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‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ Star David Dastmalchian Joins Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’
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David Dastmalchian

Frank Herbert‘s sci-fi epic Dune is being adapted for the big screen once again. The film, which is being directed by Denis Villeneuve, is a sprawling epic featuring a large number of characters that are part of royal families competing over a valuable planetary resource. In the film, one of the noble families is betrayed and it is up to one of the dutiful royal sons to lead a rebellion that will help restore his family’s claim. But this won’t be just another sci-fi film adaptation, as the film will explore themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship with nature.

We know that Villeneuve has assembled quite a cast to appear in this possible two-part epic. And now, another actor has joined the fray. According to new reports, Ant-Man and the Wasp‘s David Dastmalchian will join the film. More on the report below.

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Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin Latest To Join Crazy ‘Dune’ Cast
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Aquaman Starring Jason Momoa

It’s starting to look like everyone wants to be a part of Denis Villeneuve‘s adaptation of Dune. The film, which will be based on Frank Herbert‘s novel of the same name, stars Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides. He will be joined by Charlotte Rampling, Dave Bautista, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, and Stellan Skarsgard.

And now you can add Aquaman and Thanos into the mix. Reports confirm that Jason Momoa and Josh Brolin are both in talks to have roles in Villeneuve’s film adaptation of the sci-fi epic. More on the report below.

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Movie Review: A Star Is Born
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A Star Is Born
Director: Bradley Cooper
Writer: Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott,
Distributor: Warner Bros
Rated R | Minutes: 135
Release Date: October 5, 2018

A Star Is Born is the tragic love story that could be told in a number of different ways. Which is probably why there are different variations since the story was first told in 1937. While the underlying message has been constant, every generation has gotten to see this story be told. But with Bradley Cooper‘s directorial debut, this version, starring him and Lady Gaga, could be the most profound retelling, yet. The film could have easily fallen into the trap of simply just telling the story of a narcissistic musician falling for a nightclub singer whose talents not only bring out the best in him but also overshadows him when the entertainment world chooses her over him, but it doesn’t.

Here we have something truly special as we hang on every word, note, and lyric that comes out of Cooper and Lady Gaga. At the same time, the film shows how their internal demons can be a dangerous and destructive force. My full review of A Star Is Born is below.

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Trailer For ‘A Star Is Born’ Remake Starring Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga Released
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A Star is Born

An official trailer for the latest remake of A Star is Born has been released by Warner Bros. Pictures.

The movie is directed by Bradley Cooper, who also stars alongside Lady Gaga and wrote the screenplay with Eric Roth and Will Fetters. Also starring is Dave Chappelle, Andrew Dice Clay, Bonnie Somerville, Anthony Ramos, and Sam Elliott.

Continue below for a full synopsis and to watch the official trailer.

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Oscar Winner Eric Roth Set To Write New ‘Dune’ Movie For Director Denis Villeneuve
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Frank Herbert's Dune

Legendary Pictures has found a writer to take on the new movie adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune. According to reports, the studio has hired screenwriter Eric Roth for the job.

This latest cinematic take on Dune is set to be directed by Denis Villeneuve, who will be moving on to his third consecutive science fiction project after recent Best Picture nominee Arrival and the upcoming Blade Runner 2049, a sequel to Ridley Scott’s own sci-fi classic Blade Runner.

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David Fincher No Longer Attached To Direct ‘Cleopatra’
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David Fincher

David Fincher fans may want to stop waiting for his Cleopatra film, starring Angelina Jolie, to start filming, because he will never get around to directing it. Vulture is reporting that talks between Fincher and Sony Pictures have broken down, and Fincher has now taken himself out of the director’s spot. The studio does however have a couple of candidates in mind that could replace Fincher.

Among those Sony is considering is Academy Award-winning Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain). However, the report says that no official offer has been made nor has anyone entered negotiations.

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DVD Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Blu-ray)
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Blu-ray DVDThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Directed by David Fincher
Blu-ray Edition
Starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson
Paramount Home Entertainment
Release Date: May 5, 2009

A wonderfully witty and magical tale coming from a 1921 F. Scott Fitzgerald short story is what caught the eye of director David Fincher. That this odd fable can still be able to gather up the natural resources that it takes to create an emotional love story that harkens back to the earlier style cinema romances is a head scratching miracle. Fincher’s previous work has always been spread across the table, working with films that can’t be classified within a certain genre: Fight Club and Seven. His films specialize in making the brain feel numb, helpless, and absorbed; all in which were in top form with his last film, Zodiac. With The Curious Case of Benjamin Button he wants to see life from an entirely different perspective than that of what previous films have depicted and in a different way as he shot the film digitally giving the film a bitterness and isolated feel. In doing so the result is that of a perspective that we can’t even begin to fathom, let alone appreciate.

We can’t appreciate moments in the film because our central character doesn’t fully appreciate them. His name is Benjamin (Brad Pitt) and he was born in 1919 as little as an infant but as old as an 80-year-old man. He lives life backwards as time goes by, decreasing in age while his looks become younger. All the while his brain tries to function what exactly is going on.

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