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The popular The Hunger Games movie series has received numerous accolades and turned its lead Jennifer Lawrence into a star. In 2013, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was the highest grossing movie in the U.S., and a recent Fandango poll has placed The Hunger Games: Mockingjay as the most anticipated movie of 2014.
Now there are only two films left in the franchise, with Mockingjay – Part 1 releasing this November and Mockingjay – Part 2 ending it all next year. They’re currently filming back-to-back in Atlanta and are scheduled to wrap up on April 18, but before production ends, they want to give something back to the fans.
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- Araceli Roach
Story centers on a young woman who’s best friend goes missing and turns up in a remote spot in the woods with a group called the Outliers, who claim to be able to harness “intuition” and turn it into a powerful psychological weapon. She joins the Outliers but soon finds herself running for her life.
HarperCollins acquired North American publishing rights to McCreight’s upcoming trilogy earlier this year. The first book in the series will be published in late 2015. McCreight’s debut novel “Reconstructing Amelia” appeared on the New York Times hardbound bestseller list the first week after publication. »
- Dave McNary
Lionsgate has acquired the feature film rights to Kimberly McCreight's upcoming novel trilogy “The Outliers,” which is could serve as the studio's next Ya franchise after “The Hunger Games.” In “The Outliers,” Wylie has always had great instincts, but she dismissed them as nothing more, until her best friend went missing. She finds Cassie in a remote spot in the woods with a group called the Outliers, who claim to be able to harness “intuition” and turn it into a powerful psychological weapon called Eq Transference. Bewitched by the utopia they seem to have created, and thrilled to be surrounded. »
- Jeff Sneider
The project was originally set up at New Regency, which has since put it in turn-around. It caught the attention of Endgame CEO Jim Stern, who has always had a deep interest in the late Senator and presidential candidate.
“I was always drawn to his brand of leadership and his brand of passion and where he came out on issues,” Stern told Variety.
Stern added that another reason he wanted to do the film was the opportunity to finally work with Ross.
- Justin Kroll
Veronica Mars is finally in theaters, and in honor of one of our favorite PIs, we grilled co-stars Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, and Krysten Ritter, as well as director Rob Thomas, about important things like their first celebrity crushes and go-to karaoke songs.
Watch the videos below to find out who best-utilized the green screen, who would’ve loved a role in The Hunger Games, and who grew up afraid of hippies. »
- Mandi Bierly
HBO’s still-unnamed, long-planned 1970s rock ‘n’ roll drama pilot, set against the backdrop of New York’s emerging punk scene, is adding a couple more band members.
Max Casella (“The Sopranos”) and Jack Quaid (“The Hunger Games” movies) join the cast as music executives Julian “Julie” Silver and Clark Morelle respectively. While the hot-headed Jules struggles to stay hip and relevant, the younger Clark is just trying to get a foothold in this competitive, fast-paced world.
The project, which is scheduled to begin lensing this summer, stars Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, the founder and president of a top-tier record label who is dealing with a crisis of character. Olivia Wilde plays his former actress-model wife and Juno Temple plays a manipulative, ambitious assistant at the record label.
- Whitney Friedlander
[This is a review for season 2, episode 3 of Vikings. There will be Spoilers.]
For three weeks now, Vikings has proven itself to be in a season of war. In this week’s episode, simply titled ‘Treachery,’ a war is brewing on foreign soil (Wessex), while back in Scandinavia, Rollo has been tasked to keep the women and children safe.
The newly cast Bjorn, played by The Hunger Games star Alexander Ludwig, will most likely be the main focus of many discussions surrounding ‘Treachery;’ however, writer Michael Hirst (The Tudors) seems more interested in contemplating the various moral choices our favorite characters make. In the classical sense, is there a hero, or heroine to be ...
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- David Griffin
Our Favorite Historical Figures in Film and All the Actors Who Played Them Famous people portraying famous people. by wesley bonner While we're obsessed with fictional characters like Katniss Everdeen, the leader of the rebellion against the Capitol in The Hunger Games series, or the kinky CEO Christian Grey in the soon to be feature film 50 Shades of Grey, one genre you'll see every year at the box office is a new angle on an old story, led by a fascinating historical figure that we desperately want to know more about. Just recently, the Academy Awards honored films like 12 Years a Slave, based on the true story of Solomon Northrup and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, an interpretation of the South African President's autobiography. Redditor vanvictor is sharing his collection "Famous People in Fiction," which features some of history's biggest names and the [...] »
- Wesley Bonner
Veronica Mars, the fan-funded silver screen reboot of the beloved TV series, picks up several years after the events in its last episode, with the titular character embarking on making a name for herself at a high-profile New York City law firm.
The relative peace of her mainstream job is short-lived, as Veronica (Kristen Bell) soon learns that her ex-boyfriend Logan (Jason Dohring) is a prime suspect in the murder of his famous girlfriend. In no time, she’s back in Neptune sleuthing her way to the truth. When she’s not on task to exonerate her onetime adversary, Veronica takes some time to reunite with her old pals, and even winds up at her 10-year high school reunion.
Critics agree that Bell enchants once again as Veronica Mars, effortlessly embodying the witty amateur detective she last played in 2007. Most reviews also favorably remark on TV director Rob Thomas’ handling of the big screen project. »
Hooray, a space-based miniseries! An “intergalactic mystery”! Syfy today has announced it has given the green light to 6 hour event series Ascension, and even announced it would air starting this November, running through December. None of this “green light and then who knows when it airs” stuff. It’ll be an early holiday present for us! Thanks, Syfy!
Syfy Gives 6-hour Event Series Ascension Greenlight For Launch In 2014 Original Intergalactic Mystery From Writer/Executive Producer Philip Levens To Be Produced By Sea To Sky Studios With Blumhouse Productions
New York – March 13, 2014 – Syfy is reigniting the channel’s traditional long-form scripted programming event for 4th quarter with the greenlight of the 6-hour series Ascension, it was announced today by Syfy President Dave Howe. Ascension is an ambitious original drama created and written by Philip Levens (Smallville) who will serve as Executive Producer and Showrunner. The series will be produced in Montreal, »
- Erin Willard
Lionsgate has agreed to pay $7.5 million and admit wrongdoing to settle Securities and Exchange Commission claims that the studio failed to disclose all information about its 2010 efforts to block a hostile takeover by Carl Icahn.
“Lionsgate withheld material information just as its shareholders were faced with a critical decision about the future of the company,” said Andrew Ceresney, director of the SEC’s enforcement division. “Full and fair disclosure is crucial in tender offers given that shareholders rely heavily on corporate insiders to make informed decisions, especially in the midst of tender offer battles.”
Ceresney also said it was the first time in nearly three decades that the SEC had filed an enforcement action against a target of a hostile takeover under its tender offer rules.
The SEC said Thursday that Lionsgate management engaged in transactions that allowed board member Mark Rachesky, via his Mhr Fund Management, to boost his »
- Dave McNary
All hail Bjorn Ironside! The first-born son of Ragnar and Lagertha makes his debut Thursday night — well, his second debut — on History’s second season of Vikings, as Alexander Ludwig takes over the role of the older, stronger Bjorn (played in season 1 by Nathan O’Toole).
You’ll recognize Ludwig from breakout roles in The Hunger Games and Lone Survivor, but it’s his new gig as the quiet and obedient son of Travis Fimmel’s raging Ragnar that should make Ludwig pop onto your screen. Before Thursday night’s episode (10 p.m. Et on History), Ludwig stopped by EW »
- Marc Snetiker
Four years is a long time in the life of a youth, and in the case of Ragnar's son, Bjorn, on "Vikings," those years have turned him from a boy into a full grown man.
In the show's season premiere, Lagertha decided to leave her hubby when his Season 1, one-night-stand, Princess Aslaug, came over to their village, fully pregnant with his child. Bjorn, just a boy then, ...
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Feature James Clayton 14 Mar 2014 - 06:37
In The Zero Theorem, Christoph Waltz plays Qohen Leth - a hairless and reclusive computer programmer who lives in his pyjamas in a cavernous ancient cathedral in a dystopian future. This sounds a bit like a midlife crisis. In fact it is a whole life crisis and, for Qohen, that existential despair isn't just a pastime - it's his job. The main protagonists search for the meaning of life forms the narrative core of Terry Gilliam's new film.
Anyone who's ever searched for the meaning of life will be able to tell you that it's a terrible, soul-destroying business unless it's turned into a Monty Python movie. It's therefore a huge relief to know that Gilliam is handling this headspinning sci-fi feature. The quest for »
Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” easily captured the top spot on both national home video sales charts the week ending March 9, outselling Best Picture Oscar winner “12 Years a Slave,” from 20th Century Fox, by a margin of more than 4 to 1, Nielsen data shows.
The sequel also topped Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week, giving Lionsgate a rare triple-play victory on all three home entertainment charts.
The race for second place was more fragmented. “12 Years a Slave” debuted at No. 2 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, DVD and Blu-ray Disc combined – while on Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, Warner’s “Gravity” remained at No. 2 for the second consecutive week. »
- Thomas K. Arnold
Los Angeles, March 13: Actress Shailene Woodley slammed "Twilight Series" saying that the story is all about an unhealthy and toxic relationship.
While she felt a kinship with "The Hunger Games" actress Lawrence, even asking her for advice before accepting the lead role in "Divergent", Woodley doesn't feel the same affinity for Stewart's series, reports eonline.com.
"Twilight, I'm sorry, is about a very unhealthy, toxic relationship,". »
- Lohit Reddy
Already setting pre-order records, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to be released to the UK public on Monday March 17th and we’ve got an exclusive first look at two great snippets of interviews from the Blu-ray and DVD’s with Jena Malone talking about her character Johanna Mason and Elizabeth Banks who takes on the role of Effie Trinket.
If you’re looking to see what we thought of the film, then head right here for our review and more details of the release but let’s face it, you’ve all got this pre-ordered already; right? For me The Hunger Games has safely and positively wiped the memory of such Ya things as Twilight with the Suzanne Collins novels being bought stunningly to the big screen.
They’ve not only put together great movies but also very impressive casts that are led by the non-stoppable Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. »
- Dan Bullock
Shailene Woodley wants fans to know that "Divergent" is not "Twilight." Like "The Twilight Saga," "Divergent" is based on a series of young adult fantasy books, features a teenage female protagonist, and is being released by Summit Entertainment. But the similarities end there, according to "Divergent" star Woodley, who feels that the sensationally popular "Twilight Saga" sent some negative messages to its many fans. "'Twilight,' I'm sorry, is about a very unhealthy, toxic relationship," she complained to Teen Vogue (via Jezebel). "[Bella] falls in love with this guy and the second he leaves her, her life is over and she's going to kill herself! What message are we sending to young people? That is not going to help this world evolve." The futuristic "Divergent" is more in the vein of "The Hunger Games," centering on a young woman (Woodley) fighting against conformity and a totalitarian government which assigns social status »
- HitFix Staff
No offense to entertainment journalists and film critics, but Kate Winslet doesn’t read what they write about her. It’s nothing personal. And it’s not as if she’s inaccessible. In fact, she’s one of the more engaging interviewees one is likely to encounter: sharp, unguarded, down-to-earth, hilarious in a salty-tongued way. This willful indifference to the media is more an act of preservation than anything else.
“It’s the only way I’ve been able to stay sane in these last 20 years,” says the oft-decorated actress, who’s being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 17.
The sentiment is not a recent affectation. Back in 2007, when she was being honored with a Britannia award from BAFTA/La and had just garnered her fifth Oscar nomination, the message was the same. “It’s sort of a survival instinct on some level,” she told Variety at the time. »
- Steve Chagollan
Keke Palmer is set as a recurring for the second season of Showtime’s drama series Masters Of Sex, produced by Sony Pictures Television. Series centers on the pioneers of the science of human sexuality Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), whose research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine. Palmer will play Coral, the nanny hired by the Masters’ to care for their new baby. Palmer, repped by Wme and Laron Entertainment, can next be seen in Flower Films horror/thriller Animal, and indies Brotherly Love and Imperial Dreams. Annie Thurman (The Hunger Games) is set as a series regular in TNT pilot Proof, a supernatural medical drama executive produced by Kyra Sedgwick. Written by Rob Bragin and directed by Alex Graves, Proof centers on Dr. Kathryn Russo (Jennifer Beals), a skeptical, »
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