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‘The Hunger Games’ Countdown: Happy Independence Day, Panem-Style

First off, wishing all of you Hunger Games fans a very happy 4th of July. But, before we get to the holiday-inspired material, in case you’ve been off the grid for the past day, we’ve got some huge news to announce. Jena Malone has been offered the role of Johanna Mason inCatching Fire. It’s rather tough not to launch into a rant about how thrilled I am with this news, but I’ll contain myself and just direct you to the fandom-wide reaction piece we ran yesterday.

As for the other Catching Fire new additions, there hasn’t been much movement in terms of solid announcements. There was that whole Kevin Nash/Victor Gojcaj thing, Romeo Miller (Lil’ Romeo) supposedly met with Lionsgate for a part, Hunter Parrish has been chatting with producers about Finnick and all the while nothing’s been confirmed with Philip Seymour Hoffman taking the role of Plutarch Heavensbee. Some say he did officially sign on, but until the word comes from Lionsgate or Hoffman’s reps, there’s no taking it as a guarantee.

But enough of all the gossip. Hollywood’s got to take a day off for the holiday right? Okay, maybe not, but we’re still going to celebrate Independence Day Hunger Games-style. With the help of The Hunger Games fandom, here’s how Independence Day might go down in Panem.

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What the Movies Tell Us You’ll Need for the End of the World

No, the end of the world isn’t a good thing, but thanks to the film industry, it’s kind of fun to wonder what you would do should that rogue meteor threaten the planet, a zombie apocalypse hit or aliens attack. Come Friday, we’ll get a rather fresh take on what two people opt to do with their final days when they’re informed humanity’s end is imminent. While Seeking a Friend for the End of the World places prime importance on spending the time left with someone you love, there are also a slew of other films offering up excellent options for preparing for, or perhaps even surviving the Earth’s demise.
Father – Armageddon

As obsessive moviegoers, my family always gets a good laugh at putting ourselves in hypothetical movie-made scenarios and, should the world come to an end, we joke that despite good intentions, my father would likely point us in the wrong direction, perhaps right towards the impact zone of an Earth-bound comet. On the other hand, if the key to survival was building a shelter equipped with a generator and stocked with food, I can guarantee you the Nemiroff’s would have the nicest set-up on the block. So while all fathers can’t be Harry Stampers, drilling holes into asteroids and saving the entire planet, a father’s love can lead to air conditioning and electricity when the world is crumbling, in my case at least.

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8 Great Moments of CGI Destruction

Michael Bay has made quite the name for himself for his work demolishing everything on his sets. We’ve got the treacherous asteroid of Armageddon, the reenactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor and, most recently, cars that transform into alien robots and smash big cities and monuments.

While Bay tends to win big at the box office, critical praise is not really his thing and, even though Transformers: Revenge of the Fallensnagged a whopping $836.3 million at the worldwide box office, Bay himself admitted that mistakes were made with the story. WithTransformers: Dark of the Moon due out on June 29th, the big question is, can Bay combine his fantastic CGI effects with a proper plot to result in a piece that isn’t only visually stimulating, but engaging and emotional, too? Had Bay considered any of these successful moments of CGI destruction, the odds might be in his favor.

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