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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


Black Panther with Wynter Mitchell & Dave White

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...


50 Shades Freed & Sex in Cinema with Drea Clark

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...


Winchester, Helen Mirren, and Haunted House Hunters

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...


Cloud Atlas and Our Favorite Films that Other People Hate

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...


Fashion in Film and Phantom Thread with Drea Clark

Strike a pose, people. We're talking fashion in film and Daniel Day-Lewis' "final" performance in, Phantom Thread. Regular contributor and friend of the show, Drea Clark, joins the crew as they discuss their personal movie fashion icons. One of April's is Woody Harrelson from White Men Can't Jump, obviously. The gang also plays the Sundance game; Alonso names 3 real Sundance movies and 1 fake title and each person guesses which one is the fake. Hint: Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day is...


Episode 20 - Proud Mary with Ira Madison III

This week on Who Shot Ya?, Ira Madison III joins us in studio and shares his thoughts on where Proud Mary went wrong. Plus, the panel looks at some of their favorite female assassins, and they also create the definitive “12 Under 12” list, of the best actors who had yet to reach puberty when they delivered an outstanding performance. ITIDIC Tom Hardy helps homeless puppies Matt Damon promises to shush his mouth Retired actor Daniel Day Lewis enjoys watching Naked & Afraid A not at all...


Molly's Game with Louis Virtel

This week the Who Shot Ya? gang is joined by the one and only Louis Virtel to discuss the new Aaron Sorkin talk-a-thon, Molly's Game. The crew examines the type of character Jessica Chastain always seems to play and how this movie is WAY too long. They delve into some of their favorite gambling films. PLUS, they get a call from critic, Inkoo Kang, in a new segment called You're Wrong! Tune in to hear which opinions of Ricky, Alonso, and April from past episodes were actually wrong! In...


Movies of the Near Future and Downsizing

This week the gang takes a trip to the near future as they talk about Alexander Payne's newest film Downsizing. Ricky, April, and Alonso tackle the controversy surrounding Hong Chau's depiction of the Vietnamese refugee Ngoc Lan Tran. They also ponder whether they would "downsize," April claims Christoph Waltz as her second husband, and the crew discusses the prolific career of Laura Dern. Plus, each host takes turns designing their own awards show. April has some very interesting...


Year in Review with Inkoo Kang

The end of 2017 has arrived, and the Who Shot Ya? crew has some thoughts about it. The gang is joined by good friend/provocateur Inkoo Kang to discuss the movies that made the biggest impact on them. They discuss which films surprised them, which disappointed them, and which films best represented the year that was 2017. Plus, instead of a normal round of ITIDIC (Is this important? Do I care?) Ricky, Alonso, and April discuss the news stories they DIDN'T care about AND the ones they cared...


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

HO HO HO! Tis the season for a new Star Wars movie! This week the gang is joined by LA Times' Jen Yamato to talk Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The crew covers an array of topics; diversity in casting, Kylo Ren, the force, and of course...Porgs! Plus, it's a very special final installment of Stump Alonso with the one and only Andy Richter calling in to try his best at toppling King Christmas himself. Will he finally stump El Rey De Navidad? Stay tuned! In news, Mira Sorvino is blacklisted,...


Monster Movies and The Shape of Water w/ Drea Clark

If you're seated in the first row, you will get wet. Because we're talking about The Shape of Water. Friend of the show Drea Clark joins the gang as they discuss monsters, sexy amphibian men, and Alonso's sinister alter ego - Alphonso Durante. The crew also plays a rousing game of F, Marry, Kill. And a WARNING to our listeners, they don't hold back. Plus, this is the second to last round of Stump Alonso; will he retain his throne? In news, Gizmodo releases the list of the most contrarian...


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

Oh hai, everyone! In light of the release of The Disaster Artist, this week the gang is talking about bad movies. You know, the movies that are so terrible, but so enjoyable, to watch. And who better to have on the show than bad movie expert and host of The Flop House, Elliott Kalan. The crew discusses their thoughts on The Disaster Artist AND the original masterpiece, The Room. Plus, Elliott opens up about the true beauty of horrible cinema. And, as always, the gang tries their best to...


WWII Movies and Darkest Hour with John Roderick

Hit the deck! Because the crew is talking about Darkest Hour. John Roderick joins the gang to discuss some of his favorite war movies and his upcoming MaxFun war movie podcast, Friendly Fire. Ricky accidentally creates an offshoot Maximum Fun network called Maximum Cuddle. April pours one out for the demise of LA Weekly. And Alonso is once again put to the test in Stump Alonso. In news, Rashida Jones speaks out about Pixar, fans of Zack Snyder petition, Tiffany Haddish and Barbra...



It's turkey time, people. This week the gang is joined by film programmer and producer Drea Clark to talk about all things Thanksgiving. Ricky and the crew go over some of their favorite Thanksgiving moments in film, as well as what movies to see during the holiday weekend. Ricky calls out Thanksgiving movies for being way too white. Alonso delivers a passionate plea for cranberry sauce. April shares an embarrassing Thanksgiving memory featuring a crotchety aunt. And Drea gives us a peak...


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

On this week's episode the gang is joined by friend-of-the-show, film critic Inkoo Kang, to discuss Martin McDonagh's new film Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. Heads up: This episode features a provocative and heated debate about the film that pits April and Inkoo against Alonso and Ricky. Inkoo fills everyone in on the new Stephen Soderbergh "Choose Your Own Adventure" film, Mosaic. April challenges the Directors Guild of America to advocate for its female members. And of...


Thor: Ragnarok

For those about to Ragnarok, we salute you. This week the gang takes on the new Marvel film, Thor: Ragnarok. Ricky is joyous over the return of the McRib to the McDonalds menu. April introduces the world to Rosaura Revueltas in another installment of Forgotten Women of Hollywood. And once again, the gang attempts to overthrow King Christmas himself, Alonso Duralde, in another round of Stump Alonso. In news, Kevin Spacey gets recast, Disney lifts the ban on the LA Times, Dustin Hoffman is...



This week Ricky, April, and Alonso have a lot to say about the new George Clooney movie, Suburbicon. The gang breaks down the allegations against Kevin Spacey and his history of sexual assault. Plus, November has begun and Alonso cannot contain his Christmas joy. So Ricky and April do their best to test him on his Christmas knowledge in a new segment called, Stump Alonso. In news, director Brett Ratner gets accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by 6 actresses, James Franco directs...


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