SDCC14: ‘Ant-Man’, ‘Mockingjay’, And ‘Warcraft’ All Make A Reveal

- 07-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Leo Johnson

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Today kicks off the first day of San Diego Comic-Con and announcements and teasers are already flying thick at the con. Amidst the crowds and clamor it seems that a few movies are getting posters, which seem to be available at the con, while another is showing off its official logo for the first time.  (more…)

It is Upon Us – The First Look at ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

- 05-15-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Fans of the Hunger Games movie franchise rejoice, for the third of four movies in the series is fast approaching its time to shine. And, as is the usual routine, the folks in charge have finally decided that it’s marketing time. So check out the many new bits and pieces of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 below. We got us some pictures, the first teaser trailer and another video featuring an interview with Julianne Moore, aka President Coin. Scroll on for all the Hunger Games super-happy-fun-marketing! (more…)

Let the Games Begin – First ‘Mockingjay’ Teaser Poster is Here

- 01-22-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Though some of us only recently made it to the theaters to see the last Hunger Games installment, the folks at Lionsgate are already gearing up to sell the next movie in the franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. The first step of that marketing barrage? Why, a teaser poster, of course. Check out the new poster in all its glory below: (more…)

Girl Power! ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Becomes #1 Female-Led Film in 40 Years

- 01-11-14Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Hunger Games: Catching Fire has been, well, on fire. The second of 4 films, based on the book series from Suzanne Collins,  burst onto the scene in November and has scorched the competition. In fact, something very important just happened. Not only has Catching Fire just become the highest-grossing release of 2013 -  made a staggering $409.4 million surpassing Iron Man 3, which earned $409 million through tickets sales -  it’s the first female-led film to come out on top since The Exorcist in 1973. That is a huge deal. Particularly for Jennifer Lawrence. Think about the greatest actresses in the last 40 years, none of them were able to do this until now. (more…)

‘The Doctor Games’ – It’s Not a Mashup of ‘Doctor Who’ & ‘The Hunger Games’ – It’s a SMASHUP!

- 11-19-13Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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Eleven Doctors enter, one Doctor leaves . . . wait, make that twelve . . . in this Doctor Who/Hunger Games mash-up from Brad Hansen and group. Take a minute out of your busy day to cheer your favorite Doctor on to a bloody, bloody victory. (more…)

Check Out the Latest ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Trailer – HERE! NOW!

- 10-27-13Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The second in the series, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is almost upon us.  With less than four weeks before we can head to the theaters to see it for ourselves, it looks like the powers-that-be are dropping yet one more piece of marketing spam our way.  This time, another minute-plus of footage via the latest trailer.  The one good thing about this is that they finally show some of what the new “games” are about.  Check it out below: (more…)

Two More Peeks at ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

- 10-17-13Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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And now, because you want it and you need it, we here at Nerd Bastards present you with the latest in the Hunger Games: Catching Fire marketing barrage.  This time around, two new television spots complete with footage and music and dialogue and all that good stuff.  Check them out below. (more…)

New Press and Posters for ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ and ‘Divergent’

- 09-23-13Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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And today, we bring you the latest in visual stimulation from the teen-novel-turned-movie sector of Hollywood.  This time around, the new Empire magazine cover, featuring Jennifer Lawrence in full Katniss gear (pictured above), a new banner for Hunger Games: Catching Fire and a couple of teaser posters for the upcoming Divergent flick.  Check the rest out below:

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A Brand New International Trailer for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

- 08-09-13Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Today, we here at the great and powerful Nerd Bastards bring another treat for fans of The Hunger Games. The next installment in the series, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be hitting theaters in a matter of months and now we have another look at what to expect from the upcoming flick. A new international trailer has hit and you can check it out below:

Well, it looks a lot like what we’ve already seen thus far, but it’s still shaping up to be a good choice for the fall season. You can check out The Hunger Games: Catching Fire when it hits the big screen on November 22nd.

 

Thanks to /Film for the heads-up.

Florida Brings ‘Hunger Games’ to Summer Camp

- 08-05-13Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Most people might normally feel that the idea of sending their kids off to a summer camp that is themed around The Hunger Games is a bad idea (unless you’re tired of the little tyke whining all the time, of course).  So. County Day School in Largo, Florida, however, has taken this game of childhood death and turned it into something entertaining and (mostly) safe.  They’ve made their very own Hunger Games themed game for children to enjoy.

The game starts with 20+ kids taking around a week to train up.  Then, on the final day, they get together for an hour-long tourney.  The competition doesn’t involve kids using arrows and poison to knock each other out though.  Instead, they have to pull each others’ flags as well as test their ability to think, their ability to work as a team and a few other survival skills.

In order to sanitize the games (and keep parents from rioting), kids don’t technically “kill” each other.  Instead, they “collect lives” when they pull their enemies’ flags.  It’s kinda like that horrible rendition of football that some of us were forced to go through back in Jr. High.  Either way, it still sounds like way more fun than I ever had at any school event.

The camp counselors also make it a point to let people know that the games are all about promoting teamwork and not just about letting kids fake-kill each other so that they can gloat over their enemies’ defeat for days afterwards.

For a look at the Florida Hunger Games, check out the video below:

 

And thanks to The Mary Sue for the heads-up.