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Who Shot Ya? Episode 28: Kids Movies, Ava DuVernay, and A Wrinkle in Time with Drea Clark, Katie Walsh, and Maggie Mackay

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Drea Clark
Guests: 
Katie Walsh
Guests: 
Maggie Mackay
Guests: 
April Wolfe

A Wrinkle in Time

We've got a very special episode this week as Alonso Duralde takes over hosting duties. He's joined by film critic for Tribune News Service and the LA Times, Katie Walsh, Vidiots Executive Director/Board Chair, Maggie Mackay, and our dear friend, producer and film festival programmer, Drea Clark. They break down the much discussed A Wrinkle in Time. They address the blowback the film has received, what they really liked about it, and the revolutionary nature of having a protagonist that is a woman of color. They also discuss kids movies in general and some of their favorites. In fact, a fight nearly breaks out over whether The NeverEnding Story is actually a good movie. PLUS, April Wolfe calls in from South by Southwest to give everyone an update.

In news, psychologist Jordan Peterson hates Frozen, Tommy Wiseau auditions for The Joker, production companies start adopting inclusion riders, and the man who stole Frances McDormand's Oscar pleads not guilty.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - Ramen Heads
Drea - No Light and No Land Anywhere
Katie - American Honey
Maggie - After Hours

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 Love, Simon.

With Maggie Mackay, Katie Walsh, Drea Clark, and Alonso Duralde.

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 19: Code 46 with Lynn Shelton

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Lynn Shelton

Code 46

This week we've got the amazing director Lynn Shelton (Humpday, Your Sister's Sister, Laggies) talking about the mostly ignored Michael Winterbottom film, Code 46. Lynn describes the film as the "one of the most romantic films" she's ever seen. April and her dissect the "light futurism" and lack of CGI used in the movie. They discuss the amazing work of Samantha Morton and how her face really carries the emotion of the film. Lynn also talks about her new film Outside In and working with Edie Falco and Jay Duplass. She describes how she went from being an indie filmmaker living in Seattle to working constantly as a TV director for such shows as Mad Men, Fresh Off the Boat, Love, and The New Girl.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Code 46.

Also check out Lynn's newest film Outside In which will be in NY/LA on March 30th and all digital platforms on April 3rd.

With April Wolfe and Lynn Shelton

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.

Story Break #48: E.T. 2 - The Extra Tworestrial

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Story Break

The team starts with Steven Spielberg's scrapped E.T. 2 pitch and try to make a sequel out of everyone's favorite bicycle-flying alien.

Inside Pop Ep. 114- A Wrinkle in Time, Jessica Jones, Sade, Meshell Ndegeocello, Carousel, Vulfpeck

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This week’s episode of Inside Pop has the following Inclusion Rider: Our 114th episode must celebrate the creativity and diversity of women in film, music and television.

The show begins with a review of Ava DuVernay’s epic adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. Amita discusses what she most loves about the film and Sean questions whether the film’s box office performance and overall reception was affected by the phenomenon that is Black Panther. Amita also shares some of the insight she got from Ava herself at DuVernay’s Times Talk last week.

Then, Amita and Sean rejoice over Sade’s new song, ‘Flowers of the Universe’ (Amita loves this remix of the song).

Next, the Pop Insiders move on to TV and Sean provides a spoiler free review of the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Will he convince Amita to give the show a try? Stay tuned.

The co-hosts also review Meshell Ndegeocello’s new new album of covers, Ventriloquism, which touches their Gen-X hearts with innovative and emotional covers of songs from the 80’s and 90’s including Prince’s “Sometimes it Snows in April”, Force MD’s “Tender Love” and Janet Jackson’s “Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)”.

Plus, Sean talks about seeing the new revival of the musical Carousel on Broadway starring Renée Fleming and Joshua Henry (his Instagram is a must follow if you love soulful acoustic versions of songs from Hamilton and of course you love that) and discusses the challenges of enjoying a musical from the 50’s that has domestic abuse as a main plot point.

And the Big Sell returns from its month long sabbatical with a bang! Hear Sean’s review of Vulfpeck. And guess which new podcast he’s selling to Amita? The answer will NOT surprise you!

As promised – Sean’s favorite Mama tribute song.

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 27: Dark Comedies, The Oscars, and Game Night with Inkoo Kang

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

Game Night

This episode marks the return of the "Professional Contrarian" Inkoo Kang to talk about the new dark, action comedy Game Night. Before they get into the discussion of the film, the crew takes time to dissect this year's Oscars. They point out some of the sweeter moments (Greta Gerwig and Laura Dern, James Ivory's shirt) but all agree there's still work to be done. In discussing Game Night they break down the dark comedy genre and reveal some of their favorites. April professes her love for Todd Solondz, Inkoo sees "competent" as high praise, Alonso gives a shout to Pedro Almodovar, and Ricky inadvertently creates a mash up movie - 'One Flew Over the Vampire's Nest.' PLUS, the gang finishes up by copying Game Night and playing a round of CELEBRITY.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Zoology
Alonso - Prick Up Your Ears
Inkoo - Oh Lucy!
Ricky - The Gift

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 Wrinkle In Time with Drea Clark.

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 18: The Witch Who Came from the Sea with Drea Clark

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April Wolfe
Guests: 
Drea Clark

The Witch Who Came from the Sea

You're in for a real freaky treat this week because April talks to 'Who Shot Ya?' regular, producer Drea Clark, about the under appreciated The Witch Who Came from the Sea. The two of them explore the nutty movie about a psychotic barmaid who sexually fantasizes about murdering large men. They discuss how the character remains relatable despite the murders, and how the film actually does a responsible job representing the effects of child abuse. Drea discusses how she approaches projects to produce, the realities of being an indie producer, and what her working relationship with the director is like. She also discusses her most recent film, No Light and No Land Anywhere, and its similarities to The Witch Who Came from the Sea.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Witch Who Came from the Sea.

Also check out Drea's film No Light and No Land Anywhere that comes out on digital platforms (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, etc.) on March 27.

With April Wolfe and Drea Clark

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.

Inside Pop Ep. 113- Oscars 2018 Special

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Inside Pop

Inside Pop's annual Oscars wrap up is here! Listen to get our take on the fashion, the snubs, the rightful victories, the highlights and the awkward moments. We'll rate Jimmy Kimmel's performance as host and also discuss our favorite musical performances of the night.

Who was the presenter that left Sean speechless? Which acceptance speech made Amita stand-up and cheer? Listen to this special Oscars episode to find out!

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 26: Female Protagonists in Sci-Fi, Rhea Butcher, Annihilation, and Oscar Winning Sound Editor Mark Mangini

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Rhea Butcher
Guests: 
Mark Mangini

We've got an action packed episode this week. Ricky welcomes back his former Wham Bam Pow co-host Rhea Butcher to discuss female protagonists in sci-fi films, the overall theater going experience, and the new psychedelic Natalie Portman joint, Annihilation. The crew also welcomes Academy Award winning sound editor Mark Mangini to talk about the use of sound in film, his work on Blade Runner 2049, and how he got his start working on Hanna-Barbera cartoons. This one is not to be missed!

In news, Willem Dafoe lists a bunch of ways his characters have died, you can now stay overnight at Camp Crystal from Friday the 13th, and a Flamin' Hot Cheetos movie is in the works.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Mohawk
Alonso - All Monsters Attack
Rhea - Battle of the Sexes and Only The Brave
Ricky - The Ritual

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 Game Night with Inkoo Kang.

With Rhea Butcher, Mark Mangini, 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 17: Invasion of the Body Snatchers with Leigh Janiak

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April Wolfe
Guests: 
Leigh Janiak

"We don't hate you - there's no need for hate now. Or love."
Dr. Kibner (Invasion of the Body Snatchers)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Don't be a pod! On this week's episode April welcomes director Leigh Janiak (Honeymoon, Scream: The TV Series) to discuss 1978's Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The two touch upon how Leigh's film, Honeymoon, and Invasion both contemplate the question, "What would you do if the people closest to you were suddenly not themselves?" They discuss the incredible sound design of the film and how it creates a very creepy atmosphere. Leigh elaborates on working on the Scream: TV Series and how she learned to improvise on set. They both agree that Donald Sutherland may not be the typical leading man, but that frock of permed hair is really working for him. Plus, they dive into the famous ending of the film and what it really means to be a human being.

You can watch Leigh's film Honeymoon on Hulu

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

With April Wolfe and Leigh Janiak

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 25: Black Panther with Wynter Mitchell & Dave White

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
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Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Dave White

Like the Jetsons meet the Flintstones, we've got a crossover episode! Our friends, film critic Dave White and digital strategist Wynter Mitchell, from fellow Max Fun show, Pop Rocket, join April and Ricky to discuss all things Black Panther. The gang starts by discussing the wonderful attributes of the film itself; from Ryan Coogler formulating a personal Marvel film to the casting and costuming. Then the conversation moves on to the effects this film has had on society and black people everywhere. The crew touches upon the power and importance of seeing themselves represented on screen. Plus, they also discuss who is the hottest character in the film (Dave White took a "poll of the gays" so this is a scientific study).

In news, Edward James Olmos returns to directing, SAG-AFTRA ends wigging investigation, and cinematographer Alan Caso makes a plea for diversity.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Game Night
Dave - The Woman Who Left
Wynter - One Dark Night
Ricky - Parliament Funkadelic - The Mothership Connection (Live in Houston, TX, 1976)

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

With Dave White, Wynter Mitchell, 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.

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