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WATCH “New” BTS Clip: Natalie Dormer Gets Her Head Shaved for ‘Mockingjay Part 1′


Cressida head shavedEntertainment Weekly also has an exclusive first peek at bonus footage from the Mockingjay Part 1 Blu-ray  In this latest BTS clip, we not only get to see Natalie Dormer’s head shaved for her role as Cressida, we also get to hear about the thought process that went into the style as well as her vine tattoo.

The video isn’t embeddable but you can check it out over at EW’s website.

You can check out more BTS goodies when Mockingjay Part 1 releases on Digital HD on February 17th and Blu-ray/DVD, March 6th.


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WATCH: New ‘Mockingjay Part ‘1 BTS Clip on Katniss’s D 13 Looks

Jennifer Lawrence behind the scenes costumesWe are getting another look at BTS footage from the Mockingjay Part 1 home entertainment release. This clip via Yahoo Movies features Jennifer Lawrence and costume designers Kurt & Bart discussing both the District 13 and Mockingjay costumes.

We also get a closer look at images from Cinna’s Sketchbook thanks to Yahoo as well:

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This clip is part of the two-hour behind-the-scenes documentary The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of Mockingjay Part 1  which is available as bonus material on both the Digital HD release (available Tuesday) and on the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and VOD (out March 6).

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BTS Video from Mockingjay Part 1 Blu-ray Including a Glance at the Infamous Finnick Scene

The Hunger Games social media accounts just shared a great behind the scenes glance at Mockingjay Part 1 from the home entertainment release.  Watch below as Sam Claflin talks about playing Finnick and we get a glimpse at that infamous Finnick and Katniss scene that was cut.

Mockingjay Part 1 arrives on Digital HD on February 17th and Blu-ray/DVD on March 6th.


Review/Giveaway: Mockingjay Part 1 Journals from Insight Editions


Recently Insight Editions released three FANtastic Mockingjay Part 1 journals. Each decked out in its own theme, (Mockingjay, Capitol, District 13) these hardcover ruled journals are a perfect place to write down all of your Hunger Games memories.

Keep reading for details on each journal and find out how you can enter to win a complete set of Mockingjay Journals!

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Josh Hutcherson Announced as a Presenter for the Academy Awards

Josh 12The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced via Twitter today that Josh Hutcherson would be a presenter at this years Oscars.  This is an exciting honor, as Josh was just invited to join the Academy this past year.  No details yet on what award he will be announcing.

Josh won’t be the only Hunger Games cast member at the Academy Awards, remember our very own President Coin, is nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Still Alice.

The Academy Awards will air LIVE Sunday, February 22nd on ABC.

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Julianne Moore Wins BAFTA Award for Leading Actress in ‘Still Alice’

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Congratulations to our President Coin, Julianne Moore, for winning this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for Leading Actress!  Julianne took home the prize for her incredible performance in Still Alice.

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Check out her short, but beautiful acceptance speech.  She also humorously thanked Lionsgate for giving her the time off to make the movie.

Julianne has achieved consistent success at award shows this season; it’s very likely she will finally nab an Oscar at the Academy Awards on February 22nd.  Fingers crossed!

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WATCH: Japanese Trailer for ‘Mockingjay Part 1 ‘

Japanese posterWhile most tributes around the world are counting down the days until the home entertainment release for Mockingjay Part 1, Japan is still awaiting it’s theatrical debut.  Promotion for the film there is just gearing up in advance of its summer release. Check out the Japanese trailer for the film below, and be on the lookout for scenes that did not make an appearance in previous teasers.


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‘The Hunger Games: The Exhibition’ Premiering at Discovery Times New York This July!

Hunger Games ExhibitionOne more amazing announcement for you this morning!  A traveling Hunger Games exhibiton will begin a worldwide tour this July.  It will begin it’s stop at Discovery Times New York and will remain there until January 2016, and then the tour will hit the road!  Check out the press release below for details and what you can expect to see at this amazing event!

 Lionsgate and Imagine Exhibitions to Debut THE HUNGER GAMES: THE EXHIBITION 

World Premiere Set for July 1 at Discovery Times Square

  New York, NY, and Santa Monica, CA — (February 6, 2015) —Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, in association with Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. today announced the world premiere of The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, the highly anticipated new traveling exhibition based on the blockbuster movie franchise.  Premiering July 1, 2015 at Discovery Times Square in New York City, the immersive exhibit designed by Thinkwell Group is scheduled to run through January 3, 2016.

“The Hunger Games: The Exhibition offers visitors an unparalleled experience and brings them closer to the world of Panem,” said Jenefer Brown, Lionsgate Senior Vice President of Location Based Entertainment.  “Through a dynamic series of interactives, never before seen content, and immersive environments, guests will connect to The Hunger Games in a one-of-kind experience.  The application of the film’s science, technology, and real world problem solving also translate to a valuable educational experience that will resonate with school groups and visitors alike.  We are thrilled to be launching this first ever interactive experience that will serve our global fan base and attract a new audience to the powerful Hunger Games franchise.”
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OFFICIAL: ‘Mockingjay Part 2′ to be Released in IMAX 3D!

Unlike it’s Part 1 counterpart, it appears Mockingjay Part 2 will indeed be released in not only 2D, but RealD 3D and IMAX 3D as well!  Check out the press releases below for details and the official synopsis for the film.

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., February 6, 2015 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, today announced that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the next installment of the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® 3D theaters domestically for the film’s November 20th rollout.

“I’m thrilled Mockingjay – Part 2 will be in IMAX theaters,” said director Francis Lawrence. “Fans will now have the chance to see the film in any format they want, which is exciting; we recently saw the 3-D version of Mockingjay – Part 1 before its release in China, and the new level of immersion was really fantastic.”

“It’s exciting to be back in The Hunger Games world and once again team up with our partners at Lionsgate, director Francis Lawrence and producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik on what we believe will be a thrilling, action-packed finale to this blockbuster franchise,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “The fan enthusiasm and cultural impact that this series has generated has been truly remarkable and we are thrilled to offer audiences the opportunity to experience the last chapter in IMAX 3D.”

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Deleted Scenes from the Mockingjay Part 1 Blu-ray/DVD Revealed!

Mockingjay Blu-ray DVD comboThe days are winding down til the home entertainment release of Mockingjay Part 1 and more information about the bonus features  has recenently been revealed.  Thanks to the British Board of Film Classification (via our friends at Quarter Quell — Thanks guys!) we know now the approximate runtime for some of the bonus features AND the list of the deleted scenes!

For convenience we’ve re-listed the bonus features from the Digital HD and Blu-ray combo pack below and have bolded the updates. :)

*“The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of Mockingjay – Part 1“: 8-part feature-length documentary

  • Hope and Rebellion: Continuing the Saga
  • Designing Dystopia: Visual Aesthetic
  • Rebels and Warriors:The Cast  (00:13:59:18)
  • Fusing Form and Function: Costume, Make-Up & Hair
  • Fighting the System: Shooting on Location
  • D13: Rebellion Tactics
  • Perfecting Panem: The Post-Production Process
  • Taking Back Our Future: Reflections & Looking Forward (00:09:47:17)

*“Straight From the Heart: A Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman” featurette (00:11:00:14)
*“Songs of Rebellion: Lorde on Curating the Soundtrack” featurette
*“Yellow Flicker Beat” – Lorde music video
*Deleted Scenes (10:47)

  • 00:00:46:21(SCENE 19 KATNISS LEAVES DISTRICT 12)
  • 00:03:01:11(SCENE 47 I’M NOT ASKING)
  • 00:02:14:11(SCENE 49-50 HUMMINGBIRDS)
  • 00:00:50:00(SCENE 52 FACE OF A REVOLUTION)
  • 00:01:07:20(SCENE 56 WE’RE STILL IN THE GAME)
  • 00:00:25:07(SCENE 76 SNOW SEES PROPO)

*Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson
*Sneak Peek of The Divergent Series: (00:04:08:17)

Almost 11 minutes of deleted scenes! From the titles and the scene numbers, we can certainly start to make guesses as to what each contains.  Our favorite is Scene 56 “We’re still in the game” as we assume this is the discussion between Haymitch and Katniss about how they both broke their deal to keep Peeta safe.  It’s one we definitely missed the most in the theatrical version, so we are so happy it’s being included.

We are scratching our head trying to figure out if the “Finnick Odair in his underwear” scene is included among these scenes.  It isn’t specifically listed, but it could be hidden in one of the other scenes, just to surprise us.  Maybe even the aforementioned “We’re still in the game” as that would be occurring before her trip to District 8, as would the Finnick scene.  As that scene tracks over a minute long, maybe it’s somehow in there?  We’re going to keep our fingers crossed that it’s lurking somewhere!

Continuing our detective work, thanks to a Collider interview with Francis Lawrence we know there was a full scene in a meadow in District 13 that was cut, so perhaps that is the sequence labled “Hummingbird”?  That scene is listed as over two minutes in length, so the time definitely fits a full cut.

There is another full sequence between Peeta and President Snow that was filmed that Donald Sutherland mentioned as one of favorite scenes.  During this interview with Hit Fix he discusses it in detail, even mentioning it contains the words “I’m not asking!” So it looks like we are definitely going to get to see it!

Do you have thoughts on what the other scenes might contain?  Which are you most looking forward to seeing?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Mockingjay Part 1 arrives in the US on HD Digital on February 17th and on Blu-ray/DVD on March 6th.