Posts tagged "the hunger games"

Mommie Dearest: TLC’s “Labor Games” Pushes Reality TV Too Far

May the odds of tearing your perineum be ever in your favor! …

Avital Norman Nathman / May 6, 2015

Everyone You Know Is Picking Baby Names From “Frozen” & “The Hunger Games” For 2015

People have been naming their babies after popular film, television, and pop culture figures for years, but some of those baby name trends are better than others. For example, when everybody started naming their kids “Bella” and “Edward” and “Wolfman McAbs” after Twilight‘s leads, many of us rolled our eyes. But this year, things are awesome: people…

The Gloss / December 5, 2014

Watch An Emotional New Teaser For “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay— Part 1″

A new teaser for “Hunger Games: Mockingjay— Part 1″ was released today on Twitter after fans unlocked it.
In the clip titled “Return to Disctrict 12,” Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) heads home after The Games to find that her district has been completely leveled by the Capitol. The clip ends with Katniss finding a sole white…

Katie Oldenburg / October 16, 2014

The Full “Mockingjay: Part One” Trailer Is Here

The full trailer for “Mockingjay: Part One” is here and it looks a lot like Mockingjay the book: really, really, really not as good as the first two book in the Hunger Games series. (Sorry, Hollywood, I know you don’t want to hear this.) In “Part One” — “Mockingjay” has been split into two films &#8212…

Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2014

Would You Go To A “Hunger Games” Theme Park?

I love “The Hunger Games.” I’ll read the books, watch the movies and fangirl over the promos and trailers for “Mockingjay: Part 1″ until my obsession reaches a borderline unhealthy level, but if there’s one thing I’m not so enthusiastic about, it’s feeling like I’m in “The Hunger Games.” NOPE.

But soon we may…

Katie Oldenburg / August 20, 2014

First Look: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ Gets A Teaser Trailer

The first teaser for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ debuted at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, further whetting fans’ appetites for the movie’s premiere later this year. Only a minute long and featuring only four words from Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen, the teaser focuses primarily on Plutarch Heavensbee (the late Philip Seymour Hoffman) and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 28, 2014

These “Mockingjay” Promos Are So Rad

Even if you’re not a fan of the “Hunger Games” books/movies, you’ve gotta admit the movies’ promotional work is tight. There’s a whole real-but-fake online magazine devoted to the Games — and the lifestyle maintained by those living in the Capitol — called Capitol Couture, and it’s actually, like, interesting. Capitol Couture also recently unveiled some promotional posters for the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 23, 2014

15 “Catching Fire” GIFs To Get You Pumped For The Movie

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is premiering this weekend, which means we get to welcome Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) back into our lives for a second time. Check out 15 spoiler free Catching Fire GIFs to get you pumped for the movie on College Candy… 

College Candy / November 22, 2013

Patti Smith Is A Huge “Hunger Games” Fan, Wrote A Song For The “Catching Fire” Soundtrack & Rocks A Mockingjay Pin

The Hunger Games book series and movies are hugely popular with a wide audience, but I was still surprised (and delighted!) to learn the legendary rock star and poet Patti Smith counts herself amongst its fans. In fact, Smith enjoys the series so much, she:

Wears a mockingjay pin on her lapel and carrie…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 21, 2013

Check Out The Awesome Final Trailer For “Catching Fire”

Despite successfully killing all their fellow tributes in “The Hunger Games,” Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are not done kicking ass and taking names. In “Catching Fire,” Katniss and Peeta are back in the arena for the Quarter Quell, when past winners of the Hunger Games compete against each other. In this final trailer for…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 28, 2013

Where Do The Main Characters Stand When “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Begins?

Those of us who’ve read Suzanne Collins’ book series know the characters we met at the beginning of The Hunger Games certainly aren’t the characters we get when we start Catching Fire. But how will they change in Francis Lawrence’s film adaptation? A recent magazine feature gives a few insights.
Sci Fi Now Magazine did a big feature on “Catching Fire,” which Tumblr user thepeacekeeper posted…

The Mary Sue / October 22, 2013

The “Catching Fire” Trailer Is Here And It’ll Give Your Goosebumps

The official trailer for “Catching Fire,” the sequel to “The Hunger Games” (based on the book trilogy), debuted at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend and it is WOW. Keep your eyes peeled for a first look at the Arena, some awesome Capital fashions and lots and lots and lots of action. Will it be better…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 22, 2013

Katniss & Peeta Look Stoic In New Posters For “Catching Fire”

Get excited “Hunger Games” fans! The posters for the film’s sequel, “Catching Fire,” have arrived! [Evil Beet Gossip]
Kate Moss really hates that everyone thought she was anorexic. [iVillage]
Before “Glee,” plenty of TV shows gave the all-musical episode a shot. Here are some faves! [College Candy]
Contrary to what Matt…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 18, 2013

Which Three Book Characters Won’t Be In “Catching Fire”?

Since our first official look at “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” came out this week we’ve had several tidbits about the film cross our path, among them a pair of new pictures and confirmation from director Francis Lawrence of three characters who didn’t make the jump from page to screen.
So who got the axe? (Or spear, à la…

The Mary Sue / January 12, 2013

“The Hunger Games” Gets The Bad Lip-Reading Treatment

“It’s like a hot foot forest!” “I’ve got the squirts…” “You’re the one that chokes on water! Scooby-Doo!” “DRANK!” “You know you want to go dance with me!” “Hey, tuna flavor…” Ahh yes, it’s time for another episode of “Bad Lip Reading” — “Hunger Games” edition! “And now I’m loco crazy!” Too. Funny. [YouTube]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 21, 2012

“Mockingjay” Split: Where Will It Be?

“The Hunger Games” film studio Lionsgate recently confirmed what we’ve been suspecting for a while now: that this franchise will duly follow in the footsteps of “Harry Potter” and “The Twilight Saga” and release its final chapter, “Mockingjay,” in two installments.
Yep, not surprisingly, a trilogy’s just not enough when we’re talking about cashing in on a phenomenon like this, so Suzanne Collins’ third…

Next Movie / July 21, 2012

10 Things To Know About Sam Claflin AKA Finnick Odair In “Catching Fire”

“Hunger Games” fans, we have our Finnick Odair! After names like Taylor Kitsch, Chris Hemsworth, and Jesse Williams were tossed around, the producers eventually decided the token dreamboat of “Catching Fire” will be played by relative unknown Sam Claflin, So let’s find out a little more about the guy … and ogle his dreamboat status,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 18, 2012

10 Photos That Illustrate Why Jesse Williams Should Play Finnick Odair In “The Hunger Games” Sequels

Did you hear that? That noise? That’s the sound of racist Hunger Games fans losing their racist minds over the rumor that actor Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is being considered for the role of Finnick Odair, one of the most popular characters in the second and third books in the Suzanne Collins’ trilogy. (And I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 9, 2012

Which “Hunger Games” Character Topped A 2012 List Of Popular Baby Names?

It’s not a new trend to name your child after a favorite character from pop-culture but the last few years have lent themselves to trendy names from film making their way to the top of the list. For the last few years, “Twilight”’s Bella has been a popular name but this year it’s another young adult…

The Mary Sue / April 13, 2012

The Katniss Everdeen Barbie

We admit it! We greeted the announcement of a “Hunger Games” Barbie with a little skepticism. Okay, a lot of skepticism. The secondary marketing for the movie (which took first place at the box office for the third weekend in a row this weekend, beating “Titanic‘s 3D” rerelease and yet another “American Pie” movie, grossing more than $450…

The Mary Sue / April 10, 2012