Movies – First Look Images from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

Yesterday, Lionsgate released some amazing new exclusives that finally gives us our first look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1! Among these great new exclusives, they shared new stills from the film and two behind-the-scenes images from the set!

The set of stills gives us our first look at Julianne Moore as President Coin and a look at the new roles that Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Beetee Lantier (Jeffrey Wright), and Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) have taken on in the revolution. In the first behind-the-scenes image, we see director Francis Lawrence talking with Mahershala Ali (who is portraying Boggs). Finally, there is a behind-the-scenes image in which Francis Lawrence, producer Nina Jacobson, and screenwriter Peter Craig.

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Mockingjay has an incredible and extensive cast that also includes Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Willow Shields, Natalie Dormer, Gwendoline Christie, Jena Malone, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, and Donald Sutherland.

What do you think of these new stills? Are you patiently waiting for the first official trailer? Why do you think Lionsgate is waiting so long to release the trailer?

Source: thehungergamesexclusive.com

Television – Six New Images from Disney’s “Girl Meets World”

Just Jared Jr. recently shared some exclusive new images from Disney’s upcoming spin-off series, Girl Meets World. In these new images, we get a closer look at the relationship between Cory (Ben Savage) and his daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard).

There are also some images featuring the new Matthews family and Riley with her best friend Maya (Sabrina Carpenter). Plus, there are new stills that introduce us to the love interest, Lucas Friar (Peyton Meyer), and the oddball Shamus Farkle (Corey Fogelmanis).

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What do you think of these new images? Will you be watching Girl Meets World when it premieres on June 27?

Movie Exclusive – Gorgeous New Images from “American Hustle”

Director David O. Russell’s next film, American Hustle, is going to be hitting theaters next week and some amazing new images from the film have recently been released. These new images show the stylized nature of the film and how Russell captured the 1970s era with the help of his production team.

American Hustle stars  Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, and Amy Adams, who have all worked with Russell in either The Fighter or Silver Linings Playbook. Actors Jeremy Renner, Jack Houston, Louis C.K., and Michael Peña are also a part of the cast. 

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The story of American Hustle is based off of the FBI’s Abscam sting operation that occurred in the 1970s. Bale is playing Irving Rosenfeld, a con-man from the Bronx who is deals in stolen art. Cooper plays an FBI agent named Richie DiMaso, who ends up getting involved with Rosenfeld’s dealings.

Adams is portraying Rosenfeld’s British lover and accomplice, Sydney Prosser and Lawrence is playing Irving’s wife, Rosalyn. When Richie DiMaso (Cooper) forces Irving and Sydney into a dangerous situation with power brokers and the New Jersey Mafia, Rosalyn (Lawrence) nearly jeopardizes the whole operation.

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There has been a lot of buzz generating around this film and it has already gained Satellite Award nominations, Screen Actors Guild nominations, and several NYFCC (New York Film Critics Circle) Award wins. Definitely a film to keep an eye on during award season!

Are you interested in seeing American Hustle when it hits theaters December 20, 2013? Do you think this film could earn some Golden Globe and/or Academy Award wins? What do you think of the cast behind the film?

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Movie Exclusive – More Character Portraits Released for “Catching Fire”

As we are getting closer and closer to the release of the majorly awaited Hunger Games sequel, more images and exclusives are slowly being released for fans. These stunning portraits feature all of the tributes that participate in the Quarter Quell and some new Capitol Officials.

Through the portraits, we get a deeper look into the new characters and the world of Panem that director Francis Lawrence has built and expanded on. Getting this second glimpse at the new characters joining the franchise in Catching Fire is exciting for fans because we are finally starting to see more from the film. Take a look at the portraits below and share your thoughts in the comments!

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Jeffery Wright, Amanda Plummer, Alan Ritchson, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Lynn Cohen, and Meta Golding.

Source: Mockingjay.net

Movie Exclusive – Four New Stills Released for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

Lionsgate has been very busy with working on production for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay and promoting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Fans are probably excited to be hearing about the actor and actresses joining the next films in the franchise. However, they are also patiently waiting for more Catching Fire news and exclusives!

Well today, we have four (4) exclusive new stills from the 2014 NECA Catching Fire Calendar that is available for purchasing! These new photos give us exclusive looks at different scenes from the film and closer looks at some of the costumes used in the awaited sequel.

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Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Jeffery Wright, Amanda Plummer, Alan Ritchson, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Lynn Cohen, and Meta Golding.

What do you think of these new stills from the movie? Who is your favorite Hunger Games cast member? Will you be watching Catching Fire when it hits theaters on November 22, 2013?

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Casting News – Actor Evan Ross Signs on to “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”

The production and casting teams over at Lionsgate have been very busy with making official casting decisions and announcements for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. The studio has recently announced that actresses Natalie Dormer and Stef Dawson have joined the Mockingjay cast.

It was announced this morning that actor Evan Ross will also be joining the cast for the final two films of the franchise. Ross will be portraying Messalla, who flees the Capitol with Cressida (Dormer), Castor, and Pollux. All four of them form a film crew and become a part of Katniss’s rebellion, filming her journey through the Districts.

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What do you think of this casting choice? Are you looking forward to hearing more casting news for Mockingjay? Do you think that Ross fits the role of Messalla?

Source: Official Hunger Games Twitter

Casting Scoop – Two new Cast Members Join “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”

Even though Catching Fire is not hitting theaters until November (exactly 89 days for those counting down), Lionsgate has started production on the Mockingjay films. Over the past few days, some major casting announcements have been made and two actresses have signed on to be a part of the Hunger Games cast. Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer and Australian actress Stef Dawson have officially signed on to be in The Hunger GamesMockingjay – Part 1 and 2.

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Dormer will be portraying Cressida, a resident film director who fled the Capitol with Castor, Pollux, and Messalla. The crew ends up becoming a part of Katniss’s rebellion and filming her experiences and journey through the Districts. Cressida is a unique character as she is bald and has several tattoos. The expected transformation that Dormer is to undertake will probably make her unrecognizeable to Thrones fans.

Dawson will be portraying Annie Cresta, the romantic interest for Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin). Annie herself is a victor who won the 70th Annual Hunger Games, but went through a mental breakdown after losing her District 4 partner in the Arena. In Catching Fire, she is selected to go back into the Arena for the Quarter Quell and Mags (Lynn Cohen) ends up taking her place in the games. However, the Capitol arrests Annie in Mockingjay as a way to upset, torture, and manipulate Finnick.

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What do you think of this casting news? Do you think Dormer and Dawson will do well in these roles? Are you looking forward to seeing these actresses as their characters? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: Entertainment Weekly (article #1) and Entertainment Weekly (article #2)