By the late 80s, John Hughes became one of the biggest comedic filmmakers of the decade. Known mostly for teenage fare, he decided to make a film squared directly at adults starring two of the funniest men of that era, Steve Martin and John Candy, to tell a story of a family man desperate to get home for Thanksgiving but is stuck with a mild-mannered if clumsy trinket salesman as hilarity ensues. But does this film deserve first class or should it catch the bus? Eric, Kent & Lobster will find out.

 

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This was considered THE greatest film ever made for nearly 40 years, a film that shook not just Hollywood, but the entire world of media to the core. Young wunderkind Orson Welles entered Hollywood with bluster and ambition and set out to make a film about the rise and fall of a media magnate not unlike the most powerful mogul at the time. But does the film deserve it's place on the mantle or should it be sent to the incinerator? MovieDude, Kent & Lobster put the pieces of the puzzle together.

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In 2001, a relatively young filmmaker named Christopher Nolan created a stir with a film that broke rules of narrative even as he made new ones. The film that did this was Memento, a modern-day crime noir about a man with severe memory loss trying to find his wife's killer. From is unreliable protagonist to it's asynchronous storytelling, Nolan started a legacy that would propell him to being one of Hollywood's most celebrated directors. But does this film deem worth remembering? Eric, Kent & Lobster find out.

 

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In 1939, Frank Capra released his most ambitious film yet about a noble everyman who is called upon to fill the seat of a newly deceased US Senator. In the lead was a relative nobody named James Stewart whose performance would cement the first brick on his path to becoming a cinematic icon. Also for the ride were Jean Simmons and Claude (explitive) Rains* as the film not only became a sensation with critics and audiences, but became one of the most intimidating films for fascist regiemes of the time. But is the film a paradigm of democracy or should it be called to order? Eric, Kent & Lobster have the best seats to the procedings.

*to be explained in the episode

 

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