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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It’s not often that a musical guest pulls double duty as a host on ‘SNL’—we’ve seen some pretty great ones over the years, whose natural charisma lends itself well to the gig, and we’ve seen some…not so great ones, where we (along with the folks at ‘SNL’) were more enamored with the concept than with the execution. This week brings country music star ‘The Voice’ host (there’s a little NBC synergy for you) Blake Shelton to the ‘SNL’ stage, but does he belong? Read on for our official ranking of this week’s ‘SNL’ sketches from best to worst.
The most viable rumor that’s been reported about Gareth Edwards’ upcoming ‘Star Wars’ spinoff is that it involves Boba Fett and a group of bounty hunters in an ‘Ocean’s 11’-style heist to retrieve plans for the Death Star. But we haven’t forgotten about that other rumor—the one that claims that young Han Solo is involved in the spinoff. According to a new report, Edwards’ film isn’t about one character or the other; it’s about both.
Believe the hype: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ is going to kick all kinds of ass (but, like, in a real classy way). Early reviews of Matthew Vaughn’s latest film have been overwhelmingly positive, but we wouldn’t expect any less from the team that brought us ‘X-Men: First Class.’ And if you want to learn how to be just as awesome as unlikely action star Colin Firth, these new videos from the film will teach you how. Oh, and we’ve got a brand new clip, too.
Ever since we saw the second trailer for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ we’ve all been wondering about the mysterious woman undressing in the cave. We’re not alone in our speculation that this character has something to do with Black Panther’s fictional home of Wakanda, but a new rumor suggests that she’s actually another Marvel comic book character, and one who could play a key role not just in the upcoming sequel, but in the future of the MCU as well.
It may still be a long while yet before Eli Roth’s cannibal horror flick ‘The Green Inferno’ is finally released (we saw it at Fantastic Fest back in 2013 and really enjoyed it), but there’s a new Roth film on the horizon: ‘Knock Knock,’ starring Keanu Reeves as a doting husband and father who gets in over his head when two beautiful young women come to his door. The film just premiered at Sundance last night, where it’s already garnering some mixed reviews (as all Roth films do), and though it has no official U.S. release date just yet, you can watch the first teaser right now.
“Hey, young movie. Why can’t you be more like that older movie, ‘The Goonies’? Everyone loves ‘The Goonies.’”—says some studio executive in the tone of a parent who isn’t mad, just disappointed. And so now that ‘Monopoly’ movie that was once set to be directed by Ridley Scott will be more like ‘The Goonies.’ But we all know that ‘Monopoly’ can try as hard as it wants, but it will never get the same kind of affection and attention as ‘The Goonies.’
Over the last several years we’d heard reports that a new movie was in the works to bring beloved retro cartoon ‘The Jetsons’ back, with Kanye West involved in some capacity. Apparently those plans have changed, and ‘The Jetsons’ will now become a new animated feature film with the help of the screenwriter of the new ‘Scooby-Doo’ animated film. Just keepin’ things in the Hanna Barbera family.
Netflix has wasted absolutely no time following through on its promise to produce and distribute original films, and their latest deal should make cinephiles pretty happy. The company’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos has just signed with indie filmmaking duo Jay and Mark Duplass for four new movies, which the pair will produce through their Brothers Productions company.
Lee Pace recently expressed interest in reprising his villainous role of Ronan the Accuser in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2,’ which might not be very easy, given the events of the first film. And while anything is possible in the realm of superhero films, director James Gunn says Ronan will not be coming back for round 2—though he doesn’t rule out the possibility of Ronan’s revival at some point.
Back in 2013, our collective hearts melted as five year-old Miles Scott was granted his ultimate wish through the Make-a-Wish foundation: to become Batman for a single day. With the help of the city of San Francisco, thousands of volunteers, and President Barack Obama, Scott became the caped crusader and successfully defended the citizens of San Francisco. Miles Scott’s story is the focus of a new documentary premiering this week at Sundance-adjacent film festival Slamdance, but it won’t be the only time his story is told on the big screen—Julia Roberts is also making a movie about our beloved Batkid.