Latest Taika Waititi News

New this week: John Legend, 'Serpent Queen' and 'Pinocchio'

Sep. 05, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — A race between two “Pinocchio” films begins with Robert Zemeckis' adaptation ahead of...

Brad Pitt's 'Bullet Train' pulls into station with $30.1M

Aug. 07, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The stylized action romp “Bullet Train," starring Brad Pitt, arrived with a $30.1 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the last big movie of Hollywood's summer recovery landed in theaters. The “Bullet Train” debut for Sony...

'Thor' stays No. 1, while 'Crawdads' opens strong

Jul. 18, 2022 06:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Marvel sequel “Thor: Love & Thunder” dropped a hefty 68% in its second weekend of release but still held the top spot at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday, while the bestseller adaptation “Where the Crawdads Sing” debuted with a...

'Thor: Love and Thunder' scores franchise best debut

Jul. 10, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

Four movies in, Thor is still bringing the hammer down at the box office. “ Thor: Love and Thunder ” earned $143 million in its opening weekend in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday. It’s a franchise best for the God of Thunder and another success story of the...

Taika Waititi takes a hammer to Thor in 'Love & Thunder'

Jul. 06, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To a large degree, modern blockbuster moviemaking has depended on the appeasement of fans to keep franchise juggernauts smoothly humming. But in making “Thor: Love and Thunder,” Taika Waititi had no interest in that. He approached the film from the opposite direction. What...

Review: 'Thor: Love and Thunder' is pure bonkers filmmaking

Jul. 05, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

The last full Thor movie was the overstuffed 2017 “Thor: Ragnarok,” with the God of Thunder dealing with dueling brother and sister issues, the imminent destruction of his planet, a boozy sidekick, a huge dog, pal Hulk having a panic attack and the death of his father. It was...