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Army of Darkness 25th Anniversary: It Should’ve Been Called The Medieval Dead

I’d always loved movies but Evil Dead 2 was the first film that made me notice how filmmaking works, thus making Sam Raimi my first film school professor. One of the first horror movies I was brave en...

A Futile and Stupid Gesture Interview: Tom Lennon and Matt Walsh

A Futile and Stupid Gesture has a sprawling ensemble cast of comedians, and we interviewed two more. Matt Walsh plays National Lampoon editor Matty Simmons, later producer of Animal House and the Vaca...

Franchise Fred Interview: Black Lightning’s China Anne McClain on Getting Super Powers, Activism and High School

Superheroes run in the Pierce family on Black Lightning. Jefferson (Cress Williams) is the title Black Lightning, out of retirement to clean up Freeland. His older daughter Anissa (Nafessa Williams) h...

Action Jackson 30th Anniversary: It Should’ve Been A Franchise

Today should be the 30th anniversary of the Action Jackson franchise. Carl weathers absolutely should have his own Die Hard or Lethal Weapon. That was certainly the idea, and $20 million gross on a $7...

Blues Brothers 2000 20th Anniversary: Franchise Fred Still Disapproves

Today, Blues Brothers 2000 is regarded as one of the worst sequels ever made, and perhaps the most unasked for. Certainly, the box office and legacy bore that out, but as young Franchise Fred I gave i...

Accident Man Movie Review: Franchise Fred Approves

Were Accident Man not already based on a comic book, I would have said it was the perfect idea for a Scott Adkins franchise. Now I can see why it was the role he wanted to play his whole life. As hitm...

The Cloverfield Paradox Movie Review – Franchise Fred Is Fine With It

Netflix certainly pulled a big coup releasing The Cloverfield Paradox immediately following the Super Bowl, during which it’s trailer debuted. Then they proved my belief that anything worth getting ex...

Franchise Fred Interview: Step Up: High Water Show Runner Holly Sorensen

Franchise Fred approves the idea of turning Step Up into a TV series. Of course, I’d love to see more movies, but if I can see sick dance moves every week, Franchise Fred will step up to that. Even if...

Sundance 2018 Review: Colette – Francais Franchise Fred Approves

Here’s some Sundance magic for you. I didn’t think I’d be able to see Colette, but at a screening for the movie Sweet Country, I happened to sit next to director Wash Westmoreland. We had such a nice ...

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