99. The Best Snowcentric Movies

Friend of the podcast Zolton Szabadi joins the podcast to talk about the best snowcentric movies.

We are also visited by the world’s only Sommovielier. (hour 1:17:00 to jump to it)This man can perfectly match any mood to the appropriate movie and adult beverage. Want to simmer in angry, the Sommovielier can bring you to a boil. Do you need to snap out of a funk, laugh away a hard day? The Sommovielier will never let you down.
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97. Movies about being robbed.

On the heels of Erik’s car being broken into, and his most valuable position stolen, the guys deliver 41 minutes of hate rant.

Movies About Being Ripped Off…this one is personal. Send comments to feedback@thelazymuse.com, leave some on facebook or direct message via twitter. Jimmie can be found @thejimmieg and Erik’s handle is @TotallyKidding.

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96.3 The Best Films of 1996, Part III

Jimmie forces Billie into a glottal stop by misspelling her name, Josh goes to Germany, and Erik opens the doors to his Hall of These Films were made in 1996.  These are the best of the best.

Eric’s monuments list finally concludes with…

HOF: I love these movies more than the other movies of 1996 (36)

  • Big Night
  • Fargo
  • Bound
  • Trainspotting
  • Waiting for Guffman
  • Flirting With Disaster
  • Tree’s Lounge
  • Tin Cup
  • The Associate
  • Mother Night
  • Schizopolis
  • Kingpin
  • Walking and Talking
  • The Spitfire Grill
  • Get on the Bus
  • The Daytrippers
  • Brassed Off
  • Matilda: I need not remind you all of my love for Danny DeVito.
  • Happy Gilmore
  • Swingers
  • The Secret Agent
  • Night Falls on Manhattan
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Bottle Rocket
  • Breaking the Waves
  • Shine
  • Multiplicity
  • Bulletproof
  • Secrets and Lies
  • Lone Star
  • I Shot Andy Warhol
  • Box of Moon Light
  • Caught

Jimmie’s Short List

My Faves

Fargo

Trainspotting

The People vs. Larry Flynt

Mission: Impossible

James and the Giant Peach

Shine

Sling Blade

Waiting for Guffman

Bound

Mulholland Falls

Fat Guy Funny, or would have been if he didn’t die. Or,

Black Sheep

The Cable Guy

Multiplicity

Happy Gilmore

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96.2 The Best Films of 1996, Part II. The Better than NOT Best Ones

Jimmie, Erik, Billie Wildrick and Josh Carter, continue their discussion of the films released in 1996. These aren’t the best films of 1996, but none of them suck. Mostly.

Erik’s Epic List Continues with these….

OK…: Watch these movies for me and we’ll talk about our mixed feelings. (11)

  • The People Vs Larry Flynt
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Mission Impossible
  • The Birdcage
  • Independence Day
  • The Rock
  • Romeo + Juliet
  • Twister
  • Star Trek: First Contact
  • One Fine Day
  • Albino Alligator

OK!: Bring these movies to me. (16)

  • The Stendahl Syndrome
  • Citizen Ruth
  • The Pillow Book: Peter Greenaway with Ewan McGregor
  • A Family Thing
  • White Squall
  • Heaven’s Prisoners
  • Grace of My Heart
  • Fly Away Home
  • The Frighteners
  • That Thing You Do
  • Scream
  • From Dusk Til Dawn
  • Primal Fear
  • Sling Blade
  • Mars Attacks
  • Basquiat
  • The Cable Guy
  • Kansas City

If you made it down this far you can see what Jimmie picked.

Thats Fucking Interesting Man

I thought they would be bigger stars than they are

Primal Fear

2 Days in the Valley

I think I remember liking this

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96. The Best Films of 1996. The Not-Best Ones Episode

 96. The Best Films of 1996, Part I

The Not Best Ones Episode

We are joined by billieBillie Wildrick and Joshua joshCarter to celebrate the 96th episode of The Lazy Muses Podcast by talking about the best films of 1996. And as always we thank our German fan base for all their support.

Lets begin with some of Erik’s categories.

What the Fuck is This?! (13)

  • Gray’s Anatomy: Spaulding Gray and Steven Soderbergh?!
  • Flipper: Starring Elijah Wood and Paul Hogan?!
  • The Funeral: Walken, Ferrera and I haven’t seen it?!
  • Girl 6: You’re slipping, Gratton.
  • The Van: I’m not sure I knew there was a whole trilogy.
  • Santa with Muscles: what fresh shit is this little gem?!
  • Omega Doom: Rutger Hauer vs the robots!?
  • Killer Condom: !?!?!?!?!!!?
  • August: What the what?!
  • Rollergator: Roller. Gator.
  • Getting Away with Murder: Cannot possibly be good.
  • Carla’s Song: Carlyle and Scott Glenn
  • Der Unhold: Malcovich and Mueller-Stahl

Bad Sequels (8)

  • Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
  • Bloodsport 2
  • Poison Ivy II
  • A Very Brady Sequel
  • D3: The Mighty Ducks
  • Escape from LA
  • The Mirror Has Two Faces

Here are some of Jimmie’s picks

I thought they would be bigger stars than they are

I think I remember liking this

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95. Best Series Finales. Ever!

This week we talk about the dirty cops, hilariously long dreams, wayward teachers, and morticians. Just some of the shows that made our Best Series Finales of all time.

9. ALF: Dude is captured by the military and is by now a collection of jello-ish slides and raw materials.

8. Star Trek: The Next Generation
Would have worked much better without the subsequent movies and series proving that it was all a big lie.
7. Six Feet Under: Everything Star Trek: The Next Generation wanted to be.
6. The Wire: Great ending that far outshone the rest of the season.
5. Life on Mars: (UK, though the US finale was its best episode) Great ending, though somewhat further strangified by the sequel series ‘Ashes to Ashes’ thought it’s successful in the way Lost wanted to be.
4. M.A.S.H. : Another in a series of series finales remembered more for the final moment than for the entire episode. But what a final moment.
3. The Mary Tyler Moore Show: There’s something about the traditional curtain call for the studio audience that gets me every time.
2. 30 Rock: Perfect actual episode. Perfect closing episode. And, on a personal note, Liz Lemon is the perfect woman. “Hogcock: combination of ‘hogwash’ and ‘poppycock'”.
1. The Prisoner: My number one (pun intended..hahahahahaha). What a brilliant mess. Patrick effin McGoohan, series creator, writer, director, star, show runner.

Great last MOMENT of an okay finale:

  • Hill Street Blues: “Hill Street,” says the desk sergeant as he answers the phone and the lights dim.
  • Angel: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid without the criminal element.
  • Cheers: I have a crazy-good feeling left over from perceived ‘sad’ endings. Boy-girl don’t end up together, sign me up! Last little nod to Coach was a wonderful gut-punch.
  • Newhart: Spiraled out of control leading to that great final reveal.
  • Little House on the Prairie: They blow up the town.
  • Roseanne: My favorite of the “We’ve been lying to you for so long” finales.
  • The final moment of two 80s sitcoms: Cosby Show and Family Ties

Meh. I guess it worked:

  • Psych: They jumped the shark so gleefully and spectacularly in the final season that it’s hard not to love it.
  • The West Wing: Can’t imagine there was any way for this to completely satisfy me.
  • Dinosaurs: Well, how was it supposed to end?
  • David the fucking gnome: Look that shit up.
  • Quantum Leap: At least he never got home.
  • Frasier: Better than it had any right to be. This one was almost good enough to make my list due to the appearance of Daphne’s brothers: Richard E Grant, Robbie Coltrane, Anthony Lapaglia. Stellar.
  • Battlestar Galactica: Once they brought Bob Dylan into it, it stopped making sense.

I Never saw it, but people are in love:

  • Friday Night Lights
  • St. Elsewhere
  • Breaking Bad
  • HIMYM

Series Finales that came years too late and sucked a lot:

  • Dexter
  • Friends
  • Lost
  • Seinfeld

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94. Under Appreciated Mysteries

Jimmie and Erik are joined by their most accomplished and knowledgable guest to date, Erik’s Dad, Kevin Gratton. The topic topic du jour, mmmm, I’ll have that please, is Under-appreciated Mysteries, in which a big debate over the definition of ‘Under’ takes place.

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93. Best Action Movies of All Time, Part 2

Jimmie and Erik wrap up the most action-y of auctioneers. The bad asses the bad asses are afraid of, at least when it comes to fake fighting.

Rules

Much like we do when taking some actors or movies, and moving them to the ‘ Mt. Rushmore’ of said topic, I have created a Pantheon of Action Stars. The Mt. Olympus of the star that possess such a high level of bad-assery, it is simply unfair to put them amongst ere humans. So, here are my rules.

1. I must perceive the actor as a true bad-ass, not just an actor capable of living under the imaginary circumstances of bad-assery. This excludes such action stars as Keanu, Damon, Pitt, and yes, Harrison Ford, also Errol Flynn.

2. The actor should come from a generation in which the Action genre was recognized as such. Meaning, as its own,  separate genre. This is the toughest rule for me because of the greats it excludes. Like Buster Keaton, if he ain’t an Action Star, then there never has been an action star. Chaplin, Lancaster, and John Wayne also come before this time, and many others from the days before Technicolor. Theses are the Zues’ of Olympus and are not omitted due to lack of bad-assery, but rather, they are something more than a God. Also, Erik will know their work better than I, and will give them better due.

3. Having a serious career outside of Action movies doesn’t preclude you from my list, it just makes it very difficult. You’ll get your due on some other list. However, some may have made it.

4. Only ‘Americanized’ Asian action stars have made my list. Because 1) I do not read movies, and 2) and more importantly, comparing Asian movies stars to Western movies stars, is like being impressed that the original Dream Team beat Croatia in the 92’ Olympics. They are just better. However, a few have made my list.

5. The actor must have a legacy of bad-assery, in conjunction with my other rules, sorry Harrison. Han Solo and Indiana are indeed cool guys, but you sir, are not a bad-ass.

Mt. Olympus

  1. Jackie Chan: One sentence: Jackie Chan has done ALL, that deserves repeating, ALL. Jackie Chan has done ALL his own stunts, he has over 150 credits on his resume. He has stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is an operatically trained vocalist. This guy is credited with establishing the comedic kung-fu genre. He invented a form of bad-assery. For that, he is my number one.
  2. Sly Stallone: More than 90 movies, almost all of which are action movies. He’s 60+ years old, and still looks ripped and ready to rumble. Rocky or Rambo could be the icon for the Action Star Hall of Fame. 70’s, 80’s, part of the 90’s, then a bit of a lull, and in the aughts he came back strong with the Hollywood Squares of action movies, The Expendables. I’d say give this guy a statue if he didn’t already have one.
  3. Michelle Yeoh: Watch what this gal does in Police Story 3: Super Cop, and tell me she taint no bad-ass. She jumps a motorcycle onto a moving train. She really did that. And she’s drop dead buh-gorgeous.
  4. Arnold Schwarzenegger: Best, horrible one-liners ever. This guy has some funny in him, but its the kind of funny that crushes aluminum cans.
  5. Bruce Willis
  6. Bruce Lee
  7. Mel Gibson
  8. Chuck Norris: This muncheechee fought Bruce Lee, was a Lone Wolfe, Texas Ranger, and is meme demagogue. His beard is a bad-ass with its own book of sayings.
  9. Steve McQueen: The Great Escape, Bullit, and he is part of the motorcycle hall of fame.
  10. Clint Eastwood: before he was a rambling right wing nut job, before he was an accomplished director, he was a Spaghetti Cowboy and Dirty Harry. He’s 80 something years old, a retired mayor, and quite simply, a bad-ass.

The Half-gods and Goddesses

  1. Charles Bronson
  2. Steven Seagal
  3. Dolph Lundgren
  4. Kurt Russell
  5. Sam Jackson
  6. Jet Li
  7. Wesley Snipes
  8. Vin Diesel
  9. Jason Statham
  10. Michelle Rodriguez
  11. Dwayne Johnson
  12. Milla Jovovich
  13. Tom Cruise
  14. JVCD, Jean Claude Van Damme

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92. Best Action Stars of All Time

Jimmie and Erik return from their hiatus to talk about the greatest Action Stars of all time. This is part one of a two part exploration into bad-assery. Listen to see who beat their way to the top, and for obvious faves that didn’t make the cut.

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91. Free Form Jazz Odyssey

Jimmie and Erik are joined by Harper Mazy and Beep on a Free Form Jazz Odyssey. Current favorite TV shows are talked about, movies, and Port Townsend, Washington. Its the most exciting 25:26 ever recorded.

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