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VoD tips: The desert planet is calling

The second part of the «Dune» film trilogy finally reveals the tender romance between «Wonka» star Timothée Chalamet and «Challengers» beauty Zendaya – it’ll be available as a Video-on-Demand title in the Sunrise store very soon. 

Mohan Mani

June 3, 2024 . 3 minutes read

Timothée Chalamet in «Dune: Part Two»: available in the VoD store from 20 June

Unlike the rather unsuccessful 1984 film adaptation of Frank Herbert's science-fiction novel «Dune» by David Lynch, Dennis Villeneuve has proved to be a brilliant storyteller in his remake, not least thanks to the film’s breathtaking visuals. In Part 2, Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) attempts to end the rule of the Harkonnen dynasty on the desert planet and hook up with Chani (Zendaya). Our hopes are alive for a third part. 

Zendaya in «Challengers»: available as a premium video in the VoD store from 10 June

Zendaya’s roles in the streaming series «Euphoria» and the «Spider-Man» box-office hits cemented her status as a star for a whole generation of film buffs. In the romantic sports drama «Challengers», she’s exceptionally sexy as tennis coach Tashi Donaldson. She uses all her feminine wiles to get her Grand-Slam-winning husband Art back to winning again when he runs into a losing streak. – A great film by Luca Guadagnino («Call Me by Your Name»). 

Panda Po in «Kung Fu Panda 4»: available in the VoD store from 6 June

The gluttonous panda Po was really wanting to find his inner peace. But when a chameleon sorceress acquires the kung-fu powers of all the master villains, Dragon Warrior Po teams up with the bandit fox Zhen. – This adventure sequel is as colourful as it’s entertaining, and also works as the prelude to a new saga. It’s a must-watch for fans! 

Lots of diabolical elements in «The First Omen»: available in the VoD store from 12 June

American Margaret Daino («Game of Thrones» star Nell Tiger Free) is sent to Rome to work in an orphanage before taking her vows as a nun. But her faith is tested straight away when the birth of the ultimate evil is announced. – An atmospherically harmonious, thoroughly gripping horror prequel to the seemingly endless «The Omen» film series. 

Cult eighties action in «Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire»: available in the VoD store from 20 June

When the new ghostbusters Callie, Trevor, Phoebe and Gary team up with the old ghosthunters Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Dr. Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Dr. Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), nothing can go wrong. This time, they need to join forces to prevent a new ice age. – A ghost comedy that’s wonderfully self-deprecating, evoking real eighties nostalgia, especially when the original «Ghostbusters» song is played over the closing credits. 

Insider tips

Historical drama in «The Zone of Interest»: available in the VoD store from 5 June 


In this historical drama, which won the Oscar for Best International Feature Film, Auschwitz camp commandant Rudolf Höss leads a dream life with his family right next door to the concentration camp. – The simple juxtaposition of this supposedly idyllic picture of family life with the acoustic atmosphere of horror constantly sends shivers down the spine. 


Nicolas Cage in «Dream Scenario»: available in the VoD store from 29 May 


The opening film from last year’s Zurich Film Festival turns out to be a black horror comedy. The life of college professor Paul Matthews (Nicolas Cage) starts to come apart at the seams when millions of people suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. And this new fame quickly becomes a nightmare for him – as to be expected in the modern cancel-culture era. – A crazy ride! 

Want more entertainment without the ads? These and many other Video-on-Demand (VoD) highlights will be available soon in the Sunrise VoD store under «Films and series». 

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