MTV Movie Awards Announce Nominees

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MTV may have announced that Conan O’Brien will be hosting this year’s MTV Movie Awards and right after the news that the late night show host will take the reins as the master of ceremony, the nominees for the famed popcorn awards were also revealed.

Joining the list of mega franchises like The Hunger Games and The Fast and the Furious are some Oscar nominees including American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street with eight nominations each. Categories include “Best Kiss,” “Best Fight” and the amazingly accurate description of a category, “Best Scared Shitless.”

The full list of nominations can be seen below.

2014 MTV MOVIE AWARD NOMINEES:

MOVIE OF THE YEAR
 “12 Years a Slave”
 “American Hustle”
 “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
 “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
 “The Wolf of Wall Street”

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
 Amy Adams — “American Hustle”
 Jennifer Aniston — “We’re the Millers”
 Sandra Bullock — “Gravity”
 Jennifer Lawrence — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
 Lupita Nyong’o — “12 Years a Slave”

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
 Bradley Cooper — “American Hustle”
 Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
 Chiwetel Ejiofor — “12 Years a Slave”
 Josh Hutcherson — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
 Matthew McConaughey — “Dallas Buyers Club”

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
 Liam James — “The Way Way Back”
 Michael B. Jordan — “Fruitvale Station”
 Will Poulter— “We’re the Millers”
 Margot Robbie — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
 Miles Teller — “The Spectacular Now”

BEST KISS
 Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams — “American Hustle”
 Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson — “Don Jon”
 James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens — “Spring Breakers”
 Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller — “The Spectacular Now”
 Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter — “We’re the Millers”

BEST FIGHT
 “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” — Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell vs. James Marsden vs. Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Kanye West vs. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler vs. Jim Carrey and Marion Cotillard vs. Will Smith vs. Liam Neeson and John C. Reilly vs. Greg Kinnear
 “Identity Thief” — Jason Bateman vs. Melissa McCarthy
 “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” — Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs
 “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” — Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin vs. Mutant Monkeys
 “This is the End” — Jonah Hill vs. James Franco and Seth Rogen

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
 Kevin Hart — “Ride Along”
 Jonah Hill — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
 Johnny Knoxville — “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”
 Melissa McCarthy — “The Heat”
 Jason Sudeikis — “We’re the Millers”

BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE
 Rose Byrne — “Insidious: Chapter 2”
 Jessica Chastain — “Mama”
 Vera Farmiga — “The Conjuring”
 Ethan Hawke — “The Purge”
 Brad Pitt — “World War Z”

BEST ON-SCREEN DUO
 Amy Adams and Christian Bale — “American Hustle”
 Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto — “Dallas Buyers Club”
 Vin Diesel and Paul Walker — “Fast & Furious 6”
 Ice Cube and Kevin Hart — “Ride Along”
 Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Wolf of Wall Street”

BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE
 Jennifer Aniston — “We’re the Millers”
 Sam Claflin — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
 Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
 Zac Efron — “That Awkward Moment”
 Chris Hemsworth — “Thor: The Dark World”

#WTF MOMENT
 The RV Crash — “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
 The Beauty Pageant — “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”
 Car Sex — “The Counselor”
 The Lude Scene — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
 Danny’s New Pet — “This is the End”

BEST VILLAIN
 Barkhad Abdi — “Captain Phillips”
 Benedict Cumberbatch — “Star Trek into Darkness”
 Michael Fassbender — “12 Years a Slave”
 Mila Kunis — “Oz The Great and Powerful”
 Donald Sutherland — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION
 Christian Bale — “American Hustle”
 Elizabeth Banks — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
 Orlando Bloom — “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
 Jared Leto — “Dallas Buyers Club”
 Matthew McConaughey — “Dallas Buyers Club”

BEST MUSICAL MOMENT
 Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson Peform in Heaven — “This is the End”
 Jennifer Lawrence Sings “Live & Let Die’ — “American Hustle”
 Leonardo DiCaprio Pops and Locks — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
 Melissa McCarthy Sings “Barracuda” — “Identity Thief”
 Will Poulter Sing “Waterfalls” — “We’re the Millers”

BEST CAMEO PERFORMANCE
 Robert De Niro — “American Hustle”
 Amy Poehler and Tina Fey — “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
 Kanye West — “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
 Joan Rivers — “Iron Man 3”
 Rihanna — “This is the End”

BEST HERO
 Henry Cavill as Clark Kent — “Man of Steel”
 Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man — “Iron Man 3”
 Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins — “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
 Chris Hemsworth as Thor — “Thor: The Dark World”
 Channing Tatum as John Cale — “White House Down”

The 2014 MTV Movie Awards will air on April 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

President Snow Does His Late Night Rounds

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While making his rounds on the late night show press tour, President Snow himself, Donald Sutherland appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Before taking the stage with the late night host, he brought a long with him a new clip from the upcoming series.

The clip was the scene in the book where President Snow tells our heroine, Katniss Everdeen, that she needs to not convince the people of  Panem that she is madly “in love” with fellow District 12 tribute, Peeta Mellark, but rather she needs to convince him. For anyone who has read the books, it’s probably one of the most important scenes of the series (at least in our opinion) and it’s nice to see that it had not been cut out like another important scene from the series.

Check out the snippet from the film as well as Sutherland’s interview from last night.

Tick Tock, the clock is ticking; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire comes out next Friday, November, 22.

Lorde Covers Tears for Fears for ‘Catching Fire’

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In this week’s edition of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack reveals, we have Lorde’s contribution to the soundtrack which is a cover of Tears for Fear’s 1985 track, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.”

When the song had originally been released by the band back in the 80s, Tears for Fears frontman, Curt Smith revealed the thought behind the song and described the concept as “quite serious — it’s about everybody wanting power, about warfare and the misery it causes.”

Kind of sounds familiar and fitting for the film, doesn’t it.

Now, the “Royals” singer has gotten her hands on the song and gave it a little bit of her own spin, including some dark and ominous feeling coupled with her vocals. Perfect for that moment when our beloved tributes are thrown back in the arena for the Quarter Quell just to please President Snow.

Recently, Smith spoke to MTV Hive and said the following about the 17-year-old Australian taking on one of his songs for the soundtrack.

“I think it’s absolutely amazing. But then I love her, I think she’s brilliant…. We love it when other people cover our stuff. Sometimes we steal them and use their version live.”

When the original performer has such nice things to say about you and your cover you know you have made it.

Anyways, listen to the track which has been given exclusively to MTV here and tell us what you think about the song.

Imagine Dragons Release ‘Who We Are’

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Another day, another Hunger Games:Catching Fire soundtrack track is released onto the world. This time, the song comes courtesy of the guys behind this Summer’s hit song “Radioactive” and The Perks of Being a Wallflower theme song, “It’s Time,” Imagine Dragons.

The song is titled, “Who We Are” not to be confused with the Lifehouse song of the same titled or the Ke$ha song with a similar title. Until now, the soundtrack has already released several tracks on the public including the lead single from Coldplay which was released a few months ago. After that Christina Aguilera’s contribution, “We Remain” was released alone and recently with a trailer for the film. The Lumineers leaked their song while performing at a show of theirs and eventually the official track was unveiled and just yesterday, The National’s song, “Lean” was also revealed to the world.

All in all, it look like it’s going to be a pretty packed couple of weeks of Hunger Games-inspired things since the film is due out in just two weeks.

You can listen to the Imagine Dragons song over at Yahoo! here and tell us, as of now, which is your favorite song that has been released.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack is due out on November 19 while the film hits theaters that Friday, November 22.

Oh, and in case you haven’t heard yet, it looks like Lionsgate are thinking about getting into the theme-park business and might be using the Hunger Games’ popularity to make it a smooth transition in. Can you imagine a theme park where only one survives or you’re stuck in a dreary world with only the Capitol as enjoyable? No, thanks.

The National’s ‘Lean’ Debuts

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With only a few more weeks until The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters, it’s only natural that all things Hunger games are starting to rise to the surface. With all the clips and press tours and such, fans of the series are over the moon with all the information.

Today, another one of the songs to be featured on the upcoming soundtrack has been released. At this point, we have already had the chance to hear several of the songs including Coldplay’s “Atlas,” Christina Aguilera’s “We Remain,” The Lumineers’ “Gale Song” and now we can add The National’s contribution, “Lean.”

Stream the full song below.

https://soundcloud.com/universalrepublic/the-national-lean-the-hunger

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack is slated to be released on November 19 while the film is scheduled to hit a theater near you on November 22, like you can forget.

New ‘Catching Fire’ Clip Debuts on ‘Jay Leno’

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While the trailers for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire have ended, lat night while appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Liam Hemsworth took with him a 37-second-clip from the movie. In the scene his character, Gale Hawthorne and Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen discuss how it was never her intention to become the face of revolution; all she ever wanted to do was to protect her family and loved ones.

Of course, the powerful and dreary scene all happens after Leno asks Hemsworth about how it’s like to work with Lawrence on the set. Like most of her other co-stars, he explains how she doesn’t really have a filter, but the second they say action, she goes straight into character.

Check out the clip below and don’t forget (like you could) that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to hit theater on November 22.

Final ‘Catching Fire’ Trailer Premieres

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And it has finally arrived, the final trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The final trailer premiered last night during Game 4 of the World Series game against the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals.

The film, much like the book series, picks up after the Hunger Games as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her faux-boyfriend, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson)  try to keep up the facade for the evil President Snow.

Check out the trailer below:

The sequel is directed by Francis Lawrence who took over for Gary Ross who bowed out of the franchise. The film stars also include returning cast-members Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanely Tucci, and Donald Sutherland as well as newcomers Jeffrey Wright and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theater everywhere on November 22.

Coldplay to be Honored for “Atlas”

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Congrats to Coldplay on receiving this year’s Hollywood Song Award!

The band who are made up of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman,Will Champion and Jonny Buckland, will receive the award at the  17th annual Hollywood Film Awards, the first awards show of the 2013 season. The song that won the award is their recently released new track, Atlas which is on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack.

The song was just released this past September, but it has already made its way up several charts including the iTunes charts which it took its place at number one.

Not too shabby for a their first new song since 2011’s Mylo Xyloto.

The awards’ gala is set to take place on October 21 at the Beverly Hilton and Martin will be accepting the award on behalf of the group and also perform it at the event.

The Hollywood Film Awards are determined by founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu and as well as an advisory committee.

“The Hollywood Film Awards is thrilled to present the Hollywood Song Award to a band as globally respected and prolific as Coldplay. They continue to build their legacy and, with ‘Atlas’ marking the first time they have recorded for a motion picture, we cannot think of an artist better deserving of this honor,” de Abreu was quoted as saying.

While Coldplay are one of the honorees for the event there are many others that have already been announced as well including Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and many more. If you are interested in the full list of The Hollywood Film Awards, check out the full list here.

For now, listen to “Atlas” here and see just why Coldplay won the honor.

Listen to Christina Aguilera’s ‘We Remain’

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Another day, another Catching Fire song has been released to fans of the book and film series. This time the song is coming from pop star, Christina Aguilera.

Almost a week after The Voice judge had revealed on Twitter that she had been working on a new song that will be making its debut on the hit franchise’s soundtrack, the song has made its way onto the internet.

Her contribution to the sequel’s soundtrack, is the first new, original track for Aguilera since her 2012 album, Lotus. The singer has also explained via the social media site that she loved the underlying message of the series (not the whole killing each other on some crazy version of Survivor) and that her contribution was a “special new song.”

“We Remain” plays up Aguilera’s talent of being able to meld both ballads with mid-tempo poppy-goodness and sounds great. The lyrics also could easily describe Katniss Everdeen and her make-shift group of fighters with lines such as “Burn me with fire, Drown me with rain” and “I’m gonna wake up, screaming your name. Yes I’m a sinner, yes I’m a saint. Whatever happens here. Whatever happens here… We Remain.”

The full song can be heard below.

Just yesterday, Sia’s contribution, “Elastic Heart” was released through Zane Lowe’s radio show on BBC Radio 1, while last Friday, The Lumineers’ song, “Gale Song” debuted during a show they were performing at for Seattle radio station, 107.7: The End.

Sia’s ‘Catching Fire’ Song Debuts

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Last week was a good week for news concerning the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. 

Everyday, it looked like the people behind the major film were giving fans news about the soundtrack as a way to hold them over until the sequel opens up in theaters.

First, there was news that The National were almost left off the soundtrack because their contribution had been too dark; they ended up being on the soundtrack at the end. Then Christina Aguilera announced via Twitter that she had been working on a new song that would only be seen (or heard) on the soundtrack.

Following that announcement, the full list of musicians and their songs had been released, revealing a mixed bag of artists making it on the album. On Friday, a Seattle radio station debuted a live version of the Lumineers’ contribution, “Gale Song” from a show that the band had performed at.

And just when you think that wasn’t enough to tide you over until November, today, Sia’s song for the soundtrack made its own debut on the internet. The song which is titled, “Elastic Heart” premiere on Zane Lowe’s radio show on BBC Radio 1. The song which not only features the Titanium singer, but also The Weeknd and Diplo is currently available online, or you can just simply listen to it here.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is due out on November 22 with the soundtrack coming out that Tuesday, November 19.