It’s November and Hollywood has stuffed the theater full of candied yams and turkeys in cinema form. But which should be added to your plate and which are going to give you a tummy ache? Our co-hosts, Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel join with “Not Tegan” a.k.a. Michael Falkner, and Nathan Laws. as they discuss the upcoming movie season. So sit back, open up a button and enjoy.
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JC and Rita are finally down from their Day of the Doctor high, have collected their thoughts and are ready to provide them to you! Did they love Day of the Doctor? Did they hate it? And what about Adventures in Space and Time?
Plus – is Matt’s Doctor actually Doctor Number 13 and what other rumors of the Christmas Special are out there?
They’re also back to their regular features of Sci-Fi News and Horror News, reviewing Thor and Hunger Games: Catching Fire while also catching up on episodes of Sleepy Hollow and the Walking Dead.
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It’s time to be bold. ESO steps into the arena to cover the 75th Hunger Games! The station crew takes a look at The Hunger Games phenomenon from the novels to the movies and beyond. We’ll also review the newly released Hunger Games: Catching Fire motion picture. Plus, we’ll deliver the usual assortment of Rants and Raves, the Khan Report, The Geek Seat, Shout Outs, and more. Join us for another thrilling episode of the Earth Station One podcast.
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Tagged Bobby Nash, Catching Fire, Earth Station One, ESO, ESO Network, Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Movie, Podcast, review, Suzanne Collins
By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
“There are no winners, only survivors.”
Those haunting words, spoken by a former “Hunger Games” victor, sum up the sobering truth about the games. In a post-apocalyptic North American society, teenagers — known as “tributes” — are forced to fight in a yearly televised death match as punishment for the society’s failed rebellion years ago. The last tribute standing has to pay a high price for his or her victory: a lifetime of lingering trauma, guilt and isolation.
That’s the kind of fallout Katniss Everdeen is facing. In the first “Hunger Games” movie, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and the other tribute from her district, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), managed to beat the system by pretending to be “star-crossed lovers” and convincing the gamemakers to change the rules and allow them to be named joint victors. However, their act of defiance has begun to fan the flames of rebellion in the districts of Panem, and Panem’s President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is beginning to fear the power Katniss has as a symbol. The Hunger Games may be over, but her life is still very much in danger. Continue reading
By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
2012 is going to be a tough year for Hollywood to top. The year’s most anticipated movies — such as “The Hunger Games,” “The Hobbit” and the new Bond movie, “Skyfall” — were, for the most part, relatively well received by fans and also performed quite well at the box office. However, there are quite a few films slated for release in 2013 that look promising, as well, including several sequels to popular franchises.
While there are quite a few films I’m looking forward to this year, here are the top five I’m most excited about: Continue reading
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Tagged 2013, Catching Fire, Hobbit, Hunger Games, Into Darkness, Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Movie, Preview, Smaug, Star Trek, Superman
By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com
You’d think that, given The Hunger Games’ gargantuan success at the box office, the sequel would be a no-brainer. But a new monkey wrench got thrown into the behind-the-scenes negotiations that is threatening to extinguish Catching Fire before it even lights up.
While there are many things one can attribute the film adaptation of The Hunger Games’ success to—the popularity of the book, the stellar marketing campaign, a desire for a straight-up movie heroine—no one can argue that the film itself was leaps better than many other movies based on young-adult book hits (yes, Twilight, we’re talking about you). Continue reading
By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
I’m pretty sure by now, I’m one of the last people on the planet to read “The Hunger Games” novel. However, I finally picked up a copy last week, and since then, I haven’t been able to stop reading it. It’s a smartly-written, fast-paced and thought-provoking novel, and the good news for fans is, the film version is just as powerful.
The story takes place in a civilization called Panem, a post-apocalyptic society in North America that’s divided into 13 districts. Years ago, the districts of Panem tried to rebel against the oppressive government but were brutally crushed (the 13th district was even obliterated). As punishment for the rebellion, the government started the “Hunger Games,” a televised gladiator-style competition where teenagers are forced to fight to the death. Continue reading
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
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“The Hunger Games” topped the list of most anticipated films in 2012, according to a recent poll by Entertainment Weekly magazine. About 38 percent of responders said the film, which is slated for release on March 23, is the movie they most want to see next year.
Also making the list were:
- “The Dark Knight Rises” (release date: July 20), 27 percent
- “The Hobbit: An Unexpected J0urney” (release date: Dec. 14), 10 percent
- “The Avengers” (release date: May 4), 8 percent
- “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ (release date: Nov. 16), 5 percent
- “The Great Gatsby” (release date: Dec. 25), 2 percent
- “Prometheus” (release date: June 8), 2 percent
What film are you most anticipating in 2012?