Author: Fred Topel

Fred Topel also known as Franchise Fred has been an entertainment journalist since 1999 and specializes in writing about film, television and video games. Fred has written for several outlets including About.com, CraveOnline, and Rotten Tomatoes among others. His favorite films include Toy Story 2, The Rock, Face/Off, True Lies, Labyrinth, The Big Hit, Michael Moore's The Big One, and Casablanca. We are very lucky and excited to have Fred as part of the We Live Entertainment team. Follow him on Twitter @FranchiseFred and @FredTopel

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Franchise Fred Interview: Fred Armisen on Our Name, LEGO Ninjago and Portlandia

I love meeting celebrities named Fred. Actually, I like meeting anyone else named Fred. It is a special bond, but when I interview famous Freds I can make it part of the story. Fred Armisen played rig...

Exclusive Interview: Anna Schafer on Elizabeth Blue

When I saw Elizabeth Blue, I not only felt the experience of writer/director Vincent Sabella (who I also interviewed), but I felt Anna Schafer nailed the portrayal of harrowing type of schizophrenia. ...

Franchise Fred Interview: Abbi Jacobson On Lego Ninjago, Disenchantment & Broad City

It’s time to explain to your kids who Abbi Jacobson is. They’re going to hear her voice in The LEGO Ninjago movie and then ask what Broad City is. At least, that’s what I would do if I was still a kid...

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Movie Review – Showered With Problems

Simply by being a sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle had the potential to be better than the first. The Blair Witch and Paranormal Activity sequels made good movies out of originals I didn’t like by ...

Franchise Fred Interview: Lego Ninjago Movie Director Charlie Bean

Now we’re going to get into the real nitty gritty of LEGO movies and that means spoilers for The LEGO Movie and LEGO Batman, and potentially spoilers for the new LEGO Ninjago Movie. We won’t come out ...

Franchise Fred Interview: Dave Franco on LEGO Ninjago & Disaster Artist

It’s about time Franchise Fred went to LEGOland since they’ve got both a toy franchise and a movie franchise. I was there last week for interviews for The Lego Ninjago Movie. This week we’ll get insid...

Back To School Ties On Its 25th Anniversary

25 years ago, Brendan Fraser headlined his first movie as a leading man. The summer comedy Encino Man was an auspicious debut, but was more of a Pauly Shore vehicle with Fraser providing the high conc...

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