Munsons at the Movies
Ep. 68 - Toni Collette (feat. Mike Rodmaker)

Ep. 68 - Toni Collette (feat. Mike Rodmaker)

August 11, 2022

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 Toni Collette. Best known for her roles as Lynn in The Sixth Sense (1999), Fiona in About a Boy (2002) and Annie in Hereditary (2018), Collette has established herself as one of Hollywood's premiere Australian actors. Joined once again by Mike Rodmaker, we discover the rules of netball together, complain about not making time to see Krampus, marvel at her talents as a musician, recognize her commitment to independent cinema, and sit back in awe as Rodmaker goes the extra mile to pursue a DVD copy for his movie review. How does Collette rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 67 - John Turturro (feat. Dames Marvs)

Ep. 67 - John Turturro (feat. Dames Marvs)

July 28, 2022

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 John Turturro. Best known his roles as Jesus Quintana in The Big Lebowski (1998), Pete in O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000), and Barton Fink (1991), Turturro is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. Joined once again by Dames Marvs of Loch 22 Productions, we do our best to survive without Rigby by discussing how Turturro inspired a former President’s relationship, his numerous projects with filmmakers like Spike Lee, the Coen Brothers, and Adam Sandler, his performances in the non-athletic sports movies, and why he’s so underrated but appreciated by the Munsons and his peers. Where does Turturro rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 66 - Chazz Palminteri (feat. David & Mark of Cinema Flavor)

Ep. 66 - Chazz Palminteri (feat. David & Mark of Cinema Flavor)

July 14, 2022

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 Chazz Palminteri. Best known for his roles as Sonny in A Bronx Tale (1993), Cheech in Bullets Over Broadway (1994), and Dave Kujan in The Usual Suspects (1995), Chazz has built a successful entertainment career playing gangster and law enforcement characters. Joined by first time guests, David and Mark of the Cinema Flavor podcast, we discuss Chazz’s early days as a bouncer alongside Dolph Lundgren, his astonishingly bad box office snapshot, James’ connection to A Bronx Tale and other Italian staples, and marvel at Chazz’s impressive stranglehold on the YouTube algorithm with his podcast. Where does Palminteri rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 65 - Susan Sarandon (feat. Laura Adams)

Ep. 65 - Susan Sarandon (feat. Laura Adams)

June 30, 2022

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 Susan Sarandon. Arguably best known for her roles as Louise in Thelma & Louise (1991), Annie in Bull Durham (1988), and Sister Helen in Dead Man Walking (1995), Sarandon has put together over 5 decades worth of acting performances. Joined for the second time by guest Munson, Laura Adams, we discuss how Sarandon broke Case's box office spreadsheet, the wild story behind how she got her first role, how much we collectively love Bull Durham, and detail all of the activism work she's done over the years. Where does Sarandon rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 64 - Angelina Jolie (feat. Lauren Hopkins)

Ep. 64 - Angelina Jolie (feat. Lauren Hopkins)

June 16, 2022

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 Angelina Jolie. Best known for her roles as Lisa in Girl, Interrupted (1999), Maleficent (2014), and Lara Croft, Jolie has become a household name (and face) in entertainment. Joined for the third time by guest Munson, Lauren Hopkins, we discuss her famous family ties, vampire-like obsession with blood, tumultuous relationship history, many iconic roles, and marvel at her incredible philanthropic impact over the years. We also find out how John Cho changed James' life, learn which movie Case would play hooky to watch, and deal with Kyle's mic, which decided to take the week off. Where does Angelina Jolie rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 63 - Maggie Smith (feat. Dan Craig)

Ep. 63 - Maggie Smith (feat. Dan Craig)

June 2, 2022

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 Maggie Smith. Best known for her roles as Violet Crawley in Downton Abbey, Professor McGonagall in the Harry Potter franchise, and Miss Jean Brodie (1969), we're going all the way back to the 1950's with our reviews in this episode. Joined for the fifth time by guest Munson, Dan Craig, we discuss her numerous Oscar nominated roles, the buddy action flick we all wished we could see with Maggie & Whoopi Goldberg, we're back in our bag talking gratuitous male nudity in films, and we debate her evolution as a performer over nine different decades. As James says, "This woman was born when Hitler was alive--she's seen some shit." Where does Dame Maggie Smith rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 62 - Halle Berry (feat. Aubrey McKay, Krystal Clark & Dane Mychal)

Ep. 62 - Halle Berry (feat. Aubrey McKay, Krystal Clark & Dane Mychal)

May 19, 2022

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 Halle Berry. Best known for her roles as Leticia in Monster’s Ball (2001), Catwoman (2004), and Sharon Stone in The Flintstones (1994), no one we’ve covered thus far comes close to her pop culture impact on and off screen. For the first time ever, 3 guests join Kyle and Case in this episode: Aubrey McKay, Krystal Clark and Dane Mychal. Together we discuss her challenging upbringing that included homelessness, her constant fight for dirty/gritty roles as a beautiful woman in Hollywood, the enormous impact of the Dorothy Dandridge role on her career, and the impressive feat of winning an Oscar and a Razzie. Where does Halle rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 61 - Anthony Mackie (feat. Mike Van De Voort)

Ep. 61 - Anthony Mackie (feat. Mike Van De Voort)

May 5, 2022

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 Anthony Mackie. Best known for his roles as Sergeant Sanborn in The Hurt Locker (2008), Sam Wilson/Falcon in the MCU, and Harry in The Adjustment Bureau (2011), the NOLA product has taken Hollywood by storm over the past two decades. Joined by first-time guest Munson, Mike Van De Voort, we discuss how his theater background has helped him on-screen, Mike's story of meeting Mackie at a bar, his ability to intelligently discuss hot topics like race, his entrepreneurial pursuits, and contemplate whether he'll win an Oscar one day. Where does Mackie rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 60 - Hailee Steinfeld (feat. Matti Groll)

Ep. 60 - Hailee Steinfeld (feat. Matti Groll)

April 21, 2022

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 H. Lee "Seinfeld" (aka Hailee Steinfeld). Best known for her roles as Mattie Ross in True Grit (2010), Emily in Pitch Perfect 2/3, and Kate Bishop in Hawkeye (2022), Hailee came out the gate on fire with an Oscar nomination for her first major role, and has only continued to impact entertainment since. Joined once again by Matti Groll, we discuss her surprisingly strong box office impact, her propensity to play angsty/quirky/obnoxious characters, the infusion of her musical and acting careers, and ponder when she will make a shift in the types of roles she plays. Where does Steinfeld rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 59 - Dan Hedaya (feat. Jay Ledbetter)

Ep. 59 - Dan Hedaya (feat. Jay Ledbetter)

April 7, 2022

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 Dan Hedaya. Best known for his roles as Julian Marty in Blood Simple (1984), the dad in Clueless (1995), and Jeff Rabin in The Usual Suspects (1995), Dan Hedaya has built a remarkably long career as a character actor. Joined once again by Jay Ledbetter of the InSession Film Podcast, we discuss Hedaya’s Syrian Jewish upbringing, his iconic chest hair in films like Alien: Resurrection (1997), Jay’s potential long-time grudge against Hedaya, and ponder as a group whether he’s receiving a pension for all the cop roles he’s played over the years. Where does Hedaya rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

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