The Mockingjay Is Coming…

katniss-everdeen-mockingjay-part-2-1024x576In case you missed it, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 full theatrical trailer has been released after it debuted at San Diego Comic-Con. To quote the L.A. Times, “it is loaded with spoilers from the final book,” although it’s debatable whether those who haven’t read the books can discern what is actually happening. According to a recent article in Entertainment Weekly, the trend for spoilers is based on consumer feedback.

If you have read The Hunger Games series and are interested in dissecting The Force Awakens teasers and theatrical trailer, Mockingjay Part 2’s trailer provides a good example of the ways movie-makers can provide context for the movie – in Mockingjay Part Two’s case it firmly establishes war comes to the Capitol and heroine Katniss is destined for a showdown with evil President Snow – but clearly misdirects how those events pan out.

The trailer for another Lawrence film, Joy, is also out now. The David O. Russell movie teams her with Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, her co-stars from Silver Linings Playbook, and is inspired by the life of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano. You’ll have to take a break from second, third, or fourth helpings of The Force Awakens to check out Joy, which opens Christmas Day.

Rising female-power star Amy Schumer proved she is a Lawrence fangirl when the Hunger Games actress mentioned her in an MTV interview. (via EW)

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to