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 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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    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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