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Ricky's out this week, so he missed the chance to chat about Upside Down, the movie about gravity that's not Gravity. Plus, Cameron and Rhea pitch new genres to a handful of our myriad celebrity listeners.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:21am PST

Rhea is out this week, but we deliver a spirited review of Olympus Has Fallen at her suggestion, and Ricky really scrapes the bottom of the barrel for a best part of this White House peril movie. Plus, Cameron and Ricky team up to pitch the next great "One Man Job" flick and make billions of dollars. Why didn't we think of this sooner?

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am PST

We're back this week with a review of Robert Rodriguez's Desperado, which has nothing to do with the song by the Eagles, as far as we can tell. Plus, we're joined by Pop Culture Happy Hour's Glen Weldon to chat about the movie that made him, and we'll help you make the most of this holiday season by suggesting some excellent, sophisticated movie/food pairings.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am PST

We present you with a particularly Swayze-heavy show this week, and we feel GREAT about it. A special guest joins us to share the Movie That Made Him, we chat about the action brawler Road House, and we try to solve some real puzzlers. Are "coolers" a thing? Is Jean-Claude Van Damme really that good at splits? Why is Swayze on our minds in such a major way? 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:48am PST

This week, we celebrate Cameron's return with an extended news segment and some bonus Troll Doll talk. Plus, we chat Movies That Made Us: Tough Ladies edition, and lend a critical eye to Chris Hemsworth's current vehicle for bein' hunky, Thor: The Dark World.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am PST

This week, Rhea and Ricky plunge into Kathryn Bigelow's 1995 cyberpunk thriller, Strange Days! Plus, we read and respond to some of your emails in a new segment we like to call "Wham Bam Pow Pod Fanny Pack Bag of Listener Emails" (please help us come up with a new name).

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This week, Rhea and Ricky discuss the Schwarzenegger/Stallone/50 Cent action thriller Escape Plan, which is in theaters now. Plus, in honor of Halloween, they share the spooky, creepy, and horrifying movie moments that made them.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:47am PST

This week, we become the judges, juries, and executioners for the 2012 sci-fi/action flick Dredd. Plus, feeling inspired by Gravity and Dredd, Rhea and Ricky pitch some hot "places to be trapped" movie premises.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am PST

This week, Cameron makes her triumphant return, and we celebrate by chatting about the Clooney/Bullock sci-fi thriller, Gravity -- you might want to tie yourself down to something for this one. Plus, let us teach you about what's poppin', sippin', AND munchin'!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:23am PST

This week, Rhea and Ricky are back at the helm, and they deliever the dish on the Formula One biopic Rush, which is currently in theaters. Plus, prop up your feet, lean back in your sweet leather chair, and let their pitches for hot new sports movies wash over you; you're running the movie studio now, listeners.

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Cameron's out this week, but Rhea and Ricky are totally in and stoked to dish about their favorite 80s movie moments! Plus, we dust off the James Spader teen action flick Tuff Turf, so heat up your crimping iron and polish your switch blade -- you'll need 'em both.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am PST

This week, we take a trip to the past and revisit an early recording -- a recording so old, in fact, it pre-dates the Wham Bam Pow name. Listen to us discuss the 1979 celebration of weird, ten person gangs, The Warriors. Enjoy Rhea's spirited pitch of a Back To The Future sequel. Revel in our youth and inexperience! Can you dig it?

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am PST

This week, we chat about the Soderbergh action-thriller, Haywire. Plus, inspired by Haywire's kickass lady protagonist, Rhea and Ricky pitch reimaginings of action flicks helmed by women. Hoodies up, people!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am PST

This week, we give the thumbs-up/thumbs-down treatment to some end-of-year sci-fi flicks that have been flying under our radar. Plus, Rhea and Ricky pitch other escape scenarios for Snake Plissken, and we chat about the film documenting Plissken's most recent escape, Escape from L.A.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:41am PST

This week, we discuss those special moments from superhero movies that really stuck with us, and we chat about a superhero movie we hope time will forget, Kick-Ass 2.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:59am PST

This week, we rave about Elysium's great parts and bemoan its problematic parts. Plus, Ricky is promoted to the role of hot-shot Hollywood executive and pits Rhea and Cameron against each other in a battle for the next great space film.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:51am PST

This week, we chat about the 2012 action/thriller/police procedural End of Watch -- does it get the "buddy cop" trope right? Plus, Rhea and Ricky help Hollywood with its branding problem by brainstorming some alternate tag lines for the movie. YOU'RE WELCOME, HOLLYWOOD.

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This week, Rhea and Ricky pitch the next big trend within the purview of Children Fighting Something movies. You'll want to be on the cutting edge of this one! Plus, we take a look at The Hunger Games, the hit movie based on the hit book about Children Fighting Something.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am PST

This week, comedian Ryan Budds joins us in the studio to discuss his experience playing the role of Beach Victim #1 in Sharknado. Spoiler: it involved driving around Tara Reid. Get the inside scoop! Plus, we discuss Charlton Heston's sci-fi classic, Planet of the Apes.

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This week, we discuss THE summer movie for monster-punching robots, Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim! Plus, we dive into some movie news, including the improbable social media buzz surrounding SyFY's stinker, Sharknado.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am PST

Wondering what to watch during your Fourth of July holiday? We've got you covered with plenty of great movie picks. Plus, we roll up our sleeves and brace ourselves for the Sly Stallone arm wrestling picture Over the Top.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am PST

This week, we have a discussion about violence in movies -- how do current events affect our consumption and enjoyment of action flicks? Plus, we put on our thinking caps and dive into Shane Carruth's sci-fi stumper Upstream Color. What IS this movie ABOUT?

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am PST

This week, we take a look at a summer blockbuster we've all been anxiously scanning the sky for: Man of Steel! Plus, Ricky returns and faces off against Rhea in a competitive Pitch It! Conflict!

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This week, Rhea drops some little known Superman facts on us to help us prepare for Man of Steel, we take a look at the richly premised, gun kata extravaganza Equilibrium, and we miss Ricky (he'll be back next week!).

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:35am PST

We're back this week with a look at one of the most anticipated flicks of the year, Star Trek Into Darkness. Plus, Ricky leads a discussion about spoilers, and we decide how we feel about them.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:55am PST

You wanted to hear our thoughts on Highlander and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, so we dug into some early recordings to deliver. Who wants to live forever?!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:11am PST

This week, Rhea and Ricky face off in a competitive Pitch It, and only one walks away with a wheelbarrow full of imaginary money! Plus, Cameron shares the movie that made her, and we take a look at the 1995 buddy cop flick Bad Boys. Whatcha gonna do?

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am PST

This week, we examine J.J. Abrams's affinity for lens flares, Rhea dishes about the movie that made her, and we dive into the exploits of the space traveling, sexual dynamo Barbarella. 

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This week, Rhea brings an article showcasing the techniques that made Shane Black's screenplays awesome and Black himself a cut above the rest. Plus, Ricky shares the movie that made him, and we give a review of the action blockbuster Iron Man 3.

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This week, we take a look at some action and sci-fi classics which were also nightmares for the cast and crew, Cameron invites us to consider The Sixth Element, and we offer up a review of Oblivion.

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This week, we take a look at the 1998 film Godzilla, featuring Ferris Bueller himself; Rhea and Ricky go head-to-head for your votes in a competitive Pitch It; and film writer Max Borenstein joins us to talk about his incredible professional journey and a particularly exciting future project.

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This week, we caught Jurassic Park 3D in theaters, and reactions were MIXED; Ricky pitches us Robocop with a barefooted twist; and Rhea brings in an article about supposedly successful recastings in the sci-fi and action realms.

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This week, we take a look at one of the greatest action movies of all time: Terminator 2. Plus, we promote you, dear listener, to the role of hot-shot movie executive. But that's not all -- we're joined by comedy legends Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy of RiffTrax and Mystery Science Theater 3000!

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This week, we discuss the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter and its possible implications, Rhea pitches a Dick Tracy sequel, and we fight the crime that is The Untouchables.

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This week, we examine the Oscar-baiting tactic of extreme weight loss, Ricky pitches the final Die Hard installment, and we review the film Hellboy. Plus, actor Doug Jones joins Cameron in the studio to talk about his background as a mime, working with Guillermo del Toro, and the future of the Hellboy film franchise.

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In this, the inaugural episode of Wham Bam Pow, we discuss the great Sci-Fi movies that were NOT recognized by the Academy (hint: nearly all of them), Rhea pitches a HOT sequel, and we review Quentin Tarantino's oft forgotten Jackie Brown.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am PST

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