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Whetting Everyone’s Appetite For The Hunger Games

3 Jan

It’s only January 3rd, but Lionsgate is already preparing to own the year. The Hunger Games is about to take off and it wants you excited, nice and early! The first trailer debuted in November, introducing everyone to the three new celebrities they’ll to be obsessed with until forever. AKA, The People  Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner Throw Darts At In The Spare Time. If you didn’t see the trailer featuring Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique from X-Men: First Class), Liam Hemsworth (Mr. Miley Cyrus) and  Josh Hutcherson (Cirque du Freak and The Kids Are All Right) back in November, watch it below!

This week, Lionsgate reminded every one of their megablockbuster by releasing the first set of official images. A subtle little, “hey! Dont forget how excited you are about this!” from the production company. There’s tons of pictures of Hemsworth’s jaw, Hutcherson’s profile, Woody Harrelson with hair, and lots and lots of Lawrence.

Hard time there, buddy? Photo Credit: Lionsgate

Easier time. Photo Credit: Lionsgate

I wonder if he can cut things with his jaw. He totally can. Photo Credit: Lionsgate

Should this not remind me of Star Wars and A Clockwork Orange? Photo Credit: Lionsgate

Yes, that IS Woody Harrelson in the middle. Photo Credit: Lionsgate

I don't know what part scares me the most. But it all does. A lot. Photo Credit: Lionsgate

Ignoring the terrifying amount of rose in the last picture, Lionsgate is well on its way to getting America hungry for The Hunger Games (yes, I love obvious puns).

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Best of 2012: Predictions

31 Dec

Every website has Best of 2011 lists. Want to know the best new show, break out star or movie of the year? Worry not, there are about five hundred lists out there that can help you out, bro. But, I already know everyone and their little sister loves New Girl, Ryan Gosling owned the year (no matter what People says!) and that Bridesmaids changed the whole game. What I’m excited for is next year. So what does 2012 hold in store for pop culture? After heavy IMDb research and Googling, here are my predictions for The Year That The World Totally Ends 2012.

2012 People’s Sexiest Man Alive Contenders  

1) Michael Fassbender

After a breakout year (seriously, check ANY list) of sex addiction, Carl Jung and mutant powers, Fassbender is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Next year he’ll only be in one movie, Ridley Scott’s Alien semi-prequel Prometheus, but you’ll see him on every red carpet. All Bradley Cooper had to do was star in a disappointing sequel and speak French once to win the title. Fassy can pull this one off. Especially since Prometheus’ debut is months away, but with a mysterious minute long trailer, Scott’s prequel has a ton of buzz.

2) Channing Tatum

The key to a Sexiest Man Alive win is usually to be super popular and have at least one hit under your belt for the year. Tatum has four movies out next year and at least one should make bank. This is his chance to prove he has true star power (and can bring in money) with comedy 21 Jump Street and his first adult romcom The Vow.

2) Taylor Kitsch

Kitsch, like Tatum, is a little young for the position of Sexiest but he sure does deserve it. He also has prospective hits coming out this year, like John Carter, where I’m vaguely sure he wears about nothing, and Savages with Blake Lively as his “shared girlfriend.” I’m most excited to see him in Battleship, which will hopefully ride the Transformers wave to millions at the box-office.

Breakout Ingenue 

Jennifer Lawrence

Lawrence started to make a name for herself  starring in X-Men: First Class and Sundance favorite Like Crazy. This year expect to see her everywhere. Movie posters, commercials, magazine covers, talk shows, anywhere and everywhere. Lawrence is playing Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of The Hunger Games. If you don’t know what those are yet, don’t worry you will. Just like you never expected to care about sparkly vampires or werewolves with washboard abs.

Hottest Summer Movies

May: The Avengers

After blockbuster Marvel hit after blockbuster Marvel hit, Marvel Studios will probably self destruct if The Avengers isn’t a hit. But who isn’t going to want to see Thor, Iron Man, Cap, and the Hulk all on one screen? Or Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Mark Ruffalo, for that matter?

June: Snow White And The Huntsmen

With the Snow White vs. Snow White buzz for Huntsmen, it’s going to do well. But this version has something the Julia Roberts lead Mirror Mirror doesn’t: tween megastar Kristen Stewart. Huntsmen is Stewart’s first lead role without a fellow Twilight-er (see: The Runaways) since Twimania began. Everybody and their Twilight obsessed mom is going to want to see how she does. The June movie also features a fabulously dark Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth without the cape.

July: The Dark Knight Rises (Duh)

The end of the greatest superhero franchise of all time. Tons of mystery surrounding the plot and everything else. Totally sweet set photos floating around the interwebs. An even sweeter trailer that was recently released.The previous film holding every box-office  record ever. I can’t even wait to hear the opening day results.

August: Warm Bodies

Nope, no trailer. But there’s a creepy promo picture of Nick Hoult instead.

August is filled with maybe hits. There’s The Movies Your Dad Will Totally See, like The Bourne Legacy, Total Recall and The Expendables 2 and then, there’s Warm Bodies. It’s my dark horse, but I see it going far. Warm Bodies falls into the Zombieland created category of Zombiepocalypse Love Story. And if you remember, Zombieland did wonderfully. It’s perfect for end-of-the-summer moviegoing, like Fright Night was for 2011.  But hopefully with better advertising.

It’s About Time He Reaches His Potential  

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Three out of the five (FIVE!!) Gordon-Levitt movies out in 2012 promise to be complete hits; he’s featured in The Dark Knight Rises, Django Unchained and Lincoln. Unchained is Quentin Tarantino’s 1800’s set slave-turned-bounty-hunter western (it’s a mouthful, I know), while Lincoln is (you guessed it!) the Abe Lincoln biopic with Daniel Day Lewis in the title role. Both already have Oscar buzz. While Gordon-Levitt has supporting roles in those three films, he’s starring in both Looper, as a young Bruce Willis, and Premium Rush, as a bike messenger on the run. I’m guessing that 2012 does to JGL what 2011 did for RyGos, breaking up street fights included.

2012 looks like it’s going to be a great year for entertainment. Not only will everything on this list be awesome, next year promises Tom Cruise as an 80’s rock superstar (Rock of Ages), the end of an era (Breaking Dawn Part II), the beginning of an era (The Amazing Spider-Man) and whatever you want to call Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (not lead by Daniel Day Lewis).

Update: Magic Mike or That Male Stripper Movie

26 Dec

I think it’s only fair to keep the public very well informed on Magic Mike, coming out on June 29, 2012. I mean have you seen the cast? Exactly. I’m just doing a public service. So, expect some very diligent coverage of the Channing Tatum lead movie.  Which, is coming out the same day as G.I. Joe Retaliation, another summer flick with a far different demographic (ya’know…kids) and the same leading actor. This is going to be awkward for Tatum.
But the business of the day isn’t which premiere Tatum decides to go to, but, new teaser pictures! Or, rather picture. If only there were multiples! Here’s the first picture from Magic Mike.

Courtesy Warner Bros.

Now I know what Uncle Sam meant when he said, “We Want You!”

Matthew McConaughey’s character Dallas is clearly taking retirement well and Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer and Tatum are all proud of their right to bare arms. We’re just missing is White Collar‘s Matt Bomer. But, he’s probably too busy stealing from the Federal Reserve or something. If you didn’t get that, you should start watching White Collar, immediately.

Hopefully, more photos will be hitting the interwebs soon. Or, maybe even a trailer! Tons of summer movies have recently released trailers (go watch the Dark Knight Rises trailer! Now!), Magic Mike‘s has to be on the horizon.

‘Tis The Season For The Worst Christmas Movie Ever

19 Dec

It’s A Wonderful Life is my favorite Christmas movie. I watch it every year with my family, and I’ve finally realized it isn’t as long and boring as I thought. Today, I wondered what the worst Christmas movie actually was, and luckily, so did Fandango.
A Fandango poll came out today with the top ten worst Christmas film ever.  Unfortunately, 2006’s horror attempt Black Christmas didn’t make the list. Womp, womp.

He's got 99 problems, but Mrs. Claus ain't one.

But the all around worst Bad Christmas Movie winner, more than made up for it. Santa Claus Conquers The Martians. Let’s repeat that. Santa. Claus. Conquers. The. Martians. That’s a real movie, from 1964. Martians won the poll with 23%  of the vote, beating everyone from second runner up Silent Night, Deadly Night (16%) to number ten Christmas With The Kranks (3%).

According to IMDb, the ’64 film involves “Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa.” Kidnapping of both minors and the elderly, attempted murder, and Christmas Cheer all ensue. As does bubbles, unsettlingly tight costumes, more attempted murder, and some totally tubular tunes.

Need some laughs? Watch the tailer!

 

Movies I Shouldn’t Be Excited For, But Am: Underworld Awakening

11 Dec

It’s December, everybody (just in case you haven’t looked at a calendar)! Which means it’s Prime Oscars Time. Steve McQueen’s sex drama, Shame, came out last weekend followed by fellow awards contenders The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and War Horse later this month. January will see Meryl Streep as The Iron Lady. In the midst of all this Intellidrama, what am I excited for, other than Shame?  Underworld Awakening of course.
Vampires, leather and unnecessary fight scenes, what’s not to be pumped for?

After two and a half minutes of “New War” and no sunlight, what are Awakening‘s most biting questions?
– Wait, am I watching the trailer for Fall 2011’s Contagion or is this Underworld Awakening?

-Oh okay, cool, I’m in the right place. There’s Kate Beckinsale. Who was dumb enough to put her in a research facility. Did they miss the first two movies (Underworld: Rise of Lycans is not a real film)?

-Do humans ever learn? Don’t try to eradicate vampirism, it literally never works out for us. Unless they sparkle. Then, go for it.

-Are leather and throwing stars actually superior in the war against Lycans, or are they just preferences?

-Aye, who’s this hybrid kid? Why’s she’s important enough to make Selene cry?

-Was in possible to film in colors other than grey, black and blue. No? Oh okay, just wanted to ask.

Get excited for vampires, werewolves, and humans (oh my!) done right. With no weddings or awkward pregnancies needed, only tons of explosions. In 3D.

Underworld [Re]Awakening hits theaters January 20, 2012.
 

What I’ve Learned From: Breaking Dawn Part 1

24 Nov

I’ll be honest. The summer of 2008, I went to Borders just like every other teenage girl who knew how to read and bought Breaking Dawn. Devoured it in days, probably hours, and enjoyed every second of it. Then at some point I realized the err of my ways and stop-drop–rolled off the Twilight Bandwagon. Despite my epiphany, I’ve seen every Twilight Saga film for some darkly comedic reason.

Hey hawtie, 'sup?

Today at 10:40pm I sat down for the most stressful hour-and-fifty minutes of my life. Here are some life lessons the KStew-RPatz-Antichemistry fest taught me, so you don’t have to go through the same discomfort I did.

-When you’re upset bursting out of your house and clothes= best possible idea. Go to Northern Canada. (Do not pass go, do not collect $200)

-Make-out for as long as possible at your wedding. Not going to make anyone uncomfortable. Like dad.

-Speaking of dad… If you’re a cop. And have a gun. And can hunt, your daughter’s husband better be a damn good one.

-A film about Charlie Swan would be far more compelling.

-Remember to brush your teeth, shave and go through all your underwear before you lose It. Hell, go for a swim too.

-Bruises are not a problem after losing said It.

-Playing chess in nautical inspired outfits lower libido. #ProvenFact

-Brazilians can sense vampires better than Americans. (Especially maids)

How are they dancing with a clear vampire 'round them?

-Vampires can go into shock.

-YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BOW TO ANYONE if you’re the grandson of a chief. It’s probably time to break from the pack if you’re asked to.

-If you’re making a health decision that affects every single person that cares about you…listen to no one. Except for the one chick that desperately wants what you have.

-Don’t accept sandwiches from vampires.

-Only saying the word “possibly” makes you part of the cast. Various types of kicking does too.

-Normal pregnancy craving? Blood. Cool. Let’s get a straw.

-An animated skeleton with a broken rib cage can still walk around.

And somehow she was just roaming the house...

– If the demonic vampire baby likes the sound of your voice, s’all good bro.

-Never speak about the birthing scene. Ever. Again.

-STOP. YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH THE BABY. Everybody get OUT. #ImprintingProblems

-Being in love with a baby is totally cool too by the way. Like that pregnancy craving.

-Vampirism is a great alternative to a dye-job and plastic surgery…and color contacts.

At least Breaking Dawn Part 2 will be far less stressful. Just even creepier (#ImprintingProblems) and anti-climactic. I know I’m looking forward to the wisdom that shall be imparted unto me come November 16, 2012, are you?

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ed Jacket

22 Nov

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is arguably the most anticipated film this Awards Season. It has everything that makes a Hollywood darling, an amazing cast (Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara), its roots in an international bestseller, and David Fincher at the helm. But Hollywood isn’t the only one looking make bank from the cash cow dragon.
Swedish retail giant H&M  has a capsule collection coming out December 14 inspired by Tattoo‘s leading lady Lisabeth Salander (Mara).

You're inspired, non?


The thirty item collection will feature boots, accessories and clothing from $4-$199 for the everyday women who want to channel the badass-ness of Lisabeth without the multiple piercings and mohawk.
InStyle talked to the costume designer for Tattoo and the designer of the collection, Trish Summerville.
“Everybody has a little bit of Salander in them. Or everybody wishes they did. The reason people love that character, especially women, is that we all wish we had a little part of that ferociousness in us,” said Summerville.
The most expensive item will be Salander’s iconic motorcycle jacket for $199, but I’m pretty interested in whatever’s on the $4 side of the spectrum.
And most importantly, will Daniel Craig be on sale at my local H&M?

How did the photographer tell the models apart?