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Robert Knepper Joins The Cast Of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Films

We all know that movies based off books aren’t always exactly like the book. More often than not, things are usually cut to make the film shorter. Some events are slightly tweaked or removed, but it’s not very often that a previously nonexistent character gets added into the plot. That’s going to be the case though, in the upcoming two-parter for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. It’s been announced that Robert Knepper (Heroes, Prison Break) will be joining the cast as Antonius. Though Lionsgate apparently has not officially come out and confirmed who this Antonius is, there …

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‘Frozen’ Overcomes Box Office Heat From ‘Catching Fire’ and ‘Out of the Furnace’

In its second weekend, Disney’s Frozen earned another $31.6 million, which was enough for it to overtake The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($27 million) for the #1 spot at the weekend box office and prevent Catching Fire from pulling off the rare three-peat.

The post-Thanksgiving weekend frame is typically a weak one as it provides a bit of a lull before the impending onslaught of major Christmas-time releases (beginning with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug next weekend), and this year was no exception. Overall, this was the fifth slowest weekend of the year, with theaters grossing a total of …

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‘Catching Fire’ Survives Against Box Office Newcomers

Catching Fire‘s ongoing box office success has not yet ceased since the sequel’s debut last weekend. There were a few different top ten newcomers this thanksgiving weekend, but none came as close to matching Catching Fire‘s $74.5 million dollar gross as much as Disney’s latest animated film, Frozen, which is currently estimated to earn about $66.7 million by tonight. Jason Statham and James Franco’s Homefront sized up to earning $9.8 million, making for a relatively quiet debut considering the fact that Sylvester Stallone wrote and produced the action flick. The Book Thief saw an exponential increase in …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Film: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson

There’s something rather comforting about the level of anticipation with which Catching Fire has been greeted. Even in this year of tentpole blockbusters, this feels like a unique phenomenon in spite of its obvious Young Adult literary affiliations. For starters, it’s a major release with a female lead, something that almost never happens. Further, it’s not in 3D. News of Catching Fire‘s box office prowess is actually quite delightful, as it shows the appetite (pun unintended) of both the under-served young female audience for …

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‘Catching Fire’ Lights Up Weekend Box Office Charts

Making for one of the biggest film stories of 2013 since Iron Man 3 shut out the competition this past May, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had recently earned itself a laundry list of achievements, including the biggest November opening, and the fourth largest opening weekend. Currently, studio estimates have shown that the film will come out with over 160 million earned, which puts it 10 million above the original Hunger Games film.  Further along and right behind the top 2 films from last weekend [Thor 2 and The Best Man Holiday], Vince Vaughn’s latest dramedy, Delivery Man

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Of Monsters And Men Post Behind The Scenes Look At “Silhouettes”

Of Monsters and Men have just posted a video showing a behind the scenes look at the track “Silhouettes” which is featured in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The soundtrack to the album can be purchased now on iTunes and features Coldplay, Lorde, The Weeknd, The Lumineers, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons and many more.

Click on through to check out the video.…

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HAIM Announce Spring North American Tour

HAIM have announced a slew of new North American tour dates for April and May. The routing puts them on the West Coast in mid-April, which makes a stop at Coachella a near certainty — not that such a booking should come as a surprise for one of 2013′s breakthrough bands.

The band is also preparing to make their Saturday Night Live debut this weekend. They’ll appear alongside host Josh Hutcherson of The Hunger Games, while their debut LP Days Are Gone is sure to land on a countless number of Top 10 lists in the coming weeks.

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Listen to Lorde’s Cover of Tears For Fears Classic “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”

What can be said about Lorde that hasn’t been said at length in the past 6 months? The teenaged superstar from down under has shown again and again the value in her work and image. In just a year, she has gone from hometown genius to worldwide phenomenon and she’s only just beginning.

With as popular as her youthful anthems are with today’s youngsters, it’s only natural that she play a part on the soundtrack to the biggest young adult film of the year, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, appearing on silver screens November 22, 2013.

Her contribution to …

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The National Release New Song From ‘Catching Fire’ Soundtrack

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to be one of the biggest movie releases this winter, and it has a soundtrack to match. While The National may not be the most recognizable name on a tracklist that also includes Coldplay, Lorde, and Imagine Dragons, they are certainly one of the most exciting additions to the album.

The National’s contribution to Catching Fire is a ballad called “Lean,” which you can hear after the break. The song’s chorus, in which frontman Matt Berninger sings, “Dying is easy. I believe my love, and my love relieves me,” is especially haunting. In …

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WATCH: Final Trailer For ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

The last trailer before release has surfaced for the upcoming Hunger Games sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The film, which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, and many, many more, is set to release November 22, 2013. Based off of the ever popular book series, the film will continue with the lead cast found in the first adaptation, released in March of last year. Helmed by I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence, Catching Fire‘s two sequels (the last book is being split into two parts, obviously) will also have Lawrence in the …

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Of Monsters And Men Stream Single From ‘Catching Fire’ Film

The nationwide release of the highly anticipated second of three films for The Hunger Games is quickly approaching. Catching Fire is set to be released November 22, and as each day passes we get to see more of what the movie is all about (at least for those of us who haven’t read the books yet). Of Monsters And Men have partnered up with MTV to stream the song they crafted specifically for this movie. The song is titled “Silhouettes,” and you can take a listen to it by heading right here.

Be sure to check in again soon …

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Battle Royale May Become A TV Series

Any self-respecting film fan ought to be pretty darned familiar with Japanese cult classic Battle Royale, released way back when in 2001 (although it wasn’t officially released in the U.S. until 2011). Based on the novel by Koushun Takami, it tells the tale of a futuristic, totalitarian Japanese society which forces a group of schoolchildren to fight each other to the death on a remote island. Long mooted for a U.S. remake, it seems the film may now get its English-language makeover by way of TV.…