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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 27, 2018

Hey, hepcats and Daddy-O's! We're skiddlybopping back in time to check in with those cool cats known as the Rat Pack. Then we get down to biz and rank every Steven Soderbergh film while talking about the vastly superior Ocean's remake.

May 21, 2018

Liana Boraas (Rob Has a Podcast, @lianaboraas) joins us to reflect on Robin Williams and childhood traumas while discussing Jumanji. Then, we check out the big-money sequel and see if it measures up. PLUS, Daniel watches Zathura: A Space Adventure.

May 14, 2018

Daniel and Henry are joined by special guest Alex Kidwell (@alexkidwell) to reminisce about Kevin Smith's earliest days as a filmmaker and then take a long jaunt through his entire career. How do these convenience store classics hold up these days? Plus, a ranking of Smith's entire filmography. 

May 6, 2018

EPISODE 100! We celebrate with a shark classic and its VOD sequel. Plus, Space Cadet Juan crunches the numbers and ranks every franchise we've done based on our ratings. DEEPEST BLUEST MY HAT IS LIKE A SHARK FIN.

Apr 29, 2018

Henry and Daniel check out the latest MCU extravaganza. They discuss their diametrically opposite filmgoing experiences, rank all 19 MCU movies and talk through the movie in spoiler-loving detail. PLUS, they finally unveil their 2017 Top 10s. 

Apr 22, 2018

We return to the Marvel Universe to discuss Joss Whedon's overlong superhero crossover extravaganzas. BYO shawarma.

Apr 15, 2018

We're talkin' Terms this week! Those of endearment that is. Lotsa singin' and yappin' about good ol' fashioned families! Is Terms a classic? Is James L. Brooks a great filmmaker? Is The Evening Star a pile of horseshit? Listen to find out.

Apr 13, 2018

We wrap up the first part of our Bond coverage with a lil' Lazenby, plus our Bond movie rankings up to now. Where will Georgie land? Brought to you by A Bronx Tale, in all its many forms.

Apr 8, 2018

THROW YR DIAMONDS IN THE SKY IF YOU FEEL THE VIBE!!! But seriously, James Bond transforms into an Asian man and then throws Crispin Glover's Dad off a cruise ships. Multiple Blofelds. Multiple cats. A whole lotta boning. 

Apr 1, 2018

Our Bond coverage continues with a possible masterpiece about a fat guy who's terrible at both golf and Gin Rummy, followed by a bloated epic about a bunch of randos moving really, really slowly underwater.

Mar 25, 2018

007 time, friend! Hank and Daniel dig deep into the Connery/Lazenby era with a couple globetrotting romps featuring a load of boning down hard! 

Mar 18, 2018

Henry and Daniel take another trip to the multiplex to see Alicia Vikander in ROAR UTHAUG's new Tomb Raider movie. But first, the first Franchise Update in ages!

Mar 11, 2018

In preparation for the new Alicia Vikander vehicle, Henry and Daniel do a deep dive into the Croft Manor with a couple of Jolie flicks. Is she good? Who's better--Daniel Craig or Gerard Butler? The answer may surprise you! WHERE'S YOUR HEAD AT AT AT AT AT!!

Mar 4, 2018

If you ever wanted to see a 1994 Charles Bronson chasing tail in the Vancouver fashion industry, boy, have we got a movie for you. Then, we try and mostly fail to put politics aside in going to see the mixed bag that is the Eli Roth/Bruce Willis version of this classic tale. 

Feb 25, 2018

Charles Bronson returns to NY to razzle the Foot Clan with some McCallister-esque booby traps, and then he skips on back to LA to solve America's cocaine crisis. Just say no!

Feb 18, 2018

In anticipation of Eli Roth's remake, Dan and Henry get super bummed out by Michael Winner's originals, a couple of gross rapesploitation movies about how helpful guns are. Come for the second amendment rants, stay for the Herbie Hancock and Robert Plant scores. 

Feb 11, 2018

Henry and Daniel venture off to the multiplex to sit alone in the dark and watch the final Fifty Shades movie. Let's tie up some loose ends.

Feb 4, 2018

We're joined by Shandy to discuss the first entry in BDSM Twilight fan-fiction series 50 Shades of Grey. What will happen when we tumble into Christian Grey's office looking for some erotic thrills? Come find out. After all, we don't make love. We fuck. Hard. 

Jan 29, 2018

Danny Boyle follows up his masterpiece about addiction in Edinburgh twenty years later with two hours of nostalgia and cool camera shots. One of us loved it and one of us hated it.

Jan 21, 2018

We discuss the era of Apatow, as we act totally normal and hilarious. Rogen. Hill. Segel. Baruchel. Starr. Heigl. Mann. Rudd. Fox. Yi. O'Dowd. Dunham. All the greats. 

Jan 14, 2018

We are joined by Real Weird Sister Martha Krebill (@realweirdmartha) to discuss a formative franchise in her life, but a brand new one to our intrepid hosts. Daniel, Henry and the future Martha Bartha get to open that Cage door, which leads to Gates (is that a clue?). 

Jan 7, 2018

Henry and Daniel diverge on the two latest Star Wars films. Prepare for some defense and some offense. There's only one thing that's certain: the Porgs are the best. 

Jan 1, 2018

First, we are forced to cover a cartoon pasted together with spaghetti and play-doh, and then JJ Abrams shows up to try to put the whole thing back together. Henry, we're home.

Dec 27, 2017

Skin is better than sand and Revenge of the Sith is better than Attack of the Clones. These are the two truths we will now live by.

Dec 27, 2017

It's The Franchise Holiday Special! Merry Christmas and Happy Life Day! And R2-D2 as R2-D2!

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