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Mazan Movie Club

Let's be honest... a Movie Club is way more fun than a book club (except for credits & subtitles NO READING!). Join in as we discuss, dissect & debate the IMDB Top Rated movies. We are counting them down from #101. Check out the list of films and chime in on social media--we will include your critique or comments in the show. It's a club! For cinephiles and regular movie lovers alike. We want your opinions on the movies and their place on the IMDB list. Hosted by Emmy-Winning Writer & Comedian Steve Mazan
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Jan 16, 2019

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

Steve's Corporate Comedy Website

Jan 10, 2019

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

Steve's Comedy Website

Denise Mazan on Instagram

 

Jan 5, 2019

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

Steve's Corporate Comedy Website

 

 

Dec 28, 2018

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

Steve's Comedy Website

 

Dec 18, 2018

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

Dec 11, 2018

4 Angry comedians discuss "12 Angry Men" on this week's Mazan Movie Club. Gary Brightwell, Jeff Capri and a tardy Eric Toms join Steve Mazan to talk about Sidney Lumet's 1957 directorial debut. 

Does this deserve a Top 5 spot?

Did Jack Warden deserve an Oscar nod?

Who's paying for those knife marks on the jury table?

Is a polo shirt with a tie a good look?

Is this one of the best casts assembled?

Is this "cinematic"?

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

"12 Angry Men" on IMDb

Gary Brightwell's Website

Jeff Capri's Website

Eric Toms online

Steve Mazan's Comedy Website

Steve Mazan on Facebook

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

 

Dec 4, 2018

Actor/Comedian Lawrence Thomas joins the podcast to discuss Spielberg's highest rated film on IMDb "Schindler's List" a film he had never seen before. Plus the Irish Critic!

Did he/we cry?

Is this a rewatchable movie?

Who is better Neeson or Fiennes?

Is this Spielberg's best?

Why no Easter eggs or bloopers?

Is the girl in red coat one of the most iconic film images ever?

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

Schindler's List on IMDb

Lawrence Thomas on Facebook

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Steve Mazan on Facebook

Steve on Twitter

Steve's Corporate Comedy Website

 

Nov 27, 2018

From the great film year of 1994 comes another game-changer, Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction." Filmmaker/Comedian Eric Toms comes back on the podcast to discuss pulp, filmmaking, screenwriting, style and everything else about the influencer of the last quarter century. 

Did this film deserve the Best Picture Oscar?

Did Mia and Vincent deserve that Twist Contest trophy?

Did Vincent basically ruin everything?

Would YOU wear an asswatch?

Can you ever experience it like the first time?

Was this movie the adrenaline shot Hollywood needed?

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

"Pulp Fiction" on IMDb

Eric Toms on Twitter

Steve Mazan on Facebook

Home of the Mazan Movie Club (chime in HERE)

Steve's Comedy Website

Nov 20, 2018

Longtime contributor John Brune joins the podcast to discuss one of his Top 10, the finale of Sergio Leone's Eastwood trilogy about the man with no name. 

Does Eastwood have a name or not?

Is Eli Wallach really the star?

Is this the most recognizable score ever?

Was does this have to do with The Sweathogs?

Did "Star Wars" and "Apocalypse Now" steal from this?

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

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" on IMDb

John Brune's website

Steve Mazan on Facebook/Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Steve's Comedy Website

Nov 14, 2018

Reese Golchin jumps back into the club to discuss another club---"Fight Club"...him and Steve break rules 1&2 and talk about it in depth. Tyler Durden would let it slide.

Could this be made anytime other than when it was?

Can you believe it's almost 20yrs old?

Is this the greatest twist in cinema?

Are we missing another possible twist?

What's Rosie O'Donnel's problem?

Is this Pitt, Norton or Fincher's best?

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

"Fight Club" on IMDb

Reese Golchin on Instagram

Steve Mazan On Facebook/Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Steve's Comedy Website

Nov 7, 2018

Steve talks about one of his favorite movies with Comedians Jamie Ward & Conrad Bromberek. Plus The Irish Critic is back to share her opinion on 1994's "Forrest Gump"

Did this deserve Best Picture of 1994?

What disease did Jenny have?

Did Hanks go full retard?

Is it darker than it seems on the surface?

Do we treat this film like Jenny treats Forrest?

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

"Forrest Gump" on IMDb

Conrad Bromberek on Twitter

Jamie Ward on Twitter

Steve Mazan on Facebook

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Steve's Comedy Website

Oct 31, 2018

Comedian Jacob Sirof joins Steve Mazan to discuss #13 on IMDb "The Empire Strikes Back" and destroys all the conventional wisdom on the entire saga.

Is this better than the original?

Is there a Wampa on Hoth that goes by the name "Lefty"?

Was Lucas making it up as he went along?

Could Han Solo be selected for the Supreme Court?

What's up Yoda's ass beside's Frank Oz?

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

"The Empire Strikes Back" IMDb

The Mazan Movie Club Home/Steve Mazan

Jacob Sirof on Twitter

Steve Mazan on Twitter

Steve's Comedy home

 

Oct 24, 2018

Comedian Calvin Murata brings back his opinionated style to discuss one of his all-time favorites. Denise is back too...or is she? It all might be in Steve's dream as we discuss "Inception" from 2010.

Is this Hollywood at its best?

Is this one of the most original movies ever?

Is there such thing as a bad Michael Caine impression?

Who doesn't like Marion Cotillard?

Does that top stop spinning?

What is Christopher Nolan smoking?

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

"Inception" on IMDb

Calvin Murata on Twitter

Denise Mazan on Instagram

Steve Mazan on Facebook/Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Steve's Comedy Home

 

Oct 9, 2018

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

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Steve's Comedy Website

Oct 1, 2018

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

Steve on Facebook/The Home of the Mazan Movie Club 

Steve's Comedy Home

Sep 26, 2018

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

Steve Mazan and the Mazan Movie Club's Home on Facebook

Steve's Comedy Home

 

Sep 18, 2018

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 badd?

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

Steve Mazan on Facebook/Home of the Mazan Movie Club

 

 

 

Sep 12, 2018

Rick Ramos & Denise Mazan finish their borrowed DVD war before Steve settles them down to discuss all things "Goodfellas"

Is this Scorsese's best?

Is this the mob's best film?

Is there any plot?

Is Tommy funny?

Is there too much pantomime for a podcast?

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

"Goodfellas" on IMDb

"Watch This w/Rick Ramos"

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Steve on Facebook

Steve's Comedy Home

 

 

Sep 6, 2018

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

Steve Mazan on Facebook/Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Steve's Comedy Home

Aug 28, 2018

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

Home of Steve & the Mazan Movie Club

Steve's Comedy Website

Aug 23, 2018

Thank God for subtitles! Single language reviewer and host Steve Mazan combines forces with first time viewer The Irish Critic to give "City of God" the once over.

How much does this owe to "Good Fellas" 

Are there any redeeming characters? 

How can these real people be better actors than half of Hollywood?

How has this director not done more?

What's this got to do with Muppets?

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

City of God on IMDB

Steve and the Home of the MMC

Aug 8, 2018

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

 

Jul 31, 2018

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

Everything Lang Parker

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Steve on Facebook

Steve's Comedy Website

 

Jul 24, 2018

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

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Steve's Comedy Website

Jul 16, 2018

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

Steve on Facebook/ MMC Home

Steve's Comedy Website

 

 

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