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"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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Oct 17, 2016

 

In the third week of Spooktember, The Upside Fans tackle Horror Franchises. Would Jason Voorhees or Freddy Krueger be anywhere near as iconic without more than seven movies to their names? Is Franchise filmmaking baked into the DNA of Horror? Which are our favorites? The Upside Fans discuss...with a guest! 

This Week’s Fandom Menace: Halloween 4 - The Return of Micheal Myers (1988)

 

Special Guest: Writer/Director Patrick Robert Young

 

Timecode:

00:02:00 - First Look at Amber Heard’s Mera

00:06:30 - New Rogue One Trailer 

 

SPOOKTEMBER TOPICS

00:13:00 - Patrick’s History with Horror

00:19:50 - Horror Franchises

00:58:45 - The Fandom Menace

 

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Oct 10, 2016

The Upside Fans take this second week of Horror Movie discussions to not just talk the films that make us cringe and scream, but also the ones that make us smile and laugh. The duo take on Horror Comedies, their status in a post modern Horror age, and struggle with the task of breaking down a "Genre Hybrid."

This Week’s Fandom Menace: Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

 

Timecode:

00:01:20 - Netflix’s Luke Cage (Non-Spoilers)

00:05:30 - Will binges Flash Season 2 

 

SPOOKTEMBER TOPICS

00:07:40 - Horror Movie Iconography

00:14:00 - Horror Comedies

00:51:30 - The Fandom Menace

 

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Oct 3, 2016

It's Halloween Month so you know what that means! Scares, Blood, Screams and Horror Films! The Upside Fans are taking the whole month talking all things Horror from tropes to comically long franchises. This week is all about the Nancy’s, the Sidney’s and even the Ashes. Its all about FINAL GIRLS and their place in the horror canon.

This Week’s Fandom Menace: Stage Fright (2014)

 

Timecode:

00:00:20 - What is “Spooktember”?

00:02:30 - Will Plays Batman: Arkham Knight 

00:08:45 - Lion King “Live Action” Remake

 

SPOOKTEMBER TOPICS

00:12:30 - Intro into Horror Films

00:22:00 - Final Girls

00:58:00 - The Fandom Menace

 

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Sep 26, 2016

Marvel is not just for Movies folks! From Agents of SHIELD to Agents of Carter, Marvel's Cinematic Universe extends to our televisions and the Upside Fans are hear to break it down. Does Marvel TV suffer from the weight of an entire fictional Universe or do they properly flesh out the world? Either way, the Upside Fans are here to give the shows some spotlight!

This Week’s Fandom Menace: Ghost Rider - Spirit of Vengeance (2012)

 

Timecode:

00:00:20 - Will’s Birthday! 

00:07:00 - Epilogue to Last Week’s Episode

00:17:20 - Marvel Television 

00:46:00 - The Fandom Menace

 

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Sep 19, 2016

Rob and Will tackle a popular yet polarizing sub-genre, Found Footage. What makes a good Found Footage film stand apart from the easily produced majority? Which are our favorites? 

Also a SPOILER filled discussion on the new BLAIR WITCH and a heated debated on the original Blair Witch Project you do not want to miss.

This Week’s Fandom Menace: Unfriended (2014)

 

Timecode:

00:01:00 - Until Dawn (Playstation 4)

00:08:00 - Found Footage Movies!

00:35:00 - Blair Witch Movies (SPOILERS)

01:02:50 - Could Anyone Do the Blair Witch?

01:07:00 - The Fandom Menace

 

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Sep 12, 2016

Rob and Will ramble on about their fates in the afterlife, a few animated movie gems and the new age of straight to Netflix features. Then the two talk older action heroes and what makes them awesome!

This Week’s Fandom Menace: A View to a Kill (1985)

 

 

Timecode:

00:00:20 - Ramblings

00:09:30 - Are we going to Hell?

00:13:30 - Hell and Back & The Little Prince (Animated Movies)

00:19:50 - Straight to Netflix Movies

00:25:00 - Old People in Action Movies

00:50:30 - The Fandom Menace

 

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Sep 5, 2016

Rob and Will briefly dive into Kevin Smith's "Yoga Hosers." The two then commit to their most praise filled episode yet gushing over the genius work of master film composer John Williams, talking his Hollywood Bowl performance, his legacy and the duo's favorite musical pieces.

This Week’s Fandom Menace: Jaws 2 (1978)

 

Timecode:

00:02:00 - Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers

00:15:00 - John Williams Hollywood Bowl Concert 

00:35:00 - John Williams' Work & Legacy

00:44:00 - Top 3 'Non Star Wars' John Williams Pieces

00:49:00 - Top 3 'STAR WARS' Williams Pieces

00:59:00 - The Fandom Menace

 

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Aug 29, 2016

Rob and Will briefly delve into fanboy musings on casting a young Lando, the trendy annoyance that is the reports of reshoot and address a Stranger Things Fan Theory. But mostly the duo talk about KEVIN SMITH!

This Week’s Fandom Menace: TUSK (2014)

 

Timecode:

00:00:30 - Donald Glover as Han Solo?!

00:03:30 - Reshoots and Film News Feeds 

00:08:00 - Stranger Things Fan Theory

00:16:00 - KEVIN SMITH TALK!

00:53:00 - The Fandom Menace

 

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Aug 22, 2016

Will is back to talk about random movies he's seen, including some thoughts on "Kubo and the Two Strings" and the newest Rogue One Trailer. Then the Upside Fans talk Superhero TV Shows!

This Week’s Fandom Menace: Heroes (2006-2010)

 

Timecode:

00:04:00 - Will's Movie Recap

00:14:30 - Kubo and the Two Strings Review 

00:18:00 - RIP Kenny Baker (R2-D2)

00:20:30 - New Rogue One Trailer!

00:24:30 - Zendaya is Mary Jane?!

00:29:45 - The Runaways Hulu Series

00:35:00 - SUPERHERO TV SHOWS!

00:55:00 - The Fandom Menace

 

RANDOM THOUGHTS OF AN ETHNIC NERD Blog: https://ethnicnerd.wordpress.com

 

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Aug 15, 2016

Will bows out again and HR Shadows takes over the show with a guest to answer listener questions in the wake of Suicide Squad, ramble about Star Wars and the Jedi Order and  take on another Star Wars Prequel.   

This Week’s Fandom Menace: Star Wars - Attack of the Clones (2002)

 

Timecode:

00:01:00 - Listener Questions

00:20:00 - Main Topic: Star Wars & The Jedi Order 

00:49:20 - The Fandom Menace

 

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