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As Dune: Part Two’s Rotten Tomatoes Score Blows Past The First Movie, Author Frank Herbert’s Son Shares Thoughts On The Adaptation

There are plenty of upcoming book adaptations and some could be more challenging to produce than others. That's especially true when translating an epic science fiction novel like Frank Herbert's magnum opus, Dune. David Lynch's 1984 attempt highlighted this fact, but Denis Villeneuve's first attempt, 2021's Dune, was critically acclaimed upon its release. However, Villeneuve stated that the second installment would be more ambitious. Now, the second part is nearly here, and based on the Rotten Tomatoes score, the movie…

Designing and Deploying a Machine Learning Python Application (Part 2)

You don’t have to be Atlas to get your model into the cloudImage by MidjourneyNow that we have our trained Detectron2 model (see Part 1), let’s deploy it as a part of an application to provide its inferencing abilities to others.Even though Part 1 and 2 of this series use Detectron2 for Object Detection, no matter the machine learning library you are using (Detectron, Yolo, PyTorch, Tensorflow, etc) and no matter your use case (Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, etc), various topics discussed…

Part Two’ gives fans what they’ve been waiting for

With “Dune: Part Two,” visionary filmmaker Denis Villeneuve resolves the biggest complaint about his visually sumptuous but incomplete 2021 adaptation of the classic sci-fi epic. feature — mostly. This time, he proffers an honest-to-goodness ending, even if it, too, teases even more chicanery and planetary conflict ahead. (Villeneuve has said he envisions this “Dune” series as a big-screen trilogy.) But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, and focus on “Dune: Part Two,” which opens March 1 and has already been screened for…

Part Two’ is brilliant and stylish, but ends limply

By Jake Coyle | Associated Press Three firm thumps into the Arrakis sand is all you need to summon a sandworm in Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part Two.” It’s almost as easy as hailing a cab or calling for the check. The big buggers can’t resist the sound, which is a little like how I feel taking in all the vibrations of Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 science-fiction novel. Whispers, incantations and guttural sounds buzz throughout “Part Two,” a hissing hulk of a sequel that fluctuates between ominous…

Ingenious Neanderthals had glue as part of their prehistoric tool kits

Neanderthals were gluing handles onto their tools over 100,000 years ago, possibly making the species even smarter than previously thought. So says a new study that discovered the use of adhesives on ancient stone tools that were previously overlooked.The finding came after a team of researchers examined stone tools that had been wrapped up and largely forgotten since the 1960s at Berlin’s Museum of Prehistory and Early History. The fact that the tools had been well-stored enabled the researchers to find traces of bitumen…

Who does Anya Taylor-Joy play in Dune: Part Two?

Dune fans are counting down the days until they can return to the sandy planet of Arrakis, sandworms and all.   However, many people were left puzzled when The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy made a shock appearance at the London premiere.   Her involvement in the film had mainly been kept under wraps according to director Denis Villeneuve, who claimed to EW that “Everybody signed with their blood” to not reveal the secret – figuratively, of course. If you’re wondering who this actress has been cast…

After Seeing Timothée Chalamet And Zendaya Wear Matching Outfits At A Dune: Part Two Event, Fans Are Understandably Freaking Out About It

Zendaya isn't just a style god to us mere mortals—even her equally fashionable Dune: Part Two co-stars like Timothée Chalamet and Florence Pugh have publicly admitted to bowing down at the actress' sartorial altar. And, now, Chalamet is proving that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, showing up to a Seoul press conference in a matching ensemble to his leading lady. And, as you would imagine, the fans are losing their minds over it!On Wednesday, February 21, the actors took questions from South Korean press…

Dune: Part Two set was ‘like a microwave’, says Austin Butler | Culture

Filming on Dune: Part Two’s set was “like a microwave”, Austin Butler has said.The Oscar-nominated Elvis actor, 32, stars as Feyd-Rautha, the nephew of and heir to Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgard).Butler told Entertainment Weekly how difficult the temperatures were to work in during his first week of filming while wearing a bald cap.“It was 110 degrees and so hot,” he said.“It was between two soundstages that were just these gray boxes of 200-foot walls and sand. It became like a microwave. There were people…

Part Two Blows Away Your Sandworm-Sized Expectations

Dune: Part Two is more than a mere sequel. It’s a continuation, culmination, and ultimately a fantastic elevation of everything you already loved about director Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 film Dune: Part One. That film ended with Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) embracing a new way of life after almost everyone he loved was massacred. Here, after a brief interlude, things pick up right where they left off and weave a sweeping, cautionary tale of a young man burdened by destiny and how he’ll act to fulfill it. The film is…

Dune: Part Two review – audacious, intimate, and menacing like no other blockbuster in existence

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeThere are moments in Dune: Part Two that feel so audacious, they play out as if they were already etched onto the cinematic canon. A lone figure stands astride a mountainous worm as it pummels through the sand like Moses parting the Red Sea. A man is trapped by a psychic seduction, its effects splintering across the screen in what could only be described as an indoor thunderstorm.…