First ‘Mockingjay — Part 1’ Trailer Has Lots of Action

The first trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 has just been released (those other clips were just propaganda shorts for the Capitol) and packs plenty of punch. (Even Gale gets to do something!)

It will interesting to see if Part 1 or Part 2 contains more padding and movie-only material, seeing as the novel was so… elliptical about the war.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 opens Nov. 21.

Katniss Everdeen Finally Gets a Proper Poster

Finally, here’s the teaser everyone has been waiting for:  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1  poster that finally shows Katniss head-on, facing the enemy! As menacing as her back was, this is much better!
katnissfrontThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 opens Nov. 21.

Katniss’ Back — Literally — on ‘Mockingjay’ Poster

katnissbackThe latest promotional poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 is a (genuine) tease: It only depicts the back of franchise heroine Katniss Everdeen!

Yes, Jennifer Lawrence is facing away from the camera. Her character is only identifiable by her trademark bow & arrows and braided hair (which is now pitch black, like her leather warrior ensemble).
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Natalie Dormer Takes It (Half) Off for Mockingjay

British actress Natalie Dormer showed up at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards with half her head shaved for her role as Cressida in this fall’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 and next year’s Mockingjay — Part 2.

As a fellow head-shaving enthusiast, I think the absolutely gorgeous Dormer looks even sexier with this shorn style!

“The hair department was very supportive,” Dormer said on the SAG red carpet. “I was ready to do the whole head but we decided it was more stylistic — more Capitol — just to do half the head.”
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Katniss Kills… and Kills… and Kills….

Here’s a fun little video mashup that blends footage of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games with clips from dozens of other films (plus TV’s GAME OF THRONES and THE WALKING DEAD) to deliver a hilarious body count when “Katniss Everdeen Kills Everything”:

One can only hope that Katniss will get to use her bow and arrow just as much in the big-screen adaptation of Catching Fire, which opens Nov. 22.

‘Final’ Trailer for ‘Catching Fire’ Looks Pretty Hot

If you’re like me and you hate the Boston Red Sox with the fiery passion of 10,000 suns (or maybe you just don’t like baseball), then you also weren’t watching the World Series last night when Lionsgate unveiled what it’s calling the “final trailer” for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

It’s the best trailer so far because it actually contains some footage from the arena for the very first time. It would be a shame to miss it, so here it is:

Sadly, the new fan favorite (and mine) from the novel, Johanna Mason (Jena Malone), is hardly in it — she can be glimpsed at the 0:57 mark, over Peeta’s left shoulder as he’s talking to Katniss.

The other novel fan fave, Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin), and Mags (Lynn Cohen) are just barely recognizable at the 0:46 mark, running through the jungle.

New Images, Video for Catching Fire

As we draw closer to the Nov. 22 opening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (advance tickets are already on sale online!), the promotional campaign is starting to pick up steam. Here have the latest images released — including the official final poster and some scene stills of the tributes, among them Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and my fave, Johanna (Jena Malone).

In addition, there is a behind-the-scenes featurette that focuses on the IMAX filming but contains lots of new footage.

Looks pretty exciting…