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Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things ‘geek’, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of TV shows.…

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    There is no way you should miss "Spider-Man: No Way Home"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 77:07

    Believe the hype about "Spider-Man: No Way Home." As the 27th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is a stunning, action-packed ride that balances comedy and peril like only Marvel does. Our hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen are joined by Deserets News' entertainment and trending news editor Herb Scribner. Together, after a brief spoiler-free segment, they dive deeply into the new film, all things Spider-Man, and crack each other up with their nerdly insights. Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story” is a beautiful remake done right

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 24:38

    Andy Farnsworth joinsKSL-TVto help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of December 10, 2021.  Steven Spielberg's remake of the beloved 1961 musical “West Side Story” is a cinematically beautiful and emotional film done right; right cast, right cinematography, right story choices, and right at home on the big screen. Over on Apple Plus TV “Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne” might be a film worthy of a new Peanuts' holiday tradition. And for fans of The Real Housewives franchise on Bravo, Peacock's “The Housewives of the North Pole” is a similar holiday chick-flick pick. Producer KellieAnn wraps up this episode with a theatre nerd, and former Jet girl's, take on the new "West Side Story." Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    “Encanto” means both charm and charming and that is exactly what this new Disney film is

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 49:13

    “Encanto” is the latest Disney animated family-friendly film, but will it become another gem in Disney's crown? Producer KellieAnn Halvorsen is joined by Natalie Mollinet from the Pop Knowlege Blog to dive into the magic of the new movie. After all, “Encanto” means both charm and charming and that is exactly what this story is as it's poised to bring families together this Thanksgiving. As usual, the first segment of this episode is spoiler-free.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is what audiences have wanted with a nostalgic sequel

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 70:09

    Today the nerds at the Fan Effect podcast deep dive into probably one of the most looked forward to films of 2021, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.” This latest continuation of the Ghost hunting sort takes place some 30 plus years after the original, wherein a new generation of busters takes up the call to fight those pesky visitors from beyond the grave. Host Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen are joined by THE reigning Ghostbusters fan, Jon Smith from Utah's classic rock station - The Arrow. While the first segment is spoiler-free, the rest of the show dives deep into the new film, Ghostbusters lore, and a lot of fun tangents. While some critics are blasting the film as pandering, the consensus here is that  “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is a blast and what audiences have wanted from a nostalgic sequel.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV: ‘Eternals' movie and a lot of streaming offers a diversity of viewing options

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 13:45

    Andy Farnsworth joinsKSL-TVto help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of November 5, 2021.  Marvel, Tom Hanks, Princess Di, AND the Animaniacs? Wow. What a diverse group of options for viewing on screens big and small. The ‘Eternals' movie brings new characters and a new direction to Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as some cautions for viewing with some younger fans. Over on AppleTV Plus, a new film is streaming with almost everybody's favorite actor Tom Hanks. Hanks proves again that his acting is so good, he doesn't even need other actors to perform off of. In ‘Finch' Hanks plays a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of the cataclysmic solar flare that's left the world of Wasteland and is really worth the watch. Back on the big screen is the critically praised and Oscar buzzworthy ‘Spencer,' starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana Spencer near the end of her royal marriage. And don't miss the second season of the sequel series ‘Animaniacs' over on Hulu, the Emmy Award-winning animated show won over the kids of the 90s and is winning over the kids of today as well.   Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Megaplex Monthly Check-in: November 2021 - We are thankful movies are back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 36:33

    With our beloved Halloween season behind us, we are now grateful to tackle the rush of movies hitting Megaplex theatres for November 2021, and for that pivotal long holiday weekend that is Thanksgiving. Starting with Marvel's “Eternals” and ending with Disney's “Encanto,” there are plenty of family-friendly offerings on the big screen. This includes a sequel that as the Megaplex's Jeff Whipple says, “Is a giant Stay Puff Marshmallow hug to the whole Ghostbuster franchise;” “Ghostbusters Afterlife” is a fresh take on the classic comedy with a bit of a tug on the heartstrings. This Thanksgiving, host KellieAnn Halvorsen is grateful movies are back!  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV: Halloween 2021 edition!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 6:12

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for Halloween weekend, 2021. There are lots of family-friendly favorites to stream and celebrate the spooky season across lots of platforms. Andy runs down the list of some of his favorite Halloween shows and where to find them from Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Toy Story of Terror! on Disney Plus, to the inexplicably likable Hubie Halloween on Netflix, and the classic It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown only available on Apple TV Plus. All these and more are available for audiences to enjoy this fine All Hallows' Eve weekend.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV: A Definitive adaption and Invasion comes to audiences

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 15:59

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of October 22, 2021. The long-anticipated, and oft-touted definitive, adaption of the science fiction book ‘Dune' is now in theaters and HBO Max. This new film version is a slow-simmering but epic and visually stunning movie with a star-studded cast deserving of a watch on the big screen.  Also in theaters is the hilarious ‘Ron's Gone Wrong,' which might be the most fun your kids will have at a movie this year. The animated family-friendly feature has humor and themes children and their parents can love in a playful and imaginative near-future. And finally, there's one other option for science fiction fans, a new streaming TV series coming to us from AppleTV Plus, it's called 'Invasion.' This character-driven series looks beyond special effects and into the heart of humanity and rewards the patience of its audiences. Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Is ‘Muppet Haunted Mansion' made for fans of The Muppets or fans of the Haunted Mansion ride?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 48:29

    When hinges creak in doorless chambers, and a strange and weird goat screams echo through the halls. Whenever candlelights flicker where the air is jubilant with singing puppets. That is the time when Muppets are present, practicing their puns with comedic delight! Welcome, foolish mortal listeners to the Fan Effect Podcast's deep dive into all things Muppets Haunted Mansion! Your ghost-host KellieAnn Halvorsen (a massive Disney Parks fan) is joined by KSLNewsradio's Becky Bruce(A massive Muppets fan), to discuss if the new haunted special now streaming on DisneyPlus is right for fans of the ride or fans of the Muppets. Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV: The conflicted Last Duel and imaginative Just Beyond

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 11:38

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of October 15, 2021. With a couple of things for a grownup audience and some choices for the kids in the family as well, there are choices to make when it comes to consuming entertainment. The Last Duel is a brutal movie that might be difficult to watch despite the big-name cast and its epic scope. Over on Hulu, Dopesick is a new true-story miniseries about the beginnings of the Opioid Epidemic in the United States, which might make you start thinking about Big Pharma the same as Big Tabacco. For younger audiences, The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix is back for season two in eight new episodes on friendship, adventure, and the personal journey of growing up. For more creepy kid fair head on over to DisneyPlus where the Just Beyond anthology series inspired by R.L. Stine's imaginative writings takes audiences down supernatural stories of self-discovery and Goosbumping potential.   Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: James Bond is finally back in ‘No Time to Die' the 25th film in the spy saga

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 12:20

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of October 8, 2021. James Bond is finally back in No Time to Die the 25th film in the James Bond saga. Daniel Craig's James Bond faces his endgame in his final portrayal of the iconic character, facing off with old and new villains in an action-filled and heartfelt spy adventure. Over on ApplePlus Ted Lasso is back with Emmys in hand and ready to hit the field running. Also on ApplePlus, the bilingual comedy series Acapulco features a coming-of-age story set in the wildly colorful world of the Acapulco resort town in Mexico, in the chaos of the 1980s. And for more family-friendly fodder head on over to DisneyPlus for the mixed-up ride of a lifetime when The Muppets crash Disney Parks' Haunted Mansion ride in The Muppets Haunted Mansion.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage' is a poisonous pointless sequel but there are other good things to watch this weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 10:43

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of October 2, 2021 He points out that while ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage,' might be a pointless mix of slapstick comedy and gruesome deaths, there are some other good things to watch this weekend! You can never go wrong with a Lego Star Wars Holiday Special; Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales is now available on DisneyPlus and is a fun film for families and even more for die-hard fans. Another kid-friendly sequel is The Addams Family 2, this animated feature takes the spooky/ooky/kooky family on a cross-country road trip and into a new mystery to solve. And not to be forgotten, Andy reminds the classic tv series about nothing, Seinfeld is available to stream once more on Netflix!  Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Animated sequel series and a film adaption of a Broadway hit

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 5:43

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 24, 2021. This week we have animated sequel series and a film adaption of a big Broadway hit: but will the audiences find these adaptations a hit? Dear Evan Hansen, the movie, mixes positive messages amid a difficult subject matter and includes beloved songs from the award-winning stage musical. The movie is also getting mixed reviews, even Andy and his KSL-TV friends are divided on how they feel about it. Over on DisneyPlus Star Wars: Visions takes the beloved universe in a direction never taken before, an anime-styled one. Dreamworks' favorite prehistoric family has found a new home AND a new series. The Croods Family Tree, streaming on both Hulu and Peacock, picks up where the Croods and Bettermans left off in the film sequel as they try to continue to evolve as people. Speaking of evolution, a fun family film meant for the big screen hits Netflix instead. My Little Pony A New Generation continues the ever-evolving lore of the beloved childhood equine everypony could love.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Utah - This is the Place, for Fandoms!: Live FanX 2021 Recording

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 52:12

    TIME has declared Utah The Nerdiest State in America, but what is it about the Beehive State that makes it a fan-friendly home to all the freaks-and-geeks out there? Could it be how the chaotic crash of conservative and liberal culture creates a completely unique creative scene? The hospitality of its residents? Or even the stunning landscapes that offer amazing spaces to play in?! Whatever the reason our panel of local media professionals discusses why we love nerding out in our beautiful state in this live recording of the Fan Effect Podcast. at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2021. Featuring KSL NewsRadio's Andy Farnsworth, KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen, KSL-TV's Dan Spindle, and the Deseret News' Herb Scribner. Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Books turned series are making a hit with streaming services

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 6:32

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 17, 2021. Books turned into screen fodder is the theme for today's reviews, with iconic creatives in the mix to offer weight to tuning into these programs. The big movie of the week hitting theaters and HBOMax is Clint Eastwood in Cry Macho; this semi-modern Western takes place in 1979 with Eastwood himself playing a former rodeo champion on a quest across the border. Next is Dan Brown's Lost Symbols series streaming on Peacock and bringing back a younger version of Brown's Robert Langdon character in his early adventures. Over on Netflix, you have a new kids series that might just be too scary for kids; Nightbooks stars Krysten Ritter and is an imaginative nightmare produced by known horror storyteller Sam Raimi. Also on Netflix is a reboot of an 80's classic, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, a new version of an old favorite safe for all ages. Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Hollywood voiceover star Rob Paulsen talks Animaniacs, TMNT and the time he voiced Tom Cruise's kisses

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 68:57

    Fan Effect host Andy Farnsworth is joined by Hollywood voiceover star Rob Paulsen ahead of his appearance at FanX Salt Lake as a featured guest in September, and the release of season two of Animaniacs on Hulu in November. Rob is best known for being the voice of Yakko Warner on "Animaniacs", Pinky on "Pinky and the Brain", Raphael on the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" cartoon in 1987, Donatello in the 2012 TMNT reboot on Nickelodeon, and Carl Wheezer on "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius", but he has voiced hundreds of roles on hundreds of TV shows and movies. Rob talks how it feels to revisit the role of Yakko after nearly 25 years, how he feels about the "Countries of the World" song, what it's like to be part of juggernaut Ninja Turtles franchise, how he used to impersonate his characters while ordering food, and the time he had to "voice" a makeout scene in one of Tom Cruise's most famous roles. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Families have good choices for feel-good flicks this—SQUIRREL!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 6:46

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 10, 2021. This weekend families and grownups have some good choices for flicks to watch, from a remake of a memorable 80s/90s TV show, more adventures from Pixar's favorite talking dog, a comedy about an illegal coupon empire and a Tony Award-winning Broadway play about an amazing 9/11 true story. There is plenty of things to distract you from the woes of the—SQUIRREL!!!  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Labor Day Weekend has a load of ‘Worth'-while content to watch from ‘Shang-Chi' to ‘Only Murders in The Building'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 6:36

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 3,  2021. Labor Day Weekend is here and Marvel has one more blockbuster to wrap up the Summer season with ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.' The exciting and surprisingly beautiful film brings martial arts into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a fun and fantasy-driven way, now in theaters. On Netflix, the streaming service brings you Michael Keaton in ‘Worth,' an emotional and poignant tale surrounding the events of 9/11, and gets right to the point of asking, “What is life worth?” Over on Hulu,  Steve Martin and Martin Short have teamed up again for a hilarious murder mystery tv series, this time adding a third to their comedic duo with (of all people) Selena Gomez. In ‘Only Murders in The Building' the unlikely group shines with an absurd premise, snappy writing, as well as a bit of MA content. Andy also dives into the upcoming fall lineup from Amazon's new and modern-ish version of ‘Cinderella' and the much anticipated 25th movie in the Bond film library. With so many great options at home and on the big screen, what film will audiences choose to unwind this long weekend? . Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Megaplex Monthly Check-in: September 2021 - Who is ready for Fall films & FanX fun?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 59:11

    The Summer might be waning, but we are all heated up over the movies and events coming up in September 2021! Not only do we get films like “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” at the Megaplex Theatres, but we get to (finally) experience Utah's biggest pop-culture and fandom event with FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. In this episode of the Fan Effect Podcats, the Megaplex Theatre's Jeff Whipple gives us a look back at his recent trip to CinamaCon 2021, and a forward look into FanX 2021 and the numerous films hitting the theaters in September 2021. Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Cosplayers have fun and win big at the FanX Cosplay Games!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 45:04

     FanX is almost here! Guests are already getting excited and for those brave enough to throw on a costume and go on a scavenger hunt, they are even winning multi-day passes! On the last Saturday of August, Fan Effect host KellieAnn Halvorsen was joined FanX's Ro Malaga and numerous cosplayers for the first big event of the FanX season, the Cosplay Games. From a cosplay Hall-of-Famer to a family all dressed as Loki variants, everyone had something fun to say about the joy of cosplay, the comradery of Utah's fan culture, and what they are looking forward to in the upcoming con. Interviewees include photographer Mark Loertscher, Mindy Madsen, Eric Allan Hall and the Lee/Fredrickson clan, brother and sister Kreston Lee and Melinda Lee Fredrickson, with kids Tyler, Samuel, Jasmine, Adriella, and Abigail Fredrickson. Many of these cosplayers volunteer with Heroes Engaging Real Organizations in Charity, Kids Heroes Foundation, and can be found socializing on the Cosplay Utah Facebook group.  Podcast cover photo provided by Melinda Lee Fredrickson.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    FanX founder Dan Farr dishes out details of the 2021 mega event

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 42:20

    FanX is back, and bigger and better than ever! When the worldwide coronavirus pandemic canceled FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention in 2020, organizers promised to be back ready for an even greater Xperience in 2021. Now the comic and pop culture event is poised to deliver in less than a month, when fans of all shapes and sizes converge on the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City September 16-18, 2021. And they have added extra Xperiences like a FanX Quest, a workshop room, a tabletop gaming charity event, and even a massive cosplay contest with a massive award. Today on the Fan Effect Podcast Host Andy Farnsworth is joined by none other than FanX founder and producer Dan Farr to give us a look into the convention and discuss the best ways to escape into the con.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  Podcast cover photo: Fans dressed in cosplay cheer as guests are announced at a press conference for Salt Lake Comic Con FanX 2016 at the Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. | Credit: Chris Samuels, Deseret News.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    It's fun and fantasy at the Utah Renaissance Faire! Featuring Utah Valley Fine Arts Council's Joseph Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 45:13

    At the 2021 Utah Renaissance Faire, families and fans are excited to gather outdoors and escape from our modern hustle-and-bustle to a simpler day of food, entertainment, and maybe a mermaid or two. Taking place at Thanksgiving Point the final weekend of August, guests can sample the wares of blacksmiths and artisans, play-pillage with vikings, cheer on full armored knights jousting on warhorses, and dance the evening away with (reenacted) royalty. All with COVID protocols in place to keep visitors safe. Joseph Smith, director of communications at the nonprofit that holds the annual event, Utah Valley Fine Arts Council, joins this episode of The Fan Effect Podcast to preview the faire and share the excitement of the event coming back after they had to cancel the 2020 event. Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Three PAWsitive films to Reminisce about this weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 12:50

    Andy Farnsworth joinsKSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of August 20, 2021. From a family-friendly feature film based on a beloved toddler tv series to a stunning sci-fi film noir team-up of Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson, there are three good movies to watch this weekend. Hugh Jackman explores people's memories and his own feelings in Warner Brothers' ‘Reminiscence' solving a mystery surrounding his ‘Greatest Showman' fellow cast member Rebecca Ferguson. Michael Keaton is back on the big screen in ‘The Protégé', which features a cat-and-mouse game between him and skilled assassin Maggie Q. And for family-friendly fodder, ‘PAW Patrol: The Movie' is harmless fun for kids and has nothing for parents to bark at.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: A fun and funny“Free Guy” should be at the top of your watchlist!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 8:55

    Andy Farnsworth joinsKSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of August 13, 2021. After ages of delays, “Free Guy” is the fun and funny movie we need right now. Ryan Reynolds carries the movie with his wide-eyed innocence, likeability, and humor. The story by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn is very engaging with plenty of fun visual easter eggs and pop culture references scattered throughout. Now if you're feeling the itch for more Marvel content, Disney Plus's there again to help you scratch it with the first episode of the “What if…?” animated series. And lastly, Star Trek fans finally get some new content! Season two of the animated series "Star Trek: Lower Decks" premiered this week on Paramount plus streaming.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Megaplex Monthly Check-in: August  2021 - Beat the heat with a cinema treat!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 33:36

    In Utah we smashed heat records in both June and July 2021, now in August as the heatwave continues, the Megaplex Theatres continues to provide a place of refuge from the sun's sweltering waves. At the Megaplex, you can enjoy wonderfully chilling air conditioning, buttery popcorn, a plethora of treats, and a luxury movie experience like no other. Today host KellieAnn Halvorsen is joined by the Megaplex Theaters' Jeff Whipple to discuss the cool offerings at the cinema chain, and all the hot films coming to the box office this August. From the first big release “The Suicide Squad” not to be confused with the 2016 film “Suicide Squad,” to the irreverently hilarious Ryan Reynolds film “Free Guy,” and onto the toddler show turned film “PAW Patrol: The Movie” there are a variety of films hitting the big screen for all kinds of audiences to enjoy.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: “The Suicide Squad” for hardcore fans and “Vivo” for families

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 9:06

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of August 6, 2021. After the painful flop of DC Comics & Warner Bros Pictures “Suicide Squad” in 2016, the studios decided to reboot the concept with a different and highly successful Marvel movie director (James Gunn of “Guardians of the Galaxy” fame) and he was given almost carte-blanche to do what he wanted, apparently with no restraint. Thus resulting in “The Suicide Squad” a hyper-violent & bloody sequel Is for hardcore fans only. Meanwhile in the streaming universe, Netflix's energetic & colorful animated musical ‘Vivo' is a perfect movie for family night at home.  It's up to audiences to decide what will end up on their screens, but Andy is here to help you make the choice about what is possibly appropriate for your tastes.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: A ‘Jungle Cruise' ride adaption, the intriguing story of ‘Stillwater,' or artistic ‘The Green Knight.”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 12:46

    Host Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of July 30, 2021. He has a lot of options coming to the box office from the star-studded (and covid delayed) Jungle Cruise based on the beloved Disney Parks classic ride, to the intriguing story of ‘Stillwater', and the artistic, but not very entertaining, ‘The Green Knight.” Listen to what Andy has to say about each, before you pick your film to view, and where to see it.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    A deep dive into Space Jam: A New Legacy; Is the sequel a slam dunk or massive disappointment?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 70:11

    Is the Space Jam sequel a slam-dunk or massive disappointment? You have already heard host Andy Farnsworth's review in a past podcast episode, now it's host KellieAnn Halvorsen's turn to deep-dive into Space Jam: A New Legacy along with two local fans. KellieAnn was introduced to today's guests when they populated a FanX panel on the original Space Jam in 2019, Taylor Stapleton and James Estrada. Now the three are ready to nerd out together on the Looney Tunes, Space Jam, and more. 25 years after the original, the sequel is receiving mixed reviews by critics, while families are finding the film to be full of humor, nostalgia, and most of all heart. Listen to find out if you should give the film a chance.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Jamin' to a Space Jam sequel and an irreverent tv musical series

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 10:00

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV's morning show to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of July 16, 2021.  In this episode of Fan Effect, we merge Andy's full review of the big movie of the week ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy,' with the TV segment to give our listeners a full overview of what to watch this weekend. Today's shows range from a Space Jam sequel 25 years in the making, a hilarious send-up of movie musicals with Apple TV's ‘Schmigadoon,' and the return of some locally-beloved characters in ‘Once I Was Engaged,' a sequel to the comedy ‘Once I Was a Beehive.'  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Marvel movies are back with ‘Black Widow' and weaving a spell on the Fan Effect crew

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 94:57

    The long wait is finally over for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After two drought-filled years, fans have a new Marvel film to consume and this time the star is none other than the Avengers original heroine, Black Widow. Today on the Fan Effect Podcast host Andy Farnsworth and producer KellieAnn Halvorsen are joined by Pop Knowledge bloggerNatalie Mollinet and Deseret News' Entertainment Editor Herb Scribner, to discover if the wait for “Black Widow” was worth it. Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV Mini-Review: Will ‘Tomorrow War' hold up to the Sci-fi films of the past?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 4:43

    Amazon's ‘The Tomorrow War' moved from a Christmas theatrical release to its current streaming Independence Day weekend release due to the complications of the COVID pandemic. Switching up the timing of the release seems appropriate as the science fiction film includes a lot of time travel itself. The action-packed movie starring Chris Pratt and Yvonne Strahovski boasts a solid premise, familiar apocalyptic elements, and don't forget alien gore. The biggest complaint Andy has for this review on KSLTV, is probably that he wishes he could see it on the big screen as it is not available in movie theaters.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV Mini-Review:  Does the 'Boss Baby' sequel be the boss of the box office?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 3:57

    Dreamworks 2017 animated film The Boss Baby took audiences, and the box office, by surprise with its family-friendly message and kid-friendly imagination. The film has spun off into a series on Netflix and now a big-budget sequel, The Boss Baby: Family Business, reaching theaters just in time for Independence Day weekend. Host Andy Farnsworth joins KSL TV to review the new film and let us know if the babies will once again be the bosses of the box office.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Megaplex Monthly Check-in: July 2021 - Summer movie magic is back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 33:08

    Summer is here and Fan Effect hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen are excited about Summer blockbusters! Over the past year, the coronavirus pandemic has pushed around the release dates of some of the most anticipated movies in our favorite genres. Finally, in July 2021 we get to see films like Black Widow, Jungle Cruise, and even Space Jam: A New Legacy. And they have the perfect guest to talk about all these upcoming films and the magic of the Summer movie season; Megaplex's Jeff Whipple, our favorite PR person for our favorite theater chain, and sponsor of our show; Megaplex Theatres.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.  Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV Mini-Review: Does "F9" stand up to the 'Fast & Furious' legacy?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 6:13

    The latest sequel in the 'Fast & Furious' saga is now in theaters, but does 'F9' stand up to the film series legacy? Andy reviews the latest chapter of this action-packed, stunt-filled, car and pulse-racing film. While fans are sure to flock to the feature, what are the drawbacks to the casual viewer, and what impossibilities made it into the film? As far as warnings, content-wise you get about what you'd expect from the series. “F9” is rated PG-13 for language, car-related mayhem, and violence — both with guns and fists.   Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Two Utah Lego moms are proving they are Lego Masters on TV!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 48:18

    As the LEGO movie's iconic song says "Everything Is AWESOME!!!" for American Fork, Utah friends Jennifer Smart and Susan Earls. These mothers turned wanna-be LEGO Masters can currently be seen battling fellow enthusiasts on Season 2 of Fox's “LEGO Masters” for the coveted title, trophy, and massive cash reward. The two have become inseparable as…those super thin lego pieces that are impossible to get apart… since they met at the Utah LEGO User Group building massive creations for local events, fairs, and even FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. Today the duo joins host KellieAnn Halvorsen to discuss their love of all things LEGOS and the fun of building something as a fandom.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.  Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    ‘In the Heights' adaptation is a vibrant tapestry of interwoven dreams, infectious energy, and cinematic appeal; Guested by Hale Center Theatre's Bobby Gibson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 83:33

    Lin-Manuel Miranda's award-winning original Broadway hit is now set to be this summer's runaway blockbuster hit. “In the Heights” is now in theaters and on HBO Max for audiences' enjoyment. The stunning adaptation boasts a diverse cast of characters living in the northern Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. Stories of family drama, legal troubles, and the struggle for cultural identity in a changing world are woven amid stories of love, community, kindness, and triumph. In this episode of Fan Effect, hosts KellieAnn Halvorsen and Andy Farnsworth are joined by the ultimate “In the Heights” fan, who has traveled around the country to see varying stage production 15+ times, including touring and broadway casts, and seeing Lin-Manuel Miranda as the lead role.  Bobby Gibson is a projection designer & content creator for the award-winning Hale Center Theatre and has a surplus of insight into the new film version. Together guest and hosts discuss whether the film will entice audiences familiar with the stage musical as well as general moviegoers as they deep dive into the colorful neighborhood of, “In the Heights.”  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Hale Center Theatre's Bobby Gibson on the theatrical life and the just-announced 2022 season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 58:58

    The theatre is not for everyone, but others take their seats in an audience one day and never truly leave. Today, host KellieAnn Halvorsen is joined by one such individual.Bobby Gibson is a projection designer & content creator for the award-winning Hale Center Theatre in Sandy, Utah, whose career turned from film to the stage when he fell in love with the powerful presence of live performance. Gibson chronicles his fan journey into the theatrical life and expands on the just announce Hale Center Theatre 2022 season. Together KellieAnn and Bobby gush about their favorite shows, dream performances, and a love of all things Utah Arts.Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Deep dive into Disney “Cruella's” design, drama, and division with Pop Knowledge Blog's Natalie Mollinet

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 63:05

    Disney has dived back into the vault to make another live-action villain turned hero retake. This time the star is none other than the dastardly, and stylish, Cruella de Vil, with her coming-of-age story amid London's fashion scene in the 1970s. While some might question the need for the backstory, others are living for the film's production design, soundtrack, performances, and makeup and costume design. On this deep-dive into ‘Cruella,' hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen are joined by Pop Knowledge blogger and their former colleague Natalie Mollinet to break down the film, discuss the design, and of course argue a bit about their opinions. Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com,  or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Audiences continue to be held in quiet suspense in ‘A Quiet Place Part II’

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 63:24

    After a long year of coronavirus-related delays, the long-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed suspense horror A Quiet Place has now been brought to big-screen theaters, and only big-screen theaters, in a terrifyingly good film experience. A Quiet Place 2 holds a scary amount of symmetry with its predecessor as well as the audience in the grips of silent suspense. We get more of a back story on the threatening monsters, new cast members, and a journey outside the Abbotts’ farm to try to exploit the newly discovered weaknesses of the sound-sensitive creatures. In this episode of Fan Effect, hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen review, analyze, and argue, about how this film lives up to the monstrous reputation of the first. Listen to the first segment for a spoiler-free experience, and be ready to dive deep into a deeper investigation after. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV Mini-Review:  The Emmas shine in Disney’s colorful ‘Cruella’

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 5:19

    In this minisode, host Andy Farnsworth reviews the latest live-action Disney villain turned hero film, this time tackling the wicked fashionista icon herself, “Cruella.” The revisioning of the evil character places a young Estella/Cruella, played by Emma Stone, in England’s 1970s fashion scene where her genius, talent, and patience is tried by her news boss played by Emma Thompson, a leading designer in London known as the Baroness. The Baroness turns out to be the true evil-genius of the film as Estella disguises herself as a mysterious avant-garde designer named, you guessed it, Cruella, and begins a guerilla-type fashion war against the Baroness.  But don’t worry, Cruella has help from friends lovers of the classic “101 Dalmatians” will recognize as well as some new adorable dogs to love. With stunning visuals, spectacular costuming, a killer soundtrack, and both talented Emmas, it’s a movie most Disney lovers will enjoy.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Happy 'Halfway to Halloween' with the Fear Factory

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 33:33

    For many people Halloween is more than just a holiday, It's a way of life! They find ways of celebrating the tricks-and-treats of the spooky season all year round; from Summerween to Halloweek, and even in our current month of May with Halfway to Halloween. Fan Effect host, and avid Halloweener, KellieAnn Halvorsen is joined once more by our Fear Factory friend owner and creatorRob Dunfield, and the Factory’s general manager and newly elected president of the Haunted Attractions Association InternationalSpencer Terry. Together they take a look at why Halloween warms the hearts of so many, the Fear Factory’s Halfway-to-Halloween weekend events, and new spoopy experiences heading to the award-winning Factory this Fall.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV Mini-Review: Star Wars: The Bad Batch

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 5:25

    In this minisode, host Andy Farnsworth reviews the new DisneyPlus series, “Star Wars: The Bad Batch.” Disney celebrated Star Wars Day with fanfare, merchandise sales, and a new addition to the Star Wars saga, the ‘Bad Batch’ is an animated series that follows the aftermath of the Clone Wars from the perspective of an elite and experimental team of Clone Troopers that fans have met before. Andy looks at the characters, the story, and the animation style of the series; agreeing with KSL TV’s Dan Spindle, that it is something families and fans would likely enjoy.   Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Star Wars Day Special 2021: Four local fan clubs to help you celebrate!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 106:41

    Star Wars Day is finally here! And with the coronavirus pandemic finally starting to wane, fans are ready to get back to exploring the worlds they love with the people outside of their household. Today on the Fan Effect Podcast host KellieAnn Halvorsen is joined by local Star Wars fan clubs that can help you get back to action from costuming, saber fighting, and even droid building. For years Utah chapters of The 501st Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, The Rebel Legion, The Saber Guild, and more have been using their passion for the Star Wars universe to raise awareness and funds for non-profit organizations like Make-a-Wish and more. As a community these fans are dedicated to “one galaxy, one goal;” using their fandom to help others.   In this episode we are joined by Mike Porter, Ruus’alor (Sergeant at Arms) of the Krayt Clan chapter of the Mandalorian Mercs, Brenda Ahlemann, Commanding Officer of the Alpine Garrison: The 501st Legion, Jakob Tice, former Commanding Officer as well as a founding member of the Rogue Base of the Rebel Legion, and Rocky Mountain Droid Builders Phillip Bareither, builder of all things astromech.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Megaplex Monthly Check-in: May 2021 - Let’s get back to the movies!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2021 43:35

    Do you know what we've missed the most since the pandemic started? Going and just seeing a movie in the theater! We may have been to a few, but the full-blown movie experience is a thing hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen are excited to get back to as the COVID pandemic starts to wane. Today they are joined by a guest who is lucky enough to have never really stopped that experience, Megaplex’s Jeff Whipple, our favorite PR person for our favorite theater chain, and sponsor of our show; Megaplex Theatres. In this first monthly special, Jeff discusses the magic of the movie theater, lessons they have learned during the pandemic, the love of their supportive audiences, and of course all the great movies, anniversary screenings, and more MegaExperiences that the Megaplex has in store for this May.  What MegaExperiences are we talking about? How about Free screenings of all eight of the "Fast and Furious" films leading up to the premiere of F9 for MyMegaRewards members, continued discounted popcorn and pop refills for your 2020 MegaTub and MegaMug through 2021, the Kids Summer Movie Pass 2021, multiple movies that are finally being released after major delays, and special anniversary screenings of classic films like Mission Impossible and Fried Green Tomatoes.  Are you ready to go back to the movies? Because we are!    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV Mini-Review: “Tom Clancy's Without Remorse” & “The Mitchells vs. the Machines”

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 8:05

    In this minisode, host Andy Farnsworth reviews two films making their big debuts on streaming platforms this weekend for home audience; “Tom Clancy's Without Remorse” & “The Mitchells vs. the Machines.”  One is bringing some hilarious, family fun to your home screen, while the other is a rated R for violence feature that fans of the action/mystery genre and fans of Tom Clancy’s novels will probably enjoy. In “Without Remorse” from Paramount Pictures and Amazon Studios, we finally meet a character from author Tom Clancy’s action thriller world, Senior Chief John Kelly played by rising action star Michael B. Jordan who happened to be the highlight of the pretty standard action flick. In Netflix's “Mitchells v Machines,” is a uniquely animated family-road trip film that happens to take place amid a robot-apocalypse, originally titled “Connected” before its delayed release, households will be able to connect to one another with the family-friendly comedy of the film.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV Mini-Review ‘Mortal Kombat’: The video game franchise is back and bloody on the big-screen

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 4:59

    In this minisode, host Andy Farnsworth reviews the latest video game turned silver screen movie “Mortal Kombat.” The groundbreaking arcade game has transformed a lot over the past 30 years, and already has had two films based on the franchise, but this R-rated modern version really capitalizes on the violent visuals and a multitude of hidden easter eggs for fans of the game. In this review, Andy breaks down the story, pros-and-cons, and what parents should know before giving their teens permission to see the nearly NC-17 rated film. Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Inside Jurassic Quest! The dinosaur drive-thru comes to Utah

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 15:43

    Have you ever wanted to come face-to-face with a tyrannosaurus rex? From April 23-May 9, 2021, at the USANA Health Sciences Amphitheatre in West Valley City, you will get a chance. Well, Bumper-to-bumper at least. When Jurassic Quest’s Drive-Thru dinosaur safari rolls, or roars, into town! Families, fans, and pint-sized paleontologists alike will enjoy the audio tour featuring more than 70 moving and life-like dinosaurs, as well as a 50-foot long Megalodon. Today, Host KellieAnn Halvorsen is joined by Dino-Wrangler Dino Dustin to talk about Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru! Tickets for Jurassic Quest are just $49 per vehicle (8 people or less) and available only at www.jurassicquest.com.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV Mini-Review:  ‘Godzilla Vs Kong’ Is best seen on the big screen

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2021 4:34

    In this minisode, host Andy Farnsworth reviews the larger than life ‘Godzilla Vs Kong. ’ These two titular titans face each other once more in this epic movie in their cinematic Monsterverse. Audiences get another larger-than-life battle between the two, and this time it looks just like you would imagine. If the reason you’re watching this movie in the first place is the massive monster fights, boy, does this movie deliver! Particularly if you are watching on the big screen.  Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behindFan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV Mini-Review: “The Courier” & “Zack Snyder’s Justice League"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 8:05

    In this minisode, host Andy Farnsworth reviews Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Courier” and ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League.’ It’s been said that “the door of history turns on small hinges,” and that is nowhere more evident than the story told in “The Courier,” a true story about an English businessman who gets caught up in the world of espionage during the Cold War in the 1960s. Not a reboot, not a reimagining, not a prequel or sequel, but an actual, “let’s-do-this-again-with-the-same-cast-and-footage-and-make-it-better-this-time.”  And yet that’s precisely what has happened for fans of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the other DC Comic superheroes of “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” streaming now on HBO Max. Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behindFan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Author Jeff Kinney talks Scary Stories, a New Animated Series and Why His Picture Isn't on His Books

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 26:44

    When you sell 250,000,000 of your books, it's hard to believe you can stay relatively anonymous.  But Jeff Kinney, author of the mega-popular "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series of books and movies, manages to pull off that feat--for the most part. In this episode, Kinney joins "Fan Effect" host Andy Farnsworth to talk about his best-selling kids books about a "wimpy" junior high student, including the newest entry, "Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories."  They also talk about why he doesn't put his own picture in his books, seeing his books adapted into movies, and a bit about an animated series coming this year to Disney Plus. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andy's KSL-TV  Mini-Review: Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is something for the whole family

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 4:15

    In this minisode, host Andy Farnsworth reviews Disney’s latest release, ‘Raya And The Last Dragon’ on KSL-TV. In the midst of the (hopefully) waning pandemic, Disney is bringing their latest animated feature to both the movie theaters and their DisneyPlus streaming service as a premium purchase. The feature mixes several genres and styles, and It’s, no surprise, heavily influenced by Southeast Asian culture. The family film is rated PG and something the whole family can enjoy.  The big question seems to be, “Do I take my kids to the theater yet?  Or do we spend the $30 fee and watch it on Disney Plus at home?” Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behindFan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted byAndy Farnsworth andKellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App.Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored byMegaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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