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Wham Bam Pow is an action/scifi moviecast. Each week, host Cameron Esposito and panelists Rhea Butcher and Ricky Carmona will terminate your boredom with movie news, interviews & watch-along film reviews.

Wham Bam Pow is an action/scifi moviecast. Each week, host Cameron Esposito and panelists Rhea Butcher and Ricky Carmona will terminate your boredom with movie news, interviews & watch-along film reviews.
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Los Angeles, CA

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Wham Bam Pow is an action/scifi moviecast. Each week, host Cameron Esposito and panelists Rhea Butcher and Ricky Carmona will terminate your boredom with movie news, interviews & watch-along film reviews.

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English

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Maximum Fun 2404 Wilshire Blvd., 9A Los Angeles, CA 90057 206-984-4FUN


Episodes

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

6/15/2018
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This episode is a hoot and a half! The gang is joined by Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers of the Las Culturistas podcast. The program starts very strong with Matt's obsessive "Zapruder-ing" of the A Star Is Born trailer. They then go over the newest heist film Ocean's 8. The room is very divided on this one with all of them returning to the question - "Is there a conflict in this entire movie?" Plus, many of the individuals on this podcast admit to a deep love for the much maligned Norbit. Also,...

Duration:01:04:14

Weird Meat and 'Wake In Fright' with Benjamin Partridge

6/8/2018
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This week the gang is lucky enough to be joined by Britain's own, "The Beef and Dairy Network Podcast" host, Ben Partridge. It's a staff choice episode this week, and this time it's April's pick. She chose the 1971 Australian psychological thriller, Wake In Fright. The gang takes apart the film and what makes it so relevant to today's society. Alonso even calls it "toxic masculinity, the movie." The film can be a bit brutal and the crew makes sure to touch upon those elements, including...

Duration:00:58:43

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

6/1/2018
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We are joined by the incomparable Inkoo Kang. She's here to discuss the newest Star Wars film - Solo: A Star Wars Story. No stone is left unturned as they dissect the notoriously troubled movie. You'll have to listen to the episode to know what they truly think, but April does say watching the movie was like going to school. Inkoo shares her experience of doing 'Molly' for the first time. Plus, the gang discusses the tech advancements that are adding and subtracting to the audience...

Duration:01:01:16

Deadpool 2 and Adapting Movies Into Video Games with Freddie Wong

5/25/2018
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We've got fellow Max Funster, co-founder of RocketJump, director, and host of the Story Break podcast Freddie Wong on the program. He joins Ricky, April, and Drea to discuss everything Deadpool 2; the jokes, the violence, and the onslaught of cameos. April introduces the rest of the gang to the expression 'Tits to the glass.' Freddie warns Deadpool cosplayers that they might not be as funny as they think they are. PLUS, the crew takes a look at the beautiful tradition of adapting video...

Duration:00:59:59

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

5/18/2018
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This week Ricky, April, and Alonso are joined by TV critic at The A.V. Club, Consequence of Sound, and IndieWire, LaToya Ferguson. They discuss the new Gabrielle Union joint Breaking In (And yes, Ricky does make a Breakin' joke, don't worry). LaToya is convinced that despite the tepid reaction, this is going to be the next Fast and the Furious franchise. The crew discusses their favorite home invasion thrillers, and what makes the genre thrive. Plus, since they have a TV expert on the...

Duration:00:59:33

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

5/11/2018
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This week we're going Overboard! The crew discusses the new Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez film and compares it to the problematic original. They celebrate the underappreciated career of Anna Faris. April bemoans the fact that there are so few good female characters written into comedies. And much to the dismay of Drea, Alonso dumps all over the original Overboard. Plus, the gang discusses some of their favorite mothers in movies - the good and the evil. And as always, we've got staff...

Duration:00:56:34

Avengers: Infinity War

5/4/2018
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This is it! Infinity War has arrived - and the 'Who Shot Ya?' crew is ready. Drea Clark is on the program once again to discuss the biggest movie ever released, Avengers: Infinity War. They try to keep the SPOILERS to a minimum - while still taking time to ponder how Thanos' chin looks like a nutsack. They discuss how Marvel movies operate more like comic books than standard films. Plus, Ricky, Drea, April, and Alonso think up characters that they would add to the Avengers team from...

Duration:01:01:46

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

4/27/2018
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You'll all feel pretty after this episode! This week's crew is comprised of Ricky Carmon, April Wolfe, Drea Clark, and "Mrs. Alonso Duralde" - film critic, Dave White. They tackle the somewhat controversial new film I Feel Pretty. They discuss beauty standards within the film industry, Amy Schumer, and the juggernaut performance of Michelle Williams as Avery LeClair. Plus, Drea shares a sweet story about Fred Durst and Dave rates some famous sex tapes. Not to mention, the gang talks about...

Duration:00:59:35

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

4/20/2018
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A MONSTROUSLY huge episode this week. Artist, writer, and podcaster Johnnie Jungleguts joins the gang to talk all about the new joint by The Rock, Rampage. They discuss video game movies and how they are frequently terrible. April reveals her secret admiration for the Super Mario Brothersmovie. And they ponder whether The Rock should learn to say no to some movie scripts. Plus, Brady Jandreau of the new film The Rider sits down with Drea Clark to discuss what it was like going from riding...

Duration:01:02:00

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

4/13/2018
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The return of Inkoo Kang! She joins the crew to discuss A Quiet Place. On this episode, April describes her irritation with the term 'Elevated Horror' and how it is an attempt to distance certain films from the genre itself. Inkoo discusses her physical reaction to the jump scares in scary movies. Ricky regails the gang with a tale of getting kicked out of the theater. April tells a story about sitting next to a breastfeeding mother while watching A Quiet Place. And Alonso hammers home the...

Duration:01:05:03

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

4/6/2018
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We got a great episode this week as Ricky, Alonso, and April welcome Birth.Movies.Death and Bleacher Report writer Dave Schilling to the program to discuss Ready Player One. The gang bemoans the overwhelming amount of 80s nostalgia that has taken over pop culture, and how this could be potentially dangerous. Dave stans for the underappreciated Karl Urban film Dredd. They also explore what pop culture world would populate their own personal Oasis. Hint: 'Murder, She Wrote' is a large part...

Duration:01:04:13

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

3/30/2018
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This week we’ve got the hosts of Can I Pet Your Dog -- Renee Colvert and Allegra Ringo -- on the show to share their thoughts about Isle of Dogs, and their favorite furry films of all time. Plus, Renee and Allegra go up against Ricky and April in a battle to see which podcast hosts have a greater knowledge of films starring dogs: CIPYD or WSY? Only one podcast will emerge victorious. If you love dogs, this episode is for you. Ditto if you love movies. And if you love dogs, movies and...

Duration:01:00:05

Love Simon and Teen Romance in Movies with Grace Baldridge

3/23/2018
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This week we take a look at Love Simon, the film Alonso Duralde and special guest Grace Baldridge want you to see multiple times so studios will continue making coming of age teen films that feature gay romantic leads. Taking a page from the film’s anonymous correspondence between “Jacque” and “Blue”, each of our panelists write their own anonymous notes and we learn some FASCINATING truths. To wit, Neil was with Oprah Winfrey the night Michael Jackson died. Lars McPatchett used to eat...

Duration:01:01:35

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

3/16/2018
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We've got a very special episode this week as Alonso Duralde takes over hosting duties. He's joined by film critic for Tribune News Service and the LA Times, Katie Walsh, Vidiots Executive Director/Board Chair, Maggie Mackay, and our dear friend, producer and film festival programmer, Drea Clark. They break down the much discussed A Wrinkle in Time. They address the blowback the film has received, what they really liked about it, and the revolutionary nature of having a protagonist that is...

Duration:00:57:35

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

3/9/2018
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This episode marks the return of the "Professional Contrarian" Inkoo Kang to talk about the new dark, action comedy Game Night. Before they get into the discussion of the film, the crew takes time to dissect this year's Oscars. They point out some of the sweeter moments (Greta Gerwig and Laura Dern, James Ivory's shirt) but all agree there's still work to be done. In discussing Game Night they break down the dark comedy genre and reveal some of their favorites. April professes her love for...

Duration:00:59:03

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

3/2/2018
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We've got an action packed episode this week. Ricky welcomes back his former Wham Bam Pow co-host Rhea Butcher to discuss female protagonists in sci-fi films, the overall theater going experience, and the new psychedelic Natalie Portman joint, Annihilation. The crew also welcomes Academy Award winning Sound Editor Mark Mangini to talk about the use of sound in film, his work on Blade Runner 2049, and how he got his start working on Hanna-Barbera cartoons. This one is not to be missed! In...

Duration:00:58:35

Black Panther with Wynter Mitchell & Dave White

2/23/2018
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Like the Jetsons meet the Flintstones, we've got a crossover episode! Our friends, film critic Dave White and digital strategist Wynter Mitchell, from fellow Max Fun show, Pop Rocket, join April and Ricky to discuss all things Black Panther. The gang starts by discussing the wonderful attributes of the film itself; from Ryan Coogler formulating a personal Marvel film to the casting and costuming. Then the conversation moves on to the effects this film has had on society and black people...

Duration:00:58:04

50 Shades Freed & Sex in Cinema with Drea Clark

2/16/2018
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Turn on the air conditioning because it's getting hot in here! The gang is joined, once again, by "kid sister" Drea Clark to talk about 50 Shades Freed. They talk the good, the bad, and the boring of the film. Drea dreams of getting a quote on the 50 Shades Freed DVD cover, April cites some issues that a gynecologist would have with the film, and Alonso points out the enjoyment of watching it as "luxury porn." PLUS the crew has an in depth conversation about the use of sex in cinema. Ricky...

Duration:00:56:44

Winchester, Helen Mirren, and Haunted House Hunters

2/9/2018
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Things are getting spooky this week as the gang discusses the new Helen Mirren haunted house joint, Winchester. The three hosts all had VERY different theater going experiences; some good, some bad. Alonso stans for the limited time McDonald's burger, the Grand Mac. April recommends a book of poetry. And Ricky gets some Helen Mirren movie recs so he can better praise his "Dame piece." Plus, the crew tries out a new show - "Haunted House Hunters" where Alonso and April pitch haunted houses...

Duration:00:48:44

Cloud Atlas and Our Favorite Films that Other People Hate

2/2/2018
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We're doing things a little differently this week. Instead of seeing a movie in theaters, we let Ricky pick one. And to the chagrin of many, he chose the Wachowski's three hour long epic, Cloud Atlas. After first complaining about the length, Alonso and April then discuss the merits and aspirations of the polarizing film. And don't worry, they do talk about all the prosthetics and makeup (there are A LOT of fake noses in this movie). Dovetailing with that conversation, the gang discusses...

Duration:00:51:12