Fan Effect

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. Andy Farnsworth, Ryan Meeks, and KellieAnn Halvorsen live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.

Episodes

  • September 9, 2022

    Andy's KSL-T #WhatToWatch: Cobra Kai season 5 is back just ahead of cast guests at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2022

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 9, 2022. Andy’s favorite steaming show is back on Netflix for season 5 and already is a big hit. The cast of Cobra Kai is back ( Part of them are coming to FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2022 just around the corner!), and Andy has already binged the whole season; it's that watchable! Over on DisneyPlus, the latest live-action/CGI remake came out for DisneyPlus Day and is uplifting some audiences. “Pinnochio” stars Tom Hanks as Geppetto, Joseph Gordon-Levitt expertly voices Jiminy Cricket, and the wooden boy himself is voiced by newcomer Benjamin Evan Ainsworth. Also on DisneyPlus the “Cars on the Road,” shorts with a stop at a familiar local attraction by Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater. And on a more solemn note, “The Anthrax Attack” documentary/feature movie on Netflix will remind you of and educate you about the OTHER attack that happened in the U.S. back in September 2001.

    Andy and KSLtv’s Dan Spindle also remind listeners not just to visit FanX to see the Cobra Kai cast members, but to join them for a live Fan Effect Podcast recording at their panel Saturday, Sept 24th at 3 pm in room 251A. Join Andy, Dan, producer KellieAnn, and Fan Effect friend Natalie Mollinet as they discuss “What draws us to our favorite fandoms?” 

    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. 

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  • September 2, 2022

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Labor Day weekend is a great weekend for Lord of the Rings fans and three-dollar movies

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 2, 2022. There are so many great shows to stream and see this labor day weekend. Amazon Prime Video’s much-anticipated “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” is based on The Silmarillion. In theaters is “Gigi and Nate,” a movie based on a true story about a teenager whose service animal capuchin monkey helps him and his family to heal after he is paralyzed by disease. Netflix has “Me Time,” with Mark Wahlberg & Kevin Hart. Paramount Plus has the animated Star Trek comedy premiere of Season Three of “Lower Decks.” And most exciting, most theaters have tickets this Saturday for $3 a person as part of National Cinema Day! You can even see Jaws on Imax. What 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 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. 

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  • August 19, 2022

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: She-Hulk Attorney at Law smashes her way into the MCU

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of  August 19, 2022.  A new TV series from the Marvel Cinematic Universe called She-Hulk: Attorney at Law”  biggest name among the offerings, but will she win over audiences' hearts? Over on Netflix adaptation of the Broadway musical "13" is turning heads, or as Andy would call it, Junior High School Musical. The Peanuts gang is heading back to school on Apple. And last but not least, there be dragons!  Season 3 of Dragons: The Nine Realms on Hulu, and the “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” starting on HBO Max.

    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. 

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  • July 8, 2022

    Will there be thunderous love for 'Thor: Love and Thunder?' With Chris Provost

    Thor is back on the big screen for the fourth time, but more importantly, Jane Foster’s Thor is on screen for the first time!!! Marvel fans are rejoicing at the latest addition to the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of “Thor: Love and Thunder.” The question is, will there be thunderous love for the summer flick or a ho-hum reception? Our hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen are joined by Provost Park Pass host and FanX emcee Chris Provost to dive deeply (and straight into spoilers) into a tangent-laden review. 

    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. 

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  • June 23, 2022

    'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Deep Dive with KSL-TV's Dan Spindle, Round 2

    Put on your Jedi rebreather, because we're diving DEEP into the final 3 episodes of Disney Plus series 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'.

    KSL TV's Dan Spindle joins Andy Farnsworth once again for an extended discussion of the second half of the popular streaming series, which sees the former Jedi Master Kenobi pressed into action and out of hiding when he receives a call from an old friend, but also puts him on a collision course with his former friend-turned-enemy, Darth Vader.

    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 Wars, 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 state of Utah, declared by TIME as The Nerdiest State in America, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture.   

    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. 

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  • June 17, 2022

    Does ‘Lightyear’ live up to the ‘Toy Story’ legacy? Featuring a former Disney Parks cast member

    A generation of kids grew up on the iconic ‘Toy Story’ character, Buzz Lightyear. Now with the new Disney/Pixar film 'Lightyear,’ we take a closer look at the more human side of this zealous Space Ranger. Will this movie live up to the legacy of the original films? That's what Fan Effect Hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen ask. Together they discuss the new out-of-this-world movie along with Brooke Larson Whipple, a former Disney Parks cast member, current artist, and fellow movie nerd. 

    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. 

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  • June 6, 2022

    Star Wars experts Dan Spindle and Andy Farnsworth are back dissecting Episode 1-3 of Disney Plus's ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

    Two of our favorite Star Wars experts are back and ready to talk about the return of Kenobi. KSL TV’s Dan Spindle and our host Andy Farnsworth have waited for what feels like ages to discuss Disney Plus’s new series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi.” Now with three episodes under their belts, they are bursting with details to discuss from performance, story, canonical history, and more. With characters and cast pulled from such an iconic universe, will fans think the show is a feat or a flop?

    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. 

    Want to save on your FanX 2022 tickets? Use discount code ‘KSLFANS’ at FanX.com for a 15% discount! 

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  • May 27, 2022

    ‘The Bob's Burgers Movie’ feels like a long episode in the best way possible

    Bob’s Burgers” has been part of Fox’s animation domination lineup since 2011, developing a smaller but more rabid fandom than some of its peers. Now they are rejoicing as the Belcher family (Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene, and Louise) have their own musical-comedy-thriller-mystery on the big screen. In this episode of Fan Effect, our hosts are joined by ‘Bob’s Burgers’ superfan (and bobblehead artist) Jeff Woolf, to break down ‘the good, the bad, and the Bob,’ of ‘The Bob’s Burger Movie.’ While the new film feels like a long episode in the best way possible, will it take root in the hearts of non-familiar audiences? That is the big-beefy question for today.  

    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. 

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  • May 27, 2022

    “Top Gun: Maverick” is a soaring success of a sequel!

    Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend box office, a sequel 36 years in the making is returning excited audiences to the ‘Danger Zone.’Top Gun: Maverick” is a soaring success of action, nostalgia, and story. Today on the Fan Effect Podcast our hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen dive deeply (after a spoiler-free first segment) into the legacy and launch of the new “Top Gun” movie with 'Saints and Sinners: True Crime and the History of the West' Podcast host, Chad Mortenson. 

    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. 

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  • May 13, 2022

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Fictions and a couple of truth-is-more-fantastic-than-fiction options

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of May 13, 2022First, a new Star Trek series with a "strange" concept of just telling interesting sci-fi stories with likable characters in ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.’ A couple of truth-is-more-fantastic-than-fiction dramatic options include ‘The Offer,’ a weekly series that tells the story behind the making of ‘The Godfather;’ and ‘Operation Mincemeat,’ which tells an amazing and tense true story from World War II involving espionage and disinformation. Those who have been missing Mike Myers, he's back with a comedy series called ‘The Pentaverate’ in which he plays no less than 8 different roles. For the kids, you have the animated movie ‘Marmaduke’ on Netflix based on a comic strip that no young kid has probably ever heard of, but it has a cute and funny dog in it.

    Also, make sure you listen to the end of the clip to find out how you can win two seats for an early screening of the new ‘Downton Abbey’ Film next week at the Megaplex 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. 

    Want to save on your FanX 2022 tickets? Use discount code ‘KSLFANS’ at FanX.com for a 15% discount!

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  • May 13, 2022

    Fan Effect dives into the ‘Multiverse of Madness’

    After a bit of a delay, the Fan Effect crew is ready to dive deeply into “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” Hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen are joined by the Pop Knowledge blogger Natalie Mollinet to dissect this “Strange” sequel, which takes you to the darker side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Steeped in Marvel lore, stunning cinematography, beautiful horror vibes, and a fantastic soundtrack, the film is a hit with Marvel fans of the more mature variety. Today we have some tips and insights into getting even more out of this genre and multiverse spanning 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.

    Want to save on your FanX 2022 tickets? Use discount code ‘KSLFANS’ at FanX.com for a 15% discount!

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  • May 13, 2022

    Fan(X) Effect: Dan Farr has some ‘Scream’ingly cool guest announcements for FanX 2022

    Can you believe FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2022 is four months away?!! We can’t! Horror fans are excited about some Scream’ingly cool guest just announced for the September mega event. FanX Founder Dan Farr joins host Andy Farnsworth to talk about the new celebrity guest announcements, reminisce about past events, and tease upcoming FanX fun. Want to save on your FanX tickets? Use discount code ‘KSLFANS’ at FanX.com for a 15% discount!

    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. 

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  • May 4, 2022

    May the Fourth Be With You! Andy Farnsworth and Dan Spindle Enjoy #StarWarsDay, New Obi-Wan Kenobi Trailer

    Fan Effect's two resident Star Wars experts, Andy Farnsworth and Dan Spindle (from KSL 5 TV) form a Dyad on Star Wars Day to discuss the new Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer, and reminisce about their favorite moments and lines from the galaxy far, far away.  They also debate which are the best movies from each trilogy, and which are their favorites.  Is Rian Johnson a modern-day Frank Capra? Is Rogue One the best of all 11 movies?  Should the finale of The Clone Wars animated series have been shown in theaters?  Would you watch "The Adventures of Chopper & K2SO?"

    Join us as we say together, May the Fourth Be With You!

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  • April 23, 2022

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Funny favorites include some 'Bad Guys' and Nick Cage

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of April 22, 2022. It’s a wide selection of entertainment options this weekend with something for people of all different tastes. The family-friendly favorite is Dreamworks’ “The Bad Guys “ in theaters which everyone can enjoy. For a more grown-up comedy, “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent“ stars Nicolas Cage as Nick cage, in a hilarious, meta, buddy-comedy with Pedro Pascal. For sports fans who enjoyed the “Last Dance” documentary miniseries, Apple TV’s “They Call Me Magic” could be magic. Also available this weekend, but not screened is Viking Drama “The Northman” and the return of “The Flight Attendant” on HBO Max. 

    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. 

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  • April 15, 2022

    Will the magic return to the Fantastic Beasts franchise with “The Secrets of Dumbledore?"

    The long-awaited and long-plagued third installment of The Fantastic Beasts franchise finally is in theaters, but does the movie return to the magic we muggles have gotten used to in the ever-expanding Wizarding World of Harry Potter? “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” might be getting mixed reviews from the press, but on this episode of Fan Effect hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen are joined by the Pop Knowledge bloggerNatalie Mollinet, to take a deeper look at what us “Potterheads” might think of it. The first segment is spoiler-free, then listen at your own peril. 

    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. 

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  • April 9, 2022

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Sonic the Hedgehog runs into theaters the second time while ‘Waterman’ Makes waves

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of April 8, 2022. Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” runs into the theaters as a sequel to the 2020 surprise hit. For the grown-ups, there's Michael Bay's latest movie, “Ambulance”  that you might need some motion sickness meds to get through; Espionage twists and turns with Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton in “All The Old Knives;” Gary Oldman leading a team of failed British spies in the streaming series “Slow Horses”. Finally, we've got an outstanding and inspiring documentary great for all ages about swimming and surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku called “Waterman” that you should definitely make time for!

    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. 

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  • April 2, 2022

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: A dark and ‘Marvelous weekend

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of April 1, 2022. There are some dark viewing choices this weekend within the Marvel universe. DisneyPlus’ new series Moon Knight is now streaming, as a sort of psychological thriller aspect, think twice about watching this one with your younger kids and tweens, especially right before bed. In the theaters is Morbius, an offshoot of the Spider-Man multi-verse, this dark horror-type thriller is filled with blood, death, scary bats, and is not for younger audiences. Now for a grown-up comedy Netflix,’ The Bubble about making a blockbuster movie during the pandemic will be a hit if you like the humor of director Judd Apatow. And finally a funny show for kids; ParamountPlus has a new live-action/animated sequel series to Nickelodeon’s The Fairly OddParents, The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder

    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. 

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  • March 30, 2022

    FanX founder Dan Farr is bringing back a big name for FanX 2022!

    Can you believe it's been six months since FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2021?! Now we only have another six months to prepare for the 2022 event this September at the Salt Palace. In this episode of the Fan Effect Podcast, FanX founder Dan Farr discusses the recently announced first round of guests for FanX 2022! Including bringing back a big name and very beloved star. They also take a look back at the success of the 2021 convention and look forward to how to get the most bang for your buck in September. 

    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. 

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  • March 17, 2022

    Hello there — Dan Spindle and Andy Farnsworth breakdown everything they know about the upcoming “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series on DisneyPlus

    Hello there — KSLTV’s Dan Spindle and Andy Farnsworth are back and ecstatic to talk about the next chapter of the ever-expanding Star Wars universe. This time they are tackling all things teasers, rumors, and confirmed, on the upcoming DisneyPlusObi-Wan Kenobi” series. They break down the first full trailer, the wonder of having John Williams back for the music, the return of Ewan McGregor as Kenobi, memes, and more. The series premieres May 25, 2022, the 45th anniversary of “Star Wars: A New Hope,” the first Star Wars movie.

    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 b,y 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. 

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  • March 11, 2022

    Andy's KSL-TV  #WhatToWatch: Streaming shows about Pixar, puberty, and the Peanuts Gang

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of March 11, 2022. What do Pixar, puberty, the Peanuts gang, Ryan Reynolds, time-travel and the 1980s LA Lakers have in common? They are all related to the streaming shows and movies Andy takes note of this weekend. Pixar’s “Turning Red” on DisneyPlus explores the challenges of puberty and mother-daughter relationships. “The Adam Project” on Netflix asks if your teenage self would like the grown-up you. Season two of “The Snoopy Show” is now available on AppleTV Plus. And “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” on HBO Max has a new scripted comedy-drama miniseries about one of the greatest NBA teams in league history. 

    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. 

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  • March 7, 2022

    The Batman” is dark, gritty, and potentially divisive

    Our favorite caped-crusader is back on the big screen with Matt Reeves’ “The Batman“ (2022) soring into theaters. But, will this new dark and gritty version of the Dark Knight, starring Robert Pattinson under the cowl, be a hit or miss with fans? Hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen sit down to bicker all things Batman and to try and find out. With a great cast, wonderful villains, and a case true to the legacy of the World’s Greatest Detective, there is no question this will be a box office hit, even with some confusing and almost parody-type story choices. (And Bruce Wayne's ugly haircut.) 

    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. 

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  • March 4, 2022

    Andy's KSL-TV  #WhatToWatch: “The Batman” is a dark film noir with a great cast of villains

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of March 4, 2022. Batman is back on the big screen, this time with Robert Pattinson behind the cowl in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman.” This film-noir detective story is only available in the theaters with a darker tone than recent Batman films and some dark subject matter. For Star Trek fans out there, the second season of “Star Trek: Picard” dropped its first episode yesterday on Paramount Plus with Picard finding himself facing a well-known and powerful nemesis. Over on HBO Max, there is a funny, somewhat true story of an 18th century pirate from Taika Waititi in “Our Flag Means Death.” And for all the people who skipped Steven Spielberg’s remake of “West Side Story” in the theaters, you can now stream it at home on DisneyPlus. 

    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. 

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  • March 4, 2022

    Pioneer Theatre Company's "Something Rotten!" reminds us of our love of theatre

    After a bit of a coronavirus enforced hiatus, the Utah theater scene has sprung back to life, and nothing showcases that wonderful development like the vibrant valentine of "Something Rotten!"  to theater currently on stage at the  Pioneer Theatre Company Today on the Fan Effect podcast host KellieAnn Halvorsen is joined by two fellow theater lovers, Megan Gutierrez, founder of the Utah Theater Lovers group, and national and Broadway performer Robert Anthony Jones (known as Raj). All had been delighted to be a part of  “Something Rotten!” on opening night, Megan and KellieAnn in the audience and Raj on stage as the comedic Nostradamus. Together they discuss the production, their mutual love of theater, and how Utah is the place for a vibrant mix of arts and culture. 

    "Something Rotten!" runs through March 12, 2022, with evening shows Monday through Saturday and a Saturday matinee. Tickets are between $48-77and are available at PioneerTheatre.org. Visit Utah Arts & Cultural Coalition's website NowPlayingUtah.com for a comprehensive list of arts, cultural, educational, and social events all over the beautiful Beehive State. 

    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. 

     

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  • February 25, 2022

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: The return of “Law & Order”

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of February 25, 2022. Television seems to be the place to watch your shows this week with the long-awaited return of the hit NBC drama “Law & Order. As one of Andy’s favorite shows, he says the series returns and holds up to its own legacy of not shying away from any current hot button issues and has some audience favorite cast members back in action. On the big screen there's a new version of the classic play “Cyrano,” but this time it is a movie-musical that is both fascinating and frustrating. And for the kids, there's an animated series based on some popular books called “Big Nate” now streaming on Paramount+

    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. 

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  • February 19, 2022

    Where is Star Wars going after Boba Fett season one? Featuring Dan Spindle and a 9-year old fangirl

    KSLTV’s Dan Spindle is back to talk, as he usually is, “The Wars” as in the ever-expanding universe of Star Wars. Now that DisneyPlus has wrapped up the first season of The Book of Boba Fett, it is time to review the series (and its overlapping everything) to discuss the direction this cinematic universe is heading. Andy Farnsworth and Dan dive deep in the first half of this episode! In the second part, producer KellieAnn Halvorsen is joined by her 9-year old niece and newer Star Wars superfan to discuss her newfound love of the universe and how the younger generation is discovering Star Wars. 

    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. 

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  • February 18, 2022

    Andy's KSLTV  #WhatToWatch: “Uncharted” movies from video games hit the screens this weekend

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSLTV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of February 18, 2022. Two of the three shows he is looking at this week are adaptations of video games that lead into “Uncharted” territories. In theaters, you've got Tom Holland & Mark Wahlberg hunting for treasure in the action/adventure movie “Uncharted,” based on the PlayStation game series. On Netflix, there's some fun, retro-1930's-style animation for kids in “The Cuphead Show,” based on the multi-platform game. Then for more grown-up viewing, season two of Netflix's Steve Carell-led comedy series “Space Force” is also on Netflix. Not mentioned in this segment, but available online is Andy’s review of Channing Tatum’s emotionally engaging movie “Dog.” 

    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. 

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  • February 11, 2022

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Mystery and romance hits the theaters for Valentine's Day weekend

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of February 11, 2022. It is no surprise that as we are headed into Valentine’s Day weekend, there are many romantic movies to choose from: a murder mystery focused on newlyweds, a couple of comedies,  and even a teenage romance. The big movie prediction of the week is Kenneth Branagh returning as famous sleuth Hercule Poirot and trying to solve gorgeous people’s murders in “Death on the Nile.”  Also centered on marriage, Superstar singer J-Lo tries to find harmony with random guy Owen Wilson in rom-com ‘Marry Me.’ And with a more adult comedic twist,” I Want You Back” sees Charlie Day & Jenny Slate unable to move on after getting dumped. And for a more dramatic twist filled with teenage angst, “The Sky is Everywhere,” is streaming on Apple TV Plus

    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. 

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  • February 5, 2022

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: While ”Moonfall” orbits plausibility Jack Reacher reaches Amazon Prime Video

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of February 4, 2022.  While ”Moonfall” orbits plausibility in a special effects sci-fi disaster movie, other options bring audiences home to a more pleasant place. The family film ”The Wolf and the Lion” also hits theaters this weekend, and showcases a heartfelt story of a wolf pup and lost cub rescued by a girl. For fans of  Lee Child’s character Jack Reacher, Amazon Prime Video’s new streaming series “Reacher”  takes the hero to the small screen, but with a bigger impact. And for eccentric comedy, look no further than the irreverently improvised and celebrity peppered “Murderville” on Netflix. 

    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. 

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  • January 29, 2022

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Comedy connects these four streaming options

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of January 28, 2022Comedy is the theme that connects our four streaming options for this week, from another Ice Age sequel to a dark parody of the mystery genre. Disney Plus offers a movie that will make your kids laugh as possums, Crash and Eddie, try to stay alive among the dinosaurs in "The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild." Netflix has two mature comedies ready to stream; Adam Sandler's produced "Home Team" and Kristen Bell starring as "The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window." And over on Apple TV Plus, "The After Party" is a grown-up comedy filled with a hilarious cast. 

    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. 

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  • January 21, 2022

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Return to Fraggle Rock; Clap!

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of January 21, 2022. We are still in that movie purgatory month of January where Hollywood Studios movie. It is they don't have their best stuff on display. So thankfully, streaming TV has a couple of decent options for us. From Andy’s pick of the week is “True Story with Ed & Randall” on Peacock TV to his teen daughter’s pick of  “Supernatural Academy” also on Peacock TV, there are shows the whole family can enjoy. But the one everyone is looking forward to is "Fraggle Rock: Rock On!" on Apple TV Plus. Will it be a musical hit for fans and possibly a whole new generation? Time will tell. Over on Hulu fans are ecstatic over the new spin-off comedy  “How I Met Your Father” on Hulu, which is promoting itself as the “How I Met Your Mother” for modern audiences. Now there is one film hitting the theaters with a big name… but with an 8-year delay between filming and opening, Andy isn't counting on it winning over many fans. 

    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. 

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  • January 15, 2022

    Andy's KSL-TV: #WhatToWatch from monsters to Shakespeare there are an interesting mix of movies out this weekend

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of January 14, 2022.  Family-friendly films are this norm for this review roundup, from what is supposed to be the fourth and final entry in the Hotel Transylvania series to an animated adventure series based on the dance sensation that is Riverdance. And for those looking to watch the movie award season nominees, The Tragedy of Macbeth starring Denzel Washington & Frances McDormand is now available to stream for Apple TV Plus subscribers. Not reviewed here, but worth a mention a new and bloody movie in the Scream horror franchise is now in theaters, John Cena is the violent DC Comics superhero in Peacemaker over on HBO Max

    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. 

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  • December 18, 2021

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

    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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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  • December 11, 2021

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

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to 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 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. 

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  • November 25, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • November 24, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • November 5, 2021

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

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to 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 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. 

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  • November 1, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • October 29, 2021

    Andy's KSL-TV: Halloween 2021 edition!

    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 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. 

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  • October 23, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • October 19, 2021

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

    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 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. 

     

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  • October 15, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • October 9, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • October 1, 2021

    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

    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 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. 

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  • September 24, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • September 23, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • September 17, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • September 16, 2021

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

    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.

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  • September 10, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • September 4, 2021

    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’

    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 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. 

     

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  • September 3, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • September 1, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • August 27, 2021

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

    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 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. 

    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. 

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  • August 26, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • August 20, 2021

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

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-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 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. 

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  • August 13, 2021

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

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-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 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. 

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  • August 7, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • August 6, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • August 3, 2021

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

    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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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  • July 29, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • July 16, 2021

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

    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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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  • July 16, 2021

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

    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 blogger Natalie 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 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. 

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  • July 2, 2021

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

    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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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  • July 2, 2021

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

    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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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  • July 2, 2021

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

    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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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  • June 25, 2021

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

    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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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  • June 22, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • June 11, 2021

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

    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 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. 

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  • June 9, 2021

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

    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 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

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  • June 7, 2021

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

    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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.

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  • June 4, 2021

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

    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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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  • June 2, 2021

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

    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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  

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  • May 20, 2021

    Happy 'Halfway to Halloween' with the Fear Factory

    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 creator Rob Dunfield, and the Factory’s general manager and newly elected president of the Haunted Attractions Association International Spencer 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 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. 

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  • May 5, 2021

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

    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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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  • May 4, 2021

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

    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 LegionMandalorian MercsThe Rebel LegionThe 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 MercsBrenda Ahlemann, Commanding Officer of the Alpine Garrison: The 501st LegionJakob 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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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  • May 1, 2021

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

    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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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  • April 30, 2021

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

    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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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  • April 26, 2021

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

    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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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  • April 22, 2021

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

    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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.    

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  • April 4, 2021

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

    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 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.

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  • March 22, 2021

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

    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 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.

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  • March 19, 2021

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

    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 DisneyPlus.

    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.

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  • March 5, 2021

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

    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 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.

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  • March 5, 2021

    Dan Farr announces E.T. star Henry Thomas as FanX 2021 guest!

    American actor and musician, Henry Thomas, best known for his breakout role as Elliott in Steven Spielberg’s film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, is the next big guest announcement coming to FanX 2021 this September! FanX founder and producer Dan Farr joins host Andy Farnsworth to discuss the big news and the excitement surrounding the upcoming event, which might include a fun contest suggested by Andy and bonus virtual content than previous cons. While the 2020 FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, tickets are available for 2021 at fanxsaltlake.com, purchase early for the best discount. 

    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.

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  • January 8, 2021

    Dan Farr on the first big guest announcement of FanX 2021!

    It is official, FanX 2021 has announced their first big guests for the Salt Lake Comic Convention this September. While the global pandemic postponed the 2020 event, FanX founder and producer Dan Farr is excitedly planning a party like no other this year! He joins host Andy Farnsworth to dive into the universe of the announced guests, discusses the fun of working with celebrities, and all you need to know to finally get your con on in 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 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.

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  • December 22, 2020

    Star Wars finally has another holiday special and this time it’s Lego!

    What happens when the cuteness of legos meets the horrifying 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special? We get the new hybrid of Star Wars parody that is The Lego Holiday Star Wars Special. The show, released on Life Day 2020 on DisneyPlus, is a family-friendly comedic jumble of time-traveling, Easter egg hunting, Wookie growling fun. Deseret News’ Entertainment Editor Herb Scribner joins hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen to explore this new take on the Star Wars universe, and compare it to the iconically terrible 1978 made-for-tv special that we have already covered on this podcast. So grab your Life Day robe and your traditional holiday Tip-Yip to snack on, Fan Effect is diving back into one of our favorite fandoms to explore this galaxy of Lego-themed humor. We apologize for the audio distortion, we had microphone issues we were not aware of at the time of the recording.

    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.

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  • November 16, 2020

    Happy belated Birthday! Getting to know Andy Farnsworth Fandoms

    In this special edition of Fan Effect, we get to know a bit more about our host, Andy Farnsworth, as a belated birthday gift to our listeners. What sparked his love of all things fandom? What in his opinion are the elements that make for a magnificent movie? What is his vision for the future of this podcast? We explore a wide array of pop-culture topics and deep-dive into why and how good storytelling changes our lives for the better. 

    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.

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  • October 23, 2020

    Fear Effect: Fan Effect visits the Fear Factory

    Utah loves Halloween, and the multitude of haunted houses and creepy experiences are evidence of our playful devotion to the holiday. In this episode Fan Effect visits the Fear Factory, the fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, actually HAUNTED haunted house in the heart of Salt Lake City. The massive haunt sprawls across 6 buildings, up 6 stories, and even into underground passages, with a gaggle of ghosties and ghoulies to appease the wants of any horror-lover. Host KellieAnn Halvorsen is taken backstage to see the inner-workings of this spectacular spectacle and learn how they have taken every precaution to provide a COVID safe experience for their guests. Because let's face it, this pandemic should not take away our favorite holiday. In the second part, KellieAnn talks to Fear Factory owner and creator Rob Dunfield about the creation, inspiration, and evolution of this happy haunt. 

    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. 

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  • October 16, 2020

    Let's all go to the drive-in with the Salt Lake Film Society

    Are you craving the movie-going experience in this topsy-turvy pandemic world? Well, The Salt Lake Film Society has some options to allow you to get your popcorn on, and see the new and classic films you crave from the comfort of your own home or as a glorious drive-in experience. Tori Baker, President and CEO of the Salt Lake Film Society (SLFS) joins host KellieAnn Halvorsen to discuss all the cinema experiences the non-profit arthouse theater has to share with their audiences. The SLFS is on a mission to educate, advocate, and inform about, and through, cinema and the coronavirus can’t stop them from doing just that. They have pivoted to Cinema Safe experiences that are actually allowing for some fun and unique affairs like their Motor Cinema at the Redman Movies & Stories studio backlot with visits from cosplay groups (like, literal “Mad Max: Fury Road” inspired cars) and a Virtual Screenings program that is now being used to support other art house theaters nationwide. So order your curbside Curbside Concessions and settle into learning about the unique history, programs, and experiences offered by the Salt Lake Film Society. 

    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.

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  • September 14, 2020

    Dude, "Bill & Ted Face the Music" Is Like Movie Comfort Food

    It's been over 30 years since Bill S Preston, Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan first became a pop culture smash hit in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure," but with everything that's happened in 2020, their third movie, "Bill & Ted Face the Music" is somehow exactly what we needed.

    In this episode, Andy Farnsworth is joined by KSL TV morning news anchor Dan Spindle for an overwhelmingly positive review of "Face the Music" (with spoilers)... as well as some hilarious deep discussion breaking down three decades of Bill & Ted and how a ridiculous concept has managed to have such cultural staying power.

    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 @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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  • September 10, 2020

    Is the “Mulan” live-action remake worth the premium access cost?

    We had to wait almost six extra months for it, but the live-action version of “Mulan” from Disney studios finally premiered... exclusively on Disney Plus...at an extra cost. The biggest question for fans of the 1998 original is should you spend the money to watch it now… or wait a few months until it becomes available to ALL Disney Plus subscribers. Andy Farnsworth is joined by his new co-host KellieAnn Halvorsen and regular guests Fanx Celebrity Panelist and geek mom Natalie Mollinet and Deseret News Trending and Entertainment Editor Herb Scribner to deep-dive into the latest Disney remake. With stunning visuals and steeped in the traditions of Eastern culture and martial arts cinematography, will this remake win over audiences at home and abroad in our current COVID world? 

    (NOTE: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR BOTH "MULAN” MOVIES)

    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. 

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  • April 7, 2020

    Talking COVID-19 Effects on FanX 2020 With Owner/Co-Founder Dan Farr

    COVID-19 has forced closures and cancellations aplenty through spring 2020, including big movies, concerts, events and conventions.  Restrictions on gatherings may continue until later in the year, something that could potentially affect FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention in September and its many thousands of attendees.

    Fan Effect host Andy Farnsworth reached out to FanX owner & co-founder Dan Farr (from a safe social distance!) to answer the big questions fans may be wondering about the annual event, including:  Is FanX still going to happen, or could it be postponed or cancelled?  Can (and should) people still purchase tickets?  What potential changes are organizers considering?  Are celebs still planning on coming, and will they still allow autographs and photos?  What can organizers do to protect healthy patrons from those who might be sick but still want to attend?

    Whether you already have tickets to FanX 2020, or were waiting until the event got closer to decide, this is the interview you need to hear!

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  • March 6, 2020

    Disney/Pixar's ONWARD and What Fandom Characters We'd Like to Spend A Day With

    The main theme in Disney/Pixar's new movie ONWARD centered around the question: What would you do to spend one more day with a loved one who is dead, and what would you do during that day?

    Fan Effect host Andy Farnsworth joined once again by Deseret.com entertainment editor Herb Scribner to review "Onward" (with minor spoilers) and talk about each of their personal connections to the story.  They also discuss which character from their favorite fandoms they'd like to spend a day with and what they'd do with them!

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  • March 3, 2020

    Sonic, "Call of the Wild", "The Invisible Man" and the Challenge of Adapting Games and Books Into Movies

    The leading box office movies of the past month have all been adaptations of either books or a video game: "Sonic the Hedgehog"; "The Call of the Wild"; "The Invisible Man".  But if you've been paying attention, this is not a recent trend.

    Host Andy Farnsworth is joined by Kristian Odland, GeekTyrant.com writer and "One Minute Critic" on Instagram, to discuss these three recent movies, as well as Hollywood's apparent shift away from writing screenplays and creating imaginative movies about original characters. Is it Hollywood's fault...or are they just reacting based on our consumer choices?  They also argue whether you should read the book first...or see the movie first!

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  • February 27, 2020

    The Immediate Future of "Star Wars" Is "The High Republic"

    The future of "Star Wars" outside of Disney Plus is no longer a secret with the announcement of "The High Republic" crossover series of books and comics.  Starting in August 2020, publishers will explore the world of the Jedi that existed 200 years before the movie series takes place.

    Host Andy Farnsworth is joined by Deseret.com entertainment editor Herb Scribner to break down the details of the announcement, talk about what fans can expect, and gauge the reaction to the announcement from around the internet.

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  • January 20, 2020

    Reactions to the Leaked Star Wars Script From Colin Trevorrow

    A supposed first draft script for Star Wars Episode IX that Colin Trevorrow wrote before he was fired as director in 2017 is now on the web and has many fans asking... would this movie have been better final chapter in the saga than what we got in "The Rise of Skywalker?"

    Host Andy Farnsworth and Deseret.com entertainment editor Herb Scribner recap what was in the script, talk about the timing of the leak, what our reaction to it could say about us as fans, and why the continued fracturing among fans could have a more simple explanation than we might have thought.

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  • January 13, 2020

    Deep Dive Into "The Mandalorian" and How It's Uniting Fractured Star Wars Fans (Hint: #BabyYoda)

    Star Wars' first live-action TV series, "The Mandalorian," is an unquestioned success, as it quickly became one of the most in-demand streaming shows after its launch on day one of Disney Plus.

    Fan Effect host Andy Farnsworth is joined by Deseret.com entertainment editor Herb Scribner and KSL Radio reporter Mary Richards to break down what we got from the eight episodes of season one, how the series came to be, background on the characters introduced and that big spoiler at the end of the final episode.

    Oh, and #BabyYoda.  Did we mention that already?

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  • January 8, 2020

    Thoughts After a 9-Episode Star Wars Movie Theater Marathon

    There's an old saying about having too much of a good thing.  It implies that at some point, we could get tired of even things we love.  Eating one doughnut can be a delicious experience, but eating a dozen doughnuts at once can make you sick and maybe make you not want one for a long time.  But is it true for all good things? Say, for instance...Star Wars?

    "Fan Effect" host Andy Farnsworth and Deseret.com entertainment editor Herb Scribner got to watch all 9 (IX?) Star Wars saga films in a row during a 24-hour marathon at Megaplex Theaters leading up to and including the premiere of "The Rise of Skywalker".  Now they're here to talk about the experience, including new observations on each of the trilogies and new appreciations for moments in that galaxy far, far, away.

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  • December 20, 2019

    Star Wars- The Rise of Skywalker Is Here and We Have (Spoiler-Filled) Thoughts!

    The wait is over and "Star Wars- The Rise of Skywalker" has brought an end to the 42-year film saga.  The Fan Effect team of Andy Farnsworth, Tysen Webb, Adam Thomas and Ryan Meeks go in-depth on their thoughts on both Episode IX and the sequel trilogy overall.  They also talk about what they'd like to see from the "Star Wars" universe going forward.

    (NOTE: Massive Spoilers in this podcast episode.  DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS UNTIL AFTER YOU SEE "RISE OF SKYWALKER")

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  • December 13, 2019

    Crazy Predictions for Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

    We're just days away from the release of "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker" and we know you are bouncing off the wall with excitement and anticipation.  So, to scratch the itch, Fan Effect host Andy Farnsworth and DeseretNews.com's Herb Scribner decided to give their completely non-insider, fanboy opinions of what they *think* they'll see, and what they'd *like* to see in the conclusion to the 40-year, nine-movie saga.  NOTE: No spoilers are contained herein, because they just don't know any.

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  • November 26, 2019

    "Frozen 2" Avoids Problems that Hurt Many Sequels & Kids Films By Aiming Older

    Disney Animation's "Frozen 2" is dominating the box office as fans, parents and kids eat up the long-awaited sequel.  Andy Farnsworth is joined by KellieAnn Halvorsen of KSL NewsRadio's Movie Show and Disney D23 insider Matthew Hansen for some SPOILER TALK as they break down why "Frozen 2" seems to be resonating with so many viewers, and what things it did right to avoid looking like just a cynical cash grab.  Also, they debate whether it's the intent of, or the result of, a character's personal sacrifices in a story that makes those sacrifices meaningful.

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