Welcome back to the Visually Stunning Movie Podcast, as always, I’m your host, and this time out, Ryan and I are going to talk about the latest offering from Christopher Nolan,


So, without any further ado, let’s get into it.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Welcome back to the Visually Stunning Movie Podcast, everyone!

This time, Ryan and I are going to look at the newest sci-fi epic from director Luc Besson:

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

Starring Dane Dehaan, Cara Delevingne, Rhianna, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, and a cameo that warmed my heart by the great Rutger Hauer, can Besson and his little European indie film break through in a box office currently dominated by superheroes and other, perhaps more mainstream, Hollywood blockbusters?

Let’s find out.

War for the Planet of the Apes

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our 30th episode of the season!

That’s not bad, considering we put some stuff on the website that doesn’t make it to the podcast feed, huh?

**Hint: that’s a shameless plug, by the way. Make sure you are following us on twitter and facebook (@VSMoviePodcast) to get the extra-special bonus stuff listeners of just the podcast don’t get.**

This week we’re going to talk about the third and final film of the modern “Planet of the Apes” trilogy, and the second directed by Matt Reeves (who is now hard at work re-writing The Batman):

War for the Planet of the Apes

There are already rumblings that this might be the best picture of the year. Is that true?

Let’s see what Ryan and I think.

**Warning: be prepared for tangents on technology, awards, the original Charlton Heston Planet of the Apes, war, and different writer/directors.**

VSMP Retro Review – Fantastic Four (2005)

As promised, and as picked by the public, here is our retro-review of the mostly-unfondly remembered 2005 superhero film,

Fantastic Four

Three years before Robert Downey, Jr., would help revolutionize (some might say create) the modern superhero genre with Iron Man, Ioan Gruffud, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, and a then “who-is-that” Chris Evans would star as Marvel Comics’ flagship hero family for 20th Century Fox.

Earning $158M at the box office (on a $100M budget), the film spawned a sequel two years later.

With twelve years and over a dozen Marvel Cinematic Universe films having come and gone (along with a Fant4stic Four reboot), let’s try to step back and take an objective look at the FF and see what went right and what went wrong, and how it might be taking more flak than it needs to.

*Note: I misspeak in here and say Roger Corman’s version of the Fantastic Four was 1993: it was 1994.

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