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Feb 2019 19

Dr./Comedian/Traveler/Shoe Enthusiast Laura Hayden is back to discuss the movie that made Meryl Streep MERYL. 1982’s “Sophie’s Choice” from director Alan J Pakula.

Does everyone know what a Sophie’s choice is now?

Is anyone even close to Meryl Streep as an actor?

How unique is Kevin Kline’s introduction?

Does Sophie really make two gut-wrenching decisions?

Does the Irish Critic have a favorite child?

Is Meryl Streep hot to men or just women?

All these questions and more get answered on a surprisingly light and funny episode of the Mazan Movie Club.

“Sophie’s Choice” on IMDb

Laura Hayden on the internet

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

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Feb 2019 12

Host Steve Mazan is joined by comedian Benari Poulten to discuss the Film Noir Classic from 1949 “The Third Man” with Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles and behind the camera Carol Reed.

Is this the quintessential noir?

Was Welles still thin?

Can you ever get enough Zither?

Do the car scenes stick out?

Did Valli make the right choice?

Which is better…Orson’s entrance OR his speech?

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

“The Third Man” on IMDb

Benari Poulten on the Internet

Steve Mazan on Facebook

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

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Feb 2019 07

Host Steve Mazan interviews himself about D.W. Griffith’s 1916 groundbreaker “Intolerance”

Was this made because Griffith was intolerant with his previous film?

Are the special effects some of the best considering the era?

What does all that cradle rocking signify?

How does Ray Bradbury play into all this?

Can you have a silent-era podcast?

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

Intolerance on IMDB

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

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Jan 2019 28

On to the AFI list! This week we twist again like we did last summer (when we did Psycho)…this time it’s M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Sixth Sense” from 1999. When M. was killing it and Bruce still had some hair.

Is this the greatest twist in film history?

Is Donnie Wahlberg’s acting the bigger twist?

What is ASMR and was Osment a pioneer?

Do we deserve a “Seventh Sense” sequel?

How angry is that prospective boyfriend?

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

“The Sixth Sense” on IMDb

Comedian Jamie Fritz online

Host and Corporate Comedian Steve Mazan on Facebook

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

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Jan 2019 22

Host Steve Mazan is joined by his childhood movie friend Ralph Riske to play a game and discuss the best uses of songs in film. Whether it be an original song written for the film OR an old favorite perfectly placed to set a vibe, what are the best uses of tunes in movies?

What song is the most inseparable from its film?

How many films were made because of a song?

Where are “I Will Always Love You” and “My Heart Will Go On?”

Is Patrick Swayze the greatest singing actor of all time?

Favorite Stallone? Frank or Sly?

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

Ralph Riske on Twitter

Steve Mazan on Facebook

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Jan 2019 15

 

Host Steve Mazan brings back frequent guest, friend, comedian and cinephile Rick Ramos to discuss the IMDb list itself in the aftermath of finishing the countdown of it’s top 100 films on the podcast.

What’s the IMDb list got going for it?

What makes it suck?

How can a top 100 list not include “The Wizard of Oz”?

Did Zemeckis’ “Used Cars” get shunned?

Can a Comedy get some respect up in here?

How many of these movies would YOU include in your top 100?

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

The IMDb Top 100 (250) List

Rick Ramos on the internet

Steve Mazan and the home of the Mazan Movie Club

Corporate Comedian Steve Mazan hosts “The Mazan Movie Club”

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Jan 2019 10

We made it to the top. And there was “The Shawshank Redemption” from 1994. Steve talks to Michael Greenwood who was part of making the film. Plus comedian Paul Moomjean tells us why this IS the best movie ever made. The Irish Critic & Denise Mazan chime in too.

Is this the best film ever?

Has Morgan Freeman (or anyone) ever been better?

Was Andy on the spectrum?

Would Tom Cruise have screwed this up?

How DID Andy get the poster back into place?

Is use of the word Obtuse suspect?

All these questions and more get answered on this week’s podcast. On to the AFI list from here.

“The Shawshank Redemption” on IMDb

Paul Douglas Moomjean on Facebook

Steve Mazan on Facebook/Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Denise Mazan on Instagram

 

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Jan 2019 05

This is what Coppola did when they made him a financial offer he couldn’t refuse. 1974’s “The Godfather Part 2” which would go on to win a slew of Oscars including Best Picture. A first for a sequel. Cinephile and comedian Rick Ramos joins Steve to discuss it all.

Is this better than the original?

Who is better…Deniro, Pacino OR Bruno Kirby?

What do Hannibal Lecter and Tom Hagen have in common?

Did it’s success and raves doom us with sequels for everything?

Was Michael always kind of a jerk?

How well can Diane Keaton take a punch?

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

“The Godfather Part 2” on IMDb

Rick Ramos on everything

Steve Mazan on Facebook

The Home of the Mazan Movie Club

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Dec 2018 28

Host Steve Mazan interviews the man who made him a godfather, comedian Cash Levy, about that poor decision AND Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” film.

Does any movie Show rather than Tell better than this?

Is this the greatest cast of all time?

Was Abe Vigoda ever young?

Was Michael ever innocent?

Is Duval ever bad?

Was Prince a fan?

Is this a man’s film?

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

“The Godfather” on IMDb

Cash Levy on Twitter

Steve Mazan on Facebook

The Home of the Mazan Movie Club

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Dec 2018 17

Coming to you from Mexico! Host Steve Mazan and traveling partner (not that kind of partner) Comedian Gary Cannon are joined by Batman fanatic Phil White to discuss all things “The Dark Knight”

Is this Christopher Nolan’s Best?

Is this the best Batman?

Is this the best Joker?

Is the Joker the best villain in film history?

Seriously, what’s up with Bale’s voice?

Should Batman just kill SOME people?

Didn’t Batman probably kill some people already?

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

“The Dark Knight” on IMDb

Home of the Mazan Movie Club/Steve on Facebook 

Comedian Gary Cannon on Twitter