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Jul 2018 16

It’s a wonderful podcast as Steve’s childhood friend and film fan John Ramsell joins the club to discuss Halloween AND Christmas, specifically Capra’s classic.

Is George Bailey the citizen we all should be?

How hot is Donna Reed?

Who thought suicide, child abuse and cops shooting at unarmed citizens was great for a Christmas film?

Do we deserve a sequel where Potter gets his?

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

“It’s a Wonderful Life” on IMDB

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Jul 2018 11

Roberto Benigni’s Oscar winning “Life is Beautiful” hits the podcast and Steve is joined by Denise Mazan and The Irish Critic to discuss it all…in English…without subtitles. Them, not the film.

Does it cross a line to have a comedy set in a concentration camp?

What does Benigni have that Robin Williams & Jerry Lewis don’t?

How many times does popcorn get in your eye during this movie?

How recognizable would your mom be after a concentration camp?

All these questions and more get answered on this week’s Mazan Movie Club.
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Jul 2018 01

We round up the usual Mazan Movie Club members to discuss the biggest twist in film history. Plus comedian Mike Brody joins in to share his thoughts on Kevin Spacey’s breakout role that won him an Oscar.

Who had the biggest breakout, Spacey, Singer or Del Toro?

Did anyone figure this out on the first viewing?

When did Keyser Soze play for the Clubs?

How many Baldwins are there really?

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

“The Usual Suspects” on IMDb

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Jun 2018 25

Anime fan Cornelius Burroughs returns to discuss what has been called the greatest animated film of ALL time. The IMDb list seems to agree. It’s Hayao Miyazaki 2nd appearance on the list with “Spirited Away” from 2001.

Is this better than anything Disney or Pixar ever did?

What the hell is happening in this movie?

Is it all a nightmare or is just intended to induce them?

Is this the coolest thing bratty teenagers ever inspired?

Are those Americans?

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

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Jun 2018 19

Spielberg won his second Best Director Oscar for this week’s film “Saving Private Ryan”…War film aficionado & Comedian Tracy Barkley joins us to talk about why this is among the best. Plus Andy Beningo calls in to say it’s one of the best films period!

Why do so many war films feel like two films in one?

Was this film another victim of Weinstein?

How did co-host Denise get so tough?

Did Spielberg get too sappy again?

Was Tom Hanks a jerk in his final breath?

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

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Jun 2018 12

Dustin Wood jumps back into the club with a film he’d somehow never seen before, Luc Besson’s “Leon: The Professional” from that great year of cinema 1994. Denise and the Irish Critic join Steve to cover it all.

Did Gary Oldman go too far?

Did Luc Besson go too far?

Did Natalie Portman’s parents go too far?

Did Danny Aiello not go far enough?

Did the plant go too far outside?

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

“Leon: The Professional” on IMDb

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Jun 2018 05

Denise is back on the podcast to review a film she’s never seen, Frank Darabont’s second swing at Stephen King: “The Green Mile”…plus the Irish Critic!

How was Michael Clark Duncan the only person Oscar nominated for this film?

Is this the most faithful adaptation of a King book?

How did it take Sam Rockwell another 20years to win an Oscar?

Was this the best chubby Tom Hanks role?

Would you sit in a fake electric chair?

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

“The Green Mile” on IMDb

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May 2018 30

Christopher Nolan is once again back on the Mazan Movie Club with 2014’s “Interstellar.” Steve talks to The Irish Critic about it. The last sci-fi movie he made her watch was “2001” and that didn’t end well.

Is this Nolan’s most humanity-laden film?

Can Michael Caine read anything and sound great?

Is Murphy’s Law the one thing they got wrong?

Did McConaughey’s daughter blow him off?

Is Anne Hathaway on another planet a happy ending?

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

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May 2018 16

Coincidentally “Psycho” comes up on the list on the same week as Mother’s Day. Steve embraces that by having his mom as the guest. She discusses seeing Hitchcock’s first horror film in the theater and what it was like then.

Was Hitchcock gory for his time?

Why didn’t The Irish Critic shower before this movie?

How did anyone keep the secrets when this came off?

Did Hitchcock slut shame?

Will that psychologist ever shut up?

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

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May 2018 08

Rick Ramos returns to the club to discuss his favorite western. The Irish Critic leaves a nasty voicemail. And Mae West makes an appearance.

How good of a villian is Henry Fonda?

Does Bronson make the harmonica look tough?

Who knew Jason Robards was a badass?

Can someone oil that windmill?

Is Morricone recycling?

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

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