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 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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    Episode 56: Disney Prints It's Own Money, Masters of the Universe, The Batman Shapes Up, What We're Watching and more

    On the 56th episode of The Fanboy Garage, we give listeners their weekly dose of our box office analysis before unpacking our thoughts on the amazing success The Walt Disney Studio has had in 2019.

    With four billion dollar movies already under the studio's belt with Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin and now the Lion King, we look ahead at other Disney films that are on deck to join the billion dollar club.

    From there, we take a trip down memory lane to talk about 1987 film Masters of the Universe starring Dolph Lundgren and discuss whether or not today's audience still have an appetite for swords, magic and other mythical elements as part of their cinema viewing experience.

    Getting back to current topics, we also discuss the arrival of Greg Fraser as the cinematographer for Matt Reeves' The Batman and talk about the importance of the role for setting the look and feel of Batman and the world he lives in.

    From Pennyworth and The Boys to Shaolin Vs Wu-Tang, we close the show with an in-depth discussion on all of the TV shows and movies we've been watching before discussing our excitement for Hobbs and Shaw and answering listener questions about the worst endings of otherwise great films and how we would change them.

    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 55: SDCC19 Recap - Marvel’s Phase 4 and beyond, DC’s Content Shares Platforms, and Trailer Reactions Galore

    On the 55th episode of The Fanboy Garage, we kick things off by unpacking the tremendous box office results of The Lion King and Spider-Man: Far From Home moves one step closer to a franchise best. Meanwhile, Avengers: Endgame unseats Avatar to become the highest grossing movie of all time.

    From there, we dive head first into all of the news from San Diego Comic-Con including the 10+ projects Marvel announced during the show. We unravel all the projects that make up Phase 4 and speculate what’s expected to round out Phase 5.

    Staying with SDCC, we explore news of Doom Patrol’s second season, as it will maintain dual residence on both the DC Universe and HBO Max streaming services when it arrives in 2020.

    To close the show, we share our reactions on the plethora of trailers for movies like Top Gun: Maverick and anticipated shows like Picard and more. You don’t want to miss it!

    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 54: Spider-Man Stays on Top, Will the Lion King Roar, Thor is Back, Box Office Over/Unders and The Wresting Council Returns

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack the box office results of the week as Spider-Man: Far From Home maintains its dominance before the arrival of the King.

    From there, we discuss the anticipation for the Lion King and explore our theories on why Disney is focused on introducing beat-for-beat live action remakes of its animated classics.

    In the lead into San Diego Comic-Con, we discuss the recent announcement that Taika Waititi will return to write and direct the next installment of Thor, the only MCU character to get a fourth film. We close this part of the conversation by speculating on the potential news coming out of SDCC from Marvel about their forthcoming slate and why DC is absent from the fanboy/fangirl mecca.

    To close, we welcome our Wrestling Council made up of listeners Tavo and Phil to dissect the latest showings from AEW and WWE as things heat up between the two brands. To round things out, we unpack our favorite/most hated wrestling championship belts.

    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 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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