Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 by Angie Han
Back in 2010, Elizabeth Banks was cast as the lead role in Tink, Disney’s live-action feature centered around Peter Pan’s beloved fairy sidekick Tinkerbell. At the time, we knew only that the energetic Banks seemed like perfect casting for the character, but we got a better idea of what to expect from the project when Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fright Night) signed on to pen the rewrite last fall. Noxon likened the film to Disney’s Enchanted, and now Banks is comparing Tink to another popular fish-out-of-water tale — Jon Favreau’s modern holiday favorite Elf. Read Banks’ comments after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2012 by Angie Han
As we head toward the Oscars and therefore the end of awards season, it’s time to take a better look at some of the films we’re anticipating from 2012. We have for you today an eclectic mix of photos from some of the entertainments we’re most looking forward to, from Gary Ross‘ deadly serious YA adaptation The Hunger Games to Judd Apatow‘s almost-middle-age comedy This is Forty and everything in between. Check out photos for those films plus The Gangster Squad, Men in Black III, and Frankenweenie after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 by Angie Han
As excited I am for Gary Ross‘ The Hunger Games, even I have to admit that some of the earlier news bits and marketing materials to trickle out were less than thrilling. Remember the time they spread out the very minor tribute casting announcements over weeks and weeks? Or those one-second clips they put out in advance of the teaser?
But thankfully, as the production has begun picking up speed, Lionsgate has been offering up better, more interesting stuff, like this new crop of gloriously high-res stills and set photos. Though not all of them are totally new — I believe we’ve already seen some of these images before, and we’ve definitely glimpsed several of these scenes in the trailer — I’m still happy to have some crystal-clear images of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Rue (Amandla Stenberg), and others to feast my eyes on. Check out the gallery after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 by Angie Han
Heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) may be a no-nonsense tomboy with zero interest in primping, but Lionsgate and cosmetics company China Glaze aren’t about to let that stop them from pushing a collection of nail polish colors based on The Hunger Games. Called “Colours from the Capital,” the new line features twelve shades named after the twelve Districts of Panem. And if you’ve read the books, you’ll understand exactly what feels so tone-deaf about this particular tie-in.
On the positive side, at least they picked the right spokesperson for the job. Bubbly, pink-haired Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) makes a much more appropriate model than Katniss or any of her fellow tributes would (you know, because they’re too busy fighting to the death), and she actually looks pretty striking here to boot. Check out the first ad and collection of colors after the jump.
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Marti Noxon‘s most recent theatrical release, Fright Night, may not have done massive business, but it certainly hasn’t hurt her. In the wake of writing Fright Night the former Buffy writer and showrunner was brought on to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by her Fright Night director Craig Gillespie, before both ended up leading the project.
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Here’s the first full trailer for the Gary Ross-directed adaptation of The Hunger Games, the first novel in Suzanne Collins‘ darkly futuristic trilogy of novels about teenagers chosen by lottery to fight to the death as representatives of their local district. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth are the young leads in the Lionsgate film that could be the studio’s answer to Twilight, but hopefully with a harder edge.
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Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2011 by Angie Han
Given Lionsgate’s tendency to trickle out The Hunger Games info one tiny bit at a time, you could be forgiven for rolling your eyes at yet another round of news on Gary Ross‘ dystopian teen epic. But happily, today’s offering is one of the most interesting things we’ve seen come out of the marketing team in a while.
The studio has just released eight brand-new character posters for the film, offering close-up profiles of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), Effie (Elizabeth Banks), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), Rue (Amandla Stenberg), and Cato (Alexander Ludwig). And trust me, they’re way more exciting than those district seals that were released earlier this month. Check ‘em out after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 by Angie Han
It’s been relatively quiet on the Hunger Games front recently, so Lionsgate has just unveiled five new images to remind you that the film is still coming. And, oh yeah, while we’re on the subject, they’re also reminding us to go register at the website and Like the movie on Facebook. Each of the five images features a seal representing one of twelve Districts, which in the story comprise the dystopian future nation of Panem.
Directed by Gary Ross and based on a popular YA novel by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games stars Jennifer Lawrence as tough 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who gets sent to the Capitol to compete for her district in a fight to the death against other teenagers. Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, and Lenny Kravitz also star. Check out the new posters after the jump.
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