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The much-awaited trailer for the second film in the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, was revealed at the MTV Movie Awards last night… and based on what we can see, I think we’ll have another fashion inspiration in the works!
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) wear some spectacular outfits and I can’t wait to see them in full! (Of course, I was a big fan of the book – once I got around to reading it – so I’m looking forward to seeing the film for other reasons too!)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is due to be released on 21 November in Australia and 22 November in the US and UK.
I love film but with everything that’s been going on this year, I must admit I’ve watched less than I normally would. As a result, I will be even less offended than usual if you choose to disagree with my nominations! So without any further ado…
Biggest disappointment: I was seriously disappointed by The Amazing Spider-Man. Emma Stone is one of my favourite actresses, and Andrew Garfield has so much potential, but the script was weak and it really looked like the poor cousin of the Spider-Man trilogy. And don’t even get me started on Prometheus…
Surprising success: Who knew that a film about older people going to India could be so enjoyable? The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was one of my surprise favourite films of the year. I also liked Seeking A Friend for the End of the World, which was surprisingly uplifting despite what was inevitably coming at the end.
Still waiting: The downside of living in Switzerland is that I’m still waiting for a ridiculous number of films to arrive on the big screen. I’m most impatient to see Les Miserables, The Impossible, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, The Perks of Being A Wallflower and The Life of Pi.
Runner Up: While I didn’t review it here (because it had already been out everywhere for months before I saw it), Looper was spectacular – it had a smart storyline that was different from the norm, a great cast and a great twist at the end.
Best Film of 2012: I know this will be a controversial call (bear in mind that all the big award-nominated films aren’t out here yet) but I’m going to give the top honour to Skyfall. I just thought it was a brilliant piece of cinematography and a real step in the right direction for the Bond franchise. Feel free to disagree in the comments!
I’m a Bond fan from way back so I was really excited to check out the latest instalment in the franchise.
Let me start by saying Skyfall is spectacular, and you should see it. If you don’t want to know anything else, stop reading and just go see it.
Still here? Thanks for sticking around! Daniel Craig is brilliant in his third outing as MI6′s top agent (even if he does seem to be getting on a bit), but the real star of the show is my favourite Bond girl – Judy Dench as M. They make a dynamic duo as they battle a demon from her past in the deliciously deranged hacker Silva (Javier Bardem).
The film is beautifully made, with some gorgeous cinematic moments (my personal favourite was when Silva made his first appearance – you’ll see what I mean). I’m happy to note that I didn’t really notice the product placements either – I actually walked out thinking that Heineken hadn’t appeared once (although the boy did point out that it appeared in a fairly nothing scene, with the label obscured).
This is the first Bond film I’ve seen where I felt he was human – and the story tied to the title of the film is a big reason for that (although watching Bond deal with Ben Whishaw’s young, new Q, may also have contributed). I understand where all The Dark Knight references spring from, and I agree that they are warranted. Skyfall takes a character we know and love to a deeper level, and we can help but fall for it.
I must confess I haven’t read the best-selling novel (it’s shameful how often this seems to be happening lately) but watching this trailer makes me want to run down to the store and buy it right away!
For those, like me, who haven’t read it, Cloud Atlas is, at a very basic level, a story of connectedness, where actions in the past affect the future.
The cast of the film includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant, Jim Sturgess, Jim Broadbent… the list goes on! It’s made by the creators of The Matrix and the director of Run Lola Run so we can expect mind-blowing things. Check out the trailer and let me know what you think!
Cloud Atlas premiered at TIFF last week and will be released in the US and Canada on 26 October, in Australia on 21 February 2013 and in the UK on 22 March 2013.
Even Gossip Girl didn’t know about this weekend’s biggest secret – Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds got hitched!
While no photos have emerged yet (apparently Martha Stewart Wedding will have the exclusive in the December issue), we have heard that the bride wore a Marchesa couture bridal ball gown with a hand-draped silk tulle bodice adorned with crystal and rose gold embroidery.
Apparently the bridesmaids wore blush silk chiffon gowns with crystal embroidered detail, also by Marchesa, and all the ladies wore shoes from Christian Louboutin (no surprises there!)
Rumour has it that Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine) entertained the guests at the reception in Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Sounds like a pretty rocking party!
We’ll let you know when photos emerge. For now, congratulations to the happy couple!