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.

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

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by Britt Hayes 3 days 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 3 days ago
FX
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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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.

'G.I. Joe 3' Reportedly Eyeing Martin Campbell to Direct

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by Britt Hayes 4 days ago
Paramount
It's been some time since we've gotten an update on 'G.I. Joe 3,' but don't worry—Paramount hasn't forgotten the third installment in the franchise. Although 'Retaliation' director Jon M. Chu has redirected his attention toward dance films, the third 'Joe' film already has a screenplay and has been searching for Chu's replacement. A new report suggests that Paramount's top choice is Martin Campbell, best known for directing the James Bond flick 'Casino Royale' and 'Green Lantern.'

'The Age of Adaline' Trailer: Everyone Gets Older, But Blake Lively Stays the Same Age

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by Britt Hayes 4 days ago
At first glance, there's something a little "female version of 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'" about this trailer for 'The Age of Adaline'—the film has a fantastical, darkly whimsical quality to its tale of a woman (Blake Lively) who doesn't age due to a freakish accident. Depending on your perspective, that might be a blessing or a curse, and given our cultural preoccupations with beauty and youth, 'The Age of Adaline' looks to explore the beauty in aging itself.

'The Goldfinch' Lands a Writer for Big Screen Adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel

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by Britt Hayes 4 days ago
Little, Brown and Company
Donna Tartt’s ‘The Goldfinch’ has been one of the most talked about books of the last year—spending 39 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and picking up a Pulitzer Prize didn’t hurt, either. Tartt’s novel is getting an inevitable film adaptation thanks to Brett Ratner’s production company and Warner Bros., and has just landed a promising screenwriter to help make the translation from page to screen: Peter Straughan, who previously penned the screenplay for ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.’

Steve McQueen Will Follow '12 Years a Slave' With a Film About Activist Paul Robeson

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by Britt Hayes 4 days ago
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After winning the Academy Award for Best Picture for his incredible drama ‘12 Years a Slave,’ we’ve been wondering what director Steve McQueen’s next film project might be. With a Best Picture Oscar in tow, the guy could do just about anything he wants, but it seems like he’s been (wisely) taking his time. And it’s kind of a relief to know that he’s in no rush. But now McQueen has announced his next project: a film about the life of activist, actor, singer, and man of many talents Paul Robeson.