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    The Franchise Files – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

      Watching The Wrath of Khan is like letting go of a deep breath you’ve been holding in for just a bit too long. As I wrote in the first installment of The Franchise Files, the original motion picture was too bloated, too big, and lacked any real characterization of these familiar and...
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    The Franchise Files – Friday the 13th (2009)

    The Franchise Files – Friday the 13th (2009) The secret to creating a successful Friday the 13th movie is actually not so much of a secret. It’s an incredibly simple formula that too many screenwriters and directors over the years has chosen to ignore in attempt to keep things...
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    The Franchise Files – Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

    The Franchise Files – Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan There is no universe that exists in which Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) is considered a good film. Furthermore, anyone who has seen the film and claims it to be a good film obviously needs to rewatch it...
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    The Franchise Files – Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

    The Franchise Files – Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood is, without a doubt, the most frustrating in the series. It’s actually got an incredibly interesting storyline with an antagonist that’s not a Voorhees running alongside the standard “Jason...