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Our Flag Means Death Teaser: Taika Waititi's Pirate Comedy Heads To HBO Max

Pop culture has always been preoccupied with pirates and adventures taking place on the high seas. "Treasure Island." "Robinson Crusoe." "Peter Pan." Artists have never been shy about trying to capture the freedom, the swashbuckling, even the dignity (in a manner of speaking) that pirates offer in movies, shows, and literature. This latest effort to do so isn't exactly as distinguished or high-brow as any of those other examples. No, "Our Flag Means Death" has oddball filmmaker Taika Waititi's f...
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Tessa Thompson Describes Valkyrie's 'Quite Erotic' Superpowers – Love And Thunder, Indeed

If you've lamented the distinct and much-documented lack of sexiness in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (I know I have!), here's a titillating sip of news to quench your thirst. Tessa Thompson spoke about Valkyrie's role in "Thor: Love and Thunder" this week, and she described her hero's powers as "erotic."Thompson sat down with W Magazine for a profile that touched upon her "Love and Thunder" role. As you may remember from 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok," Val is a legendary fighter who drowns her sorrows...
Tags: Movies, News, Thor, Valkyrie, Tessa Thompson, Thunder, Thompson, Val, W Magazine, Taika Waititi, Valhalla, MCU, Ragnarok, Waititi, Ragnarok Val


The 15 Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies And Shows Of 2022, Ranked

On December 17th, Spider-Man changed movie theaters forever. With Omicron numbers spiking and cinema attendance down, the Web-head's third stand-alone MCU adventure swung its way to $260 million on its first weekend. As of this article's publishing, "No Way Home" is now one of the 10 highest-grossing movies of all time. After nearly two years of the pandemic, that's exactly what the theater chains needed.It's also an indictment of the current state of the film industry. That same weekend, Guille...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Neil Gaiman, Superman, Disney, America, Netflix, Guillermo Del Toro, Sony, Metropolis, Suicide Squad, Paul Thomas Anderson, Harley Quinn, Christian Bale


Upcoming War Movies To Keep On Your Radar

(Welcome to On Your Radar, a series where we take a look at what's next for the biggest actors and filmmakers, and why you should be excited...or not.)War movies have always captured the attention of filmmakers and moviegoers alike, but not because we enjoy viewing the horrors caused by them. These films allow their makers to create something extraordinary, traverse along the paths of events long forgotten in history, and take their characters someplace new. The backdrop of war allows a film to ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, France, Germany, Gillian Anderson, Hitler, Sam, Elle, Adolf Hitler, Dakota, Shattuck, Taika Waititi, Julian, Elle Fanning, Vivienne


Will There Be A Free Guy Sequel? Here's What We Know

Heads up: This article contains spoilers for "Free Guy."Despite being delayed a year due to the pandemic, "Free Guy" had something of a Cinderella moment since its release in August of 2021, enjoying both box office success and critical love. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as the lovably naive Guy, an NPC (non-playable character) who discovers by chance his world is actually a massive multiplayer online video game called "Free City." Although developed by Soonami Games and head-developer/douchebag...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Levy, Ryan Reynolds, Mariah Carey, Albuquerque, Guy, Millie, Reynolds, NPC, Shawn Levy, Waititi, Antwan, Free Guy, Millie Rusk Jodie Comer, Soonami Games


Taika Waititi's Next Goal Wins Replaces Armie Hammer With Will Arnett

As those reading this are likely aware, "The Social Network" and "Call Me By Your Name" star Armie Hammer was hit with multiple allegations of sexual abuse and assault last year. This has already led the actor to vacate his role on "The Offer," a miniseries about the making of "The Godfather" moving forward at Paramount+. These unsettling allegations have also cast a dark cloud over a pair of films that Hammer worked on in 2019 but have yet to debut. The first of those movies, "Death on the Nile...
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The Improvised Thor: Ragnarok Scene Taika Waititi Instantly Loved

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is known for being a well-oiled machine, with plot points and crossovers planned out years in advance. So the "Thor" franchise was in for a shake-up when Taika Waititi, a filmmaker known for coaxing clever, improvisation-heavy comedy from his actors, joined the MCU to direct "Thor: Ragnarok." The result of this unlikely union is one of the Marvel franchise's most entertaining movies to date.Several of the hit 2017 film's best scenes were improvised, including a fan ...
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20 Underrated Comedy Movies You Need To Watch

Laughter may be the best medicine, but sometimes it's hard to find something worth chuckling at. These days, that feels especially true. But movies are one of our best ways to escape, and mirth, much like science fiction or fantasy, can be a way to flee from reality for a while. Putting ourselves in someone else's shoes and finding empathy through their own terrible but hilarious issues is a timeless way to bring a little light back into our hearts.However, sometimes it feels like we've already ...
Tags: Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Robin Williams, Carrie Fisher, Brooklyn, Gigi, Wes Anderson, New Zealand, Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Jonathan King, Christopher Walken, Barbie, Jeff Bezos, Robert Zemeckis, John Candy


The 15 Best TV Shows Of 2021 Ranked

After a year of Zoom episodes, pandemic-shortened seasons, and a number of dry spells, television came roaring back to life in 2021. While TV discourse in 2020 was mostly just different people in your life getting around to binging "Tiger King" and "The Queen's Gambit," it seemed as if each month in 2021 brought a show that you couldn't miss because the conversation surrounding it was just too juicy.Many of the year's best shows were new series. That may be due to continuing efforts to resume pr...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Television, Movies, California, Amc, Disney, Netflix, Pennsylvania, Showtime, New Zealand, Starz, Harry Potter, Gillian Anderson, Kate Winslet, Steve Martin


Superhero Bits: Spider-Man Gets Torn Apart, Thor 4 Poster Causes Confusion & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)In this edition of Superhero Bits:"Transformers" and "G.I. Joe" comics are in for a shake-upSomeone decided to show us what R-rated "Spider-Man" looks likeAn unofficial "Thor: Love and Thunder" poster caused ...
Tags: Movies, News, Marvel, Walking Dead, Disney, Dc Comics, Holland, Hasbro, Justice League, Kate, Hawkeye, Cool Stuff, Thunder, Don, Loki, Watts


Thor: Love And Thunder Will Be Composed By Oscar-Winning Marvel Vet Michael Giacchino

Good news, Marvel fans! One of the most in-demand composers currently working is set to rejoin the Marvel Cinematic Universe and add more of his patented memorable themes to a franchise that, to be brutally honest, could certainly use them. Michael Giacchino, known for his work on the recent "Star Trek" films, the "Jurassic World" trilogy, the latest "Planet of the Apes" movies, and Pixar's "Up" (which won him an Oscar), is returning to the MCU to take up composing duties for "Thor: Love and Thu...
Tags: Movies, News, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Pixar, Falcon, Thunder, WB, Taika Waititi, Michael Giacchino, MCU, Mark Mothersbaugh, Waititi, Giacchino, Thunder Giacchino


Upcoming Christian Bale Movies To Keep On Your Radar

(Welcome to On Your Radar, a series where we take a look at what's next for the biggest actors and filmmakers, and why you should be excited...or not.)When you stop to think about it, Christian Bale has led a pretty wild acting career. Since breaking out with his role in Steven Spielberg's WWII drama "Empire of the Sun" when he was just a young teenager, Bale has starred in Disney musicals (both live-action and animated), Queer New Wave cult classics, a trilogy of Batman movies, multiple auteur ...
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Thor: Love And Thunder Is So 'Crazy Wild,' Taika Waititi Is Surprised He's Allowed To Make It

When you have as many spinning plates as Marvel Studios does, it can be easy for some projects (as excited as fans may be for them) to take a backseat to others at any given time. With "Hawkeye" currently streaming on Disney+ in weekly installments and, on the cinematic side of things, all eyes focused on the multiverse madness in this month's "Spider-Man: No Way Home," our collective attention spans can't quite keep up with every production currently in-development -- understandably so. Once th...
Tags: Movies, News, Park, Thor, Natalie Portman, Hawkeye, Thunder, Taika Waititi, Waititi, Andy Park, Christian Bale Russell Crowe


Upcoming Matt Damon Movies To Keep On Your Radar

(Welcome to On Your Radar, a series where we take a look at what's next for the biggest actors and filmmakers, and why you should be excited...or not.)An Oscar-winning writer, an action film star, some guy who bought a zoo — Matt Damon has been many things and worn many hats (literal and figurative) since he started acting in movies and television in the late 1980s. Much like his bestie, Ben Affleck, Damon has seen his ups and downs and, on more than one occasion, been guilty of putting his foot...
Tags: Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Matt Damon, Nasa, James Bond, Steven Soderbergh, Nolan, Warner Bros, Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Dunkirk, Nicole Holofcener, Loki, Oppenheimer, Stillwater, Damon


The Incal Movie Coming From Taika Waititi, Will Adapt Jodorowksy's Foundational Comic

Taika Waititi is going for gold as one of Hollywood's busiest directors. The Oscar-winner has been tapped for all sorts of projects in the last few years — including his upcoming Thor sequel, his entry into "Star Wars," and an adaptation of Flash Gordon. Now, he's adding another title to the mix, and it's a really ambitious project: Waititi will direct an adaptation of Alejandro Jodorowsky and late artist Mœbius' graphic novel, "The Incal."The seminal 1970s comic is an epic space opera and remai...
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Taika Waititi Directing Movie Adaptation of ‘The Incal’ Graphic Novel

Taika Waititi will adapt “The Incal” into a feature film. The big screen version of the beloved comic book creation of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius will boast a script from the “Thor: Ragnarok” director and writer, who will collaborate with Jemaine Clement and Peter Warren. Clement and Waititi previously teamed on “What We Do in […]
Tags: News, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Moebius, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Waititi, The Incal, Peter Warren Clement


The Best Non-Marvel Movies From Marvel Directors

How does Marvel Studios keep doing it? Almost 30 films in, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has only ballooned in popularity, building a reputation for reliability on a level unmatched by every other major multimedia franchise. There's no singular secret ingredient to Marvel's success, but it's hard not to attribute part of its everlasting appeal to its penchant for a variety of talent. Instead of the same handful of directors, Marvel Studios has given big projects to proven and talented filmmakers...
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What We Do In The Shadows Season 4: Everything We Know So Far

Ever think about how far we've come from such a scrapped-together, low-budget, and quintessentially New Zealand-specific goodness that Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement gave us with their "What We Do in the Shadows" film? Waititi and Clement have gone on to much bigger things since 2014, with the former garnering Oscar love for "Jojo Rabbit" after making his mark on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, of all things, and Clement doubling down on even more paranormal hilarity with FX's "What We Do in t...
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Taika Waititi Almost Missed Out On Directing Thor: Ragnarok, But Moana Saved The Day

It's hard to believe that movie directors can get caught up on little things like losing your passport, but it happens. In fact, when it happened to "Thor: Ragnarok" director Taika Waititi, he almost lost his chance to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Things could have been completely different if it weren't for his script work on Disney's "Moana." Seriously. In the new book, "The Story of Marvel Studios," authors Tara Bennett and Paul Terry shared the story of how Waititi's "Thor: Ra...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Los Angeles, Hawaii, New Zealand, Tsa, Thor, Pacific, Moana, Zeppelin, Taika Waititi, Kevin Feige, The Walt Disney Company, Little China, Ragnarok


Reservation Dogs Gives an Authentic & Relatable Portrayal of Growing Up Marginalized

Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo’s Reservation Dogs (streaming now in New Zealand on Disney+) explores life for a group of friends on a reservation in Oklahoma. The sensibilities of the show harken back to the slice of life storytelling seen in Waititi’s Boy and Hunt for the Wilderpeople . Dramedies that reflect Waititi’s youth growing up in New Zealand Indigenous communities and are relatable coming-of-age stories filled with spunky pop-culture referencing youths. The kids in Reservati...
Tags: Movies, California, Disney, America, New Zealand, Oklahoma, Hulu, Spielberg, FX, Hunt, Burr, Taika Waititi, Elora, John Hughes, Bill Burr, Harjo


Taika Waititi’s Teen Comedy Reservation Dogs Scores Season 2 Renewal

FX has officially renewed Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi’s coming-of-age comedy series Reservation Dogs for a second season, which is expected to debut in 2022. The early renewal is due to the growing recognition and positive responses from critics and fans, who are praising the show for its incredible cast of young newcomers and its funny and charming story. The series currently sits at a 100% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has earned Universal Acclaim status on Metacritic. It i...
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Every Star Wars movie and show you can stream on Disney Plus - from 'A New Hope' to 'Visions'

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Disney Plus offers every Star Wars movie from the original trilogy through "The Rise of Skywalker." The service is also home to exclusive Star Wars shows, like "The Mandalorian" and "The Bad Batch." Disney Plus costs $8 a month or $80 a year. Monthly Subscription Service (small) The Disney Plus streaming service is home to a large selection of movies and TV shows from al...
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‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Season 4 Ordered by FX

Here’s some good news for a change! FX has ordered What We Do in the Shadows season 4, bringing back everyone’s favorite Staten Island vampires for more hilarity. The third season of the hit series will premiere in September, but now we can all go into that season knowing that there’s still more to come. And that, my friends, is worth celebrating. FX made the announcement today: What We Do in the Shadows season 4 is a go. “Fans can’t seem to get enough of What We Do in the Shadows and FX is ...
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Taika Waititi Gives Updates on Star Wars & Live-Action Akira Films

Take Waititi is one of Hollywood’s busiest men, with the highly popular director working on a ton of different projects. Speaking to Wired in a new interview, Waititi gave out some updates on some of his more anticipated works. RELATED: Thor: Love and Thunder Set Photos Give First Look at Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher With Thor: Love and Thunder now finished filming, Waititi’s next focus is on his Star Wars film, something that Waititi says hasn’t evolved much beyond knowing that things ...
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Taika Waititi Teases His ‘Star Wars’ Movie: “It Feels Very Me”

Taika Waititi, both the person and the director, has never been shy about showing off his unbridled personality. Joining the Marvel machine with Thor: Ragnarok could have spelled creative doom for the bubbly talent, but he still managed to inject his lively energy into the proceedings and is already well on his way to doing the same with the sequel, Thor: Love and Thunder. On top of everything else, Waititi also has a secretive Star Wars project on the docket and, thankfully, fans can rest assu...
Tags: Movies, News, Suicide Squad, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Thor, James Gunn, Lucasfilm, Colin Trevorrow, Skywalker, Taika Waititi, Ragnarok, Waititi


‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Will Use ‘Mandalorian’ StageCraft Tech, New Lighting Technology

We already know that the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder will probably be gorgeous, but director Taika Waititi is taking extra steps to make the film a visual feast. In an interview with Wired, the director shared some of the groundbreaking technology that will bring the film to life, including a new lighting system and the same tech that makes The Mandalorian possible. New Ways of Capturing Light There’s a lot of cutting-edge technology going into the creation of Thor: Love and Thunder...
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James Gunn Almost Cast Taika Waititi in an Entirely Different ‘The Suicide Squad’ Role

Writer and director Taika Waititi is one of the many big names in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. While we’ve known Waititi has been in the film for awhile, we didn’t know what role he was playing exactly. Those who’ve seen the movie now know the small but heartfelt part Waititi plays. It turns out, however, that Gunn had another potential role in mind for his fellow MCU director. Read on to learn more, and warning – there be minor spoilers ahead for The Suicide Squad. Taika Waititi, The...
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‘Free Guy’ Villain Was Inspired by Conversations the Director Had With a Studio Exec

If you’ve been fortunate enough to head out to the theaters in recent weeks on multiple occasions, you’ve likely weathered a barrage of Free Guy trailers. The film, ostensibly a feature-length riff on video games, gaming culture, and video game movies, is finally about to release next week. But some crucial aspects concerning its villain, for instance, turned out to be based on some very real-world examples courtesy of the studio system. After finding out everything there is to know about Fr...
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‘Free Guy’ Review: An Aggressively Optimistic Pop Song of an Action Movie

Free Guy is the equivalent of a pop earworm – something a little tinny and artificial that nevertheless worms its way into your brain, whether you want it or not. Which makes it rather fitting that the big emotional crux of the movie is actually based around a pop song. And that the film’s star is epitome of pop likability: smooth, digestible, inoffensive — yes, even with all the curses that roll off his tongue. Isn’t Ryan Reynolds just so likable? He’s so self-deprecating, he’s so funny, he’s ...
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Leslie Jones Joins HBO Max Comedy Our Flag Means Death

Leslie Jones and Nat Faxon are taking to the seas, as Variety is reporting that both actors have joined the HBO Max original comedy Our Flag Means Death. RELATED: HBO Max’s Our Flag Means Death Adds Taika Waititi as Blackbeard The comedy, which is loosely based on the true adventures of pampered aristocrat turned pirate Stede Bonnet, stars Rhys Darby as Bonnet, and also features Taika Waititi as Blackbeard, one of the most feared and revered pirates of all time. Jones and Faxon join a cast that ...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, TV, Movies, TV News, Streaming, Elisabeth Moss, Jones, Leslie Jones, Blackbeard, Darby, Taika Waititi, David Jenkins, Bonnet, Faxon, Conchords