1987 saw the return of Stanley Kubrick since 1980's The Shining. His film, Full Metal Jacket, took on the subject of the Vietnam War from the perspective of a group of raw recruits to full warfare. One slight problem, just months before Full Metal Jacket came out was the release of Platoon, which had critical adoration. But does Kubrick's view of an unpopular war still resonate or does it leave audiences doing the thousand yard stare? Join MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster at reveille as they discuss this film.

 

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In 2001, the Boston Globe's investigative reports team known as Spotlight broke one of the most disturbing and longest-running conspiracies of all time. In 2016, the film Spotlight won the Best Picture Academy Award despite only winning one other award that year. The film topped many critics lists while being slow to catch on with audiences. But does the film deserve the high acclaim or should it have been lost in the archives? Moviedude Eric, Kent & Lobster pull out their notepads and chase the story.

 

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In 1960, director Stanley Kramer utilized his critical acclaim to make a riveting film based on the Broadway play Inherit the Wind. Pitting Hollywood titans Spencer Tracy and Frederic March against one another in a fictionalized retelling of the Scopes Monkey Trail, the film garnered many Academy Award nominations and made the careers of many who would go on in television. But does the film stand up to the test of time or does the court find it guilty? Eric, Kent and Lobster find out.

 

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In 2002, actress-comedian Nia Vardalos teamed up with producing partners Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson to bring her one-woman play to the big screen. The film My Big Fat Greek Wedding recounts a Greek Chicago woman's courtship and wedding to a non-Greek and the clash of cultures that occurred. The film swelled with word-of-mouth buzz and over the course of several months became a sensation. But does the film deserve to say "Opa!" or does it need to apply some Windex? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster don their tuxes and crash the wedding.

 

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In 1974, John Boorman made a post apocalyptic fantasy that was universally panned by audiences and critics and helped Sean Connery not see a good role for over a decade. In 2016, Legends Podcast challenged Arthouse Legends to watch this movie. Consider the challenge met.

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