Monday, September 30, 2013

Tracks "We Remain" and "Elastic Heart" Available October 1st




Amazon has Christina Aguilera's "We Remain" and Sia's "Elastic Heart" listed for purchase starting tomorrow, October 1st.

What do you guys think of the single art?!



Thanks to Mockingjay.net for the tip!

#TickTock11 - 75 Partners (INCLUDING US!) Give Away L.A. Catching Fire Premiere Tickets!

Tick tock, #TickTock11 hits the clock
Check us out to see what's been unlocked

November 22nd - The movie event of the year
WIN TICKETS TO THE L.A. PREMIERE!!!


THAT'S RIGHT! We are so very proud to be part of one of Catching Fire's Tick Tock moments -- #TickTock11!!!

We are one of the 75 partners to be giving away two tickets to the L.A. Premiere on November 18th, 2013. You know, 75 as in the the 75th Hunger Games, as in the Quarter Quell......GET IT!?!?

We had A BLAST at the premiere last year, and no doubt we will be there again getting as much coverage as humanly possible. We know you want to experience it for yourself (and of course the actual MOVIE!) so 75 PARTNERS (including us!) are offering up chances to win tickets to the premiere in L.A.

*CONGRATULATIONS TO AMY R. FOR WINNING OUR #TICKTOCK11 CONTEST!! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED!!*

As far as Tick Tock moments go, we've learned that CATCHING FIRE TICKETS GO ON SALE 10/1, and you've got 75 chances to win Catching Fire Premiere tickets! What will be next? For all the Tick Tock moments, check out Hunger Games Explorer!

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor!

Coke Catching Fire Wallpapers



Have you played the new game at CokeCatchingFire.com? You can spin the coke bottle to win 8 Catching Fire wallpapers, and possibly a ringtone!

But if you want to skip the 24 spins you need to collect all the wallpapers - we've got them right here! Download them below.

There is also a chance you could win a ringtone too! We did win a ringtone....But it's only Rue's whistle, nothing new sadly.














Yahoo! Movies UK and Ireland Reveal WORLDWIDE Poster

Click for full size!
Yahoo! Movies UK and Ireland have released the FINAL global Catching Fire Poster!

What do you think?

Also don't forget, Catching Fire tickets go on sale TOMORROW, October 1st at 9 am PST




Friday, September 27, 2013

Fandango Catching Fire Advance Ticket Sale Perks!!




Advance tickets for Catching Fire goes on sale October 1st, but there's SO MUCH MORE! Read the press release below to read about their awesome sweepstakes (which you get entered in simply by purchasing tickets), a soon to be released behind the scenes featurette, and much more!


FANDANGO’S ADVANCE TICKETS FOR LIONSGATE’S ‘THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE” ON SALE THIS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1

The Nation’s Leading Moviegoer Destination to Launch a Nearly Two-Month Campaign Featuring Special “Catching Fire” Features and Promotions, Including Sweepstakes, Gift-with-Purchase and Exclusive Content
Advance tickets for Lionsgate’s (NYSE: LGF) “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” voted by Fandango fans as the most anticipated movie of 2013, go on sale this Tuesday, October 1 at 9:00 a.m. PT, nearly two months before the movie is released in theaters onNovember 22.  Tickets will be available for showtimes starting at 8 PM on Thursday, November 21, as well as for special double feature screenings of “The Hunger Games” followed by “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

“This is one of the earliest coordinated efforts where all of our theater chains are simultaneously selling tickets for an expected blockbuster, nearly eight weeks in advance,” says Paul Yanover, President of Fandango. “We are working closely with Lionsgate to launch a comprehensive content and promotional program on Fandango to support our fans’ most anticipated movie of the year.”

As an added bonus, every “Hunger Games” fan who purchases an advanced ticket for “Catching Fire” will receive an exclusive free download of Phantogram’s “Lights,” a track from the upcoming original motion picture soundtrack.  In addition, ticket-buyers will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes, where Fandango will give away more than 17,000 prizes including HD movie downloads of the blockbuster first installment of “The Hunger Games” franchise on Amazon Instant Video, and thousands of Fandango movie tickets.

The “Catching Fire” sweepstakes grand prize will take one lucky winner and a guest on a trip to the island of Oahu with Hawaiian Airlines to stay at the world-class Turtle Bay Resort, where the movie filmed an action scene at one of its private coves.
 Also on Tuesday, Fandango will premiere an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

Leeg 1 & Leeg 2 Cast!


Wow, were we wrong! We thought Homes might have been the last casting for Mockingjay, but clearly they are not done announcing just yet. Yesterday fans got word that Kim and Misty Ormiston have been cast as Leeg 1 and 2 in Mockingjay. If you do not remember, Leeg 1 and Leeg 2 are soldiers in Squad 451.

Perhaps Mitchell, Jackson, or dare we say...DELLY could be next?!

Source: THG Facebook

Thursday, September 26, 2013

#TickTock9 Press Release and Preview of Christina Aguilera' "We Remain"



Check out the #TickTock9 press release below and a Click HERE for a PREVIEW of Christina Aguilera's song, "We Remain" from Yahoo!




LIONSGATE AND REPUBLIC RECORDS ASSEMBLE

ALL-STAR, TOP-SELLING ARTISTS FOR
‘THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE’ SOUNDTRACK
Soundtrack Featuring Coldplay, Sia, Christina Aguilera,
and Other Chart Topping Talent Available
In Stores and Online November 19th
Coldplay’s “Atlas,” the First Track Released,
Ranked #1 Song on iTunes Charts in 42 Countries
NEW YORK, NY and SANTA MONICA, CA September 26, 2013 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Republic Records today announced a powerful, star-studded lineup for the soundtrack to the motion picture The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, mixing established music icons including seven-time Grammy® winning band Coldplay, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith, and Grammy Award winning Christina Aguilera, along with some of the hottest Billboard chart topping newcomers in the music business.
 Also top-lining this exceptionally talent-rich collection are The Lumineers, whose self-titled debut album achieved platinum sales status in the US, Canada (3x), UK, Ireland and Australia and Gold in Germany and France, with their hit single “Ho Hey” selling over 4.5 million single downloads in the US. Lorde, whose debut single “Royals” just made her the first female artist to top the Billboard Alternative Songs chart since Tracy Bonham in 1996, will also be featured on the soundtrack. Multi-platinum alternative rock band Imagine Dragons, whose 6x platinum selling song “Radioactive” was dubbed “the biggest rock hit of the year” by Rolling Stone magazine; UK singer / songwriter Ellie Goulding whose recent release Halcyon Days includes platinum singles “Anything Could Happen” and “I Need Your Love;” Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Sia, whose recent collaborations "Titanium" with David Guetta and "Wild Ones" with Flo Rida were both featured in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hits; pop indie duo Phantogram, who have collaborated with Big Boi, graced the cover of Filter Magazine, and who will release their debut album this fall; and platinum-certified Icelandic folk collective Of Monsters and Men, which became an international presence with the ubiquitous single "Little Talks,” contribute tracks as well. Acclaimed Brooklyn rockers The National, much buzzed about Nashville-based artist Mikky Ekko, the artist The Weeknd, and award-winning singer-songwriter Santigold round out the white-hot The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, which has already seen its first release, Coldplay’s “Atlas,” debut at #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart. “Atlas” marks the first-ever motion picture soundtrack contribution written and recorded by Coldplay. The soundtrack will be available in stores and through all digital retailers on November 19, 2013 just before the film opens worldwide onNovember 22, 2013. Right now, the album can be pre-ordered via the film’s official online store. Those who pre-order the soundtrack by October 27th will have an opportunity to have their names printed on an exclusive The Hunger Games: Catching Fire poster (while supplies last). All pre-orders unlock an instant download of Coldplay’s “Atlas” as well.
 The unveiling of the film’s soundtrack today celebrates the 9-week mark in Lionsgate’s TickTock” countdown campaign which reveals exciting new developments each week through The Hunger Games Explorer leading to the worldwide release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Fans are encouraged to engage online to join the countdown excitement leading up to the highly anticipated second film not only by visiting The Hunger Games Explorer but also by using #TickTock9 across all social media this week.
 Tracklisting 
1. “Atlas” – Coldplay 
2. “Silhouettes” – Of Monsters and Men
3. “Elastic Heart” – Sia (ft. The Weeknd & Diplo)
4. “Lean” – The National
5. “We Remain” – Christina Aguilera
6. “Devil May Cry” – The Weeknd
7. “Who We Are” – Imagine Dragons
8. “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” – Lorde
9. “Gale Song” – The Lumineers
10. “Mirrors” – Ellie Goulding
11. “Capital Letter” – Patti Smith
12. “Shooting Arrows At The Sky” – Santigold
13. “Place For Us” – Mikky Ekko
14. “Lights” – Phantogram
15. “Angel On Fire” – Antony & The Johnsons
The first Hunger Games partnership between Republic Records and Lionsgate yielded the Grammy Award-winning, chart-dominating TheHunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond executive produced by T Bone Burnett. The album hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 on its release with sales over 175,000, making it the first soundtrack to top the chart since November 2009. It was the best-selling soundtrack of 2012, the fastest selling soundtrack ever at iTunes, and was certified gold by the RIAA shortly after its release. The album earned a Golden Globe Award nomination and three Grammy Award nominations, and its first single, Taylor Swift's “Safe & Sound” featuring The Civil Wars, won the 2013 Grammy Award for “Best Song Written for Visual Media.”

#TickTock9 - Catching Fire Soundtrack List revealed!!


Wow! Check out all the artists on the Catching Fire Soundtrack:

With 9 weeks until #CatchingFire, the full tracklist for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack has been revealed! Pre-order the soundtrack, in stores November 19th, at http://hungrgam.es/CFSoundtrack: 

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
1. “Atlas” – Coldplay – Watch the lyric video!
2. “Silhouettes” – Of Monsters and Men
3. “Elastic Heart” – Sia (ft. The Weeknd & Diplo)
4. “Lean” – The National
5. “We Remain” – Christina Aguilera
6. “Devil May Cry” – The Weeknd
7. “Who We Are” – Imagine Dragons
8. “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” – Lorde
9. “Gale Song” – The Lumineers
10. “Mirrors” – Ellie Goulding
11. “Capital Letter” – Patti Smith
12. “Shooting Arrows At The Sky” – Santigold
13. “Place For Us” – Mikky Ekko
14. “Lights” – Phantogram
15. “Angel On Fire” – Antony & The Johnsons
Hunger Games Explorer 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cinematic Delusions of Grandeur (Part 2)


All good things must come to an end, and as we have seemed to reach the end of Mockingjay casting announcements, Mockingjay Mockup must finally conclude. This series has come from a deep and desperate love for the third book, and since we last posted (waaaaay back in February!) new information has come to light giving us more insight into the Mockingjay films. I'm talking about the most recent batch of castings: Cressida, Messalla, Paylor, Lyme, HomesCastor, and Pollux. We already knew Annie and Boggs' casting would be announced, but we weren't sure about the rest. The above mentioned have actually been officially announced by Lionsgate, which says to us that although these are smaller roles they are important enough to be announced. It also seems that my notion of Paylor and Lyme's characters being somewhat fused together was incorrect, thank goodness. We tried thinking of ways that Lionsgate would cut plot corners, but so far there seems to be none. All these characters are being cast faithfully from what we can see. What's also interesting is the inclusion of Castor and Pollux. We are hoping that the existence of the Avoxes gets explained through Pollux, even if it is just a little. Maybe we are reading too much into these casting announcements, but it only speaks to us how faithful the Mockingjay films will be. 

Our Confession
So here we are again examining Mockingjay Part 2, or at least the version we think it could be. But let's be completely honest here. We are no screenwriters, just a couple of gals who have watched too many movies, our favorites being those that play around with plot. We don't claim to be experts about it, but have taken the knowledge we do know to hypothesize what the outcome of the Mockingjay films might be. Actually, when we came down to nailing down how it will all go we realized something slightly disheartening for a series claiming to give a credible Mockingjay film model: EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT. We wanted to keep everything in. In fact, there is hardly anything we took out in our model. Whoopsies. Could a Hunger Games fan blame us though? We feel everything needs to be established: What's happening with Peeta? How is Gale and Katniss' relationship slowly breaking down? How is the Katniss and Coin conflict progressing? What about Katniss' relationship with Finnick and Johanna? How is Prim growing up? How does Snow continue to mess with Katniss' mind? How is the rebellion coming along? How are the districts doing? There are so many story lines that are important to the story and so many that we want to see come to life. It could be that while we were attempting to academically approach breaking the story and plot down, we were in conflict with our love for the story. How does a mother choose between her children? She doesn't. For that reason, we left most of it in. We've lost so many brain cells over this subject, we figured the important decisions are going to the professionals anyway. We have followed a very simple plot structure for our predicted Mockingjay but the truth is that Mockingjay Part 1 and 2 will most likely be a structure we've not even encountered. Mockingjay is COMPLICATED. So many stories and relationships to sift through, I have no idea how Danny Strong did it. But you know what? We're pretty sure he is super qualified and it seems that he and Francis Lawrence are fans enough to know how to honor it, but maybe not so emotionally involved as we are that we can't part with a story line. 

GET ON WITH IT!
Sorry got carried away there. It seems the whole reason for this post is to talk about our "delusions of grandeur" for our envisioned Part 2. Here we will talk about how we think certain scenes could go visually, and delve into more detail about Mockingjay Part 2's important final moments. 

With all the drama happening in part two, we're almost at a lost as what to say. There are so many compelling moments, you could approach it a thousand different ways. First off, we'd like to see a sort of reminder of the state the country is in and/or what's happening with Snow. This subject sort of falls outside of what is in the book, and much like the Gamemaker side of things in the first film, we're curious to see what's happening on the other side. After that, the Nut seems to be an action and emotionally driven sequence. 

The 'Winger Speech'
Katniss Winger speech to bring us home
We'd love it if they played up the whole inspirational speech that Katniss gives. It's a necessary standoff between the Nut survivors and Katniss, which seems to succeed. Illustrating the moments we felt when we first read this scene for the first time and for those who have never read Mockingjay is something this film should shoot for. I know I was shocked when after what seems to be such a 
successful speech, Katniss still gets shot. We want that same shock to occur in the film, which can easily be illustrated by tone (We're looking at you, James Newton Howard). Will we see the aftermath of her being shot as it happened? In the book we find out as Katniss comes to in the hospital that yes, her speech was a success among the Nut survivors despite being shot. The magic of the movies is that we get to see what happens as it happens. 


Everybody Loves a Wedding
In such an emotionally charged film, you've got to have some comic relief and moments of joy. Finnick and Annie's wedding is the perfect joyous occasion for film, and if you've noticed we keep suggesting montages of simultaneous events. We like the comparison of light and dark, we can't help it! A happy occasion against a brutal one. This could be compared to Peeta's condition, or something very wrong happening in The Capitol involving Snow. Then again, this story is such a harsh one perhaps the characters and the audience deserves a break from it all. We want to see what an extravaganza District 13 has to offer, and of course we wouldn't want to miss seeing Katniss dance. 

The Wish List
So what other visually compelling moments does Mockingjay Part 2 have to offer? We're drowning in them! Will we get to see the the actual Star Squad 451 propos? We sure hope so! We want to be shaken, crushed, and at the very end, uplifted. We're curious to see just how intense the race to the Capitol gets. I'm sure we won't see Boggs' legs get blown clean off due to the rating, but that's not to say it won't be horrific. We want to be terrified when they are in sewers, and…… we're dreading Finnick's death scene. It's kind of a blur in the book, much how death in war can be. Will they do it as it's written? Or will Finnick get a bigger scene since he is such an important and beloved character? We're not even sure ourselves which we'd prefer. How will Danny Strong and Francis Lawrence tie it all up in the end? We hope that they grab the terrible visuals the books has to offer to illustrate how blurred the sides of rebels and the Capitol are. We will be disappointed if the girl in the lemon coat doesn't make the cut. It is terribly horrible, but we like the slight references to Schindler's List that Suzanne Collins(whether she meant to or not) evoked in the section we labeled as the "pre-climax". All that's enough to exhaust anyone emotionally, but the viewer is nowhere near out of the woods. We have Katniss' dream sequence, her struggle to find answers, a final conversation with Snow, the Mockingjay Deal, the final climax of Coin's assassination and trial, Katniss' return home, and the epilogue. So much in the aftermath of Prim's death are incredibly compelling and realistic. We know they can't do everything, but somehow we feel as if the aftermath is the most important. The blurred lines is the possible notion that the parachutes were a plot from Coin to end the war. This is one of the most important points in Mockingjay and without it, it wouldn't be a faithful adaptation. We're just glad we don't have to decide what will end up on the cutting room floor.

Five Billion Endings
Everything Katniss has gone through and experienced has led the audience to where Katniss is after the parachutes go off. Many fans often forget that Katniss has a whole trial while she is in solitary confinement. We want to see who comes out of the woodwork to fight for Katniss' freedom, and we want to hear her sing during her solitude. We want to see Mockingjay unfold as it does in the books, and we don't want anything to be rushed after Coin's assassination. The aftermath of that plot point is extremely important to us as well. If this reminds us of anything it's (here we go again with the Lord of the Rings references) reminiscent of the "many endings" in Return of the King. 
You've got the reuniting in Rivendell, the coronation, the return to the Shire, the Grey Havens, and finally Sam's wedding. We've heard lots of complaints about Return of the King's "many endings". Maybe people just don't have patience with films anymore, but we think that epic tales ought to have epic endings. So many stories have been told, and it's entirely necessary to close them up. Though, perhaps not all of them in the case of Mockingjay. Part of Mockingjay's realness is the lack of closure, but perhaps the fact that it's a film that will require a little more closure than the book for sake of the audience. We are completely fine with the multiple endings for Mockingjay as we were for Return of the King. We need to see the aftermath of the parachutes, the aftermath of Coin's assassination, Katniss' return home, and the final epilogue. 

Always.

We'd like to end Mockingjay Mockup by discussing the epilogue of the franchise. Obviously, we get a look at Katniss and Peeta into their years with children. The plant book teaches them and the world what happened and to never forget those who were lost. But what about Katniss? She saves Panem from a horrible fate, but by the end she may be seen as a traitorous lunatic. It could easily seem that way, but she must be a loved figure all over the country for what she did. She was Panem's savior, the face of freedom from oppression. Insert your favorite historical parallel here, because it could easily be the inspiration for the final conclusion of Mockingjay. The final moments of the film have to be uplifting, an inspirational message. We want the seasoned readers to be reminded of the purpose of the trials and tribulations the characters go through: even in the darkest places, there is always hope. 

May your bread be toasty and your arrow fly straight,
Courtney & Tiffany


* Thank you to all who have read our Mockingjay Mockup series. It's so great to read all of your comments, and we can't wait for the films! Thanks for all your support!

Previous Mockingjay Mockup editions:
INTRO

PART 1 OVERVIEW

STORYLINES

PART 1 TIMELINE

CINEMATIC DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR (Part 1)

PART 2 OUTLINE (Part 1)


Omid Abtahi Cast as Homes!!


For those of you who don't remember Homes, he is part of Squad 451 as a sharp shooter. His character was known for being able to "shoot the dust off your boots from 50 yards". We thought casting announcements were done, but are delighted to see that small roles such as Homes are being announced!

Check out Omid's IMDB page as he has been in Argo and a ton of really cool TV shows!


Source: THG Facebook

Monday, September 23, 2013

CASTOR & POLLUX Have Been Cast!



Castor and Pollux castings were announced today by The Hunger Games facebook page! We cannot wait to see these two step into their brotherly roles for Mockingjay part 1 & 2.

Our biggest question is.... will Pollux be an Avox even though that subplot has been ignored so far in the films? It seems that Catching Fire will be faithful according to those involved, so it's possible Avoxes could still get a mention. If not, perhaps the subject could still be tackled in the Mockingjay films due to the extra amount of screen time available to the script. We could go on and on about this subject, but I guess we will save that for our last installment of Mockingjay Mockup.

Is this it for Mockingjay castings?

Source: THG Facebook

Friday, September 20, 2013

#1 Hunger Games Explorer fan debuts Catching Fire Teaser Outdoor Art

Check out this new teaser outdoor art for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire! Click the image below for high-res.



Lionsgate gave one lucky fan @ToriiJaade the opportunity to debut this on her social media outlets since she is #1 on Hunger Games Explorer and has tons of sparks!


We're especially loving the Cinna quote! Too many feels!

Sources: Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook

Mahershala Ali cast as Boggs!


We can stop holding our breaths! Today Lionsgate announced that Mahershala Ali has been cast as Boggs!

He's got a pretty awesome resume, having been on shows like The 4400, House of Cards, Treme and Alphas, and the movie The Place Beyond the Pines.


#TickTock10 -- A Chance to Attend a Global Premiere!


#TickTock10 has been announced, and it is a chance to win global premiere tickets! The international premiere tour is as follows:

London, November 11th
Berlin, November 12th
Madrid, November 13th
Rome, November 14th
Paris, November 15th

To enter the contest just tweet #TickTock10 along with which premiere you want to attend:


#CatchingFireLondon
#CatchingFireBerlin
#CatchingFireMadrid
#CatchingFireRome
#CatchingFireParis


The winner will be picked randomly from the entries in the winning city, so be sure to tweet like crazy! Participants will also earn the #TickTock10 badge and 100 bonus sparks. The contest ends October 11th. Lastly, If you don't live in the US or Canada, you're still in luck! Each country will be offering tickets to their premieres as well. Click below to enter each INTERNATIONAL CONTEST!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Patina Miller Cast as Paylor

We now have our Paylor! Patina Miller, who won a Tony for her role in Pippin, will play District 8's Commander Paylor.

We're really excited about this announcement, and you should be too. If you remember her role in Mockingjay, along with being there when Katniss goes to District 8, she ends up being very important towards the end of the series.
Go follow her and show her some love!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Hunger Games Costume Auction - November 16th



You could own a piece of The Hunger Games! The Hunger Games Auction is November 16th, just in time for the release of Catching Fire.

On November 16, 2013, Blacksparrow Auctions will conduct a live auction of over 200 original screen-worn costumes from the hit blockbuster, The Hunger Games.The auction will take place at the world famous TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, CA. Interested bidders can participate in this auction in person, by telephone, absentee and Internet. Included in the auction will be costumes worn by Jennifer Lawrence as “Katniss,” Josh Hutcherson as “Peeta,” Elizabeth Banks as “Effie,” Stanley Tucci as “Caesar,” Liam Hemsworth as “Gale,” Woody Harrelson as “Haymitch,” Lenny Kravtiz as “Cinna,” Donald Sutherland as “President Snow,” Wes Bentley as “Seneca,” and many, many more. Two print catalogs are available for purchase: a softcover and a limited edition hardcover.Please contact us at blacksparrowauctions@gmail.com for more information. You can also sign up for the newsletter to receive regular updates.
Do check it out because they will be auctioning off everything, which means just about anyone has a chance to go home with a piece of historical THG awesomeness.

Check out the press release:

WARDROBE FROM THE MOTION PICTURE BLOCKBUSTER
THE HUNGER GAMES TO GO ON THE AUCTION BLOCK ON NOV. 16, 2013


Los Angeles, CA - September 16, 2013

Blacksparrow Auctions is pleased to announce The Hunger Games Costume Auction, to be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, CA.

Over 200 original screen-worn wardrobe will be up for auction, including costumes worn by Jennifer Lawrence as “Katniss,” Josh Hutcherson as “Peeta,” Elizabeth Banks as “Effie,” Stanley Tucci as “Caesar,” Liam Hemsworth as “Gale,” Woody Harrelson as “Haymitch,” Lenny Kravtiz as “Cinna,” Donald Sutherland as “President Snow,” Wes Bentley as “Seneca,” and many, many more.  Interested bidders can attend in person or bid via phone, absentee and online.  A print catalog is available for pre-order now at blacksparrowauctions.com.

Blacksparrow will also team up with The Hollywood Show to provide Hunger Games fans with one final opportunity to view a selection of the film’s costumes.  The Hunger Games Exhibit Tour was previously in Seattle at Emerald City Comicon and in Chicago at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. The costume exhibit will be open to the public at The Hollywood Show in Los Angeles from October 4 to 6, 2013.  For more info about The Hollywood Show and to purchase tickets, please visit www.hollywoodshow.com.
 

Blacksparrow Auctions

Lily Rabe Cast as Lyme!


Another Mockingjay casting!! Lily Rabe has been cast as Commander Lyme, the past District 2 victor in charge of the cracking the "Nut".

Who will be cast next? Boggs perhaps?

Source: THG Facebook

Friday, September 13, 2013

JULIANNE MOORE OFFICIALLY CAST AS ALMA COIN!!


The wait is finally over! After months (years, really) of speculation, guess work, and praying to the casting gods of Lionsgate, we finally have our Alma Coin. As it was rumored to be a few months ago, Julianne Moore indeed has clinched the role of Coin. We were part of Campaigning For Coin in the early summer, this is what we had to say about Julianne Moore in the role:

Courtney/Tiffany: We are in agreement that Julianne Moore is one of our favorite actresses. She's a solid actress and has had a very diverse career. I mean, she has Maude Lebowski, Clarice Starling and Sarah Palin on her resume, to name a few. Sarah Palin is a perfect example of a role that Julianne already has under her belt and could be very helpful to her playing Coin. However, we do think that her look isn't as cold and calculating as we imagine President Coin to be. But then again, that can work in her favor because who is to suspect ulterior motives from someone like Julianne Moore? A plus for her is that she has worked with Josh Hutcherson before, playing his mother in The Kids Are All Right. Last but not least she seems to be a fan favorite among THG fans, so that's a super bonus too!

We're extremely thrilled to have her onboard for the Mockingjay films, and with the combination of her and the other actors along with Danny Strong's writing, we think they are going to be some quality films.

What do you think about Julianne Moore as Coin?

Hunger Games Facebook 

Can't get enough Mockingjay? Check out our series, Mockingjay Mockup, where we speculate how the story will translate to film.

Friday, September 6, 2013

New Catching Fire Photos from The Hunger Games Explorer

On The Hunger Games Explorer, there are mini-bios for the cast accompanied by some new Catching Fire character images. Check them out!




#TickTock12 REVEALED!



The clock has struck! #TickTock12 has brought the announcement of Catching Fire ticket sales on 10/1 and the debut of Coldplay's Atlas.

Here's what the Hunger Games Explorer site had to say:

#TickTock12 - To kick off our 12 Week #TickTock Countdown until The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters, Lionsgate has announced that movie tickets will be on sale beginning OCTOBER 1st at 9am PT/12pm ET! Listen to the world debut of Coldplay's new track “ATLAS” today, from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack, then share the link for a chance to win the original lyric sheet handwritten by Chris Martin & an exclusive #TickTock12 badge! 



Press Release:

Let the countdown begin!

To celebrate the release of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, Lionsgate has begun their twelve week "TickTock" countdown! Each week, more surprises will be revealed through The Hunger Games Explorer to get you excited for the most anticipated film of the year. To kickoff the countdown, Lionsgate has revealed #TickTock12 with the announcement that movie tickets will go on sale starting October 1st

Advance movie tickets will be available through Fandango and MovieTickets.com on Tuesday, October 1 at 12pm ET / 9AM PT.

To continue the celebration, the first track off THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Soundtrack, 'Atlas' by Coldplay, is available NOW! Give it a listen, and make sure to head over to The Hunger Games Explorer this week to have the chance to enter Lionsgate's 'Listen & Share' contest. It’s where you will have the chance to WIN the original lyric sheet, handwritten by none other than Coldplay's Chris Martin!


Participate online with the hashtag #TickTock12 this week and stay tuned to The Hunger Games Explorer for more information! 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Jeffrey Wright Talks About Hunger Games Fan Passion

When we stumbled upon this interview with Jeffrey Wright, we had to post this ASAP. In this interview, Jeffrey talks about how deeply the fans connect with the series based on his trip to Comic-Con. What is SUPER NIFTY for us is that he mentions the meet & greet with the fan sites because he asked us all the same question: "Why are you so passionate about this stuff?"

We've always been really thrilled about Jeffrey Wright playing Beetee, but seeing the respect he had for the fans at Comic Con was so refreshing. He truly understands, and as fans that means the world to us.
























Source: Huffington Post via Panem Propaganda

#HungerGamesExplorer Debuts Tick Tock Countdown!



Something is FINALLY happening, Tributes!! Hunger Games Explorer has launched a "Tick Tock Countdown" and it looks like there are 12 hashtags: #TickTock1 through #TickTock12.



From the look of the countdown page, each hashtag is assigned to a section of the area clock to be unlocked in due time. The first countdown is for #TickTock12 which looks like something will be revealed TOMORROW MORNING @ 10 PST.

Only a few more hours to tweet #TickTock12!

What do you think they will announce?!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

E! News To Debut *NEW* Catching Fire Footage!



New Catching Fire footage to be shown on E! News Tonight!! Remember to tune in!


E! News twitter

EDIT: We've been fooled, tributes. No idea why E! News made this claim, but no new footage was had. Check out the write up from Tiffany, who also writes for Victors Village: The Show That Cried Wolf