The TV Guide
As much as I do not want to admit it out loud, I have to confess that I have not been feeling all that great for the past few days. After over 2 years of not getting sick, I think I’m on the brink of getting sick … and I’m doing everything I can to fight it off. I got an ear ache a few days ago that has been a pain in my ass but, for the most part, it’s been manageable. Yesterday, for the first time, I started feeling flu-like symptoms elsewhere … not bad, but noticeable enough that I can feel it coming. After all the running around I’ve been doing for weeks now, I knew that I had to rest up, stay warm and try and keep things from getting any worse. More »
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But really, it's all about Lorde
Belgian artist Stromae is credited as the lead on the song Meltdown, featured on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 — which was curated by Lorde … but after you hear the song in full above, I think you’ll agree that it sounds like a Lorde song with guest vocals by Stromae … and Pusha T and Q-Tip and HAIM. Meltdown is basically the Lorde show with a bunch of friends guesting on the track. Have a listen above and see what you think. I like the song very much. It’s about as good as her other Mockingjay song Yellow Flicker Beat and way better than the Kanye West remix Flicker. Do you like this new track?
Jenny, the red carpet slayer
Upon completing this gallery I’ve decided that I will do three important things today: shower, wear something that couldn’t also pass for a gym outfit, and plug in the flatiron (no promises on it actually making it to my hair). Jennifer Lawrence has been looking unsurprisingly incredible promoting The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Look upon her amazing gowns (and that white, lace dress… aghhhh), and be inspired.
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Coming in 2015
The Divergent movie franchise, which is desperately trying to be the next Hunger Games movie franchise, has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel film The Divergent Series: Insurgent — which will open in theaters on March 20, 2015. Now, I saw Divergent in the movie theater but honestly, I don’t really recall how the movie ended. There was some divergenting going on and then … it ended, or something. This time around, there will be some insurgenting so … get excited … or not, whatever.
A new poster for the upcoming big screen adaptation of the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has been released and as you can see below, it intends to imply that the movie will be lip bitingly sexy. BUT, as you may recall, we had our dreams dashed a few weeks ago when it was revealed that the BDSM-themed movie will be totally free of Jamie Dornan‘s penis so … really … what is there to bite one’s lip over? Hmmm? More »
Thus far we have seen two really great trailers for The Avengers: Age of Ultron (HERE and HERE) and today, we get to see one more. An extended version of the second trailer has just been released that features a bit of new, previously unreleased footage. If you are anxiously awaiting the release of Ultron, you might want to give this trailer a looksee.
The video embedded above has been online for a few years now but it’s just now making the rounds again due to its very disturbing nature. When Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope was being filmed, a different voice was used for Darth Vader before James Earl Jones‘s deep, sonorous voice was added. The video above lets you hear what Darth Vader sounds like with his original voice, provided by David Prowse … and it is very unsettling. Ready to have all of your dreams dashed? Click above to hear what Darth Vader really sounds like. I’m so sorry.
Here we go
The world premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 took place in London, England tonight in front of a mass of screaming fans. We are just days away from the theatrical release of Mockingjay but before we peons get to see the film, it has to be premiered at red carpet events all over the world. Tonight’s premiere is the first of many and as you can see in the gallery presented here, the stars dressed up in their stylist best for the affair. I love Jennifer Lawrence‘s clean, simple outfit but I think Elizabeth Banks‘s dress is my fave. Julianne Moore looks utterly perfect and Lorde, bless her heart, was a big fashion MISS for me (that puffed up suit is just not doing her any favors — love the severe make-up, tho). Check out the photos to see who wore what on the red carpet tonight.
I feel like this might be incredible.
The other day I got an e-mail that made me feel incredibly fancy and happy. Before any of the news hit the interwebs, I knew who was going to be in Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight. I’d gotten a fancy, schmancy PRESS RELEASE, and I was sitting there, reading and smiling, and getting way more excited than necessary. Of course, I wasn’t the only person to get one, and now the news is everywhere. But we’re still going to celebrate the news about some of these rising stars Tarantino will be collaborating with for the first time.
The Oscar buzz continues
When we first learned that Reese Witherspoon had been cast in the lead role of the Wild adaptation, I thought this might be huge for her (and I hadn’t read the book yet). I started reading Wild shortly thereafter, and more and more her casting made sense to me. Now that some people have seen the film (including a few of my co-writers at Paste), I’m hearing only good things about her performance, which sounds as raw and as intense as I expected. Her director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyer’s Club) is raving about how far she went in her performance, and also talking about his own relationship with his mother (whom he lost to cancer recently) and how it inspired his work on the project. Click inside for more.