The Tweeks are definitely Hunger Games fangirls, but how did the first half of the final book in the trilogy stand up in cinematic form? This week the girls weight in on Francis Lawrence’s job of hobbiting (breaking a literary property into unneeded multiple movies) Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.
This article originally appeared in Vulture. “I knew she didn't love the idea of singing, but I didn't realize how nervous she was until when we started the first take, and she was in tears,” said director Francis Lawrence about hisShow More Summary
"I knew she didn't love the idea of singing, but I didn't realize how nervous she was until when we started the first take, and she was in tears," said director Francis Lawrence about his star, Jennifer Lawrence, who sings a song in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part I... More »
When it came time to decide where exactly to split the third installment of The Hunger Games trilogy so that one book could be two films, director Francis Lawrence said it came down to understanding that Mockingjay had "two separate stories, and two very distinct dramatic questions." The first one... More »
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay â?? Part 1 is the third of four planned movies in the Hunger Games franchise. This time around, director Francis Lawrence had a major task ahead of him, bringing the first half of a relatively quick read to life in a two-hour movie. Show More Summary
Ain't It Cool's Eric "Quint" Vespe sits down with Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 director Francis Lawrence to talk about activist storytelling, long form narratives and rolling with the sudden and tragic death of a cast member. Read...Show More Summary
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I Dir. Francis Lawrence [Lionsgate; 2014] by Robert Ham Rating: Don’t dare listen to anyone who tries to convince you that the final chapter of The Hunger Games trilogy was so dense and so packed with incident that it needed to be broken up into two films. Show More Summary
Why are we are supposed to hate this movie? mpaa rating:PG-13 (For intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material.) Genre:Drama, Science Fiction Directed By: Francis Lawrence Run Time: 2 hoursShow More Summary
Inside filmmaker Francis Lawrence’s West L.A. office sits a framed collection of arrows with an inscription reading, “May the odds […]
On the realities of war in MOCKINGJAY, Katniss' Jesus moment, and how his BREAKING BAD binge-watching influenced PART 1.
Vulture has created a three-minute recap of the first two Hunger Games films in anticipation of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the upcoming third movie directed by Francis Lawrence and based on the novel Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. It will be arriving in theaters this week on November 21, 2014. Need to catch […]
Director Francis Lawrence has the big job of overseeing the final two films in the Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. We caught up with Francis in New York City to speak about the first installment, which arrives in theaters this Friday, Nov. Show More Summary
Talking about the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman and "the one that got away" The post Interview: Director Francis Lawrence on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 appeared first on Comingsoon.net.
CineFix has created a homemade remake (previously) of the teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, an upcoming sci-fi adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence. The latest episode of Homemade Movies was directed by Pasadena, California-based animator and musician Dustin McLean of DustFilms. Get ready to stand up and watch our homemade […]
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 director Francis Lawrence just confirmed that the star of the movie Jennifer Lawrence sings in the film! The 24-year-old Oscar winner will sing “The Hanging Tree,” a fictional song written by the original book’s author Suzanne Collins, with a new melody by popular band The Lumineers. “The Lumineers sent [...]
Who'd have thought something like this could bring Jennifer Lawrence to tears?? She's an Oscar-winning actress! Francis Lawrence, the director of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, revealed that J.Law cried on the set and you'll NEVER guess why! Because she had to sing! In the film, Katniss sings The Hanging Tree from Suzanne Collins' book, so OBVI [...]
With director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson in attendance!
And so it begins. The last trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 fans the fires of Panem's war. We loved, loved, loved Catching Fire, and this movie is by the same director, Francis Lawrence. So we have very high expectations, and so far the trailer seems on point. Read more...
Tickets are on sale for The Hunger Games and its penultimate chapter. With the series coming to an end next year, Lionsgate is undoubtedly looking for another way to milk their cash cow. They took the first typical step in splittingShow More Summary
Jennifer Lawrence poses in character as her The Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen on the cover of Empire magazine‘s December 2014 issue, on newsstands October 30. In the issue, Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence talks about the possibility of the franchise creating some spinoff movies in the way that the Harry Potter series is currently doing [...]