Sunday, July 27, 2014

OUR LEADER THE MOCKINGJAY - Official Teaser Trailer

Finally!!! What do you guys think?

Comic-Con 2014: Samsung Experience + Trailer Reaction!

The line for the experience has been going around the corner every day so far, so get there EARLY!
*UPDATE: Unfortunately, we are sad to report that the Samsung Experience has already been taken down. :(
Comic-Con is almost over, BUT THERE IS STILL TIME to enjoy all the bells and whistles of Lionsgate's presentation of Mockingjay Part 1 at Comic-Con.

The Sneak Peek

Before the big event on Friday, we got a special opportunity to have a meet and greet with some of the cast members from Mockingjay Part 1! This included: Mahershala Ali (Boggs), Elden Henson (Pollux), Wes Chatham (Castor), and Evan Ross (Messalla). All four were quite easy to talk to, but I have to say that Wes was pretty hilarious and just really stoked about the fan reaction to The Hunger Games in general.

Hunger Games fan sites (with some Divergent mixed in too!) photo op with MJ cast


Lionsgate provided fans with an interactive experience for Mockingjay with so much to do and see. This is the only place at the Con you can get Mockingjay pins, but you're gonna have to work for it! Fans can get their Mockingjay pin coupon punched for every event in the experience in order to get the pin achievement at the end of the experience. Check out our photos to get an idea of what you can do:

Get your holographic photo with Peeta and Johanna.
Obviously, it's not holographic when printed,
but when you sit down, look up.
Using Galaxy tablets, you order from Peeta's Bakery and Haymitch's Elixers
For example, a Capitol Cronut!
Delicious Elixers
Opposite the counter lies the T-Shirt design center.
Get a free shirt with your district on it!
These are just a few of the activities you can do at the experience. I've seen lines around the block the whole con, so make sure you get in line ASAP if you have not done so already!

On Friday, the cast members came into the experience to talk to the fans along with Natalie Dormer:


Epic photo with Natalie Dormer with epic photobomb guy IS EPIC.
These guys had such a blast taking photos with fans :)
Trailer Reactions

Some may disagree with me, but I don't like to see too many things from a movie in a trailer. The less I see the better, but as long as we've been waiting for a trailer I definitely wanted to feel satisfied after viewing it. I believe it comes in at just over a minute, which I think is a very appropriate length for a "teaser".

I don't want to give it all away, but there are just some phenomenal shots chosen for the teaser. It was all I could do to not audibly freak out over my absolute favorite scene in the book being shown. It's a pivotal moment for Katniss' character and I think when you see it, you'll know exactly what I am referring to. All in all, I felt genuine emotion after viewing the teaser and I think fans will be leaving Best Buy very satisfied without having seen too much. As for when the trailer hits the web, the release should be imminent, but of course no official time as of right now. 


Lionsgate's booth is a little more compact this year, but I think the design and function of it is very superior to last year. It is definitely more open and clear as to what they are promoting when they are promoting due to their changing banner above the booth. 

Expect free posters from time to time, but as mentioned before there will be no Mockingjay pins on the floor this year. On the upside, you can totally have a photo op with a Peacekeeper behind the booth!

For those still going to Comic-Con on Sunday -- Don't forget to hit up the Samsung Galaxy Experience at The Hard Rock Hotel!! It is so worth it! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Capitol Couture Update: FIDA COEUR

It seems like the Capitol has stepped up the propaganda to counteract the past rebellion efforts! Capitol Couture was updated today with a special edition - Fida Coeur - to help reinforce President Snow's "One Panem" initiative. It features new pictures of Peeta and Joanna, and (slightly creepy) Living Portraits of both, and what seems to be an interview with Johanna herself! Check out the highlights below!

Interview with Johanna:

"Let’s get on with it then," the battle-ax valkyrie huffs, shifting her weight and crossing her legs impatiently. Johanna Mason is as much a stately figure as ever, her long, bespoke skirt an iridescent pool around her feet. Risen from the waters of the magnificently treacherous Quarter Quell arena, her alabaster skin and flowing blonde locks belie the deadliest of instincts. 
President Snow, in his perpetually magnanimous manner, saw fit to offer his personal sitting room for our exclusive interview and we simply could not refuse.The gilded room around us reflects glints of Johanna’s ivory ensemble, snaking around her arms in a woven pattern and blooming into a flared collar. Seated next to her is a silent Peeta Mellark, his fitted snowy suit and structured lapels speaking volumes in the ethereal light of the room. 
Throughout our conversation, it is heavily apparent that Johanna is the leader in this duo- she leans forward with every question in an ingrained display of bravado. 
“We went through a lot in the arena, but what’s important now is that Peeta and I are representatives of Panem- Districts 7 and 12 combining our efforts for a better future.” 
It’s a patriotism that is blatantly on display in the new Capitol Living Portraits series, and Johanna positively gushes about the experience.   
“I don’t even know how long I was on my feet, but those Alexander Wang shoes made me feel like a cloud on a pedestal. It was a really special day.” 
The attention to detail in both Johanna’s and Peeta’s respective ensembles for the Living Portrait series is truly astounding upon closer assessment. The sculptural bodice of Ms. Mason’s dress mirrors the shape and movement of the Panem Seal, while Mellark’s paper collar piece adds to the chiseled-yet-natural theme in both outfits. It is an apt metaphor for a nation built up from the ground, raised by its people into beautifully functional, systemically beneficial government.      
“It’s really amazing to be featured in these portraits,” Johanna states. “Peeta and I come from such humble backgrounds- to be representing Panem like never before is such an honor. We are very proud to be featured as the faces of our country.”  
Check out the Living Portraits after the jump!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Hunger Games Cast Members at the Lionsgate Booth at Comic Con + Win a Signed Comic Con Poster

Some of the cast are stopping by the Lionsgate Booth at Comic Con this year!

For those not going to Comic Con, you can tweet #MockingjaySDCC for a chance to win an exclusive signed Mockingjay Comic Con Poster! More info on that here.

Unfortunately, none of us are going to Comic Con this year BUT!!! Courtney will be just outside giving away buttons so follow our Twitter to find out where she will be!

Lionsgate and Samsung to Debut the Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer + The Hunger Games Movie Pack App for Samsung Galaxy Devices!

From the press release:

Santa Monica, Calif. and Dallas, TX – July 18, 2014 –Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung), have teamed up on the next installment of the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. The collaboration will launch with all fans getting a sneak peek of the film’s first official teaser trailer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, exclusively on Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab® S ahead of its online release.In a first-of-its-kind experience, fans will have the opportunity to preview the highly-anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer on the Galaxy Tab S at an exclusive premiere in San Diego during Comic-Con on Friday, July 25. For those outside San Diego, beginning Saturday, July 26, fans can visit participating Samsung Experience Shops within Best Buy locations nationwide throughout the weekend to preview the trailer. Samsung will also provide visitors that view the trailer at Samsung Experience Shops one complimentary ticket to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 when it opens in theaters worldwide on November 21, while supplies last. Additionally, owners of select Galaxy devices* will have the opportunity to download the all-new Hunger Games Movie Pack App, via Google Play™ for access to exclusive content from The Hunger Games franchise.

“We’re giving our consumers the unique experience to premiere the official trailer of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I on our new Galaxy Tab S,” said Todd Pendleton, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Telecommunications America. “Together with Lionsgate, we will give Samsung Galaxy owners access to experience The Hunger Games franchise like never before.” "We’re thrilled to be partnering on Mockingjay 1 with a company that has the global stature of Samsung and whose innovative technologies touch every aspect of consumers’ lives around the world," said Paula Kupfer, SVP of Consumer Products & Licensing at Lionsgate. "They are a perfect fit with our franchise, and together we envision unlimited opportunities for expanding the world of The Hunger Games in exciting and visionary ways." 
During San Diego Comic-Con:On Friday, July 25 at 12:00pm PT, cast members from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 will introduce the trailer on the Galaxy Tab S in the Capitol Gallery located in the Samsung Galaxy Experience in San Diego (in the Hard Rock Hotel, corner of 5th and L Streets).

Nationwide at Best Buy:Fans outside the San Diego area can also get an exclusive preview of the first official The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer beginning on Saturday, July 26 and extending through Sunday, July 27 by visiting Samsung Experience Shops inside select Best Buy locations. While supplies last, visitors will receive one complimentary pass to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 when it opens in theaters November 21.

The Hunger Games Movie Pack App:As part of the collaboration, The Hunger Games Movie Pack App will be available to download for free on select Samsung devices*beginning July 28, via Google Play. The app will give Galaxy owners access to exclusive Hunger Games content, including scripts, book excerpts, video clips and more.Galaxy Tab S owners will have the opportunity to download the first two Hunger Games films for free, in addition to receiving all the exclusive content through the app. Samsung will continue to deliver exclusive Hunger Games content to Galaxy owners through the app leading up to the film’s premiere on November 21. *Samsung, Galaxy, Galaxy S, and Galaxy Tab are all registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.*The Hunger Games Movie Pack App will be available to download for free on the Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note Pro, Galaxy Tab Pro, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 starting July 28. *Limit to 200,000 downloads per movie. Available through December 31, 2014. 

FINALLY! We get a trailer!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rebels Hack TheCapitolPN Twitter

Though the tweet is now gone, thanks to Fangirlish we have screencaps!

This afternoon, @TheCapitolPN tweeted:

The written notes in the tweet coincide with the notes in Rue's Whistle.

At the time of the tweet, when you right-clicked on TheCapitol.PN website and chose 'Inspect Element', this was written in the source code:

Seems like rebels are breaking through The Capitol's technology.