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The 14 Greatest Science Fiction Movies Of The 21st Century

The last two decades have seen an embarrassment of riches for fans of science fiction. Iconic sci-fi franchises like "Star Wars" and "Planet of the Apes" have returned with some of their greatest installments. Filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, Denis Villeneuve, and Alex Garland have pushed the genre forward with stylish, thought-provoking films that prove there's demand for original science fiction stories as well. Sci-fi now intersects regularly with other genres, including fantasy, action, ho...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Julianne Moore, Washington, Time, Chappie, Los Angeles, Earth, World, Jake Gyllenhaal, Alfonso Cuarón, Oscar, Tommy Lee Jones, John, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Pitt


Daily Podcast: Chris Nolan's Next Film, The Penguin Spin-Off, And Will We See Dune Part 2?

On the September 14, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by news editor Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest film and TV news, including Paramount's new plan to focus on streaming, Christopher Nolan's new movie, "Dune: Part 2," and the Penguin HBO Max spin-off.Opening Banter:In The News:Ben: Paramount is Scaling Back on Blockbusters to Focus on StreamingHT (OG Ryan): Christopher Nolan Chooses Universal for His A-Bomb Movie, Leaving Warner Bros.Ben (OG Jeremy): D...
Tags: Podcast, Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Movies, News, Paramount, Ben, Ben Pearson, Denis Villeneuve, Chris Nolan, SlashFilm, Hoai Tran Bui, Sam Hume, Warner Bros Ben OG Jeremy


Dune Could Still Get A Sequel Even If It Underperforms Thanks To HBO Max

After several delays, "Dune" is fast-approaching its October 22 release date. Some lucky festival attendees, like our own Marshall Shaffer, have already had a chance to see and review the film. The rest of us are marooned on our own spice-free planets (#NotArrakis), waiting for it to go into wide release next month.Like every other Warner Bros. film in 2021, "Dune" is not going to have a conventional rollout, with a 90-day theatrical window, followed by a home media release. The movie will inste...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, News, Disney, Nolan, Warner Bros, Dune, Frank Herbert, Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve, SlashFilm, Marshall Shaffer, HBO Max, HBO Max With, Christopher Nolan Villeneuve


Keegan-Michael Key Joins Timothee Chalamet In Wonka, The Prequel That Has Everyone Scratching Their Heads

Come with me, and you'll see, a world of confusing executive decisions... It appears that the "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" prequel that nobody asked for, "Wonka," is moving ahead full speed and has added another major star to its cast. According to Deadline, comedian Keegan-Michael Key will join Timothée Chalamet in the upcoming film. Back Before The Chocolate Factory Primetime Emmy winner Key has joined the cast of "Wonka, though his role and character details are under wraps. The fi...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, News, Tim Burton, Roald Dahl, Paddington, Harry Potter, Johnny Depp, King, Paul Atreides, Wonka, Transylvania, Dahl, David Heyman, Gene Wilder, Denis Villeneuve


20% Of People We Polled Are Most Excited To See This Fall 2021 Blockbuster

(Welcome to Survey Says, a feature where we conduct a movie-related survey for a random group of people and explain why they're completely right, completely wrong, or somewhere in-between.)It's survey results time again, movie fans, and this one's a bit of a surprise! We conducted a poll to see which Fall 2021 blockbuster people were most excited to see. And it turns out '80s nostalgia still reigns supreme. Who you gonna call back to movie theaters? "Ghostbusters" fans, apparently.  Who Ya Gonna...
Tags: Movies, Sony, James Bond, Jason Reitman, Tom Cruise, David Gordon Green, Denis Villeneuve, Ivan Reitman, SlashFilm, Chloe Zhao, Annie Potts, Logan Kim, McKenna Grace Carrie Coon


Dune Featurette Teases Timothée Chalamet & Zendaya’s Chemistry

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary’s upcoming all-star film adaptation of Dune has received another behind-the-scenes featurette, which highlights Paul and Chani, portrayed by Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya. The new Dune featurette features interviews from director Denis Villeneuve as he talks about Paul’s visions and Chani’s role in Paul’s destiny. Both Chalamet and Zendaya also went on to express how much they’ve loved working together and how the project led to their friendship. The film is c...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Movies, Sci-fi, Action, Wes Anderson, Streaming, Warner Bros, Legendary, Eric Roth, Zendaya, Dune, Frank Herbert, PAUL, Paul Atreides, Warner Bros. Pictures


Denis Villeneuve Wanted To Film Two Dune Movies Back To Back, But That Plan Got Axed

In some corners of the internet (present company included), rampant excitement over the fact that a filmmaker as capable and qualified as Denis Villeneuve would be attempting to translate "Dune" to the big screen has steadily turned into concern over the fact that "Dune" has all the makings of being the exact opposite of a "Movies are back, baby!" billion dollar-grossing crowd-pleaser.As influential as the original Frank Herbert novel undeniably is, the target audience for the lore-heavy fantasy...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, New Zealand, Peter Jackson, Marvel Studios, Kiwi, Dune, Frank Herbert, Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve, SlashFilm, Shang Chi, HBO Max Read


Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Dune (But Were Afraid To Ask) [TIFF 2021]

I just witnessed Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" in IMAX at the Toronto International Film Festival, and as I sat bathing in the big, expensive imagery, it occurred to me that some moviegoers are going to have questions going in. Serious questions – questions they'll be asking before they even sit down to watch the movie. If you're one such person, I am here to help you, dear reader. Since "Dune" isn't due out until October 22, 2021, and I don't want to be a huge jerk, I will attempt to keep this as s...
Tags: Star Wars, Hbo, Movies, Idaho, House, Warner Bros, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Duke, Zendaya, Venice Film Festival, Dune, Frank Herbert, PAUL, Jessica, Hans Zimmer


Paramount Is Scaling Back On Blockbusters To Focus On Streaming

Paramount has a new chief executive officer – one that appears to be taking the 100-plus-year-old studio in a new (and depressing) direction. Jim Gianopulous, who has run the famed film studio since 2017, is leaving the company. Brian Robbins, who has been running Nickelodeon since 2018, will be stepping in to replace Gianopulous as Paramount's CEO while continuing to oversee Nickelodeon. This type of corporate reshuffling happens all the time and typically would be too boring for us to care muc...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Disney, Netflix, Tom Cruise, Paramount, Nickelodeon, Robbins, John Krasinski, Borys Kit, Denis Villeneuve, SlashFilm, Brian Robbins, Transformers Star Trek, Jim Gianopulous


Eternals Director Chloe Zhao Pitched Marvel Using Stills From Denis Villeneuve Movies

Chloé Zhao and Denis Villeneuve have a mutual admiration society going. Zhao has already praised Villeneuve's "Dune," saying she was "blown away" by it and "terrified" by the possibility that people wouldn't be seeing it in theaters, the way the filmmakers meant for it to be experienced before Covid. Villeneuve is also now saying he's Zhao's "biggest fan."The two directors have a new interview out in Harper's Bazaar, which is framed as a conversation between them about what's next for cinema in...
Tags: Movies, News, Harper, Bazaar, Dune, Villeneuve, Zhao, Denis Villeneuve, MCU, SlashFilm, Chloé Zhao, Nomadland, HBO Max, Covid Villeneuve, Earth Dune


18 Sci-Fi Movies You Should Watch Before The Matrix 4 Comes Out

The Matrix, with its trippy, action-heavy explorations of the nature of reality (and heavy doses of trans allegory), brought mind-bending science fiction to the masses. It was, in many ways, the perfect blending of brain and brawn: a thoughtful movie, open to a wide variety of interpretations, that also happened to…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Films, Memory, It, Roger Ebert, Ethan Hawke, Roku, Steven Soderbergh, Lifehacks, Amy Adams, Hulu, Philip K Dick, Darren Aronofsky, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon Levitt


2021 Fall Movie Preview: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Films to Look Out For

Something about this fall movie season just feels off, right? And no, we’re not just talking about the deadly virus we’ve been trying to eradicate for almost two years that’s, rightfully, still keeping many of us away from theaters. It’s that Hollywood expected theaters to be back in full swing by now. Despite the…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Hollywood, Science, Jennifer Lawrence, Films, Thrillers, Jim Broadbent, Ghostbusters, Justin Long, Bill Hader, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Wiig, Snoop Dogg, Avan Jogia, Richard Madden, Krysten Ritter


Denis Villeneuve's Biggest Challenge On Dune Was Timothee Chalamet's Hair

Actors just can't help themselves sometimes from being impossibly difficult to work with, am I right? In this case, however, I have some sympathy for both "Dune" filmmaker Denis Villeneuve and actor Timothée Chalamet. The talented star's mane of hair has helped him become both a heartthrob and a highly in-demand screen presence among the likes of Greta Gerwig, Wes Anderson, and obviously Villeneuve as well. But those of us blessed (cursed?) with unruly hair can speak to just how much of a tall t...
Tags: Movies, News, Venice, Denis, Kyle Maclachlan, Abu Dhabi, David Lynch, Dune, Frank Herbert, Kyle, Paul Atreides, Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve, SlashFilm, Timothee Chalamet, Chalamet


Dune Director Denis Villeneuve Wanted To Make A Movie For Hardcore Fans...and Also His Mother

Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" is based on a towering work of science fiction lit, but not everyone has read Frank Herbert's novel, and it sounds like Villeneuve is aiming for a movie that appeals to both fans and non-fans alike. /Film writer Vanessa Armstrong recently attended a roundtable interview with Villeneuve, where he spoke at length about the adaptation process from book to screen.In the same way that Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" left out the book character of Tom Bombadil, for in...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Venice, Peter Jackson, Eric Roth, Zendaya, Dune, Frank Herbert, PAUL, Eric, Paul Atreides, Hans Zimmer, Villeneuve, Herbert, Hans


Dune Review – The Kwisatz Haderach of Sci-Fi Movies Is Finally Here

After much anticipation and a more-than-one-year delay, the long-awaited Dune adaptation debuted at the Venice International Film Festival. In a matter of days, it will hit theaters across all of Europe. Unfortunately, fans in the United States will have to wait until October 22 to watch Villeneuve’s latest effort. No matter what, the wait is worth it as the Canadian’s most ambitious project so far delivers top-of-the-range entertainment for cinema lovers. And it’s mind-blowing. Set in a distant...
Tags: Europe, Interstellar, Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, United States, House, Harry Potter, Streaming, Warner Bros, Oscar Isaac, Ridley Scott, Rebecca Ferguson, David Lynch, Zendaya, Zimmer


Movies Like Inception That Are Definitely Worth Watching

Christopher Nolan's love for metaphysical themes transcends his whole filmography. His movies question reality and identity and dive deep into complicated existential tales built around memories, dreams and time. He's also known for his sleek images and larger-than-life soundscapes.If the Dark Knight Trilogy put Christopher Nolan on the map as a film director who could work with big studios, the blockbuster "Inception" (2010) that cemented his storytelling style in the general public's eye. "Inc...
Tags: Chuck, Christopher Nolan, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Pattinson, Leonardo Dicaprio, New Orleans, John Malkovich, Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Michael Caine, Scorsese, Nolan, Allison Williams, Edward Norton


Dune Featurette Reveals New Footage Highlighting the Royal Houses

A brand new behind-the-scenes featurette for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary’s highly-anticipated all-star film adaptation of Dune has arrived online, featuring lots of new footage. The new Dune featurette, which you can check out below, gives highlight to the galaxy’s royal houses as well as their prominent members including House Atreides and House Harkonnen, who are ancient-long rivals. It also provides us a better look at the story and how each characters affect Paul’s journey. The Denis...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Sci-fi, Action, House, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Legendary, Eric Roth, Zendaya, Dune, Frank Herbert, PAUL, Paul Atreides


Dune Director Denis Villeneuve On How You Design A Sandworm

Something that "Dune" fans may be most interested to see in director Denis Villeneuve's film adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel is the sandworms. These giant creatures burrow up from the ground on the desert planet Arrakis. We already got our first look at one last year in the trailer for "Dune."This week, "Dune" made its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival. /Film's Marshall Staffer gave it a glowing review. Our own Vanessa Armstrong also attended a ...
Tags: Movies, News, House, Venice, Oscar Isaac, Dune, Frank Herbert, Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve, Patrice, Vanessa Armstrong, SlashFilm, Patrice Vermette, HBO Max Read, Sardaukar, Harkonnen


Here's The Dune Moment Director Denis Villeneuve Wishes He Could've Included In The Movie

Director Denis Villeneuve's upcoming film adaptation of "Dune" includes all sorts of wild imagery from author Frank Herbert's seminal 1965 science fiction novel: massive sandworms, intricate costumes and weapons, and alien spacecraft that feel unique to the world Herbert created. But there was one element that Villeneuve could not figure out how to incorporate into the final cut of his movie: the baliset. What Is The Baliset? The baliset is a musical instrument similar to a lute or a zither, des...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, House, Josh Brolin, Venice, Warner Bros, Denis, Patrick Stewart, Oscar Isaac, David Lynch, Dune, Frank Herbert, Josh, PAUL, Llewyn Davis, Villeneuve


Dune's Denis Villeneuve Breaks Down His Big Plans for the Sequel and Beyond

io9's tagline is “We come from the future” and today we’re making good on that proclamation. We come from a future in which you’ve just seen Denis Villeneuve’s new adaptation of Dune and as the credits roll, your first thought is “When is part two coming?” (Don’t worry, no spoilers here.)Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Hbo, Science, Films, Fiction, Space Opera, Blade Runner, Dune, Frank Herbert, Paul Atreides, Denis Villeneuve, Mélange, Arrakis, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture


Dune Director Denis Villeneuve Says His Interpretation Critiques The 'White Savior' Narrative

It almost feels like the hype for "Dune" couldn't possibly get any higher, particularly after reviews across the board (including /Film's) have been positively glowing. It would seem that director Denis Villeneuve has put to rest any concerns that he might not be able to bring the unwieldy, yet wildly influential story from the mind of Frank Herbert to life — especially when many others have tried before and failed. However, the choice of Villeneuve as director and a largely non-MENA (Middle Eas...
Tags: Movies, News, Denis, Dune, Frank Herbert, Paul Atreides, Villeneuve, Herbert, Denis Villeneuve, SlashFilm, Timothee Chalamet, HBO Max, MENA Middle Eastern, Vanessa Armstrong Villeneuve


Take A Closer Look At The Intricate Costumes And Funky Nose Plugs Of Dune

With the world premiere of "Dune: Part One" at the Venice Film Festival underway, Warner Bros. is sharing more with us about the film in the lead-up to its U.S. theatrical release on October 22. While that's still weeks away, /Film got the chance to see some of the costumes from the movie up close. Check out some of the outfits that "Dune" characters wore below, and get up close and personal with the numerous crysknives wielded in the Denis Villeneuve-directed movie.  Dune Costumes Warner Bros. ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Josh Brolin, Warner Bros, Oscar Isaac, Dune, PAUL, Jessica, Villeneuve, Herbert, Isaac, Javier Bardem, Denis Villeneuve, SlashFilm, Chani


Take A Closer Look A The Intricate Costumes And Funky Nose Plugs Of Dune

With the world premiere of "Dune: Part One" at the Venice Film Festival underway, Warner Bros. is sharing more with us about the film in the lead-up to its U.S. theatrical release on October 22. While that's still weeks away, /Film got the chance to see some of the costumes from the movie up close. Check out some of the outfits that "Dune" characters wore below, and get up close and personal with the numerous crysknives wielded in the Denis Villeneuve-directed movie.  Dune Costumes Warner Bros. ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Josh Brolin, Warner Bros, Oscar Isaac, Dune, PAUL, Jessica, Villeneuve, Herbert, Isaac, Javier Bardem, Denis Villeneuve, SlashFilm, Chani


Dune Was Inspired By Director Denis Villeneuve's Grandmother And A Certain Star Wars Scene

With "Dune" airing at the Venice Film Festival, more and more people are experiencing filmmaker Denis Villeneuve's interpretation of Frank Herbert's foundational book. I was lucky enough to see a screening of "Dune" myself. One of things that's striking about the movie, which people can get a hint of in the trailer, is the utter alienness of the universe Villeneuve has brought to the screen. The landscapes, the designs of the ships, the costuming, the music and soundscape — all of it feels truly...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Dune, Frank Herbert, Villeneuve, St Lawrence River, Denis Villeneuve, SlashFilm, Patrice Vermette, Dune Villeneuve


Venice 2021: Villeneuve's 'Dune' is THE Blockbuster Event of the Year

DUNE! Shout it from the rooftops!! The time has finally arrived. After years of waiting, years of attempted adaptations, years of anticipation, Denis Villeneuve's contemporary version of Frank Hebert's seminal sci-fi classic Dune has finally landed. And it is glorious. It is everything I was hoping for and more. The Matrix sequels premiered at film festivals (Cannes 2003), Star Wars movies premiered at film festivals (Cannes 2002 / Cannes 2018), Lord of the Rings premiered at a film festivals ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Review, Sci-fi, Venice, Cannes, Dune, Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve, Venice 21, Frank Hebert


Dune Is the Jaw-Dropping Sci-Fi Epic You've Been Waiting For

Dune feels like a product from another time in Hollywood history. A movie with the scope and vision of modern blockbusters that tells a complex, mature story usually reserved for independent dramas. It’s hugely ambitious, not always straightforward, but accessible and lived-in in a way that makes watching it…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Science, Films, Fiction, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Eric Roth, Dune, Frank Herbert, Paul Atreides, Hans Zimmer, Isaac, Javier Bardem, Denis Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts


Dune Review: Denis Villeneuve Delivers On Sensational And Spiritual Spectacle [Venice 2021]

Ever since "Star Wars" revolutionized mainstream science-fiction cinema, filmmakers have flooded the genre with various iterations on Joseph Campbell's hero's journey. This repeatable structure known as the monomyth is practically a default style of storytelling now, so commonplace that perceptive viewers can settle into a comfortable, complacent groove within its auspices. Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" fits the model to a T yet accomplishes a new feat by restoring the sense of wonder and awe the he...
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Bravo, Venice, Warner Bros, Ryan Gosling, Eric Roth, Dune, Frank Herbert, PAUL, Paul Atreides, Villeneuve, Herbert, Joseph Campbell, Denis Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts


Dune Sequel 'Ready To Go' For 2022 If Greenlit, Says Director Denis Villeneuve

"Dune" won't open in theaters and stream on HBO Max until October, but director Denis Villeneuve is ready to make the sequel, which will cover the other half of Frank Herbert's seminal science fiction novel. In an roundtable interview with Villeneuve attended by /Film, the "Arrival" and "Blade Runner: 2049" filmmaker shared that he's more than ready to get to work on "Dune: Part Two," assuming Warner Bros. signs off on it."When you make a movie in two parts, necessarily, when you do the first pa...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Warner Bros, Dune, Frank Herbert, PAUL, Villeneuve, Herbert, Denis Villeneuve, Dune Messiah, SlashFilm, Timothee Chalamet, Feyd Rautha


My Son Trailer: Missing Person Thriller Starring James McAvoy And Claire Foy Heading To Peacock

Here's something you don't see everyday.Peacock has unveiled the first trailer for "My Son," a new thriller starring James McAvoy ("X-Men: Days of Future Past") and Claire Foy ("The Girl in the Spider's Web") – but this movie took an unconventional approach when it came to its production. McAvoy, who plays a father whose son goes missing, did not receive a script for the film, so he improvised reactions as the story progressed and learned the truth about what was going on at the same time that h...
Tags: Movies, News, Chicago, Trailers, James McAvoy, Claire Foy, Carrion, Christian Carion, Peacock, Foy, Denis Villeneuve, McAvoy, Marc Butan, SlashFilm, Laure Irrman, Brahim Chioua


Jason Momoa Teases His Buddy Cop Movie With Dave Bautista:

Aquaman and Drax: we might not see them teaming up anytime soon, but how about a Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista buddy cop movie? What started out as a simple tweet from Bautista last week quickly went viral and seems to be snowballing into a more and more likely Hollywood dealmaking scenario.Have you seen "See?" The Apple TV+ series, starring Momoa, is back for a second season as of today, and it could mark the first of many collaborations between Momoa and Bautista, who appear to get along swimm...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Movies, News, Hawaii, Jason Momoa, Leitch, Baba, Denis Villeneuve, David Leitch, Bautista, Dave Bautista, Steven Knight, Momoa, SlashFilm, James -RSB- Corden



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