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2014 MTV Movie Awards predictions: Is this the year for 'Hunger Games?'

HitFix's awards editor Kristopher Tapley tries his hand at predicting the 23rd annual MTV Movie Awards. The show airs Sunday night with Conan O'Brien set to host.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention » Read More
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'Game of Thrones' Star Gwendoline Christie Joins 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2'

Brienne of Tarth is going to Panem!Variety reports that "Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie is replacing Lily Rabe in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2."Rabe had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with her upcoming performance in Shakespeare in the Park's "Much Ado About Nothing" this summer in New York City.Now, Christie will take over the part of Commander Lyme, a leader of th » Read More
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Will Be Digitally Recreated for 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2': Source

In the wake of the sad death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, what happens to his role in the final "Hunger Games" movies is a very small concern. Nonetheless, it's one that the filmmakers will have to figure out in the coming months.Hoffman had one week left of production on "Mockingjay - Part 2" and had not yet filmed a major scene involving his character, gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee. Now, a source » Read More
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Will Be Digitally Recreated For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic death of an overdose on February 2 may have happened before he was finished filming his scenes in the second part of Mockingjay, but The Hunger Games crew is determined to include him just as he would have been if he was alive. How? The New York Post reports that Philip will be digitally recreated through “computer graphics and camera tricks” as Plutarch Heavensbe » Read More
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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Poster: First Look (PHOTO)

"I fell into a ring of burning fire."Johnny Cash's indelible lyrics come to mind when looking at the brand-new logo poster for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," which was posted on the movie's official Facebook page.Not surprisingly, the poster features the iconic mockingjay image, and, considering the events of the book (no spoilers), the fiery theme is fitting."The Hunger Games: Mockingj » Read More
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David O. Russell Likened Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Commitment to Slavery and It Didn't Go Over Well

It's never a good idea to joke about slavery, but it's in especially poor taste to do so while comparing it to acting in a YA movie franchise. David O. Russell learned that lesson the hard way this weekend after making some controversial comments about Jennifer Lawrence.Russell, who directed Lawrence in the recently-minted Golden Globe winner "American Hustle," was speaking with the New York Dail » Read More
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Basketball Fans Give Josh Hutcherson the Three-Finger 'Hunger Games' Salute (PHOTO)

A University of Kentucky basketball game was briefly transformed into Panem last weekend when "Hunger Games" star Josh Hutcherson received a familiar greeting while addressing the crowd.Hutcherson, a Kentucky native, took the mic during halftime of the UK-Louisville game to say hello to fans, and was welcomed by the three-fingered salute that his "Hunger Games" character Peeta and others use in t » Read More
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The 'Guys and Dolls' Remake Will Be Written by the 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Screenwriter

The long-developing film remake of Broadway classic "Guys and Dolls" gained some momentum this week from a surprising source: Deadline reports that it just landed "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" screenwriter Danny Strong to script the project.Strong is a bit of a hot commodity in Hollywood lately, thanks to his scripts for films like "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "The Lost Symbol," and both parts of » Read More
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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Adds Robert Knepper as Antonius (Who?)

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" has filled most of the roles for the two-part finale in the franchise, but add one more name to the list: Robert Knepper.The movie's official Twitter revealed that the "Prison Break" star is joining the cast of "Mockingjay" parts 1 and 2 as Antonius:It's official! Please welcome @Robert_Knepper as Antonius to the cast of @TheHungerGames: Mockingjay Parts 1&2. pi » Read More
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Weekend Box Office: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Repeats at No.1, 'Frozen' Impressive in Debut at No.2

AP - "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earned a prodigious $75 million, while 3-D animated musical "Frozen" opened with $67 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.Both films bested the previous Thanksgiving record holder, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," which earned $57.5 million in 2001 over a three-day period."Frozen" is now the biggest Thanksgiving wide release opener ever.Lion » Read More
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'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Dystopian Sequel

Last spring, "The Hunger Games," based on the first book in a series of insanely popular young adult novels by Suzanne Collins, came out and pretty much dominated the pop-culture landscape for months on end. The tale of a futuristic game (wherein participants are chosen at random and forced to compete in a series of tournaments that leaves their fellow participants dead), it was hooky and edgy, t » Read More
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Weekend Box Office: 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Sets November Record With $161.1 M

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" opened with $161.1 million at the box office, narrowly besting the original film and setting a record for a November opening.The result, from studio estimates Sunday, fell short of some expectations, and failed to dethrone the year's biggest box-office opening of $174 million for "Iron Man 3." But it did best the previous top November opening of $142.9 million by » Read More
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