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Taking back film culture... one snob at a time!
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Live this Sunday! Arthouse Showdown: Galaxy Quest vs. Silent Running! 
GonnaGeek and Arthouse Legends is pleased to present a special LIVE event titled ARTHOUSE SHOWDOWN.

The concept is simple, debate two legendary movies but include YOU, the listener’s feedback too in a LIVE BROADCAST format. If you want to check out this show, come by GonnaGeek.com on March 15, 2015 at 7:00PM eastern, and you’ll be able to check out the live stream and live chat.

Which side are you on? Galaxy Quest or Silent Running?

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Episode Thirty-One: The Coen Brothers' Fargo (1996)

In 1996, near the height of the independent cinema craze, Joel and Ethan Coen returned to their Midwestern roots with a crime tale so crazy, it could only be true (or was it?). Fargo went on to be the highest critically regarded film of that year and was nominated for several awards, winning two for its screenplay and lead actress Frances McDormand. But does the film deserve the ransom money it got away with or should it have been put through the woodchipper? Eric, Kent and Lobster put on their best coats and find out.

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Episode Thirty: Oliver Hirschbiegel's Downfall (2004)

There have been countless movies made about the fall of Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler. But in 2004, German filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel released a film centered on the last days of Hitler hiding in a bunker in the middle of Berlin. Utilizing character actor Bruno Ganz to play Hitler, the film was praised by critics for its accuracy and daring and became one of the most long-lasting internet memes ever since. But does the film retain its original power? Eric, Kent and Lobster investigate.

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Episode Twenty-Nine: Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity (1944)

In 1944, famed filmmaker Billy Wilder teamed up with acclaimed novelist Raymond Chandler to create one of the most controversial crime films of all time about an insurance agent (Fred McMurray) who gets caught up in the scheme of a beautiful married femme fatale (Barbara Stanwyck) to murder her husband. But does this film pay out or should it need more coverage? Eric, Kent and Lobster step away from the ankle bracelet to find out.

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Episode Twenty-Eight: Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994)

For the past year, fans and casual listeners have asked for this one. We teased it, we prepared for it, now it is here. The MovieDude Eric, Kent and Lobster are taking on Quentin Tarantino's classic film on it's 20th anniversary. But is this film worthy of a Five Dollar Milkshake or does it eat our Big Kahuna Burger? Listen to find out.

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Arthouse Newscast for September 2014

With the summer season finally over, Eric, Kent and Lobster discuss what will be happening both in the month of September and what to look forward to in future months.

Lobster discusses how arthouse filmmakers are being brought in on franchise pictures, MovieDude starts a new segment following the Awards Season race and Kent laments on how little is coming out in September.

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

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Episode Twenty-Seven: Spike Jonze's Her (2013)

In 2013, Spike Jonze released his latest feature, the first from a script he wrote about a lonely man who begins a romantic relationship with his personal artificial intelligence apparatus. The result was near-universal acclaim that culminated in his first Academy Award for his original screenplay. But did this story deserve such love or should it have been deleted? Eric, Kent and Lobster have booted up the diagnostics to find out.

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Episode Twenty-Six: Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King (1991)

On August 11th, 2014, one of the funniest men to ever live had died unexpectedly, sending Hollywood, comedians and an international fanbase reeling from shock and grief. We here at Arthouse Legends were no different, deciding to make a last-minute change to discuss an underappreciated film from the gifted comedian's work: The Terry Gilliam-helmed The Fisher King starring Jeff Bridges, Mercedes Ruehl and Amanda Plummer. Join the quest with the MovieDude Eric, Kent and Lobster as they sort out the reality and the fantasy.

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Recording a special episode tonight: Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King. Please share your thoughts and feelings on the life and legacy of Robin Williams so we can include them in the show. #WeRememberRobin  
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