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 for a fast, funny flight through film. Who Shot Ya? is news, reviews and in-depth insight, beamed directly into your ears every week.
The Who Shot Ya? podcast is a fantastic listen for movie lovers of all backgrounds. With a diverse and dynamic group of hosts, including Ify Nwadiwe, Drea Clark, and Alonso Duralde, the show offers a range of perspectives and opinions on films. The hosts have great chemistry and their discussions are always engaging and entertaining.
One of the best aspects of this podcast is the diversity among the hosts. Each host brings their own unique point of view to the table, allowing for a more well-rounded analysis of the films they discuss. It's refreshing to hear different voices and experiences represented in film criticism.
Additionally, the hosts strike a good balance between comedy and criticism. The show never takes itself too seriously and there's always room for humor and lighthearted banter. This makes for an enjoyable listening experience where you can learn something new while also having a good laugh.
However, one potential drawback of the podcast is its length. Some listeners may find themselves wanting more analysis and discussion from each episode. While the sections are well-organized, it would be nice to hear more in-depth conversations about the films being reviewed.
In conclusion, The Who Shot Ya? podcast is a must-listen for any movie enthusiast looking for diverse perspectives and entertaining discussions. While there may be some room for improvement in terms of episode length, overall it is an enjoyable show that offers a fresh take on film criticism.
Alexander Payne's latest (following films like ELECTION, SIDEWAYS, and NEBRASKA) is a Christmas movie, sort of! But forget we said that... We're unwrapping THE HOLDOVERS! Plus, memorable dinner scenes from film history, a Hotline letter about therapy on screen, and a Christmas movie minute!What's GoodAlonso - Matt Rogers' Have You Heard of Christmas? On vinylDrea - paint by numbers canvasIfy - Y3000 Coca-ColaStaff PicksDrea - EileenAlonso - The DelinquentsIfy - WonkaSupport our sponsor!Museum of Flight's “The Flight Deck” PodcastListen at museumofflight.org/podcast or search “The Flight Deck” on your favorite podcatcher. New episode every Tuesday beginning October 24.Follow us on BlueSky, Twitter, Facebook, or InstagramWithDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeIfy NwadiweProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
Unsung civil rights hero Bayard Rustin gets his due at last, courtesy of our guy Colman Domingo. Then, since Thanksgiving was this week, we dole out our honorary Turkeys of the Year. Plus, Christmas Movie Minute ramps into high gear!What's GoodAlonso - Tru-Tone Christmas LightsDrea - Yorkshire Tea Biscuit BrewIfy - Christmas at the AmericanaITIDICAwards Ceremony News (also this)Animation In Its Imperfection EraDune 2 Moved…AgainNB: The ep where Alonso said he wanted to see a Bayard Rustin biopic is #241, Aline.Staff PicksAlonso - Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard RustinDrea - Quiz LadyIfy - ZolaSupport our sponsor!Museum of Flight's “The Flight Deck” PodcastListen at museumofflight.org/podcast or search “The Flight Deck” on your favorite podcatcher. New episode every Tuesday beginning October 24.Follow us on BlueSky, Twitter, Facebook, or InstagramWithDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeIfy NwadiweProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
It's the 33rd MCU movie and things have gotten complicated. But is all that complexity propping The Marvels up, or weighing it down? Our trio, who are surprisingly well-versed in Marveldom for a bunch of indie nerds, weighs in. Then, a Hotline letter about characters whose deaths still sting. What's GoodAlonso - The Abyss theatrical reissueDrea - the new artistic director of Bentonville Film FestIfy - “some of that good old powder”ITIDICThe Actors Strike is Over!the tweet thread Ify mentionsWarner Bros Shelved Another Finished Movie as a Tax Write-Off, This Time Wile E. CoyoteDarren Aronofsky is Developing an Elon Musk biopic at A24Staff PicksDrea - May DecemberAlonso - The Disappearance of Shere HiteIfy - Candyman (2021)Support our sponsor!Museum of Flight's “The Flight Deck” PodcastListen at museumofflight.org/podcast or search “The Flight Deck” on your favorite podcatcher. New episode every Tuesday beginning October 24.Follow us on BlueSky, Twitter, Facebook, or InstagramWithDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeIfy NwadiweProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
As Alonso says, Priscilla Presley's life was a Sofia Coppola movie before it was literally a Sofia Coppola movie. Now, that movie has come to pass…and former Producer Casey O'Brien is here to bask in the pastel glow! Then, a movie quiz that could only be called “NAME that movie.”What's GoodAlonso - SiriusXM Holiday ChannelsDrea - Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney BoylanCasey - Minnesota's frozen pizza sceneIfy - snow season and new, dumb kittenITIDICScarlett Johansson Sues AI App Using Her Voice Likeness in Marketing CampaignMarvel Announces “Marvel Spotlight” Banner with Less Concern for MCU ContinuityRobert Pattinson's Surprising Voice Acting Debut in Miyazaki's New ‘The Boy and the Heron'Staff PicksDrea - WingwomenAlonso - On the RocksCasey - SkinamarinkIfy - A Christmas LetterSupport Casey's 14 Stories in a BathroomListen to FarthouseSupport our sponsor!Museum of Flight's "The Flight Deck" PodcastListen at museumofflight.org/podcast or search “The Flight Deck” on your favorite podcatcher. New episode every Tuesday beginning October 24.Follow us on BlueSky, Twitter, Facebook, or InstagramWithDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeIfy NwadiweCasey O'BrienProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
Maryam Keshavarz's semi-autobiographical film won awards at Sundance and jumps between tones as it switches from the perspective of daughter, mother, and grandmother. Our hosts, along with guest Artemis Pebdani, talk about the effect of THE PERSIAN VERSION, then share some of their favorite genre-bending (or genre-defying) films.What's GoodDrea - Q&A Moderation SeasonArtemis - Celebrating HalloweenAlonso - Matt Singer's Opposable ThumbsITIDICSome Theaters Went Rogue and Added an Intermission to Killers of the Flower MoonThe Hunger Games Prequel Granted a Late SAG-AFTRA WaiverSci-Fi Sleeper The Creator Is Inching Toward Box Office “Success”Staff PicksDrea - The HoldoversArtemis - Married to the MobAlonso - Johnny GuitarSupport our sponsor!Museum of Flight's "The Flight Deck" PodcastListen at museumofflight.org/podcast or search “The Flight Deck” on your favorite podcatcher. New episode every Tuesday beginning October 24.Follow us on BlueSky, Twitter, Facebook, or InstagramWithDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeArtemis Pebdani Produced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
The hosts of Maximum Film! don't have all the answers, but they do have their own answer to the questions "What if I drank 10 glasses of water before seeing a 206-minute movie?" "Is it okay for a movie to be 206 minutes long?" and "What directors and actors do you want to see work together for 206 minutes or more?" These and many more answers await in our KILLER OF THE FLOWER MOON episode (which clocks in at a mere 68 minutes).What's GoodAlonso - Herr's “Flavored by Philly” line of chipsDrea - RunPeeIfy - Perry's Joint in PasadenaITIDICSAG-AFTRA Strike hits 100 Days, Talks Resume this WeekGerard Butler Settles Lawsuit Over Missing ‘Olympus Has Fallen' ProfitsBritney Spears' Audition Tape for ‘The Notebook' Has SurfacedStaff PicksAlonso - Werewolves WithinDrea - Rhymes for Young GhoulsIfy - There Will Be BloodWe're sponsored this week in part by...Factor Visit www.FACTORMEALS.com/maxfilm50 and use code maxfilm50 to get 50% off!Museum of Flight's "The Flight Deck" PodcastListen at museumofflight.org/podcast or search “The Flight Deck” on your favorite podcatcher. New episode every Tuesday beginning October 24.WithIfy NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
Director Justine Triet's Palme D'Or winner ANATOMY OF A FALL is finally appearing in American theaters, and our trio is ready to deliver a verdict. Plus, a new round of Hall of Excellence nominees that really puts the witness on the stand.What's GoodAlonso - New American terminal at DFWDrea - Maria Lewis's latest book, The Graveyard ShiftIfy - quick trip to perform in NYCITIDICOver 2000 Producers Have Signed a Petition Asking to Drop the final “P” from “AMPTP”The Eras Movie Has Been Released Into the World to Much FanfareDisney Studios Turns 100Staff PicksDrea - Fair PlayAlonso - Strange Way of LifeIfy - Totally KillerFollow us on BlueSky, Twitter, Facebook, or InstagramWithIfy NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
When a UCB show (called Fucking Identical Twins) becomes A24's first musical, it's safe to expect the unexpected. Joined by actor, writer, and comedian Drew Droege, the gang takes an intimate look at Dicks, followed by a quiz about body parts in what is surely our most mature episode to date.What's GoodAlonso - Phaidon's The Christmas BookDrea - NailtiquesDrew - Bret Easton Ellis, The ShardsIfy - spooky season, Hop WaterITIDICJohn Woo's Upcoming Silent Night Might Represent a Dialogue-Free Movie TrendDrea Called It: 2012 Doc “Queen of Versailles” Getting Narrative Treatment…as a MusicalGuillermo del Toro never saw the sequel to Pacific RimStaff PicksAlonso - The Royal HotelDrea - Little Shop of HorrorsDrew - Dyke HardIfy - Freak DanceMore about TitaniqueFollow us on BlueSky, Twitter, Facebook, or InstagramWithIfy NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeDrew DroegeProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
Director John Carney has a very particular set of skills…this week, the gang discusses those skills and how they're on display in his latest, FLORA AND SON, starring Eve Hewson. Then, we debate a Hotline question about works of genius.What's GoodAlonso - Bing and Billie and Frank and Ella and Judy and Barbra by Dan CallahanDrea - extra large green seedless grapesSiobhan - going out to dinnerIfy - WGA Strike ending/Bob's Big BoyITIDICSAG-AFTRA and Studios Meet to Negotiate this weekOutfest Has Been In the Headlines This Past Week…Beyonce's Concert Film Drops in December, Also via AMCStaff PicksAlonso - Begin AgainDrea - Showing UpSiobhan - The Killing of Two Lovers, ArthurIfy - Saw IILeave a message for the Hotline!With:Drea ClarkAlonso DuraldeIfy NwadiweSiobhan Fallon HoganProducer Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
It's getting spooky (and even a little sad) in the world of Branagh Poirot, but don't worry it's still cozy! Cozier than ever, perhaps. We've got Gillian Walters, Poirot fan and arbitress of all things cozy (which is the name of her podcast), here to help us tell you all about this mystery movie with as few spoilers as possible.What's Good Alonso - Historically Black PhrasesGillian - Morro Bay's seaweed-wrapped sea ottersDrea - Free COVID tests are backITIDICWGA and Studios Reach a Tentative DealAmazon is Pivoting to an Ad-Supported Model60% of Stop Making Sense's IMAX Opening Weekend was Under 35Staff PicksAlonso - Invisible BeautyGillian - You Are So Not Invited to My Bat MitzvahDrea - Juan of the DeadLeave a message for the Hotline!With:Drea ClarkAlonso DuraldeGillian WaltersIfy NwadiweProducer Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
A new film directed by Roger Ross Williams tells the true story of luchador Saúl Armendáriz, who was determined to fight and win on his own terms as Cassandro…and made (gay) history in the process. Then, we'll take a look at some other documentary-to-drama story arcs.What's GoodAlonso - Ava DuVernay's “Lights, Caramel, Action”Drea - “Body's choice” weekend in Palm SpringsIfy - Talking Heads Q&AITIDICThe Union Solidarity Coalition Put on a Quirky Auction to Support Film Crew WorkersA Wave of Latino Biopics is widening the scope on whose stories get told for posterityRegal Has Reportedly Discontinued Its Infamous “Movie Quotes” Pre-RollStaff PicksAlonso - Bad EducationDrea - No One Will Save You, Life AnimatedIfy - Le SamouraïLeave a message for the Hotline!With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeProducer Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
What's GoodAlonso - the existence of Hallmark's Notes of AutumnDrea - library card sign up monthKahea - night walks/Rick Rubin's bookIfy - football stuff, The Challenge, new paints for tiny boys…and oh, BeyonceITIDICOver 200 Filmmakers and Actors Signed a Letter Asking TIFF to Drop RBC SponsorNB: This story was updated after recording with even more actors signing on- Kahea mentions Yea! ImpactThe Writers Guild Says It's Open to Making Deals with Individual StudiosScarecrow Video Launches Updated Rent-By-Mail WebsiteStaff PicksAlonso and Drea - ScrapperKahea - The Faculty (and High School Horror on Criterion Channel)Ify - Stop Making SenseLeave a message for the Hotline!With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeKahea KiwahaProducer Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
What's GoodAlonso - Bellota BellotaDrea - Romantic Comedy by Curtis SittenfeldBrandy - Video Patreon FeedJulie - new kitten (getting his nails trimmed)Ify - weekend trip, painting tiny boysITIDICTaylor Swift's Studio-Free Surprise Concert FilmAlonso is Back From Venice! Festival Recap in a strange year…Staff PicksDrea - You Are So Not Invited to My Bat MitzvahAlonso - Strange WorldBrandy - ProofJulie - Nacho LibreIfy - Harlan County USADumb Gay PodcastLeave a message for the Hotline!With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeJulie GoldmanBrandy HowardProducer Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
What's GoodAlonso - Ben & Jerry's Gimme S'more Drea - Inkoo Kang's Newsletter, This Was CoolCarlos - Return to the dry heat of LAIfy - Aunts in town and cookingITIDICDUNE 2 Pushed to 2024Los Angeles Is Having an Art House Moment8.5 Million People Went to Theaters on National Cinema DayCarlos's LA Times Piece about Blue Beetle's cultural referencesStaff PicksDrea - Our Father the DevilCarlos - King CoalAlonso - PassagesIfy - Deep CoverThanks to our sponsor, Factor Meals!Go to FactorMeals.com/MaxFilm50 and use code MAXFILM50 to get 50% off your order!WithIfy NwadiweAlonso DuraldeDrea ClarkCarlos AguilarProducer Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
From Sundance 2023 to an arthouse screen near you, MUTT is the first feature from director Vuk Lungulov-Klotz. Starring Lío Mehiel as Feña, it tells the story of a young trans guy who is having a pretty stressful day navigating surprises from his ex, his little sister, his father, and the city at large.We discuss the film, and the nominate Best One-Day Movies to the Hall of Excellence(Vote on our Facebook page)What's GoodAlonso - Billy Bragg, Rich Men Earning North of a MillionDrea - Family vacation and family photos Ify - Basement survived the hurriquakeITIDICWGA Antitrust Report Calls Disney, Amazon, Netflix “The New Gatekeepers”Cherokee Nation Launches “Cherokee Film” bannerNational Cinema Day is Returning This Year (but the cost is going up)Staff PicksDrea - The Quiet GirlAlonso - Casa SusannaIfy - Blue BeetleWith:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
This week, we're talking about a very special book-to-film adaptation: Red, White & Royal Blue. Our guest is the charming Traci Thomas of The Stacks podcast! *Just a quick disclaimer to our listeners, we had some audio troubles during this week's episode. What's GoodAlonso - Keith Haring: Art is For Everybody at The Broad Traci - Trader Joe's Root Beer Float Bars Ify - Public Libraries ITIDICTwo LGBTQ films were slapped with R and NC-17 ratings. Critics say queer sex scenes are treated differently. Tyrese Gibson Is Suing The Home Depot For Alleged ‘Humiliating and Demeaning' IncidentLatino Organizations Unite in Support for ‘Blue Beetle' During Hollywood StrikesStaff Picks Alonso - Blue Beetle (out in theaters on August 18th) Traci - The Deepest BreathIfy - The First Slam Dunk (also available at select theaters now) Check out the latest episode of Traci's podcast The Stacks: You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke EmeziIt's also available to stream on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Overcast and StitcherThe Stacks is also on tour! You can catch tickets here: http://liveinthestackstour.showit.site/
We're finally completing our Barbenheimer review experience by talking about Oppenheimer with the lovely Tom Lum of Let's Learn Everything! What's GoodAlonso - Only Murders In The Building (Season 3)Drea - Midwest Vacay Tom - Carly Rae Jepsen Ify - Dr. Pepper Strawberries and Cream Strawberry Soda ITIDICAn AI Program Imagined Barbies From Around the World and Wouldn't You Know It, They Turned Out Super RacistSAG-AFTRA, WGA Strikes Are Trying To Topple A Broken IndustryHollywood Food Insecurity Spikes Amid StrikesStaff PicksAlonso - Grave of the FirefliesDrea - AporiaTom - Barefoot GenIfy - SicarioCheck out the latest episode of Tom's podcast Let's Learn Everything!: Episode 44: Katie Goldin & Alex Schmidt, Space Birds, and the Bison Emoji
What's GoodAlonso - Heartstoppers S2Dave - Muscles & Mayhem: An Unauthorized Story of American GladiatorsIfy - Diablo 4: Season of the MalignantITIDICRemembering Paul ReubensBradley Cooper is Skipping the Venice Premiere of MAESTRO in SAG-AFTRA SolidarityStunt Performers and Actors Working to End “Paintdowns” and “Wiggings” Post-StrikeStaff PicksDave - Fresh (1994)Alonso - I Am SomebodyIfy - NimonaVideo Dave's new album ArticulatedTexTilesWith:Ify NwadiweAlonso DuraldeVideo DaveProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
We've been on BARBIE-watch for what seems like forever. Now we've literally watched Barbie and our lives may never be the same. We've got Margot Robbie's countrywoman (and our good pal) Maria Lewis here, so...let's go party!What's GoodAlonso - Sydney's omeletDrea - Who shat on the floor at my wedding?Maria - Oppenheimer and the Barbenheimer vibesIfy - poolITIDICBarbie Sets Record Best Opening for a Female DirectorSome Independent Films Were Given the Go-Ahead by SAG-AFTRAStaff PicksAlonso - The WobbliesDrea - Lakota Nation vs. United StatesMaria - Killers of the Flower Moon (the audiobook – the movie isn't out yet!)Ify - War GamesMaria's latest books: Mockingbird Strike OutThe Graveyard Shift (out Sept ‘23)
First, we tell you all about the SAG-AFTRA strike; then, it's the theater godmothers vs. the film critics as we look at the new comedy THEATER CAMP. Finally, the gang aces a quiz about made-up movie musicals (which has been edited to include audio clips for listeners at home; in the recording, all guesses were made without audio clues, other than about 3 notes from NY/LA). And staff picks! What a show!What's GoodAlonso: Rowenta Turbo Silence Extreme Plus Table FanDrea: TooGoodToGoKyle: National Critics Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater CenterIfy: Ralphs (Kroger) summer seltzer flavorsITIDICActors Have Joined Writers in Industry StrikeRe: Oppenheimer walkoutRe: Residuals checksRe: Comic-Con CancellationsThe 70mm Print of Oppenheimer Is So Big, They Had to Expand the Projection BoothStaff PicksDrea: Paper Heart (2009)Alonso: Camp (2003)Kyle: Blue JeanIfy: Bring It OnWith:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeKyle TurnerProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
In Adele Lim's boisterous directorial debut, JOY RIDE, four American friends get up to some major hijinks while in China. But there's more than laughs on offer in this comedy, which the gang discusses with comedian Jenny Yang. Then, we send some groups of friends on vacations of our own design.What's GoodAlonso - The Bear Ep. 206Drea - The cookies of 2023Jenny - Being backIfy - RTX, BBQITIDICGQ Editor Who Axed an Anti-Zaslav Story Is Producing Movie for Warner Bros.The Coen Brothers are Getting Back TogetherBarbie Banned In Vietnam Over Interpretation of Map DetailsStaff PicksDrea - The LessonAlonso - Rock Hudson: All That Heaven AllowedJenny - Better Luck TomorrowIfy - Crazy Rich AsiansMore Jenny Yang at JennyYang.tvWith:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeJenny YangProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
Ahh 1997...a time when comedy movie presidents did Bill Clinton impressions, apes were the toast of Hollywood, and NASA launched the first manned mission to Mars. That's what's happening in this year's Listener Pick, chosen by our supporter, Robin. It's Disney's RocketMan, a live-action, slapstick farce starring Harland Williams as the smartest, dumbest astronaut around.What's GoodAlonso - BlueSkyDrea - King Size Comforter for a Queen (of the Midwest) BedHal - Ordering groceries onlineIfy - GorgesITIDIC:SAG Negotiations Extended Until July 12Mattel Exec Says that Upcoming Barney Movie Will Be “For Adults”Goodburger 2 Update: Lil Rey Howery and Jillian Bell Added to CastStaff PicksAlonso - Electric DreamsDrea - Earth MamaHal - Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.Ify - The Pest@lunalnewport's tweetWe're sponsored by Hello Fresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/maxfilm50 and use code maxfilm50 for 50% off plus free shipping! Interested in becoming a MaxFun member? MaximumFun.org/joinCall the Hotline! MaximumFun.org/Hotlinehttp://www.maximumfun.org/hotlineWith:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeHal LublinProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
The debut feature from writer/director Celine Song premiered at a certain film festival you may have heard about. Now, it's in theaters, and we've invited friend of the show Inkoo Kang along to talk about it.Then, we think about outdated tech we love to see on screen.What's GoodDrea - Heritage Store Rose Water and Glycerin SprayInkoo - Literary scammersAlonso - Jeni's x Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts, Jeni's Brown Butter Almond BrittleITIDICWhat's Happening with Turner Classic Movies?Some Paddington 3 Casting Has Been AnnouncedEverybody's talking about the French BARBIE movie posterHere's a Zip DriveThe connection between John Early and ClockwatchersStaff PicksDrea - NimonaInkoo - John Early: Now More Than EverAlonso - Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight CowboyWith:Drea ClarkAlonso DuraldeInkoo KangProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
Framing devices, whip pans, Hollywood homages...oh my, it's a new Wes Anderson movie! See how this one stacks up, for the WA-superfans, the newly initiated, and those who are somewhere in between. Plus, a hotline question about memorable angles and camerawork in film.To leave a message for the hotline, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit maximumfun.org/hotline !What's GoodAlonso - Lingvano ASL courseDrea - StrawberriesDarren - Fake Rick Dalton Coverage on The Video ArchivesIfy - Juneteenth Mini FestITIDICPixar's ELEMENTAL Set a Box Office Record…Guillermo del Toro Wants to Focus on AnimationJon Hamm Was Supposed to Star in Gone GirlStaff PicksAlonso - The BlackeningDrea - A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on ExistenceDarren - The Naked SpurIfy - The Truman ShowWith:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeDarren FranichProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
The author of the new film and TV book The Male Gazed (who also penned the 33 1/3 volume on Judy at Carnegie Hall) joins us to celebrate that great icon of gay culture, Judy Garland, in the barn-burning role that should have won her an Oscar. Then, the gang gets quizzed on the similarities between the four different versions of A Star Is Born ('37, '54, '76, and 2018).What's GoodAlonso - Hi Honey, I'm Homo by Matt BaumDrea - Bentonville Film Festival and the premiere of A View of the World from Fifth AvenueManuel - ShopQueer.co and their mobile queer libraryIfy - Juneteenth Minifest at VidiotsITIDICGolden Globes Purchased by Dick Clark ProductionsIs the IP Era's “Venture Capital” Philosophy Poisoning Movies?Oregon Man Found Guilty After Setting up Indiana Jones-inspired Booby Traps for the FedsStaff PicksAlonso - Miss JuneteenthDrea - The Philadelphia StoryManuel - The Fifth ElementIfy - JudyPick up Manuel's new book, The Male GazedVarious takes of “The Man That Got Away”With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeManuel BetancourtProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
What's Good?Drea - Be My EyesBrandon - Metro Boomin & Coi Leray, “Self Love”Ify - Kickstarter for GOTH Media Presents: Old RushITIDICThe Directors Guild Reached a Tentative Deal with Studios Last Weekend Studio Ghibli Will Release Miyazaki's Last Film with No Trailer or PromosDwayne Johnson is Coming Back to Fast Franchise, Possibly Without Vin Diesel?Staff PicksDrea - The Angry Black Girl and Her MonsterBrandon - Flamin HotIfy - Spider-Man (2002)Brandon's Drunk Black History Brunch Show, Bell House Brooklyn 6/18Medium Popcorn PodcastIfy's Juneteenth Mini-fest at VidiotsSupport our sponsor, HelloFresh!Go to HelloFresh.com/maxfilm16 and use code maxfilm16 for 16 free meals plus free shipping! With:Drea ClarkAlonso DuraldeIfy NwadiweBrandon CollinsProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
“Hey, big 300th episode coming up soon…what movie should we watch?” A complex question with a simple answer. We watched 300, one of Zack Snyder's first movies, and brought back OG co-hosts Ricky and April to weigh in. Adding a unique twist to the matter: only one of these five folks had ever seen this movie before.Later, of course, we look back at some of our favorite memories from our first 300 episodes.What's GoodAlonso - Kyle Turner, The Queer Film GuideDrea - The Cloud Appreciation SocietyRicky - Reservation DogsApril - I Think You Should Leave S3Ify - A Very Gay Book: An Inaccurate Resource for Gay ScholarsITIDICNew “Max” App's Credits Debacle Sparks DGA IreFlorida School District in a Mess Over 5th Grade Teacher's Screening of a Disney FilmJustine Triet Wins the Palme D'Or – the 3rd Woman to do so in 76 yearsStaff PicksDrea - Lynch/OzAlonso - Past LivesApril - Diary of a Mad HousewifeRicky - Serpico, Speak No EvilIfy - Sucker PunchWith Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeRicky CarmonaApril WolfeProducer Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
In 2001, they started out as simple street racing highway robbers. Since then, they've loved, they've died, they've come back to life, they've saved the world probably. At long last, their story comes to and end...er...hold up...it's not the end? It doesn't even know the meaning of the WORD "end?" In any case, it's Fast X, and our engines are suitably revved for Dom and them (and some new faces) to race back into our lives.What's GoodAlonso - Guinevere Turner, When the World Didn't EndDrea - Emo PhillipsMyq - Tom King's Batman comics Ify - Vidiots updates, cleaning out storageITIDICDavid Zaslav Gets Booed at BU Commencement‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Character Rick Dalton Has Apparently Died“Ultimate Cut” of Cult Classic CALIGULA Screened at CannesEditor talking about the new edit of Caligula: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McuM46YHSSM&t=1sStaff PicksDrea - You Hurt My FeelingsAlonso - MonicaMyq - The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the HorseIfy - Fastlane TV seriesKeep up with Myq Kaplan's shows and albums at myqkaplan.comWith:Drea ClarkAlonso DuraldeIfy NwadiweMyq KaplanProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
Tell us why you love us at maximumfun.org/hotline!What's Good?Alonso - We See Each Other by Tre'vell AndersonDrea - Slip on RokuMallory - new personal record on bench liftingIfy - BlueSky honeymoon phaseITIDICCannes Bans Protests Near Festival CenterPure Flix to Merge with Great American MediaJanus Films and Criterion are Partnering to Present “Janus Contemporaries”Hall of ExcellenceAlonso - Tyler Hynes [The “Real Moms Know” Candidate]Mallory - Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies) [The “Voight-Kampff Test” Candidate]Ify - Patrick Swayze [The “Thot Prototype” Candidate]Drea - Paul Newman [The “Old School” Candidate]Staff PicksDrea - The Long Kiss GoodnightAlonso - L'ImmensitàMallory - PiggyIfy - HustlersWithIfy NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeMallory O'MearaProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
Over 50 years ago, Judy Blume wrote a classic coming-of-age novel about a nice girl who was simultaneously facing a move to New Jersey, sixth grade, puberty, and questions about God and religion. They say good things come to those who wait…the multi-hyphenate host of The JV Club, Janet Varney, joins us to weigh in on if this adaptation was one of those things. Plus, a lot of good and informative strike talk, and a few more ideas for childhood classics to adapt. What's GoodDrea - A View of the World from Fifth AvenueJanet - feeling fired up about equityIfy - ripped-off sleeves to show off the guns; big union meetingITIDICWGA on Strike!Re: Unions Coming TogetherRe: Productions put on holdBurger King is Launching a New Spider-Man BurgerStaff PicksJanet - A Walk on the MoonDrea - The Starling Girl, Girl Flu.Ify - Mobile Suit Gundam 1, 2, and 3We're sponsored this week by HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/maxfilm16 to get 16 free meals plus free shipping!WithIfy NwadiweDrea ClarkJanet VarneyProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
Say it with us: Animation is an art form! Animation isn't just for kids! Makoto Shinkai's latest film, Suzume, proves that an animated film with talking cats and teaching students who are temporarily chairs can make a grown person cry. Then, we'll do a fun audio quiz about famous doors of cinema history.What's GoodAlonso - Dave White saving the day on Deck the HallmarkDrea - Drag Isn't Dangerous telethonKaren - Collective action and worker solidarityIfy - Alhambra CostcoITIDICEva Green Wins Her Million Dollar Lawsuit Over Failed MovieEntire Super Mario Bros. Movie Got Leaked thanks to Twitter Blue FeatureCinema Con Wrapped Up Last WeekendStaff PicksAlonso - Makoto Shinkai Blu-Rays, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, 5 Centimeters Per Second, and Children Who Chase Lost VoicesDrea - BlackBerryIfy - GANTZ:OKaren - Beau is AfraidWith: Ify Nwadiwe Drea Clark Alonso Duralde Karen HanProduced by Marissa Flaxbart Sr. Producer Laura Swisher
Little Richard is a fixture of American culture, and if you were born after the 1950s, you may never have known a time when that wasn't the case. But chances are, even if you know Little Richard's name and larger-than-life persona, you still don't know the half of what he contributed to culture (and not just music culture). Lisa Cortes's documentary sets the record straight (well, okay, not straight…) and we have Juilliard ethnomusicology professor Fredara Hadley (who appears in the doc as an expert) here to help us talk it out.What's GoodAlonso - Blue Diamond Cocoa Dusted AlmondsFredara - Spring in New York = Horticulture time!Drea - Jury Duty on FreeveeITIDICa.) Some Celebrities Are Getting Their Blue Checks Restored…Against Their Willb). Joaquin Phoenix Warns Fans Not to Take Mushrooms Before BEAU IS AFRAIDc). Next (yes, NEXT) Fast and Furious Sequel Has its WritersStaff PicksAlonso - The Girl Can't Help ItFredara - The WizDrea - JoylandWith:Drea ClarkAlonso DuraldeFredara HadleyProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
Comedian, writer, and friend Josh Gondelman joins us, adding one more sneaker lover to the panel for a look at a movie directed by Ben Affleck, starring Matt Damon and "the Michael Jordan of acting," Viola Davis. AIR puts that puts the origin story of a famous shoe in the spotlight. but is there more to this one than leather and laces? What's GoodAlonso - new 1776 productionDrea - virtual CoachellaJosh - Yellowjackets S2Ify - Alice in BorderlandITIDICLuminate's Diversity Progress ReportWGA Members Vote Overwhelmingly To Authorize a StrikeVidiots is Finally Opening in LAStaff PicksJosh - Out of SightAlonso - High Flying BirdDrea - Polite SocietyIfy - Mystic PizzaFind out about Josh's tour dates and newsletter at JoshGondelman.com With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeJosh GondelmanProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
The D&D nerds and the arthouse cinema nerds join forces in this one-shot campaign, as we delve into Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. Then, we have a quiz that makes Ify realize maybe he likes quizzes after all.What's GoodAlonso: Starburst Jelly BeansDrea: Leguizamo Does AmericaRiley: Kindle reading streakIfy: Japanese convenience storesITIDICJack Black thinks Pedro Pascal Should Play WarioWe now have some details on the many new Star Wars movies in the worksTimothee Chalamet Will Do His Own Singing in an upcoming Bob Dylan movieStaff PicksAlonso: Showing UpDrea: Dating AmberRiley: But I'm a CheerleaderIfy: A Knight's TaleCheck out Riley's new RPG podcast, Strumpets and FlagonsWith:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeRiley SilvermanProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
The directorial debut of Raine Allen-Miller, RYE LANE is set mostly on and around the Southeast London Street of the same name, and follows Dom and Yas (David Jonsson and Vivian Oparah) from meet-not-so-cute to grand romantic finale. But RYE LANE is that genre movie that shows it ain't (just) what you do, it's the way that you do it. Film critic Aramide Tinubu joins us to discuss!What's GoodDrea - inspiring a listener to volunteer at a film festivalAramide - tuna melt and new perfumesAlonso - Hallmark's Time Traveling Pond ShowITIDICApple Originals and Sony Partner for Theatrical Run of Ridley Scott's NAPOLEONDisney Laid Off Controversial Marvel Chair Ike PerlmutterPaddington in Peru Starts Production in JulyStaff PicksDrea - How to Blow Up a PipelineAramide - A Thousand and OneAlonso - Southside With YouWith:Alonso DuraldeDrea Clark Aramide TinubuProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
When Robert Zemeckis's WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? hit the big screens, perhaps you were a college graduate, a baby in sunglasses , or none of the above. But whoever and wherever you were, the world was forever changed by the knowledge that Daffy and Donald Duck could appear on the same stage. Oh, and that toons and humans could be co-stars. Since it's the last day of MaxFunDrive, we've got this very special episode for you with very special guest Jordan Morris. Puh-puh-puhleeeze enjoy!What's Good?Alonso - Lay's "French Roasted Chicken with Spices" chips from TaiwanDrea - Davy Mayer for Madison, WI District 6 AlderJordan - new beardIfy - JapanStaff PicksDrea - Rye LaneAlonso - ChinatownJordan - Fire of LoveIfy - My Neighbor TotoroVisit maximumfun.org/join to become a member today!With:Ify NwadiweDrea Clark Alonso DuraldeJordan MorrisProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
It's MaxFunDrive 2023! Visit MaximumFun.org/join now, then come back and listen!What's better that one kaiju? Two kaiju? No, think bigger. We're talking ALLL monsters…and the sexy alien overlords who are controlling their minds. We've got Alonso's co-host on Linoleum Knife (and in life), Dave White, joining us to expand our kaiju appreciation. Plus, we consider some technology news from real-life 1999 (the year this movie is set – it was released in ‘68) and invent some kaiju of our own.What's GoodAlonso - Ben & Jerry's x Tony's Chocolonely Drea - Sleeping with your hair in a loose bunDave - QAALMIfy - Box Office Predictions?Staff PicksDrea - MonstersAlonso - Godzilla: King of the MonstersDave - Pacifiction“Ify” - Colossal Visit MaximumFun.org/join to start, boost, or upgrade your membership!
Whether you're counting it as the third Creed movie or the ninth Rocky movie, there's one thing you can't deny: Jonathan Majors is in this one. This is also the one that will go down in history as Michael B. Jordan's directorial debut! We've got two past guests, together for the first time (on our podcast, that is), Unspooled's Amy Nicholson and Paul Scheer! While we have these four movie experts convened, of course we gotta have a movie quiz!What's GoodAlonso - Complete First Seasons of Poker Face and The Last of UsAmy - Starting TMPaul - Never investing in SVB, plus The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick RubinDrea - fallout from Daniels thank-you momentITIDICBob Odenkirk Will Star in Remake of THE ROOM (for charity)Oscars Talk!Staff PicksAlonso - The Heroic Trio, Police Story 3: Super CopAmy - Death SpaPaul - Hooper, The Stunt ManDrea - Robot and FrankWe're Sponsored this week by MasterClass! Our listeners can get 15% off an annual membership! Go to MasterClass.com/MAXIMUMFILMListen to Unspooled!With:Drea Clark Alonso DuraldeAmy NicholsonPaul ScheerProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
Jerzy Skolimowski's EO is probably not the first film to premiere at Cannes, land on a ton of annual Top Ten lists, and then get nominated for Best International Feature at the Academy Awards. But it's the first movie to do all that AND be about – and starring – a donkey. Comedian Ashley Ray joins us to talk about our silent protagonist's adventure across Europe. Then, a certain bear joins the Hall of Excellence and we pick some other non-human POVs that would make good cinema.What's Good:Drea - Hearing the Spirit Awards were accessibleAshley - Extreme SistersAlonso - Kristen Lopez, But Have You Read the Book?ITIDICNew Ninja Turtles MovieLenny Kravitz to Sing Oscars “In Memoriam” SegmentEEAAOO Wins a LOT of Spirit Awards (watch The Daniels' speech)Staff PicksDrea - BruiserAshley - Three WaysAlonso- Framing AgnesCheck out TV, I Say with Ashley RayWith:Drea ClarkAlonso DuraldeAshley RayProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
From director Elizabeth Banks comes a romp through the woods of Blood Mountain, with a cast of fun actors (Margo Martindale! O'Shea Jackson Jr! Keri Russell! Isiah Whitlock, Jr!, the late, great Ray Liotta!) trying not to be mauled to death by a coke-addled black bear. And we've got The Flop House's Dan McCoy with us to pick up the bloody pieces. Then, nominees are selected for the Hall of Excellence: Best Movie Animals!What's Good?Alonso - Meet Me At the Fountain by Alexandra LangeDrea - the New Black Film CanonDan - 80s TV and videos archived on YouTubeIfy - magical drying floor…a birthday miracle?ITIDICEverything Everywhere Cleaned Up at the SAG Awards Last Weekend…More LOTR Movies Are A-Brewin'Quantumania Might Have Set a Box Office Record (and not a good one)Staff PicksAlonso - Death Becomes HerDan - The FrightenersDrea - Tremors Marissa - Bear With UsIfy - The GreyListen to The Flop HouseWith:Ify NwadiweDrea Clark Alonso DuraldeDan McCoyProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
Today's movie premiered at Cannes 2022 and was the Cambodian entry for Best International Feature at this year's Oscars (though it didn't make it off the shortlist). It follows newcomer's Park Ji-Min's Freddie as she returns to Korea for the first time since her adoption as a baby by French parents. Our guest is comedian Josh Johnson, whose new special Up Here Killing Myself is on Peacock. After unpacking this new movie, everyone tries their best at a brand-new (and extremely trivial) movie trivia game about movie time jumps.What's GoodAlonso - Marry Me a Little by Roy KirbyDrea - Jimmy CarterJosh - NHL ‘95 for Sega GenesisIfy - Pine Street BiscuitsITIDICa). Women of Color See (Minor) Gains in Top-Grossing Movie Rolesb). RRR's Telugu Twitter Dramac). Tina Fey and Tim Meadows to Reprise Their Mean Girls RolesStaff PicksDrea - Somewhere BetweenAlonso - True StoriesJosh - Rise of the Young WolfIfy - OrphanMore Josh Johnson:Up Here Killing MyselfThe Josh Johnson ShowHead to HeadOur sponsor this week is MasterClassGet unlimited access to EVERY class, and as a Maximum Film listener, you get 15% off an annual membership! Go to MasterClass.com/MAXFILM nowWith:Drea ClarkAlonso DuraldeIfy NwadiweJosh JohnsonProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher