We’re excited to have Meg Humphrey of Rogue Podron on to discuss Star Wars: Visions, the new anime anthology on Disney+ that breathes fresh life into this franchise with Japanese creators, crafting stories in a universe that was *heavily* inspired by their own culture.Continue reading “The Middle Geeks Episode 32: The Promise of ‘Star Wars: Visions’”
We debut a new segment where Brandon reviews a movie he hasn’t seen! It’s Dune day part one!Continue reading “FDI Cast 124: Blind Movie Reviews ‘Dune’”
On a new episode of Hard NOC Life, Dominic and Britney review Denis Villeneuve’s remake of Dune, break down Hayden Christensen’s official return to the Star Wars universe, and discuss on-set safety after Alec Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and Ruby Rose revealed the working conditions on the Batwoman set.Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 240: ‘Dune’ is Coarse, Rough, Irritating, and it Gets Everywhere”
Denis Villeneuve’s Dune adaptation, based on a book that was explicitly and heavily influenced by Middle East and North African (MENA) and Islamic cultures, is out, and we are joined by our friends and fellow MENA critics Hanna Flint and Roxana Hadadi to review it.Continue reading “The Middle Geeks Episode 31: ‘Dune’ Review”
Tonight’s the night! It’s been a long road for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, and the country is finally going to see his faithful, epic, visually stunning adaptation hit the big screen, in the way it was meant to be seen! And to celebrate, we are finally going to reveal that were given the very exciting opportunity to speak with Dune star, Chang Chen, who plays the complex Doctor Yueh.Continue reading “Paging Dr. Yueh: An Interview with Chang Chen from ‘Dune’”
Your ship to Arrakis is almost here folks! Dune is at long last finally hitting theaters this weekend! And when you think about the epic, monumental scale of the film, and the hauntingly beautiful but harsh environments that create the desert planet of Dune, only one thing comes to mind — sandcastles in Texas!Continue reading “‘Dune’ Comes to Life at Texas SandFest 2021”
The countdown for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is on! And though much of the world has seen the film already, a few territories are still waiting in anticipation for their journey to Arrakis. We in the US are still, of course, waiting for the film to hit theaters on October 22. However, Japan only has 11 days more, since the film hits cinemas there on October 15!Continue reading “New Manga-Inspired ‘Dune’ Poster Debuts”
Sometimes there are movies that just come into your life, and live rent free in your brain days or weeks after you’ve seen them. That’s how you know you generally love them, and they make a profound impact on you. Either you replay or relive scenes that made you smile or blew you away. Furthermore, when you see them again, you still smile, or laugh, or get goosebumps. The Matrix in 1999. The Fellowship of the Ring in 2001. The Dark Knight in 2008. The Avengers in 2012 and Endgame in 2019.Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Dune’ is Decent”
Not according to Denis Villeneuve.
Recently, members of the press, including The Nerds of Color, were given the privilege of speaking directly with the visionary director behind Dune. During the conversation, Villeneuve was asked about Dune being an example of the White Savior trope, among many other questions, and he wanted to make it specifically clear that while many have taken the surface-level concept of the story and expressed condemnations for it based on that, interpreting the story as such would actually be missing the true point of it.Continue reading “Is ‘Dune’ Truly a White-Savior Story?”
It’s here, nerds! The official trailer for the most anticipated (certainly the most gorgeous looking) film of the year has arrived — Dune! In our previous post this week, we discussed the trailer would be coming soon. Those who attended last night’s IMAX event were treated to the trailer ahead of its release today, as well as several minutes of the film that looked mind blowing!Continue reading “The New Trailer for ‘Dune’ is Here”
Tonight and tomorrow, audiences are going to to have their eyes rocked to the core, because Warner Bros. and Legendary are holding an exclusive first look event at Denis Villeneuve’s visionary adaptation of the sci-fi classic Dune in IMAX screens all over the world! And if you have not gotten your tickets yet, I highly encourage you to do so now by clicking here. We were lucky enough to get to see the preview a bit earlier this week, and I can honestly tell you, IT IS AMAZING! And we’d like to describe and recap what we saw now, and what makes it so special.Continue reading “‘Dune’ Will Be A Game-Changer”
It’s a great time to be a fan of Dune. The long awaited big-budget adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal classic is at long last coming this fall. This week is going to be a big one for fans, because today WB just dropped the character posters for all of the biggest stars in the film, including Timothee Chalamet’s Paul and Zendaya’s Chani. You can take a look at them here:Continue reading “New Character Posters for ‘Dune’ Drop Ahead of Trailer’s Release”
The movie event of the year is approaching! That’s right! Dune is finally coming out, this year, on October 1! I’m so thrilled for this movie, and have been for the past year, given the pandemic prevented us from seeing it. Everything that we’ve seen so far has been astonishing to say the least.
Well now, we’ll finally to see some of the amazing footage — the new trailer no less — on the biggest screen possible as this morning IMAX and WB dropped this tweet, advertising an IMAX exclusive event to showcase never-before-seen footage at your local IMAX theater on July 21-22.Continue reading “Tickets Drop for IMAX First-Looks at ‘Dune’”
It has certainly been a while since we got some really big official news about Dune, which was my most anticipated film of last year, and became my most anticipated movie of this year. But word dropped this morning via Twitter that the highly anticipated Denis Villeneuve film will be making its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival!Continue reading “‘Dune’ to Premiere at Venice Film Festival”
We’re excited to have on TV writer, blogger, and Star Wars fan Arezou Amin on to discuss the long history of MENA people being excluded from Science Fiction and Fantasy media. Why are we constantly ousted from stories that were, in fact, inspired by works based on the Middle East and our culture? Where could we even find ourselves? We discuss Arezou’s project with Postcards from the Galaxy’s Edge featuring Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Star Wars fans, and what she and the podcast hoped to achieve with it. We also discuss various DCTV news, including the Legends of Tomorrow panel at DC FanDome and the future of Zari and Behrad Tarazi in Season 6, Supergirl ending with Season 6, and Caity Lotz’s bufoonish tweets, and the news that Alia Shawkat is creating and starring in a series based on her family’s Iraqi immigrant experience!
The internet world is already losing its collective mind over the premiere of Dune‘s trailer online. Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic is going to be something legendary for cinemas and fans alike. Beyond fear, destiny awaits. Watch the trailer for the … Continue reading ‘Dune’ Trailer: Denis Villeneuve Is Showing Us Something Legendary
This morning, Warner Bros. unveiled the first trailer for the most anticipated movie event of the year — the long awaited, big budget adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune. Directed by visionary master, Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049, Arrival, Sicario), and starring literally every big name in Hollywood — Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem — the trailer gave us our first glimpse of the members of House Atreides, Arrakis (the planet commonly referred to as Dune), and of course, giant motherf**king sandworms! Given Villeneuve’s work visually and thematically, as well as the charismatic, strong leads anchoring his vision, I think it’s safe to say WB has a utter game changer on their hands! See for yourselves:Continue reading “The New ‘Dune’ Trailer has The Spice! Plus Q&A from the Cast and Director”
The internet was abuzz a few weeks ago when the first photos for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune 2020 adaptation came out, but where were all the MENA people who should have been cast in a work clearly informed by the Middle East and its people, down to blatantly using Arabic and Persian words? In our exasperation at this blatant exclusion, we have our friend and lifelong Dune fan Rocky on again to discuss why this is troubling and its overall implications for MENA representation in Hollywood. Why did Warner Brothers and Villeneuve not cast any MENA actors or We’re very tired. We also discuss the return of Legends of Tomorrow and what we thought of Tala Ashe’s mesmerizing performance, give our recommendations for our collective time in quarantine, and much more!
With Spider-Man: Far From Home in theaters everywhere, Dominic and Keith look at what works — and what doesn’t — about the Spider-Man mythos.
Shawn caught an early screening of the new Fantastic Four movie that’s out in theaters this weekend. Rather than write a traditional review, he had to get his thoughts out on video.