Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence on cover of Glamour mag

Jennifer Lawrence topped Glamour's list of the 25 hottest celebrities of 2012, and now the magazine is helping to fulfill its own prophecy: The "Hunger Games" star has landed on the cover of Glamour's April issue.

The actress seems to be coming to grips with her newfound superstardom, which is about to go off the charts. She tells the magazine:

"I feel like I’m in the eye of the hurricane right now. I just recently started cleaning like I’m insane, and I’m starting to think it’s my anxiety over the movie. I think it’s a bit like, 'I’m just cleaning the refrigerator handle. The movie’s not coming out. I’m going to clean it spotless, and then my life will not change.' It’s just scary. I feel like I got a ticket to go to another planet and I’m moving there and there’s no turning back, and I don’t know if I’m going to like that other planet or have friends there. It’s daunting."

Click here for a longer sneak peek at Glamour's upcoming article.

Meanwhile, a number of Charlotte theaters are hosting midnight screenings on Thursday, March 22 -- well, technically Friday, March 23, but basically you'll be staying up late Thursday night into Friday morning to see the film. Click here for a list of showtimes and theaters.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lawrence: 'Movies could be a huge flop'

OK, those words did actually come out of Jennifer Lawrence's mouth. But the "Hunger Games" star can't possibly believe them.

Click here for a screenshot of a Q&A with Lawrence that has been published in the magazine Celebritext. In it, she also talks about being a fan of the "Twilight" saga's Kristen Stewart, being around her famous co-stars, and the most recent book she's read.

Speaking of "Twilight," according to Entertainment Weekly, "The Hunger Games" has broken the record for first-day advance ticket sales previously held by "Twilight Saga: Eclipse." "Hunger Games" tickets went on sale last week, and the movie opens on March 23.

The Observer has learned that an advance screening will take place on Wednesday, March 21, in Charlotte, which is one of the few cities that will actually get to see the film early. Keep an eye on and your daily newspaper for details on how to score passes...

Monday, February 27, 2012

Collector's items for 'Hunger Games' fans

Learned over the weekend about several movie tie-in products that hardcore fans of the upcoming movie might be interested in.

Movie nerd site Big Shiny Robot has details about clothing and accessories (including a pair of mockingjay earrings) here. Entertainment Earth, which sells action figures based on movie characters, is advertising a "Barbie Hunger Games Doll" that appears to be an official Mattel product; the site says the doll will be out in April. And the gossip site Just Jared Jr. has details about the March 2 "Hunger Games" collector's issue of People magazine, which will feature interviews and lots of photos with the stars of the film.

If you're looking for fresh interview clips, check out this one (from PopSugar) featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Wes Bentley and Elizabeth Banks:

Friday, February 24, 2012

'Hunger Games' tickets on sale now

Hungry for "The Hunger Games"?

Advance tickets for the highly anticipated movie -- based on Suzanne Collins' best-selling young-adult novel -- went on sale Wednesday. The film opens in less than a month: on Friday, March 23.

Fandango shows online availability for several Charlotte theaters, including Regal Phillips Place, AMC Carolina, AMC Northlake, Regal Arboretum, Regal Starlight, Regal Stonecrest, AMC Concord Mills and Regal Birkdale.(Click here to purchase.)

The Washington Post reported today that advance tickets for the film accounted for 83 percent of Fandango's Wednesday sales.

Meanwhile, Deadline.comis reporting that cast members from "The Hunger Games" will be embarking on a national tour to meet press and fans March 3-10. The tour will include a stop at the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead in Atlantaon Tuesday, March 6. Scheduled to appear are Liam Hemsworth (Gale), Leven Rambin (Glimmer), Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh), Amandla Stenberg (Rue)and Jack Quaid (Marvel).