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    Lorde To Curate & Lend Song To 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1' Soundtrack

    Who cares if none of the actual music is actually in the movie? It makes for good press, right? These days if there's a millennial YA-aimed movie in the works, a hip soundtrack usually isn't far behind. Usually it's some studio making a deal with some record label –often an umbrella conglomerate com...

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    Watch: Katniss Is Here To Fight In First Teaser Trailer For ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1’

    We’ve seen some intriguing teaser trailers for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” so far. One of the features a brainwashed Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna (Jena Malone) in piece of “unified” propaganda from President Snow (Donald Sutherland) that gets jacked by members of the rebellion, nam...

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    The Best & The Worst Of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    Now officially the all-time November opening record holder, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was always a fairly sure thing in terms of box office. But what's more impressive is the advance word on the film (our own included), and the buzz around it, which has been so positive, with it being touted...

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    10 Music Video Directors Turned Feature Filmmakers

    Many years ago, The Playlist started off as a blog dedicated to soundtracks, scores, music movies and the rest of the middle part of the Venn diagram where the worlds of music and film collided. Though we’ve evolved since then, that overlap is still something close to our hearts. One way those world...

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    Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth & Josh Hutcherson

    Francis Lawrence is a filmmaker I typically associate with bland proficiency, but “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” – which honestly required nothing more than that to be considered successful -- is something truly remarkable. Easily the most sophisticated and thoughtful franchise film of 2013, Lawr...

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    New Photos Plus First TV Spot For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Featuring Coldplay's "Atlas"

    The citizens of Panem only have to wait 37 days until the 75th annual Hunger Games begin. Translation: 'Catching Fire,' the sequel to “The Hunger Games” is right around the corner. Directed by Francis Lawrence this time (“Water for Elephants,” “I Am Legend”), the sequel brings back returning stars J...

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    Francis Lawrence Says 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Will Have Stronger Love Triangle, No Shaky Cam & Better CGI

    While word on the film has been somewhat tempered until just recently, the marketing for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has started to swell with a passion in service to a hefty goal. Last month a staggering worldwide box office haul of just under $1 billion was projected for the Francis Lawrence...

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    Watch: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Preview Teases The Real Deal Trailer Arriving April 14th During The MTV Movie Awards

    When we last saw Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), they had survived the perilous "The Hunger Games" and now they're on a victory lap tour or some such thing. Surely things aren't gonna stay that celebratory and happy in the "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" sequel for long. I...

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    New Behind-The-Scenes Image & Poster For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    The hunt will begin soon. Everyone's favorite humans-killing-each-other-for-sport franchise returns to the big screen (much) later this year, but that hasn't stopped the folks at Lionsgate from reminding you that it's coming. The marketing machine for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fir...

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    Francis Lawrence Out, Angelina Jolie In To Direct WWII Film 'Unbroken'

    This fall, Francis Lawrence suddenly got very busy. Not only is the director helming "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," he locked himself in for the final two movies of the franchise, parts one and two of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay." This effectively means he's busy with t...

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