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Interstellar And Captain America Top The Saturn Award Nominations

interstellarSci-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.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1 Gets A Nitpicky Honest Trailer

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.

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

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

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

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

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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