Posts Tagged ‘The Hunger Games’

District 13 Character Posters From THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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So continues the viral marketing for fall’s biggest movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. We have a bunch of new characters posters showing several of the main characters from District 13. The posters include the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Banks, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin and Woody Harrelson.

The movie opens November 21st 2014, check out new Mockingjay posters below:

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Katniss is Here to Fight: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 Trailer!

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

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The first trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is here! Although seeing Philip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee) and Julianne Moore (Alma Coin) have a discussion in the trailer is a sad reminder of the passing of Hoffman earlier this year, I’m sure seeing him on screen once more will be a great experience. With some nice visuals and minimal dialogue, the trailer sets up a tone for first half of the final movie that works nicely.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.

The movie opens November 21st 2014, and also stars Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, and Stanley Tucci.

Watch the trailer below:

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Another THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY Teaser; District 13 Has a Message

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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Lionsgate has released another teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, this time the message is more from District 13 than the Capitol message we showed you before. Jena Malone’s Johanna Mason now joins Snow and Peeta as the Capitol talks a bunch of crap about unity. Not so fast says Jeffrey Wright.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.

The movie opens November 21st 2014, and also stars Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci and the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Watch the teaser below:

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 Teaser Trailer Delivers A Message From the Capitol

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has a very white teaser trailer for you to enjoy. The film opens November 21st so we might get a full trailer at Comic-Con in July, if we’re good I assume. Mockingjay finds Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.

Peeta isn’t doing so well in this teaser either; President Snow (Donald Sutherland) clearly has him under his control and is showing him off like a trophy…or is he bait?

The movie opens November 21st 2014, and also stars Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci and the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Watch the trailer below:

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 Releases Its First Images

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1

The Hunger Games publicity train is leaving the station in preparation for its release.  Today Lionsgate released a series of new images from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 along with a behind the scenes video featuring Julianne Moore and a motion poster.  The highly anticipated first part of The Hunger Games finale will be released on November 21, with part 2 coming a year later on November 20, 2015.

Continue reading for a whole bunch of Hunger Games goodness!

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The Box Office: Predicatably, DIVERGENT Delivers

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

The Box Office

Divergent didn’t break any records this past weekend, but managed to take in more than any recent young adult adaption over the last two years.  Its opening total of $56 M was more than the openening totals for Beautiful Creatures, The Host, and Vampire Academy combined ($54 million).  The first Twilight film had a $69.6 M opening if you’re keeping score of these forgettable movies.   The hype will die down for Divergent in the coming weeks, it will be interesting to see its final earnings and how the sequels pan out.

The Muppet sequel Muppets Most Wanted underperformed with $16.5 M, and an independent Christian film called God’s Not Dead surprised everyone with a top five spot earning $8.5 M in just 780 locations.  The first Muppets movie earned about $29.2 M in its first weekend in 2011.  It’s not looking good for this sequel is what the numbers are saying.  Meanwhile this God’s Not Dead movie which I’ve never heard of before is matching indie Christian numbers like Fireproof ($6.8 M) and Courageous ($9.1 M).

Next week we get: Noah, Sabotage

Title Weekend Total
1. Divergent $56 M $56 M
2. Muppets Most Wanted $16.5 M $16.5 M
3. Mr. Peabody and Sherman $11.7 M $81 M
4. 300: Rise of an Empire $8.6 M $93.7 M
5. God’s Not Dead $8.5 M $8.5 M
6. Need for Speed $7.7 M $30.4 M
7. The Grand Budapest Hotel $6.7 M $12.9 M
8. Non-Stop $6.3 M $78.5 M
9. The LEGO Movie $4.1 M $243.3 M
10. Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club $3.1 M $12.9 M

Women in Film Get a New Rating System in Sweden

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Strong Women in Hollywood

Although I’ve dreamed of being a writer/director since I was 11 years old, it wasn’t until 2010 that a woman earned herself an Oscar for Best Director. Throughout my life I’ve been the lone woman in a room of men; computing science courses in school, as developer for multimedia companies, an entrepreneur at a business event, the gamer girl who tries to join the conversation, the woman at the pub watching UFC trying to ignore the comments that I must only be there because I like seeing nearly naked men wrestle… it never ends. And its frustrating.

Society and media doesn’t help the situation, typically in film, women are ‘token’ characters who serve purposes like being sex symbols, the tear factor, or the victim. Hollywood continues to make edits based on the belief that viewers aren’t interested in women as protagonists. Disney’s Tangled was originally titled Rapunzel, but worry that male viewers wouldn’t watch a movie about a princess caused a title change. There is even talk about what Wonder Woman should actually be titled, because apparently its not the same as Iron Man, Spiderman, Batman, The Hulk, Hellboy, or Thor. Um, did anyone see Brave? It may not have been titled Merida (which is fine, movies don’t HAVE to be names,) but hello – one of MY favorite Disney movies ever – and hey, a female protagonist with no love interest!

According to a report released in May by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, in the 100 top grossing movies of 2012, only 28.4% of characters who spoke a line of dialogue were women, down from 32.8% three years ago.

Swedish cinemas have introduced a new movie rating system that challenges Hollywood’s gender bias in film roles. Movies will earn an “A” rating if it passes the Bechdel Test (ie two female characters must have a conversation that isn’t about a male character). Although bringing the topic up for discussion is a step in the right direction, I don’t believe this test to be the best utility to make significant changes. Its pretty basic and although proving the point that its a rare find indeed to have female characters fully clothed, discussing something other than a likely love interest – it doesn’t automatically inject substance into society. While another movie may not pass the test, it could contain a brilliant character, story or conversation that tells an amazing story. (Pacific Rim comes to mind…)

FilmSchoolRejects put together a list of 10 Famous Films That Surprisingly Fail the Bechdel Test; Run Lola Run fails due to the fact that she never once has a conversation in the film with another female. Avatar fails even though Neytiri and her mother have a conversation; Because it is about Jake, a man.

Susana Polo points out on The Mary Sue that “movies with a better gender representation and with less objectified female characters tended to be the ones who appeared in movies written or directed by women.” However, if we start comparing the amount of female writers and directors to their male counterparts – it opens up a whole new can of worms and thus the vicious cycle continues.

What I want to know from our viewers, if you’re male – what female protagonists and films have you enjoyed? Because apparently Hollywood thinks you don’t like women in strong roles and I think you probably do.
And females, who are some of the best represented female roles you’ve seen or identified with?

Later this month we see the release of Catching Fire, (my review will follow the matinee showing that I purchased tickets for last month), the sequel to The Hunger Games – which does pass the Bechdel Test.

 

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The Final Trailer For THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

Monday, October 28th, 2013

The Hunger Games Catching Fire

I wasn’t expecting to enjoy The Hunger Games as much as I did.  My girlfriend and I went to see it on a whim, not really knowing anything about it, and ended up liking it quite a bit.  I’m sure we’ll be there to check out the sequel which this final, albeit short, trailer does a great job of selling.  It also looks like we might be seeing more of Donald Sutherland’s character this time around, which is always a good thing.

Anyway enough of my yammering, continue reading to view the trailer for yourself!

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International Trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE; Coldplay Confirmed for Soundtrack

Friday, August 9th, 2013

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Watching the first Hunger Games movie I knew there was something missing, and it wasn’t just a tripod to relieve me of shaky cam headache.  It was Coldplay.  Coldplay should be on every soundtrack and not just background music for X-Factor tryout tears.  It’s been confirmed they will be releasing an original song from the soundtrack called “Atlas” on August 26th.  Sleep well everyone.

There is also an international trailer for the film that shows off some new footage. Watch the trailer and see a new image of Jennifer Lawrence in all her Katniss goodness below:

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THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Releases All The Posters

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

The Hunger Games Catching Fire

Has anyone ever heard of this series?  I think there was one a year or so ago?  Can’t really remember it, must not have done very well.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is of course, the highly anticipated sequel to 2012′s (really, was that only last year?) The Hunger Games.  That film did very well both critically and financially which has only fueled the interest this second film will no doubt receive.

Lionsgate released a bunch of posters showcasing all the past Hunger Game victors in their Quarter Quell uniforms.  I have not read the books so I have no clue what that means.

Continue reading to view them all!

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