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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 for a fast, funny flight through film. Who Shot Ya? is news, reviews and in-depth insight, beamed directly into your ears every week.

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    Episode 265: ‘God's Country' with Roxana Hadadi

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 60:22


    The Montana winter isn't the only thing ice-cold and unrelenting in God's Country, directed by newcomer Julian Higgins and starring Thandiwe Newton. We've got Vulture's TV critic and film writer Roxana Hadadi along to unpack all that this indie is bringing us. (Btw, today's conversation is relatively spoiler-free.)Then we'll play a word quiz inspired by the title of this week's movie.What's GoodAlonso - Hallmark's upcoming slate, especially The Holiday SitterDrea - Kitchen deep cleanRoxana - newly planted White Oak treeITIDICTom Hardy Quietly Entered a Local Martial Arts Tournament Last WeekJon Hamm Gave Back Over Half His Salary to Extend Confess, Fletch Shoot Saoirse Ronan will lead the cast of Steve McQueen's upcoming World War II MovieRead the short story Winter LightSound of Metal is out on Criterion with an intro essay by Roxana HadadiStaff PicksDrea - Athena (2022)Alonso - Benediction (2022)Roxana - Athena and The Battle of Algiers (1966)SoylentGo to Soylent.com/maxfilm and use promo code MAXFILM to get 20% OFF your first order.With:Alonso DuraldeDrea ClarkRoxana HadadiProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 264: ‘Barbarian' is [REDACTED]

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 59:00


    A lot of the fun of BARBARIAN is in the suspense of not knowing what to expect. So let's just say: there's this house. There are people there. And if you want to know more, see the movie, then listen to this special trio-only episode of MaxFilm! (Or, you can listen to the first segment, then skip to the last segment).Later, we'll play a round of ScareBnB.What's GoodAlonso - Sprinkles' “La Gloria” Cupcake Drea - Railroad workersIfy - Trader Joe's Pumpkin KringleITIDICMission Impossible 8 Halted Production by a Stray Flock of SheepThe People's Joker pulled from TIFF after one screening David Harbour to Star in “Killer-Santa” movie Violent NightStaff PicksDrea - Do Revenge (2022)Alonso - Confess, Fletch (2022)Ify - Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1 (2022) (and Don't Breathe, 2016)MasterClassGet unlimited access to EVERY MasterClass. For 15% off an annual membership, go to MasterClass.com/MAXFILM.With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 263: 'Three Thousand Years of Longing' with Bryan Fuller

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 66:40


    Enjoy this episode of the only podcast that gives you BOTH a capsule description of the Paramount Accords and personal childhood memories of an imaginary mermaid girlfriend. With special guests like television luminary writer/producer Bryan Fuller, who are also witness to all of the above in real time! You can't miss it. And you're not missing it, because here you are, reading the shownotes.Later, we'll take an hotline message about island movies.What's GoodAlonso - PaxlovidDrea - Californians saving powerBryan - E.T. on IMAXIfy - Korean skincare/hyaluronic acidITIDICWall-E Criterion 4K ReleaseZac Efron Says His Baywatch regimen is unattainable, made him depressedCineworld Stocks Up after Bankruptcy Cash Influx Staff PicksAlonso - Whirlybird (2020)Drea - Big Fish (2003)Ify - Aladdin (2019)Bryan - Amelie (2001)SoylentGo to Soylent.com/maxfilm and use promo code MAXFILM to get 20% OFF your first order.With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeBryan FullerProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 262: 'Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul.' with Angelique Jackson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 60:24


    We've had our eye on this one from its premiere at Sundance (!). Now, Adamma Ebo's mockumentary, starring Sterling K. Brown and Regina Hall, has hit theaters and Peacock, with a period in its title and a lot more than pearl Prada on its mind.Later, we'll nominate mockumentaries to the Hall of Excellence.What's GoodAlonso - Gratitude for the people in his life that let him rest and recuperate Drea - Justice for Selena Gomez's deadpan on OMITBAngelique - Fall Festival SeasonIfy - A/C scienceITIDICThat Famous Nicole Kidman AMC Ad is Getting a SequelLast Saturday was “National Cinema Day” in the USChris “Ludacris” Bridges and Lil Rel Howery Are Making a Christmas Movie for Disney+Hall of Excellence Nominees - Vote on FacebookWaiting for Guffman (1996)Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)The Other Side of the Wind (2018, technically)Staff PicksSupport the Girls (2018)A Face in the Crowd (1957)The Best Man (1999)The House (2022)Other Honk for Jesus linksEbo's short film versionAngelique's interview with the castEveryPlateGet your first box for just $1.49 per meal by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code maxfilm149. With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeAngelique JacksonProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 261: 'Bodies Bodies Bodies' with Jordan Crucchiola

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 63:41


    While Alonso's away, Drea and Ify have fellow MaxFun host Jordan Crucchiola (Feeling Seen) over to their New York mansion to wait out a hurricane...metaphorically speaking. The game -- er, movie -- of the hour is Halina Reijn's BODIES BODIES BODIES. It's A24's latest  horror venture and it stars a cast of 20-somethings (and Lee Pace) making a bloody mess.  Enjoy!Then, our trio swaps actors into each other's famous roles (as per this  news story).What's GoodDrea - Christian King's “Break My Soul” as Denzel Jordan - Hackers in 35mm and Orphan First KillIfy - souffle pancakesITIDICa). MoviePass 2.0 b). Anne Hathaway to star in new movie based on Harry Styles Fanficc). ‘Fast and Furious' Protests Over Car Stunts Staff PicksDrea - Glorious (2022)Jordan - Angel (1984)Ify - Ready or Not (2019) Soylent:Go to Soylent.com/maxfilm and use promo code MAXFILM to get 20% OFF your first order!Lumi Labs: Ever tried Microdosing? Visit Microdose.com and use MAXFILM for 30% off + Free Shipping. ***With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkJordan CrucchiolaProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 260: 'Prey' with Cody Ziglar

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 62:30


    A proven prequel director (Dan Trachtenberg), an excellent cast (led by Amber Midthunder), an original setting (1700s Comanche village), and one killer monster from space (Predator of course). Does all this add up to a movie worth “screen”-ing (whether you can or not)? Listen and find out! Then, we've got a hotline call about reimagining movies. All with She-Hulk writer Cody Ziglar!What's GoodAlonso - Bramblefest in Greenville, NCDrea - Austin tripZig - leaving Twitter (soon, soon)Ify - Dragonball Super: Super Hero supremacyITIDICR-Rated Movies Have Been Stalling at the Box Office this yearA Ferris Bueller Spinoff Is in the Works…‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero' Crushes Idris Elba's ‘Beast' With $21 Million DebutStaff PicksAlonso - Orphan: First KillDrea - Night RaidersZig - Blood QuantumIfy - Hell or High WaterLumi Labs: Ever tried Microdosing? Visit Microdose.com and use MAXFILM for 30% off + Free Shipping. ***With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeCody ZiglarProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer  Laura Swisher

    Episode 259: 'Bullet Train' with Bilge Ebiri

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 64:35


    It is not enough to ask, “is this movie like Smokin' Aces?” One must also ask, “how do you feel about Smokin' Aces?” Love it or hate it, Bullet Train is a movie that is very much what it is. And what is it, exactly? Listen and we'll explain to the best of our abilities. Plus, the gang invents their own assassin personas, all of which are just begging to be made into some kick-ass fan art.  [Note: there are spoilers, but there's also a warning beforehand!]What's GoodAlonso - SeveranceDrea - grand return to the MidwestBilge - Idris ElbaIfy - golf lessons/Maria Lewis/macrosITIDICUniversal Has Earned $3 Billion in Global Box Office this year ‘Jurassic World' star Bryce Dallas Howard was paid “so much less” 50 Years After She was jeered onstage, The Academy has Issued An Apology to Sacheen Littlefeather(Here's Sacheen Littlefeather's speech in context)Staff PicksAlonso - Fall (2022)Drea - Walking and Talking (1996)Bilge - In the Line of Fire (1993)Ify - Smokin' Aces (2006)Soylent:Go to Soylent.com/maxfilm and use promo code MAXFILM to get 20% OFF your first order!EveryPlate:Get your first box for just $1.49 per meal by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code maxfilm149. With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeBilge EbiriProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 258: 'Real Genius' with David Kittredge

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 63:35


    During this year's MaxFunDrive, we promised one lucky supporter the opportunity to choose a film for us to watch if we hit our goal. Well, hit it we did, and now (thanks to listener Andrea D.) this film is hitting our screens, and your ears! Will it be a hit with our favorite movie geniuses? Listen and learn! Plus: good news for us nerds…there will be a quiz!What's GoodAlonso - Physical Season 2Drea - Meeting Maria Lewis IRL! (nb: Tim Tam Slam)David - Lost Highway remasterIfy - Getting art framedWTIDIC “At the Movies,” New York Times, August 9, 1985“So Far, Only ‘Ghostbusters' For Christmas,” Los Angeles Times, August 30, 1985Staff PicksIfy - War GamesAlonso - Back to the BeachDrea - Dinner in AmericaDavid - Valley GirlLumi Labs: Ever tried Microdosing? Visit Microdose.com and use MAXFILM for 30% off + Free Shipping. MasterClass:Visit MasterClass.com/MAXFILM for 15% off a one-year subscription to MasterClass.***With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeDavid KittredgeProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 257: The NOPE Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 65:48


    Director Jordan Peele's third film has a lot to say, which is something it has in common with Ify, Alonso, and Drea. The crew shares all their thoughts and feelings on this spectacle of spectacles, and then dreams up some studio attractions to rival Jupiter's Claim. [Note: there are spoilers, but there's also a warning beforehand!]What's GoodAlonso - Recipes from Alison Roman's YouTube Channel, especially Blueberry Cornmeal TartDrea - Nothing to See Here by Kevin WilsonIfy - Yesterdays PinsITIDICMarvel Has Revealed Its Slate of Movies Through 2025Netflix is Expanding The Gray Man into a cinematic universeQuidditch is changing its name to quadball to cut ties with J.K. RowlingStaff PicksDrea - A Love Song (2022)Alonso - The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)Ify - Color Out of Space (2019)Soylent:Go to Soylent.com/maxfilm and use promo code MAXFILM to get 20% OFF your first order!Lumi Labs: Ever tried Microdosing? Visit Microdose.com and use MAXFILM for 30% off + Free Shipping. With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 256: ‘Where the Crawdads Sing' with Ellen Weatherford

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 66:33


    We're joined by a host of Maximum Fun's own ‘Just the Zoo of Us' to talk about a zoologically inspired film that still remains very much about humans, for better or worse. On top of that, she's got an insider's take on what it would really be like to make out in a coastal salt marsh. Then, the whole gang talks about their favorite courtroom drama movies (it's related, we swear).What's Good Alonso - I Love That For YouDrea - Janicza Bravo on RuPaul's Drag Race All StarsEllen - Prehistoric PlanetIfy - DreamCon & King of the HillITIDICa). “Nintendo Pictures” Now Existsb). Steven Spielberg Shot Marcus Mumford's New Music Video With a Cell Phonec). Fake Accounts Fueled the Snyder Cut Online ArmyStaff PicksAlonso - Housekeeping (1987)Drea - Beach Rats (2017)Ellen - Annihilation (2018)Ify - No Country for Old Men (2007)“12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer”Lumi Labs: Ever tried Microdosing? Visit Microdose.com and use MAXFILM for 30% off + Free Shipping. MasterClass:Visit MasterClass.com/MAXFILM for 15% off a one-year subscription to MasterClass.***With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeEllen WeatherfordProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 255: 'Mississippi Masala' with Kevin Avery

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 65:37


    Kevin Avery (writer, comedian, and former co-host of the premier Denzel Washington podcast) joins us to take a look at a young Denzel and first-time movie star Sarita Choudhury in Mira Nair's sophomore feature from 1991, the often romantic, surprisingly political, and totally unique Mississippi Masala. Then, we think about what untold stories we'd like to see on screens.What's GoodAlonso - Dr. Khiara M. BridgesDrea - Architectural Digest YouTube SeriesKevin - Star Trek: DiscoveryIfy - Louis Vuitton Air Force OnesITIDICa).  A Set from NOPE Will Become a Part of the Universal Studios Tourb). AMC is Bringing Back $5 Tuesdaysc). There's a Back to the Future Musical coming to BroadwayStaff PicksAlonso - Queen of Katwe (2016)Drea - The Namesake (2007)Kevin - Edge of Tomorrow (2014)Ify - Carbon Copy (1981)SoylentGo to Soylent.com/maxfilm and use promo code MAXFILM to get 20% OFF your first order!EveryPlateTry EveryPlate for just $1.79 per meal by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code maxfilm179!***With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeKevin AveryProduced by Marissa Flaxbart Sr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 254: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder' with Stuart Wellington

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 64:49


    The Flop House's Stuart Wellington joins our rag-tag crew of interdimensional warriors to discuss the latest Marvel Cinematic offering. Will the myriad pieces of this movie hold together to pack a punch? That was a Mjølnir reference. What's Good?Alonso - ShoresyDrea - James Webb Space TelescopeStuart - Bathory's Viking Trilogy Ify - SDCC Panel on July 23 ITIDICa). Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons Got Marriedb). VFX Artists Say Marvel is the Worst Clientc). Ludacris Hopes Fast Franchise Will ‘Live on Forever' ‘Like Jurassic Park'Staff PicksDrea - Mrs Harris Goes to ParisAlonso - Zero PatienceStuart - Riki-Oh: The Story of RickyIfy - AlienVote for the Hall of Excellence: Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger (Black Panther)Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman (Batman Returns)Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus (Spider-Man 2)Tony Leung's Wenwu (Shang-Chi)Alonso's Outfest Queer for Fear PanelWatch Ify in (Un)Claimed at Outfest  Lumi Labs: Ever tried Microdosing? Visit Microdose.com and use MAXFILM for 30% off + Free Shipping. MasterClass:For 15% off an annual subscription, go to MasterClass.com/MAXFILM ***With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeStuart WellingtonProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 253: 'Good Luck to You, Leo Grande' with Beandrea July

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 63:01


    It's Ify's 3rd anniversary as host! To celebrate, film and culture writer Beandrea July joins us to bask in the afterglow of a Sundance darling that dares to explore an older woman's sexuality (but doesn't stop there!). Then, inspired by (the theme of) lust, we quiz it up about the Seven So-Called Deadly Sins.What's GoodAlonso - Irv's Burgers is backDrea - THE MIRROR GAME at Woods Hole Film FestBeandrea - Atsuko OkatsukoIfy - Drea thirst trapITIDICTeens are Dressing Up to See Minions: the Rise of Gru in theatersBritish Independent Film Awards Has Unveiled Gender-Neutral Acting PrizesCameron Diaz is “Un-Retiring” to make a Netflix Action-Comedy With Jamie FoxxStaff PicksAlonso - Hope SpringsDrea - Fire of LoveBeandrea - Itty Bitty Titty CommitteeIfy - ShortbusBeandrea July: “The Year Women Over 50 Reclaimed Their Right to Be Seen”Wesley Morris: "The Last Taboo” Thanks to our sponsors!SoylentGo to Soylent.com/maxfilm and use promo code MAXFILM to get 20% OFF your first order. Lumi LabsGo to Microdose.com and use code: MAXFILM to get free shipping & 30% off your first order.***With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeBeandrea JulyProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 252: ‘Elvis' with Maria Lewis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 68:59


    With Australian writer and pop culture aficionado Maria Lewis in tow, the gang gets some glitz in their eyes, marvels at some really tricky old-age makeup, and takes in some history with a big grain of diamond crystal salt. What's GoodAlonso – Only Murders in the Building Season 2Drea - Vegas, baby! (kinda)Maria - Reebok Alien Stompers High-Tops Ify - Being a part of the Universal Studio TourITIDICTheater Box Office Makes a Summer ComebackCAA Has Acquired ICM for $750 millionNatalie Portman Worked Out for 2 Hours a Day for 10 Months for New Thor Staff Picks:Alonso - Women He's UndressedDrea - The JanesMaria - MenIfy - The Ladykillers William Bibbiani's Elvis Movie RankingMaria's latest book, Her Fierce CreaturesMaria's The Phantom Never Dies Podcast***With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeMaria LewisProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 251: ‘Jurassic World Dominion' with Steven Ray Morris

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 62:11


    We finally, really did it. We made the dinosaurs, we messed with the dinosaurs, we released the dinosaurs, we auctioned off the dinosaurs, and now we're gathering the dinosaurs back up. Also, there are locusts. Confused? That's Jurassic World Dominion, baby! Our expert guest is Steven Ray Morris, who hosts the See Jurassic Right podcast (in addition to producing other shows, like My Favorite Murder). What's GoodAlonso – European cookiesDrea - eyebrow serumSteven - stuffed snake Ify - high-school era screamoITIDICGuy Ritchie Will Direct a Live-Action HerculesGAC Family Announces ‘Great American Christmas in July' (better yet, try watching Christmas in July on Hallmark!)“Mubi Go” Service Expands to LA, Allowing Streaming Subscribers to See Certain Indies in Cinemas Staff Picks:Alonso - Las Mejores Familas (The Best Families)Drea - Brian and CharlesSteven - Nausicaa of the Valley of the WindIfy - FatherhoodSoylentGo to Soylent.com/maxfilm and use promo code MAXFILM to get 20% OFF your first order. Lumi LabsGo to Microdose.com and use code: MAXFILM to get free shipping & 30% off your first order.***With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeSteven Ray MorrisProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 250: 'C.R.A.Z.Y.' with Guy Branum

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 57:38


    It premiered in 2005, propelling Jean-Marc Valée into the next level of his career. In 2015, Toronto critics named it one of the 10 best Canadian films of all time. And in 2022, American viewers can finally see what all the fuss is about. In honor of the late Valée, Pride month, and out 250th episode (!), we're taking a look at the coming-of-age-and-coming-out story that is C.R.A.Z.Y. along with none other than Guy Branum.Plus, a quiz on acronym movie titles!What's GoodAlonso - January 6th HearingsDrea - LoJackGuy - Golden EightiesIfy - Seattle (What's NOT Good: USPS drama)ITIDICa).  Australian Newspaper Admits They Were Going to Out Rebel Wilson Before She Came Out Herselfb). Jennifer Hudson EGOTs With Tony Win for Producing ‘A Strange Loop'c). ‘Paddington 3' Gets a Title and a Director Staff PicksDrea - The Worst Person In the WorldAlonso - DemolitionGuy - Bon Cop, Bad CopIfy - Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldLumi LabsGo to Microdose.com and use code: MAXFILM to get free shipping & 30% off your first order.As Ify says, “Check it out and chill it out!”With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeGuy Branum

    Episode 249: ‘Fire Island' with Parvesh Cheena

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 63:34


    The delightful Parvesh Cheena (Connecting, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Shining Vale) joins us to discuss the queer (mostly) Asian romcom that sets star/writer Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, and friends as the Bennett Sisters, and Conrad Ricamora as Mr. Darcy. Sex, party drugs, judgy gays, and emotional catharsis – you can find it all on FIRE ISLAND.What's Good MentionsAlonso - Ms. MarvelDrea - mending clothesParvesh - using your professional toolsIfy - MaxFunCon 2022ITIDICNeve Campbell Will Not Return for ‘Scream 6,' Citing Pay IssuesMovie Star Chimp Found Alive After Owner Fakes His DeathPaddington Bear Joins the Queen for Tea at Her JubileeHall of Excellence NomineesClueless (Emma)West Side Story (2021) (Romeo & Juliet)O (Othello)O Brother, Where Art Thou? (The Odyssey)Staff Picks:Drea - WatcherAlonso - HustleIfy - OParvesh - Being BeBeEpisode Sponsors:SoylentGo to Soylent.com/maxfilm and use promo code MAXFILM to get 20% OFF your first order. Lumi LabsGo to Microdose.com and use code: MAXFILM to get free shipping & 30% off your first order.With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeParvesh Cheena

    Episode 248: ‘Top Gun: Maverick' with Amy Nicholson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 66:05


    It's breaking box office records...and ALL THE RULES. It's flipping CGI the bird. It's making its stars puke. It's been 36 years since the first ‘Top Gun,' and we've got the author of Tom Cruise: Anatomy of an Actor, Amy Nicholson, to help us navigate the long-awaited, much-postponed sequel.Then, we'll pitch our sequel ideas for movies that have yet to get a Chapter Two.What's GoodAlonso - Ben & Jerry's Mint Chocolate Chance ice creamDrea - VotingAmy - LA County Fair/Kool-Aid Fried Chicken SandwichIfy - Sun Nong Dan restaurantITIDICThe Animation Guild Has a Reached a New Deal with the StudiosDistributor Neon Has Pulled Off a Cannes Hat TrickTop Gun: Maverick Sets New Memorial Day Box Office Record, Surpassing Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's EndStaff PicksDrea - Bob's BurgersAlonso - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th DimensionAmy - Torn HeartsIfy - War of the WorldsSupport our sponsor, Lumi Labs! Go to Microdose.com and use code: MAXFILM to get free shipping & 30% off your first order. *****With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAmy NicholsonProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 247: ‘Petite Maman' with Pamela Ribon

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 61:41


    Pamela Ribon, screenwriter (Ralph Breaks the Internet, Moana), novelist (My Boyfriend is a Bear), comic book writer, and more) joins the crew to discuss Petite Maman, a movie that both Drea AND Alonso put on their best-of-the-year list in 2021. It's finally hitting streaming in early June, and now we've got our takes on this film, which may or may not be about playing in the woods and making pancakes. What's GoodAlonso: New seasons of MST3K and Kids in the HallDrea: Decaf Chocolate Hazelnut TeaPamela: BLACKPINK: Light Up the SkyIfy: The ChallengeITIDIC David Cronenberg Says Netflix Passed on “Crimes of the Future'Laura Dern Was 23 When She Made Jurassic Park, and Even Sam Neill is Surprised Samuel L. Jackson has been cast in a new Garfield movieStaff PicksDrea: Turning RedAlonso: Electric DreamsPam: Anaïs in LoveIfy: North HollywoodIn case you're wondering what “Kate Mantalini's” is, here's a story from when the Beverly Hills restaurant closed in 2014.Here's a peek at Pam's My Year of DicksBuy Alonso's book, I'll Be Home For Christmas Movies***Support our sponsors!SoylentGo to Soylent.com/maxfilm and use promo code MAXFILM to get 20% OFF your first order.  Curiosity Stream Curiosity Stream is offering a full year's subscription to their catalog of documentaries covering every topic about our world and beyond –  just $14.99 with code MAXFILM at curiositystream.com*****With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkPamela RibonProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 246: 'On the Count of Three' is a Tonal Balancing Act

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 59:47


    Jerrod Carmichael's directorial debut hit Sundance back in 2021, but now it's finally available on big and small screens. Film critic Carlos Aguilar joins us to describe the ways that this short film packs a long punch.AND: We cast our dream movie driving buddies!(cw: today's movie is about suicide and depression; we'll give you a heads up during the show too)What's GoodAlonso - LGBTQ Media Elite Status: Bros trailerDrea - HeartstopperCarlos - Worst Roommate EverIfy - trip to Europe!ITIDICZack Snyder's Fan-Voted Oscar Wins May Have Been Rigged by BotsAdele Haenel Steps Away From the Film Industry for Political ReasonsJason Momoa Apologizes After Posting Photos from Sistine ChapelStaff PicksAlonso - Hit the RoadDrea - EmergencyCarlos - VortexIfy - CollateralCarlos's review of On the Count of Three Carlos's review of Emergency for The WrapBuy Alonso's book, I'll Be Home For Christmas Movies*****With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeCarlos AguilarProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 245: 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' with Riley Silverman

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 62:34


    Stephen Strange is back on the big screens, and he's f-ing around and finding out the hard way that messing with multiverses is complex business. Good news, true believers: our sherpa to the top of Mount Wundagore is MaxFun's own Riley Silverman!What's Good:Drea: The new DoctorRiley: The new Simple FavorAlonso: The new season of The Circle ITIDIC:Dirty Dancing Sequel in the works at LionsgateRedbox acquired by Chicken Soup for the Soul EntertainmentJames Cromwell glues himself to a Starbucks counter to protest vegan milk costs Staff Picks:Drea: Chungking ExpressRiley: The Quick and the DeadAlonso: On the Count of Three We're sponsored this week by...SoylentGo to Soylent.com/maxfilm and use promo code MAXFILM to get 20% OFF your first order.  Trade CoffeeTake their coffee-matching quiz at drinktrade.com/maxfilm  and get $30 off your first order plus free shipping! Preorder Riley's book, Exploring Tatooine: An Illustrated Guide, at your local shop or onlineWant to see that MCU ranking Alonso referenced?Buy Alonso's book, I'll Be Home For Christmas Movies***With:Drea ClarkAlonso DuraldeRiley SilvermanProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer  Laura Swisher

    Episode 244: 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent' with Keith Phipps

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 59:53


    The day this drops is the final day of the MaxFunDrive! Help us hit our goal by joining, upgrading, or boosting your membership! maximumfun.org/joinNicolas Cage is “Nick Cage” in the new movie from director Tom Gormican. It's a buddy comedy, it's an action flick, it's a meta-commentary on movies themselves (and Cage's career in particular). So who better to have as our guest than the author of the new retrospective Age of Cage, Keith Phipps (of The Next Picture Show podcast, The Reveal, and more)?We'll also daydream about what other stars we'd give the ‘Unbearable Weight…' treatment!ITIDICIMAX CEO Says Day-and-Date Movie Release Experiment Is OverAvatar 2 Footage (and Title) Debuts at CinemaConWhat's Good: Alonso: gargling with apple cider vinegarDrea: Ghost by Dolly AldertonKeith: Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama by Bob OdenkirkIfy: Leica Q2 & Steam Deck IThe Buster Keaton episode of The Twilight Zone is called “Once Upon a Time” Staff PicksDrea: Red Rock WestAlonso: Irma VepKeith: Petite MamanIfy: Color Out of Space Friday May 6 at 5pm PT, Drea and Alonso host the #MaxFunDrive Finale Hangout!Buy Alonso's book, I'll Be Home For Christmas Movies With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeKeith PhippsProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 243: 'The Batman' with Glen Weldon

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 67:47


    Become a MaxFun supporter or boost/upgrade your membership! maximumfun.org/joinMatt Reeves' new Batman movie (maybe you heard about it?) is finally streaming, and we're commemorating the moment with Batman nerd – ahem, EXPERT – Glen Weldon. Plus, what made-up movie drug haunts our panelists' dreams? It's a MaxFunDrive spectacular!What's GoodAlonso: shelled pistachiosDrea: Life in Looks on YouTubeGlen: First time/long time! & Star Trek: Strange New WorldsIfy: Apex Legends - Newcastle!ITIDICJustin Lin Has Stepped Down as the Director of Fast XViola Davis has responded to criticism of her portrayal of Michelle ObamaScorsese's Film Foundation to Start Virtual Screening Room for Restored MoviesStaff PicksDrea: All My Friends Hate MeAlonso: Teen Titans Go! to the MoviesGlen: CarefulIfy: There Will Be BloodJoin us April 30, 2022 at 4pm Pacific for a watch along of DIRTY DANCING! You'll find it on Twitch at twitch.tv/IfDeezSome of Glen's Books:The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd CultureNPR's Podcast Startup GuideBuy Alonso's book, I'll Be Home For Christmas MoviesWith:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeGlen WeldonProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer  Laura Swisher

    Episode 242: ‘Memoria' Sounds Different, with Justin Chang

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 61:29


    The new film from Apichatpong Weerasethakul isn't just a movie – it's a perpetual roadshow, with plans to keep showing the movie from theater to theater indefinitely (check out where it's showing for the next few months). It made a lot of best-of 2021 lists and now that the show is finally on the road, our gang weighs in, joined by LA Times film critic Justing Chang.What's GoodAlonso: A banner week at the Hallmark channelDrea: “Double jury week” and SIFFJustin: Writing about Petite Maman (in clean clothes)Ify: new Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann tattoo; AtlantaITIDICThe tenth Fast and Furious Movie has its titleTom Hanks Reunited With Wilson the Volleyball at Baseball GameArt House Theater Tests Out “Bring a Friend” Ticket Sales StrategyHotline Recs Wild ZeroMindwalkShagKumiko, the Treasure HunterSieranevada (read Justin's review) (Have a question for the hotline? Send a voice memo to maximumfilm at maximumfun dot org)Staff PicksDrea: Petite MamanAlonso: The End of InnocenceJustin: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesIfy: The Nice Guys We're sponsored this week by…Trade CoffeeTake their coffee-matching quiz at drinktrade.com/maxfilm and get $30 off your first order!SoylentGo to Soylent.com/maxfilm and use promo code MAXFILM to get 20% OFF your first order.  Join us April 30, 2022 at 4pm Pacific for a watch along of DIRTY DANCING! You'll find it on Twitch at twitch.tv/IfDeezBuy Alonso's book, I'll Be Home For Christmas Movies* * *With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeJustin ChangProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 241: 'Aline' with Kyle Buchanan

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 63:00


    After months of waiting, a new day has come: ALINE is finally in US theaters, and there's a lot to talk about. Luckily, the gang doesn't have to do it all by themselves. Kyle Buchanan (whose NYT review of the movie is quoted prominently in the film's Wikipedia page) is here to answer questions like, “how much of this is true?” and “is this movie a comedy?” Later, we'll propose some biopics we want to see. And that's the way it is!What's Good?Alonso: “I wrote a puzzle!”Drea: Family visit/digitizing family photosKyle: Survivor Season 42 Ify: Severance/Hot Boi SummerITIDICWarner Bros Removes references to gay relationship for China release of Secrets of DumbledoreNetflix Has Added a “Two Thumbs Up” ButtonThere's going to be a Spirit Halloween movie Staff PicksDrea: American SplendorAlonso: The Greek TycoonKyle: The NorthmanIfy: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story We're sponsored this week by…EveryplateTry EveryPlate for just $1.79 per meal by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code maxfilm179.SoylentGo to Soylent.com/maxfilm and use promo code MAXFILM to get 20% OFF your first order. ***Buy Alonso's book, I'll Be Home For Christmas MoviesKyle's book is Blood Sweat and Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury RoadWith:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeKyle BuchananProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 240: Everything ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once,' All At Once

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 62:13


    In our unofficial, ongoing series of movies that are hard to summarize, we find ourselves back at the theater for a brand new film that's operating on a lot of levels (in more than one sense). Then, we find out what car is being hoisted up to the Hall of Excellence rafters, AND form a new super fight squad when Ify, Alonso, and Drea select movie character skillsets to verse-jump into.What's Good?:Alonso - RothanielDrea - Returning to the dentistIfy - Returning to the theater (w/ a big Coke)ITIDIC:Redbox Lays off 10% Of StaffNancy Meyers is directing her first feature film in 7 yearsTyrese Gets TrickedStaff Picks:Alonso - Apollo 10 1/2Drea - BoyIfy - Jet Li's The One See Also:Everything Everywhere All at Once Coffee Table bookSpiderman 2 Giant Jamie Foxx HeadBuy Alonso's book, I'll Be Home For Christmas Movies With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 239: 'Titane' Goes Bananas

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 60:55


    Julia Ducournau's horror thriller TITANE won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2021 and is now streaming on Hulu. It's a movie that kinda defies description, but that's never stopped us before! Plus, we're nominate some of the Best Movie Cars for the Hall of Excellence. Vroom vroom!!What's Good?Alonso: Burlap & Barrel's Pizza Party seasoningDrea: Stitches out!Ify: n/naka anniversary dinnerTod: Playing basketball with budsITIDICOscars Thoughts…Sounds like there are plans for a Sonic Cinematic UniverseStaff Picks:Drea: The Imposter Alonso: Take Me To the RiverIfy: Anatomy of HellTod: French Lieutenant's WomanVote for your Hall of Excellence winner on our Facebook pageBuy Alonso's book – I'll Be Home for Christmas MoviesThis episode is sponsored by Trade CoffeeTake their coffee-matching quiz at drinktrade.com/maxfilm and get $30 off your first order!With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeTod MesirowProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 238: ‘Drive My Car' and the Return of Inkoo Kang

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 63:27


    Multiple top-Oscar nominations and top-10 list appearances won't stop this foursome from engaging in a healthy debate over whether Ryusuke Hamaguchi's Drive My Car is worth the three-hour ride. What's Good:Alonso: Maintaining sanityDrea: Pep talks from kindergarteners (707-998-8410)Inkoo: Birria tacosIfy: Masala chai concentrate from Kumquat, Fly by Jing Sichuan Chili CrispITIDICWest Side Story's Rachel Zegler Wasn't Invited to the OscarsDaniel Radcliffe Isn't Interested in Going Back to HogwartsAfter Disney's Florida Debacle, Pixar's Lightyear has restored a same-sex kissStaff Picks:Alonso: Norwegian WoodInkoo: Everything Everywhere All At OnceDrea: 7 DaysIfy: Jeen-Yuhs***The tweet that inspired this week's Comedy “MaxFilmscars” Buy Alonso's book, I'll Be Home For Christmas Movies***Support Our Sponsor Curiosity StreamCuriosity Stream is offering a full year's subscription for just $14.99 with code MAXFILM With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeInkoo KangProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 237: ‘West Side Story' with Brandon Collins

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 65:42


    Something's coming; something good? Comedian and film critic Brandon Collins sits in to go over the high notes and low notes of Spielberg's West Side Story, now streaming.Plus, we play the new Box Office Game together! Will Alonso's movie trivia prowess also apply to a randomly selected box office weekend? What's Good :Alonso: permanent daylight savingsDrea: kitchen updateBrandon: SXSWITIDIC:New MPA Report Says Digital Box Office Revenue Was 3x Theatrical in 2021Theaters are playing 2014 Ukrainian film THE GUIDE to raise money for relief effortAfter Two Virtual Years, the SXSW Film Festival Is Happening In Person This Week Staff Picks:Drea: BALLET 422Alonso: DEEP WATERBrandon: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Brandon's Podcast, Medium PopcornBuy Alonso's book - I'll Be Home for Christmas MoviesThe Box Office Game With:Drea ClarkAlonso DuraldeBrandon CollinsProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 236: ‘After Yang' Is Existential Solar Punk

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 64:08


    >_Reveal Memory Info:   Sociologist and pop culture expert, Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen, is our guest today, as we unspool the many philosophical threads of AFTER YANG.Plus, a free-for-all movie quiz about One-Named Filmmakers (other than Kogonada)!What's Good :Alonso: a good, cold napDrea: MilanoteNancy: an uptick in Asian American filmIfy: new office!ITIDIC:Zoe Kravitz was told not to audition for The Dark Knight because she was too “urban”Disney Not Putting Money Where Its Mouth Is re: Florida's anti-gay legislationRenee Zelwegger Studied Law at UCLA During Her Hiatus From Movie stardomStaff Picks:Drea: NEVER LET ME GOAlonso: HESTER STREETIfy: THE BATMANNancy: DRIVE MY CAR Read Nancy's piece about AFTER YANG in ELLEBuy Alonso's book - I'll Be Home for Christmas Movies***With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeNancy Wang YuenProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 235: Baby, It's 'A Madea Homecoming' with Tre'vell Anderson

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 67:26


    As if being the most watched movie on Netflix in its debut weekend weren't enough, now A MADEA HOMECOMING  (which brings Tyler Perry's famous character out of "retirement" after just three years) has the distinct honor of being discussed by the Maximum Film! gang, plus our esteemed guest, Tre'vell Anderson. Plus, an ITIDIC packed with brilliant ideas and a Hotline packed with "warm-and-fuzzy" gay movies.What's Good :Alonso: Kyle Buchanan's Blood, Sweat, and ChromeDrea: A new carTre'vell: ABC's Queens Ify: Twisted Metal / Anthony Mackie, Bacchus King / Mardi GrasITIDIC:Ukrainian Prime Minister Was the Voice of Ukrainian-Language PaddingtonThe Newest Star Wars Isn't a Movie or Series, It's a HotelA Lohan Homecoming? A Lot of Lindsey is Coming To NetflixStaff Picks:Drea: WEST SIDE STORY (2021)Alonso: DRIVE MY CARIfy: FRIDAYTre'vell: THE CHEETAH GIRLSListen to more Tre'vell on  FANTI Buy Alonso's book - I'll Be Home for Christmas MoviesSupport our sponsor, Wealthfront! Visit wealthfront.com/MAXFILM to start building your wealth, and get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life.With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeTre'vell AndersonProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 234: A Double Dose of Van Peebles with Michael Jai White

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 64:13


    Melvin Van Peebles' SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG was a monumental moment for Black cinema and a gamechanger for cinema as a whole. Not only are we joined by the great Michael Jai White, whose BLACK DYNAMITE was a direct descendant of SWEETBACK, but his friend Mario Van Peebles (son of Melvin, and star of BAADASSSSS!, which tells the story of the making of today's film) pops in to drop some wisdom on us!Then, we play a quiz about the celebrity children of celebrity parents.What's Good :Alonso: OmsomDrea: Finishing taxes earlyMichael: Division of labor, domestically speakingIfy: Birthday Trip!ITIDIC:Camila Cabello Cinderella Is Winning #OscarsFanFavoriteChanning Tatum Says ‘Magic Mike' Training Regimen Might Not Be Healthy/RealisticStaff Picks:Drea: COFFYAlonso: THE LIVING ENDMichael: THE MACKIfy: BLACK DYNAMITEBuy Alonso's book - I'll Be Home for Christmas MoviesWith:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeMichael Jai WhiteMario Van PeeblesProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher

    Episode 233: 'Pariah' with Director Olivia Peace

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 65:40


    Dee Rees's first feature, 2011's PARIAH, is a groundbreaking work of queer cinema and an inspiration for director Olivia Peace's own debut film, TAHARA (which premiered at Slamdance in 2020). They first watched it back in high school; so how does it hit different 11 years later? Then, we answer the HOTLINE and consider movie premises that didn't live up to the their promise...s.What's Good MentionsAlonso - The Gilded AgeDrea - LoxIfy - SnowboardingOlivia - Valentine's Day trip to Long BeachITIDICThe Academy has plans to make the 2022 Oscars a little differentAn actor was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a Ponzi scheme where he pretended to be making movie dealsThe director of the upcoming Netflix biopic about Marilyn Monroe has announced that his movie will be rated NC-17Staff Picks:Ify - ShortbusDrea - KimiAlonso - Middle of NowhereOlivia - The Watermelon WomanBuy Alonso's book - I'll Be Home for Christmas MoviesSupport our sponsors!WealthfrontTo get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/MAXFILMLumi LabsGet free shipping and 30% off your first order at MicrodoseGummies.com with code: MAXFILMWith:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeOlivia Peace

    Episode 232: Celebrating Sidney Poitier with Reinaldo Marcus Green and 'Lilies of the Field'

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 64:09


    Fresh off getting a slew of Oscar nods for his KING RICHARD, director Reinaldo Marcus Green joins us to talk about the peerless Sidney Poitier's Oscar-winning performance in 1963's LILIES OF THE FIELD.  Then, how will the panelists fare in a newsy quiz about Oscar firsts??What's Good MentionsAlonso - treasured memories of Entertainment WeeklyDrea - Olympic athletesIfy - Lake Arrowhead and the LA freedom to opt-in to winterRei - ya know, six Oscar nominations, nbdITIDICSteven Soderbergh doesn't think movie superheroes are having sex; James Gunn begs to differ“Missing Movies” Organization seeks to help films that streaming forgotStaff Picks:Ify - Sister ActDrea - Catch the Fair OneAlonso - Marry MeRei - Licorice PizzaLook out for Rei's We Own This City in April on HBO!Buy Alonso's book - I'll Be Home for Christmas MoviesSupport our sponsors!Magic SpoonGo to magicspoon.com/MAXFILM to grab a custom bundle of cereal and start your New Year off right! And be sure to use our promo code MAXFILM at checkout to save five dollars on your order!With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeReinaldo Marcus Green

    Episode 231: 'Eternals' with Angie Han

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 72:48


    How is ETERNALS like eating tapas in New York? Believe it or not, that question is answered in this week's episode, alongside a Sundance recap, blockbuster casting news, and more with Hollywood Reporter TV Critic Angie Han.  And of course, your Hall of Excellence champion (category: Badass Denzel Performance) is revealed!What's Good MentionsAlonso - honeycrisp applesDrea - refurbishing videosIfy - Grand Crew and recipe bindersAngie - Gelly Roll metallic pensITIDICJason Momoa Is Joining the Fast FamilyNightmare Alley Gets a Second Life in Black & WhiteStaff Picks:Ify - After YangDrea - Beyond the Infinite Two MinutesAlonso - Date and SwitchAngie - The Outside StoryBuy Alonso's book - I'll Be Home for Christmas MoviesSupport our sponsors!DoordashGet 25% off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code MAXFILM.Lumi LabsGet free shipping and 30% off your first order at MicrodoseGummies.com with code: MAXFILMWith:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeAngie Han

    Episode 230: Watch 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' with the Captions On

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 64:35


    What's black and white and now streaming on AppleTV Plus? Why it's Joel Coen's solo directorial debut, The Tragedy of Macbeth, starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand as a couple with big dreams and no chill…well, maybe they have a little chill in this version? Up for debate. How does this Macbeth measure up in categories like: Bloodlust! Justifying its existence! Cool-looking Birnam Woodl! Plus, our hosts each submit and defend their Hall of Excellence candidate for Most Badass Denzel Performance.  What's Good MentionsAlonso - Former guests doing cool stuff (Nathan Rabin's new book, River Butcher's new special, and Mary Jo Pehl's new Twitch show)Drea -  Amanda Gorman's book, Call Us What We CarryIfy - Sundance 2022ITIDICThe Batman is gonna be a long oneAna de Armas fans are suing UniversalPeter Dinklage not thrilled with the concept of live -action Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Vote for your Hall of Excellence winner on our Facebook pageBuy Alonso's book - I'll Be Home for Christmas MoviesStaff Picks:Ify - In the Heat of the NightDrea - Definition PleaseAlonso - Kurosawa's Shakespeare, especially Throne of BloodWe are sponsored this week by Wealthfront. Maximum Film! listeners can get their first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, by visiting wealthfront.com/MAXFILMMaximum Film! is sponsored by Lumi Labs – use “MAXFILM” for 30% off anything on microdosegummies.com.With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso Duralde

    Episode 229: 'The Lost Daughter' with Biz Ellis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 71:10


    Biz Ellis (from MaxFun's own One Bad Mother) joins Ify, Drea, and Alonso this week to weigh in  on Maggie Gyllenhaal's The Lost Daughter,  a raw and unflinching portrait of how annoying kids can be. Is Olivia Colman's character a bad mother? Can an introspective art film be as tense as a kaiju fight? Then, the hoses resort to movie memes to predict what 2022 will bring...What's Good MentionsAlonso - Girl Scout cookies/AdventurefulsDrea - Taskmaster Zoom Birthday ChallengeIfy - Meal prep serviceBiz - Doom PatrolITIDICDaniel Radcliffe to play Weird Al in Roku movieJoss Whedon's being defensiveHow to Read Jodorowski's Dune Bible for FreeListen to Drea on One Bad Mother!Buy Alonso's book - I'll Be Home for Christmas Movies Staff Picks:Ify - RashômonDrea - Belle (2021)Alonso - Stop-ZemliaBiz - EncantoEpisode SponsorBetterHelp.com/MAXFILMMaximum Film! listeners get 10% off their first month when you sign up at the above link. With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeBiz Ellis

    Episode 228: Disney's Encanto with Ricky Carmona

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 74:11


    What's Good MentionsAlonso - YellowjacketsDrea - Bagged SaladIfy - PeacemakerRicky - I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend by Martin ShortITIDICPenelope Cruz wants to do a musical with her husband w/ Almodovar directingThe Oscars will have a host this yearSidney Poitier Movies Mentioned in the EpisodeIn the Heat of the NightLilies of the FieldA Patch of BlueA Raisin in the SunGuess Who's Coming to DinnerBuy Alonso's book - I'll Be Home for Christmas Movies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Staff Picks:Ify - SpawnDrea - I'm Your ManAlonso - Danger DiabolikRicky - Malcolm XEpisode SponsorsWealthfront.com/MAXFILMMaximum Film! listeners can get their first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, by following the above linkMagicSpoon.com/MAXFILMTo save five dollars, follow the link above and use the code MAXFILM  With:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeRicky Carmona

    Episode 227: ‘The Matrix Resurrections' Is Nonbinary AF

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 71:42


    What's Good MentionsAlonso - S1E2 of Grand CrewDrea - TaskmasterIn NewsMatt Damon gets skewered for Crypto.com commercialJon Stewart calls out J.K. Rowling for Antisemitic goblins in Harry PotterGothenburg Film Festival's mass hypnosisBuy Alonso's book - I'll Be Home for Christmas Movies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Staff Picks:Ify - The Big ShortDrea - King RichardAlonso - I Could Never Be Your WomanWith:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso Duralde

    The End of 2021 Bonanza!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 54:10


    It's the end of 2021! Which means that Maximum Film is releasing our year-end Top Ten lists. There isn't a single unanimous film picked by all three hosts! Lots to discuss and debate in this one. Plus, we hand out our prestigious Maxie Awards, which recognizes excellence in filmmaking from the past year. And, as always, we've got ‘Staff Picks.'Top Ten Lists:Ify – Luca, Annette, Coda, Dune, Godzilla vs. Kong, F9, Shang-Chi, The Green Knight, Bad TripEvangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, (and Red Rocket)Drea – Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, C'mon C'mon, Petite Maman, Drive My Car, The Lost Daughter, The Mitchells vs. the Machines, Pig, The Power of the Dog, Spencer, ZolaAlonso – 10. Swan Song, 9. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, 8. Memoria, 7. Luca, 6. Petite Maman, 5. The Worst Person in the World, 4. Limbo, 3. West Side Story, 2. Parallel Mothers, 1. Licorice PizzaStaff Picks:Ify – The Suicide SquadDrea – Under the Tuscan SunAlonso – LimboWith Ify Nwadiwe, Drea Clark, and Alonso Duralde.