Jennifer Lawrence has been the most in-demand actress in Hollywood this decade, and also the highest paid (until recently passed by Emma Stone). Still in her late 20s, Lawrence already has four Oscar nominations for outstanding performances in films like Winter’s Bone, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. She’s also been a gigantic box office draw in two franchises, helping to reboot the X-Men as Mystique and in the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games novels. She is in a bit of a slump the last few years, but with a legion of fans and undeniable dramatic skills, that could change at any time. She was so young when Winter’s Bone put her on the map that it’s hard to remember how young she still is, but this is an actress who has decades of work ahead of her, so an off year or two (unless it becomes four or five) isn’t going to stop audiences from keeping her in demand, despite her performance in the recently divisive mother!. Continue reading Jennifer Lawrence’s 10 Best Movies→
While I’m not as big as a fan of The Hunger Games movies as I am the books, I’m still on-board and they put together a fantastic Blu Ray for the first film and it looks like the sequel is getting the same treatment. Read after the break for all the details and extras, but it will hit stores on March 7, 2014. Continue reading The Hunger Games Catching Fire Blu Ray/DVD Date and Details→
Huge credit to the guys at JoBlo.com for putting together 2013: The Final Cut. This eight-minute look at the drama, action, horror and comedy of the movies of 2013 is brilliantly edited together and features every movie from last year you could possibly think of. One note: I would consider this a Red Band retrospective in case you work at, say, a day care and don’t want to traumatize small children.
While I’m not quite ready to start making Best of 2013 lists (though the time is drawing nigh), the montages are flying fast and furious. This is an excellent one from Gen Ip who takes 300 films and distills it into seven minutes. How anyone has the patience to do that, I will never understand but, how could we survive without their montages? A montage-less world….is just too horrible to contemplate. Like The Walking Dead but without zombies or urgency…
Killing Time readers overwhelmingly are ready to crack open The Lonely Mountain and take on the dragon inside. 66.67% of readers picked The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug as their most anticipated holiday film. Following distantly were Ron Burgundy’s return to the screen in Anchorman 2 with 16.67% and The Hunger Games Catching Fire and Saving Mr. Banks with 8.33% apiece. Look for a new poll later this week and The Desolation of Smaug in theaters on December 13th.