Friday, December 23, 2011

Arcade Fire and The Decemberists to be on The Hunger Games Soundtrack

With the release of Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars' song Safe & Sound, we've gotten wind of two other artists to be on The Hunger Games soundtrack and we're thrilled!
Movie studio Lionsgate said on Friday that Burnett has joined forces with Swift, The Decemberists, Arcade Fire and The Civil Wars to create original songs for the film, set for release in March 2012. 
"We are thrilled to have such a hauntingly beautiful companion album taking shape," said Joe Drake, co-COO of Lionsgate.

More details have been released.
Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, who won the 2011 Grammy for album of the year, also wrote a song with Burnett entitled "Horn Of Plenty." The Decemberists did their own song, "One Engine," also to appear on The Hunger Games companion album.
Horn of Plenty is most likely in reference to the Cornucopia. One Engine could be a reference to the train ride?


An unofficial twitter who reports news on Arcade Fire, claims to have spoken with the bands management and learned that the song is actually an instrumental piece written by Win and Regine, and is not a song from the band as a whole.


Safe & Sound reaches #1 on iTunes in just over 12 hours

How 'bout that, guys! We did it!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars Are On The Hunger Games Soundtrack with 'Safe and Sound'

Confirmed by Lionsgate. Listen below and download the song on iTunes!

Personally I'm diggin' it!

Lyrics, thanks to Theresa from Down With The Capitol!

Safe and Sound

I remember tears streaming down your face
When I said I’ll never let you go
When all those shadows almost killed your light
I remember you said, "Don’t leave me here alone"
But all that’s dead and gone and past tonight

Just close your eyes
The sun is going down
You’ll be all right
No one can hurt you now
Come morning light
You and I’ll be safe and sound

Don’t you dare look out your window
Darlin everything’s on fire
the war outside our door keeps raging on
Hold on to this lullaby
Even when the music's gone

Just close your eyes
The sun is going down
You’ll be all right
No one can hurt you now
Come morning light
You and I’ll be safe and sound

Just close your eyes
You’ll be all right
Come morning light
You and I’ll be safe and sound

UPDATED: New Picture of Katniss and Peeta in Total Film Magazine

Check out this new picture of Katniss and Peeta in the training center (we're assuming) from the February issue of Total Film magazine!


High-Res version (click to enlarge)!


Finnick and Annie Episode 3 by Mainstay Productions
Written by Shylah Addante

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Effie Trinket Is the Face of the Capitol Colours Collection from China Glaze.

Hey folks! We've got some nail polish news straight from The Capitol!

The Capitol announced today that Effie Trinket is the official 'face' of China Glaze by unveiling the ad campaign for the upcoming line of nail polishes CAPITOL COLOURS.

Here's the fullsize ad featuring our beloved Effie Trinket!

Check out those eyelashes! Just wondering where Effie's nails are.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Download The Hunger Games Trailer Music!

It's been a mystery for quite some time, but at long last we know who is responsible for The Hunger Games trailer music! They are a duo called T.T.L. from Zero Killed Music. Not only that, but they just released the trailer music FOR DOWNLOAD!!

An ENORMOUS thank you to HG Fireside Chat host Savanna New for giving us the tip!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

High Res Version of the Newest Hunger Games Poster!!

Thank you so much to Lionsgate for providing this! 

We'd love to post the link to the actual high res image they gave us, unfortunately blogger and picasa does not like anything bigger than 1600 pixels. Looks like we'll be trying to change to wordpress in the future so this does not happen again.

In the meantime, please enjoy this poster in full 4050x6000 pixels over at our favorite fan site,

"The Hob Trading" Hunger Games inspired shirt at Nowhere Bad

Check out this Hunger Games inspired shirt from by PEZRULEZ for $12!

Thanks Stephanie for letting us know :)

THE PUZZLE POSTER REVEALED! Congrats to @johnshoward!

Great job, @johnshoward! You did well! 

We want to thank everyone who participated in the #hungergames100 poster puzzle hunt. It was a complete success, and was great to see Hunger Games fans coming together. Thank you to those who retweeted as much as they could and posted lists of the puzzle pieces.

We also want to give a big thank you to Lionsgate for letting us be a part of this cool project by gracing us with one of the puzzle pieces. It was an honor, and we had a great time!

No doubt that this is the coolest Hunger Games poster to date!! 


Let the #HungerGames100 Poster Puzzle Hunt Begin!

Wow guys! Who knew we would get here so quickly? We are less than 100 days away from the release of The Hunger Games movie and we have ever so exciting news to report: TheCapitol.PN is celebrating this milestone with a Hunger Games Poster Puzzle Hunt! Scattered around the internet are 100 puzzle pieces to collect. Collect all the pieces, print those suckers out and solve the puzzle! Post your completed puzzle on Facebook tagging the Official Hunger Games Movie Page. All will be revealed when someone solves the puzzle. Without further ado, Welcome to District 12 presents the 24th puzzle piece!

10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1...Let The Games Begin!

Josh Hutcherson Interview with Celebuzz!

Kicking off their 100 Days of Hunger Games, Celebuzz interviewed Josh Hutcherson.


The Hunger Games Seventeen Magazine Photo Shoot Behind The Scenes Videos

Hunger Games tributes Alexander Ludwig, Dayo Okeniyi, Sam Tan, and Ashton Moto talk about filming The Hunger Games, prom and fashion behind the scenes of their Seventeen magazine photo shoot.

Alexander Ludwig:

Dayo Okeniyi:

Sam Tan:

Ashton Moto:


Monday, December 12, 2011

Names and Colors Confirmed for the Colours from the Capitol China Glaze Line

Check out the official names and colors for the Hunger Games nail polish line with China Glaze. They are inspired by the sights and sounds of The Capitol!

They will become available March 1st, 2012.

Let us know what you guys think in the comments! I'm loving Stone Cold and Riveting.


TheCapitolPN: #HeadForTheSquare to Wish Your Tributes Luck On Their Way to the Capitol

Lately, TheCapitolPN twitter has been saying something will happen today. This morning they have directed all of Panem's citizens to their respective district Square page to comment and wish their tributes luck as they depart for the Capitol. Have you commented yet?

The Capitol PN

District 1 Square

District 2 Square

District 3 Square

District 4 Square

District 5 Square

District 6 Square

District 7 Square

District 8 Square

District 9 Square

District 10 Square

District 11 Square

District 12 Square

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Check Out The Hunger Games Trailer Spoof by Evil Iguana Productions!

In my opinion, this is how you spoof The Hunger Games! Really really enjoyed this video!

We have only one critique....WHERE'S THE ORANGE BACKPACK?!!?

Evil Iguana Productions have done other spoofs as well, to see them check out their YouTube Channel!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Lionsgate Confirms The Hunger Games Nail Polish | Crushable

After weeks of leaked info and denials, Lionsgate is finally giving us a clear answer about its rumored collaboration on a Hunger Games nail polish: It’s a go! The studio is indeed partnering with China Glaze to release a line of polishes inspired by the dystopian movie. However, according to the press release, the colors are inspired only by the Capitol — where Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) do interviews and win over the crowds before going into the Games themselves — and not District 12:
In keeping with the powerful themes and messages of the story, the collection of nail polish will be inspired exclusively by one of the book’s distinct settings—the Capitol of the nation of Panem. Awash in lavish fashion, food, and entertainment, Capitol citizens enjoy extreme cosmetics and body modifications, bold wigs, and outlandish costumes.
Interestingly, this change resembles the strategy that io9 suggested a week or so ago: To play off the Capitol’s insane beauty standards and market the polish as part of Katniss’ makeover that she receives in the movie. Now the question is whether the official line will have colors like Octavia’s pea-green skin dye and the scary magenta makeup worn by Elizabeth Banks as Effie, or if they’ll stick with basically the bottom row in the original leaked photo. (We’ve reached out to Lionsgate but haven’t heard back yet.)
So it sounds like Lionsgate and China Glaze (or its parent company, American International Industries) are no longer fighting. Since the lawsuit that American was bringing against Lionsgate was about the studio not acknowledging the partnership, all seems to be hunky-dory now that they’ve sent out a press release.
The collection will be available in stores on March 1, 2012, just a few weeks before the movie hits theaters. 


Finnick and Annie Short - Episode 1 by Mainstay Productions

Finnick and Annie Short - Episode 1
Mainstay Productions
Written by our very good friend Shylah!!

If you are new to Mainstay Productions, be sure to visit their YouTube channel as they have many other beautifully shot interpretations of scenes from The Hunger Games Trilogy.

We really want to congratulate Shylah Addante whom you probably know as staffer for Down With The Capitol. She wrote this web series, and look forward to seeing the rest of this awesome collaboration. We're so happy for you, Shylah!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Huzzah! The Official Hunger Games YouTube Channel

It looks like the official Hunger Games Youtube channel has arrived. This channel might have been there for awhile, but now if definitely looks like it is up and running since it has multiple features linking the official Hunger Games Facebook and Twitter. In addition there are polls, movie posters, and a photo gallery. Check it out for yourself!

source: This Moment Twitter

Hunger Games Facebook Releases High Res Picture of Haymitch/Peeta/Cinna

Photo credit: Murray Close
If you head over to The Hunger Games official Facebook page, they just posted a nice high res picture of Haymitch, Peeta, and Cinna. Not only that but they attached a quote:
"Just because you come from District 12 is no excuse to ignore you." - Haymitch

Monday, December 5, 2011

Out with the Old, In with the NEWTON HOWARD! James Newton Howard Scoring the Hunger Games.

BREAKING NEWS! Sad and happy news: Danny Elfman will no longer be composing music for the Hunger Games due to scheduling conflicts, but GOOD NEWS is James Newton Howard is taking on the role now. A FANTASTIC composer! Nice to know T Bone is still on as well.

Check out James Newton Howard's work HERE

Source: Variety

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Covers Released: 'Illustrated Movie Companion,' 'Tribute Guide'

Pretty cool! Who knows what awesome cool things will be in the movie companion, as well as the tribute guide? Check them out when they are released on February 7th, 2012.

Source: MTVHollywoodCrush

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Send MTV Your Questions for Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth!

Have a burning questions for Jennifer, Josh, or Liam? MTV has an in-depth interview scheduled for December 6th!

Tweet your inquiries to @mtvnews using #askHG, and your query might get answered by the "Hunger Games" star during our interviews next week!
Hollywood Crush


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Welcome To District 12 Update!

Hey guys, a year after we started our Hunger Games blogging adventure, we're finally a little bit more established and have a clear idea of who exactly we are. Late last night, we changed the names of our other social networking pages to reflect the website:


Twitter: @WtoD12


Monday, November 28, 2011

Hunger Games Character Posters FOR SALE ON AMAZON!


Is a Lionsgate/Summit Merger on the Horizon?

Maybe, maybe not. But it looks like a solution to solve Lionsgate's money woes.
The companies have resumed discussions that broke down in the past over price and control issues, said the people, who declined to speak publicly because talks are private and there’s no assurance a deal will be reached. Summit has additional suitors, one of the people said. Lions Gate would gain access to the cash generated by the five “Twilight” movies. The first four films have grossed more than $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales for Summit, according to Box Office Mojo. A combination would produce a payday for owners of closely held Summit who formed the studio in 2007 with funding from Merrill Lynch & Co.
Here are my thoughts on this: Yes, it seems a little appalling to us since we despise all the HG/Twilight comparisons, and the idea of having Twilight be affiliated with our beloved Hunger Games is a little repellent. I absoutely love how Lionsgate is handling the entire Hunger Games franchise, and would like it to stay that way. Lionsgate has a great head on its shoulders, and I for one do not want to see anything interfere with that. Maybe the merger would keep things the way they were, I'm not sure. But it seems as if this would definitely help out Lionsgate monetarily, especially since the last couple of their movies haven't done so well.

But hold on! Lionsgate has something really going for them, The Hunger Games. This movie has a great potential to do extremely well, and you know what that means: money, money, money! We're hoping enough to warrant all the sequels which means EVEN MORE MONEY! So I guess what I'm saying is this: Maybe Lionsgate should hold off on any mergers until we see how lucrative The Hunger Games will be?


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

At Last! Josh Hutcherson's Red Dawn Gets Release Date

According to Box Office Mojo, the remake of Red Dawn is set to release November 2nd, 2012. This is exciting news for us, because awhile ago we got the opportunity to see this film and can assure all Josh Hutcherson fans it's a must see!!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Top 7 Hunger Games Memes!

What's a meme? A meme in its most basic form is an idea that gets transmitted from person to person. An Internet meme is an idea (shared in videos, images, catchphrases, etc.) that gets spread virally online. Online, when we say "meme", we're usually talking about Internet memes.

Welcome To District 12 Admins Courtney and Tiffany hold a discussion about the most popular Hunger Games meme on the web. What was going on in the fandom when we saw them and what exactly makes them hilarious.

*Disclaimer: As is the nature of Internet memes, we have not credited the creators of these memes. Why? Because sometimes it is unknowable. One person makes one and it spreads like wildfire. Sure we may see someone post these on Tumblr, but sometimes they get re-posted from a random place on the web. This is the nature of memes, born from the womb of Internet culture. One person may be responsible for the creation, another responsible for the joke. So who created it? We like to think it is the gift from the Internet gods. Just like all the other memes in existence, it just....exists.

Meme #1 -- Hipster Peeta

CC (Courtney)  |  TG (Tiffany)
CC: I LOVE HIPSTER PEETA. I think Hipster Peeta may be my favorite of all the memes.
TG: When I saw this one for the first time, it killed me.
CC: For some reason, I find Hipster Peeta to be more amusing than if you had Hipster Katniss (which I believe there is) or Hipster [insert HG character here].
TG: I think because Peeta is so nice, it's kind of hilarious to make him into a douche.
CC: Totally. There it is: THAT'S the reason! I imagine him offering Katniss the hot chocolate smugly.
TG: Or he's like rolling his eyes.

Meme #2 -- Advice Peeta

CC: There are many other ones to this one, I think we've seen advice Katniss, advice Suzanne Collins, advice Gary Ross, etc. But again, I find advice peeta to be the funniest. I guess because like you said, Peeta is such a nice person, it tickles me.
TG: Me too! I think this time because I imagine him being very earnest about it.
CC: Also the idea of him having Panera as his silly.

Meme #3 -- Rage Comics


CC: I thought this was the most hilarious of the rage comics. This is what Hunger Games fans did when they were bored and waiting for casting news. Thus was born innovation and hilarity.

TG: The pokerface frame and the last frame is the best I think.

CC: I agree, her face as she drops it cracks me up. I think what sent me in hysterics the first time I saw this was the last frame where they LOL together. Love the LOL face.

TG: And then the freaking troll face in this one.                                                                                                          CC: Peeta, is trolling all of Panem in that moment.
                                                                                          TG: Peeta: Master Troller.                                                                                                                                          CC: Troll in the dungeon! Oh, sorry wrong fandom. Peeta is indeed the Master Troller. I think all the excitement for the trailer/movie news has kind of put a hold on the rage comics, I don't see as much anymore.

TG: Yeah, I agree.

 Meme #4 -- The Social Network Class Note

TG: I can't even. LOL this still makes me laugh.
CC: I don't see these anymore, but when this was a trend, I think there was one for every fandom.
CC: I think this is the best it could get for this particular meme because this was during a time when there were no stills yet, so the picture we get is a YOUNG wet and rainy Josh Hutcherson.
TG: Yeah, it's from Bridge to Terabithia. My creys.
CC: So I guess we could segway into this one...

Meme #5 -- #SensitiveBakerProblems

CC: In order of creation.
TG: I love them all
CC: The greatest. I know I said Hipster Peeta's my favorite, but I actually think it's this one.
TG: I'm so happy this has become a running joke.
CC: The more stills we get, the more updated it gets, the more amused I become.
TG: It'll always be relevant.
CC: Going from baby Josh to Peeta Josh, it's all hilariously perfect.
TG: I think it just speaks for itself, the fact that they keep updating them.

Meme #6 -- Socially Awkward Penguin

CC: I think all of Tumblr can identify with SAP (Socially Awkward Penguin).
TG: For sure!
CC: I think it's safe to say Katniss is a little SAP herself.
TG: "She's clueless about boys." [Footnote: See what Tiff is referring to HERE]
CC: UGH hold on I need to rage. ::RAAAAAAAAGE:: /Rage
TG: Apparently to E! Online that's a horrible flaw in a woman's personality.
CC: Oh I'm sorry if she's too busy being poor and desperately trying to feed her family by breaking laws that could get her murdered.
TG: Obviously she must be stoned to death because she can't decide which boy she likes more. [Footnote: referring to this HG-esque story]
CC: Anyway, Socially Awkward Katniss. Great characters in The Hunger Games, Katniss is totally socially awkward and Peeta isn't. Mostly because they grew up in different households, different class levels, different lifestyles.
TG: I do like this meme!

Meme #7 -- Marvelous

CC: Gif reactions are indeed the best way to convey thoughts and emotions on the Internet. So....Marvelous. This one's an up and comer.
TG: I love puns! If I could use that gif for everything I would.
CC: The amount of gifs that will come out once the movie is released on DVD...
TG: Watch out everyone who follows me on Tumblr. I can't be tamed. Will reblog all the things.
CC: outrageous.

What's Next for Meme Culture?

CC: Seneca Crane's beard. It's not a meme.....not yet. At least a specific one. The internet is going CRAZY for this beard. I think it will be a fully developed meme in the very near future...

TG: In under an hour that beard became FAMOUS.

CC: That's incredible.

Closing Statements

TG: I just want more of them!
CC: Ditto! I'd like to say to the Internet culture and it's people, just because we have more and more exciting news doesn't mean you should stop making Hunger Games memes, rage comics, etc! We love them!

If you'd like like to find out more about Internet memes, head over to