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Franchise Fred Interview: Glass Spoilers With Sarah Paulson

Franchise Fred approved Glass, M. Night Shyamalan’s long-awaited sequel to Unbreakable, and shorterly awaited follow-up to Split. The thing is, most fans don’t want to talk about Shyamalan’s movies be...

Franchise Fred’s Glass Review: Unsplittable

When I saw Unbreakable in 2000, all I wanted to see was Unbreakable 2. I should have told young Franchise Fred to be patient. It would take 19 years for Glass, including making an entirely separate mo...

Franchise Fred’s Top 10 Franchise Movies Of 2018

Franchise Fred is pleased there are enough ongoing franchises these days to narrow it down to the 10 Best Franchise Movies every year. Honorable mention to Ready Player One for turning the fan service...

The 15 Best Movies of 2018

The holidays are upon us and I’ve seen pretty much all the new movies I’m going to see this year, so it’s time to pick the Best Movies of 2018. In past years I was picking top 17, 16, etc. movie...

Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual HIstory

Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History Review: Behind the Scenes WITH A VENGEANCE

I’ve been impressed how these anniversary coffee table books have provided new information about some of the movies I’ve studied most in my life. There are no movies I know more about than Back to the...

Bumblebee Review: The Fast and the Feminist

Bumblebee is the live-action Transformers movie we all wanted in the ‘80s. It took 20 years for the technology to be able to create these movies, and then another decade for the sensibility to come ba...

I Am Paul Walker Movie Review: The Fast And The Eulogous

I always enjoyed interviewing Paul Walker. It got a tad more personal when I covered Hours in the last year of his life, between SXSW and its theatrical release. I won’t pretend I knew him well, and h...

The Naked Gun 30th Anniversary: Deadpan’s Labyrinth

The prospect of commemorating The Naked Gun felt daunting to me. It’s so universally acknowledged as hilarious as it is. What could I possibly add to it? But it has meant so much to me I have to try. ...

Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle Review – Not Your Favreau’s Jungle Book

When both Jon Favreau and Andy Serkis’s Jungle Book films were announced, it looked like a real Dante’s Peak/Volcano situation. However, Serkis’s Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle sat on the shelf for two ...

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