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Happy Hunger Games! My film favorites.

28 Mar

Happy Hunger Games, everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the movie as much as I did.

As should come as no surprise, I headed down to Aventura last Thursday night for the midnight showing — arriving about an hour early so I could be sure to secure a solid spot.

The theater was packed, and the crowd was pretty crazy. A woman behind me was dressed as Effie Trinket, the District 12 escort — complete with a pink wig and flower headdress. A line of pre-teens was practically lined out the door to take a photo with her.

I wish I had half her patience. While I was definitely not the oldest one there, I was far from the youngest. As happy as I was to see the movie, I don’t know that I could I have listened to one more girl discuss how much they loved Peeta. (Not to mention — I totally missed the entire Breaking Dawn: Part 2 teaser because the crowd couldn’t stop shrieking for the 20-second clip. Lame.)

But alas, the movie started and it was absolutely incredible. This post will focus on my favorite scenes, the scenes that surprised me the most and the scenes I wanted to see but didn’t. Let me know what you thought by leaving a comment below.

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The Hunger Games: My Top 10 most anticipated scenes

21 Mar

After weeks of anticipation, the 74th Hunger Games are finally upon us! The midnight showing kicks off tomorrow night, and thanks to my good friend Katie — who introduced me to the books by Suzanne Collins— I’ve already bought my ticket.

I just finished Mockingjay, and while I may be new to the series, there were a number of scenes that stuck out. Since I’ve spent the past two weeks trying to decipher exactly how the director is going to handle key scenes, I’ve decided to dedicate this post to the 10 that I am most excited to see on the big screen.

Read on and let me know what you’re most excited to see, but be warned — there will be spoilers.

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The Hunger Games: My Top 10

21 Mar

After weeks of anticipation, the 74th Hunger Games are finally upon us! The midnight showing kicks off tomorrow night, and thanks to my good friend Katie — who introduced me to the books by Suzanne Collins— I’ve already bought my ticket.

I just finished Mockingjay, and while I may be new to the series, there were a number of scenes that stuck out. Since I’ve spent the past two weeks trying to decipher exactly how the director is going to handle key scenes, I’ve decided to dedicate this post to the 10 that I am most excited to see on the big screen.

Read on and let me know what you’re most excited to see, but be warned — there will be spoilers.

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“The Rum Diary” – as seen by a H.S.T. fan

9 Nov

It’s been a while since The Rum Diary hit audiences, but it should come as no surprise that Addam and I were at the theater on opening night. Unfortunately as excited, and as nervous, as I was to see Hunter S. Thompson’s first published work on film, I found the movie very disappointing.

After work I biked over to South Beach, where I met with Addam. We had about three hours to kill, so we had a couple of drinks by the beach and shared a meal at a nearby hookah bar before making our way to the theater.

The theater was HUGE, and so were the advertisements. The show was practically sold out, so Addam and I had to sit separately. As frustrating as it was to have to watch the movie alone, at that point nothing could get to me. I first read the book as a freshman in college and had been patiently waiting for the movie for about six years.

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