Posts Tagged ‘Hunger Games’

The extended version of the Hunger Games Trailer is out.

Stanley Tucci is unrecognizable (and awesome) as Ceasar ANNNNNND Lenny Kravitz is apparently playing Cinna (nice!).

I am SOOOOO ready.  And I’m proud of Jennifer Lawrence.  She seems to convey Katniss really well.


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The first pics of the Hunger Games movie are up on IMDB.

Check them out here.

I especially love the flaming Mockingjay poster.  Mmmm….niiiiicccceeee.


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I was working at the library today and saw some big sweaty dude reading yesterday’s copy of Entertainment Weekly.  One brief glance at the cover and I knew that was Katniss. 

The braid.  The bow and arrows.  The Mockingjay pin.

Can’t wait to read the article, once sweaty man gives it up. 

So. Excited.

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Cover of "The Hunger Games"

Cover of The Hunger Games

I’ve been looking forward to The Hunger Games movie for a while now.   Naturally.  But today, I took a look at the casting list for the movie on IMDB.

And now I am totally, crazy, school-girl giddy.

Here’s a few highlights:

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss – this I knew already, and I have yet to see her in anything she’s done, but my first instinct – based on a few videos I’ve seen – is that she will do the part justice.  And I am SO looking forward to X-Men: First Class.

Josh Hutcherson as Peeta – this was the first thing that got me going today.  I don’t often think of this guy, but he was in another movie adaptation that I waited a LONG time (like, over a DECADE) for – Bridge to Terabithia.  And he was so GOOD in that.  So I have high hopes for him.

Liam Hemsworth as Gale – Beh.  This guy I’m a little more worried about.  Though, I would be more worried if he were playing Peeta.  As Gale, he may be gold.

Wes Bently, as Seneca Crane – this one is just rumored (UPDATE – Entertainment Weekly article confirmed it!) but I like it.  This is the guy from American Beauty who talks passionately about the plastic bag flying in a circle.  And, while that scene is severely mocked (as it should be), the first time you saw it, didn’t you cry … just a little?  Be honest.

And this one is cool …

Woody Harrelson as Haymitch – yay!  LOVE that idea!  Personally, I was rooting for Javier Bardem.  But Woody works.  Ever see him in Zombieland?  Funny.  Entertaining.  Woody.

Elizabeth Banks as Effie – that could totally work.  I know she’s been in a lot, but I only ever think of her from Zack and Miri Make a Porno, which I enjoyed immensely.  So I’m good with that too.


Stanley Tucci as Caesar – OMG! (I just said OMG.)  I could seriously watch Stanley Tucci all day.  I especially loved his characters in Easy A and Julie & Julia.  I have a feeling, though, that his Caesar will top those parts in my esteem.

Oh – and, while IMDB does not list her, The Hunger Games movie site says Amanda Stenberg will play the role of Rue.  I don’t know this chick at all.  But she’s cute.  And we all love Rue so much already, this girl will likely not have to do much to win us over.

So.  Clearly, I am happy.  (I know you were concerned.)  I didn’t think it was possible for me to be any more in love with this story than I already am.  But apparently, it is.

Wanna see more?  Here is the IMDB page to explore.

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The genius currently going by the name of Suzanne Collins has released the third and final book in her Hunger Games series. 

Love love love!

After reading Catching Fire, I was truly eager to read the new installment.  And I gotta say – Mockingjay delivered. 

Just when you thought Katniss Everdeen was going to have an easy time of it – being rescued from oppression typically does that to someone – she is thrown into a new kind of horror.  And she has to go to war.  And she is forced to make difficult decisions that will affect the ones that she loves and is trying desperately to save.  And (slight spoiler alert) she will fail to save all of them.   


Collins writes suspense and action that makes me hold my breath at times.  Her writing is stimulating and rarely predictable.  I was truly enthralled.  And as a dear friend pointed out – “I miss that trilogy already.”

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