Summer blockbuster season is almost upon us and you’re probably just as stoked as I am for a whole new crop of movies to devour. But when it comes to movie fashions, summer blockbusters tend to be big on explosions and less on couture. There’s always just a movie or two each year that leaves the audience with a big sartorial impact. Most people are betting on The Great Gatsby to have the biggest style impact, but just because it has the most fashion hype doesn’t mean it will be this year’s most fashionable film.
So here are the movies of 2013 that you need to keep you eyes on for the film’s fashion and sense of style.
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famed novel is a rite of passage in any high school english classroom. This novel has made its way to the silver screen before but it is Baz Luhrmann’s super stylized adaptation that has us most excited, making it one of the most anticipated films of the year. The Roaring Twenties was a period of high fashion, artistic expression, crazy parties, and excess. No wonder it’s still a popular period for fashion magazines to take editorial inspiration from, and besides everyone loves a good flapper dress. Although this period piece has the most hype (check out Carey Mulligan’s Vogue cover), the ’20s inspiration might have already reached its peak during the Spring/Summer 2012 runways. Perhaps the film will revitalize last year’s trend and keep it alive.
It’s been barely a year since the first instalment of the wildly popular book series the Hunger Games made its way to the big screen. While it may seem an incredibly quick turnaround, the sequel in its film franchise will be be here sooner than you know it.
A new trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiered Sunday during the MTV Movie Awards. Liam Hemsworth, a.k.a. Thor’s little brother/Miley Cyrus’ maybe fiancé/Gale, was on hand to introduce the two and half minute trailer to viewers. In it, we see more drama, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen both looking spectacular and being such a badass, and some quick insight into the tyrannical thinking of President Snow.
Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to be released in theatres November 22, 2013.
By Gabriella Zicarelli
Here are 10 book to film adaptations to look forward to:
Written by Veronica Roth, Divergent brings us into a dystopian future where society is divided into five groups based on behavior. Once our heroine Beatrice Prior turns 16, she’s forced to choose the group she will be a part of with the rest of her schoolmates. So far, all we know about the film is that Shailene Woodley from The Secret Life of the American Teenager will play Beatrice and it will actually be filmed in Chicago where the book takes place. The film is set to come out in 2014.
Ethan wants to break free from his small narrow-minded town. That is until a mysterious dark-haired beauty named Lena arrives. You can’t help who you fall in love with, and it turns out, Ethan falls for this Caster who might turn out to be “Light” or “Dark” on her sixteenth birthday. Not only do they fall for each other but they both set out to discover all the dirty hidden secrets of their families. This film adaptation stars Alden Ehrenreich, newcomer Alice Englert and Emmy Rossum. Beautiful Creatures comes out Feb. 13.
Everyone was in Hunger Games mania when the first movie of the series was released last year. The second won’t be any different. We left Katniss and Peta just as they became victors of the brutal game. In the sequel, they’ll be competing in the deadly Quarter Quell. All the favourites are back for Catching Fire along with Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair. Filming doesn’t conclude until March and fans are going to have to wait until Nov. 22 to see the finished product.
You know how they say “love conquers all”? Well who knew that even included turning zombies back into humans? In Warm Bodies, the lives, or lack thereof, of the zombie race is twisted when one of them falls in love with a human girl named Julie. Based on the novel written by Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies is out on Feb. 1 and seems like it will offer up a few laughs.
So it may not be as romantic as a family of sexy vampires and werewolves but since the Twilight series is done, fans of Stephanie Meyer can now look forward to The Host. Melanie Stryder is one of the last humans left on earth, when she becomes injected with a parasite set out to control her thoughts and capture the rest of the humans. This backfires when Melanie and the parasite create an emotional bond and instead work to help other humans free from the parasite. The movie’s release date is currently set for March 29.
Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
I’m not gonna lie, this one looks pretty good. The thriller follows Clary Fray, a teenager who stumbles into the world of the supernatural and finds out a lot about her own family’s supernatural past. After her mom is kidnapped by Valentine, played by the dreamy Jonathan Rhys Meyers, she enlists the help of other hunters and sets out to find her. One of those hunters includes Jace Wayland played by Jamie Campbell Bower. You can look for this one in the summer when it hits theaters Aug. 23.
Oz: The Great and Powerful Read more…
The Hunger Games movie was a major box office success, but will the sequel be as equally successul? ”Catching Fire” Features the 22-year-old series star Jennifer Lawrence and 20-year-old Josh Hutcherson as Katniss and Peeta, with the addition of Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair (You can check out the full cast list here!).
Today, Entertainment Weekly released the cover for this weeks print edition. The first image features Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin in their battle attire (see above image). And the second photograph features the two getting up-close and personal! (image below)
The sequel “Catching Fire” is wrapping up production in Waikiki, Hawaii, and will hit theatres on Nov. 1st, 2013!
2. Creepy shirtless Lance Bass fan art.
3. Look, a very little frog.
4. The Shining, starring Spongebob Squarepants.
5. True love
The casting for The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire was announced a couple weeks ago and now we’re finally getting solid proof of that sh*t is going down. The first on-set shots of the movie are circulating online and I’m kinda freaking out.
Josh Hutcherson shows off his newly-dyed blond hair as Peeta and Sam Claflin looks smoking as Finnick Odair. The duo are on location in Atlanta Georgia,
Check them out below:
After months of speculation, most of the casting for The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire has FINALLY been decided, including (drumroll) hunk Finnick Odair who we were theorizing about here, here and here. Yeah… we’re kind of obsessive.
Here’s what we know so far, though we’re still waiting to see who will play tech-savvy male tribute Beetee.
*WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD*
Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair
Where you’ve seen him: Snow White and the Huntsman
Role: Finnick Odair is a District 4 victor and playboy who is sent to the Third Quarter Quell with Katniss and Peeta. He wields a trident and a hypnotizing smile.
Jena Malone as Johanna Mason
Where you’ve seen her: Pride and Prejudice
Role: Johanna Mason is a District 7 victor who carries an ax. She loves teasing Katniss with her hyped up sexuality. The first time they met, she was completely nude. She’s pretty cold and we’re not sure whether or not to trust her.
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee
Where you’ve seen him: Moneyball
Role: He replaces Seneca Crane as Head Gamemaker, which means he’s planning the next Hunger Games.
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Pretty much every actor in Young Hollywood would gladly participate as a tribute in The Hunger Games if their prize was to play Finnick Odair in the sequel, Catching Fire. Many names have been tossed around over the last couple months, including Jesse Williams, Zac Efron and Armie Hammer.
The latest rumor is that actor Sam Claflin has landed the role. Variety’s Jeff Sneider confirmed that Claflin made the studio’s shortlist to play Finnick. Now according to Zap2It, Lionsgate has signed off on his offer.
Claflin starred in this year’s Snow White and the Huntsman and last summer’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Unlike some of the other names that have been tossed around (Robert Pattinson, Ryan Gosling) I can actually imagine Claflin as Odair… he just needs to be a little more blond and bronzed but those are easy fixes.
Finnick Odair is the trident-wielding victor from District Four who participates in the Quarter Quell. He’s a Capitol playboy and we’re not sure whether or not we can trust his charming smile.
Do you think Claflin is a good fit?
Sam Claflin interview:
Looks like The Hunger Games will be getting the Harry Potter treatment as the last book in the trilogy, Mockingjay, will be split into two films.
Lionsgate, the series’ studio, have also announced the potential release dates for all the Hunger Games movies. We can expect to see Catching Fire, the second installment, in theaters on November 22, 2013, MockingJay Part I on November 21, 2014 and Part II on November 22, 2015.
YAY FOR MORE HUNGER GAMES FOR US! YAY FOR MORE JENNIFER LAWRENCE! BOO FOR MAKING US WAIT SO LONG! *sobs*
Will it be worth the wait? I think yes. I love it when I have the opportunity to be my favourite books be realized, especially when they have the complex story to do so (ahem, Twilight). Just don’t expect to see me in line when they finally release the 50 Shades of Grey films, because you know it’ll happen.
Jena Malone will reportedly play District 7′s Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games‘ sequel, Catching Fire. Although there were reports that Mia Wasikowska and Zoe Aggeliki were contenders, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Malone was offered the part and is in the early stages of negotiations.
*SPOILERS: Mason is one of the key players in Catching Fire and the third instalment Mockingjay, as she aligns herself with Peeta and Katniss. She’s the last surviving female Hunger Games winner from District 7 and one of the youngest overall.
The role is one of the most difficult because Johanna has a strong sexuality and a lot of one-liners that are half witty and half snarky. She also introduces herself to the slightly prude Katniss completely NUDE. I hadn’t really thought of Malone for the part but she actually seems like a good fit.
Meanwhile, we’re still eagerly awaiting a final decision on Finnick Odair, a Capitol playboy and charmer. DROOL.
If some fans had it their way, Grey’s Anatomy hunk Jesse Williams would play District Four’s Finnick Odair in Catching Fire. A lot of names have been tossed around so far, including Armie Hammer and Francis Lawrence, but a couple fans started a campaign for Williams to pay the trident slayer.
“I have heard that! I’ve seen a lot of that on Twitter,” Jesse told E Online when they asked him if he’d heard of the campaign. “I didn’t know what the heck a Finnick was when I was getting a lot of the questions about it.”
After Gary Ross stepped out of the director’s chair there was a lot of hoopla over who would take over his role. Well, they finally found a Catching Fire director in Francis Lawrence but now Odair is a big fat question mark. And the character is probably the most coveted role since Peeta himself. It seems that every young male star has been linked to the role, though I personally envisioned someone a little younger.
In the book, Odair is described as being tall, muscular and athletic with tan skin and bronze-coloured hair. Do you think Williams fits the profile?
Considering The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen has wicked archery skills, Spain’s El Hormiguero naturally decided to test her on the spot by attaching panes of glass to several volunteers and having her shoot them with arrows. The dummies zigzagged across the stage for an added challenge.
I think Lawrence ultimately hit more targets than the host but her arrows don’t stick for some reason, plus she gets added points for doing it all in a Victoria Beckham dress and black heels.
In the meantime, her kickass skills should get everyone excited for Catching Fire!
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Who will play district hotties Finnick Odair and Johanna Mason? And WTH is happening with director Gary Ross? Portia Baladad predicts what we can expect in The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire.
While The Hunger Games continues to CRUSH the box office, the question on
my everyone’s mind seems to be, how can the next film top it?
In Catching Fire,
Peeniss Katniss and Peeta return to District 12 before ‘celebrating’ their victory in Panem. To use a cliché, Peeniss may have won the battle, but they haven’t won the war. Their double victory has Panem’s regime fuming and they decide to punish them. What President Snow and his cronies don’t know is that a revolution is looming and Katniss is the face of it. [Dum, dum, dum.]
So, what can fans expect to see next year? (WARNING: Spoilers ahead. I don’t want to Liz Lemon you all)
Will Gary Ross direct the sequel?
Unfortunately, no. Ross recently announced that he won’t be directing the next film. Time, not money, seems to be what’s keeping Ross out of the director’s chair. The film is scheduled to start production this fall, leaving its star, Jennifer Lawrence, free to film the X-Men: First Class sequel in January. Without Ross at the helm, and a nearing start date, Lionsgate is scrambling to find a new director.
The studio’s shortlist includes Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), David Cronenberg (the Fly), and Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel). They would all do the film’s darker themes justice, but what’s really bugging me is that the list is full of men! I wouldn’t mind seeing some strong female directors thrown into the mix (more notably, the Hurt Locker’s Kathryn Bigelow) especially considering Katniss is a badass herself.
Who’s playing Finnick Odair?
Considering Catching Fire doesn’t even have a director, no one knows who’ll be playing the 24 year-old hottie wielding the trident from District 4. If fans had their way, the casting directors’ list will include Alex Pettyfer, Armie Hammer, Grant Gustin and Zac Efron. While all pretty in their own right, my vote goes to Hammer, who you know from The Social Network. Strong talent is what a franchise like The Hunger Games needs to stay in both the critics’ and fans’ good graces.
What about Johanna Mason?