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.
The three-finger salute from the Hollywood movie The Hunger Games is being used as a real symbol of resistance in Thailand. A spokesman for the film distributor Lionsgate said the company was aware of the Thai protest but had no comment.
There’s a tired formula to ensemble action-fantasy films that hasn’t really changed since the first “Star Wars” came out in 1977 when a gun-wielding Princess Leia, along with her intergalactic comrades, took cineplexes by storm. With the lead cast announced for “Star Wars: Episode VII,” it’s becoming clear we have another token inner-circle heroine to look forward to in newcomer British actress Daisy Ridley (and maybe one more leading lady, according to The Hollywood Reporter ). Unless Carrie Fisher winds up getting loads of screen time and starts wielding a lightsaber, it looks like Ridley may be our “Star Wars” ‘it’ girl in more ways than one. [Related: Who’s Who and What’s What in the ‘Star Wars’ Casting Pic ] It’s nothing new to see the one girl among a male-heavy hero-clique.
As usual, Jennifer Lawrence was her goofy, earthy self today. But this time, the display of pure, unfiltered JLaw took place at our own Yahoo headquarters. On Wednesday, Lawrence sat down with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to answer fan questions in a live Tumblr chat.
When a beloved star like Jennifer Lawrence makes a sudden, dramatic change, the world can screech to a halt. So it was when the news came out this morning that “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence had shorn her flowing locks into a pixie cut. Lawrence has exclusively revealed to Yahoo the motivation behind the big move. The 23-year-old Oscar-winning actress stopped by Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, on Wednesday, to chat with CEO Marissa Mayer about “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and lots other fun topics suggested by Lawrence fans.