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Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks Gear Up in New Photo From ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’

2 July 2015 6:26 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jennifer Lawrence appears geared up for battle in a new image from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” released on Thursday. Elizabeth Banks, sporting a lemon-colored ‘do and a futuristic blue dress with feathery fringe trim, returns as the stylist Effie Trinket — clutching the shoulders of Lawrence’s heroine Katniss Everdeen from behind. The fourth and final film in the blockbuster franchise based on Suzanne Collins‘ best-selling young adult novels hits theaters Nov. 20. Also Read: President Obama Compares Ever-Growing Gop Field to 'Hunger Games' (Video) Last month, Lionsgate announced that director Francis Lawrence and the cast of the series would return. »

- Thom Geier

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First Look at Effie Trinket in 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2'

2 July 2015 2:48 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With exactly one week until The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 invades Comic-Con 2015, Entertainment Weekly has debuted two new photos from The Hunger Games franchise finale, set for release on November 20. Both images feature Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen reuniting with fashion guru Effie Trinket, played by Elizabeth Banks. The actresses represent just a few of the numerous female stars in the movie, including, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson and Gwendoline Christie, with director Francis Lawrence revealing that all of the females shine in this finale.

"There is some serious girl power in this movie. She (Suzanne Collins) wrote it that way, and it's been so much fun to inhabit."

The director also teased that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will be quite the tearjerker.

"It's probably the most emotional of the bunch. And I think it's the most &#173satisfying of the bunch."

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay »

- MovieWeb

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Katniss and Effie prepare for war in new Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 picture

2 July 2015 11:22 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) has pulled out all the stops as she prepares Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen for battle against the Capitol in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.

In a new image unveiled via EW, we see the Mockingjay kitted out as she and the rebels face down President Snow (Donald Sutherland).

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Director Francis Lawrence has also spoken of the empowering nature of the film series, which he says is down to Suzanne Collins' source novels: "There is some serious girl power in this movie. She wrote it that way, and it's been so much fun to inhabit."

He added that we can expect more violence as the Rebellion truly takes hold, with multiple casualties expected: "It's probably the most emotional of the bunch. And I »

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New Image From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Finds Effie And Katniss United

2 July 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens also on the calendar and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice hogging the media spotlight, it’s been shockingly easy to forget that another major franchise event is headed our way this year in the final Hunger Games installment. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 will bring the tale of Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen to a fiery conclusion as she takes the fight for Panem’s future to the dastardly President Snow (Donald Sutherland).

Amid all the explosions, however, the finale also heightens the emotional stakes, and a new photo from the pic (premiered by EW) highlights a strengthening bond between Katniss and Elizabeth Banks’ Effie Trinket.

“There is some serious girl power in this movie,” director Francis Lawrence (no relation to his star) told EW, crediting book author Suzanne Collins. “She wrote it that way, and it’s been so much fun to inhabit. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Effie and Katniss Suit Up in New 'Mockingjay - Part 2' Photo

2 July 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A new photo from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2" reveals that there's plenty of girl power to go around in the final installment in the massively popular Ya franchise.

Entertainment Weekly shared the snap, which features Effie (Elizabeth Banks) appearing to help Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) prep for battle -- and sport a killer outfit, naturally. Banks's bubbly stylist and Lawrence's feisty heroine are just two of several key female characters who make "Mockingjay" tick, and as director Francis Lawrence explained to EW, that's entirely by design.

"There is some serious girl power in this movie," Lawrence told the magazine, adding that "Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins's work was the backbone for establishing that tone. "She wrote it that way, and it's been so much fun to inhabit," Lawrence said.

Check out the photo of Effie and Katniss below, and be on the lookout for new characters played by »

- Katie Roberts

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Debuts Six New 'Support the Revolution' Posters

19 June 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig. 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. With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more »

- Pietro Filipponi

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'Hunger Games' Revolution Continues in 'Mockingjay — Part 2' Trailer

9 June 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The final installment of The Hunger Games film franchise will be unleashed this November, and by the looks of the Mockingjay – Part 2's first trailer, it'll be the tensest yet.

"Make no mistake. The game isn't over," President Snow (Donald Sutherland) says to the series' protagonist Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). The film's trailer previews the revolution Mockingjay – Part 1 set up and delivers scenes of hope (Finnick Odair's wedding to his beloved Annie Cresta) and despair (more destruction at the hands of the Capitol, as run by President Snow). Leading the war is Katniss, »

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First Trailer For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay . Part 2

9 June 2015 9:39 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Some were concerned that the first part of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, which followed the tone of early chapters in Suzanne Collins’ third book, was a little lacking in action for the opening half of the films’ big finish. The second aims to redress that balance, with Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen and the rebels launching an all-out assault on the Capitol. Take a look at the first trailer... Yes, it’s the big push for Katniss, Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and the rest and Julianne Moore’s President Coin decides that the time has come for one last effort to destroy the evil, scheming President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and his fashion-obsessed dystopia. From the looks of this, some of the bigger moments of the book have made it to the screen, and we’ll see how the various interpersonal issues play out too. Director Francis Lawrence »

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2 (2015) Teaser Trailer: “Nothing Good is Safe”

9 June 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 Trailer. Francis Lawrence‘s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) teaser trailer stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, and Elizabeth Banks. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Suzanne Collins, “With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.”

I’ve been looking forward to this film. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Watch the trailer for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2′

9 June 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Capitol finally comes down in what will be the end to one of the biggest franchises in film history: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

The last film, Mockingjay – Part 1, broke up the final book in the Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games trilogy to two parts, and the second half is arriving November 20. Will this last chapter be as strong as the others in the series? From the looks of this first trailer, the odds are ever in our favor.

Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen, reunited with Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) after he was captured and brainwashed by the Capitol at the end of the last film. Here’s the full synopsis:

After being symbolized as the “Mockingjay”, Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.

House of Cards‘ Mahershara Ali joins the cast along with newcomer Gwendoline Christie. The late Philip Seymour Hoffman »

- Brian Welk

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The Hunger Games heads for explosive end in Mockingjay - Part 2 trailer

9 June 2015 8:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Hunger Games series is heading for an explosive climax if the first trailer for Mockingjay - Part 2 is anything to go by.

The first look at the Hunger Games finale showcases Katniss Everdeen in full 'Mockingjay' mode as she leads District 13 in a revolution against the Capitol.

The fourth film in the Hunger Games series sees Jennifer Lawrence return to play Katniss for the final time, with Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth back as Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthrone respectively.

Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Sam Claflin, Natalie Dormer and Philip Seymour Hoffman also return to the supporting cast.

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Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence revealed last year that Lionsgate is considering extending the franchise beyond Suzanne Collins's novels.

"It's a tricky thing, but I'm definitely open to talking about it, »

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Three Images Tease The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Trailer Coming Tuesday

6 June 2015 9:52 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The Hunger Games film franchise will wrap up this upcoming holiday season when The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 makes its debut. We're only six months away from the final chapter and Lionsgate has yet to release a single second worth of footage from the highly anticipated finale. That will all change next week.

Teases for the first The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 trailer began a couple days ago when star Jennifer Lawrence shared the first still from the film on Facebook. Her tease was followed by a still from Josh Hutcherson, and that was quickly built upon with Liam Hemsworth sharing a third image.

Don't be surprised if Natalie Dormer, Sam Claflin or one of the other supporting cast members share another teaser image on Monday.

Each Mockingjay - Part 2 image has stated that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 trailer will premiere on Tuesday, »

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Mockingjay – Part 2: Peeta and Gale Are Peekin’ in New Images

5 June 2015 3:21 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

2015 brings us the fourth and final installment in The Hunger Games franchise, which pretty much surprised everyone by turning out to be a smart, thematically rich sci-fi series rather than a few cash-grab, overly faithful Ya adaptations. The first image of Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss from the final film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, arrived a couple of days ago, and in the interim Lionsgate has released first looks as Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta and Liam Hemsworth’s Gale from the pic as well. These aren’t the most revealing pictures, but the Gale image does offer a preview of the sewer sequence from the movie, which director Francis Lawrence told us recently was one of the toughest to shoot, but will hopefully have been well worth the effort. Those who have read Suzanne Collins’ book trilogy know that Mockingjay is the weakest of the three, but Lawrence thus »

- Adam Chitwood

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New Look At The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

3 June 2015 9:04 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Fin. Sayonara. The end. The Hunger Games is drawing to a close and it’s going out fighting. As this new-look still from the film reveals, Katniss and her fellow rebels are officially tooled up and looking for trouble in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Click on the image for a closer look. Revealed on Lawrence’s Facebook page - accompanied by the date ‘6.9.15’ to signify Friday’s launch date for the new trailer - the still shows Katniss with co-rebels Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) and ex-tv crewman Messalla (Evan Ross). Following on from the first Mockingjay, the second part of the story finds Katniss and the rebels making the final push against Donald Sutherland's scheming President Snow and the Capitol, with lives on the line and sacrifices to be made. The new movie should boost the action quotient as the bigger beats are »

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Jennifer Lawrence Reveals The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Pic

3 June 2015 12:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Jennifer Lawrence took to Facebook today to share our first official look at this fall’s hotly anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which will conclude the high-grossing dystopian franchise in highly dramatic fashion. As war rages throughout Panem, Lawrence’s heroine Katniss Everdeen embarks on a dangerous mission to bring the battle to President Snow (Donald Sutherland), a devious dictator with sinister designs for the Hunger Games Tribute-turned-freedom fighter.

The first shot doesn’t reveal much, but it appears that Katniss and her team, including love interest Gale (Liam Hemsworth), soldier Messala (Evan Ross) and former Tribute Finnick (Sam Claflin), are prepping to venture into the Capitol on a mission to take down Snow. What’s more exciting than the actual image is the caption Lawrence placed next to it: “6.9.15 #MockingjayPart2 #Unite.” This suggests that Lionsgate is rearing up to drop the first trailer for the anticipated pic, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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New Poster For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay . Part 2

1 June 2015 5:20 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We’ve already had one showy, flaming motion poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which you can find at the bottom of the page. This new image, static though it may be, also has a message to deliver, and does that through the time-honoured medium of destruction and graffiti.  Following on from the first Mockingjay, the second part of the story finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and the rebels making the final push against Donald Sutherland's scheming President Snow and the Capitol, with lives on the line and sacrifices to be made. The new movie should boost the action quotient as the bigger beats are to be found lurking towards the end of Suzanne Collins’ third tome. With Francis Lawrence again directing and his namesake joined on screen by Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Willow Shields, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone and more, »

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President Snow Crumbles in New 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' Poster

1 June 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 hits theaters on Nov. 20 and will surely be one of the biggest films of the year, though with Furious 7 already topping $1.5 billion and Avengers: Age of Ultron over $1.3 billion, the Hunger Games finale would have to more than double the $752 million worldwide haul of Part 1 if it wants to compete for the overall crown. That said, I'm expecting a lot from this finale as I thought the final half of "Mockingjay" was the best Suzanne Collins' series delivered, filled with blood and one death in particular I definitely wasn't expecting. For those that haven't read the books, it should be quite fun to hear and read about the reactions. Today a new poster for Part 2 has arrived, this one vandalizing the statue of Panem's President Snow (Donald Sutherland) as the resistance is on the rise. Check it out below. With the »

- Brad Brevet

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Movie Review – Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

1 May 2015 2:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Far from the Madding Crowd, 2015.

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg.

Starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, Juno Temple and Jessica Barden.

Synopsis:

In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.

The story is (by now) borderline cliché: free-spirited Bathsheba Everdene scorns women who fall for the first pretty boy to wink at them, and vows to never be like them. Yet as fate would have it, she meets the right kind of pretty boy, and makes the wrong choice (twice) and pays for it, only to realise that the person she’s always loved has been right there all along. Cue sweeping violins, magnificent outdoor shots of Dorset, and a happy ending. If Bathsheba reminds you a bit of Katniss Everdeen of Hunger Games fame, »

- Kat Kourbeti

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Far From The Madding Crowd, film review: Carey Mulligan’s Bathsheba would fit in better in The Hunger Games

30 April 2015 4:53 AM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

Far From The Madding Crowd may be set in late 1860s “Wessex” but one of the fascinations of Thomas Vinterberg’s new adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel is the light it casts on our own preoccupations. The publicity hasn’t been slow to remind us that the story’s protagonist, Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), inspired the Hunger Games’ author Suzanne Collins to make her heroine Katniss into an ‘Everdeen' as well. »

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Far from the Madding Crowd movie review: a woman’s choices

29 April 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Ridiculously romantic in all the best ways, and more modern, more progressive, and even just plain more grownup that half the movies thrown at us today. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast; desperate for stories about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have read the source material (but not since high school and have no strong memory of it)

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The novel it’s based on is a century and a half old, and it opens with a mad-sheepdog accident, of all the crazy rural old-fashioned things, but this new cinematic adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd is more modern, more progressive, and even just plain more grownup that half the movies thrown at us in our stodgy convention-bound movie landscape. And it’s not always modern in positive ways! The challenges faced by »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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