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This week, Dune: Part 2 and Taika Waititi's latest film!
“He threw the ball! Oh, he threw the ball! I'll get it! I'll get it! I love you! I love you! You threw the ball!”
~ Doctor Dolittle, 1998
I’m sorry to say that due to the very meagre amount of showings, there will be no review this week. I was really looking forward to watching How to Blow Up a Pipeline, but there are no cinemas showing it — at least none that are less than an hour away!
So it’s going to be a short SP this week.
In two weeks’ time, however, Salty Popcorn will be covered by new guest editor, Chris Patrick of Toasted Fiction, a home for stories of all shapes and sizes. From short stories to serialised novels, Toasted Fiction serves up tales that will take you to other worlds — or make you laugh, cry and gasp about our own.
We’re very excited to have a new voice covering SP (though even more excited for two weeks in Sicily) and you’ve got a guaranteed review of the award-winning Return to Seoul to look forward to.
Now for the headlines:
Micahel Douglas is set to receive an honourary Palm d’Or at Cannes this year. Read more.
AI-generated trailers mimicking the styles of different directors are sweeping social media, including these ‘Wes Anderson versions” of Star Wars and Harry Potter. Read more.
20 years after the original film, Vince Vaughn will be reprising his role in the Dodgeball sequel. Read more.
Speaking of long-awaited sequels, Pedro Pascal joins the cast for Gladiator 2. Read more.
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Dune: Part Two
UK: 3 November // USA: 3 November
The highly anticipated sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s six-time Academy Award-winning Dune, is finally here.
Paul Atriedes (Timothée Chalamet) unites with Chani (Zendaya) and the Fremen while seeking revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the universe, he must prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.
Next Goal Wins
UK: 20 October // USA: 17 November
Taika Waititi goes back to his roots with this latest comedy, which is based on the true story of the American Samoa soccer team, infamous for their brutal 31-0 FIFA loss in 2001.
With the World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) hoping he will turn the world’s worst soccer team around.
Fact of the week
Before filming the 2007 blockbuster hit, I Am Legend, Will Smith went on “dates” with his canine co-star Abbey so the two could get to know each other.
By the time the production wrapped, Smith was supposedly so infatuated with Abbey that he tried to adopt her — but the trainer wouldn’t give her up.
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In the next issue:
Return to Seoul
UK: 5 May // USA: 17 February | Watch the Trailer
In loving memory…
This week’s issue of Salty Popcorn is dedicated to Molly.