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An irreverent celebration of pop culture. Funny asides and probably overly serious analysis on movies, TV shows, and video games. Mainly focusing on stuff from the 1980s - 2010s. New episodes every week.

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All the Fanfare Eric Pierce

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

An irreverent celebration of pop culture. Funny asides and probably overly serious analysis on movies, TV shows, and video games. Mainly focusing on stuff from the 1980s - 2010s. New episodes every week.

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    The Matrix

    The Matrix

    In This Episode
    What do you think happened to spoon boy?
    Remembering the ‘What is the Matrix?’ ad campaign
    Working at Blockbuster Video in 1999
    What is The Matrix? (The film)
    Exploring the mysteries of the Matrix
    Why this movie is J.J. Abrams’ wet dream
    Philosophy and The Matrix
    How The Matrix nailed the chosen “One” narrative
    The two problems with the movie
    Link Potpourri
    Dune is the Only 'Chosen One' Prophecy that Makes Any Kind of Sense (paid read, but a membership is super reasonable!)
    1999: When Gen X Disillusionment Had its Moment on the Big Screen (free read!)
    Neo is a Gen X Icon (free read!)
    The Matrix: Revisited — 5 Thoughts On the Old Films as a New One Debuts (free read!)


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    • 41 min
    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    In This Episode
    The story behind the “Duel of the Fates” theme.
    My 5 favorite lightsaber fights. (Number 4 will shock you! I’m dead serious. I expect to lose some subscribers over it. And possibly some friends.)
    The dark times: The post Return of the Jedi years.
    A new hope: The Phantom Menace was the most anticipated movie of all-time.
    May 19, 1999: Seeing The Phantom Menace the first time.
    My favorite things from The Phantom Menace.
    My top 5 The Phantom Menace one-hit wonders.
    Unanswered questions raised by this movie.
    The enduring legacy of The Phantom Menace.
    Link Potpourri
    25 Years Later, The Phantom Menace Remains an Uneven Yet Thrilling Nostalgia Trip (free read)
    The 7 Most Baffling Things in Star Wars (free read)


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    • 47 min
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    In This Episode
    The top 10 MCU films according to Rotten Tomatoes
    Does The Winter Soldier have the MCU’s best cold open?
    Breaking down Steve’s notebook
    4 reasons this is the best MCU film
    Hailing Hydra
    The top 10 MCU films according to me1
    Plus a brief cameo by my cat and my neighbor’s lawnmower

    Marvel Link Potpourri
    How the Steve Rogers & Bucky Barnes Bromance Defined the MCU (paid post)
    Not Every Hero Wears Mother's Drapes: Celebrating the Unsung Heroes of the MCU (free!)
    Marvel's Fall From Grace Continues With No End In Sight (free!)
    Watching ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in the Theater Absolutely Blew Me Away (free!)
    Why Thor Is the Greatest Avenger (free!)
    Disney & Marvel Studios have been Mishandling Black Widow for Years (free!)
    I’m Conflicted About My Feelings For a Supervillain (free!)


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    • 40 min
    50 Years of Dungeons & Dragons

    50 Years of Dungeons & Dragons

    All the Fanfare is an irreverent celebration of pop culture. Covering movies, TV, and video games. Publishing long form articles, quick reads, and a podcast.
    This Episode Covers
    * Where does D&D fall on the scale of nerdy activities?
    * A super brief and probably slightly inaccurate history of D&D.
    * How the Game Is Played.
    * What a Dungeon Master does (hint: it doesn’t involve whips or gimp suits).
    * What the other players do (hint: it typically involves derailing whatever the Dungeon Master’s plan is).
    * Dungeons & Dragons & Me
    * My favorite classes.
    * How I started during the era in which D&D got you beat up.
    * The Legacy of D&D.
    * The 4 Types of D&D Players.

    Further Reading & Related Stories
    I have written about D&D. Like, a lot. Here’s a cornucopia of nerdish delights.
    Paid Reads
    The Absolutely True Story of How Dungeons & Dragons Saved My Life
    This is a companion article to the podcast, going into a lot of detail about how and why I got into D&D. It’s deeply personal, and though I try to keep it light, the subject matter gets a bit heavy.
    Free Reads
    * The Delayed, Exquisite Pain of Growing Up Too Soon
    * Playing Dungeons & Dragons Will Make You a Better Writer
    * Dungeons & Dragons Has Given Me a Childhood I Never Had
    * How a New Player and ‘Macho Man’ Rekindled my Love of D&D
    * The 10 Best Celebrity ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Players
    * 5 Things I Learned Running a Hex Crawl in Dungeons & Dragons
    * These 5 Takeaways From ‘The Hobbit’ Films Will Improve Your Dungeons & Dragons Game


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    • 41 min
    The Wire: Season 1

    The Wire: Season 1

    I finally watched the first season of The Wire and now I understand all the fuss. Sharing my thoughts and observations.
    What's in this episode:
    - Guessing the favorite TV shows of recent US Presidents.
    - Familiar faces who got their start on The Wire.
    - How and why the very first scene haunted me the entire season.
    - My favorite characters and scenes.
    - Hopes for season 2.
    - Audio footnotes.


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    • 34 min
    All the Fanfare: The Podcast

    All the Fanfare: The Podcast

    All the Fanfare is a new podcast born out of my love for all things pop culture, namely movies, TV, and video games. It combines irreverent takes and funny asides with probably overly serious analysis. Mainly focusing on stuff from the 1980s - 2010s. New episodes every week.


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