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New Behind the Scenes Photos From ‘Catching Fire’

As you may know the Catching Fire DVD was released on March 7th. With the DVD comes a whole lot of new behind the scenes footage and images. Check out the stills below!

I’m always scared BTS pictures will take away from the magic of the movies, but everything I see just makes me love this movie even more. Do any of these picture particularly stick out to you? Enjoying all of the BTS looks at the making of this amazing film? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Source: HG Girl on FireCinemaBlend

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Watch Every Time Caesar Flickerman Laughs in ‘The Hunger Games’ Movies

MTV has a great video of all the times Caesar Flickerman has laughed in the Hunger Games movies. It’s more then you would think!

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 All hail Caesar … Flickerman that is.

The scene-stealing “Hunger Games” host, played with scenery-chewing gusto by the great Stanley Tucci, is a larger-than-life personality onscreen, making him endearing to “Hunger Games” fans.

And why not? Caesar always seems like he’s having the absolute best time ever, and almost every other sound out of his mouth is his patented laugh.

But just how much does Caesar laugh in the movies? We set out to solve this age-old question, and the answer? A lot. A real lot.

Don’t take our word for it. Find out for yourself by watching Caesar laugh and make some other strange sounds in this supercut.

Source: MTV

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Watch The Catching Fire “Honest Trailer”

Do you like Hunger Games parodies? Well, here’s a fun one! Screen Junkies is famous for creating “honest trailers”, or movie trailers that expose some of the fun truths behind the film and stars. They have added Catching Fire to the list, and it’s definitely funny and has a lot of truth.

Check it out:

Do you agree with some of the points? Did you laugh? Think it went too far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

 

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Contest: Win a ‘Catching Fire’ DVD Prize Pack From DWTC!

It’s release day you guys! Catching Fire officially releases today, March 7th, and fans all around are rejoicing! Do you know which DVD you will buy? Check out our Catching Fire DVD written review and video review to decide which one is the best for you. OR you can wager your luck and enter our contest below!

We are giving away a Catching Fire DVD (courtesy of Lionsgate) and some other awesome goodies (good-luck kitty, post it notes, and pens not includes :-D).

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The Catching Fire DVD prize pack contains:

  • 1 Catching Fire DVD
  • 1 Catching Fire poster signed by Willow Shields at the 2013 Fan Camp
  • 1 Hunger Games cup (because we have so many and they are so awesome)
  • 5 Assorted Hunger Games and Catching Fire Magazines

To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter below. This contest is only open to US residents due to DVD formatting. Sorry international, we’ll get you next time!

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May the odds be ever in your favor!

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WATCH: New ‘Catching Fire’ TV Spot – “Tomorrow”

We are a little less than a day away from the release of Catching Fire on DVD and Blu-ray! Lionsgate has just released a new TV spot called “Tomorrow,” and you can check it out down below!

Still having trouble which version to pick up? Check out our text and video reviews to help you decide!

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‘Catching Fire’ Visual Effects Supervisors Talk The Spinning Island & More

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Trevor Hogg from Flickering Myths got a chance to talk with some production visual effects supervisors about the making of Catching Fire. They talked the spinning island, futuristic monkeys, and more!

Trevor Hogg chats with production visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs, visual effects producer Mitchell Ferm, and visual effects supervisors Adrian de Wet, Stéphane Nazé, Paul Butterworth, and Guy Williams about bringing to the big screen a spinning island, raging monkeys and a futuristic society that stages lethal survival games…

“I’d worked with Francis Lawrence a few years ago on I Am Legend [2007] and we had a productive, and entertaining relationship on that picture,” explains Janek Sirrs who won an Oscar for being a member of the visual effects team responsible for The Matrix (1999).  “Francis likes shooting photo storyboards and seems to enjoy [perhaps a little too much] having me embarrassingly play the part of the zombie, the monkey, and the frightened girl for him.  Our schedules didn’t really sync up immediately afterLegend and so I ended up drifting off into the Marvel universe for a couple of shows before our stars could align again.”  The duo was reunited for the cinematic adaptation of the futurist young adult series created by Suzanne Collins about survival games and a civilian revolt.  “My teenage girl years are a little bit behind at this point in my life so I can’t really claim to have been an avid reader of the books!   Obviously, the first Hunger Games[2012] movie was such a box office hit that it was impossible to not know something of the source material though.  When I started on the project, the script was still a work in progress, as is often the case these days.   However, the book was always going to be the template for the film so we could refer to that while we waited the screenplay to be polished, and made fit for general consumption.”

The Avenue of the Tributes Sequence was the only one that required an extensive green screen setup, given the almost 100% CG environment that the chariots end up riding through,” remarks Sirrs.  “After previs’ing the sequence to determine the core shot list, we studied the coverage and timed the speed of some real chariots, to come up with the footprints and corresponding runs of green screen that those shots would need.   The information was all consolidated into a single multi-purpose green screen setup that could handle all the shots, so that we could quickly move from one setup to the next without any re-rigging.  We also constructed a 360° blue screen around a rotating Cornucopia partial set piece [dubbed the ‘spinning biscuit’] for the scene where Plutarch rotates the island.   The size of the blue screen was really dictated by the size of the rotating set piece…. we just sort of worked our way out from the centre with some basic back of the envelope sketches, as opposed to any fancy previs setup.  Any other blue/green screen setups were really just taken care of with a standby set of manageably sized screens that were pulled off the grip truck as and when needed.”

Check out the entire article at Flickering Myths! It’s a great read!

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Jennifer Lawrence Helped Influence Shailene Woodley to Take on ‘Divergent’

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As a fan of both franchises, this makes me so happy! In a new article from THR, we found out Jennifer helped influence Shailene Woodley to take on Divergent. I love what Jennifer wrote to Shailene. It’s so sweet and sincere.

Feig enlisted Lawrence — an admitted Secret Life geek — to reach out to Woodley and sell her on the merits of a YA franchise. In a series of emails, says Woodley, Lawrence “said: ‘You must do it. You will not regret it for a second. Yes, there are some hard things, but there are so many beautiful things that will come from an opportunity like this.’ ”

“I don’t know what happened,” recalls Feig, “but I do know that after that interaction, Shailene said: ‘OK, now I’ll make Divergent. Let’s talk.’

Read more at THR

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Jena Malone Fangirls Over ‘The Hunger Games’ As Much As We Do!

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I love this! Jena Malone fangirled to Buzzfeed about Catching Fire and the behind-the-scenes footage. We also get a sneak peek of creating Johanna’s look from the BTS Featurette. You can watch the video at Buzzfeed.

“Can I just fangirl out for a second?” Jena Malone asked before talking about the Blu-ray for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, as though she were one of its many admirers as opposed to one of its stars. “There is so much behind-the-scenes footage. We had so much fun on Catching Fire that I’m just excited to sit down and watch.” And really, who could blame her for fangirling about her own movie, the first with a female lead to top the annual box office in 40 years?

While the power of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is undeniable, Malone’s character — badass District 7 tribute Johanna Mason — was Catching Fire’s biggest breakout, thanks to an intoxicating mix of venom and vulnerability. But what the 29-year-old actress put into the movie paled in comparison to what she got out of it.

“I learned so much about myself through playing Johanna,” she told BuzzFeed. “I knew I had strength as an actor, but Johanna taught me how incredibly strong I could be emotionally, that I could intimidate an entire room with just the energy I walked in with. You can really do some damage through how you carry yourself in life.”

Read the entire article at Buzzfeed

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‘Catching Fire’ DVD Extra Featurette: “The Journey of Finnick Odair”

Here’s another Catching Fire DVD extra featurette from MTV on the Journey of Finnick Odair! 

Source: Mockingjay.net

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Video: Jennifer Lawrence on Ellen’s Oscars Selfie: “One of Us Should’ve Flashed a Boob”

Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Degeneres and Kerry Washington had an awesome convo about how their group selfie crashed Twitter. Jenn said someone should have flashed a boob LOL! You can see it at the 5:30 mark

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