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Death Note Movie Review: In Nicholas Sparks’ Mouth of Madness

Fred Topel reviews Death Note which premieres on Netflix this August.

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...

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!

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.

Franchise Fred Interview: Chad Stahelski on John Wick: Chapter 2 and Highlander

John Wick: Chapter 2 director talks about deleted scenes, staging public action and his plans for Highlander in this interview.

Franchise Fred Interview: Alex Kurtzman on The Mummy, Dark Universe and Star Trek: Discovery

Alex Kurtzman talks directing The Mummy, American Werewolf homages, plans for the Dark Universe and Star Trek: Discovery.

The Mummy Review: Franchise Fred Exhumes

Franchise Fred approves The Mummy, as a Tom Cruise action vehicle and as the first in Universal's upcoming Dark Universe series.

Captain Underpants Review: Flatulent Franchise Fred Approves

The Captain Underpants movie is wonderfully irreverent and meta, if unfortunately aimed exclusively at little boys.

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