As Arthouse Legends winds down 2017, MovieDude Eric contemplates the worst five films plus the most overrated and best worst films of the year.

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In 2017, comedian Jordan Peele worked with indie producer Jason Blum to release his suspense horror film Get Out about a young African American man who taken to meet his white girlfriend's parents at their upper-class suburb, where things turn eerie quickly. Garnering critical acclaim early in the year and becoming a frontrunner for end-of-year awards, the film has near-unanimous praise from critics and audiences alike. But does the film deserve the applause or is there something more sinister at work? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

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In 2010, Finnish filmmaker Jalmari Helander took his short film about hunters trapping savage elves and turned into a holiday horror-comedy titled Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale about a young boy who has good reason to believe the original Santa Claus is about the resurface and with a thirst for blood. The film quickly found a cult following and critical success, becoming a new holiday tradition among horror fans. But does the film deserve such adoration or should it be buried under miles of rock and ice for thousands of years? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

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In 1980, Star Wars director George Lucas continued his epic space opera along with the help of his mentor and fellow director Irvin Kershner. Titled The Empire Strikes Back, the film continues the story of Luke Skywalker as he trains to be a Jedi, Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa as they are being chased by the evil Darth Vader, along with a few new characters. The film is seen as the perfect example of what a sequel is supposed to do and in the eyes of many deemed as the superior franchise film. But is that really the case? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris are joined by Crimson Comet's Jonolobster along with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D's Lauren as they dive back into the galaxy far, far, away.

 

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In 2006, writer/director Rian Johnson filmed his first feature film Brick, an ambitious mix of noir storytelling in a modern day high school setting starring former child actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a hard boiled detective investigating the murder of a former girlfriend that leads him down a rabbit hole of vice and violence. The film garnered a cult following but never caught mainstream success. But does the film deserve the acclaim or should it be left in a drainage ditch? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

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Actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani along with his wife Emily V. Gordon formulated a screenplay based loosely on their relationship which was made into a film called The Big Sick. Nanjiani stars as himself as he endures an awkward situation when his non-Pakistani ex-girlfriend is placed in a coma, leaving him to deal with her parents. The film garnered rave reviews and became an indie hit during the summer of 2017. But does the film deserve the acclaim or should it be taken off life support? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

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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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