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(Daily Mail)   "The Hunger Games" producers realize that nothing sells $10 movie tickets better than putting your new hot 21-year old star's assets on display   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 195
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2012-03-21 01:53:02 PM

algrant33: Ready-made lesbian fantasy:


Michael Fassbender has probably done that.
 
2012-03-21 02:02:12 PM
Oh, wait - it's not an illustrated story about Liam Hemsworth.

Moving on ...
 
2012-03-21 02:13:47 PM
Well, some of those actresses certainly look like they could use a sandwich. Maybe they're method actors.
 
2012-03-21 02:34:18 PM
i'm sorry, but you morons who think the books were any good are just that, morons. they're in the same class as Twilight and Harry Potter, they all are incredibly bad literature disguised as...incredibly bad stories. there are countless other books in their respective genres that are better written, with better plotlines, better character development, etc etc.

and yes, i've read them. not by choice, but i did.

it's an incredible shame that we've become so idiotic as a culture that we're letting 13 year old girls dictate what's worth reading.
 
2012-03-21 02:39:33 PM

TheraTx: That coward David Lopan: It's like she's a young, hot, Renee Zellweger with a much better body.

this is what I see


Words with my Fark handle in hyperlink?
 
2012-03-21 02:42:06 PM

aharown: i'm sorry, but you morons who think the books were any good are just that, morons. they're in the same class as Twilight and Harry Potter, they all are incredibly bad literature disguised as...incredibly bad stories. there are countless other books in their respective genres that are better written, with better plotlines, better character development, etc etc.

and yes, i've read them. not by choice, but i did.

it's an incredible shame that we've become so idiotic as a culture that we're letting 13 year old girls dictate what's worth reading.




pichars.org

/link is hot
 
2012-03-21 02:47:13 PM
oh, you can like it all you want. i don't care. just admit that the only redeeming quality about it is that it pleases you, inexplicably. and that you're willing to let 13 year old girls be your primary determiner of quality.
 
2012-03-21 02:50:57 PM

aharown: i'm sorry, but you morons who think the books were any good are just that, morons. they're in the same class as Twilight and Harry Potter, they all are incredibly bad literature disguised as...incredibly bad stories. there are countless other books in their respective genres that are better written, with better plotlines, better character development, etc etc.

and yes, i've read them. not by choice, but i did.

it's an incredible shame that we've become so idiotic as a culture that we're letting 13 year old girls dictate what's worth reading.


Boy I wish I were as awesome as you
 
2012-03-21 02:50:59 PM

aharown: oh, you can like it all you want. i don't care. just admit that the only redeeming quality about it is that it pleases you, inexplicably. and that you're willing to let 13 year old girls be your primary determiner of quality.


You've trolled enough now.
 
2012-03-21 02:53:59 PM

aharown: oh, you can like it all you want. i don't care. just admit that the only redeeming quality about it is that it pleases you, inexplicably. and that you're willing to let 13 year old girls be your primary determiner of quality.


too old
 
2012-03-21 02:54:42 PM

aharown: oh, you can like it all you want. i don't care. just admit that the only redeeming quality about it is that it pleases you, inexplicably. and that you're willing to let 13 year old girls be your primary determiner of quality.


What on earth are you doing here on the Fark Entertainment tab? Were you expecting discussions of classic literature? You've done your job denigrating the unwashed masses. I will happily concede your almighty superiority. Kindly move on.
 
2012-03-21 02:55:41 PM
I'm not trolling, I'm 100% serious. The only literature countless adult Americans have read in the last 10 years are Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games. I find this phenomenon incredibly sad and pathetic.
 
2012-03-21 02:57:43 PM

Moopy Mac: Surly U. Jest: SuperChuck: Strike a pose: Isabelle Fuhrman (L) and Irina Shayk both opted for a simple colour palette when choosing their outfits

Is it just me or do both of them have huge heads?

Back in grad school I had a propaganda professor who came up with what he called the Theory of the Grotesque. Basically it stated that the talking heads you see on TV are famous because their heads are larger than average. The more famous, the more grotesquely large their head.

So yes, huge heads.

I hope that professor isn't trying to take credit for coming up with that on his own. That's a very well accepted "concept" in Hollywood/television.


It was 20 years ago, so I might be a bit fuzzy with the memory.
 
2012-03-21 03:01:42 PM

aharown: and yes, i've read them. not by choice, but i did.


So...your eighth grade homeroom teacher made it required reading then?
 
2012-03-21 03:02:14 PM

aharown: I'm not trolling, I'm 100% serious. The only literature countless adult Americans have read in the last 10 years are Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games. I find this phenomenon incredibly sad and pathetic.


Yes ... you've suitably lorded your superior intellect over the unwashed masses.

Perhaps you should set up a website where people submit book titles to you to see if they are worthy of being read? Or maybe you could write the perfect novel as you are so obviously capable of it ... that way you could enlighten us all as to what real literature should be.
 
2012-03-21 03:05:29 PM

aharown: I'm not trolling, I'm 100% serious. The only literature countless adult Americans have read in the last 10 years are Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games. I find this phenomenon incredibly sad and pathetic.


I read at least one novel a week. But here's the thing. Not everything I read has to be some great literature. Sometimes, I want a familiar feeling story with some action, explosions and lots of dying. There are times when that's all I'm looking for. Not some life changing experience.

Same thing with movies, boy. Not every movie I watch has to be another Smoke Signals or American Beauty. Sometimes, I just want to kick back and watch Die Hard.

The problem comes from which books are suitable to make into moves and which aren't. Hunger Games and Harry Potter (Twitards can EABOD and DIAF) lend themselves to the cinematic adventure movie. That's why they get made.

So no, they're not great literature. But damnit, boy, they are a fun read.
 
2012-03-21 03:12:22 PM
aharown: i'm sorry, but you morons who think the books were any good are just that, morons...it's an incredible shame that we've become so idiotic as a culture that we're letting 13 year old girls dictate what's worth reading.

And you don't even own a TV, am I right!?
 
2012-03-21 03:19:24 PM
I watch plenty of tv. Crap as well as quality, I'm not ashamed to admit. But I will admit that it's crap, even if it entertains me.

There are great vampire novels out there. There are great post-apocalyptic survival novels out there. I imagine there are even great ones set in a gladiator type arena. These books don't qualify. If you were entertained by them, so be it. To my mind, the only redemptive quality they have is that they managed to convince young children that books, sometimes apparently very long books, are worth reading. But as literature, even of this genre (and I'm a huge fantasy buff, personally), they're crap.

Just calling a spade a spade.
 
2012-03-21 03:19:32 PM

aharown: I'm not trolling, I'm 100% serious. The only literature countless adult Americans have read in the last 10 years are Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games. I find this phenomenon incredibly sad and pathetic.


Who cares?? People who wouldn't normally read are reading. Stephenie Meyer and J.K. Rowling collectively have done more to promote adult literacy in the United States than YOU ever have.

Let that thought really sink in. I want you to marinate in the hatred. Twenty million people in the United States read at least one of those books either before or after seeing the movies. At least half of them enjoyed it.
 
2012-03-21 03:21:44 PM
She looks kind of embarrassed.
 
2012-03-21 03:22:32 PM
Winter's Bone was very good.
 
2012-03-21 03:27:08 PM
algrant33 Exactly why should I care that these women have done more to promote literacy than I have? Literacy is nice, but I feel zero call to be out there promoting it. "Let that thought sink in." What utter crap logic. Exactly how is this supposed to make me feel bad?
 
2012-03-21 03:34:31 PM

Mad_Radhu: PizzaJedi81: kingoomieiii: PizzaJedi81: Jennifer Lawrence was in Winter's Bone,

The HBO series with the huge dude from Startgate Atlantis?

No...the Oscar nominated movie. I'm sorry, I thought that would have been obvious from my having said she was nominated for an Oscar for the movie.

The best part of that movie was seeing Patty the Daytime Hooker being a huge biatch, especially when she sucker punches Jennifer Lawrence's character.


I enjoyed watching Sol Star stand down Francis Wolcott in that traffic stop.
 
2012-03-21 03:39:33 PM
for aharown:

i213.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-21 03:40:31 PM

aharown: . But as literature, even of this genre (and I'm a huge fantasy buff, personally), they're crap.

Just calling a spade a spade.


Their primary classification is young adult, not fantasy, and they are better than average in that genre. If you read so few books a year that you have to limit yourself to only works of literature that fine. Plenty of people read enough to finish 1Q84, Dance with Dragons, The Pale King, and Hunger Games and are able to appreciate all of them for what they are.
 
2012-03-21 03:55:07 PM

aharown: But I will admit that it's crap, even if it entertains me.


?

Your argument is going full circle.
 
2012-03-21 03:57:49 PM
Ass, whar ?
 
2012-03-21 04:05:20 PM
When I asked someone about what the Hunger Games was about, she told me it was "Running Man with teenagers".

That's pretty much all she needed to say to get me to buy a ticket. Hunger Games has gotten good reviews so far, so I'm pretty excited to see it.

/loves me some Running Man
 
2012-03-21 04:18:01 PM

aharown: algrant33 Exactly why should I care that these women have done more to promote literacy than I have? Literacy is nice, but I feel zero call to be out there promoting it. "Let that thought sink in." What utter crap logic. Exactly how is this supposed to make me feel bad?


Because there are many other things more "incredibly sad and pathetic" than people reading popular books you don't like. One of them being people not reading at all. Literacy promotes discourse, discourse promotes intelligence and an awareness of the world.

Your reading development probably went from something like "Goodnight Moon" to "Where the Sidewalk Ends" to "Hardy Boys" before delving into "1984" and "Catcher in the Rye", and now to hipster novels nobody's ever heard of. Well, a lot of people stopped at Hardy Boys. Yes, pathetically formulaic, but only after you've read the 40th one in the series do you realize that.

I'd rather have people reading pure shiat for the fun of it than people watching even shiattier pure shiat on TV/movies. At least with reading, there's a chance a little bit of intelligence will accidentally soak in. And friends getting together and talking about books without a pretext of necessity or alcohol to bring them together? People EXCITED to read the next one in the series?? My God, Scotty, the HORROR.
 
2012-03-21 04:27:27 PM

Lollipop165: When I asked someone about what the Hunger Games was about, she told me it was "Running Man with teenagers".


But without Richard Dawson :(

But with Elizabeth Banks :)
 
2012-03-21 04:30:44 PM

algrant33: Because there are many other things more "incredibly sad and pathetic" than people reading popular books you don't like. One of them being people not reading at all. Literacy promotes discourse, discourse promotes intelligence and an awareness of the world.


...and to clearly illustrate the personal benefit to YOU above and beyond the humanitarian benefits (because I KNOW you'll ask)...

...More people with intelligence and an awareness of the world results in fewer complete idiots you have to encounter on a daily basis. Which lowers your stress level. Which makes you less angry. Which causes you to stop spewing vitriol on anonymous Internet message boards about how it's stupid that something you've never read is so popular, when you've read SO MANY other books which are written much better. In your opinion.
 
2012-03-21 04:32:53 PM

Lollipop165: When I asked someone about what the Hunger Games was about, she told me it was "Running Man with teenagers".

That's pretty much all she needed to say to get me to buy a ticket. Hunger Games has gotten good reviews so far, so I'm pretty excited to see it.

/loves me some Running Man


follow me lightbulb
 
2012-03-21 04:39:46 PM

ElusiveWookiee: Did anybody see her on Letterman last night? No amount of jiggling during her entrance could make up for how horrible that interview was.


I would need to see evidence of said jiggling before I could tell you how much of the interview I could sit through.
 
2012-03-21 04:54:06 PM

aharown: i'm sorry, but you morons who think the books were any good are just that, morons. they're in the same class as Twilight and Harry Potter, they all are incredibly bad literature disguised as...incredibly bad stories. there are countless other books in their respective genres that are better written, with better plotlines, better character development, etc etc.

and yes, i've read them. not by choice, but i did.

it's an incredible shame that we've become so idiotic as a culture that we're letting 13 year old girls dictate what's worth reading.


You did one better than me if you read them. I got about 1/3 way into the first book and couldn't stand the simple sentences. It was really, simple, barebones English, and not in the good way like Hemingway.

A sample:
"But Prim begged so hard, cried even, I had to let him stay. It turned out okay. My mother got rid of the vermin and he's a born mouser. Even catches the occasional rat. "

This language is sparse, but sparse can be okay. Hemingway lived in sparse language, but in his case it was a honed skill from being a journalist; his work was active and vibrant but this is dead and lifeless.

Harry Potter is a little better, though Rowling could use a good editor. Each book, generally speaking, was a bit more complex than the previous book.

Some good books for teens to read? Try "Call of the Wild" or "The Hobbit". Something classic? "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". Some Others? "Enders Game", "Flowers for Algernon" (both short stories adapted into novels). Just about any Margaret Edwards award winning authors are good choices (some overlap with the novels already mentioned).

Long story short: there is better stuff out there to read.

An aside: from what I read and what my wife told me, actually looks like it could be a cool movie.
 
2012-03-21 04:58:53 PM
Come on people. The man goes out of his way to write comments with no capitalization, pause or logical structure decrying the fall of literature and all you got is a few "what are you doing on fark" comments?
 
2012-03-21 05:17:21 PM
Just back from this movie.

Meh, I liked Rue better.

/Aisle, please.
 
2012-03-21 05:29:24 PM
she looks weird
 
2012-03-21 05:30:37 PM

aharown: i'm sorry, but you morons who think the books were any good are just that, morons. they're in the same class as Twilight and Harry Potter, they all are incredibly bad literature disguised as...incredibly bad stories. there are countless other books in their respective genres that are better written, with better plotlines, better character development, etc etc.

and yes, i've read them. not by choice, but i did.

it's an incredible shame that we've become so idiotic as a culture that we're letting 13 year old girls dictate what's worth reading.


It's a young adult book adapted into a young adult movie. Not every big fad is directed solely at you.
 
2012-03-21 05:50:13 PM
Did anyone notice that she has nice boobs yet?
 
2012-03-21 05:51:31 PM
Anyone else think she looks a little bit like Carla Gugino?

nohway.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-03-21 06:06:03 PM

sure haven't: Can someone please explain what is so 'OMG HUGE' about this movie?

It looks a little contrived to me... but then again, I'm a 30 year old male.


It's trying for the Twilight demographic by making a tween book that's mostly a teen romance with action trappings into a blockbuster. Worked well for Twilight, and to some extend Harry Potter (which wasn't entirely the same kind of story, but became such in the films). It's the current iteration of the blockbuster formula, like how shaky-cam action movies based around MMA stunts was the big thing a few years ago.
 
2012-03-21 06:09:21 PM

aharown: I'm not trolling, I'm 100% serious. The only literature countless adult Americans have read in the last 10 years are Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games. I find this phenomenon incredibly sad and pathetic.


You missed this classic

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-03-21 06:17:20 PM

aharown: The only literature countless adult Americans have read in the last 10 years are Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games.


Stieg Larsson would argue with you, were he not dead. Also George R.R. Martin would probably strangle you with a length of boiled leather then have a nice flagon of Arbor Gold afterwards.
 
2012-03-21 06:22:17 PM

OldManDownDRoad: Mad_Radhu: PizzaJedi81: kingoomieiii: PizzaJedi81: Jennifer Lawrence was in Winter's Bone,

The HBO series with the huge dude from Startgate Atlantis?

No...the Oscar nominated movie. I'm sorry, I thought that would have been obvious from my having said she was nominated for an Oscar for the movie.

The best part of that movie was seeing Patty the Daytime Hooker being a huge biatch, especially when she sucker punches Jennifer Lawrence's character.

I enjoyed watching Sol Star stand down Francis Wolcott in that traffic stop.



He'll always be John Henry to me:

www.rankopedia.com
 
2012-03-21 06:24:45 PM

Lollipop165: When I asked someone about what the Hunger Games was about, she told me it was "Running Man with teenagers".

That's pretty much all she needed to say to get me to buy a ticket. Hunger Games has gotten good reviews so far, so I'm pretty excited to see it.

/loves me some Running Man


Here...Sub-Zero. Now...PLAIN ZERO!
 
2012-03-21 06:40:32 PM

The_Six_Fingered_Man: aharown: The only literature countless adult Americans have read in the last 10 years are Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games.

Stieg Larsson would argue with you, were he not dead. Also George R.R. Martin would probably strangle you with a length of boiled leather then have a nice flagon of Arbor Gold afterwards.


I found the formers novels unreadable; about the time he gets some something remotely more interesting than lawyer tickertape and idle time passing setting up the damned interesting bits, is the time when I said go fark yourself half the novel is driveling horseshiat and I'm tired of it. No, I did not need 200 pages of setup, daily life, affairs, prison, more affairs, etc. It could have been done in a handful. Even 100 would have been tolerable. It simply does not need the backstory he gives it.

And the latter...I've never been inclined to read, I guess. Most of the time the things people clamor over so fervently are good, but for some reason (contrariness, maybe faux-hipsterism, I don't know) I just lose the desire to check them out when every nerd on the net is dropping loads for them. Possibly because of the Da Vinci Code, Twilight, and most other novels which have been overwhelmingly popular at the time. Though the reviews I've heard/read have basically been 'lots of rape. And some pedophilia and incest. And violence'. Which...is not ringing endorsment to me.

When's the last Wheel of time book supposed to come out? I need to pick those up again, haven't read any in 10+ years, but at this point I'll wait till they're done.
 
2012-03-21 06:45:00 PM

kroonermanblack: Though the reviews I've heard/read have basically been 'lots of rape. And some pedophilia and incest. And violence'. Which...is not ringing endorsment to me.


You have to consider the period in which they are set. These things were commonplace then. And violence is kind of the point. They are playing the game of thrones, and in that game, people die. It's war, not a tea party.

But to say that the only literature that adults are reading is crap literature is not only wrong, it's disrespectful to the two I just mentioned.

But I'll say this about Martin. Reading A Song of Fire and Ice has inspired me to return to my own fictional writing, so for that, I am eternally grateful to him.
 
2012-03-21 07:06:48 PM
The original Hunger Game:
www.wired.com
 
2012-03-21 07:10:16 PM

Optimal_Illusion: The original Hunger Game:
[www.wired.com image 500x577]


i151.photobucket.com

I beg to differ--- my lawn, off.
 
2012-03-21 07:27:46 PM
Those tits: Real or Fake
 
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