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 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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    Episode 43: Discussing Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker and more with Special Guest Rick Shew of Batman on Film

    On this week’s episode of The Fanboy Garage,we welcome special guest Rick Shew of Batman on Film to unpack our thoughts and reactions to the first trailer for Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker.

    From our hopes and dreams to theories, speculations, and retcons (yes, RETCONS) we dive head first into a galaxy far, far away to give listeners an all-out chat about all the news that came from Star Wars celebration.

    After an in-depth conversation about Rise of Skywalker, we shift gears to the world of TV or actually the Disney + streaming service to chat The Mandalorian and the excitement around seeing additional Star Wars stories with new characters, planets and timelines.

    At the garage, we always shoot first andif 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 42: Reactions to the Joker Trailer and a Spoiler-Filled SHAZAM! Conversation with Katie Gilstrap of Revenge of the Fans

    On this week’s episode of The Fanboy Garage, we immediately open the show with our initial reactions to the new Joker trailer.

    In the conversation, we discuss our expectations and speculate on the general plot as well as general audience reactions to a solo film on Batman most iconic enemies.

    Getting back to our regularly scheduled program, we welcome fellow Revenger, Katie Gilstrap to the show for an in depth, spoiler-filled discussion about SHAZAM!

    During our chat, we go back and forth discussing our impressions of the film, sharing the things that worked and didn’t and rethink our initial reaction to the film. (Thanks to Katie’s perspective).

    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 41 – Avengers: Endgame Sells Out, The Joker Arrives, and the Calm Before WWE’s WrestleMania

    On this episode of the Fanboy Garage, we open the garage and welcome listeners Phil and Tavo to the show as we dive into the cultural phenomenon that is Avengers: Endgame.

    In the conversation, we unpack the feverish excitement for the final Avengers installment and how it translated to record breaking presale ticket numbers; selling out at theaters across the nation.

    From there we discuss our reactions to the newly-released poster for Todd Phillips’ Joker film and debate its connectivity to the newly minted DCU.

    To close, we have a fatal 4-way discussion about all things WWE in the lead up to WrestleMania before chatting about John Oliver’s comment about the broader organization and CEO 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.

    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 40 – SHAZAM! Preview, Zack Snyder Unplugged, James Gunn Redeemed, Avengers: Endgame on the Horizon

    On this episode of the Fanboy Garage, we open the garage with a spoiler-free preview of SHAZAM! After getting a chance to see the movie nearly two weeks in advance, we unpack our thoughts on the film while avoiding any juicy goodness.

    From there, we dive into some of the controversial comments coming from director, Zack Snyder, after hosting fans at the Snydercon screening. Beyond commenting about some of his other non-superhero movies, he stirred the controversy bucket by sharing his vision for Justice League and his thoughts on superhero/fanboy ideals.

    Catching up a bit on news from a couple of weeks ago, we discuss the reinstatement of James Gunn as the director for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 before quickly talking about the soon approaching release of Avengers: Endgame.

    To close the show, we briefly highlight our excitement for the Disney/Fox merger now that deal was struck and the impact it will have on the industry.

    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 39 – Captain Marvel Soars, Aladdin Arrives and Does the Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy Stand the Test of Time

    On this episode of the Fanboy Garage, we open the garage to immediately unpack our reactions on Captain Marvel. From glowing hands, cats and 90’s grunge, we provide an in-depth and spoiler-filled review. Beware!

    From there, we travel to the land of Agrabah to discuss our feelings and thoughts on the latest trailer for Disney’s Aladdin. Is it a diamond in the rough or just a puff of smoke?

    In celebration of Batman’s 80 anniversary, we discuss the legacy of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. In the conversation we explore whether or not current comic book movies can hold their weight against Nolan’s genre defining films. A champion rises to take on those films head on.

    To close, we share the latest update on the Disney/Fox merger which is expected to close on March 20th.

    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 38 – Laughing with SHAZAM!, X-Men’s Last Stand, DC’s Connected-less Universe, and Spielberg: A Man Out of Touch

    On the 38th episode of The Fanboy Garage, we immediately kick things off by unpacking the second trailer of DC’s SHAZAM! hitting theaters on April 5th!

    We then move on to an in-depth discussion around the latest Dark Phoenix trailer and share our thoughts about the anticipation for the film as it looks to close out the close to 20-year franchise.

    From there, we quickly discuss the positive reviews humming around Marvel’s 21st movie, Captain Marvel before we jump back into a conversation about the connectivity of the new DC cinematic universe.

    To close, we explore the war waged by Steven Spielberg against Netflix as he challenges the company’s validity in winning Academy Awards and briefly weigh in on the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland.

    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 37 – Can the MCU have an R-Rated film, Doom Patrol Stumbles, The Return of Batista, Captain Marvel Shakes the Hate and More

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we jump right in by unpacking some of the early word of mouth buzz rolling out around Captain Marvel. Projected to have a $100+ million opening weekend, Captain Marvel looks to be another success for the MCU as it marches towards Avengers: End Game in April

    From there we discuss our thoughts on the Rated-R comic book movies and whether or not the MCU should have Rated-R films in its universe. In the conversation, we unravel the latest updates and news surrounding the Disney and 20thCentury Fox merger and the implications it can have on the broader television landscape

    We quickly turn heel and discuss the return of Batista to the WWE and speculate on how long we expect to see Guardians of the Galaxy actor after WrestleMania 35. We even chat about how Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and the success he’s had post-his days as a WWE Superstar.

    To close the show, we lightly discuss the results of the Academy Awards and give props to Black Panther for its win in the Original Score category before we talk a bit about Bohemian Rhapsody and the second episode of Doom Patrol.

    In something near and dear to our hearts, we are excited to announce that we are planning a Cancer Awareness Campaign with more details to come in the near future.

    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.

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