Danny Devito

Who Shot Ya? Episode 83: Does 'Dumbo' Fly? The Gang Discusses the New Tim Burton Film and the Movies They Loved as Teenagers with Janet Varney

Who Shot Ya?
Janet Varney


Elephants flying? Well this podcast flies...because it's so entertaining! Drea and Alonso are joined by The JV Club host, writer and actor, Janet Varney. They discuss the new Tim Burton remake, Dumbo. Plus, in celebration of Janet's appearance on the show, the gang talks about the movies they loved the most as teenagers. And, as always, staff picks.

In news, R.I.P. Agnes Varda, Joel Coen goes solo with his MacBeth adaptation, and the anti-abortion propaganda film Unplanned does well at the box office.

Staff Picks:

Alonso - Diane
Drea - District 9
Janet - Halt and Catch Fire

With Alonso Duralde, Drea Clark, and Janet Varney

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Switchblade Sisters Episode 48: 'Matilda' with Documentary Producer Erikka Yancy

April Wolfe
Erikka Yancy


This week we are very lucky to have the prolific documentary producer Erikka Yancy on the program. The movie she chose to discuss is the beloved 1996 film Matilda. Erikka discusses her documentary career and what is like having to do research for films with such dark subject matter. She goes on to talk about having to go through footage from 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, and how it's still important to offer some hope in even the most depressing of films. She also elaborates on her love for the movie Matilda and how it is rooted in the fact that the parents are so mean to the main character. April and her cover the directing career of Danny Devito and the history behind his production company Jersey Films. Plus, Erikka talks about the character of Lavender, and how having the representation of a black character is so vital to her enjoyment of the film. If you love this movie, you will love this conversation.

You can watch Erikka's film Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma on HBO.

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch Matilda

With April Wolfe with Erikka Yancy

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

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