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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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Jul 7, 2021

So these Bloodsport movies got pretty nuts this week but we mostly talked about the main guy's wife's lawsuit against the city of Santa Monica.

Jun 30, 2021

A discussion of JCVD's healthy years, a ranking of Newts and some very important Kumite ruminations. Meet Frank Dux.

Jun 23, 2021

We revisit ancient-ass 41 year-old Demi Moore, before reckoning with a post-reckoning version of the concept. Also, I watched that 2011 TV version that nobody remembers.

Jun 16, 2021

Lucy Liu and my girl Drew, Cameron D and Destiny.

Jun 9, 2021

I can't believe Henry let me wax on about David Boreanaz for as long as I did.

Jun 2, 2021

Probably too much singing in this one. Brandon Lee rulz.

May 26, 2021

An interesting display of the exact value that Emily Blunt and Denis Villaneuve each bring to a film.

May 19, 2021

Look at that title. This is definitely the episode that is finally going to get us into the AV Club's "Podmass" feature. Us and Conan. Let's goooooooooooooo.

May 12, 2021

Back to the hockey well, with Paul Newman and the Hanson Boys making like a team of Tom Wilsons and acting like a buncha dicks on ice.

May 6, 2021

Whither thou Austin O'Brien? We cover two delightful coming of age pieces, which came out in the early 90s but were set in the early 70s. Chlumsky!

Apr 28, 2021

Shut Up Time joins us to discuss the Toymaker and the Clockmaster or whatever it is. These films prove to be mildly divisive!

Apr 21, 2021

We finally engage with Robert Rodriguez on the main feed, as he gathers ideas from all his greatest influences (his kids, George Lucas, Austin Powers, his own segment of Four Rooms) to create a new kid klassic!

Apr 14, 2021

We debate whether Cillian Murphy has had a successful career, talk about recovery movies and talk a lot of shit about The Walking Dead. Long one.

Apr 7, 2021

A Michael Douglas Production of a Michael Douglas Film starring Michael Douglas as Colton T. Whatever.

Mar 31, 2021

What even is a franchise anyway? The gang gets existential this week! more on patreon.com/thefranchise probably.

Mar 24, 2021

The Man With Occasional Names trilogy begins, courtesy of patron Aaron Holcomb. Also, some personal stuff infects the episode!

Mar 17, 2021

A Coming to America sequel just came out so you know we had to jump all over that thing.

Mar 10, 2021

We close out the Spider-Man franchise in grand style, with two first-time watches for Henry and one critical reevaluation from Daniel. Franchise road show this week, too! Regardless, patreon.com/thefranchise

Mar 3, 2021

Jamie Foxx takes a big swing and Spider-Man is finally folded into his wider comic book universe, with a new cast and a familiar aesthetic. patreon.com/thefranchise

Feb 24, 2021

It's Maguire vs. Garfield in a battle of the baby heads, innit? patreon.com/thefranchise plz

Feb 17, 2021

Raimi. Tobey. Dunst. I don't even need to hype this episode. Know why? Cuz YOU'RE GOING NOWHERE. patreon.com/thefranchise if you're nasty.

Feb 10, 2021

Refn pops in for one more character piece, before we get a remake that nobody asked for.

Feb 3, 2021

Nicolas Winding Refn. Mads Mikkelsen. Henry imposes his Danish ways upon us this week.

Jan 27, 2021

The wait is ogre. A full Shrek ranking is here, including extensive discussion of the franchise's lone spin-off and Broadway extension.

Jan 20, 2021

Resident Shrekspert Shut Up Tim Ahlin joins us to discuss his favorite topic, Green characters. Everyone stays in good spirits throughout. Timberlake and Monty Python get gleefully torn down.

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