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Switchblade Sisters Episode 60: 'Point Break' with 'Alaska Is a Drag' Director Shaz Bennett

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Shaz Bennett

Point Break

This week we've got writer and director Shaz Bennett on the program to talk about Kathryn Bigelow's classic, Point Break. As Shaz says on the show, this is the movie she most wishes she had directed. She and April also discuss Shaz's newest film, Alaska Is a Drag, which follows an aspiring drag queen turned boxer stuck working at a cannery in Alaska. The two of them dissect the masterful directing of Bigelow during the visceral chase scenes. They look at the unconventional casting of Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves. They praise the performance and genius of Lori Petty. And Shaz elaborates on being yourself while directing, and being close to your actors on set. April has a special connection with this film as well, having written a retrospective for Rolling Stone last year.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Point Break.

With April Wolfe with Shaz Bennett.

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.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 59: 'Black Panther' with Director, Actor, and Dancer Delila Vallot

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Delila Vallot

Black Panther

This week we are so lucky to have on director, actress, and dancer, Delila Vallot. Delila is a prolific worker and has too many credits to list. But some of her films as director include the thriller Tunnel Vision and the documentary Can You Dig This? which won a Jury Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival. On this episode she is here to discuss Black Panther. She and April talk about Michael B. Jordan's acting techniques and the effects of going method for a role. They touch upon how director Ryan Coogler was able to take a huge property like Black Panther and still make it personal. And they cover the intentional use of the actor's natural hair in the film and the importance of representing it in media.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Black Panther.

With April Wolfe with Delila Vallot.

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.

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 112 - Sicario

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Wham Bam Pow

This week, an era draws to a close, but not before we review the crime thriller Sicario. Plus, we relax the Star Wars news embargo a bit, Ricky admits he's warming to the Ghostbusters reboot, and it wouldn't be a Wham Bam Pow sendoff without some Back to the Future Part II chat. Thank you for listening, and SEE SPY!

You can keep up with Cameron, Rhea, and Ricky via Twitter: @cameronesposito, @RheaButcher, and @RickyCarmona.

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 111 - Lady to Lady Switcheroo! Romancing the Stone

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Wham Bam Pow

On this very special episode, the ladies of Lady to Lady (Tess Barker, Barbara Gray, and [past guest panelist] Brandie Posey) are taking over hosting duties in honor of The Great Switcheroo! I bet you never thought you'd hear so much Magic Mike XXL chat on a Wham Bam Pow, huh? Plus, we give you a review of the 1984 action/romance flick Romancing the Stone!

You can catch Rhea and Ricky on Throwing Shade this week, and hear Tess, Barbara, and Brandie on Lady to Lady every week (save this one).

We'll be back in late October with a new Wham Bam Pow for your ears! Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!

Don't forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 110 - American Ultra

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Wham Bam Pow

This week, the gang is back together to talk about the Kristen Stewart/Connie Britton/Jesse Eisenberg action flick, American Ultra! Plus, we compare streaming original series, Cameron sings an ode to baseball, and we make some exciting announcements.

We'll be back in October with a new episode! Be sure to keep an eye on our Twitter accounts for the movie announcement! Thank you so much to everyone who has listened to and supported Wham Bam Pow -- we are excited to move to this new format to keep bringing you awesome, consistent episodes.

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

Don't forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 109 - Hercules

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This week, Rhea and Ricky review 2014's The Rock vehicle, Hercules! Plus, we say goodbye to a horror movie legend and a groundbreaking neurologist.

We'll be back next week with a review of American Ultra/i>, which is in theaters now!

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

Don't forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 107 - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

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Wham Bam Pow

This week: Ricky Explains Movie Trailers to Rhea, what marvel over Fantastic Four, and we delve into Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Plus, baseball talk!

We'll be back next week with a review of Starship Troopers, 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!

Don't forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 106 - Terminator Genisys

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Baby Geniuses

Happy birthday, Arnold Schwarzenegger! In honor of the birth of the original Terminator himself, we dug into the newest entry in the franchise: Terminator Genisys. Love you, Arnold! Plus, Rhea and Ricky are joined by a very special guest -- Rhea's mom! Tha' Mom shares the movie that made her, and Ricky drops some hot summer trailers on us. BAM!

We'll be back next week with a review of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, which is in theaters now!

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

Don't forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 105 - Thief

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Guests: 
Baron Vaughn
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Jesse Thorn

This week, comedian Baron Vaughn and MaxFun impresario Jesse Thorn join Rhea Butcher to swap Comic Con news and anecdotes. Plus, a review of Thief!

You can follow Jesse on Twitter @jessethorn, and you can hear him on Bullseye and Jordan, Jesse, Go. Baron's on Twitter @barvonblaq, and you can see him on Grace and Frankie on Netflix and hear his movie podcast Maltin on Movies on Wolfpop.

We're off next week, but we'll be back on July 30th with a review of Terminator Genisys, which is in theaters now!

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

Don't forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 104 - Jurassic World

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Wham Bam Pow
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Jordan Morris

This week, Jordan Morris from @Midnight and JJGo opens up his fourth slot, and we settle in for an extra-long exploration of Jurassic World! Plus, Ghostbusters speculation and everyone forgets a bunch of names!

You can follow Jordan on Twitter @jordan_morris, and you can hear him on Jordan, Jesse, Go and check out his jokes on @Midnight on Comedy Central.

We're off next week, but we'll be back on July 16th with a review of Thief, 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!

Don't forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org

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