In 1954, filmmaker Nicholas Ray was interested in getting to understand the new youth culture of the emerging Baby Boomer generation. In doing so, he enlisted the help of newfound talent James Dean along with child actor Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo to form a trio of teenagers from broken families that form one of their own in the light of a tragedy. The result was Rebel Without A Cause, the film that would be significant to a new generation of filmgoers and the biggest film of Dean's short career. But does it find honor and glory or does it fall off at cliff at full speed? MovieDude Eric, Kent, Lobster and Guest Ian from Primal Scenes check it out.

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In 1958, French film critic Francois Truffaut set out to revolutionize French films by taking a more literary approach to filmmaking. His first feature, a semibiographical retelling of his troubled youth through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy caught in a world between unreliable adults and his own self-destructive impulses was titled The 400 Blows. The film became an immediate international sensation that kickstarted the French New Wave as other French filmmakers also started telling stories with this same approach that would come to change how films were seen all over the world. But does the film deserve such acclaim or should it be kicked out of school? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster ditch class to find out.

 

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In 1985, comedic writer John Hughes changed the dialogue between two generations when he wrote and directed a film about five high school students from very different paths of life forced to communicate with one another over the course of a Saturday detention titled The Breakfast Club. But does the film deserve the glory it recieved or should it be locked away in the broom closet for bad behavior? MovieDude Eric, Kent, Lobster and special guest D.X. Ferris find out.

 

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Five years after the September 11 attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., director Paul Greengrass recreated the events of that day in a docudrama revolving around one specific plane along with the individuals trying to figure out what is happening titled United 93. Ten years later, MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster contemplate the impact of this critically beloved film while also discussing their personal ties to the actual events. 

 

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