Stanley Kubrick makes his 2nd appearance on the list…or is it his 2nd and 3rd because this is really two movies mushed into one? Do YOU like both halves?
The Irish Critic (Steve’s Mom) is in studio for the critique of this Kubrick masterpiece(?). Denise Mazan joins in too, fresh off a viewing of the 1987 Vietnam War movie.
Was Matthew Modine miscast? Was anyone ever more perfectly cast than R. Lee Ermey? How was Vincent D’Onofrio NOT nominated for an Oscar for this breakout role? Why in the hell are there so many cartoon characters in this war movie? Steve has a theory about that last one.
Love it or not, Kubrick gives those in studio and Mazan Movie Club members chiming in at home plenty to talk about. This episode dedicated to Mary-Jane Rottencrotch.
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Have two better looking guys ever starred together in a movie than Robert Redford & Paul Newman in “The Sting”?
Are Newman & Redford the best male pairing ever on screen?
Is this the best heist/con-movie ever?
Comedian Cash Levy joins Denise Mazan and host Steve Mazan in discussing this 1973 classic that brings George Roy Hill back to direct his old friends Butch & Sundance. Is this re-pairing better than the first?
So many questions. Lots of answers and laughs from the guests and regular Mazan Movie Club members.
IMDB Top Movies: “The Sting”
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Is “2001” another of Kubrick’s masterpieces? Or a long, boring, tedious film? We’ve got feelings on both sides this week.
The Irish Critic has her most opinionated review yet. And Mazan Movie Club members chime in on all angles. But on the LIVE recording we’ve got comedians Lang Parker from Last Comic Standing, James P. Connolly from Sirius/XM and Sam Demaris who is one of “Funny or Die’s 15 Comics to Watch” all joining Steve from their comedy road trip.
What the hell is this movie about? Does it matter? Were the predictions dead on or way off? What’s up with that giant baby? Listen in and laugh along.
Our first musical! Dancer Alicia Stoner joins Steve & Denise Mazan to sing & tap our way thru 1952’s “Singin’ in the Rain.” It’s #93 on the IMDB Top Movie list…should it be higher? Is this the best musical of all time?
Mazan Movie Club members join in live as well as send in some critiques that we share “on-air.” Perhaps unsurprisingly everyone has a different favorite number in this movie…even our dog Kuma!
“When Harry Met Sally” “Clue” & “Grease” get thrown into the discussion, as well as how good looking Gene Kelly is. And how tall. Listen in & chime in.
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The first animated movie on the list, 1995’s groundbreaking “Toy Story”! Denise Mazan joins Steve, along with lots of MMC members chiming in LIVE. Other firsts, sure to show up again, on the list: Tom Hanks, Pixar and a great song by Randy Newman.
Which toys did you have that were in the movie? Where are all the fathers in this movie? Were the toys pretending when Andy was with them, or when he wasn’t? Was Syd and his taste in Heavy Metal unfairly maligned? All these questions get answered. Kind of.
Is this animated masterpiece the 94th best movie ever? (HINT: Steve thinks it should be way higher)
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Who better to join Steve in discussing this masterpiece of Neo-realism than one of the smartasses from TMZ, Comedian Brian McDaniel. Also, returning guest Comedian/Filmmaker Eric Toms gives us trivia and his take on why this movie is so damn good 70 years later. It’s 1948’s “The Bicycle Thieves” from Italian Director Vittorio De Sica.
The Irish Critic (Steve’s Mom) gives her thoughtful review and the live guests discuss the use of amateur actors, black & white, and if we got a happy ending or not. Would a bicycle lock have ruined this whole movie? Would it be called “The Segway Thieves” if it was made today. Listen in and find out.
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“The Bicycle Thieves” on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040522/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Next week’s Movie: The original “Toy Story” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114709/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Let’s kill some Nat-zis! It’s 2009’s “Inglorious Basterds.” Tarantino makes his first appearance on the list, while star Brad Pitt shows up in back to back movies on the Top 100. Our first repeat star. Have we been undervaluing Brad Pitt? Or has Host Steve Mazan been the only one thinking he was more looks than talent? Is this Tarantino’s masterpiece?
Mazan Movie Club members chime in as well as in studio guests Comedian Paul Morrissey and Denise Mazan. What’s the best scene? How bad is Denise’s Aldo Raine impression? Listen in and find out.
“Inglorious Basterds” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361748/
Guilty Pleasure: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0838283/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Mazan’s love British humor. And crime stories. And Violence (well most of the family). So Guy Ritchie’s 2000 film “Snatch” becomes a family affair as Steve’s wife Denise joins in, as well as his sister, and as always mom: “The Irish Critic.”
Good news they’re all more intelligible than Brad Pitt’s character Mickey.
Denise’s guilty pleasure: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110399/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Our first Chaplin film on the IMDB Top 100 countdown! It was Chaplin & The Tramp’s first full-length feature film. Host Steve Mazan tackles the review duties himself with some insights, trivia and backstory to this 1921 silent classic. There’s even an homage to the silent era with the first of it’s kind “Silent Podcast wrap-up”
Full Movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCeP0PYyRCg
Chaplin Conducting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zF98VDxED4
The Movie Club doesn’t “run away” from discussing #99 on IMDB’s Top Movies list: Monty Python & The Holy Grail. Steve Mazan is joined by huge Grail fan Murray Valeriano and returning guest Rick Ramos. In addition Movie Club members give their best impressions of their favorite lines. It’s our first comedy on the countdown and like the movie itself, laughs are everywhere.
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Chris Strait special on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Chris-Strait-Urban-Suburbanite/dp/B0163BUUCM
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