As it’s currently reached the billion dollar behemoth status, Avengers: Endgame, sequel to Avengers: Infinity War (both directed by brothers, Anthony and Joe Russo) is the stamped culmination marking 11 years of cinematic triump and world building by Marvel Studios. With great pleasure and delight, TBC_afp reviews this massive film chronicling World’s Mightiest Heroes, thus closing a monumental chapter yet making room for some new stories… until next time we hear the battlecry: #AVENGERSASSEMBLE
A famous writer once penned the line “What's in a name? That which we call a rose; By any other name would smell as sweet” in order to evoke the idea that what really counts isn’t just how a thing is labeled. Rather that true heroic significance and character comes from within or that our actions define us. In SHAZAM!, starring Zachary Levi as DC Comic’s sometimes anti-Superman analog and child’s-eye-view superhero commentary (commonly know through the source material as Captain Marvel), WB/ DC Cinematic Universe attempts to deliver at the Box Office again at the wake of Aqua-success, The World's Mightiest Mortal. Follow TBC_afp as they take that leap of faith and call out SHAZAM!
It is Marvel Studio’s tenth anniversary “phase” build up and we are introduced to Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel. With actress Brie Larsen portraying the character lead as Marvel’s biggest heavy, there is without hesitation both excitement from fans and controversy at a trolling level. While, a week into Captain Marvel’s theatrical release and already a half billion dollars at the box office, it’s safe to assume the franchise’s security though conversations, sometime ignited by inspiration or gender politics rages on...
Actual Transcript from TBC_afp…
Miguel A. Velez (co-host): “I have to say that I was very much impressed with what they did for Alita. The fights are what any fanboy could possibly ask for. I hope to expect more down the pike from Rosa Salazar….
Edward Ng (co-host): Miguel, YOU IGNORANT SLUT!
Originally recorded on December of 2018, TBC_afp and invited Guests got together for discussion about a special fanboy topic spanning close to 60 decades. As the subject has been referred to as “The Oncoming Storm”, “The Bringer of Darkness” or “Last of the Time Lords”, this Hero is usually (and humbly) referred to as The Doctor. So, if you’ve been living under a rock either of recent or for the past 56 years still asking “Doctor Who?”, whether you’re a diehard Whovian or just a fair weather fan, then prepare some tea (with perhaps some fish fingers and gravy, biscuits even) as we traverse through Time and Space celebrating The Doctor of BBC’s Doctor Who.
#timeywimey #biggerontheinside #exterminate
Jon Bernthal may not be The Man in The High Castle (a reference to actress, Alexa Davalos’ two episode cameo) and that is because he is THE MAN WHO IS Frank Castle AKA The Punisher, Marvel’s judge, jury and executioner vigilante featured on Netflix. TBC_afp take another dive into the dramatic second season and final conclusion.
As they say in Lego Bricksburg, “Everything Is Awesome” especially when it’s Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse, Sony’s runaway animated hit originally conceived by LEGO The Movie’s Phil Lord and Christopher Miller based on Marvel’s friendly neighborhood flagship web head.
We at TBC_afp never fully considered reviewing this spectacle of a film fully casted with big names such as Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali and Nick Cage if not for the word of buzz. But we did it! So now, swing back into podcast mode and enjoy!
#FarFromHome #whyarewetalkingabouttoto #africa
What do you get when you combine Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Splash together ? Hopefully not just an epic food fight at Red Lobster, of course. Nevertheless, The TBC Fanboy Heroes Three (trademark pending) deep dive into DC Cinematic Universe’s latest continuing underwater saga and closing in on $1 billion box office hit, AQUAMAN.
#redlobster #wetthor #happynewyear
While we at TBC_afp had zero intention of recording an episode, some trailers dropped and we decided… (see title). So present to you a new segment series covering your fanboy passions bits and pieces.
HEY, TRUE BELIEVERS! IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, HERE’S A REMARKABLE ASTONISHING TALE OF A JEWISH KID FROM THE BRONX WHO GREW UP TO CO-CREATE SOME OF THE GREATEST SUPERHEROES EVER KNOWN AND BECAME, TO MANY, AN UNCANNY LEGENDARY ICON SYNONYMOUS WITH COMIC BOOKS. GRAB A CHAIR, HAVE A SEAT AND HEAR THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF STAN LEE!
TBCer and Fanboy, Edward Ng chimes in for the second part of the Daredevil season 3 spoiler review joining Miguel Velez and Producer Pancaker, Jonathan Vergara. Let’s make like Wilson Fisk and make some omelets!
The gritty despair begins to set yet again in belly of Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. Yes, all… 25 blocks of gentrification, a metaphor for crime and corruption only it’s not metaphor but literal in a Netflix sense. As the third season picks up, what’s to come of Matt Murdock aka Daredevil who continues on his crusade against The Kingpin? As if Dinosaur Dragons and Zombie Ninja weren’t enough.
TBC officially says Goodbye to Summer and Hello to Autumn and with that a review of the recently dropped Marvel Studio’s Captain Marvel trailer, Iron Fist Season 2 and In Memoriam: Burt Reynolds.
Strap in cuz it’s gonna be one bumpy ride. Tune in for the good old American life (according to The Bandit): For the money, for the glory, and for the fun... mostly for the money.
#WhiteLightning #Gator #McKluskytrilogy
Friend of the show and Star Wars ringer, Jeremy Martin, Force Ghosts his way back into Pancake Studios to give his 2 cents in response to the current Star Wars fanboy climate as well as his review of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Also in this episode, Anthony Bourdain: In Memoriam.
Episode was recorded in June of 2018.
How would Ant-Man’s best buddy, Luis (Michael Peña) describe this podcast episode in his own words?
“…So there’s like this podcast, its called TBC afp, I mean, afp actually stands for a fanboy podcast. They start off the show by saying: ‘You might not learn anything right… but if you stick around, you just might have some fun’ and I’m like ‘word’ and the co-host and the producer was like ‘word’, Then they start talking stuff about the new Ant-Man and The Wasp movie which is more of follow up to Infinity War because Scott and Hope were a no show but then people disappeared and started turning to a………”
TO BE CONTINUED! TO BE CONTINUED! TO BE CONTINUED!
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Ok… So it doesn’t flow as well as Mr. Incredibles theme nor is it original. After all it’s just a parody and therefore we can’t be called out for plagiarism, right?
Look, it’s been 14 years since Pixar released The Incredibles, the original breakout animated film which some fanboys have referred to as “one of the best superhero movies ever made.” Sit back and geek out with TBC a fanboy podcast on how the film measured.
They’ve always given Star Wars characters some pretty peculiar names like Boba, Sheev, Dooku and Han? But in Solo A Star Wars Story, do we get to find out Who Shot First? What’s on the Falcon? or if I Dunno’s on Corellia? I mean we may never fully understand but at least Lando’s no a system. (Drum roll)
So in moving on... Angle the deflector and hit play with the crew of TBC_afp as they strap in to make the jump past the Kessel Run in under 12 parsec (Which would be a miracle if this episode is kept under 2 hours).
The crew of TBC_afp got down to the nitty gritty topical discussion concerning Bionic Six, Margot Kidder, Telly Savales and a little known latest sequel to the massive juggernaut (full pun intended) hit movie, Deadpool. But how does the Ryan Reynold’s highly anticipated follow up fair? Do we get to see X-Forcer's like Shatterstar jump into action with the pitter patter of lil’ baby Rob Liefeld feet? And what about that "you know what" regarding Brad Pitt? So, chillax, put on some dubstep but not too loud or else you won’t be able to hear this episode.
#yentl #frozen #coincidence ??? #happymothersday
Having gone forward in time viewing alternate futures to see all possible outcomes of the coming conflict and out of 14,000,605 possibilities, all we got was this one podcast episode. Leap right in as TBC_afp tackles Marvel Studio’s recent (by now already a massive box office) triumph signifying their tenth year in films.
#yibambe #sweetrabbit #KickingNamesTakingAss #youreembarrassingmeinfrontofwizards