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.
Disney’s New Marvel Superhero Land Will Equip Visitors With Spider-Man Web Shooters
If you’ve ever wanted to sling some webs like your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, you’re in luck: Disney’s new Marvel Superhero Land, set to debut at Disney California Adventure in 2020, will include a Spider-Man attraction that equips visitors with a web-shooter of their very own. Just maybe leave the skyscraper-hopping to the pros, OK?
2018’s Big Horror Film Trend: Inherited Trauma
By sheer coincidence, four of this year’s most poignant and effective horror stories are thematically connected by their exploration of familial mental illness and inherited trauma — the concept of traumatic experiences so deeply affecting that they are passed down from parents to children, whether by nature or nurture (or, in some cases, both). This idea is the driving force behind every terrifying moment in Hereditary, The Haunting of Hill House, Sharp Objects, and Halloween, all of which also happen to have another curious thing in common: Miniature houses.
Don’t Worry, ‘Hocus Pocus’ Fans: Bette Midler Has Officially Joined the Reunion Special
You didn’t really think the Winifred Sanderson would miss all the amok-amok-amok of the Hocus Pocus reunion, did you?
Blumhouse CEO Hasn’t Hired a Female Director Because Most of Them Aren’t ‘Inclined to Do Horror’
Blumhouse Productions is a name you’ve seen in front of numerous recent hit horror films and franchises, including The Purge, Get Out and this year’s Halloween. With over 70 titles released and another handful on the way, Blumhouse has become a genre film powerhouse — one that has yet to release a single horror film directed by a woman. CEO and founder Jason Blum has an explanation for that, and it sounds pretty ridiculous.
HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ Reveals First Look at Damon Lindelof’s ‘Remix’
And so it begins: HBO has revealed the first official look at Watchmen, Damon Lindelof’s upcoming series based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ beloved graphic novel of the same name.
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.
‘Black Panther 2’: Ryan Coogler Officially Returning to Write and Direct
Black Panther broke a few box office records, became a massive worldwide hit, and generated a little Oscar buzz along the way — pretty much guaranteeing a sequel and making Ryan Coogler’s return to the director’s chair seem fairly likely. That likelihood just became a certainty, as Coogler has reportedly signed on to write and direct Black Panther 2 for Marvel.
Werner Herzog Might Be in Jon Favreau’s ‘Star Wars’ TV Series
Last month, German filmmaker and general human icon Werner Herzog revealed that he has an acting role in an upcoming “big franchise film” — leading many to speculate wildly about what that franchise might be. Best guesses included Top Gun: Maverick (starring Herzog’s Jack Reacher co-star Tom Cruise) or possibly Star Wars: Episode IX. As it turns out, Herzog may have misspoke: it would appear that his latest acting gig isn’t for a “big franchise film,” but for a big franchise TV series, and one of those guesses wasn’t entirely off the mark.
Tom Cruise Feels the Need for Speed in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Set Photos
Tom Cruise is going back down the highway to the danger zone, and this time he’s taking a motorcycle — or at least that’s the case in these new set photos from Top Gun: Maverick, the long-awaited sequel to the high-flying ’80s hit, in which Cruise reprises his iconic role as the eponymous Maverick.
Patty Jenkins Might Direct Margot Robbie in the ‘Barbie’ Movie
Every Friday there’s a piece of movie news legitimately worthy of a big TGIF: Today, that news is that Margot Robbie is in talks to play Barbie in the live-action movie of the same name, inspired by the iconic Mattel doll. Even better news: Patty Jenkins, the director who breathed new, glorious life into the DCEU with Wonder Woman, is in early talks to direct it.