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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 94 - Bound

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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.

Next week we'll be off, but we'll be back on April 30th with a chat about Ex Machina, which is in theaters now!

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 93 - Furious 7

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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.

Next week we'll be watching Bound, which is available now on Netflix Watch Instant.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 92 - Tank Girl

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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.

Next week we'll be watching Furious 7, which is in theaters April 3.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 91 - Total Recall LIVE!

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Lindsay Pavlas

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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Next week we'll be watching Tank Girl, which is available now on Netflix Watch Instant.

Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 90 - Robocop (1987)

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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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Next week is our live show! If you're going to be in the Los Angeles area, be sure you snag tickets! We'll be recording on Monday, March 23rd at 11 PM at UCB Franklin, and we'll be watching Total Recall (the 1990 version).

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 89 - Chappie

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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.

Next week, we'll be watching Robocop (the ORIGINAL), which available on Netflix Watch Instant now.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 88 - RoboCob (2014)

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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.

Next week, we'll be watching Chappie, which is in theaters now.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Nick Hornby & Luis Guzmán

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Bullseye
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Nick Hornby
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Luis Guzmán

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Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl', Creativity and Ambition

Nick Hornby became famous as a literary writer for men. His first three books were about guys, fans specifically, Fever Pitch was a memoir about Hornby’s love of soccer; High Fidelity was about a record store owner, struggling with love. About A Boy was about a sort of boyish man tending to a mannish boy.

Hornby has since written several other books and screenplays, including Oscar nominee An Education.

His new novel, Funny Girl, is about a working class young woman in the 1960s who leaves her small town in search of a career on television, and her success on a BBC sitcom.

He sat down with Jesse to talk about why he set his novel in the mid-60s (and why its protagonist is a woman), personal ambition and creativity, and what it's like to be a Hollywood dinner guest.

Funny Girl is available now.

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Luis Guzmán of Ana Maria in Novela Land on 'The Part'

Luis Guzmán is a veteran character actor. But back in the early 1990s, he was still working as a social worker on the Lower East Side, and acting was more of a side gig. Then he got a role that put him on the map -- the thuggish sidekick Pachanga in the 1993 movie Carlito's Way.

As Guzmán tells it, everything crystallized with that role.

You can see Luis Guzmán playing evil lawyer Licenciado Schmidt in the new movie Ana Maria in Novela Land, in theaters now.

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The Outshot: Devil in a Blue Dress

Jesse explains why Easy Rawlins, of Devil in A Blue Dress, is a different breed of private detective.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 87 - Jupiter Ascending

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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.

Next week, we'll be watching Robocop (the 2014 version), which is available now on Netflix Watch Instant.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 86 - Big Hero 6

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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!

Next week, we'll be watching Jupiter Ascending, which is available now in theaters.

Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!

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