February 19, 2005 |
Director Francis Lawrence's provocative storytelling impulse has played a large part in the image overhauls for a number of top-10 pop stars. Take his 2002 video for Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River." Lawrence re-imagined the sugary-sweet 'N Sync man-child as a creepy stalker who breaks into his ex-girlfriend's house. Such imagery helped recast Timberlake as an adult star with crossover appeal.
November 4, 2007 |
Last year, they shut down New York for a few hours so Will Smith could be alone. It came neither easy nor cheap, snarling traffic and making more than a few people very angry in the process.
February 19, 1995 |
Can racist remarks spring only from racist lips? The question has reared its head in recent weeks after the disclosure of unfortunate comments by high-profile people who claimed afterward that they didn't mean what they said. Last month, a white weather caster in Detroit compared black men to gorillas in ad-libbed banter between segments during an evening newscast.
November 6, 2013 |
Pixie dust is sprinkling its way throughout Hollywood in the form of pixie haircuts, with Jennifer Lawrence being the latest celeb to bid adieu to her flowing long locks and say hello to the elfin look. The star of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" debuted the chop - that recently claimed Pamela Anderson , Kristin Chenoweth and Beyonce - on Wednesday. A photo of the Oscar-winning franchise queen du jour was posted on her official Facebook page with the caption: "Headed up north for #GLOBALFANDAY with The Hunger Games Catching Fire cast.
July 10, 2012 |
Lionsgate plans to make its next three "Hunger Games" movies an annual event every November from 2013 through 2015. The Santa Monica studio announced Tuesday that it will release "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" on Nov. 21, 2014, and "Mockingjay Part 2" on Nov. 20, 2015. The company has already scheduled the second picture, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," for Nov. 22, 2013. The news demonstrates how critical it has become for Hollywood studios to stake out the best release dates for their event movies as early as possible.
July 10, 2012 |
Talk about long-term planning. Lionsgate on Tuesday announced dates for the next three (!) movies in its flagship "Hunger Games" series. “Catching Fire,” directed by Francis Lawrence, will come out just before Thanksgiving in 2013, while the two “Mockingjay” movies will be released in November 2014 and November 2015. By the time the final “Hunger Games” movie rolls around, so much time will have passed that we'll be long past this presidential-election cycle and knee-deep in the next one. In making the announcement, Lionsgate revealed its intention not to play the game that “Twilight” studio Summit and “Harry Potter” company Warner Bros.