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 movies and TV shows. Andy Farnsworth and most of his co-hosts and guests live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.

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    June 1, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘Young Woman and the Sea’ is a Daisy Ridley film the whole family can enjoy 

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of May 31, 2024. Young Woman and the Sea” is a Daisy Ridley film the whole family can enjoy together, while  "Ezra" is just as emotional but for a more grown-up audience. It’s about parents trying to raise their autistic son and not mess him up with their own issues. A message most parents can relate to.  Also in theaters is "Summer Camp," a movie with three talented older actresses try and show they can be just as crude as the boys. It’s a problematic comedy that’s just not funny. 

    If you remember having a MoviePass subscription drama, check out "MoviePass, MovieCrash" streaming on HBO.  It's a documentary about the rise and fall of the "any movie, any theater, any day" subscription service that burned so brightly, but burned out so quickly.

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company.  

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    May 25, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: This Memorial Day weekend, it’s ‘Garfield’ vs. ‘Furiosa’

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 2024. For the weekend, we have unlikely contenders battling it out for box office glory, “The Garfield Movie" vs. "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga." These two wildly different movies are targeted at very different audiences, who both should enjoy them. Over on streaming, Jennifer Lopez is back in the sci-fi action with  "Atlas" on Netflix. And on DisneyPlus, there is a new documentary that should start your summer off on a good note with "The Beach Boys," about the iconic band. 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    May 23, 2024

    The imaginative movie “IF” misses the mark with Rachel Wagner

    Today, we deep dive into the imaginative world of Imaginary Friends in the movie “IF.” One of the most anticipated (and advertised) movies of the summer. And while we had big expectations for this family film, our guest reviewer, Rachel Wagner, said it best in her review “‘IF’ Oddly Lacks Imagination, And I Promise I’m A Nice Person.” She is joined by producer KellieAnn to break down the rights and wrongs of the ‘mostly enjoyable’ film. 

    Rachel’s content can be found at RachelsReviews.net, and if you like Hallmark movies, check out her Hallmarkies podcast. For Andy Farnsworth's KSL Movie Show review of “IF,” check out that episode’s podcast

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    May 22, 2024

    Exploring the ‘Doctor Who’ universe with Becky Bruce and Heather Kelly 

    Today, Fan Effect explores “What’s your favorite fandom?” with KSL Newsradio's Becky Bruce and Heather Kelly. With the TARDIS launching a new “Doctor Who” on DisneyPlus in May 2024, it's the perfect time to explore The Doctor’s 60-year-plus history, where to start watching, and what you need to know to start your journey as a Whovian. Or, if you are already familiar with this fandom, how can you get others into it? 

    While we minimize spoilers, producer KellieAnn was instructed to watch the following episodes in this order before recording, which offered a great way to enter the fandom: "Blink", “Christmas Invasion,” “The Girl in the Fireplace,” and “The Unquiet Dead.” 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    May 17, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘IF’ is an enjoyable family flick 

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of May 17, 2024. Written by John Krasinski and starring Ryan Reynolds and a whole all-star voice cast, "IF" is something everyone can find something in it to enjoy. Also on the big screen is a biopic about late singer Amy Winehouse called "Back to Black" On streaming, Netflix has a new animated movie based on a popular children's book called "Thelma the Unicorn," and the first half of season 3 of "Bridgerton" is on Netflix for a more grown-up option. 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    May 11, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ has outstanding visuals and a surprisingly engaging story 

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of May 10, 2024. The latest adaptation of the Planet of the Apes movie saga, “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” has outstanding visuals and a surprisingly engaging story. (Check out Steve Salles review here!)  The best thing Andy watched this week was "Nowhere Special," a movie about a terminally ill single father in Ireland who is forced to interview potential adoptive families for his 4-year-old son to live with after he passes. With limited showings at the Megaplex Jordan Commons and the Broadway Centre Cinemas, it's worth the effort to catch a showing. 

    For streaming, there's a series on AppleTVPlus called "Dark Matter" is an interesting sci-fi tale: A physicist gets mugged one night, and when he wakes up, nothing in his life is like it was just hours before. And Mother of the Bride" on Netflix poorly-cast Brooke Shields as a brides mother dealing with an awkward situation. 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    May 4, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Summer movie season kicks off with ‘The Fall Guy’

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of May 3, 2024. It's the (unofficial) start of summer movie season in this week, and we kick it off with Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in "The Fall Guy." A movie remake of the 1980s TV show about a Hollywood stuntman who uses his movie skills in real life. You can also watch Anne Hathaway's single mom become the object of affection for the lead singer of her teen daughter's former favorite boy band in "The Idea of You." On streaming, check out Jerry Seinfeld and a host of celebrity cameos in a surprisingly funny (fake) history of the invention of Pop Tart with Netflix’s "Unfrosted."

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    April 27, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Zendaya gets entangled in a tennis-themed love triangle in ‘Challengers’

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of April 26, 2024. In the big movie of the week,  Zendaya gets entangled in a tennis-themed R-rated love triangle in "Challengers." But for people who want a less lewd and more uplifting movie, you should absolutely see "Unsung Hero."  The family drama about a family who moves from Australia to the U.S. in the early 1990s is about faith, hard work, and having to humble themselves and accept help from others. Andy warns, “Take your Hankies!”  

    Over on streaming, Paramount Plus has a new series for fans of Sonic the Hedgehog in “Knuckles.” And on Netflix, there is a surprisingly entertaining and clever streaming series called "Dead Boy Detectives." The DC Comics show is set in the universe of Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" series and is TV-MA for supernatural horror. 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    April 20, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Director Guy Ritchie comes back to action with ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemenly Warfare’ 

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of April 19, 2024.  A couple of movies based on real people and real stories, a locally-made comedy, and a return to a Zack Snyder-created sci-fi universe are all available this week. First, director Guy Ritchie comes back to action with "The Ministry of Ungentlemenly Warfare." "Hard Miles," tells the story of a teacher at a boy's correctional school who takes four of them on a 750-mile bike ride from Colorado to the Grand Canyon (Andy’s pick of the week!).  "Villains, Incorporated" is a locally-filmed comedy movie with villain wannabes who have no powers and no money. And streaming on Netflix, we've got "Rebel Moon, Part 2: The Scargiver".  It's the sequel to last year's "Rebel Moon: A Child of Fire" and has the rag-tag group of rebels trying to fend off retaliation from a galactic imperium they hope to bring down.

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    April 12, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘Escape From Germany’ tells a miraculous story of LDS missionaries just prior to WWII

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of April 12, 2024.  It’s a war-heavy week when it comes to entertainment. "Civil War," surprisingly, doesn't lean politically one way or the other, standing as more of a warning than a statement." Escape From Germany," tells the emotional (and miraculous) story of the evacuation from Germany of LDS missionaries just before World War II. Directed by local filmmaker T.C. Christensen, whom Andy even got to sit down with on the latest Movie Show Digital Extra. For post-apocalyptic fodder, "Fallout" is an adaptation of a popular video game now streaming series on Amazon Prime Video. Then over on Hulu, "The Greatest Hits" deals with loss, grief, and moving on through the eyes of a girl transported into the past (literally? Just her imagination?) every time she hears a song she had listened to with her late boyfriend.

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    April 7, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘The First Omen’ is a creative balance between scary and gross 

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of April 5, 2024. "The First Omen" is the sixth installment of The Omen franchise that puts some effort into balancing scary and gross. Another violent film hitting theaters is “Monkey Man," a vicious and bloody revenge thriller. For more of a love story, "Someone Like You" has some questionable decisions made by its main character but still packs some emotional punch and a good message. And streaming on Amazon Prime Video is "Musica," features Brazilian actors and highlights Brazilian culture, so of course Andy Liked it. 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    March 31, 2024

    “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” is seriously cool with the Arrows’ Jon Smith

    Forty years after the original film, the GhostBusters are back and “cooler” than ever. “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” debuted on the big screen to much fanfare and our absolute delight, along with a lot of local Ghostbusters fan groups at the Megaplex Movie theaters. But on our episode of Fan Effect today, we are excited to pull apart this latest edition to the Ghostbusters Corps with Ghostbusters super fan, The Arrows’ Jon Smith. We discuss what makes Ghostbusters a fan-favorite, how ‘Frozen Empire’ compares, and where we would like to see this ghostly universe continue. 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    March 30, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” is monstrously big!

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of March 29, 2024. On every KSL Movie Show, we have a segment where we review the ‘Big Movie of the Week,’ and this week’s movie is monstrously big! “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” features the biggest monsters you've ever seen battling for two-plus hours and loudly laying waste to everything around them. If loud smashing and roaring isn't your thing, maybe you'd be interested in "Renegade Nell" on DisneyPlus, ...an old British legend brought to life as a woman named Nell in colonial England is framed for murder and is forced to go on the run. Finally, with the combination of Ramadan/Passover/Easter this week, perhaps you'd be interested in "Testament: The Story of Moses" on Netflix. It's a documentary with feature film-type visuals, interspersed with commentary from scholars of the major Abrahamic religions: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    March 23, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: The Ghostbusters are back in a cool new sequel ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire”

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of March 22, 2024. Forty years after the OG’s (Original Ghostbusters) debut, they are back on the big screen, along with the next generation G’s, in “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.” A new movie called "Uproar"  also hits the big screen, starring Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2) and Minnie Driver, about a kid in New Zealand in the 1980's is really good. And a streaming remake of “Road House” on Amazon Prime is a brawler flick staring Jake Gyllenhall in the role Patrick Swayze originally made famous.

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    March 16, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘Arthur The King’ is a true story about an endurance race and a dog

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of March 15, 2024.  This week movies and shows based on true events dominate, starting with a true story about an endurance race and a dog. "Arthur The King" is exactly what the title would imply: a dog following Mark Wahlberg on an adventure race. (What, you were thinking it was about something else?) Also in theaters is "One Life,” starring Anthony Hopkins, about a man from England whose efforts got 700 child refugees out of Czechoslovakia in the lead-up to World War II.

    For streaming fodder, there is the story of the hunt for Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, on Amazon Prime Video’s "Manhunt." And then, for a St. Patrick’s Day fix, Lindsay Lohan returns in another romantic comedy in Netflix’s magical and family-friendly "Irish Wish." 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    March 9, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Kids will enjoy ‘Kung Fu Panda 4,’ but will parents? 

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of March 8, 2024. Jack Black is back as Po the Dragon Warrior in "Kung Fu Panda 4," a sequel that kids will enjoy and parents might too. Also in theaters this week, a new entry from Angel Studio’s, “Cabrini" is the true story of a fearless nun who brought compassion to immigrants in New York in the late 1880s. And on the scarier side, or should we say semi-scary side, the PG-13 movie called “Imaginary” stars a more-than-it-seems old teddy bear. For streaming (and Millie Bobby Brown) fans, Netflix has the new movie "Damsel," which, of course, has a princess and a dragon. 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    March 5, 2024

    ‘Dune: Part Two’ lives up to its epic universe with Chris Graham

    Dune: Part Two” is cinematic sci-fi splendor that lives up to the epic novel universe it comes from! At least that’s the opinion of Fan Effect producer KellieAnn Halvorsen and today’s guest, Dune connoisseur Chris Graham. They, along with host Andy Farnsworth, who has already spoken about his love for this sequel on What-to-Watch and the KSL Movie Show, dive deeper into Dunes' history, adaptations, messages, and themes. Expertly crafted, cast, filmed, scored, and more, “Dune: Part Two” is really a show to see on the IMAX big screen, even multiple times, and we are excited to have a spoiler-filled conversation about the movies and books on this episode of Fan Effect. 

    You can listen to more of Chris Graham as he guest hosts on “Real Old Reels” or support him and his wife's growing games store, “Games and Things.” 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    March 2, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘Dune Part Two’ is as epic as a movie can get! 

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of March 2,  2024. You will be blown away by "Dune Part Two." The sequel to the 2021 ‘Dune’ based on Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel, is as epic as a movie can get, and Andy says, “Go see it on the biggest screen possible!” (Watch for our deep-dive episode on Dune in March 2024). Also, on the big screen are the final two hours of “The Chosen” season four before it hits the small screens. And over on FX/Hulu there is a new adaption of the 1975 novel “Shogun.”  

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    March 1, 2024

    ‘What’s your favorite fandom?’ The lasting legacy of Jane Austen's literature

    Producer KellieAnn is excited to host a first episode of a series exploring, “What’s your favorite fandom?” Church News’ Reporter Mary Richards and KSL Newsradio’s Heather Kelly join to discuss the lasting literary legacy of Jane Austen. Together, they explore why the six novels by Austen have resonated through the ages, the best-and-worst movie and television interpretations, historical and biographic context, the Regency Era popularity (particularly in Utah with Old Glory Historical Dance and the Utah Regency Society), and, notably how to get into the world crafted by Austen. *Warning: There is some audio distortion in this episode due to a recording software error.*

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    February 26, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: “Ordinary Angels” reminds us what we are capable of when we care for others

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of February 23, 2024.“Ordinary Angels” is a true story on the big screen that will bring tears to your eyes. It stars  Hilary Swank and Alan Ritchson in a tale that reminds us what we are capable of when we take care of each other. On streaming, the live-action "Avatar: The Last Airbender" is a remake of the much-loved animated series on Netflix. While the whole season is out and showcases excellent cinematography and performances, we will have to wait to see what fans of the original think of this latest edition. Over on Apple TV Plus, a new series “Constellation,” is a better I.S.S story than the one Andy reviewed last month. 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    February 16, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘Madame Web,’ and ‘Bob Marley: One Love,’ face off at the box office 

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of February  16, 2024. Is “Madame Web” really as bad as you've heard? No...and yes. That's the movie you've likely seen the most ads about leading up to its release, but Andy can't argue with people who think it's terrible. Also on the big screen this weekend is the biopic of a musical legend in “Bob Marley: One Love.” And for a new streaming series, Andy recommends “The New Look” on AppleTV Plus, starring Ben Mendelsohn as Christian Dior and Juliette Binoche as Coco Chanel. It follows the two megastar designers and how they handled the German occupation of France. So, it is a historic mix of WW2 and fashion insight. 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    February 16, 2024

    The magical musical ‘Wonka’ is now on digital, so let’s discuss it! 

    The latest foray into the world of Roald Dahl is with Warners Bros.’ magical musical prequel to “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), titled “Wonka.” While the film was released in theaters in December 2023, February 2024 marks when the movie is available for digital purchase, so we are doing a deep dive! Producer KellieAnn hosts this episode with her fellow theatrical neighbor, Aimee Snow

    Together, they review, explore, and compare “Wonka” to previous books and film renditions. Does Timothée Chalamet live up to the Wonka legacy? Could the titular character be related to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? And most importantly, what deeper messages of connection, motherhood, and imagination does this film highlight? 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    February 12, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ’Lisa Frankenstein’ is an attempt at horror and romance

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of February 9, 2024. “Lisa Frankenstein” is an attempt at horror and romance; the late 1980s setting is fun but not enough to save this comedic horror. ”Upgraded” on Prime Video features a likable Camila Mendes, but the movie isn't exactly an original romantic comedy. Season 2 of “HALO” is now on Paramount+ and continues the adventures of Master Chief in this excellently-made streaming series based on the video games.

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    February 2, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘Argylle” is a hit-and-miss spy action comedy

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of February 2, 2024. The Big Movie of the Week is "Argylle”, a hit-and-miss spy action/comedy with a star-studded cast. Season four of “The Chosen” is in select theaters before it hits streaming and TV services. The episodes will be released three at a time now through March 10, 2024. For a family-friendly stream movie, “Orion & The Dark” on Netflix is a cute animated movie about a boy facing his fears. 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

     

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    January 29, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘Masters of the Air’ is impressively immersive

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of January 26, 2024. “Masters of the Air” on Apple TV+ is an impressively immersive ride. The World War II historical drama from "Band of Brothers" producers has great production quality and details. Over on Amazon Prime Video, there is a fine new retelling of the famous swashbuckling hero, "Zorro." While it was enjoyable, the English dub wasn't as good as it could have been. And in select theaters, "The Zone of Interest" reminds us that real people can do terrible things once they've dehumanized another group of real people.

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    January 20, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘I.S.S.’ is a space station battle for survival 

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of January 19, 2024. The big movie of the week has a space station battle for survival with “I.S.S.” Also in theaters is the character drama “Freud's Last Session,” starring Anthony Hopkins as the psychologist Sigmund Freud, who gets a visit from famous Christian author C.S. Lewis. Streaming on Hulu is the first two episodes of the series “Death and Other Details,” starring Mandy Patinkin as a famous detective asked to solve a murder on board a cruise ship full of rich people and their secrets.

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    January 18, 2024

    Break the Winter blues with a preview of ‘JanuARTy' -  with event founder Ryan Sagers and keynote artist Thomas Estrada 

    On this episode of Fan Effect hosts Andy and KellieAnn, get a lesson on breaking up those winter blues with creativity from professional artist Thomas Estrada and JanuARTy event founder Ryan Sagers. We preview the one-of-a-kind debut experience for families and fans of all ages, which includes a day filled with vendors, contests, cosplayers, panels, and more.

    The highlight of the event is two special screenings of the animated movie, “Prince of Egypt’ introduced by Estrada, who worked on Moses in the film. While most of the event is free to attend, the two movie screenings will completely benefit Primary Children’s Hospital. Reserve your ticket for the January 20, 2024, screenings at this link

    The episode includes Thomas Estrada sharing his experience launching his professional art career at Dreamworks in an unconventional way, working with legends like Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, and his career from ‘Prince of Egypt’ to the “Disney Infinity” game, and his Rat Fink artwork. He ends the episode with a reminder to do something creative in January, even if you can't attend the event. 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    January 13, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: The new ‘Mean Girls” is so fetch!... and musical

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of January 12, 2024. This week, we got something so ‘fetch’ that you just won't believe it. The new “Mean Girls” is now in theaters twenty years after the original film. And this time it's a musical adaption for the next generation. And thenou ton Netflix is the streaming film, “Lift” staring Kevin Hart, is an action comedy that's kind of a mixture of Ocean's 11 and Mission Impossible. 

    The brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing nerdy with a goal to publish a weekly "What to Watch on the Weekend" minisodes, taken from KSL-TV's Friday segment, and two deep-dives a month on shows, creative works, artists, local events, and other fandom topics. 

    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, and is hosted by KSL Movie Show's Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts' KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, kslpodcasts.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the conversation and get the latest 'nerdly' news on Facebook @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    January 5, 2024

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: You might want to dip out on ‘Night Swim’

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of January 5, 2024. The big movie of the week, "Night Swim," is not the best offering from Blumhouse Horror, with the trailer being scarier than the movie. For something more bloody, there is “Mayhem!" a super-bloody revenge pic that features a lot of Muy Thai martial arts. “Race for Glory: Audi vs. Lancia" tells a story about the true events of the 1983 Rally World championships where Lancia finally was able to take on Audi successfully. And for a comedic throwback, ”Weak Layer" is a comedy ski movie that made Andy even want to hit the slopes! 

    Over in the world of streaming shows, Netflix’s  "Society of the Snow"  is Andy’s pick-of-the-week, a difficult but worthwhile watch following the survival of the 45 people who crashed in the Andes mountains of South America in 1972. Amazon Prime Video has a sci-fi movie featuring Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan called "Foe." On Netflix, Michelle Yeoh stars in a decent action/comedy series, "The Brothers Sun," and even features secret improv classes. And finally, Hulu’s "Daughters of the Cult" is a docu-series that talks with family members of Ervil LeBaron, the religious leader whose followers killed other polygamous leaders during the 1970s and early 1980s.

    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 KSL Movie Show’s  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 31, 2023

    Andy's Most Favorite Movies of 2023: Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of December 29, 2023.  With no new movies debuting this muddled week between Christmas and New Year’s, Andy thought it might be a great time to talk about the most enjoyed watches of 2023. Happy New Year to each of you!  Let's keep it going in 2024!

    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 KSL Movie Show’s  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 23, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Hollywood not holding anything back for Christmas weekend!

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of December 22, 2023.  Hollywood not holding anything back for Christmas weekend!  So many movies to watch!  First off is the fun, kid-friendly take on the vacation movie with a family of animated ducks heading south with "Migration." "Aquaman & The Lost Kingdom" is kind of a buddy-cop take on the superhero movie "The Iron Claw," which sees Zac Efron getting all swole on us as real-life wrestler Kevin Von Erich."Anyone But You" features a pretend couple at a wedding, and it's basically good-looking people in an exotic location getting into easily preventable mishaps, just like a rom-com should be!

    A musical version of "The Color Purple" makes its debut on the big screen. George Clooney directs "The Boys in the Boat", and tells the true story of the 1936 University of Washington rowing team. "Ferrari" features Adam Driver as Enzo Ferrari, the carmaker and racer who is dealing with the potential fall of his company in the 1950s.  And "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" hits Hulu and DisneyPlus as a new series that is a little more faithful to the books than the movies were.  And finally, a Merry Christmas to each of you!  

    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 KSL Movie Show’s  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, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘Wonka’ is a whimsically fun mix of magic and color

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of December 15, 2023.  "Wonka," the musical backstory of Willy Wonka, played here by Timothee Chalamet, is enjoyable for the whole family with a whimsically fun mix of magic and color. Over on streaming platforms is the family movie "Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget," the much anticipated animated sequel to the original some 23 years later, with Rocky and Ginger parenting a rebellious teenager of their own. "The Family Plan" over on AppleTV Plus sees Mark Wahlberg trying to protect his family from his past life and prevent them from knowing he used to be an assassin in the sometimes ridiculous but also kinda fun and funny action-comedy. And the second season of  "Reacher" is on Amazon Prime Video, perhaps the best action-thriller series on TV this year.  Alan Ritchson is perfectly cast, and the story zips along with great supporting characters. (And according to Producer KellieAnn, it lives up to the books better than the movie version of the series.) 

    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 KSL Movie Show’s  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 8, 2023

    A character from the Book of Mormon comes to life in ‘The Oath:' Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of December 8, 2023.  A character from the Book of Mormon comes to life in “The Oath,” a new movie that tells the story of the last survivor of an ancient American civilization and his oath to be faithful to God and preserve the record of his people. The final film from acclaimed filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki tells the story of a boy who journeys to a magical land to hopefully save his mother, called “The Boy and the Heron.” A crazy movie called “Eileen” has great performances but switches directions so fast you might get whiplash.

    On streaming, Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, and Mahershala Ali star in Netflix’s “Leave the World Behind,” a movie that you might just like more the less you know going in. Apple TV Plus has a documentary called  “John Lennon: Murder Without a Trial.” Netflix has a teen drama series, “My Family with The Walter Boys.” Tony Shalhoub is back as the eccentric Adrian Monk for another murder mystery in the Peacock exclusive, “Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie.” DisneyPlus has “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever.” And over on Amazon Prime Video,Merry Little Batman” has Batman's kid defending Wayne Manor on Christmas Eve. 

    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 KSL Movie Show’s  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 4, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘Godzilla Minus One’ is a really good and really fun in the D-Box seat experience 

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of December 1, 2023. Watching "Godzilla Minus One" in one of those D-Box seats was one of Andy's most intense movie theater experiences in a long time.  And he thought the movie was really good too! 

    Also on the big screen is an action film by director John Woo with no dialogue called "Silent Night," and a concert film from Beyonce Knowles called "Renaissance: A Film By Beyonce.” Angel Studios uses a dystopian future to re-tell the Biblical story of Job in “The Shift." 

    On Streaming, Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, and Charles Melton give fine acting performances in the creepy-to-watch "May December" on Netflix.  And you can’t forget the Christmas comedies available on with Netflix’s  "Family Switch" and Amazon Prime Video’s "Candy Cane Lane."

    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 KSL Movie Show’s  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 28, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Will ‘Wish’ be a hit for Disney on Thanksgiving weekend? 

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the Thanksgiving weekend of November 24, 2023.  The latest animated Disney movie, "Wish," is set to celebrate Disney’s 100th anniversary in a likable but not quite loveable way. (After Andy’s What-to-watch segment of this podcast, producer KellieAnn Halvorsen gives her quick review of the film on this podcast.) But where the “Wish” falls a bit flat is the animated Netflix film "Leo” is a loveable hit! 

    On the big screen, icons duel it out with Joaquin Phoenix starring as the title character in the epic movie "Napoleon" by director Ridley Scott, and Nicolas Cage as a random guy who starts popping up in the dreams of almost everybody on earth in "Dream Scenario."  

    For streaming viewers, we’ 've got Kenan & Kel back together for "Good Burger 2" on streaming Paramount Plus. Melissa McCarthy plays a genie in the modern-day holiday rom-com "Genie" on streaming Peacock TV. Disney Plus puts together a tween heist squad determined to get the gifts from Santa in "The Naughty Nine." And finally,  a beautiful new adaptation of the classic tale "The Velveteen Rabbit" streams 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 KSL Movie Show’s  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 18, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: The Trolls, and N*Sync, are back together in ‘Trolls Band Together’

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of November 17, 2023. The Trolls are back together as Justin Timberlake leads an N*Sync reunion in digital animated form in Trolls Band Together.” But fighting for box office dominance is also the “Hunger Games” prequel movie, "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes." Also on the big screen is "Next Goal Wins," where Taika Waititi hilariously tells the story of the 2011 American Samoa national soccer team who just wanted to score a goal in a World Cup qualifier. And Horror fans have "Thanksgiving" from director Eli Roth, featuring some over-the-top gore from a guy dressed in a pilgrim costume as he terrorizes Plymouth, MA.

    Steaming has lots of choices this weekend, including an animated series on Netflix that is the sequel/reboot/continuation of the story started in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" called "Scott Pilgrim Takes Off," which brings back the entire voice cast from the 2010 movie.  SNL fans may get a kick out of the Please Don't Destroy guys in their movie on Peacock TV, "The Treasure of Foggy Mountain." Disney Plus’s "Dashing Through The Snow" sees Ludacris and his 8-year-old daughter trying to help Lil Rel Howrey's Nick recover a lost iPad on Christmas Eve. And Netflix’s "Best. Christmas. EVER!" has Heather Graham and hubby Jason Biggs take their two children to college friend Brandy's house, partly to prove that Brandy's life can't be nearly as great as her yearly Christmas letter makes it seem. Extra fun: It was filmed and set here in Utah!

    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 KSL Movie Show’s  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 17, 2023

    An in-depth look into the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special with documentary filmmaker Jeremy Coon

    In 1978, George Lucas was talked into producing the now infamous Star Wars Holiday Special, which was dissected before on Fan Effect (twice). Who knew a variety special based on one of the most beloved franchises ever would be so bad?! After all, it did feature a cardboard Millennium Falcon cockpit, a horribly makeup-caked Mark Hamill, Bea Arthur singing in an alien cantina, a cross-dressing Harvey Korman, and don’t forget the awkward scene of an elderly Wookie watching questionable holograms in the family living room. 

    Now, nearly a half-century later, a new documentary, “A Disturbance in the Force: How the Star Wars Holiday Special Happened,” dives into a star-studded exploration of how such a cheesy disaster could ever have been produced and the Star Wars holiday it created in “Life Day.” In this episode of Fan Effect, Andy and KellieAnn sit down with the director, writer, and editor of the new documentary making waves at film festivals, Jeremy Coon, for an in-depth look into the bizarre special and making the documentary. 

    While the documentary will be released digitally and on Blue-Ray on December 5, 2023, Utah fans are invited to a special free screening featuring a conversation with Jeremy Coon and fellow director Steve Kozak. The Utah Film Center presents this screening which takes place on November 28, 2023, at the Salt Lake City Library, so reserve your tickets now. 

    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 KSL Movie Show’s  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, 2023

    ‘The Marvels,’ and the good and the bad of movie expectations

    Few movie universes face as much scrutiny as those in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that can lead to a whole huge mess of expectations. The latest MCU film, "The Marvels" has been released with both good and bad expectations ahead of its opening weekend, which can explain its lukewarm reception. On this episode of Fan Effect, host Andy Farnsworth is joined by Nerd Knowlege Blog's Natalie Mollinet (and producer KellieAnn Halvorsen in spirit) to take a look at not just ‘The Marvels’ but how expectations impact our experiences as 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 KSL Movie Show’s  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 10, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘The Marvels’ is a better-than-average superhero sequel

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of November 10, 2023.  Brie Larson is back as Captain Marvel in "The Marvels," joining Iman Vellani, Teyonah Parris, and Samuel L. Jackson to bring another chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the big screen.  Andy’s pick of the week is a dramedy from the duo of director Alexander Payne and star Paul Giamatti called "The Holdovers." A musical retelling of the Nativity story is called "Journey to Bethlehem." 

    And for your streaming views: Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, and their teenage kids return for more Christmas-related fun in season two of "The Santa Clauses” on Disney Plus. Michael Fassbender stars as a cool-as-a-cucumber assassin in "The Killer" on Netflix. Emma Stone stars in a new streaming series called "The Curse" on Max.  An Australian import comedy series, "Colin From Accounts," comes to Paramount Plus. And American women take our forward-thinking sensibilities to 1870s London to shake up English society in the streaming series "The Buccaneers” on Amazon Prime. 

    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 KSL Movie Show’s  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 6, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Are you ready for another Elvis biopic?

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of November 3, 2023. Are you ready for another Elvis biopic? Well, "Priscilla is the latest one, and it's about the relationship between Elvis and Priscilla Presley as told through Sofia Coppola's direction. "The Marsh King's Daughter" is a tense, engaging story featuring Daisy Ridley and a dark menace in her character’s past. "What Happens Later" sees Meg Ryan return to the big screen for the first time in eight years in a rom-com with David Duchovny about two ex-lovers stuck in an airport together. "The Persian Version" is not for everyone, but it is a funny and poignant movie about an Iranian-American girl and her struggles with her two heritages.  But the best thing Andy watched was probably "Radical," starring Eugenio Derbez, a true story about a teacher who got some of the worst-performing students in Mexico to love learning.

     

    Over on streaming services…Netflix’s "All the Light We Cannot See" is a streaming series based on the best-selling book about a blind girl who made illegal radio broadcasts in a German-occupied coastal French town near the end of World War II. "Sly," also on Netflix, is a streaming documentary that reminds us how amazing screenwriter Sylvester Stallone is and makes me wish I could watch movies with the guy. And Hulu has "Quiz Lady," an occasionally funny streaming movie about sisters (Awkwafina and Sandra Oh) who want to get on a Jeopardy-like show to earn money for their mom's gambling debts.

     

    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 KSL Movie Show’s  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 31, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Will ‘Five Nights at Freddy's’ win Halloweekend?

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of October 27, 2023. Surviving murderous animatronic puppets at an abandoned kids' pizza joint is the hook for “Five Nights at Freddy's,” but will the movie win the box office this Halloweekend? Also in theaters is Angel Studios’ "After Death," a cinematic exploration of near-death experiences. "Freelance" is an action comedy starring John Cena & Alison Brie. 

    For streaming, Netflix has a new streaming movie starring Chris Evans, Emily Blunt, and Andy Garcia called "Pain Hustlers," about more misdeeds from Big Pharma during the opioid epidemic. The second season of "The Gilded Age" is now streaming on HBO, which is the American-cousin-version of "Downton Abbey." "Curses!" is an animated streaming series about an Indiana Jones-style family trying to return stolen artifacts over on Apple TV Plus. And Disney Plus has the humorous animated short "LEGO Marvel Avengers: Code Red" that brings in the X-Men (in LEGO form, of course). 

    But Andy’s pick of the week is Paramount Plus’s documentary "Milli Vanilli," about the infamous lip-syncing music duo from 1989-90. The whole story is so wild that you wouldn't believe it if it hadn't happened.

    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 KSL Movie Show’s  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 31, 2023

    A deep dive into filmmaking with ‘After Death’ director Stephen Gray and executive producer Tyler Friesen

    It takes an enormous amount of work to take a film from concept to production to the big screen, and for our guest filmmakers today, the project’s deeper meaning made the work worthwhile. Angel Studios’ “After Death” is a documentary like no other; it’s a cinematic exploration of near-death experiences. A clash of science and spiritual that asks audiences to come to their own conclusions about the reality of life after death. On this episode of Fan Effect, producer KellieAnn sits down with “After Death” director Stephen Gray and executive producer Tyler Friesen to discuss the film as well as the ins and outs of filmmaking.

    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 KSL Movie Show’s  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 24, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is acclaimed director Martin Scorsese Academy Awards bait

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of October. 2023. It's a big commitment (3.5 hours), but "Killers of the Flower Moon" demonstrates again why Martin Scorsese is so acclaimed as a director. It's definitely bait for the Academy Awards. For more kid-friendly fare in theaters, there is an animated movie based on the Oscar Wilde short story “The Canterville Ghost.”

    In streaming, Netflix has a biographical movie about long-distance swimmer Diana ‘Nyad,’ a comedy series Neon about a musician and his two friends trying to make it in the Reggaeton industry in Miami, and the comedy “Old Dads” about the clash between the parenting styles. Apple TV Plus has a new documentary about the spy novelist (and former spy himself) John Le Carre called “The Pigeon Tunnel.” While HBO Max is A new animated short telling of “Peter & the Wolf” based on some art by U2 frontman Bono.

     

    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 KSL Movie Show’s  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, 2023

    Hosts' Fandom Debate: Halloween vs. Christmas

    Believe it or not, there is an interesting debate brewing with both sides set in their ways, and the question at the heart of the argument is what holiday is better, Halloween or Christmas? On this episode of Fan Effect, our hosts battle it out for their favorite annual celebration, Andy for Christmas and KellieAnn for Halloween. Both are steeped in traditions, lore, candy, and pop culture significance, but which will be the winner? 

    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 KSL Movie Show's 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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    October 17, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: No surprise, Taylor Swift and her "Eras Tour" movie is the juggernaut of the weekend

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of October 13, 2023. No surprise, Taylor Swift and her "Eras Tour" movie is the juggernaut item on many people's list, and it leads off this “What to Watch” segment. For more traditional cinema fare, "The Burial" tells a true story about a Mississippi funeral home owner who hires a flashy Florida lawyer to help him in his lawsuit against a rich investor.

    For streaming shows, there are reboots and reinterpretations of classics, with "Frasier" on Paramount Plus and a new "Goosebumps" series on BOTH Hulu & DisneyPlus. Also on Paramount Plus is "Painkiller: The Tylenol Murders," a documentary about the 1982 scare when Tylenol was forced to recall all their products nationwide after 7 people died. Netflix has "The Fall of the House of Usher," a drama series based on the Edgar Allen Poe story, but set in modern times as a rich and evil pharmaceutical company owner is forced to face a reckoning of his own past when his children are killed. Then on AppleTV Plus, Brie Larson headlines "Lessons In Chemistry," a streaming series about a talented chemist in the 1950s & 60s who creates a cooking show, and the sports documentary "Messi Meets America" focuses on the reigning World Cup champion and his experiences joining Major League Soccer in the U.S.

    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 KSL Movie Show’s  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 6, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Loki returns for a second season

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of October 6, 2023. There is a lot to watch this week, headlined by "The Exorcist: Believer," which is a direct sequel to the original movie, including a return by Ellen Burstyn to her role for the first time in 50 years. Season 2 of "Loki" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe deals with more time-travel shenanigans.

    "She Came to Me" is an odd yet humorous movie with Peter Dinklage as an opera writer with writer's block until a spontaneous one-night stand."Totally Killer" on Prime video is a surprisingly entertaining movie that is like a cross between "Back to The Future," and "Frequency," and a teen slasher film. I couldn't believe I enjoyed it. A military courtroom drama movie that's coming to streaming is "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial," based on a classic novel but set in modern times. "Monster High 2" brings back the live-action musical version of the Mattel toys, and "Fright Krewe" is a cartoon for older kids about using magic to defend New Orleans from monsters.

    The most uplifting thing I've watched in a while is "Break the Mold: The Zach Bates Story," a documentary about a young adult with autism from Arizona who decides to run a 100-mile ultramarathon. You will shed emotionally healing tears watching this.

     

    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 KSL Movie Show’s  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 29, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘The Creator’ is an original and creative sci-fi tale about humans battling Artificial Intelligence

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 29, 2023. The big movie of the week is from "Rogue One's" Gareth Edwards and is called "The Creator", an original and creative sci-fi tale about humans battling Artificial Intelligence. As we enter the spooky month of October, many movies have a horror bent to them, including Uma Thurman & Sam Jackson back in a movie together again in "The Kill Room," "Reptile" with Benicio Del Toro, Justin Timberlake & Alicia Silverstone about a detective finding out the murder of a real estate agent was only the beginning of a web of crime in a small town, and of course "Saw X", another entry in the torture-horror movie series.

    For less creepy fare, there is a new entry in the "PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie" animated series, a stylized 39-minute movie from director Wes Anderson based on the Roald Dahl short story called "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar." And Bono's daughter Eve Hewson shines in "Flora and Son" on streaming, a touching story about the power of music and its ability to connect people. 

    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 KSL Movie Shows  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.

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    September 29, 2023

    Fan Effect at FanX 2023 (Live): How fandoms change lives, including our own!

    Recorded Live at FanX 2023, complete with sound issues and audience participation. While change can be scary, when we make changes due to our favorite fandoms, stories, and characters, it is more likely a good thing! In this episode, Andy Farnsworth, KellieAnn Halvorsen, Don Brinkerhoff,  and the Nerd Knowlege Blog's Natalie Mollinet ask deeper questions about fan-based change. Together, they delve into the lore that helped us through cannon events in our lives and influenced them for good.

    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 KSL Movie Shows  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 29, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Is ‘Expend4bles’ watchable?

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 22, 2023. "Expend4bles" brings back the Stallone action movie series to the big screen, even if Sly isn't the lead in this one; so is it watchable?  "Spy Kids: Armageddon" sees Zachary Levi & Gina Rodriguez take over as the spy parents of the spy kids in a movie that your own kids will love. "The Continental" streaming series may be from the world of "John Wick," but John himself is nowhere to be found. "Dumb Money" tells the fascinating true story of the Gamestop stock drama of 2021, while  "No One Will Save You" is a head-scratchingly different alien invasion movie. "The Saint of Second Chances" is about the man who came up with the infamous disco-demolition night at an MLB game in 1979. **There's much more to his story. "Still Up" is a half-hour comedy series about two insomniacs who build a relationship through late-night video chats. "The Super Models" tells the story of four supermodels who changed the industry back in the '80s and '90s by banding together.

    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, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: A ‘Haunting’ version of an Agatha Christie mystery

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 15, 2023. Despite the title that makes it seem like a supernatural horror movie, this week's big film, "A Haunting in Venice," is actually an Agatha Christie murder mystery. A Netflix movie called "Love at First Sight" turned out to be way more sweet and emotional than Andy expected it to be.A hilarious comedy, “Outlaw Johnny Black," felt like a cross between "Blazing Saddles" and "Key & Peele." A movie for the kids called "Camp Hideout" where a cranky Christopher Lloyd lets kids set up Home Alone-style fortifications at his church camp when some bad guys come to get something from a troubled teen at the camp.

    A new season of the Apple TV+ series "The Morning Show" with Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston & Billy Crudup. "Kelce", is a documentary about NFL player Jason Kelce and his 2022 season with the Philadelphia Eagles on Amazon Prime Video. 

    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 KSL Movie Show host Andy Farnsworth and KSL Podcasts’ producer 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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