‘Snowpiercer’ is a Much Grittier ‘The Hunger Games,’ For Railway Enthusiasts

Chris Evans snowpiercer still If you haven’t seen Snowpiercer yet, you need to, immediately. Here’s what it’s about, in case you saw it on one of those Best of 2014 lists and were still on the fence….

Basically, in the future – 2031 to be exact – the human race has decided to release a chemical into the atmosphere to cool the climate, but it works too well and freezes everything and the last few remnants of mankind are stuck on a train that circles earth once a year.

It’s based on a French graphic novel (Le Transperceneige), and is basically a much grittier, gorier South Korean version of The Hunger Games, except on a train.

With Chris Evans as Katniss (or Princess Elsa), Jamie Bell as Peeta, Tilda Swinton as Effy, and Ed Harris as President Snow. HUNGER TRAIN!
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The train circles the earth once a year and works on a horribly unfair class system, with the people at the back of the train eating roach protein and getting their arms frozen off and broken with sledgehammers by the rich sushi-eating folk at the front when they misbehave.

Brooding dude in a beanie Curtis (Captain America) decides to do something about it and break through the security gates to take control of the “eternal engine” with the help of an imprisoned drug addict and his clairvoyant daughter.  Continue reading “‘Snowpiercer’ is a Much Grittier ‘The Hunger Games,’ For Railway Enthusiasts”

’22-Year-Old Virgin’ Goes on Sorority Girl Shooting Spree, Kills 6

Elliot Rodger shooter Terror broke out in Santa Barbara near the town’s University on Friday night in an event that is being called the “2014 Isla Vista Massacre.” According to police, the suspect was severely mentally disturbed” and fatally stabbed his three roommates in their apartment before killing two women, one man and himself during a drive-by shooting from his BMW on the streets of Isla Vista. 13 others were injured.

You needn’t ask yourself “why” in the case of shooter Elliot Rodger, who went into great detail about his reasons for committing such heinous crimes. In videotapes and notebooks obtained by the authorities, Elliot described himself as a 22-year-old virgin who was constantly rejected by women and had “never even kissed a girl.”

“I don’t know why you girls aren’t attracted to me. But I will punish you all for it” Elliot said in a seven-minute video uploaded to YouTube before the crime.  Continue reading “’22-Year-Old Virgin’ Goes on Sorority Girl Shooting Spree, Kills 6”

Jennifer Lawrence Looks Like Young Meryl Streep?

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Sooo I was re-watching The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and had an epiphany during the part where Katniss/Jennifer Lawrence gets knocked on her ass and sees the force field open…

She looks a bit like a young Meryl Streep (and Jewel, of course). She’s also been compared to Helen Mirren, another actress who, like Streep, has aged beautifully.  Continue reading “Jennifer Lawrence Looks Like Young Meryl Streep?”

‘Hunger Games’ Stars Talk Camel Toes and Pee

As most of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire takes place in an island environment and was filmed in Hawaii, the stars had to wear form-fitting wetsuits which they peed in on the regular.

Fortunately for Jennifer Lawrence, Jenna Malone and the like, the wetsuits did not show all their ladybits ala “Oops!…I Did It Again” or Miley and Iggy Azalea at the EMAs.

“I was surprised at how little camel toe problem there was,” Lawrence told E!. “I was expecting a lot more.”

“They actually were pretty comfortable once we found you can actually pee through them– just go into the ocean and take care of your business,” Katniss’ fictional partner in one-sided romance, Josh Hutcherson, said of the suits.

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WATCH: Final ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Trailer

In the third and final trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which hits theaters November 22, we see Katniss attempting to escape from the monkey island that is entirely controlled by disapproving Capital watchdogs. THE SUSPENSE, THE SUSPENSE… oh wait, I read the book.

Trailer: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire #2

Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Primrose and the rest of the non-Capital inhabitants (plus actual Capital inhabitants) are in for a whole new mess of trouble in the upcoming Hunger Games movie…

After reading the book I was excited to see the island the games take place on in the trailer, and that does finally happen here if only for a few brief seconds (2:18). Plus… Finnick and Johanna!
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I guess I’ll just have to actually watch it in the theater and see the lightning, monkeys fog and blood rain for myself. Click HERE for Catching Fire trailer #1, released in April. In theaters Nov. 22.

Trailer: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The first Catching Fire trailer premiered last night at the MTV Movie Awards with plenty of footage of District 12 and The Capital and none of the island Peeta and Katniss will spend most of the movie on.

Yeah, spoiler: the former champs end up back in the games with two old people (Beetee and Wiress), a hot guy who’s good at sex and swimming (Finnick) and a sneaky bitch (Johanna).
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Jennifer Lawrence in Hawaii to Film ‘Catching Fire,’ Takes Bikini Break

The 22-year-old actress who has ridiculously been called overweight, plus size and fat, went on a work-related trip to Hawaii for the highly anticipated Hunger Games sequel.

Jennifer Lawrence took her not-huge-at-all behind to a Maui beach for a surfing lesson with her older brother.

In just a week, Lawrence will travel to nearby Oahu for some of Katniss Everdeen’s famous Catching Fire island scenes with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Finnick (Sam Claflin), Johanna (Jena Malone), Beetee, Mags and Wiress.

I won’t give too much away, but the second movie has the potential to be even better than the first. The third, I’m not so sure how they’ll film, but that’s not happening until 2014 (and 15).

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Video: Alicia Keys – “Girl On Fire”

Alicia Keys‘ “Girl On Fire” has more to do with Citibank than it does with The Hunger Games, despite it being the unofficial Katniss Everdeen theme song.

“It was such a shock when I heard about The Hunger Games — I wasn’t aware of the book at that point. And I didn’t realize that, I guess, that’s what they call the one girl,” Keys told EW in August.

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First Photos Of Josh Hutcherson And Sam Claflin On ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Set

Celebuzz has exclusive photos of Josh Hutcherson and newbie Sam Claflin (Finnick) on the set of the second Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, in Atlanta on Wednesday.

Hutcherson, who always looks like the lost member of some boy band and reportedly had only 12 weeks to get into shape for the role, is seen wandering around a nondescript area. In one photo, you can see what I assume are the steps to his trailer.

Claflin appears shirtless in visible Calvin Klein briefs, then not shirtless looking very serious about his smartphone? I think that’s what that is anyway, that or TOP SECRET HUNGER GAMES TECHNOLOGY, pivotal to the plot! Continue reading “First Photos Of Josh Hutcherson And Sam Claflin On ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Set”

There Will Be Two Parts To ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’

Lionsgate just announced that Philip Seymour Hoffman will play gamekeeper Plutarch Heavensbee and that The Hunger Games is pulling a Harry Potter/Breaking Dawn and splitting the movie version of Suzanne Collins’ action-packed 390 page book Mockingjay into two parts.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire comes out in November 22, 2013 then part one of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay in the same month but a year later.

The series concludes in 2015 (spoiler: there are no “games” in it). That gives us a good three years to find the next big thing.

A craze worthy of Harry’s long wooden wand, Katniss’ bow-holding shoulders, and Bella Swan’s brooding vampires. I refuse to believe that it’s going to be Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Who Is Best Suited To Play Finnick In ‘Catching Fire?’

There’s been a lot of talk about casting for Catching Fire, (renamed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as to not confuse theater-goers), the sequel to one of the biggest blockbusters of all time.

One of the biggest roles is Finnick Odair – the muscular, reddish brown-haired, green-eyed, former victor (and Capital prostitute-by-force) who wields a trident and swims like Michael Phelps.  Continue reading “Who Is Best Suited To Play Finnick In ‘Catching Fire?’”

Try Calling Jennifer Lawrence Fat Now

Jennifer Lawrence was an entity in her own right before nowHer Academy Award nomination for Winter’s Bone alone caught the public’s eye, then X-Men: First Class which I’m sure will have a prequel-sequel of its own, seemed like the icing on the cake.

Throw in her actual role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games and you have to deduct that her career is already bigger than actresses who put their foot in the door decades ago.

Anytime someone gets this kind of recognition, people want to find someone to nitpick about. Sometimes it’s warranted or based in truth and SOMETIMES it’s a complete load of turkey crap.

In the case of those-who-must-not-be-named…aka anyone who calls Jennifer Lawrence “Fatniss Everdeen” and goes on about how she’s too big to play a starving character – you are what lit Charlie Sheen’s “troll” fuse.  Continue reading “Try Calling Jennifer Lawrence Fat Now”

I Hope You Don’t Frighten Easily, Here’s Elizabeth Banks In ‘The Hunger Games’

 I didn’t know that creepy George-Washington-with-a-vagina woman who says “PRIMROSE EVERDEEN” in The Hunger Games trailer was Elizabeth Banks until I saw interview/clip confirmation on some talk show.

I’ve been waking up screaming the words “I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE” not even knowing that Elizabeth Banks, the crazy cute nympho from The 40-Year-Old Virgin, was the one giving me nightmares.

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‘The Hunger Games’ Comes In 3rd On Opening Weekend List

Jennifer Lawrence and her bow and arrow came in third on the all-time box office opening weekend records, beating out all three Twilight movies and every Harry Potter movie besides the final one, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

The Hunger Games raked in $155 million dollars and is the only non-sequel in the top ten besides Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland. I still haven’t seen the movie because I didn’t read the books yet.

Also, as a chili-loving ‘Merican I was disappointed when I found out that it wasn’t about an elaborate eating competition, or cannibalism. Is it about cannibalism? If so, I’ll go, but only if Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson eat Liam Hemsworth.