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The battle is wearing on Katniss Everdeen… and yet, that’s not why The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 made me so angry, and so very sad. I explain in today’s Monday Movie Memo.
Director Francis Lawrence had a major task ahead of him, bringing the first half of a relatively short book to life in a two-hour movie. Following are the 15 biggest changes I noticed in my screening of Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay –Part 1.
Perhaps it's partially due to the horror work he has done during his career, but Donald Sutherland has always had an intimidating presence about him. While he’s clearly an amicable and good-natured soul, you can tell that if he really wanted something he would be able to get.
The effects of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s loss probably won’t be felt until next year, when The Hunger Games franchise finally wraps with Mockingjay: Part 2. That means we will have similar discussions about the work he did on the franchise, and our chance to say goodbye to this acting titan, a year from now.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is already setting box-office records three weeks ahead of its release. Fandango has confirmed that it has broken first day advance ticket sale records for 2014, even though it is still just under a month away.
The summer season may be behind us, but that doesn't mean that Hollywood is done pumping out huge blockbusters in 2014. We are now less than a month away from the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, and Lionsgate has sent out a rather epic new trailer to get you prepared.
He taught us how to channel out love of dancing Groot into adorable cupcakes, now JK Denim is giving us a welcomed tutorial on how to satisfy our cravings for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 with a delectable fan art pie!
Geena Davis is reminding us all that despite audiences' clear interest in seeing stories about women, modern cinema is largely ignoring them.
How do you turn The Hunger Games: Mockingjay into a romantic comedy? Jimmy Kimmel answers that question with the video ahead, which takes the trailer for the highly anticipated Hunger Games: Mockingjay and re-markets it as Cupid's Arrow....
The new Hunger Games: Mockingjay Trailer - Part 1 is here and did anyone else just get chills? There's really nothing like the sight of people holding their fingers up while looking at Katniss with support, determination and readiness. The anticipation for the first part of the two-part adaptation Mockingjay is already on the rise as November approaches.
Jennifer Lawrence will have her name included in the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records, which will officially name her the highest-grossing action heroine the world has ever known.
Movie memorabilia is a big business for online collectors, but just what items have fetched the most money online? The answers are going to be a bit surprising in some cases, but the top item shouldn't surprise anyone.
Lionsgate has announced that Lorde will be the sole curator of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1's soundtrack, which will go on sale this fall through Republic Records.
After making its debut during Comic-Con in San Diego last week, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 trailer has finally arrived online! As you can see in the video, it looks like Katniss has been called to fight again.
The movie comes out this November. You, however, can start seeing this trailer this weekend. Owners of select Galaxy devices will have the opportunity to download the all-new Hunger Games Movie Pack App, via Google Play for access to exclusive content from The Hunger Games franchise.
Lionsgate carved out a little corner of the Convention Center floor for a sizeable Hunger Games exhibit, handing out posters to excited fans and allowing crowd members to post with Peacekeepers. Traitors!
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Unfurls Creepy Character Portraits Of Capitol Captured Peeta And Johanna
In this motion poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Peeta looks healthy and unafraid. However, there's something sinister about his being rained down on by white rose petals.
21st Century Fox is developing a mentorship program for female filmmakers, in hopes of bolstering the presence of women in film. Called the Fox Global Directors Initiative, this program will accept 20 participants who will be welcomed into a five-week directors lab.
Flashing it can be extremely dangerous, but there’s also a hopefulness to it. In short, it’s like a promise for a better tomorrow, and in Thailand, that’s apparently what protesters need right now. They’ve reportedly taken to flashing the three-fingered salute in the streets, and the action has become so common, the junta is now taking action.
It’s finally here! The most distinguished, important and prestigious award show of the entire year has finally arrived! It’s the MTV Movie Awards, and they boast enough clout to break careers and ruin lives.
With a fabulous and flashy string of dazzling outfits, Johnny Weir has proved a breakout star of the 2014 Winter Olympics without even being in competition. The former Olympian has turned commentator for NBC at the Sochi games, and the openly gay figure skater hasn't toned down his signature style one bit.
Natalie Dormer has never been a woman who has trouble going for it. She’s done nudity, corsets and all sorts of general weirdness; so, it probably shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone that she’s willing to cut her hair for a role. In this case, she was apparently willing to shave her head, or at least half of it for both parts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
Russell was making a joke. A bad one, when you consider – especially – that he’s running the current Oscar marathon alongside a harrowing depiction of actual slavery in Steve McQueen’s masterful 12 Years a Slave.
Cookie plays Cookiness Evereat, and he and his friends must face the challenges of the Hungry Games, which include pestering monkeys, food-centric puzzles, and lessons in finding patterns. The tributes have to stop and think. And it's tricky. Or as Cookie puts in his signature clunky vernacular, "Boy, being strong heroine of an entire franchise hard work!"
The cat may have been hired for its excellent hissing abilities, but it looked nothing like the Buttercup described in the book, as a "hideous-looking cat" with a coat either the color of rotting squash or a buttercup flower, depending on who you asked. Katniss's younger sister Prim loves Buttercup, and Katniss can't stand him; believe it or not the cat plays a pretty significant role in the third book