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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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Now displaying: 2017
Dec 27, 2017

Skin is better than sand and Revenge of the Sith is better than Attack of the Clones. These are the two truths we will now live by.

Dec 27, 2017

It's The Franchise Holiday Special! Merry Christmas and Happy Life Day! And R2-D2 as R2-D2!

Dec 18, 2017

The Ewoks brutalize the Star Wars saga. Then, 16 years later, Jar Jar eats its remains. Yippee!

Dec 10, 2017

Here it is! The Franchise to end all Franchises! Hear an early recording of George Lucas discussing The Star Wars with Steven Spielberg! Then, stay for Henry and Daniel discussing one for the pantheon. 

Dec 3, 2017

Joe Johnston cobbles together something that resembles a movie. Then, the franchise reboots to the tune of a one and a half billion dollars. Might there be merit in one or both? 

Nov 27, 2017

Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType, of Rob Has a Podcast, Parade.com, Survivor Historians and lots of other great podcasts) takes us all the way back to the Jurassic age! Meaning those Spielberg dinosaur movies from the 90s. We're gabbing Goldblum and jabbering Jackson and one of us even knocks Neill! Hang on to your butts.

Nov 20, 2017

Christian Toto (@HollywoodinToto), from the Hollywood in Toto podcast and website, joins us to discuss a tale as old as time: Ancient Egyptian white lady vanishes into thin air, meets aspiring sculptor, bones him after he builds her to be a department store mannequin. We've all been there. Then, it happens again! The only thing tying these two events together? A flamboyantly gay black man named Hollywood with really cool sunglasses and a knack for choreography.

Nov 13, 2017

Special guest Jan Martino joins us to discuss the cult classic Blade Runner (at least 2 versions!) and its belated sequel. Is one of us a Replicant? Is there voiceover? Did any of us watch Soldier? Tune in to find out. 

Nov 6, 2017

DIG THROUGH THE DITCHES AND BURN THROUGH THE WITCHES AND SLAM IN THE BACK OF MY DRAGULA!!! LIVING DEAD GIRL!!! Henry and Daniel review the motherfucking Rob Zombie Halloween movies, you peckerwood son of a bitch. 

Oct 30, 2017

Steve Miner returns from 3-D Crystal Lake to helm the return of Laurie Strode. Then, Busta Rhymes helms a reality show. 

Oct 22, 2017

Everything goes to shit! Druid Princes! The Dad from Dharma and Greg! Paul Stephen Rudd! Baby kittens! It's all here. 

Oct 16, 2017

First, an alcoholic contends with robots and TV stations. Then Moustapha Akkad brings Michael back to battle his, I guess, niece or whatever. 

Oct 8, 2017

SPOOKIEST MONTH OF THE YEAR! SHOCKTOBER! Time to discuss John Carpenter and Halloween. And, uh, Rick Rosenthal I guess. Bleeding mouth kid forever.

Oct 1, 2017

We wrap up our Fast and Furious coverage with James Wan's gonzo Furious 7, featuring the most macho Robert Frost reference ever, and F. Gary Gray's The Fate of the Furious, which tries to keep a franchise from coming apart with the injection of some class.

Sep 24, 2017

We smell what The Rock is cooking, aka Daniel and Henry Fall In Love With The Fast and the Furious Franchise.

Sep 17, 2017

Justin Lin shows up for a romp across Tokyo. WHAT'S DRIFT!!!!!!!!!!! Mhmm. Say hello to Han. And also goodbye?!!! Say it isn't so! Then, Diesel's back, Brian is finally cool and it's Death Wish, Toretto Style. Metallic pornography!

Sep 10, 2017

We embark on a new behemoth, with Rob Cohen's dunderheaded classic, followed by John Singleton's Vin Diesel sabbatical. 

Sep 3, 2017

We wrap up our Resident Evil coverage with a reunion of old friends, followed by a reunion of old foes. Paul W.S. and Jove Lo wrap up the franchise. Plus, Daniel ranks every video game movie he's ever seen and Henry really loves Lincoln.

Aug 27, 2017

There can only be one Russell Mulcahy and he's the guy who gets the honor of directing a Tyrant-infested Mad Max ripoff. Then, Paul WS comes back and slo mos up a killer 3D extravaganza starring a giant axe.

Aug 21, 2017

We enter The Hive. And Raccoon City. And the Umbrella Corporation. And the Nemesis Project. And other such nonsense. Paul W.S. Anderson presents us with our first ever video game adaptations. Survive the horror.

Aug 13, 2017

A trio of Bernie newbies tackle the defining corpse comedy of a generation. Aaron Farinelli (VHSHits.wordpress.com and Velodrome Lions) comes on to chat about a movie that's either a classic or an unwatchable piece of shit depending on who's asked, plus a sequel which involves voodoo rituals and jizz-filled chickens. 

Aug 6, 2017

Charlie Sheen is boring. Corbin Bernsen owns the team. Dennis Haysbert is a buddhist. And Wesley Snipes is Omar Epps. Then, get ready for a movie that feels like a nap in a hammock! Scott Bakula leaps into the Minors, and Ted McGinley ensures that Major League jumps the shark.

Jul 30, 2017

We venture into the world of sports with a little comedy about the Cleveland Indians. PLUS, what the fuck happened at Comic Con?

Jul 23, 2017

A couple of relics from the bygone era of nudity-laden sex comedies! A jolt of nostalgia or a total bummer? Well...a little of both.

Jul 16, 2017

IT HAS TO BE FOR KIDS! Steven and George make a kiddie film. And then 19 years later, they make a shitty film. Featuring Jan Martino! And anecdotal evidence of Shia being a dick in a bar! 

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