The Fanboy Garage
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Super geeks Chris Lisanti and Aaron Virola host this weekly podcast unpacking their love and nostalgia for film, TV and more mixed with current pop culture.
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    Episode 53: HBO Max is Unveiled, Spider-Man Races to a Billion, and A Spoiler-filled Spider-Man: Far From Home Review

    On Episode 53 of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack the recent announcement that WarnerMedia is expected to launch an all new direct-to-consumer streaming service called, HBO Max.

    Set to launch in the spring of 2020 with an astounding 10,000 hours worth of content, including all episodes of ’90s hit “Friends,” we share our thoughts on how this new service could dramatically change the streaming landscape and potentially mean trouble for big dog Netflix.

    From there, we explore the box office performance of the latest MCU film, Spider-Man: Far From Home as it rapidly racks up dollars and cents in a race to become the first-ever billion-dollar entry in the Spidey-franchise.

    To close, we give an all out, spoiler-filled review of Spider-Man: Far From Home and discuss how the movie stacks up as the close for the MCU’s phase 3 and where we go from here.

    If you like what you’re hearing and have something more to say, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage. We’ve also officially launched The Fanboy Garage on Facebook where you can engage in the conversation in various groups.

    Or you can email us directly at TheFanboyGarage.com to ask questions, listen to previous episodes or check out the latest merchandise (and UNPACK YOUR LOVE…). You can support the show by leaving us a five-star review and don’t forget about our Cancer Awareness Campaign coming soon.

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    Episode 52: Toy Story 4 Closes the Show, Has the Sci-Fi Genre Evolved, The Matrix Rebooted and AEW Strikes Again

    On episode 52 of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack the successful weekend at the box office captured by Toy Story 4 before examining how the film's final tally compared to projections.

    Following our box office analysis, we talk about the evolution of the sci-fi film genre and its relevance to today's audience. Looking at movies like the recently released Child's Play reboot and the Netflix film I Am Mother, we explore how things have changed since the introduction of the first Terminator film.

    From there we quickly share our thoughts on the rumored reboot of the Matrix now with Michael B. Jordan attached and look back on the success and stumbles of the original Matrix trilogy.

    To close the show, we once again bring on special guest, Tavo and Phil and talk about AEW's upcoming Fyter Fest before diving into our thoughts on the impending beef with big dog, WWE.

    If you like what you’re hearing and have something more to say, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage. We’ve also officially launched The Fanboy Garage on Facebook where you can engage in the conversation in various groups.

    Or you can email us directly at TheFanboyGarage.com to ask questions, listen to previous episodes or check out the latest merchandise (there’s even a Star Wars inspired tee). You can support the show by leaving us a five-star review and don’t forget about our Cancer Awareness Campaign coming soon.

    On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 8:39 PM Aaron Virola aaron.virola@gmail.com wrote: Episode 51: The REAL story Behind Bad Robot’s Multi-million Dollar Deal, Weekend at the Flop-Office, LucasFilm Organizes and more

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we quickly summarize the results of this weekend’s box office (flop-office) where movies like Dark Phoenix and MIB International fall short of projections and consumer interest.

    From there, we clear the air and expose the real news behind the deal between JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Media. With a price tag of $500 million, the deal re-ups Bad Robot with Warner Brothers ahead of the launch of the rumored Warner Media streaming service.

    In other news, we discuss the recent announcement that Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has named Michelle Rejwan as SVP of Live Action Development and Production for Lucasfilm. Staying in a galaxy far far away, we discuss our hopes on for a potential movie set in the era of the Old Republic.

    To close, we talk about the potential of new a la carte broadcast opportunities as streaming services become a dime a dozen and what consumers should expect in the months to come.

    If you like what you’re hearing and have something more to say, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage. We’ve also officially launched The Fanboy Garage on Facebook where you can engage in the conversation in various groups.

    Or you can email us directly at TheFanboyGarage.com to ask questions, listen to previous episodes or check out the latest merchandise (there’s even a Star Wars inspired tee). You can support the show by leaving us a five-star review and don’t forget about our Cancer Awareness Campaign coming soon.

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    Episode 51: The REAL story Behind Bad Robot’s Multi-million Dollar Deal, Weekend at the Flop-Office, LucasFilm Organizes and more

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we quickly summarize the results of this weekend’s box office (flop-office) where movies like Dark Phoenix and MIB International fall short of projections and consumer interest.

    From there, we clear the air and report the real news behind the deal between JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Media. With a price tag of $500 million, the deal re-ups Bad Robot with Warner Brothers ahead of the launch of the rumored Warner Media streaming service.

    In other news, we discuss the recent announcement that Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has named Michelle Rejwan as SVP of Live Action Development and Production for Lucasfilm. Staying in a galaxy far far away, we discuss our hopes on for a potential movie set in the era of the Old Republic.

    To close, we talk about the potential of new a la carte broadcast opportunities as streaming services become a dime a dozen and what consumers should expect in the months to come.

    If you like what you’re hearing and have something more to say, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage. We’ve also officially launched The Fanboy Garage on Facebook where you can engage in the conversation in various groups.

    Or you can email us directly at TheFanboyGarage.com to ask questions, listen to previous episodes or check out the latest merchandise (there’s even a Star Wars inspired tee). You can support the show by leaving us a five-star review and don’t forget about our Cancer Awareness Campaign coming soon.

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    Episode 50: Dark Phoenix Goes Down in Flames, The Legacy of the X-Men Franchise, and the Start of the Streaming Wars

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we’re joined by listener and co-host of the Super Civil Servants Podcast, Nathan as we unpack our thoughts around the dismal box office performance of Dark Phoenix.

    During the conversation, we look back on the X-Men franchise as a whole and discuss some of the potential obstacles that may have impacted the successful close to the franchise’s near 20-year run.

    Switching gears, the three of us take a hard look at the ever evolving streaming landscape after rumors swirl around the DC Universe streaming service being absorbed into a forthcoming streaming service coming from Warner Media.

    With bundles that will likely include HBO and Cinemax as well as TNT and TBS, the yet to be named Warner media streaming service is shaping up to be a worthy competitor for Netflix, Hulu and the much anticipated Disney + streaming service.

    If you like what you’re hearing and have something more to say, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage. We’ve also officially launch The Fanboy Garage on Facebook where you can engage in the conversation in various groups.

    Or you can email us directly at TheFanboyGarage.com to ask questions, listen to previous episodes or check out the latest merchandise (there’s even a Star Wars inspired tee). You can support the show by leaving us a five-star review and don’t forget about our Cancer Awareness Campaign coming soon.

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    Episode 49: Robert Pattinson is The Batman, Dark Phoenix Expectations, Swamp Thing Rises, and The Dark Crystal Returns

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack our thoughts on the recent news that Robert Pattinson is officially Matt Reeves’ Batman.

    From bat-suits, rouges gallery villains, to the style of Gotham City, we dive right in to speculate on all the iconic elements of the next Batman trilogy.

    Moving along, we discuss our expectations for Dark Phoenix, the last installment of the X-Men franchise. In the conversation, we share our feelings on the direction of the franchise at large before addressing our enthusiasm for the film.

    To close we take a trip back to the DC Universe to quickly discuss the first episode of Swamp Thing and one of us gushes about Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

    If you like what you’re hearing and have something more to say, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

    Or you can email us directly at TheFanboyGarage.com to ask questions, listen to previous episodes or check out the latest merchandise (there’s even a Star Wars inspired tee). You can support the show by leaving us a five-star review and don’t forget about our Cancer Awareness Campaign coming soon.

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    Episode 48: AEW’s Double or Nothing Amazes, Aladdin Succeeds, John Wick 3 is a franchise best, Terminator: Dark Fate, and more.

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we bring back listeners and wrestling enthusiasts Tavo Borrego and Phil Gooljar to unpack their thoughts on the AEW’s first Pay-Per-View show, Double or Nothing.

    Capturing the hearts, minds and EYES of wrestling fans, the AEW took the world by storm with an emotional show indicating that its ready and WILLING to shake things up as a competing wrestling alternative to the WWE.

    From there we pivot to our regularly scheduled program and discuss the surprising (not really) success of Aladdin as it dominated the Memorial Day weekend box office. Meanwhile, we explore the incredible success of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum as a franchise best.

    To close the show, we share our reactions to the recent Terminator: Dark Fate trailer and address recent comments from famed director Ridley Scott on his continued pursuit of yet another Alien prequel sequel.

    If you like what you’re hearing and have something more to say, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

    Or you can email us directly at TheFanboyGarage.com to ask questions, listen to previous episodes or check out the latest merchandise (there’s even a Star Wars inspired tee). You can support the show by leaving us a five-star review and don’t forget about our Cancer Awareness Campaign coming soon.

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    Episode 47: John Wick Takes Down the Avengers, Batman Who Art Thou, Game of Thrones Finale, Cobra Kai and more

    In episode 47 of The Fanboy Garage, we immediate unpack the week’s box office results, as John Wick 3 effective dismantles Avengers: Endgame, with a franchise record opening weekend of $57M.

    From there we enter the batcave, addressing the rumors that Robert Pattinson, famous for his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight Franchise, will be the next in line to don the cape and cowl. Do we think he’s the right choice?

    After that discussion, we talk about the wild and somewhat expected fan reaction to the Game of Thrones finale and speculate what this could potentially mean for the next round of Star Wars films coming after The Rise of Skywalker.

    To close, we share our impressions on the second season of Cobra Kai. Is it totally badass or weak? We show no mercy with a light spoilers and reactions.

    If you like what you’re hearing and have something more to say, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

    Or you can email us directly at TheFanboyGarage.com to ask questions, listen to previous episodes or check out the latest merchandise (there’s even a Star Wars inspired tee). You can support the show by leaving us a five-star review and don’t forget about our Cancer Awareness Campaign coming soon.

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    Episode 46: The Anniversary Episode with Special Guests Mario Robles, Rick Shew and Listeners

    On this week’s episode of The Fanboy Garage, we’ve pulled together a massive group of listeners and special guests to celebrate the one year anniversary of the podcast.

    In the first segment of the show, we are honored to welcome special guests Nathan Odinson, Phil Gooljar and Tavo Borrego to discuss the continued box office dominance of Avengers: Endgame, despite the incredible success of Detective Pikachu, the largest opening weekend for a movie based on a video game.

    To close the listener segment, we talk about the newly inked deal between AEW and Turner broadcasting, evolving the wrestling landscape in new and exciting ways.

    From there, we welcome Rick Shew of Batman on Film to discuss the latest Star Wars news that Weiss and Benioff of Game of Thrones fame will be responsible for penning the first new film after the end of the Skywalker saga with Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker. In the conversation, we speculate on the future of the franchise post Episode IX before jumping into a brief conversation on the DC franchise; including The Batman.

    To close the show, we finally welcome editor-in-chief of Revenge of the Fans, Mario Francisco Robles to talk about the future of the MCU and hopes for the DC universe of films.

    This is an episode you definitely don’t want to miss!

    If you like what you’re hearing and have something more to say, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

    Or you can email us directly at TheFanboyGarage.com to ask questions, listen to previous episodes or check out the latest merchandise (there’s even a Star Wars inspired tee). You can support the show by leaving us a five-star review and don’t forget about our Cancer Awareness Campaign coming soon.

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    Episode 45: Avengers: Endgame Full Review

    On this week’s episode of The Fanboy Garage,we give listeners a full blown spoiler-filled review of Avengers: Endgame. Avengers Assemble!

    From box office domination to the nuanced plot and narrative, we unpack everything there is to love and appreciate about the epic closure to the Avengers saga.

    If you like what you’re hearing and have something more to say, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

    Or you can email us directly at TheFanboyGarage.com to ask questions, listen to previous episodes or check out the latest merchandise (there’s even a Star Wars inspired tee). You can support the show by leaving us a five-star review and don’t forget about our Cancer Awareness Campaign coming soon.

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    Episode 44: Avengers: Endgame Arrives, SHAZAM! a Box Office Flop? The Clone Wars Returns and more!

    On this week’s episode of The Fanboy Garage, we immediately kick things off with in depth discussion around the cultural phenomenon that is Avengers: Endgame.

    Poised to dominate the global box office for the next couple of weeks and months, we unpack our thoughts around the impact that the final Avengers film will have as we discuss our expectations and theories about the plot and story (if any).

    From there, we examine the strength of SHAZAM! at the box office and explore the potential factors that could have contributed to the movie’s stunted success and/or ability to resonate with mainstream audiences.

    To close, we discuss our excitement for the return of the hit Star Wars animated show The Clone Wars, predict the combined global and domestic performance of Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker before sharing our lists of favorite podcasts.

    If you like what you’re hearing and have something more to say, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

    Or you can email us directly at TheFanboyGarage.com to ask questions, listen to previous episodes or check out the latest merchandise (there’s even a Star Wars inspired tee). You can support the show by leaving us a five-star review and don’t forget about our Cancer Awareness Campaign coming soon.

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