41 episodes

Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies podcast where we discuss a randomly selected actor on each episode and rate their career and impact off-screen on the Munson Meter.

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    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies podcast where we discuss a randomly selected actor on each episode and rate their career and impact off-screen on the Munson Meter.

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

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Ep. 40 - Stanley Tucci (feat. Geoff Reid)

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Ep. 39 - Willem Dafoe (feat. Dan Craig)

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep. 38 - Emily Blunt (feat. Mark Gehrke)

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep. 37 - Seth Green (feat. Tony Gebhardt)

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Ep. 36 - Dakota Fanning (feat. Sam Phillips)

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

tibblerrr ,

Fresh take on podcasts for movie lovers

These guys have done a great job of tackling a new and interesting approach to movie podcasts. Instead of exploring a specific movie or universe, they deep dive actors in an informative but entertaining way.

Not only do they explore each actor’s body of work (chronologically, mind you, which I appreciate) but they offer insights to their personal lives, interesting pieces of info from their rise to stardom/experience throughout stardom, as well as some nuances or quirks that you probably didn’t know about most of the actors they cover.

What’s also nice about the podcast structure is that you can go back and pick actors that interest you more than others without ever feeling lost or confused in the episode continuum (although each episode is certainly worth listening to).

From someone who loves movies and learning more about actors I highly recommend this pod.

TravelingMontrealer ,

Awesomely entertaining!

Love this crew and their conversations! It’s a highly entertaining podcast and they do their research! Highly recommend!

PGHlauren ,

Highly recommend

This is a great podcast for movie fans! The Munsons do a great rundown of each actor’s filmography in a concise, yet thorough format. The team is entertaining and insightful, and I look forward to their thoughts each episode!

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