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.
2018’s Big Horror Film Trend: Inherited Trauma
By sheer coincidence, four of this year’s most poignant and effective horror stories are thematically connected by their exploration of familial mental illness and inherited trauma — the concept of traumatic experiences so deeply affecting that they are passed down from parents to children, whether by nature or nurture (or, in some cases, both). This idea is the driving force behind every terrifying moment in Hereditary, The Haunting of Hill House, Sharp Objects, and Halloween, all of which also happen to have another curious thing in common: Miniature houses.
‘Black Panther 2’: Ryan Coogler Officially Returning to Write and Direct
Black Panther broke a few box office records, became a massive worldwide hit, and generated a little Oscar buzz along the way — pretty much guaranteeing a sequel and making Ryan Coogler’s return to the director’s chair seem fairly likely. That likelihood just became a certainty, as Coogler has reportedly signed on to write and direct Black Panther 2 for Marvel.
First ‘Pet Sematary’ Photo Reveals Remake’s Adorably Undead Kitty Cat
Tis the season for all sorts of spookiness, and in keeping with the holiday spirit, we have our very first sneak peek at the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. Or more specifically, we have our first look at Church — aka that darn creepy cat. Actually, he looks cuter than he did in the original film.
MoviePass Is Trying to Re-Enroll Subscribers Without Their Consent (Again)
MoviePass continues to suffer the longest, slowest, and most painful death in business history. Rather than admit defeat, the company is delaying the inevitable. According to an email sent out late last week, they’re still trying to trick former users into re-enrolling in their increasingly laughable service — by automatically enrolling them in a “test group” unless they choose to opt out.
Jordan Peele Will Also Host (And Narrate) His ‘Twilight Zone’ Revival
You are traveling through another dimension — again. But this time, Jordan Peele is guiding the way. In addition to producing the upcoming revival of The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access, Peele will now serve as the series’ host and narrator. The Get Out filmmaker debuted the first promo for the series, teasing a revamped intro featuring Peele’s narration over the intro.
Former ‘Sesame Street’ Writer Confirms Bert and Ernie Are Gay, Workshop Responds With Denial
Many Sesame Street viewers have long suspected — including a few wise kiddos — that puppet odd couple Bert and Ernie are more than just friends. The prolific children’s series has never really addressed Bert and Ernie’s sexual orientation, but a former writer for Sesame Street confirms what most of us felt in our hearts all along…even if the show itself continues to issue denials.
Black Artists and a Woman Made History at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys
It’s too bad that the Creative Arts Emmys aren’t telecast because the 2018 winners list is filled with men and women who made television history. For the first time, black actors swept all of the guest star categories, while GLOW’s Shauna Duggins became the first woman to win the award for Outstanding Stunt Coordination. Read on for more details and the full list of winners from this year’s Creative Arts Emmys.
Burt Reynolds Died Before Filming His Part in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’
When Burt Reynolds was cast in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it seemed like the perfect farewell for the aging Hollywood icon. The 82-year-old actor hadn’t been acting much in recent years, and his supporting role as the owner of a former stunt ranch in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth movie was sure to be his last. Unfortunately, we’ll never see Reynolds on the big screen again, as the actor passed away earlier today — before he ever had a chance to film his final part.
Academy Puts ‘Best Popular Film’ Oscar on Hold Following Backlash
Though it was initially planned to make its debut at the upcoming 2019 ceremony, the Academy has decided to place the category on “hold” for the time being.
‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ Almost Involved Kidnapping Hitler
An early draft of the film, revealed by writer Ed Solomon, had the righteous duo time-traveling in a van (instead of a phone booth) and kidnapping Hitler.
Here’s Your First Official Look at ‘Captain Marvel’!
Last night, Brie Larson sent out a not-so-cryptic tweet teasing the first official look at Captain Marvel: “Hey EW, I’m bored. Wanna break the internet tomorrow?” While the internet is, unfortunately, still operational (as of this writing, anyway), Entertainment Weekly has indeed unveiled the very first official photo of Larson as the Marvel Comics superhero, set to make her debut in her very own solo movie next year.
Rumor: Danny Boyle Left ‘Bond 25’ Over Clash With Daniel Craig
The James Bond franchise encountered a setback a couple of days ago when it was revealed that director Danny Boyle had exited Bond 25. Though no reason was given at the time of the official announcement, a new report may offer some insight into what exactly led to Boyle’s “creative differences” — and it may have had more to do with Daniel Craig than with the series’ producers.