Earlier this week, Entertainment Weekly teased that there would be some new “intel” from Mockingjay Part 2 in their Fall Movie Preview Issue. Now thanks to @mockingjaysrc we are getting our first glimpse at the feature that will appear in this week’s magazine. Continue Reading »
While Mockingjay Part 2 didn’t nab the cover (I guess we can forgive them for picking Star Wars :p), they did nab at least some kind of a “feature” in Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Movie Preview Issue.
The magazine which hits news stands this Friday is said to feature an exclusive interview with Jennifer Lawrence and “intel” on the final Hunger Games film. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more!
Today is a very special day Tributes! Suzanne Collins, the amazing creator of Panem turns 53 today!
Thank you so much for creating Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Haymitch, Effie, Finnick, Johanna and all the rest of our favorite characters! You have blessed our lives in so many ways and we could never thank you enough for all you have done for us.
We hope you have the most amazing day Suzanne! And may the odds “always” be in your favor!
Josh Hutcherson has learned the hard way that some people just can’t tell when he’s joking. Back in July when Josh, Jennifer and Liam appeared on Conan’s SDCC show, Josh made some off hand comments about how another Hunger Games film was in the works. Most fans could tell he was teasing, but many media outlets ran with the story saying that Josh had “spilled the beans.” This went on so far as entertainment sites reaching out to Lionsgate for comments on Hutcherson’s answer. Well folks, as we knew Lionsgate has confirmed there is “nothing in the works.” and now Josh has had the chance to clarify his answer with the Huffington Post. Continue Reading »
Josh Hutcherson is keeping very busy in a Post-Hunger Games filming world. He recently did an “intense” 3 day shoot with Jena Malone and Ron Howard for the winning idea in the Project Imagination campaign. Josh spoke with MTV about the experience and leaked a bit bout his plans for the Mockingjay Part 2 press tour as well.
We were beyond the moon excited to learn that Jennifer Lawrence is going to star in the film adaptation of the book The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. We loved this book (here’s our review) and of course we love Jen! Both Rosie and Jen have such warm, fun personalities — this is a match made in heaven, we think.
In fact, we’re so jazzed about this, that we’re going to give away a copy of The Rosie Project to one of you. We have to make this one U.S. only, and you can enter via the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!
Pages: 295 pages (hardcover)
Genre/Style: Romance fiction
Goodreads Summary: An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.
Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.
Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don’s Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.
The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.
Rating: 11.5 out of 12
What we loved: It was surprisingly very easy to get inside Don Tillman’s head — probably because he’s so rational about everything. But even though he doesn’t do well with physical contact, you want to hug him throughout the book. Author Graeme Simsion does a great job of being in Don’s head and bringing the reader there, too. Even though I may understand a social norm or a social nuance, I see it through Don’s mind and understand why he doesn’t understand it.
What we didn’t: Honestly? I can’t think of anything right now. This book gives me warm fuzzies. I want to pick it up and hug it.
Characters you’ll be glad you met: Rosie and Don. Both of them are quirky. And together? They are made for each other.
Why we think Hunger Games fans should give it a try: This book is for the underdog; this book is the for the social outcast; this book is for anyone who feels like they are being laughed at. This book celebrates the resilience, strength, and beauty of someone whom society might write off or dismiss — like the Capitol does to the people of District 12.
Catch up with the author of The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion, at him website.
Check out more Outside Panem reviews here.
The Mockingjay Part 2 theatrical trailer brought fans quick glimpses of a lot of intense and emotional moments from the upcoming film. From our first look at Tigress, to those hideous lizard mutts, to that kiss, there certainly was a lot to get excited about (or weep excessively over). But there were certain moments that overshadowed the others just a bit, certain key scenes that sent us running for that tissue box or in my case squishing my stuffed Buttercup tightly. Picking out our favorite moments wasn’t easy, but we were game to take on the challenge. To make things a little easier our aim was to stay focused on images that were not in the previous teaser. (Well as best we could 😉 )
So, here are our Top 10 Favorite Moments from the Mockingjay Part 2 Trailer. Continue Reading »