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Ladies and gentlemen, Hunger Games Week 2014 has begun. We are now just a few days away from the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which means that we are going to start seeing stars Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth all over the place - and it kicked off last night on Saturday Night Live.
So, Katniss. What are you going to do? So many of your moves have been made to keep Peeta alive. Is his rescue the spark that this Mockingjay needs to kick start the pending revolution?
This fall Liam Hemsworth is set to hit theaters with the guaranteed blockbuster The Hunger Game: Mockingjay - Part 1. But he's already looking past the Hunger Games series with an eye to his homeland and an enchanting drama called The Dressmaker.
For the last couple years, a big part of the Jimmy Kimmel Live post-Oscar show has been what's called Movie: The Movie - a fake extended trailer for what is said to be the biggest blockbuster of all time. The late night host has managed to get some big names to join him in the madness in the past and this year is definitely no different.
In a battle between Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, does a kid like Liam Hemsworth even stand a chance? It'll be tough, but don't underestimate the up-and-comer best known as Gale in The Hunger Games-- in Paranoia he plays a tech superstar whose wits are tested when he gets caught up in the bitter rivalry between Ford and Oldman's characters, the world's two most powerful tech billionaires
Empire State, Hemsworth plays a common schmo Chris Potamitis, who gives up on his dream of becoming a cop and takes a job at an armored car company. But when his partner gets killed in a heist gone wrong, he begins to consider moving to the other side of the law for a major payout. As he and his childhood pal (Angarano) plan the robbery of a lifetime, Potamitis is stalked by a brawny cop who smells trouble (Johnson).
Though this is Shakman’s first time out as a feature director, he has a long resume of TV work, including It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and Psych, while fellow feature newcomer Patino also has TV experience, writing for both Sons of Anarchy and the short-lived Prime Suspect.
At first glance, Paranoia's new trailer seems to fall into the trap of trying to fit too much of the movie's assets into two minutes and thirty seconds, which leads it to succeed in flashiness and showing off its talented cast, but falls short in breaking down the plot of the movie concisely enough...
In Aurora Rising Hemsworth will play a surfer-turned-military pilot whose first combat mission proves his worth. He gets recruited to an elite team who are testing the next generation of aircraft. An international conflict then breaks out, and something tells me this elite team will get involved.
Named for its main character Chris "The Raven" Black, the six-minute short is set in a dystopian future where Los Angeles is ruled by an oppressive regime that's relentlessly seeking to destroy our hero because he possesses an extraordinary power.
I've been so into this ongoing series of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire portraits. So into them! Which is helpful, because they've been debuting two a day for the last week, which involves a lot of analyzing costume choices and figuring out the symbolism of the white rose held by the tributes. But now they've gone and managed to screw it all up, by including rebellious dreamboat in the series supposedly sponsored by the Capitol. Check out this blasphemy below:
In Love and Honor, Hemsworth stars as a Mickey Wright, a soldier committed to fight in the Vietnam War. But when his best friend opts to go AWOL to win back the girl he loves, the loyal Mickey joins him for an unforgettable trip that not only introduces him to sassy hippie Candace (Teresa Palmer), but also to a whole political movement he's absorbed and perplexed by. Take a first look at Love and Honor with its first trailer
While her name may not strike a bell, chances are you have seen Amber Heard mixing it up with some of Hollywood's biggest leading men…though admittedly in some less than prestigious films. Just last year, she co-starred with Nicolas Cage in Drive Angry and Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary
Paranoia follows a war between rival telecom companies. Robert Luketic (The Ugly Truth, Killers) is on board to direct, and Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman are reportedly circling roles.
Paranoia isn't the only thing Luketic has in the works. He is currently in pre-production on Brilliant, a diamond heist film that is set to star Gerard Butler (with whom Luketic worked with on The Ugly Truth). It seems as though the filmmaker is actively moving away from the comedy genre into something more serious.
Many Hunger Games fans—myself included—have insisted that a major element that sets the series apart from other bestselling YA series like Harry Potter and Twilight is the political allegory at the core of the books. Collins' attack on reality television also feeds into this, as the Capital relishes in the slaying of teens like its American Idol, while the rest of what remains of the United States is forced to witness the government mandated slaughter of their children and neighbors.
Ross will accompany Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth in Los Angeles for the start of the tour, which will make stops in Atlanta, Minneapolis, Chicago, Phoenix, Miami, Dallas and more. The Twilight films managed a similar feat, taking over shopping malls in major U.S. cities for talent meet-and-greets and fan signings. Right off the bat, I give credit to Lawrence, who looks to be making appearances at as many of the city stops as possible.
Working from a script by Enchanted writer Bill Kelly, the two-hander tells the story of a grieving widower (Hemsworth) who tries to invent a time machine that will let him go back and see his recently deceased wife one last time. That’s a solid premise, and it will be interesting to see if Noyce explores the science-fiction of the scenario or focuses on a crumbling man slowly going insane because he can’t overcome the obstacles standing in his way.
The upcoming Dito Montiel directed film Empire State may be bulking up in more ways than one. The indie heist movie, which was formerly titled The Sentry Keep, may be close to securing Liam Hemsworth and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as its stars. Word is, both are in talks for roles, with one possibly closer to signing on than the other at this point.
Following the news last month that the fifth installment of the Die Hard franchise, A Good Day To Die Hard, would include an adventure involving both John McClane and his son, a short list of actors appeared online suggesting what 20th Century Fox was looking for in a McClane Jr. According to the initial story, Ben Foster, Paul Dano, Aaron Paul and Milo Ventimiglia were all being looked at for the part.
Twilight is almost over, but fans of Stephanie Meyer don't have to fear for the author's future. While the second to last movie in the sparkly vampire franchise will arrive in theaters less than a month from now, Meyer's most recent novel, The Host, is already going through the Hollywood system and being prepped for a feature film adaptation. Andrew Niccol is set to direct the movie with Saoirse Ronan set to star, but it's just not a Meyer book without a pair of hunky male leads...
The name Hemsworth is quickly becoming as ubiquitous as Cruise or Pitt. The brothers Chris and Liam have literally exploded onto the scene, Chris taking on the starring role on Thor after stealing the show in the five minutes he spent on screen in Star Trek, and Liam has earned himself a spot alongside action juggernauts Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in The Expendables 2.
Last year, The Expendables managed to get just about every badass from film history, from Die Hard to Rambo, and even the Terminator, together for an action packed romp through Latin America where Sly Stallone not-surprisingly saved the day. With $275 million in the bank from the first film, the crew will be heading back out for another adventure.
There is one interesting thing going on in this photo-- the very blurry figure in the foreground appears to be a Peacekeeper, one of the government officials hired to effectively serve as the cops in this post-apocalyptic society. The Peacekeepers in District 12
Following the launch of their magazine cover, the site has posted three new stills from the movie, which feature stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. Based on the series of books by Suzanne Collins and directed by Gary Ross, the film is about a young girl named Katniss Everdeen who lives in a post-apocalyptic dystopia where children are selected by the government to fight to the death.