Munsons at the Movies
Ep. 52 - Luis Guzmán

Ep. 52 - Luis Guzmán

December 30, 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 life & career of Luis Guzmán. Best known for his roles as Ray in Traffic (2000), Nacho Reyes in Carlito's Way (1993), and Raddimus in Waiting... (2005), Guzmán has built a career as one of the more prolific character actors in Hollywood. Our first time without a guest in a while, we discuss Guzmán's specific motivations as a young actor, his sweet spot in law enforcement, criminal, or comic relief roles, how he shares the screen well with other prominent actors, and topics like being catdads, playing Vice City, and which of his movies haven't aged well. Where does Guzmán rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 51 - Dennis Haysbert (feat. Cam Sully)

Ep. 51 - Dennis Haysbert (feat. Cam Sully)

December 16, 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 Dennis Haysbert. Best known for his roles as Pedro Cerrano in Major League (1989), President Palmer in 24 (2001-07), and the guy in the Allstate Commercials (2004-present), Haysbert has one of the most recognizable voices in Hollywood. Joined once again by cult film extraordinaire, Cam Sully of the Jacked Up Review Show Podcast, we discuss Haysbert’s various athletic abilities, his propensity to play authority figures throughout his career, his weird connections to Kanye West & Denzel Washington, and we create the definitive top Dennis Haysbert roles list the world needed. Where does Haysbert rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 50 - Jim Carrey (feat. Mike Rodmaker)

Ep. 50 - Jim Carrey (feat. Mike Rodmaker)

December 2, 2021

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

For the much anticipated episode 50, we welcome Warren back from mini-retirement to explore the career of Jim Carrey. Best known for his roles as Ace Ventura, Stanley Ipkiss in The Mask (1994), and Joel in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Carrey is undoubtedly one of the best comedic performers of our generation. Joined once again by Mike Rodmaker, we discuss our go-to Carrey films/performances, Carrey’s comedic influences, his random friendships with Tupac & Stephen Hawking, his unreal run of movies from 1994-2003, his 4 Razzie nominations, and his humble origins as a stand-up comedian in Canada. Where does Carrey rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 49 - Laura Linney (feat. John Rigby)

Ep. 49 - Laura Linney (feat. John Rigby)

November 18, 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 Laura Linney. Best known for her roles as Wendy Byrde in Ozark (2017-22), Sammy in You Can Count on Me (2000), and Abigail Adams in John Adams (2008), Linney has quietly put together a remarkable career in film, television, and theater. Joined once again by John Rigby, we discuss her status as the oldest Oscar nominee to have a child, her ability to play a wide range of character ages, contemplate her top 10 film roles, and decide whether Linney's middle of the road box office status affects her overall score. Where does Linney rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

Ep. 48 - Daryl Hannah (feat. Dames Marvin)

Ep. 48 - Daryl Hannah (feat. Dames Marvin)

November 4, 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 Daryl Hannah. Best known for her roles as Elle Driver in the Kill Bill films, Darien in Wall Street (1987), and Madison in Splash (1984), Hannah was once on top of the acting world in the 80's and 90's. Joined once again by Dames Marvs of Project Nerd's CF3 TV YouTube show, we discuss Dames' numerous connections to the plot of Daryl's films, how we suffered through movies like Storm Seekers (2009) and Zombie Night (2013) for y'all, her bravery to call out Harvey Weinstein and how that affected her career, and argue whether she deserve winning a Razzie for her role in Wall Street. Where does Hannah rank on the Munson Meter? Listen to find out.

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.

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