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Peeta goes to the GQ party

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 18, 2011 21:40:56 November 18, 2011 21:40:56
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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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

Lawrence on Letterman

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 20, 2011 08:03:46 May 20, 2011 08:03:46

Jennifer Lawrence appeared on Letterman last night. It was a great interview. 20 years old and she laid down an awesome interview on Letterman that earned her a kiss on the hand. Well done. She’s poised but she’s not, like, overly produced and automatic. She’s not Taylor Lautner, she’s not Dakota Fanning, she’s not from Disney, there’s personality there, and a lot of wit, and a brain – quick, funny, confident, but not cocky, incredibly sexy… and you can tell, Dave was charmed. Full Story

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This is Katniss

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2011 07:15:04 May 19, 2011 07:15:04

So this is what happened when I was in flight yesterday. Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive first look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games. Thank you for your emails and your reactions. And my reaction? Medium. Does that count as a reaction? I think they’re going in the right direction. Full Story

More good news for Wes Bentley

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 6, 2011 09:12:07 May 6, 2011 09:12:07

I posted an article late March about Wes Bentley – how great he looked in Spain promoting his new film There Be Dragons, and how candid he’s been about how he f-cked up his life after early success. Click here for a refresher, including his candid NY Times interview in which he details his struggle with heroin addiction, and how he lost everything and had to start over. Full Story

What’s your District?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 28, 2011 13:45:23 April 28, 2011 13:45:23

But before that, click here to see the District 3 Tributes. They’ve also cast Katniss’s ma. Click here for more information on that. And John C Reilly is supposedly negotiating to be Haymitch? Meh. Full Story