WE BOUGHT A MIC

WE BOUGHT A MIC

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WE BOUGHT A MIC is a pop culture podcast hosted by Ernest Calderon, Hunter Mobley, and Drew Dietzen, three friends who have had conversations about all things film, TV, music, etc. for over a decade. All they needed was to buy a mic. So they did. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/weboughtamic/support


THE BOYS (w/ Dane DeBrunner)
Oct 22 • 134 min
[E216] The boys are back to talk The Boys, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. We’re joined by our friend Dane DeBrunner to discuss both seasons 1 and 2 of this gory, violent, cynical, and ultimately humanistic comic book adaptation. WBAM! E-mail us:…
Is Moviegoing Doomed? / PEN15 / Sofia Coppola / THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (w/ Lee Perry)
Oct 15 • 125 min
[E215] It’s a hangout ketchup episode this week as we welcome back Lee Perry to discuss the future of theaters and moviegoing. Plus, Pen15 on Hulu, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Amber Ruffin Show, The Exorcist, Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides…
The 2000s Album Draft - Part 2 (w/ Danny Seoane)
Oct 9 • 179 min
[E214] Well, it’s come to this. Another 3-hour episode featuring Danny Seoane. We have a grand time with Part 2 of the 2000s Albums Draft, focusing on the years 2005 to 2009. Plus, we touch on the passing of Eddie Van Halen, the closing of Regal theater…
The 2000s Album Draft - Part 1 (w/ Danny Seoane)
Oct 3 • 126 min
[E213] Introducing The 2000s Album Draft, featuring Danny Seoane. Part 1 covers music released in the years 2000 to 2004. Stick around next week for Part 2. Categories include Heavy/Punk, Rock, Alternative/Indie, Emo, Pop, Electronic/Dance, Hip Hop, and…
NBA Finals / THE LAST DANCE / PANIC ROOM (w/ Danny Seoane)
Oct 2 • 67 min
[E212] We welcome back Danny Seoane to talk about the NBA Finals, The Last Dance, Polyphia, and Among Us. Plus, a listener email, David Fincher’s The Game and Panic Room, and quick thoughts on HBO’s Raised By Wolves and The Third Day. WBAM! E-mail us:…
THE RETURN OF THE KING (w/ Brett Nemeroff)
Sep 26 • 131 min
[E211] We conclude our Lord of the Rings series with The Return of the King, the final chapter of the trilogy, and winner of 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture. We’re joined again by Brett as we end our journey right after a quick Emmy recap. WBAM!…
THE TWO TOWERS (w/ Brett Nemeroff)
Sep 17 • 111 min
[E210] Our Lord of the Rings series continues with The Two Towers, the middle chapter of this fantasy epic from Peter Jackson and crew. Brett is back as we also give you some quick thoughts on Crash, Ramy, and Pen15. WBAM! Follow Brett on Twitch…
I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS / THE BOYS
Sep 10 • 93 min
[E209] Charlie Kaufman’s surrealist new movie has arrived as a Netflix original - I’m Thinking of Ending Things, starring Jesse Buckley and Jesse Plemons. We review it in full after sharing some quick thoughts on Amazon’s The Boys. WBAM! Charlie Kaufman’s…
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (w/ Brett Nemeroff)
Sep 3 • 120 min
[E208] We are joined by Brett Nemeroff to kick off a 3-part deep dive into The Lord of the Rings trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson, starting with 2001’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Plus, we share thoughts on the passing of Chadwick Boseman. WBAM! Follow…
INHERENT VICE / THE BATMAN Teaser Trailer / NBA Play-Offs / THE SEARCHERS
Aug 28 • 103 min
[E207] We conclude our PTA watch with a review of 2014’s Inherent Vice, starring Joaquin Phoenix. Plus, thoughts on The Batman’s new teaser trailer, The Legend of Korra, the John Wayne classic The Searchers, and an update on the NBA Playoffs. WBAM!…
THE MASTER
Aug 20 • 96 min
[E206] Our Paul Thomas Anderon run continues with The Master, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams. Eclectic, opaque, and daunting, we do our best to make sense of its perplexing beauty. Plus, quick thoughts on Titanic and Wes…
AN AMERICAN PICKLE / DAZED AND CONFUSED / THE MASK / SWINGERS/ MICHAEL CLAYTON
Aug 16 • 57 min
[E205] We catch up on an assortment of movies, including An American Pickle, The Mask, Dazed and Confused, Swingers, and Michael Clayton. Plus, thoughts on a MacGruber show coming to NBC’s Peacock, and more. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow…
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
Aug 14 • 86 min
[E204] We return to our Paul Thomas Anderson watch-through with his 2007 Academy Award-winning epic, There Will Be Blood, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.…
The NBA Returns / DOWN TO EARTH / MULAN is coming to Disney+
Aug 7 • 72 min
[E203] We react to the news of Mulan (2020) coming to Disney+, we answer a listener email, and welcome back sports with the NBA in the bubble at the Wide World of Sports in sunny Orlando. Plus, thoughts on The Last Dance, Down to Earth with Zac Efron,…
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
Aug 5 • 103 min
[E202] A review of Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of The Lambs, starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. Released in 1991 to box office success and critical acclaim, it went on to win 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. How does it wold up nearly 30…
FIRST COW & Emmy Nominations
Jul 29 • 90 min
[E201] A review of A24’s First Cow, directed by Kelly Reichardt. Plus, thoughts on this year’s Emmy nominations and a quick burst of Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and…
WE BOUGHT A ZOO
Jul 24 • 105 min
[E200] We celebrate our 200th episode with a review of Cameron Crowe’s 2011 film We Bought A Zoo, starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, with some extra surprises too. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and…
Strange Movie Titles / UNICORN STORE / SPEED RACER / COME AND SEE
Jul 22 • 54 min
[E199] We answer a listener email about strange/bad movie titles, then get into ketchup with Unicorn Store, Speed Racer, Minority Report, and Catch Me If You Can. Plus, Crackin’ Crite with Come And See. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM:…
Peacock / 100 gecs / M:i:III / HAMILTON / THE LAST OF US PT 2 (w/ Harry Sayer)
Jul 19 • 80 min
[E198] We are joined once again by Harry Sayer for some Hamilton hot takes, the launch of NBC’s Peacock, JJ Abrams’ Mission: Impossible 3, The Last of Us Part 2, 100 gecs, and more. WBAM! GUEST: @HarryJSayer on Twitter and Letterboxd E-mail us:…
PALM SPRINGS (w/ Harry Sayer)
Jul 17 • 61 min
[E197] We explore the strange world of Palm Springs, the latest film from stars Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, and JK Simmons, now streaming on Hulu. WBAM! Attention: there are SPOILERS for this movie from the start of this episode GUEST: @HarryJSayer on…
AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Enters Our TV Pantheon (w/ Lee Perry & Harry Sayer)
Jul 15 • 122 min
[Bonus] Lee Perry and Harry Sayer return after 100 years frozen in an iceberg to help us induct Avatar: The Last Airbender, a Nickelodeon animated show, into our TV Pantheon of favorite shows. We discuss its genius approach to multigenerational…
MATCHSTICK MEN / HAMILTON / THE SCOUT / MONA LISA SMILE (w/ Bryan Adams)
Jul 7 • 99 min
[E196] Our top-tier donor/supporter/sugar-daddy Bryan Adams makes his WBAM debut with a review of Ridley Scott’s 2003 crime caper Matchstick Men, starring Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell. Plus some thoughts on Hamilton’s explosive Disney+ drop, Mona Lisa…
Pop Culture Jeopardy! 2
Jul 1 • 61 min
[E195] Our Pop Culture Jeopardy trivia contest returns, with categories such as Tom Cruise Quotes, The Emmys, Pre-2000s Hip Hop, The Academy Awards, Non-Disney Animated Features, and Pop-Pourri. Will it be a disaster or a success? Listen to find out.…
PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE / SEARCH PARTY / RAMY / THE LAST OF US PART II
Jun 25 • 94 min
[E194] We review Paul Thomas Anderon’s Punch-Drunk Love, starring Adam Sandler. Plus, thoughts on Ramy Season 2, Search Party, and The Last of Us Part II. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.…
THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND (w/ Brett Nemeroff)
Jun 22 • 82 min
[E193] Pete Davidson’s semi-autobiographical dramedy, The King of Staten Island, has arrived on Video On-demand, directed by Judd Apatow. Brett Nemeroff joins us to review. WBAM! Spoilers start around the 38:50 mark E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com…
ARTEMIS FOWL / Dave Chappelle / Mailbag / 12 ANGRY MEN
Jun 18 • 57 min
[E192] We have a listener mailbag email to respond to, and some ketchup items to discuss, including Artemis Fowl, Rick and Morty, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Dave Chappelle’s 8:46, The Trip to Greece, and 12 Angry Men.…
DA 5 BLOODS
Jun 16 • 61 min
[E191] A new Spike Lee joint has arrived as a Netflix original film. Da 5 Bloods tells the story of a group of Vietnam combat veterans returning to the South Asian jungle to recover a lost treasure and confront their trauma. WBAM! Spoilers start around…
Run The Jewels / HBO Max Launch / I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Jun 12 • 66 min
[E190] Some ketchup this week with the launch of HBO Max and its expansive movie catalog. Also, Run The Jewels is back with their fourth album. Plus, thoughts on James Baldwin’s I Am Not Your Negro, My Neighbor Totoro, Last Action Hero, and a bunch of…
INSIDE MAN
Jun 10 • 68 min
[E189] Our Spike Lee week continues with 2006’s Inside Man, a bank heist hostage thriller starring Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, Clive Owen, and many more. WBAM! Spoilers start around the 19:00 mark E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM:…
DO THE RIGHT THING
Jun 6 • 105 min
[E188] We reflect on the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests and connect this moment in history to Spike Lee’s 1989 masterpiece Do The Right Thing. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (@weboughtamic)…
The Snyder Cut / TENET on Fortnite / INCEPTION / SCOOB!
May 30 • 69 min
[E187] Lots of good ketchup for you this week with the announcement that the infamous Zack Synder Director’s Cut of Justice League is coming next year to HBO Max. The simulation continues to break down with Christopher Nolan’s Tenet premiering a trailer…
BOOGIE NIGHTS
May 28 • 79 min
[E186] We return to Paul Thomas Anderson’s filmography with a review of 1997’s Boogie Nights, starring Mark Walhberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, John C Reilly, and many more. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram,…
DAVE / MOONLIGHT / SURVIVOR / HAPPY FEET TWO (w/ Harry Sayer)
May 22 • 53 min
[E185] Drew catches up on Moonlight, Harry drops by to talk Happy Feet Two (and more), Hunter wraps up The Last Dance and Survivor: Winners At War, and Ernest boards the Dave hype train. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram,…
COMMUNITY Enters Our TV Pantheon (w/ Harry Sayer)
May 20 • 112 min
[E184] We are joined by our old study group pal Harry Sayer to induct the beloved Community into our TV Pantheon of favorite shows. We discuss why we love it, our favorite characters, our Hall of Fame of best episodes, and much more. WBAM! GUEST:…
Car Seat Headrest / Fiona Apple / THE EDDY
May 14 • 76 min
[E183] We take a deep dive into Car Seat Headrest’s new album — Making A Door Less Open. Plus, thoughts on Fiona Apple’s Fetch The Bolt Cutters, Adult Swim’s Three Busy Debras, Netflix’s The Eddy, and the Indiana Jones Trilogy. WBAM! E-mail us:…
BAD EDUCATION
May 12 • 52 min
[E182] We review HBO’s Bad Education, a film based on true events starring Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Ray Romano, and more. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (@weboughtamic) Subscribe on Apple…
Mailbag / Star Wars Day / Origami Angel
May 8 • 67 min
[E181] We celebrate Star Wars Day, discuss the news of Nic Cage being cast in the TIger King adaptation, and weigh in on a listener email in the mailbag. Plus, thoughts on Origami Angel, What We Do In The Shadows Season 2, Secondhand Lions, and Westworld…
A24 Movie Bracket
May 6 • 104 min
[E180] A new segment this week as we collectively vote on an A24 movie bracket, putting their extensively excellent catalog in head-to-head match-ups and crowning a final winner. All our subjective opinions, of course. Head over to our Twitter to view and…
THE LAST DANCE / MIDDLEDITCH & SCHWARTZ / Movie Release Delays
May 1 • 69 min
[E179] We have some movie news updates to touch on including Netflix’s apparent invincibility, wide release delays and shifts to VOD premieres. Plus, thoughts on the Michael Jordan documentary series The Last Dance, Middleditch & Schwartz, You’re The…
Pop Culture Jeopardy!
Apr 29 • 57 min
[E178] A month and a half deep into quarantine, we attempt a Jeopardy-style Pop Culture Trivia episode with categories including Star Wars, Peak TV, American Auteurs, NBC Sitcoms, and Hip Hop. Is it a failure or a success? Listen and decide. WBAM! E-mail…
ANIMAL CROSSING / DAVE / ROUNDERS / TERMINATOR (w/ Dane DeBrunner)
Apr 24 • 79 min
[E177] Our friend Dane joins us once again to catch up on some video games (Animal Crossing: New Horizons and The Outer Worlds) and movies (Rounders, The Darjeeling Limited, Terminator 1 & 2, There Will Be Blood, and Dark Waters). Plus, Dave on FX and an…
DEVS (w/ Dane DeBrunner)
Apr 22 • 65 min
[E176] We’re joined by our friend Dane DeBrunner to explore and grapple with the hidden meanings in Alex Garland’s Devs, now streaming on Hulu. Unique, ambitious, and complex. Is it effective? WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM:…
The Strokes / Thundercat / TRUE LIES / Bob Iger
Apr 16 • 60 min
[E175] After a seven-year hiatus, The Strokes are back with a brand new album - The New Abnormal. Plus, thoughts on Thundercat’s It Is What It Is, Trolls: World Tour, Bob Iger’s The Ride of A Lifetime, and James Cameron’s True Lies and The Abyss. WBAM!…
MAGNOLIA (w/ Collin Goode)
Apr 14 • 96 min
[E174] Collin Goode joins us to discuss Paul Thomas Anderson’s ambitious 1999 film Magnolia, starring Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, and many more. WBAM! Guest: Collin Goode of The Snyder-Collin Podcast (@KentApollo4 on Twitter) E-mail us:…
TIGER KING / QUIBI / SURVIVOR / HAIRSPRAY (w/ Brett Nemeroff)
Apr 7 • 92 min
[E173] We welcome back our friend Brett Nemeroff to discuss the Netflix documentary Tiger King and our dream movie adaptation cast. We commemorate the passing of Adam Schlesinger, welcome Quibi to the streaming landscape, and catch up on Survivor -…
The Albums We’re Listening To During a Global Pandemic
Apr 1 • 69 min
[E172] It’s music ketchup time as we discuss the albums getting us through this time of quarantine and isolation. We talk new music from Jeremy Renner, King Krule, Riz Ahmed, Grouplove, Jay Electronica, Car Seat Headrest, The Weeknd, and Childish Gambino.…
TV Ketchup in the Quarantine Era
Mar 30 • 65 min
[E171] It’s TV ketchup time as we enter week 2 of self-quarantine. We talk Westworld, Beef House, What We Do In The Shadows, and Better Call Saul. Plus, Onward and some stand-up comedy with Marc Maron’s End Times Fun, Mike Birbiglia’s The New One, Tom…
Top 5 Apocalypse Movies / DEVS / The Impact of the Coronavirus
Mar 16 • 116 min
[E170] The world is in a state of uncertainty and anxiety as we experience the impact of a global pandemic brought on by COVID-19 and the coronavirus. So it’s a good time to talk about our top five favorite apocalypse movies. Plus, thoughts on Devs on…
The Director Draft
Mar 13 • 71 min
[E169] We each assemble a team of 10 directors who we think will define the next 15 years of cinema. It’s totally subjective yet fierce and loud. It’s a grand good time. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and…
MIDNIGHT COWBOY
Mar 11 • 65 min
[E168] A classic film review this week, chosen by the winner of our Fantasy Film League, Collin Goode. It’s Midnight Cowboy, starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman, directed by John Schlesinger, and winner of the Best Picture Oscar in 1970. WBAM! E-mail…
THE VVITCH / SOURCE CODE / FIRST MAN / BRIARPATCH
Mar 5 • 70 min
[E167] Drew catches up on some Fincher films with Zodiac and Fight Club, and revisits Source Code to see if it holds up. Plus, Robert Eggers’ The itch, Briarpatch on USA, and revisiting Damien Chazelle’s First Man. We also have some listener voicemails to…
THE INVISIBLE MAN
Mar 3 • 61 min
[E166] A review of Leigh Whanell’s adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic The Invisible Man, updated for the 21st century and starring Elizabeth Moss as the victim of the title character’s torment and abuse. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow…
CASINO ROYALE / NIGHTCRAWLER / 9 TO 5 - Local Theater Highlight Corner
Feb 28 • 80 min
[E165] Some chilled ketchup this week with the big news of Nathan Fielder and the Safdie Brothers cooking up a collab, and the return of Better Call Saul and High Maintenance. Plus, revisiting Casino Royale, My Favorite Shapes, Rory Scovel Tries Standup…
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
Feb 27 • 71 min
[E164] A review of Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of A Lady On Fire, a French film and Cannes screenplay award winner getting a wider release here in the US with tons of critical acclaim hype. The story of two women — a painter and her subject — and the…
Danny’s Mystery Hot Take - WE FOUGHT A MIC / MEDICAL POLICE / Mac Miller’s CIRCLES (w/ Danny Seoane)
Feb 20 • 113 min
[E163] We Fought a Mic returns as Danny Seoane drops a mystery hot take on the show after talking lots of ketchup this week with TV items including Medical Police, The Outsider, Briarpatch, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and more. Music items include new albums…
Tame Impala’s THE SLOW RUSH - Track By Track (w/ Danny Seoane)
Feb 18 • 70 min
[E162] Tame Impala’s fourth album is here: The Slow Rush, a journey into time, regret, hope, and perspective fueled by colorful layered disco dance-pop synths. Danny Seoane joins to dive in track by track. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow…
Oscars Reactions & Trivia / Fantasy Film League Wrap-Up
Feb 11 • 67 min
[E161] Holy shit, Parasite won Best Picture. We react to the 2020 Oscars, do a bit of Oscar Trivia, and wrap-up our Fantasy Film League results. Plus, our most anticipated movies of 2020. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram,…
92nd Academy Awards Predictions
Feb 7 • 40 min
[Bonus] We predict who will in all 24 categories at the 2020 Oscars, aka the 92nd Annual Academy Awards. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (@weboughtamic) Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave us a…
The Best Films of 2019
Feb 5 • 168 min
[E160] Listomania concludes with a countdown of our top 10 favorite movies of 2019. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (@weboughtamic) Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review Twitter:…
The Best TV Shows of 2019
Jan 29 • 182 min
[E159] Listomania nears its end with a countdown of our top 10 tv shows of 2019. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (@weboughtamic) Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review Twitter: @caldernest…
The Best Albums of 2019
Jan 22 • 138 min
[E158] Listomania continues with a countdown of our top 10 favorite albums of 2019. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (@weboughtamic) Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review Twitter:…
The Best TV Seasons of the Decade
Jan 14 • 143 min
[E157] Listomania continues with a countdown of our Top 10 favorite TV seasons of the 2010s. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (@weboughtamic) Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review Twitter:…
The Best Films of the Decade
Jan 11 • 170 min
[E156] Listomania is here with a countdown of our top 10 favorite movies of the 2010s. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (@weboughtamic) Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review Twitter:…
More CATS Talk (w/ Camila Calderon)
Jan 8 • 21 min
[Bonus] A quick smattering of Cats (2019) reactions featuring Ernest’s sister, Camila. E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (@weboughtamic) Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review Twitter: @caldernest…
CATS / HONEY BOY / WATCHMEN / Harry Styles / THE GOOD PLACE
Jan 1 • 69 min
[ep.155] Happy new year! We close out the year and the decade with a bit of Cats (2019) talk, diving into its full monstrous glory. Plus, a new Harry Styles album (Fine Line), the cinematic therapy of Shia Labeouf’s Honey Boy, The Good Place nears its…
UNCUT GEMS
Dec 31, 2019 • 63 min
[ep.154] On our final episode of 2019, we bring you a review of A24’s Uncut Gems, directed by the Safdie Brothers and starring Adam Sandler. An exhilarating thriller about the risky gambles of a New York City jeweler. WBAM! E-mail us:…
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (w/ Adam Sirdoreus)
Dec 24, 2019 • 107 min
[ep.153] The ninth (and final?) episode in the 42-year Star Wars saga is here: The RIse of Skywalker, directed by J.J. Abrams. Adam Sirdoreus joins us to discuss the film, the series, and its impact on culture. WBAM! GUEST: @AdamJSirdoreus on Twitter.…
The 2019 WBAMYs
Dec 20, 2019 • 68 min
[Bonus] Drew surprises Hunter and Ernest with the inaugural WBAMYs movie awards show, with categories such as Who Asked For This?, The Limitless Award for the One that Wasn’t Great But Stole Your Heart, and Winner of the Year. WBAMY! —- Send in a voice…
The Best Albums of the Decade (w/ Danny Seoane)
Dec 17, 2019 • 180 min
[ep.152] Danny Seoane returns to take on an extra-long countdown of our top 10 best albums of the decade. The 2010s are wrapping up, so Listomania is here early. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.…
Golden Globe Nominations / Hunter’s NYC Adventure
Dec 12, 2019 • 69 min
[ep.151] We run through the Golden Globes movie nominations and catch up on a few new movie trailers. Plus, Ernest has some quick thoughts on some movies he’s watched recently (Waves, La La Land, Raging Bull, The Wolf of Wall Street and Let It Snow). And…
MARRIAGE STORY
Dec 11, 2019 • 67 min
[ep.150] A review of the newest film from writer-director Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story, starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. The story of a couple facing a tumultuous divorce. Now streaming on Netflix and gaining lots of awards momentum. WBAM!…
A WATCHMEN Deep Dive / POKÉMON SWORD AND SHIELD (w/ Dane DeBrunner)
Dec 4, 2019 • 63 min
[ep.149] We dive further into HBO’s Watchmen with Dane DeBrunner, talking the newest episode (Ep. 7) and the connections to the original comic and Zack Snyder’s 2009 movie adaption. Plus, thoughts on Waves and Pokemon Sword and Shield on the Nintendo…
THE IRISHMAN (w/ Dane DeBrunner)
Dec 2, 2019 • 81 min
[ep.148] We’re excited to welcome our old friend Dane DeBrunner to review Martin Scorsese’s monumental and sprawling Netflix original film The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and many more. WBAM!E-mail us:…
KNIVES OUT
Nov 28, 2019 • 56 min
[ep.147] Rian Johnson writes and directs this star-studded whodunnit, featuring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Toni Colette, Ana de Armas, and many more. A murder mystery movie, fun for the holiday season. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM:…
Ariana Grande Live / WATCHMEN / Grammy & Spirit Awards Nominations
Nov 27, 2019 • 61 min
[ep.146] We share thoughts on the Grammy and Independent Spirit Awards nominations. Plus, Watchmen episodes 5 and 6 were absolute knock-outs, Rick and Morty is back, and Hunter saw Ariana Grande live in concert. WBAM!E-mail us:…
THE MANDALORIAN / JEOPARDY! / LADY AND THE TRAMP
Nov 22, 2019 • 61 min
[ep.145] Disney+ is here. We give you thoughts on The Mandalorian, Lady and The Tramp, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Plus, news of Nic Cage playing Nic Cage, the upcoming GOAT Jeopardy! tournament,…
FORD V FERRARI
Nov 20, 2019 • 52 min
[ep.144] Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in James Mangold’s new film Ford v Ferrari, the true story of the creation of the GT40 and the Shelby Cobra team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM: Instagram,…
PADDINGTON 2 / WATCHMEN / Scorsese v Marvel
Nov 14, 2019 • 64 min
[ep.143] Finally, the bear’s time has come. We talk Paddington 2, Pain and Glory, Watchmen, and Seth Meyers’ Lobby Baby stand-up special on Netflix. Plus, we touch on the Martin Scorsese and Marvel drama. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow…
JOJO RABBIT
Nov 12, 2019 • 63 min
[ep.142] A review of writer-director Taika Waititi’s latest film Jojo Rabbit, starring Waititi as an imaginary Adolf Hiter in WW2 Nazi Germany. Billed as an “anti-hate satire,” this film is the winner of the TIFF Audience Award and the subject of much…
HBO Max / Apple TV+ / My Chemical Romance
Nov 7, 2019 • 51 min
[ep.141] More streaming wars updates from the launch of Apple TV+ and next year’s HBO Max. Plus, My Chemical Romance has returned, Benioff & Weiss’s Star Wars deal falls through, and Arctic Dogs has flopped at the box office big time. WBAM!E-mail us:…
THE LIGHTHOUSE
Nov 5, 2019 • 76 min
[ep.140] A review of The Lighthouse, one of the most bizarre and strange films of the year. And possibly one of the very best, too. From writer-director Robert Eggers and A24, comes a nautical horror tale starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe.…
Kanye West / Jenny Slate / WATCHMEN
Oct 31, 2019 • 60 min
[ep.139] We take a deep dive into Kanye West’s latest album, Jesus Is King, and his career as a whole. Plus, thoughts on Jenny Slate’s new Netflix special, Stage Fright, brief takes on The Lighthouse, more on HBO’s Watchmen, and responses to a listener…
PARASITE
Oct 29, 2019 • 73 min
[ep.138] We review Parasite, the latest film from South Korean writer-director Bong Joon-ho. Winner of the Palme d’Or, the Cannes Film Festival’s top prize, this is one of the most praised films of the year. Does it live up to the hype? WBAM!E-mail us:…
WATCHMEN / DOLEMITE IS MY NAME / Quibi
Oct 24, 2019 • 58 min
[ep.137] Some interesting streaming wars news this week with Quibi joining the field and HBO Max acquiring the Studio Ghibli catalogue. The Batman keeps rounding out its stellar cast with new additions Paul Dano and Zoe Kravitz. Plus, thoughts on Looking…
SUCCESSION Season 2
Oct 22, 2019 • 65 min
[ep.136] We dig in to the greatness, magnitude, and power of Succession Season 2 on HBO (spoilers, obviously). WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (@weboughtamic) Subscribe on iTunes and leave us a…
EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE
Oct 17, 2019 • 64 min
[ep.135] Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad, wrote and directed El Camino, a Netflix film closing out Jesse’s (Aaron Paul) story and fate. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (@weboughtamic)…
GEMINI MAN / MISTER AMERICA / Jeremy Renner
Oct 15, 2019 • 51 min
[ep.134] We talk the latest Jeremy Renner developments, and they are alarming to say the least. We recommend some Netflix shows including Abstract and Explained. Plus, thoughts on Gemini Man in 4DX, The Righteous Gemstones, Mister America and I’m Still…
UNDER THE SILVER LAKE / THE SOUVENIR / BIG LITTLE LIES
Oct 10, 2019 • 53 min
[ep.133] We catch up on some movies including Under the Silver Lake, The Souvenir, and Diego Maradona. Plus, thoughts on Gary Gulman’s The Great Depresh, Danny Brown’s uknowhatimsayin¿, and Big Little Lies Season 1 (spoiler-filled). WBAM!E-mail us:…
JOKER
Oct 9, 2019 • 70 min
[ep.132] Joker is here, and we saw it! The latest film from DC, director Todd Phillips, and starring Joaquin Phoenix. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (@weboughtamic) Subscribe on iTunes and leave us a…
Hip-Hop Supergroup – WE FOUGHT A MIC (w/ Danny Seoane)
Oct 4, 2019 • 91 min
[ep.131] Danny Seoane returns for a WE FOUGHT A MIC debate special: Assemble the Best Hip-Hop Supergroup. Plus, thoughts on Tyler, the Creator live in concert, the new Brittany Howard album, and more. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM:…
Recasting FANTASTIC FOUR – WE FOUGHT A MIC (w/ Harry Sayer)
Oct 3, 2019 • 69 min
[ep.130] Our Recast segment returns in this edition of WE FOUGHT A MIC with special guest Harry Sayer. We take on the inevitable re-do of The Fantastic Four within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, each pitching a cast, director, and story. WBAM!E-mail us:…
The Emmys / Lana Del Rey / BETWEEN TWO FERNS: THE MOVIE
Oct 1, 2019 • 62 min
[ep.129] The 2019 Emmys offered some well-deserved upsets, surprises, and predictable wins. We talk Between Two Ferns: The Movie on Netflix, and some music catch-up with the newest from Lana Del Rey and Blink-182. Plus, thoughts on PUP live in concert.…
AD ASTRA
Oct 1, 2019 • 67 min
[ep.128] We review the latest film from James Gray, Ad Astra, an original space drama starring Brad Pitt as an astronaut searching for his father in the outskirts of our solar system. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook,…
Streaming Wars / SNL / Fantasy Film League
Sep 19, 2019 • 62 min
[ep.127] The Streaming Wars are heating up with more big names announcing more shows and streaming services, and Saturday Night Live had a big casting snafu. Plus, a Fantasy Film League update, praise of Nolan’s Dunkirk, and more. WBAM!Check out our…
HUSTLERS
Sep 18, 2019 • 64 min
[ep.126] We review Hustlers, the new film from writer-director Lorene Scafaria, starring Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review.…
Dave Chappelle / Jeremy Renner / CABARET / JOKER Wins at Venice
Sep 11, 2019 • 65 min
[ep.125] We catch up on some news items, including Joker winning big at Venice, the ongoing saga of Jeremy Renner, and Richard Linklater’s upcoming 20-year film project. Plus, Drew has a Big Pitch and thoughts on some Tarantino films, and Ernest talks…
IT: CHAPTER TWO
Sep 9, 2019 • 64 min
[ep.124] We review It: Chapter Two, the follow-up to 2017’s It. Andy Muschietti directs the adaptation of the Stephen King novel, starring Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Bill Skarsgaard, James McAvoy, and more. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow…
THE MATRIX / CLOUD ATLAS Showdown Review
Sep 5, 2019 • 59 min
[ep.123] To commemorate the 20th anniversary of The Matrix, we take a look back at the sci-fi classic and the Wachowski’s 2012 endeavor Cloud Atlas. WBAM!We’re losing all our Strong Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome by Tasha RobinsonE-mail us:…
Fall Movie Preview / SUCCESSION / MINDHUNTER / BROCKHAMPTON
Sep 3, 2019 • 63 min
[ep.122] We close out the 2019 Summer movie season and preview the movies we’re looking forward to this Fall and into awards season. Plus, thoughts on Succession (00:29:25), Mindhunter (00:37:02), and Brockhampton’s Ginger (00:47:29). WBAM!E-mail us:…
The Retcon Episode
Aug 29, 2019 • 63 min
[ep.121] We bring you a special retrospective episode that allows us to travel back in time and revise previous takes from podcasts past. It’s time to Retcon. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Subscribe on…
Matrix 4, Disney+, & Spider-Man News Madness / Vampire Weekend Live
Aug 28, 2019 • 62 min
[ep.120] It’s been a busy news week: Matrix 4, Disney+, and the Spider-Man producer drama. Plus, we give you takes on Vampire Weekend live, GLOW Season 3, Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut, The Nightingale, and more. WBAM!E-mail us:…
Chance the Rapper / Bon Iver / RAMY / Julio Torres
Aug 23, 2019 • 67 min
[ep.119] A bit of music catch-up this week with Chance the Rapper’s The Big Day and Bon Iver’s i,i. Plus, thoughts on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Julio Torres’ HBO special My Favorite Shapes, and Hulu’s Ramy. WBAM!E-mail us:…
Recasting SCOOBY-DOO
Aug 22, 2019 • 69 min
[ep.118] To celebrate two years of the pod, we’re bringing back our Recast segment to pitch our director, cast, and story of a new take on Scooby-Doo. It’s a We Fought A Mic competition too. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM: Instagram,…
Book Corner / MINDHUNTER / SKYSCRAPER
Aug 15, 2019 • 72 min
[ep.117] We catch up on some news items including Nathan Fielder’s HBO deal, the third season of American Crime Story, and Venom 2. Hunter talks some books he’s been reading and the new Fire Emblem game for Switch. Ernest shares thoughts on the Thom…
THE FAREWELL
Aug 13, 2019 • 56 min
[ep.116] Based on an actual lie, a review of A24 and Lulu Wang’s autobiographical drama/comedy, The Farewell, starring Awkwafina. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Subscribe on iTunes and leave us a…
RAMPAGE Commentary Track (w/ Adam Sirdoreus)
Aug 7, 2019 • 115 min
[ep.115] To celebrate his win of our Oscar pool earlier this year, Adam has us watch the Dwayne The Rock giant ape movie, Rampage, based on the arcade game of the same name. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and…
HOBBS & SHAW (w/ Adam Sirdoreus)
Aug 5, 2019 • 56 min
[ep.114] What may go down as the greatest cinematic achievement of all time is here – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. We welcome Adam to discuss the latest vehicle from Dwayne The Rock and co. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM:…
Aziz Ansari / EUPHORIA / THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO / TAG
Aug 1, 2019 • 61 min
[ep.113] Is Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix special any good? How watchable is HBO’s Euphoria? Did one of us finally get around to watching the 2018 film Tag? Who is The Last Black Man in San Francisco? Find out on another great episode of WBAM!E-mail us:…
Top 5 Quentin Tarantino Movies
Jul 30, 2019 • 59 min
[ep.112] Part 2 – We rank our top 5 favorite Quentin Tarantino movies, and speak on his filmography and career as a whole. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Subscribe on iTunes and leave us a…
ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD
Jul 30, 2019 • 91 min
[ep.112] Part 1 – We review the 9th film from Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Subscribe on…
THE LION KING
Jul 22, 2019 • 60 min
[ep.111] We review the latest movie from director Jon Favreau, Disney’s The Lion King (2019). With a star-studded cast including Donald Glover and Beyonce, how does it stack up to the 1994 original? WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM:…
STRANGER THINGS 3 / WILD ROSE / HOOP DREAMS (w/ Adam Sirdoreus)
Jul 18, 2019 • 72 min
[ep.110] Adam joins us to share thoughts on the third season of Stranger Things on Netflix, the new indie film Wild Rose, Super Mario Maker 2, and Hunter has some Criterion Collection picks to talk about – Hoop Dreams, Persona, The Wicker Man, and Harold…
MIDSOMMAR (w/ Adam Sirdoreus)
Jul 16, 2019 • 66 min
[ep.109] We travel to a sunny field in Sweden with our friend Adam Sirdoreus for a pod of MidSommar festivities, Ari Aster’s follow-up to last year’s Hereditary. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Subscribe…
FLEABAG / Lil Nas X / The Black Keys / THE SHINING (w/ Greg Noonan)
Jul 12, 2019 • 78 min
[ep.108] We welcome back Greg Noonan to discuss the massive rise of Lil Nas X, the new Black Keys album, and season 3 of Documentary Now. Plus, Hunter shares thoughts on Stephen King’s The Shining novel, Drew shares progress on his movie watch-ability…
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (w/ Greg Noonan)
Jul 10, 2019 • 93 min
[ep.107] Greg Noonan returns to talk the latest entry in the Jake Gyllenhaal filmography – Spider-Man: Far From Home. And hey, it’s also the 23rd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM: Instagram,…
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION / CHILD’S PLAY / 30 ROCK / TWILIGHT
Jun 29, 2019 • 59 min
[ep.106] We share thoughts on the classic anime Neon Genesis Evangelion arriving on Netflix, the new Child’s Play remake, the staying power of 30 Rock, and whether 2008’s Twilight was unfairly maligned. WBAM!Join our Summer Movie Wager at…
TOY STORY 4 and the Franchise Revisited
Jun 26, 2019 • 97 min
[ep.105] We review Pixar’s latest, the fourth entry in their now 24-year-old darling franchise – Toy Story 4. Plus, we share thoughts on the first three films in the series, too. WBAM!Join our Summer Movie Wager at www.thesummermoviewager.comE-mail us:…
Tyler, The Creator’s IGOR and the Best Albums of 2019 So Far (w/ Danny Seoane)
Jun 21, 2019 • 113 min
[ep.104] Danny Seoane joins us once again to count down our top 5 favorite albums of the year so far. Plus, we talk other albums we’ve enjoyed, a few disappointments, and which releases we’re looking forward to this second half of 2019. WBAM! Join our…
NBA Finals / E3 / THE DEAD DON’T DIE (w/ Danny Seoane)
Jun 18, 2019 • 63 min
[ep.103] We welcome back Danny Seoane to talk video game news from E3, the NBA Finals, Unknown Mortal Orchestra live, Black Mirror, The Dead Don’t Die, and more. WBAM!Join our Summer Movie Wager at www.thesummermoviewager.comE-mail us:…
BEING THERE / FLEABAG / ALL THAT JAZZ
Jun 14, 2019 • 78 min
[ep.102] We talk two 1979 classic films coming up on their 40th anniversaries this year: Being There and All That Jazz. Plus, thoughts on Fleabag, The Secret Life of Pets 2, and more. WBAM!Join our Summer Movie Wager at www.thesummermoviewager.comE-mail…
DARK PHOENIX and the X-Men Saga Remembered
Jun 12, 2019 • 63 min
[ep.101] We mourn and celebrate the end of the Fox X-Men films with the release of Dark Phoenix. Join us as we look back on the highs and low of the series before diving into the final entry of this superhero saga. WBAM!Join our Summer Movie Wager at…
The Before Trilogy Retrospective
Jun 6, 2019 • 74 min
[ep.100] We celebrate a special milestone episode by diving deep into Richard Linklater’s magnificent romantic opus, The Before Trilogy – Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004), and Before Midnight (2013). WBAM!Join our Summer Movie Wager at…
CHERNOBYL / ROCKETMAN / THE FALL / RAMY
Jun 3, 2019 • 89 min
[ep.99] We catch-up on lots of cool shows and movies including HBO’s Chernobyl, the new Elton John biopic Rocketman, the 2006 Tarsem film The Fall, Hulu’s Ramy, Little Miss Sunshine, and some Criterion Channel pics – Godzilla, Blood Simple, Rashomon, and…
BOOKSMART (w/ Adam Sirdoreus)
May 27, 2019 • 82 min
[ep.97] We review Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart with our friend Adam Sirdoreus. WBAM!Join our Summer Movie Wager at www.thesummermoviewager.comE-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Subscribe on iTunes…
ALADDIN / BARRY Season 2 Wrap Up / Cannes 2019 (w/ Adam Sirdoreus)
May 26, 2019 • 71 min
[ep.98] We’re joined by our friend Adam to recap the Cannes Film Festival, share thoughts on Aladdin (2019), and break down season 2 of HBO’s Barry. WBAM! Join our Summer Movie Wager at www.thesummermoviewager.com E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow…
Robert Pattinson as Batman / TAG / THE BACHELORETTE (w/ Ray Rodriguez)
May 22, 2019 • 52 min
[ep.96] Ray joins us in our ketchup corner to talk the news of Robert Pattinson playing Batman, Off Camera With Sam Jones, and the 2018 film Tag. Plus, thoughts on reality TV gems Paradise Hotel and The Bachelorette. WBAM!Join our Summer Movie Wager at…
JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3 (w/ Ray Rodriguez)
May 20, 2019 • 70 min
[ep.95] Yeah, we’re thinking we’re back. Ray joins us to review John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum. With a pencil. WBAM! Join our Summer Movie Wager at www.thesummermoviewager.com E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and…
GAME OF THRONES S8E6 – “The Iron Throne”
May 20, 2019 • 62 min
[Bonus] Instant reactions to Season 8 Episode 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, titled “The Iron Throne.” We share our favorite moments and thoughts on this final episode and season. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and…
Vampire Weekend / EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE
May 15, 2019 • 88 min
[ep.94] We bring you a deep-dive track-by-track breakdown of Vampire Weekend’s latest and fourth album, Father of the Bride. Plus, thoughts on Netflix’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, and the Loqueesha trailer. WBAM! Join our Summer Movie…
POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU
May 13, 2019 • 59 min
[ep.93] We review the first-ever live-action Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Subscribe on iTunes and leave us a…
GAME OF THRONES S8E5 – “The Bells”
May 12, 2019 • 30 min
[Bonus] Instant reactions to Season 8 Episode 5 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, titled “The Bells.” We share our favorite moments and predictions for what’s to come on this final season. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook,…
I THINK YOU SHOULD LEAVE / BARRY / THE TWILIGHT ZONE
May 9, 2019 • 84 min
[ep.92] Lots of TV ketch-up, including Fosse/Verdon, The Twilight Zone, Barry, I Think You Should Leave, and Big Little Lies Season 1. Plus, thoughts on Avengers: Endgame‘s massive box office numbers and that Sonic The Hedgehog trailer. WBAM!Join our…
LONG SHOT / Top 3 Seth Rogen Movies
May 6, 2019 • 69 min
[ep.91] We review Long Shot, the new film starring Seth Rogen and Chralize Theron. Then, we count down our top 3 Seth Rogen movies. WBAM! Join our Summer Movie Wager at www.thesummermoviewager.com E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram,…
GAME OF THRONES S8E4 – “The Last of the Starks”
May 6, 2019 • 46 min
[Bonus] Instant reactions to Season 8 Episode 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, titled “The Last of the Starks.” We share our favorite moments and predictions for what’s to come on this final season. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM: Instagram,…
New Music Ketch-up and The Summer Movie Wager (w/ Brett Nemeroff)
May 1, 2019 • 87 min
[ep.90] We catch up on tons of new music including albums from Lizzo, Anderson .Paak, Kevin Abstract, Solange, Pup, and more. Plus, we run through our picks for the 2019 Summer Movie Wager. WBAM!Join our Summer Movie Wager at…
AVENGERS: ENDGAME (w/ Brett Nemeroff)
Apr 29, 2019 • 138 min
[ep.89] An extra-long review of Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, the conclusion to the MCU’s Infinity Saga, with special guest Brett Nemeroff. WBAM!Join our Summer Movie Wager at www.thesummermoviewager.comE-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM:…
GAME OF THRONES S8E3 – “The Long Night”
Apr 29, 2019 • 51 min
[Bonus] Instant reactions to Season 8 Episode 3 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, titled “The Long Night,” aka The Battle of Winterfell. We’re joined again by Lee Perry and Harry Sayer to share our favorite moments and predictions for what’s to come on this final…
WE FOUGHT A MIC Debate Special – Best Kendrick Album, TV Pitch, and Pop Punk Supergroup
Apr 24, 2019 • 106 min
[ep.88] It’s a pop culture face-off on WE FOUGHT A MIC, a 3-round debate special centered on three critical prompts: What is the best Kendrick Lamar album? Pitch the best TV adaptation of a pre-2000s movie. And assemble the ideal pop punk band lineup.…
GAME OF THRONES S8E2 – “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”
Apr 22, 2019 • 63 min
[Bonus] Instant reactions to Season 8 Episode 2 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, titled “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.” We’re joined again by Lee Perry and Harry Sayer to share our favorite moments and predictions for what’s to come on this final season. WBAM!…
HER SMELL / HIGH LIFE / HOMECOMING
Apr 22, 2019 • 70 min
[ep.87] We catch up in our Ketch-up Korner on Beyonce’s Homecoming, Donald Glover’s Guava Island, and Disneynature’s Penguins. Plus, thoughts on Her Smell, High Life, and Drew’s new music recipe segment highlighting the indie band Omni. WBAM!Join the…
MAX KEEBLE’S BIG MOVE Commentary Track
Apr 18, 2019 • 107 min
[ep.86] Finally, the time has come. We sit down to watch the much-discussed and referenced 2001 unsung classic, Max Keeble’s Big Move. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Subscribe on iTunes and leave us…
GAME OF THRONES S8E1 – “Winterfell”
Apr 15, 2019 • 45 min
[Bonus] Instant reactions to the Season 8 premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones, titled “Winterfell.” We’re joined by returning guests Lee Perry and Harry Sayer to share our favorite moments and predictions for what’s to come on this final season. WBAM!E-mail…
BARRY / THE BEACH BUM / THE PERFECT DATE
Apr 15, 2019 • 66 min
[ep.85] We catch up in our Ketch-up Korner on Barry, Killing Eve, Fosse/Verdon, and the new Star Wars Episode IX teaser. Plus, thoughts on The Beach Bum, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, Sex Lies and Videotape, and The Perfect Date. WBAM! E-mail us:…
PET SEMATARY / THE TWILIGHT ZONE / Comedian Spotlight
Apr 11, 2019 • 74 min
[ep.84] We review the latest Stephen King adaptation, Pet Sematary, and give thoughts on Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone and the return of Barry on HBO. Plus, Drew highlights some up-and-coming comedians to watch. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com…
SHAZAM!
Apr 8, 2019 • 74 min
[ep.83] We review the latest entry in Warner Bros.’ DC comic book movie franchise: Shazam! WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Subscribe on iTunes and leave us a…
Apple / Billie Eilish / YouTube Spotlight / ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA / CLIMAX
Apr 4, 2019 • 77 min
[ep.82] We catch up on the latest Apple news, Final Fantasy VII, Escape at Dannemora, and shout out some cool YouTube channels and small artists. Plus, thoughts on Do The Right Thing, Climax, Billie Eilish, and more. WBAM!E-mail us:…
DUMBO / Top 3 Tim Burton Films
Mar 31, 2019 • 82 min
[ep.81] We count down our top 3 favorite Tim Burton movies, and review the latest from Burton: a live action remake of Dumbo. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review.…
US (w/ Ray Rodriguez)
Mar 25, 2019 • 149 min
[ep.80] We welcome back Ray Rodriguez for a journey down the rabbit hole into Jordan Peele’s new nightmare, Us. Plus, early reactions of DC’s Shazam!, and thoughts on Leaving Neverland, Queer Eye, Pen15, and much more. WBAM!E-mail us:…
A Live Music Deep-Dive / Top 3 Concerts & Festivals (w/ Danny Seoane)
Mar 18, 2019 • 138 min
[ep.79] We are joined by special guest Danny Seoane for a special episode taking a deep dive into our favorite live concert experiences, and how the music festival scene has grown and evolved. Plus, thoughts on Triple Frontier, Kingdom Hearts III, The…
CAPTAIN MARVEL and TRUE DETECTIVE (w/ Adam Sirdoreus)
Mar 11, 2019 • 132 min
[ep.78] Ernest and Hunter are joined by Adam Sirdoreus to review the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film: Captain Marvel. Plus, a deep dive into True Detective Season 3, and thoughts on Apollo 11, All The President’s Men, and Escape At Dannemora.…
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3
Mar 4, 2019 • 109 min
[ep.77] We uncover The Hidden World with the final chapter of the How To Train Your Dragon trilogy. Plus, Drew has discovered a revelation relating to Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone, and thoughts on High Maintenance, True Detective, Crashing, The…
An Analysis of HIGH FLYING BIRD
Feb 25, 2019 • 62 min
[Bonus] Drew’s premiere episode of his WNSC UCF radio show is a deep dive with Hunter into Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird on Netflix. They touch on the meta-narrative of Soderbergh’s industry disruption of shooting the film on an iPhone, and the…
91st Academy Awards Predictions
Feb 21, 2019 • 86 min
[ep.76] We lock in our final predictions in all 24 categories for this Sunday’s 91st Academy Awards, aka The Oscars. WBAM!E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.comFollow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Subscribe on iTunes and leave us a…
SHREK vs SHREK 2 Showdown / ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
Feb 17, 2019 • 124 min
[ep.75] It’s showdown time as we finally decide which is the better film: Shrek or Shrek 2? Plus, thoughts on High Flying Bird, Alita: Battle Angel, The Wife, Free Solo, RGB, Red Dead Redemption II, and more! WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow…
Top 3 Non-Disney Animated Films / THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART
Feb 11, 2019 • 118 min
[ep.74] Everything is awesome as we count down our top 3 favorite non-Disney animated films (01:24:02) and review The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. Plus, thoughts on Russian Doll, and lots of new music from Toro Y Moi, Vampire Weekend, Ariana Grande, and…
Favorite Jake Gyllenhaal Performances / VELVET BUZZSAW (w/ Greg Noonan)
Feb 4, 2019 • 126 min
[ep.73] Greg Noonan makes his WBAM debut to review Dan Gilroy’s Velvet Buzzsaw on Netflix. We also talk our favorite Jake Gyllenhaal performances and touch on a bunch of things we’ve been watching, including Cold War, the two Fyre Festival documentaries,…
GLASS / Oscar Nominations / James Blake (w/ Harry Sayer)
Jan 28, 2019 • 109 min
[ep.72] Avid WBAMer Harry Sayer returns to review M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, along with thoughts on Unbreakable and Split. Plus, we talk the new album from James Blake, Adam McKay’s Vice, and the messy Oscar nominations. WBAM! E-mail us:…
The Best Films of 2018 (Listomania Pt. 3 of 3)
Jan 21, 2019 • 155 min
[ep.71] The third and final part of our Listomania extravaganza is here: a countdown of our favorite movies of 2018. Spoiler warning for Minding The Gap (01:37:44 – 01:56:00) and First Reformed (01:05:48 – 01:22:17) if you have yet to see those and want…
The Best TV Shows of 2018 (Listomania Pt. 2 of 3)
Jan 14, 2019 • 132 min
[ep.70] Listomania continues with a countdown of our favorite TV shows of 2018. We get into a bit of spoilers for HBO’s Westworld and Prime’s Homecoming, so watch out for that. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and…
The Best Albums of 2018 (Listomania Pt. 1 of 3)
Jan 7, 2019 • 129 min
[ep.69] Happy 2019! Our three-part Listomania retrospective begins with a countdown of our favorite albums of 2018, a truly excellent year for music. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Subscribe on…
ROMA
Dec 23, 2018 • 98 min
[ep.68] Our last show of 2018 is a deep dive into Alfonso Cuaron’s new film, Roma (now on Netflix). Plus, brief thoughts on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Have a wonderful holiday break and we’ll see you in 2019. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow…
Welcome to WBAM
Dec 22, 2018 • 0 min
WE BOUGHT A MIC is a pop culture podcast hosted by Ernest Calderon, Hunter Mobley, and Drew Dietzen, three friends who have had conversations about all things film, TV, music, etc. for over a decade. All they needed was to buy a mic. So they did. —- Send…
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
Dec 17, 2018 • 103 min
[ep.67] Miles Morales makes his big-screen debut in the excellent Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. We review that and revisit this summer’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Drew finally watched it). Plus, thoughts on Nailed It!, Teenage Mutant Ninja…
THE FAVOURITE, Small Artist Spotlight, Grammys & Golden Globes Nominations
Dec 9, 2018 • 135 min
[ep.66] It’s been a big news week with all this Kevin Hart Oscars drama, and the Grammys/Golden Globes nominations announcements. We also touch on the new Super Smash Bros Ultimate for Nintendo Switch, and introduce a new music segment highlighting small…
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS, OUTLAW KING, THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Dec 2, 2018 • 121 min
[ep.65] The Coen Brothers make their streaming debut with The Ballad of Buster Scruggs on Netflix, and we’re here to talk in-depth about it. We also touch on their 90s classic The Big Lebowski, Outlaw King (also on Netflix), and The Fly (1986). Plus,…
CREED II, Adam Sandler, Anderson .Paak (w/ Harry Sayer)
Nov 25, 2018 • 91 min
[ep.64] Our resident Rocky guest, Harry Sayer, returns to review Creed II with us. We touch on that new The Lion King trailer, some Black Friday Blu-Ray buys, and new music from Anderson .Paak. Plus, thoughts on Forever on Prime Video and Adam Sandler…
WIDOWS, OVERLORD, HOMECOMING, THE GOOD PLACE
Nov 18, 2018 • 132 min
[ep.63] This week on the show, we review Steve McQueen’s big ensemble heist film, Widows. We also give thoughts on Stan Lee’s passing, musician Marc Rebillet, our first looks at Toy Story 4 and Detective Pickachu, and the Criterion Channel. Plus, takes on…
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, HOMECOMING, THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
Nov 11, 2018 • 116 min
[ep.62] Horrible human Bryan Singer’s Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is here. But is it a horrible film? Find out in this episode, plus thoughts on The Good Place, Sam Esmail’s Homecoming on Prime, and The Spirit of Christmas and Christian…
SUSPIRIA, RED DEAD REDEMPTION II, Pinegrove, BIG MOUTH
Nov 4, 2018 • 138 min
[ep.61] We give our souls to the dance as we venture into the madness of Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria. We talk new music from Vince Staples, Foxing, and Pinegrove. Plus, thoughts on The Deuce, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Big Mouth, Red Dead Redemption II, and more.…
Recasting SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, mid90s, Our Dream SNL Cast, SPIDER-MAN PS4 Spoiler Talk
Oct 28, 2018 • 114 min
[ep.60] Our now world-renown Recast segment returns with the classic cartoon, SpongeBob SquarePants. We also assemble our dream post-2000 Saturday Night Live cast, and talk spoilers for Spider-Man on PS4. Plus, thoughts on mid90s, Universal Halloween…
HALLOWEEN, VENOM, MINDING THE GAP (w/ Ray Rodriguez)
Oct 21, 2018 • 107 min
[ep.59] Ray Rodriguez triumphantly returns to the show after 40 years of poor quality sequels to talk Halloween, the direct follow-up to 1978’s Halloween. Plus, thoughts on Venom, Better Call Saul, Big Mouth, Goosebumps 2, Minding The Gap, and The Devil’s…
FIRST MAN, Twenty One Pilots, Young The Giant, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE
Oct 14, 2018 • 112 min
[ep.58] Recent Oscar winner Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic, First Man, is here. But is it out of this world? Find out on this week’s episode, including thoughts on The Good Place S3, Maniac, Bad Times at the El Royale, and Halloween II. Plus, new…
A STAR IS BORN, MANIAC, Brockhampton, Coheed and Cambria
Oct 9, 2018 • 118 min
[ep.57] This week, we discuss the potential phenomena of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s A Star Is Born. We also touch on two classics: Die Hard and the original Halloween. Plus, thoughts on Maniac on Netflix and new music from Brockhampton and Coheed and…
MANDY, THE GOOD PLACE, WHIPLASH
Sep 30, 2018 • 88 min
[ep.56] This week, we talk the Season 3 premiere of NBC’s The Good Place and revisit 2014’s Whiplash from Damien Chazelle. Plus, we discuss the latest Fox/X-Men news and review Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy, starring Nicolas Cage. WBAM! E-mail us:…
BOJACK HORSEMAN, AMERICAN VANDAL, SUCCESSION, The Emmys (w/ Harry Sayer)
Sep 23, 2018 • 131 min
[ep.55] Harry Sayer returns to help us cover three TV shows: BoJack Horseman Season 5, American Vandal Season 2, and Succession on HBO. Plus, thoughts on Noname’s new album Room 25, the Emmys, and more. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM:…
THE PREDATOR, Colin Kaepernick, Fall Out Boy Live, Mac Miller
Sep 17, 2018 • 115 min
[ep.54] This week, we review Shane Black’s The Predator, remember the late Mac Miller, and give thoughts on Colin Kaepernick’s deal with Nike. Plus, thoughts on 1998’s Rounders, seeing Fall Out Boy live, and the season 8 premiere of American Horror Story.…
Recasting THE DARK KNIGHT, SPIDER-MAN PS4, SUCCESSION, HARD KNOCKS
Sep 10, 2018 • 141 min
[ep.53] It’s a packed episode this week! We revisit 2008’s The Dark Knight for its tenth anniversary with a recast segment. We also get into the newest Spider-Man video game on PlayStation 4. Plus, catching up on TV: Better Call Saul, It’s Always Sunny in…
SEARCHING, SHARP OBJECTS, MAGIC FOR HUMANS
Sep 3, 2018 • 113 min
[ep.52] This week, we review Aneesh Chaganty’s debut, Searching, starring John Cho. We also get into Preacher, Sharp Objects, Magic For Humans, and Iron Man’s 10th Anniversary. Plus, thoughts on some upcoming awards buzz releases, and that Ethan Hawke…
CRAZY RICH ASIANS, Summer Movie Wrap-Up, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Aug 26, 2018 • 107 min
[ep.51] It is our one-year anniversary of the podcast! Join us as we review Crazy Rich Asians, and discuss Ariana Grande’s Sweetener, The Internet’s Hive Mind, American Animals, and 2001: A Space Odyssey in IMAX. Plus, our Summer Movie Wrap-Up, and more.…
BLACKKKLANSMAN, ALPHA, ANNIHILATION Revisted
Aug 19, 2018 • 108 min
[ep.50] Ernest and Hunter review the latest Spike Lee joint, BlacKkKlansman, and revisit Alex Garland’s Annihilation (watch out for spoilers!). Plus, thoughts on Alpha, Succession on HBO, and more. WBAM! E-mail us: weboughtamic@gmail.com Follow WBAM:…
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, SUCCESSION, Crackin’ Crite
Aug 15, 2018 • 108 min
[ep.49] Ernest, Hunter, and Drew talk Disney’s Christopher Robin, Succession and Hard Knocks on HBO, and the Oscars’ proposed Popular Film category. Plus, new music from Travis Scott, and our Criterion Collection segment ‘Crackin’ Crite’ returns with…
EIGHTH GRADE (w/ Camila Calderon)
Aug 5, 2018 • 133 min
[ep.48] Ernest and Drew are joined by Camila, Ernest’s sister, to discuss Bo Burnham’s new (and first) film, Eighth Grade. Drew recaps his recent trip to New York, and Camila recommends some podcasts she’s been listening to. They also talk about Orange Is…
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT, MoviePass (RIP), PRINCESS MONONOKE (w/ Lee Perry)
Jul 31, 2018 • 134 min
[ep.47] Lee Perry makes her WBAM debut to review Mission: Impossible - Fallout with Ernest and Hunter. They also talk Bojack Horseman, Queer Eye, Sharp Objects, Love, Princess Mononoke, and the inevitable death of MoviePass. WBAM! E-mail us:…
Comic Con, James Gunn, MAMMA MIA 2, UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB
Jul 22, 2018 • 127 min
[ep.46] With no big review this week, Ernest, Hunter, and Drew each bring in a different movie they saw: Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, Unfriended: Dark Web, and Clueless. Plus, thoughts on James Gunn being fired from Guardians of The Galaxy 3, Who Is…
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, Emmy Nominations, Deafheaven, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROUGE NATION
Jul 15, 2018 • 135 min
[ep.45] The Mission: Impossible rewatch is complete with a discussion of 2015’s Rogue Nation. Ernest, Hunter, and Drew review the new indie film Sorry To Bother You, from writer/director Boots Riley, and share thoughts on the end of the FIFA World Cup and…
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, Coheed and Cambria Live (w/ Collin Goode)
Jul 8, 2018 • 112 min
[ep.44] Friend of the pod Collin Goode (of The Snyder-Collin Podcast) returns to review the new Marvel product, Ant-Man and The Wasp. Plus, thoughts on Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Transformers: The Last Knight,…
FIFA World Cup, Gorillaz, Drake, JAWS (And Other July 4th Movies)
Jul 1, 2018 • 131 min
[ep.43] This week on the pod, new music from Drake, Gorillaz, and Teyana Taylor. They also check in on the FIFA World Cup and the NBA. The Mission: Impossible rewatch continues, plus thoughts on Preacher, the Westworld S2 finale, Uncle Drew, 8 Out of 10…
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, The Carters, Death Grips, GOD OF WAR Spoiler Talk
Jun 24, 2018 • 133 min
[ep.42] Ernest, Hunter, and Drew talk new music from Death Grips, and The Carters (Jay-Z and Beyonce). They review the Fred Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, and share thoughts on First Reformed, Arrested Development Season 5, Mission:…
INCREDIBLES 2, OCEAN’S 8, FIFA World Cup, Nasir
Jun 17, 2018 • 111 min
[ep.41] After 14 years, Pixar and Brad Bird’s follow-up to The Incredibles is here: Incredibles 2. The guys also talk Ocean’s 8 (plus 12 and 13), the Legion S2 finale, the new Nas album (Nasir), E3, and the FIFA World Cup. Plus, thoughts on First…
HEREDITARY, KIDS SEE GHOSTS, WESTWORLD (w/ Adam Sirdoreus)
Jun 10, 2018 • 144 min
[ep.40] Adam Sirdoreus returns to review Hereditary, the new A24 film from writer/director Ari Aster. Hunter shares his recent movie marathon. Ernest talks the original Mission: Impossible. Drew catches up on Westworld. Plus, Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s…