"Upside Fans"

They're your Glass Half Full type of fanboys who aim to always look on the Upside! Even when they dabble in the Dark Side, they pride themselves on staying in the light. But mostly...they just talk about geeky stuff they love. Movies, Comics, Games, TV and a bunch of stuff that's not Football, its all here! They also host a segment called "The Fandom Menace," where they take a not so loved property (mostly movies) and find the good in them. As you can imagine...some weeks are harder than others. It's a weekly "geekly" conversation galore that they hope you get a kick out of!
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Dec 19, 2016

The Upside Fans are at almost a full year of Podcasting! Hear them chat about random things before getting into the meat and potatoes of reflecting on their progress thus far! Then, a brief review of 2016! Some favorites and some straggling Fandom Menaces. 

No Timecode, No Fuss, No Muss, just a Wrap Up Show!

Thanks so much for all those who have listened thus far and hope you continue to enjoy!


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Dec 12, 2016

The Upside Fans give their final predictions on Rogue One then get deep as they talk life lessons taught by the Star Wars Saga.

This Week’s Fandom Menace: Revenge of the Sith (2005)



00:05:00 - Jar Jar vs C-3PO

00:08:40 - Is Watto a Terrible Person?

00:15:35 - Pre Rogue One Thoughts

00:33:40 - Life Lessons from Star Wars

00:59:00 - The Fandom Menace


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Dec 5, 2016

As the holiday season approaches the Upside Fans gets festive by talking their favorite Christmas Traditions and Holiday Movies. 

This Week’s Fandom Menace: Krampus (2015)



00:03:00 - Christmas Talk and Traditions

00:16:00 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer

00:25:40 - MOANA (Brief Review)

00:31:40 - CW Superhero Crossover Review

00:38:00 - Holiday Movies 

00:52:00 - The Fandom Menace


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Nov 28, 2016

Early Mornings and Sleep Depravity catch up to the Upside Fans as they attempt to talk about Harry Potter with questionable results. Also some Non-Spoilery thoughts on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

This Week’s Fandom Menace: Goosebumps (2015)



00:02:00 - CW Super Show Talk (Supergirl & The Flash)

00:17:30 - Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts (kinda)

00:43:50 - Fantastic Beasts (NON SPOILERS) Review  

00:53:00 - The Fandom Menace


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Nov 21, 2016

The Upside Fans get ready for Thanksgiving by talking about things they are grateful for in the world of nerds and fandoms. Also, Rob introduces Will to a Football "classic."

This Week’s Fandom Menace: Little Giants (1994)



00:01:00 - Thanksgiving Plans and Ramblings

00:06:40 - KONG: Skull Island Trailer

00:09:00 - Emilia Clarke in Han Solo Movie

00:18:00 - What We Are Thankful For (Nerdy Things)

00:52:30 - The Fandom Menace


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Nov 14, 2016

The Upside Fans talk 2016's crop of Superhero Movies, revisiting, reviewing and looking into the upcoming year.

This Week’s Fandom Menace: X-Men Apocalypse (2016)



00:01:00 - Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival

00:08:00 - Rogue One Trailer (again)

00:09:00 - 2016 Superheroes in Review!

00:18:00 - Deadpool

00:29:00 - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

00:36:30 - Captain America: Civil War

00:43:20 - Suicide Squad

00:50:00 - Petty Fandom in 2016

00:55:00 - Doctor Strange (briefly)

00:57:00 - Rankings!

00:59:00 - 2017 Superhero Movies!

01:04:00 - The Fandom Menace


Tweet: @upsidefans


Nov 9, 2016

After 8 years of Cinematic Universe building, Marvel is finally sling-ringing into the astral plane and opening a world of alternate dimensions and cosmic sorcery. 

This newest entry into the MCU introduces audiences (and some eager hardcore fans) to a true cinematic iteration of the Sorcerer Supreme. Does another Marvel gamble pay off? Will they make us believe in magic? Do we accept Benedict Cumberbatch's American accent?  

How Great Is: “Doctor Strange”!?



00:00:40 - Intro

00:04:00 - Rob and Will Marvel at the Superhero Landscape

00:07:30 - Overall Thoughts (Non-Spoilers)

00:18:00 - ACTUAL REVIEW (Spoilers Beware!)

01:10:40 - Blue Ray or Nay? (Final Thoughts & Upcoming Marvel Movies)     


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Nov 7, 2016

In the aftermath of Spooktember, the Upside return in a normal episode in which they pull themselves together (barely) to ramble on random topics ranging from family friendly cult classics, to DC Movie News and Rob’s love of 1994’s Little Giants.

This Week’s Fandom Menace: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)



00:00:50 - Hocus Pocus Follow Up

00:17:00 - Newest Wonder Woman Trailer

00:20:00 - DC Movie Check In

00:35:30 - Fan Entitlement w/ Film Production

00:42:50 - Fantastic Beasts and Sorcery Talk

00:47:20 - The Fandom Menace


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Oct 31, 2016

Halloween is upon us as the Upside Fans wrap up Spooktember by not only talking our favorite horror movies, but what movies are best to watch on Halloween! What's the difference? Listen and find out. Also some recommendations for some great modern horror films and a look into a 90's Halloween Cult Classic.

This Week’s Fandom Menace: Hocus Pocus (1993)



00:02:00 - Scott Derickson and Kevin Smith

00:04:00 - Will Plugs Local Theater



00:17:00 - Will Revists Freddy and Jason Movies

00:27:00 - Movies You Should Watch on Halloween

00:45:00 - Personal Favorite Horror Movies

00:50:00 - Recent Horror Movie Favorites

00:53:30 - The Fandom Menace  


Tweet: @upsidefans


Oct 24, 2016

More controversial than the jump scare is the Horror Remake, and the Upside Fans are here to shed a positive light on the much maligned topic. Do modern day interpretations deserve instant cynicism? Does the quality of some remakes outweigh the not so great? We discuss!

ALSO! Our longest Fandom Menace Yet!

This Week’s Fandom Menace: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)


Special Guest: Friend, Jasmine



00:02:40 - Donald Glover is Lando Calrisian

00:04:00 - Gaurdians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Sneak Peak

00:06:11 - Doctor Strange Early Reviews

00:09:00 - Logan Trailer



00:15:00 - Horror Remakes!

00:54:00 - The Fandom Menace  


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