Everything goes to shit! Druid Princes! The Dad from Dharma and Greg! Paul Stephen Rudd! Baby kittens! It's all here.
First, an alcoholic contends with robots and TV stations. Then Moustapha Akkad brings Michael back to battle his, I guess, niece or whatever.
SPOOKIEST MONTH OF THE YEAR! SHOCKTOBER! Time to discuss John Carpenter and Halloween. And, uh, Rick Rosenthal I guess. Bleeding mouth kid forever.
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.
We smell what The Rock is cooking, aka Daniel and Henry Fall In Love With The Fast and the Furious Franchise.
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!
We embark on a new behemoth, with Rob Cohen's dunderheaded classic, followed by John Singleton's Vin Diesel sabbatical.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We venture into the world of sports with a little comedy about the Cleveland Indians. PLUS, what the fuck happened at Comic Con?
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.
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!
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.