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11 Big Differences Between The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Book And Movie

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay . Part 1 is the third of four planned movies in the Hunger Games franchise. This time around, director Francis Lawrence had a major task ahead of him, bringing the first half of a relatively quick read to life in a two-hour movie. Largely he succeeds, adding details and embellishments to Suzanne Collins. original story in order to flesh out the world that Katniss, Peeta and Gale live in. Following are the 15 biggest changes I noticed in my screening of Lionsgate.s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay .Part 1. Plenty of other details were changed, of course, and feel free to remark on any changes you feel may have been more noticeable. There are many spoilers in the Mockingjay . Part 1 book to movie comparison. Do not delve in if you want the film to be a surprise. Like other Hunger Games movies, we get behind-the-scenes intel from the »

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Amy Adams Is Playing Janis Joplin, Get The Badass Details

21 November 2014 3:08 PM, PST

A Janis Joplin biopic has long been touted, and one finally seems to be moving ahead with purpose after it was reported that Amy Adams will star as the legendary singer. There also appears to be a new director for the film too as Jean-Marc Vallee is confirmed to be in talks to helm. Today, THR is reporting that Jean-Marc Valllee is in talks to direct the Janis Joplin biopic, which appears to confirm a hint dropped by the Wild director earlier this year. During an IndieWire interview at Tiff, Jean-Marc Vallee was asked what future projects he currently has in the pipeline, and he cautiously answered, "next year I.ve got a rock-n-roll film happening. I can.t talk about it, though." Amy Adams. involvement isn.t actually that much of a surprise. She has been linked with a role as the singing sensation for several years now. In »

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5 Oscars Guardians Of The Galaxy Deserves To Win

21 November 2014 2:36 PM, PST

The Oscars are coming up soon, which means that every drama, historical epic and film that made its audience cry will be considered for nomination, but one genre of filmmaking that will likely get ignored again this year is the comic book film. Whether it.s the idea that these stories are juvenile or that they just don.t fit in with the standard Oscar fare, the people in charge of the Oscars have mostly glossed over superhero films, though there have been a few exceptions like Heath Ledger winning Best Supporting Actor for The Joker. However, there was one film this year that appealed just enough to both comic book fans and the general audience that it may be able to escape the negative stigma and make a splash at the Oscars this year: Guardians of the Galaxy. Earning almost universally positive reviews and earning over 700 million at the »

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The Star Wars 7 Ending Just Might Ruin Your Childhood

21 November 2014 1:58 PM, PST

We have been speculating on what might be shown in the first teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as when that footage might be shown. That conversation has distracted us from analyzing the latest in spoilery plot rumors, but a massive bombshell of an announcement caught us with such a roundhouse that we had to pick it apart and discuss. even though we.re devouring it with the requisite grains of salt. You really don.t want to be spoiled on this, folks, so stop reading now if you.d like to go into The Force Awakens with the purest of hearts. Still here? Oh man, Ok. Here it goes. Star Wars 7 News has stumbled on a story that they think spells out the conclusion to Abrams. movie. This could be true. It likely is bogus. But the site is going on record »

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The Jurassic World Trailer Teaser Is A Perfect Callback To The Franchise's Greatest Moment

21 November 2014 12:22 PM, PST

Universal Studios Brazil very stealthily confirmed yesterday that our assumptions on just when we'll be seeing a Jurassic World trailer are true. And they did so with a video perfect for throwback Thursday, which you can watch below. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by Universal Pictures Brasil. So besides the big message on the video's posting that states, "Something big is coming ...#JurassicWorld trailer next Friday," the video actually finds a clever way to signal the coming of our first look at the next stage of unnatural evolution. In case you need a refresher, you can watch the classic clip from Jurassic Park that inspired this announcement trailer below. Now if you go back »

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The Jurassic World Teaser Is A Perfect Callback To The Franchise's Greatest Moment

21 November 2014 12:22 PM, PST

Universal Studios Brazil very stealthily confirmed yesterday that our assumptions on just when we'll be seeing a Jurassic World trailer are true. And they did so with a video perfect for throwback Thursday, which you can watch below. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by Universal Pictures Brasil. So besides the big message on the video's posting that states, "Something big is coming ...#JurassicWorld trailer next Friday," the video actually finds a clever way to signal the coming of our first look at the next stage of unnatural evolution. In case you need a refresher, you can watch the classic clip from Jurassic Park that inspired this announcement trailer below. Now if you go back »

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Patrick Stewart Is Terrifying As A Neo-Nazi In His New Movie

21 November 2014 12:18 PM, PST

Between his portrayal of Captain Jean Luc Picard and Professor X, and his fun frolics about New York and online, we've all come to love Patrick Stewart. But the actor takes a turn to the dark side with his latest role, which you can get a peak of below. First look at me as a very bad guy in Jeremy Saulnier's @greenroomfilm to be released by @BroadGreen next year. pic.twitter.com/10TNjUmmNW. Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) November 20, 2014 Green Room is a drama written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier, a cinematographer on the rise who broke through as a writer-director last year with his chilling thriller Blue Ruin. The film won praise as well as the Fipresci Prize at the illustrious Cannes Film Festival. And it seems it got Saulnier the kind of attention you need to pull together an impeccable cast. Along with Patrick Stewart, Green Room boasts appearances »

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Why Hunger Games Made The Right Decision By Splitting Mockingjay Into Two Parts

21 November 2014 11:34 AM, PST

In the wake of the resounding success of the first Hunger Games movie, Lionsgate raised some eyebrows by announcing Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy would be spun into four films. The third book Mockingjay would be split in two. This raised predictable outcry of a cash grab. But two years later, we're finally seeing where director Francis Lawrence has divided the final chapter of Katniss Everdeen. And frankly, it's perfection. Warning: The following will contain spoilers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. There were some serious concerns when Lionsgate announced The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 & 2. Chief among these was how could such a short book support two movies. At 390 pages, there was in theory a lot less ground to cover than the 750-some pages of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows or Twilight: Breaking Dawn offer. But while The Hunger Games books were solely embedded with »

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Has Another Mixtape, Here's What Was On It

21 November 2014 11:16 AM, PST

Given that it reached the top of the Billboard 200 chart and was certified gold after eight weeks on the shelves, it.s safe to say that Awesome Mix Vol. 1 was one of the best parts of Guardians of the Galaxy. These songs were already classics, but the way they worked alongside the film.s narrative was spectacular. The end of the film teased Peter Quill.s new Awesome Mix Vol. 2 which we.ll hopefully get to hear in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. But if you.re looking for more music that helped shape the colorful sci-fi epic, there is another selection of songs crucial to the production that director James Gunn has revealed to the masses. Earlier this week on his Facebook page, Gunn posted a listing of songs for what was originally called the Boot of Jemiah playlist, but is now officially titled Awesome Mix Vol. Zero. They are »

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Made A Fortune Overnight

21 November 2014 10:32 AM, PST

With one of the worst summers on record in the books for 2014, the fall isn't showing much promise of reversing the trend. Whether everyone's saving their pennies for 2015's overstuffed line up, or if the options this year just haven't been that good, it's hard out there for a property to make a smash like they used to in the old days. Of course, with every trend there's an exception, and 2014 has two great big ones on its books as of today: Marvel movies and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the latter of which just grabbed an impressive $17 million in the wee small hours of its opening last night. Deadline broke the figures for last night's opening, as well as provided the last two opening night showings for the franchise's previous installments. For reference, last year's Catching Fire grabbed $25.2 million on its opening night, and The Hunger Games brought »

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The Planet Of The Apes Franchise May Be Around Longer Than We Thought

21 November 2014 9:37 AM, PST

Andy Serkis has revealed that he doesn.t actually know how long the rebooted Planet Of The Apes franchise will go on for. But the English actor has excelled as Caesar in the highly acclaimed blockbusters, and he has teased that there are many more adventures still yet to come. Andy Serkis is currently doing the publicity rounds to promote the upcoming release of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes on Blu-Ray, DVD and Blu-Ray 3D at the start of next week. And during a discussion with MTV UK, Serkis was asked what he is most excited about for the upcoming third edition to the hairy franchise. And rather than waffling on and providing the same drone answers that actors usually give when quizzed about a sequel, Andy Serkis admitted that things are still very much up in the air right now. But rather than being worried by this »

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How Miley Cyrus Is Supporting The Topless-Rights Movie Free The Nipple

21 November 2014 9:30 AM, PST

Considering how often she.s flaunting her skin in skimpy, sexy on-stage outfits, singer-songwriter and occasional actress Miley Cyrus seems to be the ideal supporter for the topless satire Free the Nipple. But how will she lend her hand to this cause? Variety reports that Miley Cyrus has recorded a cover of Melanie Safka.s song "Look What They.ve Done to My Song, Ma," which will be played over the end credits of Lina Esco.s feature Free the Nipple. Cyrus met Esco while filming the comedy Lol, and the director showed her an early version of the nudity satire film Free the Nipple. The former Hannah Montana loved what she saw, and agreed to contribute the track (and hopefully draw more attention to the under-the-radar Sundance Selects film). Free the Nipple is inspired by a phrase Lina Esco coined in 2013. Her film exists to protest laws that currently »

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Mel Gibson And Andrew Garfield Are Going To War, Here Are The Details

21 November 2014 8:55 AM, PST

Mel Gibson is planning his next cinematic assault and he has convinced Andrew Garfield to come along for the ride with him. And if the appeal of Martin Riggs and Spider-Man teaming up together isn.t enough for you, then hopefully the fact that their efforts will take place during World War II can convince you of the film.s merits. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mel Gibson is set to step behind the camera once again for Hacksaw Ridge. The drama will tell the true story of Private First Class Desmond T. Doss, a war hero who picked up the Congressional Medal of Honor despite the fact that he decided not to bear arms on religious grounds throughout the war. Andrew Garfield would play Doss if he.s cast, but at the moment discussions are still at a very early stage. Unfortunately it hasn.t be announced if Mel »

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Discuss The Hunger Games: Mockingkay - Part 1 With Spoilers And Rate It

21 November 2014 8:28 AM, PST

The Mockingjay lives! As of last night, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and the resistance from the Districts is back on screen for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay . Part 1, the debut adaptation of Suzanne Collins. third novel (but not the complete conclusion to the series. not just yet). Eric Eisenberg wrote our Hunger Games: Mockingjay review, and praised the film.s character-driven approach and mature political themes. Now it.s your turn. We.re giving you an open forum to discuss Francis Lawrence.s latest Hunger Games sequel with the freedom of spoilers! If you haven.t seen The Hunger Games yet, run away! This page is Loaded With Spoilers. The rest of you can spend the rest of the week . as well as the weekend -- raving (or ranting) about our newest epic, Mockingjay. And participate in our poll below, telling us how you thought The Hunger Games: Mockingjay »

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Awards Blend: American Sniper Is Clint Eastwood's Best Film In Years, But...

21 November 2014 7:26 AM, PST

Almost every year, Clint Eastwood attempts to have an Oscar contender ready to drop into the race. Sometimes, those campaigns pan out, as when Million Dollar Baby (2004) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) drummed up Academy support. Recently, however, Eastwood films like Hereafter, J. Edgar and Jersey Boys have failed to generate awards heat. Will American Sniper connect with voters, or fizzle out before the race even begins? We discuss the film.s prospects in this week.s Awards Blend podcast. Not a lot has changed this week, as few movies that haven.t already been seen chose to show their cards. Most of us are still waiting on Angelina Jolie.s Unbroken, which held its world premiere in Australia (but is under strict embargo for every print outlet). Movies like Selma and American Sniper did start screening for wider critical audiences, however, and I.ve shifted the charts accordingly based »

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Why Effie Is Mockingjay's Unexpected Mvp

21 November 2014 4:59 AM, PST

Warning: The following article discusses The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and contains mild spoilers. With the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, the gap between the worlds of Suzanne Collins' novels and the movies they've inspired widens considerably. And believe it or not that's a good thing, especially as it concerns a fan favorite of the franchise, Effie Trinket. Though the Capitol-based PR maven/District 12 talent handler was barely in the third book in Collin's trilogy, the franchise's filmmakers wisely lace her throughout the first half of the novel's adaptation. With her uncrushable passion for fashion and expert side-eye, Effie brings some desperately needed levity to this sequel, making her the movie's unexpected Mvp. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 begins with Katniss suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Peeta the prisoner of President Snow, and Finnick transformed from confident to cowering. Embedded in »

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Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Hunger Games, Dumb And Dumber To, And Beyond The Lights

21 November 2014 3:52 AM, PST

With so many titles to choose from, Netflix Instant's library can be overwhelming. So we bring you this biweekly column as a tool to cut through the clutter by highlighting some now streaming titles that pair well with the latest theatrical releases. Looking to Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Dumb and Dumber To and Beyond The Lights for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of female-fronted dystopian dramas, moron-centric comedies, and African-American-fronted romantic dramas. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Having survived The Quarter Quell, Katniss finds herself at the center of a brewing revolution between District 13 and The Capitol. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks star; Francis Lawrence directs. Read our review here. For more stories of teen girls thriving despite the incredible odds set against them in dark dystopias, check out these three dramas from around the globe. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire »

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There's A Giant Problem That The Animation Industry Will Have To Deal With

20 November 2014 9:14 PM, PST

Next week, The Penguins Of Madagascar will be opening on a wide release platform, allowing audiences around the country to see the cute and cuddly adventures of Skipper and his brothers in arms. For the most part, those screens will be equipped with digital projectors that display the film at the highest image quality possible by theatrical standards. While this seems like the right move forward in terms of progress, it nor represents an as of yet unreported drawback, in particular for films of the animated variety. While 4K projection has upped the game for live action films, it's going to prove to be hell for CGI animated films. The BBC reported today that the 4K revolution is proving to be a stumbling block for the animated market, as it not only puts a strain on the limitations of the machines that are currently used in the production, but they »

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Wait, The Stand Is Getting How Many Movies?

20 November 2014 7:27 PM, PST

Since 2011, the upcoming feature adaptation of The Stand has been evolving, and like any good viral plague it's resistant to any efforts to try and destroy it. It's already gone through three directors, as well as various format changes. In particular, the question of just how many movies would be made out of the incredibly long Stephen King novel has been one of the greatest sources of debate, as both a multi-film arc and a single, three-hour long film have been mentioned in the run up to production. As of today, it looks like the multi-film approach has worked out, and to the tune of four movies. Kevin Smith's podcast Hollywood Babble-On had current director Josh Boone -- who also directed this summer's smash hit adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars -- on the show, and what he had to say about the long in-gestation adaptation's history was »

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Pete's Dragon Is Coming And It Might Star This Actress

20 November 2014 6:53 PM, PST

Disney.s reboot of Pete.s Dragon seems to have lined up its female lead. Bryce Dallas Howard is currently in early talks to play female lead in the miovie as the studio try to get everything in order before they steam ahead with production. Variety was the first to report that Bryce Dallas Howard, who has previously starred in The Help and The Village, and is also the daughter of director Ron Howard, has entered negotiations to star in Pete's Dragon. The trade also went on to confirm that acting icon Robert Redford could be in line to continue his recent on-screen renaissance with the film as well. It.s believed that the Sundance to Paul Newman.s Butch in William Goldman.s seminal 1969 masterpiece will star alongside Oakes Fegley, who will play the titular character. That.s to say he will portray Pete - not the dragon. That »

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