As a final farewell to 2015, the gentlemen of Arthouse Legends is discussing one of the year's most discussed films with the stars of the year's most successful film. When a young man is invited to the secluded home of his genius employer, he it invited to partake in an experiment to test the world's first AI automaton. But soon he finds himself caught in a game with unexpected consequences. But does this award-winning film deserve the applause it is getting or should it be deleted from existence? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster collect their keycards to find out.

 

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In 1946, with World War II officially at an end, Hollywood was getting back to business as usual with filmmakers and actors alike coming out of their military service. For Frank Capra, this was the time to finally make a film he had in the works prior to the war. Enlisting Jimmy Stewart once again, he tells the story of George Bailey, a small town businessman whose impact on others would be examined on Christmas Eve. The result would be It's A Wonderful Life, a box office disappointment  that would eventually become a hallmark of the Holiday Season. But does the film deserve the blessings given to it or should we wish never existed? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster are on the case.

 

 

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In 1977, independent filmmaker George Lucas took on his most ambitious project yet, an homage of science fiction serials of the 1950 utilizing new visual techniques not yet tested on film and under a very constrictive budget. What would come of it has become a worldwide phenomenon simply known as Star Wars. But does the original film (in its original format) stand the test of time or does it need a photon torpedo up the exhaust port? MovieDude Eric, Kent, Lobster and Special Guest Lauren of Legends of SHIELD Podcast root through the smoldering remains in a live event.

 

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In 1994, director Ted Demme and MTV comedian Denis Leary collaborated on a holiday comedy about a house burgler who takes a very unhappily married couple hostage on Christmas Eve. The critics lauded the sharp witty dialogue and the performances by Leary, Kevin Spacey and Judy Davis. But does the film deserve a present under the tree or candlewax burns to the scalp? Eric, Kent & Lobster join in to find out.

 

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Last Month, Netflix released it's first original film about a young boy from an unnamed African country thrust into becoming a soldier after losing everything. Directed by True Detective's Cary Joji Fukanaga and starring Idris Elba as the charismatic commander of these children along with newcomer Abraham Attah, does this film deserve the early Oscar buzz or should it be left on the side of the road? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster find out.

 

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In 1975, a young unknown writer/actor named Sylvester Stallone sold a story about an underdog Philadelphia boxer who is given a chance to take on the heavyweight champion of the world. Little did anybody see that Rocky and its star would create one of the most influential sports stories of all time. But does the film go the distance or should it be left out on skid row. MovieDude Eric, Jono "The Boiler" Lobster and Hoosier Bruiser Kent enter the ring.

 

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In 1920, the first vestiges of independent film were slowly trickling out as small businesses started trying to make their own films. One such company in the American Southwest decided to make a film based on the living experiences of their screenwriter's decades-long time with the Plains Indians, telling the story of two suitors for the heart of a Kiowa chieftain's daughter and the consequences of their rivalry. Using a cast made completely of non-white actors during the silent film era and lost for nearly 90 years, does The Daughter of Dawn deserve its second life? Moviedude Eric, Kent & Lobster find out.

 

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In 1984, writer-director Michael Radford was given the greenlight to construct his ultimate vision of prominent 1948 novel by George Orwell about a dystopian future where a midlevel bureaucrat falls in love in the ultimate defiance against the repressive regime. Starring John Hurt and Richard Burton in his final performance, shot by legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins and scored by 80s pop group The Eurythmics, does this version deserve to be watched or should it be sent to Room 101?

 

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1996 saw the emergence of the Tarantino Babies, films that were released hoping to capture the essence of Pulp Fiction. One such film, written by actor-turned-screenwriter Jon Favreau and directed by Doug Liman was Swingers, about a late 20s Los Angeles newcomer and his hip if clueless friends. But is the movie genuine money or should be left waiting by the phone? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster cruise around to investigate.

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In 1993, director Tim Burton was at the height of his popularity when decided to work with Disney on a stop motion animated project based on his original story, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Tapping famed animator Henry Selick to direct, he set out to tell the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown who devises a crazy plan to take over Christmas. The film garnered a cult following over the years and is now considered a genuine holiday classic. But does the film deserve the acclaim or should it be sent gift-wrapped to the lair of Oogie Boogie? Eric, Kent & Lobster get into the spirit of the holidays in this Halloween holiday special.

 

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Fresh off his Academy Award-winning French Connection, director William Friedkin would mount his most daring film yet about a young girl possessed by a demon, her terrified mother and the priest bound to save her from the forces of darkness. Considered one of the most iconic horror films of all time, The Exorcist challenged critics and audiences alike, but does the film deserver eternal glory or should it rot the darkest pits of Hell? MovieDude Eric, Kent, Lobster and Legends of SHIELD's Lauren brought the straps and holy water to find out.

 

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In 1960, famous filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock took a daring gamble with his career when he decided to adapt Robert Bloch's novel Psycho into one of the first auteur-helmed horror films. This gamble changed not only how the genre was perceived to be, but how movies were to be marketed forever. But does the story of a troubled young woman, an envelope full of cash, and an introverted motel owner worthy of the iconic status it has earned or should stay home with Mother? Eric, Kent & Lobster check in to find out.

 

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In 2014, Australian actress-turned-filmmaker Jennifer Kent unleashed her feature film debut at Sundance and immediately created a stir. Her film, The Babadook, looked at a widowed mother and her son facing a terrible force unleashed from a children's book. But does this film deserve to be recognized as a possible new horror classic or should it be long forgotten? Eric, Kent & Lobster crack it open to see for themselves

 

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After the failure of his most commercial film yet, horror master Wes Craven returned to the genre he knew best and made one of the most iconic monsters of all time; undead child murder Freddy Kruger. But does the film earn the status as one of the last inventive horror films or should it be slaughtered in its sleep? Eric, Kent, Lobster and special guest DX Ferris set our alarm clocks to find out.

 

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In 1975, the newly minted international comedy troupe Monty Python had made their first film lampooning the Authurian legend through various sketches that bounced from high-brow political commentary to toilet humor. But does this film deserve the classic status it has now garnered or should it be sent to the bottom of the bottomless pit? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster clap our coconuts together and sally forth to investigate.

 

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After the massive success of Fargo, Ethan and Joel Coen quickly came out with a film that was initially considered by all to be a minor film in their repertoire. What no one expected was that this film about a slacker stoner being drawn into a kidnapping caper would be their most widely beloved film. But does it roll the perfect game or nothing but Gutterballs. MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster hit the lanes to find out.

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In 1965, Indonesia was the stage for a violent coup that would give power to gangsters and paramilitary groups with the goal to find and slaughter communists and their sympathizers. In 2003, director Joshua Oppenheimer found several of these individuals and offered them a chance to reinact their brutality on film in any way they want. The result would be The Act of Killing, a documentary that blurs the line between fact and fiction. But does the film earn the acclaim? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster investigate.

 

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Football season is here and Arthouse Legends is as much a fan of the pigskin as any other show. In celebration of the return to the gridiron, MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster head to South Bend, Indiana with a young man looking to play football with the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in 1993's Rudy. But does this film deserve to run out onto the field or stay on the prep team?

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In 1915, film director D.W. Griffith made a 3 hour epic tale of the Civil War and it's aftermath that would become the first massive blockbuster in US History. It would also become the most controversial film ever made not only because of its depictions of African Americans but also from its idolization of the Ku Klux Klan. 100 years after the release of this film, MovieDude Eric, Kent & Jonolobster are heading down to Dixie to make what we can of this difficult film.

WARNING: This episode discusses the very touchy subject of racism, hate groups and political movements heavily involved in the matter.

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In 1969, the wildly popular rock band The Rolling Stones was finishing up their American tour with a free charity concert at the Altemont Springs Raceway in California, a concert that was touted to be on par with Woodstock. Documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin were on hand to document the entire affair that quickly got out of hand. Considered one of the most unique rockumentaries ever made, does the film give Satisfaction or does it get no sympathy from the Devil? Eric, Kent & Lobster find out.

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In 1979, street gangs had been a feared norm in inner city life. Director Walter Hill decided the best way to deal with the issue was to make a film about one such gang called The Warriors who must get through treacherous turf from the Bronx all the way home at Coney Island with hundreds of gangs (and cops) hot on their heels. But does this cult classic deserve its street cred or does it deserve to get jacked? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster take to the streets to find out.

 

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In 1985, Australian auteur Peter Weir came to America to make his first Hollywood film. For this effort, he chose Witness about a young Amish boy who sees a murder and the police officer who is trying to protect him and his mother. Nominated for Academy Awards, including one for Harrison Ford, does Witness deserved the attention or should it be buried in the corn? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster head to Amish Country to find out.

 

 

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Just after World War II, Italy was in the midst of great hardship. Director Vittorio De Sica, utilizing practical locations and unknown actors, created a film that captured the hardship of a man whose employment is at risk when his bicycle is stolen. Having only one day to find it, he and his young son traverse Rome in a desperate search. But does this film deserve to be found or should time have stolen it for good? MovieDude Eric, Kent, and Lobster lace up their sneakers to find out.

 

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In the final installment of Arthouse Summer, the Arthouse Legends crew take on the one filmmaker no one expected to be touched; Michael Bay. In 1996, fresh off his unexpectedly successful feature debut, he released his second film with famous action producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer with action icon Sean Connery along with esteemed actors Nicholas Cage and Ed Harris called The Rock about a convict and a federal agent trying to bring down an esteemed general and his forces that have holed up on Alcatraz with 81 hostages and tons of nerve gas. But does this film deserve the adoration of critics and action fans or should it have been victim to one of Bay's trademark explosions?

 

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In 1975, a young director named Steven Spielberg to tasked to helm an adaptation to Peter Benchley's bestselling novel Jaws as his first big budget film. Set in a New England island, the story of three men's fight with a menacing great white shark notoriously kept people off the beach in its wake. But does the film deserve a bigger boat or a deep watery grave? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster head out to sea to find out.

 

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In 1985, Director Robert Zimeckis teamed up with former film school pal Steven Spielberg to make his most ambitious film at the time about an 80s teen who is sent 30 years into the past, meeting up and complicating the lives of the younger versions of his parents, not to mention his mad scientist mentor. Back to the Future would be the most successful film that year and become one of the most iconic films of that decade. But does the film deserve that acclaim or should it be erased from existence? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster hit 88 miles per hour to find out.

 

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The Wizard Of Oz Gets Unnecessary 3D Re-release

1939 was considered a great year in film, but it was also the year of the first genuine summer blockbuster, a film directed a both adults and children based on Frank L. Baum's book, The Wizard of Oz. The story of a Kansas farmgirl who finds herself in a fantasy world after being swept up in a cyclone has become a mainstay in the imaginations of generations and considered one of the best films ever made. But does the film deserve such high esteem or should it be destroyed by a pack of flying monkeys? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster follow the Yellow Brick Road to find out.

 

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Welcome to the first episode of Arthouse Summer, our month-long look at Summer Blockbusters that changed pop culture forever. The first episode in this series looks at not just one but TWO films that did so when filmmaker James Cameron, along with mega-star Arnold Schwarzenegger as well as sci-fi icon Linda Hamilton, took audiences on a chase against advanced robots determined to alter the future by eliminating a young woman, then her son in both The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

 

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1994 was the year we saw the world through a simple man's eyes, learned what a Quarter Pounder with Cheese is called in France and that singing lions can stage Shakepearian tragedies. But the one film nobody saw coming that year was The Shawshank Redemption, a film that only a few short years later would be deemed one of the films of all time. Directed by Frank Darabount and based on a novella by Stephen King, this is the story of two convicts serving life sentences whose friendship gets them through the hardships of life on the inside. But does the film deserve the acclaim it got or does it deserve 2 months in the Hole? Eric, Kent & Lobster take a cell to find out.

 

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MovieDude Eric, Jonolobster & special guest Jeannie from Tyrion's Landing podcast discuss Jurassic World.

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MovieDude Eric and special guest Cesar rank their picks for the best films of all time. This video looks at #90-81.

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After suffering from what be his most monumental failure at the time, director Quentin Tarantino, feeling unsure of his future, did what anybody would do in his position, make his first big-budget feature featuring Brad Pitt as his main star (only to give him very little screen time) and a little-known German actor named Cristoph Waltz as his most iconic villain. Set in Nazi-occupied France, he set a stage of revenge, wish fulfilment and cinema that could only be named Inglourious Basterds. But does the film deserve the red carpet or a most horrible, violent death? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster drop in to find out.

 

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MovieDude Eric and guest Cesar V. Go over their top 100 films they love. This installment discusses numbers 100 through 91.

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In 1967, comedic writer and actor Mel Brooks created one of the most bombastic films of all time about two unscrupulous Broadway producers who are out to make the worst musical of all time, simply called The Producers. The film garnered critial acclaim all the way to Academy Awards, then 30 years later at the Tonys. But does the film deserve the standing ovation or does it deserve 10-to-25 in the can? Eric, Kent & Lobster invests to find out.

 

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While 1992 might have been the year of Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino, it was also a unique year for the Broadway/Hollywood actors. As Broadway plays were being used to fill cable telvision slots, Pulizer winner playwright David Mamet and director James Foley put together a film version of Mamet's groundbreaking play Glengarry Glen Ross. What they didn't expect was a nearly all-star cast headed by Al Pacino and Jack Lemmon willing to take drastic pay cuts to get in on the project, which immediately boosted the project to a theatrical release. But does the film close the deal or does it get third place?

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:30am CDT
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Our new game show where geeks square off to pitch an original movie using a preselected genre, director and actors. In our inaugural episode, Arthouse Legends Podcast Co-Hosts Jonolobster & Kent must come up with a time travel film in the style of Danny Boyle using Matthew McConaughey, Amy Adams and Bruce Dern. Who has the best plot? Would you see those movies?

 

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In 1970 was the height of the Vietnam War and most of America was losing confidence in the United States military by the day. Military movies were starting lose their luster as they didn't portray how audiences feel about the military. But then came Patton, an epic 3 hour movie based on the life and legend of General George S. Patton, a brilliant yet notorious military commander of World War II. Playing the titular role was George C. Scott, a respected character actor who would create in Patton a character to root for and to despise. The critics lauded the film for its scope and Scott's performance. Audiences seemed to back them up as the film became a massive success. But does one proclaimed perfect performance make a movie great or does it need to be slapped down to size? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster enlist to find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:57am CDT
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Filmed at Comicpalooza 2015 in Houston, Texas, famed character actor Jason Isaacs of Harry Potter and Event Horizon fame takes questions about his nearly 20-year career.

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Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 10:14am CDT
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In 1986, just off his most disasterious flop yet, David Lynch decided to make a film that would become a trademark of the filmmaker's unique style, Blue Velvet. The film about a young man (Kyle McLaughlin) who stumbles upon a twisted underworld in his hometown would become one of the most divisive films among audiences and critics alike, not to mention being a mind-twister to boot. But does the film deserve such recognition? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:12pm CDT
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Just off his Oscar win for Annie Hall, writer/director Woody Allen decided to make a bold and controversial film about a frustrated television writer with a teenage girlfriend, a vindictive ex-wife and an insatiable crush on his best friend's mistress. Set in and around the most highly respected of New York's five buroughs, Woody Allen's Manhattan was as widely respected as his Oscar Winner, leading newcomer Muriel Hemmingway to be nominated for her first Academy Award. But does this film earn high regard or condemned like many a-New York walkups of yesteryear? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster find out.

NOTE: This episode was recorded late in 2014. Bear in mind any technical glitches or anachronistic language.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:57pm CDT
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In the midst of making one of the largest motion pictures of all time, director Joss Whedon took 12 days off, gathered up a trusted group of actors and and crew (aka his friends) and shot a black and white Shakespeare adaptation at his home as a side project. Much Ado About Nothing plays out in modern day as Beatrice (Amy Acker) and Benedic (Alexis Denizoff) duel off against one another as their two best friends are seeking to get married. But can one of Hollywood's biggest geeks do the Bard proud or should this have remained a home movie? Eric, Kent & Special Guest Lauren from the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. podcast joins in on the wine, revels and song.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:07pm CDT
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The 1970s were the time of the epic disaster films, especially the specific subgenre of "Trouble on a plane" movies. Enter Jim Abrahams and brothers Jerry and David Zucker of Kentucky Fried Movie fame. Their film Airplane! would be the first spoof of existing films, paving the way for an entirely new brand of slapstick comedy. But does the film deserve the acclaim and fame it got or does it crash and burn? Eric, Kent & Lobster are boarding the flight.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:23pm CDT
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In 1971, director William Friedkin created the first authentic police procedural starring Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider. The French Connection tells the story of New York detective Popeye Doyle as he obsessively pursues leads towards a huge heroin score. The film scored several Oscars, including ones for Hackman, Friedkin and Best Picture. But does the film earn those accolades or does it miss the train? MovieDude, Kent & Lobster find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:20pm CDT
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In 1984, director Milos Foreman brought a nearly all-American crew back to his hometown of Soviet-occupied Prague to film an adaptaion of the wildly successful Broadway play Amadeus. Telling the story of the envious Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) as he plots to kill the object of his obsession, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce), the film dives deep into rich themes of obsession, mediocrity and the nature of producing art. But does the film deserve it's Best Picture Oscar or should it have been lost in time? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster find out.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:21pm CDT
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In 1990, young filmmaker Richard Linklater filmed an absurd yet zany expiramental film that travels around the various streets, shops and citizens of Austin, Texas, creating a film unlike what many have ever seen before and since. That film, Slacker, is known as being a watershed moment in independent film, inspiring the likes of Kevin Smith and Paul Thomas Anderson while cementing Linklater's status as a filmmaker of note. But does Slacker deserve the recognition it has recieved or should it get lost in the haze of hipsters, hippies and various misfits that fill its run time?

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:23am CDT
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In 2008, Director James Marsh conducted interviews with Phillipe Petit, the man who in 1974 was responsible for performing a high-wire act between the two World Trade Buildings in New York, along with the surviving crew members who helped in his six-year journey. The film recieved high regards and won the Best Documentary Feature Oscar. But does the film keep its balance? Eric, Kent & Lobster investigate.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00am CDT
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It's our 50th Episode and to celebrate, we have a guest. Legends Podcast's Wing joins us as we talk about the 2015 Best Picture Oscar Winner Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Get in on the conversation about a film that has a whole lot to say, or maybe only appears to, about the state of art, movies, superheroes and actors. Starring Michael Keaton in an Oscar-nominated role as a washed-out movie star trying to jumpstart his career while putting a beloved superhero role behind him. But does the film soar or did it become street pizza?

 

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:40am CDT
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In this 2015 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Winner, a young novice reconnects with her long-lost aunt as they try to uncover the truth about her parents. But did this film deserve its Oscar or should have been stayed locked up in a convent? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:17am CDT
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In 2013, Director Steve McQueen took on his most ambitious film to date, telling the stunning true story of Solomon Northrup, a free Northern African American man who was kidnapped and taken South as a slave decades before the American Civil War. Starring Chewitel Eljiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt along with Lupita N'yongo (who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the role).

Note: The mentioned review by Armond White can be found here: http://www.nyfcc.com/2013/10/3450/

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:28am CDT
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In this special supplemental show, recorded live via Google Hangout, we discuss the glitz, the glamour, the winners and the losers of the 87th Academy Awards. Stay tuned for a special announcement about an exciting upcoming Arthouse Legends event!

 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9rHKp8pUVo

 

Music credits: "Bushwick Tarantella" by Kevin McCleod of http://www.incompetech.com

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In 2003, Clint Eastwood reinvented himself yet again as a director of high quality dramas when he adapted Dennis Lahane's gritty novel Mystic River about three childhood friends who find themselves on different sides of a murder investigation. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, winning two for actors Tim Robbins and Sean Penn, this film has been one of Clint Eastwood's finest films. But does the film deserve the love or should it be sent to the bottom of titualar waterway? MovieDude, Kent and Lobster investigate.

 

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In 1960, director Billy Wilder released one of his most memorable comedies of his career. The Apartment, starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine about an ambitious employee who allows his boss to use his apartment to entertain his mistress, would not only capture the attention of critics and audiences alike, but win Best Picture, a feat not too common for comedies. But does this film deserve to have it's own seperate key or would audiences do better playing gin rummy instead?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:16pm CDT
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In 1996, director Danny Boyle adapted a famed novel about drug addiction in Scotland and the generation most greatly affected by it. Starring up-and-comers such as Ewan MacGregor, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlisle, Trainspotting is a film that created unforgettable imagry and even more unforgettable characters. But does the film Choose Life or should it climb into the toilet bowl? Eric, Kent & Lobster find out.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am CDT
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In December 2002, director Alexander Sokurov achieved a monumental feat of filmmaking by shooting an entire 96 minute feature film in just one take involving nearly 2000 actors and 3 live orchestras. The film Russian Ark became an international sensation on the arthouse circuit and a darling to critics the world over. But does the film deserve the honor or is simply adrift? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster climb onboard to find out.

 

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On this special episode, the guys discuss the 2015 Academy Award Nominees as well as the 2015 Golden Raspberry Nominees.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:34pm CDT
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In 2000, Cameron Crowe released a semibiographical look at his life called Almost Famous about a 15-year-old journalist sent out on assignment with a rock band during their 1973 tour across America. The film garnered fans with critics and audiences alike, even winning an Oscar in the process. But does the film deserve an encore or should it be sent home? Eric, Kent & Lobster find out.

 

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It's been 2 years of Arthouse Legends and the MovieDude Eric, Kent and Lobster are looking back at the good, the bad, and the insane things they've seen over that time.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:35am CDT
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