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'Hunger Games' prequel 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' coming out in 2020

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:54 AM

(UPDATED) No tributes needed – the prequel comes out May 19, 2020

Sara Duterte says father's critics in Senate once asked for his help

Oct 12, 2017 - 3:41 PM

In a Facebook post, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio calls out 3 opposition senators for being 'plastic and opportunists'

STAND AGAINST DUTERTE. 'Tindig Pilipinas' a cause-oriented group composed of various groups and politicians from the opposition launches on September 18, 2017 at Club Filipino in San Juan. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2’ Review: Gloomy finale

Nov 20, 2015 - 5:31 PM

If Part 2 is humorless it is because it does not want to be light or funny writes Oggs Cruz

Photo courtesy of Pioneer Films

Movie reviews: What critics are saying about 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2'

Nov 16, 2015 - 5:37 PM

Fans will soon be able to watch the final chapter of the Hunger Games movies on the big screen What are the critics saying about the film?

Photo courtesy of Pioneer Films

Jennifer Lawrence, rare Hollywood action heroine, in 'Hunger Games' farewell

Nov 01, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Jennifer is back as Katniss Everdeen in the final movie based on Suzanne Collins hit series

Penjualan tiket Star Wars pecahkan rekor

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:11 PM

Jumlah tiket ‘Star Wars: the Awaken’ yang terjual di hari pertama ‘pre sale’ lebih banyak delapan kali lipat dari ‘The Hunger Games’

VIDEO: Cuplikan terakhir dari bagian kedua film 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

Oct 07, 2015 - 11:13 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to the 76th Hunger Games

Screengrab from YouTube/The Hunger Games

WATCH: Final 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2' trailer

Oct 07, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Welcome to the 76th Hunger Games

Screengrab from YouTube/The Hunger Games

WATCH: New trailer for 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2'

Jul 24, 2015 - 12:53 AM

We get a look at the finale of The Hunger Games

TURN YOUR WEAPONS. Katniss and the rebels of Panem storm the Kapitol in 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' Screengrab from Youtube/The Hunger Games

WATCH: New 'Hunger Games' trailer unveiled at Comic-Con

Jul 10, 2015 - 10:25 AM

Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth unveil the new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

WATCH: First trailer of 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2'

Jun 09, 2015 - 11:54 PM

Turn your weapons to the Capitol

You can enjoy 'Hunger Games' rides in a Dubai theme park in 2016

Apr 09, 2015 - 11:20 AM

What kind of attractions would you want to see in a Hunger Games theme park?

Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' stars team up in Ebola video

Dec 31, 2014 - 12:47 PM

The video opens with a montage of clips from breathless US television news coverage of the tiny handful of Ebola cases so far in the United States

'Hunger Games' gobbles up box office top spot

Nov 24, 2014 - 10:06 AM

Big Hero 6 and Interstellar move down to second and third place on the list

UN blasts Thai junta for 'Hunger Games' detentions

Nov 22, 2014 - 12:39 AM

The 3 finger salute has become the unofficial symbol of resistance in Thailand with scores detained for using it including 6 students this week

HUNGER GAMES. Thai students are being arrested by police officers and security guards as they flash a 3-finger resistance sign borrowed from the sci-fi book and movies series 'Hunger Games' in front of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (back) while delivering a speech during his visit in Khon Kaen province, north eastern Thailand, 19 November 2014. File photo by EPA

Thai junta chief brushes off 'Hunger Games' salutes

Nov 21, 2014 - 3:07 PM

Prayut Chan O Cha warns that those who adopt the three finger salute gesture in public risk jeopardizing their futures

SALUTE? A photo made available on 20 November 2014 shows Thai students (front, 2-L and 3-R) being arrested by police officers and security guards as they flash anti-coup sign in front of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (back) while delivering a speech during his visit in Khon Kaen province, north eastern Thailand, 19 November 2014. Photo by EPA

Thai police detain 3 students as 'Hunger Games' showings axed

Nov 20, 2014 - 5:27 PM

The detentions come after 5 other students were held by the military Wednesday for flashing the 3 finger sign during a speech by Thai Premier Prayut Chan O Cha

SALUTE. Flashing a three-finger salute borrowed from the 'Hunger Games' sci-fi fantasy books and movies, demonstrators from Amnesty International rally against the military crackdown on opposition protests and free speech in Thailand outside the Royal Thai Embassy June 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Playing this week: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’

Nov 19, 2014 - 10:40 PM

Katniss prepares for battle while you prepare for a good time at the movies

5 Thai students detained for Hunger Games salute

Nov 19, 2014 - 10:04 PM

The students brandish the 3 finger gesture an unofficial symbol of resistance against the military regime as Prime Minister Prayut Chan O Cha delivers a speech on his first official visit to the northeastern province of Khon Kaen

In this file photo, Malaysian NGO members hold a poster before handing a memorandum to a representative of the Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 02 June 2014. Ahmad Yusni/EPA

WATCH: Katniss preps for battle in new ‘Mockingjay’ trailer

Sep 16, 2014 - 4:32 AM

Plus glimpses of Effie Haymitch Finnick Peeta and Gayle

Lorde to be 'sole curator' of 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' soundtrack

Aug 01, 2014 - 1:10 PM

She ll be hand picking the artists who will be featured in the soundtrack and will also be writing a song for the film

WATCH: Glimpses of District 13 in new 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' teaser

Jul 28, 2014 - 1:32 PM

Katniss Everdeen Gale Alma Coin and Plutarch Heavensbee appear in this teaser trailer which debuted at Comic Con

New 'Hunger Games' teaser: 'The Mockingjay Lives'

Jul 10, 2014 - 12:19 PM

Watch the trailer for a glimpse of Beetee plus a look at Johanna Mason with Peeta and President Snow

New ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ teaser: What happened to Peeta?

Jun 25, 2014 - 10:42 PM

If you resist the system…fight against it it is you who will bleed President Snow warns citizens of Panem

#PugadBaboy: Got GoT? punchline 2

Jun 19, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Thailand's junta detains anti-coup leader

Jun 06, 2014 - 11:08 AM

3rd UPDATE Before he was captured Sombat Boonngamanong refused to turn himself in instead posting a message on Facebook saying: Catch me if you can

FULL LIST: Winners, nominees at 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Apr 14, 2014 - 3:14 PM

Hosted by Conan O’Brien the popular awards show which is known for its more laid back casual approach featured performances from Eminem and Rihanna Ellie Goulding a shirtless turn from Zac Efron and the greatness of Grumpy Cat

CONAN O'BRIEN. The late night talk show host cracked up the audience all night at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America/AFP

Jennifer Lawrence has tips for 'Divergent' star Shailene Woodley

Mar 19, 2014 - 3:32 PM

J Law gave Shailene sound advice about carrying a blockbuster Hollywood film

BIG SCREEN HEROINES. 'Divergent' lead Shailene Woodley asks advice from 'Hunger Games' star Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images/Agence France-Presse, Woodley photo by Paul Buck/European Pressphoto Agency

Hoffman could be digitized to complete 'Hunger Games' film

Feb 08, 2014 - 8:05 AM

With the death of Hoffman who plays vital character Plutarch Heavensbee filmmakers are set to insert the dead actor into the moview

DIGITIZED. Phillip Seymour Hoffman attends a special screening of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" on November 20, 2013 in New York City. Rob Kim/Getty Images/AFP

Stars attend private funeral for Hoffman

Feb 08, 2014 - 7:52 AM

The private funeral service lasted for an hour and a half at the Church of St Ignatius Loyola on Park Avenue in Manhattan

How will Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death affect ‘Mockingjay,’ other projects?

Feb 03, 2014 - 12:00 PM

The late actor was scheduled to appear in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay parts 1 and 2; a directorial film project and a show were also in the works

FUTURE PROJECTS? Reports are saying that Hoffman's death likely won't affect the release dates of the 'Mockingjay' films. Screengrab from YouTube ('Catching Fire' official trailer)

'Frozen' warms up North American movie-goers

Jan 06, 2014 - 9:10 AM

Frozen adds another 20 7 million in earnings taking its seven week haul in the United States and Canada to just under 298 million

10 things the holidays and the Hunger Games have in common

Dec 24, 2013 - 9:00 AM

What does the Hunger Games have in common with the holidays? Way more than you d expect

HAPPY HUNGER GAMES. Two things we all love have been put together. Image by

Disney's 'Frozen' cools 'Catching Fire' at US box office

Dec 09, 2013 - 6:46 AM

Frozen takes the top spot from Hunger Games: Catching Fire in the North American box office

'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' in record-breaking weekend

Nov 26, 2013 - 9:20 AM

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire set North America s weekend box office alight earning 158 1 million in one of the biggest movie debuts ever

RAGING FLAME. Jennifer Lawrence has been a firecracker of a superstar. Photo from the film's Facebook

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire': A fiery second film

Nov 23, 2013 - 4:36 PM

Catching Fire is superior in a lot of ways to the original film but mostly because of the strong foundation it’s built on

RAGING FLAME. Jennifer Lawrence has been a firecracker of a superstar. Photo from the film's Facebook

'Hunger Games' gets wet London premiere

Nov 12, 2013 - 5:32 PM

Lawrence believes the film s themes of youthful revolt carry a universal appeal that will strike a chord with audiences

ROLE OF A LIFELTIME. 'I love this character, I'm proud of her,' says Lawrence. Photo from the film's Facebook

#PugadBaboy: Bushet ban

Jul 29, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Manila bus ban the Bataan Death March and Hunger Games

Action-packed second half

Jul 03, 2013 - 8:43 PM

More blockbusters for the rest of 2013 and a sequel filled 2014

POPCORN, ADRENALINE. Brace yourself for the remaining action in 2013

Liam Hemsworth on J-Law and dressing up

Mar 16, 2013 - 10:06 AM

The Australian actor talks about working with Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence his most kick ass movie scene ever and his most risky photo shoot yet

SIMPLE GUY. Liam Hemsworth is earthy, simple, and laid-back -- so is his style. Presscon photos by Peter Imbong

(UPDATED) Liam Hemsworth Manila-bound

Mar 09, 2013 - 10:52 PM

Another Hollywood hunk is coming to the country as an endorser of a Filipino clothing brand

OUTDOORSY AND EARTHY. Liam Hemsworth's Manila visit will use the hashtag #LiamHemsworthLovesBench. Photo from Karen Jardenil's Facebook page

VIDEO: Jennifer Lawrence for Dior Handbags

Mar 01, 2013 - 6:38 PM

Behind the scenes video featuring the actress goes viral

FACE OF FASHION. Jennifer Lawrence in a still from the Dior Handbags behind the scenes video. Screen grab from YouTube (Dior)

Up next: Oscar nominees’ upcoming films

Feb 23, 2013 - 10:42 AM

Most of the Oscar nominees will appear in an array of forthcoming flicks we can look forward to

IT’S CLAWIN’ TIME. Hugh Jackman looks sharp again as “The Wolverine” Photo by 20th Century Fox

One More Try, and then what?

Jan 06, 2013 - 6:09 PM

Here is our take on the controversy surrounding the MMFF Best Picture and Best Screenplay winner

INSPIRED BY A FOREIGN FILM? Perhaps, but there are precedents. Photo from the 'One More Try' Facebook page

VIDEO: Epic mash-up of 2012 trailers

Dec 31, 2012 - 4:40 PM

Here s another year end mash up this time of 2012 movie trailers

BEST 'HUNGER GAMES' SCENE. Catch it in the trailer. The Hunger Games was named by Facebook 2012 Year in Review as the top book and film for Facebook users ( Image from Facebook

Climax of 'Hunger Games' trilogy to be split in two

Jul 13, 2012 - 2:43 AM

Like it or not the finale movie won t be served whole

'MAY THE ODDS BE ever in your favor.' Screen grab from YouTube

It's official! Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are engaged

Jun 06, 2012 - 8:41 PM

Hannah Montana and Gale Hawthorne form the newest Hollywood soon to be union

FOR REAL? FOR KEEPS? Looks like it. Image from

'The Hunger Games' sparks literary tourism

May 08, 2012 - 12:23 AM

Unleash your inner hero and heroine with heart pumping activities in North Carolina

GET THE EXPERIENCE. Feel what it's like to be Katniss and Gael of "The Hunger Games." Photo from

[Family] Kids and summer

May 07, 2012 - 10:19 PM

Here are 7 things you can do together to make the remainder of the season count

GIGANTIC PROPELLERS, GROWING MINDS. A Titanic exhibit at the Art & Science Museum in Singapore. Photo from Nikka Santos

'Think Like A Man' tops N. America box office

Apr 30, 2012 - 6:36 AM

Think Like A Man topped the North American box office for the second week