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Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Much like the movie we’re discussing today, listening to this episode is like taking a tropical vacation. And to do so, we’re joined by the wonderful actress and writer Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Santa Clarita Diet). The movie we dissect on the show is the delightfully kooky, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. Plus, the gang answers an email about their favorite Black romance movies. And, as always, we’ve got ‘Staff Picks.’

In news, Ta-Nehisi Coates is set to write a new Superman movie, Robbie Williams will be portrayed by a CGI monkey, and Dame Judi Dench opens up about her deteriorating eyesight .

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Staff Picks:
Ify – Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Alonso – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Drea – The Map of Tiny Perfect Things
Mary Elizabeth – Some Kind of Heaven and Nomadland

With Ify Nwadiwe, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde and Mary Elizabeth Ellis

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  • Mary Elizabeth Ellis

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A movie podcast that isn’t just a bunch of straight white dudes. Comedian Ify Nwadiwe is joined by film producer Drea Clark and film critic Alonso Duralde for a fast, funny, flight through film. Maximum Film! is news, reviews and in-depth insight, beamed directly into your ears every week.

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