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Who Shot Ya? Episode 96: 'Yesterday', Ify Gets Grilled, and Tween-Friendly Queer Cinema with Laura Sirikul

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Laura Sirikul

Yesterday

This week marks Ify's first official episode as our host, and as an initiation to the show, Drea and Alonso GRILL him on his movie preferences. The gang is also joined by freelance writer and managing editor of Nerds of Color, Laura Sirikul, to discuss the new Beatles-amnesia-rom-com, Yesterday. They answer a question from the 'Who Shotline' about tween friendly queer films. And, as always, staff picks.

In news, the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid gets an Ariel, Marianne Williamson loves Avatar, and Paul Schrader calls Brian De Palma "trite" and "artistically weak."

Tween Friendly Queer Films:
Geography Club
Breakfast with Scot
Saved!
Show Me Love
Beautiful Thing
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love
Blackbird
Ma Vie en Rose
Alex Strangelove
The Wise Kids
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Edge of Seventeen (1998)
Get Real
Hearts Beat Loud
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
D.E.B.S.
Pride

Staff Picks:
Alonso - Synecdoche, New York
Drea - Maiden
Laura - The Farewell
Ify - Harlem Nights

With Ify Nwadiwe, Alonso Duralde, Drea Clark, and Laura Sirikul.

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 95: 'Toy Story 4' and The Making of a Great Summer Movie with Yolanda Machado

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Yolanda Machado

Toy Story 4

This week we are joined by film and TV critic Yolanda Machado to discuss the newest Pixar movie, Toy Story 4. The gang argues over the position of the film in their overall Pixar rankings. Plus, they deliberate on what makes a really good summer film. And, as always, staff picks.

In news, Jill Soloway replaces Bryan Singer on the Red Sonja remake, Lena Waithe calls out black movie financiers, and Danny Boyle is concerned about feeling like an imposter for directing a movie with a female lead.

Staff Picks:

Alonso - Yellow Submarine
Drea - Plus One
Yolanda - Annabelle Comes Home and Kissing Jessica Stein

With Alonso Duralde, Drea Clark, and Yolanda Machado.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? on Twitter or Facebook. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 83: ‘Shaun of the Dead’ with ‘Broad City’ writer and comedian Naomi Ekperigin

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Katie Walsh
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Naomi Ekperigin

Shaun of the Dead

Naomi Ekperigin is a stand-up comedian, writer, actress, and podcaster (gotta be a multi-hyphenate these days!). She was born and raised in Harlem, New York, and studied Film and English at Wesleyan University, where she and guest host Katie Walsh made student films together, and she also started her comedy career, doing improv. After college, she toured with the National Theater for the Deaf, and started stand-up in New York in 2007. She has a half-hour stand up special on Comedy Central, and she’s also appeared on HBO’s Two Dope Queens, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and she has written for Broad City, Difficult People, Great News, and Mrs. Fletcher. You can find Naomi doing stand up around town in LA and New York, and she co-hosts the monthly standup show Couples Therapy in LA at the Virgil, the first Saturday of every month, with her fiance Andy Beckerman, and Couples Therapy is also a podcast, where she and Andy talk about relationships and play sets from their live show.

Naomi chose the 2004 ZomCom Shaun of the Dead, written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, who also directed the film. She and Katie delve into what makes this “a perfect film”, analyzing the film’s use of visual jokes, pacing, and character development. Katie asks Naomi what the parallels are between the writing and humor on Shaun of the Dead and Broad City.

Plus, Ekperigin has given a lot of thought to how she would handle herself in a zombie apocalypse, and shares her thoughts on what weapons she’d carry, as well as the best clothing for survival.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Shaun of the Dead

With Katie Walsh and Naomi Ekperigin.

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Switchblade Sisters Episode 30: 28 Days Later with 'Bob's Burgers' Writers/Producers Lizzie & Wendy Molyneux

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April Wolfe
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Lizzie Molyneux
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Wendy Molyneux

28 Days Later

We've got a great episode this week with our first pair of sisters - Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux. The 'Bob's Burgers' writers/producers are on to discuss the Danny Boyle film, 28 Days Later. They elaborate on what goes into a storyline for Bob's Burgers, staying true to the format of the show, and seeing Tina Belcher in real life. Plus they explore what makes 28 Days Later such a classic; Cillian Murphy's performance, the introduction of the "fast" zombie, and the humanity behind the film. The sisters also make a case for adopting children during a zombie outbreak. This is a must listen episode for people interested in the process of writing comedic television.

Bob's Burgers is on Fox now.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch 28 Days Later

With April Wolfe and Lizzie Molyneux & Wendy Molyneux.

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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