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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. Thanks for checking us out! Enjoy! Follow Chris (@realClmighty) and Aaron (@StartingSith) Follow Revenge of the Fans (@RevengeOTFans)

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. Thanks for checking us out! Enjoy! Follow Chris (@realClmighty) and Aaron (@StartingSith) Follow Revenge of the Fans (@RevengeOTFans)
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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. Thanks for checking us out! Enjoy! Follow Chris (@realClmighty) and Aaron (@StartingSith) Follow Revenge of the Fans (@RevengeOTFans)




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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 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...


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...


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...


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


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.


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...


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.