Hello, I’m Tom Hardy presenting a very special bumper episode, it’s been a big week for movies here and we talk about three of them. First up is “Valerian” or going by it’s full title “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”. The latest by “Luc Besson” based on the classic french comic book series. Then we tear through “Edgar Wright’s” “Baby Driver” and finish on the highly anticipated “Dunkirk” by “Christopher Nolan”. Find out how we feel about these three flicks and more right now!
In a galaxy somewhere along the way
Remember cult hit “The Fifth Element”, as well as classics like “Leon: The Professional” and “La Femme Nikita”. Director Luc Besson returns to Sci-fi at the helm of “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”. Starring Dane Dehaan as the titular lead and Cara Delevingne as his partner “Laureline”, with appearances from Rihanna and Clive Owen. With all the elements of a huge hit, does it shine like a diamond or is it another black hole of disappointment.
Drive Baby drive
The last we heard from director Edgar Wright, was the shocking news of his departure from Marvel’s Ant-Man. Marking his return to film making without Marvel, as well as the usual collaborators. “Baby Drive” is a star-studded cast with Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm and everyone’s favorite bad guy Kevin Spacey. A frenetic film combining music with action, displaying all the hallmarks of Wright’s aesthetic and pacing. Can the director leave behind his trademark Cornetto trilogy style and blaze a new path of his own?
The Great War
And in our final segment, we review Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” our most anticipated film of the year. Given his streak of acclaim including classics like the Dark Knight trilogy, as well as more cerebral works like “Inception”. Christopher Nolan’s latest is the retelling of the historical events that took place during the evacuation of troops from the beaches of France. Featuring performances from Kenneth Branagh plus frequent collaborators Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy. Is Dunkirk another cinematic tour de force of a master filmmaker or does it take a nosedive and go down in flames?
Valerian – Final Trailer
Dunkirk – Official Main Trailer