Taking Back Film Culture... One Snob at a Time. Hosts Eric, Kent, and Jon are going to view classic and independent films and see if they live up to the hype.
Arthouse Summer: Hamilton
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.
Arthouse Summer: Hot Fuzz
In 2007, director Edgar Wright released 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?
Arthouse Summer: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
In 1987, 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. But does the film still hold up after 30 years of technological and storytelling advances or should it be erased from existence?
Arthouse Summer: Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow
In 2014, Tom Cruise chose to headline a science fiction action film directed by Doug Liman called Edge of Tomorrow co-starring Emily Blunt. 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?
Arthouse Summer: The Mummy (1999)
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. But does the film still hold up or should it be long forgotten in the sands of nostalgia?
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. But does the film truly stand up to the title of modern classic?
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