You may not like him when he's angry, but the SLC Fanboys found Lou Ferrigno, better known as The Incredible Hulk to be a pretty nice guy! He says his heroes are his family members and people with disabilities who work so hard to live life on their terms. We asked him how he continues to be in tiptop shape even years after his turn as the green muscle-man, what he's up to these days, and what he thinks about his third trip to Salt Lake City. Interview by Andy Farnsworth and Tysen Webb. Special thanks to Everest Collision Repair for powering our 2016 Salt Lake Comic Con coverage.
The summer of 1984 was full of legendary blockbuster releases and Tysen Webb chooses it as his favorite movie summer. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom took Harrison Ford to dark places (and eventually created the PG-13 rating), Gremlins gave us the horror-comedy genre. But Ghostbusters dominated the summer, with help from the Karate Kid and even Star Trek. Previously, Andy Farnsworth argued summer of 1991, and Adam Thomas the summer of 1989 as the best movie summers ever.
McKay Christensen of VR Junkies in Orem joins Fanboys Adam and Tysen to talk about the current state and future of virtual reality, including gaming. It's a technology that has come a long way, and the immediate future is both exciting and a little bit scary.
The new Rogue One trailer has dropped, and there are plenty of new scenes and potential character reveals/development! Andy and Adam were a little worried about seeing the Star Destroyer hover over a plateau in the atmosphere of a planet, but the music in the trailer might be a potential preview of what we'll hear in the movie from composer Alexander Desplat.
Details about Star Trek Discovery are still scant. Adam is worried. There are only five months left until the supposed premiere, and there's no word of major casting, production beginning, or anything else. Adam sends a letter to show creator Bryan Fuller, offering four major suggestions on how to avoid the typical slow start for a Star Trek series.
Special guest Faith Heaton Jolley from KSL.com joins the Fanboys to talk about remakes versus the originals. She wrote an article for KSL.com on this very topic three years ago, and got a ton of feedback.
Among the movies they weigh: Willy Wonka and Chocolate Factory versus Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Also, John Wayne's True Grit versus the Coen Brothers' version. Andy talks about 21 Jump Street and Faith is pretty sure the new Footloose is better, among other things.
There is probably one movie, or one television show, maybe even one particular scene that may have shocked and traumatized you as a child that you remember vividly to this day. Well, the Fanboys have many of those moments. Adam is terrorized by 70's and 80's horror movies, Andy was shocked by movies he thought were going to be safe but still had gory scenes anyway. Tysen is a pretty tough guy, but there was a TV show that made him hide behind the couch.
Breaking news: one of the SLC Fanboys believes Suicide Squad is not a terrible movie, and you should not believe the overwhelming negative hype about it. Although this latest edition to the DC Comics universe has its flaws and the fanboys wonder about production problems and studio conflicts, it's an enjoyable action movie.
There are plenty of easter eggs in Star Trek Beyond. Fanboys Andy and Adam review some of them, then talk more about the movie. Warning! There are spoilers here, and that's OK because it's been a week since Beyond was released. Adam is also concerned about the development of Star Trek Discovery and wonders if the franchise is just destined to roll out series this way.
Plenty of Rogue One and Episode VIII news out of Star Wars Celebration Europe this week! From new characters (shoretroopers, shadow troopers) to new plot details (Han's funeral maybe?), to panels featuring director Gareth Edwards and stars Ben Mendelson (Director Orson Krennic) and Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso). Also, a secret trailer aired that the SLC Fanboys would love to find. We finally got to hear from Alden Ehrenreich, the guy who will play young Han Solo in a couple of years.
Andy Farnsworth & Tysen Webb also got excited about the idea of Grand Admiral Thrawn on "Star Wars Rebels" and Adam Thomas bravely answered the question of what he would do if he got to go on the set of the Millennium Falcon!
SLC Fanboys Tysen Webb and Andy Farnsworth talk Ghostbusters with show host Doug Wright and movie critic Steve Salles on "The Movie Show" on KSL NewsRadio 102.7 FM & 1160 AM in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Also joining them (in full gear--though you can't see it) was SLC Ghostbuster Wes Roberts who also liked the film, despite his great love for the original with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.
Andy & Tysen double-down on their thoughts that the new movie with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones & Kate McKinnon is a fun summer flick. Doug thinks it was a bit too reverential at times and just a step shy of parody at others. Steve feels the reverential tone both helped and hurt it.
Brace yourselves, SLC Fanboys actually have generally positive things to say about the new Ghostbusters movie starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth (aka Thor).
Despite the trailer being the most disliked YouTube clip in history (almost 1M), director Paul Feig and producer Ivan Reitman have actually come up with a story that pays loving tribute to the classic 1984 film while having an original story and characters.
Pokémon Go is sweeping the country and the Fanboys are joined by a special guest to explain the game and the phenomenon. McKenzie Romero from the Deseret News has been a Pokémon fan since she was in middle school.
Andy Farsworth and Adam Thomas take a look back at the movies of the summer of 1989, which Adam argues is the strongest blockbuster summer, ever! Andy previously went with 1991, but '89 brings some strong competition with it.
There's Ghostbusters II, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Batman, for starters. Star Trek V bombed in the middle of that, and for reasons somewhat related to those other movies. Tim Burton's Batman redefined the comic book movie and don't forget about Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!
The SLC Fanboys go over the latest news, including the final Star Trek: Beyond trailer. Andy Farnsworth is impressed with Adam Thomas' reaction to the trailer, which includes a new song by Rihanna called "Sledgehammer". Also, Samuel L. Jackson doesn't think Mace Windu is dead, so will that have an effect on future Star Wars productions? Also, the Fanboys revisit their reviews of Independence Day: Resurgence, which is bombing at the domestic box office.
The SLC Fanboys talk about Disney's new release, The BFG. It was directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Academy Award-winner Mark Rylance. Based on the Roald Dahl book.
Andy and Adam review Independence Day: Resurgence. It takes place 20 years after the original Independence Day showed the world how much fun it is to destroy landmarks. Will Smith's absence is notable, but Jeff Goldblum leads a cast of familiar returning stars, including Brent Spiner, Judd Hirsch, Bill Pullman, and even a brief cameo from the late Robert Loggia. Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe and Jessie T. Usher join the cast.
The SLC Fanboys remember Anton Yelchin, who was best known for playing Chekov in the most recent run of Star Trek movies. Yelchin died on June 19th after he was involved in a freak car accident in his driveway. In addition to Star Trek, Yelchin appeared in "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as a young teenager, was the voice of Clumsy Smurf, and had many more roles.
We're also learning more details about "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," including character names and more casting details. Darth Vader is now confirmed to be making an appearance, and the SLC Fanboys discuss whether they would want to see the iconic villain in another lightsaber fight.
The SLC Fanboys talk about one of the greatest summers ever for movies: 1991. "Terminator 2" set the bar for action/sci-fi flicks with special effects. Andy Farnsworth talks about his love of "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," even with Kevin Costner's performance. "What About Bob" cracked up audiences, as well as "Hot Shots" with Charlie Sheen, and "City Slickers" with Billy Crystal and Academy Award-winner Jack Palance.
The Fanboys review "Finding Dory," the sequel to "Finding Nemo." Andy Farnsworth thought it was a great family show, but wonders whether the IMAX and/or 3D versions of the film are too much for younger kids. The movie was in development by Disney for a long time, and it's possibly the most anticipated direct sequel hitting theaters this year.
SLC Fanboys' Andy Farnsworth interviews Pixar’s Michael Stocker, the supervising animator on the new Disney/Pixar movie "Finding Dory."
Michael touches on his career at Disney including his work on previous films: Lion King, The Incredibles, Cars, Toy Story, Wall-E 3, Ratatouille as well as his specific work on Finding Dory. He also discusses actors Ty Burrell and Ellen Degeneres and their characters in the sure-to-be-blockbuster.
The SLC Fanboys talk about Suicide Squad getting a PG-13 rating and whether that's a good idea. Josh Brolin is loving the plot of the next Avengers movie. Hayley Atwell has a problem with a scene with Captain America. Karl Urban apparently had a problem with Star Trek Beyond until he chatted with director Justin Lin. Finally, the fanboys talk about the expensive movie props they'd like to own, now that Disney is releasing a limited line of authentic Star Wars props.
The SLC Fanboys review "Warcraft," the 2016 movie based on the Blizzard video game franchise. Gamers are eager to find out if the Universal and Legendary pictures film will finally deter the haters. Find out now what we think... does Warcraft live up to its video game roots?
The 2nd annual Salt Lake Gaming Con is bringing thousands of gamers to the South Towne Expo Center this weekend. The Fanboys talk with Gaming Con founder Jake Williams and Comic Con founder Bryan Brandenberg about their two events and their new partnership.
Then, a discussion about classic video games, why Andy Farnsworth thinks Tecmo Super Bowl is the greatest sports game ever, and Adam Thomas assures us that Atari did make an original Star Wars game for the 2600.
The SLC Fanboys talk about news that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will undergo some reshoots this summer, after Disney execs reportedly balked at the tone of the first cut. The goal is to make it more like Episode IV, which it will directly precede in the timeline.
Then, we discuss memorable and emotional on-screen character deaths. Tysen Webb had a hard time with a specific character on "The Walking Dead." Andy Farnsworth has never recovered from Optimus Prime's murder in 1986's "Transformers: The Movie". Adam Thomas hated how Star Trek killed Captain Kirk.
And of course, there was "The Force Awakens"...
SLC Fanboys Andy Farnsworth and Tysen Webb review the latest film in the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse. X-Men fan Andy wishes this movie had not been released so close to the far superior "Captain America: Civil War".
Michael Fassbender returns as Magneto, James McAvoy as Charles Xavier and Oscar Isaacs (Poe Dameron himself--though you can't recognize him under all the makeup) joins the franchise as the titular Apocalypse.