Jan 2018 03

The movie that’s almost as famous for its making as for what ended up onscreen. And what ended up onscreen was amazing. Joseph Conrad’s journey into madness brought to the Vietnam War by director Francis Ford Coppola. Our guest first time viewer Calvin Murata.

Why was Martin Sheen billed third in this?

Was Robert Duvall ever better than this?

Does this movie somehow make war look beautiful?

Did Brando ruin this movie?

Was a Redux necessary?

Is Napalm the smell of victory?

All these questions and a whole lot more get covered on this episode of the Mazan Movie Club.

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Dec 2017 18

Christian Sanchez returns to the podcast to discuss one of his favorite movies with Steve & Denise: 1979’s “Alien” from Ridley Scott.

Is this more horror than sci-fi?

Is Ripley the most bad-ass female action hero on film?

Did the Alien in this movie start the “grill” teeth craze?

What’s worse: Alien blood OR Cat Piss?

Is the sequel even better?

All these questions and more get answered on this week’s Mazan Movie Club.

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Dec 2017 09

We cover a war movie from a war zone. Live from a tour in Iraq & Kuwait, Steve and a group of comics give Kubrick’s cold war satire the MMC treatment.  With comedians: Jose Sarduy, Benari Poulten, Ralph Figueroa and PJ Walsh.

Did this movie trump “Failsafe”?

Did George C. Scott steal the movie from Peter Sellers?

How do you answer to the Coca Cola company?

Should there be MORE comedy in this?

What does this all have to do with “Bloodsport”?

All these questions and more get covered on this week’s Mazan Movie Club.

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Dec 2017 09

Steve and The Irish Critic do a double episode on Billy Wilder’s “Sunset Boulevard” and Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator”…

Is Sunset Blvd the best film noir movie ever?

Does Chaplin deliver one of the greatest movie speeches ever?

What, surprisingly, do these two films have in common?

Can Steve get The Irish Critic to give a suggested porn title for once?

All these questions and a whole lot more get answered in this episode of the Mazan Movie Club!

Nov 2017 14

The magical 1988 Best Foreign Film Oscar Winner “Cinema Paradiso” hits the Club. Steve rewatches it with first time viewer Denise, and they check in with The Irish Critic for her recent viewing.

How come a foreign film ends up in so many people’s Top 5?

Is this just a love story about film?

Is the humor kinda slapstick?

What makes a great movie kiss?

Did the kid steal the show?

Is it ever appropriate to wink at a kid?

All these questions and more get answered on this week’s episode.

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Nov 2017 07

Listen in like the main character of this Oscar Winner. “The Lives of Others” from 2006.  It’s available here or on itunes. And it’s got one of the great last lines of a movie. Enjoy.

Oct 2017 23

Steve and a big group screen possibly the most analyzed movie of all time, Kubrick’s “The Shining”. Then theories, opinions and jokes abound.

Is Shelly Duvall a looker?

Did Jack do more than pull Danny’s arm?

Did we land on the moon? And if not, did Kubrick fake it?

What the hell was the guy in the Bear costume doing?

Why don’t they make Big Wheels for adults?

All these questions and more get covered!

Oct 2017 23

Back to back Kubrick on IMDB’s list this week with his 1957 film “Paths of Glory.” It’s early but are signs of his genius already here? Returning guest Eric Toms discusses it fresh off a screening. Plus: The Irish Critic.

Is there such thing as a Pro-war Film?

Is Kubrick getting steadicam results 20 years before it was invented?

How sexy is Kirk Douglas’ clef?

Is it cool to marry the only woman in the cast, or creepy?

Would the ending have been the same if made today?

All these questions and more on this week’s MMC.

Oct 2017 13

Our first Japanese Anime on the list, Hayao Miyazaki’s 1997 film “Princess Mononoke.” MMC friend of the show Cornelius Burroughs chimes in on his love of this movie, and Steve gives it a watch for the first time.

Is a foreign film better dubbed or with original voices and subtitles?

Is there any other film hero like Ashitaka?

Who wouldn’t want to be raised by wolves?

How lucky are we that this wasn’t Miyazaki’s last film?

All these questions and a lot more are answered on this week’s Mazan Movie Club.

Oct 2017 13

The Irish Critic hadn’t seen this one, so Steve sits down with her to watch it and talk about it. Denise jumps on for a quick review as well.

Is WALL-E the robotic Buster Keaton?

Are WALL-E and EVE one of the big screen’s great romances?

What do WALL-E and Louis C.K. have in common?

Is the the Pixar’s “Full Metal Jacket”?

All these questions and more get answered on this week’s episode.


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