In this episode of the More Movies Weekly podcast, Greg and Dave discuss two of cinemas latest releases in Dune (2021) and The French Dispatch (2021). Dune is Denis Villeneuve’s latest film, an epic sci-fi based on Frank Herbert’s novel and the second big screen adaption after David Lynch’s Dune (1984). The film stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.
In Dune, Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their own fear will survive.
In The French Dispatch is an anthology film from Wes Anderson, following three different storylines as the French foreign bureau of the fictional Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun newspaper creates its final issue. It’s ensemble cast features Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.
The French Dispatch follows different reporters as they write their pieces for the magazine, including a travelogue filed by cycling enthusiast Herbsaint Sazerac (Owen Wilson), an arts report from JKL Berensen (Tilda Swinton), a political investigation by Lucinda Krementz (Frances McDormand) and a food column written by Roebuck Wright (Jeffrey Wright), bookended by a prologue and epilogue detailing the The French Dispatch‘s past and present.
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Dune and The French Dispatch – More Movies Weekly – Episode 31
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