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This week, we discuss one of the biggest pieces of movie news in recent months: the Sony hack and the decision to cancel the Christmas release of The Interview. Plus, Cameron and Rhea discuss the 2013 martial arts drama The Grandmaster and wonder if Pirates of the Caribbean 5 could be the breath of fresh air the series needs.

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In observance of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Week on Wham Bam Pow, this episode features no fewer than two unintentional pizza puns. Plus, Ricky dishes about one of the early movies that made him, and we decide when a reboot just isn't right.

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This week, we delve deeper into the Bat-iverse with Batman Returns, featuring the inimitable (but underused) Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. Plus, we have an extra long catch-up session where everyone shares some recent celeb elbow-rubbing experiences.

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This week, we chat about Batman and take a step back to appreciate Tim Burton before the CGI saturated Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Plus, Ricky drops a Sam Shepard reference on us and lets us know what's poppin', and the crew anticipates this week's biggest trailers.

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This week, we settle in with Christopher Nolan's newest sci-fi blockbuster Interstellar and try to figure out what it all means. Plus, Ricky gets a haircut, and we unwittingly brainstorm the next great stoner comedy

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This week, we unpack our Disney Adventures Magazines and Consumer Reports for Kids and take a look at the 1991 superhero flick The Rocketeer. Plus, are we asking too much of our actors when we expect them to cross genres?

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This week, we stretch the definitions of action and sci-fi a bit to examine Birdman, the genre-busting film starring Michael Keaton as a washed up superhero actor. Plus, what makes a good Sarah Connor?

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This week, we all agree to never give up, never surrender, and always watch Galaxy Quest! Plus, we get caught up with all of the Hollywood happenings and recite all of the Star Trek movies.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:31pm PST

Happy MaxFunWeek! Ricky is joined by two hilarious guest panelists, Marcella Arguello and Sarah Morisano to review the 2012, Brad Pitt-packed crime film, Killing Them Softly. Plus, in honor of MaxFunWeek, we are joined by Dan McCoy! Dan is a writer for The Daily Show and host of our sister podcast, The Flop House, and he shares a seasonally appropriate movie that made him.

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This week, the band is back together once again to review the shoestring budget, sci-fi flick The Machine; Rhea looks back at a movie that made her; and Cameron admits she doesn't get David Lynch (there's a pretty reasonable explanation for that).

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This week, Rhea returns, Ricky tells us What's Poppin', and we chat about the 2013 action thriller/Jason Statham vehicle, Homefront!

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This week, Sweet Beth Stelling returns to the panel, and Brandie Posey joins us for the first time to discuss Blue Ruin, the 2013 Kickstarter thriller. Plus, we dive into the mailbag for a Wham Bam Power to the People!

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This week, Ricky is joined by comedians Beth Stelling and James Fritz to discuss the 1978 iteration of the sci-fi classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers! Plus, the three chat about the films they're looking forward to, and everyone tries to get to the bottom of Beth's true feelings about Ben Affleck.

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This week, Ricky helms the show and is joined by guest panelist and comedian Matt Braunger. They chat about this summer's movie offerings and review the samurai epic, 13 Assassins. 

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This week, we chat about the blurring of lines between big and small screens, plus we serve up a review of the 1989 sci-fi family film, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. RIP, Antie.

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This week, we try to come up with a Sharknado cash in, and we chat about the Australian dystopian flick that could be credited with (or blamed for) launching Mel Gibson's career, Mad Max.

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This week, Cameron's back, and we chat about Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus, news of a possible Star Wars theme park inspires a pitch it, and we added a herald to the team. Welcome, Anthony!

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This week, Rhea and Ricky deconstruct Lucy -- apparently the larger the percentage of your brain you use, the less interesting you become as a character! Plus the hilarious and charming Nathan Rabin of The Dissolve stops by to share the Movie That Made Him, and Rhea and Ricky go head to head regarding the possibility of a Ghostbusters III.

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This week Eliza Skinner, one of our very favorite stand-up comedians, joins us as a guest panelist! We talk Wonder Woman news, Eliza shares the movie that made her, and we delve into Snowpiercer. Hope you like perpetually moving trains!

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This week, Rhea and Ricky take a look at Nicolas Cage’s send up to Taken, Stolen. Are you pro-Cage or con-Cage? Plus, Jake Fogelnest shares the Movie That Made Him and discusses the incident that ignited his fear of signal hijacking.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:10pm PST

This week, we review this summer's hottest sci-fi flick about primates that wake up early, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes! Plus, Rhea and Cameron chat about animals in movies and discuss some recent news regarding women in popular culture.

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This week, we're back with a look at Brad Pitt's highest grossing film, the zombie drama/thriller World War Z! Plus, in honor of Mr. Pitt's myriad accomplishments, we pitch him new projects in diverse genres. We bet he's thrilled!

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This week, Rhea and Ricky tackle Quentin Tarantino's breakout hit Pulp Fiction. Plus, we take the opportunity to address some of your emails in the segment WhamBamPower To The People!

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This week, Rhea and Ricky chat about Machete Kills while Cameron kicks herself for not watching it. Plus, we brainstorm vehicles for stars' big jumps from the TV screen to the silver screen -- who will be the next Chris Pratt?

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This week, we chat about the Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise action flick Edge of Tomorrow, which (spoiler alert) WE LOVED! Plus, isn't it about time for Tom Cruise to be a movie star again? Rhea and Ricky pitch some movies with that goal in mind.

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This week, we engage in some complicated time travel with X-Men: Days of Future Past, and we all lament Kitty Pryde's lack of activity. Plus, inspired by Evan Peters's performance, Cameron solicits Quicksilver vehicles from Rhea and Ricky.

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This week, we chat about this summer's monster movie sensation, Godzilla! Plus, we brainstorm some roles from the wildly talented Zoe Saldana, and Rhea dazzles us with some ON POINT vocal foley.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

We're back! Through a series of closed-door meetings and elaborate deal-cuttings, Cameron's back at her job as the studio head, and she's on the hunt for a movie with a romantic element. Plus, we serve up a review of The Fifth Element. Make sure you have your multi pass!

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Cameron's out this week, so Rhea and Ricky seize the opportunity to watch and discuss the sci-fi/horror flick Event Horizon. Plus, Rhea shares some early impressions of Transcendence (which she payed real money to see in a movie theater), and Ricky drops some legendary popcorn knowledge on us. What's poppin'!

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This week, we blast those five tell-tale tones and experience the sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Plus, Ricky takes over Studio and asks Rhea and Cameron to devise a new project exploring different ways aliens make first contact with humans. Who will come out ahead and make everybody tons of money?

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This week, we fill our popcorn tubs and soda buckets and check out Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Plus, Rhea Butcher (the newest movie studio exec) hears pitches for the next great espionage thriller. Will Cameron earn her gig back?

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This week, we chat about Divergent -- is it a clever take on a dystopian future where citizens are punished for being themselves, or is it a Hunger Games cash in? Plus, Rhea and Ricky pitch the next great sci-fi comedy, and one of them gets it SO right, he or she inherits Cameron's movie studio(s).

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This week, we watch Gattaca, the sci-fi film that imagines a not-too-distant future where everybody's perfect, ESPECIALLY Uma Thurman. Plus, inspired by Gattaca's unease with cloning and genetic manipulation, Rhea and Ricky pitch the next great blockbuster that will feed on our fears.

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This week, we chat about the 2013 Schwarzenegger/Knoxville action picture, The Last Stand. Plus, the action hero/comedy figure combo inspires Rhea and Ricky's pitches for similar pairings.

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This week, we chat about the movie Stargate, per Cameron's request. Is it as awesome as her childhood nostalgia would have us believe? Plus, Rhea and Ricky pitch some ideas for getting Kurt Russell and James Spader back together. They're like peanut butter and jelly!

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This week, we take a look back at the film that launched a sequal, a television show, and a Hi-C flavor: Ghostbusters. Plus, inspired by Darren Aronofsky's Noah, Rhea and Ricky pitch movies based around unnatural movie/director pairings.

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This week, we remember Harold Ramis and some of his greatest works, recast a few of our favorite films with women, and deconstruct the 2010, low-budget, sci-fi flick Monsters. Plus, catch some spot-on Godzilla impressions!

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This week, we take a trip to theaters to see The Lego Movie and (spoiler alert) we really, really like it. Plus, we're joined by Emily V. Gordon of The Indoor Kids to chat about the movie that made her and the movie that borderline traumatized her. Film is a powerful medium!

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This week, we reflect on recent happenings in the movie world, Rhea and Ricky pitch the next great 80s toy inspired blockbuster, and we chat about Ninja II, a movie with some good punching and basically nothing else.

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This week, we review Oscar nominations and revel in Gravity's nods. Plus, Rhea and Ricky pitch some new Oscar categories that will allow action and sci-fi movies to really shine, and we chat about Steven Soderbergh's 2013 medicine thriller Side Effects. Bring on the gold guys!

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This week, we take on Cherry 2000, a sci-fi movie recommended to us by comedian and former friend Kurt Braunohler. If you like Melanie Griffith and android love, you'll probably still hate this movie. Fortunately, Cameron's around to spark a light in the darkness by pitching the sequel we were all hoping would never happen: Gravity 2. Bring your thinking cap!

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This week, we're plagued by a lingering sickness, but we power through to chat about Spike Jonze's sci-fi romance, Her. What does it mean when Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with an operating system?

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:34am PST

How did 2013 treat action and sci-fi movie buffs? Join us as we take a look back at the good, the bad, and Kick-Ass 2. Plus, My Brother, My Brother and Me co-brother Travis McElroy joins us to ring in the new year by sharing The Movie That Made Him.

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