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Brenton Thwaites Set For Pirates Of The Caribbean 5

4 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With Johnny Depp as usual strapped to the mast as Captain Jack Sparrow and not one, but two directors (Kon-Tiki duo Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg) recruited, the fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean film, Dead Men Tell No Tales is gathering the rest of its scurvy crew. Aussie actor Brenton Thwaites has now won the coveted role on Henry.Disney went on the usual casting splurge recently, looking at the likes of Kingsman’s Taron Egerton, Pride’s George Mackay and The Fault In Our StarsAnsel Elgort to fill the type of role once held by Orlando Bloom and, more recently, Sam Claflin in On Stranger Tides. Thwaites won out to play the dashing British soldier who will factor into the plot somehow.With a script that has seen work from Jeff Nathanson, Dead Men Tell No Tales is busy building the cast, with offers out to Javier Bardem »

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has biggest Friday opening of 2014; although the lowest of the franchise

7 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It may be the lowest of the franchise thus far, but The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has smashed records for 2014 with the biggest opening Friday of the year.

Taking a whopping $55 million across 4,151 screens, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has eclipsed Transformers: Age of Extinction, which had a Friday total of $41.8 million. With an extra foreign gross, the movie currently sits on $122 million worldwide. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 should take around $125 million over the weekend in the Us alone.

But it’s not all good news for Lionsgate, as despite the good takings, it’s the lowest opening for The Hunger Games series. The original movie opened to $67.3 million while its sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had a Friday opening of $71 million. Experts have theorised that the dip could be due to series fatigue and the fact this is the first part of a two-part movie. »

- Luke Owen

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Francis Lawrence: Directing 'Mockingjay' was like 'wrangling puppies'

19 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When director Francis Lawrence signed on to join "The Hunger Games" franchise, he probably didn't realize what he was getting himself into, what with the pressure, the jokes and the...puppies?  HitFix's Katie Hasty sat down with the director to discuss the newest installment "Mockingjay - Part I," its Oscar-winning star, and its musical influences. Lawrence (no relation to Jennifer Lawrence, of course) joined the series on "Catching Fire," after "Hunger Games" director Gary Ross exited, and helped develop the franchise into a serious  pop culture juggernaut. Despite working on "Fire," Lawrence still felt some pressure when it came to calling the shots on "Mockingjay," which expands the franchise's world significantly and is noticeably darker than its predecessors.  "I felt a different kind of pressure," he explains. "[On 'Catching Fire'], I had to prove myself a little bit as the new guy in the game. It was a relief that it was received well by the fans. »

- Dave Lewis

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17 things you never knew about The Hunger Games

22 November 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The beginning of the end is nigh for Hunger Games fans – Mockingjay: Part 1 is out in cinemas now, and for our money it's the best in the series yet.

Fans of Suzanne Collins' book trilogy and the Lionsgate adaptations are about as dedicated as they come, as we discovered earlier this month at the film's world premiere in London.

But we've set ourselves the challenge of uncovering a few tidbits that might not be widely known. Below are 17 things you probably never knew about The Hunger Games.

1. The three-fingered salute has become iconic for Hunger Games fans, first seen as a gesture of solidarity in District 12 and later adopted by Katniss as a revolutionary gesture. But its significance reached new levels this year when the salute was adopted as a form of silent resistance by protestors in Thailand this year, and subsequently banned by the military.

2. Author Suzanne Collins »

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Brenton Thwaites circles Pirates of the Caribbean 5

21 November 2014 1:52 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

By this point, we’ve come to expect that every Pirates of the Caribbean movie needs a milquetoast hero at its center, to balance out the quirkiness of Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow. Orlando Bloom fit that mold in the first three films, and was replaced by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘s Sam Claflin in the fourth film, and now it looks like The Giver and Maleficent actor Brenton Thwaites is in talks for Pirates 5

The news comes from TheWrap, who state that Thwaites is circling the role of a British soldier named Henry. No other details are given, but they do affirm that Javier Bardem is in talks to play the villain. Christoph Waltz was in the running for a while, but dropped out to focus on Bond 24 instead. 

Directed by Kon-Tiki helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen SandbergPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales »

- James Garcia

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Mahershala Ali Talks The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, The Film’s Commentary on War and Propaganda, House Of Cards, Kicks, and More

21 November 2014 11:54 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.  In the next installment, we find Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) at the forefront of the rebellion in District 13 while Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna (Jena Malone) are held captive in the Capitol.  Unlike the last two films which focused on surviving the games Mockingjay – Part 1 is about the rebellion spreading throughout Panem and the way both sides play the media to gain the upper hand.  It’s an extremely well done movie and fans of the franchise will not be disappointed.  Joining the cast are Cressida (Natalie Dormer), Boggs (Mahershala Ali), Pollux (Elden Henson), Messalla (Evan Ross), and Castor (Wes Chatham) alongside Liam HemsworthWoody HarrelsonJulianne MoorePhilip Seymour HoffmanElizabeth BanksSam Claflin, and Donald Sutherland. Last weekend in New York City I landed an exclusive video interview with Mahershala Ali.  During our »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Thwaites Scores Key Role In Fifth "Pirates"

21 November 2014 10:11 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first three had Orlando Bloom, the fourth had Sam Claflin, now the fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" has cast its young hunk role and this time it's set to be played by rising young Australian star Brenton Thwaites ("The Giver," "Maleficent").

Thwaites is in talks for the role of a British soldier named Henry in the project which follows Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) being hunted by Captain Brand (Javier Bardem), a ghost bent on revenge against Sparrow whom he holds responsible for the murder of his brother.

Geoffrey Rush is expected back as Captain Barbossa, though other casting hasn't been revealed at this point.

"Kon-Tiki" filmmakers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg are directing the next instalment in the franchise which begins shooting in Australia in February ahead of a Summer 2017 release.

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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Director Francis Lawrence Talks The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Deleted Scenes, the Lack of IMAX, the Batman vs. Superman Logo in I Am Legend, and More

20 November 2014 5:42 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening this weekend is director Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.  In the next installment, we find Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) at the forefront of the rebellion in District 13 while Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna (Jena Malone) are held captive in the Capitol.  Unlike the last two films which focused on surviving the games, Mockingjay – Part 1 is about the rebellion spreading throughout Panem and the way both sides play the media to gain the upper hand.  It’s an extremely well done movie and fans of the franchise will not be disappointed.  Joining the cast are Cressida (Natalie Dormer), Boggs (Mahershala Ali), Pollux (Elden Henson), Messalla (Evan Ross), and Castor (Wes Chatham) alongside Liam HemsworthWoody HarrelsonJulianne MoorePhilip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth BanksSam Claflin, and Donald Sutherland. A few days ago in New York City I landed a great video interview with Francis Lawrence.  During »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay's' Sam Claflin on Finnick's bond with Katniss

20 November 2014 4:28 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

You thought you knew Finnick Odair after "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"? Actor Sam Claflin wants you to meet the real Finnick in the upcoming "Mockingjay - Part I." Things get intense in the third film of the series, and Finnick finds he has a lot in common with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), as they take their personal vengeance all the way to the Capital as Panem erupts into rebellion. "A dark side comes out," Claflin explains to HitFix's Katie Hasty in the recent video interview at the top of the story. "It's an opportunity for Finnick to unfurl his real emotions," and not be just a vain victor with a pretty face. Claflin may not be as famous as Finnick, but he's won over fans who were initially wary of his casting in "Catching Fire." "The Character of Finnick was so beloved by fans...so when I was cast and »

- Dave Lewis

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Review Roundup: What Do Critics Think About the Third Movie?

20 November 2014 8:35 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Will the odds ever be in The Hunger Games franchise's favor? All signs point to yes, given that the first two movies grossed more than $1.5 billion. The third chapter, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, arrives in theaters Friday and features returning stars Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, Willow Shields, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci and Jeffrey Wright. Director Francis Lawrence's film also introduces a few new characters, played by Cressida Bonas, Julianne Moore and Evan Ross. In addition to being a hit at the box office, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiered to rave »

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New clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 featuring Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Natalie Dormer

20 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its release today, Lionsgate has dropped a new clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 featuring Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Natalie Dormer; check it out below…

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 in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Meta Golding, Jena Malone, Stef Dawson, Natalie Dormer, Lily Rabe, Jeffrey Wright, Evan Ross, Mahershala Ali, Wes Chatham, Eldon Henson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Julianne Moore. »

- Gary Collinson

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Natalie Dormer Talks The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the Audition Process, Her Haircut, Comic-Con, Game Of Thrones, and More

19 November 2014 4:25 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening this weekend is director Francis Lawrence's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.  In the next installment, we find Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) at the forefront of the rebellion in District 13 while Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna (Jena Malone) are held captive in the Capitol.  Unlike the last two films which focused on surviving the games, Mockingjay - Part 1 is about the rebellion spreading throughout Panem and the way both sides play the media to gain the upper hand.  It's an extremely well done movie and fans of the franchise will not be disappointed.  Joining the cast are Cressida (Natalie Dormer), Boggs (Mahershala Ali), Pollux (Elden Henson), Messalla (Evan Ross), and Castor (Wes Chatham) alongside Liam HemsworthWoody HarrelsonJulianne MoorePhilip Seymour Hoffman,Elizabeth BanksSam Claflin, and Donald Sutherland. A few days ago in New York City I landed an exclusive interview with Natalie Dormer.  The actress plays the character of Cressida, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I Movie Review

19 November 2014 2:06 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Director: Francis Lawrece Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemswroth, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stanley Tucci and Elizabeth Banks Having the inner emotional strength and capability to not only protect yourself and the people who are the closest to you throughout difficult times of war and turmoil is an intense burden for anyone to take on, especially for a teenager. But when a person naturally embodies the ability to lead not only their loved ones in the fight against their oppressors, but also powerfully influence an entire country who believes in their ideals  [ Read More ]

The post The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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New clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

19 November 2014 7:46 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release tomorrow, Lionsgate has dropped a new clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 featuring Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss and Mahershala Ali’s Boggs; check it out below…

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 in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Meta Golding, Jena Malone, Stef Dawson, Natalie Dormer, Lily Rabe, Jeffrey Wright, Evan Ross, Mahershala Ali, Wes Chatham, Eldon Henson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, »

- Gary Collinson

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15 Actors Almost Cast In The Hunger Games

19 November 2014 6:11 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Lionsgate

The Hunger Games has become a most unique hit. While young adult adaptations tend to pander to the converted, all but alienating those not already addicted to the source novels (hello Twilight), the dystopian sci-fi has managed to tap into the mainstream, balancing the swoon-inducing romance with confident, large-scale action. Everyone knew it would be big, but no one expected it to be this good.

It’s now the franchise to beat, with countless other similar series being brought to life, albeit to distinctly less success. What The Hunger Games has that Divergent or The Maze Runner intrinsically lack (aside from a first movie that actually worked on its own) is the characters, who feel like real people, rather than avatars of teenage angst.

The quality of acting involved certainly helps. We’re so used to Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair, Jena Malone as Johanna Mason and, »

- Alex Leadbeater

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How Finnick Drastically Changes From The Hunger Games: Catching Fire To Mockingjay

19 November 2014 4:40 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, British heartthrob Sam Claflin won our hearts as the sexy, smirking and surprisingly noble Finnick Odair. But reprising his role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Claflin offers us a very different Finnick from the character's first frames. Minor spoilers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 lie ahead: By the start of this third Hunger Games installment, Finnick has twice survived the deadly games put on by the Capitol to keep the Districts in line. For the first time since his reaping, he's out of the spotlight of President Snow, and it makes for a character that Sam Claflin compares to Marilyn Monroe. In our exclusive interview, Sam Claflin said of Finnick: "The Finnick that we meet in the last movie, my sort of understanding was, when I read the books, was that it was all kind of a character, »

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Amanda’s Adaptations: Mockingjay – Book Vs Film

19 November 2014 3:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The third story in the Suzanne Collins-penned trilogy divided opinion. Mockingjay had an entirely different tone to the first two stories and spent a large portion of the book focusing on Katniss Everdeen’s mental breakdown. There was a new district, new faces and a very fragile Katniss – and no Peeta. For the film adaptation, the powers that be have opted to split this final book into two films and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 explores the first half of the novel.

When we left Katniss at the end of Catching Fire, she had just made it out of her second games in two years only to learn that Peeta had been captured, District 12 – her home – had been destroyed and a rebellion had begun.

Mockingjay picks up with Katniss in a state of mental confusion. She has been so heavily sedated to deal with her breakdown that she »

- Amanda Keats

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Sharon Osbourne Slightly Shades Jennifer Lawrence, The Talk Videos

18 November 2014 8:47 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Man, does Sharon Osbourne like to remind us all that she sold her furniture and house doodads to Jessica Simpson who Then sold it all to Jennifer Lawrence, like a high end garage sale. When she sold her place to Christina Aguilera. it wasn’t the same situation.Sharon Osbourne on Jennifer Lawrence & “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” Sam Claflin Visits – The Talk (11/18)Sharon Osbourne on Jennifer Lawrence Shopping at IKEAOscar winner Jennifer Lawrence says she shops at Ikea because she didn’t come from money. Sharon Osbourne says, “She earns her money. She’s a hard-working girl…but the thing is […] »

- April Neale

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Liam Hemsworth Reveals His Hot Body Diet: You Won't Believe What He Eats

18 November 2014 2:04 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Liam Hemsworth looks good with or without his shirt on. But now that The Hunger Games franchise has wrapped, is the 24-year-old actor enjoying letting himself go a little bit? "I would love to just eat pizza for the rest of my life [and] burgers," the Aussie actor told me last night at the premiere of Mockingjay, Part 1 (in theaters on Nov. 21). But then he quickly added with a laugh, "I do it anyway. I don't let it stop me." Josh Hutcherson said he's not as worried about staying in Peeta shape. "I've been veg'ing out and chilling for awhile now," he said. Sam Claflin, whose very hot body was on display in the first two Hunger Games movies, admitted »

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Review: Jennifer Lawrence remains the beating heart of intense 'Mockingjay Part 1'

18 November 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As much as "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" is about anything, it is about Jennifer Lawrence. I don't mean that it's about Katniss Everdeen, the character she's playing, either. Sure, Katniss is once again front and center as we see the aftermath now of what happened at the end of the Quarter Quell games in "Catching Fire," with Katniss poised to be the face of the revolution. But when I say this is a film about Jennifer Lawrence, I mean it's about her fame, the pressure that she's under to make this franchise work because of what it means to Lionsgate, and the way she continually manages to deliver moments that feel authentic, whether they are or not, even under the unforgiving microscope of fame. It's also a pretty good yarn, told with a great deal of energy, packed with actors who are doing everything they can to sell what is, »

- Drew McWeeny

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