Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mockingjay Part 1 Blu-Ray: Easter Egg, Review, and GIVEAWAY

We've got all the information you need to know about the Mockingjay Part 1 Blu-Ray right here, thanks to Lionsgate sending us a few copies as well as some to GIVEAWAY!!! Head down to the end of the post for giveaway details.

It's been a dry spell for us for sure since Mockingjay Part 1 in theaters flew away, and for me (Courtney specifically) I just haven't been in the Hunger Games spirit. I was so jazzed with how Mockingjay Part 1 came out, and I even had prepared to come out with our yearly score analysis (don't worry, it's coming!) and just never finished it. Such a bummer. However, everything has changed since we were able to enjoy the fruits of the Mockingjay Part 1 Blu-Ray. It is so jam-packed with behind-the-scenes, it catapulted me right back into Hunger Games Mania.

Easter egg, review, and giveaway details under the cut...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mockingjay Part 1 Nominated for 4 MTV Movie Awards

The MTV Movie Awards are coming up, so that means voting is now open!

Vote for Mockingjay Part 1 in these categories for the MTV Movie Awards which air on April 12 at 8/7c.

Kurt and Bart Go In Depth With Cinna's Sketchbook

We've loved the scene where Katniss receives Cinna's sketchbook since we read Mockingjay, and seeing it in the movie dazzled us. In an article with Time, costume designers for the film Kurt and Bart go in depth with the sketches they contributed to make Cinna's sketchbook a reality.
Revolutions often come with a uniform, from the pantalons of the French sans-culottes to Che Guevara’s military fatigues. So when Katniss Everdeen joins the uprising in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, she has to dress the part.
Mockingjay is already on digital HD and comes out on DVD/Blu-ray on Friday, and to mark the occasion, the movie’s costume directors have shared their drawings of Katniss’s battle outfit (six of which are being released here for the first time). Design team Kurt and Bart say they took inspiration from the armor collection at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as historical depictions of Joan of Arc. The result is this sketchbook, depicted in the film as belonging to Katniss’s stylist, Cinna.
The designers say creating the outfit through that character’s eyes was a helpful approach to the process. “He knew [Katniss] was to become not only an actual on-the-ground leader of a rebellion,” says Kurt, “but also the symbol of the revolution. Symbol and soldier was our mantra.” 

Kurt: In this drawing you can see one of the earlier versions of the shoulder armor which was a bit more stylized. The asymmetrical breast plate was informed by the gear worn in the Japanese martial art of archery Kyudo. We gave all of these hard armored parts a very subtle sheen of iridescent blue back which referenced the Mockingjay bird. The jacket itself was built almost like a corset with a woven maze of nylon webbing at the waist that when zipped gave Jen an even smaller waist.

More under the cut!

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Geeky Pub: Where Geekiness Comes in Pints!

As The Hunger Games franchise is about to come to an end (NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!), us here at Welcome to District 12 needed a new project to get involved in. When we are not Hunger Games-ing it up in our spare time we are flipping out over TV shows, movies, and video games. We are proud to announce that is open for business!

The Geeky Pub is a place for people of all walks of geek life to find a "table" and comment away on your favorite episodes of tv shows, movies, video games, books and/or manga. What's even better is that most of the staff you will find are all folks like us that have been in The Hunger Games fan site game.

Check out the LAUNCH POST!

In celebration of the launch, here are three giveaways that The Geeky Pub is holding:

Geeky Sprinkles

Lightsaber Pens

Live Long and Prosper tshirt

We will always be here at Welcome to District 12, but we hope you'll join us in geeking out over our other geeky loves!

The Geeky Pub

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pre-Registration for The Hunger Games: The Exhibition Is Now Open!

Pre-Registration for The Hunger Games: The Exhibition is now open! (In case you forgot, you can read about the stuff that will be featured in the exhibit here.) If you live in the New York area, or are planning to be there July 1st of this year, you can (and probably should, because it'll probably be hard to get tickets if you don't) pre-register to purchase tickets for the exhibit! Along with early access to tickets, you also get the following:
  • Entry into a sweepstakes for a chance to win tickets to the “Ultimate Fan Experience” on July 1, 2015. The “Ultimate Fan Experience” provides an advanced chance to see the exhibition at its premiere in New York City (which will be attended by select members of the cast) and participate in the opening day ribbon cutting ceremony, including airfare, lodging, and more!
  • Updates and “behind the scenes” access to the exhibition content will be delivered via email.

Pre-register now on!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mockingjay Part 1 is out on Digital HD TODAY! + More BTS Stuff

Happy Mockingjay Day! You can download and watch the Movie (+ Special Features) from the following links:

iTunes (+ over 5 hours of bonus features including a full length documentary on the making of the film, deleted scenes, "Songs of Rebellion: Lorde on Curating the Soundtrack," etc.)

Amazon (+ bonus features incuding a tribute to Phillip Seymour Hoffman)

Vudu (+ exclusive BTS featurette and a sneak peek at Insurgent)

Google Play

Check out some of the BTS stuff:

Talking about casting:


Rebels and Warriors:


Jennifer on the costumes:


Monday, February 16, 2015

Mockingjay Part 1 Deleted Scenes

Peeta and President Snow:

Katniss and Effie:

Katniss and Haymitch talk about Peeta:

The feels are back! Mockingjay Part 1 is out on Digital HD TOMORROW and on DVD/Blu-Ray March 6th! Not sure which package to pre-order? Check out our guide to all the special features HERE

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