Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I {Book to Movie}

This movie comes out November 21st and I am sure many of you already have your tickets. When I read this series (so many years ago) I had no idea it would become as big as it has.

                            Book Synopsis

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My name is Katniss Everdeen.
Why am I not dead?
I should be dead.

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans--except Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay--no matter what the personal cost.

Check out our Book Club Ideas for Mockingjay, playlist and our Book Club Review.

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Movie Synopsis

In District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever, Katniss Everdeen works to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends.

I have seen the many trailers for this movie and I am so excited. This is the type of movie you want to get dressed up for and throw a big party for. I thought the most fun would be to dress like the Capital People. So think anything big, bold, outrageous and couture! If you still can't think of anything then you can always look to the icon of the Capital people...
*Effie Trinket*
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So anything from crazy hair colors to some sort of huge hair decoration and different textures of fabric, feathers, flowers or even butterflies. Then comes your make-up. Be adventurous and bold. I'm sure when you go and see the movie some people will dress up. Be inspired and play along. You will have so much fun.

Check out our Mockingjay inspired photo shoots of Katniss and a girl from the Capitol
Part I of Katniss
Part II of a Capitol look

Fan Art

There is so much fan art out there for The Hunger Games Series. This is one of my favorites. The editing on this photo looks awesome.

Jennifer Lawrence
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There are other forms of art like this fabulous book art

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Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer has exploded onto the acting scene and is more popular than ever. Vanity Fair put her on the cover of their November 2014 issue and there is an awesome interview with her in the magazine. They also have some fun personal videos at the shoot with her. She talks about producing her first film "The Glass Castle" which is still in development so there isn't much on IMDB to read about yet. But I guarantee we will do a post on that Book to Movie. Man this lady has been busy. She has finished filming "Mockingjay Part 2" and is in pre production for "Joy" playing Joy Mangano and "X Men: Apocalypse" playing Raven.

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 When I was researching Jennifer I kept seeing a ton of Magazine covers that she was on. So I thought it would be fun to collage a bunch of them. This isn't even all of them. She has been on magazines all over the world. This girl really is on fire. I love how she can look so different on each cover. It looks like she has been on more covers than a lot of models have.

Josh Hutcherson

He is best know for this role but he was also in the movies, "Bridge to Terabithia" and "The Kids Are All Right" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth". He is rumored to be doing a third movie in the "Journey" movies called "Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon" but that has just been announced to be filming so there may be a chance he won't do it. We will have to see how busy he is.

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Liam Hemsworth

He is no stranger to Book to Movies. He also was in "The Last Song" with Miley Cyrus and I'm pretty sure you would recognize him in "The Expendables 2" with Sylvester Stallone. He is currently filming as the lead actor in "The Dressmaker" another book to movie I will have to post about in 2015, with Kate Winslet and Sarah Snook. He is also filming another movie where he is the main character called "By Way of Helena" with fellow Hunger Games actor Woody Harrelson which comes out in 2015. Wait a minute! I just realized that he is the younger brother to Chris and Luke Hemsworth. I don't know why I didn't see it before. He totally looks like a younger skinnier in the face Chris Hemsworth. Lol.
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Woody Harrelson

This might show my age a little but when I think of Woody Harrelson I think of "Woody" on Cheers. If y'all haven't seen a Cheers episode you've got to find them on Netflix or something and watch them. They are classic TV and worth getting into. Some more of his recent filming has been, "Now You See Me" and "No Country for Old Men". He is currently working on "By Way of Helena" with fellow actor Liam Hemsworth. They've just started pre production of "Now You See Me 2". He just finished filming "Triple Nine" with Kate Winslet and Casey Affleck. Can't wait to see more movies with Woody in them.

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Francis Lawrence

He is no stranger to directing Books to Movies and he has proven he will do his job well because he directed the last two Hunger Games movies. He is most well known for "I am Legend" - "Constantine" - "Water for Elephants". He has directed all the Hunger Games movies except the first one. And how fun is this? He has directed many music videos for artist such as Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Green Day.

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Suzanne Collins
You can check out her website here. I just searched and searched on the web to see if she has any new books in the works and I can't find anything. Is this a thing for some authors that when they have a huge hit in the movies that they stop writing books, examples now are Suzanne Collins of this series and Stephenie Meyers of the The Twilight Series. I would love to read more books from Suzanne Collins. So please Suzanne write us some more books to love.
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I can't wait to see what they do with the first half of Mockingjay. Hope you all get into the spirit of The Hunger Games at the movies.

Movie Trailer

Check out Mockingjay Part 2 Book to Movie

Do you want to see more Book to Movie Posts?

Post your reviews in the comments. I'd love to hear what you think of the movie.


Kellie H.


Kellie H said...

So I saw the movie like everyone else and their dog. They did exactly what I thought they would. They stretched out the book so that they could make two movies out of one book and make even more money. Hollywood, I think it would have been better to put the last book into one movie. I think (from seeing not as many people liking this movie) that this one was a little too slow and not enough action like the first two. It did entertain me and that's the point, isn't it.

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