Things have been a bit quiet as of late in regards to Lionsgate’s sequel to The Hunger Games, but that changed today as two new posters have just been released. They promote the victory tour taken following Katniss’ shared victory with Peeta last time out. There literally is nothing more to say on the topic other than a short teaser will possibly be on board the MTV Movie Awards in April. Just pure speculation though considering that is the type of venue the studio would choose to show off their wares. Cheap and affordable marketing. Continue Reading
The first official photos for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire have hit the web. While everyone knew the film was in production as early as a few months ago, there has not been an incredible amount of leaked set photos (which is probably unnecessary because the source material is already published,) so this is certainly welcomed by fans of the series. Francis Lawrence is directing this one after the original franchise director Gary Ross exited, and as you will see Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson still have starring roles. Continue Reading
The first official trailer for the Dan Bradley-directed Red Dawn remake has finally hit the web. The movie stars Thor actor Chris Hemsworth leading a group of teenagers who seek to save their town from invading North Korean forces. While somewhat unbelievable, keep in mind the movie was originally made to feature Chinese invaders, but the studio elected to CGI them out so as to not hurt their international box office receipts.
This trailer shows a very high-octane, high-emotion movie that definitely takes full advantage of Hemsworth’s skill set. The flow of the movie will largely dictate its reception, but what we can tell from the promo is that action outweighs drama. Hopefully the geopolitical questions do not bog down the story to the point where such scenes come off as empty. Continue Reading
The official trailer for the Red Dawn remake is about to hit the net, but Entertainment Tonight got an early sneak peek so today we look at that. What you will see is a rag tag group of teenagers who take up arms to repel a foreign invasion by North Korea. Anyone who follows geopolitics knows this is ridiculously improbable; however, it is a movie and it was originally set to be the Chinese (still not very probable) until the wonders of CGI changed the Asian invading force.
This Dan Bradley-directed feature will be Chris Hemsworth’s follow-up to Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, and The Avengers making this a rare four-film year for the actor. The only person in Hollywood to rival that mark? Channing Tatum with The Vow, 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike, and Haywire. Both ‘benefited’ in this regard from the wonders of production delays. Continue Reading
The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson visited Conan last night where he revealed his love of boy bands as a child. For those of you wondering, the movie did make $163 million in its first four days of release–a far cry from the $80 gajillion quoted in the following clip which may or may not be an actual number.
Donald Sutherland is set to join the cast of The Hunger Games. The project is a sci-fi trilogy based on a set of the novels written by Suzanne Collins. The backdrop of the novels is a country called Panem in a post-apocalyptic world where every year the Capitol chooses a boy and a girl to fight each other in a display of power. Continue Reading