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The Hunger Games

Holy Shit!!  New character posters are up for the Hunger Games!


Let’s have a look!

Effie – She looks AMAZING.  Almost how I pictured her while reading.  I hope she has a reasonably quirky accent like I think she should.  🙂

Cinna – This is not how I pictured him, but I really love this casting.  And I haven’t liked Lenny Kravitz in like 10 years.  I think he’ll have that empathic demeanor and look in his eyes that I always thought was there.

Peeta – Still not on board with the bakery beefcake.  I just don’t like his face.  I’m sure I’ll be wrong about it.

Katniss – She looks perfect.  Every bit of youthful and bravery.  This is the best casting they’ve done.

Gale – Hottie flavor of the month.  I won’t lie, he’s hot.  I’m a cougar to that kid.  I don’t care. . .oops!  I got stuck thinking bad things about that dude.

Rue – I’m already going to cry.

Cato – Would have made a better Peeta.  Also, very hot.

Haymitch – I’m wrong!  This is THE BEST casting choice ever.  His look in the poster is a bananas!  I can’t even wait to see him fall down drunk and being a gross pest to Katniss.

That’s everyone for now.  I can’t wait to see the design team and Peeta’s design team!  I am crazy excited for this movie.  If you haven’t read the books yet, hurry up!  They are crazy awesome!



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Bad Movies

I was recently asked what terrible movies I watch in spite of the fact that they are terrible.  I had a lot of fun remembering these three movies!  And they are beyond bad.  Yet I still watch them like they are Oscar gold!  Check them out!

Balls of Fury  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424823/
This is truly terrible, but I can never not watch it!  I mean, Walken is in it!  And I have a thing for Dan Fogler.  hahaha.  Its also really funny if you can take dick jokes for an hour and a half.  I can!!  Its about ping pong, killers, and the FBI!  I hope I’ve sold you on this!  ❤
Class Act  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103978/
This is a little dated (1992) but I don’t know why I love it so much.  It is really terrible.  its about a twist on the changing places story, except totally extra cheesey.Starring Kid and Play.  😀  and Pauly Shore has a cameo.
If Looks Could Kill  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102095/
Another old one!  But they up the cheese factor with Richard Grieco!  He’s a student that gets mistaken for a secret agent!  A french student!  in France!  This might be my favorite movie on this list.

Happy Cheesey Movie Watching!!




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Horror Time

I am about to show my nieces (6 and 12) their first real horror movie! The original Night of the Living Dead!
There is nothing as awesome as original horror. And i’m so delighted to be showing a young generation these things. And that it was possible to make things without cgi or huge explosions. I really miss that kind of creativity.
Don’t get me wrong, I love stupid explosion movies with a high body count. I just wish they was still room in theater for both.
Also, on the same note, splatter and torture porn are not horror movies to me. They are gross, but not scary. Shove it Hostile.

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The Hunger Games

So cool!


I loved these books!  I can’t wait to see the movie, however I’m not 100% on board with the casting of Peeta.  He just seems…not right somehow.  More on that as it develops… The casting of Haymitch, however, is the best casting decision I’ve seen in ages!  He’s going to steal the show.

The story is about a post apocalyptic North America in which the Capitol is in control of the country Panem.  There are 12 districts that have to send one boy and one girl every year as tributes to fight to the death in the hunger games.  The kids are between 12 and 18, and this is all televised for the Capitol’s enjoyment.  It was implemented as a punishment/example of what happens when the citizens rebel.  Its gory, violent, romantic, political, and a stunning piece of writing.  Feel free to check those books out!  It is a trilogy.

For those that are interested, at the website above, I was declared District 3.  Nice!

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I saw Moneyball last night, and I have to say, it was pretty fabulous. I love baseball like a crazy person and between Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, I don’t think the casting could have gotten better. I’m a liar. It did because Philip Seymour Hoffman was in it too. The story revolves around Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics team of 2002. It was a revolutionary story about how math and statistics made “the worst” team in baseball, one of the best.
I love the whole concept of this story. I loved it when the book came out and I love it in movie form. Think it was brilliantly acted, though the Oscar buzz around Brad Pitt is a little much I think. Not that it’s not good enough, it is. Just that this isn’t the type of thing that gets the Academy’s panties wet.
That being said, I wish they’d take a closer look at Jonah Hill’s performance. He’s a brilliant actor and clearly not limited to prat falls and dick jokes. Its great to see someone break out of a mold like that.
I recommend seeing this 100%


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