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86 Eighty-Six Is One Of The Best War Anime Ever Made

(Welcome to Ani-time Ani-where, a regular column dedicated to helping the uninitiated understand and appreciate the world of anime.)The thing about action anime, especially anime about war and the cost of it, is that they have to make the action engaging to the audience, and in the process end up glorifying it to the point where it renders any anti-war message moot. Sure, there are a few shows that manage to succeed at making you feel bad for liking the action, like most "Gundam" shows, but most...
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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 […]
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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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Hollywood Music in Media Awards Honor Billie Eilish, Hans Zimmer, Nicholas Britell, Rufus Wainwright and More

Honors were given out in more than 30 categories at Wednesday’s 12th annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards, with singer-songwriters like Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Adam Levine and Rufus Wainwright being celebrated in the live webcast as well as composers including Hans Zimmer, Rachel Portman, Alberto Iglesias and Nicholas Britell. The HMMAs reward songwriters, composers and […]
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Eternals Spoiler Review: A Cosmic Superhero Family Dispute Where It's Complicated, Real Complicated

This review contains major spoilers for "Eternals."Marvel's "Eternals" opens with the biblical words, "In the beginning..." and what follows is a 157-minute film that reframes human history and life on Earth as the birth pangs of a godlike Celestial named Tiamut. Our overpopulated planet is a cocoon for Tiamut, and when he's born, Earth will be destroyed, but the death and rebirth cycle of Celestials will ensure that new worlds live elsewhere in the cosmos. "Eternals" retrofits the Marvel Cinema...
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Beyonce, Van Morrison, Hans Zimmer Receive Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominations

Best original song Oscar contenders Beyoncé and Van Morrison are among those who received nominations in the visual media categories at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA). Composers Hans Zimmer and Nicholas Britell were included among the familiar names picking up nods in the score categories. The awards will be presented Nov. 17. The […]
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15 Must-Watch Documentaries About Filmmaking

On its best day, filmmaking is alchemy. On the rest, it's an affront to the natural order. Forming something from nothing in any other medium is a fundamentally lonely pursuit. Movies, by contrast, are deceit as a team sport. Armies, anywhere from a handful to hundreds strong, must march in microscopic lockstep -- no matter the scope, scale, or genre, all films are made one shot at a time.It's a miracle that Frank Capra considered a disease. "When it infects your bloodstream, it takes over as th...
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Hear Brian Eno’s Contribution to the Soundtrack of David Lynch’s Dune (1984)

Though released just a few weeks ago, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune seems already to have garnered more critical acclaim than David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation of the same material. This comparison is, of course, unfair: Lynch was working under different conditions in a different time, not to mention with a markedly different cinematic sensibility. And in fact, Lynch’s version of the ambitious, saga-launching novel by Frank Herbert does have its fans, or at least viewers willing to praise certain ...
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Hear Hans Zimmer’s Experimental Score for the New Dune Film

If you have not yet seen the first installment of Denis Villeneuve’s reimagining of Dune, you will find no spoilers here, though if you’ve read Frank Herbert’s cult classic novel and/or seen David Lynch’s film adaptation (or even the forgettable TV miniseries from 20 years ago), you are familiar with the story. You can, however, hear Hans Zimmer’s complete soundtrack above. If you love it, and if film critic Mick LaSalle is right, you’re in for a treat: “If you like the music here, you’l...
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Dune Editor Joe Walker On Finding The Rhythms In Editing, Narrating The Sand Walk Guide [Interview]

The first thing you notice when talking to "Dune" editor Joe Walker over Zoom is, he has a beautiful bookshelf. It's full of art books and, because he trained as a classical composer, music books. A valuable tip he picked up from production designer friend: organize the books based on color, not alphabetical order. It's more visually appealing, especially to Walker's keen eye, which has helped create films from Steve McQueen and Denis Villeneuve over the years. In other words, some of the most e...
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Dune Part 2: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)"Dune" ranked as one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2021, and it didn't disappoint the majority of moviegoers who visited the spice-laden sands of Arrakis. Luckily, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures were quite happy with the results, meaning they didn't waste any time in announcing a sequel following the first film's ...
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Dune Book To Screen: Denis Villeneuve's Film Flows With The Spirit Of Frank Herbert

In the "Dune" mythos, there's a precedent for "filmbooks," training imprints left directly in a user's mind by means of mnemonic pulses. Frank Herbert's original 1965 novel left similar imprints in the minds of readers, who have been seeing "Dune" as a movie in their heads for over half a century now.Various attempts have been made, down through the decades, at realizing Herbert's vision onscreen. These have left us with a documentary ("Jodorowsky's Dune"), an '80s film adaptation (David Lynch's...
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Dune Featurette Highlights Paul Atreides’ Heroic Journey

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary have released a new Dune featurette for Denis Villeneuve’s action sci-fi film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel. The video teases the beginning of Paul Atreides’ heroic journey into becoming the leader that he’s destined to be. It also highlights the importance of the female characters’ role in his evolution including the guidance he receives from his mother Lady Jessica, who raised him through the Bene Gesserit way. The long-awaited film is now availab...
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Hans Zimmer on ‘Dune’ Score’s Electronic Textures and Made-Up Choral Language… and His Head Start on Part 2

For composer Hans Zimmer, scoring “Dune” was a dream come true. He read Frank Herbert’s massive sci-fi novel when he was 18 and has revisited it often, imagining the sounds of the desert planet Arrakis, the sandworms and the invaluable spice that makes interstellar travel possible. “The first person I talked to was Hans,” director […]
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Denis Villeneuve Explains Why He Insisted On Dune Being Framed As 'Part One'

If you haven't heard, the movie we've all been calling "Dune," based on the classic science-fiction novel by Frank Herbert, actually bills itself as "Dune Part One" when its title first appears onscreen. Director Denis Villeneuve originally wanted to film Part One and Part Two back to back, but that didn't happen, and over the last year, there's been some concern over whether or not moviegoers would ever get to see "Part Two" of "Dune."While critically well-regarded, Villeneuve's last film, "Bla...
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Shaken, Not Stirred: Daniel Craig’s Bond Films Ranked

No Time to Die marks the end of Daniel Craig’s astonishing run as James Bond, which is absolutely wild. Consider this, Craig is now the longest-running James Bond out of the actors who have played the famed superspy over the years. Craig’s 15-year stretch (2006-2021) outdoes Roger Moore’s previous 12-year record (1973-1985), unless you count Never Say Never Again as canon, in which case Sean Connery wins by a landslide with 21 years (1962-1983), but ranks behind Connery and Moore in terms of fil...
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The Oil Must Flow: How Does Denis Villeneuve's Dune Deal With The Book's Middle East Inspirations?

In Frank Herbert's "Dune," several imperial forces wage war over a precious resource that can only be found in a single location, while the natives of that land reap none of the benefits. In the seminal 1965 sci-fi novel, that resource is the hallucinogenic drug known as the "spice" melange, but it doesn't take much reading between the lines to see that "Dune" is about oil.Like oil, melange is a highly valued resource without which an entire empire would collapse. Like the oil-rich Middle East, ...
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Movies To Watch If You Loved Fast & Furious 9

As "F9" roared into theaters, viewers both casual and devoted feverishly caught up on the Fast & Furious franchise's oddly complex lore and timeline. But once you're finished with NOS, Coronas, and the overbearing themes of family, you may want to find other movies that maintain the adrenaline rush that the Fast & Furious movies provide."F9" is defined by its strange mix of genres, combining heist, spy, and car action to create the high reality that the Fast & Furious series thrives on. Director...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Ansel Elgort, Washington, Berlin, America, Paris, Donald Sutherland, Leonardo Dicaprio, Secret Service, Scarlett Johansson, Cia, Justin Lin, Edward Norton, Henry Cavill

Blade Runner 2049 Ending Explained: A Fresh Twist On The Old Chosen One Narrative

One of the most interesting things about "Blade Runner 2049" is its subversive ending. In the 2010s, after making a couple of top-notch thrillers — "Prisoners" and "Sicario" — director Denis Villeneuve entered a new sci-fi phase in his career with "Arrival" and "Blade Runner 2049." "Arrival" garnered eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Villeneuve, whereas "Blade Runner 2049" earned accolades more in the technical categories. It was considered a box offic...
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The Batman Trailer Reveals Just How Important A Proper Musical Score Is For A Superhero

The new "The Batman" trailer is here, and folks, it's pretty damn good. Matt Reeves seems to be going for something here that blends the "realism" of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy with a more fanciful, comic book vibe, and I dig it. I dig the look, I dig the cast, I dig Robert Pattinson's cold-seeming Batman. And, perhaps most of all, I dig the big, loud, booming bit of score we hear from composer Michael Giacchino. It's loud and operatic; it almost sounds like music you'd hear echoing...
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27 cool gift ideas for the music lover in your life

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. These gifts are perfect for musicians and music lovers alike. Vinyl Me Please/Instagram The music lover in your life can always be found listening to or playing music. Here are 27 gift ideas to fuel their passion for songs, bands, instruments, and any genre of music. Still looking for a great gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. Table of Contents: Masthead Sti...
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We’ve Got A File On You: Johnny Marr

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc.
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No Time To Die Spoiler Review: Daniel Craig's Final Outing As James Bond Strives For Closure

"No Time to Die" comes 15 years after "Casino Royale," arguably the best James Bond movie. 2006 introduced the world to a rising star named Daniel Craig, who was known for his work in films like "Road to Perdition" and "Layer Cake," but who had yet to really break out and become a household name. Since then, we've been adventuring through the typical franchise peaks and valleys with Craig's Bond, and now, we're here at the end.And it does feel like the end. Craig and all involved have made no se...
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Louis Armstrong Meets James Bond, Again: Why ‘We Have All the Time in the World’ Plays a Key Role in ‘No Time to Die’

“We have all the time in the world.” When James Bond (Daniel Craig) says that line to Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) nine minutes into “No Time to Die,” it may not mean much to the average moviegoer. But to Bond fans worldwide, it’s one of the most important in the history of the franchise, and […]
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No Time To Die Owes A Major Debt To Another James Bond Classic

Like any film 25 entries into a decades-old franchise, "No Time To Die", the final installment in Daniel Craig's tenure as James Bond, owes a great debt to the movies that came before it. "No Time To Die", however, owes an uncommonly large debt to one of the best, but least talked about, films in the Bond franchise: 1969's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service."There are spoilers for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and "No Time To Die" in this article. The Human Bond Starring George Lazenby as 007 ...
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15 Best Swashbuckling Pirate Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes

Aye, Mateys! Time to sail the seven seas and search for adventure with these classic pirate movies. The life of a pirate is a life of freedom, danger, and debauchery that make for perfect entertainment. Pirate films are fun and exciting adventure movies that provide a little bit of everything. There are usually great fight scenes, ship battles, and even some romance. Audiences can have a great time with these movies, and most critics can't deny their joy at getting the chance to become invested...
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Dune Featurette Highlights Denis Villeneuve’s Epic & Ambitious Vision

A brand new Dune featurette for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary’s forthcoming action sci-fi film has been released (via Fandango), featuring commentaries from director Denis Villeneuve and its all-star cast including Timothée Chalamet. The video, which you can check out below, highlights its epic scale which brings to life Villeneuve’s ambitious vision for the new adaptation. The director also went on to describe the project as his “love letter to the big screen,” emphasizing how it’s really...
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Dune Featurette Spotlights Jason Momoa’s Duncan Idaho

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a brand new featurette for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary’s long-awaited film adaptation of Dune, providing us with some the behind-the-scenes look at one of the film’s thrilling action sequences. The video, which you can check out below, gives highlight to Jason Momoa’s fight training for the role of Duncan Idaho, a noble guardian and legendary warrior of House Atreides. The film recently had its world premiere at the 2021 Venice International Film Festiv...
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Here's How Daniel Craig First Reacted To Billie Eilish's No Time To Die Theme Song

Of the many casualties of the repeated delays experienced by "No Time to Die" throughout the pandemic, one of the weirdest false starts had to be the official unveiling of Billie Eilsh's theme song. The build-up and release surrounding that particular marketing cycle is long gone now that audiences have heard it for themselves and exhausted every possible hot take there could be, but I'm not sure we ever got the opinion of James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, in all its unfiltered glory. In a new s...
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No Time To Die Review: Daniel Craig's Swan Song Gives Bond A Definitive, Divisive Ending

Alan Moore once penned a great introduction to Frank Miller's 1986 masterwork "The Dark Knight Returns," a story that itself might be the Rosetta Stone to our current cultural fascination with crafting finales for our previously eternal heroes. In that intro, Moore cites the importance of "that element without which all true legends are incomplete and yet which for some reason hardly seems to exist in the world depicted in the average comic book, and that element is time." As Daniel Craig's run ...
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