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Dune was the 12th biggest global box office hit of 2021, winning six Oscars, five BAFTAs, three Critics Choice awards, and over 150 other awards.
Dune, directed by Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) and based on Frank Herbert’s best-selling novel of the same name, tells the story of Paul Atreides (Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his comprehension who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As conflict escalates over the planet’s sole supply of the most valuable resource – a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential – only those who can overcome their fear will survive.
Rebecca Ferguson (The Greatest Showman) won a Critics Choice Super Award for Best Actress in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Film as Lady Jessica Atreides. Oscar winner Javier Bardem, Emmy winner Zendaya, Oscar nominees Charlotte Rampling and Josh Brolin, Emmy nominees Oscar Isaac and Stellan Skarsgrd, and Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista all appear.
Rotten Tomatoes gives Dune an 83% rating from critics. The Guardian calls Dune “blockbuster cinema at its dizzying, dazzling best” in their five-star review. Dune serves as a reminder of what a Hollywood blockbuster can be.”
THE SAINTS OF NEWARK
The Sopranos, HBO’s multi-award-winning gangster epic, won 21 Emmys and is the 10th highest-rated TV show of all time on IMDb.
The Many Saints Of Newark, a prequel to The Sopranos, tells Tony Soprano’s origin story and how an impressionable teenager became an all-powerful mob moss.
Michael Gandolfini (The Deuce) plays Tony Soprano as a teen, taking over the iconic role that his father, James Gandolfini, is best known for. Emmy winners Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) and Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos, The White Lotus S2), Critics Choice nominee Corey Stoll (House of Cards), and multi-award winners Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle) and Jon Bernthal (We Own This City) co-star.
Directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, The Sopranos), The Many Saints of Newark was hailed as “heaven for Sopranos fans” by Newsday.
For as long as residents can remember, the Cabrini Green housing projects in Chicago have been terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand who can be summoned by those who dare to repeat his name five times into a mirror.
A decade after the last Cabrini towers were demolished, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II from Watchmen and Us) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, which has been gentrified beyond recognition. In order to keep his place in the Chicago art scene, Anthony begins to explore the true story of Candyman in his paintings, unknowingly unleashing a terrifying new wave of violence.
At the 2022 Critics Choice Super Awards, Yahya was named Best Actor in a Horror Movie, while Candyman was nominated for Best Horror Movie. Yahya was also nominated for a Fangoria Chainsaw Award in 2022, Nia daCosta was named one of the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Directors to Watch, and the horror was nominated for BET and Black Reel Awards, among other honors.
Candyman was the sixth best-reviewed horror film of 2021 on Rotten Tomatoes, with an 84% critics’ rating. It was a number one box office hit.
BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC
After being told during a time-traveling adventure that they would save the universe, two aspiring rockers from San Dimas, California, find themselves as middle-aged fathers still trying to write a hit song and fulfill their destiny.
Keanu Reeves (John Wick, The Matrix) and Alex Winter (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) reunite, and Emmy nominees Kristen Schaal (What We Do In The Shadows) and Anthony Carrigan (No-Ho Hank in Barry) join the cast, as do musicians Dave Grohl and Kid Cudi.
Faces of Bill and Ted The Music has an 83% critics’ approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with Variety calling it “most excellent” and “bodacious.” Among other honors, the film received People’s Choice nominations for Favourite Comedy Movie and Favourite Comedy Movie Star (Reeves).