Hunt For The Wilderpeople

The Road to Thor: A Beginner’s Guide to New Zealand Director Taika Waititi

February 8, 2018

Under Taika Waititi’s imaginative direction and influence, Thor: Ragnarok single-handedly innovated Marvel’s Thor franchise forever. Waititi’s refreshing exploration with the established Thor-lore while expanding Thor: Ragnarok’s artistic palette by mixing New Zealand humour, unique scene-stealing characters and eye-catching visuals earned him acclaim from critics and fans alike. Before going behind the camera for Marvel, however, […]

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New Zealand actress Rachel House reflects on playing Moana‘s “Gramma Tala” (EXCLUSIVE)

March 28, 2017

One of the Summer’s biggest hits has been the Disney animated film Moana – which has its home entertainment release this week. To reflect on this film, we spoke to New Zealand actress Rachel House, who plays Gramma Tala in the film. We talk about what it took to bring the character to life, the […]

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Hunt For The Wilderpeople is the highest grossing New Zealand film of all time in Australia

July 18, 2016

The New Zealand film Hunt for the Wilderpeople has had an impressive run in the Australian box office, and now it’s been revealed that it has officially become the highest grossing Kiwi film of all time at the local box office. We assume that statistic doesn’t include any of the Lord of the Rings films, of […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Wonderland has arrived

May 31, 2016

Hello folks, Some new movers and shakers at large! Forget X-Men: Apocalypse and get around Alice. The Alice I speak of is Mia Wasikowska who plays her in Alice Through the Looking Glass, this weeks #1 pushing X-Men: Apocalypse to the #2 spot. The dollars aren’t massive, nor have the reviews been rewarding but it’s […]

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Talking Hunt for the Wilderpeople with Julian Dennison and director Taika Waitiki

May 27, 2016

Taika Waititi‘s Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a delightfully off-beat trek through the New Zealand bush, starring Julian Dennison and Sam Neill. We caught up with Waititi and Dennison to chat about what it was like working on the film, its origins and what’s on the cards next for the two. Taika, how do you feel Hunt […]

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Film Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople (NZ, 2016)

May 27, 2016

Have you seen that ad where the three kids sit in the car and talk about how their dads drive when they’re blazed? If so, you’ll probably recognise Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison), though he’s done some growing. When he arrives at his latest foster home, deep in the New Zealand bushland, he steps out of […]

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Six things we learned at the Hunt for the Wilderpeople Q&A at Palace Cinemas

May 24, 2016

Taika Waititi‘s New Zealand-set and produced Hunt for the Wilderpeople releases this week and we were lucky to be in attendance at the film’s Sydney premiere. Alongside getting to see the film itself (look for our review later in the week), we were also treated to a short Q&A with director Taika Waititi and cast members Julian […]

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Taika Waititi & Julian Dennison to visit the Chauvel Cinema for special Hunt for the Wilderpeople screening and Q&A

May 16, 2016

Taika Waititi recently broke the New Zealand box office record for the highest-grossing film of all time with his new movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople which he wrote, directed and starred in. The previous box office record was set by another movie by him called Boy and you might recognise his other hits such as Eagle […]

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