Archive | November, 2011

Just In: The Hunger Games Trailer!

14 Nov

Today, the first full length trailer for The Hunger Games was released! Based on the book of the same name by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games is the first in a three part series (followed by Catching Fire and Mockingjay) and is likely to be a BIG hit for Lionsgate. Being a fan of the series, I was pretty stoked to get something beyond the teaser trailer released over the summer.

Check out the full trailer here!

I think the trailer looks promising and now that I’m seeing the cast bring these characters to life, I can’t wait to see the finished product! So Hunger Games fans, what do you think? Are you excited for the release of the movie next March? I know I am! Leave your reaction in the comments!

Murphy Out, Crystal in!

10 Nov

That didn’t take long! Fresh of yesterday’s announcement that Eddie Murphy will not be hosting the 84th Annual Academy Awards, the news broke today that Billy Crystal will be hosting the telecast for the 9th time come February 26th. Crystal last hosted the show in 2004, which drew an audience of 43.56 million–the largest audience the show has seen in the last 10 years!

This quick turnaround with naming a new host makes me wonder: do they have someone agree to play emergency back up every year? It seems pretty convenient that they were able to announce the new host so quickly!

What do you think of this replacement? How many jokes about this situation is Billy Crystal likely to make in the opening monologue?

Eddie Murphy Out as Oscar Host!

9 Nov

Eddie Murphy, we hardly knew ya….as an Oscar host! Breaking news from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: with the departure of show producer Brett Ratner yesterday, Eddie Murphy will NOT be hosting this year’s award ceremony.

From Eddie Murphy, via the Academy:

“First and foremost I want to say that I completely understand and support each party’s decision with regard to a change of producers for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job.”

The Academy has 109 days to figure out its producer situation AND name a new host. Any bets on who it will be? Will we end up with a mishmash of stars doing segmented hosted duty? Leave your predictions in the comments!