Britt Hayes Biography

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. Her mom is worried about her.

'50 Shades of Grey' TV Spot Has Already Started Preparing for Valentine's Day, Is Maybe a Little Clingy

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by Britt Hayes 13 hours ago
Isn’t it just a little early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day? When you see your neighbors put out their Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving, don’t you do a bit of a combo eyeroll-cringe? ‘50 Shades of Grey’ doesn’t seem to think it’s too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day, and has already released its first TV spot to remind you that the holiday is approaching (in a few months), and if it’s Valentine’s Day, it’s ‘50 Shades of Grey.’

‘Danny Collins’ Trailer: Al Pacino Is a Slightly Ridiculous Has-Been Rocker

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by Britt Hayes 14 hours ago
We all know the familiar story of the washed-up, has-been rocker, but the trailer for ‘Danny Collins’ takes the premise and gives it a little twist with an added bit of hoo-ah for emphasis: what if a promising rocker actually went on to have a very successful career, but that career was shallow and lacked the depth and soul of his earlier, folksy background? What if a rocker who idolized John Lennon evolved into something of a Barry Manilow? The result is Al Pacino’s Danny Collins, and as Annette Bening notes, he does look slightly ridiculous.

‘The Stand’ Adaptation Has Now Been Expanded to Four Films

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by Britt Hayes 16 hours ago
Doubleday
Stephen King's 'The Stand' is a project that has struggled to find its way to the big screen for many years now, but in the hands of 'The Fault in Our Stars' director Josh Boone, it's finally picking up serious steam and the adaptation has felt more promising than ever. Whether or not Boone could take King's epic novel and translate it into one film has been a lingering question, and one that Boone has finally answered: No, 'The Stand' will not be just one film. Instead, it will be a shocking four-film adaptation, which seems excessive even for fans of the novel.

Mel Gibson Might Direct Andrew Garfield in WWII Drama ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

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by Britt Hayes 16 hours ago
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It's been several years since Mel Gibson has directed a film, and although he recently appeared in 'The Expendables 3,' he's been mostly under the radar for a while now. But that might change as Gibson is in talks to take on his first directing project in eight years: the WWII drama 'Hacksaw Ridge,' which could potentially star Andrew Garfield, who currently has some time on his hands as the fate of 'The Amazing Spider-Man' franchise is somewhat uncertain.

‘The Wedding Ringer’ Red-Band Trailer Gets NSFW Just in Time for the Holidays

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by Britt Hayes 17 hours ago
One of the more puzzling bits of marketing is the addition of featuring quotes from Twitter users who have seen an upcoming film at a sneak preview screening—it's an approach heavily relied upon in the new red band trailer for 'The Wedding Ringer,' the Josh Gad and Kevin Hart bromance buddy comedy. The red band element should be enough of a gimmick to enhance the odd couple shenanigans of Gad and Hart, but the studio is really pushing this whole "random Twitter user expresses profane excitement for this film!" schtick.

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Review: "Test of Strength"

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by Britt Hayes a day ago
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Welcome to another episode of ‘Soap Opera: Freak Show,’ in which we’ve (hopefully) reached peak melodrama. Although Jessica Lange’s Elsa subdues herself somewhat in “Test of Strength,” allowing for more theatrical performances from the father/son bonding of Michael Chiklis’ Dell and Evan Peters’ Jimmy, there’s still way too much heightened drama and not enough of that horror that the show’s title promises. And where’s all the bonkers weirdness that we’ve come to love from Ryan Murphy and Co.? This season has worked itself into a woefully boring rut.

Steve Jobs Biopic Dropped From Sony, Will Universal Pick It Up?

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by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
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It's been a bumpy road for Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic: the change of director from David Fincher to Danny Boyle, the change of leading man from Leonardo DiCaprio to Christian Bale to a big question mark, and now apparently a change of studio, as Sony has dropped the project entirely. But right on the heels of that announcement comes news that Universal is likely to save the day.

'Highlander' Reboot Seeks Tom Cruise for Sean Connery Role

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by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
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The ‘Highlander’ reboot has been developing for a long, long time now. How long? Ryan Reynolds was once attached to star when we might have been interested in such a thing. And while we all know there can be only one, and there can certainly be only one Sean Connery, it seems like this ‘Highlander’ reboot is picking up steam again, with Tom Cruise being sought for the role originated by Connery.

Melissa McCarthy Will Play Tinker Bell in a Movie Which Will Surely Be Magical

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by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
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Hey, remember that Tinker Bell sketch from 'SNL' a while back, when Aidy Bryant played a bawdy version of the beloved Disney fairy? If only we could have a film version of that. Well, prepare for the next best thing. Melissa McCarthy is set to star in a live-action Tinker Bell film from 'Night at the Museum' director Shawn Levy and 'Neighbors' writer Nicholas Stoller. Magical!

New DVD and Blu-ray Releases -- December 2014

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by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
20th Century Fox/Marvel/Magnolia
December is near and the holidays are quickly approaching—whether you want to buy a stocking stuffer for a loved one or just take home something awesome for yourself, there's plenty of great, diverse options hitting the shelves in the coming month. The last few big blockbusters from this summer are finally making their way to DVD and Blu-ray, and who doesn't want to take 'Guardians of the Galaxy' home already? 'Tis the season! Read on for our guide to what's hitting DVD and Blu-ray this December.