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Movie sequel titles: Is it all in the numbers?

Pop quiz! Which movie would you rather see: A) Daredevil 2 or B) Daredevil: Taking It to the Streets?

If you chose A or B, you are required by PopWatch law to click here for a story in The New York Times about inane research on whether folks prefer movie sequels with titles that include numbers (megahit Spider-Man 2, for example) or names (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life).

If you answered “neither,” then you get an A+ and a free link to today’s Official PopWatch ’80s Video of the Day (click here). You also get to read the Cliffs Notes version of the Times story, brought to you by the good people at Movie City News: “Yet Another Utterly Idiotic Academic Paper Given More Mindless Promotion By The Paper of Record… Please Alert Spider-Man 3, Shrek 3, And TF&TF: Tokyo Drift.”

Originally posted October 23 2006 — 4:52 PM EDT

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