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The Franchise Strikes Back
107 minutes | 2 months ago
Home Alone (Part 2)
The holidays continue as we tackle the later entries of the Home Alone series, which... well, there's a reason most people don't know they actually made five movies. We talk about what sets the previous entries apart from these offerings, the weird in-universe implications introduced by the fourth film, and the pain we all suffered from the viewing experience.
90 minutes | 2 months ago
Home Alone (Part 1)
It's part one of our Holiday Extravaganza, and its a crossover with the Revenge of the 90s podcast! We talk about the first two films in the Home Alone series, otherwise known as "the good ones," and discuss the surprising lack of plot holes, the disregard of physics, and just how much the McCallister family sucks.
88 minutes | 4 months ago
We round out our Halloween episodes with a look at the Poltergeist series. We dig into the nonsense mythology the series dug for itself as it went on, weight the pros and cons of the recent remake, and praise Lindsey Graham's performance as the villainous Kane.
86 minutes | 5 months ago
Our first Halloween episode is also the first where the crew intentionally takes on a truly awful series, Ghoulies. Join the team as they struggle to find nice things to say about a franchise that stretched decent puppetry and the audiences appetite for movies about small mischievous monsters in for 4 films that will take years off your life.
104 minutes | 5 months ago
The Last of Us
It's a special gaming edition of Franchise Strikes Back! A special guest panel joins the show to discuss The Last of Us, a video game series that hits much differently in 2020 then it did when it started back in 2013. From the stellar storytelling to some of the more frustrating mechanics, we dive into all the ways this series finds ways to emotionally devastate you.
102 minutes | 6 months ago
Back to the Future
This one's gonna get heavy. This week the crew talks Back to the Future. Super-fan Linton provides all the history and trivia you could ask for, Tim goes off the deep end with his theories on how time travel works within the movies, and Steve hopes for a future reboot where they go back to the 90s.
87 minutes | 6 months ago
Caddyshack is a franchise? Oh yes it is. For this episode the crew is joined by Revenge of the 90s co-host Anthony Fabiano to take on the comedy classic Caddyshack and its less revered sequel, and look at what elements hold up, what hasn't aged as well, and whether or not it deserves its status as a classic.
84 minutes | 7 months ago
28 Days Later/28 Weeks Later
This week, the crew takes a timely look at 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later. Is 28 Days Later the Citizen Kane of zombie movies? Why abandon a fully stocked grocery store when you are living through an apocalypse? How much crème de menthe does it take to stain your soul? All these questions and more will be answered!
81 minutes | 7 months ago
This week, we dig in to the Mad Max series, and talk about its evolution from cheapie Australian oddity all the way to the grand spectacle that is Fury Road.
76 minutes | 8 months ago
In the inaugural episode, the crew discusses what may be the most perfect franchise of all time - Toy Story - as Tim fails to keep his squeaky chair from squeaking.As mentioned in the episode, our treatment for 'Toy Story 5' can be found HERE
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