Julianne Moore looks back at her start on "As the World Turns," working while pregnant on "Big Lebowski," "The Hours" and 'Far From Heaven," and working with Jennifer Lawrence on "The Hunger Games."
When a movie — say, The Hunger Games — is adapted from a book, the filmmakers have a ready-made description of how the characters should look. Sometimes, they follow it to the letter; other times, they take creative license. In his illustration series The Composites, filmmaker and digital artist Brian J. Davis enters descriptions of famous literary characters into the same kind of composite-sketch software that police use to draw pictures of suspects. Compare those characters to their movie versions (as the art website My Modern Met did this week), and things really get interesting. ...
When a dystopian world cheerily televises the slaughter of youths for sport, you can expect a whole lot of death. Now that the Hunger Games series is reaching its conclusion with Mockingjay — Part 2, Yahoo Movies has compiled a list of the most momentous casualties across all four movies. Spoilers follow!(Photos: Lionsgate Entertainment)
Back in the original movie, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) was just a serious girl (with some serious bow-and-arrow skills) from a remote district in the dystopian land of Panem. Her strapping BFF Gale, played by Liam Hemsworth.) All seems lost when Katniss and Peeta are forced back into the arena for a champions edition of the Games.
Lionsgate’s decision to split The Hunger Games: Mockingjay into two parts didn’t stop fans from flooding theaters on the film’s opening weekend. Before she will commit herself to being a revolutionary, however, Katniss insists on a dangerous mission to find and rescure her friend and sort-of-fiance Peeta (Josh Hutcherson, above), who has been kidnapped by the evil President Snow.
Jennifer Lawrence did her best to keep expectations low when it came to her singing performance in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1. A few days later, on Saturday Night Live, she and co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson “surprised” host Woody Harrelson where the four performed a ditty together — but not before some ribbing about Lawrence’s pipes.
The time for revolution is at hand, and film critics are eager to get on with it. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 is receiving mixed-to-positive reviews, with the general consensus that the penultimate Hunger Games movie just doesn’t feel complete on its own. “Part 1 is a likable preamble, a moment to let the flames die down before adding more fuel,” Henry Barnes writes in The Guardian.
The press day for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 was like a a scene in the Capitol, set in a heavily guarded luxury hotel in Manhattan that required special wristbands and permissions to enter. The 32-year-old Game of Thrones actress has a dry wit in person, but she’s all business in her Hunger Games debut. It’s a vital role in a sober film, but Dormer was in great spirits when she spoke with Yahoo Movies on a cold Saturday in November.
Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 Where will you be next Monday night, at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET? That’s just a rhetorical question, of course: We know that you’ll be tuning intoour live stream of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 premiere and watching your favorite stars — including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, and director Francis Lawrence — as they walk the red carpet.
Elizabeth Banks is dressing down in the new Hunger Games movie, but she’s more than making up for it on the red carpet. The actress brought her A-game to Monday’s London premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, where she dazzled in a billowing Elie Saab gown with a plunging neckline. With its smoke-colored skirt and red floral bodice, Banks’ dress seems like it could have been designed for the Mockingjay herself, Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence).
The tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman in February stunned and saddened the world. Among the legions who mourned him: his co-stars and collaborators on The Hunger Games films. The franchise was still in production when he died and director Francis Lawrence offered some more details about that time in the new issue of Empire magazine.
Jennifer Lawrence shared today what it has been like to become the Mockingjay in the upcoming installment of The Hunger Games on the movie’s official website, which released its second batch of images and PR materials. 1. Lawrence is still filming (in Atlanta)! “I don’t really feel like there is a lot of myself in Katniss,” Lawrence admits in a q-and-a on the site.
Katniss Everdeen is ready for war. In a new poster for the upcoming Hunger Games sequel, Jennifer Lawrence is clad in snug-fitting black as the franchise’s archer heroine. If the outfit looks familiar it’s because her fellow rebels were presented in similar garb, packing weaponry,just a few weeks ago . But there’s one big difference to note here: The familiar mockingjay emblem that appears behind Katniss is ablaze in this new version.
Known for her more regal role on HBO’s Game of Thrones, this is easily the toughest we’ve seen Dormer to date. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 marks the first on-screen appearance of Cressida, a Capitol dweller who becomes key in helping Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) with her cause. The other rebels on display in this latest batch of Hunger Games art also includes a crossbow-brandishing Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and similarly fierce-looking (and heavily armed) franchise newcomers such as Messalla (Evan Ross), Boggs (Mahershala Ali), and Castor (Wes Chatham).
Fresh on the heels of last week’s first teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, which promptly set the internet ablaze, come more big reveals from the Capitol. Yahoo Movies has the exclusive first look at the character poster for Plutarch Heavensbee (the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman), whose voice provides the rebellion’s rallying call in the buzzed-about preview. As you can see above, our latest peek is a simple but searing portrait of the former Head Gamemaker, now ally to Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as he stands chameleon-like in gray hues before the daunting wall surrounding Panem’s last district. Hoffman tragically passed away in February of a drug overdose.
As befitting Quarter Quell victors, Johanna Mason and Peeta Mellark are the latest subjects to be honored with “Capitol Citizen Living Portraits.” It’s also a clever way of showing off the latest costume designs from the latest Hunger Games movie — Mockingjay – Part 1, starring Jennifer Lawrence, opens in theaters Nov. 21. Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is also fitted out in head-to-toe white.