Soldiers attempting to take cover during the fray in DUNKIRK.
Dave is on vacation, so Charlie Nash joins Evan and Kris 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 Evan cover GIRLS TRIP (14:23), a comedy that’s way funnier and raunchier than they 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 them tackle Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK (48:55), a World War II film that blew them away with its massive scale, pulse-pounding score, and breakneck pacing.
Welcome back! It’s the second episode of “Spoilerpiece Theatre.” This week Evan makes a correction about something he brought up in the first episode, Kris explains why we embrace spoilers, and Dave trips over his own words a lot. Then we talk about Luc Besson’s lackluster LUCY and Kat Chandler’s so-so HELLION. Plus, Dave freaks out when he learns James Gunn directed the upcoming GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
On Friday, July 25, 2014, we’ll be talking about Luc Besson’s Lucy. We’ll also be talking about — if Dave remembers to bring it up — the hashtag #whatifthepurgewasreal, the weird Twitter trend that popped up with the release of The Purge: Anarchy. See you Friday morning!