REVIEW: The Mandalorian – Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter One”

To say the Disney+ series The Mandalorian was highly anticipated would be an understatement. To be honest, with the state of Star Wars being what it is, I haven’t really been looking forward to it; I wasn’t even sure if I was going to watch it at all. In spite of the impressive talent involved …

Taika Watti to Write and Direct Thor 4

It looks like New Doug is about to make his way back to the big screen. In a somewhat surprising turn of events, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Taika Waititi has signed on to write and direct Thor 4 as his next film following WWII piece Jojo Rabbit, taking over scripting duties from Eric …

Akira Rides Toward a May 2021 Release

Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has set Taika Watiti’s Akira film for a May 2021 release. This is news I’ve been hoping to hear for a long time. I remember a few years ago when Jaume Collet-Serra was attached to direct an adaptation of the iconic manga, and Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart were attached …

Why Zack Snyder Should Have Directed Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok is much, much more similar to an 80s B-Movie than I’d expected going in. Conceptually fascinating? Check. Quirky characters? Check. Shoehorned “chosen one” plot? Check. Weird storytelling decisions? Check. Despite being very entertaining, is ultimately disappointing given what could have been? Check. Directed by Taika Waititi, this film promised to be an ambitious and “completely different approach” to the …