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First Full Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Promises Plenty Of Action

September 15th, 2014 11:26pm EDT
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
"The Mockingjay Lives" in the new trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," which was released on Monday.

The first full trailer for the film, which hits theaters on November 21, promises plenty of action as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) & co. begin their revolution against the Capitol.

Katniss unwittingly becomes the symbol of rebellion and reluctantly accepts her mission, but on her terms.

Based on the best-selling novel "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins, the film also stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour ...
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10 Celebs Who Were Too Old To Play Teenagers

June 5th, 2014 9:00am EDT
10 Celebs Who Were Too Old To Play Teenagers
It's rare in entertainment to find actual teenagers playing teenage roles. Many young actors simply don't have the name recognition many production companies look for to drive audiences to their films. Some movies, such as the Harry Potter franchise, are rare exceptions. Here's a look at ten celebrities who were a bit long in the tooth for their teenage roles.

Emilia Clarke as Danaerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones (2011)

Emilia Clarke has rocketed to stardom in her turn as the young queen Danaerys Targaryen. At age 24 when the series first aired, Clarke was far older than her literary cou...
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12 Modern Day Movie-Duo BFFs

May 8th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
12 Modern Day Movie-Duo BFFs
We all need a friend to lie on now when faced with life’s toughest hurdles are thrust in our paths, and movie characters are no different. Friends provide wisdom and solace, a much needed supporting ear and voice to guide us through familiar relationship and financial problems.

And while movie characters' problems are much more dangerous, with alien evils, mutant xenophobia and death match competitions threatening their livelihood, they still couldn't have succeeded without the dedicated support of their secondary cast. These characters may have been well written, but they didn’t fully com...
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First Poster For 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I' Released

January 23rd, 2014 12:18am EST
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
The first movie poster for this fall's "Hunger Games" sequel, "Mockingjay - Part 1," has been released, and, unsurprisingly, it's just like the teasers for the previous two films in the series.

The new one-sheet has arrived while the second film in the series, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is still in theaters.

The artwork features a bird in a flaming circle, only this time the bird has its wings spread and is ready to fly, symbolic of the story's heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and the rebellion she started in the futuristic country of Panem.

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Jennifer Lawrence Moved To Tears By Scarred 'Hunger Games' Extra

November 20th, 2013 8:13am EST
Jennifer Lawrence - 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Los Angele
Jennifer Lawrence is up for her second turn as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games saga, Catching Fire. As Katniss becomes an inspiration for a rebellion, Lawrence reflected on her own opportunity to make a difference to young viewers. Even making the first film, she saw firsthand the difference a heroine like Katniss could make. 

“I remember on the first movie I met a girl who was an extra and she was covered in scars,” Lawrence said at a press conference for Catching Fire. “She had been burned and I remember her coming up to me and saying that she was self-conscious to go to school when...
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Lionsgate Considers Building A 'Hunger Games' Theme Park

November 9th, 2013 10:00am EST
The Hunger Games Catching Fire
Lionsgate is exploring the possibility of building a theme park centered on "The Hunger Games."

The film studio has reportedly been approached by two different companies who are interested in developing a playland for fans of the popular book and movie franchise.

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer explained during a conference call: "We're excited about those opportunities and we're pursuing them."

Presumably, a fight to the death will not be included as one of the attractions.

"The Wizarding World of Harry Potter," which is located at Univeral Studios Orlando, has generated a massive amount ...
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Stef Dawson Joins The Cast Of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

August 26th, 2013 3:49pm EDT
Stef Dawson
Australian actress Stef Dawson has joined the cast of The Hunger Games film franchise.

The newcomer has been selected from relative anonymity to play District 4 victor Annie Cresta in the third and fourth films of the series, The Hunger Games Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2.

The latest casting news comes just days after Game of Thrones and The Tudors star Natalie Dormer confirmed she had signed on to play Cressida in the final two films.

The two actresses will join Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman, among others.
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'Game Of Thrones' Star Natalie Dormer Cast As Cressida In 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

August 23rd, 2013 12:15pm EDT
Natalie Dormer
Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer has been cast in the The Hunger Games trilogy's final chapter, "Mockingjay", Lionsgate films announced on Thursday.

"Natalie Dormer cast as Cressida in @TheHungerGames: Mockingjay Parts 1&2 http://bit.ly/cressidaMJ," Lionsgate posted.

The final chapter in the Suzanne Collins' teen novel trilogy will be split into two parts, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 to capture all of the details of the final part of story.

Dormer will play Cressida, a newswoman who follows Katniss Everdeen's (Jennifer Lawrence) journeys...
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Official Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Released At Comic Con

July 22nd, 2013 5:29pm EDT
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The first official feature trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire made its debut Saturday night on Yahoo.com, arriving online shortly before it was revealed at Comic Con Saturday afternoon.

Several of the film's stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Willow Shields, Lenny Kravitz, Jena Malone and director Francis Lawrence were on hand to present the trailer and discuss the film in front of 6000 fans.

Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in the sequel, co-champion of the 74th Hunger Games along with Peeta Mellark (Hutcherson), and when she returns home after her victory sh...
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Sam Claflin Broke His Hand On The Set Of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

April 17th, 2013 6:47pm EDT
Catching Fire
Ouch.

Actor Sam Claflin broke his hand on the set of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" during a rehearsal session, according to co-star Alan Ritchson. The break happened during the run through of a stunt scene while grappling with another performer.

"Sam got hurt the worst. He broke his hand doing a stunt... He broke it on the stunt guy, warming up. I was standing right next to him," Ritchson tells E! Online. "It was tough to watch... (He) took it like a champ - he took it and kept moving."

No news about the actual stunt being performed, but Richson did say that Claflin broke his hand ON...
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First Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Premieres During MTV Movie Awards (Watch It Here!)

April 15th, 2013 2:06pm EDT
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
During Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards the first trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was unleashed, finally giving millions of fans a good look at the highly anticipated sequel.

Jennifer Lawrence returns as heroine Katniss Everdeen, who returns home to District 12 with fellow 74th Hunger Games winner Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Shortly after, the two embark on a "Victor's Tour" of the other districts and Katniss senses that a rebellion is brewing that could free the 12 districts of Panem from the rule of the Capitol.

But the sinister President Snow (Donald Sutherland) has oth...
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Check Out All 11 'Capitol Portraits' From 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

March 13th, 2013 7:52pm EDT
Effie Trinket
The buzz is rapidly building for the second chapter in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, with 11 new "Capitol Portraits" of the key players in the story.

The nefarious President Snow (Donald Sutherland), Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), all return for the second film; along with Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth).

The portraits also focus on three new characters that will be pivotal to the story and it...
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Jennifer Lawrence Featured In New Character Portrait For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

March 6th, 2013 2:56pm EST
Katniss
Five new character posters for this fall's Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, have been released, the latest of which showcases Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in a long white gown with a wing-like design over her shoulders (if you want to know more about the dress, you'll have to pick up a copy of Suzanne Collins's book "Catching Fire," the second installment in "The Hunger Games" trilogy).

Also making appearances in the new promo portraits are Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), the head of Katniss' design team; TV talk show host Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci); Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks...
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Katniss And Peeta Embark On Their Victory Tour In Two New Movie Posters For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

February 26th, 2013 4:59pm EST
Catching Fire
Two new posters for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire were recently released, showing Best Actress Oscar winner (Silver Linings Playbook) Jennifer Lawrence and co-star Josh Hutcherson as Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark embarking on their "Victory Tour" of the 12 districts of Panem for winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games.

"The Capitol proudly announces the victors of the 74th annual Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen & Peeta Mellark, as they embark on this year’s Victory Tour!" the film's Facebook page reads. "Stay tuned to The Capitol PN for updates…"

The second book in Suzanne Collins's di...
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Katy Perry And 'Hunger Games' Triumph At 2013 People's Choice Awards

January 10th, 2013 8:23am EST
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Katy Perry and The Hunger Games were the big winners at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday, landing a slew of top honors.

The pop star stepped up to claim the Favorite Pop Artist award at the Nokia Theatre and learned she had also scored the Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Music Video prizes, while her fans the KatyCats earned her the Favorite Music Fan Following trophy.

The Hunger Games cast picked up the Favorite Movie, Favorite Movie Franchise and Favorite Action Movie awards, while star Jennifer Lawrence was named Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Face of H...
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Jennifer Lawrence Nearly Put 'Hunger Games' Archery Skills To The Test On 'Home Intruders'

January 3rd, 2013 2:07pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence put the survival skills she learned while filming the The Hunger Games to good use one day after returning home from a day of filming.

The 22-year-old star, who plays Katniss Everdeen in the movie and its two upcoming sequels, had just finished up a session with the archery trainer teaching her to master her character's weapon of choice in the film, the bow and arrow. Jennifer pulled into her garage and heard voices coming from inside her house, and instead of phoning the police, she decided to put her new skills to the test.

"I pulled into my garage and I heard men in m...
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Best Movies of 2012

December 24th, 2012 12:00pm EST
The Avengers
2012 was a great year for superheroes, James Bond, a former President of the United States and Ben Affleck. What defines a great film? It's different for everyone, but first and foremost it must entertain. Many movies did just that over the past year.

"The Avengers" was the highest grossing film of 2012, earning $623 million in the United States and a staggering $1.5 billion worldwide.

The number-three grossing film of all time (behind James Cameron's "Titanic" and "Avatar"), starred Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as the H...
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2012 DVD & Blu-ray Holiday Gift Guide

November 22nd, 2012 8:00pm EST
Starpulse holiday gift guide
Hollywood has put out some great home entertainment releases over the past few months, and we have some suggestions for the film lover, TV fanatic, secret santa and more!

Not sure what to buy your picky uncle or reclusive sibling? Do you need something for the office grab bag? Check out our list of this season's must-have DVDs and Blu-ray discs...

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

THE AVENGERS

The premium 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack provides 5-unique ways to enjoy “Marvel’s The Avengers” (on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy and Digital Download of “Avengers Assembled” Music from and inspired by...
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Jennifer Lawrence: 'I Eat Like A Caveman'

November 9th, 2012 12:31pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence refuses to starve herself for movie roles as she wants to set a positive example for her young female fans.

The 22-year-old actress has no plans to lose weight to fit into the Hollywood mold, and admits she was determined to look healthy when she trained to play highly-skilled hunter Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games.

She tells Elle magazine, "In Hollywood, I'm obese. I'm considered a fat actress... I eat like a caveman. I'll be the only actress who doesn't have anorexia rumors... (But) I'm never going to starve myself for a part. I keep waiting for that one role to...
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Garrett Hedlund Was 'Too Busy' And Missed Out On Hunger Games Sequel Role

September 13th, 2012 5:16pm EDT
Garrett Hedlund
Actor Garrett Hedlund missed out on a role in The Hunger Games sequel because he was too busy to read the books.

The first novel in the popular trilogy by Suzanne Collins became a big screen hit earlier this year, and production recently began on the second film adaptation, Catching Fire.

Hedlund has now revealed he was offered the part of Finnick Odair in the sequel, but he was so caught up with filming new movie On The Road, he didn't have time to read the books.

He tells MTV.com, "They did (approach me)... I was working on this film at that time. We shot the whole film in 23 days and ...
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Sam Claflin To Play Finnick In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

August 22nd, 2012 1:45pm EDT
Sam Claflin
Sam Claflin has been cast as Finnick in the much anticipated film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Finnick is a charasmatic and clever man who was a District 4 Hunger Games victor when he was 14.

Claflin played the romantic lead in last year's "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and 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 Game...
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Check Out 'The Hunger Games' On DVD & Blu-ray Aug. 18

August 17th, 2012 10:52am EDT
The Hunger Games
"The Hunger Games" finally arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Aug. 18 from Lionsgate. The film, based on the best-selling young adult novel by Suzanne Collins, was an international hit, making nearly $700,00,000 worldwide.

The action blockbuster earned a total of four honors at the MTV Movie Awards - Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence won top acting accolades, and Elizabeth Banks took home a trophy for "Best On-Screen Transformation." The film also earned the "Best Fight" accolade for Katniss and Peeta's fight against Cato.

The film centers on 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen (Lawren...
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Meta Golding To Play Fierce Enobaria In 'Catching Fire'

August 7th, 2012 1:07pm EDT
Meta Golding
Television actress Meta Golding has landed the role of Enobaria in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," announced Lionsgate today.

Enobaria is known for ripping another tribute's throat open with her teeth in order to win The Hunger Games. She is a former career tribute from District 2.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" hits theaters November 22, 2013. "The Hunger Games" arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Aug. 18.

Golding has starred on several television shows, including "CSI," "Criminal Minds," "House" and "Cold Case." She will appear in the upcoming film "The Chicago 8" about anti-war protester...
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Archer Who Trained Jennifer Lawrence For 'The Hunger Games' Misses Mark At Olympics

August 2nd, 2012 10:31pm EDT
The Hunger Games
The archery trainer who helped Jennifer Lawrence hit the bullseye in The Hunger Games narrowly missed out on winning a medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games after competing on Thursday.

Team USA's Khatuna Lorig placed fourth in the women's individual archery competition at Lord's Cricket Ground, losing the bronze to Mexico's Mariana Avitia.

Korea's Ki Bo Bae claimed gold, and Aida Roman, also from Mexico, took silver.

Lorig, who taught Lawrence how to shoot the bow and arrow to portray action woman Katniss Everdeen in the recent Hollywood blockbuster, is no stranger to the Olympics - it...
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Jena Malone To Play Johanna Mason In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

July 23rd, 2012 12:14pm EDT
Jena Malone
Jena Malone has been cast in the role of Johanna Mason in "The Hunger Games" sequel, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Johanna Mason is a female victor from a past Games still in her early 20s, and is one of the youngest, but also one of the most psychologically scarred Quarter Quell participants.

"Catching Fire" centers on Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) after she returns home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). They must pack up and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the di...
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Amanda Plummer Joins 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' As Wiress

July 17th, 2012 1:37pm EDT
Amanda Plummer
Best known for her roles in "The Fisher King" and "Pulp Fiction," Amanda Plummer has been cast in the role of Wiress in the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' hit novel "Catching Fire."

Wiress' eccentricity earns her the nickname "Nuts" from fellow tributes, and though she doesn't communicate traditionally, her observations and contributions prove invaluable in the Quarter Quell.

"Catching Fire" begins as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). But they soon leave th...
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'Hunger Games' Final Book 'Mockingjay' To Be Split Into Two Films

July 11th, 2012 2:22pm EDT
The Hunger Games
Lionsgate has decided to split the final book from "The Hunger Games" trilogy into two films. "Mockingjay" will become "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1," and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2," according to Entertainment Weekly.

Summit Entertainment did the same thing with the final "Twilight" book, producing "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" and "Part 2." Warner Bros. also did it with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and "Part 2."

Considering how much money can be generated by an additional film, Lionsgate's decision is no surprise.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Cast As Plutarch Heavensbee In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

July 9th, 2012 12:15pm EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Lionsgate has just announced that Philip Seymour Hoffman will play head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

The film will begin as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) returns home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Soon the twosome must leave their families and close friends for a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Eventually, Katniss senses that a rebellion is brewing, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games - a competition t...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Considers Joining 'Hunger Games' Sequel

June 12th, 2012 11:12pm EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is in talks to join the cast of The Hunger Games sequel.

Hoffman is considering taking on the role of gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Miley Cyrus' new fiance Liam Hemsworth will reprise their leading characters in the sequel to the record-breaking film, which will be directed by Francis Lawrence.
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'Hunger Games' Dominate The 2012 MTV Movie Awards

June 4th, 2012 8:10am EDT
Josh Hutcherson
The Hunger Games stars Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence have been crowned the king and queen of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards after landing the two top acting accolades on Sunday.

The action blockbuster earned a total of four honors, including Best On-Screen Transformation (Elizabeth Banks) and Best Fight, but the coveted Best Movie title went to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

The vampire franchise also claimed victory for Best Kiss - Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart made it four years in a row, but the 22-year-old beauty was left to collect the award on her own as the ...
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