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Let’s start with the most important agenda item: VOTE.  If you don’t want to listen to me, please listen to these naked celebrities:

I mentioned a few weeks ago that news leaked out that Sacha Baron Cohen had secretly filmed a Borat sequel.  Well, now there’s a trailer, a title, and it’ll be streaming on Amazon Prime Video in just a few weeks: on October 23rd!  Buckle up:

Here’s a trailer for Marvel 616, a documentary series coming soon to Disney+.  The series will explore the Marvel comics, its history, its obscure characters, creators, cosplayers, and more.  I love the very geeky title (a deep dive reference to what is sometimes used as the official designation of the Marvel universe, number 616 among the multiverse of different alternate universes found in the comics — the designation was first found in Captain Britain comics in the UK written by Dave Thorpe and subsequently Alan Moore, and I believe it was brought into the mainstream Marvel universe by long-time X-Men writer Chris Claremont) and I’m curious to see what they’ve put together:

Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Contact, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)’s new film, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches (with a screenplay co-written by Guillermo del Toro!!) has just been announced as coming to HBO Max, bypassing a theatrical release.  And it’s coming out Oct. 22nd!  Wow!  Here’s a trailer:

It’s been a while since I’ve truly loved a new film by Mr. Zemeckis, but back in the day he directed some of my favorite movies of all time.  I’m curious to see what he’s done with The Witches.  I’d love for this to be great!

Here’s a trailer for The Show, a film whose script was written by comic book genius Alan Moore (Watchmen, V For Vendetta, From Hell, and too many other masterpieces to mention).  Who knows if this film will actually be any good, but I’m certainly intrigued by this super-bizarre trailer:

Aaron Sorkin has a terrific idea for a sequel to The Social Network.  I doubt this will ever actually happen… but wow, I would LOVE to see that film!

In a good news/bad news situation, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune has apparently been pushed back almost an entire year.  It was supposed to come out this December; now it’s reportedly being held until October 2022.  I hate having to wait another year for this film that I am desperate to see.  But I personally wasn’t planning to go see any movie in the theater this December, and I’d hate to see the film be released and tank at the box office because people aren’t ready to go back to the movies.  Oh well…

This is a nice look back at Strange Days, which is (crazily) 25 years old.  The film was directed by Kathryn Bigelow and based on a story by James Cameron.  I’ve always had a fond place in my heart for the film, which wasn’t quite as good as I hoped, though far better than the cold box-office reception it received upon its original theatrical release.  If you’ve never seen it, it’s worth a look.

Let’s close with this: I’m excited that the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as the trilogy of The Hobbit films, will be coming to 4K in December!  Even better: both the theatrical and extended editions will be included.  Even better: Warner Brothers has announced that an “ultimate collector’s edition”, including new bonus materials, will be coming out in the summer.  It’s been rumored for years that Peter Jackson had additional supplemental materials that hadn’t ever been released; here’s hoping this will be that long-awaited super-special edition.  Major props to Warner Brothers for doing fans the courtesy of letting us know, now, that they’ll be double-dipping this release in the summer (as opposed to letting fans shell out for the 4k editions in December and only later learning that a souped-up version was coming out).  Nice job, Warner Brothers!

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