Following the success of "Silver Linings Playbook," "American Hustle," "The Hangover" and "The Hunger Games," you'd think that any film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper would become a 'must have' project for any distributor.
Throw in an award winning director like Susanne Bier ("In a Better World," "After the Wedding") and you can understand why interest would be high. Yet, no-one has been biting despite several screenings of several different cuts. Today, it was Magnolia Pictures that finally picked up the U.S. rights to the period drama without much fanfare says THR.
In fact, the trade goes so far as to say that Magnolia became a "default distributor" as no others wanted to take it and Magnolia's sister company 2929 Productions financed it. Magnolia is also skipping the awards season altogether and opting for an early 2015 release.
A buyer tells the trade "The film was so edited, it made no sense, »
- Garth Franklin
Katniss is dressed and ready for battle in the latest images from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.
As the symbol of the Rebellion against the Capitol led by President Snow (Donald Sutherland), Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and her supporters are on a mission to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and the nation which gathered strength from her courage to stand up against the regime.
Earlier this week, we got a look at the latest trailer and a battle-readied Katniss on the new poster for Mockingjay – Part 1. If these images have taught us anything, it’s that the Rebellion is going to put up one heck of a fight when the movie opens on November 21.
Check out the latest images from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 below: »
- Rachel West
Lionsgate has unveiled a collection of new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 images from the first half of director Francis Lawrence’s conclusion to the franchise. As seen in the full-length trailer, the story finds Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss on the frontlines of an all-out war between the rebels of District 13 and the Capitol. These new images showcase Katniss’ battle-readiness, but the highlight of Mockingay – Part 1 for me continues to be Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer’s Cressida. She looks absolutely badass in the role, and after hearing Dormer’s thoughts on women in the movie industry at the “Women Who Kick Ass” panel at this year’s Comic-Con, I’m essentially ready to vote her into office. Hit the jump to take a look at the new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 images. The film also stars Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, »
- Adam Chitwood
Jennifer Lawrence knows you need more than a pretty face and a hot bod to be beautiful. And on Sunday, the 24-year-old Oscar winner stepped out in Malibu, Calif., with a bold statement about inner beauty emblazoned on her T-Shirt in the form of quote from Roald Dahl's The Twits. It read: "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." Cute, right? J.Law, who is currently romancing Gwyneth Paltrow's ex Chris Martin, paired her poignant shirt with a pair of tiny Daisy Dukes and flip flops. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 star also pulled hair up in beneath a slouchy gray beanie, toted a hipster-chic weaved purse and rocked pair of »
Weeks after snagging rights to popular Ya franchises Divergent and The Hunger Games, TNT has set its sights on Marvel, securing five of the studio's upcoming movies. In the new pact announced Wednesday, the Turner-owned cable network will get the television premieres of unreleased films from Marvel Studios, including Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015) and Captain America 3 (May 6, 2016). The three other movies TNT will get through the pact have not been named, though Marvel has dates booked through 2019. And Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd as the titular hero, has a release date of
- Philiana Ng
Jeff Smith’s Bone was the 10th most challenged book in 2013 according to a recently released American Booksellers Foundation list. The news comes as Banned Books Week kicks off on Sunday.
Graphic novels will gain the spotlight in this year’s awareness campaign according to Judith Platt, chair of the Banned Books Week National Committee, She said, “This year we spotlight graphic novels because, despite their serious literary merit and popularity as a genre, they are often subject to censorship.”
Smith illustrated the cover to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Banned Books Week Handbook.
10 Most Frequently Challenged Library Books of 2013
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
2. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, »
- Robert Greenberger
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There’s no doubt that one of the hottest basic cable lineups belongs to FX. The channel as a whole is home to some of the boldest shows, and in its 20th year, it still takes major risks. The network has been rewarded with plenty of fans — who come back season after season, show after show, to not only see great scripted dramas and hilarious comedies but also some of the sexiest men on TV. There’s a reason Sons of Anarchy is such a major success: Charlie Hunnam. (Why else would he have originally landed the role of Christian Grey in film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey?) And then there are all the men in Ryan Murphy‘s rotating cast of American Horror Story. Joining Denis O’Hare and Evan Peters this season are Finn Wittrock (The Normal Heart) and Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games »
- Stacy Lambe
Who says the romantic comedy is dead? Sure, it has epic battles, tricky politics, pertinent allegories, and rich and complicated characters, but everyone knows that the love triangle between Katniss, Peeta, and Gale is the real reason why “The Hunger Games” series is so darn popular. See video: New ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Trailer Sends Katniss To Rescue Peeta Thankfully, that is a blatant lie, and even more thankfully, distributor Lionsgate is well aware of that. They're marketing the hell out of “Mockingjay – Part 1,” but none of it looks like the rom-com spot that Jimmy Kimmel ran on his show on Tuesday. »
- Jordan Zakarin
"I never wanted any of this," Katniss says in the new trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.” "I never wanted to be in the games. I just wanted to save my sister and keep Peeta alive." Sorry sister, life just got tougher. There’s a newfound angst found in Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) in the third 'Hunger Games' film, as she becomes a reluctant rebel leader to the people outside the Capitol. Her mission in this film will be rescuing Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) who was captured by President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and his oppressive regime during ‘Catching Fire' and is now being exploited via propaganda. Here’s the official synopsis: 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. »
- Edward Davis
The Maze Runner will finally hit theaters this Friday, September 19th.
Published in October 2009 and based upon the first book in a bestselling series by James Dashner, the novel became a New York Times Best Seller and captured the imaginations of readers around the world. Fans have described it as a combination of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and the legendary television series Lost.
Books to film – especially young adult adaptations – are big bucks at the box office. Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga franchises have collectively grossed more than $5 billion at the worldwide box office, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the 10th highest-grossing film of all time.
Over the weekend, Variety reported:
- Movie Geeks
Near the opening of the trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss points out that she didn’t set out to cause massive social disruption; she only wanted to protect her little sister from certain death at the hand’s of an oppressive regime. It’s an excellent thematic introduction to a penultimate series entry that should radically change what the franchise is all about. What she did by volunteering was intimate and fiercely personal, but it resonated in a way that opened everyone else’s eyes. When one person stands up, the question is why everyone else isn’t on their feet. Donald Sutherland’s President Snow responds with a poetic zen koan about the things we love killing us. Undoubtedly, he loves power, so we’ll see how that all works out for him. Before you watch the trailer, a fair warning: it shows how one character has significantly changed — altering »
- Scott Beggs
With less than two months to go before Christopher Nolan’s latest film takes flight, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. have dropped a new poster for Interstellar, which features Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) kitted out in a spacesuit…
Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Featuring in the cast of Interstellar are Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Michael Caine (Inception), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Casey Affleck (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Matt Damon (Elysium »
- Gary Collinson
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1" is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong, as the first of two cinematic parts based on the novel "Mockingjay", the final book in "The Hunger Games" trilogy, written by author Suzanne Collins, and the third installment in "The Hunger Games" film series.
"...starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Jeffrey Wright, Sutherland and Philip Seymour Hoffman, the story continues to follow 'Katniss Everdeen' (Lawrence) who, after escaping the 'Third Quarter Quell', becomes a reluctant hero and symbol of hope for the nation of 'Panem'.
"Katniss finds herself in 'District 13' after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of 'President Coin' (Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, »
- Michael Stevens
The countdown is finally over! The brand new trailer for the most anticipated film of the year, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 was released exclusively on TheHungerGamesExclusive.com. But now, we’ve got it right here on CinemaNerdz!
In conjunction with the debut of the trailer, be sure to check out The Hunger Games Exclusive Series #2, including exclusive new images and interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer, Mahershala Ali, and more on TheHungerGamesExclusive.com. Also, don’t forget to check out our post New Character Posters from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Released if you haven’t already.
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Synopsis: 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 President Coin (Julianne Moore »
- Mike Tyrkus
Empire have also debuted the new one-sheet, which features the same image: The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan. The cast includes: Matthew McConaughey (“Magic Mike”), Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables”), Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Bill Irwin (“Rachel Getting Married”), John Lithgow (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Casey Affleck (“Gone Baby Gone”), David Gyasi (“Cloud Atlas”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Mackenzie Foy (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2”) Timothée Chalamet (TV’s “Homeland”), Topher Grace (“Spider-Man 3”), David Oyelowo (“Jack Reacher”), Ellen Burstyn (“The Exorcist”), and Michael Caine (“The Cider »
Today we have the first full-length trailer for the most anticipated film of the year, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. The first instalment of Mockingjay will focus on a traumatised Katniss as she reluctantly becomes a symbol of Panem's revolution against the tyrannical Capitol.
The post Here’s The Full The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer! appeared first on FilmoFilia.
- Allan Ford
"Look, I don't know if he's brave or stupid, but whatever it is, we need more of it," says Minho (Ki Hong Lee) of Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) in The Maze Runner, out Friday. While potential audiences may think the line can also apply to the post-apocalyptic, young-adult film adaptation at large, star Dylan O'Brien clarified that the film is distinct from the genre's recent entries, The Hunger Games and Divergent. "We don't have romance in the movie, and I love that, for the first time in one of these really cool Ya stories," he told The
- Ashley Lee
So far the buildup toward The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 has been one of our favorite movie campaigns of the year. The marketing folks have done some creepy, subtle and even subversive things with their poster-art campaign so far, and the teaser trailers have all done a restrained job of, well, teasing. But now that the movie is just over three months away, Lionsgate has decided to move away from the teasing and start showing something substantial. Fans are going to be very happy the studio did. The Hunger Games continues to be one of the most surprising blockbuster franchises around. Catching Fire really elevated the material from the first film, setting up a story of high-stakes underdog revolution that hasn't really been seen on the big screen since The...
- Peter Hall
As The Day Today’s Chris Morris might put it, “That’s it! It’s war!” The conflict between the despotic, resource-rich and couture-obsessed Capitol and the defiant Districts is coming to a violent head in the latest trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. Check it out below. Here, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has been recruited to lead the rebel forces against those of President Snow, working alongside the likes of Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), Beetee (Jeffrey Wright), Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman, in what will be one of his final performances) and President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore). Katniss has now been brought to District 13, long thought destroyed and written out of Panem history but, it emerges, a power to be reckoned with. But even as the Districts start to make progress against the Capitol’s armies, Snow delivers a nasty propaganda surprise: Peeta (Josh Hutcherson »
A new trailer for the 3rd installment in the incredibly popular The Hunger Games series has just dropped online and you can watch it below. The revolution has finally started in the world of The Hunger Games and Katniss Everdeen, a girl who only ever wanted to protect her sister, will have to lead the […]
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