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Thursday
Nov272014

Liam Hemsworth for Men's Fitness

Liam Hemsworth by Peter Yang. Click to enlarge Liam Hemsworth is Men's Fitness Magazine's December cover boy. Inside the issue Liam talks about growing up surfing on a small island outside Melbourne, Australia, and his new life as one of the stars of The Hunger Games Franchise. The photos by Peter Yang are pretty stunning too. 

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"In the first two movies I'm her at-home love interset," Liam says of his character Gale's relationship to Katniss in The Hunger Games films. "The stay-at-home 'dad' looking after things when she's gone." In the last two films, Hemsworth is excited to finally inhabit the role of action hero, "I have a lot of tactical stuff and fighting sequences."

You can read the whole article by downloading the Men's Fitness app for iPhone and iPad or by grabbing the issue  - it's on newsstands now! 

Thursday
Nov272014

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - A Bad Lip Reading

Hooray! The folks at Bad Lip Reading got us a present for Thanksgiving - A Bad Lip Reading of Catching Fire and a bonus video of The Obsidiots (Katniss and Peeta's new band) playing their first gig. This is the perfect antidote to all the Everlark pain we went through watching Mockingjay Part 1 (even though we loved every minute of it). Enjoy:

Wednesday
Nov262014

New-ish Mockingjay Part 1 Image of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

The Capitol Couture Tumblr account posted a cool, new-ish poster type  image of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen! We say new-ISH because this is a doctored up version of the Empire Magazine cover.

And it was also used as the invitation for the Mockingjay Part 1 premiere in Los Angeles! 

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Wednesday
Nov262014

Adapting Mockingjay From Page to Screen: Francis Lawrence, Nina Jacobson and Peter Craig Talk to BuzzFeed

 

Francis Lawrence and Suzanne Collins at the Mockingjay Part 1 premiere in Los Angleles

Adam Vary at Buzzfeed News has a series of fantastic articles up in which he interviews director Francis Lawrence, producer Nina Jacobson and screenwriter Peter Craig about adapting Mockingjay from the novel to the screen with help from author Suzanne Collins. These are definitely MUST-READ for the Hunger Games fan - filled with really interesting information about the choices they made and the process they went through with Suzanne Collins to adapt the book. *MAJOR SPOILERS* for Mockingjay the book and both films in this article and the Buzzfeed pieces. Proceed with caution. 

Producers Jon Kilik, Nina Jacobson, author Suzzane Collins and screenwriter Peter CraigWe are going to post a few of our favorite bits here, but suggest you read both (Part 1 and Part 2) in their entirety over at Buzzfeed. 

Suzanne Collins was instrumental to all of the changes made:

In order to separate that story into two distinct films while remaining faithful to the book, the filmmakers turned to Collins, who created separate outlines delineating the major character arcs and story beats for each half of her novel, helping the filmmakers find the central organizing principles of each of the two films. (Collins received a rare “adaptation by” screen credit on the film for her efforts.)

“We felt that the first movie would focus on the propaganda war, and getting Peeta back,” said [Nina] Jacobson. “The second movie [was] about all-out war, and taking Snow out. … Those big ideas were very much informed by Suzanne’s approach to how we would split the book into two movies.”

Katniss was made more active in the film:

Katniss spends long stretches of Mockingjay facing inward, ruminating over her plight far more than she participates in the main action of the plot.

“The rebellion that’s going on — Katniss is hearing about it and thinking about it, as opposed to us being able to go out into the districts to see it,” said Lawrence. “So turning a very internal half of a book into something more visual and cinematic, I think, was probably the biggest challenge, and something that Peter and Suzanne and Nina and I really worked on.”

Or, as Jacobson put it, “How do you have an active hero who’s not just shaking off the effects of war?”

One solution was simply to give Katniss more to do. “We did find places for her to be courageous,” said Craig, “and also stay true to Suzanne’s wish that she be very [affected by] PTSD, and she’s not somebody that anything is coming easily for anymore.”

Read more about depicting the rebellion in Panem, bringing Effie back into the fold, softening President Coin and District 13…for now, creating Peeta’s rescue mission, and choosing the ending HERE.

Read more about how a big change In “Mockingjay – Part 1” will affect “Part 2” HERE.  

Wednesday
Nov262014

Exclusive Katniss Poster With Target's 'Mockingjay Part 1' Blu-Ray Pack Pre-Order

There's a beautiful, exclusive Katniss poster bundled with the pre-order of Target's Mockingjay Part 1 Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack, now available at Target.com

 

 

The copy says this is a FABRIC poster, so we assume it's similar in size and quality to the Catching Fire fabric poster they gave away with that combo pack last year. 

Details:

Get an exclusive fabric poster with pre-order of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Exclusive 3-Disc Deluxe Edition 

3-Disc Deluxe Edition on Blu-ray + DVD+ Digital HD includes an exclusive BONUS DISC with 45 MINUTES of features not available anywhere else.

Pre-order at Target.com

Tuesday
Nov252014

"The Hanging Tree" Featuring Jennifer Lawrence's Vocals is Topping International Charts

The Mockingjay Part 1 Soundtrack? Sorry, meh. We're in love with James Newton Howard's gorgeous score for Mockingjay Part 1. And even though Jennifer Lawrence says her voice sounds like "a tone-deaf Amy Winehouse," clearly most of the world does NOT agree. Her rendition of The Hanging Tree, with melody by The Lumineers is already topping the international charts.

At press time (on iTunes)  it was #4 in the US, #15 in the UK and #1 in a bunch of countries: Brazil, Poland, Philippines, Indonesia, Czech Republic, Vietnam. It's currently #10 on Amazon's chart - ahead of Yellow Flicker Beat - and #6 on GooglePlay. 

Let's get this baby to #1 worldwide! Wouldn't Jennifer's reaction to having a #1 hit be priceless??

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You can purchase "The Hanging Tree" on

itunes

Amazon

GooglePlay 

Here's the latest Mockingjay Part 1 TV Spot featuring "The Hanging Tree"

Monday
Nov242014

Panem Propaganda Art at Alamo Drafthouse 'Mockingjay Part 1' Premiere Events

Our original President Snow Victory poster by PP's own founder Dan McCall

Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas is a kick-ass mini chain of movie theaters. They used some of our Panem Propaganda art for their Mockingjay Part 1 premiere events in a few of their locations and we wanted to show you how it looked! Yep, it's self-promotion time! But we were so excited to see it, we had to share. 

Oscar Baldassari about to go rebel on the poster

Our President Snow poster at the Alamo DFW Location

Another look at the poster thanks to @madiannedavis on instagram

The Austin location used our "The Mockingjay Lives" graffiti poster for their Mockingjay Part 1 premiere backdrop and fans could take photos with props in front of it:

Thanks to Alamo Drafthouse for digging our stuff and using it for their Mockingjay Part 1 events.

If YOU like the posters, you can download the President Snow poster free and purchase The Mockingjay Lives design in our Fandom Universe Shop (and also get the design on t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and all sorts of other items).

President Snow Victory poster is free to download HERE (it's the President Snow Victory Propaganda Poster). 

The Mockingjay Lives graffiti comes in 2 styles: Style #1 Style #2

We also got a nice little shout-out during the Yahoo livestream of the Mockingjay Part 1 premiere red carpet in Los Angeles. In the last 5 minutes they showed some fan art, and one of our first propaganda designs from 2012 was featured:

Thanks, Yahoo! 

Monday
Nov242014

'Mockingjay Part 1' Original Motion Picture Score Now Available 

If you're like us and can't get "The Hanging Tree" out of your head, you'll be thrilled to know that James Newton Howard's gorgeous score for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is now available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon !