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Hunger Games review on Good Morning Singapore!

Screencap from the first video.

As mentioned on our Twitter and Facebook, Good Morning Singapore has a review of Hunger Games on 23rd March 2012. The videos can be seen below. I apologise for the shaking and low volume.

First video: Introduction

Second video: The person gives a review on the movie, and mentions a couple of characters.

‘The Hunger Games’ was released on 22 March 2012 in all major cinemas islandwide.

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‘The Hunger Games’ Feature And Review In 8 Days

‘The Hunger Games’ is featured in this week issue 1118 of 8 Days. Check out the scans of the exclusive interview with Gary Ross, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth straight from LA and review of ‘The Hunger Games’ movie below.

Right click and open the image in a new tab to read for a better reading experience.

This issue of 8 Days can be found in all newsstands islandwide at $2 per copy.

‘The Hunger Games’ was released on 22 March 2012 in all major cinemas islandwide.

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‘The Hunger Games’ And Hunger Games Singapore Feature In The Straits Times

Following ‘The Hunger Games’ release in Singapore yesterday, 22 March 2012 edition of The Straits Times had a feature article in Life! section which also includes an interview with Hunger Games Singapore team. ‘The Hunger Games’ was also reviewed by The Straits Times staff and given a 4/5 stars rating.

As The Straits Times coverage on ‘The Hunger Games’ was huge, we were unable to scan it. However, pictures were taken and these are relatively clear enough for you to read as long as you right click and open the images in a new tab to maximize it.

We would like to thank The Straits Times reporter, Yip Wai Yee, for the interview. We are truly honoured to be able to speak to you about our love and passion for ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise.

‘The Hunger Games’ was released on 22 March 2012 in all major cinemas islandwide.

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Cinema Blend Predicts Tomatometer For “The Hunger Games” On Rotten Tomatoes

In this week’s Rotten Week, Doug Norrie at Cinema Blend predicts how “The Hunger Games” movie will fare on Rotten Tomatoes’s Tomatometer where movies get verified as fresh or rotten and accompanied with a percentage based on reviews.

There are certain books written to become movies. And while it isn’t always intentional on the part of the author (or even an obvious pandering to the heartstrings of youthful audience and saps–I’m looking at you Nicholas Sparks) some novels have the characters, setting, plot, problems, ebb and flow that’ll just translate beautifully to the big screen. The Hunger Games is one such work.

The beauty and agony of Collins’ trilogy, but especially the first one The Hunger Games, is that they hold almost nothing back, and short of a few childish moments here and there (mostly with respect to the love stories), don’t shy away from the death and destruction established early in the harsh but rather dichotomous world of Panem. It’s a book I loved and rarely heard an ill word about so there are obvious reasons to get excited for the movie.

The writers here at CinemaBlend have already covered a fair amount of ground with respect to what this movie must get right in the adaptation. I agree with every point. And it appears from early reviews, critics believe director Gary Ross (Seabiscuit-77%) and company have nailed it. They’ve created a flick worthy of the book. Early reviews range from overwhelmingly positive to downright gushing.

Jennifer Lawrence, who really only seems to choose good flicks, appears to be the perfect Katniss. And the trailers prime the pump for a movie full of the kind of emotion and tension Collins established in her book. Though the rest of the trilogy, in this writer’s less than humble opinion, tend to devolve a bit, the first in the series is a clear winner. The movie appears no different. The Rotten Watch for The Hunger Games is 96%.

“The Hunger Games” movie is currently rated as 100% fresh based on the 15 early reviews by critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

Do you think 96% is an accurate prediction for “The Hunger Games” movie on Rotten Tomatoes? What rating do you think “The Hunger Games” movie will obtain? Tell us by leaving a comment below!

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012. Book “The Hunger Games” tickets from Cathay Cineplexes now!

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International Reviews For “The Hunger Games” Movie

Embargo for “The Hunger Games” movie reviews has been lifted today and international reviews for “The Hunger Games” are flooding in. As there are too many of them, we have provided links to the full reviews along with the given score and a quote on the first couple sentences of the review.

We will try to update this post with new reviews as soon as we find them though please understand it’s generally impossible for us to post all of it. Do leave a comment below if you do spot any review we haven’t posted yet.

Please approach the reviews with caution. Some do include spoilers such as opening scenes for “The Hunger Games” movie.

The list of reviews for “The Hunger Games” movie are as below and listed from A-Z:

Media: Box Office Magazine
Score: 4.5/5
Quote:

Science fiction’s defenders refer to the genre, in its highest moments, as “a literature of ideas.” The irony is that on film, the ideas in science fiction are often shoved to the back seat in favor of letting the images take the wheel—whether you think that the Transformers series is trash or treasure, the films’ only big idea is “Robot trucks are cool.” But in The Hunger Games, the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel (itself the first in a trilogy), the ideas and the characters drive the story. Avid fans of the books were going to make the film a hit, regardless. It’s our good fortune that, much like the people behind the Potter films figured out, you can rake in dough from the crowds and make a beloved book into an actual film of quality. With over 1,000 showings already sold out at this writing, a week before release, look for The Hunger Games to be Lionsgate’s biggest-ever hit. Better yet, it deserves to be.

Media: Cinema Blend
Score: 4/5
Quote:

Too often when it comes to big screen adaptations of beloved best-selling novels, we spend the bulk of a review pointing out all of the places the filmmaker went wrong. With The Hunger Games, it’s a distinct pleasure to sing about all of the places the masterful translation went right.

Media: Cine Vue
Score: 4/5
Quote:

Anticipation couldn’t be higher for the long-awaited first screen outing of The Hunger Games (2012), the inaugural film in a planned Lionsgate trilogy of three, based on the best-selling teen books from US author Suzanne Collins. Featuring an eclectic cast of young rising stars (Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth) and established talent (Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland), director Gary Ross has a potential blockbusting hit on his hands – but will the dark, dystopian subject matter prove too tough for young audiences?

Media: Den of Geek
Score: 4/5
Quote:

Gary Ross is a brave man. He’d need to be, of course, to take on a project like The Hunger Games: the books have sold millions of copies, and have attracted both intense adulation and fierce criticism. The movie is a big deal, and the weight of its success or failure sits on his shoulders, so just making it requires courage.

Media: Empire
Score: 4/5
Quote:

Probably the greatest achievement of The Hunger Games, and there are many, is that in adapting a phenomenally successful teen novel its creative team have produced something that works as a film, not just as an adaptation of a book.

Media: HeyUGuys
Score: 4/5
Quote:

In the lead up to its release, The Hunger Games has been compared to the Potter franchise, Twilight, Battle Royale and even The Running Man. It’s understandable. It’s standard practice when writing about movies to use the “it’s a bit like ‘this’ meets ‘that’” shorthand to describe something new. The problem with The Hunger Games is that it completely defies that trick. It may have clear points of comparison with those films, but it would be just as fair to compare it to countless others, like Serenity or Children of Men or even leading lady, Jennifer Lawrence’s breakthrough movie, Winter’s Bone.

Media: Hit Fix
Score: A
Quote:

Gary Ross was, to say the least, an unconventional choice when it came to helming the adaptation of the popular young adult novels “The Hunger Games,” written by Suzanne Collins. Ross has established himself as a particular kind of filmmaker with his work on films like “Dave,” “Big,” “Pleasantville,” and “Seabiscuit.” He’s not the guy you think of for world-building science-fiction or big action. Yet when we look back at these films in the future, one of the smartest choices they could have made was giving this first film to Ross, because he’s made something very special, concerned primarily with the human heart of the story instead of the spectacle.

Media: IGN
Score: 4/5
Quote:

Arriving with a ton of hype and anticipation, The Hunger Games certainly isn’t lacking for attention. As with any project of this kind, the question is whether all of this hype is towards something worthwhile. Luckily, The Hunger Games answers that question with a resounding yes.

Media: indieLONDON
Score: 4/5
Quote:

DUBIOUS morality (for younger viewers) and questionable originality aside, the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ literary sensation is a hugely impressive affair.

Media: Indiewire
Score: B+
Quote:

Complexity and understatement are two criminally under-utilized values in most mainstream movies these days, but they’re at the core of, and the chief reason for the success of “The Hunger Games.” Director Gary Ross, screenwriter of the proletariat presidential fantasy “Dave” and writer-director of the social-consciousness-as-sci-fi tome “Pleasantville,” has always engaged his subjects with a light and yet substantial touch, but his adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ acclaimed young-adult novel is a truly remarkable achievement: he turns escapism into a deeply emotional experience. Instantly razing comparisons – qualitative especially — to other female-friendly series such as “Twilight,” “The Hunger Games” is the first film in a long time that deserves Hollywood’s instant-franchise ambitions because it appeals to genre fans regardless of gender by crafting a story that’s both epic and intimate, spectacular and subtle.

Media: Screen Daily
Score: “Dystopian sci-fi, tense action-thriller, soapy teen romance, grim social commentary: The big-screen adaptation of The Hunger Games certainly doesn’t lack for ambition, and although it’s mostly successful, one can’t help wishing the film could have better integrated its different tones and agendas. Based on the popular first novel in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy about a dark future society where young people must kill each other for sport, this much-anticipated film is anchored by Jennifer Lawrence’s strong central performance, which helps compensate for a somewhat derivative storyline and worldview.”
Quote:

The film’s tagline – “The World Will Be Watching” – refers to the televised titular contest, but it also serves as an apt prediction for the movie’s box office prospects. Lionsgate hopes they’ve found their own Twilight/Harry Potter/Lord Of The Rings fantasy franchise, and certainly awareness for The Hunger Games is high. The only downside for Lionsgate may be the studio having to temper industry expectations if their film falls short of the unbelievably high commercial bar set by three of the most popular screen series of the last decade. So the question will be not whether Hunger Games makes a killing but, rather, just how spectacular the grosses will be.

Media: Slash Film
Score: 8/10
Quote:

When Lionsgate began the task of adapting The Hunger Games for the screen, the odds were never in its favor. The book was too violent, too well-known and too hard to translate because not only was it about kids killing each other, it would also have to create a whole new world.

Media: The Dail Mail
Score: 4/5
Quote:

Teenage girls are going to love this film — so much so that I wouldn’t mind betting it will be the first in a very profitable franchise.

Media: The Guardian
Score: 4/5
Quote:

This compelling, lightly satirical tale is that rarest of beasts: a Hollywood action blockbuster that is smart, taut and knotty

Media: The Hollywood Reporter
Score: “Jennifer Lawrence is stellar in this faithful, good-enough film version of the massive best-seller.”
Quote:

The arrow hits an outer circle of the target in The Hunger Games, an amply faithful adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ monster young-adult best-seller that could have used a higher blood count in more ways than one. As she did in her breakthrough film Winter’s Bone, Jennifer Lawrence anchors this futuristic and politicized elaboration of The Most Dangerous Game with impressive gravity and presence, while director Gary Ross gets enough of what matters in the book up on the screen to satisfy its legions of fans worldwide. This Lionsgate release is being positioned as the hottest property for the teen audience since Twilight, and there’s no reason to believe that box office results won’t land roughly in that vaunted vicinity.

Media: The Telegraph
Score: 4/5
Quote:

That Bella Swan; she’s no Katniss Everdeen. Both teenage heroines journey deep into the woods at dusk, but while Twilight’s Bella returns flanked by bickering supernatural beefcake, Katniss emerges alone, smeared in blood and muck and gnawing on the charred remains of a spatchcocked squirrel. In The Hunger Games, the characters don’t fall straightforwardly into one team or the other. There are no vampires vs werewolves here, just Katniss on one side and the rest of the world on the other, although you wouldn’t fancy the rest of the world’s chances.

Media: Time Out London
Score: 3/5
Quote:

The perils of allowing a successful author to adapt their own work for the screen are demonstrated once again in this absorbing but cluttered take on Suzanne Collins’s highly regarded post-apocalyptic teen epic. This is a gripping, impressively mounted action movie – but its adherence to finicky details in the novel means that there’s not enough time to fully explore Collins’s complex world or the characters who inhabit it.

Media: Too Fab
Score:
Quote:

In the dystopian future of “The Hunger Games,” 24 teenage “Tributes” from 12 Districts battle it out in a televised death match — and while the future may look bad, the movie is anything but.

Media: Total Film
Score: 4/5
Quote:

Is it the new Twilight? Is it faithful to the book? How violent is it? What’s up with Woody Harrelson’s hair? No, yes, pretty violent and Lord only knows.

Media: Variety
Score: “The first novel in Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy is a futuristic fight-to-the-death thriller driven by pure survival instinct, but the creative equivalent of that go-for-broke impulse is absent from director Gary Ross’ “The Hunger Games.” Proficient, involving, ever faithful to its source and centered around Jennifer Lawrence’s impressive star turn, this much-anticipated, nearly 2 1/2-hour event picture should satiate fans, entertain the uninitiated and take an early lead among the year’s top-grossing films. Yet in the face of near-certain commercial success, no one seems to have taken the artistic gambles that might have made this respectable adaptation a remarkable one.”
Quote:

The first novel in Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy is a futuristic fight-to-the-death thriller driven by pure survival instinct, but the creative equivalent of that go-for-broke impulse is absent from director Gary Ross’ “The Hunger Games.” Proficient, involving, ever faithful to its source and centered around Jennifer Lawrence’s impressive star turn, this much-anticipated, nearly 2 1/2-hour event picture should satiate fans, entertain the uninitiated and take an early lead among the year’s top-grossing films. Yet in the face of near-certain commercial success, no one seems to have taken the artistic gambles that might have made this respectable adaptation a remarkable one.

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012. Book “The Hunger Games” tickets from Cathay Cineplexes now!

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Via Mockingjay.net.

China Glaze Singapore: “Capitol Colors” Coming Soon To Singapore

While we had reported reviews for China Glaze’s ‘The Hunger Games’ movie inspired “Colors From The Capitol”, also known as “Capitol Colors” nail collection, China Glaze Singapore announced on their official Facebook page that “Capitol Colors” nail collection will be arriving in Singapore soon.

Although the release date for “Capitol Colors” is stated to be March 1, 2012, in the press release, China Glaze Singapore said they “will reconfirm the availibility of these collection in Singapore ASAP”.

We certainly hope they will be available in Singapore soon!

Check out the color swatches for “Capitol Colors” after the jump.

The twelve colour samples released so far!

As mentioned in a previous article, you can find China Glaze in these Sephora outlets in Singapore at these places :) :

  • Takashimaya S.C. B1
  • ION Orchard L1
  • Great World City L1
  • Marina Bay Sands B2

China Glaze can also be found in selected Watsons stores.

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@HungerGamesSG) as well as ‘Like’ us on Facebook for the latest updates!

PHOTOS: All Lacquered Up Reviewed China Glaze’s “Colors From The Capitol” Collection

While Bella Sugar has a video review on several colors from “Colors From The Capitol” nail polish collection by China Glaze in collaboration with Lionsgate for ‘The Hunger Games’ movie, All Lacquered Up reviewed all 12 colors from “Colors From The Capitol” nail collection with photos of what each color looks like on actual nails and applications tips.
 
 

China Glaze Luxe & Lush (District 1 – Luxury) is the FLAKIE top coat. I know all you flakie fans have been freaking over this and since we’re in the midst of a giant flakie movement I’m sure this color will sell fast. In the bottle you can see flecks of fiery orange, blue and a lilac leaning pink in a milky base. I thought it would pair well with Dress Me Up but I wanted to show you other options so I included a black (ChG Liquid Leather) and pale blue (ChG Sea Spray). I think I expected it to explode over black but it kind of fizzled out like an expired firecracker. I love it over the other two though.

 
 

China Glaze Stone Cold (District 2 – Masonry) surprised me as I wasn’t expecting to see a matte in this collection but it makes total sense to have this graphite glitter dry with a matte finish. It’s so asphalt-esque I can’t stand it. Though very similar to Nubar Matte Midnight. Like most mattes, the formula is a bit thick and goopy so use thin coats and workly quickly since mattes dry fast.

 
 

China Glaze Riveting (District 3 – Technology) is a jelly-fied gem. A sister to two classic China Glaze jellies, Orange Marmalade and Orange-Pacific this color has one thing going for it the others lack, pigment. It’s magical. Two coats and it’s on! LOVE!

 
Visit All Lacquered Up to read reviews and see pictures on all 12 colors for “Colors From The Capitol”!

According to All Lacquered Up, “Colors From The Capitol” will be released in USA during mid-March. We hope it will be released in Singapore soon!

As mentioned in a previous article, you can find China Glaze in these Sephora outlets in Singapore at these places :) :

  • Takashimaya S.C. B1
  • ION Orchard L1
  • Great World City L1
  • Marina Bay Sands B2

China Glaze can also be found in selected Watsons stores.

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@HungerGamesSG) as well as ‘Like’ us on Facebook for the latest updates!

Source: All Lacquered Up via Down With The Capitol.

VIDEO: Bella Sugar Reviews “Colors From The Capitol” China Glaze Nail Collection

We had reported Lionsgate will be collaborating with China Glaze to present “Colors From The Capitol” and Effie Trinket is the face for the nail polish line.

The twelve colour samples released so far!

Bella Sugar reviewed several colors from “Colors From The Capitol” collection for their Bella Beauty review segment so you can get to see what the color looks like when it’s applied on to the nails!

According to China Glaze Singapore, “Colors From The Capitol” will be made available in Singapore in a matter of time. We will update you as soon as it’s release!

As mentioned in a previous article, you can find China Glaze in these Sephora outlets in Singapore at these places :) :

  • Takashimaya S.C. B1
  • ION Orchard L1
  • Great World City L1
  • Marina Bay Sands B2

China Glaze can also be found in selected Watsons stores.

Will you be buying or are you giving this nail collection a miss? Tell us by leaving a comment below!

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@HungerGamesSG) as well as ‘Like’ us on Facebook for the latest updates!

Source: Bella Sugar via Hunger Games Fireside Chat.

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