Well here is the official trailer. Hope the movie is good, it looks good, and there is so much potential in the source material.
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So I finally got around to watching The Hunger Games movie. I quite enjoyed it. There were things that I missed like a few of the subplots but sadly you expect a film to miss stuff out and mess around with other things.
Jennifer Lawrence was okay as Katniss though she wasn’t as layered as I would have liked, just being a strong character doesn’t mean you have to have almost no expression. I guess I just would have liked to see a little more variety in her portrayal, having said that though sometimes you are limited by what the story says and some of that texture was taken out of her in the dropping of parts of the story.
I loved the stuff with Rue and to be honest those wally’s who complained when the film came out that Rue was portrayed by a coloured actress really seriously need to learn to read, on top of that Amanda Stenberg did an amazing job.
Josh Hutcherson was fine and you really didn’t see Liam Hemsworth much at all. Elizabeth Bank’s Effie Trinket just somehow didn’t seem big enough, I kind of expected something a little more over the top. Lenny Kravitz as Cinna was a pleasant surprise and I really liked Woody Harrelson’s Haymitch.
It was quite prettily shot but so much seemed to have been stripped out. All in all it wasn’t a bad film and I am curious about what they do with the second one.
Ultimately I much preferred the book but the film was okay. I hope they do better and give us a stronger second film.
The role of Plutarch Heavensbee has been cast. The wonderfully talented Phillip Seymour Hoffman has been confirmed.
You can read about it here.
Also there are plenty of rumours surrounding the second Hunger Games film so here are a couple. Remember these are rumours therefore not actual cast members as of yet.
Hunter Parrish as Finnick Odair.
A new poster and I have to say I think it looks great. The Hunger Games juggernaut it seems is gathering momentum.
Here is the official trailer for the very much anticipated movie. I’ve got to say I was uncertain about a few of the casting choices but it is looking pretty good.
See for yourself.
This shorter trailer had left me wondering a bit though.
Eight new Hunger Games promotional posters have just been released.
Very cleverly they released the posters to eight different sites, of course they all link to each other but I’m posting them all here for you simple viewing pleasure.
Sorry in advance for the thumbnail version of the Peeta pic.
So what do you think of these side lit pics? Think they work? Do you think they got it right with the casting? Truly only time will tell on that last one because really looks are only part of it. Characters we really know and love have to be played well. Sometimes the casting has put me off a movie and sometimes the performance of an actor I didn’t see in a role has surprised me. Fortunately I only need to wait till March to find out the answer to this question.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFFWA) host the Nebula Awards each year.
This year the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy went to I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett (Gollancz; Harper)
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)
White Cat by Holly Black (McElderry)
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press; Scholastic UK)
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch (Amulet)
The Boy from Ilysies by Pearl North (Tor Teen)
A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner (Greenwillow)
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse; Simon & Schuster UK)
You can find the full listing of nominees and winners here. Congratulations to all of you.
The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2011 Locus Awards with the winners to be announced during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, on June 24-26, 2011.
The Young Adult Finalists are
Ship Breaker – Paolo Bacigalupi (Little Brown)
Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
Enchanted Glass – Diana Wynne Jones (HarperCollins UK; Greenwillow)
I Shall Wear Midnight – Terry Pratchett (Gollancz; HarperCollins)
Behemoth – Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse; Simon & Schuster UK)
Congratulations to all finalists.
The rest of the finalists can be found here.
The Children’s Choice Books Awards have been handed out in New York. Here are the winners:
•Kindergarten to second grade: Johanna Kerby’s Little Pink Pup.
•Third to fourth grade: Jarrett Krosoczka’s Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown.
•Teen: John Green and David Levithan’s Will Grayson, Will Grayson.
Kids voted Percy Jackson author, Rick Riordan, as Author of the Year and David Wiesner (Art and Max) was honoured as Illustrator of the Year.
The Children’s Choice Book Award categories and finalists were announced on March 14 and are as follows:
Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year:
Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott (Walker)
Hot Rod Hamster by Cynthia Lord, illustrated by Derek Anderson (Scholastic Press)
How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills (Schwartz & Wade/ Random House
Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby (Putnam/Penguin)
Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld (Little, Brown)
Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year:
Babymouse # 12: Burns Rubber by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Random House)
Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray: The Uproar at the Front Door by Nick Bruel (Roaring Brook/Macmillan)
Encyclopedia Mythologica: Gods & Heroes by Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda (Candlewick)
Finally by Wendy Mass (Scholastic Press)
Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Knopf/Random House)
Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year:
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce (HarperCollins)
It’s a Book by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook/Macmillan)
The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion)
Smile by Raina Telgemeier (Graphix/Scholastic)
Zebrafish by Peter H. Reynolds and FableVision (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster)
Teen Choice Book of the Year:
Burned (House of Night, Book 7) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Griffin/Macmillan)
Fang (A Maximum Ride Novel) by James Patterson (Little, Brown)
Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, Book 5) by Richelle Mead (Razorbill/Penguin)
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (Dutton/Penguin)
Author of the Year:
Cassandra Clare for Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1) (McElderry/Simon & Schuster)
Suzanne Collins for Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) (Scholastic Press)
Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (Amulet/Abrams)
Stephenie Meyer for The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown)
Rick Riordan for The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1) (Disney-Hyperion)
Illustrator of the Year:
Robin Preiss Glasser for Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique (HarperCollins)
Loren Long for Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (Knopf/Random House)
Nancy Tillman for Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan)
David Wiesner for Art & Max (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Mo Willems for Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)