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 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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    EPISODE 36 – Armie Hammer is/isn’t Batman, Captain Marvel a Dud?, Doom Patrol and Unpacking the Short Film Catfight with Director Ariel Sinelnikoff and Actor Vanessa Bontea

    On the 36thepisode of The Fanboy Garage, we immediately kick things off by unpacking all of the scoops, rumors, and debunkings related to Armie Hammer potentially donning the Cape and Cowl of Batman.

    From there we discuss the potential that Captain Marvel could be the MCU’s first official flop before quickly talking about the first episode of Doom Patrol and the many Star Wars characters rumored to be getting their own show on Disney+

    In the second half of the episode, we welcome special guests director, Ariel Sinelnikoff and fellow Revenger and actor, Vanessa Bontea. They join us to talk about Catfight, a short film set in a dystopian world where men gather in hordes to bet on women who have been dressed in degrading costumes, doped up on performance enhancing drugs, and are forced to fight to the death. In the discussion, we talk about their influences, experiences making the film and more.

    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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    Episode 35: Pro-Wrestling and The Rise of AEW with Special Guest Paul Crockett of Beyond Wrestling and a TFG Fan Roundtable

    It's a battle royal on this week's episode of The Fanboy Garage. Our first ever wrestling focused episode, inspired by the shock waves caused by All Elite Wrestling.

    First up, Chris is joined by the voice of Beyond Wrestling and Women's Wrestling Revolution and the co-host of The Foreign Aces podcast Paul Crockett to discuss AEW and the changing landscape of pro wrestling in 2019...oh and we might've fit in some Star Trek talk as well.

    After that, Chris brings together a round table, or more fittingly, a squared circle of wrestling fans to discuss the beginnings of, and the current states of their fandom.

    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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    Episode 34 - Discussing Matt Reeves’ The Batman with Special Guest Rick Shew of Batman on Film

    On the 34th episode of The Fanboy Garage, we welcome special guest Rick Shew of Batman on Film to unpack all of the news, rumors and speculation surrounding Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

    We immediately kick things off discussing the set release date ofJune 25th 2021 for the film as well as the announcement that Ben Affleck is no longer attached to play the titular character of Batman.

    From there, we discuss potential stories Reeves could take the character as well explore the villains we’d like to see going head to head with the Dark Knight himself.

    As the fight for the cowl begins, we speculate on some of the actors rumored to be up for the role of Batman before discussing who we’d like to see play the villain.

    To close, we briefly share our thoughts on the latest rumblings that Henry Cavill may still be involved with the character of Superman after another cryptic post goes live on his Instagram feed.

    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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    EPISODE 33: Birds of Prey Teaser Lands, Green Lantern Casting Talk, Hobbs and Shaw Flex and More

    On episode 33 of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack our thoughts on the very first announcement trailer for Birds of Prey; giving us a first look at Harley Quinn, Black Mask, Huntress, Black Canary, and more.

    From there, we speculate on which actor would be right for the role of Green Lantern before sounding off and congratulating Aquaman for taking the title of “The Most Financially Successful DC film” to date.

    We then move onto rumors that a new Robocop film is in the works and the potential that Peter Weller would reprise the role of Alex Murphy. In the spirit of reboots or revisits, we quickly talk about the teaser trailer announcing the return of the original Ghostbusters in a film my Jason Reitman.

    To close out, we share news of Zack Snyder’s newly announced project where he’ll return to the world of the Dead by directing Army of the Dead for Netflix and also talk about the testosterone filled world of Hobbs & Shaw – the spin off from the Fast and Furious franchise. We also tackle listener questions about X-Men Dark Phoenix, The Fantast Four and The Batwoman TV show for the CW.

    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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