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Liam Hemsworth talks Mockingjay Part 2, training to be Gale and Philip Seymour Hoffman with FilmInk


LiamFilm Ink recently featured Mockingjay Part 2 in its September/October edition of the magazine.

Included in this feature was an interview with Liam Hemsworth, where he shared his thoughts on Part 2 being the final movie, training to be Gale and the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Continue Reading »

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Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Team Up on Screenplay and On Stage

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In The Hunger Games, we’re used to Jennifer Lawrence being mostly serious as Katniss, but we all know that Jennifer is a goofball at heart. So it seems fitting that it was recently announced that Jennifer is working on a screenplay with Amy Schumer! The New York Times recently reported on what Jennifer had to say about the two women teaming up.

“We play sisters,” Ms. Lawrence said. “We’re almost done writing. It just flowed out of us. We’ve got about 100 pages right now.”

She continued, “Amy and I were creatively made for each other. We have different flavors. It’s been the most fun experience of my life. We start the day off on the phone, laughing. And then we send each other pages. And we crack up. I’m flying out tomorrow to see her in Chicago. We’ll write a little bit with her sister, Kim, who worked with Amy when she was writing ‘Trainwreck.’”

Curious about the duo’s chemistry? Apparently they danced on Billy Joel’s piano at a recent show, and check out the clip below of the two dancing to “Uptown Girl.” They begin to appear on stage at the 1:53 mark. It seems like only greatness can come from these two!

How do you feel about Jennifer and Amy teaming up? Let us know in the comments!

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UPDATE: Check out “Fallen Snow” — a Banner Poster for #MockingjayPart2

Surprise! In honor of the five year anniversary of Mockingjay’s release The Hunger Games Twitter account revealed a new interactive feature on the official website, and we have a mission. There’s a better future in store for Panem, and it’s up to us to work together to reveal it. If you head to the site by clicking here, you’ll be presented with a website in which you must click to clear pods. Your clicks will be tracked, along with the global clicks and amount of pods cleared, so head to the site now and contribute! Together, we will accomplish our mission!


UPDATE: The new image has been revealed! The banner entitled “Fallen Snow” features Katniss as well as many of the members of Squad 451 standing alongside a cracked and fallen statue of President Snow. Good work, everyone!

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Check it out yourself! Head to http://squad451.thehungergames.movie/ now!

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Celebrate #Mockingay’s 5th Anniversary with Weeklong Contests on the Official Hunger Games Snapchat

snapchat contest 00In honor of Mockingjay‘s 5th Birthday, The Hunger Games Official Snapchat will be hosting daily giveaways for your chance to win a copy of the final book for you or a friend. Continue Reading »

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#Mockingjay Memories, A Look back at the Final #HungerGames Book, Five Years Later

MockingjayPaperback5 years…how is this even possible?  Today, August 24, 2015, marks the 5 year book-a-versary of the release of Mockingjay.  I personally can’t fathom where the time has gone.  Since that point, the fandom has literally exploded adding new tributes every day. We’ve seen the film series begin and now four movies later, we are just months away from the final chapter’s release.  All of this in five years…

We could reflect back on many moments along that journey, but today we are setting our wayback machines to focus on Mockingjay Memories, and remembering the release of probably the most controversial book in the series. Continue Reading »

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Mockingjay Part 2 features in latest issue of Film Ink magazine

Film Ink MagazineFilm Ink, an Australian magazine recently published it’s September/October issue featuring Mockingjay Part 2.

The magazine features new interviews with the cast and information about the final movie and the series as a whole.

Since the Hunger Games franchise kicked off, these films – 2012’s The Hunger Games, 2013’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2014’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, and now The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – have become much more than just simple movies to their loyal army of fans. Based on Suzanne Collins’ hugely popular books, they carry messages of hope and self-determination, and stand as a plea for decency and equality in the face of oppression, with their ugly, dystopian world a frightening mirror image of our own. Their bow-and-arrow wielding heroine, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), meanwhile, has become an aspirational figurehead for young girls high on her innate strength and fierce brand of self-possession.

In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen and her crew of like-minded rebels will finally take it all the way to Donald Sutherland’s evil, duplicitous President Snow. With much of the previous film dedicated to bunker-down plotting and planning, The Capitol will at last come under major attack in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, promising a dramatic and explosive climax to what has been a consistently nail-biting series. “In terms of visuals, the final movie really expands,” director, Francis Lawrence, tells FilmInk. “The final two films, in fact, are very different from the last stories, because there are no Hunger Games, and there’s no trip to The Capitol for training. We spend a fair amount of time in a new place in these movies which is District 13, so that’s a completely new design and a completely new location. The new environments dictate the new visuals.”

Film Ink MagazineIn one interview with Jennifer she is asked how it felt to shoot the final scene

 “Oh my God, it was awful,” the actress shrieks. “We were really crying, and then Josh and Liam and I just held each other for three hours. It was really sad. But I kept my hunting jacket, my leather jacket, and my boots, and I’m working on getting my bow back,” she laughs. “I’m not relieved that it’s finished. We’ve finished, but I don’t feel finished. I love doing these movies. I’m sad to not have them to go back to. And as for acting, I couldn’t do anything else. That’s what keeps me sane. It’s the only thing that I can do, and I would not be happy if I wasn’t doing it unless I have to do it. So whatever comes with that – whatever bad things – was just meant to be, because I can’t not be acting.”

Liam Hemsworth also expressed his thoughts on saying goodbye to The Hunger Games series

“I’ll miss the relationships that we’ve all built, the crew has been the same pretty much since the beginning, and there are so many people who I’m really close friends with now. When we were shooting in Berlin towards the end, Jennifer and I would sit there and get quite emotional about the fact that it was coming to an end, and the fact that we wouldn’t be spending as much time with all these people. I think that’s what we’ll all miss the most. With Jennifer and [co-star] Josh [Hutcherson], we’ve been through some of the most important points of our lives together. We’ve created such a strong bond because of the things that we’ve experienced together. We can go for a big amount of time without speaking to each other, but we all know how important we are for each other and how much we shared together, and how important our friendship has become.”

Source: lifeindistrict13.com

To buy a copy of the magazine go to filmink.com

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Jennifer Lawrence Talks with Entertainment Weekly about ‘Joy’ and Working with David O. Russell

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Official Poster for ‘Joy’

Jennifer Lawrence is certainly going to have a busy end of the year.  With ‘Mockingjay: Part 2’ coming out in November, Jennifer will have a big follow up with her third David O. Russell film, ‘Joy’, which debuts on Christmas Day.  Entertainment Weekly chatted with Jennifer about the movie, working with David, and the challenges of shooting.

Jennifer says she became involved with the project when David called her at 4 AM with the idea and sudden proposition.  Though it may seem weird, according to Jennifer, “I’ve gotten a lot of middle-of-the-night phone calls from David.”

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PHOTO: Untagged, High Quality Version of the Latest #MockingjayPart2 Still from EW

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In case you missed it, a new still from ‘Mockingjay: Part 2’ appeared in last week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly that highlighted upcoming films this fall.  The image was only viewable in the article but thanks to Hunger Games Italy, we now have a clearer, untagged high quality photo of the still.  We can more clearly see the sleek, Capitol setting, as Jackson, Katniss, and rest of the squad view the Capitol streets on the holo.

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‘Hunger Games’ Cast Reflects on the End of the Franchise at SDCC


Liam, Jennifer, and Josh

San Diego Comic Con has been over for quite a while, but we’re still getting great interview bits here and there. Spinoff had a chance to talk to the cast and crew about the end of The Hunger Games, and we’ve included some of it below!

Jen, what are you going to miss about Josh, and Josh, what are you going to miss about Jennifer?

Lawrence: Well, we’re best friends.

Hutcherson: You got it.

Lawrence: So we still see each other all the time. So I don’t miss seeing them because we all still hang out. But I do miss acting with them because this really horrible thing happens where we can’t make eye contact [laughs] without laughing. And I don’t have that challenge in any other movie, with any other actors that I work with. Normally, I can make eye contact with actors and finish scenes. And that is a challenge that I will miss.

Hutcherson: Jen definitely creates a great vibe on the sets.

Lawrence: Thanks!

Hutcherson: So I think that’s going to be missed on future projects. I think because she just acts so crazy and genuine, she makes other people around her feel free to be themselves. And that’s something that is kind of rare to find, especially from an actress on a set. [To Lawrence] Your hands still smell weird.

Lawrence: They don’t smell – oh, it was those ranch chips.

Hutcherson: So I’ll miss that, for sure.

Could you talk about what it was like to say goodbye?

Hemsworth: I think it was for all of us. It was extremely emotional to have this project come to an end. And I think we’re all really lucky to have made such good friends and shared such a special experience together. I mean, it was a crazy world to be thrown into an amazing project to be a part of and to really grow up together doing. We’re all five or six years ago.

Lawrence: I don’t know. I thought it was 10.

Hemsworth: I think about the person I was then, and the person I am right now. All of us, we’ve grown up so much and changed so much. This will always be…

Lawrence: Now, I don’t go anywhere without a jet.

Hemsworth: – special moment in my life.

This is the last time “Hunger Games” comes to Comic Con. How do you feel about that?

Willow Shields: Do you want to just make us cry up here? This is the final – it’s like, oh, no.

Hemsworth: It’s the nail in the coffin.

Lawrence: Oh, my God.

Hutcherson: It’s a little dark. I mean, for me, it’s been amazing, and coming to Comic Con is, like, the central hub for fandom, and so to kind of step into this world and get to visit the big Hall H panel, it’s so cool. And to bring these movies that people are so passionate about to them, and to have the whole cast here and to get to meet and have some kind of interaction with them, it’s really rewarding for us. For me, personally, I don’t know about these guys, but, no, it’s really great. And it’s sad to know that we’re not coming back here for this, that’s for sure.

Hemsworth: Comic Con is always fun. Good energy.

Are you crying yet? If not, feel free to check out the rest of the interview over at Spinoff!

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#MockingjayPart2 Officially Rated PG-13 by the MPAA

We March Together 163Mockingjay Part 2 has received its rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and as expected it was granted a PG-13.  This falls in line with the other films in the franchise and the goal of the production team and Suzanne Collins since the very beginning.  The reasoning behind the rating is listed as being for “intense sequences of violence and action, and for some thematic material.”  And given the nature of the story we can easily understand this decision.

You can see in the image below, how the ratings for each of the four films in the franchise stack up against one another. rating mockingjay

Do you agree with the PG-13 rating? And what about the reasons listed? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.!

Thanks so much to @PanemTimes for the tip!