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Who Shot Ya? Episode 75: Great Music Moments in Movies and 'Miss Bala'

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Miss Bala

This week, the original crew holds it down - April, Alonso, and Ricky. And they are tackling the new Catherine Hardwicke/Gina Rodriguez film, Miss Bala. You can rest assured that this team won't miss, Miss Bala (thank you). The gang also covers Hollywood remakes of foreign films. Plus, in our additional segment, they talk at length about their favorite music moments in movies. And, as always, staff picks.

In news, the "Ben Affleck Batman era" is over, Liam Neeson reveals a disturbing story about wanting to murder a "black bastard", and a new David Bowie biopic does not have the music rights.

Staff Picks:

Ricky - Horror Noire on Shudder
Alonso - Other People
April - Wisconsin Death Trip

With April Wolfe, Alonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona.

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 74: Overlooked Genre Film Performances and 'Stan & Ollie'

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Stan & Ollie

We've got a hot new episode of 'Who Shot Ya?' right out of the oven. Drea Clark is back in the studio to discuss the Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly two-hander, Stan & Ollie. The crew dissects the film and discusses the representation of filmmaking in movies. They also touch upon the theme of mixing business and friendship. The gang answers a question from the "Who Shot Line" that is perfectly tailored to April - "Which genre film performances have been overlooked?" And, as always, we've got staff picks.

In news, the Wu-Tang Clan is making a supernatural thriller called Angel of Dust, the Michael Jackson estate denounces the new revealing documentary Leaving Neverland, and the "Dark Universe" is dead.

Staff Picks:

Ricky - Ricky - Keepers of the Magic on Hulu
Alonso - Good pick: The Kid Who Would Be King. Bad pick: Serenity
Drea - Everything Beautiful Is Far Away
April - The Day of the Jackal

With April Wolfe, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona.

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 73: Walking On Broken 'Glass' and Oscar Nominations with Jared Logan

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Glass

Look Mom! A new 'Who Shot Ya?'! This week the crew is joined by the delectable Jared Logan ('Best Week Ever', 'I Love the 2000s') and they're talking about the new Shyamalan joint, Glass. The gang vents their frustration over having to watch Unbreakable, Split, and Glass in order to prepare for this week's episode. They also dissect the work of M. Night Shyamalan and the traps he seems to frequently fall in to. They analyze the Oscar nominations and determine whether the Academy listened to any of their recommendations. And lastly, as always, staff picks.

In news, Ja Rule is also a victim of the Fyre Festival, Leslie Jones is not happy with the new Ghostbusters, and several major theater chains will not screen Roma.

Staff Picks:

Ricky - Baskin
Alonso - Go Tell It on the Mountain
Jared - Wild Tales
April - Picnic at Hanging Rock

With April Wolfe, Jared Logan, Alonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona.

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 72: Film Floppers and 'Destroyer' with Graham Elwood

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Destroyer

A brand spanking new 'Who Shot Ya?' right out of the package! This week the crew is discussing the new Karyn Kusama/ Nicole Kidman joint, Destroyer. They're joined by fellow film nerd, comedian Graham Elwood of the 'Comedy Film Nerds' podcast. The gang questions Nicole Kidman's hair choices in the film and compares her character to other great LA gumshoes of the cinematic past. Plus they discuss the movies they have flip-flopped on since originally viewing, either for good or bad, in a segment they're calling Film Floppers. And as always, they've got those tasty staff picks.

In news, Coming to America 2 is in the works, and Cardi B has some thoughts on Bird Box.

Staff Picks:

Ricky - 42 to 1
Alonso - Fyre Fraud
Graham - Hell or High Water
April - Out of the Past

With Graham Elwood, April Wolfe, Alonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona.

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 71: We'd Like to Remind the Academy of a Few Things and 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

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If Beale Street Could Talk

Ahhhh. A fresh new 'Who Shot Ya?' off the vine! This week the crew is talking about Barry Jenkins' follow up to Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk. They dissect the film and discuss Jenkins' use of close ups, the portrayal of black love, and depicting black men in a different way. PLUS, the gang has some things to tell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences about the Oscars in a segment called "I'd Like to Remind the Academy…" In this segment they will remind the Academy of things they may have carelessly overlooked when voting on Academy Award nominations. And since our podcast is the official podcast of Hollywood, we may just sway some votes. To finish off the episode, as always, we have staff picks.

In news, the panel's reaction to the Golden Globes, Brooklynn Prince from The Florida Project is directing a short film, and the number of female directors in the top 250 grossing films is down this year.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Girlfight
Alonso - Race, Sex & Cinema: The World of Marlon Riggs and Tongues Untied
Drea - The Guilty
April - Siesta

With April Wolfe, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, 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

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 70: 'Roma' and Casting Your Own Biopics with Cristela Alonzo

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Roma

It's the first 'Who Shot Ya?' of the year! And even though this episode was recorded in 2018, it's still fresh as can be. The gang is graced by the presence of the wonderful Cristela Alonzo to talk about Alfonso Cuarón's Roma. So we have an Alonzo, with Alonso, talking about Alfonso. Cristela discusses her childhood and how she deeply related to the film. Drea may or may not have found a giant bag of money in the new year. The crew casts their own biopics. And as always, staff picks.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Batman Returns
Alonso - Touch of Evil
Drea - All About Nina
Cristela - The Muppets Take Manhattan

With Cristela Alonzo, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, 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

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 69: Year-End Bonanza! Top Ten Movie Lists and 2018 in Retrospect

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Paddington 2, First Reformed, Roma

It's that "Top Ten" time of the year. And 'Who Shot Ya?' is no different. It's the year end episode! In studio we've got Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona, who all provide their top ten movie lists of 2018. We also get to hear from April, who is still stanning for Coralie Fargeat's Revenge. The crew gets a call from the incomparable Inkoo Kang, who discusses her top movies of the year. Plus, she goes deep on First Reformed, and provides Ricky with an unconventional musical recommendation. The in studio crew also discusses the trends in news from 2018. And as always, staff picks.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
Alonso - Minding the Gap
Drea - De Palma

TOP TEN LISTS:

APRIL - 10. The Rider / Let The Corpses Tan / Zama / Mandy, 9. If Beale Street Could Talk, 8. You Were Never Really Here, 7. Revenge, 6. Hereditary, 5. Eighth Grade, 4. Burning, 3. Blindspotting, 2. Leave No Trace, 1. First Reformed

DREA - Annihilation, Leave No Trace, Eighth Grade, Roma, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, If Beale Street Could Talk, Border, The Favourite, The Guilty, Night Comes On

INKOO - 10. Shoplifters, 9. Burning, 8. Eighth Grade, 7. The Rider, 6. The Sisters Brothers, 5. The Favourite, 4. If Beale Street Could Talk, 3. Leave No Trace, 2. First Reformed, 1. Roma

RICKY - 10. Sorry to Bother You, Black Panther, A Star Is Born, Mandy, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Incredibles 2, Widows, Hereditary, 1A. Roma, 1B. BlacKkKlansman

ALONSO - 10. Eighth Grade, 9. Support the Girls, 8. Happy as Lazzaro, 7. The Hate You Give / If Beale Street Could Talk, 6. The Other Side of the Wind, 5. The Sisters Brothers, 4. Lean On Pete, 3. Leave No Trace, 2. Roma, 1. Paddington 2

With April Wolfe, Inkoo Kang, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, 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

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 68: Christmas Extravaganza! 'Love Actually', White Elephant, and Dan Thompson from the 'Deck The Hallmark' Podcast

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Love Actually

HO HO HO! It's that time of year again to celebrate the day that Alonso loves. It's the 'Who Shot Ya?' Christmas Extravaganza! And this episode is packed to the gills. It starts off with a white elephant gift exchange. It then moves right into an in depth conversation about the somewhat controversial Christmas classic Love Actually. The crew then chats with Dan Thompson of the 'Deck The Hallmark' podcast about all those wonderful Hallmark Christmas movies. They have their final El Mero Mero De Navidad Christmas Minute. And as always, they've got Staff Picks. If this episode doesn't put you in the Christmas spirit, nothing will!

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Black Christmas
Alonso - The Annotated Christmas Carol: A Christmas Carol in Prose
April - A Diva's Christmas Carol

And here it is, the 'Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas' Video Montage.

PLUS, we have Alonso's Christmas Mix on Spotify.

With April Wolfe, Alonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona.

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EP65: Holiday Music Special with Alonso Duralde

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The Albums:
Vince Guraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Andy Williams' The Andy Williams Christmas Album (1963)
Stax Records' Christmas in Soulsville (2007)

Heat Rocks was hyped to have film critic Alonso Duralde (The Wrap), one of the hosts of Maximum Fun's movie podcast Who Shot Ya? guest with us to talk about our favorite Christmas songs, holiday fare, songs that should play when it's cold outside, baby.

We visit the canon of Christmas music over the years (Andy Williams 1963 The Christmas Album, Vince Guaraldi Trio's A Charlie Brown Christmas and Stax Record's 2007 compilation Christmas In Soulsville and across genres and styles - crooners, sweeping orchestral cinematic pieces, summer songs vs. winter songs, modern Christmas traditions, etc.

Alonso broke down the power of nostalgia as it relates to Christmas music and how our tastes in music are informed by tradition.

Don't be a grinch. Listen to this wintery wonderland of an episode about favorite Christmas tracks.

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Show Tracklisting

  • Booker T and the MG's: Winter Wonderland (Take 2)
  • The Waitresses: Wrapping Paper
  • Ella Fitzgerald: The Christmas Song
  • The Shins: Wonderful Christmastime
  • Michael Jackson: Little Christmas Tree
  • Wild Man Fischer: I'm A Christmas Tree
  • Brian McKnight: Let It Snow
  • Frank Sinatra: White
  • Andy Williams: Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells
  • Andy Williams: Happy Holiday/ The Holiday Season
  • Andy Williams: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • Andy Williams: Sweet Little Jesus Boy
  • Mariah Carey: All I Want for Christmas is You
  • Vince Guraldi: Christmas Time is Here (Vocal)
  • Vince Guraldi: Christmas Time is Here (Instrumental)
  • Vince Guraldi: Skating
  • Vince Guraldi: O Tannenbaum
  • Vince Guraldi: The Christmas Song
  • Otis Redding: Merry Christmas, Baby
  • The Staple Singers: Who Took the Merry out of Christmas
  • Albert King: Santa Claus Wants Some Loving
  • The Emotions: Black Christmas
  • Isaac Hayes: The Mistletoe and Me
  • Booker T and the MG's: Winter Wonderland (Take 2)
  • Nate Dogg: Be Thankful
  • Little Johnny Taylor: Please Come Home for Christmas
  • Juice Crew: Cold Chillin' Christmas
  • The Free Design: Close Your Mouth It's Christmas
  • Kenny Bobien: Let Us Adore Him (Come O Ye Faithful)

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Holiday Spectacular! Featuring: The Monkees, Alonso Duralde, The McElroy Brothers, and Sy Smith

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Micky Dolenz on The Monkees' new Christmas album

Our guest Micky Dolenz starred in the hit 1960's TV show "The Monkees." It was essentially a Hollywood version of The Beatles' rock-n-roll comedy "A Hard Day's Night." Micky played the drummer and one of the singers alongside Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork, and the late Davy Jones. The gang played four lovable goofs trying to make it as a band, bumming around Los Angeles, solving mysteries, and staying in haunted houses.

And, this probably isn't news to you, but: The Monkees weren't a band before the show started. They each auditioned for parts in the show, and most of them were mainly actors. Nevertheless, they had some legendary all-time hits like "Last Train To Clarksville," "Daydream Believer," and "I'm a Believer."

The band actually outlasted the show itself and just this year they recorded and released their 13th studio album Christmas Party. It's a holiday record chock full of standards, covers, and originals. It's also got contributions from Rivers Cuomo, Peter Buck and more.

Micky tells Jesse about a time when he was spotted in a mall by screaming fans, and what John Lennon really thought about The Monkees.

Click here to listen to our interview with Micky Dolenz on YouTube.


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Alonso Duralde on Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies

Alonso Duralde is film reviews editor for The Wrap and the author of Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas. He also co-hosts Maximum Fun's Who Shot Ya? podcast.

Alonso talks to Jesse about the basic elements of every Hallmark movie, his search for veiled gay characters in those films, and offers an alternative suggestion to typical Christmas cinematic fare.

Click here to listen to our interview with Alonso Duralde on YouTube.


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The McElroy Brothers Share Christmas Advice

Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy are the hosts of the Smash Hit podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me.

They talk to Jesse about ways to make white elephant gift exchanges more interesting and share their findings of long-lost verses from well-known Christmas carols.

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Song That Changed My Life: Sy Smith on My Favorite Things

Sy Smith is a brilliant singer, songwriter, and producer that lives here in Los Angeles. She's been recording soul records for over a decade now and has collaborated with folks like Kamasi Washington and Thundercat. She's also an incredibly talented backup singer for greats like Sheila E., Chaka Khan, Usher, and Whitney Houston.

Sy talks to us about two versions of her favorite holiday tune - My Favorite Things by Julie Andrews from The Sound of Music original soundtrack and it's interpretation by jazz legend
John Coltrane.

She just dropped a seasonal EP called Christmas in Syberspace and it's streaming now.

If you live in New York, don't miss a chance to see Sy performing with trumpeter Chris Botti. They'll be live every night at Blue Note right up until Christmas.

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