The Hunger Games: Catching Fire isn’t your typical blockbuster sequel. Yes it’s bigger and better than the original movie. The stakes have been raised and new characters are added. But what makes Catching Fire unique is how it’s infused with a gravitas most major Hollywood entertainment lacks. At every single turn, the plight of the citizens of Panem is felt as they face the cruel tyranny of the Capitol, adding layers of pathos and tension to everything we see. Couple that with the impressive IMAX visuals and a more surprising story, and Catching Fire joins that rare breed of sequels that improve on the original. Read More »
Since the announcement of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, all of the marketing has carefully avoided one major thing: what happens in the second half of the movie. Well, with a few weeks to go before the November 22 release, and the release of the final trailer, the cat is out of the bag. Yes, Katniss and Peeta (Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson) go back into the games. This time, though, they’re not just fighting other tributes. They’re fighting a full roster of former winners.
The final final trailer for Francis Lawrence’s sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is now out and you can see it below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s not too early to start making plans for the Quarter Quell. Tickets for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire went on sale today, though the film won’t open for another several weeks.
To mark the occasion, IMAX released a new trailer encouraging audiences to see it big, while Entertainment Weekly unveiled not one but four different covers devoted to the film, featuring stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Sam Claflin. Check ’em out after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 by Angie Han
The Hunger Games had a pretty massive cast to start with, but since the first film ended with (um, spoiler alert) a whole bunch of characters dead, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is reloading with tons of other new characters.
Though we’ve already seen most of them thanks to the posters, trailers, and stills, a new batch of images offers an even closer look at the fresh faces we’ll get to know this fall — as well as another peek at our favorite returning stars. Hit the jump to take it all in.
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Lionsgate has been very careful in marketing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Seemingly every piece of video or image that’s been released has hid a simple fact. A simple fact a new banner finally confirms without a shadow of a doubt.
You see (spoiler for the first film), Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) won the 74th annual Hunger Games at the end of the last movie. And it’s established in that film that winners are free to enjoy life’s wonderful spoils for the rest of their days, right? But in this new banner, as well as several posters that have been released, you see a lot of older characters referred to as “Victors.” And they’re all holding weapons. I won’t come out and say it above the jump but, the second half of Francis Lawrence‘s film should be pretty clear from that info. Check out an epic banner featuring all the victors below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 9th, 2013 by Angie Han
The summer movie season’s winding down, but there should be plenty of big, exciting action this fall as well. Among the upcoming offerings are The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which picks up with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) on their victory tour around Panem following the events of the first film. Francis Lawrence directs this time around.
A new international trailer has just hit for the film, and you can check it out after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
The new trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will hit this week during Comic-Con, but first Lionsgate would like you to get to know some of the new characters. A new series of posters for the 75th annual Games, known as the Quarter Quell, reveals some of the other former victors that Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) will face in the sequel. Check ’em out after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 by Angie Han
Oliver Stone, Antoine Fuqua, Joe Carnahan, and Brad Furman have all tried to bring Pablo Escobar to the big screen in recent years, to little avail. But now first-time director Andrea Di Stefano could succeed where his colleagues have not. Sort of.
Di Stefano’s debut feature Paradise Lost is not exactly an Escobar biopic, though it features the figure prominently and was reportedly inspired by true events. Described as a romantic thriller, it centers around a young couple (Josh Hutcherson and Claudia Traisac). The notorious drug kingpin, played by Benicio Del Toro, figures into the story as the girl’s uncle. Check out the first image and set video of him in costume after the jump.
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We’re less than a month away from the granddaddy of all pop culture gatherings, San Diego Comic-Con, and Lionsgate is the first studio to officially announce it will be bringing movies to show off. On Saturday July 20, in Hall H, stars and filmmakers behind The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and I, Frankenstein will be on hand to promote and show brand new footage. Read More »
One year after Katniss and Peeta won the Hunger Games, the evil President Snow is not amused. He’s got something very special planned for the Victors, something that will shake Panem to its core.
Similarly, one year ago The Hunger Games was a surprise box office champion and November 22, Francis Lawrence‘s sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, hits the big screen.
The first trailer for the film is now online. The movie brings Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Willow Shields back to roles they played in the first film, and adds Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Meta Golding, Amanda Plummer and Jeffrey Wright. Check it out below. Read More »