Posted on Monday, December 21st, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Surely Natalie Dormer has what it takes to be a great scream queen. Audiences may be more used to watching her strut around fantasy worlds (Game of Thrones) and sprint through science fiction dystopias (The Hunger Games), but here is an actress with all of the right ingredients for a great horror movie heroine – she’s beautiful and tough and there’s a crafty intelligence on display in many of her performances that allow you to believe that she’s not just another bimbo to add to the kill count.
It’s impossible to judge The Forest based on its new trailer, but this preview rightfully allows Dormer to shoulder the responsibility of selling this thing. “Yeah, there are jump scares and such,” this trailer says, “but the main event is getting to watch Margaery Tyrell run through the woods and try to not get killed by ghosts.” And you know what? For the doldrums of January, that may be more than enough to get us to pick up a ticket.
Watch the Forest trailer for yourself after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
Natalie Dormer has done an impressive job navigating the dangers of Panem and Westeros, but can she handle the horrors lurking inside Aokigahara? Directed by Jason Zada, The Forest stars Dormer as a young American woman named Sara Price who enters Japan’s famous “Suicide Forest” in search of her sister, who’s mysteriously vanished.
Despite strident warnings to stay on the path, Sara goes off in her own direction (this is a horror movie, after all) and soon finds herself face-to-face with the tormented souls that live within the woods. We’re happy to debut three exclusive images from the movie, which you can check out after the jump. Read More »
The previously released trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockginjay – Part 2 did a little more than hint at a big spoiler for the franchise’s finale, at least for those who haven’t read the young adult franchise on which the movies are based. Thankfully, the latest Mockingjay Part 2 trailer keeps the spoilers to a minimum, and shows off plenty of the action to come in the conclusion of the blockbuster film series. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
Natalie Dormer has been a consistent highlight in many of our favorite shows and movies — including Game of Thrones, Elementary, The Hunger Games, The Tudors, etc. — but she doesn’t get to lead them as often as we’d like. It’s a refreshing change of pace, then, to see her take center stage in the first trailer for The Forest.
Directed by Jason Zada, the thriller concerns a young American woman who goes into the so-called “Suicide Forest” in Japan in search of her missing twin sister. Watch The Forest trailer after the jump. Read More »
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On Thursday, July 9th, Lionsgate stormed Hall H with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the final chapter in the young adult sci-fi franchise. Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson were on hand for the panel, but we’ll get to that in another post.
Instead, we’d like to call your attention first to a new viral teaser featuring the crimson clad Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) and a very coordinated white army. In addition, we’ll recap the full theatrical trailer for the end to the two-part finale. And considering this trailer won’t be released for a couple months, big fans of the franchise will probably want to read our description of the trailer.
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Posted on Monday, July 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
Three years, three films, and $2.3 billion in ticket sales have all been leading to this. The Hunger Games franchise comes to a (hopefully spectacular) end this fall with Mockingjay – Part 2, and lest you forget Lionsgate has just released a new series of posters for the sequel. In them, Katniss and company get their game faces on. See all the Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 character posters after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Every generation needs its preppy boy drama filled with up-and-coming faces. For the late ’80s and ’90s, it was Dead Poets Society. In the aughts, it was The Skulls. Now, in the twenty-teens, it might be The Riot Club.
Max Irons and Sam Claflin play the two newest members of Oxford University’s most exclusive fraternity. Though the upper-crust clique lives for debauchery, things take an ugly turn when one particular evening veers out of control. Lone Scherfig (An Education, One Day) directed. Douglas Booth, Natalie Dormer, Holliday Grainger, and Jessica Brown Findlay also star. Watch The Riot Club trailer after the jump. Read More »
Note: This review was original published on November 10. We’ve bumped it up now that the film is in theaters.
It’s a shame The Hunger Games series gets filed into the “young adult” category. Sure, there’s some dystopian young romance in there, but with each subsequent film, the series proves it is about much more than unattainable love with sporadic action. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 takes the series to its furthest point from YA stereotypes yet.
However, what’s most interesting about this latest installment — the first part of a two-part finale — is just how different it is from the rest of the franchise. Is that a good thing? Below, read why The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 feels like a different franchise. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 by Angie Han
When we offered you our Captain Marvel primer, we left out one important and obvious question: Who should play Captain Marvel? It’s something we’ll be asking ourselves until Marvel officially confirms a lead. Considering Captain Marvel doesn’t arrive until 2018, that may not be for some time yet. In the meantime, here’s who we’d choose if we had our say. Hit the jump for our Captain Marvel casting picks.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
Natalie Dormer is one tough cookie, as evidenced by her steely turns in Game of Thrones, The Tudors, Elementary, and the upcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Now she’s going to use that spirit to battle supernatural forces for David Goyer.
The British actress has just signed on for The Forest, a thriller set in Japan’s Aokigahara forest — nicknamed the “Suicide Forest” for the number of people who end their lives there. Spooky. Hit the jump for more on Natalie Dormer The Forest.
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