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Cast & Crew Announced for the #MockingjayPart2 #SDCC Panel on July 9th


SDCC-HungerGames-EntireCast-01The Official Hunger Games Twitter has just announced the cast and crew that will be attending the Mockingjay Part 2 Hall H panel at SDCC on July 9th.

Can we say we are tearing up that they announced it “as the final Hunger Games chapter.” We know the end is near, but do they have to point it out so blatently…sniff…sniff.

Are you attending Comic Con? Let us know in the comments!


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Lionsgate Announces Second Stop is San Francisco for The Hunger Games Exhibition

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The Hunger Games: The Exhibition kicked off this week in NYC for a six month run at the Discovery Times Square. Today, Lionsgate announced a second stop has been set up for the exhibition at the Innovation Hangar at San Francisco’s historic Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall. The second stop is due to open in February 2016.

Also, further exciting news in the press release is that Lionsgate is allowing select items to be available online for purchase from the exhibit’s gift shop. There is no word when these items will become available, but we’ll let you know when we find out.

Check out the press release below:

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PHOTOS/Review: DWTC’s Exclusive First Look at The Hunger Games Exhibition

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The Hunger Games Exhibition officially opens in just a couple more days!  This Wednesday, July 1st, Discovery Times Square will open its doors to tributes eager to get a glimpse at costumes and props from The Hunger Games films.  Fans will be able to see an up close look at authentic pieces that helped mold the characters and the world of Panem on screen.

Over the weekend, several Hunger Games fan sites were treated to an early preview of the exhibition, including some of our staffers here at Down With The Capitol.  Check out our photos of the exhibit below!

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Movie Review: Escobar: Paradise Lost (Starring Josh Hutcherson)



Josh Hutcherson’s new film Escobar: Paradise Lost releases in theaters in the United States on Friday, June 26th. Our very own Peeta not only stars in the film alongside Benicio del Toro, but the two of them are also executive producers of the movie.

The movie follows Nick and his brother as they move to Colombia to live on the beach. Nick meets and falls in love with a girl named Maria — who happens to be related to Pablo Escobar. If you’re thinking that Maria’s family’s lifestyle may cause some trouble for Nick, you’d be correct. If that last statement means nothing to you because you don’t know who Pablo Escobar is, don’t feel bad — I didn’t either.

(Crash course from Biography.com: Pablo Escobar, born December 1, 1949, in Antioquia, Colombia, entered the cocaine trade in the early 1970s. He collaborated with other criminals to form the Medellin Cartel and eventually controlled over 80% of the cocaine shipped to the U.S. He earned popularity by sponsoring charity projects and soccer clubs, but later terror campaigns turned public opinion against him. He was killed in 1993.)

Thanks to the Weinstein Company, I was able to view the movie early. What an intense two hours! The first part of the movie sets up the relationship between Nick and Maria, and introduces Pablo and the family. We are shown his humanity: he is the life of the family party and crowds in the community cheer him for giving back to them. But in the second half, we are are slowly introduced to his ruthlessness. The killings ramp up and no one is safe: not even Nick.

I think fans of The Hunger Games movies will really enjoy seeing Josh in this role.

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Jennifer Lawrence Reveals New #MockingjayPart2 Trailer at CineEurope

Unite 43According to reports from The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate had a real prize to share with international distributors on the last day of the CineEurope trade show.  The audience on hand got a sneak peek of an image of Katniss in a new red outfit from Mockingjay Part 2, but even more exciting they were also treated to “footage from the film, plus the never-before seen trailer due out in a month!” Continue Reading »

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More New Photos and Quotes Released from ‘Tim Palen: Photos From The Hunger Games’


As the release date for Tim Palen’s Photos from The Hunger Games gets closer, more photos and snippets from the book are surfacing online. This time via W Magazine and People Magazine. We also get behind the scenes insight from Tim Palen and some of the cast about what went into their character portraits. Continue Reading »

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PHOTOS: Josh Hutcherson Attends Premiere for ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’


Josh Hutcherson attended the premiere of his recent film, “Escobar: Paradise Lost”, on June 22nd in Hollywood, California. Josh stars in the film and also served as an executive producer. Check out the pictures of Josh and the cast from the premiere below! Continue Reading »

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WATCH: Josh Hutcherson Interviewed on CONAN


Josh Hutcherson was on CONAN last week to promote his film Escobar: Paradise Lost. Watch the clips below or visit TeamCoco.com for the full episode (though it looks like the video is having some trouble playing). Continue Reading »

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LOOK: New Images from ‘Tim Palen: Photographs from The Hunger Games’


Lionsgate Chief Marketing Officer Tim Palen is getting ready to drop his new book of photographs from the Hunger Games films.  As the release date nears, we are beginning to learn more about what kinds of photos will be included in the collection.  Several artistic images such as Capitol imagery and propaganda used in the Mockingjay: Part 1 campaign will be featured, along with character images and behind-the-scenes captures.

The book won’t be available for a few more weeks but today, US Weekly shared two exclusive images from the upcoming release.

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Official TheHungerGames.Movie Website Launches

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A new website, TheHungerGames.movie, went live recently alongside the release of the Mockingjay Part 2 teaser trailer! Continue Reading »