‘Dune’: A Story of Exploitation

‘Dune’: A Story of Exploitation

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A film adaptation of Dune, the 1965 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, is going to debut in theaters this December 18th. With its last theatrical release in 1984, director Denis Villeneuve is updating the epic for a new generation, focusing more on the politics found in the book, or more specifically, the ever present theme of exploitation, for as with any good sci-fi, it has a comment to make about our own world.     Set in the far future amidst a feudal interstellar civilization where noble families control planetary fiefs, Dune follows Leto Atreides, whose family accepts the stewardship …

First Look at Timothée Chalamet in ‘Dune’ Adaptation

First Look at Timothée Chalamet in ‘Dune’ Adaptation

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Timothée Chalamet, the actor from Lady Bird, Little Women, and The King is now set to star in Dune, a new Science-Fiction movie adaptation. Timothee Chalamet will star as Paul Atreids, the main character from author Frank Hebert’s novel by the same name Dune. Denis Villeneuve is set to direct the film which is coming out in December 18th 2020.    Vanity Fair has released a first look photo from the new film, which you can see down below. It features Paul standing on the beach of Caladan. Image via vanity fair This is going to be a star studded feature …

Off Broadway Production of ‘Three Sisters’ Cast

Off Broadway Production of ‘Three Sisters’ Cast

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Anton Chekhov’s play, Three Sisters, is coming to Broadway. The play was originally written in 1900, and it centers on a conflict between illusions and reality, as well as three sisters who aren’t capable of changing their lives, but instead are squandering them in a provincial town. The very first performance of the play took place at the Moscow Art Theater and it is considered one of Chekhov’s best plays. Now, it is being adapted into an off Broadway production by Sam Gold, who will be the director. Clare Barron will be writing the screenplay. Image via Amazon The actresses …

Greta Gerwig and Oscar Isaac to Star in Chekhov ‘Three Sisters’

Greta Gerwig and Oscar Isaac to Star in Chekhov ‘Three Sisters’

Greta Gerwig and Oscar Isaac are going to star in a production of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters.     Written in 1900 and first performed in 1901 at the Moscow Art Theatre, this infamous Chekhov play follows Olga,  the twenty-eight-year-old matriarchal figure of the Prozorov family, Masha, the twenty-three-year-old sister and young mother, and Irina, the twenty-year-old sister who is convinced she is an adult and deserves to be treated as such. They are used to living life as a cultural elite, but a storm is on the horizon in the form of a revolution. Where will they land? A play about family …