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5 Takeaways From Variety’s Hitmakers Award Show

With the cast of up-front and behind-the-scenes personalities being honored or presenting at Variety‘s Hitmakers brunch, it was hard to pick out highlights. But if we could get Jack Harlow talking about the last award he won before being named Variety’s Hitmaker of Tomorrow (spoiler: he was in the second grade!), or decade award winner […]
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The Best Films of 2021

It’s been nearly two years since the COVID-19 pandemic transformed the way the world does everything, from washing one’s hands to watching movies. Before the outbreak, the aptly named “No Time To Die” was supposed to open on April 10, 2020. By the time it finally reached screens more than 18 months later, audiences were […]
Tags: News, Opinion, Lists, Dune, Nightmare Alley, House of Gucci, Zack Snyder's Justice League

Korea Box Office: New Restrictions Loom, ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Fails to Scare

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” crept into the background at the South Korean box office over the weekend, as the top three films remained unchanged. Nationwide aggregate revenue was a lowly $5.06 million as audiences avoided cinemas ahead of new health restrictions. Cinemas, along with bars, restaurants, gyms and museums, are among the high-risk places affected by a […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, Global, Box Office, Dune, Korea Box Office, Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Denis Villeneuve Drew Storyboards For Dune As A Teen, Because Of Course He Did

"Dune" was destiny for director Denis Villeneuve. Storyboarding is an integral part of his process as a filmmaker, and since making his English-language debut with "Prisoners" in 2013, he has worked with the same storyboard artist, Sam Hudecki, on every one of his films. Yet "Dune" is one project that Villeneuve started storyboarding as a teenager when he could only dream of being a filmmaker.Villeneuve has spoken previously about how his relationship with the Frank Herbert novel, "Dune," the so...
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Hans Zimmer: Variety’s Composer of the Year on Scoring ‘Dune’ and ‘No Time to Die’

The theatrical experience is unique, important and akin to an experience of “shared dreaming,” says Hans Zimmer, whose scores for 2021’s “Dune” and “No Time to Die” are among those in next year’s awards conversation — and who is being honored by Variety as Composer of the Year, presented by ASCAP. “It’s an incredible honor […]
Tags: News, Musicians, Ascap, Dune, Hans Zimmer, Music for Screens, No Time To Die

The 20 Best Board Games For Adults

We are living in the golden age of board games. From million-dollar Kickstarters to luxury big-box titles, board games have become the gaming industry's solution for analog fun. And while there are now hundreds — maybe thousands — of games worth your time and attention, we've done our best to cut through the noise and single out just a few of the games you might want to explore.While this list should offer a wide variety of themes and mechanics, we have tried to err on the side of accessible tit...
Tags: Movies, Russia, Raiders, America, United States, Egypt, Reddit, Resistance, Empire, Drax, North Sea, Cool Stuff, Dune, Frank Herbert, Nixon, Arthur

Why Ridley Scott Backed Out Of Adapting Dune

Oh, to be Ridley Scott and have the ability to say absolutely anything that happens to be on his mind at any given moment. As if it wasn't enough of a gift that we received not just one, but two entertaining and well-received films from him this year covering very different subjects -- "The Last Duel" and "House of Gucci" -- we continue to enjoy a double dose of Scott's press duties throughout 2021. This has already led to gems such as his oddly endearing "get off my lawn" moment concerning the ...
Tags: Movies, News, Mexico, Tim Curry, Mexico City, Tom Cruise, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Lynch, Gucci, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Dune, Frank Herbert, Scott, Villeneuve, Dino

A DAO that wants to own the Dune Bible has to buy it back from its founder after he pitched in $3 million of his own money to win the auction

Zendaya in "Dune."Warner Bros. Soban Saqib pitched in $3 million to win the bid for the famous Dune Bible. Now he has to figure out how to sell the item to the DAO he founded, so it can be the owner. The DAO has raised about $12 million to purchase the bible and create an animated film or series based on it. Soban Saqib didn't want to lose the bid for a beloved item like the ConstitutionDAO did.When his crypto collective, once called Dune DAO but renamed Spice DAO, came up short in its bi...
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David Dastmalchian Joins Boston Strangler, Possibly As Said Boston Strangler?

David Dastmalchian is no stranger to playing creeps, but this is a new one even for him. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor, best known for playing unusual characters in the DC Comics universe, is set to star in a "Boston Strangler" movie about the real-life serial killer. Dastmalchian joins Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon, Chris Cooper, and Alessandro Nivola in the 20th Century Studios production, set to begin filming in Boston next month. A Disturbing Case And Possible Mistaken Identi...
Tags: Movies, News, Boston, Suicide Squad, Alessandro Nivola, Dune, McLaughlin, Denis Villeneuve, DeSalvo, Albert DeSalvo, Boston Strangler, David Dastmalchian, Dastmalchian, Matt Ruskin, 20th Century Studios, Count Crowley

Show your love of Dunkin Donuts and Dune at the same time with this perfect t-shirt

As a Bostonian and a Dune fan, I had no choice but to change my Twitter handle to "Dunkin Idahonuts" to celebrate the release of the new Villeneuve adaptation, and my regular source of slightly-overburnt year-round iced coffee. It seems I wasn't the only one to make this connection though, as Retro Logo is now selling a similar shirt via Cotton Bureau: I would say it's my Patronus, but that's perhaps mashing up too many things. — Read the rest
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Here's Why Movie Dialogue Has Gotten More Difficult To Understand (And Three Ways To Fix It)

I used to be able to understand 99% of the dialogue in Hollywood films. But over the past 10 years or so, I've noticed that percentage has dropped significantly -- and it's not due to hearing loss on my end. It's gotten to the point where I find myself occasionally not being able to parse entire lines of dialogue when I see a movie in a theater, and when I watch things at home, I've defaulted to turning the subtitles on to make sure I don't miss anything crucial to the plot.Knowing I'm not alone...
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How the Middle East Has Enticed Hollywood With Stunning Locales and Generous Incentives

When Denis Villeneuve got the thumbs up from Warner Bros. and Legendary to shoot “Dune,” he knew he was headed back to the Middle East. Specifically, to the deserts of Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, which are inextricably tied to the Canadian director’s passionate vision of the planet Arrakis. These countries have also played […]
Tags: Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Warner Bros, Filming Locations, Dune, Denis Villeneuve, Mission: Impossible 7, Middle East Specifically

Stellan Skarsgård Laments The Decline Of The Mid-Budget Movie

Golden Globe-winning Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård has a career spanning nearly five decades, most well known for his performances as Captain Viktor Tupolev in "The Hunt for Red October," Jan Nyman in "Breaking the Waves," Bootstrap Bill Turner in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," Bill Anderson in "Mamma Mia!," Martin Vanger in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in "Dune," and Dr. Erik Selvig in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He's worked on both independent...
Tags: Movies, News, United States, New York Times, Lars von Trier, Scorsese, Warner Bros, Ridley Scott, Caribbean, Stellan Skarsgard, Martin Scorsese, Dune, Golden Globe, Bill Anderson, Joe Russo, Bill Skarsgård

Dune Passes $100 Million At Domestic Box Office In Great Boost For The Spice Economy

In an unexpected turn of events, Warner Bros. and Legendary's sensational and spiritual spectacle "Dune" has surpassed $100 million at the domestic box office. This is a milestone achievement for the adaptation of Frank Herbert's legendary science-fiction novel of the same name, and the second film from Warner Bros. and Legendary to hit the achievement this year, following "Godzilla vs. Kong." With COVID-19 still raging, there are still fewer people going to the theaters than there were before t...
Tags: Movies, News, Warner Bros, Godzilla, Dune, Frank Herbert, Kong, Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve, U S Canada, Domestic Box Office, HBO Max, Spice Economy

A hysterically bad lip reading of Dune

"Somedays you can't see your feet, but they're there." Frank Herbert is rolling in his grave… because he's laughing hysterically.
Tags: Video, News, Funny, Parody, Dune, Frank Herbert

How Many Movies Can Oscar and BAFTA Voters Watch Over Thanksgiving?

The long Thanksgiving weekend provides an opportunity for awards voters to get through the first pile of screeners — or in the case of the Academy Awards and BAFTA groups, scroll through their streaming room platforms. In multiple discussions with awards voters, it’s been interesting to note how few movies they’ve seen at this point […]
Tags: News, Awards, BAFTA, Oscars, Dune, Parallel Mothers

Dune Hits Major Box Office Milestone, Will Return To IMAX In December

Warner Bros. and Legendary's "Dune" has hit a milestone in what has been a very difficult year for movie theaters. The film is about to pass $100 million at the domestic box office, with almost $500 million grossed worldwide. That's a pretty big haul considering it was also streaming on HBO Max at the same time.Fans of Denis Villeneuve's epic film (as opposed to whatever we're classifying that horrendously good/bad version from 1984 as) can relive their initial excitement about the spice planet ...
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Dune Blu-Ray Will Unleash Desert Power In January

Are you ready for desert power? I hope so, because "Dune," the big sci-fi hit that has a sequel on the way, is headed home. The Denis Villeneuve-directed adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal novel is currently streaming on HBO Max, but it'll be leaving soon, too. But don't fret! Today, Warner Bros. confirmed the pic would be headed to digital in December before making its way to Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K in January 2022. With a stacked cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Is...
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‘Dune,’ ‘No Time to Die’ Become First Imported Films to Get Theatrical Extensions in China During Pandemic

Chinese film authorities on Wednesday granted both “Dune” and “No Time to Die” one month longer in local theaters, giving the Hollywood blockbusters a full two months on the big screen in the world’s largest film market. The former will now run through Dec. 21 and the latter through Dec. 28. Films are given a […]
Tags: Asia, Hollywood, News, China, Global, Box Office, Dune, No Time To Die

Dune: Why Did That One Doomed Character Appear In Paul's Visions? Denis Villeneuve Explains

Queue up your favorite Fleetwood Mac song, because we're talking about dreams, baby! Our boy Denis Villeneuve has been doing a ton of interviews about his process and the storytelling behind his latest film, "Dune," and while we intellectually know it's because of marketing and PR reasons, he does genuinely sound both very proud of the movie he's made and really in love with the source material, which gives every interview a little bit of spice. You can just tell he's having a good time, you kno...
Tags: Movies, News, Fleetwood Mac, Dune, PAUL, Paul Atreides, Villeneuve, Jamis, Babs, Denis Villeneuve, Babs Olusanmokun, Jamis Babs Olusanmokun, Chani Paul

‘Eternals’ Tops U.K. Box Office, ‘No Time to Die’ Continues Blockbuster Business

Disney release “Eternals” continued to rule the U.K. and Ireland box office for the second weekend in succession with £2.9 million ($3.9 million), according to numbers released by Comscore. The latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, directed by Oscar winner Chloé Zhao, now has a total of £10.5 million after two weekends. James Bond […]
Tags: Asia, News, Disney, Global, Ireland, James Bond, Box Office, Comscore, Dune, U k Box Office, Eternals, Chloe Zhao, No Time To Die

The sounds of Denis Villeneuve's Dune

There were many things that immediately impressed me about Denis Villeneuve's Dune. One of these was the amazing music and sound design. In this 28-minute featurette, Denis and his sound team discuss their approach to the sound design of the film and how they came up with sounds for the sandworms, spice-tripping, ornithopters, the Bene Gesserit "voice," and the sound of Arrakis itself. — Read the rest
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Watch: 'The Beauty of Denis Villeneuve' Cinematography Highlights

"We're so bounded by time, by its order. But now I am not so sure I believe in beginnings and endings." There's a lovely new video on YouTube to watch titled "The Beauty of Denis Villeneuve." It's made by a French movie lover who runs a YT channel called "The Beauty Of" making short videos about the beautiful cinematography found in various films & TV & games. This one is all about Villeneuve and his movies, from Incendies to Dune and everything else (he has made 10 features in total so far)...
Tags: Movies, Dune, Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve, To Watch, Video Essays, Incendies, Greig Fraser Roger Deakins Bradford, André Turpin Nicolas Bolduc, Pierre Gill

Dune Production Designer Breaks Down The Sand Worm Mural & Fremen Writing [Exclusive]

One of the biggest advantages (or drawbacks, depending on your perspective) when it comes to adapting "Dune" is the overwhelming amount of world-building, lore, and mythology that author Frank Herbert created for his original novel. The Denis Villeneuve movie, by necessity, simply couldn't include each and every one of those rich details while still clocking in at a reasonable runtime. But that doesn't mean the film is completely bereft of its influences -- the creative team simply had to find o...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Egypt, Peter Jackson, Dune, Frank Herbert, Vermette, Mos Eisley, Denis Villeneuve, Jack Giroux, Patrice Vermette, Dune Villeneuve, Paul Atreides Timothee Chalamet

Dune Avoided Using Green Screen By Building Sets Out Of Fabric [Exclusive]

Blue screen and green screen have become such ubiquitous aspects of blockbuster filmmaking that we don't even think twice about it. Back in the days when studios would regularly fly journalists out to visit sets of movies while they were shooting, it was generally expected that one would see a small chunk of existing set to be expanded later where all the massive sheets of green were erected outside or painted on the studio walls. When it came time to do Denis Villeneuve's "Dune," however, the f...
Tags: Movies, News, Denis, Dune, Denis Villeneuve, Patrice Vermette

‘No Time to Die,’ ‘Dune’ Drive 90% Revenue Growth for Regal Cinemas Owner Cineworld

Regal Cinemas owner Cineworld Group has revealed a 90% overall growth in revenues in 2021, compared to 2019. The recovery has been driven by a slate of movies including “Black Widow,” “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” “Venom,” “No Time to Die,” and “Dune,” Cineworld said in a trading update. While actual financial […]
Tags: News, Global, Cineworld, Dune, Regal Cinemas, Shang Chi, Cineworld Group, Mooky Greidinger

Dune Production Designer Patrice Vermette Dreams Without Limitations [Interview]

Production designer Patrice Vermette and director Denis Villeneuve go way back. They've been working together for close to a decade now, starting with "Prisoners" and most recently reuniting for "Dune." Over the years they've brought a variety of worlds to life, including south of the border, Pennsylvania, and the interior of an alien spaceship in "Arrival." With the adaptation of Frank Herbert's epic sci-fi classic, the Academy Award-nominated production designer tackles multiple worlds.The sca...
Tags: Movies, News, China, Pennsylvania, Egypt, Italy, Denis, Dune, Frank Herbert, PAUL, Villeneuve, Vermette, Denis Villeneuve, Patrice Vermette, HBO Max Read, Caladan

The 12 highest-grossing movies of 2021 at the worldwide box office

Vin Diesel in "Fast and Furious 9." Universal Pictures The worldwide box office is slowly recovering from the pandemic. China, the world's biggest theatrical market, has quickly rebounded and has produced the top two movies this year. Hollywood releases like "F9," "No Time to Die," and "Dune" have benefited from international markets. This year's Marvel movies haven't been approved for release in China, impacting their global grosses. 12. "A Quiet Place Part II" (Paramount)...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Australia, China, Disney, Trends, Features, Fox, James Bond, Tokyo, Box Office, Daniel Craig, Woody Harrelson, Scarlett Johansson

Stayhomer Review #7: Dune (2021)

At long last, the review for the massive massiveness, brought to you from the only slightly massive couch. Written by Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts & Denis Villeneuve, based on the novel by Frank HerbertDirected by Denis VilleneuveStarring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgård, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Zendaya Related posts: Dune (2021) – Movie Review Black Widow (2021) – Stayhomer Review #6 Frank Herbert’s ...
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Jason Momoa And Dave Bautista's Buddy Action-Comedy Sparks Major Bidding War With MGM Closing In

Social media can be very bad, and sometimes it can be very good. In this case, we're going to put this firmly in the good camp, as that Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista buddy/cop movie is actually happening. The whole project came together when Bautista posted on Twitter that he wanted it to happen. Now? The movie has a studio on board in the form of MGM, and it's apparently a rich deal for all involved.As reported by Deadline, MGM is closing in on a deal for the untitled project that will star bot...
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