Fred Topel

Exclusive Interview: Jean Smart On Her First Horror Movie And Legion

Could it be that Jean Smart had never done a horror movie before? When I saw she was in Awaken the Shadowman I tried to think of one, and it turns out this is her first. For the versatile star of Desi...

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...

Cool World

Cool World 25th Anniversary: A Naughty Roger Rabbit

Cool World was essentially an entire movie of the Jessica Rabbit jokes from Roger Rabbit, but was not all that sexy or fun.

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!

Baby Driver in 4DX Review: 4DX Fred Approves!

Baby Driver is the best 4DX movie yet, with immersive effects that complement the movie's action and music. It's not a gimmick.

A League Of Their Own 25th Anniversary: Feminist Fred Gets Nostalgic

The 25th anniversary of A League of Their Own makes Feminist Fred nostalgic for all the growth he did since this movie came out, and what it still represents now.

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.

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