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21st Century Fox is developing a mentorship program for female filmmakers, in hopes of bolstering the presence of women in film. Called the Fox Global Directors Initiative, this program will accept 20 participants who will be welcomed into a five-week directors lab.
Flashing it can be extremely dangerous, but there’s also a hopefulness to it. In short, it’s like a promise for a better tomorrow, and in Thailand, that’s apparently what protesters need right now. They’ve reportedly taken to flashing the three-fingered salute in the streets, and the action has become so common, the junta is now taking action.
It’s finally here! The most distinguished, important and prestigious award show of the entire year has finally arrived! It’s the MTV Movie Awards, and they boast enough clout to break careers and ruin lives.
With a fabulous and flashy string of dazzling outfits, Johnny Weir has proved a breakout star of the 2014 Winter Olympics without even being in competition. The former Olympian has turned commentator for NBC at the Sochi games, and the openly gay figure skater hasn't toned down his signature style one bit.
Natalie Dormer has never been a woman who has trouble going for it. She’s done nudity, corsets and all sorts of general weirdness; so, it probably shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone that she’s willing to cut her hair for a role. In this case, she was apparently willing to shave her head, or at least half of it for both parts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
Russell was making a joke. A bad one, when you consider – especially – that he’s running the current Oscar marathon alongside a harrowing depiction of actual slavery in Steve McQueen’s masterful 12 Years a Slave.
Cookie plays Cookiness Evereat, and he and his friends must face the challenges of the Hungry Games, which include pestering monkeys, food-centric puzzles, and lessons in finding patterns. The tributes have to stop and think. And it's tricky. Or as Cookie puts in his signature clunky vernacular, "Boy, being strong heroine of an entire franchise hard work!"
The cat may have been hired for its excellent hissing abilities, but it looked nothing like the Buttercup described in the book, as a "hideous-looking cat" with a coat either the color of rotting squash or a buttercup flower, depending on who you asked. Katniss's younger sister Prim loves Buttercup, and Katniss can't stand him; believe it or not the cat plays a pretty significant role in the third book
This week we're processing both the weekend performance of Thor: The Dark World and Marvel Studio's giant deal with Netflix to talk about the future of Marvel comics, and how in the coming years pretty much everything Disney makes will all be linked together.
There are makeup and nail polish lines and Subway sandwich tie-ins and an entire fake magazine dedicated to its fancy clothes. So of course The Hunger Games was going to wind up with a theme park, no matter how cringingly out-of-step with the book's messages that might actually be
Lionsgate and Summit knew that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire would be a huge hit-- that's why they shelled out more than twice the budget of the original film for the upcoming sequel. But will it have a hard time being as big as its predecessor?. Deadline got their hands on the earliest tracking numbers for Katniss's next adventure, and if all goes well, Catching Fire would easily break the record for the biggest-ever November opening
Tomorrow night, cities and small towns across America will be overrun by masked children in search of candy, and cocktail-seeking adults dressed as sexy (insert any noun in the English language here). But we've got a peek into what you're likely to see out and about tomorrow...
Where did all that money go? Well, like I said, a lot of it you can see on the screen-- director Francis Lawrence was able to shoot in both Georgia and Hawaii, while Hunger Games director Gary Ross was limited to just North Carolina, and he added five days to the production schedule. Another $10 million went to boosting the effects budget, which is why Katniss and Peeta's flaming Capitol outfits look so much better this time
It's taken until less than a month before the film opens, but we're finally getting a look at the inside of the arena for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and that one reveal has suddenly made the sequel look like the must-see it ought to be
The trailer actually give away what I assume is the entire movie. Then again, it’s basically just the original Hunger Games with, but with bad jokes. Then, at the end of the clip, Friedberg and Seltzer cram in more jokes to capitalize on such pop-culture touchstones as Tim Tebow, The Lord of the Rings, Angry Birds, Avatar and, of course, The Avengers.
If you haven't read The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, these shots from the set of the movie version probably don't make much sense to you-- how does an old mill fit into this futuristic world in which kids fight each other in an arena? Fans of the book aren't exactly going to look at that building and immediately know where it fits in, but it's not hard to guess that, at some point in the battle for the future of Panem, Katniss Everdeen and other freedom fighters wind up paying a visit to this dilapidated spot
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire doesn't open in theaters until November 22, but based on what we're seeing today, it might be the only movie anybody is talking about between now and then. The excitement is all over the place
How Rabe’s character will fit into the world of Panem will be detailed below, which will offer spoilers for Catching Fire and Mockingjay. So, if you haven’t read the books and don’t want anything spoiled, considered yourself warned...
In The Hunger Games and soon in Catching Fire, Donald Sutherland has created an indelible portrait of evil power as President Snow, the leader of a government so cruel that it keeps its people in check by sending children to fight to the death in the Hunger Games. But it's time for another person to take on a position of power and challenge Snow, so naturally that person is… Julianne Moore?
You may not recognize Ross unless you're a fan of the new 90210, on which he played Charlie Selby for nine episodes, or caught him as Kevin in Jeff Who Lives At Home, the kid whom Jason Segel's nutty character befriends thanks to what he believes is a sign from the universe. He's also Diana Ross's son, if you're into that kind of thing
Lionsgate, according to a release, revealed that Australian actress Stef Dawson has been selected to play Cresta in the two-part Mockingjay adaptation, which will be directed by Francis Lawrence. Cresta is the District 4 victor from the 70th Hunger Games.
Catching Fire wowed the crowds in Comic-Con's Hall H today, but one of the big highlights-- the brand-new trailer-- is available for us to watch online right now, via Yahoo!. A lot of the footage is familiar from earlier glimpses at the film, and Lionsgate is still sticking with their strategy of not marketing any scenes of fighting in the arena
With an highly anticipated Hall H panel planned for Saturday afternoon in San Diego Comic-Con, Lionsgate continues beating the drum for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Today, a series of character posters landed on the sequel’s Facebook page, starting with Katniss and Peeta.
Fans may be a bit disappointed by the limited scope of the trailer, which only shows us everything that happens up until Katniss and Peeta re-enter the arena (it's also up for debate whether the film is considering that reveal a spoiler, though given how much they're likely to promote the character of Finnick, I doubt it). But in this exceedingly well-cut and surprisingly emotional tease, I think there were 5 strong clues about what we can expect from the entirety of Catching Fire. Let's dig in
It's surprising how much emphasis in this goes to Donald Sutherland's President Snow, who's watching Katniss's victory tour and realizes that the glitz of the Capitol isn't able to overcome the simmering revolution that Katniss has accidentally started. The most shocking line in the trailer-- "Her species must be eradicated"-- doesn't appear in the book