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SI Media Podcast
"taika waititi" Discussed on SI Media Podcast
"My favorite thing that I watch in 22 is old and I had did not come out in 22. It came out years ago. But I never watched it until this year, which was Succession. I love that show so much. In all timer. How excited are you? I am very excited. I'm glad now I'm ready for the next season. It's amazing. That's the best thing I watched this year, but it's not from 2022. Pearl is good. Sessions up there for me. Any FX show, Peter is amazing. What We Do in the Shadows, I don't know if you've seen that. I haven't. It's beyond good. It's Taika Waititi the famous director. There's a scene that will make you specifically laugh about getting your kid into private school this year. But I think the bear was on FX. I'm not sure. There was on FX. Everyone loved it. Love it. People, I love the show called station 11 on HBO. It's a serious one. But righteous gem shows amazing buddy. Oh, love it. Did anybody see the offer on paramount about the movie? Of course. Of course. I could not wait every episode. Boom, boom boom boom. I see I binged it and I watched it all at once. I thought Miles Teller was fantastic. I thought the woman who plays who's in Ted Lasso, she's great. Matthew Goode is. Amazing. Great, as Robert Evans. So good, yeah. That show was excellent. Bobby kind of valley's son plays one of the heavies in that one, and he's fantastic too. Really? Wow. Yeah. I'm glad you brought up the bear because that was that's the best 2022 show I want. Really? It was a half hour long, everyone loved it, but and very easy episodes. There's only like 8. It's very easy to get through. It's a little tough. I found it a little like, it's one of those shows, stressful, stressful. Stressful. White lotus season two, I feel stressful. Like all these shows, I know you watch, I loved my favorite note of the year was Peter said he was Sean mcgray watching white lotus season once. That was amazing. Season Susan's lost and hand Veronica, they invite me over their house. Very nice to them on their bye week. And I'm like, oh, please, let's not talk about rams football. And he's like, well, let's watch a show. I'm like, white lotus season two starts in a couple weeks. You watch it like, no. We've been to the whole season together. Me and him, his wife and him, eating takeout food on his couch and his castle out in California. It was great. But white lotus season two was even better than season one. Yeah. The bear is great and I wouldn't put it as a best show, but if you want your brain messed with, the Nathan for you, the rehearsal. The rehearsal, rehearsal, but I still don't know what the fuck it was. I have no clue, but. I love it. I listen to a podcast called, it's called the watch, and it's by the ringer guys, and it's too filly guys. Chris Ryan and ND greenwald, and I believe their guest was a guy named Sam, esme, who does other shows that mister robot and he said the rehearsal was his number one show of the entire year. And I couldn't argue. I thought it was crazy. I was awesome. I have a huge, huge fan. I become friends with some people who are in Hollywood and stuff. Nathan peeled her as a mystery to everybody. He's been offered roles in movies and he's turned him down.
ACG - The Best Gaming Podcast
"taika waititi" Discussed on ACG - The Best Gaming Podcast
"Where they took all the people from different timelines and they mixed them together. And they rode around on the spaceship, went on for 6 seasons. Well, the legends of tomorrow. Yeah. Oh, no, that is D.C.. That is D.C.. They had somebody else named normal, though. It wasn't Kang and conquer. It was something else where you're just like the guy's name is like bob when you're all that's not scary. Yeah, it's because they've always had different they've had different villains come into it before when it was different studios and stuff and then the Disney take over. But she hulk just can't even and then multiverse of madness I thought was a massive step down as well. You know the lot of people say that. And then I thought the new four film was absolutely dreadful as well, which is a shame because I love for like they're my favorite films, but I have not seen it. I'm a little okay, not bothered. So here's the weird thing that does bother me a little bit. So what's her name shows up in the first one as his girlfriend? Natalie Portman. And afterwards, she made it pretty clear she hated it. And she made it pretty clear that she felt that comics were bad and stuff. Or whatever. Like, you know, she's a thespian. I assume, is easiest way. So she gets the chance to do this, which is awesome. And it obviously shows she doesn't believe this new one is that way. But I think it's a little confusing to fans to see, this is going to sound weird, but everybody, every time I talk to somebody, they're always confused over if like molnar the hammer means your four. Does it not mean your Thor? Which one's more powerful? You got his new axe and all that stuff and passing on. And I think a lot of people are just confused over who's where they're going with a lot of these shows. And I haven't seen it, but I haven't heard a lot of positive stuff on loving thunder. Is that what it is? Yeah. The director Taika Waititi is officially stepped down from doing the next four film because of the backlash of this one being so bad.
The Paul Finebaum Show
"taika waititi" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"FX's reservation dogs. The award winning comedy series returns. Things went wrong messed up around here. Look it's all my fault. You got a white wizard of course, and now you need a break to the curse. From Taika Waititi and Sterling harjo. Hey, you guys tagging it. I'm 15. The pack is back. What about you? No boyfriend? No. Girlfriend? Can't pretend. FX's reservation dogs now streaming, only on Hulu. So we are still trying to unpack all this news from the big tent even though it's not official. We all know where it is going and what the trickle down effect is. Nobody better to talk to than Stewart mandel from the athletic Stuart of course has been following college football for many, many years. Stewart, thank you for being with us. Good afternoon to you. And we knew this was coming and it still has an officially arrived yet, but what does it all mean? Well, you're talking specifically, I assume about the Big Ten TV deal. Which I've suspected for at least, I don't know, 5 or 6 months that ESPN wasn't going to be a part of it this time. Mainly because it's a very unusual situation, but because Fox owns the majority of the Big Ten network, they are in the room when they have these meetings with other networks and obviously benefit them to kind of become to come to the Big Ten with the ESPN is to the SEC. So just a really interesting moment, I think. We haven't seen a power conference and certainly one of the two premier conferences separate from ESPN entirely. In the last many decades, now the approach they're taking, I think, is pretty interesting to have a noon game on Fox, a three 30 game on CBS, which is obviously the window, the SEC has always held on a prime time game on NBC. It's almost like a reversal from a decade or so ago when everybody was rushing to put sporting events on cable. This is a full blown return, obviously, to traditional broadcast networks. They're also talking to app on Amazon about having a streaming package, but I think that will be lower down the totem pole gains in the main Big Ten games will be on those three networks. So Stewart, there's a lot of conversation today in Jack swarbrick chimed in on what it means to Notre-Dame. And I don't mean to diminish Jax Warwick and if anything, I think he's brilliant. And when he says something, I just don't take him literally because he is a man who's in the middle of a potential negotiation and he wants the most or the highest degree of leverage. So what do you think is really going on with Notre-Dame? I think Notre-Dame, there's a reason they've been independent for as long as they have. I think they'd like to find a way to continue to be independent, but they know they can't continue as the money escalates so drastically. And in the Big Ten, we don't know the final number yet, but at the very least, it's going to be more than double what they made just 6 years ago. They can't continue to operate in a world where Purdue, for example, not to pick on Purdue is making three or four times what Notre-Dame does from television. But NBC has a strong incentive to keep them, especially now that they have the Big Ten. And I'll tell you what, after some of these numbers that we're seeing with the Big Ten, I mean, the CBS is going to pay $350 million a year for what's not even the top Big Ten game. You see the number two or number three game. We'll see what the details are. That's more than ESPN is paying for the SEC's number one game. And they only made that deal two years ago. So it's entirely possible that NBC or another network would step up and say, okay, Notre-Dame football, that's a big brand. They're usually in playoff contention. Yes, we'll pay you enough to make it worth it. Where you don't feel you have to go to the Big Ten or to another conference. I think it will come down to that. And because of that, it could take a while. These things don't happen quickly. Their deal isn't even up for a couple more years. But obviously in their damage, one of those rare schools that can call it shot. And if it decides independence isn't going to work for it anymore, then they'll make that call. If the number is right, then they'll keep going. I don't think they feel like they have to be in a conference in less than money disparity just gets to be too much. Stuart, you just alluded to the ESPN deal, which was pretty amazing when it was announced two years ago. It was almost consummated, it was consummated two and a half years ago. That's how long ago it's been. And it brings me to this question because you know how we down here love to beat our chest, I mean, people have written books about the SEC, my conference can be your conference, but where is the SEC right now when you start comparing and contrasting what it consummated two years ago, two and a half years ago to what we're hearing about to be announced officially. Well, the SEC is going to make a lot of money. Let's not kid ourselves. There's going to be plenty of money when that new deal kicks in. But it's not going to be as much as the big tens getting. Some of the ESPN SEC deals numbers. I'm sure you know them, Paul. They're not entirely public, though. So I don't know exactly what that discrepancy would be. But what's interesting is, like you said, there's only two years ago, they made that deal. It wasn't like ancient history. But I think there may be in hindsight to strategic mistakes there. One was they never really opened it forbidding. It was always known that they were going to move from CVS to ESPN, whereas Kevin Warren has been holding this open audition process for any network that wants to come meet with them. So that created a bidding war. And also, nobody really knew at the time why they why they wanted to do a deal that's for 2024 in 2020. The reasoning I heard at the time, I don't know if it's entirely the whole picture. If they wanted to get out ahead of the NFL deals that came up last year, but at the end of the day, they paid 2020 prices or they got started. They got 2020 prices for a product that isn't starting for another four years. And I think if they were doing that bid right now, they would be getting with the big tent getting because the SEC football is just as valuable if not more so obviously than Big Ten football. Listen, I'm just an observer here, Stewart, and an employee of the company. But the two of us are commentators on the world of college sports and last check, nobody is limiting us to what we can say. But the reason why this is interesting and I haven't really heard anybody mention it until you just said it is it's pretty obvious now that the SEC made a miserably bad deal originally with CBS for the length that it was and for the money that they're getting. And I don't know whether this was going to be a bad deal or not. It looked great at the time, but you do have to think about it, don't you? You do. Look, first it was the pax 12 and Larry Scott. Obviously, he made a deal, a 12 year deal that for a brief moment in time made it the richest conference in college football. And then within four or 5, 6 years, they were completely behind. And now it's happening with the ACC. John swafford before he retired made this 20 year deal. So they would get the ACC network.
The Paul Finebaum Show
"taika waititi" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"I think that it was the Tiger was already taken. I can't remember. I've heard the story and I'm drawing a blank here exactly there's a specific reason and I think I probably heard it a thousand times and for some reason I'll look it up and make sure I get it right. But I will answer your question in a moment. All right, the you brought up the part on doing a when Oklahoma and Texas comes to the SEC that you would do it in the quad, having four different groups playing each other every year and then rotating and playing everybody else every other year. Is that a strong possibility? Well, I think what you're going to let me stop myself because right now I think what we thought 6 weeks ago may not come to fruition if something else changes. But if it's only oklahoman Texas coming in in two or three years and nobody else on the horizon, I think that's exactly where it is. Okay, here, by the way, the story goes back to 1930 with the elephant, a sports writer was describing the I think it was a practice one day, no, actually it was a game. It was an Alabama Mississippi game and talking about powerful movement and tough. And I think he described the team as red elephants or something along those lines and it stuck. So tell your wife that is the best I can do, but I'm sure others can do better. Okay, great. Thank you. And then, and then Georgia Tech, I was saying left the SEC in 1966. Is that right? And then so was there another team that I'm trying to remember the year, but two lane was in the SEC as well as late as the 60s or 60s. So tulane and Georgia Tech left. Now, if you go back deep into history, I think swane once was in the SEC and but too late and too late in Georgia Tech played pretty late. I mean, there was a lot of controversy over that. And think about think about how those two have fared since leaving the SEC. Right, right. And then in 91, Arkansas and South Carolina came in to make it 12 and then in 2012, Missouri and Texas a and M came in to make it 14. Yeah, two Wayne was in there until 65 and I think Georgia Tech was around the same time. There are a lot of the I'll tell you a story of bob in 19 80 7, Alabama hired Bill curry as its head coach. And there was deep resentment against him primarily because he played and coached at Georgia Tech. That's how deep the bad blood existed. Wow. Wow. On a call we had just a while back. You said the harvest you've ever been was at the Oklahoma. Right. Alabama game, but I was really impressed with the Alabama fans because they follow their team because I'm never saying so many RVs and Norman Oklahoma in my life. No, that was a really great day there. Alabama nearly won that game as a pretty big underdog. They lost it late in the fourth quarter. I think it was fourth quarter, but hey, thank you for the call. It was, I've been to Oklahoma state as well, but that first time I was at Oklahoma, I was in stillwater in November in the middle of an ice storm. So my memories of I'll take the hottest game I've ever been to over the coldest game I've ever been to. Let's take both of the state of Oklahoma. We'll take a short break. We're back with more after this. You are listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. Oh, hi there. Young lawyer? Good to see you. FX's reservation dogs. The award winning comedy series returns. Things have been real messed up around here. Look it's all my fault. You got a white wizard of course, and now you need a break to the curse. From Taika Waititi and Sterling harjo. You guys snagging it. I'm 15. The pack is back. What about you? No boyfriend? No. Girlfriend? Can't be tamed. It affects his reservation dogs, now streaming, only on Hulu. And we are back in Jeff is up next in Columbus oh, hello, Jeff. What's going on, Paul? Jeff, we're doing great. Hey, I heard you talk about a couple things I like talking to you about Paul and I just want to make it simple. I heard you talking about Timmy B's top ten. Why don't you just get him on the air and get him on the show and break it down with him? Hello? I'm hearing now, I can't hear what Jeff asked me there. I mean, come on, Paul. If you can't, if you're not allowed to have you on. Just give him a hot line and have him call in with a caller. Hey, Jeff, everyone's welcome on this show. We don't discriminate against anyone. Oh, I know you've been discriminating. The suit said you can't have some guy from Fox. I don't want to be difficult here, but can you prove that, can you prove that? Well, because I just, the bottom line, by the way, for a year and a half and you won't give you an explanation. A sideline reporter or he's not silent. He's in the Fox studio on Saturday. He's on the show all the time. So it's not a fox thing. Well, because he's, he doesn't come out with anything that's got a little bit of bite to it. Jimmy bean, Timmy Beal, bring it, bring it and break it down, and they don't like it. So you're saying that the suits here don't like people that are controversial? Remote competitive network is pretty obvious to me unless you can give me an explanation, but you won't. I mean, why would ESPN care about any other network? We care about I mean, Tim was on the show for many, many years as you well know. So it wasn't like we were trying to keep him off because he worked for Fox. Well, and that's the thing that I'm curious about. He was, you're right. He was on all the time. And then all of a sudden, about 18 months ago, I noticed that he hadn't been on in a long time, so I called and asked you why and you basically danced around and wouldn't even respond. I never seen somebody tap dance so well, Paul. Can we get tuberville? I want a federal investigation in the Y Tim Brando is not on this show. I think we need to. I think we need to. So I'm saying if Timmy B's listening, give him the hotline and just have him call in like a call where he can break down the top ten. I'd like to hear Timmy be break down his top ten. Especially with the buckeyes number one. Okay. I've never heard a caller though that was more concerned about who is never on the show than the people that we have on. Well, I think it's not so much bad. It's your reaction to my question. That's what's got these. You know, I have a job to do. I need this job desperately. I invested in Bitcoin and I'm broke. And so I can't afford to
The Paul Finebaum Show
"taika waititi" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"And I think that's exactly what they're trying to figure out, right? You don't know what the market is, and it's everything is what you hear. And the rumors and all the other things that I think you hear, we all hear the same things. But there's not really a set market for NIL. So that's something that I know it's being worked on right now. People are talking about that because it's very hard to gauge. Where you are. I know we're doing it. We've embraced it. It's part of college football now. And I think there's some things like you can say we're doing some things really well. You can say, well, we're not doing it well enough. But let me just tell you this. Here's the one thing with NIL. Each player, they're going to have opportunities to get money from their name image and likeness, right? I mean, that was the whole concept behind it. And that provides an opportunity for them. Now, they also got to keep the main thing the main thing because what you're trying to accomplish, getting your degree, starting, trying to win championships. If you want to go on a play at the next level, that takes time. And what we have to do is okay, we've been listening, we were listening, we got in there maybe a second light, so perhaps we missed it, although I didn't hear any questions about TJ Finley and his brush with the local authorities today, but the last answer there I brought was very interesting in relation to NIL. It mirrored our first guest gene scholars. We will continue here with more of your questions. At 855-242-7285 and we're back after this. You are listening to the Paul fine bomb show podcast. Oh, hi there. Young lawyer? Good to see you. FX's reservation dogs. The award winning comedy series returns. Sing has been real messed up around here. Look it's all my fault. You got a white wizard of course. And now you need a break in the curse. From Taika Waititi and Sterling harjo. Hey, you guys snagging it. I'm 15. The pack is back. What about you? A boyfriend? No. Girlfriend? Can't be tamed. FX's reservation dogs now streaming, only on Hulu. FX is American horror stories. There is this stain inside of me that's always hungry. And I can't stop. The twisted anthology returns. You didn't think too much in the room where everyone dies or goes nuts. A nightmare every week. People are the most interesting right after death. It affects American horror stories, now streaming, only on Hulu. Okay,
"taika waititi" Discussed on KOMO
"Northwest news radio forecast for the 1530 mortgage dot com weathers center. Somewhere like weather has arrived in western Washington, highs today hit into the mid to upper 80s in different spots, will stay warm again Tuesday with highs again near 80. We cool into the lower 70s on Wednesday before rebounding with highs in the upper 70s, Thursday and Friday. I'm Kelly blier and that's a check of your northwest news radio forecast. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell rejoiced over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn roe versus wade when he addressed his colleagues in the Senate chamber this afternoon, McConnell called the conservative majority court among the nation's best. It was an absolutely historic series of victories for the American people and for the constitution. The single best Supreme Court and nearly 70 years since Brown versus board overturned plessy in 1954. Alaska airlines is thanking its employees for working through the pandemic by giving them 90,000 miles to travel. That's enough to book a flight just about anywhere in the world. The miles are also good on Alaska's partner airlines. Alaska has been dealing with a shortage of pilots that has resulted in canceled and delayed flights. The airline CEO said as the airline celebrates 90 years of flying, they wouldn't be where they are today without their incredible people. ABC entertainment news. Hello. I'm Kim Wexler. The last half of the final season of Better Call Saul drops on AMC Monday Emmy nominations happen Tuesday and lots of awards chatter for ray seahorse Kim Wexler. And as far as what she thinks about all the buzz. I'm very flattered. It's a hard thing to tell yourself, oh, and now you should wish that it happens because it's like, it might not. Let's see who you have. Thor: Love and Thunder are bringing the hammer down at the box office 143 million this past weekend, but director Taika Waititi says don't look for a director's cut. In an interview with NME, he says most directors cuts are not good at four and a half hours. There's a lot of cup of tea breaks in there. John Mendes taking a break from the road, postponing his tour for three weeks citing mental health concerns, promising fans more Intel soon for their schedule dates. A happy birthday, Kimberly Denise Jones, you know her as little Kim. She is 48 Monday. Matt wolf ABC News. Hi, I'm Brad Keselowski
"taika waititi" Discussed on Cinemavino
"So yeah, I have here it's like, and this kind of echoes my review. In my review, I said that Taika Waititi puts a tightrope out and on one side you have genuinely funny and on the other side you have two cute for its own good. And he kind of wobbles back and forth for the entire movie back between those two. And as an audience, you're going to follow one side or the other. You're either going to love this and think it's funny or you're going to fall over the side that you're rolling your eyes and you're not going to stop. You're going to go one way or the other right now. There's not to be an in between. I should have burned one down before I sing that. Yeah. They did. I'm sure before they wrote it. They were probably neck deep in the gummies right in the script. Tested Thompson didn't have enough to do. And that was filmed. She did not. And she didn't seem like her character in the previous film. I didn't recognize her. She didn't have, yeah, I get to go with a lot of it, like you said, was not, didn't survive. But most of the stories breezy, funny, and then bail and Natalie Portman's storylines are darker. More ominous. And sometimes that creates an uneven movie. It's a very uneven I thought storyline. Yeah. And that can make your pacing fill off. It felt like it was longer than two hours. It was watching it. Yeah, and not to interrupt on that, but it's like, yeah, even the very beginning of the film, when he's going through and then he meets the first God. It's not a spoiler alert. It's like, but it goes in there and it's like, it's like, you had this extremely dramatic moment leading up to it, and then he goes to this oasis, and then there's just this fucking stand up comedian is the God. And it was like, it just seems so weird. That was the very beginning of the film. Yeah, okay, sorry. But it was, well, so we had to get through the trailers and such, but roughly an hour, not even an hour into the film. Like Taylor said, a couple stood up, walked out, and I'm like, I wonder if they're just going to be gone, because I had been watching it for an hour, or it wasn't even an hour. It was an hour and 15 later, and we had missed 15. It was basically an hour. Because I looked at my watch, I'm like, oh my God, 'cause it's bad if I'm watching it immediately thinking how am I going to review this? And not getting immersed. I'm like, welcome to my world. Yeah. I was just talking mad shit about the film in my head. But I looked at my watch, and I'm like, it's not even been an hour, and this couple has gotten up and left. I wonder if they're coming back. And they didn't. At the same time, I noticed some dude snoring. He was so on some logs. It's really hard. Down somewhere on the first row and nobody gave a shit enough to go and be like, hey, give him a nudge. He wasn't loudly. I mean, he was loudly snoring. Yeah.
"taika waititi" Discussed on Cinemavino
"Guardians of the Galaxy, they did a callback to Howard the duck talking alien. That's kind of cool. But that's actually in the comics and marvel character. Yeah. So, and they also made some weird choices with Christian Bale as gore in the God butcher. At the beginning, I was like, okay, I get it. I'm on board, and then some of the end parts of the character. There was a scene in the middle that based on his character at the beginning, didn't make any damn sense. He was all over the place. It was just like, it feels like Taika Waititi has gotten a little bit too drinking his own Kool-Aid thing and he can do no wrong. And this was just an nobody giving him notes and being like, hey, we need to pair this back. Yeah. Again, the parts with Natalie Portman as Jane foster, when she was doing dramatic stuff, was great. But they've even said that there is a ridiculous amount of stuff that wound up on the cutting room floor with a whole other characters, I guess Peter was supposed to come back as the dwarf that forged the stormbreaker, the hammer, and Lena Headey from Game of Thrones was supposed to be in there with them. And then Jeff Goldblum as the collector was supposed to have another cameo. Yeah, because it was just under two hours. It was a short, it was a short marvel film. And I was like, oh, okay. Which I welcome that. I was okay. I was okay with it too, but they tried to cram in way too much. It was a two hours. There were winking at the audience too much. And pat themselves on the back. Yes. And this was and there was, again, Natalie Portman said she had a bunch of scenes with tes Thompson that had more of their friendship. So you could see how they got to the friendship that you see on screen. Yeah. But they're like, well, we lost some of that on the cutting room floor. There were more scenes together. That's what it felt like this film was missing. It was missing some of the scenes and half of the jokes that they made could come out. For me. Yes. It was too much of, again, a celebrity in the middle of it that they were just making, I don't want to say making a mockery of that I was that anger, like, oh my God, I can't believe you. It was just too much. Went a long way. I think when we were walking out, I said, you know, we were talking about like the face, whatever phase four, whatever it is, and it was like, you know, the one thing I say about this film is I don't think this film was directed or made for people in our age group. I felt like it was a made for a younger generation because it was like during the credits I go, was this PG-13? Because it feels PG-13 big time. Like it was like, even that final battle sequence. And it was like, okay, I feel like they're trying to go for some type of younger generation. It was like those classic Disney movies where it's cute and funny, but there's those innuendos for the adults, which I was like, is that what I'm watching right now? I'm watching a film that's made for the younger kids. Yeah, it's made for younger kids. And there's these other lines in here that are made for adults. But I was like, I don't know what this who they're even actually going after in this film. Who's your target audience? It sure as hell ain't marvel fans.
"taika waititi" Discussed on Cinemavino
"Yeah, it's funny, I told my wife, she was interested in going to see the movie, and she was like, yeah, I can do like 6 30 or 7, and I was like, you get to see Chris Hemsworth making something or two, two 30. So we went to the 2 o'clock show. Oh, Joanna went to? Yeah. Yeah, she wants to do that. That definitely sold her. Chicken round old cheek town. Naked cheek, cheek, delphia. Naked Chris Hemsworth was the dealmaker on that one. Yep. Okay, so this will be we'll try to keep it spoiler free. Just a quick background on the movie. So it was released yesterday, directed by Taika Waititi, who is a kiwi. That means he's from New Zealand. New Zealand. Or as they say New Zealand, the Zealand. It's not how that's pronounced. So he's directed What We Do in the Shadows, Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit for which he was nominated for Academy Awards for screenplay and directing. Chris Hemsworth returns the store as does not like Portman who was not present for the last movie, Thor: Ragnarok. She had mentioned that she was bored with playing the damsel in distress. It would come back and do it again. And Taika Waititi promised her a bigger meteor role for Jane foster. So then she agreed to come back. This film was due, I believe last year, to be released, but delayed like everything else due to COVID. Basic plots and offices, after the events of endgame, Thor is kind of spiritually lost. He searches for direction. And so he teams up with the guardians of galaxy to go off on a little adventures and meet place to meet people and basically they walk to earth. And his crisis only gets worse. He's kind of having the love crisis, live crisis, everything. And so eventually they get a distraction, the guardians cut him loose, deal with it on his own, him and korg, The Rock, rock monster. And so meanwhile, back on earth, Jane foster, Natalie Portman, not giving too much away, but she gets called to mjolnir and figures out that she can wield it and gain the power of Thor. But there comes a price and she also has a dark secret going into that situation. And so she becomes the mighty Thor and helps fight bad guys. So Thor and mighty Thor get drawn together to fight gore the God butcher, blame a Christian Bale. Who is a who has lived long enough to see himself become the villain. Exactly. Yeah. He is, I have done here. He's a rage fueled creature in my review. I said he's a cross between lord Voldemort and golem, in terms of his parents. He looks like the two of them had a baby teeth, which is a frightening. And the wake of his daughter's death he swore his vengeance on all gods. He renounced his God and then swears blood mentors on all gods. He gains the necro sword and which gives him a curse and the power to carry out his revenge. And so he goes searching for and begins killing gods wherever he can find him. So this puts him up against Thor and ultimately puts the fate of the universe at stake. And that's the far as far as I go in the plot.
"taika waititi" Discussed on WTOP
"Movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe opens in theaters today. It's Thor. Love and thunder Let me tell you the story of the space Viking. Thor odinson. He was no ordinary man. He was a God. He reclaimed his title. As the one and only four. Oh, spoke too soon Vulture critic Jen chaney joined us earlier to talk about the movie. This is a bit more of a humorous Thor. This is considered a direct sequel to Thor: Ragnarok, which was also a very humorous take on a marvel movie, both of these films directed by Taika Waititi. I would say the tone, though, is not quite as successful as Thor: Ragnarok was. This movie is a little bit more messy in terms of the plot, but it does have some great performances in it, especially Christian Bale, who plays the villain in this, and it's a very emotional and sincere performance that brought some tears to my eyes, which I was not expecting. Jen, another comic book movie. So how does this one stand out? Because there is a lot of those out there these days. There are, and I will confess that I'm getting a little bit fatigued of it. I think what makes this one stand out is, again, the attempts at humor, some strong performances, but there are a lot of them, and I will forget this movie probably and what happened in it in like a week's time because they just all start to blur together a little bit. Let's move now to blackbird, which is a new drama series that's streaming on Apple TV plus. What can you tell us about that? This is a TV series. It's based on a memoir, and it was developed by the writer Dennis lehane. And it focuses on a prisoner who's been convicted of drug dealing, but he's asked to try to get some more information out of a man who's an alleged serial killer. And if he can get some more information about where some of the bodies are buried, he'll get to basically be freed from his sentence. So it's a really compelling idea, some very strong performances in this. Taron Egerton is the lead. If you're into true crime, this is a compelling one, I think. And one of the last chances to see the late Ray Liotta. Yes, Rayleigh is in this. He's wonderful. Fortunately, he did a lot of film roles before he passed away very suddenly. So it's not the last time to see him, but this is his last television role. That was vulture critic, Jen chaney. Well, it's that time of the week when we announced the
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"Thor: Love and Thunder should be a slam dunk. So why is it a rare Marvel Cinematic Universe disappointment? I wrote a Chang and this is your daily charge. Joining me to share his spoiler free thoughts on Thor: Love and Thunder is a resident marvel expert, Sean king. Welcome, Sean. Thank you for having me. So overall, what did you think of Thor: Love and Thunder? I thought Thor: Love and Thunder felt like a pale reflection of Thor: Ragnarok. It tries to repeat that movie's magic. While stuffing a bunch of ambitious plot elements from the comics in their and it just feels unsatisfying as a result, which was really, really, it really hurt my soul to write disappointing next to take away TT's name in the headline. But I just had to do it. Had to be real? And that is just for context for our listeners. That is, that is something you are a big, big marvel fan, you adore many things marvel. And so, you know, the fact that you're calling this a disappointment, a rare misfire for the MCU. That says something. Just without getting into spoilers, and I know you sort of hinted at some of these elements, but what about this movie made it so disappointing for you? It just feels like a glass is over everything. Like it brings back Jane foster from the first two Thor movies for the first time since 2013. And it's not a splurge because it's like in all the promotional material. She gets the power of Thor and she looks really cool and I was super excited for that and it just didn't quite deliver. Like there are some cool moments with her, but like emotionally it doesn't hit nearly as deeply as I wanted it to. And I feel like for himself feels kind of extraneous to the plot like everything going around him on around him is more interesting than he is in this movie. And that's despite Chris Hemsworth just being super charismatic and funny, but just the writing didn't stack up. Yeah, that's really surprising because it seemed like he really found or hit this great stride with Thor: Ragnarok in terms of his comedic timing. The combination of that and his charisma that really played into The Avengers movies and so I think there was a lot of excitement, a lot of hype over what that follow-up, especially since what kitty was involved with this, in case overall how this stacks up against other recent MCU outings. So I think the MCU has been on something of a hot streak because Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange the multiverse of madness. We're a lot of fun. I go back to eternals that wasn't terribly well received. That was Palmer's and long. And I thought about it just before this. I think for love and tundra, could have done with being a bit more ponderous or taking its time, like it is, that's a clean two hours, and that's fine. Whereas eternals was a long, long three hours. And look, I generally favor shorter movies, but I feel like love and thunder could have done with maybe an extra 20 minutes half an hour, just to get some more emotional resonance in there. Yeah, and as you alluded to, this film draws from a number of different key comic storylines, some there are near and dear to fans of the comic books. I'm curious if you like, do you need to be author comic expert because I don't actually know if there are how many more are there out there, but do you actually need to be an expert to really appreciate or even understand the plot? What's going on? I think you'd be better off knowing less because I was comparing it directly to so this kind of matches up to storylines from Jason Aaron's beloved Thor run from 2012 onwards. It's gore the God butcher who's played by Christian Bale in the movie and Jane foster's tour. And knowing those plot lines as I watch the movie, they just didn't match up to the comic versions. Like the ghost of is really chilling in the comics and the movie pulls some shots directly from comic book panels and that makes me think, oh, that's good. Yeah. But it's just, it just reminded me that just it's not as good as the comic. It created this direct comparison. Got it. Like I said, we're not going to go into spoilers, but I will note that the last MCU film, Doctor Strange, the multiverse of madness, was chock full of references and connections to other marvel films and shows. I'm curious if Thor: Love and Thunder is just as connected or if it's more of a stand-alone film. It's not nearly as connected or reference filled or cameo filled as Doctor Strange two. It feels more like a sequel to ragnarok than like an MCU major entry, which is fine, like it's always kind of a balance. It's like, do they want to continue plot threads from the mainline MCU or do they want to plot threads from a character's solo series? And most of them balance that. And yes, there are, there is stuff from the MCU, like, for instance, our last encounter with Tor was in 20 19s Avengers Endgame, where he went off with the Guardians of the Galaxy and that seemed to set up where this film would go, but they very quickly kind of move away from the gardens, the galaxy and have them going off on his own again, which I was disappointed by, I don't think drax the destroyer has a single line in this film. Got it. Well, yeah, I mean, that's been played up in the promotional material a lot, that that team up right ahead and Chris Pratt in there, the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy. So it's surprising that there are just sort of done away with fairly quickly. Yeah, it's really quite jarring. I approve of the fact that most of the promotional materials from that area part of the movie so you don't see much from later on. But as a result, having seen those traders takes away from that early part of the movie because you're kind of expecting beats. Sometimes if you see a trailer often enough, or if a trader is memorable enough, if the movie can feel like a box ticking exercise, it's like, oh, that's a bit from the trailer. Oh yeah. Of course, if they take something out from one of the traders, it could be a little distracting. You think, oh, where is that shot from the treasure? I feel like that's what the early part of this movie feels like. Okay. All right, and I just, overall, how critical do you think this film is to, I guess, understanding the overall jigsaw puzzle that the MCU is trying to construct for this most recent phase. It will probably play into towards next periods in a big way. It doesn't feel like it plays into the overall Tapestry of the MCU. Really intensely. Okay. No, no, you're walking that fine line very well, Sean. At this point, we're up to almost 30 MCU films. Do you feel like they're hitting the point of being formulaic or repetitive? Is comic book fatigue? A thing. I mean, we've been talking about it for years, but are we there yet? I mean, I think you're monitoring my very in terms of comic book fatigue. I would say, well, one thing that has staved off comic book fatigue is the fact that certain directors like Taika Waititi have been allowed to lean into their own styles so they don't feel like stereotypical comic book movies. They feel like this just happens to be a common book movie, but this person has been allowed to put their own stamp on it. There are elements of Taika Waititi style here, but it feels like this has been tweaked. Or edited in service of fitting the MCU image. And here's something on the side. So our colleague Jennifer bisset was at a screening in Sydney and apparently Tiger.
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"There's just something about this man that's so magnetic and I know a ton of people will be watching Top Gun: Maverick this weekend. But what other movies should we be buying tickets to? The First Lady of Fandango Nikki Novak is here with all the answers. Thank you. Thank you, thank you. You look amazing. And I love the shoes. I love this color. No girl. You look good too. I'm thank you. Turtleneck over there? Okay. Right? Turn back over here. Let's start with Thor: Love and Thunder. Can we sing through this whole segment? Chris Hemsworth, the first superhero to get four movies at marvel. I mean, he even beat Tony Stark because Iron Man only had three. Now he has four. Here's what's exciting about this one. Natalie Portman is taking over the hammer and she is going to become lady Thor in this movie. Yes. Do we see the butt? Who's 5? Doors. 'cause I saw the trailer where they blurred it out. Do you think blood you see his chest in full force and you see like the women passing out from it? I don't know if he's showing his butt. He should. I mean, if you're him, you should show it. But the buzz on this one is that it's even better than Thor: Ragnarok. Really? And that was a great movie. So yeah, I've never seen one Thor. Do you think I need to watch all three before I see this fourth one? Absolutely not. I mean, maybe watch ragnarok, but the first two years. I don't need to see. Ragnarok was really where it became funny. Taika Waititi directed it. And then that's when Chris Hemsworth really owned the funny. And those are the ones you need to see. What about Jurassic World? Let's talk about that dominion. Jurassic World Dominion, so this is the last in the Jurassic World trilogy, Bryce Dallas, Howard is back, Chris Pratt is back, but here's the exciting thing for me. The original trio is back, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum. Our back for the first time all together in this franchise since 1993. I talked to them about it earlier this year and Laura told me she took a snap on set and sent it to Steven Spielberg, who directed the original. She said he cried. He had like puppeteers. Yeah, no, but this is going to have 18 new dinosaurs you've never seen before Colin trevorrow that director saved them specifically for this movie and you're going to see the culmination of the OGs of cheese cheese. The other good thing about this movie is I've never seen Bryce Dallas Howard in action before, and they activate it for her in this one. And it's amazing. It's all about a mother's love. It's phenomenal. Bully train is action packed and rat pits in it. In a bucket hat. Do we need to say more? You really don't actually, he looks adorable, but this is what's cool about this is he's really becoming an action star in this movie. It's a stacked cast, Bad Bunny is in this movie. He's going to have a huge career moving forward. He was just cast as the first Latino superhero in a marvel movie, so he's going to start shooting that soon. Wow. But you also have Zazie Beetz is in this movie, Brian Tyree Henry, and it's directed by David leitch, who is known for he did John Wick. He did Deadpool two. He does all the action fun movies, by the way. I used to live in Japan. I used to take that bullet train for work. Brad Pitt was never on.
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"And I thought about picking nope and fire island. Just to be a jerk to my fellow panelists. And I passed up the opportunity to do so. Wait, so you like did us a favor? Thank you, Stephen. Thanks straight white guy. I would not have spared my fellow panelists. I would have picked whatever I wanted. But I am still excited about my pick. And my first pick is Thor: Love and Thunder. This is another Taika Waititi Thor movie, look, you've got in the world your Thor: Ragnarok people and you're not so much Thor: Ragnarok people, there is a strain of people who want their superhero movies and their marvel movies and their Thor movies specifically to be more the Kenneth Branagh variety, the kind of very stoic thunderous theatrical thunderous kind of thing. And then you have your Thor: Ragnarok people like me, I think Thor: Ragnarok was full of good jokes, there are many things that I loved about it. And not for nothing, the thing that I liked the most about Thor, the original MCU Thor, was Natalie Portman. And Natalie Portman is coming back for this movie. So you got your Chris Hemsworth, you got your Natalie Portman, you got your Tessa Thompson. At this point with the MCU, I want funny movies. I am somewhat over practically everything else. But I do love this director. I'm psyched for this. I'm psyched for this. So that is my pick Thor: Love and Thunder. It's coming out July 8th in theaters. Steven Thompson, you now have a pick to present in the category. Linda picked last. Well, you know, we don't often dedicate entire pop culture happy hour episodes to comic books, but that is just how smitten we were with miss marvel all the way back in 2015 when we talked about how much we loved this wonderful, wonderful series of a story about a Muslim teenager in New Jersey named Kamala Khan, it's kind of this mixture of a coming of age story with a superhero origin story. Set against her upbringing and home life and the complications that being a Muslim with Muslim parents, how that might complicate your life as a teenage superhero. It is now being spun off at long last into a TV series that is about to drop on June 8th on Disney+ and the trailer dropped recently. Watching it, it just made me glad that this is being developed as a TV series instead of as a movie. You don't have to shoehorn all of that character development into two hours. You get to kind of slow burn that story instead of cramming it. I'm just really excited about it. I love the story so much. Like watching the trailer, they've kind of dialed back her powers a little bit and kind of probably for a little bit more limited special effects budget, but I'm just here for it. I'm just here to swim around with these characters and get to know them all over again. I hope I love the TV show. Great pick Stephen, I am excited about that one, two miss marvel is coming on Disney+ on June 8th. Thank you very much for that one, Thompson. We are going to move on to second picks, ayesha, give me your second pick. All right. So my second pick is that was my best Linda belcher impression. I tried. So I'm very excited for the bob's burgers movie. I've seen every episode at least once, and I'm still keeping up with the current season. Every week, my partner and I will sit down and have dinner and watch the newest episode. And we are excited for this movie..
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"Of doing that and not everyone approved. It was going to be and that really was such a wonderful way to step into the last duel just being on a set of that size and realizing that you prepare the same morale is the same. It's just on a much much bigger scale. So that was a lovely thing to experience before I stepped onto a Ridley Scott bell. For sure. Well, and I just want to note for listeners, I mean, Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi, Shaun levy. These are guys who have a lot of background in comedy and they've all said in different things that I read prepping that they were just amazed that somebody whose background is not as exclusively in a way in comedy could step in and do improv and keep up and hold their own very much in that format. So that was that. And then you mentioned going pretty much from that to the last duel. And I think the thing to note there is that a lot of people think of really Scott the first thing that comes to mind are gladiator type movies with those males and swords and sandals. But they should remember, there's also the same guy who's done thelma and Louise. So it feels like in a way the last stool is a blurring of his two these two sides of his personality, yeah. And so I guess I just wonder how did you first hear that Ridley Scott might be interested in you for one of his movies? Yeah, so again, that came through an email. I got an email, she not really would like to meet me. It's a new film called the last duel. Loosely based on this book. And he liked to meet me to have a chat in London. So I was like, wow, okay. Obviously, of the book, wasn't aware of this kind of moment in history, ordered the book immediately, so I could do some homework. And I went and met Ridley in London and I know this now because I've had them speak about it when I've been in this company, but he doesn't really like to audition people per se by making them read the script. He likes to kind of get a sense of who they are. And he watches a lot of television and the law of film.
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"I'm guessing we're gonna get more of this. I know during the disney investor. Call yesterday they were asked about sean key in. And they were told the that that. That's still going theatrical. They're not gonna do premier access as of right now that's Not in the plans. So disney is holding their ground. ben do you think there's going to be more of these release day changes like it feels like it's the beginning of what happened in march twenty twenty. I feel the same way. I feel like this is the first or second these-these early domino's are just now beginning to fall and You know it sucks like of course. Nobody wants this to be the outcome. And especially these movie studios who are just like have been holding onto this these projects for so imagined. No time to die getting moved again it. Just it's something so it's so just like you gotta shake your head at at a certain point but but we'll be originally supposed to come out. I wanna say it was like april of twenty twenty right. I think it was probably i think it was. Yeah one month after the pandemic and then it just kept getting pushed him push push. But what do you think about. The the idea of cianci not going to disney plus peter. Because i feel like disney could easily say okay. Things are bad right now. We're going to keep this movie in theaters for anybody. Who feels safe enough and comfortable enough to go. But we're also gonna drop it onto disney plus for thirty bucks and just try to make the best of the situation because the idea of moving shonky does not seem practical considering how interconnected everything in the marvel. Cinematic universe is but what do you think about their decision to not put on disney plus also the premier junket or happening in a matter of hours literally hours away so i don't think can i mean i guess they can they with muan right on. I remember going to the premier muan like days before everything shut down but Yeah so them not doing premier access. America seems like the right way to go over moving the release date but it seems like disney got themselves a little bit of trouble with black widow. And doing that you know they have that lawsuit. Scarlett johansson their rubbers behind the scenes. That can fight. You was very unhappy with how that was handled in house. Put on premier access. You know those are not substantiated. In any way but will write law But you know if i was disney and i wanted to keep kevin feige happy. You know how much money can be made for the company more than probably anybody. So you'd think that they may be will hold their ground on this one but yeah. I think it would be the smart way to do. It is to go from your accent on the other hand. A lot of these premier access movies have been the movies that feature minorities or more diverse casts. Black widow is like the i. You know. I guess it's the first marble female superhero but it's it's the second and i. It's it will be unfortunate that it would get out. No i don't wanna see because you got like mike ryan the last dragon in seoul and like yeah. There's a pattern that is beginning to form for sure. Yeah so what do you think they should do. Yeah i kind of forgot about the kevin feige of it all and i understand the company's impulse to keep him happy if that is intact part of this decision Certain point like he's gotta take a look at the reality of of what's going on sort of understand like okay this. This probably isn't going to perform as well as it. What have under ideal circumstances. So maybe we can. You know gives many people the chance to see this as possible safely. But i don't know theater above my pay grade. I mean i guess maybe they could like if it totally bombs on opening weekend the next week. The guys premier access. I guess that's true. I didn't really think about that. Because i've never done that before i think. But there's always the possibility i yeah. I'm not sure if that would piss off the movie theater exhibitors or what. The current deal with disney is in theatrical windows. I don't even know. Amc it's just reached to deal with warner brothers. Right they did yes so one brothers has made a very very big announcement at the end of twenty twenty saying every single one of the twenty twenty one movies that they're going to be releasing would come out in theaters and on. Hbo max at the same time as giant deal huge headlines all over the place and and they had to do a lot of work behind the scenes to strike new deals with talent in sort of a compensate. People appropriately in all that something disney evidently to considering the scarlett johansson lawsuit but now in twenty twenty two and by the way wonder has always said like. Oh this is just going to be a one year. We're not gonna we're not going to go back to We're not gonna continue doing this forever. We're going to go back to sort of the old way. And we had a lot of questions about that in the early days of the pandemic but it seems like warner brothers is actually a sticking to that now so in twenty twenty two. There's gonna be a forty five day exclusive the ethical window for all warner brothers releases before they can show up on.
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"Yeah i won't watch any of it. Because i do not. I do not care for murphy as a storyteller. Even though the weather the western idea. I guess does sound more interesting to me than a lot of the other stuff. You're i guess there's still as long as fx is happy with the results of what he's doing because i'm a lot of these shows. Rack up a ton of emmy nomination. So i feel like the ryan murphy. Family of shows is sort of a amion at this point. It's like one of the crown jewels of fx programming. Yeah so you're stuff. Stuffy said no. Not really i know everybody raves about the oj. Simpson a Would american crime story. Yeah the oj. Simpson season of american crime story and I got. I don't know maybe three episodes into that in just could not couldn't do it. I know that everybody says that. That's the best one. So if that's the best one and i couldn't finish that i'm absolutely not watching any of these other ones. I'm not a big fan of him especially when he's like heavily involved. I feel like the american crime story season with. Oj was the one he was most hands off on. It didn't feel like his style. Feels more style than substance. Like i feel that. What the american horror story. I like some of those episodes but i feel like it just ends up being more style over substance. I tried watching that versus cheese american crime story. I didn't like it bites. No neither story sound like anything. You'd wanna watch. No i mean especially the aaron hernandez thing. I feel like there have been like actual documentaries that that dive into that story in a real way. And i just don't think i need this a fictionalized through the ryan murphy like You know highly slick sort of glamorized lens. I guess i don't really know much about the real lives of john f. kennedy junior caroline beset. But i don't think a ryan murphy show is the place to go. If you're actually curious about the real event you know true okay. Let's let's talk about some other. Tv news each has renewed the white lotus for a second season the second season. I know we haven't done a water cooler episode with me in a while but this is a show that i've been watching lately so i thought i'd bring this up Because i think if you're not watching the white load us you should check it out on. Hbo or hbo. Max in this show is from mike white who has been involved in a lot of things. What did he wrote school. Rock right What else does mike wait done. I don't have an top of my. I wanna say he was behind an hbo show called enlightened. Which i've never seen. But i know is very well respected. I think he. That's one of his big claims to fame. yeah. I remember first seeing him in the movie. Chuck and buck. Which i think he also wrote and that was like many in the nineties or something like that and lightened. He was the crater that year of the dog. He did a movie. he wrote. Nacho lebron may School of rock the good girl. He was a producer on freaks and geeks as well. Yeah and Orange county and wrote a couple of dawson's creek anyways okay. We've gone over his pedigree there. He's kind of a a strange dude. I i like what he creates in. What the white lotus is is this. It's a six episode mini series. I guess it's a six episode season one. Now it's not a miniseries anymore. Maybe it isn't miniseries. Find it takes place on this. Hawaiian resort inclusive hawaiian resort for wealthy people. And it's it's kinda paradise in the show follows. It's an samba piece of follows. Many different stories of different people staying at the resort One is This guy played by steve zahn and his wife who's played by connie britton another. Is this a woman. that's Grieving over the death her. Name's i i mean sorry. She's played by jennifer coolidge. There's a bunch of people anyway. it's it's one of those shows dat. The stories all intersect at this paradise of a resort in the tension builds. In like the moment if you ever like You know a an tomo piece where the tension builds all the stories kind of collide at moments like like. The shit is going down all at the same time. It's one of those kinds of things. But the the interesting thing about this series is the setup in the setup is the first seen some spoiling the first scene of the show. And i think it's probably in the trailer. I never watched the trailer. But basically the first thing that the show takes place after this vacation with One of the characters at the airport and he looks miserable and someone across from is like asking questions like where did he stay the trying to find out like whatever and You find out that someone at the resort or kill is dead and we see their body being moved into the plane in a body back then he cut to the beginning of the vacation and everything is so. There's the that tension finding out who's going to beat the dead body like what happens. What leads that. And it's also. I think at the core of the story. It's it's a darkly funny Show it's it's about privilege it's about rich white people in the poor people better hawaiian natives that you know had their land stolen from them and now have to serve them at resorts So it's kinda like that. It smart in well acted i. I'm really enjoying it. But i also didn't a there's one episode left I've seen five or six episodes in the first season. I don't know how you do a second season so i'm very surprised that they haven't announced the second season for this. I know in our right up for this. We featured a quote from mike way when he was promoting the show and so asked them like. Is there a chance of a second season news. Like i don't think you can. He he was saying. Like maybe. But i don't i don't think you can credibly have all the season when guests on the same vacation again but maybe it could be a marvel universe type thing some were some of them would come back so there's a possibility it could be like. You know the ryan murphy in theology formula where you have the same actors coming back or maybe a couple of them come back. I'm interested to see what they do. Because this show is actually worth your time. Have you seen the show. I have and i'm enjoying it. I think the real What they said about season two so far is that it's going to take place at an entirely different white lotus property. So it's not even using the same Hawaiian hotel location. And i think that's a really smart way to do it. Because i i sort of assumed. Okay if they're going to do. A second season of this show is just going to be new guests cycling through and you'll keep the same Hotel staff characters on as like through line throughout the entire show. But i think this is a a Arguably a smarter way to go about it because the white lotus is just the brand of hotel so you can go to any country any city in the world and just pick up drop us into that world all over again and it doesn't even i mean the white load is a high end hotels you might dealing with some of the same Thematic elements i. Guess but i think by changing the geography and cycling out the cast giving a ton of new people opportunities to to take the spotlight. It's a really smart way to approach a second season. The show. I agree and i think many of the staff are going through their own arcs that i feel like it would be it. Wouldn't make sense to bring them back for another season so it's new characters. Where would you like to see them. Go because the system is set in hawaii. I mean i'm thinking like you know what other luxury all included like dubai or. Yeah it really depends on what i assume. Mike white is going to be involved in the second season so it really depends on the type of underlying stories or or tensions or conflicts that us looking to explore. Because you know if.
"taika waititi" Discussed on /Film Daily
"Peter sorta joining me on this podcast slash senior writer ben pearson. Hey what's going on okay. So we haven't done a news episode like a week and it's not because we had better things to do. The news has been kind of slow around here. i think everybody's on their summer vacations or something In hollywood but we do have a week worth of news to get to so let's Let's talk about it first of all. Let's let's let's leave with star wars because a lot of people like the airbus star wars and talking about star wars and Tekoa tt obviously signed on to do a star wars movie. We know that that was announced. Last year was year before it was announced at some point during the pandemic through like some kind of livestream and Recently he's been doing some interviews. He was interviewed by wired wired to this like long profile on him. We don't really know much about this movie. But this is what he told wired. They asked about the project in he said. It's still in the exterior space stage. But we've got a story. I'm really excited by it. Because it feels very me now for those of you who have never read a screenplay or tried to write a screenplay. I think what what he means by the x t dot space is kind of like the slug wine. The you you entered the script and i'm not only that the slug line but that's probably the beginning slug line of the script. You know before the the star wars logo pans up into the galaxy. So i think what he saying here it kirk from wrong here bent. Is he saying that. He has not started writing it but they have a story. Yeah that's what i. That's what i got from. Okay just want to make sure. I'm not reading too much into that But i think what's interesting here is. He's really excited about it because he feels very me. And you know me you know i. I am obsessed with star wars. I thought what what does that mean for star wars. What does that mean for this movie. So i was. I was thinking about this earlier today. And i was wondering you know what makes a taiko at td movie. Take td movie. Like and for for me. What i was able to suss out is that you know it's always funny in some way it's Sometimes quirky Sometimes feels like home made in with like the titles and transitions and of the get. It always has surprising amount of heart in will often get you to cry a. He's done a lot of coming of age movies. Like boy and hunt for the wilder people He usually uses a relationship between an older man in teenager. gioja rabbit. I think even though like you know most people would classify as a war movie. I think it's more of a coming of age movie about a boy like falling in love and beginning to understand. You know what's happening around him and Eagle shark is a comedy about shy misfits finding love so. He often like misfits or at the center of it. I think there's a few outliers here. Obviously what we do in the shadows is a mockumentary. And it's i guess about misfits. Vampires and thor ragnarok is about a misfits at buddy adventure misfit movie against Especially with the Corgan meek characters. Which i really feel like those are the that is not really inserting his own sort of personality in on inside the giant marvel machine. Kind of thing I i don't think anybody else would have added those characters in the way that they are. You know in thor ragnarok except graham. Yeah any plays one of them so he often is in his own movies. He up and Maybe isn't the starring role. He's sometimes like us a smaller role in his movies although he has had some big parts And another thing. When i was thinking about all his movies his films usually very like make these fantastic use of locations like there as much about the people in the movie as they are about the location that they find themselves trapped in in I also one last thing about Their they're often about like damaged families an awkward relationships and Sometimes between father and son sometimes between friends What does all the safer. What star wars tako. Ti movie would be bad man. I have no idea that is a lot of things. And i agree with all of them. I think you were able to really like condense. You know a lot of the major through lines of his career. I'm not sure how all of that sort of You know Forms a whirlwind of a star wars movie like the. There's so much. This is what i've been in. Several of us have been waiting for for a long time. It's like a brand new What seems to be an original star wars movie right. Like there's there has not been any indication that The story that he's gonna tell in this film is connected to any other existing star wars plotlines right now. I don't think so when when it was announced when kevin kennedy announced it she announced showing the star wars logo that was like a hand drawn. I guess the best way you could describe. It was like a handwriting version of a block. Eastone type face for the star wars logo kind of looks like a ben her like the ben her logo. If you remember that logo which i think many people at the time were they are asking all. He's doing the star wars version of ben. Her and i think it was just like they're like let's find that corky hand-drawn star wars logo too. But yeah so i. I don't know. I don't have any ideas here but Yeah i'm excel those elements come together. I'm very very curious about that. Because i think you're right. I think you really hit the nail on head there have we. What is the funniest star wars movie. Peter oh what is the funniest star. Wars i don't even know is not a franchise that's really known for its humor. There have been there. Are jokes scenes here and there are jokes peppered throughout but is there one that is closer to accommodate than the others. I mean i. I guess solo was going more for comedy. He i think you're right. I mean i guess if that's the closest they have a a traditional comedy. Yet this franchise is not It's relatively serious. So if he says it's it feels very me. The first thing that i think of when i think of tyco. Itt is humor that combination of humor and heart. You're talking about so he is sorta james gunn in that way So yeah. I'm i'm very curious to see. What a star wars comedy looks like because i feel like it's almost impossible for him to make something that is it yet isn't funny so i think by default. Whatever he makes will end up being the funniest star wars thing. Okay here's a question for you. I think without a doubt is comedy. We we we know is going to be comedic. Even if it's a drama which some of his movies have been comedy dramas. It's it's going to be funny but somebody of his movies are coming of age movies. Do you think this is going to be coming of age movie. Brune boy. let's do it. Okay let's move on. Tv talk here. fx has ordered some new ryan murphy anthologies spinoff shows. Tell us about that. Yeah so one of them is called american. Love story This this is all sort of in the vein of his american horror story anthology show and american crime story which you sound a couple incarnations of others a new one coming called american love story which details the courtship and eventual marriage of john f. kennedy jr. and caroline set So that's one and then there's also one called american sports story which i sort of came out of nowhere to me but it does tap into that crime aspect. That murphy seems so interested in as a storyteller because it's not just like a typical sports documentary kind of thing. It's telling the story of aaron hernandez a football player that actually went to college with at the university of florida. He was on the football team They are and then he ended up going to play professionally for the new england patriots and he got involved in a murder and then ended up taking his own and there was a very very high profile case of an active. Nfl player basically tanking his own prospects. Because they're documentaries about this stuff so if you wanna learn more you can go seek out all stuff but anyway ryan murphy is going to be Dream whatever what is called ikea applying his dramatic touch. I guess to To that story. Yeah so he's done. American horror stories the american crime story. Now he's doing american gloves store in american sports story. Well what more could he do. I guess he could do like emerging comedy story. Good story of Bill cosby does he. Probably wow no. I'm not sure if that's a comedy What else could he do. What other john genres could you American western story sure..
Taika Waititi to Direct New ‘Star Wars’ Film
"A new Star Wars feature film and it is going to be co written and directed by one Mr Taika Waititi take it is he he just won the academy award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Joe Joe rabbit which he also directed and co starred in and he is probably most well known for directing Thor Ragnarok which of the Marvel cinematic universe is probably I mean it's it's potentially my favorite it's definitely the funniest yeah absolutely the funniest again absolutely that in some ways the most fun it did it took itself I always I always admired the the Hellboy films for this it took itself appropriately seriously right you know I like I like what movies do that particularly in the mall