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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!


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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ABOVE: 500 lb life size Darth Vader Cake. He was served at the 501st Legion Banquet on Friday night as part of the Star Wars Celebration VI event. Also of note is Vader’s light saber, which was a single, solid piece of watermelon flavored poured sugar. Impressive. [OakleadCakes]


A few weeks ago we reported on a major schedule conflict that might arise and force Jennifer Lawrence to choose whether she wanted to return as mutant shape-shifter, Mystique, or Hunger Game’s champion, Katniss. Okay, she wouldn’t have had much of choice, it would have been more like Fox calling on their contractual rights for her to play Mystique whether she was finished filming The Hunger Game‘s sequel, Catching Fire or not. But thankfully, through the magic of Hollywood diplomacy and maybe a few backdoor, seedy deals, the shooting schedules for Catching Fire and the sequel to X-Men: First Class have been arranged in a way allowing Lawrence to shoot both. She won’t have much of life outside these two films for the next 10 months, but she’ll be returning as both Mystique and Katniss.

The Hollywood Reporter‘s sources say, “Fox is informing talent agencies Thursday that the studio plans to begin shooting its in-development sequel to X-Men: First Class in January.”

This is obviously great news for both franchises. For one, could you imagine Catching Fire without Lawrence in the lead? Inconceivable! And two, you know Fox is hoping to profit greatly from her new stardom. Can’t you just imagine Fox seeing that outstanding opening weekend gross for The Hunger Games roll in at Lionsgate, their mouths watering. I can almost guarantee we’ll see Mystique’s role in a First Class sequel expanded on. We already know the sequel has Matthew Vaugh back as director and will be focused on Michael Fassbender‘s Magneto, will we see something more developing between Mystique and Magneto? A fangirl can dream.

But what about Catching Fire? After all, it’s shooting first beginning in August or September. Well, unfortunately everything seems to be hanging on whether or not Gary Ross will come back as director, with no agreement yet but hopefully soon.

So, in conclusion, hooray! I’ve had one of my wishes fulfilled. Gasp! Does this mean I have only two remaining!?!! Must choose wisely.

Source: /Film

Ms. Lawrence seems to be Hollywood’s hottest actress right now and the film that will be her star-making role hasn’t even released yet! While The Hunger Games won’t release until next week, March 24th, plans for a sequel are already being set in motion with filming to begin this summer. X-Men: First Class, in which Jennifer Lawrence portrayed Mystique, also has sequel plans and they’re hoping to begin filming this fall. The problem? Shooting for The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, will likely continue into the fall conflicting with the start of filming for First Class‘ sequel. What is Hollywood’s hottest actress to do!?

Chances are it won’t be her decision, it’ll be the studios and Fox and Lionsgate are already preparing for war. Insiders, whoever the hell they are, have said the studios, “are poised to face-off over the 21- year-old’s schedule as they move ahead with sequels in their respective franchises.” It’s also been noted that Fox’s option, for whatever reason, will trump Lionsgate. Meaning, when they want their Mystique they get their Mystique, whether she’s done being Katniss or not.

The Catching Fire film already has a planned release date of November 2013 while First Class‘ sequel’s schedule is more up in the air. We’ve already heard First Class‘ sequel will focus heavily on Magneto, but with Lawrence’s stardom poised to explode I wouldn’t be surprised if Mystique’s role was increased as well. Especially with the hints of a Magneto/Mystique relationship dropped heavily throughout First Class and the previous X-Men films.

A rep for Lawrence said, “[Both studios]are trying to make accommodations,” but if they can’t strike a deal shit’s gonna get messy.

If it comes down to it, which role would you rather see Lawrence reprise, Katniss or Mystique? I want her to do both, dammit! And I DEMAND a resolution be made or I won’t see either of your stupid movies. You hear me Fox and Lionsgate!?! Get your shit together and let us have Lawrence as both Katniss and Mystique. You’ll both benefit in the long run, believe me.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Get ready, The Hunger Games clips and sneak peeks are gonna really be coming fast and furious these last two weeks leading up to the opening on March 23rd. Here is another one courtesy of MTV. This one features Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta Mellark being interviewed by Stanley Tucci’s Caesar Flickerman.

It’s one of the defining, “Oh Shit” moments in the books.

Directed by Gary Ross, the film also stars Jenniner Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Amandla Stenberg, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.




The first of what will undoubtedly be many full clips from the upcoming “The Hunger Games” is now online. Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss is going through her evaluation and scoring session with the Game masters. This is where each Tribune is “rated” by the Game masters in a one to twelve scale of fighting ability or dangerousness. Take a look at the clip and guess what the Game Masters scored Katniss after that shot.

Directed by Gary Ross, the film also stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Amandla Stenberg, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Get ready, this is just the first in a blitz of clips, interviews, and publicity stunts that will be happening in the next couple of weeks before the opening of “The Hunger Games.”

If you have read the books, what is the scene your really chomping at the bit to see on the big screen?


New ‘The Hunger Games’ Clip

We’ve been teased with the 10 second clips, posters and pictures, then finally getting to see a full trailer, but now we can enjoy the first scene clip from The Hunger Games.

Katniss and Gale have a short time together before she’s taken away to the Hunger Games. Gale tries his damnedest to prepare Katniss for the challenges that await her in the games. Gale is so selfless, always ready to give of himself to Katniss . . . again, and again, and again if he has any say in the matter.

In fact Gale has been preparing for this day, creating senarios that will help Katniss survive, and Gale is more than willing to do whatever he can to make those senarioes as real as possible. NerdBastards presents to you . . .

The Horny Games

Via: Toplessrobot


Written by Alice Moran and Adam Cawley
Starring Alice Moran, Adam Cawley, Connor Thompson
Directed and Edited by Mike Fly
Shot by Curt Galindo-Orozco
Make Up by Andrea Brown
Production Coordinator Larissa Malarek


We’ve still got a month to go for the theatrical release of  The Hunger Games, but Jennifer Lawrence is already excited about shooting the series’ first sequel, Catching Fire.

Lawrence told Entertainment Weekly:

“Signing onto the movies I was like, ‘Well, I’ll probably love the first one and then I’ll just want to get the rest of them out of the way, but I can’t wait to start training.”

“As soon as they were like ‘We need to start training in July,’ I was like ‘Woohoo!’” continues Lawrence. “I can’t wait to get back, though I don’t know if that’s because I think we might shoot in Hawaii!”

Director Gary Ross has also been sharing his interest in the work that lies ahead, giving a few potentially spoiler comments on his love for the source material.

“I love the title Catching Fire because from the moment Katniss was willing to eat the berries,” he says, “the moment she was willing to give her life for something larger than herself, she set off a chain reaction that was at once bigger than her and also because of her. That’s a very exciting movie to make because you’re seeing the emergence of a leader. It’s the birth of a revolution so it has context that’s larger than just the Games themselves.”

Ross goes on to discuss Lawrence’s performance in The Hunger Games is good enough to trouble the Academy judges.

“The range in this performance, the emotional terrain that she investigates, the demands of what this role are,” he gushes. “It’s such an intensely physical role and an emotional one. She carries the entire movie. To be able to do that at that age is so kind of incredible that I was in a little bit of awe. Do I think she should be nominated? Absolutely.”

The Hunger Games opens on 23 March 2012. Catching Fire is scheduled for November 22, 2013.