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Where High Art and Geek Culture Collide. Three geeks look at critically beloved classic and independent films and determine if they warrant their acclaim.

Where High Art and Geek Culture Collide. Three geeks look at critically beloved classic and independent films and determine if they warrant their acclaim.
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Where High Art and Geek Culture Collide. Three geeks look at critically beloved classic and independent films and determine if they warrant their acclaim.

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English

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The Disaster Artist

6/18/2018
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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...

Duration:01:41:19

Stop Making Sense

6/7/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:56

The General (1926)

5/31/2018
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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...

Duration:01:01:13

Icarus (2017)

5/25/2018
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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....

Duration:00:51:09

Geek Critique: The Value of Rewatching

5/18/2018
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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. If you like this episode, you can find more of Arthouse Legends on GonnaGeek.com along with other similar geek podcasts. You can also leave comments at feedback@arthouselegends.com or on our Twitter feed @arthouselegends. Please make sure to leave feedback about the show on your podcast...

Duration:00:40:16

Sicario

5/16/2018
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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...

Duration:01:35:44

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

5/3/2018
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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...

Duration:01:39:24

The Shape of Water

4/30/2018
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In 2017, Director Guillermo Del Toro unveiled his latest homage to classic monster movies called The Shape of Water. Set during the Cold War, a mute cleaning lady working in a government lab forms a bond with a captive merman that leads her to risk everything in order to save him. Winner of the Best Picture Oscar as well as Best Director for Del Toro, does the film earn such acclaim or should it be served with tartar sauce? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

Duration:01:42:41

Conan the Barbarian (1982)

4/18/2018
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In 1982, writer/director John Milius cast and then-relatively unknown Arnold Schwarzenegger as the pulp fiction/comic book hero Conan the Barbarian. Mixing brutal action with a cacophony of philosophical worldviews, the film found itself initially divided by critics yet beloved by moviegoers, which has only been solidified with time. But does the film deserve eternal glory or to be strapped to the Wheel of Pain for eternity? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris are joined by Legends Podcast's...

Duration:01:14:35

The Birds (1963)

4/6/2018
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In 1963, fresh off the success of Psycho, director Alfred Hitchcock followed up this unprecedented success with The Birds. Set in a small coastal California town, a San Francisco socialite tries to woo a handsome lawyer only to be hindered by the combined threat of his mother and the onslaught of murderous aviary creatures. But does this film deserve the classic status it received or should it be pecked to death? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris check in to find out. “District Four” Kevin...

Duration:01:25:22

April Fools: The Room

4/2/2018
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In 2002, a mysterious film was unleashed on the world by first-time filmmaker Tommy Wiseau; a melodrama about a good-guy businessman whose world is being torn apart by those around him. After it's release, the film quickly garnered the reputation as being the "worst film ever made". But does the film deserve such harsh criticism? "District Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ If...

Duration:00:38:24

April Fool's Day

4/2/2018
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In 1986, a new horror icon was released sporting a completely original concept that was both harolded by critics and audiences alike for it's striking performances, state-of-the-art visual effects and razor-sharp direction. Join Eric, Kent & Lobster as they journey deep into the heart of... April Fool's Day. If you like this episode, you can find more of Arthouse Legends on GonnaGeek.com along with other similar geek podcasts. You can also leave comments at feedback@arthouselegends.com...

Duration:00:48:44

The Birds (1963)

4/1/2018
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In 1963, fresh off the success of Psycho, director Alfred Hitchcock followed up this unprecedented success with The Birds. Set in a small coastal California town, a San Francisco socialite tries to woo a handsome lawyer only to be hindered by the combined threat of his mother and the onslaught of murderous aviary creatures. But does this film deserve the classic status it received or should it be pecked to death? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris check in to find out. "District Four" Kevin...

Duration:01:03:51

The Raid Redemption

3/29/2018
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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...

Duration:01:07:38

Fan/Art: A Wrinkle In Time (2018)

3/23/2018
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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. If you like this episode, you can find more of Arthouse Legends on GonnaGeek.com along with...

Duration:00:51:09

Inside Llewyn Davis

3/20/2018
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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...

Duration:01:07:19

Geek Critique: Film Criticism vs. Film Conversation

3/16/2018
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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. If you like this episode, you can find more of Arthouse Legends on GonnaGeek.com along with other similar geek podcasts. You can also leave...

Duration:00:29:17

Fantastic Mr. Fox

3/14/2018
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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...

Duration:01:18:51

Fan/Art: Black Panther (2018)

3/10/2018
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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! If you like this episode, you can find more of Arthouse Legends on GonnaGeek.com along with other similar geek podcasts. You can also leave...

Duration:00:42:56

Network

3/6/2018
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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...

Duration:01:18:28