Who Shot Ya? (general)

We've got Ricky, April and Alonso in the studio this week, along with special guest Oliver Wang. Like Ricky, Oliver is a fellow DJ, and he also hosts the brilliant music podcast Heat Rocks on Maximum Fun, alongside friend of the show Morgan Rhodes.

April tells us about her feminist ghost hunting pilot; Alonso's excited about the BBQ chicken tenders at McDonald's; Oliver is stoked to be a guest for the first time on WSY and Ricky's reminded of his childhood after watching the Canelo fight and going to a party where Los Angeles Plays Itself played in the background.

Plus, music scholar Oliver Wang outs himself as an unabashed Predator fan, who's seen every single Predator movie. Will he be one of the few (only?!) fans of this franchise that doesn't pan the film? Find out.

In the news, Gael Garcia Bernal wants to know why there aren't more US-born LatinX directors, Yacht Captain Dennis Davers breaks his silence about what he thinks happened the night Natalie Woods drowned, and Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson have teamed up to demand TV manufacturers up their TV-settings game for better movie watching experiences at home.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - The Thing
April - Life Itself (Note: this is April's joke pick), and her real pick is Mandy
Alonso - Lizzie
Oliver - Chan Is Missing

Next week we're discussing The Sisters Brothers with Inkoo Kang

With April WolfeAlonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona
Oliver Wang

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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You heard right, the band is back together! This episode marks the return of our Switchblade Sister April Wolfe. And this week the crew is talking about the divisive (and pretty racist) new Jennifer Garner film Peppermint. Ricky discusses his feelings on Twin Peaks: The Return. April celebrates the the life of her beloved cat. And Alonso questions whether fall is arriving or not. Plus, the gang listens to messages from the "Who Shot-Line." This week's questions was, "Which actress, who has never fronted an action film, deserves to be an action hero?" And as always, 'Staff Picks.'

In news, Candyman is coming, Olivia Munn is chastised, and Facebook apologoizes for taking down those nude Burt Reynolds photos.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Old Boy
Alonso - Starting Over
April - Let the Corpses Tan

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 The Predator.

With April WolfeAlonso Duralde, 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.

Direct download: Jennifer_Garners_Peppermint_and_Getting_the_Band_Back_Together.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

This one is a winner. That's right, we've got the head writer for Maximum Fun's International Waters, Riley Silverman. She's on the show to talk about the new Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves joint, Destination Wedding. Ricky celebrates the work of Stevie Wonder. Drea reminisces about a high school production of Clue. And Alonso won't shut up about the Venice Film Festival. Plus, the crew plays some calls left by listeners on the 'Who Shot Ya?' hotline, which will now and forever be known as the "Who Shot-Line." (Kudos to Drea Clark for coming up with that name). And, as always, Staff Picks.

In news, First Man is making some people angry, some idiot wore a "Weinstein is Innocent" t-shirtto the Venice Film Festival, and Alfonso Cuarón directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanbecause Guillermo Del Toro yelled at him.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Jacob's Ladder
Drea - Lady Macbeth
Alonso - Prêt-à-Porter
Riley - Away We Go

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 Peppermint

With Riley SilvermanDrea ClarkAlonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona.

The Who Shot-Line Number: WSY-803-1664.

And the question: Which actress, who has never done action before, deserves her own action movie?

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.

Direct download: Destination_Wedding_and_The_Who_Shot_Line_with_Riley_Silverman.mp3
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Do you love puppets? Well then this is the episode you've been waiting for! We've got comedian, actor, and Maximum Fun's Go Fact Yourself host, Helen Hong on to discuss the new puppet noir The Happytime Murders. Helen is uniquely qualified to discuss this film because she reveals that she actually auditioned for it! Ricky declares his love for Big Trouble in Little China. Drea proves herself to be a true "puppet movie" expert. And the gang receives a "voicemail postcard" from Alonso at the Venice Film Festival. Plus, the crew plays that game that America loves - 'Name That Puppet!' And as always, we've got Staff Picks.

In news, Ethan Hawke has some thoughts on superhero movies, the Big Trouble in Little Chinaremake is actually a sequel, and Netflix may stop sending out DVDs in 2022.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Team America: World Police
Drea - Support the Girls
Helen - In Bruges

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 Destination Wedding

With Helen HongDrea Clark, 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.

Direct download: The_Happytime_Murders_and_All_Things_Puppets_with_Helen_Hong.mp3
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This is a feel good episode, ya'll! We've got comedian Jenny Yang on the program to talk about Crazy Rich Asians. She is uniquely qualified to discuss this film because she has seen it FIVE TIMES! This episode also signals the return of "The King of Christmas" - Alonso Duralde. He has traveled to the east coast and back to regale the crew of tales from his journey and his love for lobster. Ricky pours one out for the death of "Hiatus Ricky" as he goes back to work on Tosh.0. Plus, the gang goes over some of the most atrocious examples of whitewashing in movies - from Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell to Emma Stone in Aloha. And as always, we've got Staff Picks.

In news, Michael Caine reveals the ending to Inception, Kevin Spacey's Billionaire Boys Club makes $618 in its opening weekend, Boots Riley has some thoughts on BlacKkKlansman, and Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder may be married.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - 1). Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2). Cop Land
Alonso - In the Mood for Love
Jenny - To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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 The Happytime Murders

With Jenny YangAlonso Duralde, 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.

Direct download: Crazy_Rich_Asians_and_Whitewashing_Cinema_with_Jenny_Yang.mp3
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This is one of our wildest episodes to date. And for our 50th episode, no less! We've got first time guest, comedian Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie, Mystery Science Theater 3000) and returning guest Brandon Johnson (Rick and Morty, Animals). They're on to discuss the brand new film, BlacKkKlansman. Brandon, once again, tries to hock bootleg merchandise. Baron earns his anointed title of "The Big Pun" by making puns with a machine gun pace. April holds it down by recommending some post WWII era German-Jewish poetry. And Ricky fixes his car stereo like the Fonz. Plus, the crew discusses the films, style, and career of BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee. And as always, we have Staff Picks.

In news, the "Popular Movies Oscar" gets some support, Idris Elba tells everyone NOT to believe the James Bond hype, and screenwriter John August is compiling the list of popular films that can't be found online.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Kareem: Minority of One
April - Point Break
Brandon - Crazy Rich Asians
Baron - The Final Master

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 Crazy Rich Asians.

With Baron VaughnApril WolfeBrandon Johnson, 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 is truly a clash of the titans. Drea Clark and Inkoo Kang are featured in the SAME EPISODE! That's right, it's an action packed show where the crew is discussing The Spy Who Dumped Me. Inkoo grills Ricky by asking him, "Why do you hate women?" (She's joking, fyi). Drea cements her status as the show's "wacky neighbor." April can't stop listening to The Tammy's Egyptian Shumba. And Ricky stans for his main man Eddie Murphy. Plus, the gang attempts to name their top 5 comic duos of all time. And as always, staff picks.

In news, Jean-Luc Picard is back, Crazy Rich Asians turns Netflix down, and Steven Seagal is appointed a "Special Reperesentative" of Russian Foreign Ministry.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Spy
April - Bunny Lake Is Missing
Drea - Skate Kitchen
Inkoo - 1). Crazy Rich Asians 2). McQueen

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 BlacKkKlansman

With Inkoo KangApril WolfeDrea Clark, 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.

Direct download: The_Spy_Who_Dumped_Me_and_Top_5_Comedy_Duos_with_Inkoo_Kang.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:14pm PDT

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to listen to the newest episode of 'Who Shot Ya?', drink some Café Bustelo, and leave a five star review on Apple Podcasts. This week Ricky Carmona, April Wolfe, and Alonso Duralde are talking about Mission: Impossible - Fallout. They are joined by the hilarious Brandon Johnson, who you may know from voicing Mr. Goldenfold on 'Rick and Morty.' The crew covers every aspect of the movie - the fights, the stunts, the way Angela Bassett say "plutonium." Brandon does his best to hock his collection of bootleg DVDs. Alonso, again, makes the case for his potato salad. Ricky tears Alonso a new one for not inviting him to a Die Hard screening. And April tells us about getting drunk with her mother. Plus, the gang has an in depth discussion on the career of Tom Cruise. And as always, staff picks

In news, MoviePass is not doing so hot, Paul Schrader loves Taylor Swift, and two latino and hispanic watchdog groups call for a boycott of Paramount.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - The Equalizer 2
April - Like Father
Alonso - Space Station 76
Brandon - Fresh

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 The Spy Who Dumped Me

With Brandon JohnsonApril WolfeAlonso Duralde, 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.

Direct download: Mission_Impossible_-_Fallout_with_Brandon_Johnson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am PDT

It's our BONUS episode ya'll! This was a live show recorded on July 5th at the Dynasty Typewritertheater in Los Angeles. We present to you - Attack The Block. The film was screened for the audience followed by a discussion. Ricky, April, and Alonso are joined by LA Times film reporter Tre'vell Anderson. The crew goes through what they love about this film and why it's still so resonant today. Tre'vell compares the film to another classic, Leprechaun in the Hood. Plus the gang takes questions from the audience. A rousing good time for all!

With Tre'vell AndersonApril WolfeAlonso Duralde, 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.


One of our most divisive episodes to date! The crew is joined by the wonderful Dave Holmes as they review Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. The line is quickly drawn in the sand between those who love this movie and those who hate. You'll have to listen to find out who is on which side! Plus, professor and critic Tavia Nyong'o calls in to discuss "whiteness" as it's presented in cinema. He also elaborates on the recent screening series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music called "BAMcinématek and The Racial Imaginary Institute: On Whiteness." Much to the joy of April, there is an in depth conversation on White Chicks. And as always, we have Staff Picks.

In news, James Gunn is fired, Marvel provided counseling centers for Infinity War, and the Cats movie announces its cast.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - The Lost Boys
April - Montenegro
Alonso - Buddies
Dave - Eighth Grade

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 Mission Impossible: Fallout

With Dave HolmesTavia Nyong'oApril WolfeAlonso Duralde, 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 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.

Direct download: Top_5_Directorial_Debuts_Oakland_and_Sorry_to_Bother_You.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Jurassic_World_Fallen_Kingdom_with_Jordan_Morris.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Wake_In_Fright_with_Benjamin_Partridge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:47am PDT

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.

Direct download: Movie_Tech_and_Solo_A_Star_Wars_Story_with_Inkoo_Kang.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:09pm PDT

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.


This week we're going Overboard! The crew discusses the new Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez film and compares it to the problematic original. They celebrate the underappreciated career of Anna Faris. April bemoans the fact that there are so few good female characters written into comedies. And much to the dismay of Drea, Alonso dumps all over the original Overboard. Plus, the gang discusses some of their favorite mothers in movies - the good and the evil. And as always, we've got staff picks.

In news, Bill and Ted 3 is actually happening, Ryan Murphy has the idea for a #MeToo TV show, and the royal wedding will be screened live in in theaters.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Wildcats
Drea - Strictly Ballroom
April - Revenge
Alonso -The Blackwater Lightship

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 Breaking In.

With Alonso DuraldeApril WolfeDrea Clark 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 is it! Infinity War has arrived - and the 'Who Shot Ya?' crew is ready. Drea Clark is on the program once again to discuss the biggest movie ever released, Avengers: Infinity War. They try to keep the SPOILERS to a minimum - while still taking time to ponder how Thanos' chin looks like a nutsack. They discuss how Marvel movies operate more like comic books than standard films. Plus, Ricky, Drea, April, and Alonso think up characters that they would add to the Avengers team from different film genres (Heads up, one of the genres is James Cameron movies). Plus, as always, we have our staff picks.

In news, Mark Ruffalo accidentally spoiled Avengers: Infinity War, Steven Spielberg reveals how Robin Williams helped him get through shooting Schindler's List, and Tom Cruise jumped out of a plane 106 times.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Andre The Giant
Drea - Colossal
April - The 12th Man
Alonso - RBG

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 Overboard

With Alonso DuraldeApril WolfeDrea Clark 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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You'll all feel pretty after this episode! This week's crew is comprised of Ricky Carmon, April Wolfe, Drea Clark, and "Mrs. Alonso Duralde" - film critic, Dave White. They tackle the somewhat controversial new film I Feel Pretty. They discuss beauty standards within the film industry, Amy Schumer, and the juggernaut performance of Michelle Williams as Avery LeClair. Plus, Drea shares a sweet story about Fred Durst and Dave rates some famous sex tapes. Not to mention, the gang talks about those "unconventionally sexy" movie stars that don't get the love they deserve. All on this week's episode!

Allison Mack tries to recruit Emma Watson into a sex cult, Victoria Mahoney becomes the first black director on a Star Wars film as she is hired as the second unit director on Star Wars: Episode IX, and John Travolta says working with Fred Durst "may be his favorite" experience on a film.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - A Face In The Crowd
Drea - Funny Girl
April - Tale of Tales
Dave - Western

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 Avengers: Infinity War with Drea Clark.

With Dave WhiteDrea ClarkApril 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.


A MONSTROUSLY huge episode this week. Artist, writer, and podcaster Johnnie Jungleguts joins the gang to talk all about the new joint by The Rock, Rampage. They discuss video game movies and how they are frequently terrible. April reveals her secret admiration for the Super Mario Brothersmovie. And they ponder whether The Rock should learn to say no to some movie scripts. Plus, Brady Jandreau of the new film The Rider sits down with Drea Clark to discuss what it was like going from riding broncos to acting in front of the camera.

In news, John Oliver buys Russell Crowe's jockstrapWakandaCon comes to Chicago, and the gang remembers the life and work of director Miloš Forman.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - The Endless
Alonso - Women Who Kill
April - Mercury 13
Johnnie Jungleguts - Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie

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 I Feel Pretty with Drea Clark.

With Johnnie JunglegutsAlonso 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.


The return of Inkoo Kang! She joins the crew to discuss A Quiet Place. On this episode, April describes her irritation with the term 'Elevated Horror' and how it is an attempt to distance certain films from the genre itself. Inkoo discusses her physical reaction to the jump scares in scary movies. Ricky regails the gang with a tale of getting kicked out of the theater. April tells a story about sitting next to a breastfeeding mother while watching A Quiet Place. And Alonso hammers home the necessity for keeping your phone off in the movie theater. Plus, this is the last week of the MaxFunDrive, so the Who Shot Ya? friends detail the importance of donating. maximumfun.org/donate.

In news, Molly Ringwald has some issues with The Breakfast Club, Zoe Saldana is tired of 'elitists'putting down the Marvel movies, and Margaret Atwood says the 9/11 terrorists were inspired by Star Wars.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling
Alonso - Lean on Pete
April - Sweet Country
Inkoo Kang - The Rider

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 Rampage with Danielle Radford.

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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We got a great episode this week as Ricky, Alonso, and April welcome Birth.Movies.Death and Bleacher Report writer Dave Schilling to the program to discuss Ready Player One. The gang bemoans the overwhelming amount of 80s nostalgia that has taken over pop culture, and how this could be potentially dangerous. Dave stans for the underappreciated Karl Urban film Dredd. They also explore what pop culture world would populate their own personal Oasis. Hint: 'Murder, She Wrote' is a large part of April's virtual reality. Plus, Ricky, Alonso, and April take some time to discuss the MaxFunDrive, which is happening right now! If you'd like to donate to the network and support this show, please contribute at maximumfun.org/donate.

In news, Daniel Day Lewis and Lesley Manville have a food fight, Helen Mirren campaigns for a stunt performer OscarBill & Ted 3 is probably happening, and Jared Leto is hitchhiking across America.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Coming to America
Alonso - My Life as a Zucchini
April - The Howling
Dave - Dredd and Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom.

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 A Quiet Place with Inkoo Kang.

With Dave SchillingAlonso DuraldeApril Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.


This week we’ve got the hosts of Can I Pet Your Dog -- Renee Colvert and Allegra Ringo -- on the show to share their thoughts about Isle of Dogs, and their favorite furry films of all time. Plus, Renee and Allegra go up against Ricky and April in a battle to see which podcast hosts have a greater knowledge of films starring dogs: CIPYD or WSY? Only one podcast will emerge victorious. If you love dogs, this episode is for you. Ditto if you love movies. And if you love dogs, movies and movies about dogs, you will be thoroughly entertained!

In news, Bill Murray and Jeff Goldblum want more dog-friendly movie screenings.
Ricky Carmona is available to DJ the upcoming 34th Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival which takes place between April 5th - 19th. And April wants filmmakers to know that Cine+MAS SF is accepting submissions for the San Francisco Latino Film Festival.
Danny Trejo tells us about Danny Trejo in a new episode of Funny or Die’s IMDB Me.
A PA Planned Parenthood branch thinks we need a Disney princess who’s had an abortion

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - The Death of Stalin
Ricky - Nashville
April - Unsane
Allegra - Night of the Hunter
Renee - The Strangers: Prey at Night

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

Next week we'll be discussing Ready Player One with Dave Schilling

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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This week we take a look at Love Simon, the film Alonso Duralde and special guest Grace Baldridge want you to see multiple times so studios will continue making coming of age teen films that feature gay romantic leads. Taking a page from the film’s anonymous correspondence between “Jacque” and “Blue”, each of our panelists write their own anonymous notes and we learn some FASCINATING truths. To wit, Neil was with Oprah Winfrey the night Michael Jackson died. Lars McPatchett used to eat butter out of a container with a spoon as a kid. Zippo lettered in three sports in high school, and two of Saint John’s greatest fears are escalators and horses. Think you can figure out who each panelist’s alias is? You’ll have to listen to find out.

In news, the Chopping Mall remake won’t feature killer robots.
The Justice League franchise is officially the lowest grossing DCEU film
There’s a rare cut of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining which contains a previously-deleted scene.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - Take Me to the River
Grace - Kiss Me
Ricky - Killing of a Sacred Deer
April - I Kill Giants

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

With
Alonso Duralde
April Wolfe
Ricky Carmona
Grace Baldridge

Next week we'll be discussing Isle of Dogs with Renee Colvert and Allegra Ringo of Can I Pet Your Dog.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org

Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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We've got a very special episode this week as Alonso Duralde takes over hosting duties. He's joined by film critic for Tribune News Service and the LA Times, Katie Walsh, Vidiots Executive Director/Board Chair, Maggie Mackay, and our dear friend, producer and film festival programmer, Drea Clark. They break down the much discussed A Wrinkle in Time. They address the blowback the film has received, what they really liked about it, and the revolutionary nature of having a protagonist that is a woman of color. They also discuss kids movies in general and some of their favorites. In fact, a fight nearly breaks out over whether The NeverEnding Story is actually a good movie. PLUS, April Wolfe calls in from South by Southwest to give everyone an update.

In news, psychologist Jordan Peterson hates Frozen, Tommy Wiseau auditions for The Joker, production companies start adopting inclusion riders, and the man who stole Frances McDormand's Oscar pleads not guilty.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - Ramen Heads
Drea - No Light and No Land Anywhere
Katie - American Honey
Maggie - After Hours

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 Love, Simon.

With Maggie Mackay, Katie WalshDrea Clark, and Alonso Duralde.

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.


This episode marks the return of the "Professional Contrarian" Inkoo Kang to talk about the new dark, action comedy Game Night. Before they get into the discussion of the film, the crew takes time to dissect this year's Oscars. They point out some of the sweeter moments (Greta Gerwig and Laura Dern, James Ivory's shirt) but all agree there's still work to be done. In discussing Game Night they break down the dark comedy genre and reveal some of their favorites. April professes her love for Todd Solondz, Inkoo sees "competent" as high praise, Alonso gives a shout to Pedro Almodovar, and Ricky inadvertently creates a mash up movie - 'One Flew Over the Vampire's Nest.' PLUS, the gang finishes up by copying Game Night and playing a round of CELEBRITY.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Zoology
Alonso - Prick Up Your Ears
Inkoo - Oh Lucy!
Ricky - The Gift

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 A Wrinkle In Time with Drea Clark.

With Inkoo KangAlonso DuraldeApril Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:46pm PDT

We've got an action packed episode this week. Ricky welcomes back his former Wham Bam Pow co-host Rhea Butcher to discuss female protagonists in sci-fi films, the overall theater going experience, and the new psychedelic Natalie Portman joint, Annihilation. The crew also welcomes Academy Award winning Sound Editor Mark Mangini to talk about the use of sound in film, his work on Blade Runner 2049, and how he got his start working on Hanna-Barbera cartoons. This one is not to be missed!

In news, Willem Dafoe lists a bunch of ways his characters have died, you can now stay overnight at Camp Crystal from Friday the 13th, and a Flamin' Hot Cheetos movie is in the works.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Mohawk
Alonso - All Monsters Attack
Rhea - Battle of the Sexes and Only The Brave
Ricky - The Ritual

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 Game Night with Inkoo Kang.

With Rhea ButcherMark ManginiAlonso DuraldeApril Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

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


Like the Jetsons meet the Flintstones, we've got a crossover episode! Our friends, film critic Dave White and digital strategist Wynter Mitchell, from fellow Max Fun show, Pop Rocket, join April and Ricky to discuss all things Black Panther. The gang starts by discussing the wonderful attributes of the film itself; from Ryan Coogler formulating a personal Marvel film to the casting and costuming. Then the conversation moves on to the effects this film has had on society and black people everywhere. The crew touches upon the power and importance of seeing themselves represented on screen. Plus, they also discuss who is the hottest character in the film (Dave White took a "poll of the gays" so this is a scientific study).

In news, Edward James Olmos returns to directing, SAG-AFTRA ends wigging investigation, and cinematographer Alan Caso makes a plea for diversity.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Game Night
Dave - The Woman Who Left
Wynter - One Dark Night
Ricky - Parliament Funkadelic - The Mothership Connection (Live in Houston, TX, 1976)

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

With Dave WhiteWynter MitchellApril Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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Turn on the air conditioning because it's getting hot in here! The gang is joined, once again, by "kid sister" Drea Clark to talk about 50 Shades Freed. They talk the good, the bad, and the boring of the film. Drea dreams of getting a quote on the 50 Shades Freed DVD cover, April cites some issues that a gynecologist would have with the film, and Alonso points out the enjoyment of watching it as "luxury porn." PLUS the crew has an in depth conversation about the use of sex in cinema. Ricky has some great suggestions because he sure did his homework. Light some candles and turn the lights down low, because you're gonna wanna to set the mood to listen to this episode.

In news, Christopher Nolan's kids won't stop calling him "Woodcock", Ava Duvernay and Mayor Eric Garcetti launch an LA diversity initiative, Doug Jones (The Shape of Water) doesn't love that they made a "Fish Man" dildo, and working with Jim Carrey caused makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji to go to therapy.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - The Party
Alonso - Double Lover
Drea - The Crash Reel
Ricky - Y Tu Mamá TambiénThe Dreamers, and Sex and Lucia

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

With Alonso DuraldeApril WolfeDrea Clark, 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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Things are getting spooky this week as the gang discusses the new Helen Mirren haunted house joint, Winchester. The three hosts all had VERY different theater going experiences; some good, some bad. Alonso stans for the limited time McDonald's burger, the Grand Mac. April recommends a book of poetry. And Ricky gets some Helen Mirren movie recs so he can better praise his "Dame piece." Plus, the crew tries out a new show - "Haunted House Hunters" where Alonso and April pitch haunted houses to the prospective buyer Ricky. Which house of the damned will he choose?

In news, Uma Thurman was pressured into driving a stunt car, Guillermo Del Toro is accused of plagiarism, and Jordan Peele was offered the part of 'Poop Emoji.'

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - The Changling and Robyn Schiff's Revolver
Alonso - Happy Hour
Ricky - Bram Stoker's Dracula

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

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 at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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We're doing things a little differently this week. Instead of seeing a movie in theaters, we let Ricky pick one. And to the chagrin of many, he chose the Wachowski's three hour long epic, Cloud Atlas. After first complaining about the length, Alonso and April then discuss the merits and aspirations of the polarizing film. And don't worry, they do talk about all the prosthetics and makeup (there are A LOT of fake noses in this movie). Dovetailing with that conversation, the gang discusses the movies they love...but everyone else hates. You may be surprised by the terrible movies these professional film critics like! You'll never guess who likes Dragonball Evolution.

In news, Helen Mirren is sad about Star Wars, Richard Roeper buys Twitter followers, LilRel Howery gets an invite to the Oscars, and work has begun on a Passion of the Christ sequel.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Slaughterhouse-Five
Alonso - Scream 3
Ricky - Prisoners

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

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 at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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Strike a pose, people. We're talking fashion in film and Daniel Day-Lewis' "final" performance in, Phantom Thread. Regular contributor and friend of the show, Drea Clark, joins the crew as they discuss their personal movie fashion icons. One of April's is Woody Harrelson from White Men Can't Jump, obviously. The gang also plays the Sundance game; Alonso names 3 real Sundance movies and 1 fake title and each person guesses which one is the fake. Hint: Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day is actually a real movie. In this episode you can also hear Alonso quote the Diana Ross film Mahogany when he tells everyone to "Flash that baby grand you call a smile!" Check it out now!

In news, The Oscar nominations have been announced, Tom Hardy's rap album is leaked, and Hispanic actors want to protest the Oscars.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Drea - Battle of the Sexes
April - Wendy and Lucy
Alonso - Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Ricky - The Last Of The Mohicans

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

With Drea ClarkAlonso 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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This week on Who Shot Ya?, Ira Madison III joins us in studio and shares his thoughts on where Proud Mary went wrong. Plus, the panel looks at some of their favorite female assassins, and they also create the definitive “12 Under 12” list, of the best actors who had yet to reach puberty when they delivered an outstanding performance.

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Tom Hardy helps homeless puppies
Matt Damon promises to shush his mouth
Retired actor Daniel Day Lewis enjoys watching Naked & Afraid
A not at all unhinged pastor blastsThe Shape of Water
Some dude has released a De-Feminised version of The Last Jedi

The Definitive 12(ish) Under 12 List
The baby from American Sniper
The toddler from Superman
Saoirse Ronan in Atonement
Victoire Thivisol in Ponette
Sunny Suljic in Killing of a Sacred Deer
Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds of A Quiet Place
Anaïs Reboux of Fat Girl
Sean Nelson of Fresh
Kirsten Dunst in Interview with a Vampire
Pascal Lamorisse from The Red Balloon
The kids from Ratcatcher
Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver
The kids from Magnolia

Staff Picks:
Ira - A Vampire in Brooklyn
April - Ganja and Hess
Alonso - The Lair of the White Worm and Gothic
Ricky - Jackie Brown

Check out our Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

With Ira Madison IIIAlonso DuraldeApril Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.


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Or email us at: whoshotya@maximumfun.org


Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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This week the Who Shot Ya? gang is joined by the one and only Louis Virtel to discuss the new Aaron Sorkin talk-a-thon, Molly's Game. The crew examines the type of character Jessica Chastain always seems to play and how this movie is WAY too long. They delve into some of their favorite gambling films. PLUS, they get a call from critic, Inkoo Kang, in a new segment called You're Wrong! Tune in to hear which opinions of Ricky, Alonso, and April from past episodes were actually wrong!

In news, the Golden Globes say "Time's Up," Disney admits to darkening the skin of their extras on Aladdin, Kendrick Lamar is curating the soundtrack for The Black Panther, and Catherine Deneuve and 100 other french women denounce #MeToo.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:
Louis - Secrets & Lies
April - Crank 2: High Voltage
Alonso - Paddington 2
Ricky - The Game

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

With Louis VirtelInkoo KangAlonso DuraldeApril Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.
You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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This week the gang takes a trip to the near future as they talk about Alexander Payne's newest film Downsizing. Ricky, April, and Alonso tackle the controversy surrounding Hong Chau's depiction of the Vietnamese refugee Ngoc Lan Tran. They also ponder whether they would "downsize," April claims Christoph Waltz as her second husband, and the crew discusses the prolific career of Laura Dern. Plus, each host takes turns designing their own awards show. April has some very interesting stipulations for award show speeches so listen now!

In news, 300 women in the film industry say "Time's Up" for sexual harassment, Laura Dern shares some advice she received from Steven Spielberg, the three highest grossing films of 2017 were fronted by women, and MoviePass gets 1 million subscribers

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Teeth
Alonso - Five Came Back
Ricky - The X-Files: Fight the Future

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 at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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The end of 2017 has arrived, and the Who Shot Ya? crew has some thoughts about it. The gang is joined by good friend/provocateur Inkoo Kang to discuss the movies that made the biggest impact on them. They discuss which films surprised them, which disappointed them, and which films best represented the year that was 2017. Plus, instead of a normal round of ITIDIC (Is this important? Do I care?) Ricky, Alonso, and April discuss the news stories they DIDN'T care about AND the ones they cared about...but no one else did. If you're looking for fantastic film recommendations, THIS is the episode to listen to because it is chock full of them.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - 200 Cigarettes
Alonso - The Dead
Ricky - Brawl In Cell Block 99

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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HO HO HO! Tis the season for a new Star Wars movie! This week the gang is joined by LA Times' Jen Yamato to talk Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The crew covers an array of topics; diversity in casting, Kylo Ren, the force, and of course...Porgs! Plus, it's a very special final installment of Stump Alonso with the one and only Andy Richter calling in to try his best at toppling King Christmas himself. Will he finally stump El Rey De Navidad? Stay tuned!

In news, Mira Sorvino is blacklisted, Paul Thomas Anderson uses his friends Netflix account, WGA West is not on board with Disney's purchase of 20th Century, and Gary Oldman smokes a lot of cigars.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Morvern Callar
Alonso - Desk Set
Jen - Nathan For You Season 4 Finale - Finding Frances
Ricky - Score: A Film Music Documentary

With Alonso DuraldeApril WolfeAndy RichterJen Yamato, 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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If you're seated in the first row, you will get wet. Because we're talking about The Shape of Water. Friend of the show Drea Clark joins the gang as they discuss monsters, sexy amphibian men, and Alonso's sinister alter ego - Alphonso Durante. The crew also plays a rousing game of F, Marry, Kill. And a WARNING to our listeners, they don't hold back. Plus, this is the second to last round of Stump Alonso; will he retain his throne?

In news, Gizmodo releases the list of the most contrarian film critics, female directors are snubbedat the Golden Globes, someone watched Bee Movie 357 times last year, and Saudi Arabia lifts its ban on movie theaters.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
Alonso - Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone and My Happy Family
Drea - Lady Bird
Ricky - Nature Boy

With Alonso DuraldeApril WolfeDrea Clark, and Ricky Carmona.

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

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Oh hai, everyone! In light of the release of The Disaster Artist, this week the gang is talking about bad movies. You know, the movies that are so terrible, but so enjoyable, to watch. And who better to have on the show than bad movie expert and host of The Flop House, Elliott Kalan. The crew discusses their thoughts on The Disaster Artist AND the original masterpiece, The Room. Plus, Elliott opens up about the true beauty of horrible cinema. And, as always, the gang tries their best to Stump Alonso! This time Elliott provides the question, and it is a doozy.

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Hit the deck! Because the crew is talking about Darkest Hour. John Roderick joins the gang to discuss some of his favorite war movies and his upcoming MaxFun war movie podcast, Friendly Fire. Ricky accidentally creates an offshoot Maximum Fun network called Maximum Cuddle. April pours one out for the demise of LA Weekly. And Alonso is once again put to the test in Stump Alonso.

In news, Rashida Jones speaks out about Pixar, fans of Zack Snyder petition, Tiffany Haddish and Barbra Streisand are friends, and Armie Hammer gets digitally "retouched".

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - The Disaster Artist
Alonso - Miss Stevens
Ricky - Gimme Danger

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 at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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It's turkey time, people. This week the gang is joined by film programmer and producer Drea Clark to talk about all things Thanksgiving. Ricky and the crew go over some of their favorite Thanksgiving moments in film, as well as what movies to see during the holiday weekend. Ricky calls out Thanksgiving movies for being way too white. Alonso delivers a passionate plea for cranberry sauce. April shares an embarrassing Thanksgiving memory featuring a crotchety aunt. And Drea gives us a peak into her "John Hughes" like adolescence. Plus, as always, everyone tries their best to Stump Alonso.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Mudbound
Alonso - Call Me By Your Name
Ricky - The Breakfast Club
Drea - Fruitvale Station

With Alonso DuraldeApril WolfeDrea Clark, and Ricky Carmona.

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

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On this week's episode the gang is joined by friend-of-the-show, film critic Inkoo Kang, to discuss Martin McDonagh's new film Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. Heads up: This episode features a provocative and heated debate about the film that pits April and Inkoo against Alonso and Ricky. Inkoo fills everyone in on the new Stephen Soderbergh "Choose Your Own Adventure" film, Mosaic. April challenges the Directors Guild of America to advocate for its female members. And of course, the holiday tradition continues with another installment of Stump Alonso.

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For those about to Ragnarok, we salute you. This week the gang takes on the new Marvel film, Thor: Ragnarok. Ricky is joyous over the return of the McRib to the McDonalds menu. April introduces the world to Rosaura Revueltas in another installment of Forgotten Women of Hollywood. And once again, the gang attempts to overthrow King Christmas himself, Alonso Duralde, in another round of Stump Alonso.

In news, Kevin Spacey gets recast, Disney lifts the ban on the LA Times, Dustin Hoffman is accused of sexual assault, and Disney may purchase 20th Century Fox.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - The Divine Order
Alonso - Lady Bird
Ricky - I Am Thor

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 at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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This week Ricky, April, and Alonso have a lot to say about the new George Clooney movie, Suburbicon. The gang breaks down the allegations against Kevin Spacey and his history of sexual assault. Plus, November has begun and Alonso cannot contain his Christmas joy. So Ricky and April do their best to test him on his Christmas knowledge in a new segment called, Stump Alonso.

In news, director Brett Ratner gets accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by 6 actresses, James Franco directs The Disaster Artist in character, Regal Cinema introduces "demand based pricing", director James Gunn tries to faciliate peace, and Tiffany Haddish wants everyone to wash their hands.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Strange Weather
Alonso - A Bad Mom's Christmas
Ricky - Out of Sight

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 at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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This week's episode is all about Halloween. The Who Shot Ya? crew is joined by critic Inkoo Kang as they discuss all things scary, spooky, and ghoulish. Alonso talks about his habit of screaming in the movie theater. April shares her love for horror. Plus, the gang hears from The Big Sick's Emily Gordon to talk about the movie scene that scared her the most. And the crew tries their hand at guessing scary movie scores.

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On this week's episode Ricky, April, and Alonso discuss the "radical normalcy" of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. Director Marc Meyers calls in to talk about his movie My Friend Dahmer, in a new segment called "The Hot Seat." And, Alonso won't stop saying the name of director Yorgos Lanthimos.

In news, John Oliver calls out the Academy's hypocrisy, women everywhere are coming forward with their own stories of sexual assault, and Jordan Peele makes a surprise visit to a college class.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - BPM
Alonso - The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Ricky - Spielberg

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 at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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On this week's episode Ricky, April, and Drea talk about the dystopian future of Blade Runner 2049. Drea discusses the problematic representation of women in the film. Plus, the crew has an in depth conversation on Harvey Weinstein and the greater culture of Hollywood. And April and Drea open up about the many hardships that most women face working in the film industry.

In news, the gang talks about Tommy Lee Jones' problems with Jim Carrey, screenwriter James Ivory lamenting the lack of male nudity in Call Me By Your Name, and Gloria Steinem saving the Wonder Woman comic.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Drea - 1). Girl 27 2). Embers
April - 1). Night of the Living Dead 2). Jane
Alonso - Tamara Drewe
Ricky - Gerald's Game

With Drea ClarkApril Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

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

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On this week's episode Ricky, Alonso, and April tackle the Tom Cruise, drug-runner film, American Made. Ricky shares his displeasure with the portrayal of Colombians in TV and movies. Plus, April introduces a new segment called Forgotten Women of Hollywood. In this installment she details the career of Greek actress/politician Melina Mercouri. As an additional treat, Alonso creates and sings the theme song for the new segment.

In news, the gang discusses Chance The Rapper's movie criticism, Alicia Vikander's thoughts on bridging the Hollywood gender gap, free movies streaming for Hispanic Heritage month, and the confusion with the DC extended universe.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - Better Watch Out
April - Raw
Ricky - Edge of Tomorrow

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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On this week's episode, April is out attending Fantastic Fest, but Ricky and Alonso hold it down with special guest comedian Josie Long and film festival programmer Drea Clark. The gang discusses the British spy film, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Shea Serrano from The Ringer calls in to talk about fight scenes and his new article, "The Killings in the ‘Kingsman’ Church Scene, Ranked by Absurdity." Plus, Ricky, Alonso, and Drea make their cases for the most quintessentially British movie character of all time to the resident Brit, Josie Long.

In news, the crew discusses celebrity fundraising efforts for Mexico City and Puerto Rico, the production of the four Avatar sequels, Canadian filmmaker, Shiraz Higgins, wanting to charge white men more at the box office, and Arnold Schwarzenegger dropping by a random gym in Leeds, UK.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - The Raid 2
Drea - The Protector and
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior
Josie - Under the ShadowA Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, and Berlin Syndrome
Ricky - Attack the Block

With Alonso DuraldeDrea ClarkJosie Long 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 on Who Shot Ya?, Ricky, Alonso, and April talk about the divisive new horror film, mother!. The gang tackles the controversy surrounding the L.A. based movie theater Cinefamily. And, they celebrate the career of the late, great Harry Dean Stanton.

Plus, the Who Shot Ya? crew discusses the new Halloween movie, Riz Ahmed's statement at the Emmys, and the Richard Dreyfuss twitter exchange with his son Ben.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - Brad's Status
April - The Third Man
Ricky - They Live

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 at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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On this week's show, the panel tackles It and whether or not Pennywise is scary. Ricky Carmona and Alonso Duralde (The Wrap) are joined in-studio with indie producer and LA Film Fest programmer Drea Clark. April Wolfe calls in from Canada to tell us about her favorite films from the Toronto International Film Festival so far. And even though we're only in September, she's already got an Oscar prediction.
 
Plus, Ricky, Alonso and Drea draft their favorite misfits from movies set in the1980s to each form a Loser's Club of their own.
 

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - Strong Island
Drea - How to Steal a Million
Ricky - Dog Day Afternoon

With Alonso DuraldeApril Wolfe and Ricky Carmona.

Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher

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In the premiere episode of Who Shot Ya?, Ricky Carmona, Alonso Duralde (The Wrap), and April Wolfe (LA Weekly) take a call from former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones, on set in Calgary taping season four of his TBS show The Detour. He tells the panel how insane Canada's obsession with hockey is, why their skating rinks cannot be bought, and what hockey films he ranks as the best that were ever made. In addition, the panel will compare Goon with the new sequel, Goon: The Last of the Enforcers.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - Marwencol
April - Buster's Mal Heart
Ricky - A Man Called Ove

With Alonso DuraldeApril Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

Guest: Jason Jones can be found starring in The Detour.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter.

Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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Our debut episode of Who Shot Ya? drops this Friday!

Make sure to subscribe if you haven't yet.

In the premiere episode, Ricky, Alonso (The Wrap), and April (LA Weekly) take a call from former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones, on set in Calgary taping season four of his TBS show The Detour. He tells the panel how insane Canada's obsession with hockey is, why their skating rinks are so revered, and what hockey films he ranks as the five all-time best that were ever made. In addition, the panel will compare Goon with the new sequel, Goon: The Last of the Enforcers. This is just a little taste of what you'll hear if you tune in for Who Shot Ya? this Friday, September 8th.

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Some important news for Wham Bam Pow fans. Ricky Carmona is starting a brand new movie podcast called Who Shot Ya? Each week he'll be joined by critics Alonso Duralde (The Wrap) and April Wolfe (LA Weekly) for a fast, funny flight through film. Who Shot Ya? is news, reviews and in-depth insight, beamed directly into your ears every week. It's a movie podcast that isn't just a bunch of straight white dudes. 

If you're subscribed to Wham Bam Pow, you are already subscribed to Who Shot Ya? So take a listen to Maximum Fun's newest movie podcast, Who Shot Ya? dropping Friday, September 8th.

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This week, an era draws to a close, but not before we review the crime thriller Sicario. Plus, we relax the Star Wars news embargo a bit, Ricky admits he's warming to the Ghostbusters reboot, and it wouldn't be a Wham Bam Pow sendoff without some Back to the Future Part II chat. Thank you for listening, and SEE SPY!

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On this very special episode, the ladies of Lady to Lady (Tess Barker, Barbara Gray, and [past guest panelist] Brandie Posey) are taking over hosting duties in honor of The Great Switcheroo! I bet you never thought you'd hear so much Magic Mike XXL chat on a Wham Bam Pow, huh? Plus, we give you a review of the 1984 action/romance flick Romancing the Stone!

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This week, the gang is back together to talk about the Kristen Stewart/Connie Britton/Jesse Eisenberg action flick, American Ultra! Plus, we compare streaming original series, Cameron sings an ode to baseball, and we make some exciting announcements.

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This week, Rhea and Ricky review 2014's The Rock vehicle, Hercules! Plus, we say goodbye to a horror movie legend and a groundbreaking neurologist.

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This week, we review the 1997 Paul Verhoeven flick Starship Troopers! Does it hold up nearly 20 years later? Plus, we admire Chris Hemsworth's Ghostbusters getup and take another look at trailers for upcoming movies.

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This week: Ricky Explains Movie Trailers to Rhea, what marvel over Fantastic Four, and we delve into Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Plus, baseball talk!

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Happy birthday, Arnold Schwarzenegger! In honor of the birth of the original Terminator himself, we dug into the newest entry in the franchise: Terminator Genisys. Love you, Arnold! Plus, Rhea and Ricky are joined by a very special guest -- Rhea's mom! Tha' Mom shares the movie that made her, and Ricky drops some hot summer trailers on us. BAM!

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This week, comedian Baron Vaughn and MaxFun impresario Jesse Thorn join Rhea Butcher to swap Comic Con news and anecdotes. Plus, a review of Thief!

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This week, Jordan Morris from @Midnight and JJGo opens up his fourth slot, and we settle in for an extra-long exploration of Jurassic World! Plus, Ghostbusters speculation and everyone forgets a bunch of names!

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This week, Rhea and Ricky are joined by comedian and writer Alison Stevenson to discuss California's inevitable destruction as depicted in this summer's disaster flick San Andreas. Plus, Ricky shares a movie that made him (coincidentally, it's the same movie that ruined SpaghettiOs for Rhea).

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This week, Rhea and Ricky are joined by the hilarious Emily Gordon to discuss Melissa McCarthy's action/comedy Spy! Plus, Rhea reveals a movie that made her, and we all wonder why The Crow remake is a thing that's happening.

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This week, Rhea and Ricky scrape the bottom of the news barrel, Ricky shares What's Poppin', and we were all jonesing for a new (old) disaster flick, right? We take a look at 2003's The Core.

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This week, we're breaking major ground by doing two things never before done in Wham Bam Pow history: we're reviewing TWO movies, and one of those reviews is a re-review. That's right, not only are we taking a look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, we're also stepping back and digging deeper into Mad Max: Fury Road, a movie that didn't get a fair shake the first time around. Plus, lots of goofy puns in honor of episode 100! WHAM!

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This week, Hollywood's own Brady Novak is back in the guest seat to chat with Ricky about the 2002 thriller Infernal Affairs! Plus, we dive into the mailbag to discuss a new segment idea.

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We had a change of plans this week -- we're tabling our review of Avengers Age of Ultron and instead digging into Mad Max: Fury Road, this summer's hottest Charlize Theron-helmed action flick. Grab Tom Hardy and use him to stabilize your rifle!

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This week, Ricky and Cameron review Edgar Wright's 2007 action comedy, Hot Fuzz. Plus, we look forward to catching Mad Max: Fury Road in theaters, and Cameron discloses a Diet Coke incident.

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This week, Ricky is joined by comedian and actor Brady Novak to chat about Darren Aronofsky's 2014 Bible epic Noah. Plus, comedian Dan Telfer calls in to share the movie that made him, and we marvel at costume reveals. 

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This week, Rhea and Ricky review the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, Ricky lets us know what's popping, and we finally have the chance to catch up on all of the movie trailer news from the past couple of weeks.

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This week, Rhea and Ricky pitch Christopher Meloni vehicles, we chat about the Wachowskis' film Bound, and we appreciate the splendor of Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly.

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This week, we wonder over formats, resurrect Pitch It, and chat about the newest installment in the Fast-and-Furious-verse: Furious 7.

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This week, we take a look at 1995's Tank Girl, a sci-fi/action comedy with a feminist message. Plus, Rhea shares a movie that made her (to Cameron's chagrin), and we parse our feelings about the Lego movie spinoff.

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This week, Cameron, Rhea, and Ricky are coming at you LIVE from the UCB Theater in Los Angeles to tell you all about Total Recall! Plus, producer Lindsay shares the movie that made her, and we all wonder why the TMNT are such scumbags. 

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Reviewing the Robocop reboot a couple of weeks ago left us craving the smooth flavor of the original, so we indulged this week. Plus, we figure out what Paul Feig's insistence on making movies WITH WOMEN comes from, and we examine 1987's biggest blockbusters.

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Neill Blomkamp dropped a robot in South Africa and made a sci-fi movie about it called Chappie. In this episode, we share our thoughts about that movie. Plus, we explore why action and sci-fi movies are performing so poorly this year, and we react to the all-male Ghostbusters movie announcement.

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This week, we take a look at the reboot that we were all dreading but (spoiler alert) didn't hate: 2014's RoboCop! Plus, we remember Leonard Nimoy's contributions to film and culture and get excited about the forthcoming Avengers film.

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This week, Rhea and Ricky try to make sense of the Wachowski's 2015 sci-fi flick, Jupiter Ascending. Plus, we take one final look at The Oscars (we promise!), and we revel in our prophesied Alien announcement.

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This week, we dig into last year's best film about a big, friendly robot: Big Hero 6! Plus, Sig Weav Is On Board with Neill Blomkamp's Alien movie, and we're all feeling a little silly. It's good to be back!

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This week, Rhea's adrift in the ocean, so Cameron and Ricky invite comedian Jared Logan to join the panel for an in-depth discussion of American Sniper and the culture surrounding it. Plus, Cameron shares a TV show that made her, and everyone tries to figure out Sienna Miller.

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This week, we check in with everyone's favorite Wall Street guru turned CIA analyst turned POTUS (eventually), in the 2014 action flick Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit! Plus, Rhea divulges a movie mystery that made her, and we wonder about the difficulties of recasting beloved characters.

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This week, Rhea and Ricky take a look at the 2014 sci-fi/thriller Automata. Plus, we have an indepth discussion of who and what went overlooked by the Oscar nominations and what it means for the industry.

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This week, Ricky welcomes guests Sarah Morisano and Kimberly Clark to chat about Oscar nominations snubs and shockers. Plus, we take a look at the classic Bond film From Russia With Love.

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This week, we take a look back at the movies of 2014. What genres crushed in theaters? How did the year stack up to years gone by? What were our overall bests and worsts? Where is our Wonder Woman movie? All of these questions and more, answered!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:26pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:09pm PDT

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 PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:36am PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:50pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 6:52pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:38pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm PDT

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 PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:10pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:13pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am PDT

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 PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:39am PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:12am PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm PDT

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

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 7:09pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm PDT

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

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 PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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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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 PDT

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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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 PDT

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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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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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 PDT

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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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 PDT

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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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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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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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 PDT

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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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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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 PDT