Eric was born on Star Wars and has since evolved into the ultimate film watcher. He watches classics, indies, documentaries, and even chick flicks on top of all the usual male-oriented choices.

His super power is being able to appreciate the artsy stuff while being able to appreciate and even love most of the mainstream stuff to (he'll even defend Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter).

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Jonolobster (http://twitter.com/Jonolobster) is a geek of all trades and master of none.

Arthouse Legends is his first full-time podcast.

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Kent is old enough to remember when something looked awesome but had no idea why. This is his first full-time podcast but not first "child" as he already has a daughter that takes up way too much of his time dragging him to Hogwarts or The Shire.
He may or may not be a Dalek plan to influence human movie viewing.

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Arthouse Summer: Hamilton

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In 2019, Walt Disney Studios purchased the rights to distribute the filmed stage production of the groundbreaking Broadway musical Hamilton with plans for a theatrical release in late 2021. Then came the global pandemic that effectively shut down all film and theatrical productions. In an unprecedented move on Disney’s part, they announced that Hamilton would be released through their Disney+ portal in July 2020, quickly becoming the biggest event of month. A product of writer/lyricist/actor Lin Manuel-Miranda, the musical tells the story of the founding of the United States through the story of Alexander Hamilton using a diverse cast of actors that quickly became A-list talent within 5 years. But did this production deserve to be the acclaimed masterpiece many have hailed it or did it throw away its shot? MovieDude Eric, Chris Tondevold and special guest Kent discuss.

 

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Music Courtesy of YoungBerry Beats “Summer Vibes” https://soundcloud.com/youngberrybeats/youngberry-beats-summer-vibes-instrumental-beat-2018

 


Arthouse Summer: Hot Fuzz

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In 2007, director Edgar Wright released the follow-up to his international hit Shaun of the Dead with Hot Fuzz, a buddy cop/serial killer horror/comedy starring Simon Pegg (who also co-wrote with Wright) as the morally rigid cop transferred to a small village and immediately comes face to face with a series of gastly murders poorly staged as accidents. The film solidified Wright as a visionary filmmaker, Pegg as a leading man alongside comedy partner Nick Frost. But does the film’s comedy still hold up a decade on or should it be put on permanent suspension? MovieDude Eric, Chris Tondevold and special guest Jonolobster investigate for the greater good (the greater good).

 

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Music Courtesy of YoungBerry Beats “Summer Vibes” https://soundcloud.com/youngberrybeats/youngberry-beats-summer-vibes-instrumental-beat-2018

 


Arthouse Summer: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

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In 1987, decades before the concept of shared universes and multi-licensing deals would be considered a norm, producer Steven Spielberg and director Robert Zemeckis re-teamed to push practically every boundary of studio filmmaking at the time with their film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a film noir set in a world where human beings and animated characters live and work together and a boozed private eye is tasked with clearing the name of a fading animated star accused of murder.

The film was wildly successful if not a little controversial for its mature content wrapped inside a family comedy. But does the film still hold up after 30 years of technological and storytelling advances or should it be erased from existence? MovieDude Eric, Chris Tondevold and special guest Cecil Trachenburg from Good Bad Flicks follow the clues to their natural conclusion.

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Music Courtesy of YoungBerry Beats “Summer Vibes” https://soundcloud.com/youngberrybeats/youngberry-beats-summer-vibes-instrumental-beat-2018

 


Arthouse Summer: Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow

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By 2014, Tom Cruise was in a precarious situation in his career as he was rebounding from a troubled personal and professional crisis. Trying to keep the momentum of a couple of Box Office successes, he chose to headline a science fiction action film directed by Doug Liman called Edge of Tomorrow co-starring Emily Blunt about a cowardly officer forced to relive the day he died during an assault against alien invaders.

Despite critical acclaim and high praise of audiences who saw it, the film tanked at the box office. It was only when the film came out on home video and streaming that the film received acceptance. But did the film deserve the reevaluation or were audiences right to ignore it in theaters? MovieDude Eric, Chris Tondevold and special guest Beef of Legends Podcast strap in to find out.

 

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Music Courtesy of YoungBerry Beats “Summer Vibes” https://soundcloud.com/youngberrybeats/youngberry-beats-summer-vibes-instrumental-beat-2018

 


Arthouse Summer: The Mummy (1999)

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In 1999, director Stephen Sommers began a partnership with Universal Studios to develop their long-dormant Universal Monsters franchise and reboot one of its least memorable installments; The Mummy. Gone is the suspense and dread and replaced with action adventure as we follow an Egyptologist, her troublesome brother, and the roguish hero who shows her the way to a cursed tomb. Few audiences and critics were looking forward to this film and even fewer could have forseen how successful it became, spawning two sequels along with spinoffs. But does the film still hold up or should it be long forgotten in the sands of nostalgia? MovieDude Eric, Chris Tondevold and special guest Christian Lee (The Internet’s Dad) grabs some shovels to find out.

 

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Music Courtesy of YoungBerry Beats “Summer Vibes” https://soundcloud.com/youngberrybeats/youngberry-beats-summer-vibes-instrumental-beat-2018

 


Toy Story

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In 1995, Disney Studios was at the height of their animation renaissance after owning half the decade in family entertainment. But they had a surprise for audiences that no one had seen coming as their partnership with revolutionary computer-generated studio Pixar released the first-ever feature film Toy Story. This tale of the secret lives of one boy’s playthings not only took the Box Office but inadvertently launched a new frontier that is still being felt to this day. But does the film truly stand up to the title of modern classic? MovieDude Eric, Chris Tondevold and special guest David Dawson open the toybox to find out.

 

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Music Courtesy of Johnny Ripper “Soundtrack for a film that doesn’t Exist: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/johnny_ripper/soundtrack_for_a_film_that_doesnt_exist/johnny_ripper_-_soundtrack_for_a_film_that_doesnt_exist_-_22_sundown_1361

 


The Lighthouse (2019)

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Director Robert Eggers stormed into international acclaim with his debut film that looked at isolation, madness and paranoia. For his follow-up, The Lighthouse, Eggers swapped Colonial New England for turn-of-the-century New England, a puritan family on the brink of collapse for two Willem Defoe and Robert Pattinson drinking, smoking, and antagonizing each other. Yet the film has grown a community of fans still trying to figure out the film’s themes, which include mental health, Jungian archetypes, and Greek maritime mythology. But is the film truly that deep or does it fall into the cracks of pretentious art film cliche? MovieDude Eric, Chris Tondevold and special guest Jonolobster grab an oar and a bottle to find out.

 

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Fan/Art: State of the MCU

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2019 saw the end of a cinematic age as the Marvel Cinematic Universe finished its Phase Three / Infinity Saga, concluding story arcs set up over a decade in the making. While the MCU is intending to move on its next phase, Arthouse Legends’ MovieDude Eric and Chris Tondevold look back at the cinematic landscape left in its wake and contemplate what should be anticipated for the future of this franchise as well as its affect on the cinema.

 

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

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In 1999, while audiences were wowed by The Matrix, disappointed by The Phantom Menace and completely baffled by Fight Club, one small British import crossed the Pond and found a small dedicated audience that grew over time: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film told a story of low key hustlers who got in too deep with small-time gangsters and drug dealers, culminating in an outcome that has to be seen to be believed. But does this film deserve the cult classic status it gained or does it need to be dropped in the Thames? MovieDude Eric, Chris Tondevold and special guest Christian “the Internet’s Dad” Lee book their flights to find out.

 

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Parasite (2019)

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History was made at the 2020 Academy Awards when South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s domestic drama Parasite won Best Picture, the first non-American film to do so. The film, focusing on two Korean families intertwined with each other from complete social classes defied expectations as it did genres, and slowly became one of the most talked about movies of the year. But does this film deserve the acclaim and the awards it won or should it be hiding in the basement? MovieDude Eric, Chris Tondevold and special guest Phuc Luu analyze this groundbreaking film.

 

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