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A Eulogy – The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Movie Poster

It never even saw the light of production, heard ‘cut’ yelled across set, or heard a scream in a sound stage. The follow up movie to The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, has been shut down before it even started production. Due to low numbers from the first film, Sony has decided to ‘delay’ production of City of Ashes…indefinitely.

We here at justjmac are indefinitely saddened by this delay. Besides one or two slightly corny bits it was a quite pleasant movie to watch. Now, I don’t know if one could follow it if they hadn’t read the books but still… they should just go ahead and make it for our sake.

le sad.


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NEW The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Trailer

We are SO excited to see The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones film adaptation. The new trailer is a bit longer and leaves us counting down the days until August (and also feeling kind of sad for Simon!)

Also, can we talk about how I totally don’t mind Lilly Collins big eyebrows? Like… sure, they’re big but at least they are manicured. Some people just have the bone structure to pull it off. Imagine her with out those eyebrows…she might look funny.

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Why We Love Movie Trailers

Are you a connoisseur of movie trailers? I think one of the best parts about going to the movies is watching the movie trailers. If we are running late and miss the trailers, it totally ruins the mood for the rest of the movie. I love getting little snip-its of films that I hadn’t heard of before or haven’t seen a trailer, yet.

Last night my cousin, her friend and I decided to go see Warm Bodies. We loaded up on essentials first (Butterfingers, KitKat bar, Sour Patch kids, Cadburry eggs, Nutter Butters, Rasinets, Hot Tamales and ice cream–we don’t mess around). Which, we snuck in because, let’s be real, if we had bought the stuff at the movie theater our $15 dollar bill would have been close to $45. We made sure to get there just in time to grab the last remaining seats for optimal viewing pleasure, and sat down for the best part.

The trailers.

…and we were not let down. Summit/Lionsgate gave us some great trailers pre-Warm Bodies. It was a mixture of YA books turned movies, zombies, magic and dystopian films. Everything a girl could dream of! Here are the trailers our movie theater had:

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

August 23, 2013

Side Note: I am so FREAKIN’ excited for this movie. This book series is one of my all time favorites!

Beautiful Creatures

February 14, 2013 (Coming soon!!)

World War Z

June 21, 2013

Tyler Perry’s Temptation

March 29, 2013

Kim K acts now??

The Heat

June 28, 2013


April 19, 2013

Now You See Me

June 7, 2013

We were pretty happy with this line up. They were all very good movie trailers. Did you guys go to the movies last night? What trailers caught your eye?


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FIRST LOOK: Mortal Instruments

Tomorrow we get the frist “sneak peek” at Cassandra Clare’s movie Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Sadly, we have to wait until August 23rd to actually see the movie. *sigh* The first look at Lily Collins portraying Clary Fray (the heroine of our beloved novels) was released this morning by EW. What do you guys think? Is she what you pictured? Click on the link to follow it back to the source and read the full article over at EW.

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MTV’s Josh Horowitz Visits TMI set

As you may know, we here at justjmac are slightly…maybe…Ok we’re really excited for the upcoming book-to-movie The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

We also really love the only good thing MTV has going for them, the journalist (and professional badass nerd) Joshua Horowitz  (@JoshuaHorowitz).

Josh recently visited the set of TMI: City of Bones and it’s like a mixture of awesomeness.

To watch the set visit click on the picture below:

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Lilly Collins and Jamie Bower out and about in Toronto

The lead actors and rumored couple, Jamie Campbell Bower and Lilly Collins, of the upcoming film The Mortal Instruments series: City of Bones were spotted out and about early this morning in Toronto.

I kind of like these two hipsters as a couple. What do you guys think?





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Update: The Mortal Instrument Series~City of Bones Cast

Last Thursday (September 6), the cast of City of Bones came together for a offical photo call. Pictured above from left to right are Robert Sheehan (Simon), Jamie Campbell Bower (Jace), Lily Collins (Clary), Kevin Zegers (Alec) and Jemima West (Isabelle). So, the underlying question is:

What do you think? Is this the league of shadow hunters you expected?

As a group, I’m impressed with casting and I’m excited as to what becomes of one of my favorite book series.

  • Robert Sheehan owns up to what I pictured as Simon, tall, skinny, the fro… 😉 All in all, no issue with this casting. Can’t wait to see what he looks like later on in the series.
  • Jamie Campbell Bower (JCB) Alright. I know A LOT of you are very upset with him. The excuses range from, “He looks nothing like Jace”, “He’s not buff enough”, “Jace is supposed to be hot” ect.. Let’s take a good hard look at him, shall we? He has buffed up immensely since casting. Jace’s character is supposed to be swoon worthy hot, and JCB is not as hot as the fan’s dream of Alex Pettyfer, but JCB fits the age. Jace is supposed to be a smart-alec. I can see Jamie taking full advantage of that. As for looking like Jace, go back and re-read, he looks exactly what Jace should look like.

Jace is known for and has a strong title for his good looks. He is described as having fine, curly, golden blond hair and eyes that look gold in the light with long eyelashes. He has a slim, muscular build and is about 5’11” in height. His face is often described as being beautiful, sexy, gorgeous and angular and Clary often refers to him as beautiful and leonine, with a narrow mouth.”

  • Lily Collins,(Clary) I don’t have one bad word for her. She is delicate, soft, beautiful, and I’m sure they can make her a bad-as* along with the rest of them. She has the fair skin, the red hair, and the slender body. You go Glen CoCo.
  • Kevin Zegers,(Alec) alright, I’m not fond of this casting. BUT he will do brooding very well. I remember this gentlemen from Air Bud, and this could be my issue, but he has been in several Law and Orders, and has played a psyco and a drug dealer in Gossip Girl. We’ll see how he does as a gay, angsty shadow hunter. He also has a large head, but now I’m just being mean.
  • Jemima West, as for her fellow castmates, I have yet to see her in anything. But she looks like Izzy. My hopes are high for this young lady.

I’m super-duper excited for this movie! I pray they do it justice!

Tentative release date: August 23, 2013


Source: The Shadowhunters Wiki , MTV

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