While they were plenty of well-dressed women at The Hunger Games premiere last night, the men weren’t far behind. Who doesn’t love a dude in a sharp suit? There were plenty of examples of why that makes us go gaga last night, with Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Wes Bentley leading the pack. Cody Simpson and Alexander Ludwig opted for more relaxed versions, deciding to forgo ties. Deciding to go the more cazh route was Donald Sutherland, who wore a rakish scarf instead. We’ve decided we want to hang with him now because he looks like he has a blast everywhere he goes. Woody Harrelson looked dressed for a luau while palling around with an appropriately clad Stanley Tucci, but we expected that. What we didn’t expect, but were thrilled to see, was Peter Facinelli who looked ridik-hot in jeans, hoodie and leather jacket combination. Want to see what we’re talking about? Head on to our gallery below.
You can’t deny that Kendall and Kylie Jenner are two gorgeous young ladies. We also love what they had on at the Hunger Games premiere in L.A. yesterday, but would’ve preferred the dresses on someone older. Way too short for girls who are 14 (Kylie) and 16 (Kendall). We feel like we’re looking at a retrospective of older sister Kim Kardashian‘s fashions. Especially with Kylie’s teeny, tight, white number which we’ve seen various versions of on Kim over the years. Are you really comfortable with a 14-year-old being all about the booty? We gave them a pass when we saw them last at The Vow premiere because they look genuinely sweet. But those hemlines are getting dangerous and someone should say something, no?
Look at how members of their peer group like Hailee Steinfeld or Dakota Fanning (when she was younger) did carpets looking stunning and age appropriate. Our editor and all-around YA fiction boss (that’s you, @shalapitcher) also very correctly pointed out, a certain ironic factoid about these two. Considering a very important theme of The Hunger Games is built on a very strong critique of kids and (or on) reality shows, it makes us wonder about what sort of people are monitoring Kendall, Kylie and their ilk.
We’re not trying to pick on anyone here. We just feel these three lovely ladies should’ve really gone all out on the Hunger Games red carpet. They should go all out on any carpet, for that matter. They’ve got the stylists, the fame, the looks and the cash to back it up. That’s why we can’t understand why someone like Shailene Woodley would put this gown on? It’s misshapen, tent-like, and that print gives us a headache. Or Kelly Osbourne? She’s normally a style maven but we can’t come to terms with the lavender hair, grim suit and mismatched shoes. Then there’s Miranda Lambert, who we think is adorable, but should not have put on this ill-fitting dress. It makes her look a bit stuffed, especially in the cleavage area. Plus, the hair should have been worked differently. Take it as constructive criticism, ladies. We’re looking forward to you knocking it out of the ballpark on the next carpet.
The Hunger Games red carpet in L.A last night was full of bright, bold fashion. We’ve already given you a heads up about how incredible Jennifer Lawrence was looking in shimmering, gold Prabal Gurung. Elizabeth Banks revved it up as well in a bright orange Atelier Versace cocktail dress. Looks like someone was trying to be the girl on fire on this carpet, huh? We all know that redheads in green makes for a winning combination. Jacqueline Emerson served as a great reminder of that style staple, wearing a lovely strapless green Grecian gown. Apart from these three ladies, our favorite look of the evening goes to Isabelle Fuhrman, who wore an ethereal gold embroidered frock. She reminds us of Rooney Mara, somehow.
Miley Cyrus was there too, supporting boyfriend Liam Hemsworth. She wore all black — a strappy top and sheer, embroidered skirt that on anyone else would have looked a tad belly dancer-esque. But Miley pulled it off! It really was a night to pull things off, too. Leslie Mann wore a Monique Lhuillier jumpsuit and we normally can’t stand jumpsuits, especially on a red carpet. But — and say this with us, guys — she pulled it off. To get an idea of what we’ve been talking about, take a peek at the gallery below.
“Are people disappointed that I’m not on fire?” Jennifer Lawrence joked to MTV’s Josh Horowitz on the red carpet of the world premiere of The Hunger Games in Los Angeles on Monday night. Nope. Not at all! We were dazzled by the young actress’ choice of super-shiny gold Prabal Gurung gown with sexy side and back cutouts. It hugged her curves and made her pose with confidence — almost as if she were already exiting the arena, triumphant. We also love how her smokey eye makeup and neutral lip color make her look like an ’80s glamazon. But all that stature, the screaming fans, and the endless praise from her co-stars and director didn’t stop the girl who was on fire from being the girl who jokes about herself and says things like “it’s so nice of them!” of the fans. “I never fully absorb anything,” she joked of all the hubbub over the movie. Sometimes, she couldn’t be less like Katniss Everdeen if she tried … and we mean that in the nicest way. Come back soon for plenty more photos and interviews from the red carpet!
There are so many reasons for Hunger Games fans to break out the goat cheese and fresh-baked bread today! First of all, tonight’s the premiere, and your favorite professional fans VH1 News will be there, so tweet us your questions for Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and the rest @TheFablife or write them in the comments below. Also, there’s a brand-new clip on MTVNews.com today: Peeta Mellark’s (Hutcherson) momentous interview with Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci). Unlike last week’s clip of Cinna and Katniss, this one’s quite faithful to the book. Those of us who have it memorized can appreciate the nuances of Josh’s performance. We studied it closely and decided Peeta could teach a course or two in public relations. Here’s how he won the audience over, in 10 faces or less.
1. Begin with a carefree smile. The Games are the farthest thing from your mind.
A little vampire romance with your dystopian battle royale? A little bloodlust in your…well, your bloodlust? Movie makers know that supernatural teens and futuristic death tournaments go together like peanut butter and chocolate, which is why they’re debuting theTwilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 teaser trailer before the Hunger Games when HG hits theaters in a few weeks. We know. It might almost be too much excellence in one sitting. Remember how psyched you were just to see the Hunger Games trailer? Now add a full-length movie, plus vamps. Thank goodness neither of them are in 3D, or you’d just hear brains exploding like delicious popcorn come March 23.
Summit Entertainment reportedly plans to releases ateaser clip of the Twilight trailer on March 20, which makes it a teaser of a teaser. How much teasing can one fan girl or boy take? The full teaser trailer will then be available for download to the public starting March 26. In our opinion, this has to be the first ticket in a long time that will be actually worth the $12.50, and that is not even counting all the snacks we’re planning to buy. Let’s be real, though: you guys didn’t really need another reason to see Hunger Games, did you? We mean, not after getting a sneak peek of how Lenny Kravitz is going to kill it, right?
As avid fans of Suzanne Collins‘ work, we’ve been holding our breath about whatever changes have inevitably made to adapt The Hunger Games for the big screen. Of course, the changes are necessary, but will they be the right changes? The new clip out on Yahoo!, featuring Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Cinna’s (Lenny Kravitz) first meeting, is a promising indication of how the adaptation works.
In the book, Katniss gradually explains to readers the history of the games, how the opening ceremonies work, with the tributes representing the “flavor” of their district, and how humiliating District 12’s coal miner costumes normally are. We’re inside her head as she braces herself for more of the same, “It’s always dreadful and does nothing to win favor with the crowd. I prepare myself for the worst.”
Thankfully, screenwriter Simon Beaufoy and director Gary Ross chose not to use a whole bunch of Katniss voiceover in this movie. Read more…
Lenny Kravitz was his usual charming self in his interview for today’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, and we got a little bit giddy when she asked about stories that everyone often congregated in his hotel room after the day’s shooting of The Hunger Games.
“That did happen; my room became ‘after hours,’ ” said Kravitz, who plays more-than-meets-the-eye stylist Cinna. “I was rehearsing for the world tour at the same time. … They listened to me play music. I had the wardrobe for the tour — there were racks of clothing everywhere, and Woody Harrelson would try out all my clothes and parade around the room.” Read more…
After so many Hunger Games trailers and TV spots that have just given us glimpses of the same handful of scenes, Lionsgate has at last given us a peek at a new one — one of my favorites. It’s when Katniss presents her skills to the Gamemakers, who will give her a score designed to entice or deter sponsors for the tributes going into the games. Here’s how Suzanne Collins describes it:
“It’s excellent shooting. I turn to the Gamemakers. A few are nodding in approval, but the majority of them are fixated on a roast pig that has just arrived at their banquet table. … Suddenly I am furious, that with my life on the line, they don’t even have the decency to pay attention to me. That I’m being upstaged by a dead pig.”
Sure, Katniss often conflicted and insecure when it comes to her interviews and her later confrontations in the arena, but with a bow and arrow in hand, in the face of Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley) and his silly Capitol colleagues, the girl is formidable. And we love seeing this come to life for the movie. Read more…