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What Went Wrong covers Hollywood’s most notoriously disastrous movie productions, digging into the behind the scenes insanity of everything from massive flops to record breaking blockbusters.

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W-W-W... We'll Be Back

A host gets tied up in another project, cats overrun the podcast, a nap is taken. It's not goodbye, it's I'll see you later... but for real though.  Stay tuned!


2 Mar 2021

Rank #1

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Alien 3

Despite debuting a director now considered one of the greatest of all time, everything went wrong on Alien 3. Brace for impact cause we got whippets dressed up in alien suits (look it up... worth it), sub-bass that made audiences leave the theater to use the toilet and bald caps painstakingly constructed (literally) one hair sprout at a time.

1hr 18mins

23 Feb 2021

Rank #2

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It's easy to bash Twilight, with its glittering, brooding and mouth-breathing; but love it or hate it, the highly anticipated Twilight movie crushed at the box office. We explore the numerous obstacles that stood in the way of director Catherine Hardwicke and why the remaining films in this young adult, female-driven franchise were all directed by men.


16 Feb 2021

Rank #3

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Town & Country

Immediately after receiving the Academy’s highest honor, Warren Beatty went back to work on Town & Country, a $100M, multi year production debacle that would become the biggest flop in rom-com history.


9 Feb 2021

Rank #4

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Writer/director Elaine May sidestepped Moroccan landmines only for 1987’s Ishtar to bomb her career upon release. Is this film as bad as people who haven’t seen it say it is?


2 Feb 2021

Rank #5

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The Thing

Mid shoot rewrites, microwaved bubble gum and more KY Jelly than an Arizona State frat party - how John Carpenter’s The Thing survived production hell only to die in the wake of a more lovable Extra Terrestrial.

1hr 7mins

26 Jan 2021

Rank #6

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More money, more problems. How 1963's infamous Cleopatra made it's way to the silver screen amid actual crotch-shots, intercontinental chili delivery and stress related hand-bleeding.

1hr 10mins

19 Jan 2021

Rank #7

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Pissed off Russell Crowe, a fatal drinking game and Phoenician fainting spells - how Ridley Scott’s Gladiator went from 32 page shooting script to Oscar glory.


12 Jan 2021

Rank #8

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The Silence of the Lambs

Directed by Gene Hackman starring Sean Connery! Just kidding - but it could have been!  Thanks to real life stalkers, moth wranglers and concerned daughters we were gifted one of the greatest thrillers of all time.  SEASON 2 PREMIERE!


5 Jan 2021

Rank #9

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29 Dec 2020

Rank #10