The next book isn't so great

Fans of Frank Herbert Dune saga okay: the first book is extraordinary: a planet-hopping hero's journey with fascinating characters, gripping action set-pieces, and clear story and character arcs. For all the speeches that Dune was impossible to adapt, the essential elements for making great cinema were always in the 1965 book. But the other from … Read more

Kylie Jenner responds to rumors she's 'stripping down' her style for Timothée Chalamet

Kylie Jenner is getting back to basics. The “Kardashian” star I spoke with the New York Times to discuss her latest ventures on Thursday and also spoke about her evolving style, including rumors that she toned down her signature “King Kylie” aesthetic after she started dating Timothée Chalamet. Jenner, 26, has always been known for … Read more

Part 2 lured Christopher Walken out of his 4-year acting hiatus

As predicted in Fatboy Slim's “Weapon of Choice” music video, in which Christopher Walken danced to a line from Dune (“Walk without rhythm, it won't attract the worm”), the actor would be destined to join the science fiction universe of Frank Herbert in Denis Villeneuve's acclaimed adaptation. Actually, Dune: part two brought Walken out of … Read more

Could it be Best Picture, Best Director and more?

DUNE: PART TWO, (aka DUNE: PART 2, aka DUNE 2), Timothee Chalamet, 2024. © Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection

In a breathtaking cinematic universe where sand dunes rise like mountains and the fate of galaxies hangs in the balance, Denis VilleneuveThe first journey in Frank Herbert's “Dune” saga garnered six of its ten Oscar nominations. Yet in a twist as dramatic as Dr. Wellington's murder of Duke Leto, Villeneuve found himself overlooked in the … Read more