Preparing to meet thy “Dune”; how and why I’m seeing it at home, too…

Dune It Yourself. The highly anticipated “Dune” adaptation from director Denis Villeneuve (“Blade Runner 2049,” “Arrival”) is out in theaters today, and it is also being streamed until November 21st on HBOMax (no extra fees or codes needed beyond an existing HBOMax subscription). With the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus still wreaking havoc…

Criterion’s lovingly remastered “War of the Worlds” (1953)…

Preface. For those seeking a more in-depth analysis of this movie (as I normally do in this column), I’ve already done a retrospective of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” a few years back ( War and Remembrance: “The War of the Worlds”), so I won’t rehash Wells’ book, the various films, or the TV…