, the only connection between the original—starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Philippe, and Reese Witherspoon—and Cruel Intentions 3 appears to be that the writer of the third's last name is Reese.

9. Open Water 2: Adrift

When this script was first written, it was not in any way related to Open Water. But when that film did well in the box office, they decided to repackage Adrift as an Open Water sequel.

10. Road Trip: Beer Pong

Actress Rhoda Griffis, who played "Tour Group Mom" in the 2000 film Road Trip, was cast as "Filthy Mom" in the 2009 sequel. According to IMDb, the producers did not realize she was in the original when they cast her in Road Trip: Beer Pong.

11. Save the Last Dance 2

R&B performer Ne-Yo's first film role was in this straight-to-DVD sequel.

12. Dr. Doolittle: Million Dollar Mutts

This is the fifth movie in the Dr. Dolittle reboot that began in 1998, and it's the third in the series to go direct-to-DVD and not actually feature the titular doctor in the film.

13. Bambi II

Technically, this 2006 film is not a sequel. It's called a "midquel" because it begins somewhere in the middle of the original Bambi story.

14. Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia

Ken Anderson, the wrestler known as "Mr. Kennedy" who is featured in the image above, is not actually the star of this movie. Nor was the film shot in Colombia. (It was filmed in Puerto Rico.)

15. War of the Worlds 2

This is the sequel to H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, which came out in 2005, not the Steven Spielberg film War of the Worlds, which also came out in 2005.

16. I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer

This third I Know What You Did Last Summer film has a 0 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

See also:

12 Proposed Sequels That Were (Thankfully) Never Made

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The Most Searched Shows on Netflix in 2017, By State

Orange is the New Black is the new black, at least as far as Netflix viewers are concerned. The women-in-prison dramedy may have premiered in 2013, but it’s still got viewers hooked. Just as they did in 2017, took a deep dive into Netflix analytics using Google Trends to find out which shows people in each state were searching Netflix for throughout the year. While there was a little bit of crossover between 2016 and 2017, new series like American Vandal and Mindhunter gave viewers a host of new content. But that didn’t stop Orange is the New Black from dominating the map; it was the most searched show in 15 states.

Coming in at a faraway second place was American Vandal, a new true crime satire that captured the attention of five states (Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin). Even more impressive is the fact that the series premiered in mid-September, meaning that it found a large and rabid audience in a very short amount of time.

Folks in Alaska, Colorado, and Oregon were all destined to be disappointed; Star Trek: Discovery was the most searched-for series in each of these states, but it’s not yet available on Netflix in America (you’ve got to get CBS All Access for that, folks). Fourteen states broke the mold a bit with shows that were unique to their state only; this included Big Mouth in Delaware, The Keepers in Maryland, The OA in Pennsylvania, GLOW in Rhode Island, and Black Mirror in Hawaii.

Check out the map above to see if your favorite Netflix binge-watch matches up with your neighbors'. For more detailed findings, visit

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Monthly Internet Costs in Every Country

Thanks to the internet, people around the world can conduct global research, trade tips, and find faraway friends without ever leaving their couch. Not everyone pays the same price for these digital privileges, though, according to new data visualizations spotted by Thrillist.

To compare internet user prices in each country, cost information site created a series of maps. The data comes courtesy of English market research consultancy BDRC and, which teamed up to analyze 3351 broadband packages in 196 nations between August 18, 2017 and October 12, 2017.

In the U.S., for example, the average cost for internet service is $66 per month. That’s substantially more than what browsers pay in neighboring Mexico ($27) and Canada ($55). Still, we don’t have it bad compared to either Namibia or Burkina Faso, where users shell out a staggering $464 and $924, respectively, for monthly broadband access. In fact, internet in the U.S. is far cheaper than what residents in 113 countries pay, including those in Saudi Arabia ($84), Indonesia ($72), and Greenland ($84).

On average, internet costs in Asia and Russia tend to be among the lowest, while access is prohibitively expensive in sub-Saharan Africa and in certain parts of Oceania. As for the world’s cheapest internet, you’ll find it in Ukraine and Iran.

Check out the maps below for more broadband insights, or view’s full findings here.

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site

[h/t Thrillist]


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