The New Trailer for ‘Dune’ is Here

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!

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‘Dune’ Will Be A Game-Changer

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.

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New Character Posters for ‘Dune’ Drop Ahead of Trailer’s Release

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:

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Tickets Drop for IMAX First-Looks at ‘Dune’

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.

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‘Dune’ to Premiere at Venice Film Festival

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!

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First Trailer for Lisa Joy’s ‘Reminiscence’ is Finally Here

The Greatest Showman stars Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson genre-swap the technicolor movie musical for sun-kissed film noir as they reunite for the mind-bending action thriller, Reminiscence. Lisa Joy takes her Westworld sensibilities to the big screen, making her directorial debut — and re-teaming with Thandiwe Newton — with another project that has characters navigating between reality and reverie.

Check out the first trailer for the noir-ish thriller below!

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Production for HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ Begins in New York

The new HBO Original drama series The Time Traveler’s Wife is officially in production, which is taking place in New York. David Nutter will direct the six-episode first season and serve as an executive producer. The cast includes Rose Leslie, Theo James, Desmin Borges, and Natasha Lopez.

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‘Made In Korea’ Review: Parents By Proxy

Every so often there comes a comic that manages to pique my interest almost instantly. A book that catches my eye before I’m even finished with the first panel, let alone the first page.

That’s the case with Made in Korea, a new six-issue limited series written by Jeremy Holt and George Shall.

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Constance Wu on How Her Past and Motherhood Shaped Her for ‘Solos’

The new Amazon limited series Solos, set to debut on May 21, consists of seven separate inspiring stories that are all loosely interconnected. The anthology explores the strange, beautiful, heart-breaking, hilarious, wondrous truths of what it means to be human. In the trailer, Morgan Freeman’s voice describes the mutual feeling of loneliness that all of the characters feel, “We all feel alone in different ways; in feeling alone, we are somehow all together.” 

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‘Time Before Time’ Review: Leave Your Troubles Behind

What would you do if you could leave all your troubles in the past, literally? If starting over again was as easy as hopping in a rickety metal box, pressing a few buttons, and starting life anew in a completely different century? That’s the question posed in Time Before Time, a brand new series written by Declan Shalvey and Rory McConville with art by Joe Palmer.

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NOC Review: ‘Stowaway’ is Thought-Provoking and Soulful

We’ve seen it a lot in our lifetimes, but after decades of films like The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, or The Martian, studios are finding that there’s something about space movies that usually allows for filmmakers to speak more profoundly about universal truths regarding humanity. Much of the time, it is about the strength of the human spirit, and the will and determination to survive. And Netflix’s Stowaway, is no exception. However, interestingly enough, where Stowaway deviates from the formula, is that it introduces the twist of a philosophical conundrum that says more about humanity than many other films I’ve seen in years: what if literally not everyone actually can survive? What options do you have then?

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In Praise of ‘ElfQuest’

Every single time there is a “best of” list of comics and graphic novels, it’s almost inevitable that most of these lists are going to look a little similar. You’re going to see Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns on there, Moore and Gibbons Watchmen; (very deserving of a spot in the top 20) Grant Morrison and Dave McKean’s Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. In writing this, I reviewed fifteen lists and this plays out, with some new additions like Robert Kirkman’s Invincible and Brian K. Vaughan’s Ex Machina; and the more seemingly odder choices like, say, Brian Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. And at some point, we’re going to have to talk about why there are so many damn men dominating these lists.

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Crushing on Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, and Shamier Anderson of Netflix’s ‘Stowaway’

As you can tell from the title and the banner image of this post, we really got into the hard hitting questions about philosophy, humanity, and politics during this interview, and in no way talked about mine or anyone’s respective crushes on Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, or Shamier Anderson.

Okay. That’s a lie. It’s just unavoidable when you get on a call with those three.

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New Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Love, Death, and Robots Vol. 2’

Big day for trailers and announcements! Not to be outdone, Netflix has dropped a new one for the latest season of their mind-blowing animated sci-fi anthology series, Love, Death, and Robots. Originally developed by Deadpool director Tim Miller, this season sees Miller joined by none other than Jennifer Yuh Nelson as Supervising Director. Nelson is best known as an animation veteran, who previously helmed the terrific Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3. Per Netflix, together they sought talented and diverse animation directors from around the world, for a blend of styles and stories ranging from violent comedy to existential philosophy.

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NOC Interview: ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Director Adam Wingard

Godzilla Vs. Kong is stomping into theaters and HBO Max today! And despite a lot of POC issues, the movie is admittedly a good time, and I’d be remiss if I said you shouldn’t see it. The spectacle and action is well worth the price of admission.

We were fortunate enough to be given the chance to interview director Adam Wingard recently, and though a lot of Adam’s work in the past has been problematic (this film included), he was still gracious enough to lend us four minutes of his time to discuss his film. I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t more I would have loved to ask, particularly when it comes to the subject of Asian representation in his films — something I plan to do so should I ever be afforded the same opportunity to sit down with him for future installments or movies. But alas, four minutes is all we were given for now.

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NOC Review: ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ is Giant Fun but Has Giant POC Problems

As you, our loyal readers know, The NOC was created to provide input on the pop culture stories and trends we all love, but with a perspective that assess them from the greater lens of representation for people of color; fans like you. Sometimes in my reviews, I’ll assess a movie purely from an entertainment standpoint. But sometimes, a movie will come along that honestly needs to be looked at closer with both lenses. And Godzilla Vs. Kong, of all things, is actually one of those movies. To be frank, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like this movie. From an entertainment standpoint it’s actually a huge blast! But for a film in a franchise so heavily tied to Japanese roots, and prior to this installment, honored those roots proudly, it honestly gets me a bit angry whenever I think about it. So, with your permission, and because it’s cheaper than therapy, I’d like to use this review to talk about the things I loved about the film from an entertainment standpoint, the things I disliked from an entertainment standpoint, and the things I hated from a cultural standpoint as a fellow Nerd of Color.

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NOC Interview: ‘Selma’ Star Corey Reynolds Talks SYFY’s ‘Resident Alien’ and More

SYFY’s comedy-drama series Resident Alien has been a hit with fans of the graphic novel, and newcomers to the series as well, sitting pretty on Rotten Tomatoes at 93% as of writing this. Corey Reynolds (Selma, Straight Outta Compton), who plays Sheriff Mike Thompson in the series, said that the personalities of fellow castmates Alan Tudyk (Devil May Care and Raya and the Last Dragon) and Sara Tomko (3022 and Sneaky Pete), and series creator Chris Sheridan (Family Guy), are what most likely led to its positive reception.

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Check out the First Look Images of Netflix’s ‘Stowaway’

Netflix has recently released images for the upcoming sci-fi thriller, Stowaway. Directed by Joe Penna, the film stars Toni Collette, Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, and Shamier Anderson as a space crew headed to Mars. After an unintended stowaway accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems, the crew are forced to make an impossible decision.

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NOC Interview: Sara Tomko of SYFY’s ‘Resident Alien’ Talks the Dark Horse Comic TV Adaptation

SYFY’s Resident Alien premiered earlier this year to rave reviews. The Dark Horse comic adaptation of the series (of the same name) follows the goings on of a stranded alien (played by Alan Tudyk) as he tries to navigate the small-town of Patience, Colorado after assuming the identity of the town doctor.

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An Endorsement: Tim Fielder’s ‘Infinitum’

Afrofuturism is having a moment. First posited by journalist Mark Dery in the early 1990s, Afrofuturism is now a full-blown social, cultural, psychological, technological, and aesthetic movement. And never has this movement, this moment, been more fully realized than in Tim Fielder’s magnum opus, Infinitum. To call it a graphic novel would be to undercut it’s value. It is an enterprise of speculative cultural cartography.

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A Clash of Kings: The ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Trailer has Arrived!

Here we go! After months of fans begging Warner Bros. in the comments section of every social media post they publish online to release it, we finally have a trailer for literally the biggest movie event of the spring: Godzilla Vs. Kong! And it. Kicks. Ass!

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Test Your Might with These New Images from ‘Mortal Kombat’

We’re getting a Mortal Kombat reboot this year folks! That’s right! From producer James Wan, and directed by newcomer, Simon McQuoid, the latest and greatest adaptation of everyone’s favorite gore and blood-filled fighting game franchise is hitting theaters and HBO Max April 16, 2021!

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