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Congratulations to the three of you who got that joke in the headline. But now that it’s out of the way, it’s time to get serious about the third film in The Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay Part 1. Six new character posters have been released to promote the film, featuring a look, but not a vast look, at the formally mythical 13th District of Panem. There’s a definite aesthetic to design of these posters, and even not so careful observers will see that there are a couple of characters missing from this collection. What do I mean, and who’s missing from this latest round of posterization? Check out the gallery below. (more…)

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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…)

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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!

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Without anymore Twilight in sight (and thank Jeebus for that), what are tweens to do? Oh, wait… that’s right, we still have The Hunger Games!  If it’s not metro-sexual vampires and shirtless werewolves to feign over, fanatical teen girls and boys just love watching their ilk compete in a murderous death matches on the silver screen. Which, in my opinion, is SO age appropriate…NOT! Meh,  I guess it beats hearing them talk about Beiber and One Direction.

It’s just not kids. Most adults and grand old people are infatuated with Suzanne Collins renowned series. When the film adaption came out last year, it took the world by fire. The Hunger Games is so culturally relevant that archery sales/classes are up, and parents or naming their kids Katniss and Peeta. It’s kind of ridiculous really. But, whatevs. It is what it is. Just gotta roll with it.

Speaking of fire. The sequel Catching Fire is coming out in a few months, and it’s gonna be big.

For all y’all hungering for a preview, we’ve got a treat. Today, EW released the first official images of star Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair.

Take a gander below:

Update: EW has posted a few more pics, which we’ve added below. One of which, gives us our first look at Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee.

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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.

Via: Katniss and Peeta

Sam Claflin.

Wait, who? Okay, so not the most famous name up for the part. Still, Claflin has experience in big franchises already in his brief career. He was the guy in love with the mermaid in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and he was Prince William, the other guy in Snow White and the Huntsman. This latest, very important, casting news about The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire was made via the Lionsgate Twitter account.

It was then followed up with this press release:

Lionsgate and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Sam Claflin has been cast in the role of Finnick in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. Charasmatic and clever, Finnick was a District 4 Hunger Games victor when he was fourteen.

After breaking out in his role as the romantic lead in last year’s PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, Claflin starred in the box office smash SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN playing Prince William alongside Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth. He recently finished filming THE QUIET ONES opposite Jarred Harris, and MARY & MARTHA, in which he co-stars with Hilary Swank.

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.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has sold more than 50 million books in print and digital in the U.S. alone.

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.

So what say you, Bastards? Claflin: Yay or nay?

Source: /Film

Even though Snow White and the Huntsman does not hit theaters until June 1st, Universal has decided the property as earned the right for a sequel. A source close to DeadlineHollywood  says the studio is in discussions with Men in Black III writer David Koepp to come aboard to write Snow White 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Why would a Universal push forward with a sequel without results from the first film? Well, production and pre-production are too separate things. Snow White and the Huntsman is poised to be a hot property. Universal is confident the first film will do well. Assuming the film lives up to its promise, they want to have a sequel with script, cast, and director ready to go.

Now, here’s the thing. The Queen dies (I assume) and Snow White gets her happy ending. The end. What is the sequel going to be about?

Snow White and the Huntsman stars Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Charlize Theron as the queen, and Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman. Sam Claflin, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Graham, Ray Winstone, Lily Cole, Sam Spruell, Liberty Ross, and Noah Huntley.

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As Spring settles in for its short stay, Summer films begin their PR rounds in movie theaters and on TV. The next three films have released detailed film plot’s and longer commercials set to air on Television nationwide. Dark Shadows, Snow White & The Huntsmen, and Prometheus are only a glimmer of what is to come in what will be one of the standout summers for films.

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Here’s a new trailer for Universal Pictures Snow White and the Huntsman, which debuted as part of Charlize Theron‘s guest appearance on Top Chef. I guess foodies love fiction. Anyway, the preview is  virtually identical to the first trailer accept for a few brand-new shots. In both trailers, it’s all about Miss Theron. She’s like “Oh hai, look at me! I’m playing a evil witch, aren’t I all bad-ass and evily?”. And I’m totally cool with that. I think Universal is smart for pimping out Charlize for this movie. Why? Because a girl who has NO facial expression whatsoever (Kristen Stewart) is Snow White. Blank stares don’t sell a movie!

While I’d love to bash Stewart some more, I think it’s best to say this movie looks legitimately awesome. Crazy and totally unexpected!

Directed by Rupert Sanders, the fantasy take on the classic fairytale also stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Graham, Ray Winstone, Lily Cole, Sam Spruell, Liberty Ross and Noah Huntley.

Source: Universal Pictures