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    Godzilla 2

    With this cast, I’m in.
  2. Jane Fonda refused to say “Jesus Christ” as a profanity b cause of her own devout Christianity, according to the show runner of GRACE AND FRANKIE.
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    Boy Erased

    BTW, here's our thread on the other 2018 movie dealing with so-called reparative therapy, The Miseducation of Cameron Post.
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    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    I'm going to go ahead and drop a link to our thread on the other 2018 "reparative" "therapy" movie, Boy Erased.
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    Boy Erased

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    Sean T. Collins makes the (doubtful) assertion that Dune fandom is the last non-toxic fandom: Ok, whatever, I was on the messageboards a few years back and I remember how fans reacted to the Anderson-Herbert collabs. It was certainly not non-toxic. But the article does make a good point about why Dune is such an unlikely franchise-starter. (I decided today, several years after reading Dune, to finally get around to the sequels. We'll see how that goes).
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    Timothee Chalamet in talks to star in Dune.
  8. I’m down for either. Like Evan, I’ve not posted as much lately, but I check in multiple times a day.
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    Stranger Things (Netflix)

    I found it passable enough, though by no means essential viewing.
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    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    Trailer (NSFW—language)
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    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Looking forward to seeing Spider-Man surviving in the wilderness with his pet dog.
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    Indiana Jones 5

    Jonathan Kasdan takes over scripting duties.
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    The ABC Murders

    First look at Malkovich as Poirot.
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    The ABC Murders

    John Malkovich is playing Poirot! I'm thrilled. Suchet is great (though he has his limits, as Queering Agatha Christie--an excellent recent study--points out). But, since Finney, the major trend has been toward more genial, friendly portrayals of Poirot (Ustinov the avuncular, Suchet the lonely, Branagh the soulful). I've come to admire the weird, alien, unlikable Poirot Finney gave us in Murder on the Orient Express, and I'm really hoping Malkovich brings back some of that spikiness. EDIT: Here's our thread for the 2017 Murder on the Orient Express.
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    Jurassic World 2 aka Jurassic Park 5

    Ok, so I surprised myself by liking this one. It’s got some pretty substantial pacing issues, but it’s miles better than either of the previous two movies in this series. And there was some proper dismemberment, which my inner adolescent appreciates. So. It’s not great, but it’s an improvement.
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    Little Women: A Modern Retelling

    Looks less like a modern retelling than a direct adaptation in modern dress. Weirdly, from the trailer, a lot of that direct reskinning seems to work. But the stuff that doesn’t really sticks out (“Marmie”? “Oh, how I’ve missed my little ones”).
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    Hailee Steinfeld to Play Emily Dickinson for New Apple Series Link to our thread on A Quiet Passion, the Cynthia Nixon-starring Dickinson biopic.
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    I need to rewatch Bright Star. You're the third or fourth person in as many months that I've seen praise it.
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    I'm feeling similarly. Of course, after the drearily pious A Quiet Passion, this might be a more interesting take. My own conviction is that they should just not make movies or TV shows about poets. No one ever gets it right.
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    A Quiet Passion

    It may be a little early for a thread, but I suspect that a few folks around here dig Emily Dickinson, so this news should be of interest: Cynthia Nixon's playing Dickinson in Terence Davies' biopic A Quiet Passion. Full confession: I can't stand Dickinson. I find her way too mannered and sing-songy. But I'm still kind of interested in seeing how this project turns out. EDIT: How does one edit tags? I ran Dickinson and Nixon together....
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    A Quiet Passion

    Link to our thread on Dickinson, the upcoming Apple TV series starring Hailee Steinfeld.
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    Star Wars: Han Solo origin story spin-off

    This movie is a landmark, at least, in that it's the first Star Wars movie since The Phantom Menace that I've decided to just wait for home video before I watch it.
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    Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

    Well, this is actually happening. So I guess we should have a thread. Here's the trailer. Not really impressed. Dench and Dafoe look good, but I don't get much of a sense of the flavor of this adaptation. And Branagh's Poirot--at least, in this little bit we see--is a failure on pretty much every level.