Box Office: Mockingjay (Part 1) takes flight!

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 came out this weekend, so it shouldn't really surprise anyone that it was number one at the box office with $123 Million. What people are freaking out about, however, is the fact that it apparently earned 20% less than Catching Fire, according to BoxOfficeMojo. That sounds bad, until you take into consideration a few things: First, Catching Fire was still piggy backing off the success/word of mouth of the MORE

District 13 hacks the new teaser for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’

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If you've never read Mockingjay (and really, you should: It's a dark, well-written narrative about power and politics that somehow remains accessible enough for teenagers to read) a big part of the book is propaganda, and how it's used by the elite to trick the poor into killing each other for their benefit. So continuing along the lines of the last Hunger Games teaser, here's the second installment which finds the inhabitants of District 13 MORE

The first teaser for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt 1′

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

You know, amidst the hype and popularity of The Hunger Games movies, and despite the marketing campaign aimed at a younger crowd, it's weird how people forget that the books are a surprisingly deep Dystopian critique of Western culture's celebrity worship / dissociation for those under the poverty line. But then, it's hard to use that as a tagline, so I can kind of see why. Anyway, here's the first teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part MORE

The 2014 MTV Movie Awards were last night …

2014 MTV Movie Awards

Okay, so real talk here: As much as people regard the Oscars as the be-all, end-all for film excellence, 2014 MTV Movie Awards have a pretty decent track record. At least when they're not giving the award for Best Movie to Twilight, because seriously, what was that? I know this is voted on by teenagers, but still. Anyway, the 2014 awards were yesterday, and The Hunger Games won, so I can't complain. The full list of winners via HuffPo MORE

David O. Russell apologizes for his slavery comment

David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence

Let me just start off by saying that 12 Years A Slave is an AMAZING movie. One I probably won't be watching again because it's like an atomic bomb to the soul, but still really amazing. Anyway, the one downside to the movie is that now we have a bunch of famous people comparing rich people problems to slavery. First was Madonna comparing being criticized for texting in a movie to slavery. Then Kanye West compared his work for Nike to slavery. And MORE

FitnessBytes: Shirtless ‘Catching Fire’ Star Brings the Heat!

Alan Ritchson

There was so much eye candy in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire you might have blinked and missed Gloss, played by Alan Ritchson. His shirtless spread for Da Man magazine is sure to grab your attention ... down there. To be fair, there are only a couple of nipple shots, but seriously nobody cares about what brand of suit he's wearing. Save that for the fashion bloggers. My focus is on his rock hard body, because fitness. Or MORE

Only Jennifer Lawrence could make pooping her pants sound adorable

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence was on The Late Show with David Letterman last night to promote The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which she did by telling him about the time she pooped her pants. Before you click the big red x in the corner of your browser, she makes it sound surprisingly adorable: Turns out, she was sick and then she went to the hospital and yadda yadda yadda she even makes serious gastric illnesses sound cute. WHAT IS HER SECRET?! WHY IS SHE MORE

Coming soon: Hunger Games … The Amusement Park?

The Hunger Games

All right, here me out here: I absolutely adore The Hunger Games. I think the book is exceptionally smart and sophisticated for young-adult fare, and the movie was entirely remarkable. However, they're thinking of turning The Hunger Games into a theme park, and we're going to discuss why that's dumb after the blockquote from The A/V Club ... Lionsgate Entertainment is thinking about opening a Hunger Games amusement park, because nothing says MORE

Official Int’l Trailer: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

After a first look at the movie earlier this year, here's the first official international trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (in theaters on November 22nd), which sees Katniss dealing with the aftermath of her and Peeta's win in the last movie, as well as the beginnings of the revolution she unwittingly started. So of course, most of the people who see this are going to end up arguing about Team Peeta vs. Team Gale, because the point of MORE

Trailer: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Jennifer Lawrence in 'Catching Fire'

This just in from the fun going on in San Diego at Comic-Con ... it's the debut of the trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the highly-anticipated second installment of the three-part trilogy which is due out in theaters on November 22! I haven't read the books by Suzanne Collins but I definitely enjoyed the first film, and I'm totally looking forward to see what drama goes down this time around. PS How adorable is Sam Claflin who MORE

Teaser Trailer: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson

I finally got around to catching the first Hunger Games movie last month, and shockingly I actually loved it. A big budget movie that features a strong, full-realized female protagonist, an intelligent script that remains accessible without pandering to the viewers, and a topical moral about how the first world uses weaker areas for resources and how the media romanticizes real-life violence? MORE OF THIS, HOLLYWOOD. Anyway, here's the first MORE

Sam Claflin will play Finnick in ‘Catching Fire’

Sam Claflin

Because The Hunger Games desperately needs a pretty boy who isn't either useless (*cough* Peeta *cough*) or a total dick (*cough* Gale *cough*) Finnick is finally being introduced in the next installment, and surprise! Sam Claflin is being cast in the role! Well, I guess it's really only a "surprise" if you didn't see us post the same thing twice, but this time it's official! Way to drag this one out, Lionsgate. Entertainment Weekly reports MORE

Jena Malone cast as Johanna Mason in ‘Catching Fire’

Jena Malone

This has more or less been a pretty solid decision for a few weeks now, but Lionsgate went ahead and officially announced that Jena Malone, who you might remember from Saved! (yay!) and Sucker Punch (ummm ... a little less yay ...), will be playing the role of Johanna Mason in the upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Via Entertainment Weekly: EW first reported last month that Jena Malone was in the running for the pivotal role. (Some MORE

Casting: Finnick and Wiress (Hunger Games)

Sam Clafin and Amanda Plummer

After much deliberation and many sleepless nights of wondering which pretty boy actor could be sufficiently pretty in the role of Finnick O'Dair, it seems The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has finally found the right guy: Jesse Williams! Oh, wait, I meant ... English actor Sam Claflin? I have no idea who that is, but okay, he's pretty damn cute (see his picture below). Variety reports: Finnick was the most coveted available role in the Hunger MORE