Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2016 by Angie Han
Note: With Hunt for the Wilderpeople in limited release this weekend, we’re re-running our review from the Sundance Film Festival.
Taika Waititi had a minor breakthrough last year with What We Do in the Shadows, and is about to have a much bigger one with Thor: Ragnarok, but in between he’s managed to squeeze in the delightful Hunt for the Wilderpeople. A sort of live-action Up with dashes of Roald Dahl, Wes Anderson, and Thelma & Louise, all filtered through Waititi’s own warm, offbeat sense of humor, Wilderpeople looks destined to become a new childhood classic. Read More »
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Taika Waititi co-wrote, co-produced, and co-directed one of our favorite films of last year, What We Do in the Shadows. While promoting his latest film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople — which is about as delightful as the vampire mockumentary — he discussed plans for a sequel to Shadows. The proposed sequel wouldn’t center on Viago (Waititi), Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) or the bad boy of the group, Deacon (Jonny Brugh); instead, it’ll focus on their adversaries–the werewolves.
Below, Taika Waititi discusses the plot of the What We Do in the Shadows sequel, which is titled We’re Wolves, and when we might see the film.
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A few years ago, there was a rumor going around that the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron would see Hulk blasted into space after posing too much of a threat to humanity. This would have opened the gates for a solo Hulk movie based on the popular Planet Hulk storyline, one that would end with Hulk heading back to Earth and becoming a potential villain for the Avengers to deal with in their third film together.
However, none of that came to fruition. Sure, Hulk ended up exiled at the end of Age of Ultron, but that was of his own doing, and it wasn’t in space. And as we know now, The Avengers 3 will instead be focusing on the Infinity War. But Hulk will have plenty to do in Thor: Ragnarok, the movie that Mark Ruffalo describes as an intergalactic buddy movie that teams up the big guy with the God of Thunder. Now new details indicate that part of the Thor sequel will stand-in for a Planet Hulk movie.
Find out more below, but beware of potential spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok. Read More »
Even though the cast has been officially announced, we don’t know a hell of a lot about Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok. We know that the new cast is amazing (Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, c’mon). Cate Blanchett playing the film’s mysterious and powerful new villain Hela gives us some clues. And we also know that Mark Ruffalo will be reprising his role as Bruce Banner and The Hulk for this third installment of the Thor franchise. But we didn’t expect Thor: Ragnarok to be an action-comedy about the god of thunder and a gama-rey exposed scientist traveling across space, fighting evil baddies. According to Mark Ruffalo, thats exactly what the film is.
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After premiering at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the adventure comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople is coming to theaters this summer. The film hails from What We Do in the Shadows director Taika Waititi, and since the vampire mockumentary was one of /Film’s collective favorite films of 2015, it should come as no surprise that those of us who saw Hunt for the Wilderpeople at Sundance absolutely love it. And those who haven’t seen it yet, can’t wait to check it out.
A new Hunt for the Wilderpeople trailer has just debuted, and it shows off just enough of the hilarious manhunt that takes Sam Neill and breakthrough child actor Julian Dennison through the woods of New Zealand. This is an indie you simply must seek out this summer. Read More »
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One of the hit premieres out of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival this year was New Zealand’s comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople. The film comes from What We Do in the Shadows director Taika Waititi, who is preparing to make the jump to big budget filmmaking with Thor: Ragnarok at Marvel Studios, and his latest film proves why he’s one of the best and brightest filmmakers working today.
Sam Neill plays a grumpy old man who ends up stuck with a chubby little orphan named Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison in a breakthrough performance) after his sweet wife passes away, just when the young lad was starting to feel at home in the middle of nowhere. But the two unlikely family members end up on the run together from the law when Ricky decides he doesn’t want to go back to child services and some miscommunication pegs his foster uncle as a kidnapper. What ensues is a hilarious trip through the wilderness that is just as heartwarming as it is raucously funny.
Watch the full Hunt for the Wilderpeople trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Oh, look – another day, another post featuring director Taika Waititi. What can we say? We like the guy. And we like his movies. And we like Marvel movies, so we like that he’s directing Thor: Ragnarok and we like that he’s saying all of the right things.
And that brings us to the latest piece of news to travel from his mouth to your web browser: the Hulk, who normally doesn’t have a lot to say between smashing things, may be a bit more vocal now that he gets to play galactic buddy cop with Thor.
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Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
At some point, we’re just going to have to rebrand this whole /Film thing as Taika Waititi fan site. We haven’t been shy about out love for What We Do in the Shadows and we’ve sunk our teeth into every morsel of Thor: Ragnarok news that has come our way. We even just ran a positive review of his new movie, Hunt For the Wilderpeople, which just played at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s safe to say that he’s one of our current favorite directors.
And now he’s shed some more moonlight on the spin-off to What We Do in the Shadows, which will focus on the pack of werewolves who rear their furry heads a few times in the original movie. And it has a title so good that we’re going to force you to hit the jump to actually read it.
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If you loved What We Do in the Shadows as much as the entire crew at /Film did, then you’ll want to keep your ear to the ground to find out when director Taika Waititi‘s next film hits theaters. Hunt for the Wilderpeople just debuted this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, and it’s a worthy follow-up to the filmmaker’s vampire comedy, and it has even more heart to go with the hiliarity this time around. Thankfully, a short Hunt for the Wilderpeople trailer has just arrived to give you a taste of the movie. Watch! Read More »