The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Listen to Jennifer Lawrence Sing “The Hanging Tree” From ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1’

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by Matt Singer 14 hours ago
Lionsgate
As she recently told David Letterman, Jennifer Lawrence’s biggest fear is singing in public. Not death, not small, enclosed spaces, not tracker-jacker venom; singing in public. This posed a particular problem for the young star in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1’ because the script called for Katniss Everdeen to singing a song to her fellow rebels. And Lawrence had to actually sing it in front of the rest of the cast, a capella, with no voice double. The song, “The Hanging Tree,” is important to the movie. It becomes a rallying cry for the growing movement against the tyrannical President Snow and the rest of the Capitol. It needed to be real and heartfelt. And it needed to come from Lawrence.

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1’: 16 Biggest Differences Between the Book and the Movie

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by Kate Erbland 17 hours ago
Lionsgate
The penultimate entry into the sprawling and blood-stained 'Hunger Games' franchise takes a decidedly hip and totally en vogue approach to its final two movies—splitting one (relatively slim) novel into two feature films, all the better to dive deeper into the burning revolution headed up by a reluctant Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), further explore the various districts that make up Panem, and just make piles of cash in the process. ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I’ might be half a story (and our review says as much), but it's pretty remarkable that screenwriters Danny Strong and Peter Craig were able to squeeze out an entire 123-minute feature film from 187 pages of a single novel (yes, we counted).

The Waiting Games: ‘Mockingjay - Part 1’ is Just Passing the Time Before Next Year’s Finale

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by Matt Singer 3 days ago
Lionsgate
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1’ is a movie comprised almost entirely of deleted scenes. As it says right in the title, this isn’t the final chapter of ‘The Hunger Games’ series; it’s just the first half of the final chapter, and that’s exactly what it feels like. It’s table setting for a meal that won’t be served until next November. ‘Mockingjay - Part 1’ is good-looking, well-acted, and utterly inessential.

Sam Claflin on Playing Finnick in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ While Keeping His Hair Perfect

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by Mike Ryan 4 days ago
When you speak to Sam Claflin, he is nothing like his ‘Hunger Games’ counterpart—he comes across as humble (an adjective that does not at all describe Finnick Odair) and he doesn’t quite understand why anyone would want to make such a fuss over him. As Claflin says, ‘The Hunger Games’ has brought him a lot more attention, but he can still walk down the street—it’s not quite the same phenomenon that he’s witnessed happen to a few of his co-stars. Ahead, Claflin discusses his pivotal role in this ‘Hunger Games’ chapter—which includes a prolonged filibuster used as a distraction during a rescue mission—and he explains how Finnick, in the heat of battle, can still have such perfect hair.

Will I Like the Hunger Games-less ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1’? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

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by Mike Ryan 5 days ago
Lionsgate
This week, the third ‘Hunger Games’ movie, which follows the first part of the third book, will be released into theaters. It is called ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,’ which is a lot of words. But, here we are. Already, ‘The Hunger Games...

Director Francis Lawrence on ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1’ and the Legacy of Philip Seymour Hoffman

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by Mike Ryan 5 days ago
Lionsgate
Francis Lawrence, the director of three out of the four ‘Hunger Games’ movies, gets emotional when the subject of Philip Seymour Hoffman is discussed. It’s not so much grief at this point (it’s been over nine months since the actor’s death), but it’s...

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1’ Releases an Art Poster Worthy of Your Wall

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by Britt Hayes 7 days ago
Lionsgate
The latest poster for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1’ is probably the coolest little bit of imagery we've seen for the film since much, much earlier in the marketing. We're thinking way back to those first all-white teasers with President Snow, Peeta, and Joanna, which were very off-putting and weird. There was also that exceedingly stylish poster campaign featuring heroes of the districts, which was unsettling in all its glossiness. Most of the posters and trailers we've seen since have been what we'd expect from a promotional campaign, so it's always nice to see something a little different.

'SNL' Preview: Woody Harrelson Volunteers Taran Killam as 'Hunger Games' Tribute

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 12, 2014 01:41 AM
NBC
The 40th anniversary season of 'SNL' took off this past weekend to recuperate from its Chris Rock outing, but 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' star Woody Harrelson won't rest in volunteering for the longrunning NBC sketch comedy show's Quarter Quell. See what the 'True Detective' star has to offer in Woody Harrelson's first 'SNL' promos of this Saturday's coming installment!

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Clip: Katniss Meets Cressida's Crew

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by Britt Hayes November 09, 2014 11:45 AM
We're just a few weeks away from the release of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,' so we've been seeing a lot more teasers and clips from the next installment in the franchise -- and while the initial trailers focused on main characters like Katniss, Gale, and teasing the harrowing action to come in our hero's revolutionary fight against the Capitol, the latest peeks have been giving us a glimpse at some of the other characters, like newcomer Cressida, played by 'Game of Thrones' star Natalie Dormer.

'The Hunger Games' Stage Show Officially Announced For Summer 2016

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by Mike Sampson November 07, 2014 08:41 AM
Lionsgate
How will Lionsgate continue on with the massive 'Hunger Games' blockbuster once the franchise comes to an end next year with the release of 'Mockingjay, Part 2'? Well, they're borrowing a page from the Disney playbook and adapting the films, and Suzanne Collins' novels, into a theatrical stage show that will open in London in 2016.