Monthly Archives: October 2021

Movie Review: Dune

Dune (2021)

Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Zendaya

Directed By: Denis Villeneuve

Frank Hebert’s sci-fi epic Dune has long believed to be unfilmable, and judging from the previous David Lynch and Syfy channel original attempts, they were right. But after doing the impossible with Blade Runner 2049, director Denis Villenueve has staked his claim in a property even loftier than the Blade Runner universe. Hebert’s original novel is a densely packed tale of greed, legacy, power, and revenge, so big that Villenueve has made it publicly known that this film is only going to cover the first half of the novel (the title screen even refers to the film as Dune: Part One). It’s a risky gamble even without the box office slowly recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic (once again, please get vaccinated if you have yet to do so), the chief gamble being if Villenueve can even make the original text something that the average moviegoer can digest.

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Movie Review: Halloween Kills

MOVIE REVIEW!!

Halloween Kills (2021)

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Anthony Michael Hall, Andi Matichak

Directed By: David Gordon Green

MINOR SPOILERS

The latest film to finally open after a lenghty delay, Halloween Kills finds Michael Myers once again wreaking havoc on the town of Haddonfield, Illinois, making up for lost time after being in prison for forty years. He’s got some scores to settle, namely with the now adult (and badass) Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her daughter and granddaughter (Judy Greer and Andi Matichak), who previously left him for dead inside of Strode’s burning home. Like the original Halloween II thirty years before, Halloween Kills picks up right where we left off in the previous film, and is more brutal and ambitious than the previous entry in the long running slasher franchise.

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Movie Review: No Time To Die

MOVIE REVIEW!

No Time To Die(2021)

Starring: Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Rami Malek, Ana De Armas, Ralph Fiennes

Directed By: Cary Joji Fukunaga

MINOR SPOILERS

After five movies, fifteen years, and one global pandemic delay (that’s still going on by the way, so get that vaccine), James Bond finally returns to screens with No Time To Die, the final movie where Daniel Craig dons the famous tux and Walther PPK. Craig’s time as OO7 has been filled with ups and downs, with some of the greatest moments in the franchise (Casino Royale and Skyfall) and some of the weirdest (Quantum of Solace, Spectre, his constant desire to stop being in these movies), so it comes as a relief to see his that his swan song is finally here, even though I’m giant fan of his take on the character. Craig’s Bond is fallible in a way that really shakes up the franchise, and he deserves to go out on a high note. So does he?

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TV Review: What If?

What If...? (TV Series 2021– ) - IMDb

TV REVIEW

What If (2021)

The small screen output of Marvel Studios has been fairly well received, albeit with a lot of pacing issues. With the arrival of What If, Marvel Studios’ first animated series, those issues aren’t really addressed, but you will probably find yourself wishing you had a bit more time with some of these characters.

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