With both commercial and critical successes of Spider-Man: Homecoming leaving high expectations, the second film, Far From Home arrives in the massive wake of Avengers: Endgame. Though Tom Holland’s much praised portrayal of everyone’s favorite web-head seemed to have nothing to prove, it would also appear quite the contrary with lots to prove (due to fanboy constant demands for pitch perfect authenticity of character). We at TBC_afp are no different in that regard as we also measure up. Swing in to find out! #spiderpun
The Summer of 2019 is speeding right past us and so are the releases of several genre films. Some that we have been anticipating and some not so much. Nevertheless, we here at TBC_afp are dedicated to delivering fair and balanced critique… well sorta. In subway series fashioned double header, we tackle both Dark Phoenix and Godzilla: King of Monsters but are they up to snuff?
John Carpenter over decades has been commonly referred to as a master of the cinematic horror action genre. Yet, In fact, filmmakers such as James Cameron, Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro to name a few represent a generation who have been influenced by Carpenter’s eclectic style and in some case armed only with minimal equipment and vision for storytelling.
TBC_afp deep dives into two of Carpenter’s most iconic Sci-Fi pieces and in some respects, underrated works: The Thing (1982) and Starman (1984).
Sit back with some oatmeal and pie and enjoy!
After 8 years and seasons, HBO’s groundbreaking fantasy drama epic, Game of Thrones comes to an end. As the show’s plot advanced even further ahead of George R. R. Martin’s books, audiences held their breaths in anticipation to the fates of the great houses and characters of Westeros as if it were a modern day soap opera. And for one concluding night on May 19, 2019, those of us who watched the finale became united fanboys for an evening… or did we?
#Dracarys #Democracy #Aryatheexplorer
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...
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
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………”
By the time the release of this podcast episode, Marvel Studio’s Black Panther would have already scored huge both critically and at the box office (passing $500 million just after 9 days of release). Our TBC_afp triumvirate along with special guest, Grammy award winning producer and sound engineer, “Bassy” Bob Brockmann take a deep dive journey into the cultural impact and significance of Black Panther.
Fanboys get ready to fill up that politics jar because #WAKANDA4EVER !!!!
*Solo A Star Wars Story Super Bowl Teaser/ Trailer.
*Avengers Infinity War.
*Bree Larson Captain Marvel costume.
*Actor Ron Cephas in SHAZAM!
*Ant-Man And The Wasp Trailer.
*SYFY KRYPTON Trailer.
*Deadpool 2 Trailer.
*Jessica Jones Season 2 Trailer.
Riddle me this? What do Morgan Freeman from Lean on Me, Mr. Bates from Downton Abbey and almost eight decades of fictional history have in common? Well, the answer is “Batman”, of course, but that doesn’t mean you ought to be shoving Spaghetti into any (“Bat”) Computer in the name of detective work.
Join TBC a fanboy podcast & friends for an in-depth round table Bat-discussion exploring the heroics, romanticism & complex character profile of DC Comics’ flagship property.
What will be revealed? That Batman really does sit home to wash his tights? The truth behind Schumacher’s “nipplegate”? Or that Calendar Man will get his own full featured film? Sit tight, get comfortable with some Bat-milk and cookies (yes, the same ones from Scooby Doo) and tune in for a great Bat-Time.