Munsons at the Movies
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.

Ep. 37 - Seth Green (feat. Tony Gebhardt)

Ep. 37 - Seth Green (feat. Tony Gebhardt)

June 3, 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 Seth Green. Best known for his roles as Chris Griffin in Family Guy (1999-Present), Scott in the Austin Powers films, and the creator of Robot Chicken (2005-Present), Seth is the 2nd straight child actor selected by the wheel. Joined by guest Munson, Tony of the Flicks XRayed podcast, we discuss Seth's weird connection to the New Orleans Saints and Blink 182, his role in the batshit Hotel New Hampshire (1984), compare his career to other child actors like Macaulay Culkin, and do our best to highlight the incredible amount of television he's done throughout his career. Where does Seth's career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 36 - Dakota Fanning (feat. Sam Phillips)

Ep. 36 - Dakota Fanning (feat. Sam Phillips)

May 20, 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 Dakota Fanning. Best known for her roles as Rachel in War of the Worlds (2005), Lucy in I Am Sam (2001), and Lupita in Man on Fire (2004), Dakota is the youngest actor ever to be invited to the AMPAS. Joined by guest Munson, Sam Phillips, we discuss the 3 distinct phases of Fanning's career (childhood, teen, and adult), her resume of working with acting legends, Sam's hilarious review of the abomination that is The Cat in the Hat (2003), and posit why James' cat loved Coraline (2009) more than him. Where does Fanning's career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 35 - Bonnie Hunt (feat. Laura Bennecke)

Ep. 35 - Bonnie Hunt (feat. Laura Bennecke)

May 6, 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 Bonnie Hunt. Best known for her roles as Sarah Whittle in Jumanji (1995), Jan Edgecomb in The Green Mile (1999), and her various talk shows and sitcoms as Bonnie, this proud Chicagoan has enjoyed a successful career in the entertainment industry. Joined once again by Laura Bennecke, a fellow Chicago actress herself, we discuss Bonnie's surprising box office success, her improv background with Second City, why she's become the female John Ratzenberger in the Pixar world, and how Warren's scoring makes him a modern day Ghandi. Where does Hunt's career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 34 - Chris Rock (feat. Aubrey McKay)

Ep. 34 - Chris Rock (feat. Aubrey McKay)

April 22, 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 Rock. Best known for his successful stand-up comedy specials, and his roles as Caretaker in The Longest Yard (2005), Andre in Top Five (2014), and Rufus in Dogma (1999), Rock's 30+ year career has spanned comedy, film, documentaries, television, commercials, music, directing, and producing. Joined by Aubrey McKay, we discuss Rock's impact on the African-American community, the insanity of Pootie Tang, his well-documented personal struggles, his connections to performers like Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandler, and properly commemorate the life and contributions of DMX. Where does Rock's career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 33 - Philip Seymour Hoffman (feat. Mike Rodmaker)

Ep. 33 - Philip Seymour Hoffman (feat. Mike Rodmaker)

April 8, 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 Philip Seymour Hoffman. Best known for his roles as Lancaster Dodd in The Master (2012), Truman Capote in Capote (2005), and Sandy Lyle in Along Came Polly (2004), Hoffman is often considered the best character actor of his generation. Joined once again by Mike Rodmaker, we discuss why we often associate him with his character in Twister, struggle to pick his top 10 roles (because he's so damn good in everything), and speculate whether he actively avoided acting with cast members of the Fast & Furious cinematic universe. Where does Hoffman's career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 32 - Gabriel Byrne

Ep. 32 - Gabriel Byrne

March 25, 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 Gabriel Byrne. Best known for his roles as Keaton in The Usual Suspects (1995), Tom in Miller's Crossing (1990) and Dr. Paul Weston in In Treatment (2008-10), Gabriel Byrne has become of the most prominent Irish actors working today. Among other topics, we discuss his propensity for playing historical characters, prestigious recognition from Ireland as a cultural ambassador, Byrneholics.com fame, and why 'noids shouldn't fraternize with doodles. Where does Byrne's career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 31 - Keith David (feat. Cam Sully)

Ep. 31 - Keith David (feat. Cam Sully)

March 11, 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 Keith David. Best known for his roles as Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog (2009), Frank in They Live (1988), and Childs in The Thing (1982), Keith David has built a successful career of 300+ credits across film, television, documentaries, video games, and the theater. Joined by Cam Sullivan of the Jacked Up Review Show Podcast, we discuss his excellence in cult films, impressive voiceover work, award-winning documentary narration, and talk sarcastically about why one of his films might make the Mount Rushmore of films alongside Casablanca, Citizen Kane, and The Godfather. Where does David’s career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

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