In 2010, director Gareth Evans, a British filmmaker released an Indonesian extreme action film called The Raid (aka The Raid Redemption in the U.S.). The film focuses on a SWAT team being sent into an apartment highrise controlled by a drug lord only to be ambushed with no backup. The film's action sequences became the new standard internationally and its stars/stunt coordinators were overnight sensations. But does the film deserve such acclaim or should it be hacked to pieces by a rusty machete? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

"District Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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On this episode of Fan/Art, MovieDude Eric and special guest Michelle take a look at the much-anticipated A Wrinkle in Time starring Oprah Winfrey and Chris Pine based on the classic sci-fi novel. While audiences and critics have been panning the film since its release, this podcast looks to see if it meets the needs of the geek fanbase and if perhaps those critics might be overlooking something.

 

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In 2013, Joel and Ethan Coen return to their indie musical roots with Inside Llewyn Davis. Set in the early 1960s folk music scene in New York, the film revolves around a down-on-his-luck singer as he tries to manage his deteriorating life and career. The film won awards on the festival scene and even got some love for its soundtrack. But does the film deserve that love or should it be left on the side of the highway in a blizzard? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Christ find out.

 

"District Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Introducing a new series of discussions between film enthusiasts and reviewers MovieDude Eric and Chris about the fine art of film analysis titled Geek Critique. In this episode, they discuss their history of reviewing films, different approaches to looking at films and the difference between critical reviews and creating a dialogue regarding film.

 

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In 2009, arthouse auteur Wes Anderson decided to transition from making adult-themed live action films in order to create a stop motion animated film based on Roald Dahl's children's book, Fantastic Mr. Fox. Utilizing an a-list cast including George Clooney and Meryl Streep about a family of foxes trying to survive a trio of angry farmers bent on exacting revenge. But does the film deserve the Oscar nomination and the revival of Anderson's career or should it have died in a trashcan behind a Chinese restaurant? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

"District Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Introducing a new show on Arthouse Legends: Fan/Art. This is the show where current pop culture films are looked at by one film enthusiast and one fervent geek culture fan to see if that film meets the satisfaction of both camps. This episode will be discussing 2018's Marvel Film, Black Panther. See if these two worlds align in harmony or collide!

 

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In 1976, legendary filmmaker Sidney Lumet, fresh off his highly acclaimed Dog Day Afternoon, took on one of the most audacious screenplays ever scripted by Oscar-winner Paddy Chayefsky called Network. The film, a sharp satire about a down-on-his-luck news anchor who sets off a chain of events that seemed far-fetched at the time yet seemingly prophetic as the film entered the new millennium. But does the film deserve the many Oscar nominations (and wins for acting and writing) or should it be given a public execution? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris tune in to find out.

 

"District Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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MovieDude Eric looks at the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominations and gives his picks and possible winners.

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