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.
2. Creepy shirtless Lance Bass fan art.
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4. The Shining, starring Spongebob Squarepants.
5. True love
If you’re anything like me, you’re a complete weirdo and base your wardrobe off of people who don’t exist. In the past, I’ve looked to fictional characters like Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series and Angela Chase from My So-Called Life for wardrobe inspiration. I’ve always felt like we have some sort of connection to the fictional characters we cherish most. One way to emulate them is through our wardrobes, as though they’re a part of our everyday lives and inspiration. No matter what books you read, what television shows you watch, or movies you love — there’s always that one character who wows you with their style.
Now that I’m in university, I try not to dress like an eccentric witch with blonde, curly locks. However there’s no reason to take the fun out of a wardrobe just because you’re all grown up. Here are a few very lovely fictional characters who would be fantastic muses for your college wardrobe.
1. Denise Huxtable from The Cosby Show
There’s a whole part of society dedicated to Denise Huxtable appreciation. Though The Cosby Show was about a sweet and funny family, Denise’s wardrobe was always something to admire.
Why it would work for college: There’s a tiny part in all of us that secretly wishes to impress our friends with our wardrobes. I truly feel like Denise’s style would do that. Her style is casual while also making bold statements with reds and printed headbands.
2. Emily Fields from Pretty Little Liars
When they’re not trying to figure out who A is, the characters of Pretty Little Liars have always shown off their unique sense of style. Each character has their own fashion flare, but Emily in particular is bothsporty and edgy at the same time.
Why it would work for college: Emily is known for her athleticism, especially in swimming. While Aria might wear more cutting edge pieces, Emily’s wardrobe is perfect for varsity athletes constantly balancing their academic and athletic roles.
3. John Bender from The Breakfast Club
John Bender might not seem like boyfriend material, but he does have potential “boyfriend” style. It’s kind of hard not to feel like a rebel while wearing a worn-out denim jacket, and paired with the “I don’t care” attitude of this Brat Pack member, you’ll look like a walking teen icon from the 80s.
Why it would work for college: The over-sized jacket will keep you warm during those long commutes to school. It’s also suitable for weekend detentions (although I’ve never heard of that in college.) If that happens, then you’re a rebel for sure.
4. Cher Horowitz from Clueless
Once you admit to yourself that Clueless is like, the best movie/television show of all time, you’ll start to realize that the best part of it is the fashion. Literally every single character in the film, especially Dionne and Cher, has the grooviest style. Maybe I’m totally buggin’ to think that anyone else could pull of their preppy, plaid-filled wardrobe. As if!
Why it would work for college: Although Cher is in high school, her wardrobe was made for a college student. Cher somehow manages to look ready for a job interview (or in her case, a driving test) all the time, which is good for a college student embarking on pursuits in the real world.
5. Hilary Banks from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
We first got excited about BAMF Girl’s Club when we saw the trailer back in July, depicting fictional heroines (and Bella) being awkward on the Comediva reality show. Episode one features Katniss, Bella, Hermione and zombie slayer Michonne, among others.
In this episode, the ladies move into their new home and drama starts right away when Lisbeth Sander attempts to make friends with Hermione. Unfortunately Lisbeth thinks “making friends” means researching all of Hermione’s sordid past actions and reciting them to her (will this come back to haunt the witch?).
Katniss Everdeen is a reality show pro and we’ll have to watch closely to see who she strategically chooses for her alliance (my bet is on Michonne and Buffy).
Then there’s Bella who pretty much gets upset by everything. Team Jacob will surely be shedding tears along with her at the end.
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Coming soon to Comediva, a new reality show called BAMF Girls Club starring your favourite badass teen heroines, including The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen, Harry Potter’s Hermione Granger and Buffy the Vampire Slayer… oh and then there’s Twilight’s mopey Bella Swan. The most needy, possessive heroine of them all.
You can only imagine the drama that unfolds with Lisbeth Salander trying to pierce any submissive girl’s nose she can and Michonne slashing anyone who looks like a zombie (ahem, Bella).
The show was written by Vicki Toro and directed by Emily McGregor. My predictions? With Katniss and Michonne’s new pact a schism will split the group. Katniss will be called fake and she’ll eventually turn to alcohol. Hermione will erupt over dirty dishes that Lisbeth refuses to clean, and Bella will cry in a corner and eventually leave the show so she can be with Edward.
Watch the first episode here:
In retrospect, the fact that The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins’ blatantly disregarded Katniss Everdeen’s bowel functions in the arena seems like a serious overlook. If you’re going to be trapped on top of a large tree in the forest for who knows how long without bathroom facilities, wouldn’t that be a minor concern?
Not to worry. We can now expect The Hunger Games Unabridged edition, which involves 200 extra pages about sh*tting in the woods. Finally we can fill in the blanks!
On a serious note, my co-worker asked whether Collins in fact talks about going to the washroom in the woods. And no, I can’t think of one reference about it. [Source]
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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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From The Harvard Lampoon comes the newest Hunger Games parody, appropriately called Hunger Pains. The book, written by the New York Times bestselling authors of Nightlight, even got it’s very own trailer, featuring a very hairy Rachel Bloom as
Katniss Everdeen Kantkiss Neverclean. Just like the books, Kantkiss replaces her sister as the tribute for the deathly battle. However, unlike our stealthy and skilled heroine in Hunger Games, Kantkiss is silly and finds herself in absurd situations.
May the tributes die a very awesome death! The trailer is sadly fake but the book is real and you can get more information at Simon & Schuster’s website.
Watch the “trailer” here: