In Episode 158 below, we review Altered States, Girls Trip, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and Dunkirk. Dave is on vacation, so Charlie Nash joins Kris and I to discuss Ed Sheeran’s distracting Game of Thrones cameo before they dig into this week’s movies. Before they get into any new ones, Kris shares his most recent experience with Altered States (4:25), and his invigorating trip to a sensory deprivation chamber that inspired his viewing. Then Charlie and I cover Girls Trip (14:23), a comedy that’s way funnier and raunchier than we expected, with many scene-stealing moments by Tiffany Haddish. After that, Kris and Charlie attempt to review Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (28:26), a colorful Luc Besson sci-fi film that’s bloated, convoluted, and predictable despite its endearing silliness. Finally, all of us tackle Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (48:55), a World War II film that blew us away with its massive scale, pulse-pounding score, and breakneck pacing.
“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.
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