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Villeneuve delivers a worthy screen rendition of Dune, finally

Villeneuve delivers a worthy screen rendition of Dune, finally

If you’re not a fan of the science fiction genre, on the page or onscreen, you may feel a little baffled right now about why the arrival of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part One is being hailed as such a big deal. There are people out there saying that they’ve been waiting for this movie all their lives — or since Frank Herbert’s novel Dune was published in 1965, whichever is more recent. Few works in the SF canon have been so profoundly influential — including on such filmmakers as George Lucas, whose Star Wars universe made free use of many of Herbert’s narrative and worldbuilding concepts.

“Local History Weekend” at new Barnes & Noble

“Local History Weekend” at new Barnes & Noble

Ten local authors will converge on the Barnes and Noble store at King’s Mall in Kingston on Saturday and Sunday, November 6 and 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. each day to welcome the new store to the region with two days of book-signings celebrating “Local History Weekend.”

Orpheum in Saugerties announces Grand Reopening November 4

Orpheum in Saugerties announces Grand Reopening November 4

Film buffs in the mid-Hudson have reason to rejoice this week: Not only are long-awaited movies held back by studios on account of COVID beginning to surface in our local theatres, but one of the most beloved of those cinemas is about to reopen. Closed since March 2020 and acquired in July 2021 by Upstate Films, the Orpheum Theatre, located at 198 Main Street in Saugerties, will reopen its doors to the public on Thursday, November 4.