I totally blame the Natural Born Reviewers for how much I love these.
With The Hunger Games: Catching Fire standing tall as one of the highest grossing movies of 2013, the producers and Lawrence (The director Francis, not the star Jennifer) have stepped forward to ride the publicity wave all the way to next fall when the second-to-last movie in the four part trilogy* comes out.
To that end we have a movie synopsis released. Along with it, the producers have also released an official statement on the passing of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, for whom this was one of his last movies.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) is an emotion adventure. What is that, you ask? It’s an action adventure that pays more attention to emotional states than explosions, characters than events, more to thoughts than incidents. It is still an action adventure with the violence inherent in that system, but with something more. This movie wants you to feel.
Catching Fire picks up about a year after the first film. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) are going on tour as victors and to fulfill their role of mentor to the tributes of the upcoming Games. We LOVE this movie.
Including everyone at the Red Wedding, a Monty Python or two and of course, zombies.
I love me some Shutterstock. They have to perfect tongue in cheek sarcasm that works for the internet of this day and age.
Xtina recorded the lead single for the soundtrack of The Hunger Games part 2. This week’s trailer features it heavily, along with quite a bit of new footage.
But this is the real deal.
For those that don’t watch the World Series,we have here the final Catching Fire trailer before the movie opens. It ran last night during Game 4.
Josh Hutcherson — a young man who might just make the 40-something among us long for their misspent youth, and furthermore seen after the jump holding a puppy, just to make that longing more acute — appears to be a hell of a young man. If one is to believe the interviews one occasionally reads, most recently, in Out Magazine:
“I have this dream that one day, my kid’s gonna come home from school and be like, ‘Dad, there’s this girl that I like, and there’s this guy that I like, and I don’t know which one I like more, and I don’t know what to do.’ And it’d just be a non-issue, like, ‘Which one is a good person? Which one makes you laugh more?’ ”
To read the whole interview, click here — but let me warn you: You’ll have to look past an inordinate amount of fashionably applied hair gel. I mean, it won’t kill you, but honestly, Out Magazine — his hair was fine.
(Also, I may or may not have just re-watched The Hunger Games with the family and not for nothing but #TeamPeetaForLife).