There’s something magical about movies. Whether you’re watching one in a dark theater, on a couch with some popcorn, or under the comfort of a blanket in your own bed, movies allow us a very specific form of escape.
And women tend to be the most regular moviegoers out there. According to a 2012 MPAA report, women actually go to the movies more than men, making up 52% of in-theater audiences each year. It’s a wonder then that there aren’t more female-led blockbusters. (Hint hint, nudge nudge, Hollywood powers that be.)
Even though the characters are usually fictional, we’ve learned some pretty amazing lessons from the people that come alive in our favorite films. Read more on Huffington Post Women…
Woooo! The latest “Hunger Games” trailer is out! We’re so close to the release date! Also, are any other fans of the series just not that excited at this point?
When I read the books, I was rapt for the first book, interested for the second, and then I remember feeling, during the third, like Suzanne Collins was writing for an adaptation to screen, with somehow simultaneously dazzling and tedious descriptions of The Capitol’s physical setting, confusing and vague action sequences, and needless worrying over the Gale-Katniss-Peeta love triangle. Mockingjay, the third book in the trilogy,was written and released before Lionsgate picked up the rights to produce The Hunger Games books as films, but the series was so successful by the time she wrote the third book that I’m sure it had to at least be in the back of her mind. The book read like it, anyway — like if it was going to end up on screen anyway, there was room to fudge some of it, because it could be figured out visually later. Keep reading »
Although books are a frequent source of inspiration for filmmakers, Hollywood doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with the authors of those books, because books are for nerds, so who cares what they think. Understandably, this often doesn’t sit well with the writers. But it doesn’t mean the author is always right — in fact, some of our favorite movies are books that Hollywood “ruined” in the eyes of their authors. Read More On Cracked…
In case you’re wondering how many more comic book movies you either get to geek out over or have to endure trailers for over the next six years, depending on your preferences, ComicsAlliance has a handy-dandy timeline of comic book movie release dates through 2020. Midnight movie-goers, start planning your cosplays now! Keep reading »
Welp, I know some kids who are going to be extremely happy: Indie game Minecraft is becoming a movie! Woooo! I’ve tried hard not to get too far into Minecraft because it would suck up my life the way that real-life Legos, Playmobil, Lincoln Logs, playing dress-up, and Sim City did when I was a kid and I am way too busy with Zelda right now to add another reason to my life to stare at a screen all day, but it is a damn cool game. Keep reading »
A new teaser for “Hunger Games: Mockingjay— Part 1″ was released today on Twitter after fans unlocked it.
In the clip titled “Return to Disctrict 12,” Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) heads home after The Games to find that her district has been completely leveled by the Capitol. The clip ends with Katniss finding a sole white rose from President Snow, indicating the “game” isn’t nearly over. Check out the teaser here to hold you over until “Mockingjay” hits theaters Nov. 21!