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By Maria Jackson

Happy Hunger Games! Vol. 1, Issue 30

With less than 100 days to go until the premiere of Catching Fire, Lionsgate has decided to treat the fans to countdown full of photos, stills, news, & Panem fashion. (x)



Kicking of the countdown we have CoverGirl looks inspired by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The model’s looks are inspired by Luxury (District 1) and Fishing (District 4).


Continuing with the fashion spots, Capitol Couture has released two new Capitol high fashion ads for Catching Fire - one featuring glamorous futuristic eye-wear and another showcasing a perfume by Cinna.


“This afternoon, uber-stylist Cinna debuts his eponymous fragrance with stunning billboards throughout the city and misters releasing wafts of CINNA. It’s a follow up to last year’s launch of his signature Liquid Skyliner, which sold out citywide in two hours.

“The scent speaks for itself,” Cinna says of the fragrance. The ultra-cool and laconic stylist gave Capitol Couture an exclusive first whiff. CINNA is boldly feminine, with notes of fresh violet, grey vetiver and bergamot underscored by mandarin. But the fragrance—which comes in a chic crystal flacon—alters its chemistry depending upon its exposure to natural light.  At nightfall, the scent deepens with flourishes of sultry black orchid and smoky tobacco.

Of course, everyone wants to know the story behind the exquisite model seen in the ads for CINNA. “I picked her out of a crowd in the Capitol because of her spirit and natural beauty,” he says. “There are always champions among us.”


In celebration of these 100 Days we got another surprise! Coldplay has recorded ‘ATLAS’ a song specially for the upcoming Catching Fire. The song is scheduled to be available via iTunes and all digital retailers on 26 August, 2013.

Republic Records is again teaming up with Lionsgate to release the soundtrack in advance of Lionsgate distributing the film on screens worldwide on November 22, 2013.


“I have great respect and admiration for Coldplay, and we are thrilled with how well they have connected to the themes and ideas within the film,” said filmmaker Francis Lawrence. “Their unwavering passion and excitement for the project elevated the collaboration even further, and we can’t wait to share this music with audiences around the world.”

“We are so honored that Coldplay, one of the iconic rock bands of our generation, will perform the first song out on the new soundtrack,” said Tracy McKnight, Lionsgate’s Head of Film Music. “Knowing that Chris Martin is a fan of the books makes this even more meaningful.  The Coldplay single underscores the stature of recording artists we’ve assembled for this powerful soundtrack.”

Monte Lipman, Chairman & CEO of Republic Records, stated, ”The creative alliance between Coldplay and The Hunger Games franchise will create a level of excitement and anticipation of epic proportions.” (x)


Check out the lyrics:


This week, we’re also treated to portraits of Finnick & Caesar!



Liam Hemsworth talked CF on Jimmy Kimmel



We’ve all heard Francis say that CF is Katniss’ story and very little will change...Well, check out these three changes that EW says have been made to the adaptation. What do you think of the changes?:


1) “We made some changes to Peeta’s narrative,” says Lawrence. “We manned him up a little. And by the way it didn’t take a lot, just little choices to make here and there. The story doesn’t really change, his relationship with Katniss doesn’t change, he’s just a different kind of character.” For instance, in the book, the Hunger Games kicks off and Peeta is paralyzed when the other all-star tributes dive into the water. “The option is for either me drowning or sitting there like a cat batting my paw into the water,” says Josh Hutcherson with a laugh. “Either way the visual is horrible.” Easy fix: Let Peeta swim.


2) Goodbye Bonnie and Twill. In the book, Katniss stumbles upon the District 8 refugees in her father’s hunting cabin. There they reveal to a stunned Katniss the existence of District 13 and news of the spreading revolution our hero unintentionally sparked with her act of rebellion at the end of The Hunger Games. So the movie had to find a new way to introduce the news of District 13. “That’s fun,” says Lawrence, “figuring out new ways around things and new ways of doing things.”


3) Darius, we hardly know ye. District 12?s youngest peacekeeper, who pays dearly for intervening during that terrible scene of Gale’s public whipping, didn’t make the jump from page to screen. It’s another instance of storytellers having to drown one of their kittens. “It’s as agonizing for us to lose things from the book as it is for a fan,” says producer Nina Jacobson. “I want every single thing in there. But you know what? If you have to give up something in order to give more time to Katniss and Gale or to Effie as she starts to feel a conscience, you make the sacrifices in order to serve the characters and themes that are more essential.”



Can't wait to see what we get next weeks! See you then, Tributes!