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The Franchise

A podcast where Daniel Erenberg and Henry Papale discuss films that were hammered into the shape of a franchise.
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Dec 25, 2016

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!!! Macauley Culkin run around a whole lot! Plus, we debate the merits of the first one and totally agree that the second one is a mess. BUZZ, YOUR GIRLFRIEND! WOOOOOOOOOFFFFFFFFF!

Dec 22, 2016

Straight from the loony bin, we're back! And we're talking all things Westworld, Michael Crichton, Peter Fonda being terrible, Yul Brynner's odd sashay with Blythe Danner and especially Spa World. Oh yes. Spa World. Plus, we talk a little TV. Wiki-wild. Wiki-Wild-Wild-West.

Dec 11, 2016

Aaron Farinelli is back to talk mandibles with us this week. First, those pesky xenomorphs are back and this time there's teen drama! Then, Adrian Brody growls his way through Nimrod's jungle. 

Dec 4, 2016

Danny Glover is an action star and the hellish LA streets of 1997. And then your boy and mine, Paul W.S. Anderson, turns the lights out for a brawl to end them all. At least until the sequel. Whoever wins, we lose. 

Nov 27, 2016

Get in the chopper. It's testosterone in overdrive this week. 

Nov 20, 2016

We slog through the drudgery that is the Austin Powers franchise, a half-assed sprawl of sex and poop jokes. "Get in my belly," it says, and we try our hardest not to be swallowed up.

Nov 13, 2016

It's our most shagadelic episode yet! With all that that entails. Yeah, baby. Yeah. 

Nov 6, 2016

We cover one of the best movies of all time! Then we cover its Jack Nicholson-helmed sequel, which is not one of the best movies of all time. Really not. Like, way not.

Nov 3, 2016

Michael Bay invades Crystal Lake. PLUS: We rank all 11 (12?) Friday the 13th movies.

Oct 30, 2016

Jason turns out to be a little wormy thing. Then he goes to space. Oh, New Line Cinema. What hath thee wrought?

Oct 25, 2016

JASON VS. CARRIE! Um, I mean Tina. JASON FIGHTS A BOAT! CRACK! HEROIN! And the beginning of the "Kane Hodder era" if that means anything to anybody.

Oct 15, 2016

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBS. And then a good movie. Check it out. Two of the absolute strangest films (I mean movies) of this franchise.

Oct 9, 2016

A YOYO FLYING AT YOU!!!!!!!! And then The Final Chapter. Part 4 of 11. With Corey Feldman and 80s Crispin Glover, the greatest actor of all time. 

Oct 2, 2016

We enter the spookiest month of the year by covering a major horror franchise! It's got boobs, decapitations and ratty old sweaters. And a guy in a wheelchair taking a machete to the face. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?

Sep 25, 2016

Tommy Lee Jones wins an Oscar! For a sixties TV adaptation?! And then RDJ gets PISSED. But Wesley Snipes owns. 

Sep 18, 2016

Chevy Chase makes a masterpiece. Then he goes insane. 

Sep 11, 2016

ROBOT OCTOPI! MONICA BELLUCCI! HUNDREDS OF HUGO WEAVINGS! Oh my.

Sep 4, 2016

We try to suss out whether The Matrix is still good. And whether The Wachowskis and Keanu and Laurence Fishburne were ever good. But at least we still love Carrie Anne Moss.

Aug 28, 2016

We dip our toes into the DCU with these two giant monstrosities. And we can finally say goodbye to the consistent bummer that was the Superman franchise. PLUS: An exciting interview with director Zack Snyder. 

Aug 21, 2016

Mark Pillow menaces Superman! And then Henry and Daniel get into a knock-down drag-out fight about Brandon Routh or whatever. 

Aug 17, 2016

Supergirl almost gets raped and Jimmy Olsen is banging high school chicks, and ugh. This movie is disgusting. 

Aug 14, 2016

Richard Lester turns Superman and the gang into those lovable lads from Liverpool, Richard Pryor shows up and Superman battles the mighty force of Robert Vaughn.

Aug 7, 2016

Well, that was, uh....iconic I guess? Oh boy. It's a nostalgia killing week.

Jul 31, 2016

Ooh-La-La! These movies have it all! Biff, Griff, Other Biff, Mad Dog Tannen, other Biff and, uh, ZZ Top. From old west gunfights to Jaws 19, we've got you covered.

Jul 24, 2016

The two Bobbies send an 80's kid back in time to make out with his mom. And Crispin Glover owns. PLUS: We take a look at some recent and forthcoming franchise pictures.

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