THE HUNGER GAMES
We consider ourselves “wash and go” types around here. Between work, errands, the gym, a social life, and any semblance of sleep, there’s not a whole lot of time left in the mornings to worry about an intricate hairstyle. For most of us, minimal product and a quick blow dry constitute a good hair day. But with summer humidity just around the corner, a new look is in order.
It seems lately that wherever we turn, women have moved away from layers of curling-iron perfected curls and have opted instead to twist their hair out of their face and into a braid – with different styles producing a multitude of results. Once reserved for young schoolgirls, our favorite blogs, magazines, and tastemakers have sung the praises of this low maintenance hairstyle. Call it the “Katniss Effect”: A busy, badass chick needs a quick, reliable look.
Now you can be Katniss in real life...almost.
Hey all you die-hard The Hunger Games fans out there, you can actually own where the film was shot! Well, that is if you have a measly $1.4 million lying around. The 72-acre location is located at the Henry River Mil Village in North Carolina. Just imagine being able to run around where Katniss and Peeta fought to stay alive. I think I just got goosebumps!
The property’s owner, Wade Sheperd, had said that he is sick and tired of fans coming and running around on his property, so he has decided to make a profit off if his land. Here’s what he had to say about the dilemma:
It's time for Twi-hards to move over because The Hunger Games have officially started! And to celebrate, Nitehawk Cinema will not only be showing the highly-anticipated movie, but they will also be showing its predecessor.
That's right, Battle Royale (2000) takes place in Japan, where the government captures a class of 9th grade students and forces them to fight to the death. Sound like a familiar plot? Battle Royale is directed by Kinji Fukasaku and based on the novel of the same name.
It is still banned in many countries, but has won three Japanese Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Too bad these children don't have peppy Effie Trinket to keep their spirits up!
So, will you be entering the games?