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    The Franchise Files – Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

    Even Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare wasn’t intended to be the last in the Elm Street franchise, the title would have been astoundingly accurate. If the legacy of Freddy Krueger wasn’t dead before the sixth film, it sure was after. And though I hate to admit it, I’m glad the series took a...
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    The Franchise Files – A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

    The original A Nightmare on Elm Street film opened up a world of promise for the horror genre as well as a world of confusion for later sequels in the franchise. Part of what made the first film so great – the bending of reality, the cartoonish, gory dream sequences –...
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    The Franchise Files – A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: The Dream Master (1988)

    As the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise rumbles along, things start getting sillier and sillier. Which, in turn, means more profits for the film, and more fun for fans of campy horror. The Dream Master is the most intentionally silly film in the franchise thus far and makes no attempt to hide...
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    The Franchise Files – ANOES 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

    What. A. Comeback. I’ve already discussed my utter contempt for the second film in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. While it’s not totally surprising that the film was a trainwreck given the rushed production and lack of participation by Wes Craven, what is surprising is that the franchise was able to come...
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    The Franchise Files – ANOES 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

    Freddy’s Revenge is an absolute disaster from start to finish. Let’s just get that out there. Though in recent years there have been many who have begun to defend the film, I cannot agree with their reasonings. To me, it feels more like the Freddy’s Revenge Apologists are simply trying to...
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    The Franchise Files – A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

      Sleep. It’s where many people find solace and comfort at the end of their days. It is both necessary for a healthy life and unavoidable. What ailment can it not alleviate? A broken heart. Sickness. Disputes and arguments. It is one of the most important ingredients for a...
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    The Franchise Files – Star Trek Beyond (2016)

    How wonderful it is for it to be able to review a new Star Trek movie in 2017 that was released less than a year ago. Even better is the fact that it’s the best one out of the three reboots so far. Live long and prosper, indeed. Star Trek Beyond feels like...
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    The Franchise Files – Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

    Into Darkness, the second film in the rebooted Star Trek universe, is not a Star Trek film. It’s a flashy action movie with characters that resemble some of our most beloved science fiction characters. It strays even further than the previous film did from what made the series so appealing to me and most Trekkies...
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    The Franchise Files – Star Trek (2009)

    There comes a time in every franchise’s life when it must go through the reboot treatment. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. And although the Star Trek reboot is not without problems, it definitely hits the mark in most areas. The 2009 Star Trek reboot, helmed by J.J. Abrams, is essentially an epic action...
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