MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

- 11-22-13Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Sarah Moran

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The Hunger Games lit a spark, but its sequel Catching Fire is what will set the world ablaze. Performing better than any sequel in recent memory, Catching Fire gives audiences exactly what they want: bigger, better, and more. Director Francis Lawrence isn’t looking to reinvent the wheel with this movie, but it’s obvious special attention was paid to resolve the gripes made about The Hunger Games. The cast, Jennifer Lawrence in particular, all give exceptionally strong performances, clearly having grown more comfortable in their roles. Sequels are meant to satisfy our burning need for more of what we loved the first time around, and sometimes setup forthcoming sequels; Catching Fire does this all,  and then some. (more…)

SDCC ’13: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Trailer

- 07-20-13Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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Only moments ago did the Lionsgate panel featuring the cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire wrap. (Relive the experience with out live blog!) At said panel the newest trailer for Catching Fire debuted, and as been the pattern so far this SDCC, the trailer has now debuted online! Watch!

Source: Yahoo!

New ‘Catching Fire’ Trailer Coming Saturday; Check out the Tributes’ Wetsuits in New Character Posters

- 07-16-13Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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Returning triumphantly to San Diego this weekend will be The Hunger Games‘ second installment, Catching Fire. They’re already scheduled for a panel in Hall H on Saturday at 1:35pm PST, and today Yahoo has revealed what we can expect from the panel. For one, we’ll definitely be getting a new trailer, which is precisely what we’ve come to expect from any film presenting at Comic Con with a release date this year. The good news is, those of us not at Comic Con will get to see the trailer once it’s released online during the Hall H panel. Hooray, no wait! So make sure you’re here Saturday around 2:oopm PST/5:00pm EST when the new Catching Fire trailer goes live. Oh, and there’s this new pic, seen above. Hmm, for Hunger Game champions both Katniss and Peeta look pretty dour, huh?

In addition to the new trailer, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Willow Shields, Jeffrey Wright and director Francis Lawrence will all be in attendance. Get your questions about Peeniss ready now. What? That’s the official ship name of the Peeta/Katniss relationship. I’m serious! Look it up.

There’s also been a string of character posters released featuring all of the tributes of the Quarter Quell – think Hunger Games: All-Stars -  in their sleek wetsuits. Why the wetsuits? Remember how last film the Games were held in a forest arena? This time it’s a more tropical arena, and it’s infinitely more awesome, and more deadly.

Hit the jump to check out the posters!

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New Images From ‘All You Need is Kill’, ‘Riddick’ and ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

- 07-12-13Film Posted by NickBungay

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Readers of Entertainment Weekly got a nice treat ahead of San Diego Comic Con this week in the form of new promo photos for some of this year’s hottest films. For those of us who didn’t get their issue, or just didn’t buy one, some kind individual scanned those pages and showed off a bevy of new images from the upcoming All You Need is Kill, Riddick and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It’s like buying the magazine already.

First up, from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures is the British/American science fiction-action film All You Need is Kill, directed by Doug Liman. The single shot , featuring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt doesn’t reveal much, but gives you a nice look at the suit worn by Blunt.

Check out the candid shot of Emily and Tom below:

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The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.

Lt. Col. Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again…and again. Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop—dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over.

But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski, who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.

All You Need Is Kill stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh and Charlotte Riley. The film is set to hit theaters June 6th, 2014.

Take a look at the new shots from Riddick and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire after the jump.

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The Victory Portraits Are in for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

- 03-06-13Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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As a nice tie-in with the opening events of The Hunger Games‘ sequel, Catching Fire, which feature the winners of the 74th Hunger Games parading through the districts on a victory tour, Lionsgate have released these victory portraits of Elizabeth Banks’ Effie Trinket, Stanley Tucci’s Caesar Flickerman, Woody Harrelson‘s Haymitch Abernathy, Lenny Kravitz’s Cinna, and of course, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss.

UPDATE! The Hob has unveiled the portrait of Beetee (Jeffrey Wright).

UPDATE #2! Moviefone shared the portrait of Johanna (Jena Malone).

UPDATE #3! ET Online has finally released two of the most eagerly awaited portraits, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth).

UPDATE #4! Ladies and gentlemen, the latest portrait has been released via MTV and it’s sure to have fans everywhere swooning, Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin).

UPDATE #5! Another portrait hits the web via Yahoo! Movies, this one of President Snow (Donald Sutherland),

I think they’re stunning, what do you think? And is that Katniss’ Mockingjay dress or another?

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark.   Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts.  Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

Directed by Francis Lawrence and also starring Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, and Sam Claflin.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22nd, 2013.

We’ll update as more portraits are released!

Source: Geek Tyrant

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Update: New Victory Tour Posters

- 02-22-13Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s two new posters for director Francis Lawrence‘s adaptation of Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire, the second installment of the immensely popular The Hunger Games trilogy. After Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Petra (Josh Hutcherson) win the 74th annual Hunger Games they are sent on a Victory Tour of the 12 districts. These are two of the promotional posters for that tour.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22nd in theaters everywhere and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Sam Claflin and Jeffrey Wright.

If you haven’t seen Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook yet you’re really missing out a stellar performance. I was on the fence about her acting talent, but after watching her in that movie all my doubts disappeared. Now I want to see her bring that intensity to The Hunger Games. If she does, there is not telling how much the 3 remaining Hunger Games movies might bring in.

Google Earth Reveals the Arena From ‘Catching Fire’

- 01-31-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

87526, HAWAII- Monday November 26, 2012.  Fit actress Jennifer Lawrence springs to action on the set of her new movie 'The Hunger Games Catching Fire' filming on location in Hawaii.  Photograph: Juan Sharma/Goodrich, © PacificCoastNews.com **FEE MUST BE AGREED PRIOR TO USAGE** **E-TABLET/IPAD & MOBILE PHONE APP PUBLISHING REQUIRES ADDITIONAL FEES** LOS ANGELES OFFICE: +1 310 822 0419 LONDON OFFICE: +44 20 8090 4079

We all know it’s hard enough to maintain movie set-secrecy in the age of internet journalism with potential spies and secret spillers everywhere, but et tu, Google?

Yes indeed, if you want to not be spoiled about a key set in this fall’s sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, then avert your eyes now. In other words: SPOILERS!!!

For the rest of you, you may or may not know that Catching Fire brings us the 75th edition of the Hunger Games, the Quarter Quell. In the book, champions from all previous Hunger Games are entered to be competitors, including our hero Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). The layout of the arena is, shall we say, unique. Check out the view from Google Earth:

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If you’re curious, and you haven’t read the book, the arena is clock shaped, like a giant sundial. New horrors are unleashed at the top of every hour as the light of the sun or the moon moves across the sky. You can click to embiggen if you like.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, and Amanda Plummer opens November 22nd.

Source: Collider

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Update: Teaser Poster And Production Stills

- 01-14-13Film Posted by Mark Poynter

Lionsgate has released a teaser poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and it doesn’t hurt the franchise that it’s star, Jennifer Lawrence just received the Best Actress Golden Globe for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. You can expect to see “Golden Globe winner” in most of the upcoming marketing for Catching Fire. There are also some production stills worth taking a look at below.

Katniss and Petra on their celebration tour that goes bad quickly.

Katniss and Fennick getting a little together time before the games begin.

Katniss and Gayle, not sure where in the story this scene is, most likely District Twelve, perhaps before Gayle is punished for trying to sell that turkey to the new Peace Keeper.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Sam Claflin and Jeffrey Wright. The movie hits theater screens on November 22nd.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour’ of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

Via: Comingsoon

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Update: New Set Pictures Featuring New Arena Tribute Suits

- 11-27-12Film Posted by Mark Poynter

Filming on the set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Hawaii has begun and thanks to Katniss and Peeta we’ve got new stills of Jennifer Lawrence and crew, sporting brand new skin-tight arena wear.There’s lots to check out in the photo set below.

You can see the starting point pedestal that has been constructed just off the beach. Jennifer Lawrence , Josh Hutcherson , Lynn Cohen (and her stunt double) and Sam Claflin were on set yesterday to film the Hunger Games Cornucopia scene. One picture shows Finnick (Sam Claflin) rescuing Peeta (Josh Hutcherson).

What do you think about the new suits? We’ll bring you more as filming and production progresses.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theater screens worldwide on November 22, 2013.

Lionsgate Releases ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Motion Poster

- 11-20-12Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

 

Lionsgate has released a (slightly) spiffy animated poster for it’s Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. It was unlocked by HG fans on Facebook. Apparently, if you creep FB long enough, you get an animated logo for a teaser of a teaser of a trailer of a trailer…

OMG guys, it’s a logo, let’s check it out right fucking now!

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