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Hunger Games theme park rides revealed

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MockingjayDubai parks and resorts recently revealed 2 of the adrenaline-filled Hunger Games themed rides to feature at The MotionGate theme park, opening in 2016.

The first ride will take visitors around the Capitol and a post-apocalyptic Panem onboard a simulated hovercraft. As the hovercraft catches the attention of the Peacekeepers, a “battle in the sky ensues,”.

The second ride will be a roller coaster taking guests from the mining region of District 12 to the Capitol via a high speed bullet train. Guido Zucchi, the general manager of Motiongate Dubai expressed is excitement for the opening of the rides –

“This is a global first and we are extremely excited to have not one, but two rides inspired by The Hunger Games at the Lionsgate Zone opening in Motiongate Dubai,”

Lionsgate also has plans to license its film properties to new theme parks being built around the Hunger Games and Divergent film franchises near Macau and Atlanta, Georgia.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com

 

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LOOK: Tons of New #MockingjayPart2 Stills

Peeta KatnissHold on to your bows Tributes! We’ve been slammed with some fantastic new stills from Mockingjay Part 2 this past week. Not sure how or why they seemed to have dumped all at once, but we aren’t complaining! Take a look at all of the new images below. Continue Reading »

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Francis Lawrence Talks about the Loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Filming the Final Scene in the Franchise

still 5Lots of new press interviews featuring Mockingjay Director Francis Lawrence are making their way online. In this spoilery “tell all” interview with Uproxx,Francis talks about how the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman caused a change in the Mockingjay films, streamlining the narrative, why the Mockingjay films needed to be split, and that FINAL scene in the franchise.

In case that description didn’t warn you enough, if you haven’t seen Mockingjay Part 2 yet (and if not what’s your excuse?!) be warned there are definite spoilers in this interview. Continue Reading »

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Josh Hutcherson Featured in the December Issue of Flaunt Magazine

Flaunt 02Josh Hutcherson recently was featured in the December issue of Flaunt Magazine. Along with a fanastic photoshoot, Josh sat down for an interview and discussed topics such as the dangers of the media, the pressure to be “cool,”  Mockingjay Part 2 and more. Read on for highlights of the article and to check out all the fabulous photos!

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WATCH: StudioCanal Celebrates #MockingjayPart2’s Box Office Success With a Big Bang #SnowFall

snowfall2Studio Canal the Mockingjay Part 2 distributor in Germany helped celebrate the success of the film in a very big and very unique way. Earlier this week they tweeted a teaser video which included a rock carved into the shape of President Snow’s profile.  Once the teaser’s hashtag #snowfall received a certain amount of “tweets” the studio shared the destruction of that same creation.  Take a look at the before and after videos below. Continue Reading »

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Francis Lawrence Talks Working with Suzanne Collins and his Responsibility to The Hunger Games Fan Base

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Catching up on several older interviews we didn’t get a chance to post pre-release. This next piece features an interview Francis Lawrence had with Empire. In the interview Francis talks about working with Suzanne Collins, his responsibility to the fan base and losing Philip Seymour Hoffman and the effect it had on the films. Continue Reading »

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Francis Lawrence Explains why Mockingjay Needed to be 2 Films and How He Hopes the Story Will be Remembered

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Did Mockingjay need to be split into 2 films? While fans and critics will probably continue to debate that question for some time to come, one person in particular knew it was the right decision to make, Director Francis Lawrence.  In a recent interview with IO9, Francis (and Producer Nina Jacobson) spoke about why it was necessary to split the final book into 2 films, choices that were made to enhance the plot, and how he hoped the story would be remembered long after it leaves cinemas. Continue Reading »

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WATCH: Elizabeth talks educating her children on Star Wars and Effie costumes on Ellen

Elizabeth Banks revealed on The Ellen show that she has recently educated her two children on Stars Wars and talks about how she wishes that she could have kept some of her Effie costumes.

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WATCH: Eugenie Bondurant on Becoming Tigris

NewTigrisStillFormer Hunger Games stylist Tigris may have went a little too far in her transformations for President Snow, but to us she is absolutely Purr-fect.  Actress Eugenie Bondurant recently spoke with Too Fab about how she learned of the roll, collaborating on the look of her character and more.

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WATCH: #MockingjayPart2 Press Interview Wrap Up — Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Paris Photocall At Cinema Le Grand RexMore press interviews from the Mockingjay Part 2 Premieres and Press Junkets. Tons of goodies here so be sure to check them all out! Continue Reading »