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Highly Suspect Reviews: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

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So, that was a movie we just saw. That’s pretty much what we were saying coming out of Luc Besson’s latest, a sci-fi action film that is kinda a descent into madness. In more than one way. Dane DeHaan plays the protagonist Valerian and Cara Delevigne plays his sister…erm, partner, Laureline. They are an inseparable duo, space-agents (or whatever) that take on the toughest cases in the distant future, one in which thousands (millions?) of alien races have come together, connecting ships to form one planet-sized space station. And this is one of their cases. Clive Owen is here. Ethan Hawke is here. Rihanna is here. It’s colorful and crazy and is most likely to be comparable to The Fifth Element (which large parts of were based on the same source material). But did we like it? Listen to Chris, Marco, Joe, and Scott give their review.


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.