In this episode, Andy Farnsworth talks with FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention founder Dan Farr ahead of FanX Spring 2019.
New guest announcements
The process Dan & his team go through to choose & invite guests
FanX & Salt Lake's reputation among Hollywood folks and how it's evolved over the years
Dan's favorite behind-the-scenes stories from FanX conventions past
Dan's dream FanX guest (if he could get anyone)
His favorite fandoms as a kid and a grown-up
What he thinks it will take for FanX Salt Lake to become a place where major pop culture news breaks in the future
Andy Farnsworth is joined for this episode by Geektyrant and Nerdist writer Kristian Odland to talk the new James Cameron visual epic "Alita: Battle Angel."
Both agree that Cameron & Robert Rodriguez tried to cram too much story into 2 hours of movie and it left them split between feeling excited at what they saw... but also frustrated at what it could have potentially been.
[NOTE: Podcast contains SPOILERS]
The Orville seems to be a big hit with Star Trek fans. But how does it stack up against the first 18 episodes of Star Trek the Next Generation?
Join Andy Farnsworth, Adam Thomas, and Ryan Meeks as they review the first 6 episodes of "The Orville" (season 2) and compare them to Star Trek the Next Generation.
The second installation in the Lego Movie franchise leaves things good but not really awesome in the end... which is actually pretty good.
Join Andy Farnsworth and special guest Steve Salles as they discuss how much they enjoyed Lego Movie 2.
The long awaited 19 years in the making conclusion to the "Unbreakable" trilogy that we didn't know existed until "Split" in 2017, made its debut and some people are pretty disappointed. Whether you enjoy M. Night Shyamalan's filmmaking style or not, there sure is a lot to talk about when it comes the movie "Glass."
Join Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks as they talk about why they aren't sure if the "Glass" is half full or half empty.
2018 had some great movies and had some... not so great movies. Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks each picked 5 movies out of all the movies they saw this year that were their favorites. Check out what happens when they recap 2018 and compare notes!
"Bumblebee" may be the movie that breathes new life into the Transformers franchise. Given that "Bumblebee" surpasses the Michael Bay movies by a long shot, could it be that our eagerness for a decent "Transformers" movie has lowered our standards?
Join Ryan Meeks and Kristian Odland (One Minute Critic) as they discuss differing views on the "greatness" of this movie.
Other than the movie "Wonder Woman" many DC fans have met the last few DC Cinematic Universe films with a good amount of mixed feelings. "Aquaman" may just be the turning point that the DC Cinematic Universe needs to gain its momentum into the future.
Join Andy Farnsworth, Don Brinkerhoff, and Ryan Meeks as they talk about why "Aquaman" is a big step in the right direction.
Spider-Man movies have had their hits and misses since "Spider-Man" in 2002. However, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" seems to be a hit with both fans and viewers that are not so familiar with the comic book character. What does that say for Spider-Man's future with Sony? Join Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks as they discuss the movie and where it may go.
The original SLC Fanboys reunite for a tribute to the late, great Stan Lee, creator (along with some amazing artists) of most of the superheroes in Marvel Universe that you know and love.
Andy Farnsworth, Adam Thomas and Tysen Webb talk about Lee's influence on them, their favorite Stan Lee cameos in the movies, and speculate on what we're going to see in the aftermath of "Infinity War".
The "Rocky" franchise has had a long run and fans seem to be pretty happy with "Creed" and "Creed 2". The question brought to light in this podcast is whether or not we should continue the story. "Creed 2 could very well be an amazing ending to an amazing franchise.
Join Andy Farnsworth, Ryan Meeks, and Kristian Odland (One Minute Critic) as they discuss the strengths and shortcomings of this movie and what they think we will see for the future.
OK, you've seen "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" and you've got questions! That's what we're here for. In this episode, Andy Farnsworth is joined by Harry Potter-philes Becky Bruce and KellieAnn Halvorsen for some deep, SPOILER-FILLED discussions of J.K. Rowling's latest entry in the wizarding world we know and love.
If you feel like you got a lot of info dumped on you by the end of the movie, we'll help you sort it out, make sense of it and hopefully make your next viewing of "Fantastic Beasts 2" and the latest adventures of Newt Scamander even more enjoyable.
"Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald" is a solid movie for fans of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises. However, how does this movie fare to those who are not super fans of Hary Potter?
Join Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks as they Discuss their differences in opinion on this highly anticipated movie.
When we watched "The House With a Clock In Its Walls," we thought it had a very Goosebumps vibe to it. so we watched Goosebumps 2 just to see how similar and different they are.
Join Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks as they talk about what sets these two movies apart from each other.
The Doctor is back and this time he has regenerated into a she. Jodie Whittaker brings new life and possibilities to the franchise with an exciting first episode of the 11th season of Dr. Who.
Join Andy Farnsworth, Becky Bruce, and Ryan Meeks as they talk about Jodie Whittaker's embodiment of the character as well as the strengths and shortcomings of the first episode.
In a world where there is no Spider-Man, can there be a venom? Some say, "yes everything about the movie was great." Others say, "no because there can't be Venom without Spider-Man." The one thing that is for sure is that we have never had more polarized opinions on a movie until Venom.
Join Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks as they discuss the good and bad about the movie Venom.
Summer 2018 brought us a bunch of blockbuster movies, but the year isn't over and there are lots of movies & TV shows to look forward to.
Join Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks as they talk about their top five upcoming movies or TV shows for Fall 2018 and why you should be excited about them too!
The Predator franchise has had its successes and failures over its lifespan. Can the newest installment, "The Predator," be considered a success in comparison? In this podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks discuss why the Predator franchise has such a strong following and if that following will be satisfied with this film.
FanX is here and we were able to interview Tom Hopper, Jess Harnell and Manu Bennett.
In our interview with Tom Hopper, he gives us some details of the upcoming Netflix series, "The Umbrella Academy" that you will want to hear if you are a fan of the comic book series.
Jess Harnell tells us a little about the new Animaniacs and then is joined by Manu Bennett on some acting techniques that are sure to entertain you.
From watching the trailer,"KIN" is supposed to be a sci-fi adventure with aliens, space guns, lots of action and James Franco. Well, we can definitely say that James Franco is in this movie and there is a space gun. Other than that, you may be in for some disappointment with this end of summer flick.
Check out this episode of Fan Effect as Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks as they talk about why this movie just doesn't measure up to the excitement in the trailer.
"It's an 8-part documentary series/ about the toys that we all love..." Netflix's "The Toys That Made Us" takes you on a nostalgic ride as they explore the history of famous toy lines like Star Wars, He-Man, Transformers, G.I. Joe, as well as Barbie, LEGO, Star Trek, and even Hello Kitty.
In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth & Ryan Meeks talk about some of the more fascinating things they learned watching the series, discuss why we connect with toys and other pop culture merchandise, and what toy lines they hope to see in future seasons.
(Warning: Spoilers in this podcast)
"Extinction" tells the story of a man (Michael Pena) having visions of doom for his family and earth. No one believes him until things in his visions start coming true. This SOUNDS like a premise for a great movie...but the result misses the mark.
In this episode, Andy Farnsworth, (One Minute Critic) Kristian Odland, and Ryan Meeks discuss why Extinction is not the great movie it could have been, and why it ended up skipping theaters and going straight to Netflix.
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.
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.
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.