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


TIGER KING / QUIBI / SURVIVOR / HAIRSPRAY (w/ Brett Nemeroff)
Apr 7 • 93 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 • 70 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 • 66 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 • 72 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: [email protected] 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 • 71 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: [email protected] 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 • 72 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 • 114 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: [email protected] Follow…
Oscars Reactions & Trivia / Fantasy Film League Wrap-Up
Feb 11 • 68 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: [email protected] Follow WBAM: Instagram,…
92nd Academy Awards Predictions
Feb 7 • 41 min
[Bonus] We predict who will in all 24 categories at the 2020 Oscars, aka the 92nd Annual Academy Awards. WBAM! E-mail us: [email protected] Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (@weboughtamic) Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave us a…
The Best Films of 2019
Feb 5 • 169 min
[E160] Listomania concludes with a countdown of our top 10 favorite movies of 2019. WBAM! E-mail us: [email protected] 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 • 183 min
[E159] Listomania nears its end with a countdown of our top 10 tv shows of 2019. WBAM! E-mail us: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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 • 144 min
[E157] Listomania continues with a countdown of our Top 10 favorite TV seasons of the 2010s. WBAM! E-mail us: [email protected] 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 • 171 min
[E156] Listomania is here with a countdown of our top 10 favorite movies of the 2010s. WBAM! E-mail us: [email protected] 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 • 22 min
[Bonus] A quick smattering of Cats (2019) reactions featuring Ernest’s sister, Camila. E-mail us: [email protected] 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 • 108 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 • 69 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! —- This episode is…
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: [email protected] 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 • 68 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: [email protected] WBAM:…
Ariana Grande Live / WATCHMEN / Grammy & Spirit Awards Nominations
Nov 27, 2019 • 62 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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 • 77 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 • 59 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 • 66 min
[ep.136] We dig in to the greatness, magnitude, and power of Succession Season 2 on HBO (spoilers, obviously). WBAM! E-mail us: [email protected] 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: [email protected] Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (@weboughtamic)…
GEMINI MAN / MISTER AMERICA / Jeremy Renner
Oct 15, 2019 • 52 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 • 71 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] Follow WBAM:…
Recasting FANTASTIC FOUR – WE FOUGHT A MIC (w/ Harry Sayer)
Oct 3, 2019 • 70 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 • 63 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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 • 65 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: [email protected]
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 • 64 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 • 64 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: webought[email protected] WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Subscribe on…
Matrix 4, Disney+, & Spider-Man News Madness / Vampire Weekend Live
Aug 28, 2019 • 63 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 • 68 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 • 70 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Subscribe on iTunes and leave us a…
RAMPAGE Commentary Track (w/ Adam Sirdoreus)
Aug 7, 2019 • 116 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] WBAM:…
STRANGER THINGS 3 / WILD ROSE / HOOP DREAMS (w/ Adam Sirdoreus)
Jul 18, 2019 • 73 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: [email protected] 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 • 94 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: [email protected] 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 • 114 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 • 64 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 • 64 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 • 83 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: [email protected] WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Subscribe on iTunes…
ALADDIN / BARRY Season 2 Wrap Up / Cannes 2019 (w/ Adam Sirdoreus)
May 26, 2019 • 72 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: [email protected] Follow…
Robert Pattinson as Batman / TAG / THE BACHELORETTE (w/ Ray Rodriguez)
May 22, 2019 • 53 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: [email protected] Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and…
GAME OF THRONES S8E6 – “The Iron Throne”
May 20, 2019 • 63 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: [email protected] WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and…
Vampire Weekend / EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE
May 15, 2019 • 89 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: [email protected] WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Subscribe on iTunes and leave us a…
GAME OF THRONES S8E5 – “The Bells”
May 12, 2019 • 31 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: [email protected] WBAM: Instagram, Facebook,…
I THINK YOU SHOULD LEAVE / BARRY / THE TWILIGHT ZONE
May 9, 2019 • 85 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] WBAM: Instagram,…
New Music Ketch-up and The Summer Movie Wager (w/ Brett Nemeroff)
May 1, 2019 • 88 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 • 139 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: [email protected] 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 • 107 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 • 108 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: [email protected] Follow WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Subscribe on iTunes and leave us…
GAME OF THRONES S8E1 – “Winterfell”
Apr 15, 2019 • 46 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 • 67 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: [email protected]
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: [email protected] WBAM: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Subscribe on iTunes and leave us a…
Apple / Billie Eilish / YouTube Spotlight / ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA / CLIMAX
Apr 4, 2019 • 78 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: [email protected] 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 • 139 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 • 110 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] Follow…
Top 3 Non-Disney Animated Films / THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART
Feb 11, 2019 • 119 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 • 127 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 • 133 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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…