Greetings programs! This week on the Awesome Friday Movie Podcast, we talk about the new Netflix heist film (and sequel to Army of the Dead), Army of Thieves and the latest blockbuster adaptation of a classic science fiction story from Canadian auteur Denis Villeneuve, Dune.
Expectation, thy name is Dune. Years in the making and then delayed for an entire year thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Dune has the weight of expectations hanging over it. Director Denis Villeneuve is an accomplished visionary with a clear eye for details and world-building alike, but how can the story of Dune –a famously dense work– be adapted into a movie?
Denis Villeneuve’s adaption of Dune is finally coming to theatres and the first trailer is absolutely magnificent, teasing an adaption of epic proportions.
So let’s take a closer look, because the thing is absolutely gorgeous too.
If you have been paying attention to cinema these last few years then the name Denis Villeneuve should be an exciting one to you. His particular aesthetic sense for visual narrative has made him one of the most well regarded director of the day.
If you’re a fan of science fiction then the name Dune should also excite you, being that Dune is one of –if not the– most influential and important science fiction novels of all time.
“Denis Villeneuve has been making a Dune movie” is maybe the most exciting sentence I have read or uttered this year.
Here’s a trailer for it.
The final film in the Disney Era Star Wars Trilogy, which promises to bring to a conclusion the story started in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi is coming this December and this week Lucasfilm finally released a full-blown trailer for it.
Since we’re all bunch of nerds around here I figured it might be neat to take a closer look at that trailer, and in the process, I grabbed more than sixty high-definition stills.
LucasFilm has announced the cast for the next instalment in the Skywalker saga General Leia’s story isn’t quite over yet.
A spark that’ll light the fire.
Well, this is a nice surprise. Disney put together a new The Force Awakens trailer for the D23 Festival happening in Japan right now and it shows us loads of the film we haven’t seen yet. Take a look!
Yesterday saw the release of the last trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Here are some shots from that trailer because HOLY SHIT THE TRAILER IS BEAUTIFUL.
Excited yet? WATCH THIS
Let’s take a closer look at the shiny new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This will be mostly conjecture and guess work on my part but I think it’ll be fun!
Alex Garland has written some great films (28 Days Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go, Dredd) and now he’s finally directed one. Here’s a trailer for his first directorial effort which looks, in a word, great.
Oscar Isaac, a great up and coming soon-to-be household name starring in a film from J.C. Chandor, a director whose previous films (Margin Call and All Is Lost) I loved? Where do I sign?