Phooey on Finnick Odair Casting

After all this time, all this hemming and hawing, tossing around names and rumor-mongering, the best the-powers-that-be at The Hunger Games: Catching Fire could come up with is casting Sam Claflin in the important role of Finnick Odair?

Seriously? We waited all this time for… Sam… Claflin?

You might remember Claflin for his small role as the replacement pretty boy when Orlando Bloom skipped The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, or as the prince in Snow White and the Huntsman. Oh, who are we kidding — he wasn’t the least bit memorable in either role. I thought his character was weird in the pirates movie — a missionary who kinda sorta falls in love with a mermaid, and the only thing I can recall about his prince in Kristen Stewart’s movie was that he played the grown-up version of the kid who grew up with Snow.
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Crappy Photoshop Makes Me Worry About The Hobbit

Sylvester McCoy’s head is pasted-on, yeah.

This is supposed to be an image of McCoy in costume as wandering wizard Radagast the Brown from The Hobbit, but it looks more like a hostage note — with images clipped out of magazines instead of letters.

I know this is merchandise not the movie, but the Hobbit 16-month wall calendar (from which this image comes) was authorized by Peter Jackson’s people and produced by Warner Bros (no slouches), so the fact that this amateurish snip-and-paste job was approved makes me worry about the movie.
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