Last night, the long-awaited The Hunger Games premiere was held in Los Angeles — and Caitlin, who won our Hunger Games premiere sweepstakes, was there with her sister. What stars did they see (and even meet)? And what did they think of the movie? Find out in their latest blog installment. (If you missed it, here's their first blog.) see their blog, photos, and movie review >> Posted 03.13.12 by reelz
One of the reasons The Hunger Games is so often compared to Twilight (aside from their Young Adult Lit roots) is because they both include love triangles.
Up until now, the love triangle between Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), her fellow District 12 Tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), and her partner-in-crime Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) has played second fiddle to the movie's action appeal.
The newest clip from the movie highlights the romantic storyline. In it, Cesar Flickman (Stanley Tucci) is interviewing Peeta before the deadly Hunger Games, asking him if he has a special girl back home in District 12. Peeta, to the surprise of Flickman and the Capitol audience, reveals that he's had a crush on Katniss for years. watch the new clip >> Posted 03.12.12 by Chris
After earning $271 million in worldwide box office (so far), New Line Cinema wants a sequel to follow the success of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and they want it soon. Like 2014 soon.
THR reports that Journey 3 (working title) is on the fast track to be in theaters in two years, and already has Journey 2 screenwriters Mark and Brian Gunn and director Brad Peyton set to return. The third installment will also be based on the works of 19th century French writer Jules Verne. Peyton revealed that he is excited about directing the sequel — likely because it means he won't have to direct a follow-up to his 2010 sequel Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.
what cast will return for Journey 3? >> Posted 03.07.12 by Ryan
I grew up a fan of Verne, so I know a lot about the mythologies. Mysterious Island was one of eight or nine really seminal works. I know we've just scratched the surface of what we can do. This one's going to be a lot bigger. We're going to go to a completely different world. It's just going to be a bigger experience, and we're going to grow the mythology. Journey 2 was about rebooting a franchise; now it's about making the seminal work in the franchise.
Although The Hunger Games won't be released until March 23, the Suzanne Collins trilogy is already poised to be a box office hit. With hundreds of screenings sold out and insiders predicting a $70 Million opening weekend, it's no surprise that fans are hungry for more.
That being said, followers will be happy to know that the script for the second movie, Catching Fire, is near complete.
Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy told E's Marc Malkin, "I just finished the first draft, literally a few days ago. I'm waiting to see what everyone thinks." Beaufoy working with Collins on script >> Posted 03.06.12 by reelz
To further fuel the hysteria that is the lead-up to The Hunger Games, a new extended TV spot has been released featuring plenty of unseen footage, including the rabbit-feeding scene and further glimpses of life in District 12.
Until now, fans have seen only glimpses of the life that protagonist Katniss Everdeen lives before she is thrown into the Hunger Games, but the new TV spot fills in some of the gaps. It gives District 12 a decidedly squalorous look, though we'll have to wait to see whether they've captured the spirit of its inhabitants and, of course, The Seam.
So, in less than three weeks, Games will drive throngs of movie-goers to theaters for the first movie adaptation of author Suzanne Collins' popular trilogy. And with record-breaking early sales and a nationwide mall tour with director Gary Ross and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth that commenced this past weekend, there is certain to be plenty more clips, news, and teasers to keep HG fandom from boiling over into this (we hope). Check out the tv spot >> Posted 03.05.12 by Jud
The newest popular book-series-turned-movie, The Hunger Games, is often compared to it's predecessor, the Twilight saga; however, it just surpassed the vampire flick in early ticket sales. Twilight's third movie, Eclipse, broke first-day record sales back on May 14, 2010 but now Games has "already sold out hundreds of showtimes in advance of the film's March 23 release date," according to Fandango. enter our Hunger Games sweepstakes >> Posted 02.24.12 by reelz
Once it was announced that director Gary Ross was going to adapt The Hunger Games, fans of Suzanne Collins' trilogy of novels began scrutinizing every casting choice, particularly lead character Katniss Everdeen. When Jennifer Lawrence eventually landed the part, some fans wondered how a blonde-haired actress with a fair-complexion would play a character described as having "straight black hair, olive skin [and]... gray eyes." Almost before anyone could say "hair dye, skin tanner, and contacts" the first trailer for the movie arrived, and seemed to please even the most obsessive of Hunger Games fans.
One character casting that has seemed to avoid some of the harsh scrutiny was Woody Harrelson in the role of Haymitch Abernathy. A former victor of the Hunger Games, the televised battle to the death that is the catalyst for Collins' story, Abernathy serves as a mentor for Katniss, despite his heavy drinking problem. In an interview with The LA Times, Harrelson said he wanted the fan-favorite character to be more than "a typical version of an alcoholic." harrelson talks haymitch >> Posted 01.11.12 by Ryan
A new photo was recently revealed for Lionsgate's upcoming adaptation of The Hunger Games, but for those looking for more, the first trailer for the movie is set to premiere on November 14th on the most natural setting for its fans, the ABC morning show, Good Morning America.
ComingSoon reports that the trailer will debut in the top rated 8:00 hour of the show on Monday, November 14th and will be hosted by Josh Hutcherson, who plays the character Peeta Mellark in the movie. The trailer will also be shown simultaneously in Times Square in New York City on the show's jumbotron. It'll be the first reveal of footage from the movie since a sneak peek trailer debuted in August.
The Hunger Games is based on the best-selling novel series by Suzanne Collins, with over 16 million copies in circulation. Whether or not those 16 million owners are fans of Good Morning America is unknown, though they will be for at least an hour on Monday morning. more about >The Hunger Games >> Posted 11.10.11 by Ryan
Those that enjoyed the 2008 family adventure movie Journey to the Center of the Earth might notice that Brendan Fraser is a no-show for the sequel, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. In Fraser's place next to Josh Hutcherson's character of Sean Anderson, however, is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, which seems like an upgrade, at least in terms of potential action scenes and certainly in the "pec pop" department (though Fraser will always reign when it comes to awkward clapping).
In Mysterious Island, Hutcherson discovers a coded distress signal that leads him to a, well, mysterious island that doesn't exist on any map. Johnson, Hutcherson's new stepfather, comes along for the ride, as well as a tour guide pilot (Luis Guzman) and his daughter (Vanessa Hudgens). Michael Caine plays Hutcherson's missing grandfather. watch the trailer >> Posted 11.10.11 by Ryan
Just because we're just weeks away from Breaking Dawn Part 1 hitting theaters, doesn't mean we can't start looking forward to Hollywood's next young-adult blockbuster franchise — The Hunger Games. Lucky for us, Vanity Fair rounded up the young cast from the movie.
In the photo above, from left to right, is Isabelle Fuhrman (Clove), Jack Quaid (Marvel), Jacqueline Emerson (Foxface), Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh), Leven Rambin (Glimmer), Alexander Ludwig (Cato), Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), and Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne).
Director Gary Ross talked to Vanity Fair about why he took on the movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins' novels. Find out what Ross said and see photos of The Hunger Games' Lawrence, Hemsworth, and Hutcherson Posted 11.02.11 by Chris