George Lucas persuades Spielberg to stop building a sand castle long enough to hear out his pitch that an archaeologist played by Tom Selleck would be much cooler than James Bond.
TODAY WE CELEBRATE OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY! But then Liam Hemsworth shows up and ruins everything.
A FISH HEAD FLIES AT YOU. Joe Alves gives us one of the least watchable movies we've covered on The Franchise. Then, Hoagie and Ellen Brody 4-Ever. So much revenge.
It's time for Franchise Summer! So put on your bathing suit, head to the beach and listen to us yap about Jaws. Just don't go in the water. There are sharks. And Sheriff Brody might shoot you.
We make our way back to the Old West, where only the handsomest young boys rule the day. We're joined by Ryan Rebalkin (@ryanrebalkin) of the Going The Distance podcast to discuss Native American mysticism, Brad Whitford and the sexiest set of six-shooters you ever did see!
Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof deliver a head scratcher and then Hank and I venture to the ol' multiplex (or BAM) to check out a recent box office bomb.
ABC remade Dirty Dancing as a Jukebox Musical! It was 3 hours long! We watched it!
First, David Fincher shaves Ripley's head and has her commit suicide and then Jeanne-Pierre Jeunet flashes forward a billion years and has her fuck an alien. This franchise goes off the rails but quick.
Nathan Sherwood joins us for a deep dive through the chests of two classics. First, we examine Ridley Scott's claustrophobic horror film and then James Cameron's explosive, fun follow-up. Come for the gruesome gore, stay for the cute cats.
It's a racism-off! Come find out who wins! Plus, Henry invents a game. A fair game.
We finally tell the story of how Daniel insulted Brett Ratner in front of Henry. And we may even score an interview with the RatPac founder himself.
You will believe a reboot can suck. But aren't Mulder and Scully just the best, guys? I mean, really.
A NY Jew must dance so that a Rocket may have an abortion. Then, some "fat" girl gets her cleavage sniffed by the suicidal gay boyfriend from Milk.
Favreau gets busy. Really busy. Then, Shane Black comes along for no good reason to Shane Black all over the Marvel Universe.
We dig into the MCU with this strong starting point. Get ready for some very nerdy behind the scenes tales from the frontlines of Marvel Comics.
Sly tries to save his career with an elegiac look into the nostalgia of Rockys past. Then, Ryan Coogler shows up to remind us what an actual movie is supposed to look like. Plus, a controversial ranking of the Rocky montages and the films themselves.
Our hearts are on fire with love for Rocky IV, from Drago to Paulie's sex robot. Then, we go on a long journey into the darkness that is Rocky V. Avildsen's back! Thanks for nothing.
One real movie. Then Mr. T and Hulk Hogan show up. Which is the better approach? Who's to say?
Yo! Hey! Boxing movies, y'know? Whoa! What? Hey! Best picture?! Whoa, thanks!
Neveldine and Taylor recruit Jason Statham for a couple of fun days out. And we recruit Isaac Lopez (@kickisaacout) for a fun podcast about them! Who can recognize the most porn stars? Find out here.
The least epic book of all time gets the treatment it doesn't deserve. Blade 2 Zombies! Crazy Cat Ladies! And Dark Peeta! PLUS, we make our 2017 Oscar predictions.
We dig into our first YA adaptation, Lion's Gate savior The Hunger Games. It's all here. The highs (Jennifer Lawrence, PSH), the lows (Lenny Kravitz?, the lesser Hemsworth) and everything in between (Rue). Let the games begin.
Rene Russo. Chris Rock. Jet Li. Joe Pesci with bleach-blonde hair. And then a demotion to network television. Lethal Weapon slides downhill.
We're revisiting some old friends on Joel Silver's sticky, disgusting casting couch. Murtaugh and Riggs! A family man and a suicidal Nazi with a barely hidden Australian accent. Okay, okay, okay.
We mansplain the Legally Blonde franchise to you!