An interesting display of the exact value that Emily Blunt and Denis Villaneuve each bring to a film.
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.
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.
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!
Shut Up Time joins us to discuss the Toymaker and the Clockmaster or whatever it is. These films prove to be mildly divisive!
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!
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.
A Michael Douglas Production of a Michael Douglas Film starring Michael Douglas as Colton T. Whatever.
What even is a franchise anyway? The gang gets existential this week! more on patreon.com/thefranchise probably.
The Man With Occasional Names trilogy begins, courtesy of patron Aaron Holcomb. Also, some personal stuff infects the episode!
A Coming to America sequel just came out so you know we had to jump all over that thing.
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
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
It's Maguire vs. Garfield in a battle of the baby heads, innit? patreon.com/thefranchise plz
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.
Refn pops in for one more character piece, before we get a remake that nobody asked for.
Nicolas Winding Refn. Mads Mikkelsen. Henry imposes his Danish ways upon us this week.
The wait is ogre. A full Shrek ranking is here, including extensive discussion of the franchise's lone spin-off and Broadway extension.
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.
Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg pretend hate crimes are genetic. (Excuse the occasional static--you don't want to hear it and I don't want to hear about it).
The Hangover guys wrote some stuff for Martha Stewart and Kenny G cuz Tyson worked out so well, and then we deck the halls with boughs of....funny????
Daniel gives a history lesson about the birth of Jesus. Then, halfway through, he has a conniption fit about his mic (he tried to cut around this) so he's a bit ornery in the second half for no reason. Henry is a perfect delight, as always. And the current state of Chevy Chase saddens him greatly.
Lots of discussion of Chevy Chase's eyeballs. Some discussion of the 1998 Kids Choice Awards. Happy holiday(s)!
We begin a month of franchises with Christmas sequels with 2 family vacations with the Griswolds (er, Griswalds?). Buckle in and try to ignore that one sound.