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Fandango “Mockingjay Part 1″ Gift Cards Now Available, Fan Art Contest, & THG Marathon Info

Fandango Gift Cards

Just like the previous years, Fandango is offering limited edition Mockingjay Part 1 gift cards. They come in four different designs and there is even an option to add your own photo. Check out all the designs here.

Fandango Fan Art Contest.

Fandango is also running a fan art contest. You have the opportunity to submit your original Mockingjay Part 1 artwork on Tumblr. To enter, be sure to tag it with #FandangoMockingjayContest. Prizes include $1,000 worth of movie tickets and your design featured on a Fandango gift card. For official rules, click here.

THG Marathon

Finally, for all you marathoners out there, we have some info on the Hunger Games Movie Marathon! On Thursday November 20th, at select theaters, you can watch all three Hunger Games movies. Get tickets and find out which theaters are running the marathons on Fandango.com starting on October 29th.

As a reminder, Fandango is running a couple of contests when Mockingjay Part 1 tickets first go on sale. For the first 24 hours on Wednesday October 29th starting at 9am, purchase a Mockingjay Part 1 ticket and receive a free movie download of Catching Fire (terms apply) and get automatically entered to win a trip to the World Premiere of Mockingjay Part 1. From Thursday October 30th to Friday December 12th, purchase a Mockingjay Part 1 ticket and get automatically entered to win a 2015 Mazda 3 4-door.

Who’s excited to purchase MJ Part 1 tickets!? Me, Me! Let us know in the comments if you’ll be purchasing tickets on October 29th.

Thanks to Panem Propaganda for finding all this info :-)

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Francis Lawrence Discusses What We Should Expect In ‘Mockingjay Part 1′


Total Film magazine sat down with Francis Lawrence to talk about filming Mockingjay Part 1 & 2 back-to-back, loosing Philip Seymour Hoffman, and the very anticipated rescue sequence of Peeta. Its great that they we’re able to expand on that part of the book! This December 2014 issue of Total Film is now on UK newsstands.

You shot Parts 1 and 2 of Mockingjay back to back. Presumably you didn’t shoot chronologically?
The efficiency of doing two movies back to back, even though it’s one long story, is that if you have built a set, you shoot the scenes for both movies on that set. But we primarily worked on Part 1 first, for the continuity of the story and also because we have to turn that one over faster. We need the editors to be cracking away at Part 1 and we need to be turning over visual effects while we’re shooting Part 2.

How does Mockingjay differ from the first two THG movies?
Catching Fire ratcheted up from The Hunger Games, and I’d say Mockingjay ratchets up from Catching Fire. We’re getting closer to war. We’re not in the Games anymore. But it’s the same story and heading towards the resolution.

It must be bigger in scale than the first two films, which were primarily set in District 12, where our heroine Katniss Everdeen lives, and the Capitol and the Games stadium.
You get a whole bigger picture. At the end of Catching Fire, Katniss realises that District 13 hasn’t been destroyed, there’s a civilisation living underground. So we spend a fair amount of time in District 13, and we get to spend a lot more time in some of the other districts. We see some of the uprisings there. And finally, in Part 2, we’ll make our way into the actual streets of the Capitol. Part 2 is a war movie, and Part 1 is, in a weird way, a propaganda movie.

Katniss was damaged in Catching Fire. She must be totally screwed-up now!
Yeah, she’s worse [laughs]. Oh yeah. She’s not in good shape! But Jennifer [Lawrence] has a good time with that, and luckily for her, it doesn’t take too much of a toll because she’s able to jump in and out of it. Which is kind of amazing. Some people would have to live it all the time and they’d be miserable to be around for the whole 10-month shoot!

Cynics say splitting the Mockingjay into two films is pure commerce…
I definitely saw there was enough material and how distinct the two stories were. And having also spent time adapting Catching Fire, you realise how much is left on the table. Mockingjay is four hours’ worth of movie. And we have some world expansion, so there are some bonus things which aren’t in the books. Not changes – expansion, which we’ve worked on with Suzanne. She loves that stuff!

Losing Philip Seymour Hoffman must have been such a blow, both personally and for the Mockingjay films. He was great as Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire…
He’s better in these. We had not finished but we were almost done. We had about eight days with him left, but the bulk of his scenes were done. It was tragic, and it threw everyone off for a long time. We didn’t shake the feeling off until we moved to Paris, and then Berlin.

How are you getting around the eight lost days?
We gave a few things to other characters, and we had some footage of him where we can make it feel like he’s in a scene where he’s not.

Finally, can you give us a hint, action-wise, of what to expect in Mockingjay – Part 1?
There’s a lot of action. We get to see more of the uprisings and there’s a rescue sequence that’s very cool – it’s in the book, but we got to expand on it. There’s a lot of cool, fun stuff. But these movies are very emotional too.

Source: Total Film Via Quarter Quell


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New ‘Mockingjay – Part 1′ Still from Entertainment Weekly’s Holiday Preview

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A new still from Mockingjay – Part 1 is in this year’s Entertainment Weekly’s Holiday Movie Preview issue.  The image appears to again be from the District 8 scene with Gale, Katniss, Pollux, and Boggs.  This time, however, we also get a bit of a closer look at Paylor (far left).

There isn’t much new information to accompany the image but there is a small excerpt about Julianne Moore.

Director Francis Lawrence cast Moore as rebel president Alma Coin in next month’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 immediately after she approached him about the part. “Once we knew she wanted it, that was it – done,” Lawrence says. Moore, who was introduced to the book trilogy through her kids, 12 and 16, then worked with Lawrence to develop the character beyond what was in Suzanne Collins’ novel.

The digital issue of Entertainment Weekly is available now, regular issues on stands tomorrow (October 24th).

Source:  Panem Propaganda

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WATCH: District Voices, Episode 4 – A District 9 Paean to Peeta’s Bakery

Episode 4 of District Voices is now available for your viewing pleasure!  Learn to bake like Peeta as Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams share the Mellark Bakery recipe for Apple Goat Cheese Tarts.

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Natalie Dormer Lands Starring Role in Supernatural Thriller ‘The Forest’


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Natalie Dormer has signed on for a lead role in a new supernatural thriller film titled “The Forest”.  Check out some details about the movie below.

Jason Zada is directing the film from a script rewritten by Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca and based on an original idea by David S. Goyer.

The film, set in the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji, centers on a young American woman (Dormer) who goes in search of her missing twin sister. Despite everyone’s warnings to “stay on the path,” Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead who prey on anyone who wanders the forest.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Focus Features acquired the North American distribution rights to the film and plans to release it on January 8, 2016.

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter, HG Girl on Fire

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WATCH: District Voices, Episode 3 – Electric Sparks from Falling Water

The third episode of “District Voices” is now available from Capitol TV.  This video comes to us from the Coriolanus 9 power plant in District 5.  Watch the video below to learn about how water is used to create electricity.

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Jennifer Lawrence + Julianne Moore Pre-Nominated for the 2015 People’s Choice Awards

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Though awards season is still a few months away, it doesn’t hurt to start thinking about those nominations for our Hunger Games cast.  The first round of nominations for the People’s Choice Awards were opened today and Jennifer Lawrence is up for Favorite Action Movie Actress and Favorite Movie Actress.

Thanks to our fellow fan sites’ sleuthing, it was discovered that Julianne Moore, our President Coin, is also nominated for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress.

According to People’s Choice, “The top five in each category will become the official nominees and will be announced during the annual People’s Choice Awards Press Conference on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (9:00 AM, PT) at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills…(You can watch the press conference on PeoplesChoice.com.)”

Here are some important dates to remember.

Nominee Voting

Tuesday, Oct. 21 — Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Finalist Voting

Tuesday, Nov. 4 — Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

People’s Choice Awards 2015

People’s Choice Awards 2015 will air live on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET on CBS.

Head on over to People’sChoice.com to vote now!

Sources:  Jennifer Updates, People’s Choice Blog

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New TV Spots and Clips of Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Serena’

StudioCanal UK’s YouTube account have released a lot of new clips, featurettes, and TV spots for Jennifer Lawrence’s film Serena lately.  Check them out below!  And see the first clip of Jennifer and Bradley from our earlier post.

The film is released in UK cinemas on October 24th.

Source:  StudioCanal UK via HG Girl on Fire

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Yahoo! to Live Stream ‘Mockingjay Part 1′ World Premiere Red Carpet


Yahoo! is confirmed to stream the Mockingjay Part 1 World Premiere live on Monday, November 10th. The media program above also reiterates who will be in attendance and the timing schedule for the event.

We are super excited to watch this livestream since we live across the pond in the US. Thanks to Italian fansite TheHungerGames.it for sharing!

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WATCH: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 1st “District Voices”

Have you watched the first District Voices video yet? If not, watch first and then watch the BTS video they released today. The video explains how they got to work with Lionsgate, the ideas behind the costumes in the episode, hints of rebellion, and more! Watch below:

Via: Jabberjays