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.
Original ‘Aladdin’ Co-Writer Says Disney Isn’t Paying Him Anything for the Live-Action Remake
The teaser trailer for Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin dropped last night, and reactions to the first look at Disney’s latest live-action remake are wildly mixed (it looks weird). But there’s one reaction that particularly stands out: That of Terry Rossio, one of four screenwriters on Disney’s original animated Aladdin, who claims that the studio isn’t crediting — or paying — any of them despite adapting their script for the remake.
MoviePass Is Trying to Re-Enroll Subscribers Without Their Consent (Again)
MoviePass continues to suffer the longest, slowest, and most painful death in business history. Rather than admit defeat, the company is delaying the inevitable. According to an email sent out late last week, they’re still trying to trick former users into re-enrolling in their increasingly laughable service — by automatically enrolling them in a “test group” unless they choose to opt out.
‘IT: Chapter Two’ Will Feature One of the Book’s Wildest Moments (No, Not That One)
There are some pretty bonkers moments in Stephen King’s IT, including a couple that would fall pretty low on the list of “most likely to be included in a film adaptation.” As it turns out, at least one of those scenes — a climactic supernatural confrontation — will appear in IT: Chapter Two, Andy Muschietti’s sequel to last year’s hit adaptation of the iconic horror novel. Before you get worried, it’s not THAT scene.
What’s New On Amazon Prime Video: August 2018
The hottest month of the year is upon us, but thankfully Amazon Prime has you covered with plenty of new movies and shows to keep you occupied while you take refuge in your blessed, air-conditioned living room.
Guy Pearce Suggests Kevin Spacey Was ‘Handsy’ With Him on the ‘L.A. Confidential’ Set
Following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct and assault, things have been fairly quiet on the Kevin Spacey front — even though he (surprisingly) has a new movie hitting theaters this summer. But Spacey’s name was brought up in a recent TV interview with Guy Pearce, who suggested that his former L.A. Confidential co-star was “handsy” with him on the set of Curtis Hanson’s 1997 crime film.
‘IT: Chapter Two’ Officially Starts Production With New Cast Photo
The Losers Club is back, and they’re all hot as s—t now.
‘The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln Rumored to Be Leaving in Season 9
Rumor has it two of the series’ biggest stars are leaving during the upcoming season.
‘IT: Chapter Two’ Reportedly Casts ‘The Wire’s James Ransone as Adult Eddie
The actor, best known for his roles in ‘The Wire’ and ‘Tangerine,’ joins a cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader and James McAvoy.
The Most Badass Mothers in Movie History
With Mother’s Day fast approaching (you did order those flowers, right?), we’ve chosen to celebrate by honoring 12 of the most badass moms in movie history. Maybe you can treat your own badass mom to a mini-marathon featuring some of our picks this weekend.
David Chase Is Making a ‘Sopranos’ Prequel Movie
Put the Sunday gravy on the stove because we’re returning to the world of The Sopranos. But unlike the current wave of revivals flooding our TVs, David Chase’s new project is heading to the big screen. The creator of one of the most beloved shows of all time has sold a screenplay for a film prequel titled The Many Saints of Newark, which will examine the New Jersey mafia in the 1960s — including a few familiar (but much younger) faces.
Man Arrested for Stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscar Last Night
After delivering the acceptance speech of the night (and inspiring everyone to frantically Google “inclusion rider”), Frances McDormand was tragically separated from her Best Actress Oscar when a man — because of course it was a man — had the nerve to steal it from her at the Governors Awards ball. Thankfully, the separation was brief, as McDormand and her little golden friend were reunited, at which point they enjoyed a post-Oscars trip to In-N-Out burger. Meanwhile, the suspect has been arrested for felony grand theft.
2018 Oscar Winners: See the Complete List!
Read on for the complete list of tonight’s big winners!
Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Rape Victim Samantha Geimer
In 2003, while promoting Kill Bill, Quentin Tarantino appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show, where he effectively blamed Roman Polanski rape victim Samantha Geimer by stating that she “wanted to have it” with the exiled Polish director. After the audio resurfaced this week, Geimer issued an official (and fairly compassionate) response, in which she called Tarantino’s remarks “obviously incorrect.” And it didn’t take long for Tarantino to issue an official statement of his own, formally apologizing to Geimer for his upsetting comments.
New Netflix Instant Releases: February 2018
Here’s everything you’ll be bingeing next month on Netflix.
What’s Leaving Netflix: February 2018
Watch these now before they’re gone (maybe for good).
2018 Golden Globes: Full List of Winners!
Great achievements in television and movies were honored last night by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Of Course Jessica Chastain Wants to Play Adult Beverly in ‘IT: Chapter Two’
In the days following the release of IT, several fans (ourselves included) began speculating about who might play the adult versions of the Losers Club in the sequel. One of the most popular choices for the role of grown-up Beverly Marsh, played in the first film by the scene-stealing Sophia Lillis, was Jessica Chastain — a sensible pick, considering that Chastain previously starred in director Andres Muschietti’s feature debut, Mama. As for Chastain herself, she’s totally down to take on that evil clown.
Jamie Lee Curtis Teases ‘Halloween’ Reunion With a Spooky New Photo
Few celebrities are able to get into the Halloween spirit like Jamie Lee Curtis, the star of the classic horror franchise named after the holiday itself. Sure, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Se7en costume this year was inspired, and LeBron James makes for a fantastic Pennywise, but you really can’t top Jamie Lee Curtis posing with iconic boogeyman Michael Myers for a new Halloween teaser photo…on Halloween.
Oliver Stone Defends Harvey Weinstein, Is Promptly Accused of Sexual Harassment
Filmmaker Oliver Stone has waded into the Harvey Weinstein scandal, suggesting that perhaps it takes a purveyor of toxic masculinity to know one. As many men in Hollywood and around the country this week are learning, women never forget. We keep our receipts, be them in our hands or in our heads. Not long after Stone spoke out to defend Weinstein against the growing number of sexual assault and harassment allegations (and subsequently attempted to backtrack), his own history of sexual misconduct has resurfaced.
‘IT’ Broke ‘Deadpool’s Thursday Night Box Office Record
Deadpool might need to watch his back. IT, the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s horror epic, just broke one of the R-rated box office champ’s records — and is primed to break a couple more before the end of the weekend. It’s doubtful that Pennywise will come close to overtaking the Merc With a Mouth’s massive box office haul, but it’s quite a win for the new horror film from Andy Muschietti, which already has a sequel in the works for 2019.