Thursday, October 31, 2013

Josh Hutcherson To Host Saturday Night Live 11/23 with Musical Guest HAIM!

Don't forget to set your DVRs!

Saturday Night Live's tumblr JUST announced that Josh Hutcherson will be hosting their November 23 episode with musical guest HAIM!

If you guys remember the Hunger Games sketch they did when Jen was on, they cracked a bunch of Peeta/Josh jokes! What sketches do you want to see Josh in?

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UPDATED! #TickTock4 - Enter to Attend a Special Advance Screening of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'!

We are all getting more and more excited as November 22 draws near and now we might get a chance to see the movie before that? Get ready for #TickTock4!!!

*This just in- so far the cities you can enter are:

Los Angeles
New York
San Diego
San Francisco
Washington DC
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
Kansas City
St. Louis 
Las Vegas

To kick off our #TickTock4 countdown, 24 cities have been selected to hold ADVANCE SCREENINGS of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, presented by Subway®! Attendees at these screenings will be able to view the Red Carpet LIVE STREAM on the big screen, and be one of the first audiences to see the film.

Stay tuned to see if your hometown is included… a new city will be announced each hour today on The Hunger Games’ official Twitter! Then, enter for your chance to win tickets at beginning on Friday, 11/1 at 2pm ET/ 11am PT. Tweet with #TickTock4 and tell us which advance screening you want to attend & you'll win an exclusive new badge and bonus sparks!

Don't see your city? Don’t worry! You can still watch the Red Carpet LIVE STREAM from the LA Premiere on Monday, November 18 beginning at 9:30pm ET/ 6:30pm PT, brought to you by Yahoo! We're also looking for one lucky fan to be our special correspondent at the LA premiere... Show your #CatchingFireSelfie skills and you could find yourself on the red carpet with your favorite stars! Get your camera ready and follow @Yahoo_Movies on Instagram for all the details!

You have until TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 11:45PM PST to enter here. Make sure you check twitter to see if your city has been announced and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

AUDIO: The Hunger Games Catching Fire Chocolate Taste Testing!!

Tiff and I (Courtney) were BEYOND stoked that Wild Ophelia / Vosges Haut Chocolat sent us a set of Hunger Games Catching Fire chocolate, all inspired by the 12 districts. We are big foodies, so we wanted to focus on every single district chocolate and illustrate why each particular one is delicious and perhaps give you guys an idea of which one's you might want to get at places such as WALGREENS. During our recording session my mom even ended up crashing our tasting, so we let her join because HEY if not for her we would have never gotten into The Hunger Games! So take a listen and enjoy! Here are some helpful links-- COMIN' ATCHA!!

*NEW Effie, Katniss, and President Snow chocolate bar

The Coolest IMAX Poster EVER!!


At first I didn't think this was real, but then was reminded that the Official Hunger Games Facebook page posted about the release of the official IMAX poster for Catching Fire. It's epic, it's artsy, it's MIND BLOWING!!

Check out what Badass Digest had to say who released the poster:

" IMAX posters tend to be a little cooler than the normal one sheets because they're not the main marketing art for the movie. IMAX posters get to have a little bit of fun, and for many films in the last few years the IMAX poster has been the most memorable bit of art. That could be true for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. We're proud to debut this awesome, intricate, Baroque poster, which is inspired by the work of Kris Kuksi.
Kuksi, who has apparently given his blessing to this image riffing on his work, which Guillermo del Toro describes thusly:
Kris Kuksi obsessively arranges characters and architecture in asymmetric compositions with an exquisite sense of drama. Instead of stones and shells he uses screaming plastic soldiers, miniature engine blocks, towering spires and assorted debris to form his landscapes.The political, spiritual and material conflict within these shrines is enacted under the calm gaze of remote deities and august statuary. Kuksi manages to evoke, at once, a sanctum and a mausoleum for our suffocated spirit.
Fantastic Realism is the genre in which he works, and writer Jen Pappas has described Kuksi's style as “a study in timelessness and intricacies, reminiscent of lost civilizations, deities and ruins – perfectly preserved.” All of that says Panem to me, a civilization built on the ruins of an old one, using the debris of the old to make something new and strange and screwed up. "

We're just kind of in awe over this. BEST. POSTER. EVER.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Catching Fire Variety Roundup!

EXCLUSIVE:‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Cast Photos
Photo by Tim Palen
"...Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen is such a fierce and noble hero..." - Lionsgate Marketing Chief Tim Palen

View the rest of the gallery (with bonus commentary from Tim Palen) here

‘Hunger Games’: Can ‘Catching Fire’ Burn Brighter Than the Original?
Here are some highlights:
In the upcoming “Catching Fire,” Katniss returns for another fight to the death after her Hunger Games victory has sparked a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

“She really is the reluctant hero,” Lawrence says of her character. “She’s brave, but she’s also scared, and she knows that things may wind up being far worse.”

“She’s not a diva — she’s the anti-diva,” she says of Lawrence. “One of my favorite moments is where she has the wedding dress on for the interview (scene) in ‘Catching Fire.’ It’s a big cumbersome dress, and she fell down, so we played that over and over on the monitors. There’s such a lack of pretense with Jen; she’s more than happy to laugh at herself.”

Read the whole article here

Suzanne Collins Breaks Silence to Support ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

“I’m thrilled with the work Tim Palen and his marketing team have done on the film,” Collins told Variety via email. “It’s appropriately disturbing and thought-provoking how the campaign promotes ‘Catching Fire’ while simultaneously promoting the Capitol’s punitive forms of entertainment. The stunning image of Katniss in her wedding dress that we use to sell tickets is just the kind of thing the Capitol would use to rev up its audience for the Quarter Quell (the name of the games in “Catching Fire”). That dualistic approach is very much in keeping with the books.

Read the whole article here

Photo by Tim Palen
Photo by Tim Palen
Photo by Tim Palen
Photo by Tim Palen
Photo by Tim Palen

Catching Fire Global Fan Day!

From The Hunger Games Facebook:

Catching Fire #GlobalFanDay is Wednesday, November 6!
You can interact with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and director Francis Lawrence throughout the day on Google+, Twitter, Yahoo, Tumblr, Facebook, and Instagram! Find out details below: 

11AM PT - GOOGLE+ HANGOUTSix lucky fans will get the exclusive chance to participate in the ‘Hangout On Air’ with Jennifer, Josh, Liam and Francis & ask their questions directly to the cast, but anyone can attend from home and ask questions LIVE via their Google+ account or on YouTube!
Apply to participate here: your questions now & RSVP: 

2PM PT - TWITTER TAKEOVERPeeta and Gale take over Twitter! Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth will answer your questions LIVE on @TheHungerGames' official Twitter account! Tweet your questions with #TwitterCatchingFire and follow @TheHungerGames now: 

2PM PT - YAHOO/TUMBLR FIRESIDE CHATJoin Jennifer Lawrence and director Francis Lawrence in a fireside chat and Q&A on Tumblr! Ask your questions at: 

4:15PM PT - FACEBOOK FAN EVENTJennifer, Josh, Liam and Francis debut an EXCLUSIVE 'Catching Fire' clip and answer your questions in a Facebook Fan event! Start submitting your questions now in the comments below or on Instagram with #FacebookCatchingFire…

Sounds TOTALLY awesome!! Here's your chance to get your questions answered!

Monday, October 28, 2013

We're Giving Away a Soundtrack Poster Package!!


I know guys, this is fantastical madness! Not only are we holding a crazy giveaway for our 3rd anniversary, but RIGHT NOW until OCTOBER 28th you can enter to win a cool Catching Fire soundtrack poster package! It's like giveaway INCEPTION!

Like so many other fans, we are out of our brains with excitement over the new soundtrack. We think it's going to be even BETTER than the first! I mean, have you heard of all the amazing artists that will be featured?

Okay, here's are the details:

 1 CD
1 double disc picture disc – includes images of Katniss, Peeta, Johanna and Finnick
1 24”x36” movie poster
A prize worth $59.98!

WANNA GET YOUR NAME ON THE POSTER?  Pre-Order the soundtrack:  

Rules: Ends October 28th at midnight, no multiple entries, U.S. Only

You must enter by leaving a comment on this post that tells us which artist you are most looking forward to hearing AND WHY! Then enter your information through the RaffleCopter widget below. *Don't forget to put your name in the post comment - the same one you use to sign into RaffleCopter!

*Thanks for entering! Winner announcement coming soon!*

Sunday, October 27, 2013

#TICKTOCK5: *NEW* and FINAL Catching Fire Trailer!!

Fans watched breathlessly during the 5th inning of the World Series to watch the FINAL Catching Fire trailer during Game 4. WOW. We can't even. THE EMOTIONS!!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Register for Catching Fire Fan Camp OCT 24th and 25th!

Details have been revealed for the Catching Fire camp out event! This year fans will need to register (for a limited time) at on October 24th (starting at 10AM pst) and October 25th. It will be open for 48 hours! If you are lucky enough, you will win a spot at the Fan Camp Weekend for the Catching Fire L.A. premiere on November 16-18th.

Friday, October 18, 2013

#TickTock6 Reveals Catching Fire National Victory Tour!

#TickTock6 has been announced, and some of the cast members are going on a Victory Tour!

To celebrate 6 Weeks until The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lionsgate is proud to announce that the cast will embark on a National ‘Victory Tour’ November 3rd—6th, 2013. The tour will include stops in Philadelphia, Miami, Minneapolis and Houston. Members of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire cast will participate in special Q&As with fans, signings, and more in support of the worldwide release of the film in theatres on November 22nd.

In addition to these stops, on November 6th fans around the world will be able to interact with talent all day through Google, Yahoo!, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook. Six lucky fans will be chosen in advance to participate LIVE on air in a Google+ Hangout with the cast at Enter HERE for the chance to participate! Also, tweet with #TickTock6 & your questions for the cast and you could see them answered during the Nov. 6th event!

The tour, in partnership with Covergirl, offers giveaways and exclusive access for fans. At each event, fans are encouraged to bring a canned food donation and support of our non-profit partners Feeding America and World Food Programme. By following #IgniteTheFight and visiting, fans can continue to learn more about ways to help end hunger.



The Hunger Games Explorer #TickTock6

Monday, October 14, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

COVERGIRL Catching Fire Movie Program at Select Retailers

Fancy! District 5 display in a Target
Photo by @SVargas97
My trip to the local CVS this evening ended up being WAY more awesome than normal. I poked around to see if they had a Catching Fire COVERGIRL display and lo and behold I found it! The display at this particular establishment was the "Transportation Look". It seems every display at participating retailers has a different district look featuring those specific products. Pretty nifty!

What caught my eye is the promotional program they have going on in select retailers. If you purchase more than $20 of COVERGIRL, you can receive MovieCash to go see Catching Fire for FREE! Such a deal! Needless to say, I bought it, took a picture of my receipt, and just a few minutes ago I received an email to claim my MovieCash. It was super easy!

Here's how it works. Go to a participating retailer which includes: Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kroger, H-E-B, Giant Eagle, ShopRite, Harris Teeter, or Ulta. Locate their Catching Fire display and find at least $20 worth of COVERGIRL and SAVE YOUR RECEIPT.

Next you need to take a photo of your receipt (write stars/checks next to the COVERGIRL products as well as circling the date and time of purchase) and upload it to WWW.CGMOVIETICKET.COM, which walks you through the process.

Within 24 hours you will receive an email hopefully telling you your receipt was accepted along with a code to enter at EMovieCash will then send you an email with a link to your gift certificate which you have 7 DAYS TO PRINT. Print out that sucker and present it at a participating theatre! According to the email, it is good for up to $14. Check out their LOCATOR to find out who accepts EMovieCash.

Any other questions? You can visit CGMovieTicket's FAQ or EMovieCash's FAQ

If you do manage to find one of these super cool displays, don't forget to grab the District Looks booklet they have sitting on the display. It offers advice on how to achieve each look!

Friday, October 11, 2013

It's Our 3rd BIRTHDAY!!!


It's time to party y'all!! We were birthed into the interwebs three years ago today, and we're so overwhelmed with gratefulness that we thought.... you guys deserve some stuff too!

We know a lot of you entered our L.A. Premiere giveaway and came away empty handed, not to mention followed our social networks to get you more entries. We are so appreciative of you guys that we are going to grant you even MORE chances for entries for OUR BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!! WOOOOOOO!!!!

You can get entries by continuing to follow us, entries by doing absolutely nothing (except giving us your email), and TONS of entries by sending us your Hunger Games creations. We'll even post the best entries on our socials and credit you! It's like...... THE OPPOSITE OF TESSERAE!!!

We'll be announcing our prize packs later on in the day, but rest assured they are ABNOSOME (that's abnormally awesome, guys).

Can you say Catching Fire Merch?! SIGNED POSTERS?! A COMIC - CON MOCKINGJAY PIN?!?!

That's happening.

Stay tuned.....

Thursday, October 10, 2013

#TickTock7 Reveals Relaunch of Capitol.PN and D.I.P.s

*NEW* Victors in Training clip!

Check out your district's productivity data

Looks like another beautiful partly cloudy day in The Capitol.

BIG NEWS! TheCapitol.PN relaunched today as part of the #TickTock7 moment, and it is mighty impressive. You can check everything from your new D.I.P to the weather in your district. It really is quite an upgrade from the original Capitol PN, but then again it's Catching Fire so everything is bigger and better this time around.

The coolest things we found were an extended clip from the film of the victors training (CLICK HERE TO SEE! IT'S AWESOME!) and a new official Peacekeeper twitter with the bio "It is our duty to maintain the peace within our glorious capitol. To be a citizen of Panem is to respect the law." YIKES!!


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

CoverGirl's Capitol Beauty Studio District Looks

CoverGirl products on shelves now!
Now that the Catching Fire CoverGirl line are in select stores now, CoverGirl has unveiled all 12 district looks on the Capitol Beauty Studio website:

Katniss, Peeta, Finnick, and Effie BARBIE Dolls

Barbie has released the looks for their new line of Catching Fire Barbies: Katniss, Peeta, Finnick, and Effie! You can preorder Katniss, Peeta and Effie on the Barbie website HERE.

SUBWAY Catching Fire Sweeps Start October 31st!

Back in July we posted about SUBWAY partnering with Catching Fire. Looks like the sweeps mentioned in the press release will soon be here:

SUBWAY® restaurants in the U.S. and Canada will be fired up in anticipation of the film’s release, with a number of promotional assets planned for in-store, social, online, and broadcast. A special product line will be featured with thematic ties to the film, along with specially marked packaging with codes encouraging customers to engage online for their chance to win prizes. SUBWAY® customers can also pose with their favorite character’s standees in the restaurants and are invited to share photos on social media for additional chances to win. 

The sweeps start noon on the 31st and open to U.S. residents only. Prizes include a trip to Hawaii, tickets to the L.A. premiere, subs for a year, a private screening and "VIP concert experience" as shown in the promotional image. Sounds like a lot of cool prizes are up for grabs!

Monday, October 7, 2013

WETA Commissioned for Catching Fire!!

We are......rather speechless. In an interview with Francis Lawrence, he reveals that the VFX for the monkey mutts in Catching Fire have been done by WETA Digital.

Will this one have better CGI? 
Uh, yeah. I think the effects are phenomenal. If you know the book, there’s a monkey-mutt attack, and Weta, who did Rise of the Planet of the Apes and King Kong, did the monkeys for us.

For those new to our site, we may have mentioned a few times that we are scary big fans of the Lord of the Rings. This news almost made us pass out on the floor as if the most handsome man in the world were to say "hey" to us on the street.

For those who are wondering, "What's WETA"? Here's a recap of what is one of, if not THE BEST and most impressive VFX company. They have won academy awards for all three Lord of the Rings, King Kong, and Avatar. They also are responsible for Rise of the Planet of the Apes which was nominated for an Oscar last year. That film was renown amongst the tech community for the impressiveness and realistic depiction of the apes.

So knowing that this world renown VFX company that has mastered the art of depicting monkeys will be doing the crazy monkey mutts for Catching Fire, we are just sitting here in awe. HOW LUCKY ARE WE?!

By the way, be sure to read the full interview with Francis Lawrence, it's got some cool details about Catching Fire!

Source: NY MAG

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Visit the FINAL STOP of The Hunger Games Costume Tour!

The last stop on Black Sparrow Auction's Hunger Games Costume Tour is at The Hollywood Show at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel this Saturday and Sunday. They'll have a whole lot of costumes up for display at the show to gear up for the auction on November 16th.

Click here to see which costumes you will see at The Hollywood Show (hint: They're all the good ones!)

We also found out they will be holding a free raffle for a fancy auction catalog (which look super nice!) during the show.

This will be your last chance to see the costumes from the first film EVER! After that, all those lovely costumes will get new owners most likely never to be seen again in public. Keep in mind that the auction is DEFINITELY still worth checking out even if you are not a gajillionaire. They will be auctioning off everything, so there will probably be a chance for people to snag extra pieces. You never know how much something might go for!

So go ahead, run off to The Hollywood Show! Tickets are $20 at the door, and there's lots of other cool stuff to check out at the show as well!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

EW Catching Fire Issues with Katniss, Peeta, Finnick, and Gale Covers

The new Catching Fire issue is here! It has four different covers and probably hits newsstands Friday. Or, if you are too impatient for that you can buy the digital copy NOW

These covers look pretty sweet, and we are definitely getting more psyched day by day as more Catching Fire promotion is being released. We notice many have been concerned over the Gale cover, it's possible it is just the arena background to match all the other covers.  Unless....he's part of the rescue mission? We think the most logical option is that it's just for the sake of matching covers. Check out what Entertainment Weekly had to say about the new issue:

In this week’s cover story, EW goes deep — deep into a Hawaiian jungle, that is, for an exclusive visit to the set ofThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The highly anticipated sequel, in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) pays dearly for sparking unrest in Panem, doesn’t hit theaters until Nov. 22 (though advance tickets went on sale today). But we’ve got all kinds of reporting to whet your appetite. Plus, Katniss, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson),  Gale (Liam Hemsworth), and Finnick (newcomer to the franchise Sam Claflin) all get their own collectible covers.
After a special report from the sweltering set in Hawaii, we head to Santa Monica, where EW reconvened the stars — along with new director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson — for a rollicking conversation about the new movie. Among the subjects? Everything from the decision to “man up” Peeta’s character for the movie to Lawrence’s spectacular fall in Katniss’ wedding dress while the cameras were rolling. The filmmakers also talk about creating new scenes for Plutarch Heavensbee (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman), and actress Jena Malone talks about the thrill of playing the ax-wielding tribute Johanna Mason. Despite the easy camaraderie of the crew, everyone took seriously their mission to respect the pained heart of author Suzanne Collins’ sequel. “In every scene we asked ourselves, ‘How would these people feel if they came back to the Hunger Games,’” says Jacobson. “What happens when you come back from these experiences of war, not what happens in a movie when you’ve kicked a lot of ass?”