In 2000, fresh off the massive success of The Sixth Sense, director M. Night Shyamalan unleashed his follow-up film, Unbreakable. Reteaming with Bruce Willis and co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, he tells the story of a down-on-his-luck security guard who survives a deadly train crash, which puts him in the trajectory of a mysterious art dealer who promises to reveal the purpose of his survival. But does the film warrant the cult and critical status that has grown around this film or should it be left out in the rain? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out. 

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:07am CST
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In 1969, as the Summer of Love was in full swing, so was Swingin' London full of posh trends, which included a vibrant hip film scene with a new generation of British actors filling the cinemas. One of those new faces were Michael Caine and The Italian Job was to be his star vehicle into Hollywood. Despite being a box office failure, it was a cult favorite in part due to its unique cast and pithy dialogue. But did it deserve such cult status or should it have been stranded in the 60s? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris team up to blow the bloody doors off this caper.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:00am CST
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In 1997, 27-year-old auteur filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson burst onto the scene with his sophomore feature film Boogie Nights, set in the seedy side of adult films during the 1970s and 80s as we follow a young man who rises to the heights of stardom before falling deep into the pits of drugs and obscurity. But does the film deserved the Academy Award nominations for screenplay and acting for both Burt Reynolds and Julianne Moore or should it have arrived dead on arrival? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris reveal all.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:22pm CST
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In 2016, director Taika Watiti followed up his cult film What We Do In The Shadows with Hunt for Wilderpeople, a comedy about an uneasy alliance between a young portly troublemaker and an older survivalist, both on the run from the law in the wilds of New Zealand. But does the film deserved the acclaim from fans and critics or should it be mauled by wild pigs? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:24pm CST
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Halloween has always been synonymous with death and ghosts in Western civilization. Yet in Mexico, November 1st is known as the Day of the Dead and is spent honoring lost loved ones. In 2014, director Jorge R. Gutierrez and producer Guillermo Del Toro released an animated film called The Book of Life that used the holiday as a backdrop for a fusion of classic storytelling and Mexican folklore about two gods who get involved in a human love triangle that goes awry. But did the film deserve the critical acclaim it received or should it fade away? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris head south of the border to find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am CST
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In 2015, director Jeremy Saulnier followed up his acclaimed Blue Ruin with the horror thriller Green Room starring Anton Yelchin and Patrick Stewart. The film focuses on a punk rock band who gets a gig playing at an "alt-right" club in the middle of nowhere and find themselves fighting for their lives when they see more than they should have. The film was critically acclaimed yet only became more prominent after the unexpected death of Yelchin just months after its release. But does the film deserve that acclaim or should it be left for the dogs? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:26am CST
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In 1974, film school grads Tobe Hooper and Kim Hinkel, inspired by true crime and Night of the Living Dead, created an independent horror film that changed the landscape of the genre with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Set on a hot Texas summer day, a group of teenagers run afoul of a family of cannibals including the iconic Leatherface. The film found both critical and commercial success, but did it deserve such praise or does it deserve to be put on the meat hook? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris grab a plate to find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:47am CST
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In 1988 during the midst of the slasher craze, three brothers came together to create one of the schlockiest films of the decade: Killer Klowns from Outer Space. From cotton candy guns to killer shadow puppets, the film gained a cult status quickly and found love among critics. But does the film deserve such high regard or does it deserve a sweet sticky demise? MovieDude Eric and Kent are joined by Legends of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Lauren, All Things Good and Nerdy's Willie Nelson and Good Bad Flicks' Cecil in the klown kar of death and mayhem!

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:49am CST
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In 1968, young filmmaker George A. Romero released an extremely low-budget horror film that would not only singlehandedly create the zombie subgenre, but also set in motion a renaissance for horror films going into the next decade with Night of the Living Dead. Set in a secluded countryside house, a group of strangers must band together to survive the night as wave after wave of the undead come for their flesh. But does the film deserve the glory it received or should it be left to rot? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out in the first installment of Arthouse of Horror 2017.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:12pm CST
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In 2011, director Joe Cornish and collaborating producer Edgar Wright released a small budget sci-fi horror comedy Attack the Block which garnered a rabid fanbase in genre enthusiasts and critics alike. Set in a low-income section of London, a group of teenage hoods find themselves in the midst of an alien attack that keeps coming after them wave after wave. But does the film deserve the applause and cult status it garnered or would you be better off at home playing FIFA? MovieDude Eric and special guest Michelle find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:56pm CST
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In 1995, director Bryan Singer, fresh off film festival acclaim, directed his first major motion picture starring a hodgepodge of indie actors and sporting one of the most controversial endings in film history. The Usual Suspects mixed noir and crime genres with a 90s twist following a team of doomed criminals as they are forced to work together for a mysterious crime lord. But does this two-time Oscar winning film deserve to be declared one of the greatest films of the era or does it deserve to vanish into thin air? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris check the board to find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:29pm CST
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In 1968, acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Kubrick released what is considered his crown achievement in film; 2001: A Spacey Odyssey. The film challenged critics and audiences alike, starting debates that have been raging even to this very day over what the film was trying to say about humanity's role in the universe, what constitutes life and intelligence, and what the #&!! is that star baby!? Buckle up with MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris as they try to break down and determine if the film deserves the classic status it received.

 

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In 1993, director Richard Linklater fresh off his indie surprise hit Slacker was given the opportunity to make his first studio film. Set in 1976 and following a handful of high school students on the last day of school, Dazed and Confused recieved little fanfare when it was released, only to find second life on video and midnight showings to become a cult classic that ignited the careers of many of today's A-list stars. But does the film deserve the love or should it fade away? MovieDude Eric, Kent, Chris and special guest D.X. Ferris find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm CST
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In 1971, Warner Brothers tapped children's novelist Roald Dahl to adapt his beloved novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a feature film. What would be the result is a box office dud that would slowly become a classic over the coming decades and would be considered the greatest performance of comedic actor Gene Wilder, who played the enigmatic candy-maker. But does the film deserve the classic status handed it or does is deserve to be pumped, dumped, blown up and sent sky-high? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris clutch our golden tickets to find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:48pm CST
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In 1993, director Steven Spielberg changed the summer blockbuster yet again with his film Jurassic Park, which saw a new blending of state of the art effects, practical animatronics and stunt work to create the island theme park that hosts the return of dinosaurs in the modern era. But does the film's themes and effects hold up 24 years later or does it deserve the same fate as the dinos themselves? MovieDude Eric, Kent, Chris and special guest Jonolobster book a trip to find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm CST
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Arthouse Summer continues and takes to the high seas with Johnny Depp in the role that would be one of the first iconic characters of the 21st Century in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. In 2003, Walt Disney Pictures set out to rebrand it's live action film department in the fantasy adventure craze of the early aughts. Teaming with mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, they laid out a daring new vision of their popular theme park ride and turned into one of 2003's most talked about summer blockbusters. But did the film deserve the admiration it recieved from critics and audiences or should it have sunk to Davy Jones' Locker? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris hoist the black sails to find out.

 

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Arthouse Summer returns with Aliens; the sequel to the 1979 horror classic that completely changed the game in both the tone established by the original film and the scope of sequels moving forward. This time helmed by James Cameron, the story of Ellen Ripley has her returning to the planet that has started her nightmares, this time along with a platoon of space marines to do battle with not just one but an entire colony of the xenomorphic monsters. But does the film deserve the adoration of critics and fans alike or is it a bastardization of a beloved classic? MovieDude Eric, Kent and special guest Jeannie from Tyrion's Landing Podcast strap in to find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm CST
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In 2010, director Edgar Wright released his first American film, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, about a Canadian millennial who finds himself in mortal danger when he has to defeat the seven evil exes of his new girlfriend. Praised for it's fever-pitch presentation, off-kilter characters and 90s nostalgia, the film is both a cult classic and considered a highlight of Wright's career. But does the film deserve the limelight or does it run out of lives (and continues)? MovieDude Eric, Kent, and Chris find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00am CST
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In 1985, director Terry Gilliam, hot off the success of Time Bandits, released his most ambitious film yet, Brazil; a dystopian nightmare of bureaucracy and terrorism, a comedy of errors and misunderstanding and a lot of ducts. The film found some critical appeal which has snowballed to make the film a newly minted classic. But does the film deserve the accolades or does it deserve a trip down the rubbish bin? MovieDude Eric, Kent, Chris and special guest Lauren find out.

 

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:04pm CST
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In 1987, European director Paul Verhooven was tasked to direct a unique action film set in a not-so-distant future involving a cyborg police officer that tackled the excesses of that decade. The film, RoboCop, would turn into a franchise in of itself and become a nostagic element of the decade. But does this film truly deserve such adoration or is it really worth just a dollar? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris suit up to find out. 

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:38am CST
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In 2016, a small indie film quickly and quietly became one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year, storming into the awards season and finally landing the Best Picture Academy Award. Moonlight tells the story of a young black boy as he becomes a man through a tumultuous childhood along with an array of colorful characters that influence him along the way. But does this critical darling deserve the glory it recieved or should it have gone to that other Best Picture "winner"? MovieDude Eric, Kent and special guests Jonolobster and Cesar find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:10am CST
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In 1946, just one year after World War II had ended, director William Wyler pursued a passion project of his about the lives of three war vets whose return home came with turmoil and challenges. The film was highly celebrated at the time and yet has fallen off the radar over the years, but did the film deserve this or does it shine as one of the best depictions of veterans ever filmed? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris investigate.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:50am CST
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In 1956, director John Ford reteamed with megastar John Wayne to film what is now considered one of if not the greatest western of all time; The Searchers. Wayne stars as a former Confederate soldier tasked with finding his abducted niece along with a half-Native American relative with whom he forms a strained bond with. But does the film live up to its iconic status or does it deserve to become lost to time? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris hit the trails to find out.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:17am CST
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In 2016, director Damien Chazelle released his much-anticipated sophmore feature film La La Land, a modern day jazz musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a couple of young dreamers seeking to fulfill their dreams while falling in love. But does the film deserve a city of stars or a walk of shame? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris head to the west coast to find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:45am CST
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In 2016, director Ben Wheatley adapted the classic J.G. Ballard novel High Rise into the first big screen adaptation. Set in a posh 1970s London apartment block, the story revolves around a new tenant who watches as the other dwellers struggle and fight for supremacy in which he gets himself swept into. But does the film have something to say either about the time it's set in or modern day England or does it dive head-first off the 40th floor? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Chris sign a lease to find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm CST
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In 2010, South Korea's film movement had seen international success for nearly a decade, most notably in the crime and horror genres. Director Jee-woon Kim molded a film to fit into both genres with I Saw the Devil about a secret service agent who is tracking the serial killer who had slaughtered his beloved only to set off a chain of events of tragic proportions. But does the film deserve the glowing reviews and admiration of the fans? MovieDude Eric and Kent follow along to find out.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:58am CST
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In 2015, director Lenny Abrahamson brought Emma Donoghue's novel, Room, to the big screen. The story of a young boy entrapped and raised in a single room his entire life along with his mother resonated with critics and audiences alike through the performances of Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larsen respectively, and landing the latter her Academy Award. Yet does this film deserve such high praise or should it be locked away forever? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Chris find out.

 

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In 1996, director John Sayles released a film set in a Texas bordertown about a town sheriff trying to piece together a 30-year-old mystery that was literally unearthed during a time of change. The film would major milestones for stars Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Pena and a then-unknown Matthew McConaughey, who would go on to be much bigger stars, while the film itself got lost in time. But did the film deserve such a fate? MovieDude Eric, Kent, and Chris investigate.

 

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:34am CST
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In 1992, Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels attemted to adapt a widely popular sketch from his show into a feature length film. Tapping long-time collaborator Penelope Spheeris to direct Wayne's World, a story about small-time public access celebrities who are given the opportunity to strike big. The merging of absurdist humor and pop culture parody became an immediate success with filmgoers and critics alike and would launch the film careers of stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as well as springboard Rob Lowe back into the limelight. But does this film deserve the glory or does it hurl? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Chris turn on the tube to find out.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:21am CST
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In 1986, director David Ainsbaugh released the underdog sports movie of the decade about a washed-up basketball coach who takes a small-town Indiana high school team to the top in the critically-acclaimed film Hoosiers. Starring film legends, Gene Hackman and Dennis Hopper in what would be an Oscar-nominated turn, the film is still considered to be one of the best sports films of all time. But does the film deserve to be the State Champ or is simply a chump? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Chris take to the court to find out.

 

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In 1988, the widely popular Japanese manga Akira was adapted into a full-length anime feature set in a futuristic Neo-Tokyo rebuilt from the ashes of World War III. The film successfully brought a new international interest to Japanese anime and manga and set a standard that still exists to this day. But does this tale of two friends pitted against each other amidst psychics, revolutionaries, genetics and high-tech armies deserve the acclaim it recieved or should it be laid to waste? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Chris find out.

 

"District Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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In 1933, directors Merian C. Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack revolutionized blockbuster filmmaking when they married state-of-the-art animation, set and creature designs to create a tale about a giant gorilla that would become an film icon for decades to come. King Kong would also inspire generations of filmmakers who would go on to take leaps forward in visual effects and would eventually create even more lucrative creatures and even return to remake the original not once but twice. But does the original deserve the alpha status heaped upon it or does it take a long dive off an equally famous building? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Chris find out.

 

"District Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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In 2016, acclaimed director Ava Duvernay released her much anticipated follow-up to Selma, a documentary called 13th which was aimed at discussing the issue of mass incarceration of African American men in U.S. prisons. The film was hailed by critics and garnered awards throughout the season, earning a Best Documentary Feature nomination for the Academy Award. But does the film truly represent the issues it is trying to tackle? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Chris find out.

 

"District Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Ran

In 1986, 76-year-old Akira Kurosawa shot his most epic yet intimate film in his decades long career, a Japanese adaptation of William Shakespeare's King Lear titled Ran. The film would become one of Kurosawa's most well-known works and would garner him his last Academy Award nomination for Best Director and would win for Best Costume Design. But does the film deserve the honors it recieved or should it suffer great tragedy? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Chris find out.

 

"District Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Arthouse Legends celebrates the holiday of romance by following around a couple of neurotic New Yorkers obsessing over their love lives and having quirky conversations directed by the guy who gave us Spinal Tap and would launch 90s romantic comedy craze. Starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, When Harry Met Sally would set the standard for the next two decades on romance tropes. But does the film deserve the acclaim or is it just faking it in public? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Chris find out.

 

"District Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:46am CST
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In 1952, just after Gene Kelly's An American in Paris was regaled with Oscar glory, producer Arthur Freed created the first "jukebox" musical that tore through the MGM songbook for unused songs and constructed a story around them set in in the late 1920s Hollywood during the transition from silent films to "talkies". Singin' in the Rain would become one of the most enduring musicals of all time and would become the launchpad for a young actress named Debbie Reynolds. But does the film deserve to prance in the puddles or is it a total wash? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Chris put on their dancing shoes to find out.

 

"District Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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In 1978, the major studios were left in the wake of Star Wars trying to get science fiction films in theaters. Paramount Pictures, holders of the rights of a long-cancelled yet beloved television series called Star Trek, pulled it's creator and nearly the entire original cast back to active duty with famed director Robert Wise to create what would be one of the most divisive starts to a film franchise of all time. But does the film deserve the ire of critics and fans alike or is there more deep inside the nebula cloud that is the script? MovieDude Eric and Kent journey where quite a few podcasters have gone before to discover the truth.

 

Music: "Poofy Reel" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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In 1999 at the height of the teen comedy craze came a film set in 1978 about four boys' journey to see the legendary rock group KISS in Detroit and the only thing standing in their way is overjealous parents, the clergy, girls and their own ineptitude. While this film was panned by critics, MovieDude Eric, Kent & special guest Willie D. Nelson of All Things Good and Nerdy take the trip to Iron City to see if the critics were wrong.

 

Music: "Poofy Reel" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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January is once again on us and that only means one thing: Arthouse Legends looks at films panned by film critics and determine if they weren't given a fair chance. Special Guest Anthony from All Things Good and Nerdy joins us as we look at the 1980 surprise hit that would launch one of the largest horror franchises yet was so hated by critics that it caused several of them to literally dox the filmmakers and one of it's lead actors. But does Friday the 13th deserve such ridicule or has time vindicated this staple of horror (not taking into account the numerous sequels in its wake)? Join the MovieDude Eric, Kent and Anthony as they stretch out by the lake, take in some archery and possibly some Strip Monopoly (you might not want to be around for that).

 

Music: "Poofy Reel" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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It is a time of transition for Arthouse Legends as the show retools with new content and co-hosts. But before that happens, MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster say farewell to 2016 by looking back at the films discussed, give out some obligatory awards and enjoy one last ride together.

 

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