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.
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?
‘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.
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.
‘Mid90s’ Review: Jonah Hill’s Directorial Debut Is Superficially Authentic
Jonah Hill will be the first to tell you (repeatedly) that he’s spent the past 15 years in one of the best possible film schools, working with some of the most beloved writers and directors in America: Martin Scorsese, Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and Bennett Miller, to name a handful. It’s not surprising, then, that Hill’s directorial debut is handsomely-made and well-edited, or that it authentically captures a moment in time — 1995 to be exact — with a specificity that isn’t precious about its own nostalgia. Unfortunately, Mid90s isn’t anything you haven’t already seen numerous times before.
Former ‘Sesame Street’ Writer Confirms Bert and Ernie Are Gay, Workshop Responds With Denial
Many Sesame Street viewers have long suspected — including a few wise kiddos — that puppet odd couple Bert and Ernie are more than just friends. The prolific children’s series has never really addressed Bert and Ernie’s sexual orientation, but a former writer for Sesame Street confirms what most of us felt in our hearts all along…even if the show itself continues to issue denials.
Burt Reynolds Died Before Filming His Part in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’
When Burt Reynolds was cast in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it seemed like the perfect farewell for the aging Hollywood icon. The 82-year-old actor hadn’t been acting much in recent years, and his supporting role as the owner of a former stunt ranch in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth movie was sure to be his last. Unfortunately, we’ll never see Reynolds on the big screen again, as the actor passed away earlier today — before he ever had a chance to film his final part.
Academy Puts ‘Best Popular Film’ Oscar on Hold Following Backlash
Though it was initially planned to make its debut at the upcoming 2019 ceremony, the Academy has decided to place the category on “hold” for the time being.
HBO Just Quietly Removed All of Its Adult Content. R.I.P. ‘Real Sex.’
It’s the end of an era.
If Netflix Hates the Phrase ‘Binge-Watching,’ Why Does Their Site Still Have ‘Binge-Worthy’ Recs?
Guy Pearce, who stars in the upcoming Netflix series ‘The Innocents,’ says that the company doesn’t want its actors using the phrase “binge-watching” — even though their website still features “binge-worthy TV” recommendations.
Paul Walker’s Brothers Want to Bring Him Back in Another ‘Fast and Furious’ Sequel
Following his untimely death, Paul Walker’s brothers Cody and Caleb stepped in to help finish production on Furious 7, serving as stand-ins for the late actor. Thanks to their presence, along with some VFX magic, director James Wan was able to complete Walker’s scenes — and create a touching tribute to Walker for the film’s final scene. Although the series has moved beyond Walker’s absence, his brothers are hoping to step in and revive him once again for another sequel.
MoviePass’ Hilarious Reign of Terror Continues as Cancellation Is No Longer an Option
Your smug friends were right: MoviePass was too good (and possibly stupid) to last.
Did Tom Cruise Really Not Know About Internet Porn? An Investigation
We’re back on the Tom Cruise beat to investigate a rather bold claim made by Judd Apatow.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s Mystery Project Appears to Be a New Prank Series for Showtime
Over the Fourth of July holiday, Sacha Baron Cohen tweeted out a video teasing a mysterious new project that might have something to do with Donald Trump. Today, new details have emerged regarding the comedian and actor’s latest endeavor, which appears to be a prank interview series similar to Da Ali G Show for Showtime.
Idris Elba Will Play the Bad Guy in Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Fast and Furious’ Spinoff
If yesterday didn’t make you feel especially patriotic, then maybe this news will remind you of the goodness in America’s heart: Idris Motherf—king Elba (that’s his legal name, I swear) has signed on to play the villain in Hobbs & Shaw, the upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff starring the only good parts of The Fate of the Furious (sorry, Charlize, but you get it).
Terry Crews’ Sexual Assault Senate Testimony Includes Allegations Against ‘Expendables 4’ Producer
Earlier today, Terry Crews testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, recounting how his own allegations against Hollywood agent Adam Venit have personally — and professionally — affected him. During that testimony, Crews revealed that he won’t be appearing in Expendables 4 because the producer of the sequel, Avi Lerner, allegedly threatened “troubles” if Crews refused to withdraw his civil lawsuit against Venit.
The Best TV Shows of 2018 So Far
From ‘Atlanta’ to ‘Westworld,’ these are the best shows of the year — so far.
Zach Galifianakis’ ‘Between Two Ferns’ Returns with Jerry Seinfeld, Cardi B and a Special Cameo
It’s been two long, weary years since Zach Galifianakis and Scott Aukerman blessed us with a new edition of Between Two Ferns — the irreverent talk show in which Galifianakis, playing a more obnoxious version of himself, interviews (or makes fun of) various guests between a pair of ferns. But Galifianakis has finally returned with a new episode, this time featuring special guests Jerry Seinfeld, Cardi B and a surprise Seinfeld reunion.
Jared Leto’s Joker Is Also Getting His Own Movie Because Why the Hell Not
Love him or hate him, Jared Leto’s Joker was certainly a very…noticeable…part of Suicide Squad. And now Gotham City’s very own juggalo clown prince of crime is getting his very own spinoff because clearly Warner Bros. has remembered just who the hell Jared Leto is and recognized that he will not tolerate being left out of that other Joker movie that may or may not actually happen. How dare they.
Who Is Channing Dungey? A Primer on the ABC Exec Who Axed ‘Roseanne’
Everything you need to know about the history-making ABC executive who canceled ‘Roseanne.’
Harvey Weinstein Will Surrender to the NYPD on Friday
At least one piece of positive news has emerged from this week’s trash fire of misogyny and sexual harassment allegations: Harvey Weinstein will reportedly be arrested by the New York Police Department on May 25. The former studio executive, who has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by over 80 women (as of this writing), is set to turn himself in tomorrow.