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Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things ‘geek’, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of TV shows. Andy Farnsworth, Adam Thomas and Tysen Webb live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.
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Aug 19, 2018

"Extinction" is about a man that has visions of what is to come, and what is to come is the extinction of us all. no one believes him until things in his visions start coming true. This sounds like a premise for a great movie.

Join Andy Farnsworth, (One Minute Critic) Kristian Odland, and Ryan Meeks in this spoiler-filled podcast as they discuss why Extinction is not the great movie it should have been.

(Warning: Spoilers)

Aug 10, 2018

Star Trek: The Next Generation fans are rejoicing at the news that Sir Patrick Stewart announced at Star Trek Las Vegas: He will be returning as Jean-Luc Picard in a new series streaming on CBS All-Access. Details were sparse other than that, but Stewart did say that it will take place 20 years later in the Star Trek: TNG timeline and his character may have changed. 

In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth, Adam Thomas, and Ryan Meeks discuss the possibilities of the new series and the difficulties Stewart may face reprising the role. 

Aug 3, 2018

If you have ever enjoyed or not enjoyed a superhero movie, then "Teen Titans Go to the Movies" will have you laughing out loud throughout the duration of the film. This animated feature is based on the popular Cartoon Network show "Teen Titans Go" and has much of the same humor and superhero shenanigans that the tv show does. 

In this podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks not only talk about this movie but go into more discussion on why it is that DC has such a difficult time with their live-action feature films but not their tv shows. 

Jul 25, 2018

The ageless Tom Cruise is back once again as superspy Ethan Hunt in "Mission Impossible: Fallout"--the 6th entry in the movie franchise that has now spanned 22 years.

In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Adam Thomas review and discuss (WITH SPOILERS) "Fallout," including how it manages to tie the whole "Mission: Impossible" movie series together; what they thought of the twists and turns (and appearance of Superman--uh--Henry Cavill); question how much longer can Cruise continue to be an action star and whether there will be a 7th M:I movie with him in the lead; also why Andy thinks Cruise's "Mission: Impossible" series has eclipsed "James Bond" as the best spy movie franchise.

Jul 20, 2018

In this episode, Adam Thomas, Ryan Meeks, and Special Guest Mckenzie Romero discuss the possible directions that the MCU might take in their upcoming films. Also, Adam Thomas finally gets to put in his two cents about Infinity War and why it brought him back into enjoying the superhero genre again. 

 

 

Jul 19, 2018

In this episode, Adam Thomas, Ryan Meeks, and Special Guest Mckenzie Romero discuss the possible directions that the MCU might take in their upcoming films. Also, Adam Thomas finally gets to put in his two cents about Infinity War and why it brought him back into enjoying the superhero genre again. 

 

 

Jul 12, 2018

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson channels his inner John McClane in the movie "Skyscraper," a sort-of cross between "Die Hard" and "The Towering Inferno" that just might be a sneaky hit this summer.

In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks are joined by Doug Wright of "The Movie Show" on KSL NewsRadio in SLC for some SPOILER-FILLED talk about "Skyscraper," including why they think this movie works, even though maybe it wouldn't with someone besides The Rock in the starring role of Will Sawyer.

They also discuss what they think of Neve Campbell as an action-movie star, what "Skyscraper" could have done better, and why Andy thinks The Rock seems to have turned into a real-life superhero and why that's amazing in and of itself, based on Johnson's career arc.

NOTE: This podcast is also available in video form on iTunes, the Apple Podcasts app, & Google Play Music.

Jul 12, 2018

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson channels his inner John McClane in the movie "Skyscraper," a sort-of cross between "Die Hard" and "The Towering Inferno" that just might be a sneaky hit this summer.

In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks are joined by Doug Wright of "The Movie Show" on KSL NewsRadio in SLC for some SPOILER-FILLED talk about "Skyscraper," including why they think this movie works, even though maybe it wouldn't with someone besides The Rock in the starring role of Will Sawyer.

They also discuss what they think of Neve Campbell as an action-movie star, what "Skyscraper" could have done better, and why Andy thinks The Rock seems to have turned into a real-life superhero and why that's amazing in and of itself, based on Johnson's career arc.

NOTE: This podcast is also available in video form on iTunes, the Apple Podcasts app, & Google Play Music.

Jul 7, 2018

(WARNING: Podcast contains MAJOR spoilers for "Ant-Man & The Wasp")

If you wondered where was Ant-Man during "Infinity War," that question and several others that you never knew you always wanted to know are answered in "Ant-Man & The Wasp."

In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks are joined by Geektyrant.com writer and "1-Minute Critic" Kristian Odland for a spoiler-filled discussion of the movie, including how perfect casting is a major reason the Marvel Cinematic Universe juggernaut keeps rolling on, why the tone of this movie is exactly what we need after "Avengers: Infinity War," a bit of background and history of the newly-introduced characters, and what that jaw-dropping post-credits sequence could mean for Ant-Man's future.

This podcast is also available in video form on iTunes & Apple Podcasts.

"Ant-Man & The Wasp" stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/Wasp, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, Laurence Fishburne as Bill Foster and Hanna John-Kamen as Ava/Ghost.  It's directed by Peyton Reed.

Jul 6, 2018

(WARNING: Podcast contains MAJOR spoilers for "Ant-Man & The Wasp")

If you wondered where was Ant-Man during "Infinity War," that question and several others that you never knew you always wanted to know are answered in "Ant-Man & The Wasp."

In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks are joined by Geektyrant.com writer and "1-Minute Critic" Kristian Odland for a spoiler-filled discussion of the movie, including how perfect casting is a major reason the Marvel Cinematic Universe juggernaut keeps rolling on, why the tone of this movie is exactly what we need after "Avengers: Infinity War," a bit of background and history of the newly-introduced characters, and what that jaw-dropping post-credits sequence could mean for Ant-Man's future.

This podcast is also available in video form on iTunes & Apple Podcasts.

"Ant-Man & The Wasp" stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/Wasp, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, Laurence Fishburne as Bill Foster and Hanna John-Kamen as Ava/Ghost.  It's directed by Peyton Reed.

Jun 28, 2018

Gamers from all walks of life rejoice, for Salt Lake Gaming Con is just around the corner. 

Founder Jake Williams talks with Adam Thomas and Ryan Meeks about attendance, guests, games, events, and the past present and future of Salt Lake Gaming con. 

Gaming con will be held at the Mountain America Expo Center (formerly known as South Towne Expo Center) on July 6th and 7th. So if you haven't already, get your tickets to Salt Lake Gaming Con soon. 

Jun 28, 2018

Gamers from all walks of life rejoice, for Salt Lake Gaming Con is just around the corner. 

Founder Jake Williams talks with Adam Thomas and Ryan Meeks about attendance, guests, games, events, and the past present and future of Salt Lake Gaming con. 

Gaming con will be held at the Mountain America Expo Center (formerly known as South Towne Expo Center) on July 6th and 7th. So if you haven't already, get your tickets to Salt Lake Gaming Con soon. 

Jun 22, 2018

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR "JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM"

The dinosaurs are back (along with a few humans) in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"... 25 years after "Jurassic Park" took moviegoers by storm, and 3 years after "Jurassic World" earned more than a BILLION dollars at the box office.

In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth, Ryan Meeks and "1-Minute Critic" and Geektyrant.com writer Kristian Odland discuss (with spoilers) the new movie, which they all thought fell short of expectations.  They discuss what they liked, many of their frustrations, thoughts on some of the plot twists and story directions and consider the question: If dinosaurs are your main characters, just how many interesting stories can you actually tell?

This episode also available as video on iTunes & Apple Podcasts.  Please check it out and subscribe, and feel free to share with others who also love this stuff as much as we do!

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones and Jeff Goldblum.  It was directed by J.A. Bayona.

Jun 22, 2018

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR "JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM"

The dinosaurs are back (along with a few humans) in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"... 25 years after "Jurassic Park" took moviegoers by storm, and 3 years after "Jurassic World" earned more than a BILLION dollars at the box office.

In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth, Ryan Meeks and "1-Minute Critic" and Geektyrant.com writer Kristian Odland discuss (with spoilers) the new movie, which they all thought fell short of expectations.  They discuss what they liked, many of their frustrations, thoughts on some of the plot twists and story directions and consider the question: If dinosaurs are your main characters, just how many interesting stories can you actually tell?

This episode also available as video on iTunes & Apple Podcasts.  Please check it out and subscribe, and feel free to share with others who also love this stuff as much as we do!

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones and Jeff Goldblum.  It was directed by J.A. Bayona.

Jun 15, 2018

Mr. Incredible and his super-family (Elastigirl, Violet, Dash & Jack-Jack, along with super-friend Frozone) are back--after a 14-year wait by fans--in "The Incredibles 2" from Disney/Pixar and writer/director Brad Bird, which picks up immediately after the end of 2004's "The Incredibles."

In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks--who both liked the movie a lot--are talking SPOILERS, including what they liked best (hint: one of them involves Jack-Jack and a "burglar"), what they thought of the movie's villain The Screenslaver, how it compares as a superhero film to "Avengers: Infinity War" and where the story can go from here.

Check out our SPOILER-FREE review on our "Fan Effect" Facebook page.

This podcast is also available in video form on iTunes & YouTube.  Please subscribe to be the first to get the latest episodes as they drop, and share it with friends who might also enjoy it!

Jun 15, 2018

Mr. Incredible and his super-family (Elastigirl, Violet, Dash & Jack-Jack, along with super-friend Frozone) are back--after a 14-year wait by fans--in "The Incredibles 2" from Disney/Pixar and writer/director Brad Bird, which picks up immediately after the end of 2004's "The Incredibles."

In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks--who both liked the movie a lot--are talking SPOILERS, including what they liked best (hint: one of them involves Jack-Jack and a "burglar"), what they thought of the movie's villain The Screenslaver, how it compares as a superhero film to "Avengers: Infinity War" and where the story can go from here.

Check out our SPOILER-FREE review on our "Fan Effect" Facebook page.

This podcast is also available in video form on iTunes & YouTube.  Please subscribe to be the first to get the latest episodes as they drop, and share it with friends who might also enjoy it!

Jun 8, 2018

Moviegoers can now return to the world of high-stakes heists in "Ocean's 8," which tells the story of Debbie Ocean (played by Sandra Bullock and who is the sister of George Clooney's character Danny Ocean) and her all-female crew as they attempt to heist a $150M necklace at the Met Gala in NYC.

In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks are joined by Geektyrant.com writer Kristian Odland (who is also the "1-Minute Critic" on YouTube) to give their SPOILER-FILLED thoughts of the new movie, which also stars Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina.

Among the things they discuss: Does being a part of the "Ocean's 11" universe help the movie or hurt it?  Would it be a good heist movie without the ties to the previous films?  And does it rank anywhere among their favorite heist-movies of the past?

Jun 7, 2018

Moviegoers can now return to the world of high-stakes heists in "Ocean's 8," which tells the story of Debbie Ocean (played by Sandra Bullock and who is the sister of George Clooney's character Danny Ocean) and her all-female crew as they attempt to heist a $150M necklace at the Met Gala in NYC.

In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks are joined by Geektyrant.com writer Kristian Odland (who is also the "1-Minute Critic" on YouTube) to give their SPOILER-FILLED thoughts of the new movie, which also stars Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina.

Among the things they discuss: Does being a part of the "Ocean's 11" universe help the movie or hurt it?  Would it be a good heist movie without the ties to the previous films?  And does it rank anywhere among their favorite heist-movies of the past?

May 25, 2018

(WARNING: This episode contains MASSIVE SPOILERS for "Solo: A Star Wars Story)

So, you've seen "Solo: A Star Wars Story" and you want process it all. 

Well, click "play" on this episode of the podcast and and join Andy Farnsworth and Geektyrant writer-slash-"1 Minute Critic" Kristian Odland in a SPOILER-FILLED discussion as we process what we witnessed, some easter eggs hidden in the film you may have missed, how we grade the performance of the actors (Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Paul Bettany) and what we think the end of the movie might mean for the "Star Wars" universe going forward.

May 22, 2018

(Some content in this episode is not intended for younger listeners. Please be warned!)

Deadpool is back for a sequel to his 2016 hit movie and co-writer and star Ryan Reynolds ups the ante in humor (and 4th wall-breaking, and grossness, and silliness, and surprise cameos...)  This time, the "Merc with a Mouth" is fighting future time-traveler Cable (Josh Brolin--yes the guy who played Thanos!)

In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks are joined by Geektyrant writer and "1 Minute Critic" Kristian Odland for a spoiler-filled review of Marvel's "Deadpool 2."

May 18, 2018

"Star Wars" fans are getting their second feature-length movie in less than a year with "Solo: A Star Wars Story." But after a mixed (if passionate) response to "The Last Jedi," how will "Solo" be received, particularly given the replacement of co-directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller with Ron Howard, and a Han Solo that isn't played by Harrison Ford?

In this episode of the podcast, Adam Thomas and Andy Farnsworth give a SPOILER-FREE review of the movie, which tells a tale from the youth of Han Solo (played by Alden Ehrenreich), including how he meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca, his first encounter with Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) and the Millennium Falcon.

May 16, 2018

Today we are excited to welcome Kristian Odland ( One Minute Critic and writer for Geet Tyrant) to the Fan Effect team. He is going to be a great addition. Check out what he has to say in our introduction interview with him.

May 12, 2018

It was said in days of yore, "Cobra Kai, never die!" ...and it seems they were right as YouTube Red's new series, "Cobra Kai," picks up the characters and story of the hit movie "The Karate Kid" some 30 years later, giving you a different perspective on events you THOUGHT you knew so well.

In this (audio only) episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks hold a SPOILER-FILLED discussion of the 10-episode first season of "Cobra Kai," which they both liked way more than they were expecting. 

Join them as they talk about whether or not it's a story that's worth telling, whether the callbacks to the 80's movies--and there were plenty--were appropriate or heavy-handed, if they thought Johnny & Daniel were in a believable place as characters, and what they thought of the new characters introduced.

This episode is also available as video thru iTunes & the Apple Podcasts app, as well as thru the KSL OTT app on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

"Cobra Kai" stars William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence, Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso, Xolo Maridueña as Miguel Diaz, Tanner Buchanan as Robby Keane, Mary Mouser as Samantha LaRusso and Courtney Henggeler as Amanda LaRusso.

May 11, 2018

Part two of our review of "Cobra Kai," the new series on YouTube Red. The story follows Johnny Lawrence and Daniel Larusso 34 years after the events of "The Karate Kid."

May 11, 2018

(VIDEO) Part one of our review of Cobra Kai, the new series on YouTube Red. The story follows Johnny Lawrence and and Daniel Larusso after the events of The karate Kid. 

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