Franchise Fred

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...

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...

Franchise Fred Exclusive: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura on the Mitch Rapp Franchise

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura brought a lot of franchises to life during his time as a Warner Brothers exec. Even as a producer he’s brought us Transformers, G.I. Joe and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Now he’s ...

American Assassin Movie Review: Franchise Fred Approves

James Bond was able to go through all of Ian Fleming’s books and even a few short stories, yet still has not stopped. Jack Ryan and Jason Bourne each had a good run, but attempts to turn Dirk Pitt, Bo...

Franchise Fred Interview: Inside the 2018 Year of Fear Photo Shoots with Ama Lea

Last year horror photographer Ama Lea released a 2017 calendar called Year of Fear. She dressed 12 male models as famous slasher movie killers, but with six pack abs and bulging pecs. For the Year of ...

Shoot ‘Em Up 10th Anniversary: My Soul Mate

I must’ve spent the first 30 years of my moviegoing life looking for the greatest thrill. For a while, Arnold Schwarzenegger was my most reliable resource, along with some of his big studio bret...

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