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Josh Hutcherson Guest-Judges SyFy’s ‘FaceOff’

For those who don’t know, SyFy’s FaceOff is a competition series for up-and-coming makeup artists, with the contestants hoping to break out on the film makeup scene to create awesome character makeups in the movie industry. The Tuesday, January 27, 2015 episode of FaceOff featured Josh Hutcherson, our Peeta Mellark, as a guest judge. The show already includes Hunger Games makeup artist Ve Neill as a permanent fixture at the judging table. But as a guest judge, Josh got to offer his insight to the contestants’ makeup creations as well!

The episode began with the contestants entering an arena and approaching something like the cornucopia. Series host McKenzie Westmore and series judges Glenn Hetrick and Ve Neill were waiting for them. The competitors learned that for this challenge, they must play the role of Game-Makers and create a deadly creature by combining a dangerous plant with a wild animal! Ve Neill offered her advice of making the creations truly terrifying, like the dog-mutts from The Hunger Games. Then, McKenzie announced that superstar Josh Hutcherson would be the guest judge, so the pressure was on!

The contestants worked in teams of two for this HG themed challenge. Some of them struggled to create a character that was frightening, while others struggled to incorporate aspects of their plant and animal.

Then came the judging and our Hutch was rarin’ to go! When introduced at panel, the contestants clapped for Josh. He then started clapping, saying, “No, I clap for you! I’m just here to judge - you guys did all the hard work!” Josh also confessed that he is a huge fan of FaceOff, often binge-watching episodes.

As always, there were some beautiful character creations along with some that were not executed as well. 

When the judges took a closer look, Josh and the others noted many of the great aspects of each makeup. Josh acknowledged those who did truly menacing makeups, telling them, “I would run from that on set!” Ultimately, Josh provided some very well-spoken critiques and even comforted the contestant who was sent home, saying how he has been told ‘no’ many times in auditions and to not be disheartened by being sent home.

In case you happened to miss the episode, you can watch it On-Demand at, or simply by clicking here.



A Mini Hunger Games Reunion at the 2015 SAG Awards

Natalie Dormer, Gwendoline Christie and Mahershala Ali

Last night, at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards, there were a few HG familiar faces amongst the crowd. Basically, a mini Hunger Games/Mockingjay Part 2 reunion!

The ever stylish and beautiful Lenny Kravitz (our Cinna) made his way into the SAG Awards looking totally dapper, as usual. Lenny was there to present the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Comedy to Orange is the New Black.

The beautiful Natalie Dormer (our Cressida), the handsome Mahershala Ali (our Boggs), and the gorgeous Mockingjay Part 2 newbie, Gwendoline Christie (Commander Lyme) were nominated with their respective ensemble casts (Game of Thrones and House of Cards). Their smiles show what a wonderful time they were having last night.

And congrats to Julianne Moore (our Coin) on her Screen Actors Guild Award win last night for #StillAlice ;)




Jennifer Lawrence Presents Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer with Milestone Award 

Click all images for full sizeJennifer Lawrence presented Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer with the Milestone Award at last night's Producers Guild of America Awards. Looking like an angel in a gorgeous Prada dress, Lawrence won over the audience with her candor and humor. "I should have asked for a Xanax” she said before starting her into about Feltheimer, “When I heard they were giving him an award, I thought I was contractually obligated to show up. Then when I found out I wasn’t, well, I already picked out this dress.

See her full speech below:

Jennifer and Lionsgte CEO Jon Feltheimer


It's Official! 'Mockingjay Part 1' Comes To Digital HD Feb 17th - DVD & Blu-Ray Mar 6th

It’s FINALLY official. Own The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 on digital HD February 17th and DVD & Blu-Ray March 6th!!

There are several different versions of the dvd and blu-ray to choose from, including special editions and exclusives from Target, Walmart, and Best Buy. Hopefully, we'll get our hands on all the versions so we can review them for you here, like we did last year with Catching Fire.

The Target 3 disc pak. Click for larger image

Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook Blu-ray/DVDWalmart exclusive blu-ray packagingThe Mockingjay Part 1 DVD/Blu-Ray trailer:

There's also long list of DVD and Blu-Ray Special Features that we can't wait to see. Here's the list:

Blu-Ray Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson

The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of MJ1 (8-Part Documentary)


  • Hope and Rebellion: Continuing the Saga
  • Designing Dystopia: Visual Aesthetic
  • Rebels and Warriors:The Cast
  • 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


Straight from the Heart: A Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

Songs of Rebellion: Lorde on Curating the Soundtrack

Deleted Scenes

Lorde “Yellow Flicker Beat” Music Video

Insurgent Sneak Peek

FYI: The Target Version says it includes an exclusive BONUS DISC with 45 MINUTES of features not available anywhere else

DVD Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson

Deleted Scenes

Insurgent Sneak Peek

More info, including where to purchase all the different versions of the movie, can be found at the new site


Sneak Peek: Josh Hutcherson on Face Off

Check out a sneak peek of Josh Hutcherson's guest judge stint on Face Off next week.

The episode airs Tuesday, January 27 at 9ET|8c on SyFy.


'Mockingjay Part 1' is Now the Top Grossing Film of 2014

We did it, tributes! According to Scott Mendelson at Forbes, as of last night, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is the top grossing film of 2014 in the United States, surpassing the $333.2 million earned by Guardians of the Galaxy

A couple of interesting stats to bear in mind: This makes 2014 the second year in a row where a Hunger Games film topped the domestic box office. It's also the second year in a row where a female-led film topped the domestic box office and makes Hunger Games the first franchise to top the domestic box office charts two years in a row.

And it was all done without the help of 3D and/or IMAX increased ticket prices!

Congrats to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Lionsgate and the whole team involved! And thanks to YOU for getting out there to the theater!


"The Hanging Tree" Has Sold More Than 1 Million Copies

According to Yahoo Music, "The Hanging Tree" by James Newton Howard featuring Jennifer Lawrence tops the 1 million mark in digital sales this week. The song has climbed as high as #12.

The single hasn't officially been certified platinum by the RIAA yet, but we'll update you when it happens. 


Willow Shields Talks Prim and Mockingjay With Glamoholic

Photos by Ryan Jerome for Glamaholic. Click for full size

Willow Shields has a big, beautiful feature in the January issue of Glamoholic Magazine. Willow talks about Mockingjay Part 1, "This is a really great movie, " growing up Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence, her future roles, and becoming a rising fashion icon. 

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