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 »
If you’re a “Fifty Shades of Grey” fan, you may not have to wait until it’s released in February to get your kinky movie fix. “My Mistress” tells the story of a female dominatrix who specializes in pain, and her submissive partner Charlie, a 16-year-old boy going through family troubles. While Maggie (the dom) begins to realize her relationship with Charlie is becoming co-dependent, loving and intense, they’re forced to hide their arrangement to prevent others from finding out. Essentially, it’s “Fifty Shades” in reverse.
The movie stars Emmanuelle Béart as Maggie and Harrison Gilbertson as Charlie, who’s known for his previous appearances in “Need For Speed” and “Haunt.” The flick is expected to open later this year, which means Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele will have some pretty big shoes to fill. Check out the trailer and let us know if you’ll be catching it in theaters!
“That Awkward Moment” — does a more cringeworthy name for an otherwise redeemable movie exist? (What’s that? The original title was “Are We Officially Dating?” Oh, okay, never mind then.) At first glance, it seems like little more than your standard terrible “bros party and get with hot chicks” fare, but I don’t know! This trailer is kind of charming, and it’s definitely no “Superbad.” Actually, I’m pretty sure this is a movie about guys havin’ feelings, which is weird.
Zac Efron stars as a casual dude living with his two male friends (played by Miles Teller and the always excellent Michael B. Jordan) as they all struggle to stay single. Yes, they are struggling with this. The title, I gather, is taken from “that awkward moment” in every “dating relationship” where you have to decide where it’s all going. That moment, to me, is less awkward and more like “that dry-heaving moment.” I’m gagging just thinking about it. But if all you’re looking for is some hit-it-and-quit-it visual man candy this morning, well, we’ve got Zac naked laying horizontally across a toilet for you. He later straps on a fake dick for what he thinks is a costume party. (It isn’t.) Will see! [Gossip Cop]
Our best friend Jennifer Lawrence can really act, huh? Here she is looking devastatingly beautiful alongside Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Bradley Cooper’s perm (I’m sorry but it’s so distracting) in the trailer for “American Hustle” by David O. Russell, who also directed Jennifer in “Silver Linings Playbook.” The movie, which hits theaters on Christmas (the perfect flick for Jews to catch on opening day!), is based on the FBI’s Abscam operation, which means Jennifer and Amy are both working some serious ’70s steaze, decked out in fur coats, bouffants, and diamonds all over the place. HOT.
Legendary NYC punk venue CBGB shuttered in 2006 after 36 years of business, but its legacy lives on — in stories, in memories, in music, and in the form of Ron Weasley’s bare exposed ass. That’s right: Rupert Grint plays Cheetah Chrome, one fifth of the first-wave punk band the Dead Boys, in the upcoming “CBGB” film, which hits theaters October 11. The general consensus around the Frisky office at the moment is that Rupert is one of the few gingers we are not hot for, but I kind of disagree. I always had a thing for Ron, you know? If you, like me, have been waiting years to get a glimpse of the old Weasley backside, now’s your chance! [MTV]
After witnessing Rebel Wilson carry “Pitch Perfect” almost singlehandedly, I am at least ninety-nine percent certain that anything the Australian comedienne touches is guaranteed to be hilarious. That said, I have especially high hopes for “Super Fun Night,” Rebel’s upcoming ABC comedy vehicle. The pilot, executive produced by Conan O’Brien, will hit the network this fall, and follows “three nerdy female friends” as they decide to “have super fun every Friday night.” The first trailer is a little lame (there, I said it), but fingers crossed they just put all the worst jokes up front. Right? Maybe? But if the show itself is anything like Rebel has promised — she said of “the anti-Sex and the City,” “when these ladies eat at night, they’re not talking about dick,” which, you know, should be the show’s official tagline — then I trust that it will be excellent. Check out the trailer above, and let us know what you think! [CinemaBlend]