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See Pics From 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1' LA Premiere!

November 18th, 2014 12:22pm EST
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The stars of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" were out in full force Monday evening in Los Angeles for the premiere of the third film in the series.

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore and Natalie Dormer, to name a few, rocked the red carpet in a dazzling display of dresses and dapper dressed dudes.

Lawrence stunned in a white Dior gown that had Cinderella written all over it, while Moore opted for a deep plunging Tom Ford black sequined fringe number, looking smoking hot for 53!

Check out more pics after the video from the red carpet!

Julianne Mo...
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Katniss Everdeen Gets A Message From President Snow In Latest Teaser For 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1'

October 16th, 2014 3:25pm EDT
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Fans of hit movie saga The Hunger Games unlocked a new trailer for the series' upcoming penultimate installment on Twitter Wednesday.

The The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 teaser, titled "Return to District 12," features Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) returning home to find a barren wasteland after the Capitol lays her home district to waste in order to send a message after the remaining 11 districts begin rebelling in response to her Hunger Games win.

The end of last year's "Catching Fire" sees Katniss awakening in District 13, where BFF Gale (Liam Hemsworth) tells her that her f...
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First Full Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Promises Plenty Of Action

September 15th, 2014 11:26pm EDT
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"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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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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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.

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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.

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

December 6th, 2013 11:10am EST
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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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'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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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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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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Jennifer Lawrence Is Fierce As Katniss In Final 'Catching Fire' Poster

September 30th, 2013 7:00pm EDT
The Hunger Games Catching Fire
Lionsgate just released the final poster for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," which hits theaters on Nov. 22.

The image features a bow-wielding Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) preparing to enter The Quarter Quell Arena.

In the upcoming film, Katniss and fellow tribute Peeta Mellark begin a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. A rebellion is brewing, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell).

Advance tickets for the film go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 1, for showtimes beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21.

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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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Coldplay Song To Be Featured In 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

August 9th, 2013 11:30am EDT
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Coldplay has created an original song for the upcoming film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." The tune, titled "Atlas," will drop Aug. 26, nearly three months before the film's release, Lionsgate announced in a press release.

It will be the first time the British band has contributed an original song to a film soundtrack.

The soundtrack from the 2012 film, "Songs From District 12 and Beyond," was a big hit. It reached number one on the Billboard 200 and featured artists such as Arcade Fire, Taylor Swift and Kid Cudi.

In the upcoming film, Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen, co-cha...
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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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Jennifer Lawrence & Liam Hemsworth Nearly Caught Fire While Promoting 'Catching Fire' In Cannes

May 21st, 2013 12:09pm EDT
Liam Hemsworth & Jennifer Lawrence
During the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend, Jennifer Lawrence and her "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" co-star Liam Hemsworth nearly caught on fire after a tray of candles fell on them at a party.

According to JustJared.com, the stars attended a bash in honor of the film, and a huge column holding a plate of lit candles toppled over and almost hit Lawrence on the head.

A source explained: "(They) were sitting on a sofa in the VIP section of the party when all of a sudden, an 8-foot column with a platter of candles on top fell on top of them.

"They both jumped up when it happened a...
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Lionsgate Releases First Official 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Poster

May 14th, 2013 8:00pm EDT
The Hunger Games Catching Fire
As fans eagerly wait for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" to hit theaters next fall, Lionsgate has released the first official poster from the film.

The image features Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen standing on top of a cliff with a tagline pulled directly from author Suzanne Collins' book:  "The sun persists on rising, so I make myself stand."

Earlier this year the studio released Capitol portraits of the cast of characters from the popular franchise, and the first trailer dropped in April.

Getting fans pumped up for the upcoming film, Lionsgate also just created a new "Hunger G...
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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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