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Feb 2018 09

Squeaker Christian Sanchez gives “Whiplash” a reluctant first watch and then talks about it. As a drummer he’s got some unique insight. The Irish Critic, who took Steve to see this, calls in too.

Do you need to suffer to be great?

Are happiness and true creative success exclusive?

Is J.K. Simmons somehow still underrated?

Would you apologize to someone who hit you with popcorn?

Can Damien Chazelle keep this streak up?

Who puts raisinets in popcorn?

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

“Whiplash” on IMDb

Steve Mazan on Facebook/The Movie Club Home

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Jan 2018 30

Denise returns to the podcast to discuss the highest rated Disney animated movie on IMDb….1994’s “The Lion King”….is this laughable? Or is it all about money?

Is this cartoon original or Shakespeare?

Would the casting be racist today?

Was the day after your dad’s death too early to sing “Hakuna Matata”?

How many better Disney movies can you list?

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

“The Lion King” on IMDB

Steve on Facebook & the home of the Movie Club

Denise on Twitter

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Jan 2018 24

 

Theories abound on this episode of the MMC as Cash Levy returns to discuss his favorite movie, Christopher Nolan’s “The Prestige”

Is this the one with Paul Giamatti? Or Wolverine & Batman?

Does Christopher Nolan play a trick on the audience?

Is Christian Bale a set of twins or a clone?

Has Michael Cain ever been better? Or more sinister?

How come no one can make a good stand-up movie?

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

The Prestige on IMDB

Cash Levy on Twitter

Steve Mazan on Facebook and the home of the Mazan Movie Club

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Jan 2018 24

From Korea! On tour with comics Tom Foss and Gary Brightwell we watch and discuss Nolan’s breakthrough movie “Memento”.

Is this movie awesome or frustrating?

Does the editor of the movie now reside in the nuthouse?

Is Joey Pants ever bad?

Is the movie strangely prophetic about today’s fake news?

Why can’t Matt Damon put on a fake mustache and what does that have to do with this?

All these questions and more are answered on this week’s movie club.

Tom Foss Website

Gary Brightwell Website

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

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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.

“Apocalypse Now” on IMDB

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Calvin Murata on Twitter

 

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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.

Home of Steve and the 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.

Mazan Movie Club home

 

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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!

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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.

Mazan Movie Club HOME

Wink Joke on Gotham Live

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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.