They are all honest, no buttering or putting on bling. They are funny, because they are so truthful. It might feel like collage humour, but it's not. It's part of the internet pop culture and it was brought up by people getting fed up with Hollywood lies.Are all Honest Trailers like this? Horrible. Which shows my age, I suppose.
Your chance to watch Dune at home is over. For a month, the hit sci-fi spectacle from filmmaker Denis Villeneuve was both in theaters as well as streaming on HBO Max. However, that window has now closed, which means if you want to see Dune, you can either go to a theater or wait at home. Thankfully, the wait is rather brief.
Warner Bros. just announced that Dune will come to most digital platforms on December 3 for $30 to buy or $25 to rent. It’ll then come to DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K on January 11 with a slew of extras. Here’s the list of extras:
The DVD only has the feature called “The Royal Houses.”
- The Royal Houses
- Filmbooks: House Atreides
- Filmbooks: House Harkonnen
- Filmbooks: The Fremen
- Filmbooks: The Spice Melange
- Inside Dune: The Training Room
- Inside Dune: The Spice Harvester
- Inside Dune: The Sardaukar Battle
- Building the Ancient Future
- My Desert, My Dune
- Constructing the Ornithopters
- Designing the Sandworm
- Beware the Baron
- Wardrobe from Another World
- A New Soundscape
“I tried to see Dune in IMAX but when I went to buy tickets, all the screenings were Eternals.” I heard this several times in the past few weeks as friends headed out to see Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, only to realize all the IMAX screens had been taken over by Marvel’s latest. But like the Harkonnens to Arrakis, Dune is coming back.
IMAX has officially announced that on December 3, the sci-fi epic will return to its theaters for a limited time. (Probably for two weeks, until Spider-Man: No Way Home arrives on December 17.) Tickets are on sale now with more showtimes and screens coming on November 29. December 3 is also the day Dune arrives on demand, but unless your screen is bigger than your entire home, IMAX will be a much, much better presentation.
Villeneuve filmed Dune for IMAX so, in the format, you see between 26 and 40% more image, depending on the location. It truly feels like the planet of Arrakis completely engulfs you and, much like Paul Atreides himself, you can find yourself enamored by this whole new world.
In the buildup to Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, it seemed like Zendaya sure was gonna be in more of it than she actually was. The trailers implied that her character Chani would be more than a girl who haunts—or graces, depending on your POV—the dreams of Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides, while the actual film itself rather noticeably came up short in that regard. Fortunately, and perhaps obviously, she’ll be much more of a character in the sequel.
Speaking to Deadline for their cover story on the surprise box office hit, Zendaya promised that Chani’s story will explored much more in the upcoming second act. “I can be there for longer, which is cool,” she joked. Prior to being cast, and before the film had even begun casting, she’d thrown her name out there — this would’ve been before she headlined HBO’s Euphoria (and presumably had just the one Spider-Man movie under belt), and she knew she didn’t have anything to really prove she could be in a sci-fi film.
Though her time on set was short, she had nothing but positive things to say about her time filming in Jordan. “Denis is great at giving you structure, but then also giving you freedom within it,” she said. “I could come to it with a sense of who Chani was...I felt immediately connected to her. I wish I had more time with her, and with everybody. I didn’t want to leave.” By the time she arrived in Jordan, she got to meet everyone already kitted out in their stillsuits, which was “a very cool way to be introduced to everyone, pretty much in their character essentially.”
Later in the cover story, Chalamet himself is asked about Zendaya, and he went full wife guy mode. “Zendaya is Chani, and it’s incredible to witness,” he gushed. He described the scene of her pulling her mask down as a pretty big deal, both in the film and on set: “On the day, it was like, Holy sh*t, Chani has arrived.” Knowing that the love between Paul and Chani will live on and endure throughout the books, he had some pretty glowing things to say that should make fans of the novels happy. “Not only was the relationship between us alive in Jordan, and not only does it live on the screen now, it was there just at the first chemistry read. It felt obvious.”
I have to say Honest Trailers are a bit of a guilty pleasure for me; crude and juvenile, but there's an occasional pearler in there, and they aren't overly cynical or critical (they were very, very kind to The Last Jedi, for instance).Are all Honest Trailers like this? Horrible. Which shows my age, I suppose.
On July 5, 2022 Abrams ComicArts will publish Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 2 Muad’Dib. The story has been adapted by Brian Herbert (son of Frank Herbert) and Kevin J. Anderson, and the book features illustrations by artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín.
The graphic novel picks up the Dune saga where this year’s Part 1 left off, and covers the next phase of the story, which is likely to appear in part two of Denis Villeneuve’s films: Paul Atreides and his mother Lady Jessica are on the run after their family was betrayed and decimated by the Harkonnens. They find themselves in the desert looking for the Fremen, the native people of Arrakis, and Paul becomes a huge part of their world, changing Arrakis forever.
The cover of the graphic novel, painted by comic book legend Bill Sienkiewicz, features everyone’s favorite Dune creature, the sandworm. These creatures play a crucial role in the Fremen’s lives and belief system... but the book will certainly explain that more.
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