Posted: April 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hunger Games Fandom

According to sources (how reliable, we don’t know yet) Lionsgate’s shortlist for directors just got shorter.  Rumor has it that it’s come down to Bennett Miller and Francis Lawrence, with hope of a final decision by the end of the week.  Check out the story from  The Hollywood Reporter below.

The search for a director to replace Gary Ross onCatching Fire is narrowing, with a decision potentially coming as early as the end of this week, according to sources.

Bennett Miller, who directedMoneyball, has met with Lionsgate to helm the sequel toThe Hunger Games, the adaptation of the Suzanne Collins best-seller, as hasFrancis Lawrence, the director best known for theWill Smith sci-fi action movieI Am Legend.

Their names surfaced in the last 24 hours and were reported byThe Playlist and the Los Angeles Times as the…

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LA Times previously reported that David Cronenberg, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu are being eyed by Lionsgate to direct the Hunger Games sequel. Now we have a few more names to add to this “short list” of possible directors for Catching Fire. (Which if we keep adding names at this rate it won’t be a shortlist much longer)

Two names are now added to the potential list of Catching Fire directors. According to Playlist Bennet Miller and Francis Lawrence are being considered for the job, and that  ’some conversations with them have already begun’.

Bennet Miller directed Moneyball and Capote. Francis Lawrence’ works include Constantine, I Am Legend  and Water for Elephants.

Honestly our staff isn’t sure about Bennet Miller. I haven’t seen anything he’s directed so it’s difficult for me to form an opinion. Francis Lawrence on the other hand I love. He his my favorite name on the “short list” as of now. The style of I Am Legend would go perfectly with the dark indie feel that was set up in the first Hunger Games Film. 

I just wish Lionsgate would make an official announcement so we can stop the wondering already.

(Sources: Hunger Games Trilogy and Indiewire)

We feel like proud parents! It’s rare that any film holds the top spot for more then one week. The Hunger Games has been holding on tight for four straight weeks. To commemorate this victory Lionsgate has aired a new TV spot, clearly proud of their little franchise that could. They we’re able to beat out giants like the Titanic and the Three Stooge. We can only hope that the odds stay in this films favor.

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The Maze Runner by James Dashner deserves more love. It’s one of those stories that keeps you up at night just trying to finish it. Then when you do finish the book it stays in your head and burrows inside you’re brain, making sure you keep thinking over every plot twist. Not since the Hunger Games has a book kept me on the edge of chair. I’ve actually been blowing off some of my blogging duties just to finish the second book, Scorch Trials. If you need anymore convincing, check out this super intense book trailer.

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The Sunshine Blog Awards

Posted: April 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

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I was lucky enough to be nominated by the lovely Beyond Imagination! This award is given to blogs said to brighten one’s day! It means a lot to me that I could make someone smile.

Here are the rules…

1. Include the award logo in your post & on your blog.
2. Answer 10 questions about yourself – You can make up your own or you can use mine.
3. Nominate 5 – 10 other wonderful bloggers.
4. Let the other nominees know they are nominated and include links to their blog.
5. Link the person who nominated you.

YOU CAN USE THIS OR EDIT THEN MAKE YOUR OWN QUESTION.
QUESTIONS:

1. Last time you cried at a work of fiction?

I cry at fictional moments, but not my own life. It’s actually kind of sad. I saw the Hunger Games movie and was shocked at how many times I teared up, seeing as I already knew what was going to happen. I got choked up at the reaping, bawled my eyes out at Rue’s death, and had tears rolling down my cheeks during Cato’s little death speech.

2. What’s you’re favorite way to get books(store, e-reader, audiobook, ect)?

I know it’s bad for the enviornment, but there’s something gratifying about have a book in your hand and turning pages that are tearing because they’re so well loved.

3. What are your favorite movies?

I guess it depends on my mood really, but this is what’s been toping my list lately

  • This Film Is Not Yet Rated(A Kirby Dick documentary that EVERYONE who’s against censorship should watch)
  • The Hunger Games(fantastic book to film adaptation)
  • Titanic(I cry just seeing the commercials)
  • The Secret World of Arrietty(it’s a Studio Ghibli film, need I say more)

4. Favorite TV Shows?
Now that the Legend of Korra is out I’m fangirling over Avatar: The Last Airbender Again.

Other then that I watch the Big Bang Theory, The Boondocks, and American Dad. And my guilty pleasure is watching Anthony Bourdain on the Travel Channel.

5. What is your happy food?

Tuna and noddles

6. Weirdest fangirl crush?

It’s a tie between Haymitch from the Hunger Games or Minho from the Maze Runner.

Please don’t ask why, even I don’t know.

7. Book series that you feel are under appreciated?

Truancy by Isamu Fukui. Seeing as the author wrote it when he was only fifteen he gets my upmost respect. The idea of an oppressive education system feels to me like a completely fresh take on the whole Young Adult dystopian genre that’s gotten so popular.

Also The Maze Runner by James Dashner. It has a lot of in your face action. I actually haven’t been this entranced by a series since the Hunger Games. And that’s no joke. I’m on the second one in the series and keep having to read it at inappropriate times(like at dinner with my family).

9. Hardback or Paperback?

Hardback, because my books are so well loved and pass through lots of hands. Hardbacks are less likely to get all torn up.

10. If you are to choose, British Accent or Australian?

Australian, it makes me think the person is full of adventure!

Here are my nominees

1)http://silentseasons.wordpress.com/

2)http://diannelovesbooks.wordpress.com/

3)http://muttations.wordpress.com/

4)http://ahandfulofconfetti.wordpress.com/

5)http://untothehorizon.wordpress.com/

6)http://wootbooks.blogspot.com/

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This week, we are asking members to blog about all-things DAUNTLESS. We have 3 topics to choose from. Post your answers and leave the link to where we can find the post.


Here are your 3 choices:

  • Movie Night: List of movies that would be shown for a Dauntless movie night.
  • List of actors you want to play in the Dauntless faction
  • Dauntless required reading

Use any graphics you would like. They can be found on the various Dauntless posts. Please include links to the two siteshttp://bit.ly/dauntlessfaction and http://bit.ly/choose_dauntless so people can find more information about #DivergentNation. 

This challenge will be open until next Tuesday, April 17th. Make sure you put your link in the linky tool below! 

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If Catching Fire is going to be as good(hopefully better) then the first Hunger Games film, Lionsgate will have to find a director who can pull out all the stops. Nobody can replace Gary Ross in our hearts, but we have to take a positive look towards the future. The mourning period for Gary is over and we the film is less six hundred days away as of this post. So they need to get things together if they want to start filming in August. An anonymous source with access to the list(who isn’t allowed to speak on record) gave us a glimpse of some of the names Lionsgate might be considering.

Cronenberg:

Cronenberg has frequently been offered big commercial gigs over the years, including “Return of the Jedi,” “Top Gun,” and “RoboCop,” only to turn them down for arty, independently produced work, often in the horror genre. Though Cronenberg’s best-known film is still 1986′s “The Fly,” the Canadian director has been making movies for decades, with his most recent work, the adaptation of Don DeLillo’s “Cosmopolis” starring Robert Pattinson, likely to debut in Cannes next month.

Inarritu:

For Inarritu, joining “Catching Fire” would mark a reunion with his producer from the Academy Award-nominated film “Babel” Jon Kilik, who is producing the “Hunger Game” series along with Nina Jacobson. While “Catching Fire” deals with the heavy themes of rebellion and children-on-children violence, it is still significantly lighter than Inarritu’s most recent work, “Biutiful,” the Javier Bardem-starrer that  chronicled a dying man’s attempts to make amends.

Cuaron:

Cuaron entered the blockbuster genre with “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” in 2004, but  despite great reviews didn’t stick with the boy wizard beyond the one film. Rather, he took on ambitious fare within the studio system, including Universal Pictures’ “Children of Men.” The Mexican director recently finished production on “Gravity” for Warner Bros. The film, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, is about a lone survivor of a space mission trying desperately to return to Earth to reunite with his family.

Sources: LA Times and katnissthereisnodistrict12 @ Tumblr

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