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Pandemic Parade 8

Pandemic Parade 8
Right now, in this galaxy… featuring Lloyd Kaufman, Brad Simpson, Gilbert Hernandez, Grant Moninger and Blaire Bercy.

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Show Notes: Movies Referenced In This Episode

Mondo Keazunt (1955)

The Human Tornado (1976)

Gigot (1962)

The Hustler (1961)

How to Commit Marriage (1969)

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Citizen Kane (1941)

Touch of Evil (1958)

The Last Man On Earth (1963)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

The Omega Man (1971)

I Am Legend (2007)

Panic In Year Zero! (1962)

Dogtooth (2009)

The Entity (1983)

Shelf Life (1993)

The Killers (1964)

The Next Voice You Hear… (1950)

Donovan’s Brain (1953)

Talk About A Stranger (1952)

Julius Caesar (1950)

They Saved Hitler’s Brain (1968)

The Exterminating Angel (1962)

The Jerk (1979)

Kings Row (1942)

Santa Fe Trail (1940

Bedtime For Bonzo (1951)

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (19468)

Point Blank (1967)

House of Wax (1953)

Black Shampoo (1976)

A History Of Violence (2005)

Return To Oz (1985)

Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)

The Anderson Tapes (1971)

Psycho (1960)

Two Evil Eyes (1990)

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
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1091 And Xumo Light Up Unidentified, Free Streaming Channel With UFOs And Paranormal Fare

1091 And Xumo Light Up Unidentified, Free Streaming Channel With UFOs And Paranormal Fare
Exclusive: Film and TV marketing and distribution outfit 1091 Media has launched Unidentified, a new streaming channel carried by free, ad-supported service Xumo.

The linear channel features programming on paranormal, alien-related and conspiracy-minded themes. It will leverage 1091’s catalog of documentaries and indie films, including The Cosmic Secret, which features author David Wilcock. Recent titles in the paranormal realm released by 1091 include Bob Lazar and Area 51, Unacknowledged, Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind, and The Phenomenon.

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Xumo, which was acquired by Comcast in February, reaches 45 million U.S. households across smart TVs, mobile, web and streaming boxes with more than 190 channels. Free streaming services like Xumo, Pluto TV,
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10 Movies To Watch If You Love Hunt For The Wilderpeople

10 Movies To Watch If You Love Hunt For The Wilderpeople
Before he was making superhero epics and winning Oscars, Taika Waititi was making smaller yet equally entertaining comedies. One film that allowed him to break out big in Hollywood was Hunt for the Wilderpeople. The charming comedy set in follows a young boy and his foster father who become outlaws while hiding out in the vast New Zealand wilderness.

Related: Taika Waititi's 5 Best Films (& 5 Best Acting Roles), Ranked According To Rotten Tomatoes

Waititi brings his unique brand of humor to this heartwarming adventure film starring Sam Neil and Julian Dennison. Though the movie is certainly one-of-a-kind, there are some other great films that have the same mix of humor, heart, and adventure. Here are some movies to watch if you love Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
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Best Comedy Movies on Hulu Right Now

Best Comedy Movies on Hulu Right Now
Editor’s Note: This post is updated monthly. Bookmark this page and come back every month to stay up to date with the best comedy films on Hulu

Updated for March 2020.

You can see a complete list of new Hulu releases here.

In the words of two infamous horse boxing promoters: “folks, you gotta laugh.”

And there is perhaps no better way to secure a much-needed laugh than our list of the best comedy movies on Hulu. Hulu has plenty of options to give you the exact kind of laugh you need. Romantic comedies, sci-fi comedies, comedies comedies. The best comedies on Hulu will get you through many a laughless night.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Speaking of wholesome, Hunt for the Wilerpeople is a winsome, hilarious good time from Flight of the Conchords‘ directer Taika Waititi (who has popped up so frequently on these comedy lists that I’m finally
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Taika Waititi to Direct Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Animated Netflix Shows

Taika Waititi to Direct Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Animated Netflix Shows
Taika Waititi has been tasked with launching Netflix’s animated Roald Dahl Universe – a gig that will manifest with Two series adaptations based on the legendary author’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Netflix has tapped Waititi – who’s coming off a recent Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar win for JoJo Rabbit – to write, direct and executive-produce the two original shows, each of which will explore distinct sides of Dahl’s most famous literary offering, the two-time-movie-adapted 1964 novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. One series will be a straight adaptation of the traditional story and characters, with the other set to focus on candy man Willy Wonka’s diminutive helpers, the cautionary-song-singing Oompa-Loompas. As Netflix describes of its plans:

“The shows will retain the quintessential spirit and tone of the original story while building out the world and characters far beyond the pages of the Dahl book for the very first time.
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Taika Waititi to Reimagine ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ for Two Netflix Original Series

Taika Waititi to Reimagine ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ for Two Netflix Original Series
Netflix has tapped Taika Waititi to deliver an animated spin on Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The “Jojo Rabbit” helmer will write, direct, and executive produce two series for the streamer, one based on the world and characters of the 1964 children’s book and the other centered entirely around the Oompa-Loompas, the small-in-stature workers who populate Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

Netflix promises the shows will “retain the quintessential spirit and tone of the original story while building out the world and characters far beyond the pages of the Dahl book for the very first time.” The series mark the beginning of what the streamer calls an extensive partnership between Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company, which will include reimagining beloved stories by the late British author, including “Matilda,” “The Bfg,” “The Twits,” and more.

Waititi, who most recently offered a twisted-yet-sunny Nazi satire in the Oscar-winning “Jojo Rabbit,
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Taika Waititi Making Not One, But Two ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Animated Series for Netflix

  • Variety
Taika Waititi Making Not One, But Two ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Animated Series for Netflix
Taika Waititi is partnering with Netflix on a pair of animated series — one based on the world of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and another based on the Oompa-Loompa characters.

Waititi, who won an Academy Award for the “Jojo Rabbit” adapted screenplay, will write, direct, and executive produce both projects. The two “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” movies were based on the 1964 children’s novel by Roald Dahl about the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of Willy Wonka.

The Oompa-Loompas are small humans who were preyed upon in Loompaland before Wonka invited them to work at his factory. They are paid in cocoa beans and are also mischievous, loving practical jokes and singing songs.

“The shows will retain the quintessential spirit and tone of the original story while building out the world and characters far beyond the pages of the Dahl book for the very first time,
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Taika Waititi Set To Direct Two Netflix Animated Series Based On Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie & The Chocolate Factory’ & Oompa-Loompas

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Taika Waititi Set To Direct Two Netflix Animated Series Based On Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie & The Chocolate Factory’ & Oompa-Loompas
In the wake of winning the best adapated screenplay Oscar for Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi is attached to write, direct, and executive produce two original animated series for Netflix based off Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The first will be based on that book’s characters, and the second is a wholly original take on the Oompa-Loompas. While capturing the spirit of Dahl’s book, both series will build out the world beyond the author’s pages.

Waititi’s boarding these two series reps the start of an extensive partnership between Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company, which plans to reimagine many of his beloved stories including Matilda, The Bfg, The Twits, and others. They will join a growing slate of Netflix animated family pics including Oscar nominated Klaus from Sergio Pablos, The Willoughbys from Kris Pearn and Over The Moon from Glen Keane in 2020.

“I
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‘The Auteur’ Taika Waititi Horror-Comedy Starring Jude Law Confirmed By Showtime, Details Revealed

  • Deadline
Showtime has confirmed development of half-hour series The Auteur, starring Jude Law (The Young Pope) and directed by newly minted Oscar winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit), who will also write with Peter Warren (Ghost Team). Signaling its intention to pick up the project to series, the network has ordered multiple scripts of The Auteur, produced by Showtime and Legendary with Endeavor Content serving as studio.

Based on the graphic novel by Rick Spears, James Callahan and Luigi Anderson, The Auteur is described as a gonzo horror-comedy, a twisted romance and a glamorous, high wire act of biting satire. In it, desperate to make a great horror movie after a massive bomb, a film producer accidentally traps his production on a backlot with a serial killer.

“The Auteur unites the wildly imaginative filmmaker Taika Waititi and the barbed wit of Peter Warren with the undeniable Jude Law in a bloody love
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Taika Waititi Movies: Where to Stream

David Crow Feb 14, 2020

You want to have a Taika Waititi binge-watching party? We're here to help you gather up all the films...

Taika Waititi is an Oscar winner. Let’s say that again, one of the creative masterminds behind Flight of the Conchords, and the actor who gave voice to Korg in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has an Oscar for screenwriting—in a film where he played goofball imaginary Adolf Hitler, no less. The world’s a funny place isn’t it?

Yet it also has a habit of reminding you that a talent as electric (and eccentric) as Waititi is impossible to quantify as just one thing. To millions of fans, he might be the groovy directorial eye behind Thor: Ragnarok, yet he really is so much more. Whether you’re already a fan or a novice, here is where you can stream every movie Taika Waititi has directed.
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Taika Waititi on Oscars, His ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Journey and Those ‘Star Wars’ Rumors

  • Variety
Taika Waititi on Oscars, His ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Journey and Those ‘Star Wars’ Rumors
The morning after the Academy Awards, Taika Waititi — the winner of the adapted screenplay Oscar for “Jojo Rabbit” — is drinking a Pedialyte. But however hungover the filmmaker might be, it does not stop him from hamming it up for a photo shoot. He writhes on a hotel room couch, folds himself into an armoire and holds out his Oscar with a look of mock terror on his face, as if he’s warding off a vampire with a cross.

Jojo Rabbit,” loosely based on Christine Leunens’ 2008 novel “Caging Skies,” tells the story of Johannes Betzler, a sensitive 10-year-old boy (Roman Griffin Davis) in late-World War II Germany. Though he has conjured Adolf Hitler (Waititi) as an imaginary friend, his Nazi aspirations do not match his true character. In fact, he gets his nickname when older Hitler Youth kids pressure him to strangle a bunny, and he can’t. Jojo’s
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Taika Waititi seemingly denies reports he's directing a Star Wars film

  • JoBlo
It certainly has been an epic last few years for Taika Waititi. The New Zealand director made a name for himself with his third feature film What We Do In The Shadows, a faux documentary on vampires. Waititi followed that up with the critically acclaimed Hunt For The Wilderpeople and then revived the Mighty God of Thunder with Thor: Ragnarok. Then this past Sunday Taika Waititi won the Academy award…
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What’s Next for Bong Joon Ho, Joaquin Phoenix and the 2020 Oscar Winners (Photos)

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What’s Next for Bong Joon Ho, Joaquin Phoenix and the 2020 Oscar Winners (Photos)
The Academy Awards can change a winner or nominee’s career in a way no other award can. Brie Larson went from winning an Oscar for “Room” to becoming Captain Marvel. Rami Malek has jumped from “Mr. Robot” to James Bond villain thanks in part to his star-making victory in “Bohemian Rhapsody.” With that in mind, what lies in the future for this year’s Oscar winners?

Joaquin Phoenix, already regarded as one of the best actors of his generation, finally won the Best Actor Oscar for “Joker.” But just before he climbed the Oscar stage, he finished filming on his next project, the indie drama “C’mon C’mon” from “20th Century Women” director Mike Mills. Due out this Christmas, Phoenix stars as a documentary filmmaker doing a film on his gifted young nephew while dealing with his bipolar father.

Renee Zellweger won over Hollywood with her performance as an aging Judy Garland,
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Previous Oscar Nominees Get Another Shot at Gold

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Previous Oscar Nominees Get Another Shot at Gold
Invitation to that most exclusive of groups, the Oscar winners club, must be gratifying to those who have come up short in the past.

Some have had to put a brave face before the cameras on double-digit occasions. Sound mixer Kevin O’Connell, for instance, endured 20 unsuccessful nominations before triumphing as part of the team on 2016’s “Hacksaw Ridge.” Randy Newman came up short 15 times before winning for song in 2002 (and copping the same award eight years later).

Crack cinematographer Roger Deakins won his first Oscar only last year on his 14th nomination, “Blade Runner 2049.” Now he’s up again for his work on “1917,” while serving as visual consultant on animated feature nominee “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.”

The current roster features multiple past nominees who have yet to bring home the bacon. For these perennial bridesmaids — some of whom are category front-runners — a trip to the altar on Feb.
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Taika Waititi (‘Jojo Rabbit’): Playing Hitler ‘doesn’t look cool’ and how comedy ‘opens audiences up’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Taika Waititi (‘Jojo Rabbit’): Playing Hitler ‘doesn’t look cool’ and how comedy ‘opens audiences up’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“It doesn’t look cool; it’s not like dressing up as Batman,” confesses Taika Waititi about playing an imaginary satirized version of Adolf Hitler in “Jojo Rabbit.” He continues, “Seeing myself in the costume and make-up is not something you get excited by. You feel a bit of embarrassment. And when you’re directing, there’s this hassle having to look like that.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Waititi above.

Waititi not only plays the buffonish Hitler but is the writer and director of “Jojo Rabbit.” The film tells the story of the child Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) growing up in WW2 Germany who interacts with his imaginary friend Hitler. He has to confront his worldview when he discovers that his mother (Scarlett Johansson) has been hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their home. The film has been lauded on the awards circuit, scoring nominations from the Golden Globes,
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‘Parasite’ Crosses $30 Million, Becomes Neon’s Top Box Office Grosser

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‘Parasite’ Crosses $30 Million, Becomes Neon’s Top Box Office Grosser
Parasite” has now become the highest grossing release ever for U.S. distributor Neon, grossing $2 million in its 16th weekend in release to bring its total to $30.9 million.

Founded in 2017 by Tom Quinn and Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League, Neon’s first claim to fame was the Tonya Harding biopic “I, Tonya,” which won Allison Janney a Best Supporting Actress Oscar and stood as Neon’s highest grosser with $30.2 million grossed. In passing that record, “Parasite” is the first non-English film imported from outside the U.S. to make $30 million domestically since “Pan’s Labyrinth” grossed $37.6 million in 2006.

Meanwhile, fellow Best Picture Oscar contender “Jojo Rabbit” added $1.4 million from 1,160 screens this weekend, bringing its domestic total to $25.9 million and its global total to $54.9 million. It’s a big jump for director Taika Waititi since his 2016 breakout film “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” which grossed $5.2 million domestic and $22.8 million globally. Next weekend, “Jojo Rabbit
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Director Taika Waititi on His ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Crew: ‘I Like Working With Nice People’

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Director Taika Waititi on His ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Crew: ‘I Like Working With Nice People’
To deliver the “anti-hate satire” of “Jojo Rabbit,” the story of a German boy who idolizes his own particular vision of Hitler before slowly learning the truth, director Taika Waititi followed a simple philosophy when it came to assembling his crew: “I like working with nice people.”

Most of the members had previously collaborated with Waititi. For instance, costume designer Mayes C. Rubeo, who recently made the Costume Designers Guild Assn. shortlist for her work on the film, also joined Waititi on “Thor: Ragnarok.” “She has such style and class,” says the director. “And she’s got a great eye.” Waititi says Rubeo traveled Europe to acquire the vintage textiles that brought the film’s costumes together. “She would haggle,” he jokes.

It was through those travels that Rubeo met seamstresses who had knowledge of the uniforms that Hitler wore. That became useful when it came to assembling the outfits
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Taika Waititi Joins Scorsese, Tarantino, Mendes and Bong With Directors Guild Nomination for ‘Jojo Rabbit’

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Taika Waititi Joins Scorsese, Tarantino, Mendes and Bong With Directors Guild Nomination for ‘Jojo Rabbit’
The Directors Guild of America’s feature-film nominations contain a lineup of acknowledged masters including Martin Scorsese for “The Irishman,” Quentin Tarantino for “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” Sam Mendes for “1917” and Korean auteur Bong Joon Ho for “Parasite.”

Taika Waititi may not have been mentioned in their company when he was best known for making comedies and horror flicks like “What We Do in the Shadows” and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” but he joined the ranks of those other directors on Tuesday morning when the Directors Guild nominated him for “Jojo Rabbit.”

But the slate of nominees also means that the DGA will face some of the same questions that were aimed at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association when it nominated an all-male slate of directors for the Golden Globe.

Also Read: Taika Waititi Says He Didn't Even Try to Pitch Studios on His WWII Comedy 'Jojo Rabbit
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‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ still on top but ‘The Gentlemen’ opens strong at UK box office

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‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ still on top but ‘The Gentlemen’ opens strong at UK box office
New openers include The Gentlemen and Jojo Rabbit.

RankFilm (Distributor)Three-day gross (Jan 3-5)Total gross to date Week 1 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) £4.4m £51.3m 3 2 Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) £3.1m £28.4m 4 3 Little Women (Universal) £2.6m £9.1m 2 4 The Gentlemen (Entertainment Film Distributors) £2.18m £3m 1 5 André Rieu: 70 Years Of Young (Piece of Magic Entertainment) £1.7m £1.7m 1 Disney

Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker continued to be a force to be reckoned with at the UK box office, holding the top slot on its third week of release. The concluding episode of the Skywalker saga generated
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UK box office preview: ‘Jojo Rabbit’, ‘The Gentlemen’ among new openers

  • ScreenDaily
UK box office preview: ‘Jojo Rabbit’, ‘The Gentlemen’ among new openers
Key holdovers include Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, Little Women, and Jumanji: The New Level.

Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit and Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen are among the new openers in what could be a low-key weekend at the UK box office. Both opened on New Year’s Day.

Disney’s Nazi Germany-set comedy Jojo Rabbit sees Waititi play Adolf Hitler, the imaginary friend of a young member of the Hitler youth (Roman Griffin Davis).

An awards contender after winning the prestigious audience award at Toronto, Jojo has two nominations ahead of this weekend’s Golden Globes -
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