Let's get one thing out of the way. We love Stanley Tucci. If you don't...well...first off, it's weird that you're here but secondly, and more importantly, you're pretty much dead to us. From Big Night to The Devil Wears Prada to Easy A, he is the very definition of a scene-stealer. Movies are pretty much always better with him in them. Full stop.
So what happens then when you combine the fabulousness of the Tooch with one of the most popular movie trilogies out there? You get the almost literal big screen gold (or is that bronzer?) that is The Hunger Games' resident announcer and TV host, Caesar Flickerman.
So imagine our excitement when we opened up our email to find Caesar's new character poster (Pink hair! That suit!) from the upcoming sequel, Catching Fire. Though the film, starring newly-crowned Best Actress Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, doesn't hit theatres until November 22, we've got the poster exclusively for Canadian fans right here at Cineplex.com now! Check it out after the cut!
The girl on fire is back! Jennifer Lawrence is heating things up with Josh Hutcherson in these newly released stills from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The sequel to last year’s blockbuster The Hunger Games sees Katniss (Lawrence) and Peeta (Hutcherson) back in the battle arena for the Quarter Quell, a special version of the Games that occurs every twenty-five years to mark the anniversary of the Districts’ defeat against the Capitol. The Quell marks the 75th edition of the Hunger Games and promises bloodier battles and unbelievable twists for competitors and audience.
With new director Francis Lawrence on board and the addition of several new cast members including Jena Malone (as Johanna Mason), Sam Clafin (as Finnick Odair), Philip Seymour Hoffman (as Plutarch Havensbee), and Amanda Plummer (as Wiress). Some familiar faces of the Capitol and the Districts are back for the sequel including Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Toby Jones and Lenny Kravitz.
Check out photos from the film plus see the full-size movie poster beyond the cut!
We’ve closed the books on 2012 and looking forward to a movie-filled 2013. It was a great year at the cinema with over a hundred movies appearing on the big screen. From indie darlings like Moonrise Kingdom to big screen blockbusters like Skyfall and The Avengers, 2012 had something for everyone.
We’ve shared our favourite movies of the year, and now we want to know what tops your list of the year’s best! It’s not an easy task to whittle down a selection of only ten films after a year filled with so many great films, but we’ve managed to come up with ten of the year’s most popular movies for our poll. Your favourite not listed? Share your pick for your favourite movie of 2012 in the comments section and let us know why it’s your fave.
Hit the jump to cast your vote!
The big deal for Hollywood is not the record $10.8 billion that studios took in domestically in 2012. It's the fact that the number of tickets sold went up for the first time in three years.
Thanks to inflation, revenue generally rises in Hollywood as admission prices climb each year. The real story is told in tickets, whose sales have been on a general decline for a decade, bottoming out in 2011 at 1.29 billion, their lowest level since 1995.
The industry rebounded this year, with ticket sales projected to rise 5.6 percent to 1.36 billion by Dec. 31, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. That's still well below the modern peak of 1.6 billion tickets sold in 2002, but in an age of cozy home theater setups and endless entertainment gadgets, studio executives consider it a triumph that they were able to put more butts in cinema seats this year than last.
"It is a victory, ultimately," said Don Harris, head of distribution at Paramount Pictures. "If we deliver the product as an industry that people want, they will want to get out there. Even though you can sit at home and watch something on your large screen in high-def, people want to get out."
2012 was the year of the superhero at the box office. The Avengers proved to be unstoppable in their quest for box office bucks despite the best efforts of a few other comic book heroes. Two bow-and-arrow loving ladies, the most unlikely pair of best friends, and a few literary leads found themselves at the front of the box office heap this year.
We tally up the dollars and cents of the past twelve months and crown the box office kings, queens, and vampires of 2012 in our photo gallery of the top 10 blockbusters.
Hit the jump to see the year’s biggest money makers!
We’re almost a year to the day from when The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will hit Cineplex theatres. To start the countdown to November 22, 2013, a new motion teaser poster with sound for the film is heating up computer screens. The teaser poster reveals the movie’s tagline, “Every revolution begins with a spark” in searing detail.
Cast members Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland and Woody Harrelson are all back in their Hunger Games roles. This time around they are joined by a new director along with new director Francis Lawrence (no relation to Jennifer) and some brand new faces including Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, and Sam Clafin. This is one sequel we can’t wait to see!
Hit the jump to check out the motion poster!
To give you an idea of how steeped in cool this casting choice is, Questlove, of The Roots, tweeted the news, adding in a link to the Huffington Post, who has themselves reposted a story from the Evening Standard that revealed Lenny Kravitz will be getting it on as late soul singer Marvin Gaye for director Julien Temple, father of actress Juno.
Kravitz, a man who looks good enough in leather pants that Prince is probably jealous, has dabbled in acting, most recently getting all glam to play Cinna in The Hunger Games after making his debut in a small role in 2009's Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire but taking on the role of the famous Motown singer would mark a huge career move for the handsome 48-year-old.
The odds are ever in Francis Lawrence's favor.
Lionsgate announced Thursday that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire filmmaker will also direct The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One and Part Two. Lawrence previously directed the Will Smith post-apocalyptic thriller I Am Legend and stepped in to direct The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire after director Gary Ross departed the franchise.
The Hunger Games films star Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson as child tributes that battle to the death in a dystopian future. The movies are based on the novels by Suzanne Collins.
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