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 27: A Spoiler Review of Creed II, The Snyder Cut Heats Up, Reactions to the Lion King Trailer, Thoughts on Disney Plus and Listener Questions

    We are BACK! On this week’s episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack our thoughts on Creed II and give listeners a spoiler-filled break down of the sequel.

    From there, we share our thoughts around the validity of the Snyder Cut for Justice League after photos were released by Zack Snyder featuring Darkseid and Suicide Squad Director, David Ayer revealed that Steppenwolf was meant to be the big bad of the movie before studio tinkering and interference.

    Before wrapping things up, we share our reactions on the “live action” Lion King trailer before getting into a deep discussion on all things Disney Plus including the recently announced Star Wars shows and content expected to roll out with the launch of the streaming service.

    To close the show, we tackle listener questions around Star Wars Episode IX theories, canon and things we've been watching in our down time.

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    Episode 26: Ewan McGregor Joins Birds of Prey as Black Mask, PG-13 Deadpool 2, Aquaman Box Office Projections, Rotten Tomatoes and Fan Questions

    On this week’s episode of we unpack our thoughts on Ewan McGregor joining the cast of DC’S Birds of Prey as the Black Mask.

    From there, we speculate on how successful Deadpool 2 could be as a PG-13 film during an already pack release weekend – December 21stweekend before moving on to a conversation about the potential box office performance and success of Aquaman while exploring the idea that audiences don’t really care about poor Rotten Tomatoes scores.

    To close the show, we talk about the development of an Explorers TV show by Cary Fukunaga and David Lowry for the Paramount network before jumping into a discussion around their favorite B movies. We wrap things up with a chat about their favorite 2018 comic book movies and horror elements in comic book movies adaptations.

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    Episode 25: A Halloween review, The Batman coming in 2021, Boba Fett cancelled, and a Flash Gordon remake plus fan questions

    On this weeks episode of The Fanboy Garage we and pack our thoughts and review the latest Halloween movie which is making a box office killing in it’s second week.

    From there we switch gears to talk about the latest news surrounding the Batman and it’s expected release date in 2021 and possibly after. Then we travel to a galaxy far far away to discuss the supposed cancellation of a standalone Boba Fett movie which was to be directed by James Mangold.

    To close the show, we discuss news of a potential Flash Gordon remake before jumping into listener questions Discussing everything from a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 to our excitement surrounding Creed 2.

    Grab your mask, kick some pumpkins and grab a bag of candy because this is a suite episode. Be sure to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @fanboygarage or by emailing us at the fanboygarage.com

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    Episode 24 : Wonder Woman 1984 Moves to 2020, Hope Brewing in the DCU, Halloween Kills at the Box Office, Titans, Fan Questions and More

    On this week’s episode we unpack our thoughts on the recent release date shuffle of Wonder Woman 1984 moving from November 2019 to June 2020 and what it means for the rest of the DCU slate.

    From there, we discuss the success of Blumhouse’s Halloween reboot, when we'll get the chance to check out the movie (at the Revenger watch party) and the potential for other iconic slashers to make a return to cinemas.

    To close the show, we go in depth into episode two of Titans before diving into listener questions around our favorite films across a variety of genres and the battle royale showdown of horror icons!

    Technical difficulties won’t keep us down-- so don’t forget to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarageor stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

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    Episode 23 : Titans: A Hit or Miss, The Death of Iron Fist, The Flash is WB’s Gambit, Hellboy Without GDT, Fan Questions and More

    This week on The Fanboy Garage,we unpack our thoughts on the first episode of Titans, available on the DC Universe streaming service. During the discussion we examine the idea of weekly and episodic steaming and whether or not it’s something that can help or hinder a show like Titans.

    From there, we talk about the cancellation of Iron First before moving into how streaming services are changing how content is consumed. Next, we flash past updates that The Flash movie has been postponed to 2021 before diving head first into the controversy surrounding a behind the scenes photo of Tyler Hoechlin sporting the infamous black Superman costume. Before jumping into fan questions, we give listeners a breakdown of the new Glass trailers and share our intial reactions to the recently leaked Hellboy trailer.

    To close the show, we tackle listener questions around our favorite trilogies, questions we’d ask Walter Hamada and Kathleen Kennedy, how we’d rank the Nightmare on Elm St franchise before challenging the idea that age of the movie star not dead but very much ALIVE!

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    Episode 22: James Gunn Heads to DC, BtS of New York Comic Con, Reactions to Venom, Fan Questions and More

    This week on The Fanboy Garage, we react to news that former Guardians of the Galaxy Director, James Gunn is potentially heading to DC Entertainment to write and direct Suicide Squad 2 before we unpack their favorite moments of New York Comic Con 2018.

    From amazing cosplay and exclusive scavenger hunts to trailers and sneak peeks, we unpack our thoughts on everything from the Aquaman and Daredevil season 3 trailers as well give listeners as a spoiler-free breakdown of 35 mins of footage from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse. Switching gears, Chris gives drops his thoughts on Venom and shares what works and what doesn’t for this new box office monster.

    In classic fashion, we close the show with a handful of fan questions including movies that should go the way of Cobra Kai and become a TV show, things we’d do if we were invisible, and potential criticisms of Aquaman, despite it not being in theaters.

    Grab the breath mints and shine your shoes because you’ve got a date with Retired Wonder Woman! Don’t forget to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

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    Episode 21: The Venom Surrounding Venom, Creed II, Cowboy Rambo and More Plus Fan Questions.

    On this episode The Fanboy Garage, we unpack our thoughts around the reception of Venom from critics and fans before Aaron dives into a rant about fandom and the MCU.

    From there, we discuss our impressions of the second, hard-hitting trailer for Creed II, the DC Universe streaming service, the new of Netflix launching a Chronicles of Narnia series as well as the first image of Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo in Rambo 5 (Yee-haw!).

    To close the show, we take on fan questions sharing our thoughts on Zack Snyder’s plan to kill off Batman in the DCU, our most favorite rewatchable movie, a movie or franchise least liked by the masses that we enjoy and an in-depth discussion on the Star Wars prequels.

    Throw on your chaps, hat and cowboy boots because this episode is coming for you! Don’t forget to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage.

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    Episode 20: The Joker breaks the Internet, New Bumblebee Trailer Brings the Heat, Comic Book Movie Fatigue and Fan Questions

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack our thoughts and reactions on new footage and images of Joaquin Phoenix in full on Joker attire. We speculate on whether or not the upcoming solo Joker film would be connected to the larger DC universe or truly serve as a standalone film before a quick discussion on whether or not there’s comic book movie fatigue.

    From there, we discuss our impressions of the latest BumbleeBee trailer and its departure from previous Transformers films (in a good way). We also discuss some of the tough decisions movie goers will need to make in December.

    To close the show, we answer additional fan questions sharing our thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story, the controversy around Batman’s “batarang”, the missing heroes in both The Joker and Venom films, as well as their A list of B and C list DC characters and more.

    Get your capes and collars ready because Krypto is going to be a hit that DC slate with a bang and don’t forget to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage.

    Or you can email us directly at TheFanboyGarage.comto ask questions, listen to previous episodes or check out the latest merchandise (there’s even a Superman inspired tee). If you like what you’re hearing, don’t forget to leave us a five-star review.

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    Episode 19: Aquaman vs Mary Poppins vs Bumblebee, A Peek at the Joker, Captain Marvel and More!

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we set a friendly wager between ourselves and fans as we unpack our thoughts on the three-way box office showdown between Aquaman,Bumblebee and Mary Poppins Returns. Which one will steal the hearts, minds and dollars of family audiences during the holidays? We break it down and place our bets!

    From there, we share our reactions on the first picture of Joaquin Phoenix as “Arthur” in the upcoming Joker movie as well as our thoughts on the first trailer of Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson. Before jumping into fan questions, we follow on up last week’s episode with our final thoughts on Henry Cavill’s departure as Superman and quickly discuss rumors of a potential Loki and Scarlet Witch series for the Disney streaming service.

    We close the show in grand fashion by fielding fan questions tackling everything from our favorite voice actors, how we’d reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the person that influenced our fandom, which classic movie we’d like to see rebooted ala Mary Poppins, and our impressions of the latest Venom poster, and the intention that Zack Snyder planned on including The Atom in the DCU.

    Place your dollar bets and rub your lucky rabbit foot because your gonna hit the jackpot with this episode! Be sure to subscribe where all great podcasts are found and don’t forget to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage.

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    Episode 18: Henry Cavill Potentially Hangs Up the Cape as Superman, The Longevity of the Predator Franchise, The Connectivity of the MCU on TV, Swamp Thing and More!

    We at The Fanboy Garage deliver a super charged episode as we immediately unpack our reactions to the latest news of Henry Cavill reportedly hanging up the cape and boots as Superman. With news reports, statements, recasting rumors and strange videos, we try to make sense of everything happening with the blue boy scout and whether or not we expect to see Cavill sport the “S” again.

    After tackling that bit of news, we open the show with some casting news for the DC Universe’s Swamp Thing show and quickly move onto TV shows we’re currently watching like Ozark, Better Call Saul and season-two of Iron Fist. From there, we discuss the on again/off again love we have for the broader Marvel TV shows on Netflix and whether or not there are strong threads connecting the TV and cinematic universes. That leads us through a quick and dirty dissertation on Star Wars canon across the books, comics, TV shows and movies and how maybe sometimes having EVERYTHING connected isn’t necessarily a good thing.

    To close the show, we share our thoughts on the incoming reviews and reactions to Shane Black’s The Predator and where we are on the current standing of the franchise. Before we close the doors of the garage, we discuss the latest teases from Sylvester Stallone that a fifth Rambo movie is on the way and whether or not fans need another movie.

    Stand up for truth, justice and really good podcasts because we really deliver the goods in this packed episode. Be sure to tune in to some of our other DC Focused episodes where we cover the DC Trinity’s cinematic and TV appearances and subscribe where all great podcasts are found. Also, don’t forget to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage.

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    Episode 17: Batman Beyond, a Joker Give and Take, Face/Off, Remakes, McClane, Nerds and More!

    We at The Fanboy Garage kick things off in this episode unpacking our thoughts on the quick entry and departure of Alec Baldwin from the Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie as well as Dave Bautista’s decision to potentially no longer work with Disney and Marvel’s in their widely successful Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.

    With a jab, cross, hook, we bob and weave to take on questions from our listeners; debating and discussing topics like the best cinematic facial hair (yes mustaches, goatees and chops) and our thoughts on John Woo’s movie, Face/Off with Nicholas Cage and John Travolta. From there, we get into a conversation on whether or not there should be a set time between original movies and their remakes/reboots before we jump into the Fall and Winter movies we’re looking forward to the most (hint Halloween, Aquaman and maybe Venom).

    To close the show, we tackle some of our favorite DC Elseworld stories in comics and in animated films before answering a final listener question about a Batman Beyond movie. From casting to plot, we wax poetic on what we’d like to see in this futuristic Batman movie and discuss the idea of a battle for the cowl story line.

    Put on your gloves, sunglasses and best Lando smile because this episode has a lot of charm

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    Episode 16: In-Movie Distractions, Rian Johnson’s New Star Wars Trilogy, Top 5 Cinematic Superhero Costumes and More

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack our thoughts and experiences on the idea of being taken out of movies because of in-movie distractions like CGI’d lips, bad accents, poor editing and more.

    From there, we tackle listener questions by jumping right into our thoughts on where we’d like to see Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars trilogy go, the potential stories and time periods he would cover and whether or not a completely unconnected movie would still feel like Star Wars.

    To close, we go into a deep conversation running through our top-five favorite most accurate comic book costumes in cinema. From Superman, Batman, Spiderman and others, we cover a range of heroes that have been brought to life on the big screen and later discuss if fellow fanboys and fangirls should expect to see a fully costumed Wolverine in the MCU’s version of the X-Men.

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    Episode 15: Reactions to Danny Boyle’s Exits of Bond 25, Kelly Marie Tran Op-Ed, the upcoming Fall TV schedule, Westerns and more!

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we dive right in and unpack our thoughts on Danny Boyle’s exit from Bond 25 and examine if Bond directors are able to bring their style and sensibilities to the franchise with minimal interference from producers.

    From there, we quickly talk about Kelly Marie Tran’s powerful Op-Ed in The New York Times and transition into a rundown of the Fall TV shows we’re most looking forward to including Shameless,This is Us, Iron Fist and others and why other shows like Jack Ryan are off our radar.

    To close the show, we explore reasons why Batman V Superman: The Ultimate Edition doesn’t have ANY commentary from Zack Snyder accompanying the film and share our thoughts on why we’re interested in movies that provide commentary as extra features. Later, we rundown our five favorite Westerns films and end with a 20thAnniversary shout out to one of our favorite Marvel films, Blade.

    There’s so much more packed into this episode like “Santa John’s” bag of treats! Be sure to tune in and subscribe where all great podcasts are found and don’t forget to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage.

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    Episode 14: Is the Shazam Lead Miscast, How Many Comic Book Movies is Too Much and More Questions from the Fans

    On this fan-centric episode of The Fanboy Garage, we change things up a bit by fielding questions from our fans and unpacking our thoughts on a variety of topics including the DCfilms on the horizon, is there such thing as too many comic book movies in a year, our favorite comic book stories and more.

    We kick the episode off with a flash of lightening by asking if The Face of WWE, Mr. John Cena, would have been a better pick as the lead in Shazam and from there we move into a conversation about the comic book characters we’d like to see adapted for TV (sneak peek: Alpha Flight& The Question) as well as our top-five DC comic book story lines.

    With a Snap of a finger, we shift gears to address a question on why we think Avengers: Infinity War is so good, if not the best in the MCU. To close the show, we discuss the idea that there may be too many comic book movies out there for viewers to digest and that takes us down the road to examine the DCstrategy for releasing films including the potential challenge Aquaman is facing with other blockbusters being released in the same weekend like Bumblebee.

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    Episode 13: The Guardians of the Galaxy Debacle, Comedy in Comic Book Movies and Much More

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack our feelings on the latest developments regarding James Gunn and recent comments from actor Dave Bautista about his contract with Disney if Gunn’s script isn’t used for Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3.

    From there, things take a twist as we explore and discuss the role of comedy in comic book movies, examining the broader Guardians of the Galaxyfranchise, as well as the roster of MCUand DCUfilms.

    To close the show, we revisit our comments on the Disney/Fox merger post Disney’s earnings earlier in the week and talk about Hulu, the Disney Streaming service including the upcoming live-action Star Warsseries from Jon Favreauand the recent casting of Ruby Roseas the CW’s Batwoman.

    There’s lots to cover in this episode so grab your shovels and dig in! Be sure to tune in and subscribe where all great podcasts are found and don’t forget to join the conversation by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage.

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    Episode 12: The Fox/Disney Merger, Dark Phoenix, and a Detailed Rundown of the X-Men Cinematic Universe

    Snikt Your boys here at The Fanboy Garage get mutated and psychic in this week’s episode as we unpack the latest news surrounding the now impending Disney/Fox merger along with our thoughts on what’s going on with X-Men Dark Phoenix and New Mutants.

    From there, we go back into time to revisit virtually every X-Men movie (sorry Deadpool); discussing the good, the bad and the very best the franchise has to offer. It wouldn’t be a worthy X-Men conversation without talking timelines, continuity and the hives it gives Aaron (The Continuity King) as we breakdown and try to make sense of clean slates, inconsistent Sabertooths, Wolverine origins, and more.

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    Episode 11: TFG Recap and Reacts to SDCC 2018

    In this week’s episode of The Fanboy Garage, we release our geekdom as we unpack all the news, trailers and excitement that rolled out during San Diego Comic Con 2018.

    No stone is left unturned as we dive head first and share our impressions on DC’s show stealing presence at hall H, the first trailers for Aquaman and Shazam, the future of TV and streaming with the first official peek at content from the DC Universe and more.

    Grab those super undies and throw on some deodorant because its gonna get sweaty as we switch gears to bring you our hot takes on the future of the DCU and more. Be sure to tune and subscribe where all great podcasts are found and don’t forget to join the conversation by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage

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    Episode 10: Marvel Focus - Spider-Man: The Evolution of the Marvel King

    In this week’s episode of The Fanboy Garage, we get spectacular and amazing with our first Marvel focused episode unpacking the golden boy himself, Spider-Man.

    From cartoons and TV reruns to successful movies and reboots of reboots, we work our way through nearly every iteration of Spider-Man on the big and small screen; exploring the twisted and gnarly web of the spider-verse.

    Whether or not you’re a fan of Sam Raimi’s trilogy or Tom Holland’s portrayal of a teenage Peter Parker, make sure you tune in to the episode to hear our thoughts on Spider-Man and the future of his franchise (with or without him). Load up the web shooters and subscribe where all great podcasts are found and don’t forget to join the conversation by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage

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    Episode 9: DC Focus Pt. 3: Wonder Woman, The Snyder Cut, and the Future of the DC Cinematic Universe

    In the final part of their DC focused trilogy, hosts Chris Lisanti and Aaron Virola unpack the iconic appearances of Wonder Woman in cinema, the tragedy that is Justice League and the future of the DC Cinematic Universe.

    With Aquaman, Shazam, and Wonder Woman 1984 on the horizon, they share their thoughts on the current DC slate and what they’re most looking forward to as WB looks to pivot away from the divisiveness of its previous films.

    To close the show, they debate and share their impressions on recent conversations around the Synder Cut of Justice League and whether or not fans should dig in or give up their fight for the movie. Throw on your blood-stained armor, find your invisible jet and tune in! Be sure to subscribe and listen to the latest episode where all great podcasts are found and don’t forget to join the conversation by tweeting them @TheFanboyGarage

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    Episode 8: DC Focus Pt. 2: Batman

    In the second episode of this three-part series, we get brooding and dark as we discuss the cinema and television evolution of the Dark Knight himself, Batman.

    Without skipping a beat, we throw on our cowls and capes to explore and unpack the Batcave including 1960’s Batman, Batman 89 all the way through Bat-ffleck and George Clooney.

    Gargle some salt water and bang out your push-ups because “You’re Batman” and we deliver a fun filled episode! Be sure to subscribe and listen to the latest episode where all great podcasts are found and don’t forget to join the conversation by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage

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    Episode 7: DC Focus Pt. 1: Superman

    In the first episode of this three-part series, we spin the world backwards and wax poetic on the appearance of Superman in cinema and television.

    From the brilliance that is Superman: The Movie to his resurrection in Justice League and everything in between, no stone is left unturned as we unpack the highs and lows of Superman’s reign in entertainment and pop culture.

    Put on your tights and cape and enjoy the ride as we dive deep into one of the world’s greatest superheroes. Be sure to subscribe and listen to the latest episode where all great podcasts are found and don’t forget to join the conversation by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage

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    Episode 6: Returning To Jurassic Park and a Star Wars Battle Royale

    This week’s episode of The Fanboy Garage is Jur-asstically MASSIVE! During this two-part episode, we look back on Jurassic Park and the evolution of the franchise as a whole just in time for the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

    But just when we thought we were done with a galaxy far, far away, we’re pulled back into the fray for a Star Wars Battle Royale with our first special guest, Rick Shew from Batman On Film. In this three-way deathmatch, Rick joins the podcast to pick a fight with Aaron and unpack his views on “Why the World Doesn’t Need An Obi-Wan Kenobi Solo Film.” Who will win?

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    Episode 5: Halloween and the Return of the Boogeyman

    On this week’s episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack our fears and reactions to the return of the OG Boogey Man, Michael Myers from Halloween and the franchises rebirth with the release of the first trailer to the upcoming 2018 movie.

    During the discussion, we relive our first exposure to John Carpenter’s 1978 masterpiece, Halloween and its subsequent sequels and chat about where the franchise measures up and fits among its Horror genre brethren and broader pop culture.

    From masks and sibling connections, to convoluted stories and abandoned spin-offs, we slash and stab at everything related to the Halloween franchise and then some.

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    Episode 4: Solo: A Star Wars Dissection

    This week we return to a galaxy far, far away with a spoiler-filled discussion on Solo: A Star Wars Story. Together, we unpack and explore the fine lines between hardcore fans that liked the film and hardcore fans that didn’t and the details that separate the two.

    Like two well trained Jedi Masters, we throw down and spar with one another as we pick apart and dissect how Solo did or did not resonate with us. Spoiler – Chris is not a fan

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    Episode 3: Star Wars: The Fandom Menace

    This week, we take a trip to a galaxy far, far away to unpack the (spoiler-free) reactions to Solo: A Star Wars Story, explore the implications the latest movies are having on the fandom and discuss the idea of “skippable Star Wars movies.” From The Last Jedi, the Original Trilogy to the prequels and more, we just scratch the surface of Hoth in this Star Wars heavy episode.

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    Episode 2: Action Unpacked!

    On this week’s episode, we talk about our reactions to Deadpool 2 and then go down a very serious rabbit hole unpacking our all-time favorite action films. From films like John Wick and The Killer to the Stallone/Schwarzenegger era of action films, we reminisce and discuss which movies had the greatest influence on us and how things have changed over the years to shape today’s action film. We wrap things up with a quick-take reaction on the finale of Cobra Kai and a “heart-felt” apology to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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    Episode 1: Avengers: Infinity War, The MCU, Cobra Kai, TV Shows Cancelled/Not Cancelled?

    Welcome to the first episode of The Fanboy Garage! During this inaugural episode, we introduce you to our exciting new show and what you can expect from us as we unpack our takes on current entertainment news, pop culture and nostalgia. We dive head first into the box office powerhouse that is Avengers: Infinity War and next line up of MCU movies, as well as our reactions to Cobra Kai and other TV shows; including which shows are on the chopping block to be canceled.

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