Catching Fire Character Portraits

I like the publicity campaign (so far) for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — these “official Capital portraits” are doing a fine job of capturing the characters in poses that look deliberately staged while sneaking in some personal characterization. You can almost see some of the characters crying out with their eyes, “I’m not really onboard with this; I’m posing because I have to.”

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens Nov. 22.

DOCTOR WHO at 50: It. Will. Be. Big.

Caro Skinner with Steven Moffat

Caro Skinner with Steven Moffat

Seriously, that’s how Executive Producer Caro Skinner is describing the 50th anniversary story, written by show-runner Steven Moffat, stars Matt Smith and starts shooting on March 18 under heralded director Nick Hurran.

Skinner described the preparations for the episode thusly:

Marcus Wilson and I spend most of our time saying to one another: ‘Oh, good God, Steven Moffat’s imagination is AMBITIOUS.’ ‘Wow, we’ve got a lot of work to do.’ ‘And how exactly are we going to do that?’ ‘And that?’ ‘And, oooh, that?!’ But more succinctly, and in just four words: ‘It. Will. Be. Big.’”

I dearly hope This. Isn’t. Just. Hype.