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Ten Reasons </i>Mockingjay Part 1</i> Might Be Even Better Than the Book

Ten Reasons Mockingjay Part 1 Might Be Even Better Than the Book

By Janet ManleyNovember 23, 2014
By now, you have donned your breastplate, hoisted your quiver over your shoulder, and taken the long march to immortality the cinema to see Mockingjay Part 1. "IT IS THE THINGS WE LOVE MOST THAT DESTROY US" is ringing in your head, and you have been ... More  →
Finnick Holds All the Secrets of <i>Mockingjay</i>, Because He Has Already BEEN the Mockingjay

Finnick Holds All the Secrets of Mockingjay, Because He Has Already BEEN the Mockingjay

By Janet ManleyNovember 21, 2014
SPOILERS AHOY! You will be fine if you have read Mockingjay. Anyone who thought Finnick Odair was just a shiny chested merman in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire found their prejudices against this beautiful, beautiful man shined right back in their eyes when he showed himself to be ... More  →

Warning: This "Honest Trailer" Might Ruin The Little Mermaid for You Forever

By Janet ManleyNovember 21, 2014
We all got on board with Ariel's missing (to win the heart of Prince Eric), even though it was mostly premised on his good looks ("You're so beautiful") and her looks ("You've got your looks, your pretty face"). I even found a way to make ... More  →
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Review: <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1</i> Takes Katniss to Beauty Base Zero and Rebuilds the Mockingjay From the Boots Up

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Takes Katniss to Beauty Base Zero and Rebuilds the Mockingjay From the Boots Up

By Janet ManleyNovember 20, 2014
If the Hob still existed, everyone (read: Greasy Sae) would be jossiping about whether or not they can survive Mockingjay being chopped in half for the final two Hunger Games films. Tributes, I have been beyond the fence and can tell you: YOU WILL NOT ONLY SURVIVE, YOU WILL ... More  →
EXCLUSIVE Interview: Willow Shields Tells Us About JLaw Verbally Teaching Her to Drive, Training a Gigantic Tabby to Be Buttercup and Growing Up Onscreen

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Willow Shields Tells Us About JLaw Verbally Teaching Her to Drive, Training a Gigantic Tabby to Be Buttercup and Growing Up Onscreen

By Janet ManleyNovember 19, 2014
Your favorite little sister, Primrose Everdeen, shows up in Mockingjay Part 1 looking VURY GROWN UP all of a sudden. While Katniss has been running around the arena, Prim has had to deal with her sister being shipped off to the Hunger Games (twice), seeing her ... More  →

A Brief History of Time According to Willow and Jaden Smith

By Janet ManleyNovember 19, 2014
We don't always trust the Growns to treat Youngs with all the respect when doing those cheesy celebrity profiles, but the batcrazery in the recent New York Times interview with Willow and Jaden Smith can only, I am afraid, be attributed to Will Smith's traveling performer ... More  →
A Brief History of Time According to Willow and Jaden Smith
I Journeyed Into Snow's Great White Bathroom to Meet JLaw, Josh, Liam, Willow, Sam and All the <i>Mockingjay</i> Stars THAT YOU MIGHT LIVE FOREVER!

I Journeyed Into Snow's Great White Bathroom to Meet JLaw, Josh, Liam, Willow, Sam and All the Mockingjay Stars THAT YOU MIGHT LIVE FOREVER!

By Janet ManleyNovember 17, 2014
ONCE IN A LIFETIME, WE ARE CALLED ON TO BE HEROES. Katniss was plucked from her hardscrabble district and asked to lead a people toward freedom. I was plucked from my blow-up armchair to report on the New York Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 extravaganza, where JLaw, Josh More  →

Kale And Peetniss Go Head to Head in New Mockingjay Clip

By Janet ManleyNovember 14, 2014
YOUR DAILY SOURCE OF MOCKINGSAUCE HAS ARRIVED, PANEMANIANS. The triad we deserve, JLaw, Hutch and Hemmie, appeared on Good Morning America to debut a Mockingjay Part 1 clip and generally shenanigan their way through a segment. (Pizza night at Josh's house is my happy place). THE CLIP IS EVERYTHING. ... More  →
Kale And Peetniss Go Head to Head in New <i>Mockingjay</i> Clip

Prim Might Be the Best Thing About Mockingjay and This Clip Shows You Why

By Janet ManleyNovember 13, 2014
We are seven days out from the arrival of Mockingjay to theatres across Panem, and you may or may not have locked yourself into an air vent, determined to survive on peasant bread and YouTube clips. Frankly, given the contents we have gleaned so far, this is ... More  →
Prim Might Be the Best Thing About <i>Mockingjay</i> and This Clip Shows You Why

FINALLY! JLaw Gives the World Her Best Liam Hemsworth, Aussie Bogan, Impression

By Janet ManleyNovember 13, 2014
Servants to the highest quality journalism, the BBC, were on the front-lines of buddy-time hour with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth recently, and it is the BEST NEWS WE HAVE SEEN IN EONS. The interview captured our favorite sandwich (JLaw under Hutch on Hemmie) ... More  →
FINALLY! JLaw Gives the World Her Best Liam Hemsworth, Aussie Bogan, Impression
About the Author
Janet Manley

Janet's desk was moved into the hall for the duration of coursework on Roman numerals in grade four, and she cannot tell one Rocky from another to this day. Her spirit animal is a wombat, and she has not written a novel. Dauntless, Gryffindor, Mockingjay. She tweets @janetmanley

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