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Who Shot Ya? Episode 98: The 20th Anniversary of 'Eyes Wide Shut' with Ben Mekler

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Eyes Wide Shut

Masquerade Parties! Orgies! Nicole Kidman! Kink! This episode is NSFW! The gang is joined by the wonderful Ben Mekler to discuss Eyes Wide Shut. Ify bestows Alonso with a new yuletide nickname. Plus, they try to cast themselves in their own I'm Not There-style biopic. And, as always, staff picks.

In news, "Snyderheads" put up billboards at Comic Con, the new James Bond movie will get an all new 007, and Scarlett Johansson says she should be "allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal."

Staff Picks:

Alonso - Jewel's Catch One
Drea - Crawl
Ben - 7 Beauties
Ify - Catwoman

With Ify Nwadiwe, Alonso Duralde, Drea Clark, and Ben Mekler.

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Episode 93 - ‘Dark Phoenix’ with Kimberly Clark and Rachel Wenitsky

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Dark Phoenix

This week, Alonso is asked to give the briefest synopsis of a movie yet. Can he sum up the plot of DARK PHOENIX in just one sentence? Listen to find out. In the host’s seat we’ve got comedian Kimberly Clark, and Rachel Wenitsky, head writer of the Story Pirates podcast, flew in from New York on the Maximum Fun private jet just to record this week’s show.

Rachel Wenitsky, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde and Kimberly Clark

There’s a heated discussion over which fizzy water beverages are best, and the panelists are granted the power to kill their most-detested movie franchises. For one panelist, the force is not with her.

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In news, Michael Douglas believes Steven Spielberg cost him a best actor award at Cannes.

A new USC Annenberg study reveals women directed just 3% of animated movies.

Canadian chanteuse Justin Bieber challenged Tom Cruise to a fight in the octagon, and then took it back.

Staff Picks
Drea - Deep Murder
Alonso - Stop the Church
Kimberly - I Called Him Morgan
Rachel - Annihilation

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 74: Overlooked Genre Film Performances and 'Stan & Ollie'

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Stan & Ollie

We've got a hot new episode of 'Who Shot Ya?' right out of the oven. Drea Clark is back in the studio to discuss the Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly two-hander, Stan & Ollie. The crew dissects the film and discusses the representation of filmmaking in movies. They also touch upon the theme of mixing business and friendship. The gang answers a question from the "Who Shot Line" that is perfectly tailored to April - "Which genre film performances have been overlooked?" And, as always, we've got staff picks.

In news, the Wu-Tang Clan is making a supernatural thriller called Angel of Dust, the Michael Jackson estate denounces the new revealing documentary Leaving Neverland, and the "Dark Universe" is dead.

Staff Picks:

Ricky - Ricky - Keepers of the Magic on Hulu
Alonso - Good pick: The Kid Who Would Be King. Bad pick: Serenity
Drea - Everything Beautiful Is Far Away
April - The Day of the Jackal

With April Wolfe, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona.

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 48: 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' with Brandon Johnson

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Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to listen to the newest episode of 'Who Shot Ya?', drink some Café Bustelo, and leave a five star review on Apple Podcasts. This week Ricky Carmona, April Wolfe, and Alonso Duralde are talking about Mission: Impossible - Fallout. They are joined by the hilarious Brandon Johnson, who you may know from voicing Mr. Goldenfold on 'Rick and Morty.' The crew covers every aspect of the movie - the fights, the stunts, the way Angela Bassett say "plutonium." Brandon does his best to hock his collection of bootleg DVDs. Alonso, again, makes the case for his potato salad. Ricky tears Alonso a new one for not inviting him to a Die Hard screening. And April tells us about getting drunk with her mother. Plus, the gang has an in depth discussion on the career of Tom Cruise. And as always, staff picks

In news, MoviePass is not doing so hot, Paul Schrader loves Taylor Swift, and two latino and hispanic watchdog groups call for a boycott of Paramount.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - The Equalizer 2
April - Like Father
Alonso - Space Station 76
Brandon - Fresh

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing The Spy Who Dumped Me

With Brandon Johnson, April Wolfe, Alonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona.

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Ep. 1 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

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Mario Soto
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Melissa Brandzel

On our inaugural episode, ping-pong enthusiast Paula Poundstone talks to sports psychologist Mario Soto about “the yips” and how to cure them. Grammarian Melissa Brandzel helps us talk good and also, punctuate good. And Paula and Adam watch Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation to help you decide if you should blow your hard-earned cash on the new one, Mission: Impossible - Fallout.

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Mario Soto- Sports Psychologist
@mariosportsdoc
sportsycperformance.com

Melissa Brandzel - Grammarian
@MediaChickEdits
mediachick.com

John Grab - Trombone
John doesn't have a large social media footprint, but he often plays with The Orchestre Surreal

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Show credits
Paula Poundstone - Host
Adam Felber - Co-host
Jorge Reyes - Engineer

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 35: Avengers: Infinity War

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Avengers: Infinity War

This is it! Infinity War has arrived - and the 'Who Shot Ya?' crew is ready. Drea Clark is on the program once again to discuss the biggest movie ever released, Avengers: Infinity War. They try to keep the SPOILERS to a minimum - while still taking time to ponder how Thanos' chin looks like a nutsack. They discuss how Marvel movies operate more like comic books than standard films. Plus, Ricky, Drea, April, and Alonso think up characters that they would add to the Avengers team from different film genres (Heads up, one of the genres is James Cameron movies). Plus, as always, we have our staff picks.

In news, Mark Ruffalo accidentally spoiled Avengers: Infinity War, Steven Spielberg reveals how Robin Williams helped him get through shooting Schindler's List, and Tom Cruise jumped out of a plane 106 times.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Andre The Giant
Drea - Colossal
April - The 12th Man
Alonso - RBG

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Overboard

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, Drea Clark and Ricky Carmona.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: David Oyelowo and Heather Graham

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David Oyelowo on his history as a Shakespearean actor, film star, and his decision to move to the US

David Oyelowo's breakout performance was playing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 2014's "Selma." He got a Golden Globe nomination for that role and since then, he's become one of Hollywood's most sought-after celebrities. He stars in the new goofy, action comedy "Gringo," alongside Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton. It's out in theatres this week.

In "Gringo," Oyelowo plays a middle manager at a pharmaceutical company that wants to get into the medical marijuana business. He's sent to Mexico to work on developing the drugs and that's where he gets sucked into the underground drug trade. Then more and more chaos ensues.

Oyelowo was born in Britain and is of Nigerian heritage - Nigerian royalty in fact. He and his family spent some time in Lagos when he was a kid. He says that having lived in two very different worlds at such a young age shaped his ability to code switch, which in turn improved his ability as an actor. He began his career as a classically trained stage theater actor who cut his teeth at the Royal Shakespeare Company in London. Some of his most notable films include "Queen of Katwe," "A United Kingdom," and Disney's latest "A Wrinkle in Time."

He talks to Jesse about his decision to move from the UK to the United States, why he knows more about American history than Nigerian history, and why some roles that require him to stay in character even after the camera stops rolling means he can't go home and be around his kids. He also shares some of his thoughts about one of the most outrageous characters he ever played on the short-lived HBO show "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency."

Click here to listen to David Oyelowo's interview on YouTube.


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Heather Graham on her debut as writer and director in her latest film "Half Magic"

We all know Heather Graham as an actress whose career has spanned over 30 years and starred in smash hits like "Swingers," "Drugstore Cowboy," "Boogie Nights" and "Twin Peaks." In her new movie "Half Magic," Graham is expanding her skills as a writer and director. She also stars in the film as Honey - an aspiring show business development executive that starts out as the assistant to an action film star.

"Half Magic" is a comedy, but it's also one that speaks to the current #MeToo moment. It highlights the struggle for female artists to make movies about women. It's filled with plenty of outrageous sexist lines that Graham drew from personal experience.

Graham also talks to Jesse about how not popular she was in high school. She described herself as awkward and geeky - never the one to be asked out on a date. She gained confidence auditioning and landing parts in school plays. She also shares the mistakes she made in her first go at writing and directing and talks about what she will do differently in those roles going forward.

Click here to listen to Heather Graham's interview on YouTube.

The Outshot: "Handsome"

Standup comic and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actor Jeff Garlin wrote, directed and stars in the Netflix movie "Handsome." It's a detective story that's sort of like Columbo. It's funny, but also has a good amount of interactions that are thrillingly and modestly human.

Click here to hear Jesse's Outshot on YouTube.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 5: American Made

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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.

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Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 4): Dianetics and Volcanoes

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The "fun" continues as Ross and Carrie get certified in Dianetics. The pair spend 22 hours at the Church over a single weekend, learning how experiences are encoded in our cells, what an "engram" is, and how to audit your friends for neither fun, nor profit. Plus, find out the secret menu item for Scientologist vegetarians. It's a super-sized MaxFunDrive episode!

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 56 - Edge of Tomorrow

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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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