September 22 2021
9:46 AM
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Over/Under Movies: Joe Dante Bonus Episode
Kozak rating: 5 stars

After Erik came up with Gremlins 2 as his underrated pick, we decided to watch as much as director Joe Dante's filmography as possible and thought that he was underrated enough to warrant a bonus episode discussion.

An integral part of the 80s Blockbuster movement along with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Robert Zemeckis, we believe that he doesn't get as much credit as some of the other big names from the era. Therefore, we wanted to give this Looney Tunes and 50s B-movies-inspired madman a special shoutout.

As usual, thank you for listening, please send us your comments so we can improve the show, and look forward to new episodes when our kick-ass Pacific Northwest-based film critics will discuss one overrated and one underrated film that share the same genre, style, or plot.

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Erik McClanahan is the lead film critic at Oregon Arts Watch, co-host of the Adjust Your Tracking podcast (Also available on iTunes) and a contributor at The Playlist.

Ryan Oliver is a contributor at He writes reviews and articles for them, and co-hosts their Unspooled Reel podcast.

Oktay Ege Kozak is a film critic for The Oregon Herald, Beyazperde, DVD Talk and is also a contributor and film critic at The Playlist.