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“The Hunger Games” Finds its Finnick

22 Aug

I”ll be up-front with you: I’ve never read The Hunger Games. And even I was excited to see which mid-twenties hottie would play Finnick Odair in 2013’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The new character is described as a “mid-twenties hottie with charm for days” so really, what’s not to be excited for?
Today, the winning hottie was finally announced and up-and-comer Sam Claflin is set to be the trident-wielding ex-tribute/current Capitol celebrity.

I will not make any dirty trident jokes. I will not make any dirty trident jokes.

“Aw man all this gazing into the camera really makes my head hurt”

Claflin should look sorta-maybe-kinda-familiar. No, he’s not the guy the played the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network. He is on the other hand, the missionary that fell in love with a mermaid in Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides. Oh yeah, that guy! He also was the Prince Charming to Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman. By next year everyone will definetely remember who he is thanks to a very well placed fishing net.

The soon-to-be-superstar has been the Finnick front-runner for a little over a month. But, that doesn’t mean he was the only name thrown out there this summer. Robert Pattinson (from that other billion dollar teen-trilogy), Taylor Kitsch (whose 2012 movies accidentally tanked like John Carter and Battleship), Garrett Hedlund  (Tron: Legacy) and Armie Hammer (the actual guy that played the Winklevoss twins) were all said to be frontrunners at some point. Luckily for Claflin he wasn’t a red herring.

So guys ladies, I’m just wondering how the camera can handle Liam Hemsworth and Claflin in the same movie. But then again if the screen didn’t burst into flames during Magic Mike, no one else should have a problem.

Bill and Ted Might Be Ready For Another Adventure

11 Aug

Dudeeee, Bill and Ted may totallyyy be going on another adventure. Excellenttttt. The minds behind the latest venture? The original creators of Bill and Ted, Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson. The old team has written a script according to a Vulture exclusive. Sweet. Somehow, Alex Winter (Bill) and Keanu Reeves (Ted) are attached to the project. I’m glad that Reeves can pause his The One activities to have a little fun.

But what would that makes the third one?

The best part of the in-progress project is that it’s a continuation of Bill and Ted’s  truly excellenttt adventures. It’s not a reboot with Justin Bieber and Alex Pettyfer. Who isn’t excited to see what kind of men Bill and Ted grew up into? Just how huge is Wyld Stallyns in the future (or our present)? I just hope they don’t have a cheesy reality dating show- all they’ll ever need is their bromance.

20 years later- still bros.

Currently, Dean Parisot (Fun With Dick and Jane, Galaxy Quest) is set to direct. But, that means B&T 3 will have to stay on the back-burner for a while (heinousssss!). Parisot is filming Red 2 this upcoming spring, an “action-comedy-thriller” starring Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker and Catherine Zeta Jones.

We’ve waited over twenty years for a followup to Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, what’s a few more months? Start placing bets now on whether it’ll be a “Quest” “Voyage” or “Escapade.”

Lady Gaga POPs With New Album Title

5 Aug

A couple of weeks ago I was listening to a Born This Way track and realized, “wow… Lady Gaga really hasn’t released any new music in a while. Weird.” And then she announced that her next album will officially be released in 2013 “before spring.” Let the count down begin!
Obviously, everyone was wondering when Mother Monster would transmit down the name of her newest album. The answer’s today. Gaga took to Twitter to confirm that her third studio LP will be called ARTPOP. The capitilization is actually really serious.

See?

Last week Gaga had released a photo of her newest tattoo; the word ARTPOP on her forearm. Since then, fans were speculating it would be the name of the newest album. Clearly, they right on target and I’m guessing not very surprised. She had gotten Born This Way inked before her second CD was released.

Now she can’t get a tattoo without getting people’s hopes up

Although there’s not a lot of information about ARTPOP right now, I’m sure Gaga can’t keep a lid on it for too long. Little Monsters need to know.

That Time 007 and Han Solo Wore Cowboy Hats

25 Jul

How can you NOT be excited for this swaggering camp-fest? (Credit: Universal Pictures)

When everyone left Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1, they were crying over the [SPOILER ALERT] death of house elf, Dobby. I was instead prattling on about how effing awesome Cowboys and Aliens looked. Daniel Craig with an American accent and tight vest! Harrison Ford?! Olivia Wilde! The clever play-on-words of a childhood game…Cowboys…and…Indians! Get’it?! Such humor! Such intrigue! So many explosions! And now it’s only days away!