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New Trailers for ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ and ‘Fury’

Okay, maybe Trailer Wednesday is a thing.

Dumb and Dumber To

Dumb and Dumber To

They’re baaaaaaack! Two decades after the dimwitted duo invited us along their original adventure in 1994’s Dumb and Dumber, the characters are returning to the big screen in 2014’s Dumb and Dumber To. In the sequel, they search for Harry’s long lost daughter in hopes of getting a kidney transplant. Not much has changed by the looks of the trailer. Harry and Lloyd are still as dumb as ever. Dumb and Dumber To hits theaters November 14.



It’s April, 1945. The war is almost over. Fury gives us a closer look into the lives of the five-man crew of a Sherman tank in World War II. The men are on a deadly mission behind enemy lines and the movie follows their attempts to strike at Nazi Germany. The all star cast includes Brad Pitt, Michael Peña, Shia LaBeouf, and Logan Lerman. Fury also hits theaters November 14.


RPW Can’t Miss This List 2014 – Movies

Ready for 2014 Rock Paper Watchers? To celebrate the new year, we are releasing our “Can’t Miss This List” so you know our picks for upcoming shows, movies, albums, and books.  Check back Monday for our top 2014 book picks!

Labor Day

January 30, 2014

“A story of love, passion, and betrayal as seen through the eyes of a teenage boy and the man he later becomes. Henry looks back on his fateful 13th year, when he lived with his reclusive divorced mother. At the start of Labor Day weekend, while on a rare excursion to town, Henry and his mother encounter an injured man who asks for refuge in their home. Over the course of the next four days, they’re taken ‘hostage’ by a man who ultimately captures them, body and soul.” Source: Google

Reasons to Watch: Sometimes there is something so right about something being so wrong. And can we talk about that chemistry? It’s just oozing between Winslet and Brolin. The scene with the peach pie? Every southern girls dream…..

The Normal Heart

May 2014 on HBO

Based on the Tony award-winning 1985 play, The Normal Heart details the spread of HIV/AIDS among a group of gay men living in 1980s New York City. The film adaptation, airing on HBO in the spring, was directed by American Horror Story and Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy.  Murphy describes the film as his “biggest labor of love,” and it features a star-studded cast including Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch (be still my heart), and Jonathan Groff.

Reasons to Watch: That cast. The Normal Heart includes some of the finest men Hollywood has to offer all in one movie and under the direction of Ryan Murphy, who is known for pushing his actors out of their comfort zone. The film promises to be powerful, and the performances promise to be spectacular.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

May 23, 2014

Calling all X-Men!

X-Men: Days of Future Past features both the original cast of X-Men and the younger versions of themselves from the X-Men: First Class film.  In the latest installment, Wolverine is sent back in time to help the younger mutants prevent an event from occurring, which will ultimately change the future and save mutants and humans alike from war and destruction.

Reasons to Watch:  With an ensemble cast that features fan-favorites Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Halle Berry (just to name a few!), this movie is bound to be an unforgettable adventure.  And if that wasn’t reason enough for you, in addition to the phenomenal cast of good guys, Peter Dinklage stars in the film as villain, Bolivar Trask.  That’s right people.  Tyrion Lannister in X-Men.  I couldn’t be more thrilled to see my favorite Game of Thrones star on the big screen [no pun intended].


May 30, 2014

You guys, I’m not going to lie, I am so so excited for this Disney movie!!   Angelina Jolie stars as the evil Maleficent in this modern remake of Sleeping Beauty.  The story we have come to know and love from the 1959 classic is retold from Maleficent’s perspective.  We learn about her past and the things that happened to her that drove her to become the evil villain that bewitches Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning).

Reasons to Watch:  As if Angelina Jolie as Maleficent isn’t enough for you…  Seriously though, the trailer for the film looks fantastic.  And I’m excited about the fact that Jolie is not only starring in the movie, but served as executive producer.  She played a major role in designing her character’s costume and, despite execs pushing back who wanted to take advantage of her beauty, created a menacing and frightening look for Maleficent.  In fact, Jolie in costume was so scary on set that the only child who could play toddler Princess Aurora was her own daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt.

The Maze Runner

September 19, 2014

Based on James Dashner’s 2009 novel, The Maze Runner begins when Thomas, our narrator, wakes up trapped in “the Glade” with no memories other than his first name.  He is surrounded by a group of boys who live inside a seemingly unsolvable maze that is beyond the Glade.  Every 30 days another boy is delivered but things change dramatically when a girl, Teresa, is delivered with the message that she’s the last one.  From there, the book moves quickly as the boys try to figure out why they’re there and more importantly, how do they get out?

Reasons to watch:  Personally, I can’t wait to see the Maze depicted on screen.  As a reader, you have an idea of how something might look in your head.  When it actually comes to life, that changes everything.  Also, the cast features some of the greatest young actors in Hollywood today like Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster.

Gone Girl

October 3, 2014

It’s hard to write this summary without giving too much away, so I’m not going to. If you haven’t read Gillian Flynn’s runaway hit by the same name, stop whatever you’re doing right now and go read. Early into the book’s release, Reese Witherspoon bought the film rights and is putting it to use with David Fincher directing.  When Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, it’s her husband Nick (Ben Affleck) who becomes the prime suspect.

Reason’s to Watch: The novel itself was full of twists and turns, and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, David Fincher promises readers of the book will still be even more surprised by the movie’s curve balls.  If it is anything as shocking as the book I can’t wait.  Go read.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1

November 21, 2014

Everyone LOVED Catching Fire,  and after the cliffhanger, where do we go next?  Without giving too many spoilers away, much of the first part of the book is about Katniss. Our Girl on Fire is pretty much a space case, lost in her own thoughts, scared for her family and Peeta, as well as getting use to a more contained life in District 13. However, during these first nine chapters, she agrees to become the Mockingjay, a symbol of rebellion for the districts which leads up into the rest of story, the Districts rising up in a rebellion.

At this point, here is what we know:

Hunger Games: People Die
Catching Fire: More people die
Mockingjay: A lot more people die.

Its safe to say, no one is safe. So get your tissues ready, its going to be a bumpy ride.

Reasons to Watch: It’s probably the most anticipated movie of 2014 and of course, we are all on the edge our seats wondering what the Girl on Fire will do next. Finally, we get outside of the arena and our characters begin to focus on the rebellion against the capital, not to mention we will get our first look at District 13, a District once thought to be destroyed. One of the big questions still looming is: Where are they going to split the book at? Mockingjay is divided into the three parts, The Ashes, The Assault and The Assassin. My bets are somewhere within The Assault. (Obviously)

Did I also mention one of our favorite girl crushes, Julianne Moore, is joining the cast as President Coin? *Squeals*

The Hobbit: There and Back Again

December 17, 2014

The third and final installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit prequel/trilogy is set to hit theaters at the end of 2014.  Great, we only have to wait one year to find out the fate of Bilbo and the dwarves, the elves, and Lake-town.  (Even though, let’s face it, we all know what’s going to happen).  The film is the final in Jackson’s Tolkien films and fans of the Lord of the Rings will have to say their final goodbyes to the series.  Let’s just hope that the last Hobbit movie doesn’t have as many endings as LOTR Return of the King.  I swear, I thought that movie ended 4 times before it actually did.

Reasons to Watch:  The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug was a fantastic cinematic thrill ride (those spiders gave me nightmares!) and I’m excited to see what Jackson has in store for his final Tolkien-based film. It also ended on a MAJOR, major cliffhanger.  Seriously, major!!  The third movie promises to be a wild and insane adventure as the battle with Smaug comes to a conclusion, the love triangle between Tauriel, Legolas, and Kili is decided, and the Necromancer comes into power as the evil Sauron.

Honorable Mentions

The Lone Survivor, January 10

That Awkward Moment, January 31

The Monuments Men, February 7

Godzilla, May 16

A Million Ways to Die in the West, May 30

The Fault in our Stars, June 6

Interstellar, November 7

Horrible Bosses 2, November 26

Into the Woods, December 25


12 Things We Loved About ‘The Hunger Games – Catching Fire’

‘The Hunger Games – Catching Fire’ hit theaters Friday and shattered November records making $161.1 million it’s debut weekend. As avid fans of the series, the writers of Rock Paper Watch are counting down the 12 things they loved about the second installment on the big screen.  This goes without saying but, SPOILERS ahead!  Let us know what you think.  Did this movie make up for the lackluster first? What did you think of JLaw? Team Peeta or Team Gale? Did the sight of Finnick make you swoon?

1.  Holy sh*t, she actually loves him


The first movie missed the mark in showing the complexity of the Katniss/Peeta relationship. Catching Fire was spot-on. It made it clear that Katniss, even though she has feelings for Gale, also has feelings for Peeta. I would have appreciated more flirtation during training but the film made up for it in the arena. When Peeta “dies” after walking into a forcefield and is revived by Finnick, Jennifer Lawrence’s reaction was so intense it took your breath away.  And in case that wasn’t enough, the look on Finnick’s face after read, “holy sh*t, she actually does love him,” followed by Snow’s granddaughter saying, “I want to love someone that much.” And then there was that kiss on the beach, hot damn!

2.  The way Finnick drinks water

finnick hot You drink that water Finnick.

Guys, how perfect was Finnick? He was charming, seductive, and sly in the Capitol. In the arena he was a bit more sincere. My heart broke during the Mags and Annie scenes.  Still, everything he did had a hint of sexuality to it.  Well done, Sam Claflin, well done.

3.  Peeta mans up


In the first movie and the books, Peeta is kind of wimpy.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m Team Peeta all the way but he kind of rides Katniss’ coattails. In the first movie, there was that awful, goofy camouflage scene. This time Peeta carries his own weight (literally, since Finnick never carries him away from the fog but rather they all lean on each other like a team).  He surprisingly kills a tribute during the chaos at the cornucopia and fights off monkeys and saves Katniss with a machete. And how adorable was that smirk after he drops the baby bomb. Get it done Peeta!

4.  Oh, the costumes


I couldn’t have been more disappointed with the costumes from the first movie but boy, does Catching Fire make up for it.  Katniss’ wedding dress-turned-mockingjay was absolutely perfect, Finnick’s District 4 get-up was mouth-watering (ladies, did you see his neck?!) and Effie’s costumes were wildly fantastic.  It doesn’t hurt that the budget for the film expanded by more than $50 million.  Still, hats off to Cinna for working his magic with the Girl on Fire.  We couldn’t get enough of Jennifer Lawrence’s many, many wardrobe changes.

5.  Effie’s apology


Throughout the film you see Haymitch, Peeta, Katniss, and Effie acting more like a team rather than a group thrown together by odds. When Effie decides they each need gold mockingjay tokens, your heart swells. The night before the games she delivers Peeta and Haymitch their tokens, a gold medallion and cuff respectively. She then sums up her disgrace in the games with a teary, heartfelt apology and farewell.  She says that they both deserve better than to be thrust into the arena again, and as a citizen of the Capitol, Effie’s apology speaks volumes.

6.  The announcement of the Quarter Quell


In the book, when it’s announced that the tributes will be selected from each district’s existing pool of victors, readers only experience Katniss’ reaction. In the film, we see all three react in ways that are very genuine for each character. Katniss, knowing she’s automatically in since she’s the only female, runs to and collapses in the snowy woods.  Peeta gapes at the television in disbelief and sadness. Haymitch angrily throws is liquor at the television.  All in all, perfect.

7.  Johanna ‘Eff-ing’ Mason… Literally


Could Jena Malone be anymore perfect? She’s come a long way since Stepmom. We meet Johanna after the chariot rides as she barges onto the elevator with Peeta, Haymitch, and Katniss.  Right after she enters she quickly begins stripping off her costume and noticeably flirting with Peeta right in front of Katniss and it is AMAZING. Her arrogance, her cheekiness, her wink towards Haymitch, all perfect. After that, it only gets better. During her interview, Caesar points out that she seems angry, not tearful she responds saying, “Well, yes. I’m angry. You know, I’m totally getting screwed over here. The deal was that if I win the Hunger Games, I get to live the rest of my life in peace. But now you want to kill me again. Well you know what? F*** THAT! AND F*** ANYONE THAT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT!!” And that’s Johanna Mason, everybody. Brilliantly, the F-bombs were bleeped out since that’s what the Capitol would likely do during a broadcast.  Also, Malone’s chemistry with JLaw only makes me more excited for Mockingjay.

8.  The Victors Village (Its just the way we imagined it)


Throughout both movies, one of the things I couldn’t get over is how they nailed it with the way I envisioned the sets. Specifically, the Victors Village. Everything about the village says opulence, however, it had this dingy feeling of death about it, almost as if it served a reminder of how the victors had arrived. One of the scenes I was looking forward to the most was the confrontation between President Snow and Katniss in the library of the new victor’s home. I envisioned it to be very cold and stark with lots of dark wood, very “President Snow.” The room set up an ominous feeling for the very cold relationship that is to come between Katniss and President Snow.

9.  Plutarch as the new Gamemaker


Does Philip Seymour Hoffman ever disappoint?  We loved his portrayal of Plutarch Heavensbee, the new Gamemaker brought in to replace the late Seneca Crane.  Hoffman was in a tough position since book-readers already know his role in the story.  Yet he still played a convincing double agent.  Posing as the top Games advisor, he carefully manipulated President Snow without giving even the slightest hint that he was in fact a conspirator for the rebellion.  Hell, I even questioned his intentions for District 12’s survival when he bellowed “Change it up.  Spin it!” and I read the book twice!  Props to Hoffman for his dynamic performance, and his decision to dress Plutarch in a more subdued manner.

10. The Arena and it’s little horrors


This time around, you could say the ante was upped with the games and the chaos that came along with it. Poisonous fog, crazed monkeys, jabberjays, blood baths of rain, rotating cornucopias. I was a little nervous as to how they were going to go about some of these, specifically the poisonous fog, but the execution was perfect. I mean, who didn’t feel their skin bubble up when Katniss touched the fog and screamed in pain. I sure did.

11.  Nuts and Volts


I’m currently watching Jeffrey Wright wreak havoc on Boardwalk Empire.  When I realized he was Beetee, I was a little nervous.  Would I be able to disassociate the heroine slinging Dr. Narcisse and believe he’s a tribute in the arena?  The answer was… Narcisse who?  Jeffrey Wright was sensational as the wiry and brilliant tribute from District 3.  It didn’t matter to us that Wright didn’t 100% fit the bill for Beetee; he was witty and his timing was perfect.  Volts was every bit the teacher and techie that Katniss describes in the books.   Wiress, aka Nuts, the female tribute from District 3, was also a pleasant surprise.  I was worried that her “tick-tock, tick-tock” warnings to the other tributes would be too campy when we met her in training and she seemed to be, well, with it.  But, thankfully, Nuts went nuts in the arena and the end result was perfect.

12.  That perfect ending, a look that says it all


Sadness…check.  Anger…check.  Despair…check.  Determination…check.  Loneliness…check.  These are just some of the emotions that Jennifer Lawrence packed into her final close-up, when she learns the extent of the rebellion and her role as the Mockingjay.  In the last minutes of the film, Katniss Everdeen learns that while her family is safe with her in District 13, the rest aren’t so lucky.  As Gale so gently puts it, “There is no District 12.”  While the scene was fantastic because it was a true adaptation from the book, Jennifer Lawrence took it to a whole new level when she delivered so many intense emotions in one look.  We know that YA films are usually overlooked by the Academy, but they just might have to reconsider after seeing Lawrence’s passionate performance.

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Catching Fire: Dissecting the Trailer

Yesterday, at the Catching Fire Comic Con panel The Hunger Games team debuted the first official trailer.  All the writers of RPW are HUGE Hunger Games fans, so we were eagerly sitting by our computers waiting for the first glimpse at Finnick and hoping for a sneak peek at the arena.  The trailer delivered that and more.  Here’s the breakdown:

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Victors’ Village

Now that Peeta and Katniss are victors, they live in District 12’s Victors’ Village.  There are several rows of houses and only three are occupied by Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch.  It’s just as dreary and lonely as I imagined it would be.

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“Since the last games something is different, you can see it.”
“What can you see?”

In The Hunger Games, the games end when Peeta and Katniss threaten to digest nightlock, intending to commit suicide, they are both pulled from the arena and declared victors.  For the first time in history, The Hunger Games had two victors.  Its also the first time that the Capitol and President Snow have been publicly defied.  Because of her actions, Peeta and Katniss have unintentionally started a revolution giving the nation hope.

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Playing Nice for the Cameras

Post-Games, Katniss and Peeta must keep the faux-romance (or is it?) alive.  I have very strong opinions about how the first movie depicted this romance and I’m curious to see how it plays out in the second film.

“You saved us.  I know that.  But I can’t go on acting for the cameras and ignoring each other in real life.”

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Devising a Plan

“She’s not who they think she is, she has to be eliminated.”
“I agree, but in the right way at the right time.”

President Snow and Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee hatch a plan to eliminate Katniss Everdeen and hopefully eliminate this pending revolution.

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Caught Red Handed

Realizing the upcoming danger, Katniss makes a plea to Gale for them to run away with their families.  Gale is resistant, he wants this revolution. “People want a fight, I’m staying here,” he declares before passionately kissing her not realizing that she’s under Snow’s watchful eye.  Before their Victor’s Tour, Snow surprises Katniss at her home and let’s her know that he controls her every move.  “You fought very hard in the games Miss Everdeen, but they were games.  Would you like to be in a real war?  Imagine, thousands of your people dead.  Your loved ones, gone.”  “What do I need to do?” replies Katniss.

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The Twist

How do Plutarch and Snow plan to get rid of Katniss?  Cue the 75th Hunger Games.  Every 25 years, there is a “Quarter Quell” that allows the Capitol to introduce a twist in the games.  This year’s twist is that 24 victors from previous years will be forced to compete once again.  Katniss and Peeta enter the games for District 12, both vowing to protect one another.

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“I think these Games are going to be different.”

Haymitch says to Peeta and Katniss when discussing the Quarter Quell to provide a little bit of foreshadowing.

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“Ready to go to work?”

God bless you Cinna.  Those who have seen the first movie know how important Cinna’s work was to creating the Girl on Fire.  Just because she won doesn’t mean the work is over.  Cinna, Portia, Effie, and Haymitch band together to build the faux-romance story and give Peeta and Katniss and stronger chance at winning.

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Meet the Other Tributes

Hello Finnick!  I don’t know about you guys but I’m feeling pretty good about this one.  Finnick Odair, from District 4, won the 65th Hunger Games when he was fourteen years old by using a net and trident.  And yes, he’s wearing a fishing net.

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This is Enobaria from District 2.  When she became old enough to participate, she volunteered for the 62nd Hunger Games. She became famous for ripping another tribute’s throat out with her teeth and after the games she had her teeth cosmetically altered to end in sharp points, like fangs, and inlaid with gold to remind everyone of her savage victory.

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This is Gloss, he’s a career tribute from District 1.  I already don’t like him.

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Finally, Johanna Mason!  The axe wielding bad girl from District 7.

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Unlike the last games, Peeta and Katniss go into the training sessions to actually train.  Up against these known-killers, they need all the training they can get.

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District 12 Has Arrived

Dude, the CGI looks so much better than last year!  The costumes are fantastic for the opening ceremony.  Way to step it up.  Do work, Cinna.  And how hot does Josh Hutcherson look?

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The Mockingjay

Again, the costumes are killing it.  During her tribute interview, Katniss’s “wedding gown” transforms into a beautiful and breathtaking Mockingjay costume.  Why is this important?  The Mockingjay symbol (above) is the nation’s symbol for hope.

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The Arena

You guys, we’re seeing much more of The Arena in this trailer than we did for The Hunger Games and I’M LOVING IT!  Also, knowing what happens to Katniss right before she’s sent into The Arena and seeing it all over Jennifer Lawrence’s face.  Whew!  This is going to be rough to watch.

Watch the full trailer below.  Initial thoughts?  The quality seems to be better, the story lines are all there, I’m feeling good.  What are you most excited to see?


Catching Fire Teaser

Before it’s release last night, I was discussing what we would see in the teaser with a friend.  Would it be just the victor tour, even if though that’s just a fraction of the book?  Or would they unveil the “big twist” and show us the 75th arena, Finnick, and Johanna?  We have our answer!

The teaser mostly depicts the tour and the revolution that is beginning around Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson).  We see the riot at District 11 and the execution.  We see the powwow in the attic where Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) tells Peeta and Katiniss that this is their life now, their charade will continue for the rest of their life.  We see what is happening in District 12.  Prim (Willow Shields) is inspired (like the rest of the world) by Katniss’s bravery.  And probably the most chilling scene, Gale’s (Liam Hemsworth) beating in front of the whole district and Katniss.

Then, my favorite part, everything is unfolding as Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) cruelly discuss what must be done about Katniss.  She is a threat that has to be eliminated.  Setting up perfectly for the rest of the story, the trailer (and their conversation) ends with:

Snow: Their entire species must be eradicated.

Plutarch: Their species, sir?

Snow:  The other victors.  Because of her, they all pose a threat. Because of her, they all think they’re invincible.

May the 75th Hunger Games begin!  Catching Fire will be in theaters November 22.

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Catching Fire Teaser Trailer to Debut During MTV Movie Awards


The Catching Fire Teaser Trailer is scheduled to debut during the MTV Movie Awards hosted by Rebel Wilson on April 14.  MTV has released a teaser for the teaser and you can watch it here.

GOOSEBUMPS! What do you think? Is this taking place before the reaping or during the victory tour?  My bet is on the victory tour.

The full teaser trailer will be available on in partnership with Internet Explorer.


My girlcrush on Jennifer Lawrence


A few weeks ago, I told my boyfriend of six years that I was in love with a girl. He laughed at me and asked what the hell I was talking about. I told him I was in love with Jennifer Lawrence and there’s nothing he could do about it. This was the night after the 2013 Academy Awards.

I was first introduced to Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars in 2011. Who could forget the blonde bombshell in the smoking red Calvin Klein number? The next time I saw her, she was in one of my favorite comic-based movies of all time: X-Men First Class. Jen did a fabulous job as a young Raven/Mystique, considering she was filling a very giant pair of shoes left behind by Rebecca Romijn. What I enjoyed most about Jen’s Mystique was her vulnerability, and her ability to portray a quiet but powerful transformation from Raven to Mystique. When she left Charles to join Magneto, you felt as if she was no longer the young girl in Charles’ kitchen but a dangerous woman, and I was ecstatic to hear that we will see this Mystique in the upcoming sequel.

I decided then to watch Winter’s Bone and to see why she had been nominated for an Oscar. That movie was PHENOMENAL. I was not expecting to be so connected to Ree so quickly. But Jennifer Lawrence made you connect with this young girl in such a profound way. I think this movie is so underrated. It is raw and gut-wrenching, and shows you a very real side of America; a side most people try to forget exists. After I saw this movie, I knew that this actress was legit. When she was announced to star as Katniss Everdeen in the film adaptations of The Hunger Games, I jumped for joy. I knew that Jennifer Lawrence would be the perfect actress for the role, and it proved to be shockingly fitting. I have yet to see Silver Linings Playbook, much to my regret, but I think her Oscar success is proof enough of Jen’s amazing talent.

Despite all of my J-Law love towards her acting, it wasn’t until I saw her post-Oscar interview that I realized the extent of my girl crush. In her glorious moment of victory and success, Jen decided to mention a topic that some actors and actresses would never dare to discuss. She talked about mental health issues, and the very real fact that mental illnesses exist and that people should treat them as they treat any other illness. But, because of an assumed stigma associated with mental health treatment in our society, the topic is avoided like the plague. But J-Law confronted it in a press conference following a worldwide event. She took a clear stand, and did so poignantly and with grace.

I love this girl because in the same interview, she belittled herself, flipped the bird in front of the camera, and admitted openly to taking a shot before she walked on stage. This girl is fabulous because she is real. She is more real than anyone in Hollywood and she doesn’t try to hide her humanity and her flaws from everyone. And, not only is she real, but she is beautiful! And she is beautiful in her own body. She may be a size 4, or, god forbid a 6(!), but she is smoking hot. Not to mention, she’s funny!

So, my question to anyone who wonders why I’m in love with Jennifer Lawrence is, what’s not to love?