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News Around the Net!

I was happy to see this first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore:

The two Fantastic Beasts films haven’t been perfect, but I think they’re underrated.  I’m eager to see where this story is going next.  That last film ended on quite a cliffhanger…!

I’m even MORE excited to see this first trailer for the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse:

Across the Spider-Verse is an excellent title for the sequel — and it’s a “Part One”???  Very cool!!

I’m intrigued by the idea of this show, Voir, on Netflix:

It’s apparently a series of video essays about film, put together by David Fincher.  One of the contributors is a terrific writer, Drew McWeeny, who I’ve been reading online for years.  I’m very curious to see what this is all about…!

The Godfather is coming back to cinemas in 2022?  Yes, please!

I am so, so, so excited that Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples’ comic book masterpiece, Saga, is returning after an agonizingly-long three year hiatus!  Click here for a great Entertainment Weekly interview with Mr. Vaughan and Ms. Staples.  For any of you reading this, I cannot recommend Saga highly enough!  It’s a dazzlingly original, funny and heartbreaking sci-fi family epic.  I one hundred percent promise you that you will love it.

This also makes me so happy: the 4K restoration of the “Director’s Edition” of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is officially under way!!  It’s about time!!!  This version is the only way to watch TMP and I’m so excited it’ll be rebased in high definition after a long two-decade wait.  Click here for some exciting new images from the 4k restoration!

There’s going to be a Goonies-related new TV show coming to Disney+??  Fantastic!!

Also fantastic?  The recent announcement that, after he completes work on Dune Part Two, Denis Villeneuve has signed on to create a film adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama!!  I can’t wait!!!  (Though I’d be happy to wait for that for a few more years, so that Mr. Villeneuve can complete the Dune film trilogy he’s discussed in interviews by also adapting the second Dune novel, Dune Messiah.)

I love Alex Ross (artist behind amazing comic book stories such as Marvels and Kingdom Come) and I love the Fantastic Four — so I cannot wait to read this recently-announced Fantastic Four graphic novel, written and illustrated by Mr. Ross!

I’m excited that production on Ted Lasso season three will be beginning soon.  I can’t wait!!!  Speaking of which — have you all seen this brand-new Ted Lasso stop-motion short????

I’m looking forward to watching the Harry Potter cast reunion on HBO Max.  This teaser image is fun!

Thanks so much for reading!  I’ll be back with lots more next week.

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