The Hunger Games is a book trilogy that has gained substantial popularity since the first book’s release in 2008. The first book’s film adaptation will be released this year, and people can hardly contain themselves. If one had to describe the Hunger Games to someone unfamiliar with the series, the best way would be: George Orwell’s 1984’s totalitarian world meets the Gladiator fighting arena meets the reality show Survivor.
Without giving too much away, the following is the general plot of the first book and film. The Hunger Games series follows a 16 year-old-girl, Katniss Everdeen, in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world ruled by a totalitarian governmental power. Said government is located in one of thirteen existing districts, i.e. the central district deemed “Capitol,” that arose from North America; this new country is known as Panem. Due to a rebellion against the Capitol, the government now holds what is known as the “Hunger Games” tournament every year. Said games are a fight to the death by one boy and girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from all districts except the Capitol. The games are televised and highly watched by all districts. When Katniss’ younger sister is chosen to participate in the games, Katniss volunteers herself as a replacement. From here, the movie truly begins. Continue reading
By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com
How many Hobbit extras are too many Hobbit extras? Well, if you ask the police of Wellington, New Zealand, the nearly 3,000 would-be Middle-earth residents who showed up for a casting call for Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequels qualify. Continue reading
By Vaneta Rogers, Source: Newsarama
With their story of Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer, artist Dusty Higgins and writer Van Jensen have won loyal readers over by utilizing the classic tale of the small puppet to portray his revenge on a horde of bloodsucking vampires.
This month, the 250-page Volume 3 of the series, titled Of Wood and Blood is being released digitally, along with the first two volumes on ComiXology, introducing a new audience to the story already beloved by its fans. Continue reading
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By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com
The massive commercial and critical success of X-Men: First Class meant we were almost guaranteed to see a sequel sooner or later, we just didn’t know when or (perhaps more importantly) if director Matthew Vaughn would come back to helm the project.
Well, we still don’t know when, but we do know that the sequel IS happening, and that Vaughn is back for more mutant madness. Continue reading
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Tagged 20th Century Fox, Blastr, Earth Station One, Marvel Studios, Matthew Vaughn, X-men sequel, X-Men: First Class