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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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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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Aug 10, 2016

Time to return back to the DC Cinematic Universe but this time its not about gods versus monsters, its all about Bad Guys versus Worst Guys. 

Do WB & David Ayer pull off a movie about a team of villains? Does Will Smith steal too much of the show? Does Margot Robbie do justice to Harley Quinn? Did the Joker tattoos bother Will? 

How Great Is: “SUICIDE SQUAD.”

 

Timecode:

00:00:40 - Intro

00:04:40 - Pre-Movie Thoughts

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

00:13:30 - ACTUAL REVIEW (Spoilers Beware!)

01:21:30 - Blue Ray or Nay? 

01:23:30 - Suicide Squad’s Behind the Scenes Drama

01:32:00 - State of the DC Cinematic Universe

 

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Aug 8, 2016

The Upside Fans talk the new Netflix original series that everyone has been raving about: Stranger Things! Rob and Will dissect, discuss and debate just how good the Netflix Original truly is. Then, Rob reveals just how racist Jason Statham movies can be.

This Week’s Fandom Menace: Crank 2: High Voltage (2009)

 

Timecode:

00:01:20 - Brie Larson as Captain Marvel!

00:07:00 - Netflix's Stranger Things

00:53:20 - The Fandom Menace

 

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Aug 1, 2016

The Upside Fans finally record a proper jam packed Post Comic Con Show talking highlights from Will's trip and a rundown (and even debates) of the announcements/trailers released. Also to celebrate the release of a new Toho Godzilla, Rob and Will talk Giant Monster Movies!

This Week’s Fandom Menace: Godzilla (2014)

Timecode:

00:05:00 - Will's Comic Con Trip

00:20:30 - Warner Bros. DC Panel

00:31:45 - MARVEL Panel

00:45:20 - Monster Movies!

01:07:35 - Fandom Menace: Godzilla

 

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