Who Shot Ya?

We are Alonso-less this week! But no fear, we more than make up for it with our stellar array of guests. We've got the return of Drea "The Dope Rhyme Slaya" Clark. Plus, a first time guest, music supervisor and Heat Rocks host, Morgan Rhodes. The crew is discussing the new Rock film Skyscraper. Several parallels are made between this new "building related action film" and Die Hard. They evaluate the career and acting capabilities of The Rock himself. Plus, Morgan commemorates Poetic Justice on the 25th anniversary of its release. And as always, staff picks. Make sure to listen closely, because the "El Mero-Mero de Navidad" may make a cameo in this episode.

In news, a lost Stanley Kubrick script is found, Jude Law addresses Dumbledore's sexuality, and Bruce Willis says Die Hard is NOT a Christmas movie.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Die Hard with a Vengeance
April - Innocence
Morgan - 1). Paris Blues 2). Love Jones
Drea - 1). Blindspotting 2). Pain and Gain

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with Dave Holmes

With April WolfeDrea ClarkMorgan Rhodes, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us atwhoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.


We're going guest-less this episode as the 'Who Shot Ya?' trio hold down the fort on their own. This week we're covering the movie of the summer, Sorry to Bother You. In the discussion of the film the crew covers the rise of Oakland in cinema, Boots Riley's unique vision, and the powerful political message of the film. Alonso makes a case for a double feature with Sorry to Bother Youand The First Purge. Plus, the crew puts together the ultimate Top Five list of directorial debuts. And as always, staff picks.

In news, Thanos apparently killed half of the animals, the cast and crew walk off the 'Roe v. Wade' film, and James Gunn says a good movie can't be ruined by spoilers.

TOP FIVE DIRECTORIAL DEBUTS (In no particular order):
1). Orson Welles - Citizen Kane
2). Kasi Lemmons - Eve's Bayou
3). Spike Lee - She's Gotta Have It
4). Joan Micklin Silver - Hester Street
5). Rose Troche - Go Fish

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Nights of Cabiria
April - Eighth Grade
Alonso - Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Skyscraper with Morgan Rhodes and Drea Clark

With Alonso DuraldeApril Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us atwhoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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It's our 4th of July episode! So naturally the gang is discussing the 1972 musical - 1776. We are joined by musical "expert" Matt Piwowarczyk of the All Things Cozy podcast. The 'Who Shot Ya?' crew dissects their favorite musicals. And they get to the bottom of why Ricky hates them so much. Our news segment goes way back into the archives for some "relevant" news items. PLUS, Drea Clark interviews director Aaron Katz about his newest film Gemini.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Matt - Psycho Beach Party
April - West Side Story
Alonso - Such Good Friends

Come to our LIVE SHOW on July 5th at the Dynasty Typewriter. We'll be discussing Attack The Block with special guest star Tre'vell Anderson. Buy tickets here!

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Sorry to Bother You

With Alonso DuraldeApril WolfeMatt Piwowarczyk and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us atwhoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.


This week we are graced by podcast royalty - Maximum Fun's own Jordan Morris. He's on the program to talk about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The gang reviews the film and in the process discusses what makes the original Jurassic Park work so well. You may be surprised to find that one of our beloved hosts is not a big fan of the original! Jordan gets the opportunity to discuss his new scripted podcast project Bubble. Plus, they discuss the future as presented in movies. The gang decides which movie future they would like to live in, which one scares them, and which one is a little too close to reality for their comfort.

In news, Netflix releases 'A Great Day In Hollywood', Elizabeth Olsen found out about the end of Infinity War on the way to set, and some fans want to remake Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - The Thing
Jordan - L7: Pretend We're Dead
April - Leave No Trace
Alonso - Three Identical Strangers

Come to our LIVE SHOW on July 5th at the Dynasty Typewriter. We'll be discussing Attack The Block with special guest star Tre'vell Anderson. Buy tickets here!

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing 1776 with Matt Piwowarczyk

With Alonso DuraldeApril WolfeJordan Morris and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us atwhoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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This week we have a truly INCREDIBLE episode. Drea returns to discuss Pixar's Incredibles 2. Once again, things get very SEXY when Alonso reads Anthony Lane's controversial review of the film from the New Yorker. The crew compares and contrasts Incredibles 2 with other Pixar films. Drea chastises the gang for quoting her on a previous episode and not giving a proper citation. PLUS, Alonso educates everyone on the current state of queer cinema; what's bad, what's good, and what's the future.

In news, Tiffany Haddish tries to get busy with Leonardo DiCaprio, something weird is going on with the Gotti audience reviews, and Natalie Portman wants to make a vegan cooking show.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Hulk
Drea - Sin Nombre
April - Eyes of Fire
Alonso - Tag

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with Jordan Morris

With Alonso DuraldeApril WolfeDrea Clark and Ricky Carmona.

SEXY MUSIC BY: www.bensound.com

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us atwhoshotya@maximumfun.org.
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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This episode is a hoot and a half! The gang is joined by Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers of the Las Culturistas podcast. The program starts very strong with Matt's obsessive "Zapruder-ing" of the A Star Is Born trailer. They then go over the newest heist film Ocean's 8. The room is very divided on this one with all of them returning to the question - "Is there a conflict in this entire movie?" Plus, many of the individuals on this podcast admit to a deep love for the much maligned Norbit. Also, we have a special segment with Drea Clark. She interviews director Bobby Miller about his new film, The Cleanse, with Anjelica Huston and Johnny Galecki. This is a wild episode and is required listening!

In news, Eddie Murphy with play Rudy Ray MooreHereditary gets a D+ Cinemascore, and male movie critics outnumber female movie critics nearly 4 to 1.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Inside Man
Bowen - Kung Fu Hustle
Matt - Disobedience
April - Starship Troopers
Alonso - The New Age

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Incredibles 2 with Drea Clark

With Alonso DuraldeApril WolfeBowen YangMatt Rogers and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us atwhoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.


This week the gang is lucky enough to be joined by Britain's own, "The Beef and Dairy Network Podcast" host, Ben Partridge. It's a staff choice episode this week, and this time it's April's pick. She chose the 1971 Australian psychological thriller, Wake In Fright. The gang takes apart the film and what makes it so relevant to today's society. Alonso even calls it "toxic masculinity, the movie." The film can be a bit brutal and the crew makes sure to touch upon those elements, including the infamous kangaroo hunting scene. Plus, in celebration of having a beef expert on the show, the gang discusses eating meat in cinema. This segment is obviously titled "Weird Meat."

In news, Jeremy Renner broke both his arms shooting Tag, Brett Ratner is telling people he's directing Rush Hour 4, and Benedict Cumberbatch protects a cyclist from muggers.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Jewel's Catch One
Benjamin - The Girl With All The Gifts
April - Hereditary
Alonso - Alex Strangelove

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Ocean's 8 with Bowen Yang & Matt Rogers of Las Culturistas

With Alonso DuraldeApril WolfeBenjamin Partridge and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us atwhoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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We are joined by the incomparable Inkoo Kang. She's here to discuss the newest Star Wars film - Solo: A Star Wars Story. No stone is left unturned as they dissect the notoriously troubled movie. You'll have to listen to the episode to know what they truly think, but April does say watching the movie was like going to school. Inkoo shares her experience of doing 'Molly' for the first time. Plus, the gang discusses the tech advancements that are adding and subtracting to the audience experience. And Inkoo discusses the growing technology of 'Deepfakes.'

In news, Ian McKellen says "Gays don't exist" in the eyes of Hollywood, 'Creepy Crawlers' gets its own movie, 'Sesame Street' sues 'The Happytime Murders', and Matthew McConaughey gets "Snooped.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Inkoo - First Reformed
April - Come and See
Alonso - Edward II

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Wake In Fright with Ben Partridge

With Alonso DuraldeApril WolfeInkoo Kang and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us atwhoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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We've got fellow Max Funster, co-founder of RocketJump, director, and host of the Story Break podcast Freddie Wong on the program. He joins Ricky, April, and Drea to discuss everything Deadpool 2; the jokes, the violence, and the onslaught of cameos. April introduces the rest of the gang to the expression 'Tits to the glass.' Freddie warns Deadpool cosplayers that they might not be as funny as they think they are. PLUS, the crew takes a look at the beautiful tradition of adapting video games from popular movies. And they even try their hand at adapting a few themselves!

In news, Michelle and Barack Obama get a "storytelling partnership" with Netflix, The Human Centipede director gets a new film, and Donald Glover asks "How can you not be pansexual in space?"

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - The Explorers
Freddie - Mission: Impossible II
April - The Tale and Not A Pretty Picture
Drea - Swiss Army Man

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Solo with Inkoo Kang

With Drea ClarkApril WolfeFreddie Wong and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us atwhoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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This week Ricky, April, and Alonso are joined by TV critic at The A.V. Club, Consequence of Sound, and IndieWire, LaToya Ferguson. They discuss the new Gabrielle Union joint Breaking In (And yes, Ricky does make a Breakin' joke, don't worry). LaToya is convinced that despite the tepid reaction, this is going to be the next Fast and the Furious franchise. The crew discusses their favorite home invasion thrillers, and what makes the genre thrive. Plus, since they have a TV expert on the show, they all discuss the TV shows that were made into movies - the good and the bad. You'll be happy to know, Alonso does find an ally in his campaign for Josie and the Pussycats. And as always, we have our staff picks.

In news, someone live tweeted Greta Gerwig at the movie theater, 82 women rally at the Cannes film festival, Dave Matthews is a fan of Lady Bird, and Bryan Fuller is not happy about the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Panic Room
LaToya - Tully
April - Sisters
Alonso - Mahogany

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Deadpool 2.

With Alonso DuraldeApril WolfeLaToya Ferguson and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us atwhoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.