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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 48 - Gattaca

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

This is the second and final week of the 2014 MaxFunDrive AKA the best time to show Wham Bam Pow your support. If you love the show, please take a moment to become a member of MaxFun or upgrade your existing membership! Thank you!

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Next week, we'll be watching Divergent, which is in theaters now!

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 47 - The Last Stand

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

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And, as promised, here's a picture of Cameron, horizontal on a bull...

...and here's a picture of Ricky, sans fro.

Next week, we'll be watching Gattaca, which is currently available on Netflix Watch Instant.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: John C. Reilly and Kristen Bell

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John C. Reilly: "Freedom and Anarchy" On Set, and Honesty in Acting

John C. Reilly is an actor with tremendous range. More than almost anyone. For the past few years, he's produced and starred in a bizarre show called Check it Out! with Dr. Steve Brule. So why does a movie star have a faux cable-access show that runs in the middle of the night on adult swim?

Reilly's comic chops are well-documented in movies like Talladega Nights and Step Brothers. He's also played a number of dramatic roles in movies like Magnolia and Gangs of New York, and was nominated for an Oscar for playing the cuckolded husband in the movie version of Chicago.

This week, John C. Reilly will talk about why he chose to take on the goofy, open-hearted and blustery Dr. Steve Brule with comedy duo Tim and Eric, his summer of fun working on the set of Boogie Nights, and what he thinks his duties are as an actor.

Check it Out! with Dr. Steve Brule airs on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim Thursday nights at 12:30 am.

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Canonball: The Runaways' "Live in Japan"

Over the course of four short years, the teenage members of glam rock band The Runaways released four albums for a major label, toured the world, and unleashed their classic single, "Cherry Bomb". While the group was huge overseas, they never gained the same level of popularity in the US.

Rhythm guitarist and vocalist Joan Jett went on to acclaim with her band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, but as Evelyn McDonnell tells it, The Runaways have never really gotten their due.

McDonnell wrote the book on the band. She's the author of Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways, based on interviews conducted with the influential "queens of noise". McDonnell found that the band's manager Kim Fowley had a tight grip on the group's sound, and that their studio albums didn't fully capture their unique sound and chemistry.

Join us as Evelyn takes us on a journey to the other side of the Pacific Ocean to hear where the band sounded their best: on a Japanese tour and a their album, Live In Japan.

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Wham Bam Pow Recommends: Desperado and End of Watch

Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher of the movie podcast Wham Bam Pow excel at finding the hidden gems amongst the thousands of action and sci-fi films out there, and this week they join us to recommend two you can watch at home.

Cameron recommends something for your Antonio Banderas fix: Desperado starring Selma Hayek and - you guessed it - a gloriously coiffed Antonio Banderas.

Rhea recommends a cop drama with ample amounts of "bro love": End of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña.

Both films are available on Netflix Instant or on DVD. For more recommendations from Cameron and Rhea subscribe to their podcast and never watch a boring movie again!

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Kristen Bell: From Chris Rock's Pootie Tang to her career-making role as Veronica Mars

You might know the actor Kristen Bell best from her years on the teenage detective series Veronica Mars, but that doesn't bother her. The way she tells it, she's got just as much love in her heart for Veronica as any fan of the show.

Veronica Mars, a jaded and sardonic high schooler, is following in her father's footsteps as a private investigator. While attending high school in the fictional beach town of Neptune, Veronica solved mysteries and grappled with the murder of her best friend, the absence of her mother, and boyfriends, all at once.

The show aired for three seasons on UPN and the CW, gathering a cult following and critical acclaim. Fans of the show clamored for more after its cancellation, and Bell and the show's creator, Rob Thomas, were determined to bring the series back to life. They were able to bring Warner Brothers on board with a Kickstarter campaign and the Veronica Mars movie came to fruition. It's now in theaters nationwide and available on VOD.

Since Veronica Mars' TV run has ended, Bell has kept busy with a number of movies, like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Frozen, and TV shows like Party Down and House of Lies.

Bell talks to us about the unique qualities of Veronica Mars, her first movie role in the cult classic Pootie Tang, and transitioning from playing a knowing teenager to a full-fledged grown-up.

BONUS: Kristen talks about her voice acting role in the Disney animated feature Frozen, and the evolution of the Disney heroine.

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The Outshot: The Limey

Jesse recommends Steven Soderbergh's The Limey, a revenge movie that’s really about the way we all fight with our own past.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 46 - Stargate

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

Don't forget to tune in for the 2014 MaxFunDrive, March 17-28!

Next week, we'll be watching The Last Stand, which is currently available on Netflix Watch Instant.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 45 - Ghostbusters

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

Don't forget to tune in for the 2014 MaxFunDrive, March 17-28!

Next week, we'll be watching Stargate, which is currently available on Netflix Watch Instant.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 44 - Monsters

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

Next week, we'll be watching Ghostbusters, which is currently available on Netflix Watch Instant.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 43 - The Lego Movie

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

Catch Emily on her awesome video game podcast, The Indoor Kids!

Next week, we'll be watching Monsters which is currently available on Netflix Watch Instant.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 42 - Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear

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

We're off next week, but we'll be back February 20th with our review of The Lego Movie, which is in theaters now!

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 41 - Side Effects

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

Next week, we will be watching Ninja II, which is currently available on Netflix Watch Instant.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 40 - Cherry 2000

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This week, we take on Cherry 2000, a sci-fi movie recommended to us by comedian and former friend Kurt Braunohler. If you like Melanie Griffith and android love, you'll probably still hate this movie. Fortunately, Cameron's around to spark a light in the darkness by pitching the sequel we were all hoping would never happen: Gravity 2. Bring your thinking cap!

Next week, we'll be reviewing Side Effects, which is currently available on Netflix Watch Instant.

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