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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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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

 

 

Jul 11, 2018

Roberto Benigni's Oscar winning "Life is Beautiful" hits the podcast and Steve is joined by Denise Mazan and The Irish Critic to discuss it all...in English...without subtitles. Them, not the film.

Does it cross a line to have a comedy set in a concentration camp?

What does Benigni have that Robin Williams & Jerry Lewis don't?

How many times does popcorn get in your eye during this movie?

How recognizable would your mom be after a concentration camp?

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


"Life is Beautiful" on IMDb

Steve Mazan and the Mazan Movie Club on Facebook

Steve's Comedy Website

Jul 2, 2018

We round up the usual Mazan Movie Club members to discuss the biggest twist in film history. Plus comedian Mike Brody joins in to share his thoughts on Kevin Spacey's breakout role that won him an Oscar. 

Who had the biggest breakout, Spacey, Singer or Del Toro?

Did anyone figure this out on the first viewing?

When did Keyser Soze play for the Clubs?

How many Baldwins are there really?

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

"The Usual Suspects" on IMDb

Mike Brody on Facebook

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Host Steve Mazan on Facebook

Steve Mazan on Twitter

Steve's Comedy Website

 

Jun 25, 2018

Anime fan Cornelius Burroughs returns to discuss what has been called the greatest animated film of ALL time. The IMDb list seems to agree. It's Hayao Miyazaki 2nd appearance on the list with "Spirited Away" from 2001. 

Is this better than anything Disney or Pixar ever did?

What the hell is happening in this movie?

Is it all a nightmare or is just intended to induce them?

Is this the coolest thing bratty teenagers ever inspired?

Are those Americans?

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

"Spirited Away" on IMDb

Cornelius Burroughs on Facebook

Steve Mazan on Facebook

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Steve's Comedy Website

 

Jun 19, 2018

Spielberg won his second Best Director Oscar for this week's film "Saving Private Ryan"...War film aficionado & Comedian Tracy Barkley joins us to talk about why this is among the best. Plus Andy Beningo calls in to say it's one of the best films period!

Why do so many war films feel like two films in one?

Was this film another victim of Weinstein?

How did co-host Denise get so tough?

Did Spielberg get too sappy again?

Was Tom Hanks a jerk in his final breath?

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

Comedian Tracy Barkley on Facebook

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Steve on Facebook

Steve's Comedy Website

 

Jun 12, 2018

Dustin Wood jumps back into the club with a film he'd somehow never seen before, Luc Besson's "Leon: The Professional" from that great year of cinema 1994. Denise and the Irish Critic join Steve to cover it all.

Did Gary Oldman go too far?

Did Luc Besson go too far?

Did Natalie Portman's parents go too far?

Did Danny Aiello not go far enough?

Did the plant go too far outside?

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

"Leon: The Professional" on IMDb

Dustin Wood on Facebook

Steve Mazan on Facebook/The MMC Home

Steve's Comedy Website

 

Jun 5, 2018

Denise is back on the podcast to review a film she's never seen, Frank Darabont's second swing at Stephen King: "The Green Mile"...plus the Irish Critic!

How was Michael Clark Duncan the only person Oscar nominated for this film?

Is this the most faithful adaptation of a King book?

How did it take Sam Rockwell another 20years to win an Oscar?

Was this the best chubby Tom Hanks role?

Would you sit in a fake electric chair?

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

"The Green Mile" on IMDb

Steve Mazan on Facebook/The home of the Mazan Movie Club

Steve's Comedy Website

May 30, 2018

Christopher Nolan is once again back on the Mazan Movie Club with 2014's "Interstellar". Steve talks to The Irish Critic about it. The last sci-fi movie he made her watch was "2001" and that didn't end well. 

Is this Nolan's most humanity-laden film?

Can Michael Caine read anything and sound great?

Is Murphy's Law the one thing they got wrong?

Did McConaughey's daughter blow him off?

Is Anne Hathaway on another planet a happy ending?

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

"Interstellar" on IMDb

Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Steve on Facebook

Steve's Comedy Website

May 22, 2018

What's more shocking...the curb scene OR Ed Norton winning that basketball game and dunking?

Who edited this movie?

Was black & white a little hacky?

Who is better, Norton OR the supporting cast?

Did Derek go backwards after the ending of the film

Steve and guest Calvin Murata answer all these questions and more in this week's episode. Plus The Irish Critic and lots of great porn titles. 

"American History X" on IMDb

Steve on Facebook

The Mazan Movie Club Home

Calvin Murata on Twitter

May 16, 2018

Coincidentally "Psycho" comes up on the list on the same week as Mother's Day. Steve embraces that by having his mom as the guest. She discusses seeing Hitchcock's first horror film in the theater and what it was like then. 

Was Hitchcock gory for his time?

Why didn't The Irish Critic shower before this movie?

How did anyone keep the secrets when this came off?

Did Hitchcock slut shame?

Will that psychologist ever shut up?

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

"Psycho" on IMDb

Home of The Mazan Movie Club

Steve on Facebook

Steve's Comedy Home

May 8, 2018

Rick Ramos returns to the club to discuss his favorite western. The Irish Critic leaves a nasty voicemail. And Mae West makes an appearance.

How good of a villian is Henry Fonda?

Does Bronson make the harmonica look tough?

Who knew Jason Robards was a badass?

Can someone oil that windmill?

Is Morricone recycling?

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

"Once Upon a Time in the West" on IMDb

Steve Mazan on Facebook/Mazan Movie Club Home

Rick Ramos on Twitter

Steve Mazan's comedy home

May 1, 2018

Host Steve Mazan watches this for the first time and sees why it's so many filmmaker's favorite film.

Was there anything Chaplin couldn't do?

Did Charlie have a thing for blind women?

What does this have to do with Bruce Springsteen?

Did Einstein have a theory on this film?

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

"City Lights" on IMDb

Home of the Mazan Movie Club/Steve on Facebook

Steve's Comedy Website

Apr 24, 2018

Steve interviews Sean Robinson, who lists "Casablanca" as his favorite movie... and Jake Daniels who does not. But luckily the Irish Critic is here to break the tie between these two.

Is anything more beautiful than Ingrid Bergman in this movie?

How come the filmmakers didn't know they had a classic on their hands?

Is this a "Grandma Movie"?... and what does that mean?

Why does Morocco look so much like Burbank?

What does this have to do with John Wick?

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

"Casablanca" on IMDB

Steve Mazan on Facebook/HOme of the Mazan Movie Club

Jake Daniels on Facebook

Joker & Jester Comedy Tour

Apr 17, 2018

Comedian Jake Daniels joins Steve from the road to review the biggest French language film of all time. The Irish Critic calls in too, and Steve takes the call in the bathroom--it's not what you think.

Has this formula been done too much?

What's the best team of opposites to grace the screen?

Is this really better than "Citizen Kane"?

Should "Pet Sematary" be remade?

All these questions and more are answered in English on this week's Mazan Movie Club. 

"The Intouchables" on IMDb

Steve Mazan on Facebook/The Home of the Mazan Movie Club

Jake Daniels on Facebook 

Steve's Comedy Website

Apr 9, 2018

Jake Daniels joins Steve from the road to discuss one of the greatest filmmakers and stars ever:Charlie Chaplin. And specifically his aptly titled "Modern Times" from 1936.

Is Chaplin a better comic actor or a filmmaker?

How hot is Paulette Goddard?

Is this film as modern as ever?

Did Chaplin think Blue Lives Mattered?

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

"Modern Times" on IMDB

MMC Home/Steve on Facebook

Jake Daniels on Facebook

Steve's Comedy Website

 

Apr 4, 2018

The Irish Critic joins Steve for a full discussion of Roman Polanski's Oscar winner from 2003 "The Pianist."

Did living through the Holocaust help Polanski make this film?

What happened to Adrien Brody's career after this film?

Is the Holocaust and having your fiance and child killed by the Manson family any kind of excuse for immoral behavior?

Who's a better piano player Adrien Brody or Ryan Gosling?

Was Halle Berry amused or angry at the surprise Oscar kiss?

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

"The Pianist" on IMDb

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

The Irish Critic on Facebook

Steve's Comedy Website

Mar 30, 2018

From the high seas, Martin Scorsese's "The Departed" gets a fresh watch with host Steve Mazan, comedians Andy Beningo & Larry Omaha, and virgin viewer but returning guest Cathy Mazan Murata.

Should this be the movie Scorsese won Director & Picture Oscars for?

Who wasn't in this movie?

Are these people Irish or Italian?

Did she fall funny?

Who else hates Mark Wahlberg (except in this)?

Was the rat at the end heavy-handed or something else?

All these questions and more are covered on this week's Mazan Movie Club!

"The Departed" on IMDb

Steve Mazan on Facebook/The Mazan Movie Club HOME

Andy Beningo on Facebook

Larry Omaha on Facebook

Steve's comedy website

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