Saturday, November 19, 2011

Breaking Dawn (Major Spoilers)

WARNING: I do not hold back in my details. This is pretty much  nothing but spoilers. If you have read the book, you'll be fine to read this. If you have not read the books & have not seen the movie, don't read this.

Overall...I hated it.

But to be fair, I don't think it's the movie's fault that I hated it. I absolutely hated the first half of the Breaking Dawn book. Pretty much right where they cut off the first movie is where I finally got a little bit on board with the book. As soon as Jacob imprinted, everything made more sense to me about all of the other books. I suddenly got why Jacob & Bella had always had that connection. I had read the other books where it described someone imprinting on a baby and the way they had described it made it seem way less creepy and weird. I don't think there's a perfect way to portray that in a movie. 

So I pretty much felt about the movie the way I felt about the book. I loved the wedding stuff, honeymoon stuff. I hated it when Bella got pregnant. I thought it was embarrassing and awkward. I feel like Bella is a horrible role model and a horrible character in general. She was never my favorite in the books or the movies. (Give me Hermione Granger any day!)

When it got into Jacob's view and you see the wolves talking and everything, it seemed like some sort of Disney channel animal movie. Just felt cheesy and again, embarrassing for me. I spent the last half of the movie practically with my head in my hands, or covering my face because I felt so awkward about all of it. 

I will say that I loved the ending when Bella became a vampire. When it goes through that whole thing and then she opens her blood red eyes. Yep, I'm ready for Part 2. I loved Part 2 in the book! I loved the whole thing with the Volturi and with meeting all the different types of vampires from all over the world. I loved it when Bella was learning about being a vampire, so I look forward to seeing all of that in the last movie.

So let's see, I loved the wedding and honeymoon. That was about 25 minutes or so. I loved the part when Bella became a vampire. That's the last 2 minutes or so. I have a combined total of less than 30 minutes of the movie that I liked. That leaves 3/4 of the movie that I hated. Overall, not great.

But bring on Part 2.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall TV Update

Fall TV Update

So I've got some winners & losers so far. I posted about the fall shows I was planning on watching, so here's how everything has panned out so far.

Absolute favorite new show of the season: New Girl

Others that are high up on the list: Ringer, 2 Broke Girls, Suburgatory

Here are the ones that aren't my favorites, but they've been added to my regular rotation: Hart of Dixie, The Secret Circle, Up All Night

The shows that just didn't make the cut: The Playboy Club (although this one was canceled anyway), The X Factor, Pan Am

I'm still waiting for: Once Upon a Time

But I just have to say again that New Girl is just the best thing that has happened to tv this year! I love Zooey Deschanel & the guy who plays Schmidt is hilarious! They're all just great characters on the show! Sadly, I loved Damon Wayans Jr on the pilot episode, but I'm ok with the new guy. But I do like Damon Wayans Jr's character on New Girl better than his character on Happy Endings, so that's kinda sad. Oh well.

As far as returning shows go, I'm LOVING Vampire Diaries. Everything else is good, but Vampire Diaries always takes things in a direction I didn't expect & I just think that's good writing. So way to go! I've stopped watching Raising Hope and my anticipation for Bones new season is just out of control! So excited for November 3!

What are your thoughts on Fall TV this year?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

TV Shows - The Breakdown

If you want to see my ridiculous DVR spreadsheet, click here to check it out!

I've been sharing my spreadsheet with several of my friends & I always get the same reaction: "How do you have time to watch all of those??" There are 46 shows on the list, so I thought I'd share my process.

The "ASAP" shows
These are the regular shows that start in the Fall & go through the Spring. I love them & I usually watch them the day they come on. They're my favorites.
Gossip Girl
Big Bang Theory
Vampire Diaries
Grey's Anatomy
SNL (Always watched on Sunday morning)
I've added these two this year. We'll see if they stay on this list.
Hart of Dixie

The "Sometime This Week" shows 
These are the regular shows that start in the Fall & go through the Spring, but I usually wait until a convenient time that week to watch them. That could mean I watch them the day they come on or it could mean I wait until Friday, Saturday or Sunday night to catch up for the week. These are also most of the 30 minute shows because I can easily fit them in here & there throughout the week.
How I Met Your Mother
Modern Family
Happy Endings
The Office
Private Practice
I've added several to this list this year. We'll see how they go:
Two Broke Girls
The Playboy Club
New Girl
Up All Night
The X Factor
The Secret Circle
Once Upon a Time

The "When I Have Time" shows 
These are regular Fall to Spring shows. They're still good enough that I don't want to take them off the DVR, but I may save them & catch up at a time when regular shows are off the air for the week or something. I don't usually watch them the day or week they come on.
Raising Hope
Parenthood (This one could be moved up to a "Sometime This Week" show this year. It was awesome last year!)

The Summer/Winter Break shows 
These shows come on in the summer & then come on in January again when most regular Fall shows are on hiatus for winter break. It makes it easier to keep up with them because they aren't really on at the same time of year as the Fall shows.
White Collar
Project Runway

Mid-season shows 
These start later in the year, usually January to May. They make my Spring schedule a little more complicated, but they're still really good!
American Idol
Cougar Town (this year)
One Tree Hill (this year - haven't decided for sure if I'm going to watch this last season or not)

The short-season shows 
These shows start random times throughout the year and usually only last 6-10 episodes or so. They can complicate things for a little while, but they're not long seasons, so it's easier to keep up with them.
NY Ink
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
Holly's World
World of Jenks
The Buried Life
Million Dollar Decorators
Surprise Homecoming
Ridiculousness (Lew & I just started watching this one. Not sure if we'll keep watching it.)

And finally, The daily shows 
These come on every day at times that don't interfere with anything else. I watch Ellen everyday, but the others I only keep & watch the ones that have people on that I'm interested in.
The Ellen Degeneres Show
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Late Show With David Letterman
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Amazing Spider Man

On top of the fact that I think Emma Stone is just absolutely adorable & I see all her movies & a lot of my friends apparently think we are somehow similar (possibly the awkwardness that she can pull off in her movies - I am nothing if not awkward in a semi-charming way), I now have even more of a reason to be hyped about the new Amazing Spider Man movie! Andrew Garfield's little speech at Comic-Con is just the cutest thing I've ever seen, I almost cried. So excited about this one!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Blockbuster Movie List

(Out of all of these, White Collar is my favorite!)
I've been really using my Blockbuster online account this summer! I've watched so many movies!! I thought I'd share a run-down of the best & worst. (In order from the most recently watched.)

I was actually surprised by how much I liked this one. I tend to really enjoy Matt Damon movies, though, and I think Emily Blunt is adorable!

This was just not great. It would've been better if it was actually about girls with super strength & power fighting things, but the fact that it was all in her mind just came off as silly.

I loved this!! I had heard it wasn't that good, but I thought it was so funny!!

I'm a little embarrassed by how much I liked this, but not that embarrassed. It was good! I really like Alex Pettyfer! Too bad he's apparently crazy in real life.

Yep I decided it was time to rewatch this one. Haven't seen it in years! Lewis had never seen the whole thing! It was just as great as the first time I saw it!

Another old one that I decided to watch again. I love that Goo Goo Dolls song in it. I think that's the best part of the movie. Nicholas Cage kinda makes me feel uncomfortable.

I watched the first 2 seasons of this & then started watching season 3 on USA this summer! It is absolutely one of my favorite shows now! I love it so much!!! The dynamic between Neal & Peter is just hilarious.

Another Alex Pettyfer. Lewis and I both really liked this one! It was WAY better than I expected. I'm actually looking forward to the next one!

I've seen all the Jackass movies. I don't know why I like them so much, but I do! I watched this about a week before Ryan Dunn died in Pennsylvania. Sad.

Okay, confession: I watched this twice while I had it rented. I was absolutely shocked by how much I liked it! I made Lewis watch it with me the second time and he kinda liked it! He goes, "I hate to admit that this almost makes me like him."

Action. Russell Crowe. Not too bad!

We didn't even finish this one. We just didn't like it that much.

I fell asleep halfway through this one. I never do that. Obviously it wasn't that appealing.

I thought this was really cute and funny! I actually kinda want to watch it again! I'm excited about seeing Friends With Benefits and comparing the two!

This is another TV show I finally started watching. I don't like it as much as White Collar or Grey's Anatomy, but I did like it & I'll be adding it to my DVR list for the fall.

Friday, June 17, 2011

New Harry Potter Trailer!

My excitement for this movie is just crazy! I get goose bumps on my whole body when I watch this trailer.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Fall TV List

All the networks have been announcing their Fall TV Schedules & I am overall really happy!! There are a few shows that I'm sad have been canceled (Hellcats, Off the Map, Mr. Sunshine), but there are also a bunch of new shows I can't wait to watch! 

First, let's talk about what I'm excited is returning! (In no particular order)

Fox, Mondays at 9pm
I can't believe that Cuddy isn't coming back, but I do feel like House is still giving us crazy storylines that have me completely on the edge of my seat. One main example: House's absolutely insane & disturbing surgery on himself in this week's episode. OMG.

Fox, Tuesdays at 8pm
Of course, this is just amazing and it makes me really happy and I want it to keep coming back year after year. And I'm ready for Finn & Rachel to be back together. And definitely for Puck to stir up some trouble next season. I feel like he wasn't enough of a troublemaker this season.

Raising Hope
Fox, Tuesdays at 9:30pm
While this isn't one of my absolute favorites, it does make me laugh regularly & I think that's all you can ask for.

Fox, Thursdays at 9pm
I absolutely cannot wait for the finale tonight to find out if Booth & Bones did it! LOL. I will keep watching this one even though they completely  make me angry regularly with there back & forth kind of junk between the two of them. It's been way too long. Just let them get together already!

NBC, Tuesdays at 10pm
If you are a parent or you have parents or you have siblings (which I should've covered everyone by now), you should be watching this show. It's beautiful and challenging and funny and just a really lovely family show.

The Office
NBC, Thursdays at 9pm
So curious about next season without Steve Carell!

ABC, Mondays at 10pm
Eh, it'll remain on my DVR, but depending on how the beginning of next season goes, this one could be off after a few episodes.

Modern Family
ABC, Wednesdays at 9pm
Hilarious. Keep 'em coming.

Happy Endings
ABC, Wednesdays at 9:30pm
This was a midseason pickup this year & I have been so surprised by how much I LOVE it! It's just hilarious! The combo of those 6 characters is really great! It's right up there with the Friends or How I Met Your Mother or Big Bang Theory combo of characters for me. I hope it has a great second season!
Grey's Anatomy
ABC, Thursdays at 9pm
I just never get tired of this show.

Private Practice
ABC, Thursdays at 10pm
Okay, this is one I just started watching a couple months ago & I'm within half a season of being caught up. Thank you, Hulu Plus, for having the whole fourth season available to me! I love this!

CW, Tuesdays at 8pm
Loving this one still, too! Is Naomi really pregnant?? Because I feel like she's lying to get the nerd to stick around.

Big Bang Theory
CBS, Thursdays at 8pm
This is just one of the best shows on tv. If it didn't come back, I would freak out.

Cougar Town
ABC, Wednesdays at 9pm (midseason)
Coming back mid-season - really?? This show is awesome!!!!!

Gossip Girl
CW, Mondays at 8pm
Love this! I really wanted Chuck & Blair to get together again, but I kinda get it. Maybe she'll really get to be a princess! And I now need to read The Beautiful and Damned this summer.

How I Met Your Mother
CBS, Mondays at 8pm
Barney is getting married?!? When do we get to meet the mother???

The Vampire Diaries
CW, Thursdays at 8pm
This is my favorite show on TV right now. I am so curious about everything coming up next season! Cannot believe Jenna is dead. Kinda ready for Elena & Damon to get together for a while. Cannot believe Stefan is bad again!!!

Saturday Night Live
NBC, Saturdays at 11:30pm
I mean, really, it's just a TV legend. It must continue.

Project Runway All-Stars
Excited about this - don't know when it comes on, though!

Now, the one I'm not in favor of returning...

One Tree Hill
CW, Tuesdays (midseason)
Yes, I have been a One Tree Hill fan for a really long time now. I have been in support of it returning every year that it's been on. But this season, they ended it perfectly. Everyone is happy. Everyone has a baby or someone who loves them or has somehow made amends or whatever. It's just all wrapped up. What else is there to do? Especially in only 13 episodes of a mid-season pickup? I feel like it will just be creating drama for no reason. I wish they had just left this one alone. The finale this season was a perfect ending to the show & I just don't know if I'll continue watching it next season. I wish they would go out strong & positive. I mean, Jamie running across the bridge with the basketball & the Keith Scott motors sweatshirt?? How much more perfect of an ending do you need??

And the new shows I will be trying out in the fall are...

New Girl
Fox, Tuesdays at 9pm
Zooey Deschanel is coming to TV! Of course I will be watching. I don't even know what the show is about, but I'm there.

ABC, Wednesdays at 8:30pm
I was not really interested in this one, but then I watched the preview. It looks funny! And it's a dad/daughter show & I'm always up for giving those a shot.

Once Upon a Time
ABC, Sundays at 8pm
Jennifer Morrison & Ginnifer Goodwin star in this show about a city where fairy tales are coming true. Cheesy? Maybe. Interesting to me? Definitely. I'll give it a shot.

Secret Circle
CW, Thursdays at 9pm
This is starring Brit Robertson, who I loved in Life Unexpected. It's based on more books by LJ Smith, who wrote The Vampire Diaries. I'll be reading the books this summer & adding this to my DVR this fall! I'm definitely interested!

Hart of Dixie
CW, Mondays at 9pm
Rachel Bilson is returning to TV. I think she's adorable & I've liked pretty much everything else she's been in. Plus it's on the CW & I tend to like most things on the CW, so I'm in to give it a shot!

CW, Tuesdays at 9pm
Sarah Michelle Gellar. On the CW. As a monumental Buffy fan, I feel like I need to offer no other explanation.

What are you looking forward to in Fall TV??

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Return to My So-Called Life

I finished Season 1 aka the entire series of  My So-Called Life last night. I've been watching it on DVD for the last couple of weeks. It is so strange how something that so perfectly hit home for me in middle school and high school can somehow be completely off base and completely perfect still at the exact same time when I re-watch it at 26 years old. It was an interesting journey, following along this time.

My initial thoughts were as follows:

Why did I like this so much?
Wow Jordan Catalano is still all that.
How do shows from the 90's get me saying things like "all that" again?
This 90's music is fabulous.I had totally forgotten about Toad the Wet Sprocket!
Why is he always leaning? Oh right, because he's high!
(I just like how he's always leaning. Against stuff. He leans great. - Angela)
Good looks are just not enough to overlook illiteracy.
Claire Danes is a fabulous actress.
This reminds me so much of how I felt in high school!
(Huge events take place on this earth every day. Earthquakes, hurricanes…even glaciers move. So why couldn't he just...look at me? - Angela)
Some of this reminds me so much of how I feel now!
(This life has been a test. If it had been an actual life, you would have received instructions on where to go and what to do. - Angela)
I love Rayanne Graff.
Wow I remember why I liked this so much.
(Sometimes it seems like we're all living in some kind of prison, and the crime is how much we hate ourselves. It's good to get really dressed up once in a while, and admit the truth -- that when you really look closely, people are so strange and so complicated that they're actually...beautiful. Possibly even me. - Angela)
Why in the world did this get canceled???
(People always say how you should be yourself. Like yourself is this definite thing, like a toaster or something. Like you know what it is, even. But every so often, I'll have, like, a moment when just being myself, and my life, like, right where I am, is, like, enough. - Angela)

As you can see, many of these thoughts were related to Jordan Catalano - as I'm sure most girl's thoughts are when they watch it. (Remember when Jared Leto looked like that & not like he does now!) The rest of them are just all the reasons why people loved this show! It hits home to people. I remember that feeling of not knowing who I was and not knowing exactly how to find out. I remember the feeling of not wanting to be like your parents, not exactly trying to rebel, but trying to find some way to identify where you become separate from them. I remember feeling awkward & uncomfortable with my looks, my body, the way my life - physically and emotionally was just changing. It's a rough time and some part of that continues throughout your adult life because life continues to change and move on. We have to adapt, discover a new version of ourselves that works for this stage.

There are so many quotes from the show that leave you thinking "um heck yes that is exactly what I'm thinking!" Even now - at 26. I'm no longer a teenager. I'm no longer interested in the "Jordan Catalanos" of the world. (It's always tempting to lose yourself with someone who's maybe lost themselves. But eventually, you want reality. - Patty) But I'm still struggling to discover who I am, where I fit, what parenting strategy fits me and my family - what insecurities can I overcome today - what decisions are best for me, for my husband, for my daughter. The show is about people. It's about life. And call me too introspective or over-identifying with it, but I think it has something to offer anyone who has ever felt that struggle, that need to find your place in the world.

Sure, there are people who never watched the show, never liked the show, even today would probably not identify with it. But I did. A lot. Again. At 26.
(Sometimes someone says something really small and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart. - Angela)

You know how sometimes the last sentence you said, like, echoes in your brain, and it just keeps sounding stupider? And you have to say something else just to make it stop? - Angela

The worst feeling is suddenly realizing that you don't measure up, and that, in the past, when you thought you did, you were a fool. - Angela

There are so many different ways to be connected to people. There are the people you feel this unspoken connection to, even though there's not even a word for it. There's the people who you've known forever who know you in this way that other people can't because they've seen you change. - Angela

You think you understand, but you don't! You just analyze everything until it barely exists. - Angela

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hunger Games Casting: Peeta & Gale

It was just announced that Josh Hutcherson has been cast as Peeta in the upcoming Hunger Games movie.

Liam Hemsworth was cast as Gale.

I can get on board with Liam, but I totally don't see Josh in that role. I'm hoping we don't have another Twilight situation on our hands. I still hate some of the casting in Twilight when I watch it.

I guess we'll see. I'm going to rent The Kids are All Right so I can get a better idea of what I think of Josh. You can see Liam in The Last Song.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

American Idol Season 10 Picks #3

These are my favorites from last night!

Casey Abrams
He's still towards the top of my list. Smells Like Teen Spirit is not the greatest vocal performance, but he's got some guts to perform that & he totally pulled it off!! I loved when they used the word fearless to describe him!

Lauren Alaina
She had a much better song choice & did a much better job last night! I just think she's adorable!

Stefano Langone
He hasn't been my favorite really, but I thought he did really well last night & I love that song!

Pia Toscano
She can just sing. Dang. Every time I'm like "this girl is crazy amazing."

Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss Everdeen

Jennifer Lawrence has officially been cast as Katniss Everdeen in the upcoming movie version of The Hunger Games!! She wasn't my first choice, but I'm totally happy with this choice! I'm leaning towards Alex Pettyfer or Hunter Parrish as Peeta. I guess we'll know soon who they pick for that!!

What do you think of Jennifer Lawrence playing Katniss Everdeen?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

American Idol Season 10 Picks #2

Here's my Top 3 from last night:

Casey Abrams

James Durbin

Pia Toscano

Not necessarily in that order.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

American Idol Season 10 Picks: Girls

 I thought the girls just really weren't as great as the guys last night. Oh well, here are the five I'd pick to go through, even though I wasn't totally obsessed with all five of them.

Lauren Alaina

Kendra Chantelle

Naima Adedapo

Pia Toscano

Thia Megia

Click here to see the full list of contestants.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

American Idol Season 10 Picks

I'm actually loving this new season of American Idol!! While I adore Steven Tyler & I think Jennifer Lopez is beautiful, the judges aren't really what's doing it for me. What's really working for me is the fact that they finally have TALENT back on the show!!! Here are my top 5 guy picks from last night's episode:

Casey Abrams

Jacob Lusk

James Durbin

Paul McDonald

Scotty McCreery

The one I'm hoping gets picked on a wild card: Brett Loewenstern

Click here for the full list of contestants! I'm excited to see the girls tonight!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscars 2011

Favorite Dress: Mila Kunis in Elie Saab

Least Favorite Dress: Nicole Kidman in Christian Dior
It looks like a napkin or a table runner.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Oscar Picks 2011!

I'm preparing for my Annual Oscar Party!! It's low-key this year, but I'm still really excited! I think I'm most excited about James Franco & Anne Hathaway hosting! It's going to be a great show! Obviously some of these are just major guesses, but here are my Oscar picks this year:

Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3
Art Direction: Inception
Cinematography: Black Swan
Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland
Directing: The Social Network
Documentary (Feature): Inside Job
Documentary (Short Subject): Strangers No More
Film Editing: The Social Network
Foreign Language Film: Biutiful
Makeup: The Wolfman
Music (Original Score): Inception
Music (Original Song): "We Belong Together" (from Toy Story 3)
Best Picture: The Social Network
Short Film (Animated): The Gruffalo
Short Film (Live Action): Wish 143
Sound Editing: Inception
Sound Mixing: True Grit
Visual Effects: Alice in Wonderland
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): The Social Network
Writing (Original Screenplay): The Kids Are All Right

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I Am Number Four

I really had very little interest in seeing this movie.

Then I found out Dianna Agron is in the movie. And I love Glee. Then I found out she's dating the dude in the movie. Then I saw him on Ellen. Then I saw this trailer with the Adele song "Rolling in the Deep."

Now I really want to see it! And I think my breaking point was the song in the trailer! That just shows you how much music does for me. I love that song.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Hunger Games Fantasy Casting

If you haven't yet read The Hunger Games trilogy (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay), I highly recommend you step away from your computer, go buy them & start reading immediately. They are so awesome!! I like them as much as Twilight & they're not nearly as cheesy as Twilight, so I think they are appealing to a wider audience. Here's the plot description from the book website:
Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives.

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.

Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Lionsgate has acquired the rights to the movie adaptation of the books and they recently announced a release date of March 23, 2012! No casting decisions have been announced, so I decided to do my own fantasy casting. I've never done one of these before and I'm only doing the main characters because doing these things really stresses me out! I have such a hard time picking just one person for each role. I did Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Haymitch, Cinna, President Snow & Effie.

All character descriptions are taken from Wikipedia.

Katniss Everdeen: Katniss is sixteen years old and is described as having long, black hair, usually in a braid, gray eyes, and olive skin. She is small in stature and light for her age, being one of the smallest tributes in her games, but due to her outdoor life, she is strong for her size. Collins has described Katniss as being an independent survivalist, lethal, but good at thinking outside the box.

My pick: Emily Browning
Strangely enough, she was also my original pick for Bella in Twilight. She'll have to get a tan, but I think she could totally pull off the hardcore, but fairly naive thing.

Peeta Mellark: Peeta has blue eyes, and is described by Katniss as being "medium height, stocky build, blond hair that falls in waves over his forehead." Peeta thinks very well on his feet and has a very likable personality and a flair for showmanship.

My pick: Hunter Parrish
He was who I pictured through the whole book. I know he's not "stocky," but he could gain some weight. I love him in Weeds & I loved him being so cute in It's Complicated & I just think he'd do really great!

Gale Hawthorne: Gale has the common look in District 12: black hair, olive skin, and gray eyes. When he first met Katniss at the age of fourteen he was already over six feet tall. He is described as being very handsome and masculine. Gale is good at keeping things under control and does not get angry very often, though he often rants and mimicks the Capitol.Katniss describes him as "a rebel since birth".

My pick: Michael Trevino
He plays Tyler on Vampire Diaries & I love Vampire Diaries!! I just think he'd do good for this part, too. Seeing him be the werewolf on Vampire Diaries shows that he can be more strong & defiant, plus he could definitely be all angry at the Capitol. He's been pretty broody on the show.

Haymitch Abernathy: Haymitch is described as a "paunchy, middle-aged man." He is often not sober due to his drinking problem. Haymitch's most notable trait were his grey eyes, and black hair as almost every member of the Seam. Haymitch can sometimes be extremely rude when he is intoxicated. However, he displays much kindness and honesty toward Katniss, and often tells her exactly what might happen without worrying about scaring her. He is often used as a comic relief in a way with his sarcasm.

My pick: Joaquin Phoenix
Just read that description again & I feel like I need no further explanation as to why I see Joaquin for this part. He's perfect!

Cinna: Most people who live in the Capitol follow very absurd fashion trends. This is not the case for Cinna, who normally wore simple black clothing. His one strange fashion choice was gold eyeliner, which brings out the gold flecks in his green eyes. Other then that, Cinna looked very normal, with close cropped natural dark brown hair. Cinna is described as being a very sweet, lovely, enigmatic person who takes pride in his work. He is also a very caring person. (Description from The Hunger Games wiki)

My pick: James McAvoy
He is just different enough to be from the Capitol, but just normal enough to be as kind as they describe him. He's clearly intelligent & after Wanted, I think he definitely has that strong quality that Cinna shows in later books. I think he'd be really fun in this part!

President Snow: The main antagonist of the series, President Snow is the extremely evil ruler of the Capitol and all of Panem. Though laid back, he is full of sadistic thoughts. President Snow is described as having very puffy lips which was most likely from an appearance altering operation that is very popular in the Capitol. Katniss describes him as exuding a smell of blood and roses.

My pick: Tim Curry
He would completely creep me out in this role! He's got that fake nice thing going on - remember him in Home Alone 2 or Annie?? He's also totally creepy & he's got not super tiny lips like some of the other people I've seen suggested. He could pull this off in a wonderfully awful way!

Effie Trinket: Effie has bright pink hair, speculated to be a wig - as she gives speeches, she constantly has to get it under control. She is very strict about manners and is always punctual.

My pick: Meryl Streep
Think The Devil Wears Prada mixed with pink hair. I love it!

Here's my favorite site right now with some casting picks! I found some inspiration on there & chose others on my own. Several of them I just had in my mind throughout the books!

Who are your casting pics??

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