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19 items from 2016


Stephen Colbert Pays Tribute To Bernie Sanders’ Campaign On ‘Late Show’

8 June 2016 5:15 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Stephen Colbert paid homage to the latest fallen “tribute” in his “Hungry For Power Games.” The recurring Late Show skit, based on the Hunger Games movie franchise that’s based on the popular Suzanne Collins novels, gets dusted off by Colbert whenever a presidential campaign bites the dust: Tonight! @BernieSanders: The Tribute who lived. #LSSChttps://t.co/3gAvGZVaWt — The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) June 8… »

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Hunger Games Star Sam Claflin Hopeful for Prequels: It "Absolutely" Could Be Done

24 May 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Is Suzanne Collins working on prequels for her The Hunger Games? Sam Claflin, who played Finnick Odair in the hit movie franchise, says he's hopeful the best selling author is game for some prequels. "The great thing about what Suzanne Collins did was to create a world where people want to learn more about it and I think they absolutely have the platform to do [prequels]," the British actor told me this weekend while promoting Me Before You (in theaters on June 3). Claflin even has some story ideas. "I think there's so many juicy elements to this story, elements that people want to know more about, I think telling the story of how the Hunger Games first started that to me is »

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Film Review: ‘I Am Not a Serial Killer’

29 March 2016 2:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Suzanne Collins famously stumbled on her inspiration for “The Hunger Games” trilogy while channel surfing between newscasts of war zones and reality competition shows. In the case of “I Am Not a Serial Killer,” based on the first book in Dan Wells’ Ya series, it’s not hard to imagine its author slipping into a similar fever dream after binge-watching all of “Dexter,” “Fargo” and “Six Feet Under” in one go. The tale of a likable teenager, raised by a mortician family, whose own nascent sociopathic tendencies make him a perfect amateur sleuth when a serial killer strikes his folksy Midwestern town, director Billy O’Brien’s film adaptation strikes a tone that’s far more unique and endearing than that premise might imply, helped in no small part by a sharp-witted performance from former child star Max Records. A strange, clumsily handled third-act turn undoes some of its charm, »

- Andrew Barker

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Russia Has Its Own Hunger Games Knockoff in the Form of Dances to Death

28 March 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

When Suzanne Collins wrote the The Hunger Games books, she clearly copied Battle Royale. Now the Russians are giving her a taste of her own medicine with their upcoming film Dances to Death (original title: Танцы насмерть), which looks like… Continue Reading →

The post Russia Has Its Own Hunger Games Knockoff in the Form of Dances to Death appeared first on Dread Central. »

- David Gelmini

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Exclusive Interview with Director Francis Lawrence for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’

24 March 2016 1:38 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The adventure with Katniss Everdeen has now come to an end.

With the Blu-ray/DVD release this week of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and the complete special edition of The Hunger Games set, Latino-Review had the opportunity to sit down and interview director Francis Lawrence, who directed three of the four movies.

Lawrence spent three and a half years directing the last three movies, including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and both parts to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

We discussed many topics including his dedication to this project, handling the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman and any extras for the Blu-ray/DVD.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is now available this week on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

Read the full interview below.

Latino-Review: Well, it’s all over for you, right? [Laughter]

Francis Lawrence: [Laughter] It is. For me? For me in general. My career. My life. »

- Gig Patta

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‘Clarissa Explains It All’ Turns 25: Melissa Joan Hart Looks Back on Her Breakout Role

23 March 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Clarissa Explains it All,” the successful Nickelodeon sitcom that gained a cult following in the years after its original run, turns 25 on March 23. The comedy starred Melissa Joan Hart as the titular character, an outspoken young teenager who dealt with everyday teen situations in a fun, quirky way while breaking the fourth wall. “Clarissa” was Hart’s first lead role, which soon led to successful stints on other popular shows, including “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Melissa and Joey” and “Dancing with the Stars,” in addition to movie roles.

Hart spoke to Variety about that first big break, the success she found because of it and how she balanced work with being a teenager.

Clarissa” was your first big show. Looking back, how did it influence the way you approach your work now?

It was really a growing experience in so many ways. I was moved to Orlando to shoot the »

- Maria Cavassuto

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Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

22 March 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

That resulting thud you hear is the disappointing opening weekend numbers for Allegiant, the third part of the four part adaptation of the Divergent trilogy. Its arrival coincides with Lionsgate’s release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 as a Blu-ray Combo Pack. The commercial demands that the final book of a series be broken into two films made sense for the final Harry Potter novel but certainly not for Mockingjay as witnessed by the poor critical reception Part 1 received in 2014.

Now we have the finale and while stronger, continues to lend credence to the argument it didn’t need to be two separate films (and the year’s wait, in retrospect, was probably a mistake).

The bloom may be off the Ya Dystopian rose as the films rushing to the screen in the wake of The Hunger Games’ well-deserved respect failed to measure up. What many of »

- Robert Greenberger

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Win a Copy of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

20 March 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

In celebration of the closing of the final chapter of the Hunger Games film franchise, we’re offering our readers a chance to win a Blu-ray copy of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.

All you need to do is tell us which district you would most like to live in and why. All entries must be submitted here by 11:59 p.m., Monday, March 28. The contest is open only to readers in the United States and Canada. The decision of ComicMix‘s judges will be final.

May fortune ever be in your favor.

Santa Monica, CA and Vancouver, BC (January 27, 2016) – Four years after Jennifer Lawrence first appeared on the big screen as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) critically acclaimed series based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book trilogy comes to a thrilling resolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, arriving on Digital HD »

- ComicMix Staff

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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ Honest Trailer: It’s Like ‘Kill Bill’ But They Don’t Kill Bill

16 March 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Last fall brought the end of The Hunger Games franchise, or at least the end of the franchise as far as adapting any existing books written by Suzanne Collins (Lionsgate wants to make some prequels). But for some, The Hunger Game: Mockingjay Part 2 didn’t deliver the satisfying conclusion that we were all hoping for. […]

The post ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ Honest Trailer: It’s Like ‘Kill Bill’ But They Don’t Kill Bill appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Blu-ray review

16 March 2016 6:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Francis Lawrence

Based on the books by: Suzanne Collins

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman

When The Hunger Games series started on screen I was unexpectedly dragged into proceedings and truly appreciated the first two films. Jennifer Lawrence was not only a rising star deserving of our attention but the combination of the books and these movies shook the Young Adult genre into life and offered up an insightful, original outcome. When we got to the beginning of the big showdown, I hoped that Mockingjay Part 1 would be a stunner but, in truth, I still think the choice to split this climax in two slowed down the pace of what could have had a much stronger, affective conclusion.

Don’t get me wrong, the tetralogy has been impressive in both style and substance, especially with the world-class cast that’s attached. »

- Dan Bullock

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Quiz: Young Adult Book Adaptations

14 March 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

On Friday, Tris and her crew are going to go beyond the wall in the latest film from The Divergent Series,Allegiant.

The Divergent films are just one of the many popular teen novels to be adapted for the big screen, following in a popular trend of dystopian fiction that kicked off with the success of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series.

However, teen fiction has made for big screen success long before Jennifer Lawrence emerged as heroine Katniss, though The Hunger Games definitely sensationalized the trend of bringing these novels to film. While we had seen it before with films like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, we can't deny that teen fiction is as popular as ever, and it is making waves both on television and in theatres. 

For this week's quiz, we are taking a look at some of the more popular teen novel adaptations in recent years. »

- Adriana Floridia

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“Seven Hours’ Worth of Movie over Three Years”: Francis Lawrence on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part Two

10 March 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Four years ago this month, one of the most successful series in recent film history was launched when director Gary Ross helmed his adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel The Hunger Games. An instant phenomenon, the movie turned Jennifer Lawrence into a superstar and provided a bleaker, more political alternative to the Twilight franchise. Ross didn’t return for the sequel, Catching Fire, so the producers entrusted the series to director Francis Lawrence, who stayed on for two more films. In Lawrence’s hands the allegorical aspects of the series grew more pronounced, the visual style more diverse and elaborate, and the emotional […] »

- Jim Hemphill

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Celebrate Clarissa Explains It All's 25th Anniversary with 15 Things You Might Want Explained About the Show

1 March 2016 12:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Clarissa Explains It All premiered in March 1991, meaning that this month it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Yep, if Clarissa Darling were around today (and had been aging in real-world time since the show first debuted), she'd be 38 years old, maybe even with a 13-year-old Clarissa of her own. It's not just that the Melissa Joan Hart sitcom was a popular show for pre-teen girls or even pre-teens in general; it's that it helped established a network identity for the channel it was on, a still-young Nickelodeon, and helped shape a lot of similarly focused shows that aired throughout the rest of the '90s. »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Celebrate Clarissa Explains It All's 25th Anniversary with 15 Things You Might Want Explained About the Show

1 March 2016 12:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Clarissa Explains It All premiered in March 1991, meaning that this month it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Yep, if Clarissa Darling were around today (and had been aging in real-world time since the show first debuted), she'd be 38 years old, maybe even with a 13-year-old Clarissa of her own. It's not just that the Melissa Joan Hart sitcom was a popular show for pre-teen girls or even pre-teens in general; it's that it helped established a network identity for the channel it was on, a still-young Nickelodeon, and helped shape a lot of similarly focused shows that aired throughout the rest of the '90s. »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Stephen King On What Hollywood Owes Authors When Their Books Become Films: Q&A

2 February 2016 10:45 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Josh Boone’s passion for Stephen King movie adaptations left me regretful I didn’t publish an interview I did with King several years ago, when an influx of book adaptations done with input from authors raised questions of just how much influence Hollywood owes book writers. While studios once paid big checks to authors and invited them to go away, The Twilight Saga‘s Stephenie Meyer, The Hunger GamesSuzanne Collins, Harry Potter‘s Jk. Rowling, The Fault In Ou… »

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Stephen King On What Hollywood Owes Authors When Their Books Become Films: Q&A

2 February 2016 10:45 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Josh Boone’s passion for Stephen King movie adaptations left me regretful I didn’t publish an interview I did with King several years ago, when an influx of book adaptations done with input from authors raised questions of just how much influence Hollywood owes book writers. While studios once paid big checks to authors and invited them to go away, The Twilight Saga‘s Stephenie Meyer, The Hunger GamesSuzanne Collins, Harry Potter‘s Jk. Rowling, The Fault In Ou… »

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Mockingjay Part II and Complete Hunger Games Collection Due 3/22

27 January 2016 2:30 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Santa Monica, CA and Vancouver, BC (January 27, 2016) – Four years after Jennifer Lawrence first appeared on the big screen as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) critically acclaimed series based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book trilogy comes to a thrilling resolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, arriving on Digital HD March 8 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack + Digital HD,  DVD + Digital, and On Demand March 22, the company announced today. In addition, for the first time ever, The Hunger Games Complete 4-Film Collection will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on March 22.

With $647 million worldwide box office and counting, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 set the world on fire and enthralled millions of devoted fans across the globe. With a critically acclaimed cast including Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence (Best Actress, Silver Linings Playbook, 2012), Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Liam Hemsworth »

- ComicMix Staff

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Own The Entire Hunger Games Revolution On Blu-Ray in March

27 January 2016 1:03 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The finale of Hunger Games phenomenon, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is on its way to Blu-Ray, DVD, On Demand, and Digital Download.  Along with its release comes the entire Hunger Games Anthology and tons of special features.  Read on for more.

On March 8th, 2016, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will be available for early Digital Download and March 22nd for the Blu-Ray Combo Pack.  On the same day as Part 2's Blu-Ray release, the complete Hunger Games Cinematic Series will be available for fans, and those curious of the series, to watch the entire revolution on Blu-Ray/DVD!

 

Four years after Jennifer Lawrence first appeared on the big screen as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) critically acclaimed series based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book trilogy comes to a thrilling resolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, arriving on Digital HD »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Exclusive: Watch a clip from 'The Hunger Games' collection, available this spring

27 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In 2008, Suzanne Collins released “The Hunger Games” into the world. Four years later the movie would cement Jennifer Lawrence as a blockbuster star. But all good things must come to an end. Last year the final installment  — “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II” — brought the entirety of Panem society crashing down. If you had read the books, you probably joined in the discussions about whether the film would dare go as far as the novels to show that war rarely has winners. Well, they did it. They dared to blur the line between heroes and villains. In the clip above — exclusive to HitFix Harpy ahead of the home video release — even Katniss isn’t immune to succumbing to her darker instincts. HitFix Harpy is also happy to announce the “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II” Digital HD and Blu-Ray Combo Pack release date! The final chapter can »

- Donna Dickens

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