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“Oddly enough, I’m not really allowed to say this, and I can’t tell you what it is [but] I did a couple of days on Thor, just before I came over here,” said Neill. “I had to sign all sorts of things that say if I say anything else, Marvel’s Secret Agents, and they are lethal, will come and get me, and probably my children as well.”
- Gary Collinson
Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok is going to serve as a make-shift Jurassic Park reunion. We know that Jeff Goldblum has signed on to play the villainous and eccentric Grandmaster. Now comes word that his old co-star Sam Neill has also come aboard the latest Marvel Phase 3 adventure, which is currently being shot in Australia.
It doesn't appear that Sam Neill will have a large role. And it isn't known if Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum will even share any scenes together. The actor was only on set for a few select days. Though he's not allowed to say too much about his participation, or Marvel's highly trained snipers will take him and his family out. Neill was talking with Shortlist about his comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople. And it just so happens to be directed by Thor 3 mastermind Taika Waititi. About joining the Marvel family, Sam Neill offers this.
"Oddly enough, »
After being caught in set photos three weeks ago, as Thor: Ragnarok filmed in Australia, actor Sam Neill has confirmed that he does indeed have a small part in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe installment. He divulged his involvement to the Shortlist* while doing press for Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople. "Oddly enough, I’m not really allowed to say this, and I can’t tell you what it is… I did a couple of days on Thor, just before I came over here. I had to sign all sorts of things that say if I say anything else, Marvel’s secret agents -and they are lethal, will come and get me, and probably my children as well." Do you think Neill will have a significant role or will he be another "Richard" (Chris O'Dowd)? We'll find out next year, when Thor: Ragnarok arrives in theaters in November. »
Not only was What We Do In The Shadows one of my favorite films of 2015, it shocked us all by coming in at #2 on the list of the best movies of the year put together by all of us here at /Film. Right now the film’s director, Taika Waititi, is busy in Australia behind the camera […]
The post Watch the First 10 Minutes of ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’, One of the Best Movies of the Year appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
We probably could’ve done a better job shouting out about it, but “Hunt For The Wilderpeople” was a summer charmer that, if you haven’t seen, we urge you to watch. We don’t always come to full consensus around the Playlist office, but as each member of the team caught up with the movie over the past few months, they were fully taken with Taika Waititi‘s warm, hilarious picture, and really, it’s one we can’t recommend highly enough.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Social Media Art of the Day: Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi shared the following art on Twitter. Will the movie involve a body swapping subplot involving Thor and Mjolnir?? He whosoever... pic.twitter.com/5hpcEBnBp3 — Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) September 21, 2016 Fan Theory of the Day: The latest reason to re-watch the Star Wars prequels is to see if this theory holds up that Padme and Obi-Wan were secretly in love with each other: Fake Movie of the Day: This mashup of Chris Pratt movies with scenes from Parks and Recreation imagines all his roles being part of Burt Macklin, FBI: The Movie (via...
- Christopher Campbell
A few weeks ago we were introduced to Darryl Jacobson, roommate to Thor Odinson, when Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok Comic-Con mockumentary made its way online [watch it here]. Since then, there’s been a lot of demand for more Darryl, and IGN caught up with the director to ask whether we’ll be seeing him again.
“Thor briefly rented a room in a flat in Australia after the Ultron debacle. Just to get some downtime – to get away from The Avengers, to get away from America. So he had a little downtime in Australian. And he met this guy Darryl and they shared a flat together. So that’s Darryl. I think you probably could see him again. There may be other little pieces of that thing that everyone saw that may just be a small part of a bigger thing.”
So, could we be getting an extended version of the mockumentary? »
- Gary Collinson
During Marvel's Comic-Con panel, the studio debuted a hilarious new video that explained why Chris Hemsworth's Thor wasn't part of the epic battle in Captain America: Civil War. The video, which introduces fans to Thor's Australian roommate Darryl Jacobson (Daley Pearson) became quite popular with Marvel fans, which can now be found on the bonus features of the Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray and DVD release, but fans still want more of Darryl, and it seems they may get it. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi teased in a new interview that Darryl may just end up in Thor: Ragnarok.
The video revealed that Thor needed some down time after the epic battle in Avengers: Age of Ultron, so he went to Australia, where he became roommates with Darryl, along with a special cameo from Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner. The video has become so popular that an online »
One of the highlights of the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer was a special mockumentary from Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi that revealed what the God of Thunder was up to during the events of Captain America: Civil War, which included living with some dude named Daryl in a small […]
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- Ethan Anderton
A troubled orphan finds himself on the run with his grizzled foster uncle in this unaffected, emotional story
A big-hearted picture full of small, understated moments of magic, the New Zealand-based comedy-drama Hunt for the Wilderpeople is an off-kilter charmer. Directed by Taika Waititi (co-director of the uproarious vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows), this downplays the broad laughs of its predecessor, instead focusing on the emotional thrust of a mismatched buddy movie.
Not that any of the central characters would admit to anything as fluffy as an emotional journey. Ricky (Julian Dennison) is a troubled orphan, raised on hip-hop and rejection. Placed with the latest in a series of foster families, this time on a farm far away from the city where he styles himself a gangster, Ricky is reluctant. But his foster aunt Bella (Rima Te Wiata) breaks down his defences with down-to-earth love and affectionate mockery. »
- Wendy Ide
When Marvel Studios brought Thor: Ragnarok to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the movie hadn’t been shooting long enough for them to show any footage off. Luckily, Taika Waititi had put together a brilliant mockumentary (which has since been released online and can be seen above) revealing what the God of Thunder was up to during the events of Captain America: Civil War.
Now, the filmmaker has actually indicated that Thor’s roommate Daryl, from the mockumentary, could show up again somewhere down the line. Does this mean that the short is canon? Who knows, but regardless of whether he’s referring to a cameo in Thor: Ragnarok or some sort of extended version/sequel to the mockumentary, it definitely sounds like we haven’t see the last of him.
“Thor briefly rented a room in a flat in Australia after the Ultron debacle. Just to get some »
- Josh Wilding
IGN recently caught up with Taika Waititi to discuss Hunt for the Wilderpeople, but they made sure to ask the Thor: Ragnarok helmer about that brilliant short which revealed that the God of Thunder had found an Australian roommate while the events of Captain America: Civil War were taking place. Is it canon though? It certainly sounds like it could be based on these new comments from the director. "Thor briefly rented a room in a flat in Australia after the Ultron debacle," Waititi explained. "Just to get some downtime – to get away from The Avengers, to get away from America. So he had a little downtime in Australian. And he met this guy Darryl and they shared a flat together. So that’s Darryl." That's good, but will we see him again? "I think you probably could see him again. There may be other little pieces of that thing »
Taika Waititi is currently tied up in the Marvel universe for Thor: Ragnarok, but he hasn’t forgotten about some of the other, non-superheroic projects he’s got on his back burner. Like We’re Wolves, the proposed What We Do in the Shadows spinoff/sequel. The filmmaker confirmed “it’s still in the works,” though he cautioned it’ll probably be a while […]
- Angie Han
Taika Waititi may be new to the Marvel universe, but he’s already an old pro at dodging questions. Last month, a Thor: Ragnarok set photo seemingly revealed a connection to another upcoming Marvel movie, Doctor Strange. Now, however, the director is trying his best to downplay any speculation about a possible cameo or crossover, suggesting the Easter […]
- Angie Han
Last month, set photos surfaced of Chris Hemsworth filming on location for Thor: Ragnarok. It appeared that the Odinson was searching for the home of Stephen Strange as he was holding a business card with the Sanctum Sanctorum's address on it. In a new interview with DigitalSpy, director Taika Waititi says fans might be jumping to conclusions. "Ohhh I don't know. I am not sure if... I don't know actually. I can't comment on it. It may have just been something for the fans." He went on to insinuate that he may have been playing a prank, knowing that paparazzi and rabid fans would be looking to take spoilery snaps. "Might be something like that," said the Hunt for the Wilderpeople director in response to the scene being a possible end credits stinger. "Might be a little tease. Or maybe a tease just for people who wanted to zoom into that photo. »
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
Dormant Beauty (Marco Bellocchio)
The newest film by Marco Bellocchio, one of Italy’s most revered directors, Dormant Beauty, initially seems like a risky proposition, being that it intends to marry both the often over-stuffed ensemble drama subgenre and what’s essentially an “issue” film. The exact fear being that the narrative would strain in a series of contrivances while also mass sermonizing. And yet, while the film still »
- The Film Stage
We present our exclusive interview with the wonderful pairing of Sam Neill and Julian Dennison, stars of Hunt for the Wilderpeople. This is the latest film from director Taika Waititi who also brought us What We Do in the Shadows and will soon be entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Thor: Ragnarok. The film stars […]
- Jon Lyus
Here's a fun little rumor for you, boys and girls...
A photo surfaced online a few weeks ago that shows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) holding up a small piece of paper that reads "177A Bleeker Street" on the set of Thor: Ragnarok. Why does that matter, you ask? Well, what hole have you lived in for the last 50 years, I ask in return!? Just kidding.
It matters because that's the address of Stephen Strange, aka Doctor Strange. Check out the Thor: Ragnarok set photo in question, and then join me for some dissection of comments from that film's director Taika Waititi:
That photo led to plenty of speculation that the Sorcerer Supreme himself, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), was going to appear in Thor: Ragnarok. The Thor threequel is already a super-sized affair, and the most ambitious of the God Of Thunder's solo films. We know that its cast will include Mark Ruffalo, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Rebellious teens, trouble making pranksters – the kind that we try our very hardest to keep our own children away from, yet we love to watch their antics on our screens!
In Taika Waititi’s latest film, we follow a journey of a defiant young city boy, who finds himself on the run in the wild New Zealand bush, with his cantankerous foster uncle.
In celebration of the release of the hilarious Hunt For The Wilderpeople in UK cinemas September 16th, we take a look at some of our favourite on-screen tearaways.
Ricky Baker – Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016)
Described by his social services worker as “a really bad egg” — breaking stuff, stealing stuff, hitting stuff, and setting stuff on fire are among the many sins he’s committed, Hunt For The Wilderpeople sees “bad egg” Ricky Baker sent to live with foster aunt and uncle in a remote farm. »
- The Hollywood News
Ryan Lambie Sep 19, 2016
Whether they're vampires dealing with modern life in Wellington or a group of kids growing up by the sea in the 80s, Taika Waititi's films revel in the quirky details of their characters. In his films Eagle Vs Shark, Boy and What We Do In The Shadows, Waititi finds delicious moments of humour in the mundane and everyday: a geeky couple bonding over their mutual love of videogames, or, in his latest film, Hunt For The Wilderpeople, a profoundly odd sermon.
In Wilderpeople, Barry Crump's book Wild Pork And Watercress is reimagined as an oddball road-trip drama about a disadvantaged city kid (Julian Dennison) who finds himself travelling through the wilds of New Zealand with a cantankerous foster uncle played by Sam Neill. It's a charming, »
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