14 Mar - 'The Hunger Games' premiere

March 14th, 2012.

As previously established, I'm single enough that I can go to premieres. But recently something has intersected that ability. No, not a relationship (are you crazy??) - but a computer game called Mass Effect 3. It's kind of addictive, and awesomely so. However, fortunately, Premieres (still) trump Playstation so off I went to the O2 to see what would go down at the Hunger Games European Premiere:

"The Hunger Games" may seem to have a creepy Twilight-ness vibe about it, however unlike (or should I say 'just like') Twilight, I've read the Hunger Games books and UNLIKE Twilight THESE ones were excellent.

"The Hunger Games" may seem to have a creepy Twilight-ness vibe about it, however unlike (or should I say 'just like') Twilight, I've read the Hunger Games books and UNLIKE Twilight THESE ones were excellent.

Get yo' Merchandise! (but don't stick the pin in too far, it's sharp. We live in an Occupational Health and Safety obsessed world. ps. this movie could/should be violent)

Get yo' Merchandise! (but don't stick the pin in too far, it's sharp. We live in an Occupational Health and Safety obsessed world. ps. this movie could/should be violent)

"Yes, I *am* feeling a bit peckish..." (It's true. I just made a Hunger joke. Sorry)

"Yes, I *am* feeling a bit peckish..." (It's true. I just made a Hunger joke. Sorry)

It's The List - multiple copies thereof, even. Sadly, no Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, or Lenny Kravitz (!) who all have roles in the film. Actually, I don't even think the director showed. What... the EUROPEAN premiere isn't enough to get out of bed for? I gave up an evening of Mass Effect 3 for this!!

It's The List - multiple copies thereof, even. Sadly, no Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, or Lenny Kravitz (!) who all have roles in the film. Actually, I don't even think the director showed. What... the EUROPEAN premiere isn't enough to get out of bed for? I gave up an evening of Mass Effect 3 for this!!

I actually don't know who he is, but he got screams and signed autographs before going in before everyone else. In the absence of evidence, I'm going with the tall skinny dude from Avatar. A Friend : it's Nicholas Hoult Me: OMG. It's Nicholas Hoult! (Pssst.... Who is Nicholas Hoult?) A Friend : 'The Beast' in X-Men:First Class and also Jennifer Lawrence's boyfriend Me : Ah. That explains things.

I actually don't know who he is, but he got screams and signed autographs before going in before everyone else. In the absence of evidence, I'm going with the tall skinny dude from Avatar.
A Friend : it's Nicholas Hoult
Me: OMG. It's Nicholas Hoult! (Pssst.... Who is Nicholas Hoult?)
A Friend : 'The Beast' in X-Men:First Class and also Jennifer Lawrence's boyfriend
Me : Ah. That explains things.

I'm not even going to put a comment here. I'm just going to let you do it.

I'm not even going to put a comment here. I'm just going to let you do it.

"I swear, it was this big - but it got away. And as a percentage of my body height, that's more impressive than anything you've ever caught I bet". Toby Jones was Dobby the House Elf in Harry Potter, but is also in this movie.

"I swear, it was this big - but it got away. And as a percentage of my body height, that's more impressive than anything you've ever caught I bet". Toby Jones was Dobby the House Elf in Harry Potter, but is also in this movie.

I have no idea, but a face this egg-like must be photographed and preserved, right? (I've been told that my head is vaguely neanderthal-shaped, and that was from somebody who professed to like me, so I can talk about great head-shapes when I see them!)

I have no idea, but a face this egg-like must be photographed and preserved, right? (I've been told that my head is vaguely neanderthal-shaped, and that was from somebody who professed to like me, so I can talk about great head-shapes when I see them!)

Liam Hemsworth plays 'Gale' in the film. I've temporarily forgotten which one of the two leads that is. I gotta reread the books, or failing that watch the movie... which I hear is coming out soon?

Liam Hemsworth plays 'Gale' in the film. I've temporarily forgotten which one of the two leads that is. I gotta reread the books, or failing that watch the movie... which I hear is coming out soon?

I have consistently mixed up Elizabeth Banks and Elizabeth Shue, as one was in Back to the Future 2 and 3, and the other is... the other one. I guess this is... the one from Back to the Future?

I have consistently mixed up Elizabeth Banks and Elizabeth Shue, as one was in Back to the Future 2 and 3, and the other is... the other one. I guess this is... the one from Back to the Future?

"You REALLY think I'm 11 years older than I look? Thanks!!" You're welcome. Chicks dig compliments based on erroneous assumptions. She's Elizabeth Banks, and Elizabeth SHUE was in Back to the Future 2 and 3. But Elizabeth Banks was great in Zac and Miri Make a Porno... and Pitch Perfect (which I can't reference yet because it hasn't been released yet but I'm writing this in 2014 with the benefit of prospective foresight) (there I go.. polluting the timeline again...)

"You REALLY think I'm 11 years older than I look? Thanks!!" You're welcome. Chicks dig compliments based on erroneous assumptions. She's Elizabeth Banks, and Elizabeth SHUE was in Back to the Future 2 and 3. But Elizabeth Banks was great in Zac and Miri Make a Porno... and Pitch Perfect (which I can't reference yet because it hasn't been released yet but I'm writing this in 2014 with the benefit of prospective foresight) (there I go.. polluting the timeline again...)

Jennifer Lawrence was some kind of blue-skinned thing in 'X-Men : First Class' and is the female lead in this film. Liam Hemsworth, meanwhile, is the younger brother of Chris ("Thor") Hemsworth

Jennifer Lawrence was some kind of blue-skinned thing in 'X-Men : First Class' and is the female lead in this film. Liam Hemsworth, meanwhile, is the younger brother of Chris ("Thor") Hemsworth

On which note.... here he is, to give his little brother some support. Nice!

On which note.... here he is, to give his little brother some support. Nice!

"So you see, with Jupiter and Venus so close in the sky it makes for a significant Astronomical effect. And that's gotta be close to Asgard, right?" I bet Chris Hemsworth gets this all the time.

"So you see, with Jupiter and Venus so close in the sky it makes for a significant Astronomical effect. And that's gotta be close to Asgard, right?" I bet Chris Hemsworth gets this all the time.

"... do hereby indemnify said party against all.... wait, what exactly am I signing for you here??" Damnit, and he's not even IN this movie.

"... do hereby indemnify said party against all.... wait, what exactly am I signing for you here??" Damnit, and he's not even IN this movie.

Also not in this movie, I believe this is a spice girl - one of the B- or C- Mel ones. Not shown : Katie Price / Jordan, who also showed up.

Also not in this movie, I believe this is a spice girl - one of the B- or C- Mel ones. Not shown : Katie Price / Jordan, who also showed up.

Elizabeth Banks has two Daytime Emmy nominations and several Producer credits to her name, but you may also remember her (?) from Fred Claus, several of the Spider-Man films... and Madonna's "Swept Away" (??)

Elizabeth Banks has two Daytime Emmy nominations and several Producer credits to her name, but you may also remember her (?) from Fred Claus, several of the Spider-Man films... and Madonna's "Swept Away" (??)

"No, I haven't read the books, but I assume they're like Twilight". They're totally not.

"No, I haven't read the books, but I assume they're like Twilight". They're totally not.

"And I hear there are some kind of vampires in them". There totally are NOT. As to whether they watered down the violence and subversiveness of the books, that's another thing. Hopefully 'no' to both.

"And I hear there are some kind of vampires in them". There totally are NOT. As to whether they watered down the violence and subversiveness of the books, that's another thing. Hopefully 'no' to both.

Liam Hemsworth explains how one goes from 25 episodes of Neighbours (and, per imdb, episode #1.4372 of Home and Away) to a role in a Nicolas Cage film ("Knowing") to this. It's complicated and needs a whiteboard.

Liam Hemsworth explains how one goes from 25 episodes of Neighbours (and, per imdb, episode #1.4372 of Home and Away) to a role in a Nicolas Cage film ("Knowing") to this. It's complicated and needs a whiteboard.

It's Jennifer Lawrence. She's happy. She's signed on for at least 2-3-4 more movies (depending on how much they're going to stretch out that franchise...)

It's Jennifer Lawrence. She's happy. She's signed on for at least 2-3-4 more movies (depending on how much they're going to stretch out that franchise...)

Jennifer Lawrence signs autographs, the nearby autograph dealers give in to their thuggish animalistic sides, and the retard O2 security people realise that maybe having barriers ON WHEELS is not the best idea. Or not, as they possibly can't think to that degree of sophistication. I, meanwhile, am not holding an assault rifle and SMG-sniper pistol and dealing with the problem personally, because I'm not playing Mass Effect3 right now.

Jennifer Lawrence signs autographs, the nearby autograph dealers give in to their thuggish animalistic sides, and the retard O2 security people realise that maybe having barriers ON WHEELS is not the best idea. Or not, as they possibly can't think to that degree of sophistication. I, meanwhile, am not holding an assault rifle and SMG-sniper pistol and dealing with the problem personally, because I'm not playing Mass Effect3 right now.

"Fine, I'll sign a few more. You guys are okay with intials and a vague squiggle, right?" . It's the George Clooney / Jonah Hill approach, and if you're a big enough fan, I'm told you don't care.

"Fine, I'll sign a few more. You guys are okay with intials and a vague squiggle, right?" . It's the George Clooney / Jonah Hill approach, and if you're a big enough fan, I'm told you don't care.

"All right.. .I'll do one last batch. But now I'm just doing dots and commas only, okay?"

"All right.. .I'll do one last batch. But now I'm just doing dots and commas only, okay?"

Hemsworth The Younger ambles over while the chill in the air is only partially countered by the burning braziers in the background and my seething determination to put autograph dealer heads on spikes if security goons won't.

Hemsworth The Younger ambles over while the chill in the air is only partially countered by the burning braziers in the background and my seething determination to put autograph dealer heads on spikes if security goons won't.

"All right... now I'm just going to hold my pen like this and YOU GUYS move the paper underneath it..."

"All right... now I'm just going to hold my pen like this and YOU GUYS move the paper underneath it..."

Bottom right - Josh Hutcherson who plays Peeta in the film. But nobody really cares about Peeta... and that's all I've got - I never watched "Bridge to Terabithia". "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" or "The Polar Express". Sorry about that, I got a galaxy to save in Mass Effect 3.

Bottom right - Josh Hutcherson who plays Peeta in the film. But nobody really cares about Peeta... and that's all I've got - I never watched "Bridge to Terabithia". "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" or "The Polar Express". Sorry about that, I got a galaxy to save in Mass Effect 3.

So.. that's another one, and I actually do want to watch this film in the hope that it's good. Until next time!

It joins "The Archive of Move Premieres"

The most recent of which were:
John Carter - Kitsch! Dafoe!
The 2012 BAFTAs - Pitt! Clooney! Streep!
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Dench! Patel! Wilkinson!
This Means War - Witherspoon! Pine! Hardy!
The Woman In Black - Radcliffe! Hinds! White!
W.E. - Madonna! The Cast!
War Horse - Spielberg and Royalty!!