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The Franchise

A podcast where Daniel Erenberg and Logan Adair discuss films that were hammered into the shape of a franchise.
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Aug 12, 2018

We rank every Eddie Murphy and get a 1984 list from Blockbuster Video before digging into a Martin Brest movie that is heavily about bananas.

Aug 5, 2018

How could we resist this? ABBA songs, Pierce Brosnan yowling, Stellan Skarsgaard shirtless and a sequel potentially less necessary than Hardbodies 2. 

Jul 29, 2018

Christopher McQuestionable joins the MI franchise for a duo of films. We'll talk Baldwin and Cavill extensively and we'll decide whether all the Fallout fuss is merited. 

Jul 23, 2018

JJ is back up in this piece, which allows Daniel to make primo Felicity and Lost refs. Then, we're adding an em-dash to the title and bringing in Ren-dogg. Hank and Daniel argue over the relative merits of Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Paula Patton in this episode. PLUS, a ranking of every Tom Cruise movie! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HENRY!

Jul 15, 2018

This episode includes both an extreme ranking of every Brian De Palma movie and Daniel repeatedly singing Limp Bizkit. So I don't see how anyone could possibly skip it. 

Jul 9, 2018

We're still purging. Daniel has lost his spirit and even Henry is conceding defeat. Will we make it through? Plus, more Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot references than you're probably expecting.

Jul 2, 2018

Henry brings a Blumhouse to the table and Daniel is intrigued by the  amount of Friday Night Lights, Lost, Parenthood and The Wire actors involved. Do we survive The Purge? 

Please pardon the sound quality in the first 12 minutes. Daniel is an idiot.

Jun 25, 2018

We head back to 1984 to yap about a couple of breakdancing classics. Shabba Doo! Boogaloo Shrimp! Christopher McDonald? 

Jun 18, 2018

We dig deep into Brad Bird, rank the Pixars and learn about voice actors. Daniel has a run-in with some kids and Henry makes his 2018 list. New theme! Plus, the perfect podcast for fans of the "Heavy Hitters" theme. Finally, we check in with George Lucas while Daniel can't stop doing Holly Hunter impressions.

Jun 11, 2018

We went to see the lady Ocean's reboot! But first, it's a franchise update and an updated 2018 list. 

Jun 4, 2018

The gang's back for more hijinx! Julia Roberts as Julia Roberts. Stakes is low, fun is high. Special guest Nathaniel Safren (Safren on Spotify) joins us to discuss a couple of romps. Plus, the new Kanye album reviewed? 

May 31, 2018

We saw the new Star War and discussed it in detail. We also ranked every Ron Howard movie. Plus, a 2012 discussion between George Lucas and Ron Howard is unearthed!

May 27, 2018

Hey, hepcats and Daddy-O's! We're skiddlybopping back in time to check in with those cool cats known as the Rat Pack. Then we get down to biz and rank every Steven Soderbergh film while talking about the vastly superior Ocean's remake.

May 21, 2018

Liana Boraas (Rob Has a Podcast, @lianaboraas) joins us to reflect on Robin Williams and childhood traumas while discussing Jumanji. Then, we check out the big-money sequel and see if it measures up. PLUS, Daniel watches Zathura: A Space Adventure.

May 14, 2018

Daniel and Henry are joined by special guest Alex Kidwell (@alexkidwell) to reminisce about Kevin Smith's earliest days as a filmmaker and then take a long jaunt through his entire career. How do these convenience store classics hold up these days? Plus, a ranking of Smith's entire filmography. 

May 6, 2018

EPISODE 100! We celebrate with a shark classic and its VOD sequel. Plus, Space Cadet Juan crunches the numbers and ranks every franchise we've done based on our ratings. DEEPEST BLUEST MY HAT IS LIKE A SHARK FIN.

Apr 29, 2018

Henry and Daniel check out the latest MCU extravaganza. They discuss their diametrically opposite filmgoing experiences, rank all 19 MCU movies and talk through the movie in spoiler-loving detail. PLUS, they finally unveil their 2017 Top 10s. 

Apr 22, 2018

We return to the Marvel Universe to discuss Joss Whedon's overlong superhero crossover extravaganzas. BYO shawarma.

Apr 15, 2018

We're talkin' Terms this week! Those of endearment that is. Lotsa singin' and yappin' about good ol' fashioned families! Is Terms a classic? Is James L. Brooks a great filmmaker? Is The Evening Star a pile of horseshit? Listen to find out.

Apr 13, 2018

We wrap up the first part of our Bond coverage with a lil' Lazenby, plus our Bond movie rankings up to now. Where will Georgie land? Brought to you by A Bronx Tale, in all its many forms.

Apr 8, 2018

THROW YR DIAMONDS IN THE SKY IF YOU FEEL THE VIBE!!! But seriously, James Bond transforms into an Asian man and then throws Crispin Glover's Dad off a cruise ships. Multiple Blofelds. Multiple cats. A whole lotta boning. 

Apr 1, 2018

Our Bond coverage continues with a possible masterpiece about a fat guy who's terrible at both golf and Gin Rummy, followed by a bloated epic about a bunch of randos moving really, really slowly underwater.

Mar 25, 2018

007 time, friend! Hank and Daniel dig deep into the Connery/Lazenby era with a couple globetrotting romps featuring a load of boning down hard! 

Mar 18, 2018

Henry and Daniel take another trip to the multiplex to see Alicia Vikander in ROAR UTHAUG's new Tomb Raider movie. But first, the first Franchise Update in ages!

Mar 11, 2018

In preparation for the new Alicia Vikander vehicle, Henry and Daniel do a deep dive into the Croft Manor with a couple of Jolie flicks. Is she good? Who's better--Daniel Craig or Gerard Butler? The answer may surprise you! WHERE'S YOUR HEAD AT AT AT AT AT!!

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