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Safe and Sound And Assorted The Hunger Games Cast Members Nominated For 70th Golden Globe Awards

The full list of nominations for 70th Golden Globe Awards was just revealed.

Golden Globe Awards

The Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, who played Katniss Everdeen, was nominated in Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical category for her splendid work in Silver Linings Playbook. According to Yahoo! Movies, Silver Linings Playbook will be released in Singapore on 10th January 2013.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
EMILY BLUNT, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
JUDI DENCH, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
JENNIFER LAWRENCE, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
MAGGIE SMITH, QUARTET
MERYL STREEP, HOPE SPRINGS

 

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who will play 75th Hunger Games Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, is nominated for his work in The Master.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
ALAN ARKIN, ARGO
LEONARDO DICAPRIO, DJANGO UNCHAINED
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, THE MASTER
TOMMY LEE JONES, LINCOLN
CHRISTOPH WALTZ, DJANGO UNCHAINED

Meanwhile, the song Safe and Sound from “The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond” is nominated for Best Original Song – Motion Picture category.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
FOR YOU, ACT OF VALOR
Music by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban Lyrics by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban
NOT RUNNING ANYMORE, STAND UP GUYS
Music by: Jon Bon Jovi Lyrics by: Jon Bon Jovi
SAFE & SOUND, THE HUNGER GAMES
Music by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett
SKYFALL, SKYFALL
Music by: Adele, Paul Epworth Lyrics by: Adele, Paul Epworth
SUDDENLY, LES MISERABLES
Music by: Claude-Michel Schonberg Lyrics by: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg

Both Woody Harrelson who played Haymitch Abernathy and Toby Jones who played Hunger Games arena announcer Claudius Templesmith are nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television category with their respective works.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
KEVIN COSTNER, HATFIELDS & MCCOYS
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, SHERLOCK (MASTERPIECE)
WOODY HARRELSON, GAME CHANGE
TOBY JONES, THE GIRL
CLIVE OWEN, HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN

Congratulations to all who are nominated. We are proud to say The Hunger Games cast members are certainly a talented bunch!

70th Golden Globe Awards will air on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.

The Hunger Games DVD and Blu-Ray are now available. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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“The Hunger Games” Could Open Bigger Than “Breaking Dawn” In USA Box Office

We had previously reported the first set of tracking records indicate “The Hunger Games” could open bigger than “Twilight” in USA box office sales.

New set of tracking record is in and Lionsgate marketing is evidently working for The Hollywood Reporter reports experts are now predicting “The Hunger Games” could possibly open bigger than “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1” US $138.1 million debut back in November 2012.

This is certainly great news for do keep in mind when “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1” was released, it had already established its fanbase which is unlike “The Hunger Games” where it’s the first movie of what could be the launch of a new franchise.

Here’s what The Hollywood Reporter has to say:

Hunger Games, which opens March 23, is even tracking better than The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. That film opened in November to US$138.1 million, the fifth-best debut of all time domestically, but had the advantage of bowing the weekend before Thanksgiving, when some kids are out of school.

Box-office observers say it’s difficult to predict exactly how much Hunger Games will make, offering a more conservative estimate of US$100 million to US$120 million. They say it’s difficult to predict a number when tracking becomes this big and a film gets into the US$100 million-plus range.
Hunger Games certainly has a shot at taking the crown for best March opening from Alice in Wonderland, which debuted to US$116.1 million in 2010.

Tracking data released Monday showed definite interest in Hunger Games jumping from 55 percent to 60 percent in the past week, awareness went from 75 percent to 83 percent, unaided awareness from 14 percent to 21 percent and awareness from 75 percent to 83 percent.
“Numbers don’t get much higher than this,” said one rival studio executive. “Hunger Games is tracking like a sequel, even though it isn’t a sequel. It’s three times higher than the first Twilight.”

Interest among younger women in Hunger Games is now at 45 percent, compared with 36 percent for Breaking Dawn. Among female over the age of 25, interest is 29 percent, versus 27 percent for Breaking Dawn.

One advantage that Hunger Games has over Summit Entertainment’s blockbuster Twilight franchise is male interest.

Monday’s tracking showed that Interest in Hunger Games among males younger than 25 was a healthy 28 percent, compared to 10 percent for Breaking Dawn. Interest among males over 25 was 20 percent, versus 8 percent for the fourth Twilight film.

“These are huge, stupid numbers,” one box-office observer said.

Visit The Hollywood Reporter for the full story.

Outlook for “The Hunger Games” movie is certainly rosy and we can’t wait to see the numbers for “The Hunger Games” box office sales in USA, locally as well as worldwide!

‘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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Cathay Cineplexes Launches “The Hunger Games” Dining Package In Platinum Movie Suites

We know there are adult fans of “The Hunger Games” franchise out there. If you are above 18 years old and have the extra money to spend on fine dining while watching “The Hunger Games” movie, you might want to consider this “The Hunger Games” dining package in Cathay Platinum Movie Suite.

Movie Date: 24 March, Saturday
Dinner & Movie Start: 7pm
Cost per person: S$76 (Priority Cardholder: $69)
*Early Bird Discount (cost per pax): $60
Package Includes:
• The Hunger Games Platinum Movie Suites ticket
• 3-course western dinner paired with a glass of wine at the Platinum Movie Suites
• Limited edition The Hunger Games poster, notebook and pen set

Terms & Conditions:
• Please present your Priority card at the Platinum Movie Suites Box Office to enjoy the offer.
• All packages are valid on a first-come-first-served basis.
• Each guest is entitled to one serving of wine. Age limit applies.
• Film rating is to be advised.
• All information stipulated is correct at time of print and may be subject to change.
• The Management reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of this privilege without prior notice.

* Enjoy the Early Bird Discount when you book your tickets before 21 March 2012. Limited packages available. This promotion is not applicable with Priority Member discount, and other discounts, promotions or redemptions. This promotion is valid only for walk-in purchases at the Platinum Movie Suites Box Office. This promotion is not valid for corporate or group bookings of more than 6 tickets.

Alternatively, you can also head over to Cathay Cineplexes website for details on this promotion.

‘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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Cathay Cineplexes: Watch “The Hunger Games” Trailer And Win Local Gala Premiere Tickets!

In addition to Cathay Cineplexes previous contest to win tickets to “The Hunger Games” local gala premiere, they have launched a new contest for you to win “The Hunger Games” local gala premiere tickets!


To win, simply follow the instructions below:

Step 1: Visit any Cathay Cineplexes & look for The Hunger Games movie posters.
Step 2: Snap the QR codes featured on the movie posters.
Step 3:Watch The Hunger Games trailer & answer a simple question on our Facebook page.

Terms & conditions apply.

Terms & conditions:• This promotion is valid from 12 Mar to 16 Mar 2012.• All entries must be submitted (via our Facebook page) by 16 Mar 2012.• Incomplete entries will be disqualified & judges’ decision is final. Only winners will be notified.
• Gala preview will be held at The Cathay, 21 Mar, 6:45pm (Details to be advised when nearer to the date).• All employees & family members of Cathay Cineplexes Pte Ltd and Cathay Organisation Holdings are not allowed to participate in this promotion.

• Prize is not exchangeable for cash in part or full or other items.

• The Management reserves the right to alter the terms of this promotion or withdraw any of the prizes featured without prior notice.

• By participating in this draw, all participants are deemed to have given their consent to receive promotional and marketing materials from Cathay Cineplexes Pte Ltd.

Visit Cathay Cineplexes website for full details.

May the odds be ever in your favour!

Many thanks to @dy0ulee for the tip!

‘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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Deadline: “The Hunger Games” Could Possibly Open Bigger Than “Twilight” In USA

According to an exclusive from Deadline, first set of tracking numbers for “The Hunger Games” has arrived and they are looking great! “The Hunger Games” movie is predicted to possibly open to US$70+ million in box office sales which is bigger than “Twilight” debut weekend box office sales of US$69.6 million back in 2008.

“The Hunger Games” movie first set of tracking numbers:

With 23% ‘First Choice’ and 54% ’Definite Interest’, those are numbers every film studio can only dream about. One studied provided me with a guesstimate that the first film based on the Suzanne Collins bestselling books could open to $70+M — which would make this bigger than the the Twilight debut. “It’s every bit as strong As Twilight and, numerically, stronger,” one rival studio told me this morning. Seasonality may play a factor because The Hunger Games is opening in March, not summer. “But the numbers, while they definitely skew to young females, look strong across all quadrants.” Said another studio: “It’s a great start.”

What exactly are tracking numbers?

The Daily Beast has a great explanation on this commonly used tactic in Hollywood to survey public interest for a movie.

The audience studies are called “tracking” reports, and they have become the crystal ball for movie marketing. Three times a week, a Los Angeles organization called the National Research Group (some studios use L.A.’s rival research firm, MarketCast) telephones about 400 random Americans, asking them not only what movies they are aware of, but also which they intend to pay to see. The data is sorted demographically into six different age brackets (the youngest is 12-16 and the oldest 45-59, as the senior set apparently doesn’t count), with additional categories for gender and race. Every new movie in wide release pops up on the surveys three weeks before its debut. In the final days before the movie opens, NRG estimates its first weekend’s box office. Each studio spends hundreds of thousands of dollars a year paying for the surveys, scrutinizing the votes the way the Gore team did Florida ballots.

The numbers are invaluable because they reveal who is interested in a movie and, more important, who isn’t. That data then determines how advertising money should be spent, and whether new commercials should be deployed.

Based on these first set of tracking numbers, things are certainly looking good for “The Hunger Games”! We can only hope public interest and awareness for “The Hunger Games” movie will continue to grow as we are only 20 days from release of “The Hunger Games” movie in Singapore and 21 days away in USA!

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

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Suzanne Collins’s Thoughts After Watching “The Hunger Games” Movie

We had read Josh Hutcherson’s reactions on Twitter after watching “The Hunger Games” movie.

It appears Josh Hutcherson, who plays Peeta Mellark in the movie, is not the only one who had already seen the completed “The Hunger Games” movie.

Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins, the author of “The Hunger Games” trilogy, has just revealed through an open letter from official “The Hunger Games” trilogy Facebook page operated by Scholastic on her thoughts about “The Hunger Games” movie after watching it.

Dear Readers,

I’ve just had the opportunity to see the finished film of The Hunger Games. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I feel like the book and the film are individual yet complementary pieces that enhance one another. The film opens up the world beyond Katniss’ point of view, allowing the audience access to the happenings of places like the Hunger Games control room and President Snow’s rose garden, thereby adding a new dimension to the story.

Director Gary Ross has created an adaptation that is faithful in both narrative and theme, but he’s also brought a rich and powerful vision of Panem, its brutality and excesses, to the film as well. His world building’s fantastic, whether it be the Seam or the Capitol. It’s amazing to see things that are suggested in the book fully developed and so brilliantly realized through the artistry of the designers.

And, my God, the actors. The cast, led by the extraordinary Jennifer Lawrence, is absolutely wonderful across the board. It’s such a pleasure to see how they’ve embodied the characters and brought them to life.

So I’d like to sincerely thank all the many people who devoted their time and talents to the film, especially producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, and the excellent teams at Color Force, Larger Than Life, and Lionsgate.

I hope you enjoy the film!

Suzanne Collins

Looks like Suzanne Collins is certainly very pleased with the final product! As we know, Suzanne Collins is very much involved during the production process of “The Hunger Games” movie by collaborating with Gary Ross for the screenplay while she is also listed as an executive producer for “The Hunger Games” movie.

22 March 2012 can’t arrive sooner enough for us!

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

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The Hunger Games mentioned in Lifestyle magazine

Other than The Hunger Games showing this year, there are many other blockbusters that will be showed this year. In the Feburary issue of the Lifestyle magazine, they did a preview of the movies that is coming up.

Image of page.

Close up on The Hunger Games part!

Just in case the image does not load, the words are typed out below:

Based on the trilogy of novels by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games revolves around a dystopian society, in which teenagers and children are chosen to fight in a televised battle. The books have a massive, largely young adult following that rivals that of Twilight, and is poised to be the next hit franchise. Brooding romance it is not, but after glittering vampires and shirtless werewolves, a teenage tale of war and survival could be a welcome change of taste.

I don’t think that the Lifestyle magazine is sold outside, but if your parents are members of NTUC, your parents should have it! 🙂

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

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“The Hunger Games” Movie Is Officially Rated PG13 In USA

We knew as far back in January 7, 2011, during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, “The Hunger Games” director Gary Ross is determined to obtain a PG13 rating for “The Hunger Games” movie in USA.

A visit to “The Hunger Games” movie official website disclosed it has officially gotten a PG13 rating in USA.

Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has rated “The Hunger Games” movie with PG13 and a warning of “INTENSE VIOLENT THEMATIC MATERIAL AND DISTURBING IMAGES – ALL INVOLVING TEENS”.

As far as we know, Media Development Authority (MDA) has not rated “The Hunger Games” movie in Singapore yet.

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

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Source: “The Hunger Games” movie official website via DWTC.

Win Tickets To “The Hunger Games” Premiere In Cathay Cineplexes!

Though Cathay Cineplexes did not reveal details for “The Hunger Games” movie local premiere yesterday, they did hint today what we can expect from the contest to attend the local premiere.

After such seemingly long and torturous wait, Cathay Cineplexes official Facebook page has just revealed how you can attend “The Hunger Games” première in Cathay Cineplexes! The contest details can also be found on Cathay Cineplexes website.

How To Win:

1. Register your citizenship at TheCapitol.PN.
2. Set your District Identification Pass as your profile picture on Facebook.
3. Send your Facebook Profile Page URL to promo_ckfpl@cathay.com.sg

Terms & Conditions:

  • Closing date for entries: 5pm on Wed, 14 Mar 2012.
  • Winners will be notified via e-mail by Mon, 19 Mar 2012.
  • 1 citizen will be selected from each of the 12 districts to win a pair of tickets to the gala premiere of THE HUNGER GAMES.
  • Premiere tickets are non-exchangeable for general screenings.
  • Unclaimed premiere tickets will be forfeited and no replacements or correspondence will be entertained.
  • Standard age restriction applies in the event THE HUNGER GAMES is rated higher than PG.
  • The Management reserves the right to amend the terms of this contest without prior notice.

May the odds be ever in your favor!

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

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More Hints Regarding “The Hunger Games” Movie Premiere In Singapore From Cathay Cineplexes

Remember we had posted on 21 February 2012 regarding Cathay Cineplexes promising to reveal how you can attend “The Hunger Games” local première on 22 February 2012?

Yesterday, Cathay Cineplexes started off by asking what District Hunger Games fans are from on their Cathay Cineplexes official Facebook page.

Unfortunately, due to unknown reasons, Cathay Cineplexes did not release the information for “The Hunger Games” local premiere yesterday as promised. Nevertheless, Cathay Cineplexes official Facebook page has hinted on what you would need to do to attend “The Hunger Games” premiere today.

Perhaps they will be holding a 74th Hunger Games? It certainly sounds promising so far.

Cathay Cineplexes have also disclosed on their Facebook page they will be revealing details for “The Hunger Games” movie local premiere today! We can’t wait!

Have you gotten your District Identification Pass (DIP) yet? Head over to TheCapitol.PN to find out what district you are in and get your DIP now! If you have lost your DIP, no worries. just TheCapitol.PN and login in with your Facebook or Twitter account which you had used to create your DIP. You can then download your DIP.

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012. Advance booking for “The Hunger Games” movie tickets via Cathay Cineplexes will start on 2 March 2012.

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