The Hunger Games and it’s fans

The power of creativity was at play as it has sparked fans and young women. I talked to a few fans and knew instantly the impact of the magic word on paper.

Much of the film rides on Jennifer Lawrence’s performance, according to producer John Kilik.

“To have her be strong, and smart and independent — that’s what we had to get right. [Jennifer Lawrence] just brought all that with her amazing talent and incredible work ethic. She just brought the best and carried us all on her back,” he stated.

Here is what these young ladies had to say at the Toronto screening of The Hunter Games and Jennifer Lawrence.

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‘Prometheus’ – search for the origins of humankind.


Perhaps the biggest story from this weekend is the release of the trailer for Prometheus, the new sci-fi/action flick from Ridley Scott. The film is set in the same universe as Scott’s Alien franchise and follows the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as they search for the origins of humankind. Though the film won’t be released until June 8, Scott said he’s already thinking about the sequel. “If we’re lucky, there will be a second part of this [film],” he said during the panel. “The film does leave you with some nice big open questions.”



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The Very Sexy Jennifer Lawrence – ‘Hunger Games’


Jennifer Lawrence landed on the A-list earlier than most. Oscar-nominated for “Winter’s Bone” at just 20 years old, the Kentucky-born actress won the role of Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games,” meaning her meteoric rise should only increase, provided the film cashes in as expected the box office. It’s certainly an exciting time for J.Law, though — at the moment — she’s a little concerned with her awkward “karate hands,” which only come out when she runs. “I’m a weird runner,” Lawrence told Moviefone when asked about her training for the future blockbuster. “So, that was unfortunate.”

In “The Hunger Games,” Lawrence is forced to do a lot of running: she plays Katniss Everdeen, the District 12 tribute sent to compete in the annual Hunger Games, a barbaric event where the citizens of Panem, the post-apocalyptic name given to what’s left of North America, watch their children kill one another for sport. For fanatics of Suzanne Collins’s best-selling book series, the actress is Katniss incarnate (this despite her naturally blonde hair, which was dyed for the film). Lawrence, however, wasn’t so sure — she almost turned down the role of her lifetime, before her mother convinced her otherwise.

She loved the fact that the film was being made by those who are fans of the book. Liked what they said and knew she wanted to make this film. What I really like about Jennifer is that she has made independent films. She was asked about this once and why she had not done big studio films. This is what she had to say,”Because it’s not about the size of the movie, it’s about the script.”

Bravo Jennifer Lawrence, the girl with the look, in a upcoming film that is a sad movie, but once again it all about the magic of words on paper brought to the silver screen in a land where magic is real and dreams come true.



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Billions for Weapons and Millions for movies-‘Act of Valor’

When I first arrived in Hollywood, the very first script handed to me was a Vietnam based war film. The Producer was a Vietnam vet, and as I have high-regard for war vet’s I took the meeting and reviewed the project. It was an education.

I learned very quickly the resources made available to the producer should the Pentagon deem the script appropriated. With it’s vast loose billion for weapons it also has a full fledged production unit based in Los Angles ready to work with film maker to get movie’s made. It’s for the same reason that the mobsters got involved in Hollywood, everyone wants to look good on the silver screen.

The upcoming film “Act of Valor” is action, but there are a few things it doesn’t have: There are no corrupt officers, no damaged heroes, no queasy doubts about the value of the mission or the virtue of the cause.

That’s because “Act of Valor” was born not in Hollywood, but in the Pentagon. It was commissioned by the Navy’s Special Warfare Command and its success will be measured not in box-office receipts, but in the number of new recruits it attracts to the Navy SEALs. Yea, baby, so all you girls and guys out there who want to kick some serious butt, in Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran opp’s did I just say that, get ready to get those bad guys and go sign up.

Today, the Film Liaison Office is among the most powerful forces in the movie business. Teaming with each armed service’s own film arm, the office cuts sweet deals with studios desperate for the kind of real-life props and troops that can’t be generated by computers.

Philip Strub, the current head of the office, wields one of the mightiest pens in show business. He reviews scripts sent in by producers and studios, deciding whether or not to provide material assistance based on, he said, “whether [the film] is something that might be of information value to the public or whether there is some benefit to military recruitment and retention.”

‘Act of Valor’ is using real SEALs instead of Hollywood actors. The brass loved the idea, though the SEALs themselves were initially resistant to the idea of acting, Waugh said. They needed some convincing, he said, that, “it was going to be authentic and legitimate and not some hokey, cheesed-out Hollywood version of their community.”

Unites States Navy Seals where magic is real and dreams come true.


 



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I slept with Oscar ! Oscars 2012

It was a day before shooting on the film “Slaves of New York” was going to begin it was raining, cat’s and dog’s, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev where also in town, and there was not one single room available to stay in New York City. Ismail Merchant the producer of the film gave me the 14th floor luxury co-op on Manhattan’s East Side, apartment of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala to crash at. What do you think I found on the mantelpiece? yes, the Oscar. I picked up the Oscar, it was heavy, Academy Award for A Room with a View (1985) for best adapted screenplay. I lay the Oscar on my pillow, and went to bed. To all those who used to say stop dreaming you’ll never go to Hollywood, and win an Oscar. Guess what, I did a deal with Oscar winners, went to Hollywood, and no I personally have never been awarded the Oscar, but I did sleep with it. That’s the magic of films and that is why some very talented people make them. It’s not easy, it’s an insane business. But there is nothing like putting a smile on someone’s face. Here are some of the nominations for 2012.
“Hugo,” Martin Scorsese’s heartfelt love letter to filmmaking, earned the most nominations with 11, including best picture, best director and best screenplay as well as several technical Oscars.
“The Artist,” the low-budget black-and-white silent movie that offers a glimpse of Hollywood during its transition to the “talkies” earned 10 nominations, including nods for best picture, best director, screenplay, actor and supporting actress.

Rounding out the nine best picture nominees are “War Horse,” “The Tree of Life,” “Midnight in Paris,” “The Help,” and “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.” Disappointing comedy fans was the no-show “Bridesmaids,” which some had suggested could win a best picture nod. However, the raunchy girl comedy wasn’t completely shut out. Melissa McCarthy picked up a best supporting actress nomination, and the film received a best original screenplay nomination for “Saturday Night Live” superstar Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo.

It was a particularly good morning for buddies Clooney and Pitt. In addition to Clooney’s best actor nod for playing a middle aged father of two in “The Descendants,” he also earned an adapted screenplay nomination for the political thriller, “The Ides of March.” Pitt earned a nomination for lead actor as Oakland A’s general manager Billy Bean in “Moneyball,” he also picked up a nomination as producer of that best picture nominee.

Besides Clooney and Pitt, the best actor contenders are Demian Bichir in “A Better Life,” Jean Dujardin in “The Artist” and Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” Vying with Streep, who earns her 17th Oscar nomination as Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady,” are: Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs,” Viola Davis in “The Help,” Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn.” Missing from the best actress list was Tilda Swinton for “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” which had earned her several nominations and wins including the Golden Globe.

Here is a look at the Artist, it’s old school, as is Hugo the two films take us back to people who had a passion for film making, it’s art, it’s creating magic, so welcome to the Year of the Dragon, and Oscars from the land where magic is real and dreams come true. Congratulation to all.


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Gucci, Calvin, Prada, all present at Golden Globes

George Clooney, Clare Danes, Madonna, Christopher Plummer, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were among the pantheon of famous faces who walked the red carpet into the Beverly Hilton Hotel Sunday evening for the high-profile awards dinner. Here are some of the pictures from the red carpet.

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