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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Teaser Logo Now Online

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6057:]]A new teaser of sorts for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has landed online. There is no footage, but it includes some music with special effects of the logo with the release date in French.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has a November 22, 2013 release directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Elizabeth Banks, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson and Donald Sutherland.

Synopsis:

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.

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New Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Image

Check out a new promo image to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire featuring Oscar-award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence.

Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen for the sequel which has a November 22nd release.

Synopsis:

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.

(via MSN)

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Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises Up For People’s Choice Awards

The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Hunger Games and Snow White and the Huntsman are all nominees for the Favorite Movie category in the People’s Choice Awards.

You can head on over to PeoplesChoice.com to vote for your favorite.

The People’s Choice Awards started in 1975 as a way for people to vote for their favorite Hollywood movies and actors.

Initially, there were only 14 categories, the People’s Choice Awards has grown to include over 40.

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People’s Choice, the original metric of pop culture, is dedicated to providing entertainment fans with a platform to express their opinions. The annual People’s Choice Awards live telecast gives fans a chance to honor their favorite entertainers, while the People’s Choice official website, peopleschoice.com, lets enthusiasts voice their choices year round through polls and contests.

The People’s Choice Awards celebrates fan favorites in music, movies and television and is the only major awards show where real people – not industry insiders – determine the nominees and winners, setting it apart from other awards shows.

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CW Gets “Sick” – New Hunger Games Type Contagion Series

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A new series will be coming to the CW, one described as a cross between The Hunger Games and Contagion.

Aptly titled Sick, the series is about a world where youths are quarantined after a mysterious virus makes the adults “allergic” to teenagers.

According to Deadline, Sick “centers on a band of teens who escape from their containment units and go on the run from authorities.”

We are assuming there is more to the “allergy” than is described here, because it does sounds kinda goofy.

As soon as the kid turns 13 they become deadly? And vice-versa, once they hit 20, they are safe?

It almost sounds similar to the Justin Timberlake movie, In Time, where a form of population control was implemented with people on their 25th birthday getting allotted a specific amount of time left to live, which was used for payments and bartering. 

Perhaps in Sick, for every teenager that reaches their 20th birthday, another adult dies? 

Maybe not, though, as the teenagers are said to be quarantined.

We’ll have to wait and hear more about this one before fully judging, I suppose.

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The Hunger Games Takes In Over $200 Million For Opening

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1074:]]No surprise for moviegoers this weekend is that The Hunger Games managed to gobble up the box office.

The midnight opening saw records shattered as The Hunger Games took the top spot for a non-sequel with $19.7 million, and went on to have the fifth best Friday opening ever ($68 million).

The trend continued on to Saturday where another $51 million was won.

Domestically, the The Hunger Games brought in a whopping $155 million for opening weekend, which places it in third behind the likes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($169.2 million) and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight ($158.4 million).

Worldwide, The Hunger Games finished with a cool $214 million.

In addition, The Hunger Games marks the best grossing film to date for Lionsgate, and with an estimated cost of $80 million — that ain’t too shabby!

And with all the hype, including the added book promotion at local retailers — I’ve actually managed to pick up the book. So far, it’s pretty good!

(Numbers via BoxOfficeMojo)

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Hunger Games Earns $19.7 Million; Sets Record For Non-Sequel Midnight Opening

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1030:]]Hunger Games kicked all kinds of you-know-what at the box office last night as the movie saw $19.7 Million for its midnight debut.

This makes Hunger Games the highest grossing midnight screening – ever – for a non-sequel, and seventh overall behind the Twilight and Harry Potter movies.

The film even managed to out perform Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, which garnished $18 million for its midnight opening.

Hunger Games opened at 2,500 plus theaters last night, with over 4,100 today, and is estimated to bring in a three day gross of between $90 and $110 million.

Source: BoxOfficeMojo

Synopsis:

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.

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SYFY’s Face Off Season Finale Airs Tonight; Previous Winner Talks Hunger Games

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:893:]]The season finale of SyFy’s popular reality special effects and makeup show, Face Off, airs tonight, and season three has already been green lit.

One of the contestant’s will win $100,000, makeup for a year from Alcone (valued at $25,000), a “grand prize that will launch a career,” and a brand new 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid.

Last year’s winner, Conor McCullagh, went on to work on the upcoming movie, Hunger Games.

In a conference call with the SyFy channel, McCullagh offered the following:

Hunger Games was not a prosthetic heavy film. Most of it was beauty makeup, and they’re in the woods most of the time. Just a lot of dirt and grime and so on. But the shoot was not easy. It was – we were shooting in the mountains of North Carolina in the summertime, and it was just hot and humid the entire shoot. And when we got back down to Charlotte for the last month it was even hotter. So it was kind of a difficult shoot in that respect.”

“There were a couple of things I had to do in the Hunger Games which were completely new to me. There’s – and it’s in the book where the character Peeta is – he’s wounded and he ends up blending himself to his surroundings to hide from his opponents. And that became kind of – I was kind of placed in charge of that where we literally took Josh Hutcherson and blended him into these rocks without any actual prosthetics because he had to be pulled out, and he had to look like he did everything with organic materials. So I actually blended him into the rocks with a combination of a water based clay and airbrush makeup.”

Hunger Games debuts March 23rd.

And here is a preview for tonight’s season finale of Face Off.

Description:

The season finale of Face Off premieres next week and the three remaining contestants are allowed to select three former contestants to join them in the final competition. Catch the all-new sneak peek and tune is as Rayce, Ian and RJ compete to be crowned the king of makeup magic!

Face Off – Airs – Wednesday, March 14th @ 10/9c
‘The Ultimate Spotlight Challenge’ – Sneak Peek

 

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