January 23, 2012

It's Almost, But Not Quite...But Almost Here!

January 23rd - What's so special about this day? Well nothing, really. Unless you consider the 55th anniversary of the rollout of the Frisbee by Wham-O to be somehow significant. Or maybe you'll be celebrating Richard Dean Anderson's (MacGyver*, AKA 'I saved the day with only a paper clip and some bubble bath') 62nd birthday? But probably not.

It's far cooler than both of those put together. Cooler than Frisbees and MacGyver??? Yes indeed.

We are now officially only TWO MONTHS away from the Hunger Games movie!! Okay, January 23rd itself isn't all that cool or significant after all, but still. How long now have we been waiting for this movie? Um, awhile (<---that was for you, Erin ☺). I had my reservations, let me tell you, as the release of the trailer grew closer and closer. But when that sucker aired, I think I probably jumped up and down, clapping my hands like an idiot. I may have done something a little like this:


I could not be more satisfied with how they've handled this whole ginormous undertaking. Obviously, the jury's still out until my butt is actually in that theatre chair and the end credits start rolling, but I have high hopes. 

So, unless you're frozen solid under a rock at the bottom of the ocean off the coast of Antarctica, you've probably seen this. And if you've seen it once, you've probably seen it an embarrassingly large number of times since (like me). But in case you haven't, or in case you have a case of the Mondays and could use a little HG pick-me-up, here you go:


In anticipation of this movie's release, and to tease the living heck out of all of us, they've released some pretty great movie pics. The latest I've stumbled across is this one:

And then there's that pic of Effie with the crazy butterfly lashes to kick off the soft launch of Capitol Couture, a mysterious site dedicated to fashion(?)/cosmetics(?)/who really knows(?) to tie in with the HG movie:




Colour me intrigued, but a bit unsure about the appropriateness of all of this given the series' messages. Plus, it feels a little reminiscent of the cheeseball Twilight 'Sparkle Tool Collection'** of hair-styling products released this past fall. Only cooler. Because The Hunger Games is infinitely cooler (and I'd fight you to the death in the arena if you said otherwise).

So, two months to go.... Are you as excited as I am?

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*I'm still totally creeped out when I think about that episode where they did facial reconstruction on a skull with pencil erasers and plasticine...and it totally looked like MacGyver's friend Penny (who I only just found out today was a younger, less Skeletor-like Teri Hatcher - huh). Ughhhhh!

**I did not make this up. If I had personally coined this phrase it would probably have been in reference to the Cullen clan or something a whole lot more low-brow.

11 comments:

  1. Totally in anticipation mode!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Likewise :D I can't believe it's so close now!

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  2. Eeeeeee!!!!! Seriously stoked!!!!! :D (But cooler than MacGyver? Hmmm... ;))

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    1. Definitely cooler than MacGyver. Especially since the dude in question had a mulletesque hairdon't for much of the series run :-)

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  3. Hadn't seen the butterfly lashes before. Awesome.

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    1. Kinda makes you want a pair, doesn't it? :-)

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  4. Yay! :D I cannot wait either...I have watched the trailers many times already and made the hubby watch it several times too lol :D
    I´m not sure he is as excited as I am :-)

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    1. I got to see the trailer in the theatre (at the start of Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 - yes, I did go to that stinker, I'm ashamed to admit) and you could hear a pin drop in there. People were absolutely riveted by the trailer. When it was finished I heard some girl say: "I totally want to see that!" Yeah, me too :D

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  5. I can't really transcribe my scream of anticipation/impatience...two months still seems unbearably long, but the first thing that went up in my classroom this year was a whiteboard with a countdown of the days, so really we've come pretty far...

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    1. You're right about the wait feeling too long :-) Though, I remember when it was still more than 6 months off, so time really has kind of flown.

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  6. I cannot believe that it is so close already. I remember waiting in anticipation last year just for them to finally release who was being cast and now we are down to only 2 more months of waiting!!

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