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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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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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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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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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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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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