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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