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

Wayne’s World

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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.

 

“District Four” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Hoosiers

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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.

 

“District Four” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Akira

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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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King Kong (1933)

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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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13th

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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

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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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When Harry Met Sally…

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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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Singin’ in the Rain

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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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Arthouse Rejects: Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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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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Arthouse Rejects: Detroit Rock City

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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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