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Josh Hutcherson on Finishing ‘Mockingjay’: “It’s a Very Bittersweet Ending”

Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" Party - The 67th Annual Cannes Film FestivalEarlier this morning, a pre-taped interview with Josh Hutcherson was showcased on On Air with Ryan Seacrest.  We know it was pre-taped because he mentions “tomorrow” as the ending date for Mockingjay, which we know was actually on Friday. :) The main focus of the discussion was on Josh’s celebrity basketball game for Straight but not Narrow which takes place on August 8th in LA, but Ryan did ask about finishing up The Hunger Games series.

But before we got to that, Ryan had to ask about The Hunger Games, which will have its third film, Mockingjay — Part 1, be released this November. “Tomorrow is our final wrap day for all the Hunger Games,” explains Josh. “One more day, and it’s a very bittersweet ending.”

And when the wrap celebration happens, he jokes, ”I think people are going to party pretty hard. They’ve been shooting this for nine months now … we started in October last year.”

As for Josh’s Celebrity Basketball Game, the 5’7″ actor — who plays for his gay-straight alliance, Straight But Not Narrow – explained how he makes it to the hoop.

“It’s a low center of gravity thing, I just make it work. You’ve got to be quick … It’s the third year we’ve done this event. And it’s getting bigger and bigger every year. And so much fun every time.”

Tickets for The Josh Hutcherson Celebrity Basketball Game go on sale today at 10 a.m. at Nike3On3.com. - 

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‘Mockingjay’ Movie Tie in Edition Now Available for Pre-Order

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For each film, Scholastic has released an updated version of the book with a new cover inspired by the movie.  We know many fans are adding these to their all ready growing Hunger Games collections, so we wanted to make you aware that the Mockingjay Movie Tie in Edition is now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The book is due to hit store shelves on September 30, 2014.

Will you be adding this to your collection?  Let us know in the comments.

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PS: No word as of yet on the Illustrated Movie Companion for the film, but most likely it will not be released until Mockingjay Part 1 hits theaters, so until then we’ll keep watch for pre-order information for you. :)

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Willow Shields & Jena Malone Share Their Reactions to “Mockingjay” Completion

Last night Principal Photography on The Hunger Games Franchise was completed when Francis Lawrence declared Mockingjay a wrap.  He and Nina Jacobson shared this moment on twitter, while Sam Claflin spoke of his feelings on this news earlier today.  Now, Willow Shields and Jena Malone have shared their feelings on the completion of the series via Instagram.  Check out their posts below.

Such a bittersweet moment… Mockingjay parts 1 & 2 have officially wrapped! This has been such a wonderful journey and I cannot wait till you see the films! What a huge part of my life and I wanna thank all of you beautiful people for supporting our series all the way! Are you excited or are you EXCITED to see Mockingjay?

Photograph taken on my last day of filming for the entire hunger games series. It was a sad but beautiful feeling. Letting go of a character I love. Knowing I’ll miss this wonderful family I’ve gotten to be a part of. What an incredible journey it’s been. #loveasbigasmountains #johannamason4ever #thebestfamily

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Sam Claflin Is Very Thankful to Have Been Part of “The Hunger Games”

This morning Sam Claflin took to Twitter to share his gratitude to the cast and crew of The Hunger Games and to the fandom as well.

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No…thank you, Sam, for bringing Finnick to life. We are truly the lucky ones to have had you apart of this franchise. <3

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“That’s a Wrap” — Filming for “Mockingjay” and “The Hunger Games” Franchise Has Been Completed

MockingjayWell tributes it’s official.  Filming on Mockingjay and The Hunger Games Franchise as a whole has come to an end.  Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson took to twitter to commemorate the final moments on the set.

Earlier in the day, Francis started the countdown to completion with this tweet.

If most of you were like us, you were then constantly refreshing hoping he would share the moment filming had ended.  And he didn’t let us down.

Then to add more “feels” to this moment, Nina Jacobson shared this photo of our core cast, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson in a group hug/huddle.

Seriously is there a dry eye in the fandom?

It is so hard to believe that filming on this series is over.  It seems like just yesterday we were waiting for the Director choice and casting news for the first film.  And now the final call of “Cut” has been heard on the last film in the series.

There is so much to look forward to in the next year and a half, as the promotion for Mockingjay kicks into high gear, and we’ll be here every step of the way.  But for now let’s take a moment to reflect back on all that has transpired so far.  So, in the comments feel free to share your favorite memories from filming or what you are most thankful for from our beloved cast and crew, both past and present. Or simply share how you are feeling in this moment.

it means thanks, it means admiration, it means good-bye to someone you love

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Beetee is a Wrap — “Mockingjay” Filming to End Tomorrow

hunger-games-postersWe all knew the day was coming, and now the final day of Mockingjay filming is at hand.  Tomorrow the cast and crew will officially wrap the final films in The Hunger Games franchise.  Producer Nina Jacobson tweeted today confirming the final day on set is tomorrow and that Jeffrey Wright completed his work as Beetee earlier today. :(  Jeffrey himself also took to twitter to say his final farewell to the District 3 Victor he has come to portray so perfectly.

Tomorrow, as these final moments of filming the series come to a close, use Twitter or Facebook to shout out your thanks to the Cast,  Directors Francis Lawrence and Gary Ross, Producer Nina Jacobson, Lionsgate and of course Suzanne Collins for bringing these books to life so convincingly on the big screen using the hashtag .

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The Capitol Celebrates “District Heroes” #OnePanem

Today, The Capitol, under the authority of the Capitol Ministry of Information, released profiles of seven District Heroes across both Yahoo!Movies and Tumblr.

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The youngest in the group, District 12’s Lily Elsington, 6, channels her hope and optimism toward Panem’s peaceful future

 

Check out all their profiles on the CapitolCouture.pn,  as well as Yahoo!Movies (District 3, District 4, District 6, District 7, District 9, District 10, District 12) and TheCapitol.PN.  While visiting the latter be sure to register with CapitolTV for the latest updates!

Now the question remains are these actual District Citizens or are they members of the Capitol dressed up for propaganda purposes?  *shudder*  Perhaps in a last ditch attempt to unite the Districts against the rebellion?  Do you think we are really all #OnePanem?

What do you think of today’s reveal?  Let us know in the comments!

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Keep Watch Tomorrow! @TheCapitol.PN Teases #OnePanem

Ok, we aren’t exactly sure what’s coming, but something is definitely on its way tomorrow!! The Capitol.PN shared the following on twitter earlier today:

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What this means we aren’t entirely sure of. But we are leaning toward the thought of character posters as they did for Catching Fire. . But we’ll have to wait til tomorrow to be sure.

What do you think is coming our way from the Capitol? Let us know in the comments!

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Jena Malone Attends MuchMusic Video Awards

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On Sunday last weekend, Jena Malone attended the MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVAs) in Toronto, Canada.  The MMVAs are annual awards given out to honor the year’s best music videos.  Jena also presented an award with MuchMusic host Scott Willats.

It looks like Jena had a lot of fun presenting, interacting with the audience, and even driving a Porsche onto the red carpet.  Talk about arriving in style!

Check out more photos at Zimbio.

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“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Scores Multiple TCA Nominations!

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It’s time once again for The Teen Choice Awards! The first round of nominations were released today and several Catching Fire cast members and the film itself received nods. Jennifer Lawrence actually is nominated against herself for portraying Katniss and Mystique!

And the nominations are…

CHOICE MOVIE: SCI-FI/FANTASY
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
X-Men: Days of Future Past
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Thor: The Dark World

CHOICE MOVIE ACTOR: SCI-FI/FANTASY
Chris Evans, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Chris Hemsworth, Thor: The Dark World
Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

CHOICE MOVIE ACTRESS: SCI-FI/FANTASY
Halle Berry, X-Men: Days of Future Past
Scarlett Johansson, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and X-Men: Days of Future Past
Natalie Portman, Thor: The Dark World
Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man 2

CHOICE MOVIE: DRAMA
American Hustle
Heaven Is For Real
Million Dollar Arm
The Fault in Our Stars
Veronica Mars

CHOICE MOVIE ACTRESS: DRAMA
Emma Watson, Noah
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars

CHOICE MALE HOTTIE
One Direction
Zac Efron
Ryan Gosling
Liam Hemsworth
Austin Mahone
Ian Somerhalder

You can check out the full list of nominees here.

Voting is up and running so be sure to support our HG family! Click hereto have your voice heard!

The 2014 Teen Choice Awards will air Sunday, August 10th on FOX!