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Taika Waititi Casts Kaimana in His Upcoming "Next Goal Wins" Adaptation

Taika Waititi Casts Kaimana in His Upcoming “Next Goal Wins” Adaptation

In his upcoming adaptation of the 2014 documentary Next Goal Wins, Taika Waititi tells the story of the American Samoa soccer team and their fight to end the longest losing streak in FIFA history. Joining the cast, which already includes Michael Fassbender and Elisabeth Moss, is Kaimana in the role of Jaiyah Saelua, the first non-binary player to play in […]

Jojo Rabbit Shouldn't Be A Problematic Film For Disney

What “Jojo Rabbit” Has to Say About Redemption (Spoilers)

In my final year of college, my long-time Hebrew professor, a very guarded woman when it came to her personal life, came into class one morning and told the story about how Nazis ruined her family. She told us about her family members who had been in concentration camps and the family’s eventual run to […]

"Jojo Rabbit" Review: A Powerful Comedy That Covers Difficult Topics Brilliantly

“Jojo Rabbit” Review: A Powerful Comedy That Covers Difficult Topics Brilliantly

Jojo Rabbit aims to tackle the difficult subject matter blind devotion and a coming-of-age film with grace and comedic flair that just works. Director: Taika Waititi Summary: A young boy in Hitler’s army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. The coming-of-age story paired with the imaginary friend trope is […]


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“The Mandalorian” Shows Why His Reputation Precedes Him… [PREVIEW]

The Walt Disney Company is looking to keep the streaming momentum as Disney+ gears up for its November 12 launch. While the new service is expected to have 10 original series on launch, all eyes are on the first live-action Star Wars television/streaming series, Jon Favreau‘s The Mandalorian. With only days to go, viewers are getting […]



“The Mandalorian” Collects Its Bounty from Disney+: An Official Trailer

The Walt Disney Company is looking to keep the streaming momentum as Disney+ gears up for its November 12 launch. While the new service is expected to have 10 original series on launch, all eyes are on the first live-action Star Wars television/streaming series, Jon Favreau‘s The Mandalorian – and now viewers are getting a brand […]


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Taika Waititi Gives Update on Live Action “Akira” Film

Akira fans have been waiting several years to see what could happen with a potential live-action film and its likeliness has teetered ever since conversations began. Now, director Taika Waititi is giving us a little more information on the Hollywood adaptation of the popular anime film as well as when we can expect it to […]

"Thor 4" Could Possibly Include a Breast Cancer Storyline for Jane Foster

“Thor 4” Could Possibly Include a Breast Cancer Storyline for Jane Foster

After confirming that the fourth Thor film, Thor: Love and Thunder would feature Natalie Portman becoming the titular character in some capacity, speculation began to run rampant. Many wondered what events could lead to Portman’s Jane Foster becoming the next Thor, and director Taika Waititi opened up about the chance to acknowledge the comic storyline […]


Woke Culture Didn't Kill Comedy

Sorry Todd Phillips But Woke Culture Didn’t Kill Comedy

When it comes to being woke, the “woke culture” has yet to kill comedy. If anything, it’s shown that comedians can survive if they’re able to adapt with modern times. Taika Waititi joined the conversation when he called out fellow filmmaker Todd Phillips‘ on Twitter.  During an interview with Vanity Fair, Phillips said said he […]

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“Thor: Love and Thunder”: Natalie Portman Talks Jane Foster’s Return

When Thor: Ragnarok was announced and Natalie Portman wasn’t signed, many wondered if she would return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the answer became abundantly clear at the 2019 Comic-Con International in San Diego. Not only would Portman return to the role of Jane Foster, but she would also be wielding Mjolnir, the legendary […]


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“The Mandalorian”: Pedro Pascal’s Bounty Hunter Is Outnumbered [PREVIEW IMAGE]

The Walt Disney Company is looking to keep the streaming momentum going from last month’s D23 Expo 2019. Following up on the release of the series’ official poster and trailer, the fine folks at Disney+ are giving fans a new look at the first live-action Star Wars television/streaming series, The Mandalorian (set to hit the streaming […]


Jojo Rabbit Shouldn't Be A Problematic Film For Disney

“Jojo Rabbit” Shouldn’t Be a Problematic Film for Disney

Recent reports suggest that Disney is concerned about Taika Waititi‘s edgy anti-hate satire, Jojo Rabbit, being distributed by Fox Searchlight. Financially speaking, some of Fox’s films have been disappointments. Understandably, one can understand this could lead to frustration. Fox Searchlight is an indie film label so their films aren’t going to set the box office […]

“Thor 4”: Taika Waititi to Write and Direct Sequel, “Akira” Delayed Again

“Thor 4”: Taika Waititi Set to Write, Direct Sequel; “Akira” Delayed Again

Taika Waititi has signed a deal to write and direct Thor 4, the sequel to his megahit Thor: Ragnarok, with Chris Hemsworth expected to return… though he probably won’t be playing “Lewbowski Thor” with the beer gut. This means Waititi’s remake of Akira for Warner Brothers is on hiatus. That remake, which nobody is excited about, […]