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Switchblade Sisters Episode 25: The Witches of Eastwick with Ramaa Mosley

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Ramaa Mosley

The Witches of Eastwick

This week director Ramaa Mosley (The Brass Teapot, Tatterdemalion) stops by to discuss George Miller's The Witches of Eastwick. If you're looking for an in depth discussion on making independent feature films, this is a must listen for you. Ramaa opens up about the difficulties and rewards of creating your own movie - from fighting for what you need, to learning how to push back against producers interference, to working with actors. Plus, she discusses the influence that The Witches of Eastwick has had on her as an artist. April and Ramaa praise Jack Nicholson's performance as the devilish Daryl Van Horne, the masterful directing of George Miller, and the powerful women (Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer) that drive the film.

Ramaa's latest film is Tatterdemalion

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Witches of Eastwick

With April Wolfe and Ramaa Mosley

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 33: Video Game Movies, The Rock, and Rampage with Johnnie Jungleguts and Brady Jandreau

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Johnnie Jungleguts
Guests: 
Brady Jandreau
Guests: 
Drea Clark

Rampage

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 Brothers movie. 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 jockstrap, WakandaCon 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 Jungleguts, Alonso Duralde, April 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.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 24: The Big Sleep with Martha Coolidge

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Martha Coolidge

The Big Sleep

In a spectacular new episode, director Martha Coolidge (Real Genius, Valley Girl, Rambling Rose) joins April to discuss Howard Hawks' The Big Sleep. The two of them dissect the film: the amazing script by Leigh Brackett and William Faulkner, the electric chemistry between Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, and the masterful directing of Howard Hawks. Plus Martha relays some truly remarkable stories from her celebrated career, including the time the producers on one of her movies secretly cast a prostitute in her film. She also talks about discovering Nicolas Cage for Valley Girl, her work as the DGA president, and screening a film for Princess Diana. This episode is a wild one.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Big Sleep

With April Wolfe and Martha Coolidge

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Episode 32: "Elevated Horror," Movie Etiquette, and A Quiet Place with Inkoo Kang

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Inkoo Kang

A Quiet Place

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.

With Inkoo Kang, Alonso Duralde, April 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.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 23: The Heat with Tamra Davis

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Tamra Davis

The Heat

This week director Tamra Davis (Billy Madison, Half Baked, CB4) sits down with April to discuss Paul Feig's The Heat. Tamra takes April through what it's like directing comedies, how she worked with actors Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and collaborating with comedy writers during a shoot. She also discusses the wonderful experience of directing the uber famous Britney Spears during the filming of Crossroads. April and her dissect Melissa McCarthy's performance in The Heat and her ongoing work with director Paul Feig. Tamra also details what it's like directing action scenes and the collaborative process of making a movie. Plus Inkoo Kang stops by to discuss why people should donate to the MaxFunDrive and Switchblade Sisters.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Heat

With April Wolfe and Tamra Davis

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 31: 80s Nostalgia, Steven Spielberg, and Ready Player One with Dave Schilling

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Dave Schilling

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 Oscar, Bill & 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 Schilling, Alonso Duralde, April 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.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 22: Fatal Attraction with Heather Graham

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Heather Graham

Fatal Attraction

We've got a huge episode this week. Actress, writer, director Heather Graham sits down with April to talk about the salacious Fatal Attraction. The two of them discuss relating to Glenn Close's character, even though she is technically the villain. Heather elaborates on her experience directing her debut feature, Half Magic. She discusses getting the movie made, the inspiration behind it, and how she decided to include a "vagina empowerment" class in the film. She also dives into her acting career; being directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and David Lynch, working with a ton of men who have been accused of sexual harassment, and finding her desire to direct. Plus, Drea Clark stops by to talk with April about the MaxFunDrive.

You can see Half Magic on all digital platforms.

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch Fatal Attraction

With April Wolfe and Heather Graham

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 131: Principal Charming w/ April Wolfe

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April Wolfe

April Wolfe joins Allie and Julia to talk about Principal Charming. You know April from Max Fun podcasts Who Shot Ya? & Switchblade Sisters, naturally, she picked an episode with a ton of nods to classic films. They'll break down the cinematic pop culture gags for you, including references to: Terminator, Vertigo, Gone With The Wind, and more! In the episode, Homer is tasked with finding Selma a husband. He finds the perfect mate -- Principal Skinner. Unfortunately, he falls for Selma's identical twin sister Patty instead. April tells us why she loves heart-wrenching episodes like this one. Plus, find out which characters make their first appearances in the series in this episode!

The MaxFunDrive is finally here! Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the MaxFun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one! Listen carefully and find out how you can have your very own Horny Marge enamel pin!

Who Shot Ya? Ep 30: Isle of Dogs w/ 'Can I Pet Your Dog?' Hosts Renee Colvert & Allegra Ringo

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Renee Colvert
Guests: 
Allegra Ringo

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

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.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 21: The Silence of the Lambs with Liz Hannah

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Liz Hannah

The Silence of the Lambs

This week we have on the phenomenal writer of this year's The Post, Liz Hannah, to talk about Jonathan Demme's classic The Silence of the Lambs. Liz delves into her process and how she became a first time screenwriter with her script for The Post. She discusses the amazing talent of Meryl Streep, the story of Washington Post owner Kay Graham, and what it was like collaborating with Steven Spielberg. Plus, April and her dissect everything that makes The Silence of the Lambs a masterpiece. They discuss Anthony Hopkins performance (he only blinks once in the movie), the amazing craftsmanship of director Jonathan Demme, and the groundbreaking character of Clarice Starling played by Jodie Foster.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Silence of the Lambs on HBO Go.

Also, you can still see The Post in theaters.

With April Wolfe and Liz Hannah

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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