Episodes
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 30+ year career of Rene Russo. Best known for her roles as Catherine Banning in The Thomas Crown Affair, Lorna Cole in Lethal Weapon 3/4, and Nina in Nightcrawler, Russo is a household name to anyone who watched action movies in the 1990s. We discuss her early modeling career, lack of television work, five-year break from acting, and...
Published 09/24/20
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 Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Best known for her roles as Dido in Belle, Noni in Beyond the Lights, and Prema in Concussion, Mbatha-Raw is quietly establishing herself as a versatile actor with a background in dance and stage work. We discuss our collective adoration for her Black Mirror episode and our collective despair towards Jupiter...
Published 09/10/20
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 Mahershala Ali with photographer and documentary filmmaker, Mike Rodmaker. Best known for his roles as Remy in House of Cards, Juan in Moonlight and Dr. Shirley in Green Book, Ali is the first actor we've covered who has won multiple Academy Awards. We discuss his early days in college basketball and rap, his undeniable...
Published 08/27/20
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 Rebecca Hall. Best known for her roles as Vicky in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Claire in The Town and Sarah in The Prestige, Hall has quietly put together a successful career that spans three decades in film and theater. We discuss her family roots in stage productions, her absolute acting precision in emotionally broken...
Published 08/13/20
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 16-year career of Rami Malek. Best known for his roles as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, Elliot Alderson in Mr. Robot, and Ahkmenrah in the Night at the Museum franchise, Malek is already halfway to an EGOT. Joined by our guest Munson, Jon Bell, we discuss how impressed we were by Malek's acting prowess, gush over the...
Published 07/30/20
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 unconventional career of Chris Tucker. Best known for his roles as Smokey in Friday, James Carter in the Rush Hour trilogy, and Ruby Rhod in The Fifth Element, Tucker was once the highest paid actor in Hollywood. Joined by our guest Munson, Mark Gehrke, we discuss Tucker's meteoric rise as an actor, some of his personal struggles, and...
Published 07/16/20
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 35-year career of Natasha Lyonne. Best known for her roles as Nicky in Orange is the New Black, Jessica in American Pie & Nadia in Russian Doll, Natasha has one of the most unique Hollywood career paths we've explored so far. Joined by our guest Munson, Cori Wallace, we discuss her early days as a child actor, her rise to stardom...
Published 07/02/20
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 fascinating career of Djimon Hounsou. Best known for his roles as Solomon in Blood Diamond, Korath in Guardians of the Galaxy, and Cinque in Amistad, Djimon has quietly put together a rather substantial career in film and television. He's been nominated for 2 Oscars, was the 8th Black actor to be nominated and is one of a handful of...
Published 06/18/20
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 are down one Munson (Warren) but are joined by John Rigby, Mark's identical twin, to discuss the life and career of Allison Janney. Best known for her roles as LaVona in I Tonya, C.J. in The West Wing, and Bonnie in Mom, Janney carries an impressive background in television, film, and theater. With two Rigby's at the helm, can you pick out their...
Published 06/04/20
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 are joined by Dan Craig, a high school english and film teacher to discuss the life and career of Chris O'Dowd. Best known for his roles as Officer Rhodes in Bridesmaids, Roy Trenneman in The IT Crowd and Sean Murphy in Moone Boy, O'Dowd's Irish roots (and accent) follow him in most of his projects. We learned that films featuring O'Dowd tend to...
Published 05/21/20
Published 05/07/20
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 are joined by Chip Hessenflow of the Too Much Scrolling podcast to discuss the life and career of James Marsden. Best known for his roles as Prince Edward in Enchanted, Corny Collins in Hairspray, and Scott Summers/Cyclops in the X-Men franchise, Marsden has been one of the busiest actors in Hollywood since his start in 1993. While many of his...
Published 05/07/20
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 discuss the life and career of Ken Watanabe. Best known for his roles as Katsumoto in The Last Samurai, Saito in Inception, and General Kuribayashi in Letters from Iwo Jima, there's no doubt that Watanabe is supremely talented on and off the screen. We examine those iconic roles, alongside his early roles like Gun in Tampopo, a long career of work...
Published 04/28/20
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 are joined by Dane Mychal of the CF3 podcast (Cult Fans, Films & Finds). We discuss the life and career of Alicia Vikander. Best known for her roles as Gerda in The Danish Girl, Ava in Ex Machina, and Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, Vikander has become a world-wide phenomenon. We examine those iconic roles, alongside her early work in films like A...
Published 04/23/20
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 discuss the life and career of Craig Robinson. Best known for his roles in hit comedies like Pineapple Express and This is the End, Robinson has become one of Hollywood's most recognized comedic actors. We examine those iconic roles, alongside his work in smaller projects like Morris from America, Austin Found, and An Evening with Beverly Luff...
Published 04/09/20
Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies Podcast. Each episode, we delve deep into the filmography and impact of a randomly selected actor.In this Munson's Choice episode, we discuss the life and career of Jessica Chastain. Nominated for 2 Oscars for her roles in Zero Dark Thirty and The Help, Chastain has put together quite a career over the past 15 years. We examine her powerhouse performances in films like Miss Sloane, Molly's Game and Take Shelter, and dig into some of her lesser known roles....
Published 03/31/20
Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies Podcast. Each episode, we delve deep into the filmography and impact of a randomly selected actor.In this episode, we discuss the life and career of Chris Pratt. Known best for his role as Starlord from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, Pratt has certifiably risen to the heights of other leading men in Hollywood. We discuss his early roles like Deep in the Valley, Parks and Rec, and 10 Years, and examine his major roles like The LEGO Movie. Where does...
Published 03/26/20
Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies Podcast. Each episode, we delve deep into the filmography and impact of a randomly selected actor.In this episode, we discuss the life and career of Regina Hall. Known best for her role as Brenda in the Scary Movie franchise, Regina Hall has quietly built a career that spans more than just parody films. We discuss her roles in movies like Support the Girls, Law Abiding Citizen, Girl's Trip, Shaft, and more. Where does her career rank on the Munson Meter?...
Published 03/12/20
Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies Podcast. Each episode, we delve deep into the filmography and impact of a randomly selected actor. In this episode, we discuss the life and career of John Lithgow. You know him best from roles such as Lord Farquaad (Shrek), Winston Churchill (The Crown), Dick Solomon (3rd Rock from the Sun) and Qualen (Cliffhanger), but we discovered that no matter the quality of the production, Lithgow tends to shine. Where does his career rank on the Munson Meter? Listen...
Published 02/27/20
Welcome to the Munsons at the Movies Podcast. Each episode, we delve deep into the filmography and impact of a randomly selected actor. In this episode, we discuss the life and career of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, starting with his earliest work (Holy Matrimony), some of the duds (Juror), and his all-time memorable performances (Inception, 50/50, 500 Days of Summer, The Dark Knight Rises, etc.). Where does his career rank on a scale of 1-100? Listen in to find out. 
Published 02/11/20