Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hunger Games movie updates!

I am so very excited about the casting for the Hunger Games. It looks awesome!

Katniss - Oscar-nominated Jennifer Lawrence
Effie - Elizabeth Banks
Haymitch - Woody Harrelson
Caesar - Stanley Tucci
President Snow - Donald Sutherland
Cinna - Lenny Kravitz

I can't wait to see Woody Harrelson as Haymitch!!!!! And Donald Sutherland is going to make one creepy president.

I also just saw that Danny Elfman has beens igned on to do the music, along with T-Bone Burnett. Danny Elfman has done the music for Beetlejuice, Big Fish, Good Will Hunting, Men in Black, Milk, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, among others. T-Bone Burnetthas won a bunch of Grammies and his film work includes composing for films such as Crazy Heart and Walk the Line, and producing soundtracks for O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Across the Universe. He has an Academy Award for the song "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart.

Among other movies, the following have done:
Judianna Makovsky - costume design - X-Men: The Last Stand, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Seabiscuit, and Pleasantville.
Larry Dias - set decoration - Inception, The Village, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and Transformers.
Tom Stern - cinematography for Gran Torino, Letters from Iwo Jima, and Mystic River.
Ve Neill - makeup department head - Pirates of the Caribbean, Amistad, and Edward Scissorhands.

So it seems the movie is in pretty capable hands all the way around.

Supposed to come out in March, 2012!!!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Samuel L. Jackson reads a children's book

Product Description

"A children's book for grown-ups! I really did laugh out loud--hilarious!"
--David Byrne, musician, father of one

"This is the most honest children's book ever written. And it's f*cking hilarious."
--A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically, father of three

"Go the Fuck to Sleep is the secret anthem of tired parents everywhere. Adam Mansbach's homage to the tropes of bedtime stories is pitch perfect, and Ricardo Cortes's stunning illustrations will keep grown-ups and kids alike returning to these pages again and again!"
--Bliss Broyard, author of One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life

Go the Fuck to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don't always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach's verses perfectly capture the familiar--and unspoken--tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, they open up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity.

Yes, it's really a book. The video below is only a picture that stays the same, but the reading by Samuel L Jackson is perfect.