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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Mockingjay Pt2 Countdown - Chapter 22

Chapter 22


AKA the chapter which we don't like to speak of. I don't know what evil I did to end up writing about this chapter, but here I am. The first time I read it I didn't even realize what happened until it was too late and I had to go back and experience the horror that is Finnick's death.

I've been terrified by the mutts since the first book, these ones by far freaked me out the worst. The whole Star Squad is startled by the echoing of the mutts hissing "Katniss" and even more discouraged by Peeta joining in. They're flee for their lives through the tunnels when Katniss is overwhelmed by the smell the mutts are giving off.
One of my favorite things about the horror of President Snow is his collection of roses. The films have even added to this terror by constantly assaulting the viewer with images of the rose gardens and making sure that we associate roses with Snow. I hope that they could bring this scent association to life even though we won't (thankfully!) be subjected to it during the film. Unless some jerk decides to bring some roses in the theater.

The mutts that follow Katniss and crew are reptilian and reeking of roses. The mutts surround them and Katniss and friends have no way out except to go to street level. Two of the Star Squad stay back to cover them, thus sacrificing themselves for Katniss' safety. As they climb to safety, the mutts catch Finnick and start to tear at him. Katniss uses her Holo for one last time as she says the passcode to make it explode and offers Finnick a quick death.

I am excited and anxious to see this scene play out. I hope that like with most of the deaths in the movies, we will not get a glorified show, but instead a fast paced realistic death. On the other hand I really want them to say "Screw Canon!" and let Finnick live out the rest of his days with Annie and now I'm starting to cry... WHY SUZANNE, WHY???

At the end, they are down to just five. Pollux, Cressida, Gale, Peeta and Katniss. They climb into someone's house right as the owner opens the door to investigate the noise. The owner is about to cry for help when Katniss guns her down. I WANT THIS SCENE TO HAPPEN SO BADLY. I think it's by far one of the most interesting scenes, that even though that person is just a random citizen, Katniss does not hesitate to be the soldier that she has become and keep her friends safe. I feel like this is a far cry from the Katniss of the first book, who would have never killed anyone in cold blood like this.

And now I'm going to cry over Finnick some more and pretend it never happened.

BTW- Have you bought your ticket for Mockingjay yet????? I did!!! Can't wait for the final chapter!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Behind the Scenes of Katniss and President Snow's Final Confrontation + Finnick and Katniss Picture

It seems like Entertainment Weekly is the gift that keeps on giving today! Francis Lawrence talks about the Katniss vs. Snow showdown:

Fans of Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games novels know that the greenhouse that pops up in the trailer for Mockingjay — Part 2 holds a special significance. It’s where President Snow (Donald Sutherland) has his final confrontation with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), their final tests of wills.

To create it, director Francis Lawrence was inspired by the Victorian-era structures with slender frames and thin glass paneling. “I think of it as being Old World elegance in this new world [of Panem],” he says.

But finding an existing greenhouse to fit the bill proved impossible. Rather, the filmmakers shot the interiors of the contentious — yet revealing — scene on an Atlanta soundstage, where they filled the room with Snow’s signature roses. The exteriors were filmed on the grounds of an existing ch√Ęteau in the town of Rambouillet, outside of Paris. As for all that snow outside, credit the wonders of CG.

The scene, which takes place after the Capitol has fallen, was sprung on the two actors at the last minute when another dropped off the schedule due to weather issues. But that didn’t stop Sutherland from nailing the dialogue-heavy moment. “Springing a scene on him like that was really tricky but he had it completely memorized,” says director Lawrence. “He was unbelievable.”

Entertainment Weekly

and here's a bonus picture of Finnick and Katniss from Jennifer's Facebook:

Mockingjay Part 2 in this week's Entertainment Weekly

In case you haven't noticed today, press for Mockingjay Part 2 has begun! If any of the other features are as hilarious as the Camp Mockingjay one, then we're probably going to be laughing (when we're not too busy crying about it) all the way to opening night!

This week's Entertainment Weekly features an interview with Jennifer, Josh and Liam and a bunch of new stills from the movie. Check out the a preview of the article:

It’s time to say goodbye to The Girl on Fire. Part political allegory, part family saga, the Hunger Games franchise has already generated over $2.3 billion, proving that young adult adaptations can be substantive, and — most of all — that a blockbuster action-hero doesn’t need to have a Y chromosome.

But as much as these movies have influenced Hollywood (and millions of global fans), their greatest impact has been on their three leads: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. They each entered the Games as relative unknowns, as wary of celebrity as Katniss was of the Capitol. But through the years, the actors — most notably now Oscar-winner Lawrence — have matured into major movie stars and have come to terms with the power of fame. “Jennifer realized at a certain point, that if people are going to be listening to you, you’d better have something to say,” says series producer Nina Jacobson.

The fourth and final installment, Mockingjay – Part 2 (out Nov. 20) opens in District 13. The propaganda campaign that filled most of Mockingjay – Part 1 has been predominantly successful with the exception of President Snow (Donald Sutherland) punishing Katniss by brainwashing her partner in crime Peeta Mellark (Hutcherson) before sending him back to District 13 to kill her. Part 2 opens with Katniss in a neck brace, recovering from Peeta’s Tracker-Jacker induced attack, and contemplating how she will enact her revenge on Snow. Meanwhile, under the watchful eye of President Coin (Julianne Moore), the rebels — including Gale Hawthorne (Hemsworth) — are making last preparations for their mission to topple the Capitol once and for all. It’s been a long run-up to the final battle, which finds the three leads, their camera crew and a few key allies engaged in warfare inside the booby-trapped hub of Panem. Returning director Francis Lawrence promises it won’t disappoint. “When you get to the end, you just feel the entire history of what these characters have been through,” he says. “It’s part of what makes this movie all the more satisfying.”

So with a three-finger salute, EW sat down poolside at a Beverly Hills hotel with Hemsworth, 25, Hutcherson, 22, and Lawrence, 25, to reflect on it all.
Interview Excerpts:

On being part of a cultural phenomenon:
HUTCHERSON When you see the tons of people screaming and going crazy… I have the same problem that Peeta does of distinguishing reality from not reality. So for me, that’s not real. It seems so strange.
LAWRENCE It’s like you’re an avatar of yourself.
HEMSWORTH You get back into the car after a premiere and it’s dead silent and you’re like…
LAWRENCE “I’m glad that’s over.”

Their friendship:
LAWRENCE If we had met each other in any different circumstance, we would still be best friends. And our love is as close to unconditional as it gets because there’s no fear between us because we love each other so much. There’s no fear in our love.

And the scene they were most worried about shooting on their epic 152-day Mockingjay shoot.
LAWRENCE I was excited about the scene at the end of the movie when I shoot my arrow—I won’t give it away— because when I was doing my archery training at age 20, that was always the scene I pictured. Five years ago I used to look at a stack of hay and pretend that it was this moment, and now it is here.

How was your aim?
LAWRENCE It was CGI, so let’s just say I nailed it.
HEMSWORTH You were particularly nervous about the singing scene [from Part 1]. We all know that.
HUTCHERSON It’s so stupid. You’re such a great singer.
HEMSWORTH She was so worried about it, I assumed that she must have a bad voice. And she did it and I’m like, “Jen, it’s actually good.” She’s like, “Shut up!”
LAWRENCE I only snapped at you because who else was I gonna snap at?
HEMSWORTH No, I know. I’m your punching bag, man. Don’t worry about it.
LAWRENCE But I can never be yours. Don’t you dare start thinking that’s a two way street.
HUTCHERSON For me it was the scene where Peeta had to freak out and lose his mind. I was more excited than nervous, but then right before we shot, I realized I hadn’t planned on what the hell I was going to do. And then they say “Action.” You’re like “Ah!” And you just kind of do it.
LAWRENCE But that’s always when you do your best because then you’re not thinking. You’re just feeling. Ugh! I meant that when I said it, but I realized how douchey it sounded so I just had to turn it into a joke.
New stills:

This issue of Entertainment Weekly is available on newsstands Friday!

Entertainment Weekly

Jennifer, Josh, and Liam at Camp Mockingjay

Jennifer, Josh and Liam sit around the campfire with Josh Horowitz and talk about their grossest habits, stuff marshmallows into Jen's mouth and talk about bathrooms! Yes, it is funnier than I'm making it sound!


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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Mockingjay Poster Revealed: "Nothing Can Prepare You For The End"

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Dang, dude! Look at this epicness right here! The Mockingjay Part 2 poster has finally come out, and there is just something so satisfying about seeing Katniss in the red Mockingjay outfit in flight. Now.... where can I get a recurve bow like that one?

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Source: Jennifer Lawrence Facebook