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A movie podcast that isn't just a bunch of straight white dudes. Comic Ricky Carmona is joined by critics Alonso Duralde (The Wrap) and April Wolfe (LA Weekly) for a fast, funny flight through film. Who Shot Ya? is news, reviews and in-depth insight,...Show More

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'Vox Lux' and a Panel Divided with TV Writer Jenny Jaffe

1:03:37 | Dec 14th, 2018

This is a spicy episode! To say that there was a difference of opinion about this week's film would be an understatement. We're talking about the new Natalie Portman, popstar in crisis movie Vox Lux. The crew is joined by TV writer Jenny Jaffe ('Big ...Show More

Why 'Green Book' Made Us Blue with Holly Walker

1:06:15 | Dec 7th, 2018

This week we're talking about the most recent Peter Farrelly road trip movie. No, not Dumb and Dumber. Not Kingpin. Sorry, not Me, Myself & Irene. We're talking Green Book with Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen. And we're so lucky to have on the pro...Show More

'Creed II' and Our Favorite 'Rocky' Movies with CJ Sullivan

1:03:54 | Nov 30th, 2018

Listening to this episode will get you as pumped as Rocky running up all those steps. And you don't even need to drink raw eggs! This episode's got some PUNCH to it. That's right, we're talking Creed II and we're joined by Philly's own CJ Sullivan. A...Show More

'Widows' and a Call From the 'Who Shotline'

1:06:07 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Even though Thanksgiving is over, let us give thanks for this wonderful new episode of 'Who Shot Ya?' Drea Clark is back in the building to talk with the crew about Widows. Alonso mourns the loss of 'Irv's Burgers' in West Hollywood. April shares a g...Show More

'Overlord' and a Remembrance of Stan Lee

1:03:49 | Nov 16th, 2018

A fresh episode of Who Shot Ya? right out of the oven. We've got the classic crew of Ricky, Alonso, and April, and they're talking about the newest installment in the "Nazi Zombie" movie genre. That's right, we're discussing Overlord. In addition to ...Show More

'Bohemian Rhapsody' and Alonso's Christmas Minute with Film Critic Katie Walsh

1:07:24 | Nov 9th, 2018

Don't stop me now! We're talking about the new Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. We are so lucky this week to be joined by friend of the podcast, film critic Katie Walsh. This episode was recorded the night of the election, so you can certainly hear a ...Show More

'Suspiria' and Passing The Bechdel Test with Jamie Loftus & Caitlin Durante of 'The Bechdel Cast'

1:02:48 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Even though Halloween is over, we're still keeping it spooky. That's right, we're talking about our favorite "witch dance" movie of the year, Suspiria. This week we're so lucky to have the hosts of 'The Bechdel Cast' podcast, Jamie Loftus and Caitlin...Show More

Trick AND Treat: The New 'Halloween' and Getting Quizzed on Horror Movie Taglines with Betsy Sodaro

1:16:46 | Oct 26th, 2018

Boo! It's our HALLOWEEN episode! And boy have we got some tricks and treats for you. The first treat is our guest, horror expert and all around delightful person Betsy Sodaro (Disjointed, Another Period, Horny 4 Horror Podcast). A second treat is tha...Show More

We Take Flight with 'First Man' and Discuss The Movies That Scared Us The Most

1:01:33 | Oct 19th, 2018

April Wolfe is back everybody! Albeit a bit jet lagged. This week the crew takes off with a discussion of First Man. April calls Damien Chazelle an "old man." Alonso salivates over Milk Bar. And Ricky invents a new cocktail. Plus, we chat about the m...Show More

'A Star Is Born' and Louis Virtel Goes Gaga Over Jane Fonda Classic 'Barbarella'

1:01:39 | Oct 12th, 2018

A more perfect episode could not be cultivated for our guest Louis Virtel. We discuss the big hit of the fall A Star Is Born. As an added bonus, we go deep on something near and dear to the hearts of Alonso and Louis, the 50th anniversary of the rele...Show More

We Go to 'Night School' w/ Alison Becker and Chat with Horror & Comedy Legend Lin Shaye

1:07:11 | Oct 5th, 2018

There is TOO much going on in this episode. First off, our guest is the wonderful and hilarious Alison Becker. She's here to discuss the new Kevin Hart/ Tiffany Haddish vehicle, Night School. On this episode we learn very quickly that Alison has a de...Show More

'The Sisters Brothers' and a Call From Fantastic Fest

53:09 | Sep 28th, 2018

Inkoo is back in the building! She joins Ricky and Alonso in an enthralling discussion of the new Joaquin Phoenix/ John C. Reilly western The Sisters Brothers. As could be expected there is some major disagreement on this movie. For 'What's Good?' Al...Show More

The Predator and Other Problematic Films with Oliver Wang

58:30 | Sep 21st, 2018

We've got Ricky, April and Alonso in the studio this week, along with special guest Oliver Wang. Like Ricky, Oliver is a fellow DJ, and he also hosts the brilliant music podcast Heat Rocks on Maximum Fun, alongside friend of the show Morgan Rhodes. A...Show More

Jennifer Garner's 'Peppermint' and Getting the Band Back Together

52:12 | Sep 14th, 2018

You heard right, the band is back together! This episode marks the return of our Switchblade Sister April Wolfe. And this week the crew is talking about the divisive (and pretty racist) new Jennifer Garner film Peppermint. Ricky discusses his feeling...Show More

'Destination Wedding' and "The Who Shot-Line" with Riley Silverman

1:10:47 | Sep 8th, 2018

This one is a winner. That's right, we've got the head writer for Maximum Fun's International Waters, Riley Silverman. She's on the show to talk about the new Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves joint, Destination Wedding. Ricky celebrates the work of Stev...Show More

'The Happytime Murders' and All Things Puppets with Helen Hong

1:06:35 | Aug 31st, 2018

Do you love puppets? Well then this is the episode you've been waiting for! We've got comedian, actor, and Maximum Fun's Go Fact Yourself host, Helen Hong on to discuss the new puppet noir The Happytime Murders. Helen is uniquely qualified to discuss...Show More

'Crazy Rich Asians' and Whitewashing Cinema with Jenny Yang

1:04:25 | Aug 24th, 2018

This is a feel good episode, ya'll! We've got comedian Jenny Yang on the program to talk about Crazy Rich Asians. She is uniquely qualified to discuss this film because she has seen it FIVE TIMES! This episode also signals the return of "The King of ...Show More

'BlacKkKlansman' and The Filmography of Spike Lee with Brandon Johnson & Baron Vaughn

1:05:58 | Aug 17th, 2018

This is one of our wildest episodes to date. And for our 50th episode, no less! We've got first time guest, comedian Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie, Mystery Science Theater 3000) and returning guest Brandon Johnson (Rick and Morty, Animals). They're...Show More

'The Spy Who Dumped Me' and Top 5 Comedy Duos with Inkoo Kang

1:07:17 | Aug 10th, 2018

This is truly a clash of the titans. Drea Clark and Inkoo Kang are featured in the SAME EPISODE! That's right, it's an action packed show where the crew is discussing The Spy Who Dumped Me. Inkoo grills Ricky by asking him, "Why do you hate women?" (...Show More

'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' with Brandon Johnson

1:15:01 | Aug 3rd, 2018

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 Mi...Show More

BONUS EPISODE! 'Attack The Block' LIVE at the Dynasty Typewriter theater with Tre'vell Anderson of the LA Times

29:21 | Jul 31st, 2018

It's our BONUS episode ya'll! This was a live show recorded on July 5th at the Dynasty Typewritertheater in Los Angeles. We present to you - Attack The Block. The film was screened for the audience followed by a discussion. Ricky, April, and Alonso a...Show More

Whiteness in Cinema and 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' with Dave Holmes and Tavia Nyong'o

1:04:09 | Jul 27th, 2018

One of our most divisive episodes to date! The crew is joined by the wonderful Dave Holmes as they review Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. The line is quickly drawn in the sand between those who love this movie and those who hate. You'll have to listen t...Show More

Skyscraper, The Rock, and a Commemoration of Poetic Justice with Morgan Rhodes

1:06:25 | Jul 20th, 2018

We are Alonso-less this week! But no fear, we more than make up for it with our stellar array of guests. We've got the return of Drea "The Dope Rhyme Slaya" Clark. Plus, a first time guest, music supervisor and Heat Rocks host, Morgan Rhodes. The cre...Show More

Top 5 Directorial Debuts, Oakland, and 'Sorry to Bother You'

1:02:26 | Jul 13th, 2018

We're going guest-less this episode as the 'Who Shot Ya?' trio hold down the fort on their own. This week we're covering the movie of the summer, Sorry to Bother You. In the discussion of the film the crew covers the rise of Oakland in cinema, Boots ...Show More

4th of July Spectacular: Musicals, Old News and '1776' with All Things Cozy's Matt Piwowarczyk

1:03:12 | Jul 4th, 2018

It's our 4th of July episode! So naturally the gang is discussing the 1972 musical - 1776. We are joined by musical "expert" Matt Piwowarczyk of the All Things Cozy podcast. The 'Who Shot Ya?' crew dissects their favorite musicals. And they get to th...Show More

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with Jordan Morris

56:46 | Jun 29th, 2018

This week we are graced by podcast royalty - Maximum Fun's own Jordan Morris. He's on the program to talk about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The gang reviews the film and in the process discusses what makes the original Jurassic Park work so well....Show More

Incredibles 2, Pixar, and The State of Queer Cinema

1:08:20 | Jun 22nd, 2018

This week we have a truly INCREDIBLE episode. Drea returns to discuss Pixar's Incredibles 2. Once again, things get very SEXY when Alonso reads Anthony Lane's controversial review of the film from the New Yorker. The crew compares and contrasts Incre...Show More

Stanning for Regina Hall, Reboots and Ocean's 8 with Bowen Yang & Matt Rogers of Las Culturistas

1:04:15 | Jun 16th, 2018

This episode is a hoot and a half! The gang is joined by Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers of the Las Culturistas podcast. The program starts very strong with Matt's obsessive "Zapruder-ing" of the A Star Is Born trailer. They then go over the newest heist ...Show More

Weird Meat and 'Wake In Fright' with Benjamin Partridge

58:45 | Jun 8th, 2018

This week the gang is lucky enough to be joined by Britain's own, "The Beef and Dairy Network Podcast" host, Ben Partridge. It's a staff choice episode this week, and this time it's April's pick. She chose the 1971 Australian psychological thriller, ...Show More

Movie Tech and 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' with Inkoo Kang

1:01:17 | Jun 2nd, 2018

We are joined by the incomparable Inkoo Kang. She's here to discuss the newest Star Wars film - Solo: A Star Wars Story. No stone is left unturned as they dissect the notoriously troubled movie. You'll have to listen to the episode to know what they ...Show More

Deadpool 2 and Adapting Movies Into Video Games with Freddie Wong

1:00:00 | May 25th, 2018

We've got fellow Max Funster, co-founder of RocketJump, director, and host of the Story Break podcast Freddie Wong on the program. He joins Ricky, April, and Drea to discuss everything Deadpool 2; the jokes, the violence, and the onslaught of cameos....Show More

Home Invasion Films, TV Shows That Turned Into Movies and 'Breaking In' with LaToya Ferguson

59:34 | May 18th, 2018

This week Ricky, April, and Alonso are joined by TV critic at The A.V. Club, Consequence of Sound, and IndieWire, LaToya Ferguson. They discuss the new Gabrielle Union joint Breaking In (And yes, Ricky does make a Breakin' joke, don't worry). LaToya ...Show More

Movie Mothers, The Talent of Anna Faris, and 'Overboard'

56:35 | May 11th, 2018

This week we're going Overboard! The crew discusses the new Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez film and compares it to the problematic original. They celebrate the underappreciated career of Anna Faris. April bemoans the fact that there are so few good fe...Show More

Avengers: Infinity War

1:01:47 | May 4th, 2018

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 t...Show More

Beauty Standards, Unconventional Sexiness, and I Feel Pretty with Dave White

59:36 | Apr 27th, 2018

You'll all feel pretty after this episode! This week's crew is comprised of Ricky Carmon, April Wolfe, Drea Clark, and "Mrs. Alonso Duralde" - film critic, Dave White. They tackle the somewhat controversial new film I Feel Pretty. They discuss beauty...Show More

Video Game Movies, The Rock, and Rampage with Johnnie Jungleguts and Brady Jandreau

1:02:01 | Apr 20th, 2018

A MONSTROUSLY huge episode this week. Artist, writer, and podcaster Johnnie Jungleguts joins the gang to talk all about the new joint by The Rock, Rampage. They discuss video game movies and how they are frequently terrible. April reveals her secret ...Show More

"Elevated Horror," Movie Etiquette, and A Quiet Place with Inkoo Kang

1:05:04 | Apr 13th, 2018

The return of Inkoo Kang! She joins the crew to discuss A Quiet Place. On this episode, April describes her irritation with the term 'Elevated Horror' and how it is an attempt to distance certain films from the genre itself. Inkoo discusses her physi...Show More

80s Nostalgia, Steven Spielberg, and Ready Player One with Dave Schilling

1:04:14 | Apr 7th, 2018

We got a great episode this week as Ricky, Alonso, and April welcome Birth.Movies.Death and Bleacher Report writer Dave Schilling to the program to discuss Ready Player One. The gang bemoans the overwhelming amount of 80s nostalgia that has taken ove...Show More

Isle of Dogs w/ 'Can I Pet Your Dog?' Hosts Renee Colvert & Allegra Ringo

1:00:06 | Mar 30th, 2018

This week we’ve got the hosts of Can I Pet Your Dog -- Renee Colvert and Allegra Ringo -- on the show to share their thoughts about Isle of Dogs, and their favorite furry films of all time. Plus, Renee and Allegra go up against Ricky and April in a b...Show More

Love Simon and Teen Romance in Movies with Grace Baldridge

1:01:36 | Mar 24th, 2018

This week we take a look at Love Simon, the film Alonso Duralde and special guest Grace Baldridge want you to see multiple times so studios will continue making coming of age teen films that feature gay romantic leads. Taking a page from the film’s a...Show More

Kids Movies, Ava DuVernay, and A Wrinkle in Time with Drea Clark, Katie Walsh, and Maggie Mackay

57:36 | Mar 16th, 2018

We've got a very special episode this week as Alonso Duralde takes over hosting duties. He's joined by film critic for Tribune News Service and the LA Times, Katie Walsh, Vidiots Executive Director/Board Chair, Maggie Mackay, and our dear friend, pro...Show More

Dark Comedies, The Oscars, and Game Night with Inkoo Kang

59:04 | Mar 10th, 2018

This episode marks the return of the "Professional Contrarian" Inkoo Kang to talk about the new dark, action comedy Game Night. Before they get into the discussion of the film, the crew takes time to dissect this year's Oscars. They point out some of...Show More

Female Protagonists in Sci-Fi, Rhea Butcher, Annihilation, and Oscar Winning Sound Editor Mark Mangini

58:36 | Mar 2nd, 2018

We've got an action packed episode this week. Ricky welcomes back his former Wham Bam Pow co-host Rhea Butcher to discuss female protagonists in sci-fi films, the overall theater going experience, and the new psychedelic Natalie Portman joint, Annihi...Show More

Black Panther with Wynter Mitchell & Dave White

58:05 | Feb 24th, 2018

Like the Jetsons meet the Flintstones, we've got a crossover episode! Our friends, film critic Dave White and digital strategist Wynter Mitchell, from fellow Max Fun show, Pop Rocket, join April and Ricky to discuss all things Black Panther. The gang...Show More

50 Shades Freed & Sex in Cinema with Drea Clark

56:46 | Feb 16th, 2018

Turn on the air conditioning because it's getting hot in here! The gang is joined, once again, by "kid sister" Drea Clark to talk about 50 Shades Freed. They talk the good, the bad, and the boring of the film. Drea dreams of getting a quote on the 50...Show More

Winchester, Helen Mirren, and Haunted House Hunters

48:45 | Feb 9th, 2018

Things are getting spooky this week as the gang discusses the new Helen Mirren haunted house joint, Winchester. The three hosts all had VERY different theater going experiences; some good, some bad. Alonso stans for the limited time McDonald's burger...Show More

Cloud Atlas and Our Favorite Films that Other People Hate

51:13 | Feb 2nd, 2018

We're doing things a little differently this week. Instead of seeing a movie in theaters, we let Ricky pick one. And to the chagrin of many, he chose the Wachowski's three hour long epic, Cloud Atlas. After first complaining about the length, Alonso ...Show More

Fashion in Film and Phantom Thread with Drea Clark

1:00:16 | Jan 27th, 2018

Strike a pose, people. We're talking fashion in film and Daniel Day-Lewis' "final" performance in, Phantom Thread. Regular contributor and friend of the show, Drea Clark, joins the crew as they discuss their personal movie fashion icons. One of April...Show More

Episode 20 - Proud Mary with Ira Madison III

54:41 | Jan 20th, 2018

This week on Who Shot Ya?, Ira Madison III joins us in studio and shares his thoughts on where Proud Mary went wrong. Plus, the panel looks at some of their favorite female assassins, and they also create the definitive “12 Under 12” list, of the bes...Show More

Molly's Game with Louis Virtel

53:46 | Jan 13th, 2018

This week the Who Shot Ya? gang is joined by the one and only Louis Virtel to discuss the new Aaron Sorkin talk-a-thon, Molly's Game. The crew examines the type of character Jessica Chastain always seems to play and how this movie is WAY too long. Th...Show More

Movies of the Near Future and Downsizing

50:29 | Jan 5th, 2018

This week the gang takes a trip to the near future as they talk about Alexander Payne's newest film Downsizing. Ricky, April, and Alonso tackle the controversy surrounding Hong Chau's depiction of the Vietnamese refugee Ngoc Lan Tran. They also ponde...Show More

Year in Review with Inkoo Kang

45:17 | Dec 29th, 2017

The end of 2017 has arrived, and the Who Shot Ya? crew has some thoughts about it. The gang is joined by good friend/provocateur Inkoo Kang to discuss the movies that made the biggest impact on them. They discuss which films surprised them, which dis...Show More

Star Wars: The Last Jedi with Andy Richter and Jen Yamato

49:37 | Dec 22nd, 2017

HO HO HO! Tis the season for a new Star Wars movie! This week the gang is joined by LA Times' Jen Yamato to talk Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The crew covers an array of topics; diversity in casting, Kylo Ren, the force, and of course...Porgs! Plus, it'...Show More

Monster Movies and The Shape of Water w/ Drea Clark

49:54 | Dec 15th, 2017

If you're seated in the first row, you will get wet. Because we're talking about The Shape of Water. Friend of the show Drea Clark joins the gang as they discuss monsters, sexy amphibian men, and Alonso's sinister alter ego - Alphonso Durante. The cr...Show More

Ep. 14: Bad Movies and The Disaster Artist with Elliott Kalan

46:13 | Dec 8th, 2017

Oh hai, everyone! In light of the release of The Disaster Artist, this week the gang is talking about bad movies. You know, the movies that are so terrible, but so enjoyable, to watch. And who better to have on the show than bad movie expert and host...Show More

WWII Movies and Darkest Hour with John Roderick

44:41 | Dec 1st, 2017

Hit the deck! Because the crew is talking about Darkest Hour. John Roderick joins the gang to discuss some of his favorite war movies and his upcoming MaxFun war movie podcast, Friendly Fire. Ricky accidentally creates an offshoot Maximum Fun network...Show More

Thanksgiving!

43:14 | Nov 23rd, 2017

It's turkey time, people. This week the gang is joined by film programmer and producer Drea Clark to talk about all things Thanksgiving. Ricky and the crew go over some of their favorite Thanksgiving moments in film, as well as what movies to see dur...Show More

Who Shot Ya? Episode 11: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

45:02 | Nov 17th, 2017

On this week's episode the gang is joined by friend-of-the-show, film critic Inkoo Kang, to discuss Martin McDonagh's new film Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. Heads up: This episode features a provocative and heated debate about the film t...Show More

Thor: Ragnarok

52:13 | Nov 10th, 2017

For those about to Ragnarok, we salute you. This week the gang takes on the new Marvel film, Thor: Ragnarok. Ricky is joyous over the return of the McRib to the McDonalds menu. April introduces the world to Rosaura Revueltas in another installment of...Show More

Suburbicon

47:18 | Nov 3rd, 2017

This week Ricky, April, and Alonso have a lot to say about the new George Clooney movie, Suburbicon. The gang breaks down the allegations against Kevin Spacey and his history of sexual assault. Plus, November has begun and Alonso cannot contain his C...Show More

Who Shot Ya? Episode 8: Halloween Spooktacular

51:42 | Oct 28th, 2017

This week's episode is all about Halloween. The Who Shot Ya? crew is joined by critic Inkoo Kang as they discuss all things scary, spooky, and ghoulish. Alonso talks about his habit of screaming in the movie theater. April shares her love for horror....Show More

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

44:42 | Oct 20th, 2017

On this week's episode Ricky, April, and Alonso discuss the "radical normalcy" of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. Director Marc Meyers calls in to talk about his movie My Friend Dahmer, in a new segment called "The Hot Seat." And, Alonso won'...Show More

Blade Runner 2049

53:32 | Oct 13th, 2017

On this week's episode Ricky, April, and Drea talk about the dystopian future of Blade Runner 2049. Drea discusses the problematic representation of women in the film. Plus, the crew has an in depth conversation on Harvey Weinstein and the greater cu...Show More

American Made

43:59 | Oct 6th, 2017

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 Hol...Show More

Kingsman: The Golden Circle with Josie Long and Shea Serrano

52:30 | Sep 29th, 2017

On this week's episode, April is out attending Fantastic Fest, but Ricky and Alonso hold it down with special guest comedian Josie Long and film festival programmer Drea Clark. The gang discusses the British spy film, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. She...Show More

mother!

55:34 | Sep 22nd, 2017

This week on Who Shot Ya?, Ricky, Alonso, and April talk about the divisive new horror film, mother!. The gang tackles the controversy surrounding the L.A. based movie theater Cinefamily. And, they celebrate the career of the late, great Harry Dean S...Show More

Ep 2: It

57:12 | Sep 16th, 2017

On this week's show, the panel tackles It and whether or not Pennywise is scary. Ricky Carmona and Alonso Duralde (The Wrap) are joined in-studio with indie producer and LA Film Fest programmer Drea Clark. April Wolfe calls in from Canada to tell us ...Show More

Goon: Last of the Enforcers with Jason Jones

43:41 | Sep 9th, 2017

In the premiere episode of Who Shot Ya?, Ricky Carmona, Alonso Duralde (The Wrap), and April Wolfe (LA Weekly) take a call from former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones, on set in Calgary taping season four of his TBS show The Detour. He tells the...Show More

Trailer

00:49 | Sep 6th, 2017

Our debut episode of Who Shot Ya? drops this Friday! Make sure to subscribe! In the premiere episode, Ricky, Alonso, and April take a call from Jason Jones. He tells the panel how insane Canada's obsession with hockey is, why their skating rinks are...Show More

Important news for Wham Bam Pow fans!

00:53 | Aug 31st, 2017

Some important news for Wham Bam Pow fans. Ricky Carmona is starting a brand new movie podcast called Who Shot Ya? Each week he'll be joined by critics Alonso Duralde (The Wrap) and April Wolfe (LA Weekly) for a fast, funny flight through film. Who S...Show More

Episode 112 - Sicario

1:00:20 | Nov 13th, 2015

This week, an era draws to a close, but not before we review the crime thriller Sicario. Plus, we relax the Star Wars news embargo a bit, Ricky admits he's warming to the Ghostbusters reboot, and it wouldn't be a Wham Bam Pow sendoff without some Bac...Show More

Episode 111 - Lady to Lady Switcheroo! Romancing the Stone

50:05 | Oct 8th, 2015

On this very special episode, the ladies of Lady to Lady (Tess Barker, Barbara Gray, and [past guest panelist] Brandie Posey) are taking over hosting duties in honor of The Great Switcheroo! I bet you never thought you'd hear so much Magic Mike XXL c...Show More

Episode 110 - American Ultra

1:05:32 | Sep 10th, 2015

This week, the gang is back together to talk about the Kristen Stewart/Connie Britton/Jesse Eisenberg action flick, American Ultra! Plus, we compare streaming original series, Cameron sings an ode to baseball, and we make some exciting announcements.

Episode 109 - Hercules

58:24 | Sep 3rd, 2015

This week, Rhea and Ricky review 2014's The Rock vehicle, Hercules! Plus, we say goodbye to a horror movie legend and a groundbreaking neurologist.

Episode 108 - Starship Troopers

1:04:00 | Aug 21st, 2015

This week, we review the 1997 Paul Verhoeven flick Starship Troopers! Does it hold up nearly 20 years later? Plus, we admire Chris Hemsworth's Ghostbusters getup and take another look at trailers for upcoming movies.

Episode 107 - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

59:40 | Aug 13th, 2015

This week: Ricky Explains Movie Trailers to Rhea, what marvel over Fantastic Four, and we delve into Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Plus, baseball talk!

Episode 106 - Terminator Genisys

1:02:25 | Jul 30th, 2015

Happy birthday, Arnold Schwarzenegger! In honor of the birth of the original Terminator himself, we dug into the newest entry in the franchise: Terminator Genisys. Love you, Arnold! Plus, Rhea and Ricky are joined by a very special guest -- Rhea's mo...Show More

Episode 105 - Thief

52:36 | Jul 16th, 2015

This week, comedian Baron Vaughn and MaxFun impresario Jesse Thorn join Rhea Butcher to swap Comic Con news and anecdotes. Plus, a review of Thief!

Episode 104 - Jurassic World

1:02:26 | Jul 3rd, 2015

This week, Jordan Morris from @Midnight and JJGo opens up his fourth slot, and we settle in for an extra-long exploration of Jurassic World! Plus, Ghostbusters speculation and everyone forgets a bunch of names!

Episode 103 - San Andreas

49:41 | Jun 25th, 2015

This week, Rhea and Ricky are joined by comedian and writer Alison Stevenson to discuss California's inevitable destruction as depicted in this summer's disaster flick San Andreas. Plus, Ricky shares a movie that made him (coincidentally, it's the sa...Show More

Episode 102 - Spy

58:10 | Jun 18th, 2015

This week, Rhea and Ricky are joined by the hilarious Emily Gordon to discuss Melissa McCarthy's action/comedy Spy! Plus, Rhea reveals a movie that made her, and we all wonder why The Crow remake is a thing that's happening.

Episode 101 - The Core

59:06 | Jun 11th, 2015

This week, Rhea and Ricky scrape the bottom of the news barrel, Ricky shares What's Poppin', and we were all jonesing for a new (old) disaster flick, right? We take a look at 2003's The Core.

Episode 100 - Avengers: Age of Ultron

1:13:47 | Jun 5th, 2015

This week, we're breaking major ground by doing two things never before done in Wham Bam Pow history: we're reviewing TWO movies, and one of those reviews is a re-review. That's right, not only are we taking a look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, we're a...Show More

Episode 99 - Infernal Affairs

1:01:30 | May 30th, 2015

This week, Hollywood's own Brady Novak is back in the guest seat to chat with Ricky about the 2002 thriller Infernal Affairs! Plus, we dive into the mailbag to discuss a new segment idea.

Episode 98 - Mad Max: Fury Road

57:45 | May 22nd, 2015

We had a change of plans this week -- we're tabling our review of Avengers Age of Ultron and instead digging into Mad Max: Fury Road, this summer's hottest Charlize Theron-helmed action flick. Grab Tom Hardy and use him to stabilize your rifle!

Episode 97 - Hot Fuzz

57:40 | May 14th, 2015

This week, Ricky and Cameron review Edgar Wright's 2007 action comedy, Hot Fuzz. Plus, we look forward to catching Mad Max: Fury Road in theaters, and Cameron discloses a Diet Coke incident.

Episode 96 - Noah

1:17:17 | May 8th, 2015

This week, Ricky is joined by comedian and actor Brady Novak to chat about Darren Aronofsky's 2014 Bible epic Noah. Plus, comedian Dan Telfer calls in to share the movie that made him, and we marvel at costume reveals.

Episode 95 - Ex Machina

54:39 | Apr 30th, 2015

This week, Rhea and Ricky review the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, Ricky lets us know what's popping, and we finally have the chance to catch up on all of the movie trailer news from the past couple of weeks.

Episode 94 - Bound

1:09:00 | Apr 16th, 2015

This week, Rhea and Ricky pitch Christopher Meloni vehicles, we chat about the Wachowskis' film Bound, and we appreciate the splendor of Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly.

Episode 93 - Furious 7

1:03:34 | Apr 10th, 2015

This week, we wonder over formats, resurrect Pitch It, and chat about the newest installment in the Fast-and-Furious-verse: Furious 7.

Episode 92 - Tank Girl

1:00:52 | Apr 2nd, 2015

This week, we take a look at 1995's Tank Girl, a sci-fi/action comedy with a feminist message. Plus, Rhea shares a movie that made her (to Cameron's chagrin), and we parse our feelings about the Lego movie spinoff.

Episode 91 - Total Recall LIVE

1:15:05 | Mar 26th, 2015

This week, Cameron, Rhea, and Ricky are coming at you LIVE from the UCB Theater in Los Angeles to tell you all about Total Recall! Plus, producer Lindsay shares the movie that made her, and we all wonder why the TMNT are such scumbags.

Episode 90 - Robocop (1987)

1:09:01 | Mar 19th, 2015

Reviewing the Robocop reboot a couple of weeks ago left us craving the smooth flavor of the original, so we indulged this week. Plus, we figure out what Paul Feig's insistence on making movies WITH WOMEN comes from, and we examine 1987's biggest bloc...Show More

Episode 89 - Chappie

1:07:20 | Mar 14th, 2015

Neill Blomkamp dropped a robot in South Africa and made a sci-fi movie about it called Chappie. In this episode, we share our thoughts about that movie. Plus, we explore why action and sci-fi movies are performing so poorly this year, and we react to...Show More

Episode 88 - RoboCop

58:00 | Mar 6th, 2015

This week, we take a look at the reboot that we were all dreading but (spoiler alert) didn't hate: 2014's RoboCop! Plus, we remember Leonard Nimoy's contributions to film and culture and get excited about the forthcoming Avengers film.

Episode 87 - Jupiter Ascending

1:01:48 | Feb 28th, 2015

This week, Rhea and Ricky try to make sense of the Wachowski's 2015 sci-fi flick, Jupiter Ascending. Plus, we take one final look at The Oscars (we promise!), and we revel in our prophesied Alien announcement.

Episode 86 - Big Hero 6

49:24 | Feb 20th, 2015

This week, we dig into last year's best film about a big, friendly robot: Big Hero 6! Plus, Sig Weav Is On Board with Neill Blomkamp's Alien movie, and we're all feeling a little silly. It's good to be back!

Episode 85 - American Sniper

1:15:27 | Feb 6th, 2015

This week, Rhea's adrift in the ocean, so Cameron and Ricky invite comedian Jared Logan to join the panel for an in-depth discussion of American Sniper and the culture surrounding it. Plus, Cameron shares a TV show that made her, and everyone tries t...Show More

Episode 84 - Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

1:02:56 | Jan 31st, 2015

This week, we check in with everyone's favorite Wall Street guru turned CIA analyst turned POTUS (eventually), in the 2014 action flick Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit! Plus, Rhea divulges a movie mystery that made her, and we wonder about the difficulties...Show More

Episode 83 - Automata

1:01:55 | Jan 24th, 2015

This week, Rhea and Ricky take a look at the 2014 sci-fi/thriller Automata. Plus, we have an indepth discussion of who and what went overlooked by the Oscar nominations and what it means for the industry.

Episode 82 - From Russia With Love

1:07:14 | Jan 17th, 2015

This week, Ricky welcomes guests Sarah Morisano and Kimberly Clark to chat about Oscar nominations snubs and shockers. Plus, we take a look at the classic Bond film From Russia With Love.

Episode 81 - 2014 In Review

58:59 | Jan 10th, 2015

This week, we take a look back at the movies of 2014. What genres crushed in theaters? How did the year stack up to years gone by? What were our overall bests and worsts? Where is our Wonder Woman movie? All of these questions and more, answered!

Episode 80 - The Grandmaster

51:42 | Dec 20th, 2014

This week, we discuss one of the biggest pieces of movie news in recent months: the Sony hack and the decision to cancel the Christmas release of The Interview. Plus, Cameron and Rhea discuss the 2013 martial arts drama The Grandmaster and wonder if ...Show More

Episode 79 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

1:01:56 | Dec 13th, 2014

In observance of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Week on Wham Bam Pow, this episode features no fewer than two unintentional pizza puns. Plus, Ricky dishes about one of the early movies that made him, and we decide when a reboot just isn't right.

Episode 78 - Batman Returns

57:05 | Dec 5th, 2014

This week, we delve deeper into the Bat-iverse with Batman Returns, featuring the inimitable (but underused) Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. Plus, we have an extra long catch-up session where everyone shares some recent celeb elbow-rubbing experiences...Show More

Episode 77 - Batman

1:01:36 | Nov 29th, 2014

This week, we chat about Batman and take a step back to appreciate Tim Burton before the CGI saturated Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Plus, Ricky drops a Sam Shepard reference on us and lets us know what's poppin', and the...Show More

Episode 76 - Interstellar

1:14:35 | Nov 22nd, 2014

This week, we settle in with Christopher Nolan's newest sci-fi blockbuster Interstellar and try to figure out what it all means. Plus, Ricky gets a haircut, and we unwittingly brainstorm the next great stoner comedy

Episode 75 - The Rocketeer

44:03 | Nov 14th, 2014

This week, we unpack our Disney Adventures Magazines and Consumer Reports for Kids and take a look at the 1991 superhero flick The Rocketeer. Plus, are we asking too much of our actors when we expect them to cross genres?

Episode 74 - Birdman

47:03 | Nov 7th, 2014

This week, we stretch the definitions of action and sci-fi a bit to examine Birdman, the genre-busting film starring Michael Keaton as a washed up superhero actor. Plus, what makes a good Sarah Connor?

Episode 73 - Galaxy Quest

1:00:41 | Oct 31st, 2014

This week, we all agree to never give up, never surrender, and always watch Galaxy Quest! Plus, we get caught up with all of the Hollywood happenings and recite all of the Star Trek movies.

Episode 72 - Killing Them Softly

1:10:58 | Oct 18th, 2014

Happy MaxFunWeek! Ricky is joined by two hilarious guest panelists, Marcella Arguello and Sarah Morisano to review the 2012, Brad Pitt-packed crime film, Killing Them Softly. Plus, in honor of MaxFunWeek, we are joined by Dan McCoy! Dan is a writer f...Show More

Episode 71 - The Machine

59:47 | Oct 10th, 2014

This week, the band is back together once again to review the shoestring budget, sci-fi flick The Machine; Rhea looks back at a movie that made her; and Cameron admits she doesn't get David Lynch (there's a pretty reasonable explanation for that).

Episode 70 - Homefront

54:06 | Sep 27th, 2014

This week, Rhea returns, Ricky tells us What's Poppin', and we chat about the 2013 action thriller/Jason Statham vehicle, Homefront!

Episode 69 - Blue Ruin

1:00:02 | Sep 19th, 2014

This week, Sweet Beth Stelling returns to the panel, and Brandie Posey joins us for the first time to discuss Blue Ruin, the 2013 Kickstarter thriller. Plus, we dive into the mailbag for a Wham Bam Power to the People!

Episode 68 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1:04:01 | Sep 12th, 2014

This week, Ricky is joined by comedians Beth Stelling and James Fritz to discuss the 1978 iteration of the sci-fi classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers! Plus, the three chat about the films they're looking forward to, and everyone tries to get to th...Show More

Episode 67 - 13 Assassins

1:02:35 | Sep 6th, 2014

This week, Ricky helms the show and is joined by guest panelist and comedian Matt Braunger. They chat about this summer's movie offerings and review the samurai epic, 13 Assassins.

Episode 66 - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

59:10 | Aug 30th, 2014

This week, we chat about the blurring of lines between big and small screens, plus we serve up a review of the 1989 sci-fi family film, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. RIP, Antie.

Episode 65 - Mad Max

52:55 | Aug 23rd, 2014

This week, we try to come up with a Sharknado cash in, and we chat about the Australian dystopian flick that could be credited with (or blamed for) launching Mel Gibson's career, Mad Max.

Episode 64 - Guardians of the Galaxy

1:03:12 | Aug 18th, 2014

This week, Cameron's back, and we chat about Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus, news of a possible Star Wars theme park inspires a pitch it, and we added a herald to the team. Welcome, Anthony!

Episode 63 - Lucy

56:37 | Aug 8th, 2014

This week, Rhea and Ricky deconstruct Lucy -- apparently the larger the percentage of your brain you use, the less interesting you become as a character! Plus the hilarious and charming Nathan Rabin of The Dissolve stops by to share the Movie That Ma...Show More

Episode 62 - Snowpiercer

47:38 | Aug 1st, 2014

This week Eliza Skinner, one of our very favorite stand-up comedians, joins us as a guest panelist! We talk Wonder Woman news, Eliza shares the movie that made her, and we delve into Snowpiercer. Hope you like perpetually moving trains!

Episode 61 - Stolen

1:02:34 | Jul 24th, 2014

This week, Rhea and Ricky take a look at Nicolas Cage’s send up to Taken, Stolen. Are you pro-Cage or con-Cage? Plus, Jake Fogelnest shares the Movie That Made Him and discusses the incident that ignited his fear of signal hijacking.

Episode 60 - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

1:01:08 | Jul 18th, 2014

This week, we review this summer's hottest sci-fi flick about primates that wake up early, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes! Plus, Rhea and Cameron chat about animals in movies and discuss some recent news regarding women in popular culture.

Episode 59 - World War Z

56:48 | Jul 4th, 2014

This week, we're back with a look at Brad Pitt's highest grossing film, the zombie drama/thriller World War Z! Plus, in honor of Mr. Pitt's myriad accomplishments, we pitch him new projects in diverse genres. We bet he's thrilled!

Episode 58 - Pulp Fiction

59:43 | Jun 26th, 2014

This week, Rhea and Ricky tackle Quentin Tarantino's breakout hit Pulp Fiction. Plus, we take the opportunity to address some of your emails in the segment WhamBamPower To The People!

Episode 57 - Machete Kills

1:04:23 | Jun 19th, 2014

This week, Rhea and Ricky chat about Machete Kills while Cameron kicks herself for not watching it. Plus, we brainstorm vehicles for stars' big jumps from the TV screen to the silver screen -- who will be the next Chris Pratt?

Episode 56 - Edge of Tomorrow

1:08:04 | Jun 12th, 2014

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.

Episode 55 - X-Men: Days of Future Past

1:02:29 | Jun 5th, 2014

This week, we engage in some complicated time travel with X-Men: Days of Future Past, and we all lament Kitty Pryde's lack of activity. Plus, inspired by Evan Peters's performance, Cameron solicits Quicksilver vehicles from Rhea and Ricky.

Episode 54 - Godzilla (2014)

1:03:43 | May 22nd, 2014

This week, we chat about this summer's monster movie sensation, Godzilla! Plus, we brainstorm some roles from the wildly talented Zoe Saldana, and Rhea dazzles us with some ON POINT vocal foley.

Episode 53 - The Fifth Element

51:07 | May 15th, 2014

We're back! Through a series of closed-door meetings and elaborate deal-cuttings, Cameron's back at her job as the studio head, and she's on the hunt for a movie with a romantic element. Plus, we serve up a review of The Fifth Element. Make sure you ...Show More

Episode 52 - Event Horizon

1:02:15 | May 1st, 2014

Cameron's out this week, so Rhea and Ricky seize the opportunity to watch and discuss the sci-fi/horror flick Event Horizon. Plus, Rhea shares some early impressions of Transcendence (which she payed real money to see in a movie theater), and Ricky d...Show More

Episode 51 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind

1:00:58 | Apr 24th, 2014

This week, we blast those five tell-tale tones and experience the sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Plus, Ricky takes over Studio and asks Rhea and Cameron to devise a new project exploring different ways aliens make first contact wi...Show More

Episode 50 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

58:48 | Apr 17th, 2014

This week, we fill our popcorn tubs and soda buckets and check out Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Plus, Rhea Butcher (the newest movie studio exec) hears pitches for the next great espionage thriller. Will Cameron earn her gig back?

Episode 49 - Divergent

1:10:13 | Apr 4th, 2014

This week, we chat about Divergent -- is it a clever take on a dystopian future where citizens are punished for being themselves, or is it a Hunger Games cash in? Plus, Rhea and Ricky pitch the next great sci-fi comedy, and one of them gets it SO rig...Show More

Episode 48 - Gattaca

1:05:51 | Mar 26th, 2014

This week, we watch Gattaca, the sci-fi film that imagines a not-too-distant future where everybody's perfect, ESPECIALLY Uma Thurman. Plus, inspired by Gattaca's unease with cloning and genetic manipulation, Rhea and Ricky pitch the next great block...Show More

Episode 47 - The Last Stand

1:05:01 | Mar 21st, 2014

This week, we chat about the 2013 Schwarzenegger/Knoxville action picture, The Last Stand. Plus, the action hero/comedy figure combo inspires Rhea and Ricky's pitches for similar pairings.

Episode 46 - Stargate

1:00:11 | Mar 13th, 2014

This week, we chat about the movie Stargate, per Cameron's request. Is it as awesome as her childhood nostalgia would have us believe? Plus, Rhea and Ricky pitch some ideas for getting Kurt Russell and James Spader back together. They're like peanut ...Show More

Episode 45 - Ghostbusters

1:01:13 | Mar 6th, 2014

This week, we take a look back at the film that launched a sequal, a television show, and a Hi-C flavor: Ghostbusters. Plus, inspired by Darren Aronofsky's Noah, Rhea and Ricky pitch movies based around unnatural movie/director pairings.

Episode 44 - Monsters

59:47 | Feb 27th, 2014

This week, we remember Harold Ramis and some of his greatest works, recast a few of our favorite films with women, and deconstruct the 2010, low-budget, sci-fi flick Monsters. Plus, catch some spot-on Godzilla impressions!

Episode 43 - The Lego Movie

58:56 | Feb 20th, 2014

This week, we take a trip to theaters to see The Lego Movie and (spoiler alert) we really, really like it. Plus, we're joined by Emily V. Gordon of The Indoor Kids to chat about the movie that made her and the movie that borderline traumatized her. F...Show More

Episode 42 - Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear

1:07:27 | Feb 6th, 2014

This week, we reflect on recent happenings in the movie world, Rhea and Ricky pitch the next great 80s toy inspired blockbuster, and we chat about Ninja II, a movie with some good punching and basically nothing else.

Episode 41 - Side Effects

1:01:14 | Jan 23rd, 2014

This week, we review Oscar nominations and revel in Gravity's nods. Plus, Rhea and Ricky pitch some new Oscar categories that will allow action and sci-fi movies to really shine, and we chat about Steven Soderbergh's 2013 medicine thriller Side Effec...Show More

Episode 40 - Cherry 2000

1:01:01 | Jan 16th, 2014

This week, we take on Cherry 2000, a sci-fi movie recommended to us by comedian and former friend Kurt Braunohler. If you like Melanie Griffith and android love, you'll probably still hate this movie. Fortunately, Cameron's around to spark a light in...Show More

Episode 39 - Her

55:07 | Jan 9th, 2014

This week, we're plagued by a lingering sickness, but we power through to chat about Spike Jonze's sci-fi romance, Her. What does it mean when Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with an operating system?

Episode 38 - 2013 in Review

57:40 | Jan 2nd, 2014

How did 2013 treat action and sci-fi movie buffs? Join us as we take a look back at the good, the bad, and Kick-Ass 2. Plus, My Brother, My Brother and Me co-brother Travis McElroy joins us to ring in the new year by sharing The Movie That Made Him.

Episode 37 - Upside Down

46:31 | Dec 19th, 2013

Ricky's out this week, so he missed the chance to chat about Upside Down, the movie about gravity that's not Gravity. Plus, Cameron and Rhea pitch new genres to a handful of our myriad celebrity listeners.

Episode 36 - Olympus Has Fallen

53:45 | Dec 12th, 2013

Rhea is out this week, but we deliver a spirited review of Olympus Has Fallen at her suggestion, and Ricky really scrapes the bottom of the barrel for a best part of this White House peril movie. Plus, Cameron and Ricky team up to pitch the next grea...Show More

Episode 35 - Desperado

1:04:03 | Dec 5th, 2013

We're back this week with a review of Robert Rodriguez's Desperado, which has nothing to do with the song by the Eagles, as far as we can tell. Plus, we're joined by Pop Culture Happy Hour's Glen Weldon to chat about the movie that made him, and we'l...Show More

Episode 34 - Road House

54:07 | Nov 21st, 2013

We present you with a particularly Swayze-heavy show this week, and we feel GREAT about it. A special guest joins us to share the Movie That Made Him, we chat about the action brawler Road House, and we try to solve some real puzzlers. Are "coolers" ...Show More

Episode 33 - Thor: The Dark World

56:36 | Nov 14th, 2013

This week, we celebrate Cameron's return with an extended news segment and some bonus Troll Doll talk. Plus, we chat Movies That Made Us: Tough Ladies edition, and lend a critical eye to Chris Hemsworth's current vehicle for bein' hunky, Thor: The Da...Show More

Episode 32 - Strange Days

45:55 | Nov 7th, 2013

This week, Rhea and Ricky plunge into Kathryn Bigelow's 1995 cyberpunk thriller, Strange Days! Plus, we read and respond to some of your emails in a new segment we like to call "Wham Bam Pow Pod Fanny Pack Bag of Listener Emails" (please help us come...Show More

Episode 31 - Escape Plan

50:49 | Oct 31st, 2013

This week, Rhea and Ricky discuss the Schwarzenegger/Stallone/50 Cent action thriller Escape Plan, which is in theaters now. Plus, in honor of Halloween, they share the spooky, creepy, and horrifying movie moments that made them.

Episode 30 - Dredd

51:01 | Oct 24th, 2013

This week, we become the judges, juries, and executioners for the 2012 sci-fi/action flick Dredd. Plus, feeling inspired by Gravity and Dredd, Rhea and Ricky pitch some hot "places to be trapped" movie premises.

Episode 29 - Gravity

47:27 | Oct 17th, 2013

This week, Cameron makes her triumphant return, and we celebrate by chatting about the Clooney/Bullock sci-fi thriller, Gravity -- you might want to tie yourself down to something for this one. Plus, let us teach you about what's poppin', sippin', AN...Show More

Episode 28 - Rush

38:09 | Oct 10th, 2013

This week, Rhea and Ricky are back at the helm, and they deliever the dish on the Formula One biopic Rush, which is currently in theaters. Plus, prop up your feet, lean back in your sweet leather chair, and let their pitches for hot new sports movies...Show More

Episode 27 - Tuff Turf

45:52 | Oct 3rd, 2013

Cameron's out this week, but Rhea and Ricky are totally in and stoked to dish about their favorite 80s movie moments! Plus, we dust off the James Spader teen action flick Tuff Turf, so heat up your crimping iron and polish your switch blade -- you'll...Show More

Episode 26 - From the Vaults: The Warriors

49:48 | Sep 26th, 2013

This week, we take a trip to the past and revisit an early recording -- a recording so old, in fact, it pre-dates the Wham Bam Pow name. Listen to us discuss the 1979 celebration of weird, ten person gangs, The Warriors. Enjoy Rhea's spirited pitch o...Show More

Episode 25 - Haywire

50:09 | Sep 19th, 2013

This week, we chat about the Soderbergh action-thriller, Haywire. Plus, inspired by Haywire's kickass lady protagonist, Rhea and Ricky pitch reimaginings of action flicks helmed by women. Hoodies up, people!

Episode 23 - Escape from L.A.

52:54 | Aug 29th, 2013

This week, we give the thumbs-up/thumbs-down treatment to some end-of-year sci-fi flicks that have been flying under our radar. Plus, Rhea and Ricky pitch other escape scenarios for Snake Plissken, and we chat about the film documenting Plissken's mo...Show More

Episode 22 - Kick-Ass 2

49:40 | Aug 22nd, 2013

This week, we discuss those special moments from superhero movies that really stuck with us, and we chat about a superhero movie we hope time will forget, Kick-Ass 2.

Episode 21 - Elysium

53:27 | Aug 15th, 2013

This week, we rave about Elysium's great parts and bemoan its problematic parts. Plus, Ricky is promoted to the role of hot-shot Hollywood executive and pits Rhea and Cameron against each other in a battle for the next great space film.

Episode 20 - End of Watch

46:01 | Aug 8th, 2013

This week, we chat about the 2012 action/thriller/police procedural End of Watch -- does it get the "buddy cop" trope right? Plus, Rhea and Ricky help Hollywood with its branding problem by brainstorming some alternate tag lines for the movie. YOU'RE...Show More

Episode 19 - The Hunger Games

40:46 | Aug 1st, 2013

This week, Rhea and Ricky pitch the next big trend within the purview of Children Fighting Something movies. You'll want to be on the cutting edge of this one! Plus, we take a look at The Hunger Games, the hit movie based on the hit book about Childr...Show More

Episode 18 - Planet of the Apes

43:50 | Jul 25th, 2013

This week, comedian Ryan Budds joins us in the studio to discuss his experience playing the role of Beach Victim #1 in Sharknado. Spoiler: it involved driving around Tara Reid. Get the inside scoop! Plus, we discuss Charlton Heston's sci-fi classic, ...Show More

Episode 17 - Pacific Rim

41:57 | Jul 18th, 2013

This week, we discuss THE summer movie for monster-punching robots, Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim! Plus, we dive into some movie news, including the improbable social media buzz surrounding SyFY's stinker, Sharknado.

Episode 16 - Fourth of July Movie Picks and Over the Top

40:57 | Jul 4th, 2013

Wondering what to watch during your Fourth of July holiday? We've got you covered with plenty of great movie picks. Plus, we roll up our sleeves and brace ourselves for the Sly Stallone arm wrestling picture Over the Top.

Episode 15 - Violence in Movies and Upstream Color

52:00 | Jun 27th, 2013

This week, we have a discussion about violence in movies -- how do current events affect our consumption and enjoyment of action flicks? Plus, we put on our thinking caps and dive into Shane Carruth's sci-fi stumper Upstream Color. What IS this movie...Show More

Episode 14 - Man of Steel

41:47 | Jun 20th, 2013

This week, we take a look at a summer blockbuster we've all been anxiously scanning the sky for: Man of Steel! Plus, Ricky returns and faces off against Rhea in a competitive Pitch It! Conflict!

Episode 13 - Equilibrium and Studying up on Superman

40:13 | Jun 13th, 2013

This week, Rhea drops some little known Superman facts on us to help us prepare for Man of Steel, we take a look at the richly premised, gun kata extravaganza Equilibrium, and we miss Ricky (he'll be back next week!).

Episode 12 - On Spoiler Alerts and Star Trek Into Darkness

49:42 | Jun 6th, 2013

We're back this week with a look at one of the most anticipated flicks of the year, Star Trek Into Darkness. Plus, Ricky leads a discussion about spoilers, and we decide how we feel about them.

Episode 11 - From the Vaults: Highlander and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

37:23 | May 30th, 2013

You wanted to hear our thoughts on Highlander and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, so we dug into some early recordings to deliver. Who wants to live forever?!

Episode 10 - Bad Boys and The Dread Pirate Roberts

54:23 | May 23rd, 2013

This week, Rhea and Ricky face off in a competitive Pitch It, and only one walks away with a wheelbarrow full of imaginary money! Plus, Cameron shares the movie that made her, and we take a look at the 1995 buddy cop flick Bad Boys. Whatcha gonna do?

Episode 9 - Barbarella & Back to the Future

57:11 | May 16th, 2013

This week, we examine J.J. Abrams's affinity for lens flares, Rhea dishes about the movie that made her, and we dive into the exploits of the space traveling, sexual dynamo Barbarella.

Episode 8 - Shane Black's Rad Screenplays and Iron Man 3

49:33 | May 9th, 2013

This week, Rhea brings an article showcasing the techniques that made Shane Black's screenplays awesome and Black himself a cut above the rest. Plus, Ricky shares the movie that made him, and we give a review of the action blockbuster Iron Man 3.

Episode 7 - Oblivion

59:36 | May 2nd, 2013

This week, we take a look at some action and sci-fi classics which were also nightmares for the cast and crew, Cameron invites us to consider The Sixth Element, and we offer up a review of Oblivion.

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 6 - Godzilla and Film Writer Max Borenstein

1:07:54 | Apr 25th, 2013

This week, we take a look at the 1998 film Godzilla, featuring Ferris Bueller himself; Rhea and Ricky go head-to-head for your votes in a competitive Pitch It; and film writer Max Borenstein joins us to talk about his incredible professional journey ...Show More

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 5 - The Casting Shuffle and Jurassic Park 3D

57:48 | Apr 18th, 2013

This week, we caught Jurassic Park 3D in theaters, and reactions were MIXED; Ricky pitches us Robocop with a barefooted twist; and Rhea brings in an article about supposedly successful recastings in the sci-fi and action realms.

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 4 - T2 and Riffin' with RiffTrax

1:03:44 | Apr 10th, 2013

This week, we take a look at one of the greatest action movies of all time: Terminator 2. Plus, we promote you, dear listener, to the role of hot-shot movie executive. But that's not all -- we're joined by comedy legends Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy...Show More

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 3 - Lightning Noise and The Untouchables

1:05:21 | Apr 4th, 2013

This week, we discuss the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter and its possible implications, Rhea pitches a Dick Tracy sequel, and we fight the crime that is The Untouchables.

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 2 - Oscar-Baiting, Hellboy, and Doug Jones

1:03:53 | Mar 28th, 2013

This week, we examine the Oscar-baiting tactic of extreme weight loss, Ricky pitches the final Die Hard installment, and we review the film Hellboy. Plus, actor Doug Jones joins Cameron in the studio to talk about his background as a mime, working wi...Show More

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 1 - Sci-Fi Snubs and Jackie Brown

52:35 | Mar 21st, 2013

In this, the inaugural episode of Wham Bam Pow, we discuss the great Sci-Fi movies that were NOT recognized by the Academy (hint: nearly all of them), Rhea pitches a HOT sequel, and we review Quentin Tarantino's oft forgotten Jackie Brown.