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The YA Countdown: New ‘Hunger Games’ Posters, Plus: ‘The Maze Runner,’ ‘Frostbite’ and More

cressida-mockingjay-posterWelcome to the YA Movie Countdown, our resident expert’s biweekly guide to young-adult book-to-film adaptations.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’s November 21 release date coming up, Lionsgate just released a brand new set of character posters. That last batch primarily stuck to familiar faces, like Finnick and Effie, but this time we’re getting a closer look at some of the film’s new characters, namely Katniss’ camera crew, which includes Cressida (Natalie Dormer), Pollux (Elden Henson), Messalla (Evan Ross) and Castor (Wes Chatham). We also got a poster for Katniss’ personal protector, Boggs (Mahershala Ali), and Gale, too. You can check them all out below.

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The Best Movie Trailers of the Week

nightcrawlerWelcome back to Best Movie Trailers of the Week, a column where we handpick the best new movie trailers that have arrived online over the past week.


Nightcrawler

That quick teaser for Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler caught our eye and now the film’s first official trailer locked it in. We need to know more about Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal). The two pieces work exceptionally well together. The first introduces you to the idea that Lou’s a guy in desperate need of a job and the second builds upon that by showing you how he winds up making that happen. Getting the opportunity to watch a guy navigate the world of L.A. crime journalism is inherently fascinating, but rather than lean on that appeal, these pieces put the focus on what could make Nightcrawler a true standout – a downright fascinating main character. Lou’s passionate and determined, but incredibly unhinged and volatile. Put someone like that in this line of work and you’re bound to have explosive results.

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The Best Movie Trailers of the Week

herculesWelcome back to Best Movie Trailers of the Week, a column where we handpick the best new movie trailers that have arrived online over the past week.


Hercules

The new domestic trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules is a little muddled and underwhelming, but that’s certainly not the case with the international edition. Whereas the domestic one takes a darker approach, using the death of Hercules’ family as the driving force and trying to up the momentum using Queens of the Stone Age’s “No One Knows,” the international trailer has far more success highlighting the film’s humor and using an orchestral beat to help set the pace and tone.

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Trailers of the Week

X-Men_Days_of_Future_PastThe new trailers for Jersey Boys and Gone Girl are two of the more high-profile promos of the week, but even though both pieces confirm the films could be well worth the hype, they don’t evoke that gotta-see-it sensation quite like three other new releases.

The Best Stuff

1. X-Men: Days of Future Past

The X-Men: Days of Future Past marketing campaign continues to hit it big, delivering a brand new trailer that further proves this film could rock a particularly riveting and satisfying nonlinear narrative. The piece has a wholly comprehensible representation of the past and present narrative at its core, which is then further enhanced by spot-on comedic timing, riveting action and, of course, the thrill of seeing your favorite X-Men come together.

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