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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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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”!?

 

Timecode:

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)

 

Timecode:

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)

 

Timecode:

00:02:00 - Scott Derickson and Kevin Smith

00:04:00 - Will Plugs Local Theater

 

SPOOKTEMBER TOPICS

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  

 

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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

 

Timecode:

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

 

SPOOKTEMBER TOPICS

00:15:00 - Horror Remakes!

00:54:00 - The Fandom Menace  

 

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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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