Movie of the Year: 1982 – State of the Franchise

Movie of the Year: 1982 State of the Franchise Let’s check in on the state of the franchise in 1982! Film franchises weren’t as big in 1982 as they are now, but they did exist. By 1982 we were already pretty deep into Friday the 13th, Halloween, and the Rocky franchises. Heck, the Greaseaverse was nearly launched in…

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Movie of the Year: 1991 – State of the Franchise

Movie of the Year: 1991 State of the Franchise How impactful were 1991 movie franchises? Hit movie franchises are literally all this country has left. Is that hyperbolic? Let me check. No. No, it isn’t.  Everything else is gone. In this vast wasteland, there is only one thing of value left: blockbuster movie franchises. But…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 – State of the Franchise

Movie of the Year: 1985 State of the Franchise The Taste Buds discuss 1985’s franchises! 1985 had its fair share of franchises, not all of them great: looking at you, Rambo. Others had been the peak of cinema and yet had fallen to new lows: that’s you, Police Academy. But no matter how good or bad the…

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Movie of the Year: 1988 – State of the Franchises

Movie of the Year 1988: State of the Franchises The Taste Budz–and two of their favorites from the Unnatural 20s podcast–have franchise fever and the only prescription is more franchise. That can’t be right. Why would franchises cure franchise fever? If anything they probably cause it, right? I bet the real prescription would be something…

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