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There Could Be Even More Hunger Games On The Way, Here’s How

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mockingjayHa, 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.

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The Maze Runner Gets Scorched In This Honest Trailer

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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!

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This Hunger Games Porn Parody Trailer Is Shockingly SFW

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The Humper GamesThis 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.

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Watch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s Awesome Bad Lip Reading

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With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, or How I Learned to Stop Fighting and Love Woody Harrelson’s Hair is currently dominating the box office, it’s as good a time as any to look back on Katniss and Peeta’s previous adventures in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, only through the magical lens of the Bad Lip Reading guys. It’s totally post-apoca-lip-tic.

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Here’s Why Thai Cinemas Refuse To Screen The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

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mockingjayAs of last night, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 is taking over movie theaters worldwide. The film earned $17 million dollars on its debut evening, which is down from the last chapter, Catching Fire, but still the biggest first night of the year so far. (To put it in perspective, the previous best for 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy, took in $11.2 million its first night.) There is one place where the film isn’t taking over, however, Thailand, as some movie theaters are refusing to show it.

A while back, we wrote about how Thai protesters had adopted the three-fingered salute from The Hunger Games as a form of resistance against government oppression. And that still appears to be going on. According to The Hollywood Reporter, five students were arrested Wednesday for flashing that sign at Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha, and in the wake of that, just hours afterwards in fact, Apex Group, a local theater chain, pulled the release.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1 Is Just A Piece Of A Larger Whole

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The Hunger GamesThere are parts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 that are harrowing, moving, and action-packed. While that can be fun to watch, and there are some nice bits of spectacle level eye candy, including the destruction of a massive damn, the problem is that the film never becomes more than simply the first part in a larger saga. This makes sense, obviously, as the third book in Suzanne Collins’ dystopian young adult trilogy has been split into two movies, but in this case, the film is all build up and feels like it’s just killing time before getting to the meaty part of the story.

If it sounds like I didn’t enjoy Mockingjay, that’s not true, it’s an entertaining enough way to spend a couple of hours, and there is enough going on to keep you occupied. This simply feels more like a chapter than a complete work. Again, that’s because it is, but it also skips over a number of elements in short order, and cuts off just when you’re most engaged and invested.

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