What you should know about ‘Dune,’ the female 007 and other highly anticipated 2021 movies

A man and woman in protective gear stand in a desert landscape.
Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson star in “Dune,” being released Oct. 22.
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Your patience will soon be rewarded, movie lovers.

After more than a year of seeing major movie releases delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a mouthwatering slate of highly anticipated movies is just around the corner. Here are some key films to look for.