Fred Topel

Super Troopers 2 Movie Review: Franchise Fred Meowproves

Good news, everybody! Super Troopers 2 is not another Caddyshack II or Blues Brothers 2000 situation! Of course, Super Troopers was never an untouchable comedy classic, but it was a fun comedy where t...

Franchise Fred at the Grease 2 35th Anniversary Q&A with Maxwell Caulfield, Adrian Zmed and More

Franchise Fred has always approved Grease 2. My high school did Grease and while I always liked the music, I had a real problem with Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) just becoming the girl Danny (John Travo...

Michael Moore’s The Big One 20th Anniversary: The Movie That Changed My Life

20 years ago today, Michael Moore changed my life. When his second film, The Big One, played at Cornell Cinema, I was a junior at Ithaca College worrying about my dating life. Then I saw families with...

30 Years Of Steven Seagal: To Change The Essence Of A Man

Perhaps now is not the best time for a Steven Seagal retrospective since he seems to have defected to Russia and allegations of his abuse stretches from the making of On Deadly Ground to recently. I’v...

Lowlife Interview with Director Ryan Prows

What do a luchador, a swastika face tattoo and organ harvesters have in common? They are all involved in crime stories that intersect in Lowlife. There are five stories actually in the debut feature f...

Indecent Proposal’s 25th Anniversary: A Decent Re-evaluation

I always liked high concept movies. Movies like Speed and Face/Off where just hearing what it’s about makes you have to see it. High concept isn’t just for action though. When I saw the trailer for In...

Fred Topel’s (Spoiler) Review Of Tyler Perry’s Acrimony: A Fred Topel Movie Review

Some spoilers for Tyler Perry’s Acrimony. Acrimony is Taraji P. Henson’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. It’s not nonstop rage, so I don’t want to mislead you there, but you get to se...

Freditorial: Why A Final Chapter Means There’s Totally Gonna Be Another Sequel

The Sharknado franchise has announced that this summer’s Sharknado 6 will be the final chapter in the franchise. You would think Franchise Fred would be sad that a beloved franchise was coming to an e...

Wild Wild Country Interview with Directors Chapman and Maclain Way

Over the weekend, Netflix released the six-part documentary series Wild Wild Country. Many people discovered the story of the Rajneeshee religion moving into the Antelope Valley of Oregon for the firs...

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