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Catching Fire’s director is not on fire

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 20, 2012 16:22:11 April 20, 2012 16:22:11
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Or, I guess I should say potential director, since the offer has not been officially accepted yet. After Gary Ross exited the franchise a couple weeks ago, speculation began about who would take over the reins of The Hunger Games sequel. I was hoping for someone with some vision and scope, but Lionsgate has extended an offer to I Am Legend and Water for Elephants director Francis Lawrence, who is pretty much the opposite of “vision and scope”. Full Story

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Charlie Hunnam’s leaves town ...as Finnick?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 19, 2012 17:39:33 April 19, 2012 17:39:33
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Toronto. With a lot of luggage. So presumably he’s wrapped on Pacific Rim, at least in Canada, and is heading home to LA where he’ll soon begin work on season 5 of Sons Of Anarchy. Two Charlie Hunnam sightings in one week! A few of you have written lately to suggest Charlie for Finnick in Catching Fire. Full Story

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Can you imagine the meltdown...

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 27, 2012 16:16:59 March 27, 2012 16:16:59
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If Katniss wasn’t white? Further to my brief point in today’s open, which we’ll discuss more extensively during the liveblog today at 3pm ET/noon PT with Duana and Sarah, a lot of people read the Katniss character in The Hunger Games to be a visible minority. Given the reaction by some Full Story

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Buying Katniss

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 21, 2012 18:29:07 March 21, 2012 18:29:07
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Here’s Jennifer Lawrence all over New York the last couple days on a final hard push for The Hunger Games which, as mentioned yesterday, could open as high as $120 million but probably no lower than $80 million which is, obviously, massive. As a result, shares in Lionsgate are exploding, up almost 30% over the last month and almost 90% in 2012 alone. Full Story

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Better in chairs

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 13, 2012 19:20:14 March 13, 2012 19:20:14
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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

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

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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 31, 2012 20:00:08 January 31, 2012 20:00:08
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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

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

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