Lenny Kravitz is Cinna in The Hunger Games Movie

Lenny Kravitz, best known for his music, but who has also ventured into acting recently (small, but nice role as a male nurse in 2009’s Precious), was rumored to be in the running for a role in The Hunger Games a few weeks back, but no specifics were given. My immediete hunch was Cinna, Katniss’ stylist, friend and confidant, and the man responsible for the whole “girl on fire” concept. Looks like my hunch was right, as Lionsgate tweeted that Mr.

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Emma’s Movie Reviews: Thor (A+)

When I saw the commercials for Thor I wasn’t jumping out of my seat and I didn’t start jumping up and down clapping (I’m to cool for that) because I am not a big fan of super heroes. When I went and saw that movie I was in love with it. It was funny, it had romance, it had action, and it had a super hot guy in it. What wasn’t to like? Thor was so good I went and saw it

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First Picture from The Dark Knight Rises

The first legitimate photo from The Dark Knight Rises has been released. The above shows Tom Hardy as the villain… Bane.  Hardy (Inception) has been one of my favorite actors since he played “Handsome Bob” in RockNRolla (2008) a few years back, and I am glad that Christopher Nolan has decided to add him to his list of “actors I like to use in my movies.” Bane’s storyline in The Dark Knight Rises is still being kept under wraps, and since this is Nolan, expect it

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Trailer Tues…I mean Friday: Fright Night

One of my favorite movies from the 1980s is the horror/comedy, Fright Night. It was released in theaters on August 2, 1985 and starred Chris Sarandon, i.e. Prince Humperdinck from The Princess Bride, William Ragsdale (who can be seen as Gary in the FX series Justified) and Roddy McDowall (best known for his role in the Planet of the Apes movies in the late 1960s an early 1970s). The movie was about a teenage boy who discovers the suave, single

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First Look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen!

It might be gloomy, cloudy weather and raining cats and dogs outside right now, we might be four days away from the end of the world, and my birthday certainly isn’t today (it’s July 12, if you want to get me a present!), but I’ll be damned if today isn’t looking up! Why? Because today fans of The Hunger Games get their first look at Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) as Katniss Everdeen, courtesy of the fine folks at Entertainment Weekly.

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Is No Madge in the Hunger Games Movie a Surprise?

Everybody was happy when they got to the casting of Haymitch and hadn’t screwed anything up. Well guess what? There will be no Madge in The Hunger Games movie. Madge is the mayor’s daughter and is one of Katniss’ friends. Madge visits Katniss after the reaping and gives her the iconic mockingjay pin. Well apparently that won’t happen. I am not crushed by this, but I am excited to see how Katniss gets the pin. So here is my question for

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Movie Review: Bridesmaids (A-)

I should, by all accounts, have a secret celebrity crush on Jessica Biel or Brooklyn Decker – you know, a blonde or brunette knockout with a drool-worthy body and the kind of smoldering face that magnetizes you in some kind of lustful tractor beam. But guess what? I don’t. In fact, other than a slight infatuation with Olivia Wilde (but only in her Tron: Legacy get-up), my secret celebrity crush is Kristen Wiig. There. I said it and I don’t

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It’s the Summer of Bateman! Horrible Bosses Looks Hilarious!

Despite popular belief, I don’t review movies for a living. I’m not sure anyone outside of Los Angeles, Chicago and New York could, even with a full time critic position, could claim they were actually making a “living,” either. So, like the rest of America, I slog through a 40 hour work week with an eye to the horizon and the future, hoping the smell of money and tanning oil will someday replace the chaffing of suit pants, the putrid

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The Hunger Games Cast is Officially Stacked

I read Suzanne Collins’ trio of dystopian young adult novels (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay) last summer and was instantly caught up in the craze. Not one to re-read books very often, my attention turned quickly to the thought of a film version. Now, some eight months later, The Hunger Games movie is in full swing (filming starts in North Carolina next week), with the last two tributes (Cato and Clove) cast a few days ago, and both Stanley Tucci

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One Day Trailer Proves Romantic and Promising

I don’t know if it’s my advanced age or some desensitization to “chick flicks,” but I’m thinking One Day, a new romantic drama starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, looks promising. In fact, I probably should repent straightway for mentioning “chick flick” in the same breath as this movie, especially since it’s directed by Lone Scherfig, the brilliant woman behind 2009’s An Education. I guess this is my easy way of admitting that I enjoy a good romance, but I

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