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Fans turn Katniss into Batniss

One of the recent posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 made Katniss look a little bit like Batman, what with her sleek, black armor. Well, Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks thought so too, and inspired the fansite QuarterQuell.org to take the comparison to the next level. The result? A series of posters for The Dark Katniss Rises, which find Katniss and Hunger Games imagery embedded in posters for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight films. The results? Well, I’d watch this movie.

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' cast takes a trip to Cannes -- PHOTOS

Filming a dystopian survival story is no picnic. So the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay took a little vacay from shooting in Paris to get in some sun — and photo ops — at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.

Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, and director Francis Lawrence shed the somber battle gear for some beachside glamour. Take a look: READ FULL STORY

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' set photos: Jennifer Lawrence sports a comforter cape

The latest spring trend is here, and Jennifer Lawrence is rockin’ it: Comforter-like hooded capes.

Buzzfeed got ahold of some photos from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay set, featuring Lawrence and co-star Liam Hemsworth decked out in intense coats to hide their costumes. Cressida (Natalie Dormer) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) also appear in the photos; sadly, they’re not donning the ominous/hilarious capes. READ FULL STORY

Robert Knepper in 'Mockingjay': So who is Antonius? -- THEORIES

While Catching Fire continues its campaign of conquest at the holiday box office, Lionsgate is busily filming Mockingjay, the Hunger Games double-threequel that will open in two halves in Novembers 2014 and 2015. The studio just announced its latest bit of casting: Robert Knepper will play Antonius. That’s interesting news, since there’s no one in the Mockingjay book named Antonius. The first two films departed a bit from the source material, with scenes focusing on President Snow that would’ve been impossible in the Katniss-narrated books. But this is the first time that the franchise has cast a recognizable actor in a completely new role. Forthwith, some possible explanations for just who, exactly, this new character might be. At least one of them has to be right. One of them is definitely wrong. (Minor spoilers follow.)
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How will they make 'Mockingjay' PG-13?

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Catching Fire is inventing new kinds of money to make. So, lest there was any doubt, there will be a Mockingjay movie. Or rather, two Mockingjay movies. Heck, they’re filming the movies right now; maybe they’ll squeeze out a third one in their spare time. Book-splitting isn’t so much a trend as it is Standard Operating Procedure for now: Popularized by Harry Potter, debased by Twilight, taken to ludicrous extremes by The Hobbit. But splitting up Mockingjay offers a particular challenge to the filmmakers: How do you turn that book into two different PG-13 movies?
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Natalie Dormer has never made it through 'The Exorcist' (and other confessions) -- VIDEO

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We think of Natalie Dormer as fearless. She certainly is on-screen, whether playing master manipulator Margaery Tyrell (Game of Thrones), Irene Adler (Elementary), Anne Boleyn (The Tudors), or the mysterious blonde who pops up for key scenes opposite Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz in The Counselor. (“That’s a master class in acting, seeing Javier Bardem relay that story,” she says of Diaz’s now infamous encounter with a car windshield. “It seems so perverse and so funny, but it’s actually a very clever, profound, deep psychological insight into what his character’s feeling at that particular time, especially when he ends the story by saying, ‘Maybe I’m scared.'”)

But when it’s time for Dormer to sit in the audience, there’s at least one kind of movie that turns her into a self-proclaimed coward. We found that out and more when she took EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test. Watch the video below.  READ FULL STORY

Where could 'Mockingjay' be split into two parts?

It’s the hottest thing in Hollywood, you guys: Splitting the final volume of a massively popular YA novel series into two feature films, thereby doubling the size of the studio’s Scrooge McDuck money pit box office receipts. Today, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay officially joined the club: Lionsgate announced Suzanne Collins’ final book in her bestselling series would be two films to be released on successive Thanksgivings in 2014 and 2015. (Other members of said club include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows parts 1 and 2, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn parts 1 and 2, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, with the final two Matrix films and the middle two Pirates of the Caribbean films forming a sister club next door.)

But pulling off this kind of final book spliteroo is not simple surgery. READ FULL STORY

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