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EL FANBOY #31: "Horror Reigns As IT Conquers All, Franchise Films Aping TV, DCEU Strategy Revealed?"

On this week's stacked edition of El Fanboy, MFR explains how Marvel and Lucasfilm are adapting the TV model of storytelling for the big screen- and the Pros and Cons of that approach. Meanwhile, WB and DC are trying to forge their own path by trying to have their cake and eat it, too, with the DCEU. Can that approach work? He also sheds some light on the production timeline for THE BATMAN, revealing how close we came to having a new Dark Knight film to enjoy next summer. Other topics...

Duration: 01:13:25

EL FANBOY #30: "A Galaxy Of STAR WARS Drama, DEATHSTROKE Out of BATMAN, And Clueless Fans"

MFR is at it again. This week he starts with an Oral History of all of LucasFilm's STAR WARS troubles under the new regime, followed by a dissection of what it means to have J.J. Abrams back. He also covers all the week's top stories, while dedicating a few minutes to putting certain fans in their place- Fans who don't understand the fundamentals of journalism, and whose angry horde mentality is more dangerous and volatile than they realize. Kellvin Chavez also sends along a few nuggets of...

Duration: 01:20:04

EL FANBOY #29: "This Summer Belongs To WONDER WOMAN And Her GIRLS, STAR WARS, and A Taken BOND?"

On this week's show, MFR awards the summer to two groups that Hollywood has a rough history with: Woman and People of Color. He makes the case for why the successes of WONDER WOMAN, GIRLS TRIP, and even GET OUT earlier this year, make this year such an important one for cinema...and possibly for history. He also touches on John Leguizamo's passionate essay on the current latino landscape in American pop culture:...

Duration: 00:52:27

ELFANBOY #28: "JUSTICE LEAGUE's Open Heart Surgery, And The Sad Death Of Summer"

MFR comes face to face with a summer that has collapsed like a flan in a cupboard. That doesn't mean he doesn't have stuff to say about the latest evidence that Joss Whedon is putting a HUGE facelift on Zack Snyder's JUSTICE LEAGUE. He covers all kinds of other news items, including: - Ed Skrein's Response To The Whitewashing of Ben Daimio in the HELLBOY Reboot - James Cameron v Patty Jenkins: Dawn of Everyone Hates James Cameron - Kinberg Wants To GROUND The Dark Phoenix Saga? WHAT?! And...

Duration: 00:58:33

EL FANBOY #27: "Endless JUSTICE LEAGUE Drama, STAR WARS Speculation, & MFR Gets Lost In The Woods!"

On this week's show, host Mario-Francisco Robles returns from a weeklong vacation that was filled with adventure AND horror! He hits all of the following topics: - JUSTICE LEAGUE Drama: Snyder Returning? Whedon A Cheating Douche? - Disney Punking Netflix - Netflix Rebounding With Stuff Like THE IRISHMAN - STRANGER THINGS - HELLBOY - KING KONG VS GODZILLA - STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - That Rumored OBI-WAN Movie (And JABBA?!?!) - Heist Films And Much More!

Duration: 01:08:15

EL FANBOY #26: "DUNKIRK A Nothing Burger? INHUMANS Marvel's First Epic Fail? More!"

The summer season comes to a rather uneventful cinematic end for host Mario-Francisco Robles, who caps off what's been an excellent season of filmgoing events with Christopher Nolan's DUNKIRK. MFR explores the arc of Nolan's career for a bit before launching into the week's hottest film stories, including: - Marvel's INHUMANS Will Be The MCU's First Loud Disaster - LISTENER QUESTION: "What's The Hold-Up With Patty Jenkins Officially Signing On To Direct WONDER WOMAN 2?" - Jeremy Renner...

Duration: 01:02:16

EL FANBOY #25: "A Year of Cinematic Feasts AND Famines, And The Anatomy of A Scoop!"

It may only be August, but host Mario-Francisco Robles takes a long hard look at 2017 so far and analyzes what a "Feast or Famine" this year has been. With so many incredible cinematic highs, and such crushing lows, Hollywood really has been all over the place. But does the Great outweigh the Horrendous? Is the industry doing anything to shake the impression people have that all they do is play it safe and crank out prepackaged products? MFR discusses. He also takes a listener question...

Duration: 01:42:49

EL FANBOY #24: "SDCC Reactions, Marvel DEFENDERS Review, Whedon JUSTICE LEAGUE Credit, More!"

MFR has Latino-Review founder and The Splash Report editor-in-chief Kellvin Chavez to talk about all the big news coming out of this year's San Diego Comic Con. They pay particular attention to the trailers for DC's JUSTICE LEAGUE and Marvel's THOR: RAGNAROK. They also talk STRANGER THINGS 2, THE DEFENDERS (which Kellvin has seen the first four episodes of), and much, much more.

Duration: 01:29:02

El Fanboy #23: "RIP Chester Bennington, Jon Unboxes Batman, Gambit, Dunkirk and Valerian Forecast!"

On this week's show, host Mario-Francisco Robles is deeply moved by the loss of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, he brings on a special guest (friend and Vlogger UNBOXING JON), talks DC, The Batman, director prospects for the next Superman film, Channing Tatum's Gambit film, Nolan's Dunkirk, Besson's Valerian, and lays out how his moviegoing equation that involves Rotten Tomatoes has never steered him wrong.

Duration: 01:36:33

EL FANBOY #22: "The Wonder Woman Retcon, A Storm Of SPOILERS For Spider-Man With Da7e, More!"

Now that Spider-Man: Homecoming is officially out and most of the world has had a chance to see it, MFR brings on The Mar7elous One himself, Da7e Gonzalez from "Storm of Spoilers," "Fighting In The War Room," and MTV to have a spoilerific chat about the latest Spidey reboot. Also covered on this week's show: ~ The Setting for Wonder Woman 2 ~ The Dismantling of The Creative Team That Gave Us Wonder Woman ~ Ciarin Hinds Comments on Steppenwolf in Justice League ~ Will Justice League Get...

Duration: 01:01:58

El Fanboy # 21: "The OG Los Fanboys Review SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING, DC Bochinche, And Much More!"

Host Mario-Francisco Robles opens things up with his SPOILER-FREE review of Spider-Man: Homecoming. From there, he goes into the week's news, and everything takes a turn when he brings on Kellvin Chavez. What was once going to be a 15 minute chat about Spidey, and some Hellboy bochinche, becomes an hourlong discussion about Ben Affleck, DC, Marvel v Sony: Dawn of The Spideyverse, Crying at The Movies, War for The Planet of The Apes, and so much more!

Duration: 01:51:44

EL FANBOY- Episode Twenty: "DC and Fox's Risks Are Way More Satisfying Than Marvel's Safety Webbing"

In a cinematic landscape that's way over-populated with superhero fair, El Fanboy Podcast host Mario-Francisco Robles finds it interesting that we've gotten two classics this year...and that both came from wildly inconsistent franchises: The DC Extended Universe and Fox's X-Men Universe. In this week's show, MFR discusses the way huge gambles can pay off in a major way- something he thinks the folks at Marvel Studios could stand to learn. In 2017, Fox's X-Men Universe gave us Logan and the...

Duration: 01:13:41

El Fanboy- Episode Ninteen: "MFR Assembles A Geek JUSTICE LEAGUE To Talk DC, Han Solo, and Spidey!"

On this week's stacked show, El Fanboy Podcast host Mario-Francisco Robles celebrates his birthday by putting together his own Geek Justice League. He's joined on the show by Bill "Jett" Ramey of Batman on Film, Da7e Gonzales of Storm of Spoilers and MTV, comedian Brandon Collins of the Medium Popcorn Podcast, and The Splash Report's very own editor-in-chief and Latino-Review founder Kellvin Chavez. The five gents spend two hours discussing everything from the Venom being a part of the...

Duration: 02:22:53

El Fanboy- Episode Eighteen: "Imploding Universes, Hammering DC, and Kiddy SJW Star Wars?"

Hot on the heels of The Mummy unraveling at the box office and starting off Universal's Dark Universe on shaky ground, El Fanboy Podcast Mario-Francisco Robles explores how cinematic universes themselves are looking these days. From Marvel to DC to Star Wars, how is Hollywood's obsession with Cinematic Universes doing? Is it sustainable? MFR also takes time to touch on all the hottest fanboy topics currently making the rounds: What's Armie Hammer's real status with the DCEU? How is Colin...

Duration: 01:25:52

El Fanboy- Episode Seventeen: "Wonder Woman Whips Marvel, The Mummy To Rot, & Franchise Fatigue"

On this week's episode of the El Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles puts into perspective how Wonder Woman's opening weekend reception could signal a huge turning point for the DC Extended Universe. He also points out how Universal's The Mummy is about to be fed to DC's Amazonian Princess. Along the way, MFR also touches on all the week's hottest topics: Is Avengers: Infinity War going to be too big? Universal's Dark Universe looks like it's about to stumble out of the gate with...

Duration: 01:23:00

El Fanboy- Episode Sixteen: "What WONDER WOMAN Means For DC's Present & Future!"

With WONDER WOMAN poised to make a statement around the world this weekend, MFR takes some time to discuss what this could all mean for the present and future of the DC Extended Universe. He also touches on some of the trending news of the week, answers listener questions about Joss Whedon's impact on JUSTICE LEAGUE, and much more!

Duration: 00:50:11

EL FANBOY- Episode Fifteen: "Why The World Needs A Wonder Woman"

Yesterday was a hard day for fans around the world. With word of not only a horrendous terror attack in Manchester, England, but also that Justice League director and Wonder Woman story writer Zack Snyder had lost his daughter back in March, it was a tough time for anyone near a mobile device. But still, it's Tuesday and- as they say- the show must go on. For this week's episode of the El Fanboy Podcast, MFR takes a look at what's going on in current events, and in entertainment, and makes...

Duration: 00:39:12

EL FANBOY- Episode Fourteen: "JUSTICE LEAGUE Reshoots Explained, WONDERful Buzz, Mummies, & Aliens!"

For this week's edition of the El Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles is joined by The Splash Report's editor-in-chief, Kellvin Chavez. Earlier this week, the duo broke the story about the major Justice League reshoots that are on the way, and this week they sound off on all kinds of topics. MFR opens the show with what it means to be hearing all the great buzz going around about Wonder Woman, and predicts what could end up being the only thing that stops the movie from reaching...

Duration: 01:41:31

EL FANBOY- Episode Thirteen: "GUARDIANS Reaction, HELLBOY Reboot, & WONDERful Trailer Reactions!"

Mario-Francisco Robles is back with the 13th edition of the El Fanboy Podcast. For the Baker's Dozen episode, MFR starts with a spoiler-free mini-review of Marvel's Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (spoiler discussion next week!), reacts to the Hellboy reboot (Hellboy: Rise of The Blood Queen), responds to listener questions, and gives his two cents on the latest trailers for WB/DC's Wonder Woman, Blade Runner 2049, and Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, and sounds off on all of the week's hottest...

Duration: 01:09:58

EL FANBOY- Episode Twelve: "Guardians, A New Star Wars Saga, & What Happens If Wonder Woman Bombs?"

With Marvel's Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 coming out later this week, El Fanboy Podcast host Mario-Francisco Robles treated himself to his second-ever viewing of the original Guardians of The Galaxy in order to prep for a screening he's attending tonight. With a video review for Vol. 2 heading to the official El Fanboy YouTube page, what did he think of the first Guardians? Did the film remain firmly in his Meh Column, or is he now hyped for the sequel? Also, this week, you listeners...

Duration: 01:18:50

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