Catching Fire press overload has begun! BRING IT, BABY!
We know that it can be daunting for some, but we personally love soaking in all the teasers before the movie actually hits theaters. Most fans will turn around in a week and say “It feels like we’ve seen half the movie already!” Well, ya haven’t and you’ll realize that once you get out the theater!
As much as we love interviews, we’re in it for the REAL goods… That’s right: CLIPS. Sweet, delicious angst-dipped morsels of movie magic! Unlike trailers, it’s more than 5 seconds per shot and you really get to feel the moment!
We’ve been graced with two clips in the last couple days. Now let’s get together and drool over them!
Clip #1 – “You Do What You Want. I’m Staying Here.”
As introduced by Hemsy and The Chin (after confirming that Liam does not, in fact, have sex with kangaroos), clip #1 shows Katniss and Gale debating whether or not to run away from District 12.
Gale doesn’t seem as fervently anti-Capitol in his pursuits to protect the districts as he is in the books. Perhaps the raging ripping off of leather gloves just didn’t have the same effect on screen?! But alas, the cross-marketing opportunity of Gale angrily turning away Capitol Couture products has been missed! Forever sad! Then again, this obviously isn’t the WHOLE scene, just a pretty chunk.
But for real, guys… Katniss effing Everdeen. She doesn’t want anyone looking to her! She can’t help them! And we totally believe her helplessness in that moment, even though we know she’s dead wrong in the long run.
That girl had our emotions all in a tizzy until our attentions were turned to the Capitol brigade and their gas-guzzling ways!
Also, we feel like we should be writing free verse poetry about the gray barrenness of District 12… and possibly these characters’ lives. Just because.
Clip #2 – “This Trip Doesn’t End When You Go Back Home.”
Damn Haymitch! Time for three snaps in Z formation as you tell these n00b victors what it’s all about! Winning The Hunger Games is (usually) a one-time deal, but being a victor is FOR-EV-ER.
Note that both Haymitch and Peeta are not in the loop about Katniss’ debacle in film world, which probably means Peeta doesn’t have a massive meltdown about being kept in the dark all the time. But he still seems pretty damn pissed, which gives us a look at the appropriately bolder Peeta that’s more in line with the books.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence is really good at crying. She cries on cue like a boss! And it’s tearing up our hearts into little teeny shreds! Katniss will be emotionally shot for 90% of this movie, which means we will be too. Dammit!
Only One More Thing We Need… MOAR CLIPS!
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Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch Clip
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Jennifer Lawrence and Francis Lawrence Tumblr Chat
Know what’s awesome? Global Fan Day. Know what’s not awesome? Yeah, having to work during the entirety of Global Fan Day, feeling like a jerk, taking out your phone to check on things, but then realizing your data plan won’t cover the chats, hangouts, and whatever else went on– because that’s just how the cookie crumbles. Also, I’m outside pretty much 90% of the time during my earning hours, and well, it’s raining right now, so, do the math!
I’m sure it was an awesome, fantastic, amazing good time, but little ol’ me didn’t get home until almost 9pm, and then frankly all I wanted to do was waste time on Pinterest, catch up with friends, and um– eat food finally, also put on my jammies. That’s right folks, this article was written while I was in my jammies! That’s okay, I’m sure we’ve all done it, some of us have probably even tweeted whilst naked.
Anyway, I was able to catch up on some of the happenings today, and while none of the stuff was live for me it was still enjoyable. I liked the Google Hangout, Jen was on as usual, teasing Josh like crazy, and forgetting about Liam’s most intense scenes (the whipping scene). However, it’s got to be said– there was a lot of repeating going on throughout the day, mostly because there are only so many original questions to be asked, and so many original answers that could be said– and no, that’s not a dig. However, there were still some valuable tid-bits that were revealed, like that Katniss’ bow was custom made, and worth $8,000, also that Jen nearly lost it. That parts of the film were also likely used in Jurassic Park, that the CGI monkey’s are top of the line, and that the sounds are based on Howler Monkey’s, and that Liam just seems like a very quiet, thoughtful guy. Oh, also that Josh Hutcherson needs to probably do a dance movie!
Dance movie, Josh Hutcherson, NOW!
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Entertainment Weekly and The Hunger Games go together like pie and ice cream. Ever since we got our first look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, the magazine has given this fandom some great gems (Jennifer Lawrence toasting with “To Amelia Earhart, may she find her way” is a great example). Also, let it be known that I have an Entertainment Weekly subscription just because it was more cost effective for me than to keep going out and buying magazines with Hunger Games covers. So, of course, fast forward to now, pre-Catching Fire release, I was just waiting for their second The Hunger Games: Catching Fire cover – because let’s be real, we knew the first teaser one wasn’t going to be the only one. And we get four – yes, FOUR – covers to
collect choose from.
We’ve got Katniss, sans braid, which we’ve been seeing a lot lately, her blown behind her. At first I thought that maybe they could’ve chosen a better picture, but the more I look at it, the more I’m digging the vulnerability in her expression.
For Peeta, I feel like it’s time to retire that pose for Josh Hutcherson. Poor Josh, they don’t seem to like having him look straight at the camera, he seems to always be looking up and to the side.
Sam Claflin as Finnick (yay, he gets his own cover!) is dead on in my opinion. That’s Catching Fire Finnick to me – smoldering and a little dangerous with something hidden. I’m crossing my fingers for this one; if it doesn’t come to my house I’m going out looking for it.
And Gale… in the arena. Okay, okay. I’m fairly confident that he’s in front of the arena background to make all the covers look uniform – no, I don’t really think he’s just going to randomly show up at the Quarter Quell. I really can’t wait for the Mockingjay movies so that Gale can stop looking out of place. But it’s just like with the chair pictures where, as a major character, he needs to be included in the major marketing. And the waves and rain are just added into the picture with Photoshop. We can live with that, right? (Everyone: Right.)
I really can’t wait to get this issue of Entertainment Weekly. November is fast approaching, and I’m ready to get into fangirl mode.
Oh and I’m sure the article will be awesome too
Okay guys. This is it. This is THE LAST TIME. Because we’re totally over it, but our Liam Hemsworth Google Alerts are not.
Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus have officially confirmed that they’ve called off their engagement. Cue the mini-Internet parties, the general lack of surprise, and most of all, THE GOSSIP RAGS.
To recap, Miley and Liam reportedly split in March and have been seen together only sporadically since, but their split was just confirmed 6 days ago, which people are actually taking to mean that they broke up 6 days ago.
We’re not going to slut-shame Miley. She’s actually kind of a PR genius (or her team is, at least) because all of her recent obnoxious activity is getting her tons of attention, which is exactly what she wants. This, of course, includes the announcement of her break-up a week or two after she releases a song all about the relationship “wrecking” her, that SHE RECORDED MONTHS AGO, followed by an overflow of *anonymous sources* in tabloids stating that Miley initiated the split and generally blaming Liam for everything. For those of you who aren’t too familiar with the PR machine, this is pretty classic.
The gossip rags are having a field day. Like this article that tries to shame Liam for kissing a new girl (who may NOT be his girlfriend. They’re 23. Let’s be honest now.) “in public” after the split. And by in public, they mean in a parking garage when he did not realize he was being stalked by paparazzi. The internet is already busy slut-shaming the new girl, a Mexican actress best known for her role on a popular Nickelodeon show in Latin America. There’s also the good ol’ January Jones story, because we know know that if you ride in the same car together once and Page Six says it’s true, you’re TOTES getting it on. Likewise, rumors of Miley cheating are quickly being squashed via those lovely anonymous sources with the inside track on her heartbreak. And again, the media actually thinks that Liam and Miley broke up 6 days ago.
Liam– we were going to make a post break-up kit involving tacos and old action movies, ending with a hearty “We’ve been there, dude. It sucks.” But you know what? You don’t even need it. YOU DO YOU. You’ve been through a lot over the past few months, Mexican actress that may be your girlfriend, but maybe not is smokin’ hot, and you’re on the set of another Hunger Games movie now (which is where we like you best, anyway!) so we’re just going to shut the fuck up and leave you alone. Here’s hoping the rest of the media follows suit, because we are as sick of hearing about it as you are.
Here’s Hoping That The Media Learns To STFU By Catching Fire Press Junket Time,
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Oh, Liam! It was supposed to be amazing, wasn’t it? Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, YOU, a hot chick to hang off your arm, and loads of tech! Paranoia had all the elements of a summer blockbuster!
… Too bad about that freaking awful script. Here’s hoping you got paid really well to spew those lines out!
Paranoia made only $3.5 during its opening weekend, which is less than the top movie made on a single weekday. Relativity replaced its marketing director following the flop, which isn’t a huge surprise considering total lack of advertising. But the good news is that critics, despite not liking the film, are typically not blaming the acting!
It’s hard to make a name for yourself, especially when you’re best known as “Gale from The Hunger Games” and “Miley Cyrus’ Man Candy”, but we know you can prove yourself! The film industry is a tough and it takes time. Everyone on The Hunger Games set has had great things to say about your natural talent, so we’re not taking this downer as any sort of reflection of your abilities.
So meanwhile, here’s some tips to help you get over this bummer, Victor’s Village style:
1) Food of questionable nutritional value - Hot pockets, ice cream, and chocolate are not good for you physically, but they are mental health GEMS.
2) Awesome fantasy films - Because nothing takes your mind off things like getting lost in a good action fantasy film. Try Star Wars or Harry Potter.. Oh, too soon for those reminders?
3) Books - They’re never actually about you, so it’s really easy to forget that feeling upon seeing the box office numbers.
4) Music - Something calming and poignant is good to help balance out any bad vibes. Or maybe something angry or depressing to get it all out of your system. Just not Miley. Because she CAN, in fact, stop.
5) Looking at scripts outside the action/thriller genre - Okay, maybe we don’t do this one. But now is the perfect time to try to BRANCH OUT. You seem to love that kinda stuff– Expendables, Paranoia, Empire State, and the upcoming Cut Bank, for example– but it’s very hit or miss. Mostly miss. This is not the Golden Age of action films anymore. Take a chance! Take a page out of Jen’s book and go for something totally out of your comfort zone. Because that genre could be your bread and butter, but it could also be your downfall.
Try, Try Again!
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There’s one, actually several now that I think about it, facts that are looking menacingly down at me at this point. And no, it’s not a tax collector, or my mother, or even my father, and nope– definitely not a cat. Nope, it’s the fact that while we’re gearing up for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s release in November, which is less than five months from now give or take a few days, the production start date for Mockingjay: Part One is allegedly next month. That is if we’re inclined to listen to Liam Hemsworth who’s stated recently that they’re starting in September. Erm, actually he just smiled and nodded through a morning chat show interview, and the host said they’re beginning production in September, but Liam
agreed– so I’m goin’ with him on this one! The looming, scary, and staring things though is not just the production start date, it’s this: Where are the casting announcements for the major roles to be filled in the Mockingjay films, where are the filming location/ scouting/ permit request reports, and where are the semi veiled extra casting call announcements? Well, where are they?! Fair warning, this is not a fan-casting article, even though I quite literally have more people in mind for all the major roles, and some of the minor roles as well, in mind than most people have thoughts in a day.
Nope, I’m just here breathing life into my own petty, confused, and slightly paranoid thoughts where it comes to the completion of this franchise, and the completion of it being put forth, and executed with precision, and forethought, and um– care. That and I really need to stop listening to Radiohead, because it messes with my head, and makes me twitchy like Thom Yorke. I just keep thinking back to when casting, and production information was being released, and in many cases leaked to us, and we were satisfied, because we had months, not weeks to ruminate on an actors dossier, or stock photos of a city, or neighborhood to pick through with a scary amount of detail. So, what’s up? Where’s our Coin, where’s our Boggs, I assume these cast members have been vetted and cast at this point in time, but they’re keeping it mum, or in my twitchy-Radiohead-listening-head, they’re still looking for those two, and are going straight for the Insects, Fulvia, and the rest of the lot. All I wanna know is this… have they found themselves a Posy? Also why do all mock-up photos I find of Posy Hawthorne make her look like an Elf?
Let’s pretend I didn’t say any of this, ‘kay… thanks, bye.
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Ladies and gentlemen of Twitter, HEMSY IS IN THE HOUSE! …Sort of.
We briefly mentioned in another post that Liam Hemsworth has joined the 21st century as far as young celebrity staples go by getting himself a Twitter account, @LiamHemsworth. The man himself has tweeted twice since opening the account, once to introduce himself to this new-fangled form of communication and the other to thank everyone for rabidly following his account while simultaneously attacking him with tweets.
But there’s another player in this game. A team of them, even! They call themselves “Team Liam”, aka the gaggle of PR reps that are actually responsible for running the account. We’re sure Hemsy will get his tweet on every now and then, but it’s going to be simple and career-based and pretty lame. No talks of favorite foods or pictures of pets or corny jokes. Right now, half of his four tweets reveal what the account is actually going for: Advertisement, advertisement, advertisement.
We actually have to tip our hats to Team Liam for their honesty. Many celebrities have their account run by PR reps posing as the celebrity, giving false impressions that the celebrity is totally absorbed in their carefully mapped out career with ZERO personality. There are cases where that is the actual celebrity and they’re just that sad, but usually it’s a PR team. Kudos to Team Liam for having the courtesy NOT to pose as the man himself.
The PR-Celebrity Twitter collab does have its perks: For one, Hemsy gets to “connect” with fans on Twitter without actually having to give a damn about Twitter. ICYMI, he’s made it pretty clear that he doesn’t want to share his personal life. He can tweet about loving his job or being thankful for this or that and be done. He doesn’t have to feel compelled to read all his @replies and retweet to prove that he loves whatever country said “Superfan” is from. And though we DO NOT see him as this type, having a monitor hold his Twitter hand keeps him from going on the Internet and doing something really fucking stupid. Think Alexander Ludwig joking about having sex with pre-teen fans… and that’s only scratching the surface compared to some celebrity shenanigans.
Liam’s upcoming film, Paranoia, is getting the attention it needs from his young, possibly action-oriented fanbase via magical Internet portal, as will his future projects! He’ll occasionally acknowledge that he’s proud of his work and thankful for his fans that way too! He’ll get more love all around and more people may go see his films! Truly, it’s a sweet setup. Some fans think the deserve this semi-personal online relationship with celebrities, as if a retweet or reply means they’re OMG LYKE TOTALLY BIFFLES! But in reality, they’re not either way, so keeping it simple sure can’t hurt.
We Have Yet To Tweet Him Saying “HEMMMMMSSSSSSYYYY” Like A Loony! …It Will Happen.
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P.S. I secretly hope someone else was silly enough to stick the non-existent extra syllable in the title like I did: Li-am and his Te-am! *cough* To make amends for that, here’s the Paranoia trailer: