Fan of the Hunger Games franchise? If so, I hope you didn’t miss the news that a new Mockingjay Part 2 poster has been released! Now, for those of you who have not seen it yet, there’s not a lot to it – but it’s still pretty awesome. Check it out below.
Sci-fi may not fare well at the Oscars, outside of a few technical awards now and again, but at this point, do any of us really put much stock in what the Academy thinks? Almost none of my favorite films from 2014 were nominated for much of anything in any of the usual glut of self-congratulatory awards shows, but one that is always more in line with our general aesthetic are the Saturn Awards, and now the nominees for this year have been released.
As the Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy, and Horror Films chooses the nominees and winners, you can imagine they’re a wee bit different than the more mainstream celebrations, and the list for the 41st Annual Saturn Awards is no different. You’ve got big blockbuster comic book movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier right up there along with independent horror, like The Babadook and The Guest. We’re talking about awards that honor movies like Lucy and Snowpiercer and Paddington, you know it’s a different sort of animal.
Every movie that makes a big splash at the box office gets one, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 is no exception. You knew it was coming, and now the penultimate chapter in the multi-billion dollar franchise has received the Honest Trailer treatment. Check it out below.
Ha, you thought that when the last movie, based on the last half of the last book, comes out, that would be the end for The Hunger Games, but you might be wrong. The first three movies have pulled in billions of dollars (billions with a b and an s), so you know that Lionsgate is sad to have to say goodbye to the lucrative franchise and are looking into every possible way to squeeze a few more dollars out of Suzanne Collins’ creation. And in the future that could very well come in the form of prequels and sequels.
There isn’t much in the way of detail, and this isn’t a concrete thing, just one avenue that the studio is exploring, but according to Deadline, Lionsgate CEO John Feltheimer said they are “actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities” in order to expand the franchise.
No movie is safe from the Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailer, except for really good, quality movies. No, not those, huh? Oh well. Despite being surprisingly fond of Wes Ball’s dystopian YA flick The Maze Runner when it came out last year, I was immediately ready to watch it get ripped to shreds by clever Internet videos, and this does not disappoint. Check it out!
This is a phrase I never expected to write, but I’m a little bit disappointed with porn. Of course there’s going to be a Hunger Games porn parody, that’s just a given, and of course the title is going to be The Hunger Bangs, right? Apparently not, which seems like a missed opportunity. Wood Rocket, the folks behind Doctor Whore, the Doctor Who porn spoof, Game of Bones, and The Knobbit, have unleashed The Humper Games into the world.
I can’t find an embeddable version of the video, but you can click HERE if you want to see the whole trailer. Don’t worry if one of your coworkers is looming, watching over your shoulder, because there’s nothing particularly NSFW going on here. Unless they recognize porn stars, but then you can out them for that in a public setting.