The Fanboy Garage

The Fanboy Garage

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 66: The Insanity of Joker, Recapping New York Comic Con, and the Wednesday Night Wars are On Fire.

    On the 66th episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack the box office dominance of Joker as it captured more than $96million in its opening weekend. We breakdown our thoughts, reactions, and impressions of the film with a spoiler filled discussion.

    From there, we welcome special guest and friend Phil Gooljar to help us provide a breakdown of New York Comic Con. From cosplayers to comic book signings, we give you a peek at one of the nation's largest geek moments. In the conversation, Phil shares his thoughts on the Watchmen panel and what we can expect from the upcoming HBO series.

    To close, we bring on the last member of our wrestling council, Tavo Borrego, to unpack the Wednesday Night Wars as AEW and WWE fight for the love and attention of wrestling fans around the world. As we discuss, we chat about some of the elements that make each company stand out and what's exciting us about this era in wrestling.

    If you love us and what you’re hearing, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage and on Facebook.

    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 65: Joker Causes Chaos, Birds of Prey Drops a Trailer, Superman Returns, Spider-Man Comes Home, Feige Enters Star Wars and More

    On this monster episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack the projections for Todd Phillips' Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix which is expected to do upwards of $100million at the box office. With reviewers and general audiences taking a stand with or against the movie, we'll be eagerly watching its performance in weeks to come.

    From there, we transition into our reactions to the first full Birds of Prey trailer which seemed focused predominately on one miss Harley Quinn. Is the movie just a Harley Quiin solo film or something more? We discuss!

    Moving along, we get giddy with excitement after the first still photos of Brandon Routh as he steps back into the tights and cape to play the Kingdom Come version of Superman.

    Jumping into the MCU, we discuss the shocking news that Tom Holland's Spider-Man will in fact be rejoining his fellow Avengers after an agreement is made between Sony and Disney! As part of the conversation, we discuss Kevin Feige's entrance into a galaxy far, far away producing an upcoming and unknown Star Wars project.

    To close, we answer listener questions about Star Wars: Rogue One and the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

    If you love us and what you’re hearing, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage and on Facebook.

    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 64: The Batman Casting News, Indiana Jones is the New James Bond, Understanding DC's Connected Universe or Not, Crisis On Infinite Earths Blows Minds

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack the latest results of the weekend box office as Downtown Abby crushes the competition, including the latest installment of Rambo: Last Blood. In the conversation, we discuss the idea that Indiana Jones should go the way of James Bond and recast the lead for the next installment.

    From there, we discuss the latest news that Jeffrey Wright is in negotiations to play Commissioner Gordon in Matt Reeves' The Batman and that Jonah Hill is reportedly up for a "secret" role. We explore the possibilities and share our reactions. During the chat we try to figure out and explain the DC universe and films and try to separate what's connected and what's not.

    To close, we quickly discuss the trailer for El Camino aka the Breaking Bad movie before getting into the crazy cast the CW is amassing for its Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event. From Tom Welling to Erica Durance and more, the CW is calling on all the previous DC TV cast members to join the fun.

    If you love us and what you’re hearing, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage and on Facebook.

    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 63: Birds of Prey Drops a Poster, Rocky Again, Battlestar Galactica Returns, Apple TV Plus Shapes Up and More

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack the weekend numbers at the box office as It: Chapter 2 continues to hold the top spot.

    From there, we share our reactions to the first Birds of Prey poster before discussing the return of Rambo as well as the anticipated return of Rocky Balboa.

    Midway through the episode, we hypothesize which major streaming service could disappear as the landscape continues to evolve and grow. As part of the discussion, we unpack the concept of Apple TV Plus and how it will differentiate itself from competitors.

    To close, we speculate on the top grossing actors of all time before we answer listener questions about our favorite elements of Star Wars, WWE intros and the many faces of Mick Foley.

    But if you love us and what you’re hearing, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage and on Facebook.

    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 62: Does It: Chapter 2 Float or Sink, Teasing Birds of Prey, Joker Hype, Stephen King Remakes

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack our thoughts of the latest weekend box office as It: Chapter Two arrives with a splash. Despite being in the top spot, we analyze the opening performance of the film in comparison to the crazy successful first chapter. Does it measure up?

    From there, we discuss the hype around Joker as reviews continue to highlight the artistic prowess of the film. In the conversation, we also chat about the incessant bickering between DC and Marvel fans as both sides lob mud at each other's fandom.

    To close, we give an all out spoiler-filled review of It Chapter Two, discussing our feelings form film and highlighting what worked and what didn't. Did we love it? Listen to the segment and find out!

    But if you love us and what you’re hearing, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage and on Facebook.

    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 61: Joker Intrigues, The Batman Breaks His Silence, The History of the BatCave, The Masterpiece of The Dark Crystal and More

    On the 61st episode of The Fanboy Garage, we immediately dive in to unpack our thoughts around the latest trailer for Todd Philips' Joker film dropping October 6th. With early reviews rolling in and word that the film is receiving standing ovations at film festivals, we are over the moon excited to see how this movie takes on one of the world's most iconic villains.

    From there, we discuss comments from The Batman himself, Robert Pattinson. Pulled from a Variety interview, the actor addresses what it's like being the next caped crusader, the casting process and what it was like Googling himself every five minutes. We also take a few moments to answer a listener's question about what kind of Batcave we'd like to see in the next Batman film.

    In the next segment, we discuss the masterpiece that is The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and how it stands up against the Dark Crystal movie from 1982. We also unpack our feelings around the latest trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate, a movie that certainly feels like a cash grab for a dying franchise.

    To close, we talk about performance of the entire summer box office before getting into our excitement for IT: Chapter Two and our predictions on the top three grossing directors. The results may surprise you.

    But if you love us and what you’re hearing, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage and on Facebook.

    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 60: A D23 Recap with Rick Shew and Ryan Hoss of Batman On Film and more!

    Episode 60: A D23 Recap with Rick Shew and Ryan Hoss of Batman On Film and more!

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we welcome special guests Rick Shew and Ryan Hoss of Batman on Film to discuss all the latest news that dropped from D23 this past weekend.

    Before jumping into things, we close the books on Spider-Man or rather Sony and Disney did as the two studios couldn't come to an agreement to keep our friendly neighborhood wall crawler in the MCU. We also take on listener questions about what films we think are "perfect" and the likelihood of R-rated content popping up on Disney+.

    But enough of all that. We finally bring on Rick and Ryan to discuss all things D23. From Black Panther II to She-Hulk and more, we briefly highlight all of the Marvel announcements Disney rolled out during the event before moving into the meat and potatoes of the episode...STAR WARS!!!

    That's right! We unpack and discuss our reactions to the Mandalorian trailer, confirmation that an Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+ is DEFINITELY on the way and we dig in to our excitement for the Rise of Skywalker. Things get crazy in the discussion when it's revealed that Vader exposes himself to Luke and we explore several theories around the fate of Rey in the final movie of the Skywalker Saga! We love our Star Wars!

    But if you love us and what you’re hearing, 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 59: Spider-Man No More, The Matrix Returns, Validating the Snyder Cut, The Rise of Kenobi, WWE Shifts NXT and More

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we jump right in to unpack the latest news that discussions between Sony and Disney to keep Tom Holland's Spider-Man in the MCU collapsed. While negotiations are reported to still be ongoing, we speculate on the reasons behind the decision and what it could mean for both studios going forward.

    From there, we discuss the surprising announcement that Lana Wachowski will return to write and direct a fourth Matrix film with Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann Moss set to reprise their roles of Neo and Trinity respectively.

    Deeper into the episode, we take on the validity of the Snyder Cut version of Justice League after Aquaman himself, Jason Mamoa, says the movie is "sick." In the discussion, we share our intrigue around the Snyder Cut and why we think there's nothing to lose on Warner Brothers' part, to finally release the film.

    We then switch gears and answer listener questions around whether or not JJ Abrams is overrated and provide our favorite red wine recommendations. That's right, come to The Fanboy Garage for wine pairings and food discussions!

    To close the show, we bring on our Wrestling Council buddies Phil and Tavo to discuss the latest news around WWE and USA Network's announcement to air WWE’s weekly Wednesday night show, NXT, live on USA Network starting Sept. 18. In a clear counter-programming move against AEW, we speculate the ins and outs of the decision from WWE's top brass, Vince McMahon.

    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 58: A Weekend at the Box Office, Recapping the Summer Movie Season, The Streaming Wars Evolve and More

    On the 58th episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack the weekend's box office results as Hobbs & Shaw remains in the top spot and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark over performs.

    During our chat, we take a retrospective look at the 2019 Summer season and see how it measures up against 2018. With blockbusters like Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, Aladdin and more, listen to our thoughts on where we thinks those films shake out vs the likes of Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Mission Impossible: Fallout and others.

    From there, we take a very deep dive in the ever evolving landscape of streaming as Disney tells Fox to get it together while it prepares for launch Disney+ in November and CBS merges with Viacom to become yet another major competitor in the streaming wars.

    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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