The Hungry Hungry Hunger Games

It was high school over again. There I was, in a D.C. movie theater, with my childhood friend, waiting in line for a midnight movie premiere.

Elizabeth Banks as Effie and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss

“Patrick, do you think we might be getting…too old for this?”

“No. We look sixteen. Act sixteen. Do something gross, like chew on the end of your hair or something. You used to do that all the time.”

High school trauma aside, all I can say is this: It was totally worth it. It was worth the late night. It was worth the two hour wait. It was worth elbowing through a horde of tweenagers with Liam Hemsworth fetishes just to get a seat. Because The Hunger Games is one badass movie. Continue Reading

Time-waster of the day: March 22, 2012

This movie is actually premiering tonight: real or not real?

THE HUNGER GAMES, THE HUNGER GAMES, duh, we’re talking about The Hunger Games. If you still don’t understand this massive cultural phenomenon about teenagers who brutally murder each other in an epic battle to the death while also dealing with massive amounts of unresolved sexual tension, you should probably read this. (Also, you should probably just stop being so lame and read The Hunger Games over break. Dystopia is the new vampire, haven’t you heard?)

The long-anticipated blockbuster is premiering tonight at midnight after a three-year promotional blitz that produced more than enough Hunger Games-related content to keep you busy while you await the reaping. There are the memes, the parodies, the comical press interviews and even the awkward fan videos.

But seriously, it’s supposed to be, like, 80 degrees out today. Plop yourself down on the Quiet Green and just read (or reread) the freaking book. It shouldn’t take you too long; it’s for 13 year-olds.

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The Housing Games: The Hunger Games at Brown

May the odds ever be in your favor!The Hunger Games movie is coming out this Friday, and to say we’re excited is a bit of an understatement. We’ve listened to the soundtrack, watched the trailers (five times), and even have begun to play the game “RISD outfit or Capitol citizen?”

To celebrate our age-inappropriate excitement for the wholesale, post-apocalyptic slaughter of adolescents, BlogDH reimagines the world of District 12 here on College Hill:

It’s sometime in the indefinite future. Brown’s endowment is gone, and to make money, the Corporation has started The Housing Games—a nationally televised event where Americans can feed their schadenfreude and watch freshman Ivy Leaguers fight to the death.

But freshmen eagerly look forward to the competitions: awaiting everyone in the winner’s dorm is priority housing, early registration, and 500 flex points.

So fame, mortal danger, and a whole lot of Blue Room sandwiches lie ahead.

May the odds ever be in your favor, and let the Housing Games begin!

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Alums who do cool things: Nina Jacobson ’87

The odds are in your favor, Nina Jacobson '87.

The first installment of The Hunger Games trilogy premiered last night in LA. In case you’ve been living under a rock, the movie franchise is kind of a big deal. Here’s an even more exciting tidbit of information: one of the film’s producers was a Brown semiotics concentrator! Nina Jacobson ’87 was recently interviewed by Brown Alumni Mag, and the publication tweeted the article earlier today in honor of yesterday’s premiere. Alas, there was no College Hill pre-screening (that we know of…), so you’ll have to wait until March 23rd to don your Team Peeta/Team Gale shirts.