Monthly Archives: March 2012

New ‘Hunger Games’ Clip: Seneca Crane and President Snow Discuss the Capitol’s Strategy

A new clip has been released from The Hunger Games.
In the scene, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley) confer about the Capitol’s strategy for the Hunger Games, which pits tributes against each other in a televised battle to come out the ultimate victor.
“Seneca, why do you think we have a winner?,” Snow asks while cutting a white rose.
“What do you mean?,” Seneca asks.
“I mean, why do we have a winner?,” Snow repeats, before pausing. “Hope.”
“Hope?,” Seneca replies slightly bewildered.
“Hope, it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous,” Snow declares. “Spark is fine, as long as it’s contained.”
“So, contain it,” Snow warns.
The Hunger Games, which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, opens in theaters March 23.



10 Stars That Admit To Loving The Hunger Games

The closer the film adaptation of The Hunger Games gets to hitting theaters, the more people who admit to LOVING this series. (Myself included). Several celebrities have recently taken to Twitter to spread their love for the dystopian trilogy including Demi Lovato and Carly Rae Jepsen.

Carly Rae recently tweeted:

Completely obsessed with THE HUNGER GAMES! I found the beach… I had my book and it was a beautiful day.

Then superstar Demi also made sure her fans knew of her love for the series by tweeting this message:

Okay guys… I admit it…. I’M SO EXCITED FOR THE HUNGER GAMES!!!!!!! Aljkshkflakcjjk!!!!!! I can’t stop reading Catching Fire… I LOVE it… #hungergamesaddict Anyway.. In bed, snuggled up with Catching Fire… Perfect way to end my day! #goodnight y’all! ❤ P.S. is it weird that I wish I had Peeta to snuggle with at night like Katniss did?! Haha.. Swoon ❤ #hungergamesaddict

It is not just teen superstars either who love this amazing series.

Kristen Bell wasn’t afraid to admit that she was a fan, she recently tweeted,

“not just ‘a’ hunger games fan. THE hunger games fan. read both books twice & am silently salivating for the 3rd.” Later, she also tweeted: ”believe it baby! 2nd time i read it aloud 2 friends & did different voices for each charachter. i am the king of the nerds!”

Twilight star Robert Pattinson isn’t bitter about the new trilogy taking over the world because he loves The Games as much as we do.

“I sort of came across it last year, and I didn’t realize it was the most enormous thing in the world. It’s good! It will be a good movie.”

Elizabeth Banks plays Effie Trinket in the The Hunger Games, but her love for the series is totally genuine. She recently tweeted,

“MOCKINGJAY!!! Clearing three days of my life to devour this book. 3rd in Hunger Games trilogy. Read these!”

Avatar star Zoe Saldana talked about the film while on the red carpet before the VMAs saying,

“I am looking forward to the movies. I am a very big gary Ross fan. I know he’s going to make it rain with this movie.”

Tyra Banks may have her own novel out but she can’t help but tweet love for the sequel, Catching Fire.

“Just finished sequel to HUNGER GAMES book called CATCHING FIRE. Soooooo good!!! u should get both!”

Emily Blunt recently told MTV News about how much she loves the book and how she wishes she was young enough to play Katniss.

“I’m kind of riveted by it and terrified by it at the same time. I can’t stop reading it.”

Bill Gates is the last person you would think to be on this list, but when Scholastic asked him to share his list of novels that shaped his life, The Hunger Games showed up on his list.

Even though Emma Roberts didn’t get a part in the movie, she still admits to loving to book.

“I’m really excited to see the movie. I read all the books a couple weeks ago, and I’ve got all my friends hooked. It’s totally cool and I can’t wait to see it.”

Will all this love for the series, I have to ask, who doesn’t love this series? (or at least is excited for the movie?).

The whole world will be watching.


Jennifer Lawrence’s Archery Coach talks the actress’ impressive archery skills

When Jennifer Lawrence signed on for the big screen adaptation of the popular young adult novel series The Hunger Games, she had never picked up a bow before in her life. A bit of a problem, considering her character, Katniss Everdeen, is an ace markswoman capable of hitting small targets from great distances (i.e. rabbits, to feed her hunger with). In order to transform the rising starlet into an archery whiz, the filmmakers had to call in a real life professional to whip Lawrence into shape. Enter, Khatuna Lorig. The Georgia-born, four-time archery Olympian stepped in to the role of teacher for The Hunger Games and wasn’t sure what to expect from her Hollywood apprentice.

“When they called me, they told me, ‘We want to make her look like a professional, to shoot like a professional,’ Lorig explained to “So, I’m like, ‘Okay, let me give a try. Let me meet the girl,’ [to see] how she looks, physically, and how she does.” Lorig recounted meeting Lawrence for the first time, describing her as a “strong-looking girl” and “very outgoing personality, very outspoken, very happy.” But when it came to coaching the actress in the art of the hunt, Lorig never went soft. No star-treatment here.

“From the beginning, I told her, ‘Listen. If this is going to work, we’re going to do it in a professional way.’ It’s a physical sport—even though I had her with a very light, barely 20-pound or 18-pound Olympic style wooden bow for her. She was getting sore. I think she was working out in the morning, then coming shooting with me, then going to work out again.”

Lawrence’s physicality helped her slip naturally into the sport—long arms and a long neck are essential to being an adept archer—but still, the rigorous regiment was no easy task. In fact, Lawrence even sustained a few injuries— from smacks to the face with her bow to snapping strings to the arm. But even with the pressures of preparing for her performance and various other types of training weighed on Lawrence pushed through like a trooper. “By about the fifth day, she was doing really well. I made her stand on one knee and shoot like that. I always told her where to put the string on her face to look good for the camera, and to not bend the bow. Millions of archers would look at that and laugh at you. But she looks like a professional.”

After only ten lessons, Lorig had no doubt in her mind that if Lawrence kept practicing, she could work her way up to a competitive level. But will the Oscar-nominated actress’ new-found skills affect her performance as Katniss? Lorig already knows it has. “It comes from your eyes. It comes down to your face. You know right away if the person is scared, or if she or he is confident to shoot against you. What I saw from the previews? That’s my technique!”

Lorig isn’t sure if she’ll be back as Jennifer Lawrence’s coach for the sequel Catching Fire, but she’d be happy to return, as the two grew to be friends. “I told her I would be very proud when I see her onscreen. I told her, I’ll see her on the screen and say, ‘That’s my student!’ And you know what she said? She said, ‘When I see you in the Olympics, I’ll say, ‘She’s my coach!’’

Lorig is currently training to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, but her archery artistry will be on full display when The Hunger Games hits theaters March 23, 2012.


Solar storm headed toward Earth

This handout image provided by NASA shows a solar flare heading toward Earth.

The largest solar storm in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights.

The sun erupted Tuesday evening, and the effects should start smacking Earth between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. EST Thursday (0600 GMT and 1000 GMT), according to forecasters at the U.S. government’s Space Weather Prediction Center. They say the storm, which started with a massive solar flare, is growing as it speeds outward from the sun.

Full Article at Yahoo! News

‘Hunger Games’ stars visit Lenox Square in Atlanta, March 6

More than 1,000 shrieking fans packed a tent outside Lenox Square for a question and answer session. Where Hemsworth was concerned this was more like a scream and question and scream and answer and more screams session.

Full Article and Image gallery at Access Atlanta

Kate Beckinsale: ‘Action movie roles outside my comfort zone’

Kate Beckinsale reveals that she’s a fan of The Hunger Games and is anxiously waiting Jennifer Lawrence’s big-screen version of Katniss Everdeen.

“Actually, my daughter’s school encouraged all the parents and teachers and students to read The Hunger Games, so it promoted a massive discussion of it,” she explained.

“For some reason, my daughter was a little bit resistant to it at first, but then we just were all completely overwhelmed by it.

“It was actually this summer that we were all reading it and loving it. We can’t wait for the movie. It looks fantastic.”

Full article at Digital Spy

‘Hunger Games’ Gets Assist From Olympian

Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from 'The Hunger Games'

Archer Khatuna Lorig has competed in four Olympics and is currently preparing for this year’s Olympic trials. But last year she found a new experience in her sport: She taught an Oscar-nominated actress how to shoot. Lorig coached Jennifer Lawrence, the star of the upcoming “Hunger Games” blockbuster, over 15 hour-long sessions in California. When they met, Lawrence (pictured) told her instructor about her role and recommended that she read the trilogy. “It was very addictive,” Lorig said. After their third practice, Lorig asked her son to Google the actress and learned of the 21-year-old Lawrence’s film career. Lorig, a 1992 Olympics bronze medalist, said she did have one thing in common with her celebrity student: “She travels a lot for work. I travel for work. On a lot of subjects, we were on the same page.”


Liam Hemsworth in GQ Style Magazine, March 2012 Issue

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Jennifer Lawrence Kicks Off ‘Hunger Games’ Mall Tour with Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth pose together as they kick off The Hunger Games U.S. Mall Tour at Westfield Century City on Saturday (March 3) in Los Angeles.

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New Exclusive Clip From The Hunger Games Movie