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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #248 (The Fall of the ‘Furiosa’ Box Office & More)

In The Fanbase Weekly, the Fanbase Press staff and a host of special guests from across the pop culture spectrum discuss the top geek stories of the week.

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guest Lauren Cipollo (writer, The Parallax Series) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including what Furiosa‘s box office numbers have to say about movie theatres, a 4-hour exploration of why the Star Wars hotel failed, and Sony’s move to use AI to cut film costs.

Hosts: Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief), Drew Siragusa (Fanbase Press Senior Contributor), and Claire Thorne (Creator, A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch)

Special guest: Lauren Cipollo (writer, The Parallax Series)

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17:04 – (Den of Geek) FURIOSA Box Office Crash Sounds the Alarm Bell for the Summer Movie Season
34:49 – (The A.V. Club) And now, a four-hour exploration of the failed STAR WARS hotel courtesy of Jenny Nicholson
51:29 – (IndiwWire) Sony Will Use AI to Cut Film Costs, Says CEO Tony Vinciquerra

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Written and Performed by: Adam WarRock
The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill
Episode Photo by: Sean Foster

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