The season of racing began with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Present for the seasons start was Lenny Kravitz, who is in the film The Hunger Games. Singer Lenny Kravitz studied a bisexual pal to perfect his role as stylist in new movie ‘The Hunger Games’.
“When I`m telling kids and they say, `Who are you playing?` and I say, `Cinna`, they go, `Oh, you`re playing the gay guy.` That was an actual answer. That`s how they perceived it. So I thought about it, and I read the book and I don`t see that he is or isn’t gay. He`s a designer, he`s a stylist, he has gold eyeliner – that doesn`t mean anything either,” he added. No matter what Lenny Kravitz may just have been to let all the driver know one thing, ‘Only one will survive to be crowned champion’. Grand Prix Racing, where anyone can die on any given day or time. The battle with man and machine, team work, staying true. So who is going to be the girl that will emerge one day to take this sport and win the spoils of war on the circuit of F1 racing? There is a girl out there and one day she will arrive in the scene to challenge. The one thing I have seen at the screening’s of The Hunger Games the young girls are ready to take up the mantel.
The Beatles said it. The Magical Mystery Tour, is waiting to take me away, or in my case it has taken me away.
Having left fans of the The Hunger Games by Lions Gate Entertainment founded in Vancouver, I walked into Magpie fashion only to discover two amazing ladies one of them being Karen the owner of a Vancouver based record label FU:M File Under: Music.
Magpie is the magical kingdom where anything is possible and any given time. After all the design for Canada’s Got Talent judge, Prince, Andy Allo, Lara St. John, Jessica Mitchell. It was Magpie that dressed the lady that discovered Lady Gaga my friend Wendy Starland and Chris Clemence of the band Rapscallions.
One thing you do if you’ve lived in New York or Los Angles is network. The internet is great but a face to face the adventure of discovery can not happen unless you are out and about and hitting the road that leads to adventure and discovery.
Karen and her friend where busy looking at designs new jackets, dresses but Karen took the time being the lady of discovery herself to take a call from Chris Clemence from Los Angeles, as well as tell me about her label that she started and In Medias Res.
Formed over a decade ago, Vancouver-based In Medias Res have risen from a fledgling act full of potential to one of the most lauded indie-rock bands in the city, whose recent release has them poised to reach new heights. Three years ago, after touring extensively, selling out multiple pressings of their Intimacy EP and debut album Of What Was, and establishing a passionate fan base across the country, the band went back into the studio. Re-teaming with esteemed local producer Jonathan Anderson (Aidan Knight, Stablio), the quartet intended to best their previous effort, which had been met with glowing reviews and sales of over 2000 copies. But then life intervened. Rumors spread of the band’s demise as the album was slow in coming; meanwhile, the band rewrote, rerecorded, and remixed. In the assured hands of Dave Carswell and John Collins (The New Pornographers, Destroyer, Tegan and Sara) the album finally found its form: It Was Warm and Sunny When We First Set Out, a new release by In Medias Res.
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“The Hunger Games” opens Friday, tracking toward an opening weekend ticket take of perhaps more than $100 million. The movie, about a future dystopia that pits teens in televised fights to the death, cost around $80 million to make.
Lionsgate, home to the “Saw” horror franchise, has seen rough times lately. It weathered a takeover bid by Carl Icahn and its stock price dropped 45 percent in a four-year period, according to Bloomberg. But it recently gained muscle when it bought Summit, the studio mother of the “Twilight” movies. Those films, based, like “The Hunger Games, on a popular series of books, earned $2.3 billion, a figure “Games” hopes to match or even surpass.
So how do you start to make a film. First you buy a story, or the rights to a book the underlying rights. This usually happens before anyone really knows about it. In the case of The Hunger Games Lionsgate secured the rights to Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” in 2009 before it became a household name.
“The Hunger Games,” the first of a trilogy, had sold about 250,000 copies when Lionsgate acquired it. By the time the film went into production last May, the three novels had sold a combined 8 million. When production wrapped in September, the total had climbed to 12 million. The New York Times reported Sunday that there are now 24 million copies in print.
Shooting in North Carolina gave “The Hunger Games” a 25 percent rebate on salaries for resident cast and crew and what the film spent on taxable items in the state, according to the Charlotte Observer. The film was finished for under the widely reported $80 million; $12 million in subsidies helped get it there, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The crew also made use of a 2.4 million-square foot abandoned factory and part of a national forest.
The studio reportedly locked up lead actress Jennifer Lawrence (“Winter’s Bone,” “X-Men: First Class”), who plays the heroine Katniss Everdeen, for $500,000 for the first film, according to the Hollywood Reporter. That’s in the neighborhood of what Kristen Stewart got for the first “Twilight.” Lawrence and her costars, Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) and Liam Hemsworth (Gale), signed on the dotted line for the film adaptations of all three books before production began on the first. Of course there are financial incentives based on each film’s success.
Director Gary Ross, who wrote the film with Billy Ray and Collins, took the studio’s streamlined mission to heart. Great storytelling is great story telling.
Even the marketing campaign — which cost a mere $45 million, The New York Times reported — cost less than half of what most high-profile blockbusters chew up. With an eye on the bottom line and expectations sky-high, “The Hunger Games” appears headed for franchise nirvana.
Taylor Swift fans who can’t wait to see The Hunger Games—and we’re betting there are a lot of them—got a special treat over the weekend.
That’s because the country pop princess performed, for the first time ever, “Eyes Open,” the tune she contributed to the would-be blockbuster hitting theaters this weekend. These are the greatest fans I have come across. The young girls I ran into waiting to see The Hunger Games, had read the book several times and you can bet they know every word of the song.
“I’m really excited about it…but, I mean, you don’t think I’d get in trouble if I played it now? Probably not, right?” Swift teased the thousands of screaming concertgoers who packed Auckland, New Zealand’s Vector Arena last night.
She then launched into a solo acoustic rendition of “Eyes Open” that began with the refrain: “Everybody’s waiting/Everybody’s watching/Even when you’re sleeping/Keep your eye-eyes open.”
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.
Jenniffer Lawrence has gone fashion. Then again it’s a Tom Ford.
With million and million of premieres, OK, OK, not a million maybe just few thousand ‘The Hunger Games’ star seems to be everywhere. She had the fashion world talking when she donned gleaming gold Prabal on the Los Angeles red carpet and she chose gold again, by Ralph Lauren, for the London premiere.
My favorite was Thursday’s pick, for the movie’s Paris photocall. Lawrence walked the black carpet in a sophisticated black sheath with a deceptively simple front and a plunging, unzipped back. Tom Ford on Jenniffer Lawrence was magic is real and dreams come true. I would really like to see Jennifer Lawrence in Magpie fashion for Toronto. I know they can rock her on the red carpet. Follow @MYNAMEISKHANcdn