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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Playwright Jez Butterworth on his latest work "The Ferryman"

Jez Butterworth

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Playwright Jez Butterworth on his latest work 'The Ferryman'

Jez Butterworth is a screenwriter and playwright. His works make up a pretty eclectic resume, including: the science fiction film "Edge of Tomorrow," the mob drama "Black Mass" and even the James Bond film "Spectre." On the stage, he's written comedies and dramas that cover topics like murder, music and war.

His latest play, "The Ferryman" is on Broadway right now. It tells a powerful, affecting story about death and loss. It's set during The Troubles: the decades long conflict over Northern Ireland that killed thousands. It tells the story of the Carney family, who lives in Derry, in Northern Ireland. Authorities have just found the body Seamus Carney, who's been missing for almost a decade. We find out early on that Seamus was killed by the IRA, and the family is now left to deal with the fallout of that event.

The play is unique in a lot of different ways. At one point, there are 21 actors on stage at the same time, one of them is an infant. You'll also see a live goose and a rabbit – it's a visceral, uncommon theater experience.

Jez will tell us all about his latest work, including what it's like to work with animals live on stage. He'll also explain why writing films come pretty naturally to him but why writing plays can be uniquely challenging.

"The Ferryman" has been extended up until July 7, 2019. Make sure to check it out if you're in New York.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 5: American Made

Who Shot Ya?
Ricky Carmona
April Wolfe
Alonso Duralde

On this week's episode Ricky, Alonso, and April tackle the Tom Cruise, drug-runner film, American Made. Ricky shares his displeasure with the portrayal of Colombians in TV and movies. Plus, April introduces a new segment called Forgotten Women of Hollywood. In this installment she details the career of Greek actress/politician Melina Mercouri. As an additional treat, Alonso creates and sings the theme song for the new segment.

In news, the gang discusses Chance The Rapper's movie criticism, Alicia Vikander's thoughts on bridging the Hollywood gender gap, free movies streaming for Hispanic Heritage month, and the confusion with the DC extended universe.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - Better Watch Out
April - Raw
Ricky - Edge of Tomorrow

With 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.

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 56 - Edge of Tomorrow

Wham Bam Pow

This week, we chat about the Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise action flick Edge of Tomorrow, which (spoiler alert) WE LOVED! Plus, isn't it about time for Tom Cruise to be a movie star again? Rhea and Ricky pitch some movies with that goal in mind.

Make sure you check out some of Dan Ronan's work.

Next week we'll be watching Machete Kills, which is available now on Netflix Watch Instant.

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