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Celebrities have taken over Miami Beach, Fl, for Art Basel, making Fall look like Summer as they don revealing bikinis and bright ensembles in the warm Florida weather. Michelle Williams put her legs on display in a short skirt at the Louis Vuitton barbecue, and Alessandra Ambrosio and Adrian Grenier soaked up the sun at South Beach. Meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio checked out art exhibits during the annual extravaganza, Lenny Kravitz enjoyed a nice stroll, and Zoe Saldana made the most of the star-studded nightlife scene. Keep reading to see all that and more from one of the biggest weeks in the international art world, and come back later to see new snaps as the fun continues! View Slideshow › »
- Nick Maslow
The Butler, 2013.
Directed by Lee Daniels.
Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Liev Schrieber, Minka Kelly, Robin Williams, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Clarence Williams III, and Isaac White.
Cecil Gaines struck out by himself after a tragic childhood and ended up becoming a butler at the White House. There, he served various Presidents and he became a passive witness as the civil rights movement gained momentum. All the while his family was fracturing as his son was in the South, fighting actively for justice, prompting Cecil to wonder whether he was doing enough for his people.
The Butler is a powerful and provocative film that shows how one man can affect the world, and how the world can affect one man. Based on a true story, this film frames the changing »
- Gary Collinson
‘Catching Fire’ vs. ‘Frozen’: Weekend box office early estimates (photo: Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) It’s gonna be a battle to the death between water and fire at the domestic box office. Sorry, couldn’t resist the cheesy lead, but … The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen will be vying for the top spot at the North American box office this weekend, December 6-8, 2013. New entry Out of the Furnace, despite the presence of The Dark Knight‘s Christian Bale, is no competition, after opening to chilly per-theater figures last week. More on Out of the Furnace in a follow-up post. Currently at 4,163 locations, Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, was the top movie on Friday, grossing $7.5 million according to Nikki Finke‘s early, rough estimates. Despite 3D surcharges, the fact that it’s a more recent release, »
- Zac Gille
Digital Release Date: Dec. 31, 2013, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 14, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $34.99, Blu-ray Combo $39.99
Studio: The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay
Inspired by a true story, the movie follows Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker, Platoon), who rises up from being a slave boy to a career as a butler serving seven Presidents in the White House. Over the years, he witnesses some of the most tumultuous and defining moments for race relations in the U.S. in the 20th century.
The all-star cast also includes Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple) as Cecil’s wife, plus John Cusack (The Raven), Jane Fonda (All Together), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Machete Kills), Terrence Howard (Prisoners), Lenny Kravitz (The Hunger Games), James Marsden (Robot & Frank), Alan Rickman (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part »
Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, John Cusack, James Marsden, and Robin Williams. Sounds like a list of VIPs at a chic Hollywood getogether, right? In reality, those are just some of the faces that make appearances in "Lee Daniels The Butler." "Working on this was hard because normally I make a film that’s a moment in time – a summer, or a year, and that’s it," Daniels said. "This one, on the other hand, was decades. There was one star after another. We start off with Robin Williams, and we move on to Vanessa Redgrave, and then to Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz and Cuba Gooding Jr. and Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker and Terence Howard." Yet, even with the multitude of stars showing up in the film, Daniels didn't want their familiar faces to be a distraction. "Casting the presidents was the tricky part, »
My eleventh birthday was at the beginning of 1998. I remember a series of very formative years growing up, where Lenny Kravitz was a dominating force on what we didn’t »
- Jackson Truax
Directed by Francis Lawrence.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Paula Malcomson, Willow Shields, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Meta Golding, Amanda Plummer and Jeffrey Wright.
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
When The Hunger Games opened up last year it was met with many positive reviews and went on to make almost $700 million worldwide. I was a little skeptical in seeing it because we were almost done with the Twilight franchise and it looked like The Hunger Games was trying to capitalize on its success. Thankfully, the film turned out to be quite good - it had it's problems but was leagues better than any of the Twilight films. »
- Gary Collinson
‘Catching Fire’ box office: To surpass Iron Man 3 in North America? (photo: Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Thanksgiving was celebrated this past week in the United States. Although the American economy remains in a seemingly never-ending rut, Lionsgate has much to be thankful for, financially speaking: on the weekend of November 29-December 1, 2013, Francis Lawrence’s $110-130 million-budgeted The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, added another $74.5 million from 4,163 North American locations according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Even if Lionsgate’s estimates are (once again) off by a couple of percentage points, that’s a remarkable hold for a sequel. In fact, Catching Fire was down only 53% compared to its first weekend, which included $25+ million from Thursday night and Friday midnight screenings. And let’s not forget that the Hunger Games sequel blew off »
- Zac Gille
Last week, from the 17th to the 24th of November, Thought Bubble – the Leeds comic art festival – took place at various venues across the city, culminating in the centre-piece two day convention on the 23rd and 24th at Clarence Dock. I got a chance to visit the convention on the last two days (two-day passes for the general public were a very reasonable £22, incidentally). It was the first comic book convention I have ever been to and therefore an entirely new experience for me, so I thought I’d give my views on it…
I arrived in Leeds with friends on the Friday afternoon and immediately scoped out the venue. Clarence Dock consists of New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries Hall and Allied London Hall.
New Dock Hall – Leeds’ biggest conference venue – was the main venue housing the biggest names on show, with 200 tables of exhibitors showcasing their talents, selling their »
- Kev Stewart
Wellington, November 27: Kanye West has admitted that he wished he could be "extremely likeable".
The 'Black Skinhead' hitmaker said at a concert in New York's Madison Square Garden that he sometimes wonders if he needs to tone things down, Stuff.co.nz reported.
West said that no one talks [bleep] about Lenny Kravitz, as he is a nice and well mannered guy and that he envies people who are extremely likeable and wishes he was the same. (Ani) »
- Anita Agarwal
Genius or not, there's one thing Kanye West undoubtedly is: quotable. Over the last 24 hours, the "Bound 2" rapper has unleashed his opinions on a number of topics ranging from Marilyn Monroe to Lenny Kravitz—and literally everything in between. And whether he's stopping by Power 105's Breakfast Club, sitting down with Sway or making a 20-minute speech at his Madison Square Garden concert, you can't deny that Mr. West has captured our attention. So let's break down the crème de la crème of his latest remarks: On His Inspiration: "There wouldn't be no song called "N---as in Paris" without Lenny Kravitz, because he was the first »
(Spoiler Alert: This piece reveals key plot details from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”)
More than once over the past several years, during the steady diet of teenage wizards and emo vampires that we have come to call moviegoing, I’ve felt compelled to ask: What is the purpose of adapting popular fantasy fiction for the screen? Is it (a) to faithfully reproduce the author’s sacred text in every last particular for the benefit of hardcore fanboys and fangirls? Or is it (b) to refashion the material as an entirely new experience, trimmed down and in some cases completely overhauled?
The answer, of course, is (c) to make a killing at the box office, an outcome generally arrived at by finding some happy middle ground between options (a) and (b), between undue reverence and wholesale reinvention. Peter Jackson struck just the right balance in his magnificent “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, »
- Justin Chang
‘Catching Fire’ weekend box office: Record breaker with qualifiers — though a huge success all the same (photo: Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) For the weekend of November 22-24, 2013, Lionsgate overestimated the domestic box office take of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by nearly 2%. Doesn’t sound like much? What about $3 million? That figure can make a hell of a difference when we’re talking box office records. In fact, it can be the difference between a movie breaking and not breaking a box office record. All day Sunday heralded as the biggest 2D opening ever in the United States and Canada, the Francis Lawrence-directed Catching Fire actually opened below two movies: Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and The Dark Knight (2008). And when inflation is taken into account, as it always should, the The Hunger Games sequel falls behind a couple of other titles as well. »
- Zac Gille
Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has ignited the global box office with its opening weekend as the Jennifer Lawrence-headlined sequel amassed a huge $307.7 million haul around the globe, including a $161.1 million domestic weekend - a record for November openings, and the fourth biggest debut of all-time behind The Avengers ($207.4 million), Iron Man 3 ($174.1 million) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 ($169.2 million).
With two weekends to go before arrival of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should have no trouble overtaking its predecessor, which earned $691.2 million ($408 million from North America and $283.2 million). The film is reportedly doing double the business of The Hunger Games in most markets, so there's a good chance that it could go on to break the $1 billion mark globally, which would make it the second film to do so this year, but only time will tell whether »
- Gary Collinson
One Direction’s workout routine, behind the scenes of Looking, Call of Duty is so gay
In an interview with Bet, Josh Hutcherson was asked who his gay crush was between costars Liam Hemsworth and Lenny Kravitz. “They’re so different. I’d probably say Lenny. Only because, like, the cool, like, artist kind of thing. And he’s just rock and roll through and through. That is just … he’s got it goin’ on.”
Is it possible to be a rocker and a great-grandfather? The world is about to find out because Mick Jagger’s granddaughter Assisi is currently pregnant. Shouldn’t he be sitting on a porch somewhere handing out Werther’s Originals?
Steven Moffat has a pretty good reason for the big twist in Day of the Doctor. “I remember thinking, ‘what was the most important occasion in the Doctor’s life?’ Obviously it was the day he blew up Gallifrey. »
- Ed Kennedy
‘Catching Fire’ weekend box office: ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel poised for biggest domestic November debut ever? (photo: Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) On Friday, November 22, 2013, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (slightly) surpassed the higher end of early North American box office predictions, pulling in an estimated $70.5 million (including $25.25 million from Thursday evening shows) from 4,163 sites as per Box Office Mojo. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, the Francis Lawrence-directed The Hunger Games sequel seems poised to shatter the current November opening-weekend record held by The Twilight Saga: New Moon. But then again, comparisons between the two movies may not be exactly fair; more on that below. Last week, some box office pundits (and, reportedly, Lionsgate Pictures as well) were expecting Catching Fire to open somewhere near Shane Black and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man 3‘s $174.14 million »
- Zac Gille
New Hunger Games 2,Catching Fire movie delivered great action,drama,twist & more. Lionsgate finally released their new action/drama flick, "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was excellent,delivering a ton of great action,thrills, drama, and a great twist in the end. It stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, and Sam Claflin. In the new flick, the evil President Snow tells Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) that she defied the Capitol by breaking the rules so that she and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) could both survive the 74th Hunger Games, and that by doing so, she inspired rebellions in districts ,and now, must »
While many people know quite a few things about Prince, they might not realize what a sportsman his royal badness is. Lenny Kravitz stopped by "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to talk "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," but the real meat of the discussion was about Lenny and Jimmy's mutual interactions with Prince.
Fallon had a ping pong encounter with the singer and says Prince easily beat him before disappearing. Kravitz says Prince is great at everything, including ping pong, pool and bowling. It seems Prince's strategy, beyond being "stupid good," is talking smack. He also does it all with style.
Lenny says during a bowling outing he had with Prince, the singer had a purple ball, because what else, and wore furry knee-high boots, instead of shoes. Prince would never be caught dead in a pair of rented bowling shoes. "He will kick you a** in an outfit, »
Now these are the things us ‘Catching Fire’ fans have really been wanting to know! In a funny new interview, the actor behind Peeta Mellark talked about the one male co-star who has him swooning. Who could it be?
The Hunger Games and Catching Fire are incredible movies for many reasons, one of which being the films’ impressive volume of hunky guys. Even Josh Hutcherson agrees, admitting that there is one other guy in the cast he wouldn’t mind smooching. He has to be talking about Liam Hemsworth, right?
Josh Hutcherson: His Man Crush Is… Take Our Poll
- Andrew Gruttadaro
Back when it was a book, Catching Fire was the story of Katniss Everdeen’s ongoing struggles against the totalitarian crusty-old-dean repressive government of the Capitol. But now Catching Fire is a movie — a movie you and all your cousins will probably see — and the plot has changed a little bit. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is most clearly the story of Jennifer Lawrence, acclaimed actress and Dumb & Dumber fangirl, and her interactions with one of the most overqualified supporting casts this side of Harry Potter. The movie’s episodic structure makes it feel a bit like a parade, with »
- Darren Franich
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