Franchise Fred

How Robocop Can Teach Us Not To Sell Our Souls To Technology

I did not see Robocop in theaters 30 years ago. Not because it was rated R, as I was already seeing Beverly Hills Cop II and Running Man that year (not to mention Terminator and Rambo on video). No, i...

Universal Soldier 25th Anniversary: Franchise Origins

The 25th anniversary of Universal Soldier, when Carolco tried to give Van Damme an Arnold movie, which has stood the test of time.

The Spy Who Loved Me 40th Anniversary: The First Bond That Franchise Fred Approved

For the 40th anniversary of its UK release, Franchise Fred looks back at The Spy Who Loved Me, the first 007 movie he ever approved!

Spider-Man Homecoming

Franchise Freditorial: Why Can’t They Get Spider-Man Right Anymore?

Franchise Fred traces how each successive Spider-Man lost the essence of Peter Parker, and how Lord and Miller can get it back!

Live Free or Die Hard‘s 10th Anniversary: Yippee Ki-Yay, New Millennium!

10 Years Ago, Live Free or Die Hard brought the franchise back and proved John McClane had a place in the 21st century.

War For The Planet Of The Apes Review: Approval Of The Franchise Of The Fred

War For The Planet of the Apes gave me something I’ve been hoping to see but never thought would actually happen in an Apes movie.

Franchise Fred Interview: Alyssa Sutherland on Spike TV’s The Mist

The Mist is back and this time it's up to Vikings' Alyssa Sutherland to save her daughter from monsters inside and out. Read the Franchise Fred interview.

From Batman Returns to Batman & Robin: Anniversary Of A Debacle

Many remember the disappointment of Batman & Robin but few recall how Batman Returns sowed the seeds for it five years earlier.

The Beguiled Movie Review: Skipping the Foreplay

Sofia Coppola's adaptation of The Beguiled has some interesting new twists, but feels rushed and doesn't let the relationships develop.

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