At this point, it seems like The Hunger Games will be a slideshow of moody profile portraits and outdoorsy stills, but Lionsgate is determined to prove that it's going to be a real movie -- with another outdoorsy still. Here, Jennifer Lawrence (as the fearsome Katniss Everdeen) raises her bow and arrow to fire. Where's she aiming? Debate with us after the jump.
There are mere days left until Halloween, and you're still scrambling for a costume that reflects your savvy Movieline-reading film knowledge? The perfect outfit that screams, "Look at me, I watch more movies than you, plebian sexy fill-in-the-blank!" Movieline's staff have culled a litany of costume ideas for you, inspired by indie art films and big Hollywood hits alike, either from this year at the movies or from the future. Dive in to find the greatest relevant Halloween costume ideas of the year!
Earlier in the day at the Cannes Film Festival without her infamous co-star and friend Mel Gibson on hand, Jodie Foster put on a brave face for press, anticipating that their dark comedy The Beaver might be better received in Europe than it was stateside where it's grossed only $311, 588 in limited release since May 6. Open minds in Cannes might also be why Gibson did in fact make a rare public appearance Tuesday night at the film's premiere.
Although he's avoided public appearances and kept press engagements to a minimum in the lead up to the premiere of The Beaver, Mel Gibson might yet show up at the Cannes Film Festival. According to a rep for The Beaver's French distributor, Gibson "is coming to Cannes," though his camp says it's still up in the air. Gauging public support, perhaps? Will the French lead by example and embrace the embattled filmmaker with open arms? [THR]
Few details are known about Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, the science fiction follow-up to Blomkamp's Oscar-nominated District 9 that's currently in pre-production for a 2013 release. But Elysium co-star Jodie Foster, who'll star alongside Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner, and Matt Damon in the film, shared a few details of her character and the film's CG element with Movieline during a recent sit-down in Los Angeles.
The great thing about the massive program at the SXSW Film Festival, which starts this week, is that it runs so deep and it takes so many chances, whether on up-and-coming directors, megastars in need of PR miracles (looking at you, Mel), or random collaborations between artists so awesome, the mere idea of them working together blows your mind (four words: Die Antwoord + Harmony Korine). But many of these folks have a lot riding on their SXSW debuts. Movieline names 10 films and filmmakers with something big prove this week in Austin.