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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2 (2015): A Full Trailer Has Landed

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015), Jennifer Lawrence
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015), Jennifer Lawrence

Trailer 1 of The Hunger Games, Mocking Jay Part 2 arrives and it’s clear that the makers had the word ‘epic.’ in mind. Huge fans of the franchise will be overjoyed and might even scream. I’m not the biggest fan so I didn’t, but I do understand.

Happy The Hunger Games, Mockingjay, Part 2 🙂

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2 (2015): A Second Teaser Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015), Jennifer Lawrence
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015), Jennifer Lawrence

After last month’s release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 teaser trailer, I thought we’d see approximately 2 more trailers before the November release date. Not so, because here comes, yes, another teaser.

No one is going to blame you if the following thoughts went through your head as you watched.

  1. Whose music video is this? 
  2. Really? Another teaser?
  3. Ok. I want that red suit!
  4. Is white really the best colour for combat gear?

Before deciding to patiently (not so patiently) wait for November, you first need to stop imagining the people in white performing a very impressive street dance routine and Katniss Everdeen lip synching lyrics that include the words, ‘red’, ‘white’ and ‘unite’.

Good luck with that.

Happy The Hunger Games, Mockingjay, Part 2 🙂

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2 (2015): Bring On The End

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (2015) Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (2015) Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Sam Claflin, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Woody Harrelson, the trailer for the final installment of The Hunger Games films is here.

In this Francis Lawrence directed finale, one thing is clear, President Snow’s reign must end. 

I really do  hope that it’s a spectacle as exciting as can be. Also How true is the idea that President Snow is probably the worst possible Santa Claus anyone could ever imagine?

Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland and Julianne Moore also star.

Happy Film Loving

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MAGNOLIA (1999): Chaos Masterfully Organised

Magnolia (1999), Philip Seymour Hoffman
Magnolia (1999), Philip Seymour Hoffman

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia (1999) is the reason the name ‘Denise’ will never be the same for me again. It’s all thanks to a memorable line delivered by Tom Cruise as the infamous misogynist Frank T.J. Mackey.

The delivery of the ‘Denise, Denise, Denise the piece’ line may be somewhat comical, but the comedy of it is in no way the only thing that stays with you once the film ends.

Cruise’s performance is so good that it resulted in a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe win. Add Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, plus so many other great talents to the cast list of an already well written piece, and you have more than a winner.

Magnolia (1999), Julianne Moore
Magnolia (1999), Julianne Moore

Magnolia is the first film that really made me pay attention to all the times in the future when the highly skilled Julianne Moore is listed as a cast member. There are plenty of great scenes to enjoy. I particularly love the drugstore scene from which the above still was captured. So good!

Magnolia (1999), Tom Cruise
Magnolia (1999), Tom Cruise

Anderson’s film is very well executed and focuses in on several relatable life themes including one that reveals what can happen in adulthood when a young person’s support system badly fails them.

The theme that resonated most with me is regret. An important topic so expertly explored that Magnolia is a brilliant reminder for me to do all that I can to avoid it.

Make time for this affecting work of narrative artistry and you’ll see precisely why it’s been described as epic.

Happy Magnolia 🙂

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