Listen to Katniss sing ‘The Hanging Tree’ in ‘Mockingjay Part 1′

 

What’s one of the best scenes in Mockingjay, Part 1? Answer: When Katniss performs “The Hanging Tree,” a song straight out of the book by Suzanne Collins.

Now you can listen to it again and again online.

“The Hanging Tree” appears on James Newton Howard’s Mockingjay, Part 1 score, which appears to have sprung a leak in advance of its November 24 on-sale date.

The catchy melody, which was still running through our heads as we exited the theater, was penned by The Lumineers.

 

Catching Fire Wins 4 Awards At The 2014 Teen Choice Awards

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The 2014 Teen Choice Awards were held last night in LA, and Catching Fire won big!

Josh Hutcherson was in attendance to accept his award for ‘Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy’ and Jennifer Lawrence also won ‘Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy’ but was not there to collect it. Both awards were for Catching Fire, which also won ‘Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy’.

Donald Sutherland won the ‘Choice Movie Villain’ award, and he accepted it on stage, dressed as President Snow with his white rose. He even threw out ‘nightlock’ berries into the audience!

‘Mockingjay – Part 1′ Theatrical Trailer To Premiere At San Diego Comic – Con On July 25


UPDATE 2: The Russian distributor Volga have announced on Twitter that the trailer will be posted online “on the morning of July 28 [Moscow time]“, and followed it up with “after 8am Moscow time”. 8am Moscow time translates to:

21:00 Pacific (Sunday)/00:00 Eastern/05:00 BST on Monday, July 28.

So fans, mark your calendars and set your alarms as this is when the trailer should be released online internationally.

US fans who want to see the trailer before the aforementioned online release – a list of Best Buy stores participating in screening the trailer on the 26th and 27th July is available here.

UPDATE: Lionsgate have officially announced that Natalie Dormer, Elden Henson, Mahershala Ali, Evan Ross & Wes Chatham will be attending SDCC to sign autographs. Cast attending the trailer premiere event at the Hard Rock hotel is still to be confirmed.

We’d also like to remind everyone that unfortunately Samsung/Best Buy’s exclusive US rights to the trailer until SDCC is over mean that fans from other countries will not be able to see the trailer until it is released online following that weekend. It is currently unknown when the trailer will make its online debut but we believe it may be early the following week, with a theatrical debut likely in front ofGuardians of the Galaxy on August 1.

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The wait is finally over.

After two fantastic teaser trailers, Lionsgate in partnership with Samsung Mobile have announced that the long-awaited theatrical trailer for Mockingjay – Part 1 will have its world premiere on Friday July 25at San-Diego Comic-Con. Unlike last year this premiere will not be in the form of a panel, but the cast will be in San Diego to introduce the trailer at 12:00 PT that day in the Capitol Gallery located in the Samsung Galaxy Experience in San Diego (in the Hard Rock Hotel, corner of 5th and L Streets).

In a first-of-its-kind experience, fans will have the opportunity to preview the highly-anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer on the Galaxy Tab S at an exclusive premiere in San Diego during Comic-Con on Friday, July 25. [...] “We’re giving our consumers the unique experience to premiere the official trailer of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I on our new Galaxy Tab S,” said Todd Pendleton, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Telecommunications America. “Together with Lionsgate, we will give Samsung Galaxy owners access to experience The Hunger Games franchise like never before.” 

US fans can also see the trailer during that weekend at select Best Buy stores too:

Fans outside the San Diego area can also get an exclusive preview of the first official The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer beginning on Saturday, July 26 and extending through Sunday, July 27 by visiting Samsung Experience Shops inside select Best Buy locations. While supplies last, visitors will receive one complimentary pass to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 when it opens in theaters November 21.

Additionally, Samsung will debut an app for Galaxy phone/tablet owners with exclusive content relating to the franchise:

As part of the collaboration, The Hunger Games Movie Pack App will be available to download for free on select Samsung devices* beginning July 28, via Google Play. The app will give Galaxy owners access to exclusive Hunger Games content, including scripts, book excerpts, video clips and more.

Check out the full press release from Lionsgate and Samsung here.

‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ Jennifer Lawrence Aware Of Expectations

“Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I” is currently filming its first installment and so far, so many thrilling updates have already been revealed.

First off, multiple reports confirmed that the film’s lead actress, Jennifer Lawrence, who plays the role of Katniss Everdeen, is faced with extreme pressure to live up to the expectations of fans.

As part of her role in the film, Lawrence will be tasked to take on new challenges to help save civilization. However, the infamous arena where Katniss and Peeta Mellark normally show their eagerness to save their people will no longer be featured in the upcoming film.

Director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson explained what this means to “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One.

“The stakes are always high in this story, and in Mockingjay 1, the entire world opens up,” Lawrence told Yahoo Movies.“The ‘Games’ are gone, and the threat of oppression permeates all of Panem. You will see entirely new locations with really large action sequences as the uprising spreads across all of the districts. It really is a gigantic movie.”

Adding to this, actress Julianne Moore, who plays the role of President Alma Coin, explained how Katniss’ character is unable to always get things together despite being the alleged “hero” in the movie.

“She’s a real girl and she also has some more ambiguity.” Moore shared in a recent Hunger Games trailer video.

Talking about the biggest trials other characters in the film would have to face, Moore explained, “Hope is about possibility, hope is about change and it’s about having personal power. So I think if the characters in Mockingjay or anywhere in The Hunger Games are hopeless, that means they don’t feel they can affect change.”

Meanwhile, one of the film’s actors, Liam Hemsworth, was spotted limping on his way to a doctor’s office, while being escorted by an assistant. His injury was most likely suffered during the filming of “Hunger Games: Mockingjay,” Entertainment Wise surmised.