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Who Shot Ya? Episode 115: 'Last Christmas' and Getting to the Bottom of "Maclunkey" with Matthew D'Ambrosio

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Matthew D'Ambrosio

Last Christmas

This isn't our Christmas episode, but you could have fooled me! Drea takes over hosting duties this week as the crew is joined by TV writer Matthew D'Ambrosio (The Vampire Diaries, The Witcher). Much to the delight of Alonso, we discuss Paul Feig's Christmas movie Last Christmas. We chat about other Holiday films. And, as always, we've got staff picks.

In news, the world searches for the true meaning of "Macklunkey," Christian Bale is done transforming his body, and Stephen King still has a gripe with The Shining.

Staff Picks:

Drea - Long Shot
Alonso - Spirited Away
Matthew - Kwaidan

With Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, and Matthew D'Ambrosio.

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Switchblade Sisters Episode 106: 'The Ring' with 'Pure' & 'Sickhouse' Director Hannah Macpherson

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Hannah Macpherson

The Ring

Katie Walsh returns to talk to the groundbreaking director Hannah Macpherson (Pure) about 2002's The Ring. Hannah discusses her fascination with the film and how it ties into her obsession with the effects of technology on the human experience. She also chronicles the making of her Snapchat film, Sickhouse, and how it really tricked the audience into thinking the events were real.

Pure is streaming on Hulu now.

And if you haven't seen The Ring...be careful, it's scary.

With Katie Walsh and Hannah Macpherson.

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 114: 'Terminator: Dark Fate' with Cecil Castellucci

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Cecil Castellucci

Terminator: Dark Fate

Today we are so lucky to be joined by novelist and Eisner nominated comic book writer, Cecil Castellucci. She and the crew discuss the underseen and underrated Terminator: Dark Fate. The gang also talks about the magic of movies that are set all in one night. Plus, we get another piping hot serving of Alonso's 'Christmas Zaddy Christmas Movie Minute.' And, as always, staff picks.

In news, Roland Emmerich regrets making Independence Day: Resurgence, Nigeria's first film submission to the Academy Awards gets disqualified, James Dean is posthumously cast in a new film.

Staff Picks:

Ify - Watchmen
Drea - Honey Boy
Alonso - Man Made
Cecil - Booksmart

With Ify Nwadiwe, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, and Cecil Castellucci.

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Switchblade Sisters Episode 105: 'Psycho' with 'Blue' Director Gabriela Ledesma

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Gabriela Ledesma

Psycho

Katie Walsh is back in the hosting chair this week to speak with the fascinating director of the new film Blue, Gabriela Ledesma. Gabby's on the show to talk about the iconic Alfred Hitchcock film, Psycho. She opens up about the dark subject matter of Blue and how her own suicide attempt inspired the film. She also discusses the lessons she learned during her naval career that she has applied to filmmaking. Plus, Katie and Gabby just generally obsess over the genius of Alfred Hitchcock.

Blue is streaming now.

And if you haven't seen Psycho...what are you doing with your life?

With Katie Walsh and Gabriela Ledesma.

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 113: 'Jojo Rabbit' and the Return of the Christmas Zaddy

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Jojo Rabbit

This one's packed, you guys. The gang discusses the "anti-hate satire" Jojo Rabbit. They answer a question from the Who Shotline about dealing with problematic characters. Plus, it's the official return of the Christmas Zaddy himself, Alonso Duralde, in this year's inaugural entry of the 'Christmas Zaddy Christmas Movie Minute.' And, as always, staff picks.

In news, the Game of Thrones showrunners are OUT at Lucasfilm, a sex scene gets cut from Booksmart, and Netflix is testing out variable playback speeds.

Staff Picks:

Ify - The Shabbos Goy and Doctor Sleep
Drea - House on Haunted Hill
Alonso - A Bread Factory

With Ify Nwadiwe, Drea Clark, and Alonso Duralde.

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Switchblade Sisters Episode 104: 'Logan's Run' with 'Paradise Hills' Director Alice Waddington and Halloween Horror Recs with Jordan Crucchiola

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Alice Waddington
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Jordan Crucchiola

Logan's Run

Just in time for Halloween, we have the amazingly talented Alice Waddington (director Paradise Hills) on the program to talk about Logan's Run. She discusses creating specific fantasy worlds, being inspired by Logan's Run, and the pleasures of working with Awkwafina. We also get Vulture associate editor, Jordan Crucchiola, on the line to talk about what horror films we should check out this Halloween.

Paradise Hills is in theaters and streaming on November 1st.

And if you haven't seen Logan's Run, you simply must!

With April Wolfe, Alice Waddington, and Jordan Crucchiola.

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 112: Halloween Spooktacular - 'Tales from the Hood' with Lucé Tomlin-Brenner and Joelle Monique

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Joelle Monique

Tales from the Hood

Boo! It's our Halloween Spooktacular! We are joined by the wonderful Lucé Tomlin-Brenner and Joelle Monique to discuss the undersung classic, Tales from the Hood. The gang gets tricked into playing a sick and/or twisted game at producer Casey's haunted mansion. Plus, they talk about the best side characters in horror movies. And, as always, staff picks.

Staff Picks:

Ify - Curtains
Drea - Greener Grass
Lucé - Hair Wolf and Spider Baby
Joelle - Parasite and Dead Silence

With Ify Nwadiwe, Drea Clark, Lucé Tomlin-Brenner, and Joelle Monique .

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Switchblade Sisters Episode 103: 'Black Widow' with '10 Things I Hate About You' & 'Legally Blonde' Screenwriter Kiwi Smith

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Kiwi Smith

Black Widow

We have royalty on this week's episode. We are graced by the presence of Kiwi Smith, writer of 10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde, She's the Man, The House Bunny, and so many more. She's on the show to talk about a VERY different film from her own work - Bob Rafelson's 1987 neo-noir, Black Widow. Kiwi gushes over the obsessive relationship between Debra Winger and Theresa Russell's characters. She discusses having to change the ending of Legally Blonde several times. And she talks about how she physically mailed pages to her writing partner during the writing of 10 Things I Hate About You.

Watch Kiwi's show, Trinkets, streaming on Netflix now.

And if you haven't seen Black Widow, you simply must!

With April Wolfe and Kiwi Smith.

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Episode 42 - The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud written by Jeff Greenstein (Will & Grace, Parenthood, Desperate Housewives)

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Michaela Watkins as Penelope Cloud
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Daniel David Stewart as Ivy
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Malcolm Barrett as Claude
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Jon Cryer as Dr. Birkin/Passenger/Student
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Mary McCormack as Eva
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Felicia Day as Kendall
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Nichole Bloom as Geogia/Counselor
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Navid Neghaban as Dr. Hakim
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Kelsy Sandoval as Adoración

This month’s dead pilot is over ten years in the making. It’s called The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud and was written by Jeff Greenstein (Will & Grace, Parenthood, Desperate Housewives). The story centers around Penelope Cloud, a woman who who has been struggling for 15 years to deliver the follow-up to her celebrated first novel. In that time, she's become dependent on a cocktail of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications to get through the day. The story begins when Penelope, desperate to unblock herself, decides to go off all her meds at once and rejoin her life, already in progress. Andrew sat down with Jeff to talk about the ups and downs of developing this project for over ten years. From shooting a pilot for CBS starring Marisa Tomei, to writing six episodes of it for Amazon that were ultimately passed on after a heated back and forth. Jeff also talks about his experience staffing on shows like Friends, Desperate Housewives, and Will & Grace, and his path into becoming a sought-after television director. It was a colorful and at times emotional conversation about a pilot that was really put through the ringer. Enjoy!

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 111: Pedro Almodóvar's 'Pain & Glory' with Ira Madison III

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Ira Madison III

Pain & Glory

A beautiful episode with a beautiful guest. The gang is joined by Ira Madison III to discuss the new Pedro Almodóvar film, Pain & Glory. They also chat about the WORST horror films of all time. And, as always, staff picks.

In news, Shea Serrano doesn't like old movies, Hugh Grant thinks the cinema is much too loud, and RIP Scotty Bowers.

Staff Picks:

Ify - Tales from the Hood
Drea - Little Monsters
Alonso - Sátántangó
Ira - Arsenic and Old Lace

With Ify Nwadiwe, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, and Ira Madison III.

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