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‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ burns bright at box office

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire made a lot of money this weekend, across all Districts, and even in The Capitol. According to Box Office Mojo, Catching Fire grossed $158 million in the U.S. alone, obliterating The Twilight Saga: New Moon‘s previous November record of $142 million. It collected a further $146 million globally, with $12.475 […]

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Julianne Moore joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Julianne Moore is the latest marquee actor to join The Hunger Games. Though Moore’s casting was first leaked back in June, Lionsgate has officially confirmed her involvement in the third and fourth instalments of the saga, Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2. She’ll play President Alma Coin in both flicks. The second entry in the series, […]

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The 10 most exciting spring films

By Simon Miraudo September 11, 2013 Winter’s gone, and with it the blockbuster season. We bid a fond adieu to the barrage of comic book adaptations, sequels, and debates about the destruction in Man of Steel and say bonjour to some more interesting fare. Yes, spring has sprung, and beside the blooming flowers come thoughtful […]

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Trailer Debut: The Hunger Games – Catching Fire

The feature trailer for The Hunger Games‘ sequel, Catching Fire, debuted during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. Handily, it is now online for legions to gawk at. Catching Fire features Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) – (spoiler alert) –  the winners of the 74th Annual Hunger Games, touring the districts […]

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Katniss looks very fancy in this new Hunger Games – Catching Fire poster

If Jennifer Lawrence struggled to make it to the podium in her Oscar dress, she’s got no chance of climbing stairs in this get up. A new batch of posters from The Hunger Games – Catching Fire have been released, with Katniss (Lawrence), Effie (Elizabeth Banks), Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), and Caesar (Stanley Tucci) in fairly regal […]

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Poster Debut: The Hunger Games – Catching Fire

Besides winning an Oscar and being the most GIFable person on the planet, Jennifer Lawrence also has that hit Hunger Games franchise under her belt. Is there anything she can’t do? How about ‘be adorably starstruck by Jack Nicholson’? Yep, she’s got that covered too. The poster for its second instalment, Catching Fire, has arrived, promoting Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) […]

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Rupert Wyatt may drop out of Apes sequel

Rupert Wyatt delivered one of the best ever Planet of the Apes movies with his 2011 reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and studio 20th Century Fox was rewarded for taking a chance on his talents with a surprise box office hit. But Deadline now suggests Wyatt may walk away from helming the sequel Dawn of the […]

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Final Hunger Games book to be released as two movies

The final instalment of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy of Hunger Games books, Mockingjay, has been cleft in twain as if struck by Katniss’ arrow. Mockingjay will now hit cinemas as two separate instalments, a’la Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn before it. Lionsgate announced the two separate dates (reported by […]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman joins Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire

As if the supporting cast of The Hunger Games wasn’t already filled with beloved, acclaimed actors (Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, Toby Jones, Donald Sutherland), an Oscar winner has been thrown into the fray to further legitimise the YA property. Lionsgate has announced the casting of Philip Seymour Hoffman in Francis Lawrence‘s sequel Catching Fire. Hoffman will play head gamemaker Plutarch […]

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Jena Malone cast in Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire

Jena Malone has scored a key role in Francis Lawrence‘s Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress is in talks to play former Hunger Games winner Johanna Mason; a character with even greater significance in the third instalment of Suzanne Collins’ YA saga, Mockingjay. Shooting starts late September, with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and […]

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Robert Pattinson denies casting in Hunger Games sequel

Last week the internet, as well as the hearts of all women and most men, were aflutter with rumours that two beloved YA universes were colliding: Robert Pattinson had scored a role in The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. Not so, says Pattinson. The Twilight star told USA Today from Cannes – where his new film Cosmopolis debuted – that even he briefly […]

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Francis Lawrence to helm Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire

Francis Lawrence sits atop the Cornucopia victorious. Lionsgate has confirmed the I Am Legend director will helm their Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. He replaces outgoing director Gary Ross, who exited on account of not having “the time I need to write and prep the movie I would have wanted.” Lawrence reportedly beat Bennett Miller, […]

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David Cronenberg to direct Catching Fire?

Canada’s finest, David Cronenberg, is on Lionsgate’s shortlist of potential directors for their Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. According to the L.A. Times, the studio is also interested in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban helmer Alfonso Cuarón, and Biutiful director Alejandro González Iñárritu, among others. After weeks of speculation, Gary Ross announced on […]

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Hunger Games director pulls out of sequel

Despite rumours suggesting as much flittering around the internet since The Hunger Games‘ release, this still comes as a surprise. Gary Ross will not direct the sequel to the smash hit YA adaptation, Catching Fire. Lionsgate released Ross’ statement regarding his exit (courtesy of Deadline): “As a writer and a director, I simply don’t have […]

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The Hunger Games sequel scores a release date

The first Hunger Games movie is yet to hit our screens, but a date has been set for its sequel. According to The Wrap, Catching Fire, the second film based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling series, will be released on November 22nd 2013. There will be one year and eight months between the first instalment – due […]

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