HOLLYWOOD -5 Facts we never knew but just found out about Woody Harrelson.
We sent the FACT squad to Ebbing Missouri to find out what we could about Woody Harrelson.
1. Woody Harrelson first became famous playing Ted Danson in Cheers.
2. The Cheers star had a spin-off show called Woody in which he is continuously mistaken for Woody Allen’s brother.
3. Woody Harrelson is Woody Allen’s brother.
4. His first break into serious films was a starring role in Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers. Playing Mickey Knox a psychopathic serial killer, Harrelson said he prepared for the role by growing an unconvincing mullet. The hair cut led to the film being disowned by script writer Quentin Tarantino.
5. Since his break through he has appeared with some of the most talented film directors in the world like the Coen Brothers and the Farrelly Brothers. He has challenged himself with demanding material like Rampart and The Messenger, as well as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. He was also in War of Planet of the Apes and the Hunger Games films in which he played The Hunger. Don’t Look Now was shit though.
HOLLYWOOD – Lionsgate announce that there will now be a The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will be followed by a further film, tentatively titled The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 3.
Just as fans were preparing for the final installment of the Hunger Games franchise it has been decided to further divide the final book into another part – The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 3. Director Francis Lawrence dropped by the Studio Exec Bungalow to explain the studio’s thinking.
The signs for Mockingjay Part 2 are really good. We’re going to make a lot of money and get a lot of people going to see the film which is excellent. But the thing is as it stands this is the final film and so, once we’ve done it, then all of a sudden, no more money, no more movies. We realized if we cut the last thirty minutes of the new film and then add another hour of stuff we’ll have part three of Mockingjay and another smash hit release on our hands.
But what is the new material going to be based on?
When we did the first few films, we left out some stuff. We short changed page 19 of the first book. So this way we can go back and fill in all those gaps. Jennifer Lawrence filmed a lot of stuff we cut out as well. So, that can all go back in, bits where she started laughing or got the line wrong. We’re also getting a lot of material from the appendices.
Yeah, it’s what Peter Jackson told me to say. The appendices.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 3 will be released in December, 2022.
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2: SPOILER FREE REVIEW – As the Hunger Games franchise draws to its inevitable conclusion, read our SPOILER FREE review of the most eagerly anticipated film of late November.
Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen in the concluding episode of The Hunger Games – Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – but does the ending prove satisfactory? Will she overcome President Snow and the denizens of the Capital. Don’t find out in our EXCLUSIVE SPOILER FREE review:
There’s this girl.
And she’s got a bow and arrow.
In the future.
HOLLYWOOD – Best buddies Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer might go shopping next Tuesday, the Studio Exec has just learned.
The Lawrence/Schumer shopping trip has not been finalized by any means, but there was a flurry of text activity late last night that has Schumer/Lawrence watchers very excited. Professor Jade Tailor, head of the new Think Tank Lawrence Schumer Watch at the University of Chicago, had this to say:
This is a development certainly of the friendship. First there’s the boat trip. Then there are the gushing interviews about how they complete each other and now we hear they’re even planning on writing a film together. This is very exciting so it comes as no surprise that the two should also wish to bond with that most postmodern of activities the shopping spree.
At the moment indications are that the Hunger Games/Trainwreck shopping trip will take place in Los Angeles, probably in some of the more high end shops on Rodeo Drive, but their could be a ‘crazy jaunt’ to some of the thrift stores around West Hollywood. Although lunch is a distinct possibility and perhaps mid afternoon cocktails, there is a chance that the two will make do with coffee from a Starbucks or similar.
However, an insider from the Schumer camp told Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY that the arrangements were still very tentative and not too much should be read into this.
Jen and Amy are super busy right now and so squeezing in any time at all will be something of a miracle. To get the two schedules to free up a morning is just like you know I mean wow. So what I’m saying is it might happen? But on the other hand it might not.
Meanwhile the markets in China seem to have steadied and though we cannot say that the two facts are explicitly linked, there has to be some kind of connection.
Hunger Games: Caught Fire will be released in December.
JUPITER ASCENDING: REVIEW – Jupiter Ascending – directed by the bafflingly employed Wachowksis – is a film that aspires to the grandiose adventure, excitement, well written dialogue, fully fledged characters and kinetic direction of Star Wars 2: Attack of the Clones. And fails.
Mila Kunis plays Jupiter ‘Ascending’ Jones daughter of an astronomer who is shot by Russian gangsters. Don’t worry, that he is an astronomer doesn’t matter nor that he is shot by Russian… who are they anyway? Gangsters? Burglars? Again don’t worry that’s just random event number one in what is going to be a tiring journey through the plot equivalent of chaos theory. Jupiter cleans toilets and her mother – originally a mathematician we are told, has now become a drudge and her Russian family have happily become semi-racist stereotypes. She’s not happy cleaning toilets and has decided to raise money selling her ovaries so that she can buy a golden telescope because her father was an astronomer – oh so it is important, an astronomer by the way who spends his time peering through the telescope in the middle of a city or in the living room. But don’t worry by random chance all her DNA is exactly the same of the old Queen of the Universe and so she is now hunted by the Queen’s children – including silly Eddie Redmayne – to be variously exploited and/or killed. To the rescue comes Channing Tatum as Teen Wolf/Albino/ pixie/Birdman/Starlight Express wannabe. Although not to the rescue because he’s working for one of the siblings. Oh and bees love her, or at least don’t sting her, which you have to say, as a perk for being Queen of the Universe, is pretty modest.
Do you remember that idea of the room full of monkeys with typewriters and infinity typing the complete works of Shakespeare? Well, this is the first draft. It’s nods to other films – Brazil, The Fifth Element, Blade Runner and Attack of the Clones – only make you wish you were watching other films. Yes, even Attack of the Clones. The dialogue is cloth-eared; the humor flat; the characters motivated by stunning dumbness. Jupiter makes you realize how fantastic a character Katniss Everdeen is. Where The Hunger Games is about a young girl becoming a rebel and a fighter, Jupiter is wetter than Dale Arden, endlessly rescued from her own stupid decisions. It’s as if the Wachowskis are hell bent on giving young women a role model of domestic acquiescence who in the end learns to get up early and clean toilets cheerfully.
When Warner Bros. denied they were burying Jupiter Ascending in February (from a Summer Blockbuster spot), no one really believed them. It’s only a pity they couldn’t have literally buried the film somewhere where it wouldn’t have been found.
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HOLLYWOOD – As Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One hits cinemas, the Studio Exec FACT squad rappelled into Panem, fired FACT arrows into the Capitol and sounded the clarion call for revolution in all the districts.
1. The Hunger Games are based on a real life fight to the death that takes place ever year in the Netherlands, a country in Northern Europe which most Americans believe to be mythical. Dutch children are starved until they are willing to kill each other for the prize. Proceeds from television rights pay for socialized medicine. Endemol, the company responsible for running The Hunger Games, also produce Big Brother.
2. Katnis Everdeen is played by Jennifer Lawrence, an actress.
3. The author of the original novels, Suzanne Collins is an avid collector of Germans. So far she has a little over 17,000 which she keeps in a special compound.
4. Although Suzanne Collins only wrote three novels – The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay, following a suggestion from Peter Jackson Lionsgate have decided to split the final novel into three films: Mockingjay Part one, Mockingjay Part One (b) and Mockingjay Part Two (at least at time of publication).
5. Although Philip Seymour Hoffman reportedly finished his scenes before his untimely death, some scenes showing his character Plutarch Heavensbee will be played by Oliver Reed from Gladiator.
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HOLLYWOOD – Stanley Tucci hates pixies, it was revealed today.
The Hunger Games star spoke to the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:
They don’t exist. I mean seriously, pixies? Little mythical things that flit about on butterfly wings with little wands? Are you kidding me? Children are dying in the world. Children. Did you hear me? Children! And you have the temerity to talk to me about Pixies!? Playing among the buttercups, perhaps? Sprinkling pixie dust? Ha!
What about the Boston post-punk band led by Black Francis?
What? The Pixies? No, I’m not talking about them at all. They obviously exist. At least they did until Kim Deal left. Now I don’t know what they’re doing. Not really. I saw them in 1990. Jesus, they were good. Quiet loud, quiet loud. As I remember Debaser was a pretty good tune. No, I’m talking about actual pixies. And when I say actual I mean the ones that don’t exist.
Why are you so hot under the collar about them?
Well, I’m not. You brought them up.
Did I? Sorry.
Stanley Tucci will be available in 2017.
HOLLYWOOD – Forbes list top 100 header and Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence came out today with a provocative argument for the alleviation of what she calls ‘the number one environmental danger: over-population’.
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MISSISSIPPI – President Snow – best known for his part in the Hunger Games franchise – has won the Republican Senate Primary in Mississippi unseating Senator Thad Cochran and setting up a possible run for President in 2016.
Snow, who ran as an independent Tea Party candidate, said that he was committed to preserving and protecting the rights and privileges of the one percent and the unity of Panem:
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HOLLYWOOD -It was revealed yesterday that the new Hunger Games Experience at Disneyland, California might be having some teething problems in terms of safety issues.
Based on the Suzanne Collins authored film franchise, The Hunger Games, the attraction was opened in February of this year and so far has claimed 251 lives and left 578 people needing hospital attention. The Anaheim Police Department said that they had received several complaints but were reluctant to pursue the matter because ‘we don’t have anything concrete yet’:
We often get a lot of complaints when a new ride opens. People feel dizzy, people get anxiety attacks. Usually – I’d say 9 times out of 10 – it’s just some jackass looking to bring a suit and earn themselves some money. This time, it is true, there have been a number of fatalities, but ultimately isn’t that a quite reasonable price to pay for what otherwise is wholesome family entertainment.
The Hunger Games Experience occupies a wild patch of wooded land the other side of Space Mountain. Ten members of the public enter the land from different ‘portals’ and race across open ground to a stash of weapons. Then they can choose to fight or run. Only one contestant is allowed to leave. The architect of the attraction – Joely Morris – went on the offensive against the critics:
We want to give the public the most authentic experience of Katniss Everdeen’s world and in a world full of fakery I believe we have actually managed to do that. And at Disney world!
But what about safety issues?
There is a height restriction.
Jennifer Lawrence was unavailable for comment.
HOLLYWOOD – In what is sure to be a massively popular move, Paul W.S. Anderson director of such classics as Aliens Vs. Predators, Resident Evil and The Master has announced his next project: an Ender’s Game, Hunger Games, Game of Thrones mash-up to be entitled Ender’s Hunger Games of Thrones.
I am a huge fan of all these films, books TV shows … erm, products? Anyway, I always wondered what would happen if you take these things and put them all together. Can you imagine all the money, I mean the possibilities to such an idea.
The official synopsis reads:
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence, or someone who looks a bit like her) having won another Hunger Game and got bored is recruited by Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford, or Michael Ironside) to become part of a child army defending the world from the White Walkers who threaten to attack from beyond the Wall. Here she meets Ender Wiggin (Asa Buttefield) and Danaerys Tagaryan (Emilia Clarke). After some unnecessary doggy fashion sex (add joke about a real Ender’s Game) during which plot points are made clear, the three are sent into battle only to find that Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) has stolen all the vowels from their names. Can Ktnss Vrdn, Ndr Wggn and Dnrys Tgryn find him and restore their vowels or must the world be saved by a bunch ridiculous sounding cnts?
Ender’s Hunger Games of Thrones will be out just as soon as it can be.
HOLLYWOOD – Following his award winning and critically acclaimed slavery drama 12 Years a Slave, British director and conceptual artist Steve McQueen has signed on to film Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part Two).
Francis Lawrence – who is directing the first part and was supposed to be directing the second part – expressed his dismay in a statement issued exclusively to the Studio Exec:
Apparently the studio called Steve McQueen in for a meeting and basically said they wanted him to work with them and they would let him have the pick of projects. He immediately chose Mockingjay: Part Two. My understanding is they tried to dissuade him but he was determined and said it was that or nothing.
Although not an obvious choice, McQueen explained: ‘I am a concept artist – do you understand that? – yes, and the Hunger Games is a concept. I wish to work with that concept. But … as an artist.’
Fans of the franchise reacted with overwhelming enthusiasm. On Twitter @ILuvJLawMoreThanMy10MonthOldBaby wrote:
McQueen is Totes Amaze in Great Escape!!! #KickingNews
Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part Two) will be released in 2015.
HOLLYWOOD – The second film in the Hunger Games franchise – Hunger Games: Catching Fire – has, according to initial reports, made money.
Many believe that the money it has made will be more than the money it cost to make and the difference between this money and that money will be quite large and therefore people will be happy, especially people who put money into the making of the film that money made.
Money internet sites, such as IMDb and Deadline, were remarking on the money that the Jennifer Lawrence (who was paid money) starring science fiction film made over the Thanksgiving Weekend as being the most money a film has made over said weekend before, making it a record money maker. Other money films include Avatar, the Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter films. Some of the money made from the film will going into making other films, some money will be spent on large yachts and the rest of the money will be used to feed the hungry/ to buy cocaine.
HOLLYWOOD – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most eagerly awaited sequels of this year.
Due out this Fall, Studio Exec got exclusive access to the set when cameras started to roll. Based on Suzanne Collins’ best selling trilogy, filming began late last year and we caught up with the production in Hawaii where I greeted the director, ‘Hi Gary! Sorry Francis, Francis.’
‘Don’t sweat it,’ Francis said and slapped me on the back. ‘I get that all the time. It’s my own fault. I’m very superstitious and I’m proud of what Gary did with the first film. So I decided I’d wear his clothes as a good luck thing. I even had plastic surgery to make me look a bit more like him. What do you think?’
‘You look great,’ I told him.
During a breaking from filming the Arena fight scene, Jennifer Lawrence is relaxing, listening to her iPod but she smiles when she sees me and manages to walk all the way across to where I am without once falling over or any of her clothes falling off. She explains the plot quickly to me.
The Hunger Games are over for the year and Catnip Evergreen – that’s me – and Peet Malarkey, Josh’s character, we go on a victory tour of Pamdiddley and sense that there is rebellion brewing in the Snicks, especially in the district I’m from, District 12. The Quack is declared by President Snow and Catnip and Malarkey with help from Haymitch Abernathy, Beetee and Plutarch Heavensbee… What?
I’m sorry but you’re just making this stuff up. Those aren’t the real names.
Yes, they are. Stanley Tucci returns as Ceasar Flickerman … What?
No sorry. Go on.
Look, this is an important piece of young adult literature and we’re telling a tale that is a political allegory, as well as the story of a young woman coming into her own.
That’s right. I’ve just won a Goddam Oscar.
The rest of the interview was largely unusable but during the shooting of the subsequent scene Ms. Lawrence revealed her emotional state by breaking the jaw of a stunt double with a well timed head butt.
Hunger Games: Catching Fire is out in November, 2013.