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    Watch: The Rebels Fight Against The Empire In New Trailer For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’

    ''It's a very confusing, conflicted, complicated time for Katniss,'' Francis Lawrence told EW earlier this year, and he should know: the filmmaker also helmed 2013's “Catching Fire.” ''She's distraught, confused, angry.'' What’s Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) upset about? Well, at the end of the last “...

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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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