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Official Final Poster for Mockingjay Part 1 Featuring Katniss!

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Even though we didn’t get the long awaited trailer today we did get this kick a** poster showing the so far in this promotional campaign elusive girl on fire, Katniss in her Mockingjay combat suit looking ready for a fight. Complete with a new tag line “The courage of one will change the world”.

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Official Release Date For Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer

After much anticipation an official date has been released for the Mockingjay Part 1 full trailer.

Today a new teaser was released in preparation for the actual trailer. It announced that that the Worldwide trailer premiere will be in 5 days on September 15th!! It also features a short clip of Katniss so be sure to check it out!

Let us know what you think in the comments!

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WATCH: Elizabeth Banks Talks Finishing ‘Mockingjay’ with MTV

While attending the Toronto International Film Festival, Elizabeth Banks sat down with MTV’s Josh Horowitz and chatted about finishing up Mockingjay and how “lucky” she was that Francis Lawrence and Suzanne Collins decided to step up her role for the film.

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Review & Interview: You’ll Enjoy “Famous In Love” By Rebecca Serle

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I was given the opportunity to review Famous In Love, a YA book about the behind-the-scenes romance between the stars of a major YA Franchise. At first, I had no idea what I had gotten into. This book is wayyy different from any other YA book I have ever read, but it turned out to be a good read. Check out my interview with the author of Famous In Love, Rebecca Serle:

  1. What inspired you to write about behind the scenes of  YA Franchises?

Rebecca Serle: Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson fell in love on Dawson’s Creek (way before Joey and Pacey ever got together—and changed my life). I think from that point forward I was fascinated by the intersection of fiction and reality, and what it would feel like to live out two fantasies simultaneously. Obviously Twilight took the model and shot it straight into the stratosphere. So there’s something with that, too.

  1. If you could star in any YA Franchise, which part would you want to play and why?

RS: Gah! This is so hard! Probably Caroline Forbes from The Vampire Diaries. Sweet, smart, sassy and I’m pretty sure is going to get to make out with Paul Wesley? #TeamSteroline 

  1. Were the characters in your book inspired by a particular fandom?

RS: The simple answer is no, but I think if you read you’ll see it’s a bit more nuanced than that…

  1. Why do you think Fandoms are important?

RS: Oh man, how much time do you have? I’ve been a fangirl since I can remember. I can’t tell you how many bottles of Tabasco sauce I sent into the WB to try and save Roswell. In high school, loving something that much and communicating with other people who did too made me feel less alone. I was a really shy teenager and television was an area where I felt really passionate, but maybe didn’t have the confidence to express that passion to the people around me.

Now, I am so proud of what I love. I am so proud to be a small part of fandoms. I am so proud of this book because I think it’s going to provide joy to people who love what I do. At the end of the day fandoms are really about connection, right? We all need a little more of that.

  1. Tell us in 4 words why fans should read Famous in Love?

RS: I wrote it for you.

Review:

Copyright: 2014

Pages: 336 pages

Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary

Goodreads Summary: The romantic story of a girl who gets plucked from obscurity to star in the next major feature film franchise based on a book and the ensuing love triangles she gets entangled in on—-and off screen. 

Meet Paige Townsen, Rainer Devon, and Jordan Wilder…

When Paige Townsen, a young unknown, gets cast in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series, her life changes practically overnight. Within a month, Paige has traded the quiet streets of her hometown for a crowded movie set on the shores of Maui, and is spending quality time with her co-star Rainer Devon, one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive. But when troubled star Jordan Wilder lands the role of the other point in the movie’s famous love triangle, Paige’s crazy new life gets even crazier.

In this coming-of-age romance inspired by the kind of celeb hookups that get clever nicknames and a million page views, Paige must figure out who she is – and who she wants – while the whole world watches.

Score: 8 out of 10

What we loved: This book was a fun fast read. As I read it, I couldn’t help but feel all the nervousness and excitement Paige went through when she landed the role of August. I love that you never really know who Paige will pick, Rainer or Jordan, until the end of the book. Everything Paige goes through feels so real too. It makes me wonder if this is how things really go down for superstars in real life. 

What we didn’t: The one thing that was a little annoying was the fact that Paige kept professing her love…in an internal dialogue. I feel like so much more could have been accomplished if she just said it out loud.

Characters you’ll be glad you met: I absolutely adore Jordan. He’s not what you expect and you’ll be glad to know him. I also love Jake. He’s OCD about the earth and he kind of reminds me of myself. Rainer also captured my heart.. If he was a real movie star, I would definitely fangirl over him. 

Why we think Hunger Games fans should give it a try: If your a fan of the Hunger Games franchise, or Divergent, or Twilight, or some other franchise, then I’m sure you have tried to ship your two favorite characters together in real life…a.k.a, Joshifer, Sheo, Robsten.  This book is a great read and will totally remind you of your shipping days, and hey, you maybe even want to ship Paige and Rainer or Paige and Jordan.

Buy the book (releases October 21st, 2014)

Catch up with the author of Famous In Love, Rebecca Serle at her website.

Check out more Outside Panem reviews here.

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Sam Claflin Talks Saying Goodbye to The Hunger Games

So we all know that  Hunger Games filming has come to an end. As a film franchise ends, it’s always interesting to hear how the actors and those most involved with the process feel about the ending. MTV’s Josh Horowitz sat down with Sam Claflin (Finnick) and talked about how he felt. Spoiler: “It was bizarre.”

I love that it sounds like he really felt this series was a high point in his career. I think the fans all know this will not be the end for Sam Claflin, or for his time with the cast. After all, we still have over a year until Mockingjay: Part 2 comes out, and that means interviews, tours, and premieres! There is still a lot of Mockingjay to look forward to.

Are you sad to see the series come to an end? Excited to see the final film? Let us know in the comments!

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A Look Inside Lorde’s Recording Session for the ‘Mockingjay: Part 1′ Soundtrack

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Mockingjay music is in progress!  Today, we  not only received a look at the first line in Lorde’s new single for the film courtesy of the singer herself, but we are also getting a peek inside her recording session for the track thanks to Billboard.

Lorde took to twitter last night and posted a quick clue to her latest single:

The owner of the  studio where the single was recently recorded  has confirmed that these are indeed the opening lines from  her track for the Mockingjay soundtrack!

via Billboard

Lorde spent her Labor Day weekend in Asbury Park, N.J., but it was a working vacation.

The 17-year-old New Zealand singer recorded the first single from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 at Lakehouse Recording Studios. The artist got a great referral to the Asbury Park location: Bruce Springsteen.

…As for the new song, which will be played over the film’s closing credits, fans can expect to hear music that is “moody, dark and powerful, ” Leidersdorrf said.

Lorde recorded the yet-unnamed track with Grammy-winning producer Paul Epworth (Adele, Coldplay, U2, Bruno Mars) who flew in for the two-day session, which took place from Aug. 28-29. The track was engineered by Matt Wiggins, who took time out from a recording session with U2 to make the trek to New Jersey, and Lakehouse engineer Eric Romero.

Lorde as you’ll recall is not only contributing her own music to the soundtrack she is also the curator for the entire album.  Which means she’ll be in charge of putting together the whole musical package for us to enjoy.  If she’s beginning recording her own music that may mean other new songs are being completed as we speak.  With the film’s soundtrack scheduled to debut just “three days before” the film releases on November 21st,  (aka 11/18) we don’t have too much longer to wait.  Let’s just hope we get a single release before then to enjoy.

Source: Billboard

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Natalie Dormer Chats with Yahoo! About ‘Mockingjay’ and More

CressidaRecently Natalie Dormer (Cressida) sat down with Yahoo! to chat about Mockingjay, Game of Thrones, Jennifer Lawrence and much more.  Read on for highlights from the Q&A.

First, let’s discuss your hair—it’s growing back, but you had one side shaved to play Cressida in The Hunger Games. Who wielded the razor?It wasn’t me; it had to be done to the movie’s specs. So I talked to Francis Lawrence, the director, a lot about it and also the head of hair—sorry, head of hair always sounds funny, the chief of hair. I had a kind of reconciled myself to it by the time it I sat in the trailer and they got the razor out.

How did the cut affect your personal style?
It opens you up to exploring more kind of punky, funky looks on the red carpet or at events. But I was actually quite surprised at Comic-Con—there’s a lot of lopsidedness going on. Girls are doing the lopsided thing, very tight…down one side so it almost looks like they’re shaved. That seems to be en vogue and I seem to be ahead of the curve. I don’t know if the Katniss Everdeen thing is catching on as well, but a lot of girls are wearing plaits to one side.

In The Hunger Games, Cressida is very much about PR, too—but she does it wearing fatigues and combat boots. What was that shift like?Oh, I was glad to be out of the flowing silk skirts and to be running around with a semi-automatic rifle and army gear for a while. It was fun to be with the boys in the mud and the dirt, and being empowered in a physical sense. And now, after nine months of running around in dirt and water, it’s nice to get back into Margaery’s silk skirts.

Speaking of image and perception, was Jennifer Lawrence who you expected?
Jen has this amazing reputation as being really grounded and very real and very funny and she’s all those things. She keeps the mood buoyant. So there was a very fun energy on set. And it’s long hours—action takes a long time to shoot—and it’s sometimes very hard stuff. So yeah, you’re just standing in the dark with water up to your neck. It’s sort of… after 12 hours,  everyone’s cracking jokes to keep each other laughing. That’s how you get through that kind of stuff.

You can check out the full Q&A here.

Thanks to HG Girl on Fire for the tip!

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Elizabeth Banks says “Mockingjay” is “Really a True Action Film”

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One change from Mockingjay that I’m sure no fan will be complaining about is the inclusion of Effie in the District 13 sequences. You’ll recall in the book Effie doesn’t appear until almost the very end of the book and she was never in the rebel headquarters to begin with. Katniss even wonders how they’ll paint her as a rebel to keep her safe.

But in the film version of the book Francis Lawrence and Suzanne Collins both agreed Effie needed more screen time (thank goodness) so we’ll be graced with more from the amazing Elizabeth Banks.

Eonline recently spoke with Elizabeth and got her take on Effie’s District 13 Fashion sense, her additional time on screen and her thoughts on the film which she has seen (lucky duck!)

On Effie’s District 13 attaire:

“Effie really is a fish out of water in District 13 and they do not have anywhere near the resources that the Capitol does,” the 40-year-old beauty, who is currently promoting her partnership with Doritos as part of the Crash the Super Bowl contest, told E! News. “So Effie really finds herself having to what I like to call ‘Project Runway her way’ through the wardrobe that’s given to everyone. Everyone gets sort of standard wardrobe in District 13 and she of course has to put her own twist on everything…she can make anything fabulous.

On Effie’s extra screen time:

“Well she [Effie] doesn’t make an appearance in District 13 in the actual book, but Suzanne Collins and Francis [Lawrence] and I…everyone sort of came to me and said ‘We really feel like Effie…it would be really fun to keep her involved in the story’ and of course I’m thrilled to be a part of it and get to go to 13 and take care of Katniss a little bit longer.”

On seeing the film:

“I’m really thrilled with the way it’s turned out,” she said of Mockingjay. “I think Francis [the director] has a really interesting take on the material and it’s a continuation of the story of Katniss and she’s one of my favorite heroines of all time.”

“The scope and scale is huge,” the blond beauty revealed. “It’s really a true action film now, we’re not just in the Games anymore, we’ve really upped the stakes of the movie. It’s really about a full scale rebellion and a war between the Capitol and the Districts. So all the action sequences are just amazing and upgraded…action-movie level stuff going on, not just the story of a small-town girl.”

On working with the cast again:

“I mean we really have a lot of comradery,” she gushed. “We’ve been through a lot making the movies. It’s very rare in this business that you get to spend this much time with the same people, over and over again on something that we all care about a lot. And we really want to make a great product every time and we want to have fun while we do it and we just have really great shared perspective on the whole thing.”

Ahhh can’t wait til November!!

You can check out the full article at eonline

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REVEALED: Katniss Character Poster for ‘Mockingjay: Part 1′

Here it is our first “poster look” at our Mockingjay, Katniss Everdeen. Though we aren’t getting a look at her face in this image, it’s still quite powerful (love the “winged” look on the back!). And it looks like this isn’t our only reveal as the #OLTM app teases with “Our leader the Mockingjay arrives on 9/10!”

What do you think of her rebel poster? What do you think the next reveal will be? Dare we hope for a trailer? Let us know in the comments.

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via The Hunger Games Explorer and #OLTM App!

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Katniss Everdeen Set’s World Record as Highest Grossing Action Movie Heroine!

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The Guinness World Records 2015 is releasing soon and it looks like Katniss Everdeen (and JLaw, ok?) have made it into the world records! 

Ok, so “highest-grossing action movie heroine” may seem like quite a specific world record category – even in these supposedly enlightened times, the competition isn’t up to much – but we’ve always had a soft spot for both Katniss Everdeen and Jennifer Lawrence, and are happy to report a bit of positive news given what the Oscar-winning actress has been put through recently.

So yay for the star of the Hunger Games and her screen alter ego Katniss that she’s picked up a new Guinness World Record.

Lawrence has played the character created by author Suzanne Collins in two films so far – The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – having pulled in a total of £928 million at box offices around the world (just shy of a billion quid!).

And with the two further instalments based on Collins’s novels heading for the big screen soon, Katniss is likely to hang on to the record for the foreseeable future.

Source: Radio Times Via HGGirlOnFire