Munsons at the Movies
Ep. 47 - Jamie Lee Curtis (feat. Stephanie Malone)

Ep. 47 - Jamie Lee Curtis (feat. Stephanie Malone)

October 21, 2021

Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies Podcast. Each episode we delve into the filmography and impact of a randomly selected actor.

In this horror-themed Halloween episode, we explore the career of Jamie Lee Curtis. Best known for her roles as Laurie Strode in the Halloween franchise, Helen in True Lies (1994) and Tess in Freaky Friday (2003), Curtis is nothing short of an icon with film credits in six separate decades. Joined by Stephanie Malone (The Angry Princess), known for her work with MorbidlyBeautiful.com and the Cheer & Loathing Podcast, we discuss Curtis' impact on the horror genre, her ability to play a diverse array of roles, James' lack of adoration for the Kranks, folks who share a birthday with Kyle, and listen in awe as Stephanie gushes over Curtis' impressive career. Where does Curtis' career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 46 - Chloë Grace Moretz (feat. Laura Adams)

Ep. 46 - Chloë Grace Moretz (feat. Laura Adams)

October 7, 2021

Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies Podcast. Each episode we delve into the filmography and impact of a randomly selected actor.

In this episode, we explore the career of Chloë Grace Moretz. Best known for her roles as Mindy/Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass (2010/2013), Isabelle in Hugo (2011) and Abby in Let Me In (2010), Moretz has accumulated quite the filmography since her acting start at 7 years old. Joined by first-time guest Munson, Laura Adams, we discuss James & Laura's sibling relationship, Chloë's roles in several iconic horror remakes, her memorable character in Shadow in the Cloud (2020), and discuss why she was named the 'Busiest Actress in Hollywood' at the age of 12. Where does Moretz's career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 45 - David Spade (feat. Dan Craig)

Ep. 45 - David Spade (feat. Dan Craig)

September 23, 2021

Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies Podcast. Each episode we delve into the filmography and impact of a randomly selected actor.

In this episode, we explore the career of David Spade. Best known for his roles as Joe Dirt (2001), Richard in Tommy Boy (1995), and his 79 episodes on Saturday Night Live (1990-2010), Spade has cornered the market on playing sarcastic wiseguys throughout his career. Joined once again by Dan Craig, we discuss Spade's awful box office performance, his surprising run of cameos on prominent television shows, try to guess how many films James couldn't finish, and argue about whether movies like The Wrong Missy are terrible or not. Where does Spade's career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 44 - Elliot Page (feat. Lauren Hopkins)

Ep. 44 - Elliot Page (feat. Lauren Hopkins)

September 9, 2021

Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies Podcast. Each episode we delve into the filmography and impact of a randomly selected actor.

In this episode, we explore the career of Elliot Page. Best known for his roles as Juno (2009), Ariadne in Inception (2010), and Kitty Pryde in the X-Men films, Page's personal and professional journey has been fascinating to watch over the past decade. Joined once again by Lauren Hopkins, we discuss Page's impressive range, how gender identity has played a role throughout his career, how Brett Ratner is an asshole, Page's surprising box office success, and his very recent musical career. Where does Page's career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 43 - Chris Hemsworth (feat. Matti Groll)

Ep. 43 - Chris Hemsworth (feat. Matti Groll)

August 26, 2021

Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies Podcast. Each episode we delve into the filmography and impact of a randomly selected actor.

In this episode, we explore the career of Chris Hemsworth. Best known for his roles as Thor in the MCU, Tyler Rake in Extraction (2020), and James Hunt in Rush (2012), Hemsworth very quickly became a leading man in Hollywood. Joined once again by Matti Groll of the Movie Marathoners Podcast, we celebrate Matti's Ph.D., Hemsworth's family connection to Crocodile Dundee, Warren's hatred of Josh Peck, the "misogynistic loser dorks" who tanked Ghostbusters, and much more. Where does Hemsworth's career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 42 - Holly Hunter (feat. Jay Ledbetter)

Ep. 42 - Holly Hunter (feat. Jay Ledbetter)

August 12, 2021

Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies Podcast. Each episode we delve into the filmography and impact of a randomly selected actor.

In this episode, we explore the career of Holly Hunter. Best known for her roles as Ada in The Piano (1993), Jane in Broadcast News (1987), and Ed in Raising Arizona (1987), Hunter has been a steady force in Hollywood for almost 40 years. Joined by Jay Ledbetter of the InSession Film Podcast, we discuss Holly's Georgia roots, her borderline perfect performance in Broadcast News, her intimidating presence on and off screen, and much more. Where does Hunter's career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 41 - Aubrey Plaza (feat. Cori Wallace & Aubrey McKay)

Ep. 41 - Aubrey Plaza (feat. Cori Wallace & Aubrey McKay)

July 29, 2021

Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies Podcast. Each episode we delve into the filmography and impact of a randomly selected actor.

In this episode, we explore the career of Aubrey Plaza. Best known for her roles as Ingrid in Ingrid Goes West (2017), April Ludgate in Parks and Recreation (2009-15), and Julie in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Plaza has cornered the market on deadpan comedy. Down Warren and Rigby, for the first time ever, we are joined by two guest Munsons: Cori Wallace and Aubrey McKay. With their help, we discuss Aubrey's thievery from the current Commander-in-Chief, her massive break that led to 3 major acting roles, Cori's much anticipated review of Dirty Grandpa (2016), a shoutout to the sports acknowledgers over at the Pistol Shrimps Radio Podcast, and much more. Where does Plaza's career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 40 - Stanley Tucci (feat. Geoff Reid)

Ep. 40 - Stanley Tucci (feat. Geoff Reid)

July 15, 2021

Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies Podcast. Each episode we delve into the filmography and impact of a randomly selected actor.

In this episode, we explore the career of Stanley Tucci. Best known for his roles as Secondo in Big Night (1996), George Harvey in The Lovely Bones (2009) and Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games franchise, Tucci has been giving bald guys a good name in the acting scene since the 80s. Joined by guest Munson, Geoff Reid of the From First to Last Podcast, we discuss Tucci's early days as a Levi's Jeans model, Sir Geoffrey's unfortunate run-in with a Pauly Shore movie, Stanley's tendency to play a baddie, and examine just how closely he has flirted with the EGOT. Where does Tucci's career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 39 - Willem Dafoe (feat. Dan Craig)

Ep. 39 - Willem Dafoe (feat. Dan Craig)

July 1, 2021

Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies Podcast. Each episode we delve into the filmography and impact of a randomly selected actor.

In this episode, we explore the career of Willem Dafoe. Best known for his roles as Norman Osborn in Spider-Man (2002), Jesus in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Bobby in The Florida Project (2017), Dafoe is one of the most accomplished actors of the past 40 years. Joined briefly by guest Munson, Dan Craig, we discuss how Dafoe has more Razzie noms than the entire cast of the Fast & Furious universe, Dafoe's undeniable below the belt "gifts", a debate around whether Speed 2 is the worst movie we've ever seen, and James reveals how embarrassed he is that he loved Boondock Saints once upon a time. Where does Dafoe's career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 38 - Emily Blunt (feat. Mark Gehrke)

Ep. 38 - Emily Blunt (feat. Mark Gehrke)

June 17, 2021

Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies Podcast. Each episode we delve into the filmography and impact of a randomly selected actor.

In this episode, we explore the career of Emily Blunt. Best known for her roles as Rita in Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Emily in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), and Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns (2018), Emily has spent 20 years in the business showcasing her range as an actor. Joined by guest Munson, Mark Gehrke, we discuss her questionable career decisions surrounding Marvel roles, her Michael Buble connection, why Gehrke invites you to his home to watch Looper (2012), and make it abundantly clear why the podcast doesn't kink shame. Where does Emily's career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

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