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    Dune (Denis Villeneuve)

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    So DV is the new JJ?

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    As good as this will be, it's going to bomb so hard.
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    It seems that movies have to pretty damn stupid to have box office success these days.
    Coming to America (Landis, 1988) **
    The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019) *1/2
    Us (Peele, 2019) ***1/2
    Fugue (Smoczynska, 2018) ***1/2
    Prisoners (Villeneuve, 2013) ***1/2
    Shadow (Zhang, 2018) ***
    Oslo, August 31st (J. Trier, 2011) ****
    Climax (Noé, 2018) **1/2
    Fighting With My Family (Merchant, 2019) **
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    Quote Quoting Spinal (view post)
    It seems that movies have to pretty damn stupid to have box office success these days.
    I just try to remind myself that Irwin Allen style disaster movies were the most reliable grossers in the early '70s.

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    Fun with stats: Lynch's Dune, when translated to 2017 dollars, would have made about $80 million, which is roughly equivalent to last year's The Mummy.
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    Prisoners (Villeneuve, 2013) ***1/2
    Shadow (Zhang, 2018) ***
    Oslo, August 31st (J. Trier, 2011) ****
    Climax (Noé, 2018) **1/2
    Fighting With My Family (Merchant, 2019) **
    Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013) ***

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    I hope he gets to film back to back so they have to let him release both.

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    "Dune" is the genre filmmaker's white whale (to mix a metaphor). Better men than DV have attempted it and failed miserably. The book is too wide, covers too much ground, and is too interior to make a good film, or even a good miniseries.

    I expect this'll be a pretty and colorful clusterfuck of half-formed ideas and wayward plot, much like BR:2049.

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    I started watching the Lynch movie today before I had to go out and shovel snow, and damn is the world building excellent. I fucking LOVE how this movie looks.

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    There is a lot to love about Lynch's Dune, even if Lynch himself doesn't like it.

    It was nominated for an Oscar. Can you guess the category?

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    Coming to America (Landis, 1988) **
    The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019) *1/2
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    Fugue (Smoczynska, 2018) ***1/2
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    I started watching the Lynch movie today before I had to go out and shovel snow, and damn is the world building excellent. I fucking LOVE how this movie looks.
    It's a great looking film. But then people start to talk.

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    Quote Quoting Spinal (view post)
    It seems that movies have to pretty damn stupid to have box office success these days.
    I dunno. The highest grossing movie in 1987 was Three Men and a Baby.
    Sure why not?

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    Dave Bautista joins cast.
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    Hard pass.
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    Stellan Skarsgard will play a major villain.

    https://www.empireonline.com/movies/...-dune-villain/
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    Oscar Isaac as Duke Leo Atreides. Cast is getting super good.
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    Javier Bardem is in as Stilgar. And whispers of Zendaya as Chani.
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    Josh Brolin joins!

    This movie is going to fuck.

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    Lynch's Dune had a great cast too ... just sayin'

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    I'm not hugely knowledgeable of Dune, but I'm loving this cast and I've enjoyed DV movies I've seen. Plus, the prospect of a giant tentpole sci-fi to watch on a big screen has me ready to have fun.
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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Lynch's Dune had a great cast too ... just sayin'
    Yeh but the movie as a whole is a slog.

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    Yeh but the movie as a whole is a slog.
    And this one could be too. I meant to imply a good cast doesn't necessarily mean a good movie, much less one that "fucks."

    So what am I missing? Is your excitement about the casting so far or are you a bigger "Dune" fan than I knew?

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    Dune is a lesser kind of Logans Run, in that I desperately want to love it, but end up recognizing it's a shit film that I love more for its fearless brazen testicle flopping absurdity than it actually being a good film. Both are prime real estate for remake as we've seen the areas for improvement that may make a good whole. Dune may border on unadaptable though, at least in single film form.

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    And this one could be too. I meant to imply a good cast doesn't necessarily mean a good movie, much less one that "fucks."

    So what am I missing? Is your excitement about the casting so far or are you a bigger "Dune" fan than I knew?
    Good point.

    I dunno, Villeneuve has a style that I totally dig, even though it would likely be as slow paced as Blade Runner.

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