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.

‘Jurassic World’ Takes You Inside the Creation Lab and Reveals Some Scary New Dinos

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by Britt Hayes a day ago
Universal Pictures
It’s not just the terrifying Indominus Rex that Chris Pratt and his co-stars will have to look out for in Jurassic World—the park is also cooking up some pretty intimidating genetically-modified dinosaurs in its onsite lab. The latest piece of viral marketing for Jurassic World takes you inside the Hammond Creation Lab, so named for Jurassic Park mastermind John Hammond. In addition, the film’s interactive site has revealed seven new dinosaurs that will terrorize theme park visitors this summer.

Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Steven Spielberg’s ‘It’s What I Do’

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by Britt Hayes a day ago
Lionsgate
Jennifer Lawrence is the biggest star on the planet right now, like the acting equivalent of Beyonce. Recently, the actress signed on to star in a new James Cameron-produced film, as well as a sci-fi project with fellow mega-star Chris Pratt. And now her impressive film schedule just got even more impressive with news that the actress has signed on to star in an upcoming Steven Spielberg film.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Will Include James Gunn’s Favorite Character

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by Britt Hayes a day ago
Marvel
We’re still a couple of years away from Guardians of the Galaxy 2, but that hasn’t kept us from speculating about the sequel—and it certainly hasn’t stopped James Gunn from dropping hints about it. We know that there will undoubtedly be some new additions to the cast as we delve deeper into the world of Guardians, and the intergalactic setting definitely opens the world up to so many possibilities and new characters. According to Gunn, one of those new characters is a personal favorite of the director.

‘Girls’ Review: ‘Ask Me My Name’

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by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
HBO
Manipulation, resentment and deceit are the central conceits at the heart of this week’s Girls. Hannah attempts to be friends with Adam, and this overture is both genuine and disingenuous at the same time, highlighting the conflicting emotions that go into such well-meaning and painful post-break-up trials. And while Lena Dunham’s anxiety-ridden performance captures the vast array of emotions during this period, it’s Gillian Jacobs’ exceptionally complex performance as Mimi-Rose that ultimately steals the show, proving the hinge around which Adam and Hannah pivot.

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Funeral Scene Gets Recreated With LEGOs

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by Britt Hayes 3 days ago
LEGO recreations of trailers and scenes from films are often pretty fun to watch, though they’re not always of the best quality, as fans rush to complete and reveal their projects before someone else beats them to the punch. That’s not the case with Morgan Spence, a 15-year-old kid from Scotland whose LEGO recreations of famous movie scenes are really top notch. His latest project recreates the famous funeral scene from Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel—not the typical film you’d expect to see LEGO form, but once you do, you’ll be quite charmed.

Amy Poehler Played a Hacker in This Lost ’90s Sitcom Pilot

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by Britt Hayes 3 days ago
Parks and Recreation came to an end last week after seven wonderful seasons, and now that you’ve dried your eyes from the buckets of tears you undoubtedly cried, Amy Poehler is ready to make you laugh again. The Second City improv group has revealed clips from a lost pilot for a ’90s sitcom starring Poehler as a hacker in a terrible era-appropriate vest. It’s…well, it’s something.

James Franco Will Play the Him in ‘Why Him?’

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by Britt Hayes 3 days ago
Sony Pictures
James Franco has become one of our most prolific actors/directors/writers/artists/deli meat purveyors (probably)—he is, in the parlance of the Full House theme song, everywhere you look. Not only is he starring in Hulu’s upcoming Stephen King miniseries 11/22/63, but he’ll also appear in the new comedy Why Him? from co-writer Nicholas Stoller and the director of I Love You, Man.

SNL Ranked: Dakota Johnson Is Fifty Shades of Great

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by Britt Hayes 3 days ago
NBC
Dakota Johnson truly impressed in Fifty Shades of Grey, bringing genuine humor and personality to a character who was entirely humorless and lifeless on the page. But can her likability and seemingly effortless talents translate to a solid hosting stint on SNL? Read on for this week's SNL sketches ranked from the greatest to the not-so-great.

‘The Shining’ Hedge Maze Perfectly Replicated by Adam Savage of ‘MythBusters’

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by Britt Hayes 4 days ago
Of all the most intricate designs in film history, the hedge maze from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining stands out—not only is it a beautiful and intimidating design, but the maze itself is rather disquieting, particularly in the context of the film’s climax. Kubrick didn’t just utilize the outdoor hedge maze, but also a smaller replica, which Jack Nicholson hovers over during one of the film’s memorable scenes. And now the hedge maze (and its identical replica) have been replicated by MythBusters host Adam Savage, who painstakingly recreated the maze in this awesome video.

‘Brewster’s Millions’ Remake in the Works From Director Robert Townsend

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by Britt Hayes 4 days ago
Universal
Today in “things you didn’t know you needed”: A remake of Brewster’s Millions is currently in development, based on the 1902 novel that’s previously been adapted 10 times. And today in “things you were totally not aware of”: There have been 10 adaptations of Brewster’s Millions. The latest will be helmed by Robert Townsend, best known for directing The Five Heartbeats and acclaimed stand-up documentary Eddie Murphy: Raw.