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'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' trailer (image: Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' poster) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailer — or more specifically, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer — has been around for a little while. So this is one of those better-late-than-never posts. Directed by Francis Lawrence, who also handled the previous film in the franchise, Catching Fire, Mockingjay – Part 1 brings back Best Actress Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne. Below you can watch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailer titled “The Mockingjay Lives.” As you can see in the trailer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 revolves around subversive revolutionary and freedom fighter Katniss Everdeen, who sets out to rescue Peeta, a sort of prisoner whose "uniform" is a funky white costume. Four-time Academy »
- Zac Gille
Awards Daily takes on the unfortunate phrase "but is it an Oscar movie?" in relation (partially at least) to Gone Girl.
i09 Be careful what you wish for. We've always wanted Christopher Walken in another movie musical. But this picture of him as Captain Hook is Terrifying
/bent 10 great queer films by straight directors. This was not prompted by Pride -- which you should totally see in theaters now -- but that also applies
My New Plaid Pants Frankenstein is so hot right now
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We would not be surprised to learn that Julianne Moore took all of her favorite dresses from her childhood and sewed them into this...situation. The Maps to the Stars actress looks like she has a black velvet Christmas dress, a sequined sweet sixteen look, and maybe even a prom frock or two in the folds! In theory, that's a lovely way to honor the wardrobe you'll never wear again. But in practice, that's one rough-looking red carpet look. We love the concept of this Rodarte dress, but the execution gives it a goth garage sale vibe. Layers of tulle against thicker black fabrics could be gorgeous, but the thickness up top hides this A-lister's peaches and cream skin, making her look like »
The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. "Yellow Flicker Beat" is the lead track on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: »
Grammy-winning recording artist Lorde has released her new single "Yellow Flicker Beat" today, which will appear on the official soundtrack for Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, in theaters November 21. We reported in July that Lorde will curate the soundtrack, while providing this first single, which perfectly captures the mood and tone of this penultimate chapter of the sci-fi thriller.
In addition, more character portraits have been released. Last week, the official Instagram page for The Hunger Games franchise posted a number of new images. Over the weekend, five more debuted showcasing Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), Messalla (Evan Ross), Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) and Alma Coin (Julianne Moore).
You can check out the first song from the soundtrack that Lorde posted on her official YouTube page, along with these latest images that delve deeper into the story of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part »
Say what you want about young adult book-to-film adaptations, but the large majority of them do come with quality soundtracks. The Twilight Saga made a point of it, Vampire Academy even has a song selection well worth checking out and The Hunger Games franchise is no different. For the first Hunger Games film, it was all about Taylor Swift’s “Safe & Sound,” then Catching Fire got Coldplay’s “Atlas” and now The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat.” Both “Safe & Sound” and “Atlas” are solid songs and right in line with the Hunger Games tone, but neither ever snagged a spot on a personal playlist. “Yellow Flicker Beat,” however, just did. Hit the jump to check out the very first single from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack. The film stars Jennifer, Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, »
- Perri Nemiroff
David Cronenberg’s Hollywood satire Maps to the Stars picked up a Best Actress award in Cannes for Julianne Moore’s go-for-broke performance as a fading movie star, but its awards-season prospects appeared dimmer Stateside when distributor Focus World announced plans to eschew an Oscar campaign this year in favor of an early 2015 release. When we talked to David Cronenberg Saturday night at the New York Film Festival, though, he told us to expect a short theatrical run for the film by the end of the year. “They're going to do a qualifying run — I think it's in New York and L.A. — so that it will legitimately qualify for the Golden Globes and the Oscars,” said Cronenberg, who admitted, “There was a lot of discussion. You know, they really felt that they could do a better job releasing the film in 2015, in January or February. And then, of »
- Jenna Marotta
Like many Ya adaptations, the Hunger Games films thus far pride themselves on boasting soundtracks with a decent crop of artists providing catchy tunes. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is no exception, with Lorde offering up Yellow Flicker Beat online for your listening use.The track’s certainly catchy and seems to capture Katniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence) spirit, though there’s no indication how it factors into the film (most likely during the end credits). The first part of Mockingjay, adapted by Danny Strong from Suzanne Collins’ third novel, finds Katniss and the other rebels finally taking their fight to the Capitol and its PR-happy leader, President Snow (Donald Sutherland). But the fight against the all-powerful rulers will not be an easy one, and everyone involved will have to sacrifice if the Districts are to be finally free.With Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dormer, Liam Hemsworth, »
By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
After Billy Wilder screened his Hollywood send-up Sunset Blvd. for an industry crowd prior to the film’s release, the lights in the theater came up and Louis B. Mayer reportedly shouted at him, in front of a room full of A-listers, “You have disgraced the industry that made and fed you! You should be tarred and feathered and run out of Hollywood!” Wilder calmly walked over to him and replied, “Go fuck yourself.”
With Maps to the Stars, which screened at Alice Tully Hall on Saturday night as part of the New York Film Festival, David Cronenberg — another revered filmmaker who was born outside of America and who has always looked a bit askance at Hollywood and opted to make all of his films so far in his native Canada — has made a satire of his own about the film colony and more »
- Anjelica Oswald
Four-time Oscars bridesmaid Julianne Moore entered the Best Actress race in a big way when Sony Pictures Classics bought "Still Alice" after its first screening at the Toronto film festival earlier this month. In this tearjerker, she plays a college professor dealing with a diagnosis of early Alzheimer's disease. The film is schedule for a one-week qualifying run in late December before opening on Jan. 15 (the day after Oscar nominations are announced). Take a look at the chart below to trace the dramatic rise of Moore with 10 of our 19 Experts now predicting her to finally win an Academy Award. (See the predictions of our individual Experts here.) -Break- Oscars Poll: Who's Really more overdue, Amy Adams or Julianne Moore? Moore, who holds a big fat Oscar Iou, hasn't been nominated since 2002 when she became the ninth thespian in Academy Awards history to reap two bids in one year: she was nomin. »
Name and focus changes for every section, which are now all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.
The ninth Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) has revealed a diverse line-up including the Italian premieres for potential awards contenders including David Fincher’s Gone Girl. the world premiere of Takashi Miike’s As the Gods Will and Burhan Qurbani’s We are Young, We are Strong and European premiere of Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind, Toronto hit Still Alice and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.
This year for the first time the award-winners in each section of the programme will be decided by the audience on the basis of votes cast after the screenings.
Each section has changed name and focus for 2014 and are all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.
Italian comedies Soap Opera and Andiamo a Quel Paese bookend the line-up.
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John Cusack will truly say anything. The actor, 48, opened up to The Guardian in a recent interview, candidly discussing his relationship with Hollywood, and criticizing the film industry for its faults. "I got another 15, 20 years before they say I'm old," the veteran star told the publication. Cusack is currently acting in Maps to the Stars with Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, and Mia Wasikowska, among others, in a story that looks at the obsession with celebrity and stars' falls from grace. In the upcoming film, screenwriter Bruce [...] »
Maps to the Stars, 2014.
Directed by David Cronenberg.
A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Some plot details lie below…
Watching Maps To The Stars is like watching a waking nightmare, one you cannot wake up from and one you feel intimately part of – whether you like it or not. It is also a new kind of horror from film maker David Cronenberg, a film maker who made his name with superior bodyshock horror pictures, and may be the director at his most cynical since Videodrome over thirty years ago. All of this makes for a film experience which is as disturbing as it is humorous, yet never anything less than brilliant.
- Gary Collinson
Update: The 2015 Oscar race may be a twofer for Julianne Moore, with word that "Maps to the Stars" may sneak in a short release to qualify for the race. More details below. One of the major surprises out of this year's Toronto International Film Festival was Julianne Moore's heartbreaking, subdued work in "Still Alice." A film that could easily have shriveled up into a ball of schmaltz, Moore, along with directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, explore the debilitating effects of early onset Alzheimer's with confidence and familial tenderness. "Still Alice" doesn't twist its knife to illicit a sob-fest — the tears come naturally. When Sony Pictures Classics picked up "Still Alice" out of Tiff, a Best Actress campaign was a given. HitFix first broke the news that the film would get a qualifying release, but last week Sony Classics made it official: The studio will release Glatzer and Westmoreland's »
- Matt Patches
Why does Hollywood Reporter Oscar seer Scott Feinberg predict "Interstellar" will win Best Picture? In our podcast chat, he notes that Christopher Nolan's new blockbuster will probably have broad support across the tech categories, adding, "And, as we know, the movie with the most nominations generally wins unless it comes up against something that is more emotionally satisfying or a more stirring experience like '12 Years a Slave.'" -Break- In the race for Best Actress, "I think Julianne Moore is the clear, clear frontrunner," he says. "Among actresses who still haven't won an Oscar, there is no one more respected or admired. In 'Still Alice,' she performs a person dealing with early-onset Alzheimer's – just the kind of role that the academy often responds to." See Feinberg's full predictions here. See mine here. Below, listen to our chat about the state of the top Oscars races. Do a sear. »
After an opening salvo last week Lionsgate continues to supply new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 images on the regular. The three pics they just released are fairly inconsequential but I loved Catching Fire so much I'm happy to report on the minutia of Francis Lawrence’s upcoming films in the series. The new images focus on the characters played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, and Evan Ross. As you can tell from the end of Catching Fire and the first trailer for the new film, Hoffman's Plutarch Heavensbee is coming from a completely different place this time around. Hit the jump to take a look at the new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 images. The film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Banks, Natalie Dormer, and Donald Sutherland. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens in theaters on November 21st. »
- Evan Dickson
I don’t like to admit it, but every now and then, I do enjoy picking up a tabloid. Simply put, it’s fun to read about nonsense like what everyone’s wearing and see that celebrities are really “just like us.” And the same goes for covering industry news as well. I truly enjoy finding out what everyone’s up to, whether I’m a fan or not, and that’s a big part of the reason David Cronenberg’s latest works so well. Maps to the Stars is a Hollywood satire that takes you behind the scenes and dishes out joke after joke at the industry’s expense, but screenwriter Bruce Wagner also slips in an offbeat and riveting mystery that makes the experience more than a fleeting laugh, but rather a dark, absurd and disturbing experience that’ll stick with you well after it ends. There are »
- Perri Nemiroff
Pulp Fiction exec and BuzzFeed consultant hails digital opportunities for filmmakers.
Acclaimed Us producer Michael Shamberg has hailed the filmmaking opportunities afforded by digital platforms and new technology, during his Zurich Summit keynote today (Sept 27).
“There are enormous opportunities in this space,” the Pulp Fiction executive producer told Screen ahead of his address.
“Digital is the medium of now and it will only grow. Within a year or two in the Us there will be more money spent on digital advertising than on TV advertising – $80bn per year. As the revenue shifts for storytellers, more and more Hollywood industry will work in the digital space.”
“Just as Quentin Tarantino wrote scripts while working in a video store and a young Steven Spielberg made films on Super 8 in his bedroom, future filmmakers will emerge from having made films that they post online,” continued the Oscar-nominated producer whose credits include Get Shorty, Erin Brockovich, [link »
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The Hunger Games Instagram has been busy over the last few days, churning out new images from the highly anticipated Mockingjay Part 1, giving us a good look at some of the cast, including Sam Claflin, Liam Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer, and Jeffery Wright. Check them out below. Released: November 21st Synopsis: The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The official Instagram account for Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has released eight new character photos from this highly-anticipated sequel.
The images include returning Hunger Games characters such as Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin), Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci), Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) and Beetee Latier (Jeffrey Wright), along with newcomers Cressida (Natalie Dormer), Castor (Wes Chatham), Boggs (Mahershala Ali) and Pollux (Elden Henson). Check out the images below to get ready for this highly-anticipated sequel, in theaters November 21.
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, »
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