These days, it is hard to get one’s cynical blood pumping over a superhero movie.
I’m still not getting my hopes up. But…
The new teaser for Thor: Ragnarok dropped today, and boy is it a romp. Thor gets Continue reading Trailer Rundown: Thor: Ragnarok
Young ne’er-do-well Ricky (Julian Dennison) is sent to live with foster parents on a farm in the woods of New Zealand. When the foster mother (Rima Te Wiata) dies (at the end of a brief but wonderful performance), Ricky and his gruff foster father (Sam Neill) must learn to get along, particularly when they are hunted by social services and the police due to a massive miscommunication.
Taika Waititi’s directing has a comic energy to it; the story a child-like charm. Waititi’s cameo itself is arguably the Continue reading Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Movie Review
What We Do in the Shadows is a horror comedy mockumentary coming from New Zealanders Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Concords) and Taika Waititi (Eagle vs. Shark), who both star in the film as well. It is a hilarious take on the vampire genre. Essentially, a camera crew is following around four flatmates who just happen to be immortal vampires as they try to get into clubs, clash with a similarly underwhelming pack of werewolves, and attempt to contain a newly anointed vampire who doesn’t know how to be discrete.
Continue reading [Quickie] See This Movie: What We Do in the Shadows (2015)