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‘Mockingjay Part 1′ Already Available For Pre-Order in The UK

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Well that was fast. Even though Mockingjay Part 1 is still in theaters, Amazon UK already has five different versions of the movie available for pre-order. There’s unconfirmed artwork floating out there as well but I’m kind of hoping we’ll get something better.

The following versions of Mockingjay Part 1 are available for pre-order:

Thanks to Jabberjays.net for finding this info.

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WATCH: Natalie Dormer and Mahershala Ali on being the “New Kids” on the “Mockingjay” set

Natalie and Mahershala sat down with Univision to talk about making the switch from normal television and stage work to working on Mockingjay Part’s 1 & 2, being the “new kids” on set, the end of filming Mockingjay, social media influences, and more!

Source: Univision

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WATCH: The Cast on Book Adaptions & The Rebellion

The cast discuss how their character evolve during the rebellion in Mockingjay Part 1 and why we love book adaptations so much. As Sam says it, fans just want to see more! Watch below:

Source: IGN

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WATCH: Lorde Performs ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ on the American Music Awards

Lorde performed ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ from the Mockingjay Part 1 Official Soundtrack on stage at the American Music Awards earlier this evening.  And who was she introduced by? None other than Effie Trinket herself, Elizabeth Banks!

This is the best video we’ve been able to find on YouTube of the performance, but be sure to click close all the ‘video ad links’ that pop up at the beginning.

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New Mockingjay Part 1 Stills! Featuring Katniss, Coin and Buttercup

Check out these great new stills for Mockingjay Part 1 via Volga Films!

Beetee Plutarch Coin

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Mesalla, Cressida, Castor Pollux

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WATCH: Francis Lawrence Explains How Josh Helped Jennifer Without Being on Set

Check out this great behind-the-scenes look at Mockingjay – Part 1 and interview from Francis Lawrence with Vanity Fair.

Francis provides some interesting tidbits about the sets and how they had to shoot certain scenes.  He also dished on how they had Josh tape test shots of Peeta’s interviews and then replayed them for Jen when Katniss is reacting to them.  Francis said that it helped having her genuine emotions from missing Josh.  It’s so sweet!

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VIDEO: Natalie Dormer, Mahershala Ali, and Francis Lawrence Interviewed by JoBlo Movies

On the same press day as their interviews with Behind the Trailer, Natalie, Mahershala, and Francis also sat down with JoBlo Movies to discuss more Mockingjay – Part 1.  

Natalie and Mahershala explain their characters and their familiarity with the books prior to filming.  Francis also provides an interesting look into how his directing process is different with Jennifer than with other actors.  Check them out!

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‘Mockingjay Part 1′ Claims the Top Domestic Opening for the Weekend and the Year!

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Mockingjay Part 1 took the top spot at the weekend box office with $123 M in receipts, and easily claimed the highest opening weekend gross from Transformers: Age of Extinction which previously held the title with $100 M.  Though the film did not match the domestic opening weekends of either The Hunger Games ($152.5 M) or Catching Fire ($158 M), Mockingjay Part 1 did best both of it’s predecessors in the international ring, cashing in with $152 M.  That’s 4% up from Catching Fire ($146 M) during the same weekend last year.  In total, the third film in the franchise has grossed an estimated $275 M and is places it as one of the top films of the year in worldwide box office.

Source: Box Office Mojo/Yahoo

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Willow Shields Talks The Change In Prim, Advice From Jennifer And Buttercup The Cat With Spark Life

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Earlier this week Spark Life had the chance to talk to the brilliant Willow Shields about the change in her character Prim, Jennifer verbally teaching her to drive and Buttercup the cat.

Your character is always the “little duck” to Katniss. Prim makes a comment in Mockingjay that there are so few children in District 13 because they were wiped out by an epidemic, but that also seems to be a comment on…

I’m not a child anymore?

Yes, exactly! Can you tell us about that a little bit?

Yeah, no I loved that. There are little things here and there that showcase how grown up Prim is becoming, and I think that is amazing to see, because you see a totally different dynamic between Katniss and Prim in Mockingjay: Katniss is falling apart and Prim kind of steps up to take care of her now, and I loved that because it was something different to see. I loved growing with the character and then evolving to then become that, and I think that it’s because she’s grown up with Katniss in her life, and Katniss is a strong independent person and that’s something Prim has started to adopt in Mockingjay for sure.

We have more of a sense that Prim has her own ideas about the war in this film…

Exactly. And she’s also doing her own part in the war in my opinion—we don’t see as much of that in Mockingjay Part 1, but you do see the fact that she’s becoming a doctor, so to me that’s her doing her part in the war and trying to save as many people as she can, you know, because of District 12 being bombed and all these people coming into 13. That also shows that she is completely aware of what’s going on and [is] trying to help in any way that she can.

Everyone makes a fuss about how tough Cressida and Coin and Katniss are, but Prim has been through a lot and she doesn’t get a fancy weapon, but she has a quiet strength…

That’s what I—exactly. And I didn’t want to go little duck—>strength, I didn’t want to do that. I wanted it to be more subtle, I wanted it to be there but not in your face, so that’s something I talked with the director about, I really wanted it to be real and genuine. I don’t think that after all the stuff that Prim’s gone through, it does make a person stronger after all of that, but it also you still are scared, I mean who wouldn’t be scared in her situation? I mean, Katniss is scared, and Katniss is STRONG strong, and I think it’s really cool that you get to see that and see that Prim is quietly strong, like you said, but also there are moments where even she is kind of scared, but I think it perfectly encompasses how many people would feel in that situation.

My personal fan-fic that I would love to see would be Gale getting everyone out of 12, and I wonder if you and Liam have talked about your characters’ backstory, that we maybe didn’t get to see onscreen.

Yes! There is a lot of backstory that is talked about on set, and I think it’s important to create a little bit of your own backstory, because you need to know where your character is at in that place and that time, so there is a little bit of conversation about that. And for Prim, Katniss volunteered for her and went to the games, and once again after that—she never knew if she was going to see her sister again, TWICE, and now there’s this whole war going on, and District 12 is burned down and they’re living in District 13, which they never even thought existed. So there is a whirlwind of emotions, but the crazy part is that she’s still sane and strong through all that, so there was myself and Jen and Liam talking out just how you would feel in that situation, after your home is burned to the ground and almost everyone died, you know, it’s like that emotion really needed to be brought to most of the scenes.

Did you talk to Jennifer Lawrence about your role reversal?

Yeah, and I thought that was really important, because a lot of Katniss’s decision to become the Mockingjay is based on what Prim tells her, so I find that very cool, but also just you get to see this amazing dynamic that you never saw before, and her relationship with Prim is the one relationship that I think has evolved the most through the story, and I just really loved playing that part and being able to challenge ourselves in the way that Katniss is stepping down and just falling apart, and Prim steps up and starts encouraging her. And Prim is very smart, so she’s giving her a lot of knowledge about why she should be doing this, and things like that.

You are interested in design outside of acting, and Prim gets to have a costume very different to the District 13 clothes—it’s a very Florence Nightingale kind of design, and I wondered if you’d discussed that with the costume designers.

Yes, yes, I actually loved the fact that I got a very cool costume for Mockingjay because I’m a nurse, and I think it’s a little bit different that everybody else’s, and having that blue, we were very intent on a very beautiful blue for this costume, and it was very perfect for Prim. It’s a very calming, beautiful color, and you get into that with costume designers, that just the color matters a lot. A lot of the colors in District 13 are just grey, but I enjoyed wearing that costume because it was different that Katniss’s classic District 13 outfit.

Yessss, soldier Katniss. I know Katniss hates Buttercup, but Prim loved her. What does that tell us about Prim?

I think it says a lot about Prim. A lot of people don’t realize that you see her fighting to save her cat at times even if she’s not fighting to save people in Part 1, but you can see she has that love and compassion and the strength to fight to save someone or something, so that’s something that people are maybe not aware of, but she really does have that inside of her.

How many Buttercups were there, I’m just so curious…

There was just one gigantic cat, and that cat was very sweet, it was a very easy cat to work with, and they had a trainer, and that was the smartest cat I’ve ever met in my entire life. Literally, the trainer would give it commands and it would do them, it was crazy!

I didn’t know you could give cats commands!

I know! I didn’t either! I was like, You can’t train a cat, are you kidding me? But they DID! It was crazy.

Has anyone from the cast given you tips for how to survive teendom?

Jen has been giving me advice about life in general since I was ten years old—she verbally tried to teach me how to drive when I was ten. She was like, “When you’re on the freeway, make sure you’re looking at everything, not just at the car in front of you, okay, you need to avoid an accident, and the blinking lights—you’ve got to use your turning signal.” I mean, driving in L.A.?!

She’s given me advice about everything , I mean she’s given me a lot of advice about Hollywood, too, and staying who you are through this whole process and this whole world, because I think that’s why she’s successful and I think she knows that. She’s given me so much advice, definitely.

Who do you ship?

Oh, that’s a hard one. I love John Green, and I’m obsessed with The Fault in Our Stars, so … Hazel and Gus is such a beautiful ship, and it’s so amazing and true, and I love that.

You are very interested in Operation Smile, a charity that works to fix cleft palates, etc. Did your interest in medicine and helping people come during or before The Hunger Games?

During, yeah, I honestly love working with kids, and that’s the number one thing. I think they’re our next generation, so it’s really important to make sure they all have the best health, so that’s why I got involved with that.

Source: SparkNotes.com

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WATCH: The Cast On ITV’s This Morning

Check out this interview of Jennifer, Josh, Liam, Donald and Sam on ITV’s This Morning.

This interview is very different and has a lot of funny moments one of which being Sam Claflin sucking up Malteasers with a straw in a bid to win ” The Hungry Games 2014″