Movies – Katniss and the rebels take on The Capitol in new “Mockingjay” trailer

Lionsgate has released the new trailer for the final instalment in The Hunger Games franchise and it doesn’t disappoint. This new trailer gives us a closer look at the traps President Snow has set in The Capitol and how Katniss and her team fight through them. Definitely a lot to take in while watching the trailer as it is filled with action-packed sequences.

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In this new trailer and the original teaser Katniss claims: “Nothing good is safe while Snow is alive.” Those of you who are familiar with The Hunger Games stories know that this is true and Katniss is determined to make “Snow pay for what he has done.”

Katniss has embraced her role as the Mockingjay by this point in the book and it is exciting to see that finally translate in the trailer. Mockingjay, Part Two also stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Dormer, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone and Gwendoline Christie.

Watch the new trailer below and be ready for the rebellion to enter theaters on November 20:

Casting News – Jennifer Lawrence joins “The Rosie Project” adaptation

The Hollywood Reporter recently announced that actress Jennifer Lawrence signed on to the upcoming adaptation of Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project.

The romantic dramedy follows Don Tillman, a socially awkward genetics professor as he tries to find the perfect partner. However, plans become derailed when Rosie Jarman comes into his life and needs help finding her biological father.

(photos from IMDb and Amazon)
(photos from IMDb and Amazon)

Columbia Pictures is developing the project with Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (The Spectacular Now, (500) Days of Summer and The Fault in Our Stars) writing the screenplay. There is currently no news on a new director or who will be playing Don, the male lead. Stay tuned for more details as this project develops.

Have you read The Rosie Project? Do you think Jennifer Lawrence is suitable for the role of Rosie?

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, IMDb and Amazon.ca

Movies – First Look Images from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

Yesterday, Lionsgate released some amazing new exclusives that finally gives us our first look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1! Among these great new exclusives, they shared new stills from the film and two behind-the-scenes images from the set!

The set of stills gives us our first look at Julianne Moore as President Coin and a look at the new roles that Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Beetee Lantier (Jeffrey Wright), and Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) have taken on in the revolution. In the first behind-the-scenes image, we see director Francis Lawrence talking with Mahershala Ali (who is portraying Boggs). Finally, there is a behind-the-scenes image in which Francis Lawrence, producer Nina Jacobson, and screenwriter Peter Craig.

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Mockingjay has an incredible and extensive cast that also includes Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Willow Shields, Natalie Dormer, Gwendoline Christie, Jena Malone, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, and Donald Sutherland.

What do you think of these new stills? Are you patiently waiting for the first official trailer? Why do you think Lionsgate is waiting so long to release the trailer?

Source: thehungergamesexclusive.com

Post-Credit Scene Preview of “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

You can tell who is a Marvel fan by watching the people in the theatre. If someone is a casual fan, they leave when the credits roll; if someone is slightly more into the Marvel movies, they know to stay for the mid-credit scene. But it’s the hardcore fans that know to stay for the post-credit scene.

The fans that stayed for the post-credit scene after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were treated to a scene from X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is due to hit theatres May 23.

The scene heavily features the character Mystique, played by Jennifer Lawrence, and shows off the character’s awesome fighting skills.

Watch the scene below:

X-Men: Days of Future Past also stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, and Hugh Jackman.

New “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Character Posters Released

With just under three weeks until the release of the movie, Fox is ramping up promotion for X-Men: Days of Future Past with twenty-three new character posters. The movie stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellen, and Patrick Stewart. Directed by Bryan Singer, the film is bound to be a hit! See the new posters below!

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What do you think of the new posters?

Source: FlickeringMyth

Casting News – Actress Gwendoline Christie to Replace Lily Rabe in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”

Deadline is reporting that Game of Thrones actress, Gwendoline Christie, will be replacing Lily Rabe in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Lionsgate has confirmed that Christie will be joining the production.

Christie will now be taking over the role of Commander Lyme in the highly anticipated Huger Games finale. Unfortunately, Rabe was forced to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. The actress is involved with a production of Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare in the Park.

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Commander Lyme is one of the leaders of District 13 and originally was from District 2. Lyme is a powerful character as she also was a winner of a previously unknown Huger Games.

What do you think of this casting change? Do you think Christie was the right replacement for the role?

Source: Deadline

Awards Season Exclusive – BAFTA Awards Complete Winners List

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts or BAFTA Awards were held tonight at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and were hosted by actor Stephen Fry. There were several surprise wins throughout the night and these wins may lead to interesting Academy Award results.

The big winners of the night included Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, and David O. Russell’s American Hustle.

Photo via: http://londontheinside.com/
Photo via: http://londontheinside.com/

Here is a complete list of winners (via The Wrap):

BEST FILM: “12 Years a Slave,” Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM: “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman, Jonás Cuarón
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER: Kieran Evans (Director/Writer) “Kelly + Victor”
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: “The Great Beauty,” Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima
DOCUMENTARY: “The Act of Killing,” Joshua Oppenheimer
ANIMATED FILM: “Frozen,” Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
DIRECTOR:  “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuarón
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: “American Hustle,” Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: “Philomena,” Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
LEADING ACTOR: Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
LEADING ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
ORIGINAL MUSIC: “Gravity,” Steven Price
CINEMATOGRAPHY: “Gravity,”Emmanuel Lubezki
EDITING: “Rush,” Dan Hanley, Mike Hill
PRODUCTION DESIGN: “The Great Gatsby,” Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn
COSTUME DESIGN: “The Great Gatsby,” Catherine Martin
MAKE UP & HAIR: “American Hustle,” Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell
SOUND: “Gravity,” Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS: “Gravity,” Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION: “Sleeping With the Fishes,” James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa
BRITISH SHORT FILM: “Room 8,” James W. Griffiths, Sophie Venner
THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public): Will Poulter

What do you think of these results? What do you think the results could mean for the Academy Awards? Are you surprised by any of the winners? Stay tuned for more award season coverage!

Photo via: The Wrap
Photo via: The Wrap

Sources: The Wrap and http://londontheinside.com/