Tag: Hunger Games
Our friends over at Nightlock have a new episode for us on iTunes titled Real or Not Real. They also announce an upcoming Live Show where we can all watch the movie together, just in case you needed another reason to watch The Hunger Games on DVD!
Episode 30: Real or Not Real
We announce our Live Show where you can watch the Hunger Games movie along with us on 8/19 @ 8 PM U.S. Eastern Time, at nightlockpodcast.com/live. This show covers the new casting of Mags, a Hunger Games original song, playing a quiz-game segment. In our discuss of Chapter 6 of Catching Fire some questions arise; How do weddings in the Capitol differ from our own? Why did Madge give Katniss the pin instead of somebody else? Some listener email bring up the question if Katniss’ tracker from the 74th games was ever removed, and if Snow wanted Katniss to prove to himself Katniss loved Peeta just so she would grow more attached and loving him would become a weakness? Be sure to join us August 19th for the live show!
This landmark episode focus on Chapter 3 of Catching Fire where questions airsed. Would Katniss be different if she lived in the arena? Would Katniss have been weaker or stronger if her father was still alive? What type of mentor would Katniss be and how would it effect her emotionally? Would Catching Fire been better if it had an action packed start? The fan favorite segment, Dark Duels has a comeback with President Snow and Cinna fighting to the death. Listener emails are shared with insight on Francis Lawrence as the new director and celebrations in Panem.
We continue the show with analyzing Chapter 2 of Catching Fire, including if the books would have been better if *SPOILER* either Katniss or Peeta died. Some news stories includes speculation of when the DVD will be released as well as what new record the movie broke and what major movie franchise it surpassed in order to get there. In our music segment we feature a Green Day song to relate to the controlling government. A newer segment, Real or Not Real, asks the question if Panem celebrates holidays.
Listen to Episode 24 at iTunes!
Episode 23: The Spark
Nightlock Phase 2 is firing the show up by anaylzing the first chapter of Catching Fire. The big news story of the week is the replacement director for Gary Ross, so we discuss why he possible didn’t return as well as what the new director will bring to the table. Hunger Games flim has broken more records. As usual we read your listenr feedback in our Mockin’ Mail segment. We also play a segment of Sigh No More, by Mumford and Sons and discuss how it relates to the series.
Listen to Episode 23: The Spark free on iTunes.
It looks like Francis Lawrence has been chosen by Lionsgate to be the director for the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, though we are still waiting to hear if he has accepted their offer. You may recognize his work from I Am Legend and Water for Elephants. I am having high hopes for him, as I loved I Am Legend, but what do you think about Francis Lawrence directing the sequel?
[Source: The Hollywood Reporter] Thanks to readers Eilidh and Erin!
Well The Hunger Games made it’s fourth week at the box office still in first place beating out Harry Potter and the Twilight series, which had a three week winning streak. Currently it stands at $531 million world-wide, domestically at $337.1 million “moving it past Spider-Man 3 for 22nd place on the list of all-time hits, and trumping all of the Twilight movies, and all but the final Harry Potter, Deathly Hallows Part 2.”
[Source: E! Online]
I confess that after I read The Hunger Games series I was extremely tempted to try out my spouse’s bow and arrow. Well, not surprisingly, I wasn’t the only one tempted to try out archery after the success of The Hunger Games. Check out the video on this very subject. So, have you thought about trying the bow and arrow, or have you done so already?
Movies.com‘s Perri Nemiroff is continuing the Hunger Games Countdown this week with the fandoms reactions to seeing this highly anticipated film. The article includes the reaction I had upon seeing The Hunger Games:
Melanie of HungerGamesMovie.org
My first reaction was pure joy in seeing how closely the movie represented the book with spectacular acting and writing. However, the quick, jumpy movements of the camera throughout was hard to handle at times. For the most part, I didn’t notice the jerky camera shooting, except during the action scenes. Thus, I found it difficult to figure out who was who during the Cato/Katniss/Peeta hand-to-hand combat on the Cornucopia. I feel this was done so we wouldn’t see the preferred weapon so clearly enter a child tribute. Perhaps this was a way to keep the movie PG-13, but halfway through the film, I found myself scouring my purse for my headache medication. That being said, I am still extremely happy with the film overall. The script, the acting, and the effects accomplished the task in bringing my favourite book to life.
Savanna of The Hunger Games Fireside Chat
When it comes to book-to-movie adaptations, I have to admit that I’m usually one of those obnoxious “checklist fans.” I watch the movie and get distracted by everything that was left out or changed or added during the transition from page to screen. Because 9 times out of 10, the film suffers as a result. The fact that the scenes in the Hunger Games movie that don’t exist in the book are some of my absolute favorites is, I think, a testament to just how fantastic an adaptation this is. All the new material is, in my opinion, just brilliant: the Gamemaker control room, Haymitch schmoozing to gain sponsors, the conversations in Snow’s rose garden, Cato’s final “speech,” Seneca and the berries at the end, etc. Rather than chip away at the integrity of the book, these moments only enrich this series that we all already love so much.
Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh), and Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) have all been recently the topic of racist tweets sent out by supposed ‘fans’ of the Hunger Games book series. These tweets are pretty awful, and quite ignorant of the actual books themselves. Amandla, Dayo, and Lenny should be seen as the amazing actors that they are in having helped to bring the Hunger Games story to life.
Yahoo: Although both Rue and Thresh are described as having “dark brown skin” in the book, some bigoted fans, oddly enough, object that both Stenberg and Okeniyi are black.
Complained one fan on Twitter: “Why does rue have to be black not gonna lie kinda ruined the movie.”
Added another ignorant fan: “Why did the producer make all the good characters black?”
“Why is Rue a little black girl? Stick to the book, dude,” said another.
For those of you who have seen Kaleb Nation‘s YouTube videos he enthusiastically responds to the racism with this fantastic video.