While Arthouse Legends prepares for 2017, MovieDude Eric counts down the worst five films he saw in 2016 plus the most disappointing film of the year.

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In 2015, Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos' unleashed his latest absurdist film The Lobster to the film festival circuit and was immediately hailed by the film community. The story about a lonely man desperately seeking a mate under the threat of being turned into an animal was praised as either disturbing dystopic vision or askew metaphor for the absurd social pressures in regards to partnering. But does the film succeed in it's goals or should it be turned into the one thing no one ever wishes to become? Join us as we bid farewell to our own crustacean co-host Jonolobster in the final episode of 2016.

 

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In 2008, playwright-turned-filmmaker Martin McDonagh released his first feature-length film In Bruges about two Irish hitmen hiding out in the Belgium tourist town after a botched job. The film found critical praise and a cult following and considered an off-kilter new Christmas favorite in part due to its witty dialogue and zany characters. But does the film deserve the glory or should it rot in Bruges? MovieDude Eric, Kent, Lobster and guests D.X. Ferris and Chris check in to find out.

 

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In 2012 and 2015, director Quentin Tarantino stepped away from the contemporary crime scene to go back to the 60s, the 1860s that is in a pair of westerns set before and after the Civil War with Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight. Both would net Oscars (including one for Tarantino's script and another for iconic composer Enio Morricone) and create controversy yet again for the filmmaker's use of colorful (no pun intended) language. But do these film rank as some of the best that this iconic filmmaker has made or should be strung up and ridden out on a rail? MovieDude Eric, Kent, Lobster & special guest Cesar saddle up to find out.

* Due to technical difficulties, a significant part of the audio was damaged in the last third, meaning that the sound quality on that end is slightly under par. Please pardon this issue as we strive to bring the best experience possible. Thank you.

 

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In 1987, screenwriter Shane Black and director Richard Donner brought the Buddy Cop genre from television to the big screen, pairing international sensation Mel Gibson with seasoned stage and film actor Danny Glover as two new partners on the trail of former Vietnam vets turned drug smugglers at Christmastime. The film, Lethal Weapon, would eventually become a decade-running franchise and influential 80s action film. But does the film deserve the glory or is it simply too old for this sh-?

 

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