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Johnny Depp with a curly mustache, yes please

You know if Johnny Depp is in the movie I will watch it. Because. He’s Johnny Depp.

So, I saw Mortdecai come through my inbox and I thought, what the heck is that!? Then I opened it and read through to see it’s a new comedy movie coming from Lionsgate.

The premise is that Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) is faced with a mysteriously missing piece of art, he’s forced to set out on an international adventure to uncover the stolen item that may hold the code to unlimited wealth. Will his outstanding charm and good looks be enough to complete this mission?

The film stars Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, with Jeff Goldblum, and Paul Bettany.

MORTDECAI opens nationwide FEBRUARY 6, 2015!

Coldplay will release the first track from the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

coldplay-atlas-catching-fireMultiplatinum recording artist Coldplay will release the first track from the official soundtrack album for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, it was announced today by Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Republic Records, marking the first time Coldplay has ever recorded an original song for a motion picture. The song, titled “Atlas,” is scheduled to be available via iTunes and all digital retailers on August 26, 2013. Republic Records is again teaming up with Lionsgate to release the soundtrack in advance of Lionsgate distributing the film on screens worldwide on November 22, 2013.

“I have great respect and admiration for Coldplay, and we are thrilled with how well they have connected to the themes and ideas within the film,” said filmmaker Francis Lawrence. “Their unwavering passion and excitement for the project elevated the collaboration even further, and we can’t wait to share this music with audiences around the world.”

“We are so honored that Coldplay, one of the iconic rock bands of our generation, will perform the first song out on the new soundtrack,” said Tracy McKnight, Lionsgate’s Head of Film Music. “Knowing that Chris Martin is a fan of the books makes this even more meaningful. The Coldplay single underscores the stature of recording artists we’ve assembled for this powerful soundtrack.”

Monte Lipman, Chairman & CEO of Republic Records, stated, “The creative alliance between Coldplay and The Hunger Games franchise will create a level of excitement and anticipation of epic proportions.”

The Hunger Games – March 23

A film adaptation of a stupendously successful book always makes me a little apprehensive.  When the source material is as astounding as Suzanne Collins‘ The Hunger Games is, adapting it to film comes with immense pressure to live up to all expectations.  Watching both theatrical trailers and the sneak peak on the official The Hunger Games movie site has calmed my anxiety somewhat, though.  I won’t fully know until I witness the entire movie if it lives up to the fame the novel has created but I think people are going to like what they see in three weeks and you’ll be hearing of the blockbuster take from the box office the following Monday.

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games.  A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy.  If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

You may not know some of the names of the starring cast such as Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth  (you might though) but rest assured after this movie opens you’ll know them all.  Woody Harrelson and Lenny Kravitz (yes, Lenny Kravitz) also star in the film.  I’ll also say this film features a heavyweight in the motion picture world in the form of Donald Sutherland.  If he’s involved, you know something good is coming!

March 23rd marks the official release date of Lionsgate Films‘ The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross, nationwide.

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