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Sci-Fi Romance Passengers Adds These Two Big Stars In The Lead

movies-the-hunger-games-catching-fire-jennifer-lawrence-katniss-everdeenPassengers has become something like Sasquatch over the years. A few scattered reports surface now and again, but while there’s an overall mythology, we’re not entirely sure that it’s real. There have been a number of actors and directors attached to the project, and while none of those have ever panned out, it’s starting to look like the deep space romance actually exists. They’ve locked in an interesting director, and now they’ve added two of the hottest actors in Hollywood for the leads: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.

Variety reports that the Oscar-winning Lawrence is in talks for the female lead, while The Wrap says Pratt will take a break from saving the galaxy from nefarious villains and is in early discussions about playing the primary male role. Keanu Reeves and Reese Witherspoon once occupied these parts, then it was Keanu Reeves and Rachel McAdams, though they all bailed for other things when this took forever to get moving.

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These Five Actresses Want To Be In The New Ghostbusters

GhostbustersFor the most part, we’ve tried to ignore all of the leaked emails that are coming out as part of that massive hack over at Sony. We don’t particularly care that there’s lots of infighting, that the studio doesn’t care for Adam Sandler movies, or that many of the executives seem like shitty people (I’ve never met a movie exec in real life, but considering that you almost never see one portrayed anywhere as a good person, this isn’t a surprise to anyone). Not to mention, reading someone else’s private correspondence feels all kinds of gross. That said, one of the recently revealed emails features a tidbit we just couldn’t ignore, and lists five actresses who apparently want to be in Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. They are Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Lizzie Caplan, Melissa McCarthy, and Amy Schumer.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1 Is Just A Piece Of A Larger Whole

The Hunger GamesThere are parts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 that are harrowing, moving, and action-packed. While that can be fun to watch, and there are some nice bits of spectacle level eye candy, including the destruction of a massive damn, the problem is that the film never becomes more than simply the first part in a larger saga. This makes sense, obviously, as the third book in Suzanne Collins’ dystopian young adult trilogy has been split into two movies, but in this case, the film is all build up and feels like it’s just killing time before getting to the meaty part of the story.

If it sounds like I didn’t enjoy Mockingjay, that’s not true, it’s an entertaining enough way to spend a couple of hours, and there is enough going on to keep you occupied. This simply feels more like a chapter than a complete work. Again, that’s because it is, but it also skips over a number of elements in short order, and cuts off just when you’re most engaged and invested.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Mounts A Final Push With These TV Spots And Poster

Did you know The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 is about to open? The movies are rather popular, so you’ve probably at least heard of them, right? Promos for the first part of the series finale are everywhere, and will probably make up the bulk of the advertising you see on TV for the next week, until the film opens on Friday. In that spirit, here are two more TV spots to gawk at, as well as a new illustrated poster.

As excited as I am to see Mockingjay, which is a great deal, I’m even more excited for the film to open just so there won’t be this glut of marketing assaulting my eyes at every turn. We all know it’s going to be massive and Lionsgate is pushing it as hard as they possibly can, but it’s getting old. We get it already, this is a big deal.

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Gale Talks Smack About Peeta In This Hunger Games: Mockingjay Clip

Now that Interstellar is out of the way, next up on the blockbuster sci-fi movie docket is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, the beginning of the end for the lucrative teen dystopia franchise. Even if you wanted to ignore this film, you’d have to go to some extreme lengths, because the marketing is everywhere, all over your computer and your TV and it won’t surprise us if they commence with the skywriting campaign before too long. And her are two more pieces of that promotional puzzle, a new TV spot and a clip along with an interview with some key members of the cast.

New is a bit of a misnomer for this TV ad. There is some fresh footage, but overall it’s damn near indistinguishable from the many you’ve already seen come down the pipe. You get a quick look at Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) new digs in District 13, some quick moments of high action, and a reminder that the nefarious President Snow (Donald Sutherland) plans to make the heroine suffer by tormenting everyone and everything she holds dear. That’s pretty much par for the course as far at The Hunger Games goes.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Finds Strength And Courage In This TV Spot

Another day, another piece of promotion for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1. Over the weekend we saw a clip introducing some of the new faces, but this new TV spot returns the focus to heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) with an emphasis on how hard it can be to be her friend.

It’s easy to be brave and strong and stand up for what’s right when it’s just you who has to pay the price, but when your friends and family, the people you care about, get caught in the crossfire, things get a little more dicey. That’s the main point of this video, and is one of the key strategies that President Snow (Donald Sutherlan), despotic leader of Panem, plans to use against Katniss. He’s going to tear down everything she holds dear in this world and try to push her to her breaking point.

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