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Dune Opening Sequence Puts Focus on Zendaya and Arrakis

“It is pure cinema,” actor Josh Brolin says while describing the look of Denis Villeneuve’s long-anticipated Dune adaptation. “There’s an aesthetic to this film that’s just different.” When a performer talks so glowingly about a movie they’re appearing in, especially during a prerecorded sizzle which kicks off an extended preview of said blockbuster, journalists might assume they’re indulging in a bit of hyperbole....

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Pig Has Nicolas Cage’s Best Performance in Years

When one first hears the logline for Pig, Michael Sarnoski’s debut as a feature director, they would be forgiven for making certain assumptions. The film is, technically speaking, about a loner played by Nicolas Cage in search of his prized truffle pig, which was kidnapped from his home in the woods by a couple of junkies. After that inciting incident, he will come out of self-imposed “retirement” and go on a quest that will take...

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How Space Jam 2 Director Brings Looney Tunes to New Generation

Director Malcolm D. Lee has several films in his filmography that authentically capture Black American experiences. For years movies like The Best Man, Roll Bounce, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, and more recently Girls Trip, have showcased a wide range of Blackness on the big screen.  His newest project, Space Jam: A New Legacy, is no different. The LeBron James-led film takes elements from its predecessor and makes them feel familiar...

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Bill and Ted Screenwriter: We’d Only Do 4th Movie If It ‘Honored the Fans’

For the longest time, a third Bill & Ted movie seemed like a most excellent pipe dream. The type of thing pals would joke about over some far out herbal pairings and good vibes. Screenwriter Ed Solomon, who co-created Bill & Ted with Chris Matheson for 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure certainly seemed surprised when last year’s threequel, Bill & Ted Face the Music, actually came to fruition. And when we...

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Black Widow: Studio Reveals Unprecedented Disney+ Numbers with Box Office

Black Widow posted record-breaking numbers at the domestic box office this past weekend. Despite being available to stream at home (if with a hefty surcharge), the first Marvel Studios film to enter theaters in two years grossed an estimated $80 million. While a far cry from Avengers: Endgame numbers, it’s a box office cume that has much of the industry breathing a sigh of relief. Two weeks after F9 earned $70 million, becoming only...

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Fear Street Part Two: 1978 Breaks Friday the 13th’s Darkest Rule

This article contains Fear Street Part Two: 1978 spoilers. On the surface, Jason Voorhees appears to be no one’s idea of a rule-follower. Ranging in heights between six and seven feet—depending on the movie—the hockey masked behemoth dominates every room he’s in, even before the machete starts swinging. He’s cut a brutal path across 10 canonical films, plus a remake and a crossover movie with Freddy Krueger, and built a...

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Terminator 2 and Why the Summer of 1991 Was a Great Time for Movies

For more than a minute there, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s metallic exoskeleton appeared unstoppable. With a glowing red-eye that became the stuff of nightmares and then action figures (we’re serious), the T-800 entered the ‘90s like a wrecking ball. No matter what they threw at him, and no matter what obstacles got in his way, the cyborg did not pause, it did not rest, and it seemed to be everywhere. Ironically, this also applied to...

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How The Tomorrow War Became The ‘It’s A Wonderful Life of Sci-Fi Action Movies’

Earth’s future looks bleak in The Tomorrow War. Dropping on Amazon Prime this week, the film finds the planet under siege by alien conquerors in 2051. Mankind’s only hope of survival lies with time travelers coming back to present day in order to draft civilians and soldiers: they’ll be desperately needed cannon fodder in the ongoing war. Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt stars as Dan Forester, a military veteran turned...