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.
What’s New on Amazon Prime Video: August 2018
The hottest month of the year is upon us, but thankfully Amazon Prime has you covered with plenty of new movies and shows to keep you occupied while you take refuge in your blessed, air-conditioned living room.
Anne Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles’ Series Picked Up by Hulu
After Josh Boone’s plans for a new Vampire Chronicles film adaptation (possibly starring Jared Leto) fell through, Paramount and Anne Rice decided to take the author’s beloved novel franchise to the small screen. Last year, the studio announced that it had optioned the rights to Rice’s 11-book collection for a new TV series, which has been officially picked up by Hulu.
MoviePass Stock Hits Record Low, Begs to Be Put Out of Its Misery
How does MoviePass still exist at this point? The company, which offers customers the ability to see one movie per day for the too-good-to-be-true price of $9.99 per month, has rapidly morphed into a case study in mystifying capitalism. Despite its consistently declining stock value, and the fact that the company spends far more than it brings in, MoviePass continues to operate — but for how much longer?
Marvel Has Finally Found Its ‘Black Widow’ Director!
Although Marvel sure did drag their feet on the way to committing to the Black Widow movie, we gotta give credit where credit’s due: The studio was very thorough in finding the right director to take on Scarlett Johansson’s highly-anticipated solo film. Over the course of several months, Marvel met with 70-ish female directors before making their final selection. And the director of Black Widow is… (make up your own drumroll, please)
‘Zombieland 2’ Officially Happening With Original Cast and Filmmakers
With each passing year, the possibility of ever seeing Zombieland 2 seemed less and less likely, which makes today’s news a pleasant surprise. Director Ruben Fleischer and original screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are officially getting the band back together for the long-teased follow-up to their 2009 horror-comedy hit. No, really. It has an actual release date and everything.
Neill Blomkamp Is Directing a New ‘RoboCop’ Movie (Yes, There’s Another One)
It’s only been four years since Sony’s attempt to reboot RoboCop with Joel Kinnaman as the cop-turned-crime-fighting-cyborg — though you’d be forgiven if you’ve already forgotten the bland remake of Paul Verhoeven’s satirical 1987 sci-fi classic. That might be an advantage for MGM, which is plotting a new RoboCop movie with District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp at the helm.
‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Enlists ‘Americans’ Star Keri Russell
Well here’s one piece of Star Wars casting news that just couldn’t wait until the end of the day (thankfully!): Keri Russell is reportedly the first official newcomer to sign on for Star Wars: Episode IX, which is heading into production at the end of this month with J.J. Abrams back at the helm. It’s also a fairly major reunion, as Russell previously starred in the long-running hit series Felicity (created by Abrams) and Mission: Impossible III (directed by Abrams).
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Casts Miles Teller as Tom Cruise’s New Protege
That was quick. Just last week it was reported that Paramount and Skydance were eyeing a trio of actors to potentially play a key role opposite Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick: Miles Teller, Glen Powell and Nicholas Hoult were all in the running for the part of Goose’s son, and it looks like the powers that be have already selected Cruise’s co-pilot.
MTV Is Rebooting ’90s Faves ‘Daria,’ ‘Aeon Flux’ and ‘The Real World’
A modern update of our blessed lady of ’90s teen eye rolls? A live-action reboot of an animated sci-fi hero who lives for latex? All this and more, on this installment of Sick Sad World!
Bill Cosby Found Guilty on Three Counts of Felony Sexual Assault
After years of allegations from dozens of women, comedian and television icon Bill Cosby has finally been found guilty of sexual assault.
Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s 2018 Oscars Opening Monologue
Watch the host’s opening monologue from the 2018 Oscars right here.
2018 Oscar Winners: See the Complete List!
Read on for the complete list of tonight’s big winners!