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Today at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, amid news of a Starz and Lionsgate merger, Lionsgate entertainment vice chairman Michael Burns stated The Hunger Games franchise will “live on and on and on” in much the same way as Harry Potter.  While that may seem like squeezing blood from a stone, you can’t really blame the studio for trying.  Katniss Everdeen and her gang of rebels have made about $524 billion with the last installment alone, and it’s not even out of theaters yet.  But how can the franchise continue, when author Suzanne Collins has only penned a trilogy? (more…)

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The film in the running for longest-named movie ever, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, has been out in theaters for a few weeks now, and while it has obviously made money and put a cap on the cinematic version of Suzanne Collins’ novelized story, lots of folks who have seen it are finding more and more to dislike about it.  We’re certainly not saying that it’s a bad film, but it does have its bad moments; here, for your reading pleasure, are ten of the most heinous.

*EDITORS NOTE: This post was submitted by Elanna Belanger and Princess Rap Battle staff writer Michael Sullivan – many thanks to both for their many words below!

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Two new television clips have been released for the last installment of The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Final Battle and Her Story give a couple of new looks at what is coming at us on the November 4th release date. I’m looking forward to the final film and it should hold the number one spot until Star Wars: The Force Awakens starts breaking all those box office records.
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Katniss and co. are back, and reminding us that their rebellion is not over yet. The official teaser site for the The Hunger Games franchise has released a new image promoting the newest and final installment of the series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. The photo features Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) garbed in red from neck to toe, with her ever-present quiver of arrows across her back. She’s sitting in President Snow’s chair in the Capitol, harkening back to earlier teasers featuring Peeta and Snow himself in the same chair. Accompanying the picture is text that reads “The Capitol Must Fall So We May Be Free.” (more…)

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Creating destination theme attractions based on material from the movies goes back to when Walt Disney had an idea to turn acres of prime California real estate into an ode to the intellectual property he created that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Now, in that fine tradition, fans of The Hunger Games films will be able to go to a park where they can live in the dystopian/draconian future created by author Suzanne Collins and the films that are based on her works. Yay? Yes, now soon all the fun of hunting down adolescences in a brutal and booby trapped environment will be yours according to a recent press release. (more…)

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Lionsgate is taking its biggest movie franchise The Hunger Games to the theater boards in a live action stage show that will in all likelihood involve some innovative production techniques. The show will launch in 2016 in a brand new purpose-built theater next door to Wembley Stadium in London. Image Nation and Triangler Entertainment are in charge of bringing The Hunger Games to the stage.

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