Renae “Frodo” Tornatore joins Steve on the Mazan Movie Club to discuss the finale of the LOTR trilogy and how she got that nickname.

Is this the best trilogy of all time?

Is there a music teacher in Mordor?

Did it deserve all the Oscars?

How many endings are there?

Did the Eye of Sauron need an optometrist?

Do Elves retire?

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

“LOTR: Return of the King” on IMDb

Renae Tornatore on InstaGram

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Paul Douglas Moomjean & Lee Levine join Steve Mazan to discuss the 2nd installment of Peter Jackson’s unfilmable trilogy.

Is Helms Deep the greatest battle scene on film?

Is Gollum one of the best characters ever?

Can that Orc in the back hear the speech?

What does this have to do with 2 Girls and a cup?

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

“LOTR: The Two Towers” on IMDb

Paul Douglas Moomjean on the Web

Lee Levine on Twitter

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Childhood friend Aaron Kecker joins host Steve Mazan to discuss the one that kicked off the LOTR trilogy—and some of the others. They also discuss their childhood trips to the cinema and how scary movies dominated their adolescence.

How did something that couldn’t be filmed end up so good?

Is it too long or too short?

How fast is Gandalf?

Is Gandalf Obi Wan with a funny hat?

Is Frodo a hero or a whiner?

Is this racial, political, environmental, scientific or all of them?

Were you scared?

All these questions and Mordor (see what I did there?) get answered on this week’s Mazan Movie Club.

“LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring” on IMDb

Aaron Kecker on Facebook

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Paul Morrissey and Jack Nicholson are both back on the podcast. One in person. It’s the Milos Forman Oscar bulldozer “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest from 1975.

How is this different from the book?

Was Jack Nicholson ever better?

Why wasn’t Scatman Crothers in every movie?

Would this get the same title today?

Are drugs good or bad?

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

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” on IMDB

Paul Morrissey on Twitter

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Cornelius Burroughs is back and discussing a Live Action film for the first time from the IMDb list.¬† Steve Mazan and Denise talk all about 1999’s “The Matrix” with him.

How trendsetting is this film?

Is it rated to high OR too low?

How hot was Trinity?

What the hell is Keanu’s deal?

Is there something biblical going on here?

Should this now get credit as a female directed movie?

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

“The Matrix” on IMDb

Cornelius Burroughs on Facebook

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The highest ranking foreign film on the IMDb list is from Japan and it’s this week’s film. At #19 it’s Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai” from 1954. Rick Ramos and Tony DiJamco return to the club to watch and discuss this influential masterpiece.

Is there a director that wasn’t influenced by this?

How long did it take them to shoot?

Which Samurai was Martin Short in the American version?

Did Rick return Denise’s “Lars & the Real Girl” DVD?

Who influenced Kurosawa?

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

“Seven Samurai” on IMDb

Rick Ramos on the web

Tony Dijamco on Twitter

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Steve revisits one of the great moviegoing experiences of his life…and apparently everyone else’s. Star Wars geek comedian Jeff Capri talks about it all, Murray Valeriano jumps in with a fan theory, and screenwriter David Studebaker gives us a cameo.

Did Chewbacca invent the participation ribbon?

What does this have to do with women’s Soccer?

Does Lucas get the final say on everything?

Are there roosters on Tatooine?

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

“Star Wars” on IMDb

Steve on Facebook/Mazan Movie Club HOME

Jeff Capri Twitter

Murray Valeriano Twitter

David Studebaker Twitter

Comedian Lang Parker is back to talk her second film with a number title. Joining in on the fun is The Irish Critic LIVE and Denise & Steve Mazan. David Fincher’s “Se7en” gets the MMC treatment.

Is this the sickest mainstream movie ever?

Was Brad Pitt the right choice for the film?

Does anyone not want Gwyneth’s head in a box?

Could Somerset be the mastermind?

What’s the recipe for that spaghetti?

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

“Se7en” on IMDb

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Comedian Ralph Figueroa profiles his way back onto the podcast to talk about one of his favorite films, Jonathan Demme’s 1991 Genre busting, Oscar winning classic. Denise and The Irish Critic are such a pain Steve almost gives them the hose.

Was Jodie Foster the right choice?

Is the title stupid OR great?

Did it need the “The”?

Is Buffalo Bill still thinking with his tucked dick?

How many films or TV shows did this inspire?

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

“The Silence of the Lambs” on IMDb

Ralph Figueroa on Twitter

Steve Mazan on Facebook

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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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