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.
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We’re experiencing something of an awesome trend right now, as more and more women in Hollywood are starting to speak out about the rampant sexism in the industry — Charlize Theron, Kathryn Bigelow, Kristen Stewart and many more have been voicing their opinions, and now you can add Maggie Gyllenhaal to that excellent list. Her revelation may seem a bit surprising, but it’s actually a pretty common — but still totally awful — issue in Hollywood.
It’s hardly shocking news that Chris Pratt is a big ol’ doofus. As Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation, Pratt showcased his comedic talents, playing a character that — judging by interviews — was basically a fictionalized, more simple-minded version of himself. Pratt may be exploring a more charismatic side of himself on the big screen right now, but these new behind the scenes featurettes from Jurassic World are here to assure you that he’s still as goofy as ever.
Not long ago, comedian/actor/genius Patton Oswalt revealed his detailed plan for two more films to form an Unbreakable trilogy. As it turns out, director M. Night Shyamalan isn’t exactly interested in making a film trilogy, but he is definitely interested in continuing the story that began with his film, originally released in 2000.
The Girl on the Train, like The Goldfinch, has the potential to move from the New York Times best-sellers list to the box office top 10. Dreamworks optioned the rights to Paula Hawkins’ debut novel last year before the book even hit the stands, which should tell you that the adaptation of The Girl on the Train could be as big of a hit in theaters as its source material is on shelves.
Add yet another live-action project to Disney’s growing pile: the studio is developing a live-action film for Peter Pan’s magical sidekick Tinker Bell, who has earned a rather large following in her own right with various animated films and merchandise. In addition to the announcement of this new development, we’ve also learned that Disney has performed a little casting magic, landing Reese Witherspoon for the title role — which is some seriously perfect casting.
The Magnificent Seven has built itself an interesting cast, but they just lost one valuable member: Jason Momoa has departed Antoine Fuqua’s remake of the classic western, presumably due to his Aquaman commitments. On the flip side, the film may have lost Momoa, but it just added Peter Sarsgaard in the role of the big bad villain.
Just as many new titles are added to Netflix Instant each month, so must many titles depart the streaming service. A handful of old classics and more recent favorites are disappearing from Netflix next month, which means now may be your last time to enjoy them for a while. Read on for your guide to what’s expiring from Netflix Instant in June.
Next month brings a whole new batch of streaming content to Netflix Instant, including the Wachowskis’ new original series Sense8, as well as Orange Is the New Black Season 3, and the Netflix Original documentary on the life of the legendary Nina Simone. In addition, some new seasons of your favorite television shows, as well as beloved classic films and recent favorites. Read on for your guide to the new Netflix Instant releases arriving in June.
A remake/reboot of The Crow seemed like a fairly lame idea, but after years of director changes and actor switches, we finally seem to have something interesting on our hands: with a director personally recommended by Edgar Wright, as well as Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston in the title role, The Crow sounds like it could be, I don’t know, kind of cool? Add another item to the pros column: Andrea Riseborough has been cast as the main villain — a role originally intended for a man.
Remember cooties? That made-up disease that we used as an excuse to avoid kids when we were in grade school? The new horror comedy Cooties takes that fictional, juvenile ailment and turns it into something deadly — and hilarious. Clearly none of these people got their annual cooties shot.