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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