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‘Dune’ Is the First Time Denis Villeneuve Shot with Multiple Camera Units: ‘Not the Best Way to Work’

Just how big is Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” adaptation? It forced the Oscar-nominated director to use more than one camera unit for the first time in his career. Villeneuve revealed as much in a conversation with Christopher Nolan for the DGA’s “The Director’s Cut” podcast. The production requirements for “Dune” outweighed any of Villeneuve’s previous directorial […]

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Roger Deakins Opens Up About the Personal Photography in His First Book, ‘Byways’

With a career that spans four decades, includes 15 Oscar nominations, two wins, and credits on modern classics like “The Shawshank Redemption” and “Blade Runner 2049,” cinematographer Roger Deakins’ work is some of the most recognizable in the business. But there’s a side of Deakins’ creative output that’s been less visible over his many years […]

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Dune review – sci-fi epic gets off to a flying start

The French-Canadian director of Blade Runner 2049 brings an astonishing visual sensibility to Frank Herbert’s ‘unfilmable’ sci-fi classicFor years, it seemed that the greatest film ever to come from Frank Herbert’s quasi-biblical 1960s sci-fi novel Dune would be a 2013 documentary about the failure to make a great film out of Herbert’s novel. In Jodorowsky’s […]

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‘Dune’ Opens to $40 Million at the Box Office. Strong Enough for a Sequel?

“Dune,” an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic, opened to $40 million at the North American box office. It’s a respectable start given the ongoing pandemic and the fact that “Dune,” like all Warner Bros. movies in 2021, premiered simultaneously on HBO Max, which might have taken a chunk out of overall ticket sales.Directed by […]

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Tales From The Box Office: How Blade Runner 2049 Became A Cautionary Tale

(Welcome to Tales from the Box Office, our column that examines box office miracles, disasters, and everything in between, as well as what we can learn from them.)It is no secret that Hollywood loves a franchise play in the modern age. The success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter,” and “Transformers,” among […]

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Are Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya Movie Stars? ‘Dune’ Will Tell Us This and Much More

“Dune” day has arrived in North America. For many film enthusiasts, it is the most-awaited movie of 2021; for the industry, even in a year of unknowns, it is one of its most uncertain events.Denis Villeneuve’s take on Frank Herbert’s classic science-fiction novel vies with “No Time to Die” for most advance attention among October […]

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Sci-Fi Epic ‘Dune’ Arrives, Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ To Heat Up Specialty Box Office

The month of October has shown strong box office returns for franchises, with Venom: Let There Be Carnage, No Time To Die, and Halloween Kills all opening above $50 million and boasting numbers that would have been respectable even in a pre-pandemic marketplace. The domestic launch of Dune this weekend will test whether the same […]

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12 Awesome Sci-Fi Movies That Never Got Sequels

Many of the greatest science fiction franchises of all-time have benefitted from multiple cinematic installments that help expand their mythologies. Not every sequel to “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” and “Alien” is great, but few would argue that their legacies are isolated to just one film. Occasionally, a sequel is even better than the original; recent […]

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Andrew Dominik’s Marilyn Monroe Movie ‘Blonde’ Starring Ana de Armas Delayed To 2022

Cuban actress Ana de Armas has been having a bit of a career renaissance lately after appearing in popular films such as Rian Johnson‘s “Knives Out” and Denis Villeneuve‘s “Blade Runner 2049.” She’ll be seen next in the final Daniel Craig outing as James Bond, “No Time To Die” this October. One of her big […]

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