The Hunger Games Articles

Better in chairs

March 19, 2012 19:34:42 Posted at March 19, 2012 19:34:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

I know you know what I mean. I know I don’t have to explain.Here are Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Alexander Ludwig (he plays Cato) on The Marilyn Denis show in Toronto this morning to promote The Hunger Games, obviously. Hutcherson and Hemsworth were paired - and seated - during the junket, and have been, for the most part, assigned on press together. Full Story

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Yes, she IS Katniss

March 16, 2012 18:32:23 Posted at March 16, 2012 18:32:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Visual/ WENN

A few early reviews have been released for The Hunger Games from major outlets, considered “top critics”, including Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Guardian. All of them positive. So you can go into the weekend, the final weekend before The Hunger Games opens, with some relief.Again, my review and those of other lower ranking outlets, has been embargoed. Full Story

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Everyone loves The Hunger Games

March 13, 2012 19:20:14 Posted at March 13, 2012 19:20:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Jason Merritt/Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Here are photos from the premiere last night. And it’s Hunger Games Week on etalk. My interviews with the cast and director - Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, and Gary Ross - will air every day until the movie opens on March 23. Full Story

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50 days and the 2nd trailer

February 2, 2012 20:01:20 Posted at February 2, 2012 20:01:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I was just actively trying not to think about a new teaser trailer the other day. Oh look! Here it is!With 50 days to go until The Hunger Games opens, we now have another preview.I love it when she pleads with Gale to make sure her family doesn’t starve. I am...not sure what to think about her red dress. Full Story

Ok fine, maybe a little

January 31, 2012 21:49:47 Posted at January 31, 2012 21:49:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey

So many of you have emailed today asking for my thoughts on Kristen Bell’s sloth appearance on Ellen. Even Sasha sent a message to both Duana and me all like, “I think I might not hate her anymore”. As already mentioned, I’m a late admirer of Veronica Mars. During Seasons 1 and 2, so, like, two weeks ago, you could say I was obsessed. Full Story

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Just two kids in love, playing ball

January 31, 2012 20:00:08 Posted at January 31, 2012 20:00:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Awwwww!It’s long been rumoured that Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult were dating after working together on X-Men: First Class. More on the sequel later. Though they’d been seen all cute and flirty at some award shows last year, both were able to keep their sh-t tight, and nothing more concrete was said about it until now. Full Story

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Breaking the Hunger Games Dawn

January 10, 2012 15:19:09 Posted at January 10, 2012 15:19:09
Sarah Posted by Sarah

If you need further proof that a movie studio can’t survive without a steady diet of cash-cow franchises, look no further than the Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment takeover. The talks began years ago and kept on in stop-start fashion, until late in 2011 it looked like some kind of a merger was really going to happen. Full Story

Peeta goes to the GQ party

November 18, 2011 21:40:56 Posted at November 18, 2011 21:40:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Frazer Harrison/Getty

Here’s Josh Hutcherson at the GQ Men of the Year party last night. Yeah, no, I am just....not...feeling...it.A few of you pointed out the other day during the liveblog that Peeta was always the underdog and Gale was the one who was stronger and I get that, I do, but remember, in the end, she has to make babies with him. Full Story

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This is not a love story

November 14, 2011 17:25:31 Posted at November 14, 2011 17:25:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey

You’re goddamn right, motherf-cker. The first full length trailer for The Hunger Games has been released. I.LOVE.IT.No, it’s not perfect. Haymitch’s wig is a problem. I’m not sure about Katniss’s prom dress on American Idol there, either. But these are minor, minor, minor complaints. What’s important, the most important, is tone. Full Story

Jennifer Lawrence knows Katniss?

November 2, 2011 12:43:06 Posted at November 2, 2011 12:43:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Vanity Fair

There’s a Hunger Games profile in the new Vanity Fair featuring the cast in a photo that’s rather similar to the magazine’s shoot with the then-low profile cast of Twilight in 2008. Not sure if this is intentional since people are so eager for The Hunger Games to be the “next”, but if it wasn’t meant to be the same, someone in the Culture department needs some more imagination. Full Story

The Hunger Games posters: cause for optimism

October 27, 2011 20:55:31 Posted at October 27, 2011 20:55:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Lionsgate

We are just about 5 months away from The Hunger Games movie in March. So far it’s been one step forward, one step back, particularly as it relates to casting. Lionsgate has released 8 character posters to start building momentum. There’s a lot of photoshopping and skin doctoring happening here. And still, I don’t hate it. Full Story

Catching Fire 2013

August 9, 2011 10:50:19 Posted at August 9, 2011 10:50:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The Hunger Games is due in theatres in 7 months. They’re still shooting. It kinda worries me how much time they’ll have in post, and whether or not the CGI parts will be up to level, but I suppose, if the emotional urgency of the story is properly conveyed, it doesn’t really matter how real the arena looks. Full Story

Peeta & Gale cover EW

July 28, 2011 07:13:05 Posted at July 28, 2011 07:13:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey

New issue of Entertainment Weekly features the boys of The Hunger Games movie, Liam Hemsworth as Gale and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta. Yeah OK, I totally feel Gale. But Gale was never the major problem. It was Peeta who was stressing us out. So how do you feel now? Apparently director Gary Ross lobbied really hard to cast Josh Hutcherson in the role. Full Story

Katniss, Gale, Prim!

May 27, 2011 09:47:00 Posted at May 27, 2011 09:47:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

From North Carolina and the set of The Hunger Games – here are Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Willow Shields, and author Suzanne Collins continuing production on the film. Good. Because with a March release date, and some work to be done in post, I feel like it may have been getting a little tight. Full Story