Britt Hayes is a writer, movie lover, and sensible sweater enthusiast living in Austin, Texas. She watches too much TV and never eats her vegetables.
What the New ‘Star Wars’ Series From the ‘Game of Thrones’ Guys Could Be About
With the current Star Wars trilogy nearing an end, Lucasfilm is looking ahead to the future of the iconic franchise. Not content to have merely one new series of Star Wars films on the horizon (courtesy of Rian Johnson), the studio is hedging its bets with a second series; in a pop culture marriage to rival that of Disney and Fox, Lucasfilm has enlisted the creators of Game of Thrones to work their mega-budget magic on the galaxies far, far away. But what exactly will this new series be about? We have some ideas.
Avengers Assemble for ‘Infinity War’ Super Bowl Spot
You didn’t really think Marvel would sit out the Super Bowl, did you?
Disney Is Allegedly ‘Browning Up’ White Extras for ‘Aladdin’
Disney was met with anticipatory backlash upon announcing their plans for a live-action remake of Aladdin — the studio doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to diversity in front of and behind the scenes, after all. Despite hiring Guy Ritchie to direct the project, Disney publicly declared their commitment to enlisting regionally appropriate actors for Aladdin, which stars Mena Massoud as the eponymous hero opposite Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar. But according to at least one actor on the set, Disney hasn’t entirely kept their promise.
‘Lady Bird’ Wins Best Motion Picture Comedy at the 2018 Golden Globes
Greta Gerwig’s coming-of-age tale ‘Lady Bird’ took home the Globe statuette for Best Motion Picture Comedy.
2018 Golden Globes: Full List of Winners!
This year’s Golden Globes winners will officially be announced during the ceremony hosted by Seth Meyers on Sunday, January 7 at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST on NBC. We’ll be updating this post throughout the night with all of 2018’s big winners in the world of television and film.
Disney Wants Rob Marshall to Direct ‘The Little Mermaid’ Live-Action Remake
And in today’s least shocking news item, Disney wants a white dude to direct an upcoming live-action remake of a classic animated movie. The studio has reportedly made Rob Marshall their top pick to helm The Little Mermaid, based on their 1989 animated adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen tale. Marshall, who previously directed Into the Woods and the forthcoming Mary Poppins Returns for the studio, is said to be taking the holidays to mull it over.
How Actress Paz de la Huerta’s Allegations About Harvey Weinstein Could Lead to His Arrest
Former Boardwalk Empire star Paz de la Huerta is the latest actress to come forward with damning allegations against disgraced executive Harvey Weinstein. In the weeks since the initial accusations surfaced in a pair of bombshell exposés, dozens of women (and counting) have courageously shared traumatic stories of sexual harassment, assault, and rape at the hands of one of Hollywood’s most powerful men. But this case is different from many others; the New York Police Department could bring felony charges against Weinstein based on de la Huerta’s allegations.
You Can Watch the Terrifying Opening Scene From ‘IT’ Right Now
IT is the biggest horror film of the year, and if you still haven’t seen Andy Muschietti’s surprisingly great adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel (doubtful, you’re smart people), then perhaps the opening scene from the movie will persuade you…or maybe it’ll just reinforce your decision to stay the heck at home in your comfy, cozy, sewer clown-free environment. Beep beep!
How Carrie Fisher Took Revenge on the Studio Executive Who Sexually Harassed Her Friend
There’s a lot to miss about the late, incomparably great Carrie Fisher: Her delightful screen presence, her sharp contributions to screenwriting, her brilliant wit and unapologetic candor, and her advocacy for those suffering from mental health problems and addiction. She was, for lack of a better word, a badass. And the legend of her awesomeness lives on through those who loved her, like Heather Ross — a screenwriter and friend of Fisher’s, who recently shared an amazing story about the time she was sexually harassed by a studio executive, and the artist occasionally known as Princess General Leia exacted revenge on her behalf.
‘IT’ Review: The Latest Stephen King Adaptation Is Scary Good – And Surprisingly Funny
Stephen King adaptations are a dime a dozen these days (almost literally; rights to his books are famously cheap), but a good Stephen King adaptation, like a properly cooked steak or a movie where Harrison Ford is actually awake, is exceedingly rare. Of the two adaptations of beloved King novels released this year, the idea that IT might be the superior of the pair seemed laughable a few months ago. IT is better than The Dark Tower in every conceivable way, but beyond the inevitable comparison, it’s just really good. Scary good, even.