In a bombastic return to the airwaves, we do one of our “famous” second-by-second, obsessive breakdowns of the new ‘Mockingjay Part I’ trailer. We are dying to know what YOU think about the new trailer, so please leave a comment on our website, and don’t hold back! In addition, we discuss Luly’s piece on whether there’s a lack of critical discussion in the fandom today.
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After over a year of waiting, Catching Fire is out for the world to see! We spend Episode 130 discussing the film in-depth: What did we like? What didn’t we like? What book-to-movie changes did we especially enjoy? Etc. Spoilers abound, of course, so if you have not yet seen Catching Fire, you may want to wait to listen to this one. If you have any specific talking points that you think we should address, just leave a comment over on our site. We also look at the sequel’s box office performance thus far.
In Episode 123 of Fireside Chat, we share our thoughts on the latest additions to the cast of the Mockingjay films: Wes Chatham as Castor, Elden Henson as Pollux, Omid Abtahi as Homes, and Misty and Kim Ormiston as Leeg 1 and Leeg 2. We also discuss the full track list for the Catching Fire soundtrack (revealed on September 26) and weigh in on Christina Aguilera’s “We Remain,” Sia’s “Elastic Heart,” and The Lumineers’ “Gale Song.” Time permitting, we spend the remainder of the show offering up opinions on the final Catching Fire poster, the new Entertainment Weekly covers, and all of the new stills released over the past couple of weeks. We’d love to know your thoughts on any or all of these topics, so if you’d like to share, please leave a comment over on our website!
In Episode 121 of Fireside Chat, we speak with the creators of The Hungry Hungry Games, a new [unofficial] live parody of The Hunger Games that’s currently touring the country. We then go on to celebrate the news that Julianne Moore will be playing President Alma Coin in both installments of Mockingjay. Let us know your thoughts on this casting decision by leaving a comment on our website! Time permitting, we conclude by weighing in on the [alleged] Catching Fire running time: 137 minutes (5 minutes shorter than the first film). *FYI: We’re giving away tickets to the U.S. premiere of Catching Fire! For more details and to find out how to enter, click here.*
In Episode 116 of Fireside Chat, we kick things off with a very brief recap of some of the Hunger Games-related events at Comic-Con. We then spend the rest of the show doing a second-by-second analysis and discussion of the new Catching Fire trailer, which debuted on Saturday at Comic-Con and online at Yahoo! Movies. Be sure to leave a comment at our website and let us know what you think of the new trailer after you watch it!