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Video: Director Francis Lawrence dishes on

Collider has posted a new interview with Mockingjay Part 1 director Francis Lawrence. It’s a lengthy interview, but worth your time! Here’s the rundown of what they chatted about!

A few days ago in New York City I landed a great video interview with Francis Lawrence. During our extended conversation he talked about editing Mockingjay – Part 1, deciding the right place to end the film, deleted scenes, the possibility of linking up Part 1 and 2 for a marathon-style fan screening, why he didn’t use IMAX on Mockingjay, the status of Mockingjay – Part 2, and so much more. In addition, Lawrence talked about the Batman vs. Superman Easter egg in I Am Legend and how the logo is very close to what WB is using for Batman v Superman, if he has has any interest in doing another comic book movie, and more.

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Mahershala Ali on the talented cast of MP1, music he listened to as prep for Boggs

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Mahershala Ali chatted with Huffington Post about working with the amazing talent that is featured in the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, and about the music he used to inspire Boggs (Wu-Tang!). Check it out below.

There’s a scene early on in the film where you, Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson and Jeffrey Wright just sit around a table and discuss Katniss’ performance in a propaganda video. Not the typical sequence you might see in a YA movie.
Usually I want to have a lot to say and be a little more present, but I really enjoyed being able to sit back and watch these wonderful people work in that scene. I think I’ve been fortunate enough now to be working professionally for 15 years. It has been a good journey. But I know my approach is so different. I approach things from my feeling first. I have to get a feel for the character. I’ll do that through music, I’ll do it through what is naturally popping up for me when I read the script. My ideas or whatever the occupation of the character might be. Maybe they do all of that too, but it was amazing to see people pick apart all these little details that otherwise I might just brush over. It was just the depth at which they approached the work that was inspiring to me. For me, it was a bit of an education. It’s something I feel like I will carry with me moving forward.

What kind of music did you pick for Boggs?
With the time thing being complicated ["Mockingjay" is set in the future], I wanted to find something that captured the feeling of what was going on. There’s this Method Man album called “Tical.” It’s his first album. I would just listen to that every day, because the album feels like if it were a film it would be black and white. It feels like there’s a war percolating throughout the album itself. It’s dark and it has a nice forward pace to it. There’s another, too, by Wu-Tang Clan called “Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).” I listened to that too. I was thinking about the fact that they exist in the future and what would maybe speak to a character who maybe has an appreciation of something in the past.

Read more at Huffington Post.

‘Mockingjay, Part 1′ Brings In $17M on Thursday

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 hit U.S. theaters last night starting with 8 pm performances. The numbers are in, and the film raked in $17 million on Thursday, thoroughly destroying every other film in theaters. Something drastic would have to happen for Mockingjay, Part 1 to not have the biggest opening weekend of the year. We’ll share more numbers as we get them!

Source: Deadline

Photo: Willow Shields debuts ‘Mockingjay, Part 1′ in Montreal

November 20, 2014 | No Comments »
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Willow Shields was on hand at the Montreal premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 last night! She also took over the Just Jared, Jr. Instagram account, so don’t miss any photos from her fun day!

Montreal premiere of @thehungergames #mockjngjay #part1 thanks @luxurylaw for the amazing outfit!! #willowjjj

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New still and BTS look at Elizabeth Banks for ‘Pitch Perfect 2′

As you probably know, Elizabeth Banks is directing and producing Pitch Perfect 2, and also has a minor role. The film’s first trailer was released today, and several of the actors are featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly this week. Now, EW.com has released some new official images and on-set behind-the-scenes photos, some of which include Elizabeth, both in character, and as director! Check them out below.

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See them all here.

Video: Julianne Moore promotes Mockingjay Part 1 on GMA

Julianne Moore stopped by the Good Morning America studios today to chat about playing President Coin in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. Check out the video here!

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Video: Elizabeth Banks on Jimmy Kimmel Live

November 19, 2014 | No Comments »
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