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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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Apr 16, 2019

Host Steve Mazan is joined by fellow comedian Aaron Yankosky to discuss one of his favorites  the genre-bending "JAWS" from 1975.

Is this a Horror film? Drama? Action?

Who had the bigger jumpstart Spielberg or John Williams?

Is a New York City Cop always better than an expert?

What's up with the shooting stars?

Did Pippin the Dog become an appetizer?

How did Robert Shaw no get nominated?

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

"JAWS" on IMDB

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Apr 9, 2019

The Marx Brothers make their first appearance on the podcast with their most complete film "A Night at the Opera" from 1935. Radio DeeJay Gerrie Burke joins us to discuss this favorite of his. The Irish Critic gives us a review of the Brothers themselves. 

Is this Chico's shining moment?

Where is Zeppo?

Do kids know any of these guys?

Is Groucho a misogynist?

Is Margaret Dumont the greatest straightman of all-time?

All these questions and a lot more get answered on this week's podcast.

"A Night at the Opera" in IMDb

Gerrie Burke on Facebook

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Steve Mazan on Facebook

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Apr 3, 2019

What a fun revisiting of Mike Nichols second film "The Graduate"...thought of as a youth classic is it even better as it (and you) get older? Comedian Paul Morrissey joins us to discuss it as well as an extended visit with the Irish Critic.

Do we have a movie without the soundtrack?

Is Mrs. Robinson really that bad?

Did Norman Fell get typecast from this?

Is this movie and Mike Nichols career underrated?

Was Benjamin a virgin?

Is the ending a Shymalan-worthy twist?

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

"The Graduate" on IMDb

Comic Paul Morrissey on the internet

Steve Mazan and the Home of the Mazan Movie Club

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Mar 26, 2019

Host Steve Mazan is joined by comedian Paul Morrissey to discuss 1967's Norman Jewison racially-charged Best Picture winner "In the Heat of the Night"  

Is this even the best film of 1967 let alone #75 ever?

Did Poitier nail the "Mr Tibbs" line?

Is the real racial injustice Steiger winning Best Actor?

Did Quincy Jones metaphorically slap Sam the Sham in the face?

What was worse the police corruption or the police incompetence?

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

"In the Heat of the Night" on IMDb

Paul Morrissey online

Steve Mazan on Facebook

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Mar 21, 2019

John Brune comes back to the podcast to discuss one his favorites with host Steve Mazan: "Blade Runner" from 1982. Number 97 on the AFI list.

Which version is the best?

Is Deckard a replicant?

Is Everyone a replicant?

Were we owed more Rutger Hauer?

Is Ridley Scott at the top of his game here...or on the way?

Do they need a better replicant test?

Are Andies too cute a name?

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

"Blade Runner" on IMDb

John Brune online

Steve Mazan and the Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Steve's Corporate Comedian website

Mar 12, 2019

Host Steve Mazan is joined by comedian Jeff Johnson to discuss the second Billy Wilder/Jack Lemmon teaming in a row--1960's Best picture winner "The Apartment"

Is this a romantic comedy?

Is this better than "Psycho" and "Spartacus"?

Who is today's Shirley Maclaine?

Did "When Harry Met Sally" borrow heavily from this?

What's with all the slapping?

Was Jack Lemmon a stalker?

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

'The Apartment" on IMDb

Jeff Johnson online

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Steve Mazan on Facebook

Steve Mazan's Corporate Comedian website

Mar 5, 2019

Host Steve Mazan is joined by fellow comedian JR Berard to discuss everything about Billy Wilder's 1959 highly regarded comedy "Some Like it Hot"

Is Marilyn Monroe the sexiest woman to hit the big screen?

Who is hotter Daphne or Josephine?

Is Billy Wilder in the Kubrick category?

Is this the best comedy ever?

What does this have to do with the mechanical bull in "Urban Cowboy"?

Does Tom Hanks owe this movie his life?

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

"Some Like it Hot" on IMDb

Comedian JR Berard on social TWITTER

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Steve Mazan on Facebook

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Feb 28, 2019

The Irish Critic joins host Steve Mazan for a full breakdown of the 1976 Watergate drama "All the President's Men."

Is it Woodward & Bernstein or vice-versa?

Is Alan J. Pakula not getting enough respect?

Was investigative journalism this silly?

How lucky are these guys to be played by Redford & Hoffman?

Was it Forrest Gump who really called in the burglary?

Did we get shortchanged on Jason Robards?

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

"All the President's Men" on IMDb

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Comedian Steve Mazan on Facebook

Steve Mazan's Corporate Comedian Website

 

Feb 19, 2019

Dr./Comedian/Traveler/Shoe Enthusiast Laura Hayden is back to discuss the movie that made Meryl Streep MERYL. 1982's "Sophie's Choice" from director Alan J Pakula.

Does everyone know what a Sophie's choice is now?

Is anyone even close to Meryl Streep as an actor?

How unique is Kevin Kline's introduction?

Does Sophie really make two gut-wrenching decisions?

Does the Irish Critic have a favorite child?

Is Meryl Streep hot to men or just women?

All these questions and more get answered on a surprisingly light and funny episode of the Mazan Movie Club.

"Sophie's Choice" on IMDb

Laura Hayden on the internet

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Steve Mazan's Corporate Comedy website

 

Feb 13, 2019

Host Steve Mazan is joined by comedian Benari Poulten to discuss the Film Noir Classic from 1949 "The Third Man" with Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles and behind the camera Carol Reed.

Is this the quintessential noir?

Was Welles still thin? 

Can you ever get enough Zither?

Do the car scenes stick out?

Did Valli make the right choice?

Which is better...Orson's entrance OR his speech?

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

"The Third Man" on IMDb

Benari Poulten on the Internet

Steve Mazan on Facebook

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Corporate Comedian Steve Mazan's website

Feb 8, 2019

Host Steve Mazan interviews himself about D.W. Griffith's 1916 groundbreaker "Intolerance"

Was this made because Griffith was intolerant with his previous film?

Are the special effects some of the best considering the era?

What does all that cradle rocking signify?

How does Ray Bradbury play into all this?

Can you have a silent-era podcast?

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

Intolerance on IMDB

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Corporate Comedian Steve Mazan's Website

Jan 29, 2019

On to the AFI list! This week we twist again like we did last summer (when we did Psycho)...this time it's M. Night Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense" from 1999. When M. was killing it and Bruce still had some hair.

Is this the greatest twist in film history?

Is Donnie Wahlberg's acting the bigger twist?

What is ASMR and was Osment a pioneer?

Do we deserve a "Seventh Sense" sequel?

How angry is that prospective boyfriend?

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

"The Sixth Sense" on IMDb

Comedian Jamie Fritz online

Host and Corporate Comedian Steve Mazan on Facebook

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Corporate Comedian Steve Mazan site

 

Jan 23, 2019

Host Steve Mazan is joined by his childhood movie friend Ralph Riske to play a game and discuss the best uses of songs in film. Whether it be an original song written for the film OR an old favorite perfectly placed to set a vibe, what are the best uses of tunes in movies?

What song is the most inseparable from its film?

How many films were made because of a song?

Where are "I Will Always Love You" and "My Heart Will Go On?"

Is Patrick Swayze the greatest singing actor of all time?

Favorite Stallone? Frank or Sly?

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

Ralph Riske on Twitter

Steve Mazan on Facebook

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Steve Mazan's Corporate Comedy Website

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

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Steve Mazan on Facebook

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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

 

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