‘The Hunger Games’ Exclusive Character Poster: Katniss


Here’s the new latest poster from the hotly anticipated movie “The Hunger Games.” The poster is of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), a tough girl from the poverty stricken region of District 12.

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‘The Hunger Games’ Exclusive Character Poster: Gale


For ‘Hunger Games’ fans on Team Gale, the odds are definitely in your favor. Moviefone is happy to debut a brand-new character poster highlighting your favorite non-Katniss District 12 hunter, Gale Hawthorne. Played in the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide phenomenon by Liam Hemsworth, Gale is Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) best friend, confidant and hunting partner. Check out the poster ahead.

‘Hunger Games’ EXCLUSIVE: Peek Peeta’s Character Poster Now!


Consider this a silver parachute floating down to Earth from your benevolent sponsor Hollywood Crush. Mine gift to you: an EXCLUSIVE first look at “The Hunger Games” Peeta character poster featuring Josh Hutcherson!

Fans of Suzanne Collins‘ dystopian series, on which the movie is based, need no introduction to Peeta. As heroine Katniss Everdeen’s fellow District 12 tribute in the Capitol-devised Hunger Games, the teen must battle 23 fellow contestants to the death if he hopes to make it out of the booby-trap-filled arena alive. Oh, and the whole thing’s broadcast in every house in the country, a reconstituted North America known as Panem. NO BIG DEAL.

This unfussy one sheet is a simple yet compelling look at the baker’s son. Pictured in profile and wearing a plain T-shirt, Peeta appears determined and yet somehow vulnerable, all at the same time. (Not to mention he looks so young, right?!) I just want to reach through the computer screen, give him a hug and tell him everything will be all right. But, again, as any bona fide “Hunger Games” acolyte will tell you, Peeta boasts plenty of mettle without my meddling.

Can We Learn Strategy from The Hunger Games?


The Hunger Games covers a lot of intense subject matter: basic survival, the media’s societal influence and, of course, rebelling against your oppressors. Forbes is taking a different and fascinating look at these things — as strategies. Here’s a sample of how they’re breaking it down:

Micro-Level Strategy: the Arena: every move involves strategy in the Arena: your allies, the first bloodbath, your weapons, and your interaction with the sponsors. Here’s a few things we learn:

  • Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses – Katniss succeeds in the Games because she knows her weakness — her lack of physical strength and brutality. Head-to-head confrontation wouldn’t turn her way. Instead, she evades stronger opponents until she figures out how to gain an advantage. She exploits her strengths — her bow skills, cunning, and resourcefulness — to gain competitive advantage while minimizing her weaknesses. Other late-survivors use the same strategy (Cato, Brutus, Chaff, Peeta, Finnick, and Foxface).

Intermediate-Level Strategy: Television – the Hunger Games series is a PR strategy playbook for television appearances. Peeta was the master of this strategic game.A few lessons:
  • Build Your Brand – throughout the series, we see how tributes paint themselves a certain way. Peeta is the gentle, affable lover-boy. Cato is the vicious brute. Katniss is a courageous, semi-innocent, and committed sister. Brand-building endears you to your audience because you represent something beyond yourself. Katniss, by her “bravery brand”, was a natural fit for the rebellion. The trick is to keep the brand consistent.

Macro-Level Strategy: the Rebellion – Collins provides an interesting playbook for wannabe revolutionaries. I’m not sure if all of her strategic moves lead to the best results, but here’s a few lessons we can draw:

  • Capitalize on Unrest – District 13 remained hidden until disquiet rose to critical levels in the remaining Districts. If District 13 had emerged before the critical unrest point, it would not have been able to gain a leadership position. The remaning districts would have been too apathetic or dubious to follow a rebellion.

Told you it was fascinating! To read more (you should!), get the full story at Forbes.com.

Panem Radio Has a Mysterious Release Coming Out!



Something big is happening on Panem Radio! Due to restrictions from President Snow himself. That is all we are allowed to say…

There is something exiting going on in The Hunger Games world.

Listen Panem Radio Now! Click HERE.

Panem Radio is in no way associated with Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, Lionsgate, or any of their affiliates. It is simply a fan site.

New ‘Adult’ Hunger Games Trilogy UK Book Covers


Scholastic UK’s Twitter shared the covers, calling them the “grown up” versions, otherwise known as adult covers. (the contents of the books are the same, just different covers from previously released versions)

They’ll be released on December 1, and you can pre-order them on Amazon: The Hunger GamesCatching Fire and Mockingjay.

Nominate The Cast of ‘The Hunger Games’ for the People’s Choice Awards


Pre-Nominations are now in progress for the 2012 People’s Choice Award and The Hunger Games Trio, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth are among the short list of nominees for the award of “Favorite Movie Star Under 25.” At this stage of the process they are still narrowing the field down, so you can vote for up to 5 Nominiees, so no need to decide between them, check them all!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE.

The Hunger Games Cast has also been pre-nominated in several other key categories:

Favorite MovieCaptain America: The First Avenger (Stanley Tucci and Toby Jones)

Favorite Action Movie: Captain America: The First Avenger; X-Men: First Class(Jennifer Lawrence)

Favorite Movie Star Under 25: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth

Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast: X-Men: First Class

Favorite Movie Superhero: Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique (X-Men: First Class)

The Official List of Nominees will be announced November 8, 2011.

Let the voice of the people be heard. ;)

New Stanley Tucci MTV interview: “The Hunger Games cast is AMAZING”


Stanley Tucci who plays Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games movie has had a chat with MTV.  They asked him about the filming and cast.  Here’s what he had to say..

Meet the main cast/characters of ‘The Hunger Games’


Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen)

Who she is: Lawrence shot to fame in 2010 with her Sundance hit “Winter’s Bone,” about a young girl from the Ozarks trying to track down her father. The breakthrough role earned her an Oscar nomination for best actress. Next, she’s set to costar with Mel Gibson in “The Beaver” and take on the role of Mystique in “X-Men: First Class.”

‘Hunger Games’ persona: Katniss is a resourceful teen living in Panem’s District 12. Before being chosen to fight to the death in the Hunger Games, Katniss spends her time hunting illegally and trading goods on the black market with her best friend Gale to help feed their families.

Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark)

Who he is: He’s just 18, but Hutcherson has already enjoyed a long career with films like “Bridge to Terabithia,” “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and, most recently, the Oscar-nominated film “The Kids Are All Right.”

‘Hunger Games’ persona: A baker’s son, Peeta is District 12’s male “tribute” who develops a close bond with Katniss during the games.

Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne)

Who he is: Though he had multiple-episode stints on “Neighbours” and “The Elephant Princess” and was in “Knowing” with Nicolas Cage, he’s probably best known for being the on-again-off-again boyfriend of pop star Miley Cyrus and starring alongside her in “The Last Song.” His brother Chris is playing Thor in “Thor.”

‘Hunger Games’ persona: Gale is the best friend and hunting partner of Katniss Everdeen in District 12, one of the poorer districts in Panem. When Katniss was 12 and he 14, both of their dads died in the same mining accident. They’ve grown close over the years and make a good team, especially with his skill for setting traps and Katniss’ accuracy with a bow.

Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen)

Who she is: The New Mexico actress is a relative newcomer with a TV movie (“Beyond the Blackboard”), a TV show appearance (“In Plain Sight “) and a short film (“Las Vegas New Mexico 1875 “) in her short list of credits.

‘Hunger Games’ persona: Prim is the catalyst of it all. She is everything to her older sister, Katniss Everdeen, and Katniss would make any sacrifice for her.

The Hunger Games Teaser Trailer


Release Date: 23 March 2012
Genre: Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Directors: Gary Ross
Writer: Suzanne Collins, Gary Ross
Studio: Lionsgate