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Taika never stops

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 18, 2020 17:43:55 February 18, 2020 17:43:55
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Taika Waititi, fresh off an Oscar win and with two (2) film projects on the go at the same time, has every excuse to slow down. And yet, he does not. Taika never stops. With Next Goal Wins due out later this year, and Thor: Love and Thunder set for production in the same frame, Taika has signed on to produce a series for Showtime for which he will also direct some episodes. Full Story

Taika, the Winner

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 13, 2020 18:11:54 February 13, 2020 18:11:54
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There were three joyous things about this awards season: 1) it was short. I know this was hard on the nominees/participants, but for everyone else the brevity was a bonus; 2) Bong Joon-ho and Parasite are the feel-good entertainment story of the year. It’s so fun and wonderful when the Best Picture actually is the best picture, and when someone as kind and thoughtful as Bong is rewarded; and 3) there was lots and lots Taika Waititi. Full Story

Taika shares

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 11, 2020 18:30:40 February 11, 2020 18:30:40
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Taika Waititi is an Oscar winning screenwriter now, and his first official move as an Oscar winning screenwriter is to hire another writer to collaborate on Thor: Love and Thunder. Full Story

Taika is a disappointing winner!

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 10, 2020 16:52:03 February 10, 2020 16:52:03
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I’m not apologizing for the exclamation points because Parasite won Best Picture and my heart is still light with joy this is the energy I am taking into 2020! But I have to tell you I am more than a little disappointed that Taika Waititi wore a plain tuxedo to the Oscars! I was really hoping for some color or a cool pattern Full Story

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Taika reclaims the gold

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 3, 2020 17:27:13 February 3, 2020 17:27:13
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Taika Waititi was a surprise winner at the BAFTAs, claiming Best Screenplay (Adapted). Jojo Rabbit has been frequently nominated this award season, but Team Jojo hasn’t been winning of the big prizes (though editor Tom Eagles did win an “Eddie” award for best comedy editing from the American Cinema Editors guild). Full Story

Taika with one week to go

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 31, 2020 17:53:43 January 31, 2020 17:53:43
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The Oscars are next weekend. Final voting opened yesterday and closes on Tuesday. Despite not being a frontrunner—TIFF’s Peoples’ Choice award will not align with Best Picture this year—Taika Waititi is still campaigning for Jojo Rabbit. Last night he made an appearance at the 92nd Street Y, along with Jojo producer Carthew Neal, in New York for a Q&A following a screening of the film. Full Story

Taika and his hero, Bong Joon-ho

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 28, 2020 15:21:09 January 28, 2020 15:21:09
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The Oscar Nominees Luncheon took place yesterday. This is when they gather every year for the class photo, ahead of the big night, and now they can see the finish line after months of campaigning – except, of course, for Brad Pitt who hasn’t been campaigning AT ALL. We’ll get to Brad later. Full Story

How long can Ryan Reynolds do this?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 9, 2019 19:11:41 December 9, 2019 19:11:41
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One Fox movie that Disney didn’t sh-tcan after taking control of the studio earlier this year is Free Guy, a Ryan Reynolds project in which he plays Guy, a non-player character in a video game who gains sentience. The first trailer for Free Guy is here, and it looks like a classic Ryan Reynolds movie. Full Story

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Taika Waititi and Ryan Reynolds have never met

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 4, 2019 18:26:45 October 4, 2019 18:26:45
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New York Comic-Con has begun, starting the hype train for projects that weren’t ready in time for San Diego Comic-Con. This includes Free Guy, the mostly-under-the-radar action comedy Ryan Reynolds shot over the summer with Night at the Museum and Stranger Things director Shawn Levy. (Free Guy is written by the guy who wrote the “hot Santa who f-cks Full Story