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 69: The Termination of the Terminator Franchise, The Batman Casting Heats Up, Superman Get His Own Show, HBO Max Shows Off and Things Shake Up at LucasFilm

    00:00 - 3:02: Intro 3:02 - 23:25 Box Office Analysis, the Swan Dive of Terminator: Dark Fate and the validity of Cinema Score 23:25 -32:29: Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell and Matthew McConaughey are rumored to be up for roles in The Batman 32:29 - 47:27: Superman and Lois Lane show on the CW announced and the interpretation of Superman in cinema 47:27- 1:05:22: HBO Max vaguely shows their library of content 1:05:22 - 1:15:58: The final trailer for The Mandalorian Arrives, and Weiss and Benioff exit a galaxy far far away

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    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 68: Box Office Analysis, Marvel Shake Ups, Netflix on the Decline, The Watchmen Delivers, The Riddler Arrives, and the final Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker Trailer

    00:00 - 12:36: Box office analysis 12:36 - 16:45: Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb exits after Feige announcement 16:45 -29:35: Disney+ Verizon Deal and Netflix is in trouble at the start of the streaming wars 29:35 - 35:20: The Watchmen delivers a strong first episode 35:20 - 39:35: The Batman casts Paul Dano as The Riddler 39:35 - 1:20:35: Reactions, theories and expectations after seeing the final trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

    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 67: Joker Laughs to the Bank, Kevin Feige Steps Up, Disney + Flexes, The Batman Finds His Catwoman and More

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack the second week run of Joker at the box office as the film put up big numbers making it the largest movie opening in October. In the discussion, we talk about the importance that Joker has on the broader comic book movie landscape.

    From there, we discuss the recent news that Marvel Studios head honcho, Kevin Feige, has been named as Chief Creative Officer of Marvel. In the role, Feige is expected to oversee all creative content coming out of not only Marvel Studios but also Marvel Television and Marvel Comics. We speculate on the implications the move could potentially have on the variety of Marvel labeled products and shows.

    Moving on, we share our excitement for the library of content expected to roll out on day 1 for the upcoming Disney + streaming service. From Bed knobs and Broomsticks to Avengers: Endgame, Disney + will have a plethora of content for audiences of all ages.

    To close, we share the latest casting news that Zoe Kravitz has joined The Batman as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman. Additionally, news broke that negotiations to bring Jonah Hill onto the film as either The Ridder or the Penguin have failed, forcing him to walk away from the film.

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    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 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.

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    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!

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    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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