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Jennifer Lawrence is featured on the cover of February’s issue of Glamour magazine. Inside, Jennifer gave an interview where she talked very candidly about fame, Joy, growing up in Kentucky and moving to New York as a teenager, Amy Schumer, speaking out on women’s issues, and other random topics from Planned Parenthood to social media.
Jennifer Lawrence and Eddie Redmayne recently featured on the New Years Eve special of The Graham Norton Show. The two discussed a number of topics including winning awards and early modelling careers.
Jennifer Lawrence was the guest on an episode of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live this week. The show is light hearted and fun with host Andy Cohen usually playing games with guests. During Jennifer’s episode, she played a game Plead the Fifth where Andy asked her some questions to see if she would answer truthfully to them. Jennifer made some interesting reveals including kissing our own Liam Hemsworth off screen.
By now, we’re all familiar with Jennifer Lawrence and her singing abilities. We’ve heard all there is to hear from The Hunger Games, but it would appear that her singing doesn’t stop there. You can listen to Jennifer and co-star Edgar Ramirez sing the song “Something Stupid” from the upcoming movie, Joy. She insists she can’t sing, but we have to disagree! Take a listen below.
You can now purchase advanced tickets for The Hunger Games: The Exhibition San Francisco stop! The exhibition opens on February 13th at the Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall.
THE HUNGER GAMES: THE EXHIBITION will ignite fans of the blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise as never before. Immersive themed environments, hundreds of authentic costumes and props, and highly interactive digital and hands-on experiences will invite visitors to step inside and explore the world of Panem as created by the films. Guests will follow Katniss Everdeen’s inspirational journey, from her humble beginnings in District 12 to her emergence as the Mockingjay, sparking curiosity and excitement, as the real-world themes underpinning the stories and the technological wizardry and amazing artistry that carried them to the screen are revealed.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Tuesday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday – Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday – Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Final entry 45 minutes prior to closing
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Who is going to this exhibition stop? I live about an hour from SF so I know i’m going for sure! For more information and to purchase tickets visit thehungergamesexhibition.com
Warning: Extremely detailed Mockingjay film and book spoilers ahead!
Mockingjay: Part 2 director Francis Lawrence, producer Nina Jacobson, and screenwriter Peter Craig sat down with Buzzfeed following the film’s release to break down the process, thoughts, and challenges of bringing Mockingjay from page to screen. Bringing a book to life is always a difficult process due to the change in medium, but there are several other factors that came into play when adapting Mockingjay. Francis, Nina, and Peter offered a very lengthy account of the decisions that they made, what worked and didn’t work, staying true to the story. Check out some excerpts below.
Heads up, Tributes! Awards season is fast approaching and Jennifer Lawrence is once again going to be contender for several trophies. This morning, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced this year’s Golden Globe award nominations. Jennifer received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her leading role in Joy.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Joy itself also landed a nomination.
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Congratulations to Jennifer, David O. Russell, and the rest of the Joy team! The 73rd annual Golden Globes will be broadcast on NBC on January 10th. The full list of nominees can be found here.
Hunger Games Prequels? Real or not real? Well according to Lionsgate Vice Chairman, Michael Burns, they could be very much real. Speaking today at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, Mr. Burns (Simpson’s reference anyone?) compared The Hunger Games to the Harry Potter franchise saying it “will live on and on.” And the direction Lionsgate seems keen to explore is the idea of prequels to the current films.
According to Burns:
“The one thing that kids say they missed (from the early Hunger Games films) was there was no arenas,” he said, referencing the stadiums where children killed each other and noting the prior films only covered the 74th and 75th competitions. “If we went backwards there obviously would be arenas.”
Not sure if we are totally reading this right, but he seems to be insinuating that one reason the final two films did not do as well at the box office is because “kids” (shudder) missed the action of the traditional arena. He then seems to be saying that he best idea would be to go “backwards” in time to showcase more of the Games.
We did not seriously just read that did we? He wants to give us more of The actual Hunger Games? Uhhh remember what happened to Coin when she suggested that? Katniss did not just end the Games to have us go back and glorify them on screen. Can we say totally missing the point?
Not that the idea of prequels is totally a bad thing. We could get behind a few ideas (the first rebellion, Haymitch’s backstory and Games) but they need to be done well, and all the while respecting the meaning of the orginal trilogy. Our personal preference if they insist on doing this is to get Suzanne Collins involved and in turn Francis Lawrence and Nina Jacobson. That would be enough to earn our interest and our trust.
We aren’t the only ones that feel this way either. When the news broke earlier today, tributes and fan sites alike shared their distaste for Burns’ comments on social media and our worry at what it could mean for the franchise. Apparently our concerns were heard as a Variety article on Burns’ statement soon contained an andendum with a new quote from him stating,
“Whatever extensions of ‘The Hunger Games’ brand we pursue, the intent is not to glorify violence by arbitrarily telling arena stories, but to continue Suzanne Collins’s exploration of the concepts of just war theory.”
Here’s hoping that he and the others at Lionsgate actually mean those words. At the moment we’ll try to reserve our judgement. We know this is a cash grab, and we can’t fault them for that. But the way these prequels were discussed initially today certainly gives us pause and makes us worry that their depiction might be to the Capitol for our taste.
What do you think? Do you want to see prequels? If so, what would you wish to see? Did Burns discussion of the prequels worry you at all or are you completely onboard with his ideas? Let us know in the comments.