This weekend, I finished Mockingjay, the third and final book in The Hunger Games trilogy. I had to put the book down multiple times so I could cry and then, at the end, I cried again because it was all over and I couldn’t go back in time to when I hadn’t read them yet and start all over. What a great series. Seriously, if you haven’t read them, DO, and before the movie version of the first book comes out.
Speaking of, casting decisions for the film are readily being made…
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“I have been very fortunate in life both professionally and personally … The one true hurdle I’ve faced in life is that I have a broken belly. After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy … From that came two miracles. The first was meeting our carrier and her husband who were truly humbling in their decency and generosity. And the second miracle was the birth of our baby boy, Felix Handelman. Felix means ‘happy’ and ‘lucky’ in Latin. And true to his name, Felix is a very happy baby and a blessing on our life.”
– Elizabeth Banks announcing the birth of her son. This is a lovely statement. Just lovely. I might have just teared up. Please don’t tell anyone. Congrats to Elizabeth and her husband. [People] Keep reading »
Tinkerbell first appeared in a 1920s silent film adaptation of the classic “Peter Pan” and since then this famous fairy has taken on many different incarnations. Now the little ball of glitter is getting her own movie. Elizabeth Banks will be putting on the wings for a live-action romantic comedy, “Tink,” centered on the rascally fairy. Little is known about the project, except that it is being made by the production company Banks shares with her husband and that the film will show off the fairy’s “mischievous nature.” Sure, this could be the usual cornball rom-com fare. Or it could be something way better—and given Banks’ natural cleverness and Tinkerbell-perfect looks, I’m thinking it could be good. So do you think Banks’ Tinkerbell project will take off, or have its wings clipped? [SlashFilm] Keep reading »
With several movies out in the past year, and a few about the hit the big screen in time for the holiday rush, Elizabeth Banks is finally getting the attention she deserves. Over the years she’s had a bunch of smaller roles in movies such as “Spiderman”, “Catch Me If You Can”, and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” as well as several roles on TV. But who is this familiar face?Here’s some of the dirt I’ve dug up on her…although she seems to be pretty squeaky clean! Keep reading »