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Catch Fire In New Concept Art For The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

15 April 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. Opens on November 22, 2013. »

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Pulitzer Prize Winners Unveiled

14 April 2014 12:57 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The film world has its fingerprints all over this year's Pulitzer Prize winners, announced this morning.  Donna Tartt's bestseller and book-that-everyone's-reading "The Goldfinch" nabbed the Prize for fiction. Producer Nina Jacobson ("The Hunger Games") is currently at work adapting it for the big screen. Meanwhile, Annie Baker's play "The Flick," about three movie theater employees, took top honors for drama. The Washington Post and the Guardian scored the Pulitzer for Journalism, on their lid-blowing reporting of the Edward Snowden Nsa scandal; coverage came from a number of journalists including muckraking filmmaker Laura Poitras, who contributed to both WashPo and the Guardian. A full list of the 2014 Pulitzer winners is here. »

- Beth Hanna

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A Twist-less Microbudget Horror Film Could Resurrect M. Night Shyamalan

25 March 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

“The Next Spielberg” was the kind of light M. Night Shyamalan was once seen in. His first big break, The Sixth Sense, was a global phenomenon, so you can see where that too-easy comparison came from. All of his films that followed were sold as “the next film from M. Night Shyamalan.” He quickly became a brand, and once he realized it, it killed his creativity. That’s the impression you get from reading Michael Bamberger’s “The Man Who Heard Voices: Or, How M. Night Shyamalan Risked His Career on a Fairy Tale” — the book which detailed the making of The Lady in the Water, Shyamalan’s first real stinker. I say it’s his first serious bust because The Village wasn’t an out-and-out failure. With William Hurt’s performance, Roger Deakins’ bold cinematography and James Newton Howard’s score, it had a lot going for it, including foreshadowing for Shyamalan’s fall. It »

- Jack Giroux

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Everything Wrong With The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

13 March 2014 9:47 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. Opens on November 22, 2013. »

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'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Sells 3.9 Million Blu-ray and DVD Units

11 March 2014 8:43 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lionsgate, a leading global entertainment company, announced today that the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise continued to gain momentum as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire sold an estimated 3.9 million DVD and Blu-ray units in its first weekend of North American release and had the biggest digital launch in the Company's history with opening weekend digital sales increasing nearly 40% over the first Hunger Games film.

The record digital performance was driven by #1 openings on all major digital platforms, including iTunes, Xbox, Amazon, Vudu, Comcast Xfinity, Verizon FiOS, Google Play and Sony Entertainment Network, among others. Higher-margin Blu-ray titles surged to 50% of all packaged media sales of Catching Fire in its opening weekend compared to 35% of packaged media sales of the first Hunger Games film.

Ron Schwartz, Lionsgate President and General Manager of Home Entertainment Sales & Distribution, had this to say in a statement about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's home video release. »

- MovieWeb

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9 things we learned from The Hunger Games Catching Fire DVD extras

10 March 2014 6:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Arriving on home release on March 17, the Hunger Games: Catching Fire Blu-ray and 2-disc DVD set go beyond the usual thrifty bonus feature content for a deep dive into the making of the sequel.

A nine-part behind-the-scenes documentary, which runs over two hours, takes fans through the entire production process - from hiring Francis Lawrence to replace Gary Ross right through to the preparation for the two-part Mockingjay adaptation.

Here are nine things we uncovered from Catching Fire's bumper making-of doc...

The biggest decision the Catching Games producers had to make was who to hire to replace Gary Ross.

Franchise producer Nina Jacobson admitted that losing Ross after The Hunger Games was a big loss, and she was left pondering: "Who else's instincts can I trust?"

She quickly turned to Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend), who was in the middle of finishing work on Kiefer Sutherland pilot Touch. The filmmaker met with Jacobson, »

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The Goldfinch film adaptation from Hunger Games producers in works

10 March 2014 3:38 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Bestselling novel by Donna Tartt to be made into a movie by outfit behind smash hit young-adult series

A screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's bestselling novel The Goldfinch is on the way after the producers behind The Hunger Games announced that they have taken up an option on the book.

According to the Wrap, Nina Jacobson, CEO of Color Force and producer on all four Hunger Games films, said: "We are looking for the right film-maker, and then we'll choose the right home based on that film-maker ... With a piece of material this great, there are a lot of conversations to be had."

The Goldfinch, Tartt's third novel and her first since 2002's The Little Friend, is about a 13-year-old boy who survives an art-gallery bombing that kills his mother, and ends up in possession of the Dutch Old Master painting (by Carel Fabritius) of the title. Since its publication »

- Andrew Pulver

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The Goldfinch May Fly To The Screen

9 March 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

When a book becomes as popular as Donna Tartt’s latest, The Goldfinch, you just know filmmakers are going to come a-calling, hoping to adapt it. Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson and her Color Force team have scored the chance to turn the book into either a TV mini-series or a film.The Goldfinch, which has been recommended by several in Empire’s unofficial office book club, follows a boy who loses his mother in a museum bombing, steals a painting (The Goldfinch, as painted by Carel Fabritius in 1654) in the confused aftermath and then spends his adulthood trying to unravel its mystery. Along the way he is briefly taken in by a wealthy Park Avenue family, moves to Las Vegas, befriends a colourful Ukrainian, binges on drugs, enters the antiques business with the partner of another of the bombing’s victims and chases the mystery of the painting and »

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'Hunger Games' Producers to Adapt Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch'

7 March 2014 3:03 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The producers behind The Hunger Games are going from dystopian future to modern-day Dickensian adventure. Nina Jacobson and her Color Force production company have optioned The Goldfinch, the best-selling novel by Donna Tartt, to adapt either as a feature or a TV mini-series, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Goldfinch is only the third novel by the author of 1992’s The Secret History, which sold over five million copies, as well as 2002’s The Little Friend. Attempts to adapt both of her previous works, both as features and mini-series, have only secured prime real estate in development

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- Borys Kit, Tatiana Siegel

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‘The Hunger Games’ Producer Lands Donna Tartt’s Bestseller ‘The Goldfinch’

7 March 2014 2:37 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nina Jacobson and her Color Force Production banner have come on as producers for the adaptation of Donna Tartt’s novel “The Goldfinch.”

The book was published last fall and still ranks second on the New York Times bestseller list.

The sprawling story, which takes place over two decades, follows a boy who loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He survives the explosion and absconds with Fabritius’ painting, “The Goldfinch.” The story then follows him as a rich, Upper East Side family takes him in and he later reunites with his father — an alcoholic gambling addict who takes him to Las Vegas.

It makes sense that Tartt and her ICM Partner agents would pursue Jacobson as a producer following the success she has had in turning the “The Hunger Games” franchise into a box-office smash.

Given the scope of the story, it hasn’t »

- Justin Kroll

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‘Hunger Games’ Producers to Adapt Donna Tartt's ‘The Goldfinch’ (Exclusive)

7 March 2014 1:31 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Nina Jacobson and her colleagues at Color Force have attached themselves to produce an adaptation of the “The Goldfinch,” Donna Tartt's best-selling novel that the New York Times Book Review called one of the 10 best of 2013. ICM Partners, which represents Tartt, brought the novel to Color Force, the production company that helped turn “The Hunger Games” book series into one of the most successful film franchises of all time. Far broader in scope than those young adult novels, it remains unclear what form the adaptation will take. They would like to find a filmmaker first. “We are looking for the. »

- Lucas Shaw

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New Hunger Games 3,Mockinjay Part 1 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By Lionsgate

7 March 2014 1:08 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

New Hunger Games 3,Mockinjay Part 1 official spoilers,plotline revealed by Lionsgate. Recently, Lionsgate released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Hunger Games 3: Mockingjay Part 1" action/drama flick, and it sounds very interesting and intense as Katniss will battle to save Peeta, her nation, and more! The official synopsis reads like this: "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 Commander 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 »

- Derek

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Francis Lawrence's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Gets An Honest Trailer

7 March 2014 11:32 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. Opens on November 22, 2013. »

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MTV Movie Awards Nominees Unveiled

6 March 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

A pair of flicks that were shut out at the Oscars on Sunday lead the field for the erstwhile music network’s film nods. American Hustle and The Wolf Of Wall Street snagged eight noms apiece for the 23rd MTV Movie Awards. Close behind are The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with seven and We’re The Millers with six, including a coveted Best Shirtless Performance nom for Jennifer Aniston. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Dallas Buyers Club, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, This Is The End and Best Picture champ 12 Years A Slave are next with four apiece. Conan O’Brien will serve as host of this year’s festivities, which air live on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. The show — which last year switched from its longtime post-Memorial Day date to April — again relishes is such signature categories as Best Kiss, Best Scared-As-s**T Performance and #WTFMoment, »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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What to Watch: Feb. 25-Mar. 10, 2014

5 March 2014 7:21 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

We’re back! Did you survive the Oscars? Are you looking for something to watch on Blu-ray, DVD, or streaming service? We have a few options for you released right at the end of February or the beginning of March, including a couple great animated shows, a Best Picture nominee, an FX sitcom, and a mega-blockbuster. Pick your favorites. All five are worth a look.

Nebraska

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Nebraska

What do Alexander Payne, David O. Russell, and Martin Scorsese’s latest films all have in common? While being multiple category nominees, they all went home empty-handed at the Oscars Sunday night. While the inferior “Dallas Buyers Club” took three trophies, Payne’s beautiful character piece about a man clinging to false hope when he thinks he has won a sweepstakes was overlooked. No matter. “Nebraska” will find the audience it deserves, and then some. This is the kind of »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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19 Things We Learned from ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Commentary

5 March 2014 7:49 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

At the tail end of 2013, Iron Man 3 received one of the biggest bitch-slaps of the year, courtesy of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The teen novel adaptation swooped in and eclipsed the Marvel superhero’s spot as the highest grossing movie of the year, at least in terms of domestic box office. While The Hunger Games: Catching Fire didn’t overcome the worldwide box office of Iron Man 3, it had its own victory by besting the first installment by more than $200m worldwide. As the movie-going audience prepares for the first of two final sequels releasing later this year, they can stave off their hunger by checking out The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on DVD and Blu-ray. Included on the discs is a commentary with director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson. Lawrence had already been working on the final two films at the time of recording, so his insight goes beyond the production of »

- Kevin Carr

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Everything You Need to Know About the Home Release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

4 March 2014 12:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

This Friday you’ll finally be able to get your hands on a copy of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire via Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View. It’s easily my favorite of the three books and I just loved what they did with the games. Check out the official press release below which includes info on a bonus feature sneak peek at Divergent!

“Spectacular in every sense of the word.”

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone The Explosive #1 Motion Picture Of 2013 Becomes The Most Anticipated Home Entertainment Release Of The Year The Hunger Games: Catching Fire The Second Installment of The Hunger Games Blockbuster Franchise Arrives On Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD, Video On Demand And Pay-Per-View March 7 From Lionsgate Theatrical Release Has Generated Nearly $420 Million At The Domestic Box Office and over $850 Million Worldwide

Santa Monica, CA (January 24, 2014) – The blockbuster second film of »

- Jess Orso

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More of Jennifer Lawrence In Deleted Hunger Games: Catching Fire Scenes

3 March 2014 3:16 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence, from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and Michael DeBruyn, based upon the novel “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins and produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik. The novel is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is available on Blu-Ray, »

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Coming to Home Release March 7

3 March 2014 2:08 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is about to be available for home viewing March 7. The film will be available for purchase either as a Blu-ray Combo Pack for $39.99 or on DVD for $29.95. Special features include deleted scenes, audio commentary with director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson as well as a sneak peek at the next young adult book-turned-film, “Divergent.” In anticipation of the release, two clips from “Catching Fire” have been released. If you haven’t seen “Catching Fire” in the theaters and want to get a peek at what you’ll be in store for, check out the clips below. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” stars Jennifer  [ Read More ]

The post The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Coming to Home Release March 7 appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- monique

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What if Matthew McConaughey were a McWoman?

14 February 2014 4:33 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Let’s all give a great tip of the hat to Best Actor nominee Matthew McConaughey, a man who not long ago smirked and drawled his way through a string of bland romantic comedies, and was celebrated only for his sweaty dedication to his pectorals. In a swift and elegant turnaround, the 44-year-old spent the past three years disappearing into rich characters dreamed up by some of our best contemporary storytellers. Now his fans, and I count myself among them, love to talk about the artistic courage of such a bold reinvention.

Without taking away from his fine work, I »

- Karen Valby

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