Friday, August 29, 2014

Mockingjay Part 1 COUNTDOWN!


The Hunger Games fandom is alive once again! IT LIVES!! LIKE THE MOCKINGJAY! We are getting ever so closer to the release of Mockingjay Part 1, and thought that a countdown event is in order. Every Friday starting today we will release a piece about each chapter in Mockingjay along with a bit of media such as the comic above. However, we’re not doing every chapter in the book, only where we think the book will be split. If you read our Mockingjay Mockup you know what exactly that is. That is not to say where it is to be officially split, obviously. We could be completely and terribly wrong, but as patient fans all we can do is speculate. We do hope you enjoy our Mockingjay Part 1 Countdown!

My name is Katniss Everdeen. I am seventeen years old. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped. The Capitol hates me. Peeta was taken prisoner. He is thought to be dead. Most likely he is dead. It is probably best if he is dead.

Things have changed drastically. District 12 is gone. Welcome to District 12? Pfft. GOODBYE District 12!! Katniss visits so she can see for herself and to come to grips with reality. The speech above is repeatedly used in Mockingjay, which I thought was a good starting point for the countdown. Doctors recommended that Katniss repeat simple facts about herself to keep her... shall we say... sanity in check.

Katniss not only deals with the physical toll of breaking out of the arena, but also feels responsible for all the deaths in District 12. She is mentally unstable and has an exorbitant amount of grief piled on top of her, IN ADDITION TO her emotional baggage left over from her first games. Side note: This is why people who complain about Katniss’ mental state in MJ drive me insane. Could YOU deal with the emotional toll and PTSD of a seasoned war veteran BEFORE the war even starts at 17 years old? 

Everyone is broken, not just Katniss — Beetee, Finnick, Johanna, and Peeta to name a few. Most of them have deeper problems than just their electrical injuries. Everyone is in pieces, yet they have to come out of this war that just started alive and be victorious. It’s a daunting task, especially when Katniss is struggling with accepting the role of The Mockingjay. Peeta had said to her that he didn’t want to be a piece in their games, but it is already apparent that Katniss is another piece — this time in the rebels' games.  

All this in the first chapter, and I haven’t even talked about the present that President Snow leaves in Victor’s Village. I would hope that the rose is the focal point to the opening of Mockingjay Part 1 but I suppose time will tell on that one. It will be interesting to see the turmoil of what is happening emotionally and physically to Katniss on her return trip to District 12 without any kind of voice over, but I trust that Francis Lawrence will do a great job of illustrating that to the audience. 

What I hope to see the most out of this chapter is the frightening mental instability going on with Katniss during her tour. Upon stumbling upon the stocks and whipping posts Katniss’ hallucinations begin as she fights for control. This is coming from her PTSD that dates back to the beginning of Catching Fire, something we will be seeing a lot of in the next two films. To put it eloquently….. Shit’s about to get REAL.

Week 2
Week 3 
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The District 13 Cressida Hack

After the release of the Character posters, there is now a new update to the mobile District 13 site. To get the first hack you must use a combination of your mobile device and a desktop computer.

Here's what you do:

Go to on your mobile device. Connect with Twitter or Facebook.

Open TheCapitol.PN on your desktop and put Session ID located at top right corner into the page on your mobile device.

Your mobile device will display the District 13 HQ:

While your TheCapitol.PN on your desktop has changed to this:

If you notice on your device there are as many as 5 total hacks, but there is only one available. Touch 01 to perform the hack.

Move your device to keep the blue line in the area.

As you are hacking, your desktop will display a progress bar:

 As you can see on your desktop, you have unlocked the secret cressida file.

I hope we get more hacks soon!

NEW Squad 451 Character Posters!!

HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS cause Wired just released 6 Squad 451 character posters. But sadly....No Katniss. Feast your eyes!!!

As always, click the posters for the full res version.


Looks like Mockingjay promotion is starting to heat up, and we are really excited to see what is next in store. Possibly a Katniss poster, or perhaps the coveted full trailer?! Stay tuned!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Welcome To District 12 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!


Adam S. from HG Fireside Chat nominated Courtney to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for ALSA.ORG!! So naturally our whole site got together to do it. Between the four of us we nominate Molly from Panem Propaganda, Shylah from Down With The Capitol, President Snow, Aldrin from Down With The Capitol, Tiffany from, Delly Cartright, Ciara from, Natasha from, Bruno Gunn, Kait from Victor's Village, Savannah from HG Fireside Chat, and James Newton Howard!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Our Leader The Mockingjay App: Communicate in Secret With Other District 13 Rebels!

All those #OLTM Pictures make even more sense now!

Lionsgate released the Our Leader The Mockingjay App just now for Apple and Android users!

Visit to get the app for your device.

The app lets you virtually "tag" landmarks in your area with digital District 13/Mockingjay logos (similar to the ones from the pictures that have been going around various social media outlets and fansites since yesterday) and leave messages for other tributes to find. It also lets you "scan" your area (using your phone camera) to check for other Mockingjay tags and messages other people have left, and allows you to share the photos via Twitter/Facebook!

Intro and Menu Page:




We're super excited to get out there and leave (and receive) secret messages!

#OLTM app for Apple devices
#OLTM app for Androids

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

UPDATED: #OLTM 21.08.14

We just got this photo in an email from! Other than the picture, all it says is 21.08.14. Could it mean we are in for a surprise on August 21?

Edit: 8/20/14 5:31 PM PST

Fans are receiving photos (including us!) -- but they are not landmarks anymore!

This one got sent to Courtney personally! 

This got sent to Tiffany!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hunger Games Ice Bucket Challenge

Our friends at Panem Propaganda nominated a few members of our Hunger Games family for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
And guess what! Some have answered the call, donating AND getting an ice bucket dumped on them.

Francis Lawrence:

He nominated our boys Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin.

Nina Jacobson:

She challenged Jennifer Lawrence, Jena Malone and Natalie Dormer.

And while not tagged by Panem Propaganda, we have a couple of other Hunger Games actors doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Liam Hemsworth:

Liam nominated Josh Hutcherson and Woody Harrelson.

Willow Shields:
Julianne Moore:

Alexander Ludwig:

If we see anymore, we will update this post.

Props to Panem Propaganda for starting the nominations, you guys are awesome. It's a great cause, and we love seeing our fandom involved.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Entertainment Weekly talks to Francis Lawrence about Julianne Moore and President Coin + Mockingjay Parts 1&2 will have 'two distinct stories'

photo from Entertainment Weekly

Francis Lawrence talks to EW about how Julianne Moore was cast as Alma Coin, and how we will be seeing more of her in the Mockingjay movies compared to the book. Read the article below:
Julianne Moore is a big fan of the Hunger Games series, so much so that she directly approached Mockingjay – Part 1 director Francis Lawrence about securing the role of President Alma Coin, the tenacious leader of District 13 who leads the revolution against the Capitol.

“She actually sort of tracked us down and had an interest in the books through her kids,” Lawrence says. The Golden Globe winner’s interest acted as an audition, he notes.

“She didn’t audition. Once we knew she wanted it, that was it—done,” Lawrence says, laughing. “I sat down with her, she had great ideas, we got along and that was it.”

President Coin—who becomes reluctant allies with Katniss Everdeen in the rebellion’s efforts to overthrow President Snow—was written by author Suzanne Collins through Katniss’s perspective as narrator; she is perceived as ambitious and egotistical. But with Moore’s involvement, Lawrence says, the gray-haired politician’s role in his two-part finale has expanded significantly beyond her portrayal in the bestselling Hunger Games series.

“There’s more of her in this than in the book, and because of that, there’s some development,” Lawrence says. “I think the character has developed into something pretty amazing. And Julianne was a big part of that.”

The Hunger Games:Mockingjay – Part 1 is slated for release on Nov. 21, 2014.
We're very excited that we get to see more of President Coin - the short bit from the teaser where she's strategizing with Plutarch has hinted on that - and it'll be very interesting to see her outside of Katniss' perspective, similar to the additional scenes with President Snow in Catching Fire. What do you guys think?

Entertainment Weekly

Edited to Add: Francis Lawrence also talks to EW about how the first and second Mockingjay movies will be different from each other. Here are some highlights from the article:

On adding scenes that are not in the book:
And there won’t be any major changes from the novel—although Lawrence worked closely with screenwriter Peter Craig, producer Nina Jacobson, and Collins to create new elements that will “surprise even fans of the book.”

“Instead of changing the plot and changing characters what we did was have the opportunity to show scenes that could have been happening at different times in the book,” Lawrence says. “For us it’s world expansion instead of changing things. I think it’s exciting for the fan to see certain things. So we’ve been able to open the world up in this and see some new places. We get to see some new districts this time and the scope gets quite large.”

On splitting the book into two movies:
While Lawrence won’t reveal how he divided the final book in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy (“That’s going to be one of the really good surprises,” he says), he shares that the films will have “two different, very distinct stories.”

You can read the whole article here.

If you haven't checked out The Mockingjay Mockup yet, you should! Courtney and Tiffany discuss splitting the book into two movies, including possible omissions and additions!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mockingjay Pt. 1 in Entertainment Weekly's Fall Movie Preview

Mockingjay pt. 1 is one of the movies Entertainment Weekly is featuring in their Fall Movie Preview. Check out the images from the digital issue, thanks to Mockingjay Source. This issue of Entertainment Weekly is out on newsstands now!

And here is the untagged still of Katniss:

It looks like she's wearing a blacked-out version of the Mockingjay pin to match her outfit! What do you think?

Mockingjay Source

Monday, August 11, 2014

4 Surfboards for Catching Fire at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards!

Catching Fire was nominated for 7 Teen Choice Awards categories and won 4 of them:
  • Choice Film: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Choice Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Josh Hutcherson)
  • Choice Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Jennifer Lawrence)
  • Choice Movie Villain (President Snow/David Sutherland)
You can see the full list of winners and nominees here. Check out pictures of Josh accepting the award for Choice Actor and Movie, Donald (who threw Nightlock berries at the audience) for Choice Villain and Willow Shields, who was also in attendance:

image from The Hollywood Reporter

image from The Hollywood Reporter
image from The Hollywood Reporter
for more pictures and acceptance video, you can check here.

The Hollywood Reporter

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

District 13 Character Posters Revealed

Today has been a roller coaster of a day over in the Capitol. The rebels hacked The Hunger Games twitter and posted a QR code (also found on

Scanning that code with a QR reader on your phone (note: iPhone users were having difficulty with this process) would get you to the mobile site that encouraged users to connect via Twitter or Facebook. The following images are from, as we're iPhone users and were unsuccessful with getting through the process.

After entering the Session ID from TheCapitol.PN, you would get this:

That leads you to a main page to unlock hacks. Clicking Reveal D13 Citizens gave you the teaser poster below.

Oooh mysterious.

Then later today, several sites released the posters, revealing characters in the dull blue District 13 uniforms.

How great do these look?

Effie looks great, obviously trying to style the drabby District 13 uniform. Though she wasn't in District 13 in the books, we're glad to see her. And Beetee is confirmed to be wheelchair bound like in the books. Haymitch looks like he's having a tough time sober, and Plutarch is just as stately looking as always, despite the uniform. And Coin is curiously the only one in front of the Mockingjay symbol.

We'll update if we find anymore!

Edited to add: