Is J-Law Ready to Believe You in ‘Ghostbusters 3?’

- 12-11-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Obviously, if you’re in the market to produce a remake/reboot/restructuring of a huge and influential mega-franchise, then you could do worse than courting one of Hollywood’s favorite young actresses. Jennifer Lawrence already has two franchises under her belt, and when she’s not doing that she’s courting Academy Awards by co-starring in new films by David O. Russell. On the other hand though, The Hunger Games franchise is winding down with next year’s release of Mockingjay – Part 2, so Lawrence will need something else to occupy her time. Like a proton pack. Is it so outrageous to think Lawrence, Tinseltown’s latest in a long line of girls next door, might be up for some ghost busting in the often discussed new Ghostbusters film by Paul Feig? The answer may surprise you. (more…)

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mockingjay Part 1′ J-Law Keeps it Real in the YA Adaptation Full of Adult Themes

- 11-21-14Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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I know some people are cynical enough to see Twilight and The Hunger Games and see apples and apples, but as anyone that’s taken the time to read the books that the movies are based on knows,  the third Hunger Games chapter, Mockingjay, is where the Suzanne Collins creation separates itself from an comparison to Stephanie Meyer‘s work. The final of Twilight, Breaking Dawn, reads like the Mary Sue wish fulfillment adventure that every hater says it is, with nothing ventured, but everything gained in the end. It’s a fairy tale ending where the monster isn’t slain, he just shrugs and gives up and everything’s cool. Mockingjay, by comparison, will mess you up by the end.

Mockingjay, now split into two chapters because money, is not a sweeping romance, or super-powered adventure. It’s got a head full of very adult themes on war and freedom which belie its young protagonists and their romantic and dramatic complications. But how do you know that Mockingjay – Part 1 is more impacting than your average movie aimed at young adult audience? I watched it in a theater full of teenagers and the whole time they were silent and nary was a cell phone light seen through the two-hour running time. That, my friends, is power. (more…)

Lionsgate Launches Live ‘Hunger Games’ Stage Show

- 11-07-14Books, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Lionsgate is taking its biggest movie franchise The Hunger Games to the theater boards in a live action stage show that will in all likelihood involve some innovative production techniques. The show will launch in 2016 in a brand new purpose-built theater next door to Wembley Stadium in London. Image Nation and Triangler Entertainment are in charge of bringing The Hunger Games to the stage.

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New ‘Mockingjay’ Clip That Might Burn After Reading

- 10-30-14Books, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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In less than a month, the final chapter of of The Hunger Games saga will begin, and a little over a year from now it will end. Mockingjay – Part 1 bows in theaters in a couple  of weeks, but you can buy tickets for the film today. You know what else that’s available today? A new promo clip for the film! For those of you, who saw one or both of the previous Hunger Games segments, but were unimpressed with the format, then you should know that Mockingjay blows things up both actually and stylistically by following the all-out civil war between the citizens of the various districts of Panem and the Capitol that rules them all under jack boots and iron fists. The “Hell yeah!” moment of this clip features our heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) with a very special message for the Capitol’s villain-in-chief, President Snow (Donald Sutherland). (more…)

New ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ Production Stills & ‘Return to District 12′ Trailer

- 10-16-14Books, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Things are starting to pick up in the Hunger Games Marketing Games. This time around we’ve got some new production stills and a trailer featuring Katniss’ return to District 12. Included in the trailer is the new single by Lorde, Yellow Flicker Beat. (more…)

Lorde’s Mockingjay Music Tell A Haunting Tale

- 09-30-14Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 hitting theaters in a little under two months, the film’s  producers are working to ramp up the excitement for the beginning of the end of Katniss Everdeen’s  journey. In anticipation of the movie, samples of music featured in Mockingjay have been slowly eked out to the public. The latest song to hit the Internet is Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat,” a hauntingly  beautiful piece the musician co-wrote with Adele. (more…)

*Updated: New ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ Trailer Now Online!

- 09-15-14Books, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Things are heating up as we approach the November 21st premiere date for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Over the weekend a new teaser hit the Internet and the second trailer is scheduled to pop later today around noon. How far into Suzanne Collins third book will director Francis Lawrence take us in Part 1?

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Will Jennifer Lawrence Be One Of The Hateful?

- 08-22-14Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Quentin Tarantino knows how to pull a cast together.  Each and every one of his movies thus far has boasted a diverse and talented cast, even when members of that cast may not have been seen in a wide release movie in years.  From John Travolta to Pam Grier, from Samuel L. Jackson to Leonardo Dicaprio, Tarantino is able to take actors that may not have much in common on paper and thrust them into a brilliant example of cinematography and dialogue as equals.  It’s wonderful when Quentin is able to utilize actors that have shied away from the spotlight but when he is able to bring an award winning actor into the fold, it’s more than just wonderful – it’s supremely exciting.  Thanks to the folks over at Collider, audiences may now have the newest name to be added to the Tarantino flock and if their source is correct, the newest addition to Tarantino’s tribute to spaghetti westerns, Hateful Eight, will get plenty of people excited for the project. (more…)

Alison Brie And Jennifer Lawrence Once Appeared In ‘Muffy The Vampire Slayer.’ Once.

- 08-18-14TV, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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Ok, so who remembers the teen movie entitled ‘Not Another Teen Movie? I don’t because I don’t watch corny stuff. But let’s imagine that somebody wanted to build off the fad of those parody movies and pitched ‘Not Another High School Show‘ for television. It was developed in 2007 and a pilot was shot for Comedy Central but it wasn’t picked up. The show was allegedly supposed to include individual sketches, an example of which somebody found in a trashcan and put on YouTube. It’s called ‘Muffy The Vampire Slayer’ and holy cats are you in for it. Not to dissect it too deeply before you’ve watched the clip, but let’s just say that it starred Alison Brie in the title role. Oh, and Jennifer Lawrence pops in for a few seconds too. Wait a minute, this sounds awesome… (more…)

‘Mockingjay’ Posters Offer Look at District 13, But With Less Parkour

- 08-07-14Books, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Congratulations to the three of you who got that joke in the headline. But now that it’s out of the way, it’s time to get serious about the third film in The Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay Part 1. Six new character posters have been released to promote the film, featuring a look, but not a vast look, at the formally mythical 13th District of Panem. There’s a definite aesthetic to design of these posters, and even not so careful observers will see that there are a couple of characters missing from this collection. What do I mean, and who’s missing from this latest round of posterization? Check out the gallery below. (more…)