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'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Is A Triple Winner At The MTV Movie Awards

April 13th, 2014 11:51pm EDT
'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'  Is A Triple Winner At The MTV
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire blazed its way to glory at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (13Apr14), taking home a trio of top prizes.

Co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson fought off competition to claim the Best Female and Best Male Performance honours, while the film itself claimed the night's most coveted title for Movie of the Year.

Accepting the Movie of the Year award with co-star Sam Claflin, Hutcherson paid tribute to late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played Plutarch Heavensbee in the film franchise.

He said, "I know that if Philip were here, he would really think ...
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MTV Movie Awards: Jennifer Lawrence Vs. Shailene Woodley, Channing Tatum To Be Honored

April 3rd, 2014 8:22am EDT
MTV Movie Awards: Jennifer Lawrence Vs. Shailene Woodley, Channi
The 2014 MTV Movie Awards take place later this month, and Channing Tatum will be the first male to be honored with the Trailblazer Award. The actor was also nominated for "Best Hero" for his role in White House Down.

"Channing Tatum is the quintessential leading man for the MTV audience. He proves that an action hero can have both a quick wit and a large heart," said Stephen Friedman, president of MTV.

The actor's "Jupiter Ascending" co-star Mila Kunis will present the award to him. Past recipients in clude Emma Stone and Emma Watson.

Meanwhile, Shailene Woodley (Tris from "Divergent") ...
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Check Out 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' On DVD, Blu-ray & More March 7

March 7th, 2014 6:21am EST
Check Out 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' On DVD, Blu-ray & Mo
In "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Katniss Everdeen has returned home safely 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 movie sequel, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Li...
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Leonardo DiCaprio leads the pack at MTV Movie Awards

March 6th, 2014 7:13am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio leads the pack at MTV Movie Awards
Hollywood hunk Leonardo DiCaprio looks set to bounce back from his Oscars snub to be the big winner at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards after picking up six individual nominations.

The actor, who missed out on a Best Actor prize at the Academy Awards on Sunday, is up for titles including Best Male Performance, Best Shirtless Performance and Best-Onscreen Duo with Jonah Hill for his turn as bad boy stockbroker Jordan Belfort in The Wolf Of Wall Street.

The film itself is nominated for eight prizes, as is American Hustle, while The Hunger Games: Catching Fire follows closely behind with seven. All...
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'Blue Jasmine' And '12 Years A Slave' Win At Costume Designers Guild Awards

February 23rd, 2014 11:20am EST
Blue Jasmine
Blue Jasmine, 12 Years A Slave and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire were feted for their onscreen outfits at the Costume Designers Guild Awards in California on Saturday night (22Feb14).

Costume designer Suzy Benzinger, who dressed Cate Blanchett for her role in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, received the award for Excellence In Contemporary Film during the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, while 12 Years A Slave triumphed in the Period Film category.

The team behind Jennifer Lawrence's costumes in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was feted with the Excellence In Fantasy Film prize, and th...
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Changes Coming To 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Films After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

February 4th, 2014 5:03pm EST
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The producers of the popular Hunger Games film series are now looking for ways to change the upcoming Mockingjay movie due to the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Hoffman played Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire, and his character has an integral role in Mockingjay - Part 2. Executives now say Hoffman died with an emotional scene yet to be filmed.

A Lionsgate exec told The Hollywood Reporter, "We're all extraordinarily sad. But as it relates to production, it’s going to have no impact. Obviously, we're going to have a couple of work-around issues but the movie wil...
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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.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay...
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Box Office Predictions: 'Hobbit' Vs. 'Anchorman' Vs. 'American Hustle'

December 20th, 2013 10:11am EST
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
1) The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug- 35M Weekend, 126M Total

Even with an impending 50% drop, it looks as if The Hobbit is going to win the weekend, but Will Ferrell and company are putting up a big fight. Had Anchorman opened on Friday, the demand might have put it higher, but with a spread out 5 day weekend.

2) Anchorman 2- 30M Weekend, 45M Total

The hit comedy managed 8M on Wednesday, putting it on a fast track for a huge weekend, heading into an even bigger Christmas. The counter programming here is perfect, as it is really unlike everything else in the top 10. An Anchorman 3 seem...
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'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Tops Weekend Box Office

December 16th, 2013 6:49am EST
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has knocked Disney's Frozen from the top of the box office, pulling in a whopping $73.7 million on its opening weekend.

Peter Jackson's epic fantasy sequel becomes the fourth biggest December debut behind part one of the trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Will Smith's "I Am Legend", and "Avatar."

"Frozen," Disney's animated take on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," fell to second, pulling in an impressive $22.2 million in its fourth week of release.

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas debuted third with a meager $16 million take.

The Hu...
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'Frozen' Ices Out 'Catching Fire' At The Weekend Box Office

December 9th, 2013 8:21am EST
Frozen
Disney's newest animated film, "Frozen," knocked "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" from the top spot at the weekend box office, taking home $31.6 million during its second weekend of release.

The winter-themed flick features the voices of Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell and centers on a young girl named Anna who embarks on an epic journey to locate her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.

During its debut over Thankgiving weekend, "Frozen" made a whopping $93 million to become Disney's biggest opening ever. 

Meanwhile, "Catching Fire" gross...
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Frozen beats Catching Fire to take the lead in U.S. box office

December 8th, 2013 8:40pm EST
Frozen
Animated Disney film Frozen has iced out The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to take the top spot on the U.S. box office chart.

The princess fairy tale, featuring the voices of Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, earned $31.6 million (£21 million) in its second weekend on release, edging out The Hunger Games sequel's $27 million (£18 million). The figure has helped boost Catching Fire's global take to $673.4 million (£448.9 million) in just three weeks, almost as much as the $691.2 million (£460.8 million) haul the original movie grossed in its entire run last year (12).

Meanwhile, Christian Bale'...
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Box Office Predictions: Christian Bale Won't Defeat Jennifer Lawrence... This Weekend

December 6th, 2013 11:10am EST
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
This could be an entirely different headline when American Hustle opens. Then again, Lawrence is also in American Hustle.

1) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire- 35M Weekend, 345M Total

This is a traditionally slow Box Office weekend, and that will definitely be true for everything that isn’t Hunger Games or Frozen. Everything else will struggle, but these two should keep chugging along at a decent pace.

2) Frozen- 34M Weekend, 137M Total

Frozen remains a top choice, and really the only choice for families. It will continue to perform strong into December.

3) Thor: The Dark World- 6M Weeke...
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Jena Malone almost quit acting after Sucker Punch knocked her out

December 6th, 2013 3:10am EST
Jena Malone
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star Jena Malone has revealed the film saved her acting career because she was close to quitting Hollywood after action movie Sucker Punch flopped in 2011.

The actress had hoped the Zack Snyder film would be a big hit and when it got critically savaged, she started considering a new line of work.

She says, "I was so over the game and (I was) going to quit acting."

Malone turned to her photography hobby and her band Shoe as she waited for an acting lifeline, and then it came when she was offered a role in hit TV mini-series Hatfield & McCoys. That led to a ...
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'Catching Fire' & 'Frozen' Break Thanksgiving Box Office Records

December 2nd, 2013 11:00am EST
Frozen
Disney's newest animated film, "Frozen" was unable to topple "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at the Thanksgiving box office, which held on to the number-one spot for the second weekend in a row with $110.2 million over five days.
 
However, the winter-themed movie, featuring the voices of Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, debuted with a whopping $93 million to become Disney's biggest opening ever.  The film centers on a young girl named Anna who embarks on an epic journey to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.

"Catching Fire," mean...
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Jena Malone accidentally flashed at hotel employee

November 28th, 2013 8:40pm EST
Jena Malone
Actress Jena Malone accidentally flashed at a hotel employee while filming a nude scene for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The Donnie Darko actress stars alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth in the action sequel, which has already proved to be a box office smash, but she had an embarrassing run-in during filming.

Malone was left red-faced when she accidentally bared all to a hotel employee while shooting a nude scene in a hotel elevator.

She tells U.S. chat show Live! with Kelly & Michael, "We were actually shooting in a real hotel, and a real elevator, so they couldn't re...
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Jennifer Lawrence teased about Oscar win on The Hunger Games set

November 27th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Actress Jennifer Lawrence was constantly teased on the set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire every time she messed up her lines after returning to the shoot following her Best Actress Oscar win.

The 23 year old struck gold for her role in Silver Linings Playbook earlier this year (13), but she was promptly brought back down to earth when she headed back to work as action heroine Katniss Everdeen on the The Hunger Games franchise immediately after her win at the Academy Awards.

Lawrence says, "When I saw everybody the next day, it was just kind of like, 'Hey, how are you? Congratulations....
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'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' blazes into record books

November 24th, 2013 8:18pm EST
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has set the U.S. box office alight after debuting with a record-breaking $161.1 million.

The movie sequel, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, claimed the fourth highest-grossing opening weekend of all time, behind Marvel's The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

The film, based on the books by Suzanne Collins, also became the biggest new release in November, easily overtaking the previous record of $142 million earned by The Twilight Saga: New Moon upon its launch in 2009, while it proved to be...
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Which 'Hunger Games' Costar Told Jennifer Lawrence To Give Her Oscar Back?

November 22nd, 2013 5:30pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence at the NY premiere of Catching Fire
Jennifer Lawrence won the Academy Award earlier this year for her performance in last year’s film Silver Linings Playbook. She returns to her role in the Hunger Games franchise as Katniss Everdeen, champion of last year’s Hunger Games. She joked about filming Catching Fire after her Oscar win.

“Absolutely, I brought it to work,” Lawrence said. “I put it on video village and I was like, ‘Things are going to be very different.’”

Of course Lawrence was actually very modest about her win. “Winning the Oscar, something like that is a wonderful gift that I was so grateful for and confused by sl...
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Box Office Predictions: 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Should Set November Opening Weekend Record

November 22nd, 2013 11:30am EST
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
1) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire- 170M Weekend, 170M Total

The Hunger Games is tracking to be the biggest opening in November, ever. Simply put, it is tracking to do better than the original, which already had a stunning 152.5M opening weekend in March 2012. Even if it matched the opening of the original, it would set a new opening weekend record for November. So, this is a pretty epic weekend. Catching Fire has a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, pleasing critics across the board. Midnight shows should be huge, and will help to push Catching Fire to new heights.

2) Thor: The Dark World- 16M Week...
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Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire': Second Film Delivers Big Time

November 21st, 2013 12:00pm EST
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Once more we return to the 12th district in the dystopian world of Panem, ruled by the super evil President Snow (Donald Sutherland). 

After winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), along with her best friend and fake soul man Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), is about to go out on a victors tour.

Life is good for both Katniss and Peeta. They live in comfortable houses, have all the food they could possibly want, nice clothing and are the 'darlings' of Panem. Of course, there is a price for all of these goodies. They have to keep up the charade of being m...
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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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Jennifer Lawrence & Jena Malone Wear See-Through Gowns At 'Catching Fire' Premiere - See Pics!

November 19th, 2013 11:00am EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence wowed fans at "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Los Angeles premiere on Monday. The actress stepped out in a daring see-through purple gown that showed off her legs. She wore a black strapless leotard underneath.

Her co-star Jena Malone also opted for a sheer look. She wore a see-through gold dress with a sequined color block design that covered up her lady parts. She definitely couldn't wear any underwear in that ensemble.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is set to hit theaters this weekend. In the upcoming film, Katniss (Lawrence) and fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Jos...
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Donald Sutherland: I'm Awkward Around The Brilliant Jennifer Lawrence

November 18th, 2013 3:33pm EST
Donald Sutherland in Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Donald Sutherland may be 78, but he still gets "awkward" around his Hunger Games: Catching Fire co-star Jennifer Lawrence.

Sutherland, who plays Coriolanus Snow in the series, told E!, "She's a delivery system for the truth. She channels epiphanies. She's brilliant, she's brilliant. She's unlike other performers.

"I'm awkward in her presence. When I see her, I babble. When I meet her coming out of an elevator, I'm 'blub, blub, blub.'"

Sutherland continued later, "When I work with her, between Katniss Everdeen and Coriolanus Snow, it's a battle I can taste, eat—I love it!"

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Stephanie Leigh Schlund On Playing The 'Beautiful But Deadly' Cashmere In The Upcoming 'Hunger Games' Sequel

November 15th, 2013 3:30pm EST
Stephanie Leigh Schlund
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens one week from today. Even if you haven’t read the books, you probably know there’s another Hunger Games tournament that Katniss and Peeta will have to compete in during the course the film.

Two of the new people they’ll have to face in the games include Cashmere (Stephanie Leigh Schlund) and Gloss Schlund (Alan Ritchson.) I recently spoke with Schlund who portrays Cashmere to find out what fans can expect in the highly anticipated sequel.

How would you describe your character of Cashmere?

Cashmere is beautiful but deadly. She's a master at manipulati...
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Elizabeth Banks Dons Bold Canary Yellow Gown At 'Catching Fire' Premiere

November 12th, 2013 11:00pm EST
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks attended the premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in London on Monday looking incredible in a bright yellow gown.

The 39-year-old mother of two pulled her hair back and wore red lipstick. Her strapless dress featured cut outs on both sides of her torso.

Banks and her co-stars then jetted to Berlin, Germany, for another premiere on Tuesday. The actress donned a silver strapless beaded dress cinched at the waist with a double belt.

The film centers on Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and fellow tribute Peeta Mellark, who begin a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. A rebel...
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Jennifer Lawrence Expected Wardrobe Malfunctions In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Wetsuit

November 11th, 2013 4:07pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence was terrified while taping The Hunger Games: Catching Fire because she thought her tight wetsuit might show more than she realized.

Jennifer told Marc Malkin of E! at a press event in Beverly Hills, "Honestly, I was expecting them to be horrible because the idea of being in a wetsuit for a whole movie sounds terrifying. But they actually were pretty comfortable once we found out you can actually pee through them—just go into the ocean and take care of your business."

So while Jennifer's bathroom worries were alleviated, the actress wasn't satisfied that her privacy would...
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'Hunger Games' Sequel Is 'Less Violent'

November 10th, 2013 1:32pm EST
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' is "less violent" than the first movie.

Filmmaker Francis Lawrence - who replaces Gary Ross in the director's chair - was eager to make changes to the blockbuster sequel, such as toning down the blood and gore seen on screen.

He said: "There's a lot less person-on-person killing in this one. The important theme is the idea of allies and having to work with people you don't necessarily trust. Reliance on others versus reliance on self. It's still intense but there's less violence. I'm more interested in somebody's reaction to violence or the consequence of...
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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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Coldplay to be honoured for The Hunger Games song

October 16th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Coldplay
Coldplay have been named the recipient of this year's (13) Hollywood Song Award for their tune from the upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.

Frontman Chris Martin, who is reportedly a fan of the book trilogy and films, will be accepting the accolade for Atlas at the Hollywood Film Awards on 21 October (13), nearly a month before Catching Fire hits cinemas on 22 November (13).

Atlas is the first song to be released from the dystopian film's soundtrack, and it has already reached the top spot on the iTunes pop charts in 43 countries around the world.

Not only is the rock ba...
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Hunger Games stars laugh off clumsy accidents on set

October 3rd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire stars Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Clafin were so accident prone on the set of the movie they believe there's a short film of all their mishaps just waiting to be added to the DVD release.

Hardly a day went by without the actors falling, banging their heads or stumbling and Clafin is convinced film fans would love to see their clumsy moments.

He says, "There should be a whole sizzle reel of us just falling over... I fell when we were just standing there. Jennifer was just as bad, though."

Lawrence adds, "Sam is the clumsiest, most accident prone person in the...
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