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.
How the New Oscar Category Could Actually Hurt Films Like ‘Black Panther’
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences set a new benchmark in questionable choices today, when they announced the addition of a new Oscar for “Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film,” aka “Most Popular Movie But Not Necessarily Worth a Best Picture Nod.” Almost immediately following the announcement, some cinephiles and critics pointed out that the move was obviously designed to allow beloved blockbusters and superhero flicks — like this year’s Black Panther — to receive recognition from an awards show that typically overlooks them.
Rejoice: Netflix Renews ‘Dear White People’ for Season 3
The announcement was made via an official video featuring Giancarlo Esposito delivering a transmission from “the Order of X.”
What’s New on Netflix: July 2018
The ‘Jurassic Park’ trilogy, plus new seasons of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’!
You Have to Watch This Kid’s Adorable Remake of ‘Black Panther’s Challenge Scene
The M’Baku Challenge has a clear winner.
Beyoncé and Elton John Might Team Up for a New ‘Lion King’ Song
I mean, how do you land Queen Bey and not have her sing something?
New Netflix Instant Releases: February 2018
Here’s everything you’ll be bingeing next month on Netflix.
Kendrick Lamar to Produce Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack
Marvel is taking another big step to expand their Cinematic Universe in 2018 with Black Panther. Not only is the film the studio’s first with a black superhero lead, and not only do black actors make up the majority of the ensemble, but it’s also their first film to enlist the efforts of a popular musician to produce the soundtrack. That’s right: Gone are the days of the generic, unremarkable Marvel film score, as Black Panther (hopefully) sets a new precedent for the MCU’s soundtracks.
Disney Eyes Will Smith for Genie Role in Guy Ritchie’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’
Get your Prince Ali mash-up memes ready because Will Smith might be taking on the role of the charismatic Genie in Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin. The studio was previously in talks with Smith to play the villain role in Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo movie, and although those discussions ultimately fell apart, it looks as though Disney might be able to land the actor for a part in another one of their many, many, many live-action remakes.
Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Baywatch’ Movie Adds Hannibal Buress
If you still had doubts about whether Dwayne Johnson’s R-rated Baywatch movie could actually be funny, here’s some news that should dismiss them. Comedian Hannibal Buress has joined Johnson in the upcoming comedic take on the popular ’90s TV series, in which he’ll play — well, does it really matter who he’s playing? He’s going to make you laugh either way.
‘Bad Boys 3’ Director Joe Carnahan Shares Concept Images
Last summer we learned that Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team) was interested in directing Bad Boys 3, which Sony has scheduled for a 2017 release. He was never officially confirmed for the job, but these new pre-visualization images he shared on Twitter are all the confirmation you need that Carnahan is behind the wheel on the long-developing sequel.
Johnny Depp Dethrones Adam Sandler as the Most Overpaid Actor in Hollywood
Last year, Forbes dubbed Adam Sandler the most overpaid actor in Hollywood with the help of some basic math skills — the publication looks at how much a studio makes for every dollar they paid their leading man. Johnny Depp came in second place in 2014, and although Sandler has had an impressively terrible year, Depp succeeded in overthrowing the former funny man and stealing his overpaid crown.
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Delivers First Trailer and an Official Title
In case you forgot because 80 percent of the real estate in your brain has been occupied by Star Wars, there's a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel on the way. Arrow star Stephen Amell plays hockey hero Casey Jones in the upcoming film, and the actor has revealed the first footage from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows — and oh yeah, that's the title.