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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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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! 

Jul 9, 2017

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. 

Jul 4, 2017

TODAY WE CELEBRATE OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY! But then Liam Hemsworth shows up and ruins everything.

Jun 25, 2017

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. 

Jun 17, 2017

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. 

Jun 11, 2017

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! 

Jun 4, 2017

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.

May 30, 2017

ABC remade Dirty Dancing as a Jukebox Musical! It was 3 hours long! We watched it! 

May 28, 2017

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. 

May 21, 2017

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.

May 14, 2017

It's a racism-off! Come find out who wins! Plus, Henry invents a game. A fair game.

May 7, 2017

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.

May 5, 2017

You will believe a reboot can suck. But aren't Mulder and Scully just the best, guys? I mean, really.

Apr 23, 2017

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. 

Apr 16, 2017

Favreau gets busy. Really busy. Then, Shane Black comes along for no good reason to Shane Black all over the Marvel Universe.

Apr 9, 2017

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. 

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