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Who Shot Ya? Episode 40: Weird Meat and 'Wake In Fright' with Benjamin Partridge

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Benjamin Partridge

Wake In Fright

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 Duralde, April Wolfe, Benjamin Partridge 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 31: Deep Rising with Rebekah McKendry

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Rebekah McKendry

Deep Rising

Rarely do we get a PhD. level academic on the show to discuss horror, but we got one this week! It's writer, director, professor and 'Shock Waves' podcast host Rebekah McKendry. She's on to discuss the underseen Deep Rising. She details her connection to aquatic horrors, dating back to her childhood growing up next to a river infested with alligator gars. April and her "dive" into what separates Deep Rising from all the other late '90's disaster/monster movies. Rebekah also divulges what goes into her filmmaking process; creating characters, directing actors, and designing creatures. To quote the tagline of this film - "Full scream ahead!"

Shock Waves is available wherever you listen to podcasts.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Deep Rising

With April Wolfe and Rebekah McKendry.

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 39: Movie Tech and 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' with Inkoo Kang

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

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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 Duralde, April Wolfe, Inkoo Kang 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 30: 28 Days Later with 'Bob's Burgers' Writers/Producers Lizzie & Wendy Molyneux

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Lizzie Molyneux
Guests: 
Wendy Molyneux

28 Days Later

We've got a great episode this week with our first pair of sisters - Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux. The 'Bob's Burgers' writers/producers are on to discuss the Danny Boyle film, 28 Days Later. They elaborate on what goes into a storyline for Bob's Burgers, staying true to the format of the show, and seeing Tina Belcher in real life. Plus they explore what makes 28 Days Later such a classic; Cillian Murphy's performance, the introduction of the "fast" zombie, and the humanity behind the film. The sisters also make a case for adopting children during a zombie outbreak. This is a must listen episode for people interested in the process of writing comedic television.

Bob's Burgers is on Fox now.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch 28 Days Later

With April Wolfe and Lizzie Molyneux & Wendy Molyneux.

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 38: Deadpool 2 and Adapting Movies Into Video Games with Freddie Wong

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Drea Clark
Guests: 
Freddie Wong

Deadpool 2

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 Clark, April Wolfe, Freddie Wong 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 29: The Craft with 'UnREAL' Creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

The Craft

This week's episode was recorded LIVE at Resident in downtown LA, as a part of The Voyager Institute's lecture series. So you may hear some noises in the background that you're not normally accustomed to - audience members laughing, drinks being made, and people having the best night of their lives! We have on the program the co-creator of Lifetime's 'UnREAL', Sarah Gertrude Shapiro. She's on to talk about the beloved, 90's, goth-inspiring masterpiece, The Craft. April and Sarah discuss their love for the campiness of the film and the perfect casting of Fairuza Balk as the evil teenage witch, Nancy. Sarah also elaborates on what it is like running a TV show. She dives into the challenges of directing an episode while also needing to be in the writing room. Plus, she details her journey from working on 'The Bachelor', to ending up in advertising in Portland, to creating her own TV show.

UnREAL is on Lifetime now.

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

With April Wolfe and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro.

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.

Title: Who Shot Ya? Episode 37: Home Invasion Films, TV Shows That Turned Into Movies and 'Breaking In' with LaToya Ferguson

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
LaToya Ferguson

Breaking In

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 Duralde, April Wolfe, LaToya Ferguson 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 28: Being John Malkovich with 'The Magicians' creator Sera Gamble

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Sera Gamble

Being John Malkovich

This week we've got the amazing creator of Syfy's 'The Magicians' - Sera Gamble. She's on to talk about the film that introduced the world to the mind of Charlie Kaufman - Being John Malkovich. Sera elaborates on her deep personal connection to the film. And admits it may have something to do with John Malkovich being her very first celebrity crush. She also takes April through the process of writing, and how often times the best way to write is by not knowing where you're going. They celebrate the performances of Cameron Diaz, John Cusack, and Catherine Keener - and also Cameron Diaz's phenomenal wig! They dissect the writing of Charlie Kaufman and how he came to create one of the most unique screenplays of all time. Sera connects the lessons she's learned from this film to her own work, and how she takes great pleasure in making the audience squirm.

The Magicians is on Syfy now.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Being John Malkovich

With April Wolfe and Sera Gamble.

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 36: Movie Mothers, The Talent of Anna Faris, and 'Overboard'

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Drea Clark

Overboard

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 Duralde, April Wolfe, Drea 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.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 27: 'The Fly' with 'Divergent' & 'Hell or High Water' Producer Rachel Shane

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Rachel Shane

The Fly

This week we are joined by producer Rachel Shane. She's produced such films as Divergent, Lawless, Hell or High Water and the National Geographic show Genius. She's on the program to talk all about David Cronenberg's The Fly. April and Rachel discuss all the aspects that make this movie great; Jeff Goldblum, the disgusting special effects, the efficiency of David Cronenberg. Plus Rachel shares what it is like working as a feature producer. She details the working relationships with directors, getting a hold of a really powerful script, and allowing actors and directors to see out their creative visions. Plus, she also elaborates on what it's like to be on set during risky stunts and how she chooses which projects she will produce.

Genius: Picasso is on National Geographic now.

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

With April Wolfe and Rachel Shane.

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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