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All hail The Hunger Games

Elle Canada
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All hail The Hunger Games

While everyone with a pulse, even a thready one, already knows that The Hunger Games is like THE cultural event of, well, March at least, the film’s early success was proven beyond a doubt by midnight last night, when The Hunger Games grossed the highest ever box office total for a non-sequel (meaning it beat everything but those pesky Potter and Twihard flicks). First off, I couldn’t be happier that we’re finally lining up (and taking the day off, while wearing a specially made T-shirt in the case of my friend Steve) to see a blockbuster with an ass-kicking leading lady, instead of a sad sack wimp (you know who you are, Bella). Katniss Everdeen is not a oh-please-save-me-shirtless-guy character. She shoots a crossbow and is a lot less pouty about her own love triangle. Already a winning combination! But what do I really want to talk about? The fashion, obviously. Both on and off screen—because the film’s tag line “the world will be watching” has never been truer for leading lady Jennifer Lawrence. [caption id="attachment_9666" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Courtesy of Calvin Klein Collection"] [/caption] The off-screen highlight At the screening sponsored this week by Calvin Klein, Lawrence showed she’s more than able to handle the spotlight. Her emerald Calvin Klein Collection dress was flawless, but Lawrence herself stole the spotlight (with a supporting role given to her boobs). [caption id="attachment_9667" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Courtesy of Lionsgate Films"] [/caption] The onscreen highlight Seriously, if you’re not wearing a Katniss style side braid by now, you might as well just end it. This is the most coveted do since Rachel on Friends. If you don’t know how to plait your hair, you best learn. [caption id="attachment_9671" align="aligncenter" width="440" caption="Courtesy of Lionsgate Films"] [/caption] Weirdest onscreen similarity Does anyone else think that Elizabeth Banks’ character Effie Trinket looks a lot like Alexis Mabille’s Spring 2012 Couture Collection? Fancy rose hats, bold colours and severe makeup… [caption id="attachment_9672" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Courtesy of Alexis Mabille"] [/caption] Who wins this round?
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All hail The Hunger Games