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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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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.

Jan 13, 2021

SoooooooooooooooooooomeBODY, etc.

Jan 6, 2021

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).

Dec 30, 2020

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????

Dec 23, 2020

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.

Dec 16, 2020

Lots of discussion of Chevy Chase's eyeballs. Some discussion of the 1998 Kids Choice Awards. Happy holiday(s)!

Dec 9, 2020

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.

Dec 1, 2020

A divergence of opinions emerges this week as the boys pore over 2 more Rob Zombie movies and raise a toast to DDP.

Nov 24, 2020

It's the house of one thousand corpses, you dumb piles of dog shit!

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