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 DUFF' Trailer: In Which We're Led to Believe Little Mae Whitman Is the Ugly, Fat Friend

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by Britt Hayes 4 days ago
In the world of the upcoming film 'The DUFF,' we are supposed to believe that 'Arrested Development' star Mae Whitman---tiny, pocket-sized Mae Whitman---is the fat, ugly girl. Apparently every group of friends has what is called a "DUFF"---a "Designated Ugly Fat Friend." And, to be fair, the trailer has the cruel jock who tells Mae Whitman's Bianca pointing out several other examples of DUFFs who do not look fat or "ugly." They just look like whatever the opposite of a popular, conventionally attractive high school kid looks like. The first trailer for this movie isn't doing much to convince us that this isn't just a ripoff of 'She's All That,' though

LEGO Batman Spinoff Will Explore Every Era of Batman's Filmography, Will Probably Include Bat-Nipples and Dead Parents

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by Britt Hayes 5 days ago
Warner Bros.
We’ve seen Batman envisioned time and again on screens big and small, and yet it took a tiny LEGO version of the character to take us by surprise with Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s hilarious take on the character in this year’s ‘The LEGO Movie.’ Voiced by Will Arnett, this version of Batman lovingly satirized the Caped Crusader. The character was such a hit that we’re getting a spinoff in 2017 ahead of the ‘LEGO Movie’ sequel, and the writers have dropped some details about what we can expect.

New Movie Releases -- December 2014

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by Britt Hayes 5 days ago
Disney/Fox Searchlight/The Weinstein Company
December is a big month at the movies: not only do we find plenty of family-friendly holiday season offerings, but it's also when we see the last bout of awards-season contenders hitting theaters. The final month of 2014 brings a ‘Night at the Museum,’ a ‘Hobbit,’ and ‘Annie’ for the whole family to enjoy, as well as much more adult fare like ‘Inherent Vice’ and ‘The Gambler.’ There's no shortage of offerings to help you escape the winter chill, so read on for our guide to December's new movie releases.

'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' Will Now Be a Scary Story Told by Writer of 'Frankenweenie'

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by Britt Hayes 5 days ago
Scholastic
It's been almost a year since we've heard anything about the big screen adaptation of beloved children's horror book series ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.’ But rest assured, CBS Films is still fully committed to this odd adaptation, and have now hired screenwriter John August, who last wrote the 2012 Tim Burton film ‘Frankenweenie.’ As that film was both a return to form of sorts for Burton and delivered a charming, spooky and kooky kid-friendly narrative, the hiring of August could be promising.

Marvel Officially Releases That Phase 3 Timeline Image to Help You Keep All Those Releases Dates Straight

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by Britt Hayes 6 days ago
Marvel
If you caught video of that big Marvel event from a couple of weeks back, you may have noticed an image in the background during the presentation of a Phase 3 timeline. It looked pretty awesome, and had all of Marvel's official logos along with release dates for their upcoming phase of films. If you were hoping to get your hands on that image, we've got excellent news, fellow superhero nerd: Marvel has officially released their Phase 3 timeline, so now you can look at it whenever you want.

Hear ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ End Credits Song Performed by Pippin Himself

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by Britt Hayes 7 days ago
Warner Bros.
It's being touted as the “definitive chapter” in the ‘Hobbit’ trilogy, and it promises to be the most epic conclusion, culminating in a huge, 45-minute battle sequence. But it's also been quite a journey, with three ‘Lord of the Rings’ films and now ending with the third ‘Hobbit’ film. For this farewell, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ will get an appropriately emotional goodbye with an end credits song performed by Billy Boyd, who played Pippin in all three ‘Lord of the Rings’ films. And now you can listen to the end credits song in full before the film hits theaters.

Christopher Nolan Responds to All Those 'Interstellar' Sound Criticisms

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by Britt Hayes 7 days ago
Paramount
Ever since the earliest screenings of Christopher Nolan's ‘Interstellar,’ there have been criticisms about the film's sound mix—that the dialogue is difficult to understand at times, often overtaken by the sound effects and score. Audiences and critics alike have pondered whether this was a filmmaking error, or a matter of movie theaters not playing the sound correctly, but now Nolan himself has finally spoken up to clarify that the sound is playing as intended, calling the final product “adventurous and creative.”

Skeletor, G.I. Joe, Jem, and More of Your Childhood Friends Are Selling Cars for Honda

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by Britt Hayes 7 days ago
Honda has decided to take a hint from the film and television industry this holiday season by taking advantage of your nostalgia. The company's new ads feature some of your old pals, like Jem, G.I. Joe, Strawberry Shortcake, Stretch Armstrong, and Skeletor—OK, maybe Skeletor wasn't one of your childhood “friends.” It depends on what kind of kid you were.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Will Most Likely Be Directed by ‘Winter Soldier’ Duo Joe and Anthony Russo

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by Britt Hayes November 15, 2014 02:12 PM
Marvel
Just last month when Marvel announced ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ there was an additional little nugget of news/rumor tucked into that surprising reveal: Marvel was eyeing ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ directors Joe and Anthony Russo to helm ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ That's in addition to their responsibilities directing ‘Civil War.’ As it turns out, the rumors are true, and the Russo brothers are indeed the frontrunners to direct the two-part ‘Infinity War,’ which would also confirm what we've known for some time: Joss Whedon won't be back.

Glen A. Larson, Creator of ‘Knight Rider,’ ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ and More Beloved Classic TV Series, Passes Away at 77

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by Britt Hayes November 15, 2014 01:41 PM
Universal
Television producer, writer, and creator Glen A. Larson has passed away at the age of 77. Larson's contributions to television include such beloved classics as ‘Knight Rider,’ ‘Magnum P.I.,’ the original ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ and he was involved in the development of ‘The Six Million Dollar Man.’ The three-time Emmy-nominated Larson began his career in 1956 as a member of the music group The Four Preps, and transitioned into television, working on the 1966 series ‘The Fugitive.’