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.
The song Jennifer Lawrence sings in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1' is projected to land on the week's Billboard chart.
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.
Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 blasted past Transformers: Age of Extinction to post the top opening of the year domestically, but trailed the first two installments in the YA franchise by a hefty margin. Mockingjay grossed $123 million from 4,151 locations, down 22 percent from the $158.1 million debut of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire a year ago and 19 percent from the $152.5 million launch of The Hunger Games in March 2012 (both those films shattered numerous records). The reverse is true overseas, where Mockingjay outperformed the first two films, grossing $152 million, or four percent ahead ofCatching Fire ($146 million). That puts Mockingjay's worldwide total at $275 million, one of the best showings of the year, even if it didn't match Catching Fire's tally ($294.1 million).
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.
Today marks the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I, the third movie in the series, and the first of a two-part finale. Now that we’ve got those basic numbers out of the way, let’s move on more advanced math: Do you know how many Tributes died through the first 75 years of The Hunger Games? Or how many minutes Elizabeth Banks spent in makeup each day to play (the glammed-up) Effie Trinket? How about how many costumes they created for the citizens of The Capitol?
Fans are perplexed — and angry — at where the filmmakers decided to end the first installment of the two-part finale to the 'Hunger Games' saga
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 local cinema chain Apex Group said it wasn’t pressured by the government, but “did not want to become embroiled in a political movement"
Jennifer Lawrence Tells Elizabeth Banks: My Personal Soundtrack is “Barbie Girl” Want to have lunch with Elizabeth Banks and Jennifer Lawrence? Get in line! And while you’re waiting, here’s the next best thing. Lawrence is the featured guest on the new episode of herHunger Games co-star’s web series, “Ask a Badass,” where Banks asks her such probing questions as “What song would be the soundtrack to your life?”
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 has become an expert party crasher. And on Monday she snuck up on her castmates Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth duringYahoo’s livestream of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' Los Angeles premiere.
Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and the whole cast are talking to us from the premiere, and we'll have an exclusive clip from the new film.
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth arrive at the Monday night premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1' at L.A. Live’s Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
We all know Katniss really rules when it comes to Panem, and her guy-pals Peeta and Gale aren’t so bad themselves. The beauty ofThe Hunger Games though, is that it’s filled with eclectic colorful characters everywhere you look. Which begs the question: Who is your favorite supporting character in the franchise? Vote below, and we’ll reveal the results during our livestream of the Los Angeles red carpet premiere forThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part I next Monday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m.