The Hunger Games

Mockingjay Teaser photo
Come on baby, light my fire
If you go see Insurgent this weekend you'll get a bit of a treat beforehand thanks to the first teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Or, if you don't want to go see Insurgent, you can just watch it at EW now. ... read feature

Nick's Top 10 Music photo
Music to my eyes
Music plays an integral role in film. Easily ignored, easily forgotten, a film's soundtrack is the little celebrated framework of cinema. But when sound and sight marry into a great scene, you get some of the best moments. Li... read feature

Nick's Top 5 Sequels photo
Sequelitis schmequelitis
We've seen more sequels released the last few years than we have in a long time. While 2015 seems to continue that trend, last year showed that we shouldn't automatically write off a film just because it's a sequel. I've seen... read feature

Mockingjay Part 1  photo
Mockingjay Part 1

Here's that great Hanging Tree song from Mockingjay- Part 1

Nov 26
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 was pretty good. It's the best in a rough series and stands out due to some great decisions. But one of the clunkier ones was "The Hanging Tree." A song featured in the book, it was... read
Mockingjay Part 1 Review photo
Smoke, she is a rising fire
The Hunger Games has come a long way. From humble meh-ish beginnings, to a sequel that, well, caught fire in theaters, the films have gotten increasingly better the more comfortable everyone gets with the material. Going into... read feature

Mockingjay Trailer photo
Yeah we got that fire, fire, fire
With the final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the awesome marketing this film has had comes to a close. From great propaganda style teasers and posters, to how few trailers for the film we actually got (usu... read feature

Hungah Games photo
Hungah Games

Here's Lorde's Hunger Games: Mockingjay single "Yellow Flicker Beat"

"Red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart"
Oct 02
Although she's been a great contributor on the Hunger Games films soundtracks, Lorde has never got the headlining spot (that honor went to Taylor Swift's "Safe & Sound" for the first film and Coldplay's "Atlas" for Catch... read
Mockingjay poster photo
Mockingjay poster

Katniss gives good back in this Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

Sep 04
She's just a girl, but she's on fire. November 21st can't come soon enough.  read
Mockingjay posters photo
Mockingjay posters

Here are some rebel character posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Aug 28
So these posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (out November 21st) are neat as they finally show off Cressida (who manages all the propaganda in the book), but I DON'T KNOW WHO THE REST OF THESE PEOPLE ARE. Enjoy!  [via Wired] read
Mockingjay posters photo
Mockingjay posters

District 13 character posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Aug 07
Have you been enjoying The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1's minimalist advertising campaign so far? I definitely am, but it seems like the uniqueness is done with. Now that we've gotten our first proper teaser, we're proba... read
Hunger Games Teaser photo
This girl's still on fire
I'm loving the advertising campaign for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 so far. Continuing on with the minimalist teasers is the Comic-Con trailer which contains the first actual footage from the film. Not much is said... read feature

Mockingjay Teaser 2 photo
Mockingjay Teaser 2

Second The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 teaser keeps the propaganda going

Jul 10
Continuing on with the awesome propaganda-like campaign, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 gives us another President Snow address. This time, however. He's joined by several surprising guests. Once again, this is both a... read
The Hunger Games photo
Get it? Cool? Hot? Anybody?
Rather than go for the conventional teaser trailer that we run on the site everyday, our first look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is much better than I expected. A unique twist on the viral propaganda campaign the... read feature

Hungah Games photo
Hungah Games

Check out these slick Hunger Games propaganda posters

More like The Hunk Games
Jun 23
Although we've been particularly focused on another set of sequels lately, to remind everyone that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part I releases later this year, we have a set of super slick propaganda posters featuring "The ... read
Hungah Games photo
Hungah Games

First images of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Mock - yeah - ing - yeah - bird
May 16
I've been a little hesitant toward the next film in the Hunger Games series ever since it was announced Mockingjay would be split into two parts. Mockingjay is my favorite in the trilogy (the first half anyway, go figure... read
New Releases photo
New Releases

New Releases, week of 3/8/14: The Hunger Edition

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 12 Years A Slave, The Grandmaster and more on home video
Mar 05
It's another good week of home video releases as the Best Picture winner, 12 Years A Slave finally hits. Along with that we have the best part of The Hunger Games saga, Catching Fire, Wong Kar-Wai's The Grandmaster, and if al... read
Mockingjay poster photo
Mockingjay poster

First Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I poster is on fire

Mock. Yeah. Ing. Yeah. Bird. Yeah
Jan 23
It feels like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire came out just yesterday. With the final book in the series, Mockingjay, being split into two parts, expect one final push for The Hunger Games. Although The Hunger Games: Moc... read
Catching Fire Review photo
Looks like a girl, but she's a flame.
I'm a pretty big fan of The Hunger Games series of books. I tore through them in a day and while Catching Fire isn't my favorite in the series, it does have the most intriguing setups in the trilogy. The production for Catchi... read feature

FFS: Catching Fur photo
FFS: Catching Fur

Flix for Short: Sesame Street's The Hungry Games

"Being strong heroine of entire franchise hard work."
Nov 19
With The Hunger Games: Catching Fire setting fire to theaters in a few days, it's time for everyone to get in on the hype. And that includes the Sesame Street gang. In The Hungry Games: Catching Fur, Cookie Monster stars as ... read
Higher than two kites photo
Higher than two kites

Woody Harrelson is just a treasure

He's definitely higher than several kites in this interview.
Nov 15
Did you know that Liam Hemsorth (Gale in The Hunger Games) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor in Thor: The Dark World) were brothers? Then you already know more information than a terribly dazed and confused Woody Harrelson. In an in... read

New Hunger Games: Catching Fire TV spot and clip released

Are you hungry for more?
Nov 15
If you didn't quite enjoy the first Hunger Games flick (like me, and unlike everyone else at Flixist, apparently), and was hoping the fast-approaching sequel would be more palatable, boy, do these clips not help. A... read

See Catching Fire early and free

Washington DC screening
Nov 13
Oh, what's that? This just went live and all the passes are gone? That's pretty much how fast I'm expecting these things to go so make sure you're quick with it.  We've got admit two passes to what may be the biggest fil... read
Catching FI-YAH photo
Catching FI-YAH

Lionsgate considering a Hunger Games theme park

Like Disneyland, only terribly sad.
Nov 12
The Hunger Games series is an odd duck. It's incredibly popular while managing to be one of the darker teen stories on the market. At base level it's a series in which children murder each other for the enjoyment of rich onlo... read
Catching FI-YAH photo
This girl is on fire.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire already looks much better than its predecessor. It's got a nice mix of orange and blues, less shaky cam, Phillip Seymour Hoffman plays a bad guy, and Jennifer Lawrence is so hot right now. Now... read feature


New Hunger Games poster full of arrow shooting

Sep 30
If it worked once, it should work again, right? The now iconic look of Katniss Everdeen pulling back her bow from the first Hunger Games movie is replicated here in the new poster for the second film, The Hunge... read

New Catching Fire images show off, well, everyone

Seriously, everyone.
Sep 19
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has been hard on the marketing blitz all year so this deluge of new images that just landed isn't really breaking any new ground, but it is the first time we can easily look at every singl... read
Catching FI-YAH photo
Catching FI-YAH

Second Hunger Games: Catching Fire trailer is hungry

"We hongry"
Jul 21
When the first teaser for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiered during the MTV Movie Awards, I was pleased with what I had seen. A notable bump in narrative quality, camerawork, and just all around coolness. Does the sec... read
Catching FI-YAH photo
Catching FI-YAH

Katniss believes she can fly in new Catching Fire poster

She believes she can touch the sky. She thinks about it every night and day. Just spreading her wings and flying away.
May 14
Did you see that disturbingly good looking teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire a month ago and think to yourself, "this could totes use more cloud wings"? Then do I have a treat for you! Here's the newest poste... read
Catching Fire Teaser photo
First teaser for Catching Fire, um, catches fire?
I took a bullet for all of you. Tonight (or last night depending on when you see this) I watched through the MTV Movie Awards (and its multiple Ted nominations for some reason) just so I could grab this teaser for all of you... read feature


UPDATE: Even more Catching Fire character portraits

Updated again with Peeta, Gale, and Finnick
Mar 08
UPDATE 2: We now have Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (one of the Thor brothers) and Finnick (Sam Claflin) portraits in the gallery! And they all look appropriately attractive. This is probably it. If not, expect another update... read

New Catching Fire pics have Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Also new tidbits on three characters that didn't make it into the film
Jan 11
Nicely continuing on from their last batch of (slightly boring) Katniss and Finnick photos yesterday, Entertainment Weekly has uploaded a couple of photos of a few other key characters. Notably showing off one of the new guys... read

UPDATE: More pics of Katniss/Finnick in Catching Fire

Because more = better, right? RIGHT?
Jan 10
UPDATE: EW has updated their site with three new photos of Catching Fire, with each one featuring a significant male of the series. While these are admittedly more interesting than the cover (check out those Robocops!), they'... read

Catching Fire's IMAX shots are cool, says Josh Hutcherson

Not hot though. That would've been too damn marketable.
Nov 27
Now that production for The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire has caught fire, little details are slowly going to slip out. Namely, how it's going to fix the problems the original had with IMAX...or not. By th... read

Catching Fire production catches fire, Beetee cast

Sep 12
Jeffrey Wright will be playing Beetee, the last important character in the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. Beetee is one of the returning tributes in the 75th Hunger Games Quarter Quell that uses a special sort of technol... read

Jena Malone cast as Johanna Mason in Catching Fire

Jul 23
Ok, here's a promise from me. Last year, a lot of news outlets were pretty slavishly reporting on EVERY SINGLE PIECE of Hunger Games casting news, and the vast majority of it was pretty pointless. It doesn't matter who's... read

Amanda Plummer in for Catching Fire, new dir. for sequels

Jul 17
We've got some good news and some bad news concerning Hunger Games today. We'll start with the good because the bad news is a bit more interesting. The good news is that the Amanada Plummer has been cast as Wiress (or Nuts), ... read

Lionsgate splits Hunger Games finale in two for 2014/2015

Jul 10
Is it just a written law in Hollywood now that if you've got a young adult book series you're adapting into a movie series, you're legally obligated to split the final movie into two parts? Evidently so, as Lionsgate has just... read

We're finally getting official announcements on casting for the upcoming Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire after the whole director drama settled. Philip Seymour Hoffman has signed on to play Plutarch Heavensbee, the Head Gam... read feature


Catching Fire, Star Trek 2 will be partially shot in IMAX

Jun 13
It must be difficult when a filmmaker like Gary Ross manages to shut the door on 3D for one of Lionsgate's biggest new franchises, the Hunger Games series, by likening it to the exact kind of needless spectacle his film ... read

Scary Movie guys to parody Hunger Games, nobody shocked

May 10
I love it when a horrible franchise puts very little effort into their movies, makes a ton of money, and continues on forever. Jason Friedburg and Aaron Seltzer, the directors of such timeless films as Scary Movie, Epic Movie... read

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