Spoilerpiece Theatre Episode 141: LIFE

“Spoilerpiece Theatre” is a weekly movie podcast where I talk about new releases with fellow BOFCA critics Dave Riedel and Kris Jenson. We don’t give a shit about spoilers. We just want to talk about the movies.

In Episode 141 below, we review Life and Wilson. This week we attempt to answer the age old question, “Who’s the luckiest person in show business?” with mixed results. Each of us has some catching up to do on movies that we’ve seen, so we do some quick recaps (starting at 4:26) before we dive into this week’s movies. Kris shares short takes on Beauty and the Beast and Personal Shopper, prior to my brief thoughts on 10 Cloverfield Lane, and Dave revealing what he took away from the rest of OJ: Made in America. After that Kris and I discuss Wilson (at 19:32), a film based on a Daniel Clowes graphic novel, where Woody Harrelson plays a guy walking through life telling everyone bullshit and acting like an asshole. Then all of us discuss the sci-fi horror movie Life (at 41:11) which has great actors giving mediocre performances. We compare various parts to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Little Shop of Horrors, and Alien, however we describe why it gets dumber the more you think about it.

Evan Crean

Hello! My name is Evan Crean. By day I work for a marketing agency, but by night, I’m a film critic based in Boston, MA who has been at it since 2009. I have written hundreds of movie reviews and celebrity interviews for Starpulse.com. I have also contributed pieces to NewEnglandFilm.com. In addition to publishing short form work, I am a co-author of the book Your ’80s Movie Guide to Better Living, which is available on CreateSpace and Amazon. On top of writing, I co-host and edit the weekly film podcast Spoilerpiece Theatre with two other Boston film critics. I’m a founding member and the current treasurer for the Boston Online Film Critics Association as well. Lastly, I’m the marketing director and a contributor to Boston Reel, a site dedicated to Boston’s independent film culture. Have any questions or comments about my work? Please feel free to email me (Evan Crean) at: ecrean AT reelrecon DOT COM .