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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    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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    September 15, 2023

    Fan(X) Effect: FanX 2023 preview with founder Dan Farr

    Can you believe it's been a whole decade since the start of FanX, Salt Lake’s own comic and pop culture convention?! Soon, guests, celebrities, panelists, and every kind of nerd will be invading the Salt Palace Convention Center to celebrate the 10th-anniversary event spectacular. There they will find unique vendors, celebrity meet-and-greets, photo ops, panels (including our own), cosplays, and more! On this episode of Fan Effect, we get to talk to the founder of the party himself, Dan Farr, to give us a sneak peek into the fun, tips to get the most out of the con, and how the convention (and so many celebrities) came to SLC, even amid the ongoing Hollywood strikes. 

    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 cohost 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 9, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ is now a trilogy!

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 8, 2023. The third chapter of the "Big Fat Greek Wedding 3" trilogy is just ho-hum, while the surprisingly emotional and funny movie called "Sitting in Bars with Cakes" might be the best thing Andy watched this week. Also in theaters but not screened by critics, "The Nun II" promises to bring more scares in the form of a nun. 

    On streaming platforms, this week: Season 4 of "Star Trek: Lower Decks" continues the hilarious adventures of the normally forgotten crew members who make the starship run on the Paramount Plus platform.  Disney Plus’s season 2 of the animated Marvel shorts’ "I Am Groot" put the adorable baby Groot into more adorable situations. And over on Apple TV Plus, a new series called "The Changeling" promises a "fairy-tale for grownups."

    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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    September 2, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: This Labor Day weekend, Denzel Washington is back as the Revenger in ‘The Equalizer 3’

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 1, 2023. Denzel Washington is back as the revenger Robert McCall, and this time, he's murdering Italian mobsters in ”The Equalizer 3”. The so-bad-it's-entertaining Slotherhouse” is something you can watch with your friends and laugh at and make fun of. Explorations of belief vs. evidence are at the center of “Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose.” The Netflix series adaptation of the Japanese manga comic One Piece” is basically if superheroes were in Pirates of the Caribbean. “The Good Mother”  wastes Hilary Swank and Olivia Cooke's performances by having a terrible and confusing ending. And in new seasons of streaming series, Amazon Prime Vidoe has “The Wheel of Time,” Apple TV Plus has “Invasion,” and FX/Hulu begins the final season of the animated spy sitcom Archer.”

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs. DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

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

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    August 25, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: DisneyPlus’s ‘Ahsoka’ continues the beloved legacy of the former Jedi Knight

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of August 25, 2023. The “Gran Turismo” movie is a good adaptation/advertisement of the game's namesake. Disney continues the legacy of former Jedi Knight in the new and likable streaming series “Ahsoka.” The (mostly) true story of a kid with leg braces who dreams of playing Major League Baseball comes to the screen in "The Hill." 

    Helen Mirren takes on the role of Golda Meir during the 1973 Yom Kippur War in “Golda,” While Liam Neeson takes on another action role in “Retribution.” Adam Sandler and family stars in "You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah."

    But the most fascinating thing Andy watched this weekend; BS High,” a jaw-dropping documentary about Bishop Sycamore High "School’s” sports scandal. 

    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 conver

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    August 23, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘Blue Beetle’ is a fresh family film for DC superhero fans

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of August 18, 2023. A new superhero movie called Blue Beetle,” featuring a mostly Latin American cast and a fresh feeling (for the most part) that really emphasizes family, is the latest offering for DC superhero fans. Strays is a VERY R-rated talking dog comedy with Will Ferrell & Jamie Foxx that mixes bodily function jokes way too liberally for my taste into a pretty sweet story with cute dogs. Netflix’s “The Monkey King” is an animated family movie that is enjoyable if not a bit frenetic. The Sundance movie Landscape with Invisible Handis not nearly as rom-com-ish as the trailer would make it seem. While Hulu’s Miguel Wants to Fightis a comedy about a nice kid who wants to get into a fight before he moves away from his friends, that while fun, the adult language can be a bit of a downer. Amazon’s studio has similar problems with Puppy Lovestarring Grant (The Flash) Gustin and Lucy (Pretty Little Liars) Hale. While the new Amazon series  “Harlan Coben’s Shelteris a young adult mystery for people with patience. 

    Two much more family-friendly choices: Apple’s “Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind Marcie finally lets us get to know Peppermint Patty's bespectacled friend better, and the filmed-in-Utah “Aliens Abducted My Parents and Now I Feel Kinda Left Out.” 

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs. DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

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

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    August 14, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: It's Dracula...on a boat!

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of August 11, 2023Vampire movie fans and horror movie fans should be pleased with The Last Voyage of the Demeter,” based on a single chapter from Bram Stoker's “Dracula;” It's Dracula...on a boat! Gal Gadot is back in another action movie with a cool spy premise, Heart of Stone is now on Netflix. Season three of Only Murders in the Buildingmakes its premiere on Hulu with guest stars Paul Rudd and Meryl Streep joining our main characters Martin Short, Selena Gomez, and Steve Martin. Some smaller Sundance movies hit wider release with the humorous sci-fi exploration of future childbirth in The Pod GenerationandJules,” featuring Ben Kingsley as an elderly fellow who sees a flying saucer crash in his backyard to very dry humorous results.

    Also out this week is “Love in Taipei on ParamountPlus and Andy’s guilty pleasure, “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” on HBO. 

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs. DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

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

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    August 4, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: The ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ are back in a fresh new reboot

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of August 4, 2023A fresh new (and highly enjoyable) reboot of “Teenage Mutant NinjaTurtles: Mutant Mayhem" leads this way 40 years after the original, with plenty of easter eggs for fans, and is very family-friendly. Another good choice is "Dreamin' Wild,"  a true story about two brothers who get a second chance at music fame thirty years after they thought their chance had passed.  Unfortunately, the lead character in ‘Shortcomings’ hated himself so much that Andy finally gave in and agreed with him by the end. On streaming, “The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart” on Amazon Prime Video has Sigourney Weaver trying out an Australian accent in this drama based on a best-selling book dealing with heavy domestic violence themes. Fans of ‘Futurama’ are happy to have another season to enjoy on Hulu (yet again.) And while they didn’t screen the larger-than-life shark action comedy, “Meg 2: The Trench” is also heading to the big screen.  

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs. DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

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

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    July 31, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Will movies goers enjoy the ride of the most recent ‘ Haunted Mansion’ movie?

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of July 28, 2023Fans of Disney's Haunted Mansion ride will probably love the latest “Haunted Mansion” movie, but what about  Non-Disney fans? It's a tougher sell. There is a highly fictionalized movie about the people behind the Beanie Babies craze in the 1990s called "The Beanie Bubble". (Spoiler: Ty Toys does not come off well.)  A Sundance 2023 film hits wide release, “Theater Camp,” starring Ben Platt, and is full of funny moments and characters. On Netflix, there are two new movies this week “Happiness For Beginners,” based on the book of the same name, about Ellie Kemper's character going to re-center herself on an extended backpacking trip; and younger kids are beside themselves excited to watch “Miraculous Ladybug & Cat Noir: The Movie.” Also available to watch, a new horror movie called “Talk To Me” that’s pretty terrifying and dark,  a hyper-violent comedic action series on PeacockTV based on the “Twisted Metal” video game series, and a reunion movie of the mid-2000's show “Zoey101” cast called “Zoey 102” on ParamountPlus. 

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs. DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

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

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    July 28, 2023

    Welcome, foolish mortals, to our ‘Haunted Mansion’ reboot (and ride) review

    Welcome, foolish mortals, to KSL Fan Effect “Haunted Mansion (2023)” deep dive on this latest Disney reboot/ride turned cinema-flick.  With over 50 years since the opening of the original Disneyland ride and 20 years since the Eddie Murphy adaptation, host Andy Farnsworth is ready to be taken through the latest adaption of the iconic haunted attraction. Ghost co-host KellieAnn Halvorsen has unearthed mounds of research, along with guest Michael Reagan (former cohost of the KSL Movie Show and fellow Disneylander). They are prepared for a proper exploration of the history, lore, media adaptions, and even a surprising Osmond family connection to the foreboding estate. 

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

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

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    July 25, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: it's a "Barbenheimer" world this weekend!

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of July 21, 2023It's a “Barbie” world this weekend with the really funny eponymously-named movie, complete with colorful sets and just about every perspective on Barbie playfully presented at some point. Margot Robbie & Ryan Gosling are outstanding as the titular Barbie and her boyfriend Ken in a surprisingly moving movie about the plastic doll. But we can't forget the second portion of the "Barbenheimer" double feature; Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” tells the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer and much more than just the creation of the first atomic bomb. There is also the new comedy from JK Studios (the original Studio C cast) called “Go West,” which is an enjoyable comedy to prepare for Pioneer Day here in Utah. For sports fans, there are entertaining documentaries available to stream: one about Stephen Curry called "Stephen Curry: Underrated” on Apple TV+, and one about Wilt Chamberlain called "Goliath" on Paramount+. Also streaming is the comedy They Cloned Tyrone” on Netflix, and the return of Timothy Olyphant's character Raylan Givens with "Justified: City Primeval" on Hulu

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs. DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

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

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    July 14, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning’ is dead fun

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of July 14, 2023It's Tom Cruise leading the way again with the most enjoyable movie of the summer, ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.” Andy does not want to give away too much about this much-anticipated film, but he will let you know… he loved it! And there is a well-made drama called ‘The Miracle Club’ starring Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates & Laura Linney also hits the big screen. 

    In the streaming world, Netflix’ “Bird Box Barcelona” is a darker more gruesome sequel than its 2018 predecessor. On Netflix, Season 2 of the hilarious streaming series ‘The Afterparty’ is available with the addition of maybe the funniest actor in Hollywood today, Paul Walter Hauser. For your football fix, Netflix has their “Quarterback” series following Patrick Mahomes, Kirk Cousins & Marcus Mariota thru the 2022 season. But If you are looking for some a new suspense thriller series, ‘Full Circle’ on Max takes a bit to get going and gets very interesting once it does. And season 2 of the series “Foundation,” based on the story by Isaac Asimov, is up on Apple Plus. 

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs. DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

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

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    June 30, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Does ‘Dial of Destiny’ live up to  Indiana Jones's legacy?

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of June 30, 2023t's one last ride for Harrison Ford in the fedora and leather jacket as Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” finally hits screens. It's a solid end to the 42-year-old action/adventure franchise.“Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken”  is a fun and colorful animated movie from Dreamworks that follows a teenage girl, who just happens to be a mythical sea creature. “Nimona” is also a fun animated feature with a layered story and a good message about the effects of how we choose to treat others who are different from us. Over on ApplePlus, “Hijack,” starring Idris Elba, is a tense, thrilling new series that is full of surprising twists. Also streaming this week is new seasons of “Jack Ryan” on Amazon Prime and “The Witcher” on Netflix, streaming.

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs. DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

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

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    June 23, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Wes Anderson continues his quirky streak with ‘Asteroid City’

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of June 23, 2023. Wes Anderson continues his quirky streak with “Asteroid City” with an impressive cast and his signature look. But the stylistic film might not be for some audiences. Over on DisneyPlus, the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues with the TV miniseries “Secret Invasion,”  where Samuel L. Jackson returns to the role of Nick Fury, former head of the superhero spy organization ‘Shield.’ Then in theaters is the R-rated comedy “No Hard Feelings,” where you will have to watch the trailer before deciding on seeing the raunchy movie. Something decidedly more family-friendly is “World's Best” over on DisneyPlus. And finally, we have a return to the monsterverse in the animated Netflix series in the world of ‘King Kong vs. Godzilla,’ ‘Skull Island’ season one. 

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs. DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

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

     

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    June 19, 2023

    How 'The Flash' is a multiverse story like no other, with Don Brinkerhoff

    “The Flash” finally hit theaters this weekend after long delays with a multiverse story like no other. But is this 14th feature in the DC Extended Universe worth the watch as new creative direction takes the reigns? Short answer; ‘yes’ for existing DC fans, and ‘mostly’ for everybody else. Today on Fan Effect, Producer KellieAnn Halvorsen is joined by fellow DC Superfan, KSL NewsRadio’s Don Brinkerhoff. Together they dive into this new film, comics lore, past media representations of the DC Characters, and why the franchise means so much to them. This is a spoiler-full episode; for a spoiler-free review, take a listen to this “What to Watch” episode. 

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs. DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShowFan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 

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    June 17, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘The Flash’ and ‘Elemental’ clash this weekend for box office glory

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of June 16, 2023Two big movies are opening against each other; Warner Brothers’ "The Flash" and Disney’s "Elemental” is setting up a divisive weekend at the box office. The DC Superhero is a very enjoyable, though not perfect superhero movie that also brings back Michael Keaton as Batman. The animated Pixar film’s sincere story about the immigrant experience has some amazing visuals, but a few head-scratching moments near the end. “Elemental” also boasts an excellent animated short before the movie starts called "Carl's Date" with old man Carl from "Up" and his dog named Dug. (Don’t miss Producer KellieAnn's quick take on both “The Flash” and “Elemental” after Andy’s segment.)

    Other options include the start of season 2 of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” streaming on Paramount Plus; the very interesting Netflix documentary “Arnold” about Arnold Schwarzenegger; Chris Hemsworth's "Extraction 2" on Netflix; The horror comedy "The Blackening" in theaters; and another documentary streaming about “Stan Lee,” this time on DisneyPlus.  And 

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs. DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

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

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    June 9, 2023

    ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ swings into theaters as a successful sequel

    As Andy said in his spoiler-free “What to Watch” review,  fans of the original “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” should absolutely LOVE the sequel. “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" has swung into the theaters surpassing box office projections and audiences' expectations. But how does the sequel compare to the Oscar-winning 2018 animated film? In this spoiler-full episode of Fan Effect, hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen are joined by frequent contributor Natalie Mollinet of the Nerd Knowledge blog to answer that question.  

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest-experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

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

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    June 2, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Fans of the original ‘Spider-Verse’ will LOVE the sequel

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of June 2, 2023Fans of the original Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse should absolutely LOVE the sequel "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse". In addition to amazing animation, there is heart, humor, depth (and plenty of easter eggs!)

    Andy also takes a look at the new Disney+ series "American Born Chinese", which features Michelle Yeoh & Ke Huy Quan. An animated throwback to the 1980s with "Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai" on Max (formerly HBO Max), which shows how the elderly gentleman who sold Gizmo to Billy's dad in the movie, came into possession of Gizmo in the first place. A movie called "Shooting Stars" on Peacock is about LeBron James and his buddies and how they stuck together through various challenges to become one of the best high school teams ever. And finally, "The Boogeyman" might end up scaring you, even more so perhaps because of its PG-13 rating. 

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs. DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

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

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    May 27, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Will ‘The Little Mermaid’ make a splash this Memorial Day Weekend?

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for Memorial Day weekend 2023. Without question, Disney's live-action remake, “The Little Mermaid,” will make a smash! Andy lets gives his quick review on the latest Disney offering, with Producer KellieAnn’s viewpoint in our second segment. 

    Other movies and shows out on this big Box Office weekend include: “About My Father” a new comedy starring Robert De Niro and Sebastian Maniscalco as a working-class father-son duo who spend a weekend with the ultra-wealthy family of Sebastian's girlfriend. “You Hurt My Feelings,” a comedy out of the Sundance Film Festival starring Julia Louis-Dreyfuss as an author who is terribly hurt when she overhears her husband admit to someone that he didn't like her new book. “FUBAR,” a new series on Netflix starring Arnold Schwarzenegger & Monica Barbaro.  It's comedy & action but it swings WILDLY between the two, almost giving you whiplash. “Kandahar” stars Gerard Butler as a CIA operative whose cover is blown in Afghanistan and has to fight his way out along with his Afghan interpreter. “Platonic,” a comedy series on Apple TV+ starring Seth Rogan & Rose Byrne about two lifelong friends who reconnect and bring out the worst in each other. And, “The Machine”, a gross-out comedy based on the stand-up routine of Bert Kreischer, that also features Mark Hamill.

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs. DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

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

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    May 22, 2023

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Fast-ten your seatbelts for ‘Fast X’

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of May 19, 2023. Fast-ten your seatbelts because Dom Toretto and his ‘Fast and Furious’ bunch is back and better in “Fast X.” Shows we are taking a look at this week are: A remake of the basketball comedy “White Men Can’t Jump” with musician Jack Harlow in the Woody Harrelson role went straight to Hulu streaming. A goofy, mature-aimed comedy series starring Patricia Arquette as a former addict/dealer who decides she wants to become a private investigator on AppleTV Plus called “High Desert.” Also on AppleTV Plus, we can’t miss the must-watch documentary on or those of us who grew up in the 1980's, “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie.”  And lesser known shows hitting streaming services are “Class of ‘09” on Hulu, the sequel to the Netflix movie series "To All The Boys I've Loved Before,” and Season 2 of the animated series for kids, “Harriet The Spy” on AppleTV Plus. 

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs. DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

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

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