Suzanne Collins' saga comes to a suitably epic conclusion in a climactic series of battles that are packed with emotional kicks to the gut. Director Francis Lawrence continues to show remarkable reverence for the source novels while relying on his A-list cast to bring layers of nuance to even the smallest roles. The result is a massively textured war movie that's packed with darkly personal moments and glimpses of wit and spark. It's also a satisfying conclusion to the franchise that avoids the usual Hollywood bombast.
As the rebels prepare to attack Panem's Capitol and President Snow (Donald Sutherland), the rebellion's figurehead Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) decides to take matters into her own hands. Rebel leaders Coin and Plutarch (Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman) try to stay one step ahead of Katniss, using her as the Mockingjay to rally the troops. With Gale (Liam Hemsworth), a not-quite-unbrainwashed Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a small group of cohorts, Katniss works her way across the bombed-out city to Snow's mansion, intending to put an arrow through his heart. But the battle takes a shocking twist, and Katniss has to make a difficult decision about doing the right thing no matter what it costs her.
Right from the start, the filmmakers continue to echo Katniss' earliest act of heroism when she volunteered for the Hunger Games to protect her sister Prim (Willow Shields) and then vowed to keep Peeta safe in the violent arena. These are the things that drive her right to the very end of this saga, holding the audience in an emotional grip. This means that the political nastiness, violent warfare and publicity posturing all have a much deeper resonance for the audience, while for Katniss they are virtually irrelevant. Her mission remains untainted: she just wants to protect her loved ones and make the future safe. Which is why her speeches carry such rousing power.
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Katniss Everdeen is determined to take down President Snow once and for all. Too many lives have been sacrificed and too many homes destroyed while the Capitol has brainwashed and controlled the people of Panem. Now re-united with Peeta after his rescue from Snow's clutches, Katniss gathers her friends from District 13 - Gale, Finnick and Cressida - and sets out on the ultimate mission to free Panem, and fight Snow to the death. But it seems it's not only Snow that wants Katniss dead, as she becomes increasingly paranoid about some of the supposed rebels. Facing increasing uncertainty, more tragedy and some of the worse warfare she could possibly imagine, Katniss starts to realise that ending the nightmare won't end the fear or the collective sorrow.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross took to Instagram earlier this week to share the first picture of their baby daughter, Jagger Snow.
Ashlee Simpson has shared the first picture of her daughter, Jagger Snow, with her 220k followers on Instagram. The photo was posted on Thursday (24th September) and it’s absolutely adorable.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross at the L.A. screening of Just Before I Go in April 2015.
Having successfully rescued Peeta and the other Hunger Games victors, Katniss Everdeen is feeling the strain of being the Mockingjay for the rebel group of District 13. The propaganda is exhausting, and she is starting to become uncertain about who are the heroes and who are the villains. While victory over the Capitol looks in the rebels' favour, Katniss is becoming increasingly suspicious of President Coin - a suspicion which becomes all the more intense when she confronts the captured Panem leader President Snow. He seems intent on killing her, but he's not the only one. When the rebels' methods are shown to be just as hostile as the Capitol, Katniss has to decide which path the take and with the oncoming final Hunger Games, her decision is fated to change her life forever.
Ted (Seann William Scott) is done. Since his wife left him, he has decided that there is nothing left to live for, and he is prepared to kill himself. He only has one thing he wishes to do before he ends it all: get back at all the people who have wronged him over the years. Be it an old school teacher who he felt was too hard on him, or a school bully who made his life miserable, Ted intends to give them hell. That is, until he starts to learn just how much people change over time, and how change itself is something worth living for. Now, at the darkest moment in his life, can Ted really change, and learn the truth about life, love and friendship?
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The son of Diana Ross recently opened up about being married to the pop star and the prospect of becoming a father for the first time.
Ashlee Simpson and her actor husband Evan Ross, whom she just tied the knot last August, announced that they were expecting their first child together at the beginning of this month, and the son of Diana Ross couldn't be happier.
Ross and Simpson are expecting a baby daughter together
During an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show on Thursday (Feb 19th), Ross opened up about being married to the pop star and the prospect of becoming a father for the first time. He also admitted, unlike Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, the happy couple won't be naming their soon-to-be daughter after a fruit.
Can't wait another two weeks to see 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'? Check out this short clip of Natalie Dormer as Cressida.
There's less than two weeks to go until The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is released in cinemas worldwide. But if you're desperately awaiting the film and feel you can't absolutely can't wait then check out this short clip from the upcoming movie.
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson star in The Hunger Games franchise.
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Katniss Everdeen has survived the latest political disaster of Panem following the shocking 75th Hunger Games. Her home, District 12, has been destroyed with her sister Prim and neighbour Gale having only narrowly escaped, and her partner Peeta Mellark has been captured and brainwashed by the formidable President Snow. She has been taken to the underground rebellion that has become of the long thought destroyed District 13, alongside her newest Games partners Finnick and Beetee, and her mentor Haymitch. All the rebels of District 13 are relying on Katniss to lead their revolution against Panem's government, but in doing so she risks the lives of so many. Her symbol of hope, the Mockingjay, has been banned from all districts but she refuses to let the meaning disappear from the heart's of her peers as she sets out to fight against Snow once and for all.
Following Katniss Everdeen's escape from the catastrophic 75th Hunger Games with mentor Haymitch and two of her Games partners Finnick and Beetee, she is reunited with her sister Prim and neighbour Gale after learning that her home of District 12 has been destroyed. Now she's based in the secret underground remains of the forgotten District 13 where she and the Panem rebels are planning to bring freedom to the nation. Peeta Mellark and the other Hunger Games survivors are being kept and brainwashed by President Snow, who is attempting to quell the disturbance of Panem with a series of propaganda television broadcasts, but when Beetee interrupts one broadcast with a pirate transmission, he thrusts a serious threat upon Snow's government with one simple phrase: 'The Mockingjay lives'.
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are married! The couple tied the knot on Saturday (5th July) in California.
Jessica Simpson has married Eric Johnson, her partner of four years and father of her two children. The couple tied the knot on Saturday (5th July) in a ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California. The couple were joined by 250 guests including their extensive families and a number of other famous faces!
Eric Johnson and pregnant Jessica Simpson photographed in 2011.
Simpson and Johnson began dating in May 2010 and became engaged in November of that same year. They have a daughter and son together, Maxwell Drew, born in 2012, and Ace Knute, born in 2013. Both Maxwell and Ace had roles in the wedding as flower girl and ring bearer. Maxwell was also accompanied down the aisle by her cousin, Ashlee Simpson's 5-year-old son, Bronx.
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