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VIDEO: Sam Claflin Announces the BAFTA Nominations — Julianne Moore Nominated for “Leading Actress”

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Sam Claflin Stephen Fry BAFTASam Claflin and Stephen Fry announced the nominees for the EE British Academy Film Awards early this morning. Amongst the nominees was Julianne Moore for Best “Leading Actress” for her performance in Still Alice.

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The Theory Of Everything
Julianne Moore
Still Alice
Reese Witherspoon
Wild
Amy Adams
Big Eyes
Rosamund Pike
Gone Girl


Check out all the nominees here.

The BAFTA’s will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2015. and will be broadcast on BBC One.

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Josh Hutcherson to Guest Judge on SyFy’s ‘Face Off’

Josh Hutcherson Face Off 2SyFy’s reality show Face Off all ready has one Hunger Games connection in judge Ve Neill who served as the makeup department head on all of the films.  Now in an upcoming eighth season episode, Josh Hutcherson, will join the show as a guest judge.  The episode, the third of the new season, is fittingly titled “Let the Games Begin” and will feature cinema-inspired predator creature designs. Be sure to check it out when it airs on January 27, 2015 at 9 pm ET.

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Source: EW

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PHOTOS: Liam Hemsworth Covers Esquire Middle East

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Liam Hemsworth is featured on this month’s cover of Esquire Middle East magazine.  The January 2015 issue includes several stylish photos plus an interview.

The Daily Mail shared this excerpt of Liam talking about his relationship with his brothers Chris and Luke:  “We used to fight all the time,” he says.  “In the summer holidays we’d live in board shorts and we had a throwing knife.  We’d play this game where you’d have to stand about two metres away from each other and take it in turns to throw it as close to the person’s foot and stick it into the ground.”

The full interview is available in print, however, you can check out some shots from the spread below.

Esquire also shared this video of a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot.

Source:  The Daily Mail via HG Girl on Fire

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Mockingjay Part 1 Costume Designers Nominated For Guild Award

 

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The Mockingjay Part 1 costume designers Kurt and Bart have been nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award.

The catergory in question is “Excellence in Fantasy” and includes Maleficent, Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Hobbit: Battle Of Five Armies and Into The Woods as the other nominees.

The winners will be announced on February 17th in a ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Check out the full list of nominees here- Deadline.com

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Jennifer Wins 2 People’s Choice Awards

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The People’s Choice Awards were last night. In case you missed it, our very own Katniss, Ms. Jennifer Lawrence, won two awards: Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Action Movie Actress. In case you didn’t know who she was up against, here is her win against the other nominees:

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS
Angelina Jolie
Emma Stone
Jennifer Lawrence
Melissa McCarthy
Scarlett Johansson

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE ACTRESS
Angelina Jolie
Jennifer Lawrence
Scarlett Johansson
Shailene Woodley
Zoe Saldana

For the rest of the People’s Choice Awards results, click here!

I love every time we are reminded of how loved Jennifer Lawrence is, and it happens quite frequently! But as always, I think Jennifer deserves every ounce of support she gets from the crowd. Do you think she deserved the wins? Let us know in the comments!

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‘Mockingjay – Part 1′ To Be Released in 3D in China on February 8th

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A few months ago, we sadly reported that the release of Mockingjay – Part 1  in China was delayed from its planned debut on November 21st.  But Chinese tributes will soon have their chance to join the Mockingjay as the film will officially be released in over 4,000 theaters on February 8th, 2015.

The film will also be released in 3D, a first for our franchise.  Jennifer Lawrence has even recorded a special greeting for fans in China and a Chinese trailer will be released.  We will be sure to share them if they surface online!

Full press release from Lionsgate below:

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and BEIJING, Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Continuing its march across the globe, the latest installment of Lionsgate’s (NYSE: LGF) global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, will be released inChina on February 8, it was announced today by Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman.  The film, imported to China by China Film Group and jointly distributed by China Film Group, Huaxia Film Distribution and Lionsgate’sBeijing-based promotional partner Talent International Film Co. Ltd., will debut in over 4,000 theatres across the country, marking the biggest Hunger Games rollout to date in China and the first installment to be released in 3D.

Mockingjay – Part 1 has already achieved the biggest opening weekend of 2014 in North America ($121.9 million) and the third-biggest five-day Thanksgiving weekend of all time ($82.7 million) on its way to a worldwide box office of $700 million and counting. The film has already grossed approximately $325 million domestically and approximately $375 million internationally.  The first three installments ofThe Hunger Games franchise have already grossed more than $2.2 billion at the global box office, with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire becoming the 10th highest-grossing domestic release of all time.

Mockingjay – Part 1 continues The Hunger Games franchise’s evolution into a truly global phenomenon, and we’re delighted to extend our partnership with Talent International and China Film Group for a February 8th Chinese release that promises to be one of the highlights of the film’s international rollout,” said Wachsberger and Friedman. “With the widest Hunger Games opening ever in Chinaand the first Hunger Games film to launch in 3D, Mockingjay is positioned to become a major motion picture event in one of our largest and fastest-growing territories.”

Directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin,Woody Harrelson and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mockingjay – Part 1 is based on the third book in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy that has already sold more than 82 million copies around the world.  Mockingjay – Part 2 is slated for worldwide release on November 20, 2015.

As part of the film’s Chinese launch, Jennifer Lawrence has recorded a special greeting for The Hunger Games fans in China and a new Chinese trailer has captivated audiences with its nonstop action, dazzling visual effects and epic scope.

Lionsgate has recently scored at the Chinese box office with hits such as Now You See Me and Escape Plan.

 

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Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

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Copyright: 2014

Pages: 422 pages (hardback)

Genre: YA fantasy – First book  in the Snow Like Ashes trilogy.

Goodreads Summary: A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making. Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since. Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again. So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

Score: 10.5

What we loved: The concept of having different parts of this world as different seasons is pretty neat. Reading about each kingdom accentuates the good part about each season, and the people fit perfectly inside them. This is especially done well for Winter, which may seem the hardest season to make consistent and appealing. Also, isn’t the cover just lovely?!

What we didn’t: Meira, the main character, spent a little too much time feeling sorry for herself in the beginning-to-early middle section of the book we think.

Characters you’ll be glad you met: Mather and Theron. We loved those two almost as much as we love Peeta and Gale. Almost.

Why we think Hunger Games fans should give it a try: It has a similar scenario where the a girl who is usually underestimated because of where she comes from ends up having a huge impact on the society. We love a good “girl on the rise” story and think you will, too.

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Catch up with the author of Snow Like Ashes, Sara Raasch, at her website.

Check out more Outside Panem reviews here.

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WATCH: Jeffrey Wright and Mockingjay Cast Want to ‘Crush Ebola Now’

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You might remember Jeffrey Wright hinting something about a “pirate hack” that got the Hunger Games fandom very, very curious. Would this have something to do with a Mockingjay annoucement? There has been much speculation…until today. Jeffrey Wright recently tweeted a video featuring the cast of Mockingjay spreading awareness about Ebola and how we can “Crush Ebola Now.” Watch the video below and find out more about the cause!

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Welcome to the Final Day of DWTC’s #D2R14 Contest – Enter to Win a #CatchingFire Poster Signed by Josh, Jena, Jeffrey & Francis

December to RememberWelcome to the Final Day of DWTC’s 2014 December to Remember Contest!

Before we get started the answer to Yesterday’s ‘Who Said It’ was Mr. Everdeen.

And now on to business! We’ve given away 12 fantabulous Hunger Games fan packs over the last 13 giveaways, and our final one is no exception.  Check out what’s up for grabs today!

Day 13

  • Catching Fire Poster signed by Josh Hutcherson, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright and Francis Lawrence
  • Katniss NECA Action Figure
  • Minature book keychain
  • Empire Magazine — Mockingjay Edition

Entry Widget and Official Rules after the jump.

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Day 12 of DWTC’s #D2R14 Contest – Enter to Win a #CatchingFire Poster Signed by Francis Lawrence

December to RememberWelcome to the penultimate December to Remember Giveaway!

Before we begin, the answer to yesterday’s Who Said It was Posy Hawthorne.)

Now on to business, we’ve been giving away some amazing Hunger Games fan packs over the last couple of weeks and today is no exception!  Take a look what’s up for grabs.

Day 12

  • The Hunger Games Mini Poster
  • Catching Fire Mini Poster
  • Mockingjay Mini Poster
  • Catching Fire signed by Francis Lawrence

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