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Interview: Some Velvet Morning’s Alice Eve & Stanley Tucci

Some_Velvet_MorningWARNING: The only way to experience the full effect of Some Velvet Morning, is to walk into the film knowing nothing at all. You have been warned.

After putting colossal productions like Star Trek Into Darkness and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on their resumes, Alice Eve and Stanley Tucci opted to do a complete 180 with Neil LaBute’s Some Velvet Morning.  Eve and Tucci are the only two actors in the film, the entire narrative plays out in a single location and in real time, over the course of 83 minutes.  Hit the jump for more.

Tucci is Fred, a man who opts to ditch his wife for his mistress, Eve’s Velvet. After years apart, Fred shows up at Velvet’s door, confident she’ll be thrilled that he’s finally all hers. However, in the process of trying to tap back into their romance, tempers flare, passion ignites and hopes are crushed in a back-and-forth that slowly exposes the layers of their unusual relationship.
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Pets Named After ‘Hunger Games’ Characters

Hunger_Games_PetsAs an incredibly enthusiastic, dedicated and often obsessive pet owner and movie lover, it is immensely fulfilling to bestow a movie-themed name upon a furry new member of the family. Even though an addiction to Scream won out and compelled me to dub my little guy Dewey, there are loads of pets out there with Hunger Games-inspired names and in honor of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, we want to give them even more love than they’re already getting.

Finnick the Cat

Mandy dubbed her cat Finnick her “loveable, adorable boy.” Further proving that Finnick is deserving of his Hunger Games name, Mandy explained, “He’s very charming and personable, and has to know everything that’s going on.” Does that sound like a certain someone who trades big money for Capitol secrets to you or what?
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Interview: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s Willow Shields

Willow_Shields_Jennifer_Lawrence_Catching_FireMost actors have to work their way up. Willow Shields, on the other hand, kicked off her career off at the top. She snagged the coveted role of Primrose Everdeen, Katniss’ little sister, back in April of 2011 and it’s been non-stop prepping, filming and promoting ever since. All the hard work paid off when The Hunger Games scored a $152.5 million opening week in March 2012 and now even more so as the sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, just kicked off its run with a record-breaking $161.1 million.

In the second installment of the critically acclaimed franchise, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) vies to make Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) pay for defying the Capitol with her stunt with the Nightlock berries in the 74th Hunger Games. While Snow tries to destroy everything Katniss holds dear, Prim is there to pick up the pieces when she can, putting her healing capabilities to use and ensuring the fire within her sister continues to burn, giving the people of Panem a source of hope.

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‘The Hunger Games’ Gift Guide

Finnick_GiftNot only is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire finally hitting theaters this weekend, but the holiday season is right around the corner, meaning it’s time to snatch up all the Hunger Games merchandise you can. We checked Etsy for some of the best of the best handmade gifts to give your favorite fan (or perhaps yourself).

Gym-Time Motivation

Fortunately The Hunger Games is a very fictional event, but that doesn’t mean we can’t use the concept of having to fight for our lives as motivation at the gym. Slip on this tank top from Fast Designs and pump up the Hunger Games soundtrack. The moment “Horn of Plenty” kicks in, you’ll be standing tall and proud, pumped to show off some physical prowess.

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‘Catching Fire’: Your Guide to the Victors

catching_fire_character_guide_mainThe 75th Hunger Games is upon us and in honor of the third Quarter Quell, things are going down a little differently. Rather than reaping two contenders between the ages of 12 and 18 from each of the country’s 12 districts, tributes come from the pool of victors. You already know Katniss and Peeta, so meet the experienced killers who will try to steal their title when The Hunger Games: Catching Fire arrives on November 22.

District 1: Cashmere & Gloss

If you’ve seen The Hunger Games, you know what coming from District 1 means – career tributes. Katniss dubs Cashmere and Gloss “classically beautiful” siblings. When she was younger, she watched the pair dominate their games for two consecutive years, which would put the duo in their 20s. The entertainment value of their win streak made Cashmere and Gloss Capitol favorites and now that they’re back, they’re the ones to beat and they know it.

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Peeta vs. Gale

pvgintroTeam Edward vs. Team Jacob who?  Katniss Everdeen may be unfortunate enough to have been shipped off to the 74th Hunger Games, but she’s got two eligible bachelors chasing after her, making her one lucky girl with a tough decision on her hands. One minute Gale’s being all manly and taking care of her family while she’s away, but then Peeta gives her those puppy-dog eyes and kills a rival. How can she possibly choose between the two? We break it down.

Peeta

  • Age: 16
  • Home: Victor’s Village
  • Occupation: Baker
  • Weapons of Choice:
  • Weights, Camouflage, Knives

Gale

  • Age: 19
  • Home: The Seam
  • Occupation: Coal Miner
  • Weapons of Choice: Snares,
  • Bow and Arrow

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Quiz: In Which ‘Hunger Games’ District Do You Belong?

40123Wouldn’t it be just awful to be born in District 3 if you just weren’t naturally tech savvy? And what if you didn’t like water, but your parents hailed from District 4? Squeamish around animals? Hopefully your family lineage doesn’t plop you down in District 10.

Just in case modern civilization is ever decimated and replaced by a country that consists of 13 hardworking districts and one über-posh Capitol, you better know where you’d thrive. With The Hunger Games: Catching Fire due in theaters on Friday, November 22, Fandango teamed up with TheFandom.net to devise a personality quiz that’ll let you know which Panem district you’re best suited for.

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