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).

Podcasts: Arthouse Legends

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.

Podcasts: Arthouse Legends

Arthouse Summer: The Goonies

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In 1985, Steven Spielberg was at a new height in his career. He was not only a powerful director, but had started branching out in to producing very successful films as well. Enter The Goonies, reteaming him with Gremlins writer Chris Columbus and bringing on Superman director Richard Donner to tell the story of a group of outcast preteens on a treasure hunt with a family of criminals on their heels. The film would become a generational touchstone and would launch a plethora of careers in the decades to come. But does the film hold up or should it say “die”. MovieDude Eric, Kent, Chris and special guest Willie follow the clues to find out.

 

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A Fantastic Woman

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In 2017, the Chilean film A Fantastic Woman became a sensation on the film festival circuit and became Chile’s entry for the Foreign Language Academy Award, which it would go on to win. The film about a young trans-woman who is reeling from the death of her partner and dealing with her everyday life with the added scrutiny of dealing with said partner’s grieving family. But did the film deserve the Oscar? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

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The Incredibles

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In 2004, Pixar Studios worked with Iron Giant director Brad Bird on his first 3-D animation film known as The Incredibles. The film about a family of superpowered humans quickly became benchmark for both the studio and the budding superhero genre. But does the film deserve the godlike praise it received or should it be forced into obscurity? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris don masks and capes to find out.

 

“District Four” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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The Disaster Artist

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In 2017, actor/director James Franco unleashed his most mainstream film to date to South by Southwest Film Festival to near-unanimous acclaim. That film, The Disaster Artist, depicts the wild production of the “Citizen Kane of Bad Movies” known as The Room by focusing on the friendship between the film’s director Tommy Weiseau and second lead actor Greg Sistero (played by James and Dave Franco respectively). During the awards season, Franco’s performance as well as the film’s overall production were garnered for Oscar contention until controversy saw its fortunes wither. But did the film deserve such acclaim to begin with or should it be laughed at alongside its subject? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

“District Four” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Stop Making Sense

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In 1984, indie filmmaker Jonathan Demme got the cooperation of 80s cult rock band Talking Heads to film their live show at the Pantages Theater. The result is Stop Making Sense, a concert film that elevated the status of both the band and the director though credited ingenuity of presentation, music and aesthetics. But does the film (or the band) deserve the acclaim or should it be burnt down along with the house? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris grab front row seats to find out.

 

“District Four” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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The General (1926)

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Considered one of the greatest comedies of all time, this 1926 silent film starring the legendary Buster Keaton followed a young train conductor who finds himself chasing a group of renegades who have stolen his train and his girlfriend. But does the film achieve true timelessness or does it crash and burn? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

“District Four” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Icarus (2017)

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In 2015, documentary director Bryan Fogel, in the midst of his own expose on performance enhancing drugs in amateur cycling found himself being brought into a much bigger story when he befriends the head of the Russian lab responsible for drug testing. The result of this would make international news and the Oscar-winning documentary Icarus. Part expose on state sponsored doping, part human drama as the duo try to navigate a bureaucratic labyrinth to both protect the story and the source. But does this doc hit the mark? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

“District Four” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Geek Critique: The Value of Rewatching

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MovieDude Eric and Chris go back into the art of film critique by discussing the value (or lack thereof) of rewatching films as a means to study their techniques and gaining better understanding.

 

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Sicario

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In 2015, director Denis Villeneuve, working with actor-turned-screenwriter Taylor Sheridan released Sicario. The film revolving around Emily Blunt playing an FBI agent tasked to work with a shady intelligence officer and his even more mysterious partner in order to take down a malignant druglord while traversing a philosophical minefield about the nature of law and order. The film would garner several Oscar nominations and become a success with audiences as well, but did it deserve such glory or should it be left south of the border? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

“District Four” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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In 1963, at the height of the Cold War, director Stanley Kubrick wanted to tell a story about the horrors of nuclear war. In the process, he found the terror to be rather funny. In the end, he opted to tell a dark comedic satire about a crazy American General who jumpstarts a nuclear war and a President who is trying to keep it from happening. The result is one of the most controversial comedies of all time: Dr. Strangelove. But does the film deserve its place in history or should it go up in smoke? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris ride the missile all the way to the end.

 

“District Four” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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